The Best Of Italy 2014

The Best Of Italy 2014

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Tour Itinerary

Start in Rome on this unforgettable vacation with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy highlight visits like St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Stop in Orvieto, perched atop a volcanic rock, to visit the cathedral, before continuing to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. Enjoy an excursion to Florence, where guided sightseeing includes visits to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David, the cathedral, and Signoria Square. Stop in Pisa, to marvel at the Leaning Tower, then arrive in Venice, and enjoy a traditional Prosecco aperitivo. Ride a private boat and with a Local Guide, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; also watch Venetian glassblowers at work. Stay overnight in St. Francis’ Assisi, and enjoy a guided walking tour, with visits to St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. Arrive in Pompeii and follow your Local Guide to explore the excavations, drive through lively Naples and board a jetfoil to the charming Isle of Capri where you will stay for two nights. Guided sightseeing includes an exciting open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the Villa San Michele, followed by a boat cruise (weather permitting) around the island. In the evening, a special dinner with wine and seaview awaits you as the perfect ending to your Capri stay. Via Sorrento return to Rome, where a farewell dinner at a local restaurant has been included.

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 special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: Rome.
Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional Roman Highlights excursion, and see the sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous in the movie Angels & Demons. (B)

Day 3: Rome–Orvieto–Tuscany.
Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Next, drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. (B)

Day 4: Tuscany. Excursion to Florence.
The whole day is dedicated to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Your guided walking tour includes a visit to Michelangelo’s David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys, or to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery. (B,D)

Day 5: Tuscany–Pisa–Venice Island.
A short drive to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Next, enjoy Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world, where a [LF] PROSECCO APERITIVO awaits you. (B)

Day 6: Venice Island.
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, why not join an optional excursion to the island of Burano? (B)

Day 7: Venice Island–Assisi.
A scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide will take you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA built above the Saint’s grave. (B,D)

Day 8: Assisi–Pompeii–Naples–Capri.
Arrive at fascinating POMPEII. Meet your Local Guide and start your highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Next, drive to Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the beautiful Isle of Capri for your 2-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village. (B)

Day 9: Capri.
This morning, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide. A highlight is [LF] your open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE. Then, [LF] enjoy a BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Afterwards, time to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta. Tonight, [LF] a special dinner with wine and seaview—the perfect ending of your Capri visit. (B,D)

Day 10: Capri–Sorrento–Rome.
Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you to say “Arrivederci Roma!” (B,D)

Day 11: Rome.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Welcome and farewell dinners with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Visit the cathedral

Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David, and Signoria Square

Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

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

Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica

Guided walking tour of the excavations

By jetfoil

Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, [LF] ride an open taxi to Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele; [LF] boat cruise around the island of Capri; a [LF] special dinner with wine and seaview

Headsets throughout the tour

Full buffet breakfast (B), 5 three-course dinners (D), including special dinners in Rome and Capri

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil; funicular and boat cruise in Capri

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Rome: Mediterraneo
Classic Italian Art Deco; soundproofed rooms, modern amenities blend with original period furnishings and character; downtown.
Via Cavour 15
Rome , Italy
Tuscany: Settentrionale Esplanade
In the heart of Montecatini Terme offering hospitality and courtesy. The centrally located hotel has always been managed by the owners and is one of the cornerstones of the traditional hotels of Montecatini Terme. Restaurant, outdoors pool.
Viale Grocco 2/4
Montecatini Terme-Pt , Italy
Venice: Boscolo Bellini
This standard and elegant hotel is located by the Grand Canal only 100 yards from the Santa Lucia train station. It is housed in an 18th-century building with refined and luxurious decor. The 97 air-conditioned and comfortable rooms have a private bath, cable TV, safe, and minibar.
Lista Di Spagna 116
Venezia , Italy
Venice: Gabrielli Sandwirth
The Hotel Gabrielli is a traditional family run Grand Hotel since 1856. The hotel in Venice is arranged with historical Venetian furniture.
Riva Schiavoni, 4110
Venice , Italy
Assisi: Windsor Savoia
Historic hotel in Assisi, opened in 1908 by the English lady Fanny Morgan, is now a modern three star hotel with all the comforts of the category, and is still run by his descendants.
Viale Marconi 1
Assisi , Italy
Capri: La Residenza
The Hotel La Residenza is in the center of Capri with the charming view of the famous Faraglioni rocks, near the most important fashionable shops. They have a very pretty Swimming pool.
Via F.Serena 22
Capri , Italy
Capri: La Palma
Picturesque 3-story Hotel with white-plaster facade situated in center of Capri Village, 50 feet from the Piazzetta.
Via Vittorio Emanuele 39
Capri , Italy
Rome: Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia
Motor Hotel with restaurant and bar, interior corridors, outdoor pool, fitness facility; located 15 km from city center.
SS 1-Via Aurelia Km. 8,4
Rome , Italy
ROME Mediterraneo (F)
TUSCANY Settentrionale Esplanade (F) at Montecatini
VENICE ISLAND Gabrielli Sandwirth (F) or Boscolo Bellini (F)
ASSISI Windsor Savoia (F)
CAPRI La Residenza (F) or La Palma (F)
ROME Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia (F)

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

Triple room reduction per person:

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $208, in twin $150, in triple $128

Transfers for sea/ocean cruises may be available from your hotel to the port on the last day of your vacation. For more information and pricing, please contact your Travel Consultant.

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By Pamela E on May 22, 2016

My husband and I LOVED LOVED LOVED this tour!!! We treated ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary, and we both wondered afterwards why we had waited so long to go to Europe! We enjoyed the food, the accommodations, the itinerary, the tour escort--just a dream come true! If you love art, architecture, and/or history, then The Best of Italy is the tour for you. If you love to shop, you will find exquisite handmade Italian products in a range of prices: jewelry, leather, glass, ceramic, inlaid woodwork, fashion, and more. If you are on the fence about traveling abroad, stop equivocating and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Such a great value for priceless memories!

By Heidi S on Sep 30, 2015

What we all saw would not have been possible without doing a tour. The itinerary was perfect, all hotel accommodations were wonderful. They exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was perfect from beginning to end.

By Leland W on Sep 09, 2015

Hotel accomodations average at best!

By Denise R on Jul 13, 2015

Wonderful trip great tour director and met our expectations too. Thank you.

By Lisa K on Jul 06, 2015

It was hot (summer in Italy- to be expected). Italian air conditioning is much, much different than American air conditioning. Fantastic experience. Would definitely do it again.

By Evelyn R on Oct 08, 2014

I loved my trip and it was more than I expected!! Our guides were so professional and I learned so much about Italy from them! The hotels were great and service and food excellant ! I cannot stop talking about beautiful Italy!

By Mark R on Jun 15, 2014

Great trip, great tour operator and great itinerary! Thanks.

By Candace N on Apr 17, 2013

The Best of Italy tour was a dream come true for my husband and myself. Everything exceeded our expectations and we look forward to going back again some day. Our guide and bus driver were excellent and helped us to have a great time and a beautiful experience. This trip was a true blessing and it will be in our hearts and memories forever. Also, thanks to the agent from Affordable Tours for her help and guidance in making this all happen. She is very courteous and answered all of our questions.

By Dorothea F on Oct 10, 2012

The trip actually exceeded my expectations in all areas. Globus and the particular tour director we had ran everything like clockwork. The bus and accommodations were clean and comfortable. Our tour director was something special. Besides being extremely knowledgeable, organized and accommodating, she had a great personality and an indefinable quality that helped bond 44 strangers into a close-knit group who extracted great pleasure out of every moment. It was a trip I and my daughters will always cherish.

By Leonard R on Sep 10, 2012

Globus tour director was outstanding - the manageable group supported we two octogenarians without patronizing

By Janet D on Sep 09, 2012

The tours far exceeded my expectations. It took all the worry out of traveling. Thanks

By Anish R on Aug 26, 2012

The food selection was mediocre at best and there should be offerings where we can go buy our own meals. Seems sad that i come back from Italy and am craving pizza and pasta in the US, when it should be amazing in country and I think because our lack of choice when having group meals they were not good, takes away from an amazing tour, especially because of the guide. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced.

By Melvin A on Aug 26, 2012

The tour leader was excellent and vary knowledgable, The bus driver was great also, very professional

By Bonita I on May 07, 2012

Some of the hotels that were used really need updating - Shower heads - water would come out so fine I couldn't rinse the shampoo out of my short hair - Blow dryers were terrible - I was so haapy I brought mine from home - bathrooms had mold growing which can be removed without alot of effort. Our tour guide was wonderfull!!!

By Mary G on Apr 01, 2012

Overall the tour met and exceeded my expectations from reservation to the tour guide. The trip was fantastic with a knowledgeable tour guide, skilled bus driver. Hotels, local guides and food were great. The price was affordable and the trip a great experience. Globus took very good care of me during this trip.

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