Italy

Italy 2020-07-02T16:23:56+00:00

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Rome, Italy

Home to the Vatican and the former Roman Empire, the city of Rome is the site of thousands of years of world-shaping history. But even centuries after the empire’s collapse, the city continues to be an international centre of culture, art, and religion. Tourists can visit Vatican City for its spiritual significance or purely for the beauty of its medieval and renaissance architecture. Either at you’re their own pace or by one of the many tour groups available, visitors can experience the wonder of ancient Rome, as much of the city’s historical development has been preserved and is open to the public. But as the capital city of Italy, Rome also features many modern shopping and fashion outlets. Regardless of what draws tourists to this beautiful city, it’s guaranteed to leave them with a lasting impression.




Cycling in Tuscany

7 days Rome to Chianciano Terme


What better way to experience the beauty of Tuscany than from the seat of a bike? A mixture of on- and off-road biking awaits on a ride through some of the most gorgeous, yet challenging countryside you’ll find anywhere. Explore beautiful hill towns, stunning lakes, and have the option to soak in thermal hot springs. When you are not riding, take in the view of the rolling Tuscan hills from your hotel rooftop and relax with a glass of wine.

On sale!

2020:
Sept 6 $1614
Oct 11, 25 $1572
2021:
May 9 $1572
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

EUROPEAN ESCAPE WITH LONDON

10 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO LONDON
Escape to Europe’s most popular destinations with a guided European vacation during the low season and bypass the tourist crowds and the high-season prices! Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum the ancient arena of the Gladiators in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
Other highlights of this European tour include a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, a stop in the city of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London. But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means you won’t have to wait in long lines to enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun.
2020: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 $2339 Dec 6 $2199
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

EUROPEAN ESCAPE

9 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO PARIS
You can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum the ancient arena of the Gladiators in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe are a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the town of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps. But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. So, you won’t be waiting in long lines to enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun.
2020: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 $2029 Dec 6, 14 $1949
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

NORTHERN ITALY’S HIGHLIGHTS & CINQUE TERRE


10 day tour Milan to Milan
This is the perfect “off the beaten path” vacation for travellers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. Spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin, and an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts. But that’s not all… this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre tour offers much more!
You’ll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting with lunch in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, and visit the Ferrari Museum.
A tour highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages by the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views while enjoying the included ride by boat (weather permitting) and train. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. You’re sure to arrive back home from this Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!
2020: Sept 4, 18 $3669 Oct 2 $3609

VENICE ESCAPE WITH 7-NIGHT ADRIATIC CRUISE


10 days from Venice to Venice
What could make a Romantic 7-night cruise on the Adriatic Sea even better? Starting and ending your vacation in Venice, Italy, during the off-season at that! Arrive in Venice for an overnight stay before setting sail for a 7-night cruise of the Adriatic Sea showing you Mediterranean coastal wonders in Greece, Montenegro and Croatia. Stay on the unique and intriguing island city of Venice where a private boat ride awaits. Visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.
Get on board and relax on the recently refurbished Celestyal Olympia cruise ship. Sail across the glimmering Adriatic Sea and discover the pivotal role it has played on the surrounding countries. Enjoy a full day each to explore the Greek islands of Corfu and Patras—brimming with ancient history, architecture, and beauty. After a morning at sea, arrive in Montenegro’s spectacular bay of Kotor for a day of exploring with a Local Guide. Sail overnight to the magnificent fortress city of Dubrovnik, Croatia—the walled citadel and film setting for Game of Thrones. In Split, walk the narrow cobblestone streets to see incredible sights, including Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Cruise back to Venice for an overnight stay in Italy. Travel  in the off-season, lose the crowds, and save big on this Adriatic Sea cruise and Italy vacation you can’t afford to miss!
2020: Dec 4, 11, 18 $2520 Port Taxes $350 & Gratuities $91 to service personnel on board the ship are included
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.
The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.
Extra nights per person in Venice:
pre-night in single room $124, in twin $122, in triple $113
post-night in single room $169, in twin $169, in triple $169

ITALIAN ESCAPE


7 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO VENICE
You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, and remarkable architecture—now it’s your turn to experience it all! On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling paintings. Also visit the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.Enjoy a walk through the Old Town of Assisi, and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, before arriving in Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Here, enjoy a light lunch and a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Pisa, marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world-famous Leaning Tower. In romantic Venice, a private boat ride awaits. Visit the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover their hidden treasures. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.
2020: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 $1689
2021: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7 $1559
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7 $1689 Mar 14, 21 $1759
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

Sicilian Escape

7 Day Tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera

Escape to Sicily for seven days of beauty, cuisine, and history—without the crowds you’d find in the high-season. Begin in Palermo and meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Spend the following day on a guided sightseeing tour of Palermo’s ornate Piazza Bellini and Capo Market. See the stunning baroque features of the Church of the Immacolata, and visit the historic Palermo Cathedral. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro in Monreale, and visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral with its treasured byzantine mosaics.
Walk through the 24-centuries-old Valley of the Temples with your Local Guide in Agrigento, visit Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to admire the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics. In Syracuse, the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, you’ll take a guided visit to the archaeological site of the 5th-century-BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmaker’s Cave. Travel to Catania, where you’ll sample Sicily’s famous Arancino, and spend two nights on the spectacular Taormina Riviera, your base for a fascinating excursion to Mount Etna—the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore Taormina, and complete your Sicilian Escape with a fabulous farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll treasure the time spent exploring Sicily’s famous sights and stunning scenery—without the crowds of the busy travel season on this spectacular guided tour of Sicily!
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 $1199  Nov 29, $999

Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

The Sicilian

10 Day Tour from Palermo to Taormina Riviera
This tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages. Begin your “off the beaten path” tour with guided sightseeing in Palermo’s ornate city of piazzas, markets, and churches.
Relish the baroque style of the city’s historic sights, and savor authentic Sicilian culinary specialties that have been handed down for generations. From panelle, arancini, and cannoli – to almond biscuits and Marsala wines – your escorted tour of Sicily is an epicurean’s dream when it comes to cuisine. You’ll also be treated to a tasting at Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory.
As you tour the perimeter of the beautiful island of Sicily, enjoy escorted tours through Sicily’s centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina.
From palaces to churches, you’ll encounter ancient works of art, architecture, and archaeological treasures. Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with its Greek structures that have miraculously endured 24 centuries, the iconic baroque St. George Cathedral and Ibla district of Ragusa, and the famous mosaic-tiled Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone.
Travel to Syracuse – birthplace of mathematician Archimedes – for a guided sightseeing tour that includes the 5th-century-BC Greek theater. See the Church of Santa Lucia – filming location of Michael Corleone’s wedding scene in The Godfather movie– then relax with a granita and brioche at a local bar.
Your Sicily tour package concludes on the beautiful Taormina Riviera with an opportunity to visit Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. A sumptuous meal will put the finishing touch to your beautiful tour of the ancient island of Sicily – with new memories to cherish for years to come.
2020:   Sept 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, Oct 3, 5, 10, 12 $2852
Sept 5, 7 $2897  Oct 19 $2816 Oct 24 $2735

Italian Vista

8 Day Tour from Rome to Milan
On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, visit some of the country’s most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence; St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where the saint is buried; and the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, filled with designer shops and famous cafés.
From Padua, visit the romantic city of Venice, where your guided walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Here, there is a special treat for you: a private boat ride to Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como.” and to taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour! Round it all out with a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan…
From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sites and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight.
2020:  Oct 28 $2507 Aug 23, Oct 4 $2659
Aug 30 $2909
Sept 6, 13, 20 $2782 Oct 11 $2640 Oct 25 $2374

Southern Italy & Greece

14 Day Tour from Palermo to Athens
This extraordinary 14-day guided vacation through Italy and Greece begins with two nights in Palermo on the island of Sicily to explore the magnificent cathedrals, cuisine, and culture. Tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento on your way to Catania on the eastern coast of Sicily. Take an excursion to Syracuse to explore the fascinating 5th-century Greek and Roman archaeological site before visiting the small island of Ortigia. Stop to gaze on the stunning hilltops and coastal cliffs of Taormina, then cross the Straits of Messina by ferry to the Italian mainland. Explore Southern Italy’s “boot” with overnights in Cosenza and Matera, including a specialty dinner at a local restaurant, and a visit to a whitewashed trullo house—the signature Alberobello architecture of circular stone houses with conical roofs. Visit the beautiful towns of Locorotondo and Martina Franca in the “heel” of Italy, and spend two nights in Lecce, the “Florence of the South.” Sightseeing includes visits to the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. In Brindisi, have lunch and a sightseeing tour before boarding your overnight ferry to the Ionian Sea to Patras in Greece. Cross the Gulf of Corinth via one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges, visit the beautiful coastal town of Nafpaktos, and overnight in Itea. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in the area famous for its Amfissa olive trees. On to Delphi, where the Oracle told the future and the god Apollo found sanctuary on Mount Parnassus. Tour the extraordinary excavations and visit the Archaeological Museum—home to the 5th-century-BC bronze Charioteer. Continue to Athens, the Greek capital and home to the iconic Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, the Theseum where Socrates taught, and many more incredible sights of Greek history and mythology. Your escorted tour through Southern Italy and Greece is an experience for the ages!
2020: Oct 20 $3689 Sept 22 $3779 Sept 8, Oct 6 $3806

Sicily & Malta

Discover the true essence of the Mediterranean as you delve into the fascinating mosaic of Sicily and the island paradise of Malta. Get acquainted with Palermo’s colourful markets and the city’s famous “street food.” Meet a countess in her medieval palace and visit a family-owned farm where you’ll hear Sicilian folk music and learn how they make ricotta cheese. Stand in awe at Agrigento’s spectacular Valley of the Temples (UNESCO). Spend 4 nights in Taormina, the jewel of Sicily, perched above the Ionian Sea. Reflect on the grandeur of ancient Greek influence during an included excursion to historical sites in Siracusa (UNESCO), whose archaeological treasures rival those in Athens. Discover the medieval streets of Mdina and enjoy a day at leisure in Malta. On a journey along the Ionian coast, discover the everlasting influences left by ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs and Normans.
13 days/12 nights     18 Meals: 11 Breakfasts 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
2020: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, Nov 7, Dec 5 $4799

Chianti Walking & Wine

2020: Oct 10, 17, 24 $1895
Oct 3 $1995
Sept 5, 12, 19 $2075
Discover picturesque towns and delicious wines in Tuscany
With its Renaissance cities, mediaeval villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards, southern Tuscany is the perfect place for a relaxing guided walking holiday. Based at the tranquil Villa Casalta, on our tour we visit beautiful San Gimignano, the market town of Greve in Chianti, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena and the magnificent city of Florence. During the week we sample several varieties of the world-renowned local Chianti and have the opportunity to learn more about Italian wine at the Wine School of Siena.
Highlights
Walk the classic rolling hills of Tuscany
You will spend 7 nights at Villa Casalta, a renovated farmhouse with swimming pool and en suite facilities. The villa is family-run and known for the fine home-made food prepared with traditional ingredients and locally produced wines and olive oil. Free Wi-Fi available.
Enjoy the fabulous Chianti wines
Key information
7 nights renovated farmhouse with panoramic swimming pool
5 days gentle walking and sightseeing
Low altitude throughout
Centre-based holiday
Countries visited: Italy
What’s included
All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 3 wine tastings
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout

Hidden Treasures of Italy

This 9-day Italy tour “off the beaten path” takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer.

Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco

2020:

Oct 26 $2659
Sept 7, 14, 28, Oct 5 $2735 Oct 19 $2678 Nov 2 $2507