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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

If you could weave together the perfect Italy vacation, what would you bring to the loom? The pastel palaces of Venice? The muted frescoes of Florence? The ornate piazzas of Rome? The azure waters of Capri? We’ve selected the most stunning scenes across the country to create a rich and rewarding tapestry of experiences on this visual and tactile tour of Italy. A gondola serenade in romantic Venice, a balsamic vinegar tasting in culinary Modena, a walking tour of Pompeii’s excavations, a Limoncello sampling in sunny Sorrento—they’re all part of a perfectly woven itinerary that starts in the “Floating City,” coasts through the rolling green Tuscan Hills, explores the “Eternal City” and then saunters south to the fashionable resort of Capri. In true Italian fashion, this vibrant and vivid tour of Italy is a work of art.

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Capri , Florence , Modena , Naples , Pienza , Pompeii , Rome , Siena , Sorrento , Tuscany , Venice

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE ON VENICE ISLAND, ITALY
    Welcome to Venice! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    VENICE ISLAND
    Italian Beauties VENICE Take a private boat ride on the canals. Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and views of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Glassblowing demonstration followed by a [LF] Gondola ride with music and free time. (B)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    EPIC RIDE Centuries ago, gondolas were the main form of transportation in Venice, powered by a gondolier with a single paddle to navigate the canals of this historic city. Today, Venetian gondoliers continue generations of family tradition to squire visitors through the iconic waterways while serenading passengers with romantic Italian ballads.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    VENICE ISLAND–MODENA–FLORENCE
    Sweet & Sour in Modena MODENA Enjoy a [LF] balsamic vinegar tasting at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi en route to Florence. (B)
    205 mi / 330 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURE & TRADITION Creating classic Balsamic Vinegard requires the patience learned through four generations of devotion and respect for the 18th-century traditions at Acetaia Leonardi farm. The farm sits on 27 acres of vineyards where Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes are grown to produce this delicate balance of sweet and sour Modena specialty.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    FLORENCE–SIENA
    Fine Art in Firenze 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 before departing for Siena. (B)
    62 mi / 100 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. 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.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    SIENA–PIENZA–ROME
    Heart & Soul in Siena SIENA Guided walking tour includes sights of the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.
    PIENZA Enjoy an orientation walk and free time for lunch en route to Rome. (B)
    155 mi / 250 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CITY SIGHTS Perched within Italy’s stunning Tuscany region, the medieval city of Siena is a treasure trove of medieval architecture. The 13th-century Piazza del Campo remains the heart of Siena, where locals stroll and socialize as they have done for centuries. The Duomo di Siena stands majestically with its black and white marble façade amid the serenity of Siena’s streets and squares.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    ROME
    When In Rome ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon and evening.* (B)

    * For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

    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.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    ROME–POMPEII–SORRENTO AREA
    Time Stands Still in Pompeii ROME scenic drive en route to Sorrento.*
    POMPEII Take a guided walking tour of the excavations, followed by free time for lunch. (B)
    174 mi / 280 km

    * For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDS & LORE The fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii is a treasured glimpse into Roman life near the Bay of Naples. This once thriving and sophisticated Roman city was consumed by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., with its residents and structures buried beneath inescapable ash and stone. See the preserved site of excavated ruins that reveal remarkable frescoes, artwork, and artifacts within its streets and dwellings of the people who perished here.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPRI
    Jetfoil ride to Capri. CAPRI Take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village. Guided sightseeing includes the Augustus Gardens with free time for lunch before returning to Sorrento.
    SORRENTO AREA Enjoy free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner with Limoncello at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Nestled high above the sea on the island of Capri lie the exquisite Gardens of Augustus. This natural paradise promises 180-degree panoramic views and a kaleidoscope of botanical beauty on the cliffs overlooking the island and the sapphire sea below. Toast the view with a glass of granita for a frozen treat amid the sun-washed monuments and mesmerizing vistas.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    SORRENTO AREA
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Naples. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

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Accommodations

Venice Island: 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
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby.
Address:
Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence , Italy
Siena: NH Siena
Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.
Address:
Piazza La Lizza
Siena , Italy
Rome: Della Conciliazione
This elegant 67 room hotel is just a few minutes walk away from St. Peter's Basilica and offers modern comforts within the charming atmosphere of a historic building. A hearty breakfast buffet is served in the c hic breakfast room and drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.
Address:
Via Borgo Pio 164
Roma , Italy
Sorrento Area: Grand Hotel Vesuvio
This elegant 250-room hotel is nestled among lemon and olive groves just outside Sorrento and overlooks the enchanting Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It features a large seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a snack bar and a lovely garden with a wisteria covered pergola. There is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar with terrace seating offering panoramic views and the town centre of Sorrento is easily accessible via the hotel¿s convenient shuttle. The air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in soft colours with traditional majolica glazed tile floors, minibars, flat screen satellite Tvs and Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Address:
Via Nastro Verde,7
Sorrento , Italy

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 1 reviews - currently showing 10 reviews with comments only

Great experience!!! Very much enjoyed our tour. Everything was great and well planned. Our tour guide was terrific.

I felt the hotel rooms were very tiny as well as the bathrooms. I thought the breakfasts would have been better quality foods.

I would not recommend Globus. Tour guide was curt and at times very rude. Everyone on the tour thought the same thing. Restaurants they chose were ok, but from other Italian guests, they did not like the food. Tour indicated gong to the Colosseum, we did but did not go in. Very disappointing. I choice this tour to go into the colosseum. We were only allowed 10 minutes there. Too rushed. Promised jet boat, that didnt happen either. I would not book another Globus tour.

Excellent tour. It made seeing the attractions much smoother. Ample free time on our own. Excellent tour director

I think the food and the restaurant choices were made based on the best price for Globus. Not the usual amazing food that one would find in Italy. I LOVE salami, but not everyday and at every meal! I liked that our tour director gave us a lot of history about Italy.

Would suggest that no flights be booked using the airlines Alitalia, the worst experience ever flying and will never fly their airlines again.

Just a great experience and a fabulous trip

My tour to the Natural Parks was beyond my expectations. It was so beautiful and enjoyed everyday with the group. Great excursions and very organized.

Last year I took the Globus tour "Italy's Great Cities" and the hotels were excellent. This year I took Globus's "Italian Tapestry", expecting the hotels to be of the same calibur. They weren't bad, but were not quite the same quality as last year\'s. I would probaly still take another Globus tour again, but I'd look a lot more closely at the accommodations online beforehand. Of course, I did that prior to this trip, too, but you can only tell so much from afar.

I just wanted to say that booking my excursions through Globus was fine but i wish they would have said that if there were not enough people that were signed up to do the excursion that it would be cancelled. We booked a Gondola ride and had already paid for it before the trip and since half of the other people on the trip did not want to do the gondola ride because it was raining a little, it was cancelled.

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