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Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Offer does not apply to Escapes by Globus. Must be a Journeys Club member at the time of booking to receive 5% discount on the land-only portion of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, or Avalon Waterways core tour, package, or cruise, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Must have traveled within the last five years of your booking date to receive discount. Journeys Club discount is not available retroactively. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups. Additional restrictions may apply.
Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That's what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy's most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You'll overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You'll visit each city's well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark's Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo's David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access. Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you'll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and free time to explore. In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and gives you an amazingly detailed look into life around 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. All of this—plus a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena and much more—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other.
Day 1: Arrive on Venice Island, Italy.
Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2: Venice Island.
After a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE, follow your Local Guide on a walking tour and visit ST. MARK'S SQUARE with its byzantine Basilica, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. [LF] A highlight is a romantic GONDOLA SERENADE, the traditional way to explore the canals. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the picturesque island of Burano. (B)
Day 3: Venice Island-Modena-Florence.
Enjoy a special treat today: a [LF] Leonardi Acetaia VINEGAR TASTING near Modena. Continue through the fertile Po area and the Apennine Mountains into Italy's most popular province, Tuscany, and arrive in Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)
Day 4: Florence-Siena.
This morning, follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo's celebrated David. Also admire the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Arrive in Siena, the city where the world-famous Palio, the spectacular medieval-style horse race, is held twice a year. (B)
Day 5: Siena-Pienza-Rome.
Your guided walking tour takes you inside its historic ramparts to the Duomo and to the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held. Next, join the Via Cassia, named after the antique road leading to Rome, and stop in Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese. This picturesque town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Tonight, in the "Eternal City," an optional dinner with local specialties is available at one of Rome's famous restaurants. (B)
Day 6: Rome.
Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
Day 7: Rome-Pompeii-Sorrento.
A scenic drive southwards along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Overnight in the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento. (B)
Day 8: Sorrento. Excursion to Capri.
Speed across the glittering bay by JETFOIL to the world-famous Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this beautiful town. Free time to explore the little shops on the pretty piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and this evening, [LF] a special farewell dinner with wine and a taste of Limoncello at O' Parrucchiano restaurant has been arranged to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation. (B,D)
Day 9: Sorrento
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples). (B)
SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; [LF] gondola serenade
[LF] Leonardi Acetaia balsamic vinegar tasting
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square
Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del Campo
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
Guided walking tour of the excavations
Funicular ride; guided sightseeing
[LF] Special farewell dinner at O' Parrucchiano restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Venice and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento
Private boat ride and gondola ride in Venice; motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
Triple room reduction per person:
Extra nights per person in Venice:
in single room $202, in twin $168, in triple $146
Extra nights per person in Sorrento:
in single room $223-$255, in twin $137-$157, in triple $111-$125
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