Italian Showcase 2019

Italian Showcase 2019


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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion in 2019 onward of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This is a comprehensive, affordable tour of Italy, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved cities (including Rome, Florence and Venice), historic sites, small towns, and scenic wonders. You’ll start and end in Rome focusing on Tuscany and the Sorrento coast, but also visiting Venice, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), and Assisi. Enjoy three nights in the Tuscan hills, famous for medieval villages, charming towns, and the celebrated wine-growing regions. From your base, visit Siena, home of the famous palio horse race and take an excursion to Florence with a walking tour of the Renaissance city center. You’ll see Piazza Signoria – the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century. Spend three nights in the area of Sorrento, a laid-back town with amazing views of the azure seas and cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants and take the excursion to Capri, with is crystal-blue water, legendary piazzetta, and fashionable boutiques; Explore Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire. On this tour, also visit Ravenna, with it Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD, Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its Renaissance appearance; Gubbio, dating to the 14th century; and Assisi, where you’ll visit the Basilica of St Francis that houses the tomb of St Francis. To top it all up, visit Rome, the internal city, including a city tour showing all the main sights, from Vatican City to the Colosseum.From the small, historic towns to the vibrant cities, this affordable Italy tour for value-minded travelers has it all!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: ROME–SIENA–TUSCAN HILLS.
This morning journey to Siena, rightly considered the jewel of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo is quite unique in shape and setting, and famous all over the world for the medieval-style Palio horse-racing event. Next, enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hillside towns and villages. Overnight in the heart of Tuscany. (B)

Day 3: TUSCAN HILLS.
Spend the day at leisure or take advantage of today’s optional excursion to San Gimignano, one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval towns. Admire its 14 towers and the countryside dotted with vineyards and olive trees. (B,D)

Day 4: TUSCAN HILLS. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE.
A full day is dedicated to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. The included walking tour with a local Guide will introduce you to the main highlights. (B,D)

Day 5: TUSCAN HILLS–VERONA–VENICE AREA.
Leave the Tuscan Hills and, on the way to the Venice area, stop to visit Verona, the romantic city of Shakespearian plays. You'll have time for a stroll in the center to see Juliet's balcony or the Roman Arena. (B)

Day 6: VENICE.
Venice is a city of unparalleled beauty and a feast of wonderful sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, gondolas, water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Enjoy the included orientation, which starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, followed by time at leisure and a visit to a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. In the afternoon, join one of the optional excursions. (B,D)

Day 7: VENICE AREA–RAVENNA–SAN MARINO.
Travel to Ravenna, a city that preserves the richest heritage of byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD. After a stop here, continue to the tiny hilltop Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world. (B,D)

Day 8: SAN MARINO–URBINO–GUBBIO–ASSISI AREA.
First to Urbino to see its magnificent Ducal Palace towering over the town. Continue on to the verdant Umbria region to visit medieval Gubbio, where the superb view of the rooftops of the town from the Consul’s Palace is a must. Continue on to Foligno. (B,D)

Day 9: ASSISI AREA–SORRENTO AREA.
Start the day in Assisi with a guided tour of the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS with its famous paintings by Giotto dating back to the 1300s. Continue south across the Apennines to the shores of the Mediterranean for three overnights in the picturesque Sorrento area. (B)

Day 10: SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
Today, cross the crystal-blue waters to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. Return to the Sorrento Area for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 11: SORRENTO AREA.
Spend the day to relax in the sun, explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to discover the unique beauty of the Amalfi coast. (B)

Day 12: SORRENTO AREA–POMPEII–NAPLES–ROME.
Leave the Sorrento area to discover one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in the world: POMPEII. This village was caught by surprise by the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in 79 AD, and excavations have uncovered a snapshot of ordinary Roman life. Back to the present, you'll enjoy an orientation drive of culture-rich Naples before arriving in Rome. (B)

Day 13: ROME.
Steeped in history, Rome is vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. Consider an optional visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 14: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

SIENA
Visit Piazza del Campo

TUSCAN HILLS

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour

VERONA
Visit

VENICE
Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, visit glassblowing workshop

RAVENNA and SAN MARINO
Visit

URBINO
Visit

GUBBIO
Visit

ASSISI
Guided visit St. Francis Basilica

CAPRI
Full-day excursion

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

NAPLES
Orientation

ROME
Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s SquareTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$560

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $102-$127, in twin $67-$91, in triple $62-$81

Rome: Grand Fleming Hotel
Rome: Hotel B&B Roma Tuscolana - San Giovanni
Tuscan Hills: Aquaviva
Venice: Poppi
San Marino: Titano
Assisi Area: City Hotel & Suites
Sorrento Area: Panorama Palace

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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.

Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 4 reviews . Currently showing 8 reviews with comments only.
By Rhoda G on Sep 15, 2019

The tour guide Elisa was fantastic.

By James Y on Apr 14, 2019

Some hotel properties were austere. Meeting up with Cosmos at the Rome airport was a nightmare with locals scratching their heads. Nerve racking for sure.

By Kristin W on Sep 11, 2018

This is our second trip with Cosmos. It was near perfect. The hotels were great. Excursions well planned and smooth. Food great. Itinerary was amazing. Our tour director Kristina was fabulous. Our booking agent Eliza was friendly, helpful and professional. Our driver was wonderful, and highly skilled. I was totally at ease. I love that I don't have to worry about anything once I am on a Cosmos tour.

By Laura D on Jun 12, 2016

Encourage Cosmos travellers to book many of the optional excursions to get the most from this tour. Suggest to Cosmos that Pisa be omitted and an extra day in Florence be added instead. Otherwise the tour director and driver were exceptional.

By Charlene O on May 05, 2015

Am very happy with the whole experience. I was the oldest member of the tour group & feel I was very carefully looked after - " above & beyond the call of duty". Our tour guide was great. Made sure everything went well & everyone was taken care of.. Very knowledgeable, personable & hardworking. The hotels were clean & more than adequate. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the lunch at the beautiful vineyard & our time spent there. The guides in the towns were excellent. Really seemed to know their areas - the history, whys & wherefores of what took place there.

By Richard C on Jun 09, 2013

I would recommend this trip to anyone that wants to see Italy. It is fast paced and exhausting, but well worth it.

By Marisol S on May 14, 2013

we sure have a great time. Our expectation were exceeded.

By William N on Apr 29, 2012

The trip and itinerary were perfect. Had a great time. Cosmos fits our budgets and our interest. Thanks


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