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A Taste Of Italy 2018 From Rome To Venice

Globus $2246 7 Details

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 guided 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 famous 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. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this guided tour of Italy, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, 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, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian escorted tour vacation!

The Best Of Italy 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $3076 11 Details

On this Best of Italy guided tour, visit some of Italy’s most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Capri, and Assisi. Visit the must-see sights, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the 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 some 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 during your 2-night stay 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.

Enjoy a special Capri experience that includes a boat cruise around the island (weather permitting) and 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 escorted tour of Italy allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more.

Italian Mosaic 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $3459 13 Details

On this guided 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. You’ll 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 also have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento. 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 celebrities go to “get away from it all.”

On this Italy tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you, such as a visit to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri. Here, you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens.

From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this guided tour of Italy has it all!

Essential Europe 2018 From Rome To London

Globus $3385 11 Details

Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling guided European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll enjoy great views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697, as well as the wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.

Other highlights of this guided tour of essential Europe includes Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, chocolate pralines from one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London.

Throughout this European escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that you won’t be waiting in long lines to visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

Italian Treasures 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $3166 11 Details

When you think of the ideal guided tour of Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the regional cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historic sites from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy escorted 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, you’ll learn how the famous Chianti wine is made. You’ll even get to sample some! History buffs will delight in seeing some of Italy’s ancient sights, 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. You’ll also get to visit the 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.

Enjoy a special excursion to Cinque Terre, five small medieval villages on the Italian Riviera – 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 escorted Italy tour?

Classic Italy 2019

Tauck $8690 14 Details


Discover bella Italia on Tauck's most popular of escorted Italy tours in scenic Tuscan hill towns, centuries-old cities and countryside villages, and along the Amalfi Coast, with a Tauck Exclusive in Rome - an after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for an extraordinary look at some of the world's most magnificent art treasures - without the crowds - during a three-night stay in the Eternal City. Art is the focus in Florence; a lecture by an art historian precedes a walking tour of the city and a visit to Galleria dell'Accademia; you'll also tour the magnificent Uffizi Gallery with a local guide. Cruise along the shores of Cinque Terre villages... stay at a luxury resort in Umbria that was once a fortified medieval village, and learn the secrets of Perugia chocolate-making... discover historic sights in Pompeii... spend two nights in magical Venice... and visit the hill towns of Orvieto, Assisi and San Gimignano. NEW for 2019 departures: We're offering guests who pre-stay or arrive early in Sorrento an optional daytime sightseeing tour from Sorrento to the island of Capri on Day 1; see Pricing & Availability for details or ask at booking.

The Splendors Of Italy 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $1359 9 Details

You’ve dreamed about Italy—its magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient ruins, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés—and now it is your time to experience it. On this affordable Italy tour, explore its most famous cities and discover its unique sights as you overnight in Rome, Siena, Montecatini, and the Venice area.

This affordable Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time -- to imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago – picturing gladiators in Rome’s Colosseum; and envisioning the bustling world of the Roman Forum – the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire.

Imagine life during the Middle Ages as you explore San Gimignano’s medieval squares, town walls, streets, alleyways, and 14 towers still standing from the Middle Ages. Visit Florence -- the Renaissance gem – with a walking tour featuring the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.

On this affordable tour of Italy, you’ll discover some of its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterful St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a great example of gothic architecture in Italy.

In Assisi, where St. Francis was born, visit the world-famous Romanesque and gothic Basilica, where the saint is buried. See Pisa’s Square of Miracles – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its three structures (Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistry) that have historically been central to religious life.

You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. Witness Venetian glassblowers create works of art just as they did centuries ago, and spend some free time admiring the crisscrossing canals, the legendary gondolas passing under the arched bridges, the palaces, and the quaint piazzas.

All of this and more—including views of the most scenic Italian landscapes—are included on this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler!

Alpine Countries 2018 From Frankfurt To Frankfurt

Globus $3549 15 Details

On this guided tour of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends with welcome and farewell dinners in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, St. Veit, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities feature the must-see attractions, including the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, and Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; Rothenburg, a picturesque, medieval walled town; Vienna's Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.

The stunning scenery you'll see includes a drive along Germany's Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and breathtaking countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie The Sound of Music; Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains;" the Tyrolean Alps; the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses; beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland’s Rhine Falls – Europe's largest waterfall.

On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland escorted tour, you’ll also enjoy out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You'll also join the locals at the historical Vanini Café for an aperitif in Lugano.

Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides—this Central Europe guided tour offers it all!

Italia Bella: Rome To Venice 2018

Tauck $4790 8 Details


Tauck Bridges' classic Venice, Florence and Rome family vacation is designed with your family in mind - on which you'll share the splendors of Italy together! Explore the imperial city of Rome and the legacy of the powerful Roman Empire that ruled the world millennia ago. Look up at the celebrated ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, as well as around at other Vatican treasures, on our special after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, without the usual crowds! Explore Orvieto's fascinating medieval tunnels, and discover the amazing art masterpieces of fabled Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, meet an art historian and watch a pizza-making demonstration. Travel to the Tuscan city of Pisa and see the Leaning Tower. Take a high-speed train to Venice where gondolas - and perhaps a serenade - introduce you to daily life in this city of canals on Tauck's ultimate family Italy tour!

The Best Of Switzerland 2018 From Zürich To Zürich

Globus $2655 8 Details

With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland guided tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. You'll also drive into the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts.

Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If they’re lakes you desire to see, you'll enjoy the Italian shores of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.

You'll also visit some of Switzerland's famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you. You'll enjoy a special lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views, you'll also get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you'll taste traditional chocolate pralines.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this escorted Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Cosmopolitan Europe 2018 From London To Paris

Cosmos $2909 17 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and on this European tour, you’ll get to experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll start in London, then sail across the Channel by ferry to reach France from the UK. Then spend two nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, the Lucerne area, and Paris, and one overnight in Brussels, Würzburg, Prague, and Florence.

On your sightseeing tours, learn about the fascinating histories as you see attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Prague’s Jewish Quarter, which houses some of the best-preserved and most important Jewish sights in Europe; and Vienna’s Hofburg, the palatial complex for the Habsburgs. You’ll also see examples of the local art and architecture, such as the glorious cathedral in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this European tour. Cherish time in spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, where you can enjoy a stroll on the scenic promenade. Enjoy a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of an enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. Take in the breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to beautiful Lake Wörth, an alpine lake formed by glaciers, and as you travel to Lucerne, surrounded by its picturesque lake nestled amid the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive grows, vineyards, and small towns.

Scenery, historic monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this Cosmopolitan Europe tour planned for value-minded travelers.

Italian Vista 2018 From Rome To Milan

Globus $1909 8 Details

On this Italy escorted tour, 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, and St. Peter's Square and Basilica in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence; St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi, where the saint is buried; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, filled with designer shops and famous cafés.

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.

You’ll take a private boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como," and taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years, and a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan.

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

Tuscany & Cinque Terre 2018

Tauck $4690 8 Details


Hands-on, heartfelt learning At a private piano concert in a palazzo... on a bicycle ride atop Lucca's walls... at tastings of vino, olive oil & Prosecco in private vineyards... at art restoration workshops... on a 4 x 4 vehicle drive to a marble quarry & a Cinque Terre cruise... at a pasta-making class...

Italian Tapestry 2018 From Venice To Sorrento

Globus $2655 9 Details

A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy escorted tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You’ll overnight on Venice Island, and in Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll 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 and the Sistine Chapel in Rome. We get you front and center at many of these sites with our special VIP access.

Other highlights of this Italy guided 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 free time to explore. 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, and a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and much more—come together perfectly to create an escorted Italy vacation like no other.

European Masterpiece 2018 From London To Amsterdam

Cosmos $4359 29 Details

This comprehensive European tour takes in the best of Western, Central, and Southern Europe—their vibrant cities, historic sights, stunning scenery, and architectural masterpieces. Start in London with leisure time and end in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise. Along the way, visit many of Europe’s main cities (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Vienna), enjoy a ferry crossing to Greece to visit Olympia and Athens, as well as some other smaller treasures, including, Florence, Innsbruck, Arles, Bordeaux, Venice, Salzburg and Lucerne.

Your historical journey will cover ancient Greece with the visit of the Parthenon as part of your city tour of Athens, then continues with the visit of Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC;; Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Pisa’s Leaning Tower completed during the same period; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, built for Emperor Maximilian in the 15th century;; its contemporary architectural wonder, Florence’s Duomo; Venice’s baroque extravaganza, and more.

Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this Europe tour. In France, travel along the Loire River past the castles of Amboise and Chaumont; marvel at the vineyards in Bordeaux; and enjoy the bright colors in Provence. Sit back and relax on an included Rhine cruise, admiring its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Overnight in the French Riviera, set between the mountains and the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea, and drive along the picturesque French and Italian Rivieras. Marvel at the Bay of Naples and, in Sorrento, explore the cobblestone streets, delight in the amazing views, and watch the sunset dip into the sea. But that’s not all…wait until you see the alpine scenery in Switzerland and Austria with their towering peaks and the rugged coast of sunny Greece.

This European tour is a comprehensive masterpiece for value-minded vacationers! Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the memories!

Continental Introduction 2018 From Paris To Amsterdam

Globus $3125 14 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, food specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer on your escorted tour of Continental Europe. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam and an overnight in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland.

On your sightseeing tours, you’ll see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the mansions in Amsterdam. You’ll also learn about the fascinating histories as you visit attractions such as Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character.

Food and drinks are important elements to local cultures and to any vacation to Europe. That’s why on this European tour, Globus has included some unique opportunities to sample the local food, like a dinner with Tuscan specialties at a local restaurant in Florence. A cruise on the River Seine, a welcome dinner in Paris’ renowned artist area of Montmartre, as well as a visit to Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, are also included.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this tour to Europe. You’ll enjoy spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps, a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards, and more. Scenery, food, historical monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this splendid European guided tour!

Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $2286 9 Details

The name of this escorted Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Roman Empire, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe.

From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello. From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany escorted tour offers all of this and much more. A vacation of a lifetime!

The Best Of Europe 2018 From London To Paris

Cosmos $2459 18 Details

A European tour… should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Best of Europe tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as Amsterdam’s canals, Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Rome’s Colosseum and Roman Forum, dating back to the Roman Empire; Florence’s renaissance old city center with a replica of the “David” by Michelangelo, Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Paris’s most famous landmarks and much more.

On this comprehensive European tour, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through the picturesque Rhineland with its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Italian and French Rivieras. Sit back and relax as you drive past the Burgundy vineyards in France and through gorgeous alpine scenery from Switzerland to Italy. Marvel at the beauty in Tuscany with its rural villages, rolling hills, vineyards, rows of cypress trees, and olive groves. You’ll stand in awe as you witness the blue sea and amazing views on the Sorrento coast and on the legendary island of Capri, and you’ll love the green hills and valleys as you travel through Umbria to visit Assisi.

All of this and more await you on this dream European vacation designed for value-minded travelers!

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome 2019

Tauck $4790 8 Details


All Roads Lead to Rome...
They wind toward the Eternal City from Venice, labyrinthine city of art, romance, and palazzo-lined waterways... or to Florence, hip center of fashion, finance and culture, where Gucci, da Vinci, the Renaissance, and gold currency were born... They are the backroads that embark on a sojourn through the vineyards of Tuscany, sampling wine and local cuisine... They arrive at the hub of the Ancient World, in the heart of the modern metropolis, close to the Colosseum, the Appian Way and the Vatican, to discover the glories of Rome... And in today's modern Italy, the roads are joined by high-speed rail that closes the distance and makes the most of your time... a journey of timeless pleasures.

A Week In Rome 6 Nights 2018 From Rome To Rome

Monograms $1083 7 Details

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” We guess that means that while you’re in Rome, go ahead and eat sumptuous Italian food (there are no calories on vacation), explore the ancient monuments while enjoying the city’s vibrancy, and have fun! With Monograms, that’s easy to do, as we’ve handled your travel details and given you more time to experience the city. Rome is one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities offering ancient structures, historical monuments, fantastic shopping, and mouth-watering cuisine. To ensure you get the most out of your Rome trip, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a-one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms is the service of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your Rome vacation to answer questions, offer insights, arrange activities, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your Italy trip begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm benvenuto, help you get settled, and give you a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert local guide. We’ll take you to some of Rome's most historical sites, such as the Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators and most famous for its gladiator fights; the Roman Forum, dating back 2,000 years to the peak of the Roman Empire; and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD. We’ll also take you to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see its amazing treasures, and the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. And never fear...we've secured VIP access for you, which means you get to skip the lines. That's over four hours of time saved just at the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. After all, why wait in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with these iconic landmarks?

You’ll also have time to explore on your own. We know there are endless opportunities, so your Local Host will be on hand to offer suggestions and help you arrange activities. You may want to shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, visit Rome's catacombs, take one of its many walking tours, or maybe take an excursion to Tivoli, where Hadrian built his villa at the height of the Roman Empire. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which is said to ensure your return to Rome!

At Monograms, our goal is to ensure your vacation is all you want it to be. That's why on this Rome trip we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, breakfast, and guides. All you have to do is bring your camera, come prepared to have fun, and “do as the Romans do!” Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay in Rome, and you've got a vacation of a lifetime!

Venice & The Dalmatian Coast 2019

Tauck $7990 10 Details


Poets, Authors, Painters & You
What's not to inspire creativity along the Dalmatian Coast? Sun-drenched beaches on idyllic islands, outdoor cafés with magnificent food, medieval stone walls surrounding a cultural cornucopia, lush vineyards fanned by warm breezes from the Adriatic, hidden ports where yachts and fishing boats coexist... The Dalmatian Coast is an epic crossroad between Europe and Asia Minor, a storyteller's paradise - eclipsed only, perhaps, by your first three days in the heart of romantic Venice...

Grand Tour Of Switzerland 2018 From Zürich To Zürich

Cosmos $2079 10 Details

With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and the Lucerne area.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps.

One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Wonders Of Europe 2018 From London To Paris

Cosmos $2179 15 Details

From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historic sights. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman remains, pleasant market squares, and Germany’s oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.

If you’re more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the treasures offered on this Europe tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A highlight of Florence is Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the delicate floating city of Venice are other architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous sites.

Enjoy time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and the Provence region, known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, and gorgeous scenery. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne and known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.

From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.

The Magic Of The Italian Lakes 2018 From Milan To Lake Maggiore

Cosmos $1219 8 Details

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialties, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops.

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favorite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.

From Rome To London 2018 From Rome To London

Cosmos $2089 12 Details

From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.

In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, see St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centerpiece of Vatican City. Also enjoy visits to the iconic Colosseum, where deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other historic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.

From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!

Best Of Norway 2018 From Oslo To Bergen

Globus $2206 7 Details

Deep-blue fjords, breathtaking mountains, glimmering glaciers, and flowing waterfalls await you on this Norway escorted tour of a lifetime.

A highlight of this Norway tour is a breathtaking ride on the Flåm railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, which passes through 20 tunnels and climbs to an elevation of 2,833 feet (864 m.). This out-of-the-ordinary experience lets you witness hypnotic waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snowcapped mountains, rivers winding through deep gorges, farms on the side of steep slopes, and views of Sognefjord – Norway’s longest fjord.

You’ll stay at the historic Hotel Ullensvang, which offers views over Hardangerfjord – the world’s fourth-largest fjord. Travel on the Hardanger National Tourist Road, carefully developed to take you through some of Norway’s most stunning scenery, and stop at Steinsdalsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading waterfall … without getting wet!

In addition to breathtaking scenery, Norway also offers you a country steeped in history. In the Middle Ages, Norwegians built churches out of wood. Only 28 of these stave churches now remain in Norway. In Borgund, you’ll admire one of Norway’s best-preserved stave churches dating back to 1180. Stay two nights in Bergen – founded in 1070 – where you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour. In Bergen, you’ll visit the Fløibanen funicular, where magnificent views of Bergen and the fjords await.

From the magnificent scenery to the vibrant cities—including Oslo—this guided tour through Norway is sure to delight all of your senses.

The Grand European 2018 From London To Paris

Cosmos $3079 23 Details

This extensive European tour stretches through Central Europe from London to Rome, then along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and France. You’ll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Nice, Carcassonne, and Poitiers in France; the Rhineland in Germany; and Bilbao in Spain.

This European tour is filled with historic sights. Italy is a country rich in natural and artistic treasures—so much so that Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of which you’ll visit on this European tour: Assisi’s Basilica of St Francis and the historic city centers of Rome, Florence, Verona; Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, and Venice with its lagoon. See the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne. Admire the royal castle in Amboise and Burgos’ beautiful gothic cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Barcelona, on your city tour, see Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces—Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia—which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This tour through Europe also features stunning scenery. On your travels from Germany into Switzerland, admire awe-inspiring alpine scenery. Spend time on the gorgeous French Riviera and enjoy a scenic journey along France’s Loire, with its rivers, and many castles. Drive through the scenic Rhineland and witness its picturesque countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Marvel at the rolling hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages as you travel through Tuscany and Umbria. Plus, enjoy some of France’s loveliest scenery—right out of a Van Gogh painting—in the Provence region.

This is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to see it all!

A Taste Of Italy With Lake Como 2018 From Rome To Lake Como

Globus $3241 10 Details

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!

European Tapestry 2018 From Amsterdam To Paris

Globus $3545 14 Details

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. You’ll start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with sightseeing and a cruise on the River Seine in Paris. In between, you’ll see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the 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.

You’re welcome to sample 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 a special dinner to try out local specialties in Venice, and a highlight of this European tour is an overnight stay in Monte Carlo. Also included is an overnight stay in Lyon – France’s second-largest city where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the old town from Fourvière Hill.

You’ll have VIP access in this guided tour of Europe to eliminate waiting in long lines at places such as the Vatican Museums in Rome. Instead, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European guided tour is sure to delight!

Italy & Greece 2018 From Rome To Athens

Cosmos $2009 12 Details

Italy and Greece are steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the fantastic features these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens. In Italy, you’ll stay in Rome, and the Florence and Venice areas; in Greece, you’ll stay in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also spend one night on a ferry-crossing of the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece.

Visit Rome with a local guide who brings ancient Imperial Rome back to life as you pass the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Enjoy must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria, in the center of Florence; Juliet’s balcony in the medieval town of Verona; the byzantine mosaics in medieval Ravenna – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square for some relaxation and people-watching. While in Venice, you’ll have the opportunity to watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries.

Step back in time on your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC and the most accurate indication of the influence and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.

All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!

Italian Showcase 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $2259 15 Details

This is a comprehensive, affordable tour of Italy, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved cities (including Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples), historic sites, small towns, and scenic wonders. You’ll start and end in Rome focusing on Tuscany and the Naples area, but also visiting Venice, San Marino (one of the world’s smallest countries), and Assisi.

Enjoy four nights in the Tuscan hills, famous for medieval villages, charming towns, and the celebrated Chianti wine-growing region. From your base, take excursions to Greve, where you’ll visit a renowned Chianti wine estate and indulge in a typical Tuscan lunch; visit Pisa, with its world-famous Leaning Tower; and stroll in Florence on your walking tour of the Renaissance city center. You’ll see Piazza Signoria – the center of political life in Florence since the 14th century.

Spend three nights in Naples and take excursions to Capri, with is crystal-blue water, legendary piazzetta, and fashionable boutiques; visit Sorrento, a laid-back town with amazing views of the azure seas and cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants; and explore Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life at the peak of the Roman Empire.

This Italy tour also visits Orvieto—situated high atop a volcanic rock—to visit the gothic cathedral; Ravenna, with its Byzantine mosaics dating from the 5th century AD; Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its Renaissance appearance; Gubbio, dating to the 14th century; Assisi, where you’ll visit the Basilica of St. Francis that houses the tomb of St. Francis; and Montecassino, where you’ll visit the Benedictine Abbey dating to the 6th century. To top it all up, visit Rome, the “eternal city,” including a city tour showing all the main sights, from Vatican City to the Colosseum.

From the small, historic towns to the vibrant cities, this affordable Italy tour for value-minded travelers has it all!

Italian Sampler 2018 From Rome To Padua

Globus $2087 9 Details

Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler—with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sights and its marvelous art and architecture to its tasty cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll overnight in Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this Italy escorted tour, you’ll get a sample of what Italy has to offer, from its historic sites and marvelous art and architecture, to its incredible cuisine and inspired drinks. You’ll overnight in Rome, the Chianti Hills, Montecatini, the Verona area, and Padua, and you’ll see glorious scenery along the way.

You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing that includes the must-see ancient sights, such as Rome’s Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; Juliet’s balcony in Verona; and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, dating to the late 11th century. You’ll admire Mantua – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and visit the Teatro Bibiena, designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena in late baroque/early rococo style. A spectacular drive through the Dolomites—the “Rocky Mountains” of Europe—brings you to Bassano, where you’ll enjoy a grappa tasting along with local specialties at the Grappa Museum. Among the many unique experiences on your tour, you’ll travel to the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, which dates back to the early 13th century and still has the original 14 towers. You’ll walk through the main square and have free time to explore.

All of this and much more are included on this vacation. From its beautiful mountains to its exciting cities and from its amazing sights to its delicious cuisine, Italy offers it all. You’ll long remember many amazing moments from this remarkable guided tour of Italy!

The Heart Of Italy: Venezia, Firenze & Roma 2018

Tauck $5390 8 Details


For the Culturious only... in Venice, where you'll chat with a contemporary glassmaker and discover works by Titian inside the "Church of the Friars," and see 18th-century villas designed for the Venetian landed gentry... in Florence, as a dinner guest of the Frescobaldi family, sampling select wines in Chianti Rufina, and chatting with a pianist in his author-mayor-grandfather's Venetian palazzo... in Rome, after hours in the Vatican Museums discovering rooms not open to the public and seeing Piazza San Cosimato's food market through the eyes of a local foodie.

Sicily: Culture Through The Ages 2018

Tauck $5290 10 Details


Over the centuries, the island of Sicily was colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans and assorted others before becoming part of Spain, then the Bourbon Kingdom, and finally part of Italy. Discover the cultural footprints all these conquerors left behind on Tauck's comprehensive Sicily tour. Vestiges of the ancient Greeks and Romans entice in Agrigento and Taormina... the presence of the Normans lingers in Palermo and Monreale... a distinctive style of Sicilian architecture began in the Baroque Valley centuries ago and flourishes today... Byzantine and Arab art mingle with Italian influences... the culture peculiar to the Mafia is revealed in Corleone. Taste impressive wines from grapes grown in volcanic soil... and sample traditional chocolate... all for a taste of the authentic Sicily. There's something old and new around every bend on this memorable trip.

Mediterranean Flavors 2018 From Madrid To Rome

Cosmos $2119 14 Details

From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area.

The highlights of this budget travel adventure across the Mediterranean region include an excursion to the famous Cinque Terre area, a name given to five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views.

You'll also spend time on the French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze and time to explore on your own. Plus, enjoy stunning scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona or Barcelona!

Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. You’ll see Rome’s iconic landmarks, such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum.

You’ll be introduced to Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille with stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto.

Designed by a team of experienced Tour Directors, this Mediterranean tour to Spain, France, and Italy has been perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.

Classic Italy, Small Groups 2018

Tauck $9390 14 Details


Classic Italy, Small Groups are grand Italian vacations, small group style! Smaller groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, enjoy an intimate travel experience on our two-week Italy best-seller... at small, chic hotels in the heart of Sorrento, Rome, Venice and Florence... in the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's vast painted drama on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, where your small group enjoys a Tauck Exclusive, after-hours visit... along the blue expanse of the Mediterranean along the Amalfi Coast... or Cinque Terre... in the lavish halls of the Doge's Palace in Venice, and in that city's great St. Mark's Basilica, site of another Tauck Exclusive, after-hours visit... at the haunting ruins of the Colosseum... in the passion of Renaissance scenes in the Uffizi... in the panorama of rolling vineyards from the heights of Orvieto... in a country village under the Tuscan sun... or at your first taste of Umbrian cuisine. Unhurried, unherded, in small intimate groups, like family - you find yourself on the trip of a lifetime.

The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites 2018

Tauck $6990 13 Details


NEW FOR 2018! On our 13-day Austrian, Italian, Bavarian and Swiss Alps tour, you'll journey along Yellow Roads like the Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse through some of the most inspiring scenery on earth, and climb to mountain summits via aerial cable car for sweeping panoramas of alpine splendor. Explore the exciting cities of Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Lucerne, and colorful Alpine villages and towns like Oberammergau, Bolzano and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Savor a real taste of the Alps at a Swiss cheese-making demonstration, an Alpine evening in the mountains, lunch with a tour and schnapps tasting at a 400-year-old farm, a wine reception in a castle, dinner in Berchtesgaden's salt mines, lunch in the Dolomites with a Q&A with a noted Italian mountain climber, and adventure at the summit of Mt. Titlis in the Swiss Alps. Your spirits will soar as high as the mountains as you discover the Alps with Tauck!

Italian Treasures With Sorrento 2018 From Rome To Sorrento

Globus $4105 14 Details

When you think of the ideal vacation and guided tour of Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the regional cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historic sites from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy tour.

Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, you’ll learn how the famous Chianti wine is made and even sample some! History buffs will delight in seeing some of Italy’s ancient sights, including the Colosseum.

Art-lovers 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 and St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried. You’ll also get to visit the Orvieto Cathedral, a great example of gothic architecture in Italy, and Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the best examples of byzantine architecture.

You’ll take a special 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.

At the conclusion of your tour guided Italy tour, travel to Naples by high-speed train and transfer to beautiful Sorrento for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour and time on your own. All vacation package services in Sorrento, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s a great way to conclude your Italy vacation!

The Best Of Italy & France With London 2018 From Rome To London

Globus $4049 13 Details

Italy, France, and England—three of the most fascinating countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France escorted tour (with an extension to London). You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, the French Riviera, Paris, and London, as well as a night in Florence and Genoa. Enjoy the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, home to Michelangelo's celebrated David; a Seine cruise in Paris; and London’s St. Paul Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century and the wedding site of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. You'll stop in Ferrara, where you'll walk through the medieval Este Castle to the marble cathedral, built in the 1100s. In Pisa you’ll surely admire the famous Leaning Tower; and in St. Paul de Vence, visit a picturesque hilltop town where you can explore the art galleries and quaint streets.

On this Globus Italy and France tour, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome and Paris, so you can try out local specialties, and we've included a stop in Èze, where you will visit a local perfume factory to learn about perfume making. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting). Also, enjoy exciting train rides on the high-speed TGV train and the Eurostar train.

From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this guided tour of Italy and France—plus an extension to London—is sure to delight all of your senses!

Highlights Of Sicily & Southern Italy 2018 From Rome To Palermo

Globus $2816 14 Details

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous vacation with guided tours of Sicily and Southern Italy. If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you. You’ll stop in Matera, where you’ll see one of the Sassi Houses—prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock—thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy.

You’ll also visit Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC; the ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years in Agrigento; and the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights.

History buffs will also enjoy Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like some 2,000 years ago! This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. In Naples, enjoy a guided tour and savor a slice of Neapolitan pizza. A true highlight is a guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo. This is just another out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus.

For those desiring amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. You’ll visit Sorrento and Capri—both offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, shop at the boutiques, and dine at the fabulous restaurants visited by celebrities.

History, amazing scenery, fabulous cuisine, and so much more are waiting for you on this incredible guided Italy tour.

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights Rome 2018 From London To Rome

Monograms $2274 10 Details

The setting: London, Paris, Rome. The actors: you, your family, your friends. The plot: Excited travelers arrive in London and have a glorious time. With smiles plastered on their faces, they travel to Paris for another exciting experience. Finally, they’re off to Rome with smiles bigger than they thought possible! The time: Now…and Monograms makes it easy for you to pack up and go!

On this vacation package, we’ve included hand selected, centrally located hotel accommodations in each city, buffet breakfast daily, travel between London and Paris on the high-speed Eurostar train with transfers to/from the train stations, travel by air from Paris to Rome with airport transfers, and sightseeing in each city. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, a person in each city who is there to assist you and to help your vacation run smoothly. Your first Local Host will meet you at your hotel in London, give you materials to familiarize you with the city, offer suggestions, and answer any questions you may have, so you can start exploring and enjoying your vacation package.

The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for your exclusive sightseeing with an expert local guide. Your sightseeing features the must-see sights like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, as well as a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic church famous throughout the world. Enjoy the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and imagine what it’s like to be royalty! In Paris, among many must-see sights, your sightseeing with a local expert features a visit to famous Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned in 1804, and a Seine River cruise. There is no better way to see Paris! In Rome, your sightseeing with a local expert includes the sights you cannot go home without seeing: the Sistine Chapel, the infamous Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Square and Basilica.

In each city, you’ll be treated to inside stories that only locals can tell. Plus, your inside visits with Monograms feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! Vacation time is precious—let Monograms whisk you to the head of the line, so you spend your time exploring the attractions. Additionally, Monograms gives you extra time in each city to explore on your own. Perhaps enjoy a River Thames cruise or West End musical in London, enjoy a dinner at the Eiffel Tower or Lido in Paris, take a Rome underground tour and see the Catacombs. All three cities offer plenty of interesting museums, historic landmarks, sumptuous cuisine, fantastic shopping, and so much more—just ask your Local Hosts for suggestions!

At Monograms, our goal is to make your dream vacation come true and that’s why we take care of all the details for you! Think about the time saved and the hassles you avoid by letting us handle the logistics! What are you waiting for…London, Paris & Rome are waiting!

Scenic Switzerland By Train 2018 From Zürich To Zürich

Cosmos $2289 9 Details

This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, the Lucerne area, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz.

One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snowcapped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces!

But that’s not all…you’ll also travel from Zermatt to Gornergrat in Europe’s highest open-air cog railway. You’ll journey over remarkable bridges, through tunnels, and past rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other train journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the GoldenPass Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by.

Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded vacation!

Traditional Grand European 2018 From London To Paris

Globus $4949 21 Details

A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, incredible meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and adventure. On this Traditional Grand European escorted tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Tuscany, Monte Carlo, Lyon, and Paris. On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 7th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and much more.

On this comprehensive tour of Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll take a Rhine Cruise with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking drives along the Italian and French Rivieras. You’ll sit back and relax as you drive through the most attractive parts of Austria to Italy, as well as past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest in France. You’ll enjoy a leisurely Seine cruise in Paris with fantastic views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals. And you’ll ride the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels.

Globus also includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a beer at a local café in Brussels, a wine tasting in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, a special dinner in the Chianti Hills, and a farewell dinner in Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district. All of this and much more await you on this magnificent escorted European vacation!

Europe In Depth With London 2018 From London To London

Globus $6579 32 Details

On this in-depth escorted European tour, you'll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris, and London—and see some of the world’s most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities and areas, including Heidelberg, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Assisi, Sorrento, and Montecatini in Italy; and the French Riviera Nice, Biarritz, and Bordeaux in France.

Globus has included unique features like a special dinner in Salzburg to try out local specialties, and a taste of Limoncello in Positano, as well as a visit by mini-train to the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia.

Among the many highlights of this tour is a drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines. Spend time in Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD. Be delighted as you take a jetfoil from Sorrento to the Isle of Capri, a pretty town where you can explore the little shops and local cafés. Relax and enjoy your stay on the French Riviera. Be the first of your friends to enjoy guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Croatia's capital, where you will see its must-see attractions, including a visit to the cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia.

You'll visit some of Europe's most famous museums, including the Prado in Madrid, with one of the world’s finest art collections; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; and the Vatican Museums in Rome. You'll also experience spectacular scenery, including a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall; spectacular drives along the Italian and French Rivieras; and much more.

On this in-depth European escorted tour, Globus has also included special meals at local restaurants and opportunities to really get to know the destinations. Plus, with VIP access to the attractions, you'll spend more time enjoying them than waiting in line. Add exciting high-speed Eurostar train rides from London to Brussels and from Paris to London, and… it’s a one-of-a-kind European guided tour and a dream vacation!

Italian Highlights With Lake Como 2018 From Rome To Lake Como

Globus $3953 13 Details

This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, walled medieval town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. On this guided Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb in Florence. You’ll even join a Venetian lagoon cruise to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, known for its bright pastel-colored houses.

You’ll enjoy special adventures and experiences planned just for you, such as learning how Chianti wine is made – with tastings at Verrazzano Castle. In Rome, an expert Local Guide will take you to St. Peter in Chains, the 5th-century church that is home to Michelangelo’s famous Moses statue, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, and a true highlight is a guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo.

At the conclusion of your guided Italy tour, transfer to Lake Como for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como which includes the marble-clad Duomo, and a relaxing boat ride with a visit to picturesque Bellagio and its century-old buildings. All Lake Como vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

Italy is an amazing country filled with beautiful art, magnificent architecture, extensive history, sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and friendly people. You’ll experience its splendor on this guided Italian vacation highlighting Italy’s most-treasured gems.

Europe In Depth 2018 From London To Paris

Globus $6229 31 Details

On this in-depth, guided European tour, you'll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities and areas, including Heidelberg, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Assisi, Sorrento, and Montecatini in Italy; and the French Riviera, Biarritz, and Bordeaux in France.

Globus has included unique features like a special dinner in Salzburg to try out local specialties, a taste of Limoncello in Positano, as well as a visit by mini-train to the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia.

Among the many highlights of your guided tour of Europe is a drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines. Spend time in Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD. Be delighted as you take a jetfoil from Sorrento to the Isle of Capri, a pretty town where you can explore the little shops and local cafés. Relax and enjoy your stay on the French Riviera. Be the first of your friends to enjoy guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Croatia's capital, where you will see its must-see attractions, including a visit to the cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia.

You'll visit some of Europe's most famous museums, including the Prado in Madrid, with one of the world’s finest art collections; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; and the Vatican Museums in Rome. You'll also experience spectacular scenery: a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall; spectacular drives along the Italian and French Rivieras; and much more.

On this in-depth European tour, Globus has also included special meals at local restaurants and opportunities to really get to know the destinations. Plus, with VIP access to the attractions, you'll spend more time enjoying them than waiting in line. Add an exciting high-speed Eurostar train ride from London to Brussels, and… it’s a dream European escorted tour and vacation!

Sicily, The Amalfi Coast & Rome - Southbound 2019

Tauck $8990 11 Details


There's no better way to cruise Italy and Sicily than aboard the three-masted yacht Le Ponant, on a 7-night voyage plus one night on Malta and two nights in the heart of Rome on the fabulous Via Veneto - featuring a Tauck Exclusive, an after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums. You'll call on the Amalfi Coast, remote Aeolian Isles and Sicily's historic treasures as your Tauck small ship cruises the southern Mediterranean. Explore Siracusa's Greek Theater... Segesta's unfinished temple... Valletta and Lipari... and one of the world's most breathtaking locales, the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy traditional Sicilian entertainment, a spectacular night sail past Stromboli, a visit to Herculaneum's ruins and so much more!

Treasures Of The Mediterranean - Northbound 2019

Tauck $8290 11 Details


Iconic places in the sun...
Whitewashed villages clinging to cliffs high above the sea... medieval villas along the Amalfi Coast with views so breathtaking, they've inspired the work of writers, artists and composers for generations... rumbling volcanoes putting on a fiery nighttime show as you sail past... tiny islands dotted with weathered traces of temples and theatres that today only hint at the power of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations that built them... and hidden coves that appear so pristine that you'll swear you're among the first group of travelers ever to lay eyes or set foot on them. This is the Mediterranean as you've always dreamed it should be, explored aboard a sailing ship small enough to reach those treasures that larger vessels overlook...

3 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Sorrento 2018 From Rome To Sorrento

Monograms $1276 7 Details

“Che sarà sarà.” This Italian proverb says, “What will be, will be.” While we believe this is a good attitude to have about life, we don’t take this attitude with your vacation to Rome and Sorrento. Instead, we’ve looked into every detail, handled all the logistics, and left nothing to chance. That’s why on this 7-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, we’ve arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host® in each city, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer guidance, help arrange your activities, and ensure that your vacation runs smoothly. This one-of-a-kind feature, offered only by Monograms, is just another way we make your vacation hassle-free.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and to give you a packet of information to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing of Rome's famous landmarks. With an expert local guide, we’ll take you to visit the Vatican Museums to see its amazing treasures; the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes and where you’ll view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment; St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where the Pope often presides; the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century and famous for its gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city. And never fear…although these are popular attractions, we’ve secured VIP access for you, so you get to skip the lines! After all, wouldn't you rather be inside the attractions than waiting in line like all the other tourists?

In Sorrento, your sightseeing with a local expert highlights this beautiful town. Hear inside stories and little-known secrets as you walk along the Old Town and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church. We've also secured a limoncello tasting for you. This world-famous liqueur is made with Sorrento’s lemons. It's just another added feature from Monograms!

In both cities, you’ll have a free day to explore on your own. The possibilities are endless in Rome, but don't worry—your Local Host will have lots of suggestions and will be able to help arrange activities for you. You may want to visit Rome’s catacombs, take a cooking lesson with an Italian chef, shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, or explore Rome’s famous piazzas while enjoying its mouth-watering cuisine. In Sorrento, perhaps take an excursion to Pompeii to see what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town, visit the nearby jet-set Isle of Capri, or shop at the local boutiques.

And did we mention we’ve included transportation between Rome and Sorrento via high-speed train (first-class)? We've even included transfers from your Rome hotel to the train station and from Naples, the closest train station to Sorrento, to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento. There is no better way to travel in Italy! With the transportation and transfers we've provided, the guides and sightseeing we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Add to the comfort of knowing you'll have a Local Host throughout your stay—not to mention the stress and time saved by letting us handle the travel details—and you’ll have a marvelous vacation!

Sicily, The Amalfi Coast & Rome - Northbound 2019

Tauck $8990 11 Details


Islands at the tip of Italy's boot... They've been conquered in turn by different invaders, with some, like Malta and Sicily, boasting a history of occupation that dates back thousands of years. Once you see the sensational seaside views from the cliff-top, Maltese city of Mdina, walled since medieval times, you'll discover why so many visitors were eager to claim this island gem for their own. Sicily, inhabited since the Ice Age, was a favorite trophy for the Greeks in the 5th and 6th centuries BC, followed in turn by a succession of rulers, including the Romans, the Vandals, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the House of Aragon and the Bourbons. The landscapes on this large Mediterranean island have proven to be fertile ground for vineyards, citrus groves, almond and cherry trees - and beaches. While its conquerors had their own reasons for turning Sicily into one of their colonies, travelers today revel in the archaeological treasures they left behind. You'll see an ancient Greek theatre and temple in Siracusa, a Roman renovation in Taormina, an open-air Arab casbah in Palermo, and Punic and Norman fortifications in medieval Erice - mingling with magnificent frescoed duomos, grand piazzas, Baroque balconies and terraced towns that speak volumes about Sicilian life, past and present.

3 Nights Sorrento & 3 Nights Rome 2018 From Sorrento To Rome

Monograms $1426 7 Details

“When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore…” We agree with Dean Martin and this famous song! And you know what else will make you feel amore? This trip to Sorrento and Rome! Monograms has handled your vacation details and made it easy for you to travel, so you can spend your time falling in love with Sorrento’s beautiful Old Town, Rome’s friendly people, the beautiful sea, and so much more. On this 7-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, and transportation between Sorrento and Rome. Plus, we've arranged the services of a Local Host® in both cities. This "friend in the city" is there to answer questions, offer suggestions, help you personalize your trip, and help make sure your vacation is what you want it to be.

Your vacation begins when you arrive at Sorrento's nearest airport, which is in Naples. We can pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Sorrento hotel, so you do not have to deal with the hassles of airport transfers. At your selected hotel, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who intimately knows the town, who will share inside stories, and who will tell you what it is like to live in this beautiful town. Sorrento offers everything to visitors—the sea, beautiful scenery, scenic mountain views, history, music, culture, and a relaxing atmosphere. On your guided tour, we’ll introduce you to this town and show you some of the historic places. Among the many sights, you’ll see the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church. We've also arranged for you to sample limoncello, world-famous liqueur made from Sorrento’s lemons.

You’ll also enjoy a full day of leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps take an excursion to nearby Pompeii, where you’ll see how people lived in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the town. Perhaps take an excursion along the Amalfi Coast, where you’ll experience breathtaking views. You may just want to relax in Sorrento and shop for locally crafted inlaid intarsio woodwork, or sit at a café and enjoy the local specialties. Just ask your Local Host for some of the best places.

Then, it’s off to Rome via high-speed train. But don't worry. We’ll pick you up at your Sorrento hotel; transfer you to Naples, where the train station is; and make sure you get on the right train. We’ll pick you up at the Rome train station and take you to your selected hotel as well. The next day, after included breakfast, your exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert includes the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. History comes alive as you hear the insider stories and visit the historic sights you’ve heard so much about—the mighty Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire; and St. Peter’s Church and Basilica, the very church where the pope often presides.

On your free day in Rome, you have many opportunities. You may want to visit Rome's catacombs, take a cooking class with a Roman chef, join one of the many walking tours around Rome, enjoy a ghost tour, sample local Italian specialties, and so much more. Just ask your Local Host for suggestions and help in arranging the activities and excursions you desire.

And did we mention your train ticket between Sorrento and Rome is first-class? Also, with Monograms, you receive VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines at the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum! That means you save over four hours of time wasted in line. Add the time you save—not to mention the stress—by letting us handle the details for your vacation (plus, knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city to assist you), and you've got yourself a dream vacation!

Rome Getaway 3 Nights 2018 From Rome To Rome

Monograms $659 4 Details

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” We guess that means that while you’re in Rome, go ahead and eat sumptuous Italian food (there are no calories on vacation), explore the ancient monuments while enjoying the city’s vibrancy, and have fun! With Monograms, that’s easy to do, as we’ve handled your travel details and given you more time to experience the city. Rome is one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities offering ancient structures, historical monuments, fantastic shopping, and mouth-watering cuisine. To ensure you get the most out of your Rome trip, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a-one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms is the service of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your Rome vacation to answer questions, offer insights, arrange activities, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your Italy trip begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm benvenuto, help you get settled, and give you a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert local guide. We’ll take you to some of Rome's most historical sites, such as the Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators and most famous for its gladiator fights; the Roman Forum, dating back 2,000 years to the peak of the Roman Empire; and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD. We’ll also take you to the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see its amazing treasures, and the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. And never fear...we've secured VIP access for you, which means you get to skip the lines. That's over four hours of time saved just at the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. After all, why wait in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with these iconic landmarks?

You’ll also have time to explore on your own. We know there are endless opportunities, so your Local Host will be on hand to offer suggestions and help you arrange activities. You may want to shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, visit Rome's catacombs, take one of its many walking tours, or maybe take an excursion to Tivoli, where Hadrian built his villa at the height of the Roman Empire. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which is said to ensure your return to Rome!

At Monograms, our goal is to ensure your vacation is all you want it to be. That's why on this Rome trip we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, breakfast, and guides. All you have to do is bring your camera, come prepared to have fun, and “do as the Romans do!” Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay in Rome, and you've got a vacation of a lifetime!

Gems Of Umbria & Tuscany With Sorrento 2018 From Rome To Sorrento

Globus $3104 12 Details

The name of this guided Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all. You’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions, learn about the Etruscans and see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history. Orvieto has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans, and you’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century.

In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, one of Europe’s finest piazzas. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Tuscan Hills and an olive oil tasting in Frantoio di Spello. From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany guided tour offers all of this and much more.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel to Naples by high-speed train and transfer to beautiful Sorrento for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour and time to explore on your own. All vacation package services in Sorrento, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. A vacation of a lifetime!

3 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence, 3 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Lake Maggiore 2018 From Rome To Lake Maggiore

Monograms $2758 13 Details

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck once enjoyed a Roman Holiday filled with romance and fun, and now you can too! Plus, on this vacation, you’ll also visit Florence, Venice & Lake Maggiore—and Monograms makes it easy! This 13-day vacation includes three nights at centrally located hotels in each city; buffet breakfast daily, sightseeing with an expert local guide in each city, transportation between cities, transfers to/from the train stations, and materials on each city. Also, you’ll have a Local Host® in each city, a one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms. Your Local Host is a friend in the city—someone who can answer questions, give suggestions, help you personalize your vacation, and help make sure your vacation is all you want it to be.

Your vacation starts when you arrive in Rome, where your Local Host will meet you with materials to get you familiar with the city. The next day, after enjoying your included breakfast, you’ll be picked up at your hotel for your guided sightseeing with an expert local guide. You’ll hear insider stories and see the must-see sights: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. In fact, your sightseeing in each city includes the sights you cannot go home without seeing: Santa Croce Square and Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice; and a boat ride to Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore. But that’s not all…your sightseeing includes VIP access to the sights, so you can skip the lines. Time is short, so why waste it with the other tourists in line when you can be gazing at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings, hearing insider stories about the gladiatorial fights held at the Colosseum, and shopping for jewelry at Florence’s Ponte Vecchio? You know a vacation is meant for exploring and enjoying—not standing in line! And don’t worry, we know the perfect place to capture a photo of St. Peter’s Square in Rome and the Duomo in Florence.

Time in each of these Italian cities gives you the opportunity to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host of course). Taste the sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions, such as an outing to Pisa and Lucca from Florence, an underground tour in Rome, and a gondola serenade in Venice. In Lake Maggiore, be sure to enjoy the picturesque lakefront and colorful flowerbeds. Perhaps take the Mottarone Cable Car for panoramic views over seven lakes and the Alps.

And don’t forget…your Monograms package includes first-class transportation between each city via high-speed train. Plus, we escort you to/from the train stations and help you get on the correct train—always a plus in Italy, where the train stations are notoriously confusing for non-Italian speakers. So all you have to do is sit back and relax as you see the beautiful countryside and towns dotting the landscape.

9 Day Tastes Of Tuscany

Gate1 $1499 9 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Florence, Florence-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights Montecatini
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Travel to the Chianti region, where Italys most famous red wine is produced
* Walking Tour of Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture
* View Pisa’s famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower
* Wine Tasting, Cooking Class and Dinner at a Tuscan Farm
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Leisure time in Montecatini, to pamper yourself at one of the celebrated spas

9 Day Enchanting Italy

Gate1 $1949 9 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York or vice versa
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Visit the pink marble Doge's Palace in Venice
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum

3 Nights Venice, 3 Nights Florence, 3 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Sorrento 2018 From Venice To Sorrento

Monograms $2644 13 Details

“Come Back to Sorrento…” Ah yes, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra said it all when they sang this beautiful tribute to Sorrento, just one of the stops on this vacation to Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento. And no one brings you to Italy’s most captivating cities like Monograms. On this 13-day vacation, we’ve arranged three nights’ hotel reservations in each city, sightseeing, transportation, daily breakfast, and connection between the cities. Plus, in each city, you’ll have a Local Host®, someone who is there for you to help ensure your vacation runs smoothly, answer questions, and help you personalize your vacation.

Your vacation begins in Venice, where your Local Host will greet you at your hotel with a warm welcome and materials to help you get to know the city. The next day, after enjoying included breakfast, your Monograms sightseeing includes insider stories at the must-see attractions: St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. In fact, your exclusive sightseeing in each city features the sights you cannot go home without seeing—Michelangelo’s David and a walk through the Piazza della Signoria in Florence; the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; and Sorrento’s Cloister of St. Francis Church, with its mix of architectural styles. Enjoy an included glassblowers’ presentation in Venice and a limoncello in Sorrento. But that’s not all…Monograms wants you to have as much time to enjoy these cities as possible, so on your inside visits, we’ve arranged VIP access for you. This means you get to skip the lines! Rather than wasting time in the lines, you’ll spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces in Rome and Florence, imagining what it was like to partake in the gladiatorial fights at the Colosseum, and hearing the stories behind Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica.

We’ve also included first-class travel by high-speed train between the cities, as well as transfers to/from the train stations to/from your centrally located hotels. Plus, we get you to the right train, so you don’t have to try to navigate the train stations—always intimidating when you don’t speak the language!

In each city, you’ll have time to explore on your own or to take optional excursions. Just ask your Local Host for help and suggestions. Perhaps take an excursion to Pompeii, the Roman town buried in 79 AD by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; explore the ancient ruins and Catacombs in Rome; visit Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, the most important art gallery in Italy; browse the merchants along Florence’s Ponte Vecchio and Venice’s back alleys; stroll Sorrento’s cobblestone streets; enjoy people-watching in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; and enjoy mouth-watering cuisine in each city. What are you waiting for…Come Back to Sorrento!

Hidden Treasures Of Southern Italy 2018 From Naples To Sorrento

Globus $2036 9 Details

This 9-day Italy tour 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.

You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with an overnight stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on discoveries in Lecce and Otranto.

This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures that await you in Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline to Sorrento. As the picture-perfect ending to your Southern Italy vacation, you may also choose to join an optional excursion to Positano on the spectacular Amalfi Coast.

Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.

Italy By Rail

AlexanderRoberts $1899 7 Details

Other companies show your “their” Italy... With our unique flexibility, you create your own Italian holiday! Choose from our fine city-center hotels and tailor your vacation with a choice of included sightseeing!

Grand European Family Holiday 2018

Tauck $8290 12 Details


You and your family are welcomed to travel experiences that are on world traveler's must-do list - inspiring, enlightening and fun, with lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to truly get a taste of local life. Stay at the hotel where "Sherlock Holmes" was written. Get an insider's look at Harry Potter's secret London, with an exclusive ride on the Knightbus... Take a spin on the London Eye, soaring high above the city in a private capsule... Visit a lavish 17th-century castle outside of Paris (where children dress in costume and learn about what life was like for a kid in the court of Louis XIV)... Go on a scavenger hunt in Musée du Louvre, where the clues are famous works of art... Hunt for truffles in the hills of Umbria in central Italy, accompanied by dogs trained to find them... discover "chocolate art"... Learn the art of mosaics at a hands-on workshop in Rome... enjoy an after-hours guided visit through the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (without the crowds)... get a taste of the region when you dine at a private villa in Italy, an Alain Ducasse brasserie in Paris and a traditional English pub... stay in historic hotels deeply intertwined with their destinations... and much, much more.

Gems Of Northern Italy 2018 (Milano To Venice)

Uniworld $2999 10 Details

Encounter unforgettable sights on this odyssey through Northern Italy that begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in legendary Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic.” These two iconic cities bookend an exploration of Northern Italy that rewards the curious traveler with amazing experiences in Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ferrara.

Travel from dynamic Milan to romantic Venice. Soak up the enchantment of “The City of Water” and three outer-lying Venetian islands, Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Be treated to an exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Discover the charm of seaside Chioggia loved by fishermen and artists alike. Enjoy a multicourse lunch complete with wine pairings at a historic wine estate in Valpolicella. Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; “bountiful” Bologna; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet; and UNESCO-designated Ferrara. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on the “Gems of Northern Italy.”

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour? Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travelers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

Italy’S Great Cities 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $2509 8 Details

What do you want from your Italy escorted 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 chance to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the most popular saint in Italy, St. Francis—now’s your chance to visit his basilica, built above his tomb.

You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David—now’s your chance to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venetian glass—now’s your chance to watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in 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.

But that’s not all…on this guided tour of Italy, scenic 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 welcome and farewell dinners at local restaurants in Rome, a taste of panforte and ricciarelli (local specialties) in Siena, and a taste of traditional gelato in Florence. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour of Italy’s great cities. It’s an escorted tour of Italy and a vacation of a lifetime!

8 Day Affordable Italy

Gate1 $1299 8 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 6 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 2 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doges Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel ♦
♦ Monday departures do not include the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel but instead will visit the Forum & Colosseum.

3 Nights Sorrento, 3 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence, 3 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Lake Maggiore 2018 From Sorrento To Lake Maggiore

Monograms $3579 16 Details

Giuseppe Verdi famously declared, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” Wow…he must have thought Italy was an amazing place! At Monograms, we agree, and that’s why we’ve made it easy for you to experience Italy in all its glory. On this 16-day vacation to Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Lake Maggiore, we’ve taken care of the travel logistics and hassles, so all you have to do is enjoy. We’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between the cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, in each city, we’ve arranged for you to have the services of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, help you navigate the cities, offer suggestions, and help your vacation run smoothly.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Sorrento. The nearest airport is Naples, but we can pick you up at the airport and bring you to your selected hotel in the resort town of Sorrento. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to help familiarize you with this town. In fact, in each city, your Local Host will welcome you to the city, help you get settled, and give you materials so you can start exploring immediately. Plus, we've also arranged for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share insider stories and what day-to-day life is like in the cities.

In Sorrento, your sightseeing includes a walk in the Old Town and a visit to the cloister of St. Francis Church. In Rome, we've arranged for visits to the Vatican Museums to see its amazing treasures; the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and famous ceiling paintings; St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD; the iconic Colosseum; and the Roman Forum, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. In Florence, we’ll take you to see Michelangelo's David and we’ll take you on a walking tour to see attractions such as the Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge that has housed stores since the 13th century. In Venice, guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. We've also arranged for you to see a glassblower’s demonstration, so you can learn why glassmaking has been so important in Venetian history. In Lake Maggiore, guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to the Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella, which has been owned by the Borromeo family since the 1500s.

In each city, you’ll have a full day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). In Sorrento, you may want to take an excursion to nearby Pompeii to learn what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town. Limoncello is the world-famous liqueur made in Sorrento, and we've included a sampling of it for you. In Rome, you may want to visit one of the catacombs, shop at one of the many designer boutiques, or visit Tivoli. From Florence, consider an excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Be sure to taste the Chianti—just ask your Local Host for the best spot to try a glass. In Venice, you may want to just wander around the back alleys, browsing the many shops. Or perhaps enjoy a serenaded gondola ride so you can experience Venice from its canals. In Lake Maggiore, maybe catch the Mottarone Cable Car for panoramic views over seven lakes and the Alps. Your Local Host in each city will have many suggestions for you.

And that’s not all…we’ve included transportation via high-speed train (first-class) between each city. It’s the best way to travel in Italy and will allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic countryside. We’ve thrown in transfers to/from the train stations, including from Milan (the nearest train station to Lake Maggiore), and even make sure you get on the correct train! With the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the transportation and transfers we've included, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is enjoy the cities and countryside. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have someone in each city to help you (not to mention in the train stations), and you've got a vacation of a lifetime!

Venice Getaway 3 Nights 2018 From Venice To Venice

Monograms $639 4 Details

Giacomo Casanova, one of Venice’s most famous sons and one of the most famous lovers of all time, wrote “The Story of My Life,” where the reader learns all about his adventures in the 18th century. How about you? What would “The Story of Your Life” include? Fun and adventures? Or stress and frustration? Let Monograms handle your Venice vacation details, and we assure you the Venice portion of your story will be full of fun and enjoyment—not stress and hassles! In fact, on this Venice trip, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Plus, we’ve arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your Venice trip to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your Italy trip begins the moment you arrive in Venice, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will welcome you with a warm smile and a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. We’ll take you to see St. Mark's Square and Basilica, dating back over 1,000 years. You’ll also visit Doges' Palace, a symbol of Venice built in 1340, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 1600s and offering prisoners their last view of Venice before their imprisonment. We have also arranged for you to watch a glassmaking demonstration with skilled glassblowers. Glassmaking has always been important in Venice's history, and you'll learn why during this demonstration.

You’ll also have time to explore on your own. Your Local Host will offer suggestions and help you arrange the activities you desire. Perhaps ride on a traditional gondola as you are serenaded through Venice’s canals. Maybe take a ghost walking tour or visit nearby Murano. You may just want to wander the city's maze of alleys as you shop for the perfect carnival mask or Murano glassware.

Did we mention we've included entrances to Marciana Library, one of the oldest Italian libraries built in the 16th century, and the Correr Museum and Archaeological Museums, which offer interesting insight into Venice’s art and history, a collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, and Italian and Egyptian remains? It's just another added feature included by Monograms! Between those entrances, the hotel we've booked, the sightseeing we've included, and the guides we've arranged, all you have to do is sit back and relax in this car-free, romantic city! Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay in Venice to assist you, and you've got the perfect chapter to "The Story of Your Life."

The Best Of Italy & Sicily 2018 From Rome To Rome

Globus $3799 15 Details

Italy is a country with so much to offer—amazing scenery, ancient ruins, a rich history, sumptuous cuisine, architectural treasures, splendid art, designer shops, and friendly people. On this Best of Italy & Sicily escorted tour, you’ll experience some of Italy’s and Sicily’s most popular cities and historic sites, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento coast, and Taormina. You’ll also take an overnight cruise from Naples to Sicily.

Tour highlights include Agrigento, where you’ll see ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years! You’ll also visit the impressive Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. Your time on the Sorrento coast includes a visit to the Isle of Capri with a jetfoil ride across the Bay of Naples, a funicular ride to Capri village, and a boat cruise (weather permitting) around the island.

You’ll be delighted by Michelangelo’s David in Florence and his ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which you’ll also see on this tour. Watch glassblowers in action as they create their beautiful art in Venice. Or if historical churches interest you, you’re sure to be delighted by the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics; St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome; the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, where St. Francis is buried; Ravenna’s 6th-century Basilica of St. Apollinaris in Classe, famous for its exquisite mosaics.

These are just a few of the many highlights on this Best of Italy & Sicily guided tour. You’ll enjoy special experiences such as wine tasting in Marsala and a private water-taxi ride in Venice as just a few wonderful adventures throughout a marvelous Italy and Sicily escorted tour.

European Tapestry With London 2018 From Amsterdam To London

Globus $4109 16 Details

A tapestry takes distinct colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s exactly what this escorted European escorted tour—European Tapestry—does. It weaves together the distinct cities, cultures, landscapes, and food of eight countries to make a beautiful vacation to Europe. You’ll start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with guided sightseeing and leisure time in London. In between, you’ll see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; the amazing Leaning Tower in Pisa; a cruise on the River Seine with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
You’re invited to sample beer at a local café in Heidelberg, take a romantic Rhine cruise past castle-crested cliffs and terraced vineyards, observe woodcarving and learn from a local woodcarver in Germany’s Black Forest.

You’ll enjoy a special dinner of local specialties in Venice, and experience a highlight of this European tour with an overnight stay in Monte Carlo.

Also included is an overnight stay in Lyon – France’s second-largest city where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the old town from Fourvière Hill; and a thrilling train ride on the high-speed Eurostar train.

We’ve also included VIP access in this guided tour of Europe. That means that rather than waiting in long lines at places such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European guided tour is sure to delight!

The Best Of Italy & France 2018 From Rome To Paris

Globus $3475 11 Details

Italy and France—two of the most beautiful countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France escorted tour. You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, the French Riviera, and Paris, as well as a night in Florence and Genoa. You’ll enjoy the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, home to Michelangelo's celebrated David; and a Seine cruise in Paris. You'll stop in Ferrara, where you'll walk through the medieval Este Castle to the marble cathedral, built in the 1100s; in Pisa to admire the famous Leaning Tower; and in St. Paul de Vence, a picturesque hilltop town where you can explore the art galleries and quaint streets.

On this guided Italy and France tour, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome and Paris, so you can try out local specialties, and we've included a stop in Èze, where you will visit a local perfume factory to learn about perfume making. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting). Also enjoy an exciting high-speed train ride on the famous TGV train (first class) from Nice to Paris.

From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this escorted tour of Italy and France is sure to delight all of your senses!

Sorrento Getaway 3 Nights 2018 From Sorrento To Sorrento

Monograms $707 4 Details

Sorrento and Sophia Loren...they go hand in hand. She filmed three movies in Sorrento, helped the city become known, and was named an honorary citizen. We can’t arrange for her to be the citizen who will assist you throughout your stay in Sorrento. But we have arranged for you to have a Monograms Local Host®—a local citizen—who will be on hand to answer your questions, offer suggestions, help arrange your activities, and ensure your vacation is all you want it to be. On this 4-day vacation, we've also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing.

Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive. Although the nearest airport is Naples, we can pick you up and transfer you to your selected hotel in the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Here, your Local Host will welcome you with a warm greeting and a set of materials to familiarize you with the city and help you get settled. You can begin exploring immediately and the next day, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Your sightseeing features a walk through the Old Town. Among the many sights, you'll see the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, a noble mansion built between 1200 and 1300, and you’ll visit the cloister of St. Francis Church.

You also have a free day to explore on your own. Perhaps take an excursion along the Amalfi Coast, where you’ll see indescribable, stunning views. Maybe take a boat trip to Capri or take an excursion to Pompeii to see what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town. Maybe just relax and sample local specialties, such as the fresh fish, or shop for lemon products and intarsio inlaid woodwork. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions.

And did we mention we've also arranged for you to have a tasting of limoncello, the world-famous liqueur that is made using Sorrento's lemons? It's just another added feature from Monograms. Between the sightseeing we've included, the hotel we've booked, and the guides we've arranged, all you have to do is pack and get ready for a fun adventure!

9 Day Affordable Sicily

Gate1 $1349 9 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Palermo, Palermo-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights First Class accommodations
* 3 nights Palermo
* 1 night Agrigento
* 3 nights Catania
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
* Visit the Norman Cathedral in Monreale with its interior of glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics
* Tour the old city of Palermo with its incredible mix of architectural styles
* Savor lunch based on local specialties on a farm with an olive oil tasting
* Discover Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, the best preserved outside of Greece
* Explore the foothills around Mount Etna - the most active volcano in the world!
* Stroll in the Old City of Catania, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* View intricate Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina

Ultimate Italy

G Adventures $2439 14 Details

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 CEO 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.

Vienna Getaway 3 Nights 2018 From Vienna To Vienna

Monograms $748 4 Details

Vienna—known as “the City of Music”—has been the residence of more famous composers than any other city. Music is in the air, and we’re sure you’ll dance your way through Vienna. Why? Because Monograms has handled the details of your Vienna vacation and made it easy for you to travel here. On this 4-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is on hand throughout your vacation to offer guidance, insights,—in essence, a "friend in the city," there to make sure your vacation is all you want it to be.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Vienna. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and give you materials to familiarize you with the city and to help personalize your vacation. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories and little-known secrets around the famous landmarks, such as the National Theater, State Opera House, Parliament, and the Strauss Monument. The highlight of your sightseeing features Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburg family. You'll stand in awe as you gaze at the luxury and opulence throughout the palace, which is often compared to the Palace of Versailles in France.

You’ll also have a full day to explore Vienna on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to visit one of the many museums; ride the giant Ferris wheel at Prater park, a symbol of Vienna; visit the Hofburg Treasury to see the Habsburg’s collection of jewels and crowns; visit the gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral; or enjoy a Mozart or Strauss concert. You may want to do as the Viennese do by enjoying the atmosphere of a local coffeehouse. Be sure to ask your Local Host for suggestions.

And did we mention your inside visit to Schönbrunn Palace includes VIP access? This means you get to skip the line. After all, why wait in line with all the other tourists when you can be inside one of the world's most beautiful palaces? Between the sightseeing we've included, the guides we've arranged, the hotel we’ve booked, and the breakfasts we've included, all you have to do is get ready for a wonderful vacation.

13 Day Northern Italy With Tuscany & Amalfi

Gate1 $2599 13 Details

* Flights New York-Milan, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 11 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Como
* 2 nights Venice
* 4 nights Montecatini
* 3 nights Naples or Sorrento
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* Discover the Lakes Region with a scenic cruise
* Walking tour of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Visit the pink marble Doges Palace in Venice
* Walking Tour in the walled city of Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture
* Stay in Montecatini Terme, the spa center of Italy
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* Enjoy a rustic Tuscan Paesana Dinner with wine and olive-tasting
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast

3 Nights London & 3 Nights Paris 2018 From London To Paris

Monograms $1152 7 Details

Oscar and Felix. Laverne and Shirley. Batman and Robin. Few things go together like London and Paris. And no one pairs them quite like Monograms. On this all-in-one 7-day package, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation, daily breakfasts and connection between cities. Plus a one-of-a-kind feature is our Monograms Local Host®, there for you in both cities throughout your stays, ensuring everything runs smoothly and you get the most of your trip.

Your vacation starts the moment you arrive, as we can seamlessly get you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. There, you’ll meet your Local Host, who will provide a welcome greeting and a set of materials to help you get settled and personalize your vacation. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for your exclusive Monograms sightseeing, a half-day excursion with an expert local guide. You’ll hear the inside story of must-see sights like Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace in London, as well as arranging perfect timing to see the changing of the guard and an inside visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral. In Paris, we include inside visits to Notre Dame and the Louvre (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays). And never fear—we’ve scouted the city’s best vantage point to view the Eiffel Tower. Each of your inside visits include our exclusive VIP access, so you skip the lines. After all, why not spend your time inside the attraction rather than outside with the tourists? And on the third day in each city, choose to explore on your own (with our Local Host support, of course), or take advantage of one of over 60 special activities & excursions to suit your interests. Prime seats to a West End show, perhaps?

And did we mention that we’ve included tickets on the high-speed Eurostar train? It’s the best way to get from London to Paris. With all the time you’ve saved and you’re one happy traveler!

Northern Italy’S Highlights & Cinque Terre 2018 From Milan To Milan

Globus $2606 10 Details

This is the perfect vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin, and an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts.

This Northern Italy & Cinque Terre guided 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 near Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Museum.

A tour highlight is Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. You’re sure to arrive back home from this escorted tour of Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!

3 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence & 3 Nights Venice 2018 From Rome To Venice

Monograms $1822 10 Details

Three’s company but four’s a crowd. That’s why we’ve included three of Italy’s most fascinating cities on this exciting trip to Italy. From the ancient ruins of Rome and the fascinating sculptures in Florence to the scenic canals in Venice, this Italy trip is sure to delight. But it’s not just the sights that will delight you; it’s what we’ve included to make sure your vacation runs seamlessly: hotel reservations at centrally located hotels, buffet breakfast daily, sightseeing, and transportation on high-speed trains between each city. Plus, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city. These local experts will be your friend in the cities—taking you to the train stations; getting you on the right train, so you don’t end up in a city you didn’t mean to visit; offering you suggestions on where to eat and where to go; translating for you; and letting you in on little-known secrets, like where to capture the best photo of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Your Italy trip begins in Rome, where Monograms can effortlessly escort you from the airport to your hotel, and you will meet your Local Host and be given materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel for your exclusive sightseeing with a local guide. Among many things, you will see Rome’s must-see sights, including Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment at the Sistine Chapel, the historic Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and St. Peter’s Square and Basilica—all accompanied by inside stories that only locals know. In Florence, your expert local guide will take you to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s David. But don’t worry—we give you VIP access, so you can skip the lines and spend your time inside the attractions and not bored in line! While hearing the stories and history behind the sights, you’ll also walk through Cathedral Square, Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Square. In Venice, we’ve arranged for you to see a glassblowers’ presentation and enjoy a sightseeing tour once again with a local expert. See St. Mark’s Square and Basilica; visit Doges’ Palace, the symbol of Venice, and the Bridge of Sighs.

In each city, you’ll also have leisure time to enjoy activities you desire. Perhaps visit the Catacombs in Rome, descend the legendary Spanish Steps, learn to cook from an Italian chef, and throw a coin in Trevi Fountain. From Florence, maybe take an excursion into the Chianti countryside or to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Be serenaded by live music on a gondola or savor a drink at a café in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. Whatever you desire, this vacation to Rome, Florence & Venice gives you the opportunity to discover and experience it! And because we take you from your hotels to the train stations and pick you up at the train stations, you won’t waste time dealing with logistics, giving you more free time to do as you please on your Italy trip!

15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia With Venice

Gate1 $2819 15 Details

* Flights New York-Zagreb, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 13 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Zagreb
* 1 night Sarajevo
* 3 nights Dubrovnik
* 1 night Split
* 2 nights Plitvice Lakes
* 2 nights Bled
* 2 nights Venice
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 21 meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* View Zagreb’s monumental Cathedral with its soaring twin spires in bustling Kaptol Square
* Tour Sarajevo, with its splendid architecture, a beautiful city with a complex history
* Visit Old Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Excursion to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel nestled on the rugged Adriatic coast
* Walk the cobbled streets of Split’s Old Town to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
* Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a natural wonderland flanked by thundering waterfalls
* Travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the stunning seaside resort of Opatija
* Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe
* Tour Ljubljana, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
* In Bled, visit the 11th century castle perched on a steep cliff high above the lake
* Visit Miramare Castle on the peak of a rocky promontory in the Gulf of Trieste
* Walking tour of Venice includes the magnificent Golden Basilica of San Marco

3 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Venice 2018 From Rome To Venice

Monograms $1474 7 Details

All roads lead to Rome. Or wait…on this vacation they lead to Venice as well, so you can enjoy two of Italy’s captivating cities. You won’t travel between the cities on a road, though. We’ve arranged for you to travel via high-speed train from Rome to Venice. We’ve also arranged three nights hotel reservations in each city, guided sightseeing, buffet breakfast daily, transfers to/from your hotels, to/from the train stations, and the services of a Local Host® in each city, a “friend” who will help answer questions, offer suggestions and help you get the most out of your vacation.

Your first Local Host will meet you upon your arrival at your Rome hotel, present you with materials on the city, answer any questions, and help you get started on your vacation immediately. This friend-in-the-city will also help you personalize your trip. The next day, enjoy included buffet breakfast before we pick you up for exclusive Monograms sightseeing with a local expert. History comes alive as you hear the insider stories and visit the sights you’ve heard so much about—the mighty Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; the Roman Forum, the political, social, and commercial center during the Roman Empire; Sistine Chapel, where you will view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment; and St. Peter’s Church and Basilica, the very church where the Pope often presides. In Venice, your sightseeing with a local expert includes the sights you cannot leave Venice without seeing—St Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. In both cities, your inside visits include VIP access, so you get to skip the lines! Why spend your vacation waiting in line with all the other tourists when you can spend your time gazing at the famous works of art and imagining what it was like to live in the Roman Empire?

In both cities, you’ll also have plenty of time to explore on your own. Perhaps take a tour of Rome’s catacombs; walk through Villa Borghese; or visit Harry’s Bar in Venice, a favorite hangout of Hemingway’s. Maybe enjoy a Vivaldi concert in Venice or a ghost walking tour in Venice & Rome. In both cities, you’ll have many opportunities to make your vacation memorable! Your Local Hosts can give you suggestions and also arrange activities for you. Also, be sure to ask them for the best picture spots!

But that’s not all…in Venice, your package also includes a glassblower’s presentation and entrances to Marciana Library and the Correr and Archeological Museums. That doesn’t even include the time you’ve saved by skipping the lines—not to mention the hassles and headaches! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and take the vacation of a lifetime with Monograms!

Traditional Grand European With London 2018 From London To London

Globus $5299 22 Details

A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, delicious meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this escorted Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Tuscany, Monte Carlo, Lyon, Paris, and London.
On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 17th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and much more.

On this comprehensive escorted tour of Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll take a Rhine Cruise with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking drives along the Italian and French Rivieras. You’ll sit back and relax as you drive through the most attractive parts of Austria to Italy, as well as past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest in France. You’ll enjoy a leisurely Seine cruise in Paris with fantastic views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals.

Globus also includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a beer at a local café in Brussels, a wine tasting in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, a special dinner in the Chianti Hills, and a farewell dinner in Montmartre – Paris’ most renowned art district. All of this and much more—including rides on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels and from Paris to London—await you on this magnificent guided tour and European vacation!

14 Day Romantic Italy With Amalfi

Gate1 $3099 14 Details

* Flights New York-Milan, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 12 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Como or Baveno
* 2 nights Venice or Venice Lido
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* 3 nights Sorrento Coast
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* Discover the Lake Region with a scenic cruise
* Walking tour of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Visit the pink marble Doges Palace in Venice
* Visit a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisas Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelos incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Travel past the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to Pompeii, the city frozen in time
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast

Sicily Discovery 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $1429 10 Details

Mountains and hills over the sea, archaeological sites, an active volcano, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, blue skies, and breathtaking views…this is Sicily. Starting from Rome, you will travel through the south of Italy to reach Villa San Giovanni where you will cross the sapphire-blue waters by ferry to reach Messina.

On this affordable Sicily tour, visit some fantastic historic sights. At Casale, visit the Roman Villa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally an extravagant residence of a powerful Roman family in the 4th century AD, its mosaics on the floors and walls are well-preserved today.

Agrigento, founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, is a treasure trove of fascinating ruins. Visit its Valley of the Temples, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see vestiges from the classical Greek period. Visit the Doric Temple of Concord, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization – and the Temple of Juno Lacinia, which was severely damaged by fire near the end of the 5th century BC. Also visit Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Sicily that was at the apex of its power before 409 BC. Here, see the remains of the Acropolis, with its temples and fortifications.

Visit the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. Enjoy a guided tour in Trapani, set on a harbor that was once a powerful trading network; explore Erice, a medieval hilltop town with cobbled streets, fortifications, and ancient churches; and visit Marsala, known throughout the world for its wine. In Palermo, your sightseeing tour includes Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), built in the 1100s, with byzantine mosaics depicting famous scenes from The Bible.

This tour through Sicily is designed for the value-minded traveler as the best way to explore the beautiful features of this magnificent, yet charming island!

Local Living Italy—Amalfi Coast

G Adventures $1444 8 Details

Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters… its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to "heaven." On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, mountain trails and local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery home base at sundown. Paradise incarnate.

10 Day Affordable Italy With Pompeii

Gate1 $1599 10 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 8 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 4 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 10 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Visit to the excavations at Pompeii, a city frozen in time

From St. Paul's To St. Peter's 2018 From London To Rome

Cosmos $2213 12 Details

From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns and witness beautiful scenery.

In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the historic center in Florence; and Rome’s Colosseum—where the deadly gladiatorial fights were held during the Roman Empire—and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. Also visit St. Peter’s Square, an architectural and religious landmark. . Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. In Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

You’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Another marvel is Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, which you’ll see on this Europe tour. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness amazing scenery throughout this Europe tour. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne. Nestled amid the Alps and surrounded by its stunning lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest towns. Also enjoy a stroll along the promenade of picturesque Lake Lugano as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany.

If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!

Trekking Mont Blanc

G Adventures $1519 10 Details

Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premier hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.

11 Day Affordable Italy With Sorrento

Gate1 $1849 11 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 9 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* 2 nights Sorrento
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doges Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisas Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Visit to the excavations at Pompeii, a city frozen in time
* Enjoy stunning Sorrento with its magnificent seaside setting

Rome, Sorrento & Capri 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $1669 9 Details

Rome, Sorrento, and Capri—three of Italy’s most popular cities are waiting for you on this grand Italy vacation. Spend four nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and on the Neapolitan Riviera on this Italy tour. Explore at a leisurely pace to discover ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean charm.

History buffs will be thrilled with the views of the Rome’s Colosseum, where the gladiator fought during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, the Roman Empire’s political, social, and commercial center. You will step back in time on your visit of Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved site gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. During your guided visit, admire the paintings that remain on the walls, and look for signs of the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.

On the quest for amazing scenery, combined with history and spirituality, you'll visit Montecassino sanctuary. Continuing south, you'll witness breathtakingly beautiful views on your excursion to the Amalfi Coast. Following the natural course of the coastline, the winding road features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water as the background. It is nothing short of spectacular!

Enjoy visits to the laid-back town of Sorrento and the charming island of Capri. Both offer breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, enjoy the marvelous Mediterranean climate, wander the maze of streets, shop at the boutiques, or sip a drink in the famous “piazzetta.”

From the ancient archaeological sites to the awe-inspiring scenery, this affordable Italy tour offers value-minded travelers a unique and unforgettable vacation!

9 Day Tuscany & Amalfi Coast

Gate1 $1599 9 Details

* Flights New York-Florence, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights First Class accommodations
* 4 nights Montecatini
* 3 nights Naples
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Stay in Montecatini Terme, the spa center of Italy
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* Enjoy a rustic Tuscan Paesana Dinner with wine and olive-tasting
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast

Seven Countries, Venice & Paris 2018 From London To Paris

Cosmos $1519 10 Details

If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.

One of the tour highlights is a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road, a trade route during the Middle Ages and now known for its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, with astop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Enjoy an included scenic cruise along the Rhine River, famous for its castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, enjoy watching glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries.

Another highlight of this Europe tour is your stay in the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Here, visit the Old Town, with its famous Chapel Bridge. Stop in romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; enjoy an orientation drive in Brussels; and see the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower— on the guided sightseeing tour.

In a short period of time, this affordable European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It’s a marvelous vacation!

3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights London 2019

Monograms $1408 7 Details

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities. George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London. You: My Wonderful Vacation to Paris & London. Yes, Paris & London are not just perfect settings for novels, but also for a vacation filled with fun, adventure, and memories. And Monograms lets you experience them in a hassle-free way! On this 7-day package, all you have to do is show up; we’ve arranged everything else for you: hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation between cities, daily breakfast, and transfers to/from the train stations. To help you get the most out of your vacation, your Monograms Local Host® is there for you in both cities—to answer your questions, to let you in on little-known secrets, and to help make sure your vacation is everything you want it to be.

Your vacation starts in Paris, where you will be met by your Local Host, who will welcome you to the city and give you a Paris destination guide, so you can get to know the city immediately. Your sightseeing the next day with a local expert includes the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, where you’ll see its 13th-century, stained-glass windows, and the Louvre, home of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays). Plus, you’ll receive VIP access and skip the lines, and you’ll be escorted throughout both—ensuring you won’t get home and realize you missed an important part of the museum or church. Just think of the time savings! In London, your exclusive sightseeing tour with a local expert includes VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral, with its deep history and famous dome. Get the inside story and learn its fascinating history before heading to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard. In both cities, you’ll have a free day to explore on your own and to take optional excursions. Perhaps take a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine River in Paris and enjoy a pre-theater dinner and musical in London’s West End. Maybe visit the British Museum in London and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. With these two cities, the opportunities are endless, and your Local Host in each city can help you personalize your vacation perfectly for you!

And that’s not all...this vacation also includes a thrilling ride on the high-speed Eurostar train through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, and transfers to/from the train stations to your hotels.
What are you waiting for…Paris and London are waiting!

13 Day Northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria

Gate1 $2649 13 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Milan, Milan-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 11 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Lake Como
* 2 nights Lucerne
* 1 night Innsbruck
* 1 night Salzburg
* 2 nights Vienna
* 2 nights Venice Mestre
* 1 night Milan
* Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and Italian city taxes
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 17 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* A scenic cruise on spectacular Lake Como takes you to the exquisite village of Bellagio
* Travel via the scenic Vorarlberg Mountains and Austria's Tyrolean Alps to pristine Innsbruck
* Tour Salzburg, celebrated as Mozart's birthplace and setting of The Sound of Music
* In Vienna, visit the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors
* Walking tour in romantic Venice includes St. Mark's Square and the marble Doge's Palace
* Visit Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and design

The Sicilian 2018 From Palermo To Taormina Riviera

Globus $2246 10 Details

Your 10-day Italy tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages. You’ll begin your tour with guided sightseeing in Palermo’s ornate city of piazzas, markets, and churches.

You’ll relish the baroque style of the city’s historic sites, 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, you’ll also enjoy a cruise to the small island of Motya for a museum tour, as well as 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. You’ll visit the Valley of the Temples with its Greek structures that have endured 24 centuries, the iconic St. George Cathedral and Ibla district of Ragusa, and the adorned tiled Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone.

You’ll travel to Syracuse – birthplace of mathematician Archimedes – for a guided sightseeing tour that includes the 5th-century-BC Greek theater. You’ll also enjoy seeing the Church of Santa Lucia – filming location of Michael Corleone’s wedding scene in The Godfather – then relaxing 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 on your beautiful Italy tour of the ancient island of Sicily – with new memories to cherish for years to come.

9 Day Affordable Italy

Gate1 $1449 9 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doges Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris & 2 Nights Nice 2018 From London To Nice

Monograms $2334 9 Details

In the movie An American in Paris, the film’s stars enthusiastically sing, “'S wonderful! 'S marvelous…C'est magnifique!” We aren’t entirely sure, but we think they were singing about this Monograms trip to London, Paris, & Nice. The reason? Monograms has made it easy for you to travel to these destinations, and that’s wonderful, marvelous, and magnifique! On this 9-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations; daily breakfast; sightseeing; transportation between London, Paris, and Nice; and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, in each city you will have the services of a one-of-a-kind feature, the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, translate for you if needed, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London. We can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly get you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help familiarize you with this vibrant and exciting city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing with a local expert. You’ll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and we’ll take you to St. Paul's Cathedral. We also will take you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, where you can imagine what it is like to be royalty. You’ll also have a full day in London to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). London's theater scene rivals that of Broadway, so you may want to take in a show. Perhaps take an excursion to Stonehenge and the Roman baths. Or maybe shop at one of the famous department stores and at Covent Garden. Just ask your Local Host for suggestions.

Then, you're off on the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris (imagine the thrill of riding through the Chunnel). We’ll take you from your London hotel to the train station, pick you up from the Paris train station, and take you to your selected Paris hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a set of materials to help you personalize your trip and become familiar with the city. The next day, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a sightseeing tour that includes the must-see attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe. We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804. Additionally, we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a cruise on the Seine River, a perfect way to see Paris! And don’t worry—we’ve scouted out the best place to get a picture of the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there.

During your free day in Paris, you may want to take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles; relax at a café on the Champs-Elysées; shop at the famous Galeries Lafayette, where we have secured discounts for you; explore the Louvre Museum, the most visited museum in the world; have dinner at the Eiffel Tower; or enjoy a dinner show at the infamous Moulin Rouge. The possibilities are endless!

The following day, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your Paris hotel and take you to the train station, where we have arranged for you to take the high-speed TGV train to Nice. In Nice, we’ll pick you up at the train station and take you to your hotel, where your Local Host will once again greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help familiarize you with this beautiful area. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for morning guided sightseeing with a local expert. Walk along the Promenade Des Anglais, the most famous boulevard in Nice, and the Old Town, where you’ll see Cours Saleya, a flower market. During your free time in Nice, you may want to take an excursion to St. Tropez, to Cannes to play golf, or to Monaco to drive on the circuit of the famous Formula 1 "Grand Prix" race. Also consider a visit to the Marc Chagall or Matisse Museums, or stroll through the flower market at your own pace. Be sure to try the local specialties. Just ask your Local Host for suggestions.

And did we mention that your Eurostar train trip between London and Paris includes porterage? With the hotels we've booked, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the transportation and transfers we've included, we have taken care of all the details for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself! Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city to assist you, and you've got yourself a vacation that “'S wonderful, 'S marvelous, and magnifique!”

13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia With Venice

Gate1 $1549 13 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Venice, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 11 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Opatija
* 1 night Split
* 3 nights Dubrovnik
* 1 night Vodice
* 2 nights Bled
* 2 nights Venice
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 14 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager
* Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Venice
* Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
* Visit seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
* Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
* Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
* Travel to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, a beautiful alpine resort
* Enjoy a farewell reception at your hotel in Bled, including drinks and canapés

3 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Rome 2018 From Venice To Rome

Monograms $1474 7 Details

According to Fran Lebowitz, “If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is — Venice is better.” Although she did not mention Rome, Rome is the same—even better than you imagine. And no one brings you Venice & Rome like Monograms! So stop imagining and join us on this Italy vacation. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, connection between the cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, Venice & Rome have so much to offer—historical monuments, ancient ruins, amazing cuisine, world-class shopping, and educational and fun walking experiences—that we know it can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve also arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host®, a one-of-a-kind feature to make sure you have a "friend in the city" who will answer your questions, offer you suggestions, and be there to help make sure your Italy trip runs smoothly.

Your Italy trip begins the moment you arrive in Venice, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and give you a set of materials to familiarize you with the city and to help personalize your trip. The next morning, after included breakfast, we've arranged for you to have guided sightseeing with a local expert of the must-see attractions, including St. Mark's Square and Basilica. We’ll take you inside Doges' Palace, a symbol of Venice built in 1340, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 1600s and offering prisoners their last view of Venice before their imprisonment. As an added feature, we’ve included entrances to the Marciana Library, one of the oldest Italian libraries built in the 16th century, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums, which offer interesting insight into Venice’s art and history. Also, we've arranged for you to learn about Venice's history in glassmaking as you watch glassblowers fashion their delicate objects.

In Rome, your guided sightseeing with a local expert includes the attractions you cannot go home without seeing: the Vatican Museums; the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes and where you’ll see Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings; St. Peter's Square & Basilica, where even today the pope often presides; the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century to hold 50,000 spectators; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll really get a sense of what life was like in ancient Rome.

You’ll also have time to explore both cities on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to take an excursion to Pompeii to see what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town, join a ghost walking tour in Venice or in Rome, enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded in Venice, or visit Rome's catacombs. You may want to shop at the designer boutiques and famous fashion houses in Rome, or browse the local stores as you wander through the maze of alleys in Venice. Perhaps just grab a drink and relax while you people-watch in Venice's St. Mark's Square or Rome's Piazza Navona. Your Local Hosts can help you arrange activities and will have plenty of suggestions.

And did we mention your Italy trip includes first-class transportation between the cities via high-speed train? We've even included transfers to/from the train stations. Plus, for someone unfamiliar with the train system, it can seem intimidating, so your Local Host will be there with you to help make sure you get on the correct train! Between the transportation and transfers we’ve included, the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, and the hotels we’ve booked, this Italy trip will be better than you imagined—just like Venice!

3 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights London 2018 From Rome To London

Monograms $2280 10 Details

Some say, “Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.” At Monograms, we don’t agree entirely, because we think London is worthy of both! That’s why we’ve put together a vacation package with all three—Rome, Paris, and London. In fact, on this travel package, we've arranged your hotel reservations in all three cities, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotel to/from the train stations. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is on hand throughout your stay to answer questions, arrange your activities, offer suggestions, and help maximize your vacation time. We've arranged for you to have a Local Host in Rome, Paris, and London.

Your vacation package begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and present you with a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. In fact, in each city—Rome, Paris, & London—your Local Host will meet you on your first day, help you get settled, and give you a Destination Guide full of useful information on the city. In each city, we've also arranged sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the inside stores about the must-see attractions and learn little-known secrets as you see each city’s famous landmarks.

In Rome, your sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see its amazing treasures; the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings; St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD; the iconic Colosseum, famous for its gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city. In addition to famous sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, your Paris sightseeing tour features Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to 1163, and a Seine River cruise, a beautiful way to see Paris. In London, see Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral, where you'll hear the fascinating history of this iconic cathedral. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. And never fear...the inside visits included in your Monograms vacation include VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! After all, why wait in line with all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with the attractions? In Rome alone, that will save you over four hours of vacation time!

In each city, you'll have time to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to shop at the famous department stores, such as Harrods and Selfridges in London; at the designer Italian boutiques along Rome’s Via Conditti; or at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, where we’ve secured shopping discounts for you. Perhaps take an excursion from Rome to Tivoli, where Hadrian built his villa at the peak of the Roman Empire; to the Palace of Versailles from Paris; and to mysterious Stonehenge near London. The possibilities in each city are endless!

And did we mention your Monograms travel package includes transportation between the cities? We've included your seat on the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London. We've even included transfers from your Rome hotel to the airport, from the Paris airport to your hotel, from your Paris hotel to the train station, and from the London train station to your selected hotel. With the transportation and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, and the hotels we've booked, you just have to remember your camera! Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have Local Host for you throughout your stay, and it's a vacation of a lifetime.

12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia

Gate1 $1199 12 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Venice, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Opatija
* 1 night Split
* 3 nights Dubrovnik
* 1 night Vodice
* 2 nights Bled
* 1 night Venice
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 13 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager
* Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
* Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
* Visit seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
* Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
* Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
* Enjoy a farewell reception at your hotel in Bled, including drinks and canapés

3 Nights Venice, 3 Nights Florence & 3 Nights Rome 2018 From Venice To Rome

Monograms $2022 10 Details

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...” Perhaps you’re heard this famous Shakespearean line. We’re not entirely sure, but we suspect he was about to say, “Monograms has made it easy for visitors to come to Rome—as well as Florence and Venice.” In fact, on this Italy trip, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train station. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your stay to help you feel comfortable, answer questions, offer suggestions, and help make sure your Italy vacation runs smoothly. You’ll have a Local Host in Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Your Italy vacation begins in Venice, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm benvenuto and a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. We’ll show you St. Mark's Square and Basilica, as well as Doges' Palace, the very symbol of Venice, and the Bridge of Sighs. We've also arranged for you to watch skilled glassblowers as they work on their creations, and we've included entrances to the Marciana Library, and the Correr and Archaeological Museums. In Florence, your walking tour with a local expert includes the must-see attractions, such as Michelangelo’s David and the Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge that has housed stores since the 13th century. In Rome, your guided tour with a local expert includes the attractions you must see in Rome, including the Vatican Museums; the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll see Michelangelo's The Last Judgment; St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD; the Colosseum, opened in 80 AD and famous for the gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city.

In each city, you’ll have time to explore on your own. In Venice, perhaps enjoy a Vivaldi concert performance; take a ghost walking tour; enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola serenaded by live music; shop for a Venetian carnival mask; grab a drink at Harry's Bar, one of Hemingway's favorite haunts; or visit one of the many churches. In Florence, perhaps take an excursion to Sam Gimignano, Italy's most famous medieval town, and Verrazzano Castle, where you'll taste Tuscan wine; learn to make gelato; or shop for some Florentine gold jewelry. Rome offers endless possibilities. Perhaps visit one of the many museums, shop at the Italian fashion boutiques along the Via Condotti, take a ghost or walking tour, and enjoy Italian cuisine at one of the many local restaurants.

And don’t forget…your Italy trip includes transportation on the high-speed train (first-class) between the cities. We've even included the transfers so we’ll pick you up at your hotel, take you to the train station, get you on the correct train, pick you up at the next train station, and bring you to your hotel in the next city. Plus, sightseeing includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines at the attractions, such as the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. That saves over four hours of time just in Rome. That doesn’t include all the time we've saved you by handling your vacation details—not to mention the time saved by having a Local Host there to assist you rather than reading guidebooks and trying to figure it out on your own. This trip to Italy is a vacation of a lifetime!

3 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Florence 2018 From Rome To Florence

Monograms $1216 7 Details

According to Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” While Monograms can’t help you write a book, hike up Mount Everest, or swim across the English Channel, we can make sure you do one of your dreams—travel to Italy! That’s why on this Italy vacation package, we’ve arranged your hotel accommodations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, high-speed train connection between Rome and Florence, and transfers from/to your hotels & train stations. Plus, Rome and Florence have so much to offer that it can be hard knowing where to start. That’s why we’ve arranged the services of a Local Host® in both cities, a local expert to offer suggestions, answer questions, and ensure your vacation is all you want it to be.

Your Italy trip begins as soon as you arrive in Rome, where we can seamlessly whisk you from the airport to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will welcome you with a hearty benvenuto and present you with a destination guide to acquaint you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, who will share inside stories around the must-see sights such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, and more. The VIP access offered by Monograms means you’ll spend more time visiting the sights rather than waiting in long lines! In Florence, where you’ll take an escorted walk with a Certified Local Guide, you’ll stand in awe of Michelangelo’s famous David statue and admire the medieval Ponte Vecchio.

You’ll also have time to explore Rome and Florence on your own. In Rome, you may want to visit the catacombs, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, shop at the famous fashion boutiques, or take an Italian cooking class. In Florence, sip Chianti wine at a Tuscan restaurant; explore the Uffizi Gallery, with art work collected by the Medici family; take an excursion to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower; or experience Florence by night on a guided walking tour. Your Local Hosts can help arrange excursions and will have plenty of suggestions for shopping, restaurants, and more.

Don’t delay...Rome and Florence are waiting for you. We’ve handled all the stressful parts of travel—making the reservations, purchasing the train tickets, getting you to/from the train stations, finding local experts who can really give you an insider’s view of the cities, and more. All you have to do is cross Rome and Florence off your list of things to do, and enjoy this wonderful Italy trip!

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