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Globus A Taste of Italy(LH)

7 days from Rome to Venice 
You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy 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 the Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Visit San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its towers, and enjoy a Chianti wine tasting, followed by lunch. In Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy, enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s famous David; later spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica and Doges’ Palace. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys. To top it all off, enjoy a farewell drink at the famous Caffė Florian in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so you’ll skip the lines at the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience all there is to see and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, and explore the stunning churches and museums. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian vacation!

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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

SAN GIMIGNANO
[LF] Wine tasting and lunch; orientation

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

VENICE
Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration with exclusive gift; [LF] farewell drink at Caffé Florian

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
 Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2ROME.
 Guided sightseeing of the “Eternal City” 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 to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Afterward time at leisure; optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 3ROME–SAN GIMIGNANO–FLORENCE.
 A scenic drive along the Highway of the Sun offer views of towns like Orte and Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock on your way to Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards. Stop in San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses for [LF] a Chianti WINE TASTING, followed by lunch. Time to wander through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B,L)
Day 4FLORENCE.
 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 the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. (B)
Day 5FLORENCE–VENICE ISLAND.
 A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Hills brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT, then follow your Local Guide for a walking tour featuring ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies. See the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition, and receive an exclusive gift, just for you! (B)
Day 6VENICE ISLAND.
 Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, discover Rialto Bridge, and top it all off with [LF] a farewell drink at the famous CAFFÈ FLORIAN while musicians entertain you. Later, why not join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by a delicious meal of local specialties? (B)
Day 7VENICE ISLAND.
  Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine tasting in San Gimignano; 1 three-course welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome; farewell drink in Venice

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$385, $460 (June 10)

Triple room reduction per person:
$70

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $172-$237, in twin $112-$170, in triple $98-$153

Extra nights per person in Venice:
in single room $221-$230, in twin $190-$202, in triple $166-$171

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04/01/2019 $2,249.00
04/15/2019 $2,349.00
04/29/2019 $2,349.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/13/2019 $2,379.00
05/27/2019 $2,379.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/10/2019 $2,479.00
06/24/2019 $2,379.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/08/2019 $2,289.00
07/22/2019 $2,289.00
08/05/2019 $2,279.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/19/2019 $2,279.00
09/02/2019 $2,429.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/16/2019 $2,429.00
09/30/2019 $2,429.00
10/14/2019 $2,299.00
10/28/2019 $2,249.00
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