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Globus A Taste of Italy with Lake Como(LHE)

10 days from Rome to Lake Como 
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 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 historic sites of Rome, including 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 tower houses, 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 see Michelangelo’s masterpiece David, and spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys.

Throughout this Italy guided tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll have more time to experience famous sights and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel to Milan by high-speed train and transfer to beautiful Lake Como for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como which includes the marble-clad Duomo, and a relaxing boat ride including with a visit to picturesque Bellagio and its century-old buildings.

Your Lake Como vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are fully provided by Monograms. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous guided tour of incredible Italy!
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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

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

VENICE ISLAND–LAKE COMO
By high-speed Train

LAKE COMO
Guided walking visit Duomo, boat ride

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
 Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2ROME.
 Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and see the amazing Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
Day 3ROME–SAN GIMIGNANO–FLORENCE.
 This morning, drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun north into Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards. On your way to San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, enjoy [LF] a Chianti WINE TASTING, followed by lunch. Then, time to walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” (B,L)
Day 4FLORENCE.
 During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Time 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 to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, 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 by enjoying [LF] a farewell drink at 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–LAKE COMO.
  Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Milan, then transfer to beautiful Lake Como. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como, which includes the historic center and the imposing, marble-clad DUOMO. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 8LAKE COMO.
 Experience a relaxing BOAT RIDE on Lake Como for panoramas of stunning mountain scenery and luxury lakeside villas. Disembark at picturesque Bellagio with its century-old buildings, stone lanes, and quaint cobblestone stairways filled with shops; free time for lunch and exploration on your own. (B)
Day 9LAKE COMO.
 Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)
Day 10LAKE COMO.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa). (B)

Included Globus Meals

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

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$594-$723

Triple room reduction per person:
$110-$138

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $157-$235, in twin $91-$162, in triple $83-$137

Extra nights per person in Lake Como:
in single room $178-$391, in twin $111-$218, in triple $96-$172

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 04/16/2018 $3,326.00
Guaranteed Departure 04/30/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/07/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/14/2018 $3,246.00
05/21/2018 $3,326.00
05/28/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/04/2018 $3,246.00
06/11/2018 $3,246.00
06/18/2018 $3,246.00
06/25/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/02/2018 $3,246.00
07/16/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/30/2018 $3,246.00
08/13/2018 $3,246.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/03/2018 $3,396.00
09/10/2018 $3,396.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/17/2018 $3,396.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/24/2018 $3,392.00
10/01/2018 $3,391.00
10/08/2018 $3,241.00
10/15/2018 $3,189.00
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