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Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Cuba & Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and April 28, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2020 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 May be withdrawn at any time.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.
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Discount for Young Travelers!
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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Big Savings For Small Groups
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Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the regional cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historical sites from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid artwork, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy tour—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice Island, and Assisi. Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, learn how the famous Chianti wine is made and sample some! History buffs will delight in visiting some of Italy’s ancient sites, including the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. Art fans will enjoy seeing Michelangelo’s famous works, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling paintings in Rome and his celebrated David in Florence. If you’re interested in magnificent churches, you’ll enjoy St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as well as St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried Visit Orvieto Cathedral, a great example of gothic architecture in Italy, and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, one of the best examples of byzantine architecture. As a special adventure, Globus has arranged an excursion to Cinque Terre, five small medieval villages on the Italian Riviera and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are just a few of the many highlights on this remarkable tour to Italy’s treasures. Food, wine, history, churches, art, an expert Tour Director and knowledgeable Local Guides—what more could you ask for in an Italy tour?
Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (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)
Day 3: ROME–LUCCA.
Head north and arrive in historic Lucca, completely surrounded by the original medieval walls. Enjoy a walk through the quaint town center to the famous amphitheater square. A suggestion for tonight: join an optional dinner at a local agriturismo.
Today’s Distance: 258 mi / 415 km (B)
Day 4: LUCCA. EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA.
La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast is the town where [LF] your exciting excursion starts 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. Then, a TRAIN RIDE returns you to La Spezia. On the way back to Lucca stop in Pisa and take pictures of the legendary Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi / 350 km (B,D)
Day 5: LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE.
A scenic day in Tuscany. This morning, visit Siena and walk through ancient narrow lanes to beautiful PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, site of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Your next visit is to San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. Browse through the little shops and admire the tower houses before leaving for the splendid VERRAZZANO CASTLE. Hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti and enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING with local specialties. Next, drive to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B)
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,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. To make the most of your stay, an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery is available. Tonight is your chance to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant. (B)
Day 7: FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE ISLAND.
Verona is world-famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See PIAZZA DELLE ERBE and PIAZZA BRA, and admire the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater. Built in the 1st century AD, it was the place where gladiators once fought. Today, it is the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi / 390 km (B)
Day 8: VENICE ISLAND.
Join your Local Guide for a walking tour and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the Byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to wander through the narrow streets with the numerous shops. An optional boat ride is available to the picturesque island of Burano. (B)
Day 9: VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI.
Leave the Adriatic coast and enter Umbria to peaceful Assisi. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, 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.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (B,D)
Day 10: ASSISI–ORVIETO–ROME.
Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Here, [LF] taste local pastries at renowned Caffè Montanucci, an historic pasticceria for more than 100 years. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to visit the fabulous gothic cathedral with its San Brizio Chapel. In the afternoon, return to Rome. This evening, a farewell dinner with operatic entertainment awaits at Tanagra restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B,D)
Day 11: ROME
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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
[LF] By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
[LF] Wine tasting
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
Walk to Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà
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 St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
[LF] Taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci; visit the cathedralMotorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; private boat ride in Venice.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Rome
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.
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Via Cicerone, 55/C
Roma , Italy
Lucca , Italy
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 8
Florence , Italy
San Marco 1224/b - 1235
Venezia , Italy
Via Fontebella 41
Assisi , Italy
Via Aurelia Antica, 415
Roma , Italy
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The tour director and bus driver made the trip extremely enjoyable.
It was a fast paced trip that an older person or one with physical limitations/needs might have more difficulty enduring. The cities visited were beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Wished we had more free time to explore some of the cities in greater detail. Arriving late in the day & leaving so very early, a lot of the businesses we would've liked to see were closed.
Hard to understand the local guides,(Rome especially) English was not adequate. The walk from tour bus to attractions was to far. In Assisi globus should provide shuttle to hotel. Walk was to far and to steep bringing our own luggage. Optional Excursions: The Tuscan and Florentine dinners were excellent, Roman Highlights, Gondola just ok.
I understand hotels are not guaranteed but was annoying and stressful that pre-night was moved to another hotel. No complaints about quality of accommodations- your basic 3-4 star. This was our 5th Globus trip and overall this was an awesome trip. Spread the road that this trip involved lots more walking than people anticipated - it was not a big problem for us personally and thankfully we did not have any mobility restricted people among the other 42 - though a few ( younger than us) were challenged to the max. There was not near enough free time to shop or explore as we opted to do all the optional tours. The Tour Director - Alessandro was very good and the group very cooperative with posted daily seat assignments. But tell Globus no one should have to sit in the back row of the bus- it is worse than being on an airplane- the back of the chair is right in your face. Luckily we drew the straw on a short travel day.
Our tour coordinator Sylvanna was excellent. Our bus driver Bruce was also very accomodating. Our group was a good size & all were good travel companions. The trip was well planned. Our only comment is to advise the amount of walking & stairs required. Choice of activities & restaurants was very good. Looking forward to our next trip. Ellie was very good in coordinating our trip needs & very responsive to our questions & requests.
Globus and Affordable tours met our expectations and then some. We could not have asked for a better tour and trip.
The Globus team did a great job with the tour. The hotels were well positioned and rooms were spacious and typically provided for a good view. Venice location was right at San Marco and Rome was just 2 blocks from the Vatican, allowing for evening and morning access. We have travelled quite a bit and this was our first bus tour and we would rate this now as our top tour vacation. The Globus staff (team) on the ground with us were very professional and worked diligently to meet the needs of the individuals and the group as a whole. Highly recommend as the tour guides were very knowledgable and what a great way to see the country and experience and learn Italy.
The Globus Italian Treasures tour is an excellent overview of Italy. The pace is quick but the time is spend very efficiently.
The trip was wonderful. However we did not understand how much walking was involved. It would have been helpful in making our decision on the tour if we knew how much walking was involved.
This was my first trip to Italy/Europe and the decision to book a tour (specifically Globus) was the best decision! Our Tour Director Lino was outstanding! We learned a lot about the history, he was very professional and had a good sense of humor which we all appreciated. Our Coach Driver Stefano was phenomenal! I always worry about the drivers of these large vehicles, however with Stefano I felt extremely safe & comfortable as he was an excellent driver! I would absolutely recommend these tours to others and will book another tour...but only with Lino and Stefano :)
This is our 5th Globus tour and it was one of the best. Our Tour Director, Giampiero was the nicest and most engaging director we have ever had we have taking 14 tours total.
Tour guide was superb, and his intererst and knowledge truly improved the journey. Two night stays were well timed. All but one hotel was centered in the area of interest, making individual exploring very accessible.
Loved our trip! Our itinerary was perfect. Our Tour director was fabulous! We will book with Affordable Tours and Globus again!
This was a great trip. There was too much food at the dinners, though.
Some of the hotels were disappointing. We understand many of the hotels were in ancient cities. We did not expect luxury. We expected small European rooms. We found the plumbing very slow. Slow draining showers which flooded the bathroom and in one case, just plain not draining. Had to use the shower in another room. Also, the hotel in Venice is affected by the 2pm daily flood. I would not return to that hotel or Venice.
It was a great trip and well-organized. Tour Director was the best I ever had. Would recommend this tour.
Globus needs to be transparent about ALL hotels used in tour. The last Rome hotel is NOT mentioned anywhere in Globus marketing brochure. This terrible Rome Pisana hotel is poor in both quality and location. It is used for post-tour extension but customers were not told about that until travel documents were sent out. I had to go through hoops to cancel the 2-day post-tour extension, which was an unpleasant experience before the tour was even started. The last-minute change of the Assisi hotel was also a disappointment. The originally listed Giotto Hotel is steps from the basilica and has glorious view from its terrace. I had planned for an after-dinner walk in the Assisi old town. The replacement hotel was miles from town and I would have needed to take a taxi to get there so I gave up the idea. The Giotto was 110 euros a night, the replacement hotel was only 65 euros. This is the only good thing (for Globus) about the switch.
Our Globus Italian Treasures Tour was amazing! We had the VERY BEST tour guide! She was very informative, organized, fun, and caring! The only negative about our trip was our arrival in Rome. After we collected our baggage, there was very poor information on how to find a Globus representative!
The last day of the tour we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Rome. It was dissappointing as the hotel was old and in comparison to the other hotels on this tour, the hotel was not up to par.
This is my 10th Globus Tour and this company is consistent with the quality of the tour guides, drivers, hotel accommodations and delivering the tour itinerary as described. It remains a great value for the price.
We were very pleased with the trip from time of booking to it's very end.... amazing experience!! Professional staff all around - and very caring!!!
The trip and itinerary helped me to see and experience a large part of Italy.
I came home exhausted and satisfied. Our tour director was superb and our local guides excellent to great. I accomplished all that I hoped for on this trip, got a feel for the Tuscan area, visited places I specifically wanted to see, Thank you for your role in facilitating my trip.
The guide was excellent. I would love to take a trip with her leading me again. Very much worth the money for the information and the places seen. While it would have been great to spend more time in some places, I understand that there is a schedule to keep.
We had a great trip - far exceeeding expectations
I was extremely happy with my vacation to Italy. The tour director was very knowledgable about Italian history and made the visits to each of the cities on the tour very enjoyable. The bus driver for Globus was great, too.
Was a great experience and I am so happy to complete this suvivey
I was extremely pleased with all aspects of the tour.
We had a great time in Northern Italy and got to see a lot more than we would have had we planed our own trip. Not having to deal with luggage was a great perk. The tours exceded our expectations. The tour guide in Rome was superb.
This was a GLOBUS tour. Quality of hotels varied widely. Rooms were so small for 2 people it was hard to put stuff down in the bathroom. Most hotels were at a distance from the center of the city making independent exploration difficult. Tour tried to do to much each day; if you took the additional side tours it felt like you were on a forced march, yet we were cautioned that we would never get in without their reservations. Name tags did not survive 1 day making it hard to get acquainted with fellow tour members.
We had a great time. Globus did a great job!
The trip was really good and the service of AffordableTours.com was wonderful and the best price I had so far.
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