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Italian Mosaic 2020

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Tour Itinerary

On this Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. Visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans. You’ll have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento, where you’ll stay for two nights. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where the celebrities go to “get away from it all.” On this Italy tour, Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you, such as an excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri where you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens. At Lake Maggiore, enjoy an exciting boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, with dinner at a local restaurant; you’ll also cross the Swiss border and have a relaxing stop in lakeside Lugano.From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this tour of Italy offers it all. You’re sure to have plenty of stories and photos to share with friends and family back home.

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2: ROME.
Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ 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 and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous landmarks. (B)

Travel to Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the legendary Leaning Tower, then on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi / 480 km (B)

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, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Afterward, shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. To enhance your stay, consider an optional excursion to San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town. (B)

Prepare for an exciting day: drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and [LF] start your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, continue by TRAIN and coach to your hotel at beautiful Lake Maggiore, the largest of the three lakes in the popular Swiss-Italian Lake District.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi / 400 km (B,D)

A leisurely day gives you the chance to join an optional excursion to the baroque palace and peacock gardens of enchanting Isola Bella and to relax or to spend some time at the pool. Later, join a scenic BOAT RIDE to [LF] ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties awaits. (B,D)

Cross the nearby Swiss border and stop in Lugano, also beautifully located by its own lake. You have ample time to stroll along the pretty promenade and Via Nassa, or to sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Return to Italy and catch glimpses of Lake Como, the third lake of the Lake District. Proceed to romantic Venice, an amazing city that has always been a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Later, join an optional gondola ride through the canals.
Today’s Distance: 295 mi / 475 km (B)

Enjoy a private BOAT RIDE 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. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. A relaxing optional excursion to the island of Burano is available. (B)

Arrive in peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide accompanies you on a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, built on top of his tomb—the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church. (B,D)

Leave the region of Umbria and turn south to lovely Sorrento. Don’t miss the optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano!
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (B)

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit. Walk through [LF] the splendid AUGUSTUS GARDENS, terraces overlooking the sea, offering a spectacular panoramic view, and taste a granita (a treat similar to sorbet). Free time to browse the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. Time to explore this charming, bayside resort at your own pace. (B)

In nearby POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, join your Local Guide for a fascinating visit of the excavations. 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. This evening, back in Rome, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the proper way to say arrivederci Italia.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)

Day 13: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Sightseeing & Activities:

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

Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower

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

[LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train

[LF] Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurant

Visit the lakeside resort

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

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

By jetfoil

Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; [LF] visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granita

Guided walking tour of the excavationsMotorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat rides on Lake Maggiore and Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri.

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners including dinners, at a local restaurant in Rome and at Lake Maggiore

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.


Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.


Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.


To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.


Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.


As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.


Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

Triple room reduction per person:

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Rome: Fiume
Hotel Fiume, built on the turn of the nineteenth century, completely refurbished and recently renovated, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It features elegantly-furnished and functional rooms, a lovely rooftop terrace with city views and equipped with umbrellas, and and a cosy bar near the lobby. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. The Hotel offers all the comforts in order to make guests feel like "At home away from home".
Via Brescia 5
Rome , Italy
Rome: Cicerone
A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar.
Via Cicerone, 55/C
Roma , Italy
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center - Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Florence: NH Firenze
A Modern Hotel with 152 guestrooms situated just a leisurely stroll away from the heart of this Renaissance City. The upscale restaurant has a focus on Tuscan specialties and the chilled out lobby bar is the perfect to place to unwind with a drink, for fitness there is a gym and for connectivity, Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Piazza Vitt.Veneto 4/A
Florence , Italy
Lake Maggiore: Grand Hotel Bristol
This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.
Corso Umberto I , 73
Stresa , Italy
Venice: BW Premier Collection Continental
Welcome to the Hotel Continental Venice. Situated in the heart of Cannaregio, this 4 star hotel is beautifully positioned in one of the most authentic parts of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto. Guests will have the pleasure of sleeping in a charming historic building which was once the former home of a noble Venetian family. After undergoing extensive renovations it is now one of the foremost 4 star hotels in Venice. Our enviable position makes exploring this unique city a dream. 93 Rooms : Singles, couples, groups and business travellers can choose from a variety of single, double and triple rooms. We offer unusually large rooms in Venice and some of our guestrooms have outstanding views of the Grand Canal. The furnishings are modern and traditional and always tasteful, which combined with the most modern comforts, make the rooms at the Continental superior among 4 star hotels in Venice.
Lista di Spagna 166
Venice , Italy
Venice: Bellini
Hotel B4 Bellini is situated in an elegant 18th-century patrician palazzo in the Cannareggio quarter, transformed into a hotel at the turn of the last century. Inside, the luxurious splendour of the 18th and 19th centuries lives on in the ancient marbles and magnificent Murano glass chandeliers, all set against rich period decor. The restaurant offers local specialties served in a dining room illuminated by splendidly decorated windows, guests can also relax comfortably and sip a cocktail in the enclosed garden. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.
Lista Di Spagna 116/A
Venezia , Italy
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal
A plush traditional Venetian style hotel set in a majestic four story building with refined interiors such as Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture. Perfectly placed on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside and close to the main train station, this property offers great transportation access with the Rialto Bridge close by. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property which has an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, and a lovely rooftop terrace where drinks are served with views of the spired city skyline as a backdrop. 145 air-conditioned classically styled guestrooms offer coffee/tea-making facilities.
Santa Croce, 578
Venezia , Italy
Assisi: Cenacolo
Hotel Cenacolo Assisi is a structure created from the accurate and careful renovation of an old Franciscan convent, located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, a short distance from the Porziuncola of St. Francis. The wonderful atmosphere of the place, a beautiful view of Assisi, the wide green spaces that call for reflection and the functionality and efficiency of the Hotel Cenacolo guarantee a perfect stay.
V.Le Patrono D'italia 70
Assisi , Italy
Sorrento: Grand Hotel Vesuvio
The Grand Hotel Vesuvio, built and furnished in a modern style, is located in a charming position, overlooking the enchanting Bay of Naples and right opposite Vesuvius. It offers a large swimming pools with separate section for children, gardens, extensive lemon and orange groves, wide lounges, conference rooms, garage, parking, solarium, children's playground, free shuttle bus into town, 4, restaurants, 3 bars. The hotel reflects the typical Sorrentine style with ample common spaces dotted by imressive marble columns and mosaic flooring. Out of 225 rooms, 105 overlooks the see while the rest face the lavish inner garden.
Via Nastro Verde,7
Sorrento , Italy
Rome: NH Villa Carpegna
Residential-style Hotel, with comfortable surroundings and a great location, restaurants and shopping centers nearby.
Via Pio Iv, 16
Roma , Italy
Rome: Hotel Occidental Aurelia
This former XVII century monastery has been converted into an 84-room charming hotel located in an affluent, stylish area of Rome. The property offers an inviting breakfast room, a restaurant, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access throughout.
Via di Torre Rossa, 80
Rome , Italy

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Questions & Answers

Question: Are Hotel Accomodations included in tour price?

Yes all of your accommodations are included, as well as a full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners including dinners at a local restaurant in Rome and at Lake Maggiore, your transportation among cities and all activities listed in the itinerary in ALL CAPS. Ask your travel consultant for more details 1-800-935-2620

Question: What are the optional tours in Rome?

In Rome there is a Roman Highlights excursion available that visits some of the city's authentic jewels.

Question: What is an escorted tour?

Escorted tours are normally conducted by a tour director who takes care of all services from beginning to end of the tour. Escorted tours normally include hotels, transportation, several meals and sightseeing. Escorted Tours are conducted by motor-coach and usually no more than 2 nights are spent in each location visited.

Question: what is the method of travel from destination to destination during the tour. And is all the travel throughout included in the price?

You will be traveling on a comfortable private motorcoach with AC and Wifi. This is included in the price.

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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Outstanding Italy trip, everything I expected and then some.

We would definitely book a trip if we knew Fabrizio was going to be the tour guide, could not have asked for better service and he made you feel like family and well informed the whole time.

Excellent tour. A little too aggressive for me but I knew that before I booked.

Globus does a fantastic job with tours! We will definitely use them again! I have always prided myself in extreme planning on my own where I research a country, figure out what we want to do, often involving things out of the ordinary, then calling a company and giving them precise instructions for airlines, car rental or private transportation to and from airports, hotels, and activities, the activities we want to do, and the hotels we want to stay. Using Globus was the first time we used a tour company that we actually left everything up to them. It was an extensive tour of Italy and was so well planned. We had an incredible tour director with excellent private local guides each place we stopped, very good to excellent accommodations, excellent food and activities in our Mosaic tour of Italy. We were in a brand new Mercedes Benz bus driven by a proficient driver and they offered 9 optional tours, which we booked and enjoyed every one. I had even requested to be able to do something in Florence that was not on the tour and our tour director contacted Globus and they made it possible to do in the 2-hour window we had before our optional excursion. We were able to basically walk right in to that particular venue instead of waiting in long lines! The mosaic covered every place we wanted to go and we did an optional 2-day post- vacation stay in Rome to do a few extra things we wanted to do in Rome and back in Tuscany. This allowed us to feel like we had an extremely comprehensive and thorough vacation in Italy. We noticed that Globus was given preferential treatment amongst other competing tour companies, too. Our tour director, Ursula, was very organized, loving, caring, funny and really made the trip so much better. By the end of the tour, we felt like family and many of us were teary- eyed to say goodbye to her. Several of us agreed that we would want her for any travel in Europe. So if you asked me if I would travel with Globus again, it would be  Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

several of the experiences were not available

our tour director (Silvana) was great. She was courteous, professional and her knowledge of the countries history during the tour made it enjoyable. She provided us with local customs regarding food/rest stops etc which made it easier and faster to be accommodated. She treated everyone with respect and always took time to explain the daily itinerary and took care of anyone's needs.

All but one of the hotels was substandard and not up to par. Our hotel room in Sorrento (La Residenza) smelled strongly of sewage. Two other couples in our tour group experienced the same problem. We asked to be given other rooms but were told that they had other guests arriving soon and could not give us a different room. The next day they provided a different room for us but not the other two couples. Our room was affected the most by the smell. The Hotel informed us that they were aware of the problem but hoped it would subside. We have traveled with Globus on two other occasions and had very nice accommodations. We did not receive our travel documents from Globus on time and had to contact our travel consultant to remedy this. Overall, the tour itself was a good experience. The itinerary was extensive and had some nice optional excursions. I would hesitate to book with Globus again and would certainly look at other options.

Our Tour Director was Outstanding. She went out of her way to accommodate all our tour. The bus driver was Awesome too.

Our tour guide Fabiana was fantastic!! She was very knowledgeable and kind. I would love to book another tour with her! I organized 22 people for this tour and everyone seemed to have a great time. We did become a family! Our bus driver Nino was also great and an expert driver with the big cumbersome bus he had to maneuver in such tight places- Positano and others.

I feel Globus under promised and over delivered! Great trip!

Globus and Affordable Tours provided great service and a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend them.

Very well organized tour with an excellent tour director

Our tour, Italian Mosaic with Globus, was just as described. Our hotels, excursions, tour director, driver, and local guides were all excellent.

Great tour! Amazing experience! The only thing I would note that in some cities like Florence for example, we could have used a bit more leisure time. Otherwise great itinerary and everything is greatly planned.

Globus provided an excellent tour with wonderful accommodations and friendly and knowledgeable guides

Overall we were very happy with the trip (Italian Mosaic). Our tour guide and driver were excellent. The itinerary was as expected and a couple of stops were even livelier than expected. The accommodations were acceptable, but not necessarily 1st class at a couple of stops.

This was a fabulous Globus tour! The tour director AND the group of travelers made this a remarkable experience! There were a few hotels that may not be considered up to the Globus standard/ my expectations, but I understand that European hotel rooms are not all the same, and so each of us had different experiences in the same hotel.

I can't imagine taking care of the needs and expectations of over 40 travelers on one bus, but our guides took great care of us the whole trip. We were very fortunate to have such great guides. My advice to anyone taking this type tour is to understand that you will meet all types of personalities and you need to have patience and a sense of humor. Get a lot of rest and keep a positive attitude. In our tour, we became friends, exchanged information and have very fond memories.

The tour and accommodations were excellent, except for the Michelangelo Hotel in Sorrento. Was definitely not a four star hotel.

Trip was excellent, the tour operator took care of everything. I originally had reservations about a structured tour, because I wanted to go at my own pace, but reality set in quickly and we could never have seen all we saw if we went on our own without a tour group. The tour director and driver accommodated every request, made the tour enjoyable, personalized the dinners to accommodate personal requests, and made sure we all saw and experienced anything we had desired. This is the only way to go and Affordable Tours and Globus were both best in class. Thank you!

Great trip by Globus with an outstanding tour director. My only complaint is that the hotel room in Assisi, Italy had a terribly uncomfortable bed; in fact, it was a lumpy mattress.

Hotels were city-centric. Although nice hotels, it seemed that as a single traveler and despite paying a supplement, my room was often smaller and without a view.

The tour was wonderful. Our guide was outstanding (and fun anf funny, too!).

Great tour. Saw a lot of beautiful places. It was busy, but that is the reason I want to travel. I want to see and do as much as possible.

Our experience with the Globus - Italian Mosaic Tour was exactly as we hoped it would be. The itinerary included several iconic historical and cultural sites in Italy that we had heard about but never actually visited. These were awesome to say the least. The tour director was great - knowledgeable, entertaining, caring and attentive to everyone's needs. The hotels were varied but all were located in the heart of the action at each city which made it easy to get to places we wanted to visit. One thing travelers choosing this (and other tours) should always check on is that several of the best experiences are called "Excursions" and they cost extra. We wanted to do many of these things so we signed up for them adding to our total cost. Without them, we would have missed several of the best experiences on our tour. The ones we skipped were generally just large feasts at local restaurants, unless there was more to it than just a meal, we did not think it was worth the cost. Some were great cultural experiences with meals so we did those. The other excursions we liked were historical, cultural, or artistic in nature and all were extremely good experiences.

The trip was very demanding with a lot of walking. We were up just about everyday around 6AM. The tour director was extremely knowledgeable and some of the local were very good. The trip was very worthwhile, but I don't think I will ever take another tour that is this long.

Our tour was interesting, informative, lively, comprehensive and FUN! Our fellow tourists were delightful; the tour guide was great.

Staff was helpful and patient, listening to questions and promptly addressed our concerns. It showed understanding of our needs and flexibility to address suggestions. Congratulations

Although this was the first tour group I used to plan a vacation, it well exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was fabulous...if only I could retain half of what we learned! Walking was extensive so if you need to take a few pounds off....do it before the trip.

Overall, the trip was amazing! It is rushed... need to make more leisure and alone time to walk around and enjoy the scenery, etc

This trip was exceptionally wonderful. I love that our hotels was close to shops and restaurantd, centered at the heart of everything. We were able to wander off on our own during the leisure times. Didn't have to wonder how we can get from here to there.

Our trip actually exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide was fabulous and the driver was excellent. We were busy the entire day with little down time.

We loved the itinerary and meals provided. We had difficulty with the hotel in Venice - excellent location, by the way, but no air conditioning for 1-1/2 nights and no sympathy or offer of exchange. It was extremely hot! Had to keep windows open allowing bugs into the room. They provided a fan after our tour director argued to get them for the entire first floor. Our driver was exceptional. We would book again with Globus. Had a great trip!

The trip, overall, was wonderful, with so many extras included. I never thought I'd see so much in such a short time. Very active though, and a lot of walking. Make sure you get yourself in shape. The tour director and our driver were both a pleasure to spend time with. The only real glitch was the absence of AC in one of the hotels in the middle of a heat wave, which was a little rough. All the hotel offered was free water for our inconvenience, and I had to beg for a fan before finally receiving one (it was 33C in my room!)

tour guide was lots of fun... We got to see a lot of beautiful places and eat great meals.

the description of tour activities was generally quite accurate. However, the Globus brochure statement that the trip would require up to two miles of walking per day was grossly inaccurate. The first day in Rome required around 4 miles of walking for the scheduled activities. More importantly, with the optional afternoon tour activities which required another 4+ miles of walking, the first day required almost 8 1/2 miles of walking. This pattern continued as the total tour activities with optional tours required over 65 miles of walking over 12 days. That's not 24 (12x2) or 36 or 48 but over 65! Once there it's very difficult not to take part in optional activities especially if the are paid for and will not be reimbursed if not taken. I backed out of one optional tour when I simply could no longer walk and lost the $89 pre payment! The tour activities were wonderful but the amount of walking to take part was, as described in the tour booklet, extremely inaccurate. I experienced a lot of leg pain as a result.

I LOVED ITALY! the scenery, the uniqueness,the food, the wine, the people, the tour group, the tour leader, the weather...Everything was Perfect!! I will highly recommend Globus  to everyone I know!!!

perfect trip ...agent was wonderful...

The schedule was a little bit tight, especially the first day, when we still had jet lag. The first full day program in Rome should be spread into two. It would be less physically demanding.

The room in Assisi, Italy was NOT a 4-star hotel. The room was dirty. The beds were cots. The bathtub was dangerous. Also, "air-conditioned rooms", it is not turned on until Mid-May or June. This applies to all of the cities we visited.

The Globus Italian Mosaic trip my husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I took in October was a trip of a lifetime! Our travel consultant was of great help in planning our trip. We would definitely plan other trips with Affordable Tours. The Globus itinerary provided us with such an opportunity to travel to so many parts of Italy. We would take more Globus Tours in the future.

Two very substandard hotels. Villa Stanley in Florence. Small room without AC. Springs in bed were coming thru mattress. All tour members were upset with this hotel. Remote from town Roseo Hotel Assisi All rooms were tiny basement cells. Very poor hotel. Tour Guide Aida were great.

Our tour guide walked much too fast and gave inadequate directions. He would say "Follow me" vs. telling where we were going. We lost 3 people in Venice for an hour which delayed everyone else. I would not go on another tour with him as a guide. When asked to slow down, he would briefly but speed back to the old pace quickly. He was very knowledgeable about Italy.

This was just the best trip ever! We have been to Germany with Globus and Great Britain & Ireland with Cosmos. My travel partner has also been to Israel with a church group and numerous missions trips all over the world. For overall satisfaction (accomodations, food, schedules, ESPECIALLY the tour director, optionals, and experiences) this was just top notch. We will never forget this trip and look forward to another one in the future. Our decision after this trip - we will always choose Globus for an out of country trip!

The tour with Globus was great but selection of hotel will need to improve. Hotel location in Florence was in the center of town, but rooms and bathrooms were very small and old (water leaked from upstairs bathroom). Local Guides were excellent. Tour Director and Driver were excellent as well. All very knowledgeable and professional. I would go with AffordableTours.com again in the future. THANKS!!

The tour director in Italy was super excellent. His abilitiy to communicate his extensive knowledge to the tour group was astounding. Local guides selected in each city were excellent as well. The tour bus was extremely comfortable and made treking through the country extremely enjoyable. My hat goes off to the bus driver as well. He showed great skill handling the driving assignments in some very challenging areas.

I have already recommended your service and that of Globus Tours to several of my friends interested in European travel next year and this fall. Globus tour director and driver were fantastic. The whole tour process and organization was above my expectations at this pricepoint.

This was one of the most enjoyable and memorable excursions of my lifetime. The advantages and benefits of an escorted tour were very clear. Never felt like a captive audience and all of the people in our group were pleasant and friendly.

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Our tour director, Ignaza was outstanding!! Extremely knowledgeable and personable with a terrific sense of humor. EVERYONE loved him. Our driver was unbelievable! What a professional! We always felt safe with him at the wheel. A good range of optional excursions complimented an aggressive itinerary. We saw so much in a short period of time! Well planned and well executed. Globus should be very proud of their organization.

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