Italy – 9 Days: Nov. 5 – 13, 2016 = $1334**

Italy – 9 Days

9 Day Tour from Rome to Milan

Sept. 24 – Oct. 2, 2016 **MRTA Member price is $1814.*

 

Nov. 5 – 13, 2016* MRTA Member price is $1334!

 

Other dates are available.

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

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Vacation Overview

On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the country’s most famous sights, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; Signoria Square and the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Francis’ Basilica, where the saint is buried, in Assisi; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria, filled with designer shops and famous cafés, in Milan.

From Padua, you’ll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see sights, such as famous St. Mark’s Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you’ll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Here, we have arranged a special treat for you: a boat ride to Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como.” We have also arranged for you 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!

From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sights and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight.

Italy 8 day map Globus

 

Itinerary

 
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 one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Day 2Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Day 3Rome–Orvieto–Assisi

Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Access, denied to many a would-be conqueror through the ages, is easy for you. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi for your overnight stay. Your guided walking tour includes visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures.

Day 4Assisi–Florence–Padua

In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Marvel at the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay.

Day 5Padua. Excursion to Venice

A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE 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. Afterwards, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.

Day 6Padua–Verona–Milan

After an orientation drive of Padua, continue to Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Continue to the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA and the magnificent gothic Duomo.

Day 7Milan. Excursion to Lake Como

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and famous people to come and live there in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Enjoy a BOAT RIDE and visit picturesque Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como” and already popular as a destination in Roman times. This evening, back in Milan, a special farewell risotto dinner with wine awaits you at Calafuria Unione restaurant.

Day 8Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Roman Forum

Vacation Highlights

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

ORVIETO
[LF] taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci

ASSISI
Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis Basilica

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

PADUA
Orientation

VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena

MILAN
Walking tour; [LF] excursion to Lake Como including a boat ride to Bellagio; [LF] farewell risotto dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan

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Hotels

Rome

Albani

First-Class

Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colourful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks.

Assisi

Grand Hotel Dei Congressi Assisi

First-Class

Set in a charming place of peace, between the green of the olive trees of the surrounding hills, the Ròseo Hotel Assisi enhances the nuances, aromas and flavors of this earth uniting with the best hospitality and courtesy taste, refinement and elegance to the attention for every little detail.

Padua

Milano

First-Class

A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city’s historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge.

Milan

NH Milano Touring

First-Class

Attractive 9-story Hotel located in residential area of Republic Square near city gardens, between train station & Cathedral.

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

CITY: Rome

Roman Highlights To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city’s authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person
CITY: Assisi

Magnificent Spello with Dinner Take a short drive south to reach beautiful Spello. Admire the well-preserved Roman stone arches, forming entry gates into the Old Town, and the medieval tower with an olive tree on top, symbol of peace and of the most typical local product olive oil. Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets lined with simple, elegant homes built from pink and white limestone, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this charming Umbrian town. Enjoy dinner with wine or soft drinks at a local restaurant to taste the specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person
CITY: Padua

Discover Padua and Italian Aperitivo Join your Tour Director for a small walk around one of the oldest yet dynamic towns in Italy, Padua. At one of the most historical and renowned cafes of Italy, experience the real Italian Aperitivo. You will have the chance to socialize with your travelling companions, relax, and nibble on cold and warm Italian appetizers and drinks.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person
CITY: Venice

Gondola Serenade Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterwards there’s time to shop and stroll.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person
Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$221

Triple room reduction per person.

$37

Extra nights per person in Rome:
$135-$163, in twin $108-$129, in triple $100-$118

Extra nights per person in Milan:
in single room $95-$351, in twin $60-$204, in triple $57-$155

 

 

 

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Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by the tour company constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and the tour company and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.

Important Notes
o Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
o A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for the tour company to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
o The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, the tour company Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air For air departure dates within 331 days, you’ll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). The tour company offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by the tour company in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $50 per person for International air). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and the tour company has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees Air inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit http://www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the invoice after your travel is booked. For
return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.
[LF] – The tour company has created special experiences that will bring you behind the scenes, spotlight the unique stories of your journey, and bring to life the local flavor of your destination. Just look for the “[LF]” to see what we’ve included for you.

 

 

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.