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Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 4, 2017 and April 30, 2019 for travel in 2019. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, Cuba, Escapes by Globus or Avalon Waterways. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air promos. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.
10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
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, Escapes by Globus, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Multiple tours must travel within the same calendar year and must be booked at the same time. Discount is calculated off the least expensive tour. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups. Additional restrictions may apply.
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, vacations including Oberammergau 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.
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.
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion 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.
This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, medieval walled town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb in Florence. You’ll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses.But that’s not all…Globus has also arranged special adventures and experiences for you on this Italy tour. For example, learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some at Verrazzano Castle. In Rome, an expert Local Guide will take you to St. Peter in Chains, the 5th-century church that is home to Michelangelo’s famous Moses statue, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, and a true highlight is a guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo. At the conclusion of your tour, transfer to Lake Como for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como which includes the marble-clad Duomo, and a relaxing boat ride with a visit to picturesque Bellagio and its century-old buildings. All services at Lake Como, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people. You’ll experience its splendor on this fabulous vacation highlighting Italy’s most-treasured places. Be sure to pack your camera, because you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
. Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy [LF] a welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking the city. (D)
Day 2: ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO
. Meet your Local Guide and visit 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, look forward to a unique experience: [LF] enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. (B)
Day 3: ROME
. Guided sightseeing starts with a visit of [LF] ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo’s famous Moses, followed by visits to the ancient COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)
Day 4: ROME–PISA–FLORENCE
. A fast journey will bring you to Pisa. Here, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Continue to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B)
Day 5: FLORENCE. EXCURSION TO SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO & VERRAZZANO CASTLE.
In Siena, admire the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, site of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Continue through vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano with its medieval houses with towers, visible from far away. Then, the highlight of today: a WINE TASTING of the famous Chianti wine and dinner at Verrazzano Castle before returning to Florence. (B,D)
Day 6: FLORENCE.
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Also visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and the SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. This evening is your chance to taste the culinary delights at a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)
Day 7: FLORENCE–VENICE ISLAND. EXCURSION TO BURANO.
A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Join an unforgettable Venetian LAGOON CRUISE to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-colored houses and for its lace-making. Take pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the island’s inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice’s excellent restaurants. (B)
Day 8: VENICE ISLAND.
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including visits to the byzantine ST. MARK’S BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to wander through the little streets or take an optional gondola ride. (B)
Day 9: VENICE ISLAND–VERONA–MILAN
. In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Next, admire 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. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, Italy’s financial hub. (B)
Day 10: MILAN
. Your guided walking tour starts with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Also admire the glass-domed GALLERIA, the famous Scala Opera House, and the magnificent gothic Duomo. Afternoon at leisure to explore Milan’s famous shopping streets at your own pace and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of Milan’s fine restaurants as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia! (B,D)
Day 11: MILAN–LAKE COMO.
Transfer to beautiful Como, the city on the lake that bears its name. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 12: LAKE COMO.
Your guided walking tour includes the charming historic center; the Broletto (Town Hall) with its fascinating gothic facade; and the imposing, marble-clad DUOMO. Experience a BOAT RIDE on Lake Como for panoramas of stunning mountain scenery and luxury lakeside villas. Disembark at picturesque Bellagio with free time for exploration on your own. (B)
Day 13: LAKE COMO.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 14: LAKE COMO.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa. (B)
Sightseeing & Activities:
[LF] Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, [LF] St. Peter in Chains with Michelangelo’s Moses, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum
[LF] Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
Wine tasting and dinner
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica
Lagoon cruise and island visit
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
Guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds & museum, and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Guided walking, visit Duomo, boat rideMotorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome, at Verrazzano Castle, and in Milan
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
Triple room reduction per person:
Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $142-$222, in twin $92-$156, in triple $81-$125
Extra nights per person in Lake Como:
in single room $192-$418, in twin $121-$234, in triple $104-$183
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