Italian Vista 2019

Italian Vista 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit some of the country's most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence; St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi, where the saint is buried; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, filled with designer shops and famous cafés.From Padua, you'll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as famous St. Mark's Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you'll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes. Here, Globus has arranged a special treat for you: a private boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como." Globus has also arranged for you to taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour! Round it all out with a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan...From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sights and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: ROME.
Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)

Day 3: ROME–ORVIETO–ASSISI.
Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. [LF] Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi. Walk along narrow steep lanes and visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. (B)

Day 4: ASSISI–FLORENCE–PADUA.
In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay. (B)

Day 5: PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE.
Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Explore Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano. (B)

Day 6: PADUA–VERONA–MILAN.
Arrive in Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast of her statue for good luck. Next, the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Continue to the dynamic city of Milan, where your Tour Director will take you for a pleasant walk to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the magnificent gothic Duomo. (B)

Day 7: MILAN. EXCURSION TO LAKE COMO.
Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Enjoy [LF] a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and visit picturesque Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como,” a popular destination since Roman times. This evening, back in Milan, [LF] a farewell risotto dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 8: MILAN
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

ORVIETO
[LF] Taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci

ASSISI
Visit St. Francis’ Basilica

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square

PADUA
Orientation

VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena

MILAN
Walking tour; [LF] excursion to Lake Como including a private boat ride to Bellagio; [LF] farewell risotto dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach; private boat rides in Venice and on Lake Como. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome and Milan


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$200-$420

Triple room reduction per person.

$30

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $118-$149, in twin $95-$125, in triple $85-$111

Extra nights per person in Milan:
i
n single room $143-$378, in twin $92-$217, in triple $92-$168

Rome: Albani
Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colorful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a Mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks.
Address:
Via Adda 45
Roma , Italy
Assisi: Fontebella
This historic 43-room hotel tucked in the medieval center of Assisi overlooking the Umbrian Valley is perfectly positioned for exploring the town and offers Free Wi-Fi access. The breakfast room is embellished by magnificent stone arches that have been masterfully preserved throughout the centuries, the Franciscan simplicity continues in the restaurant and bar area.
Address:
Via Fontebella, 25
Assisi , Italy
Padua: Milano
A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge.
Address:
Via Pilade Bronzetti,62
Padova , Italy
Milan: NH Milano Touring
Attractive 9-story Hotel located in residential area of Republic Square near city gardens, between train station & Cathedral.
Address:
Via Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, 2
Milano , Italy

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 46 reviews . Currently showing 19 reviews with comments only.
By Ann K on Sep 29, 2019

Excellent tour. The cities and towns we were in showed much diversity. The smaller towns were a nice break from the busy cities but I did enjoy Rome and Veince. Nice to not have to worry about driving but also your time may be limited when you would like more time at a location

By Jill W on Aug 25, 2019

I would have liked more time at Lake Como

By Michele W on May 26, 2019

Amazing trip!! From Nina's (customer service) help as we booked and prepared for the trip to Ingrid's (tour guide) expertise and attention to details, the trip was effortless and far beyond our overall expectations.

By Pat R on May 26, 2019

Thanks so much Affordable Tours....you guys were great!

By James K on Oct 14, 2018

First tour. Kept us moving at a pace we could not do on our own. Everything top notch and riding on the bus very comfortable

By Uma K on Jul 01, 2018

Amazing tension free tour. Very well planned and executed. Ornella was our Tour Director and we could not have asked for anything more. Me and my friends family - 4 Kids and 4 Adults travelled and we are vegetarians. Ornella made sure we got our veg food like we wanted and went over and above what is expected out of her. This is the first tour through an operator and I found my reliable partner for my travel. Excellent accommodation, great coach drivers and overall we have lot of fond memories to carry with us. The only issue is the Wifi in bus. That needs to be addressed by Global Tours.. Hi, but, when you are traveling why need a WIFI. that would be a distraction.. Thanks Ornella and Globus. Planning for the next one,, :)

By Dianne H on Jun 10, 2018

My daughter and I had an amazing experience on our Italian Vista Tour. The motor coach and accommodations were excellent. Our itinerary and excursions were well planned and showed us the many sides of the country. Our tour director was exceptional!

By Gayle M on May 25, 2018

The trip was fabulous and the guide and driver were great. Most of the hotels were good except for the one in Assisi. In my opinion, this was below what is expected of a Globus tour.

By Marva M on Sep 10, 2017

Very pleased about this trip

By Vicki F on Apr 29, 2017

We loved this tour. We were so happy with all the destinations. The tour director was amazing and so knowledgeable. We loved it. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

By Mirna M on Sep 04, 2016

The Umbria & Tuscana are beautiful to visit with plenty of history and memorable places. It would be nice to have extra days like in Siena. Also the town of Pafova was like a hub to go other places. We did not have the time to explore the old town. The hotels in Rome were very well-located except Hotel Albsni.

By Cynthia C on Oct 18, 2015

The tour basically provided only half day sightseeing and ends in early afternoon. I don't like to pay extra for optional excursion in order to see more in each city. The optional excursions are expensive and too short and didn't worth the money. I expect a guided tour should last at least before dinner time so it provides more sightseeing opportunities. For example, we traveled hours to get to Florence and the sightseeing tour was only about 3-4 hours; then we took off on the road for hours to get to another city to join an optional tour for happy hours in Padua. We could have longer hours in Florence and get us to Padua at later time. Additionally, for those who didn't join the optional excursion, we were sent back to hotels by mid-afternoon. The tour should provide transportation for those who would like to stay behind for more sightseeing. For example, the tour director can set a meeting time and place (e.g. 8 pm at a certain eatery places) to give us a ride back to hotel. Most of the hotels are away from the major tourist attractions. It's hard for us to go back to hotels by ourselves. There were several seniors or solo travelers got stuck in hotels and wasted time that could have been used to explore the cities.

By Susan F on Aug 16, 2015

One hotel in padua was awful-old, dirty and tired.

By Jacqueline C on Jul 26, 2015

Except for Milan hotels were not up to Globus standsrds because of location and/or amenities

By Rodolfo D on May 10, 2015

This is my first experience overseas, and had reservations about tours, but it a very good experience and would recommend a tour to anyone . thanks. had a great time. Memories for a life time.

By Ruthann H on Mar 15, 2015

Trip met all our expectations and exceeded a similar style of trip we took two years ago with another operator.

By Christi C on Oct 12, 2014

Our tour guide and local guides were exceptional! The trip itself was a wonderful experience, but the guides really added to it! They were pleasant, extremely knowledgeable, and professional! We could not have had a better experience with Globus!

By Lucila I on Aug 31, 2014

Overall, we truly enjoyed ourselves. The accommodations actually exceeded my expectations in many ways. Thank you for all the hard work you all do.


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