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Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between March 8 and April 25, 2017 for travel between March 8 and December 31, 2017. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets may not be eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopover costs are additional. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 16, 2015 and April 25, 2017 for travel in 2017. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time.
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This is the perfect vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You'll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You'll enjoy an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts, and guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin. But that's not all…this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre tour offers much more! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy's gastronomic delights. You'll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Gallery. A tour highlight is Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. You're sure to arrive back home from this Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!
Day 1: Arrive in Milan, Italy.
Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at Calafuria Unione restaurant. (D)
Day 2: Milan-Busseto-Parma.
In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi's birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for [LF] a PARMESAN CHEESE TASTING at a local caseificio. Later, for food lovers, an optional excursion to an original ham factory is available. (B)
Day 3: Parma. Excursion to Modena & Maranello.
Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. Next, [LF] enjoy a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for [LF] an exciting visit to the FERRARI MUSEUM. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 4: Parma-Lucca.
In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty center. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)
Day 5: Lucca-Cinque Terre-Rapallo.
A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast for your exciting excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a TRAIN RIDE to the beautiful seaside resort of Rapallo. (B)
Day 6: Rapallo. Excursion to Portofino.
Today's highlight is a BOAT CRUISE to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the "rich and famous." Later, back in Rapallo, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops. (B)
Day 7: Rapallo-Gabiano-Turin.
Enter the Langhe area and drive through the vineyards to Gabiano, where [LF] a WINE TASTING, followed by lunch, awaits you at Castello di Gabiano before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin's restaurants. (B,L)
Day 8: Turin.
During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud. (B)
Day 9: Turin-Vercelli-Milan.
Stop in Vercelli [LF] to visit an original RICE FACTORY, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation. (B,L,D)
Day 10: Milan.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
See the birthplace of Verdi; [LF] parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio
[LF] Balsamic vinegar tasting
[LF] Visit the Ferrari Museum
By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide and by train
Boat cruise to Portofino
[LF] Wine tasting and lunch
Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud
[LF] Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunch
Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Gabiano and Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan
Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino. 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 Milan:
in single room $139-$335, in twin $90-$171, in triple $76-$162
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The tour guide, was a pleasure to be with on this trip. He was always available, had a positive attitude and was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The Hotels were very clean and the staff very friendly. The driver was very skilled and I felt completely safe while on the bus.
Everything was great... Location and rooms in hotels at all stops were well chosen, bus was roomy and comfy, tour director and bus driver friendly, knowledgeable and always there to help and give suggestions when needed.
The guide and bus driver were the best. Many of the experiences were well planned and executed.
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