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THE BEST OF ITALY - 2017

Tour Code - LB 11 days - ROME to ROME $4099 AUD

On this Best of Italy tour, visit some of Italy’s most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Assisi and Capri. Visit the must-see sights in these cities, including the Vatican Museums, and Colosseum in Rome; St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; and the church where St. Francis is buried—St. Francis’ Basilica—in Assisi. In Orvieto, situated high atop a volcanic rock, visit the gothic cathedral, dating to the 13th century and home to one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance painting.

One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago; 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. Another highlight on this Italy tour is the picturesque Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to Capri village and have time to shop at its designer shops, savor the sumptuous cuisine at a bistro, and enjoy the amazing views of the breathtaking azure sea. Globus has even arranged a special Capri experience that includes an open taxi ride to Anacapri to visit the famous Villa San Michele, a villa with works of art from Antiquity to the early 20th century.   

Italy can satisfy even the most discerning traveler, and this tour allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more. So grab your camera and leave all the details to Globus, so you can just enjoy yourself on this memorable vacation!   


  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Discover Venice by night on a private boat ride
Enjoy an open-taxi ride to Anacapri to visit San Michele


Standard Features

Destinations

  • ROME
    Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum.
  • ORVIETO
    Visit the cathedral.
  • TUSCANY
    Taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini.
  • FLORENCE
    Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square.
  • PISA
    Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • VENICE
    Private boat rides; private water taxi ride by night; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration.
  • ASSISI
    Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica.
  • POMPEII
    Guided walking tour of the excavations.
  • NAPLES-CAPRI-SORRENTO
    By jetfoil.
  • CAPRI
    Funicular ride; guided sightseeing, Capri experience
    ride an open-taxi to Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele; boat cruise around the island of Capri; a special dinner with wine and sea view.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach; private boat rides in Venice; jetfoil; funicular, open-taxi, and boat cruise in Capri.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily, 5 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner in Capri.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
    Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)

  2. ROME.
    Globus' unique 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 Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit 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)

  3. ROME-ORVIETO-TUSCANY.
    Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Next, drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany. Here, you will taste the traditional Cialde di Montecatini, a local biscuit made of almonds and sugar. (B)

  4. TUSCANY. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE.
    The whole day is dedicated to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Your guided walking tour includes a visit to Michelangelo's David in the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gate of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewellery sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys, or to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery. (B,D)

  5. TUSCANY-PISA-VENICE ISLAND.
    A short drive to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 55 metres (180 feet) high and no less than 3.5 metres (12 feet) out of the perpendicular. Next, arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world. Board your PRIVATE BOAT to Lido Island. This evening, enjoy a ride by PRIVATE WATERTAXI to ST. MARK'S SQUARE to discover Venice by night. (B)

  6. VENICE ISLAND.
    Highlights of your guided walking tour are visits to the byzantine ST. MARK'S BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Later, an optional gondola ride is available and why not join an optional excursion to the island of Burano? (B)

  7. VENICE ISLAND-ASSISI.
    A scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide will take you for a visit to ST. CLARE'S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA built above the Saint's grave. (B,D)

  8. ASSISI-POMPEII-NAPLES-CAPRI.
    Arrive at fascinating POMPEII. Meet your Local Guide and start your highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Next, drive to Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the beautiful Isle of Capri for your 2-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village. (B)

  9. CAPRI.
    This morning, your Capri experience features: sightseeing with a Local Guide, an OPEN-TAXI RIDE to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE, and a BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Time to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta, and tonight, a special dinner with wine and sea view-the perfect ending to your Capri visit. (B,D)

  10. CAPRI-SORRENTO-ROME.
    Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you to say arrivederci, Roma. (B,D)

  11. ROME.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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02 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2017 $4299 AUD $4809 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
08 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2017 $4299 AUD $4809 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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11 Oct 2017 21 Oct 2017 $4149 AUD $4659 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Triple Price
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PRE ROME 01 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 $173 AUD $120 AUD $102 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 $180 AUD $126 AUD $106 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $271 AUD $196 AUD $154 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $173 AUD $120 AUD $102 AUD
PRE ROME 01 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 $180 AUD $126 AUD $106 AUD
POST ROME 01 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017 $173 AUD $120 AUD $102 AUD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 $180 AUD $126 AUD $106 AUD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $271 AUD $196 AUD $154 AUD
POST ROME 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $173 AUD $120 AUD $102 AUD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 $180 AUD $126 AUD $106 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $135 AUD

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