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“Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” Who can resist uttering these words in medieval Verona, the romantic setting for Shakespeare’s tragic love story? But thoughts will soon turn from romance to Roman ruins, medieval towns, floating cities, and gastronomic delights. All of these treasures and more are right here on this sparkling tour of Italy. Filled with the country’s famous jewels and hidden gems, this dazzling tour leads you from Rome to Venice and back again, with time in the sultry Italian Riviera, vineyard-dotted Tuscany, and picturesque Umbria, Tuscany’s “gentler sister.” Savor a boat ride along the dramatic Cinque Terre coastline with its pastel-hued fishing villages, stroll through the serene streets of Assisi, and sip Chianti in a Tuscan cantina. Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the perfectly preserved medieval town of San Gimignano are more reasons this tour of Italy truly shines.

Countries Visited

Italy

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
    Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ROME
    Italian Treasures ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Colosseum, and see the Roman Forum. Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor. Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    ROME–LUCCA
    Roman Rulers LUCCA Enjoy an orientation walk, followed by free time. (B)
    217 mi/ 350 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS Within the walls surrounding the medieval city of Lucca, the modern world fades away. Whilst you walk, see the Piazza Anfiteatro, San Michele Square, the Roman Amphitheatre, the soaring clock tower, and the Guinigi Tower topped with a hanging garden roof – just to name a few of the impressive sights you’ll find in this historic city in Tuscany.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    LUCCA-LA SPEZIA-EXCURSION TO CINQUE TERRE & PISA
    The Italian Riviera Depart for a scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
    CINQUE TERRE [LF] Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso, with free time before boarding your train for La Spezia.
    PISA See the Leaning Tower en route back to Lucca. (B,D)
    155 mi/ 250 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE Take a stunning cruise on the coast of Cinque Terre and take in fascinating views of the sea, sky, and centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    LUCCA–SIENA–SAN GIMIGNANO–VERRAZZANO CASTLE–FLORENCE
    Tuscany’s Terra Bella SIENA An orientation walk includes Piazza del Campo.
    SAN GIMIGNANO Take an orientation walk with free time for lunch.
    VERRAZZANO Enjoy [LF] wine tasting with local specialties. (B)
    186 mi / 300 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Visit the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena, and taste the tradition of winemaking with regional specialties enjoyed in the vineyards of this beautiful landscape for centuries.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    FLORENCE
    Florentine Favorites FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle in the Academy of Fine Arts. Outside, the Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE ISLAND
    Ladies & Gentlemen of Verona VERONA An orientation walk includes Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà to admire the Arena. Free time for lunch before continuing to Venice.
    VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals (B)
    242 mi / 390 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITION Stroll through the grand piazzas of Verona, where the tradition of La Passeggiata (leisurely stroll) is alive and well near the site of the ancient forum. Where fruits, vegetables, and spices once filled the market squares, now eateries and shops share the space with the ancient arts of sumptuous fountains, monuments, architecture, and people-watching.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    VENICE ISLAND
    Benvenuti a Venezia VENICE ISLAND A guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI
    Medieval Marvels Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains en route to Assisi.
    ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. (B,D)
    267 mi / 430 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the Saint is buried.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    ASSISI–ORVIETO–ROME
    Parting is Sweet Sorrow ORVIETO Enjoy a [LF] local pastries tasting at renowned Caffè Montanucci, a historic Pasticceria. An orientation walk includes the cathedral with free time to visit San Brizio Chapel.
    ROME Join in a farewell dinner at a local restaurant (B,D)
    137 mi/ 220 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES The historic Pasticceria of Caffè Montanucci has been open every morning for 100 years, delighting the sweet tooths of pastry lovers in the heart of Orvieto. Only the Municipality, the Bank, the Church can claim the same, earning “the old bar” the status of institution in the old city. While the world has changed in many ways over the century, the important things have remained the same at the caffè - a haven where generations of guests rely on its traditional coffee, cappuccino, semolina cake, pastry ice cream, and chocolates to win their hearts every time.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    ROME
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

Health 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.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

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.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

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.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

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.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

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.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

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.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

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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Accommodations

Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Lucca: Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi
Modern hotel located near the historic center, offers tasteful decor, meeting facilities, restaurant & bar; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Romana,1247
Lucca , Italy
Florence: Roma
Housed in a stately 18th-century building overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this 52-room romantic hotel has a cozy atmosphere with classic Florentine design, including beautiful stained glass windows from the Art Nouveau period. A generous breakfast buffet is served each morning in the informal breakfast room and there is an elegant bar serving cocktails and other drinks in a classically appointed room with marble floors and frescoed walls and ceilings. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas and guestrooms.
Address:
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 8
Florence , 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.
Address:
Santa Croce, 578
Venezia , Italy
Venice: Indigo Venice Sant'Elena
The lush green Sant'Elena neighborhood in Venice has the feel of a sleepy Italian village, yet it's within easy reach of the city's most famed attractions. Housed in an ancient building (formerly a convent) which has maintained its grand-scale architecture with room décor inspired by warm, Byzantine colors or cooler tones evocative of the sea, the hotel reflects the unique mix of culture, character, and setting of the neighborhood. All 75 guestrooms are equipped with every comfort and marked by the attention to detail of a boutique hotel. The spa-style bathrooms, equipped with rainfall-like showerheads and quality bathroom amenities account for a refreshing invigorating stay. The hotel is both secluded enough to allow for quiet time and equally very central to enjoy the Venetian lifestyle of little restaurants, cafes, and piazzas. While the distance between Sant'Elena and the bustling Piazza San Marco is easily bridged via vaporetto (water taxi), the two neighborhoods can feel like entirely different cities. The location is also within easy reach of the 11-km stretch of golden beaches on the island of Lido.
Address:
Calle Buccari 10
Venice , 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.
Address:
V.Le Patrono D'italia 70
Assisi , Italy
Rome: Villa Pamphili Roma
A modern and relaxing elevated "urban resort" in the Italian capital city surrounded by the greenery of the Valle dei Casali park and just 15 minutes away from the Vatican City and the characteristic Trastevere and Testaccio districts. The 235 bright, comfortable guestrooms are spread over 5 floors and feature full cutting-edge comforts and a splendid private balcony. The hotel offers in-house restaurants with exquisite options for both lunch and dinner. The main attractions of the capital are within easy reach, such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, and the Spanish Steps. Fiumicino Airport is a 30-minute drive away, while Termini Railway Station is just 25 minutes away.
Address:
Via della Nocetta, 105, Roma RM
Rome , Italy

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Question: Are gratuities included? Do you have to take your own luggage from the bus to the hotel?

Gratuities for the tour director and bus driver are not included. Porterage is included.

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 121 reviews - currently showing 34 reviews with comments only

I was very pleased with the quality of the bus transportation, the bus driver, the main tour guide, and all of the excursions provided with my tour. The only negative was that some of the rooms were very small and basic, and some of the beds and pillows were not very comfortable. Other than that, I was very happy with my very first bus tour! I especially appreciated the front-of-line access to some of the most amazing artifacts in the world! Also, I should mention that the "Whisper" devices provided worked excellent, which was not the case on some tours I had with my cruise line excursions, which is a very important aspect of learning about the area being explored. Also, Linh was always so kind and informative about any questions or concerns that I had. I would definitely book with her again!

The trip was great! Of course, that the weather was nice really helped. We always enjoy Globus tours because the tour directors and bus drivers are terrific! There were a few hiccups with some of the hotels, but our tour operator did her best to resolve any issues.

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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