The Splendors of Italy 2020

The Splendors of Italy 2020


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Book a 2020 Cosmos vacation (excluding Cosmos Lite) to receive the $50 per person discount on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 5 and October 22, 2019 for travel in 2020. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

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Receive $200 off per couple ($100 off per person) on select January thru August 2020 air-inclusive Europe vacations (excluding Escapes by Globus, Cosmos Lite and Oberammergau vacations) in economy class from a US or Canada point of origin. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
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*Receive $100pp off select January thru August 2020 Globus or Cosmos air-inclusive Europe vacations (excluding Escapes by Globus, Cosmos Lite and Oberammergau vacations) in economy class from a US or Canada point of origin. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 10 - October 28, 2019 for travel between January 1 and August 31, 2020. Not applicable to instant purchase air. Combinable with all applicable land promotions. Discount 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; pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available for all flight segments. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Additional restrictions apply; see our Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer is available from participating GFOB offices only. Offer is in US dollars. CST#2017032-20. PRMY164

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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.

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it. On this affordable Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area.This affordable Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time -- to imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago –– the political, social, and trading center during the Roman Empire. Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence -- the Renaissance gem – with a walking tour featuring the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century. On this affordable tour of Italy, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterful St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a great example of gothic architecture in Italy. In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its three famous buildings (Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistery) that have historically been central to religious life. You’ll also experience a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago, and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the legendary gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas.All of this and more—including views of the most scenic Italian landscapes—are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler.

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

Day 2: ROME.
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, 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. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 3: ROME–ORVIETO–SIENA.
Journey to charming Orvieto in the Umbria region to visit its black basalt and travertine CATHEDRAL, an excellent example of Italian Gothic architecture. Reach Siena, with time to visit this Tuscan jewel. Sit in one of the cafés surrounding the Piazza del Campo and admire one of Italy’s most unique squares, famed all over the world for its medieval-style Palio horse race.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km (B,D)

Day 4: SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–GREVE–MONTECATINI.
Arrive in San Gimignano and discover one of Tuscany’s greatest attractions. Its medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers are truly unique. Next, head into the very heart of the Chianti vineyards, where Chianti Classico wines are produced. Stop in Greve for WINE TASTING at a local wine estate. Arrive in Montecatini in time to join the optional Tuscan farm dinner.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi/ 150 km (B)

Day 5: MONTECATINI. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE.
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features special city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Doors of the Baptistry, known as the “Gates of Paradise".
Today’s Distance: 81 mi/ 130 km (B,D)

Day 6: MONTECATINI–PISA–VENICE AREA.
This morning, drive to Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see its SQUARE OF MIRACLES and the amazing Leaning Tower—180 feet high and approximately 4 degrees out of the perpendicular. Head across the wooded Apennine hills into the farmlands of the Po Valley to the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km (B)

Day 7: VENICE AREA.
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate works of art as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

Day 8: VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME.
Travel across the Po Delta, then into the green Apennines to Umbria. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the town and the world-famous BASILICA with a Local Guide, then head for Rome.
Today’s Distance: 332 mi/ 535 km (B)

Day 9: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

December 21 Departure – Christmas lunch in Florence
December 30 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Rome, including festive dinner

Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square

ORVIETO
Visit the cathedral

SIENA
See Piazza del Campo

SAN GIMIGNANO
Visit

GREVE
Wine tasting at a country estate

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour

PISA
See the Leaning Tower

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

ASSISI
Guided tour including St. Francis BasilicaTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice; mini-train in Pisa

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$340

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2020.

Rome: Buenos Aires
Siena: Four Points by Sheraton Siena
Montecatini: Settentrionale Esplanade
Venice: Poppi
Rome: Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici

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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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