Italy

Italy 2021-05-07T14:15:54+00:00

Project Description

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.




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Ultimate Italy


14 days Rome to Venice
From the villages of the Cinque Terre to Tuscany’s medieval splendour, this is an adventure for those looking to indulge in all of Italy’s delights. Walk through grand piazzas and winding lanes, stroll the canals of Venice, and float past villas on Lake Como. Marvel at the ancient grandeur of Rome and the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence. Your expert local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) will take care of the details so you can travel at a leisurely pace and appreciate the scenery, whether it’s sipping vino in Tuscany or sampling local delicacies within the walls of charming Montepulciano. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.
2021:
Aug 8 $3374
Sept 12, 19, 26 $3229
Oct 3, 17 $3059
2022:
April 17, May 1, 15 $3059
June 12, 26 $3229
Book by May 31, 2021

Explore Southern Sicily


8 days Catania to Palermo
If you’ve ever written down “experience the best of Southern Sicily” on some sort of must-do list, this eight-day adventure will let you emphatically check that box. Featuring a Sicilian cooking class, ancient Roman mosaics, pristinely preserved Greek temples, Medieval towns, and so much more, the only thing this tour is missing (for now) is you.
2021:
July 10, Sept 4 $2014 Oct 2, 16, 30 $1954
2022:
April 2, 16, 30 May 14, 28 $1954
June 11, 25 $2014
Book before May 31, 2021

CORFU TRAIL HIKING HIGHLIGHTS – 7 days


On this seven-day adventure, almost anyone can hike the best parts of the Corfu Trail. A series of day hikes from Corfu town lets you explore the many different landscapes to be found — from the coastal to the mountainous. You’ll also trek through a traditional Greek village and visit a local cheesemaker, so bring your hiking boots as well as your appetite.
Highlights:
Guided hikes from Stavros to Pelekas Village, Giannades to Lakones Village, Angelokastro to Afionas Village, and Spartilas to the Northeast Coast
Visit Local Cheese Maker
Opportunity to visit both the beaches in the south and the mountainous region of the north!
Unpack only once! 6 Nights in “Arion Hotel” (or similar)
More useful information:
Customers can leave their luggage at the hotel and do not have to carry it when hiking. A daypack is sufficient.
Physical Rating 3/5: We have made the trip more accessible to a wider range of active travellers by taking out the hardest/steepest parts of the trail to keep the hikes rather flat!

2021:
Sept 12, 26 $1419
Oct 10, 24 $1349
2022:
April 3 $1349
May 8, 22, June 12, 26, Sept 11, 25 $1419
Oct 9, 23 $1349

ITALIAN MOSAIC


13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome
On this Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. Visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.
You’ll have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento, where you’ll stay for two nights. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where the celebrities go to “get away from it all.”
Special experiences such as an excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri where you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens. At Lake Maggiore, enjoy an exciting boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, with dinner at a local restaurant; you’ll also cross the Swiss border and have a relaxing stop in lakeside Lugano
Headsets throughout the tour. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 6, 13 $4490 July 27 $4517
Aug 17 $4490 Aug 31 $4670
Sept 7 $4742 Sept 14, 21, 28 $4670
Oct 5 $4580 Oct 12 $4544

EUROPEAN TAPESTRY


14 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Paris
A tapestry takes distinct colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s exactly what this European tour—European Tapestry—does. It weaves together the distinct cities, cultures, landscapes, and food of seven countries to make a beautiful vacation to Europe. Start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with sightseeing and a cruise on the River Seine with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In between, see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and the amazing Leaning Tower in Pisa.
But that’s not all. Have a beer at a local café in Heidelberg; take a romantic Rhine cruise past castle-crested cliffs and terraced vineyards; learn about woodcarving from a local woodcarver in Germany’s Black Forest and taste the traditional Black Forest Cake; enjoy dinner at a Venetian restaurant to try out local specialties; and a highlight of this European tour is an overnight stay in Monte Carlo. Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to ensure your time and fun is maximized. That’s why we’ve included VIP access in this tour of Europe. That means that rather than waiting in long lines at places such as the Vatican Museums and Colosseum in Rome, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European tour is sure to delight!
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 3, 10, 17, 24 $4193
Aug 14 $4220 Aug 28 $4922
Sept 4 $4580 Sept 18 $4517 Sept 25 $4490

ITALIAN TREASURES


11 Day Tour from Rome to Rome
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?
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 8 $3851 July 15, 29, Aug 5, 12 $3806
Aug 26 $3842 Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3968
Oct 14 $3887 Oct 21 $3689

ESSENTIAL EUROPE


9 Day Tour from Rome to Paris
This amazing escorted vacation in Europe explore the essential destinations in Italy, Switzerland and France. Begin your journey in the eternal city of Rome, with guided sightseeing of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement, and visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to see the artist’s only signed sculpture, the Pieta. Imagine gladiators fighting as you near the Roman Forum for a visit to the ancient Colosseum. Continue through Italy to stay in Florence—the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Stand before the magnificent cathedral to admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculptures of Signoria Square. From Florence, travel to Venice, entering the city by private boat. Visit St. Mark’s Square to admire its Byzantine basilica, clock tower, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. See a traditional glass blower create works of art, and enjoy an authentic pasta dinner and a private water-taxi ride on Venezia’s Grand Canal. On to the Swiss Alps! Stop in Bellinzona to sip famed regional Merlot with a wonderful view from Castelgrande. Continue to Lucerne amid the grandeur of the Alps and St. Gotthard Pass. See Lucerne’s Lion Monument to Swiss Guards of the French Revolution, and cross the Chapel Bridge to explore the lovely city. From Basel, take a high-speed train to Paris. Spend two nights in the “City of Light” for sightseeing, a Seine River cruise, and lots of free time to explore.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 11, 25  Aug 22 $4336
Sep 5,  $4508 Sept 19 $4518

ITALY’S GREAT CITIES


9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome
What do you want from your Italy tour—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square—now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your opportunity to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the most popular saint in Italy, St. Francis—now you get to visit his basilica, built over his tomb. You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David—now you can to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venetian glass—now watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. And you may have heard about the world-famous Palio in Siena—now you will visit the Piazza del Campo where it is held. And a unique guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo has been included as well.
But that’s not all… on this Italy tour, panoramic rides between cities will show you some of the country’s most beautiful scenery: the flat Po area, the wooded Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany’s Chianti wine country, with its vine- and olive-clad hills. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective, such as a dinner and overnight at a historic 17th-century hotel in San Martino in Campo, welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Rome, and a taste of panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties) in Siena. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy’s great cities. It’s the vacation of a lifetime!
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 24, Aug 21 $3185
Sept 4, 18, Oct 2 $3545

NORTHERN ITALY’S HIGHLIGHTS & CINQUE TERRE

10 Day Tour from Milan to Milan

This is the perfect “off the beaten path” vacation for travelers 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! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy’s gastronomic delights. 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!
Headsets throughout the tour. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
July 2 $3194 July 16 $3140
Aug 13 $3194 Aug 27 $3257
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 $3302

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS


9 Day Tour from London to Rome
This tour is bursting at the seams with historical cities and spectacular scenery. Spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. Enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other inclusions, travel on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris, ride a funicular in Bergamo, walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice’s St. Mark’s Square.
Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy going past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.
2021:
July 3 $3248
July 17, 31 $3149
Aug 28 $3302
Spet 4, 11 $3392 Sept 25 $3356 Oct 2 $3320

ITALIAN TAPESTRY


9 DAY TOUR FROM VENICE TO SORRENTO
A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. Overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. Visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access.
Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and a visit to Augustus Gardens. . In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD—an amazingly detailed look into life around 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire.
All of this—plus a gondola serenade in Venice, a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and a farewell dinner with a taste of Limoncello at a Sorrento restaurant—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other.
2021:

July 10 $3293
Aug 7 $3095
Sept 4, 11, 25 Oct 2 $3528
Oct 16 $3446 Oct 23 $3410

SOUTHERN ITALY ESCAPE

9 DAY TOUR FROM SORRENTO TO NAPLES
Imagine spending time in Italy’s most beloved locations without the higher costs and bigger crowds associated with busy travel season. Join us on a cultural and culinary adventure of Southern Italy’s wonderful gems. Start with a stroll in Sorrento, one of the most beautiful settings facing the Bay of Naples; travel to the Adriatic coastal resort of Trani; and overnight in the Apulian capital of Bari on the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Be sure to sample the local focaccia after your tour of St. Nicolas’ Church! In Alberobello, take a tour of the traditional Trullo houses—whitewashed, circular homes, with classic conical roofs. Admire the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares of Lecce, and visit the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica to understand why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.” A scenic drive brings you to the rocky outcrop of Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Casa Grotto to learn all about the Sassi houses, thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy.
Continue your Italian vacation to the charismatic Naples, birthplace of Neapolitan pizza. Here, enjoy guided sightseeing, which includes a visit to the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Join us in the off season and escape to Southern Italy’s off-the-beaten-path locales.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
2021:
Nov 13, 20, 27 $1749
2022:
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 $1589
March 5 $1749
March 12, 19 $1899

No single supplement!

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.
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 $2629
Dec 5 $2489
2022:
Jan 30, Feb 6 $2489
Feb 13, 20, 27 $2629
March 6, 13 $2699

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.

2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 $2259
Dec 5 $2189

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

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.
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 $1899
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!
2021:
Oct 31, Nov 7 $1589
Nov 14, 21, 28 $1379
2022:
Feb 20, 27 $1169
March 6 $1379 March 13, 20 $1589
No Single supplement!

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.
2021:
Aug 28, Sept 4, 18, 25, Oct 9 $2897
Oct 23 $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.
2021:
July 4, Aug 1 $2583 July 18 $2887 Aug 15 $2659 Aug 22 $2973
Aug 29 $2764 Sept 5, 12, 19 $2783
Sept 26 $2659 Oct 3 $2973 Oct 10 $2640 Oct 17 $2507 oCT 24 $2640
2022:
April 3 $2249 April 10 $2375 April 17 $2501 April 24 $2519
May 1 $2636 May 8 $2519 May 15 $2816 May 22, 29 June 5, 19 $2519
June 12, 26 $2816 July 3, 31 $2447 July 17 $2735
Aug 14 $2519 Aug 21 $2816 Aug 28 $2618
Sept 4, 11, 18 $2636 Sept 25 $2519
Oct 2, $2816 Oct 9 $2501 Oct 16 $2375 Oct 23 $2501

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

2021:
Aug 30 $2555
Sept 13, 27 $2591
Oct 11 $2537
Oct 25 $2519