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The Best of Italy & Sicily 2020

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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.

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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 Globus Escapes, 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.

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Tour Itinerary

Italy is a country with so much to offer—amazing scenery, ancient ruins, a rich history, sumptuous cuisine, architectural treasures, splendid art, designer shops, and fascinating people. On this Best of Italy & Sicily tour, you’ll experience some of the most popular cities and historic sights of Italy and Sicily, including overnights in Milan, Venice Island, Florence, Rome, Naples, Capri, Pizzo Calabro, Palermo, Agrigento, and Taormina Riviera. If art is your focus, you’ll be delighted by Michelangelo’s David in Florence and his ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which you’ll also see on this tour. Watch glassblowers in action as they create their beautiful art in Venice. Or if historical churches interest you, you’re sure to be surprised by the 12th-century Norman cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics; and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In Monteriggioni, visit the medieval town and walk on the ramparts. Tour highlights include the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo where lunch has been prepared for you, the excavations in Pompeii, and Agrigento, where you’ll see ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years! Also visit the impressive Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. From Naples cross the Bay of Naples by jetfoil to the Isle of Capri for an overnight stay, a funicular ride, and a guided visit to the Gardens of Augustus! These are just a few of the many highlights on this Best of Italy & Sicily tour. So if you want to see Italy, let Globus handle the details—including special experiences such as wine tasting in Marsala, a granita tasting in Cefalù, plus various dinners at local restaurants to try the regional specialties—and all you need to do is focus your energy on experiencing this marvelous country!

Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Leave Milan and drive through the flat Po area to Venice, a favorite destination for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B)

. Take a PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide and walk to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Visit the Byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to explore Venice at your own pace or join an optional lagoon cruise to the island of Burano. (B)

A scenic drive across the flat Apennines brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With your Local Guide 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,” and the sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Later, [LF] dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)

Highlight of the day is a WALK ON THE RAMPARTS of the medieval town of Monteriggioni with beautiful views of the surrounding Chianti region before continuing to Rome.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B)

Day 6: ROME
.Guided sightseeing of the “Eternal City” 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 to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Afterward, spend time at leisure or choose from optional excursions. (B)

Look forward to a unique experience: [LF] 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. Enjoy lunch at Villa Barberini, before continuing south on the Highway of the Sun to the busy port city of Naples.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,L,D)

.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 visit to 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 the apex of its power. Return to Naples, where guided sightseeing features the main sights, and visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, where many of the treasures that were recuperated from Pompeii are on display.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi / 50 km (B)

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri for your overnight stay. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the AUGUSTUS GARDENS offering spectacular panoramic views. Spend the rest of the day to further explore this wonderful island at your own pace. (B,D)

.Return to the mainland and spend time in the charming seaside resort of Sorrento. Drive south to Calabria for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi / 400 km (B,D)

.Board your FERRY and cross the Strait of Messina to Sicily. Follow the northern coastline and arrive in spectacular Cefalù, where you [LF] taste a traditional granita. Time to explore the old town with its medieval lanes and seafront promenade. Next is Palermo, the capital of Sicily.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km (B)

.Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious Byzantine mosaics. (B)

.After a visit to a traditional SALT MILL in Marsala, look forward to a [LF] WINE TASTING at the famous Florio wine cellar to sample and learn about Marsala wines. In Agrigento, a Local Guide takes you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B,D)

.Enjoy the scenic beauty and treasures of the island’s heart on your way to Piazza Armerina, where a guided visit features the impressive VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE with its mosaics. In Taormina, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk along Corso Umberto I before arriving at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)

.A full day at leisure gives you a chance to join the exciting optional excursion to Mount Etna. Spend the afternoon relaxing or for individual activities. This evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits. (B,D)

.Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Sightseeing & Activities:

Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the museum, Piazza Duomo and Galleria

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

Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square; [LF] dinner at a local restaurant

Visit the medieval town and walk on its ramparts

Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

[LF] Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens, lunch at Villa Barberini

Guided walking tour of the excavations

Guided sightseeing, visit the Archaeological Museum

By jetfoil

Funicular ride, guided sightseeing, visit Augustus Gardens

Ferry crossing

Visit the seaside town; [LF] granita tasting

Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale

Visit a salt mill; [LF] wine tasting at the Florio wine cellar

Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples

Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale

Enjoy a walk along Corso Umberto; farewell dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri; ferry crossing.

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch at Villa Barberini; 7 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Florence and Taormina

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.

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Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Milan: Starhotels E.c.h.o
Cutting-edge style meets ethical substance in this Eco friendly hotel bringing eco-chic to Italy's fashion capital. A calming space with warm, sustainable wood interiors and plenty of natural light, this 143-room property is a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city and features an organic green food & mood restaurant as well as a chic bar serving cocktails with ingedients that highlight historic Italian liqueurs. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Viale Andrea Doria, 4
Milan , Italy
Venice: Papadopoli Venezia
The Hotel Papadopoli Venezia-MGallery Collection is a very exclusive hotel, located in the heart of the city, close to the Grand Canal. It features 96 elegantly decorated guestrooms and suites that offer romantic views of the Papadopoli Gardens or Tolentini Canal. The hotel has a private dock, where guests can arrive directly by boat or water taxi. Its terrace bar and Giardino d'Inverno restaurant are situated in the most luxurious winter garden in Venice.
S.Croce 245 -Giardini Papadopoli
Venice , Italy
Florence: Athenaeum
This classic Florentine style 60-room hotel boasts a great location with easy access and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. There is a small but comprehensive fitness center, a bar and a traditional Italian restaurant featuring local cuisine and a variety of seasonal dishes.
Via Cavour 88
Florence , Italy
Rome: Romanico Palace
Set in a 19th-century building with a lavish baroque designed interior, this luxurious 121-room hotel boasts a roof top restaurant and terrace offering grand views of Rome's skyline. There is an American-style bar in the extravagantly decorated lobby and a Roman inspired wellness area and gym. Free WIFI internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.
Via Boncompagni 37
Roma , Italy
Naples: Starhotel Terminus
The Terminus hotel offers a 4 star retreat from everyday life in the midst of lively Naples. It is located in a strategic location just steps from the metro L1 stop Garibaldi, which offers easy transport to reach the main attractions of the city.
Piazza Garibaldi 91
Napoli , 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
Pizzo Calabro: Popilia Country Resort
Boasting a wonderful hillside location in a rolling Calabrian valley between Pizzo Calabro and Vibo Valentia, the name of this 74-room hotel was inspired by an ancient Roman Street called Annia Popilia which in Roman Times linked Rome to the south of Italy. Facilities include a modern wellness center with Finnish sauna, steam bath, an ice waterfall and fitness room, an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and nature trails. Traditional dishes are served in the charming restaurant and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Località Cutà
Maierato (Vibo Valentia) , Italy
Palermo: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Set in 3 historical buildings, including a beautiful 16th-century cloister, this upscale hotel has retained many original architectural details. There is a restaurant with a seasonal outdoor terrace, two bars and a fitness room, Free WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and Free wired internet access is available in the guestrooms.
Via Dei Cartari 18
Palermo , Italy
Agrigento: Grand Hotel Mose
Grand Hotel Mosè is an elegant 2-floor building entirely made of tuff stone, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with swimming pool and located not far from the Valley of the Temples. . Its rooms are spacious and most of them come with a terrace. La Mimosa restaurant offers menus of local and international cuisine and during Summer meals are served by the pool. A bar for a quick snack or just an espresso is also available. Free Wi-Fi internet access available thoughtout the hotel.
Viale Leonardo Sciascia
Agrigento , Italy
Taormina Riviera: Atahotel Naxos Beach Resort
Modern Resort Complex situated on private beach in historical Naxos Gardens, 3 km from town center.
Via Recanati 26
Giardini Naxos , Italy

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Questions & Answers

Question: What optional tours will be offered in Rome.

Optional tours can vary and can change depending on weather conditions, travel dates and availability. Here are a list of optional Rome tours that are on the itinerary as of right now: Roman Drive And Dinner: Enjoy an unforgettable drive through the "Eternal City" followed by a 4-course dinner at a popular Roman restaurant. Roman Highlights: Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city’s authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Question: Are the hotel accommodations included in the price?

Yes hotel accommodations are included. Also included are all activities in ALL CAPS, transportation between cities, a daily breakfast buffet and 7 three-course dinners.

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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Alex was very helpful with our booking and was very nice to work with. Always returned our call to that care of any of our questions. I would recommend affordable tour to our friends and would defiantly book another tour with them Sam and Patty 

Our whole group had a problem with the food service at the hotel in Naples. At one breakfast a group ate before the 7 am Time and there was no food left for us. They were like locusts consumed everything, the staff tried to replenish but not in an acceptable way. We left hungry with not even coffee.

We had a fantastic tour director. He made sure that our needs were taken cared of. He was proud to show us his country. He was fun and very personable. He went out of his way to assist us find place or item we want to take home. He saw us off on our departure day. That was so awesome.

I had a wonderful trip! Our guide, Giacomo, was very knowledgeable. The tour was well organized.

This was our third Globus Tour and we have been very pleased with every trip. The best thing about Globus Tours is the Tour Guides. On this particular trip, Salvatori was great - lots of personality and very knowledgeable. On all of these trips the drivers were excellent. Luca was our driver on this trip. The tour was exactly as described in the tour brochure. It was fast paced and covered everything listed. We had a couple of unexpected issues. We ended up in a 3-hour traffic jam right outside of Rome on our way to Pompeii and Naples. We also had a mirror on the bus knocked off by a truck while the bus was on the ferry to Palermo. In both cases Salvatori and Luca performed very professionally and rearranged the schedule and transportation to make sure we received the experiences we had been promised. We were very impressed with their resourcefulness and flexibility.

Dana was a great help! We will book again with her.

For spending fifteen days, we didn't see a whole lot. Globus seemed to cater more to those electing excursions leaving the remaining to fend for themselves. Being in a foreign country and not being able to speak the local language put us at a disadvantage when requesting meals on our own. Even at holels, our group seemed to bother restaurant employees. We have traveled other land tours having a representative for all groups. Other tours have always gave their guests heads regarding local vendors and what to look out for. Meals provided by Globus were disappointing. Not sure what the cause but a number of guests became ill at the end of the trip, me included. Thought it may have been something we ate the night before.

Early stage was too rapid to understand all we were seeing. Tour director had problems with English. She was thorough in managing details. Too much selling of extras and goods.

One awful tour. Too regimented, zero down time. Hotels in Assisi and Agrigento were disgusting!

The trip to that was to Italy and Sicily was even better than I expected. The locations we visited were magnificent. Most of the hotels were very nice but there was one in Assisi that was not up to my expectation. The tour director and guides were all very good.

Our first trip with Globus was beyond our expectations! We will definitely be back.

The Italy/Sicily Globus tour was excellent! We enjoyed every minute. It was very fast paced, and crowded in Italy, most likely due to the terrorism threats in France. We felt very safe in Italy with the high presence of police and military everywhere we travelled. We would have preferred a better class of dining experience. The meals were fine, but not the best tables (back rooms that were overly crowded and difficult to carry on conversations with new friends) instead of the terrace tables or tables with a view of the sea. The pace of the meals seemed way too rapid. We would have preferred a great location and a 2-3 hr meal. To get the better tables, we were able to request them ourselves and enjoy a leisurely paced european style meal at most lunches, but not the dinners and/or optional meals we purchases thru Globus. A Shame! Some of the hotels didn't seem 'first class' to us, while others were a pleasure to enjoy.

Make sure your in good shape physically for this trip...lots of walking and in and out of the motor coach...long coach rides to each destination...breaks are always provided...you really EXPERIENCE Italy on this trip.

Trip was fast as expected with little down time. Saw a lot would have like more time in some like the Vatican but understand trying to miss the crowd. One hotel one in particular was subpar, door had been broken off with the facing missing and drywall exposed. Light in bathroom was like a strobe light and never stayed on, as we arrived late to this hotel I did not want a repair man in my room at night so I did not report.

Our hotel rooms were very beautiful. The meals were wonderful and in very nice restaurants. Our last day of touring was canceled because of a large fire on the road to our destination. That was a disappointment. However that is not your fault or the fault of Globus. There was no other alternate route. The weather was hotter and there was more walking than we expected. However that helped us keep our weight down after such great meals.

Only 2 hotels were what I consider a little less than the rest (Assisi being one but can't remember the other hotel). All other hotels exceeded my expectations and I would classify them as 4 star. Other two hotels were very old and not as modern but they were very clean and comfortable.

I would like to say that I had the trip of a lifetime! I waited 18 years to get to go on this trip, and I did a lot of research to find just the right tour. Affordable Tours included both ALL of Italy AND Sicily, which is exactly what I wanted to do (my dad Napolitano and my mom Siciliana). I am retired, but have been a professional photographer, and the pics I got have received rave reviews, which really made me extremely happy. My photo album on Snapfish will be incredible! I have told many people after I returned that if I were to die this day, my life has been complete!!! And, since it was my birthday the day we toured Rome, thank you, Affordable Tours, for the BEST birthday of my life! (Plus, our local guide on that day - Simone - was fabulous and very learned, AND SIMPLY GORGEOUS!) He announced it was my birthday to the entire crowd at the Colisseum! What a day! What a trip! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

The hotel in Rome was not centrally located. We did not stayed in Venice, but in Lido.

We had a fabulous tour director. She was organized and efficient. She was friendly and treated everyone kindly. She went out -of her way to assure we all had the best of experiences. She was very knowledgeable and was a joy to learn from about each city we visited. The tour director far surpassed my expectations. She is a gem, and the absolute best tour guide i have ever had. I would love to take another trip with her as our guide. Globus is blessed to have such a wonderful guide. The driver was an excellent driver. He didn't talk to us, but he always smiled. He also was efficient to always have our luggage to our rooms quickly. They worked so well together and laughed often which was also a plus to the trip.

Great trip with Globus! Great communication and service from Affordable Tours. Thanks for the memorable experience. Much appreciated.

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