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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 $3635 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 2019 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?

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!

Italian Highlights 2018 From Rome To Milan

Globus $3129 10 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 Italy escorted 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.

Enjoy special adventures and experiences just for you on this guided Italy tour. For example, learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some 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.

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 fabulous vacation highlighting Italy’s most-treasured sightseeing locations. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities throughout your incredible Italy guided tour.

Italia Bella: Rome To Venice

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 2019 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!

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.

Cosmopolitan Europe 2019 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 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!

Bellissima Northern Italy

Tauck $6290 11 Details


"Romancing the senses" is an apt description for the experiences showcased on our northern Italy tours... for the landscapes you'll see and the lifestyles you'll sample have resulted in many a love affair with the country's northern regions. It starts with fashion and art in Milan when you view da Vinci's The Last Supper with a local guide. It continues during a private Tauck cruise across Lake Como to Bellagio and a boat ride to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore. It captures your heart along the cobblestone streets of Verona, home to Romeo & Juliet... your taste buds at an agriturismo in the Franciacorta region and a cooking demo in Bologna (whose nickname is La Grassa, the Fat One)... and all the senses in Venice, with visits by boat to some of the Venetian Islands and a Tauck Exclusive, after-hours guided visit to St. Mark's Basilica to view its treasures without the daytime crowds. Now that's amore, from pane to formaggio to vino...

Tuscany & Cinque Terre

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...

Continental Introduction 2019 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 2019 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!

Venice & The Dalmatian Coast

Tauck $7990 10 Details


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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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 From Milan To Lake Maggiore

Cosmos $1259 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.

Italy's Best 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $2079 14 Details

With its magnificent architecture, beautiful landscapes, sumptuous cuisine, ancient ruins, and brilliant art, Italy is a country like no other. On this affordable Italy’s Best tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

One of the tour’s highlights is the excursion to the Cinque Terre – five medieval seaside villages. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views.

On your journey through Tuscany, watch the undulating hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages. More breathtaking scenery awaits at Lake Maggiore, one of Italy’s largest lakes. Located on the edge of the Swiss Alps, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak in the beauty.

From here, you’ll even take an excursion to Lugano, a lake-side town in Switzerland. Witness breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea in the relaxing town of Sorrento, and take a day trip to Capri where the crashing sea has formed awe-inspiring caves.

History comes alive on this Italy tour. Visit 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. In Rome, during the city sightseeing tour with a local guide, you’ll see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, as well as Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica.

In Genoa, boasting Europe’s largest medieval historical center, see the remains of the city’s 17th-century fortifications. Visit St Francis’ Basilica in Assisi, a medieval town set in the Umbrian hills. Guided city sightseeing tours are planned in Rome, Florence, and Genoa. Your visit to Venice includes a boat trip to St Mark’s square to see the maze of canals forming this unique romantic city.

These are just some of the many highlights of this affordable tour through Italy!

From Rome To London 2019 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!

The Grand European 2019 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!

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!

Italian Lakes, Venice, Florence & Rome

Tauck $8390 10 Details


Quintessential Italy Past meets present perfectly... along Alpine lakes lined with garden-graced villas and islands steeped in natural charms... in a Florentine city alive with art and architecture and local experts who know them best... throughout Venice where main street is a historic canal and where gondolas glide past squares built centuries ago and bustling with activity today.... amidst Tuscan and Umbrian landscapes draped with vineyards, olive trees and medieval towns welcoming with cultural traditions... and inside exalted places priceless with Roman antiquities and eternally awe-inspiring.

Italy & Greece 2018 From Rome To Athens

Cosmos $2059 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!

Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express 2019 From Munich To Zürich

Cosmos $2380 13 Details

The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. This scenic Alps tour includes overnights in Munich, the Innsbruck area, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Turin, Täsch, the Lucerne area, and Zurich.

Every day you’ll marvel at stunning scenery: lush dairy pastures, picturesque quaint villages, imposing peaks and enchanting forests. You will drive along Grossglockner Pass, Austria’s highest pass with inspiring views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain; visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains,"; take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake; see the Austrian and Italian Tyrolean Alps; discover Switzerland’s Engadine National Park, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet,; experience beautiful Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes; get to know Kitzbühel, with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center and car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn, and much more.

One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. From your train windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snowcapped peaks, glacial ice fields, forests, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Passing over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels, this is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway along with the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery. Another highlight is the visit of charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe most elegant of the three Bavarian fairytale castles built by King Ludwig II.

Be sure to bring your camera on this amazing Alps tour designed for savvy travelers! It’s a dream vacation!

The Heart Of Italy: Venezia, Firenze & Roma

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

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.

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.

Mediterranean Flavors 2018 From Madrid To Rome

Cosmos $2159 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

Tauck $9590 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. 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.

Special "Ferragamo" departures - see Pricing & Availability for details.

Scenic Switzerland By Train 2019 From Zürich To Zürich

Cosmos $2302 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!

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!

Traditional Grand European 2019 From London To Paris

Globus $4949 22 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!

Cosmopolitan Europe With London 2019 From London To London

Cosmos $3194 18 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.

European Highlights 2019 From London To Rome

Globus $2686 9 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend the night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings.

You’ll also ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square.

It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.

You’ll have VIP access to the must-see attractions on your guided tour of classic European sites. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. You’ll discover the cities and unique highlights of each local on this dream vacation!

Jewels Of Italy Summer 2018

CostSaver $1520 7 Details

Explore Italy's sophisticated capitals of Venice, Florence and Rome - the beautiful cobblestone squares, centuries' old tradition and historic highlights like the mighty Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and spectacular Duomo must-visits on your open-air museum tour of this fascinating destination.

Treasures Of The Mediterranean - Northbound

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...

Sicily, The Amalfi Coast & Rome - Southbound

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!

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.

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 - Northbound

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.

Iberian Tapestry 2018 From Barcelona To Lisbon

Globus $2126 9 Details

A tapestry takes different colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That is what this escorted tour of Spain and Portugal—Iberian Tapestry—does. It weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain's and Portugal’s most famous cities—Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville—and weaves them into one marvelous vacation. You'll spend two nights each in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Lisbon, and you'll enjoy guided sightseeing in each.

Fans of art and architecture are sure to be delighted by the visits to Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudi's masterpiece. Begun in 1882, it is still not completed. In Madrid, visit the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world's most prestigious art museums. In Cordoba, visit the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures.

Those interested in trying the local specialties and wines will be thrilled by the special treats Globus has arranged. In Seville, you'll enjoy a special dinner with local specialties and Flamenco entertainment, and in Portugal, enjoy a wine tasting in Azeitāo.

Throughout this Spain and Portugal tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director and Local Guides who will bring these destinations to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge of each city’s history, sights, culture, and local secrets. Add magnificent churches and cathedrals, local specialties and wine plus fantastic art and architecture with a flourish of Iberian flamboyance, and… you have a dream vacation to Spain's most famous cities and Lisbon!

Switzerland: Europe's Crown Jewel

Tauck $7290 11 Details


Tauck's 11-day Switzerland journey takes you from the soaring panoramas of the Alps to the serene beauty of her lakes, chic resorts, and four distinct cultures - plus a glimpse of northern Italy's fashionable lake district. Journey into the Alps in a domed observation car on the Glacier Express... climb mighty mountains by cogwheel train to Gornergrat to view the Matterhorn... stay in historic hotels in the heart of world-famous resort towns like Lausanne, Lugano, Interlaken and St. Moritz, including an overnight at Lausanne Palace in Lake Geneva-view guest rooms, and a two-night stay at Interlaken's Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in rooms featuring vistas of the Jungfrau... cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore and on a wine-tasting cruise on Lake Lugano... attend a Tauck Exclusive, private reception at the Ice Palace on the Jungfraujoch followed by a private funicular ride for dinner at the Harder Kulm, and more. Stunning scenery, centuries of rich history and warm, welcoming people await you in Tauck's Switzerland!observation cars...

The Best Of Italy & France 2019 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!

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.

Lisbon & Northern Spain 2018 From Lisbon To Barcelona

Globus $2556 12 Details

Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating guided tour of Portugal and Spain. In Portugal, you'll overnight with your escorted tour of Lisbon and Oporto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and in Oporto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Also visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917.

In Spain, stay two nights in Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages. Here, visit the cathedral where the relics of St. James the Apostle are held. You'll also overnight in Oviedo; San Sebastian, a popular resort with its picturesque location and harbor; Saragossa, where you'll visit the Plaza del Pilar, one of Spain's grandest squares; and Barcelona, where you'll stay two nights with guided sightseeing that includes a visit to the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece that still is not finished to this day.

On this Portugal and Northern Spain tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Oviedo, you'll enjoy a cider tasting at a traditional Cidreria. Or how about a wine tasting at a famous Port wine cellar in Oporto? These are just a couple of the special experiences included on this vacation.

From the historic sites and the popular resorts, to the local food and drink specialties, this Portugal and Northern Spain guided tour has it all! You're sure to arrive back home with many stories and photos to share.

Seven Countries, Venice & Paris With London 2019 From London To London

Cosmos $1804 11 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!

9 Day Tastes Of Tuscany

Gate1 $1649 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

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 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!

A Week In... Puglia

Tauck $4490 8 Details


Smaller groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, enjoy an intimate travel experience on our weeklong Puglia Italy tours. Explore the long heel of Italy's boot to discover sights, tastes, and gorgeous seascapes you'll find nowhere else... like Matera, the "Subterranean City," where the Sassi houses are caverns and the streets are sometimes the roofs of other houses... Trulli houses, tiny fairy castles made of limestone slabs, built without mortar... Castel del Monte, a 13th-century citadel with a strange design and history. Discover Renaissance frescoes in Galatina. Stay multiple nights in "Masserias," fortified 16th-century farmhouses turned into elegant hotels. Enjoy wine and olive oil tastings at vineyards yet undiscovered by the maddening crowds... tours of a medieval castle enticing with soul-stirring views and wines... meals tempting with bounty of the sea and land, and stays at breathtaking masserias (farmhouses). Shhhh.... You may want to book this trip to Puglia, Italy now before this secret gem is revealed to the world! Small groups only, averaging 24 Tauck guests!

8 Day Affordable Italy

Gate1 $1289 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.

Grand European Family Holiday

Tauck $8690 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) and the top of the Eiffel Tower... 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.

European Tapestry With London 2018 From Amsterdam To London

Globus $4145 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!

9 Day Affordable Sicily

Gate1 $1499 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 $2559 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.

13 Day Northern Italy With Tuscany & Amalfi

Gate1 $2949 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

Sicily Discovery 2019 From Sorrento Area To Rome

Cosmos $1429 9 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!

14 Day Romantic Italy With Amalfi

Gate1 $3399 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

Local Living Italy—Amalfi Coast

G Adventures $1699 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. It's paradise, found.

From St. Paul's To St. Peter's 2019 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!

Rome, Sorrento & Capri 2019 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!

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

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

Trekking Mont Blanc

G Adventures $1799 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.

9 Day Tuscany & Amalfi Coast

Gate1 $1799 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

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.

Sicily In Depth (Summer 2018)

Insight $2350 9 Details

Enjoy warm Mediterranean hospitality, as you journey from picture-perfect fishing villages to ancient Greek temples. Witness the rich legacies of the ancient Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Ottoman Turks and even uncover a few secrets about the local Mafia. Taste Sicilian wine, feast on delicious seasonal cuisine and meet passionate locals along the way.

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

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

Grand Catholic Italy – Faith-Based Travel 2019 From Rome To Padua

Globus $2384 10 Details

Home to numerous places of devotion and worship—not to mention exquisite art and architecture—Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, you’ll overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas. In Rome, you'll visit the four major Papal basilicas: St. Peter's Basilica, the world’s largest Christian church; St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome's second-largest basilica and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle; St. John Lateran Basilica, the Western World’s oldest basilica and the Papal residence until the 14th century; and St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Also in Rome, you'll attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), receive the Papal Blessing, and visit the Holy Stairs, brought from Jerusalem around 326 AD by Constantine the Great’s mother. In Assisi, in addition to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, you’ll visit the Monastery of St. Damian, a Franciscan shrine built on the spot where St. Francis heard Christ’s voice, and Carceri Hermitage, a peaceful oasis where St. Francis came to pray. In Florence, attend Mass at the Duomo, and see Santa Croce Square, with its Franciscan basilica. Finally, in Padua, founded more than 3,000 years ago, visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, dating to the 13th century. From Padua, an excursion to Venice includes a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. These are just some of the many highlights on this inspirational Italy tour.

12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia

Gate1 $1349 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

Best Of Italy (Summer 2018)

Insight $3795 12 Details

A showcase of Italy’s grandest attractions, including saintly Assisi, dramatic Venice, Renaissance Florence and the coastal splendors of Capri.

Winter In Italy With Venice Carnival

G Adventures $1699 9 Details

Peel back the mask and uncover the secrets of Venice during the legendary Carnival. From the marvels of St Mark's Square to the exuberant crowds in full costume, Venice is a feast for the senses. Feel the pull of mystery at the Bridge of Sighs and visit the tiny fishermen's island of Burano, known for its lace-making and painted houses. Explore Byzantine basilicas and the famous traditional glass-blowing studios of Murano. And of course, immerse yourself in the sounds and energy of the crowds on festival night. Add in the highlight cities of Rome and Florence and you have a trip you'll never forget.

Kingdom Of Sicily

Travcoa $12490 10 Details

Destinations: Palermo | Monreale | Cefalù | Segesta | Erice | Agrigento | Siracusa | Ragusa | Taormina | Mt. Etna
Hotels: Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, Grand Hotel Villa Athena, Eremo della Giubiliana Hotel, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Throughout the centuries, Sicily has enticed explorers to its shores, resulting in an eclectic blend of North African, Arab and Mediterranean traditions. On an all-encompassing tour, discover the multifaceted heritage of this exquisite island reflected in the spirit of its towns and villages, each unique and full of character. Explore ancient temples and stunning Baroque churches, and admire the varied island topography, from terraced hillsides to salt flats to the heights of Mt. Etna. Indulge in the flavors of the Sicilian table as you savor local olives, almonds, wine, cheese and chocolate. The history, cuisine and culture of this sun-drenched island is sure to seduce those who take this unforgettable journey.
Journey Pace: Active

Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre Summer 2018

Trafalgar $2250 9 Details

Scents of magnolia and lemons linger along the quaint cobblestone roads and promenades of Italy's northern lake villages on this jaunt from Milan to Genoa, and the foodie city of Parma. See the layers of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling to the dramatic sea cliffs of Cinque Terre, enjoying the flavours of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way.

Europe's Photo Album 2018 From Paris To Milan

Cosmos $1929 11 Details

The perfect photo album should be filled with photos of fun experiences, stunning scenery, fascinating sights, and lots of smiles. On this European tour, you’ll have the opportunity to create this photo album as you travel through France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Italy.

Throughout this vacation, enjoy fun experiences, such as a visit to a champagne cellar in Reims, home to many of France’s largest champagne producers. Learn how this celebrated wine is made. While in Reims, also see the impressive cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 800 years and where the Kings of France used to be crowned. Another fun experience is your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps. Finally, enjoy a memorable, fun trip aboard Switzerland’s Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy, traveling on the famous “red train” across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery. Plus, you’ll discover Paris, Milan, and glitzy St. Moritz, where lots of fun is waiting for you.

On this Europe tour, you’ll also witness the breathtaking beauty of Lucerne, nestled amid the snowcapped Alps and surrounded by its magnificent lake. Take in breathtaking views of majestic alpine scenery and glimpses of glittering Lake Walen on the way to Liechtenstein. Enjoy the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint rural villages.

You’re sure to get lots of photos of fascinating sights on this Europe tour as well. See the monumental gothic cathedral in Strasbourg and in St. Gallen, visit the library at the Convent of St. Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is one of the richest medieval libraries in the world.

You’ll return from this value-minded European tour with lots of photos perfect for your Europe vacation photo album!

12 Day Enchanting Italy With Amalfi

Gate1 $2899 12 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
* 10 nights First Class accommodations
* 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
* 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 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 Doges Palace in Venice
* 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 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
* Stay in Sorrento with its panoramic views of the azure-blue Gulf of Naples
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast

A Week In... Tuscany & Umbria

Tauck $3990 8 Details


Smaller groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, enjoy an intimate travel experience on our weeklong Tuscany and Umbria journey. The sun-soaked hill towns of central Italy seduce the senses with a festival of daily life which Tauck guests experience firsthand: wine tastings in bountiful vineyards, a chef-hosted cooking class, ceramic making, hand weaving, medieval crafts... In Tuscany, spend two nights at a historic Medici estate-turned-luxury hotel in the Chianti countryside near Florence, with a cooking class at a farmhouse cooking school and a roof-top wine tasting lunch, a guided visit to a winery and a museum, and discovery of the ancient city of Arezzo, dating back to Etruscan times... Sightseeing delights during a two-night stay at a restored monastery in Umbria include a guided visit to medieval Gubbio, truffle hunting and ceramic insights... Two nights in Perugia at a palace hotel feature exploration of Assisi, an exclusive wine experience at a renowned vineyard, a hand-weaving workshop, a basilica visit, and special access to "Gaite" workshops in Bevagna... And in the magnificent city of Rome - an overnight is preceded by a visit to Spoleto and a guided tour of an ancient underground Roman church in Narni.

Europe's Highlights With London 2019 From Amsterdam To London

Cosmos $2184 15 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains.

Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Local Living Italy—Amalfi Coast Winter

G Adventures $1279 7 Details

Get ready to live like a local on this off-season trip to the hilltop towns and vineyards of the Amalfi Coast, where you'll explore the small towns and trails of this beautiful countryside while experiencing local customs and once-in-a-lifetime moments. 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 homebase at sundown. Since this trip takes place in the off season when it's just a bit cooler out, there are fewer people around the Amalfi Coast—meaning you'll have that much more paradise all to yourself.

Europe's Highlights 2019 From Amsterdam To Paris

Cosmos $1899 14 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains.

Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Best Of Italy Summer 2018

Trafalgar $3675 13 Details

Add a dash of 'issimo' to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavours that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: "First we eat, then we do everything else..." Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

15 Day Sicily & Italy

Gate1 $3799 15 Details

* Flights New York-Palermo, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* Intra-flight Catania-Rome
* 13 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Palermo
* 1 night Agrigento
* 3 nights Taormina-Giardini Naxos
* 3 nights Rome
* 2 nights Florence
* 2 nights Venice
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers
* 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 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
* Visit the stunning Norman Cathedral in Monreale with its glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics
* Tour the old city of Palermo with its incredible mix of architectural styles
* Discover Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, the best preserved outside of Greece
* Ascend the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna - the most active volcano in the world!
* Visit the Greek Theatre in Taormina, one of the largest in Sicily
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* Walking tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders

Rome, Florence, Venice 2018 From Rome To Venice

Cosmos $949 7 Details

Your dream of visiting the shining cities of Italy with budget travel in mind is easy to reach. With seven days to see the sights from Rome to Venice – including Pisa, Verona, and Florence – your guided Italy tour is waiting.

Majestic Rome, with its historical sites beyond compare, is your first discovery on your affordable Italy vacation. From St. Peter’s Square at the heart of the Vatican, to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, you’ll see why this “eternal city” is a must-see on every traveler’s list.

From Rome, your escorted Italy tour takes you to Pisa and Florence through a gentle landscape of exquisite vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. In Pisa, you’ll see the famed leaning tower and visit the Square of Miracles before heading to Florence – “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

Take a guided walking tour of Florence to soak up the world-famous squares and palazzos of the ornate city, including the Duomo and the Baptistry’s bronze door (“Gate of Paradise”). Off to Venice via Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s fabled tragedy of Romeo & Juliet.

You’ll see the ancient Roman Arena where gladiators battled – but today serves as the home of the magnificent Arena Opera Festival. From Verona, you’ll continue to romantic Venice, the city of unparalleled beauty.

Take a boat to St. Mark’s square and gaze upon the canals with their gondolas and bridges. You can visit an original glassblowing workshop, discover the narrow alleyways of Venice’s Calli, or its ornate palaces at your leisure for the perfect end to your inspiring Italy tour.

Italian Escape 2019 From Rome To Venice

Globus $1199 7 Details

Experience the passion of Italy on an escape…without the crowds and without the high-season prices. 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’s your turn to experience it all! 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 historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its world-famous Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. Also see the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Enjoy a walk through the Old Town of Assisi, and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, before arriving in Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Here, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Pisa, marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world famous leaning tower. In romantic Venice, a private boat ride awaits. Visit the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover their hidden treasures. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll get right to the front at all the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience the 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. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian guided vacation at a price that’s as enticing as the wine and tiramisu!

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.

Italian Holiday Summer 2018

Trafalgar $1975 7 Details

The perfect 'antipasti' of Italy's glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome's open-air museum. Enter The Vatican Museums before the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, see its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Square. You'll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Impressions Of Italy

Travcoa $10890 10 Details

Destinations:  Venice | Florence | Tuscany | Rome
Hotels: Sina Centurion Palace, Hotel Golden Tower, Castello Banfi, Palazzo Manfredi
Discover the Italy that has enchanted generations, from the charming canals of Venice to the stunning art of Florence and the romance of the Tuscan landscape. Begin your journey in Venice, the “City of Canals,” and learn the history and legends behind the city’s architectural icons. In Florence, experience the creative charge of the Renaissance as you gaze at the works of artistic masters such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. Revel in “la dolce vita” lifestyle as you sample world-famous wines and relax at a lush Tuscan estate. In Rome, relive the glory of the Roman Empire and explore the ancient Coliseum, resplendent Saint Peter’s Basilica and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.
Journey Pace: Active

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!

All About Europe 2019 From London To Amsterdam

Cosmos $4419 31 Details

What do you want from your European tour—historic treasures, amazing architecture, scenic beauty, and exciting cities? Whatever it is, this European vacation offers it to you! You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to visit the Colosseum where the contests took place. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. You’ve heard of the French Riviera—now’s your chance to drive along both the French and Italian Rivieras. You’ve watched the Olympics—now’s your chance to visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. You’ve heard how gorgeous the Swiss Alps are—now’s your time to see them in person. You’ve heard how the former communist countries in Eastern Europe have transformed into wonderful vacation destinations—now’s your time to visit Budapest, Bratislava, Sofia, and Belgrade to see for yourself.

All of this and much more are included on this European tour that starts in London, ends in Amsterdam, and travels through France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Spend time in the French Riviera and France’s beautiful wine region. Experience lively Barcelona and visit some of the world’s oldest sights, including Athens’ Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; the towers, cobblestones, and turrets in Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Niš in Serbia, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans; and much more.

But that’s not all…you’ll also witness gorgeous scenery throughout this Europe tour—from the rolling hills in Tuscany to the majestic Swiss Alps, Greece’s Peloponnese coast and the Danube valley. It’s a dream vacation for value-minded travelers!

Local Living Italy—Sorrento

G Adventures $1359 7 Details

Get a taste for Italian life on this one-week trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast. Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on an organic lemon farm where a local family will be your hosts, giving you an in-depth look at what life at an Italian agriturismo is like. Learn how the famous limoncello liquor is made. Walk along the stunning coastline, a visit to the elite island of Capri and a stop at Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy — live the dream.

Ultimate Italy (Summer 2018)

Insight $6795 13 Details

This magnificent journey showcases Italy’s grand past, romantic cities and exquisite natural wonders. Step into the ancient world, as a Local Expert shows you the cobblestone alleyways of Pompeii, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in VIP style, and marvel at the gravity-defying Tower of Pisa. Along the way, you’ll discover how medieval trades are being kept alive, participate in a Tuscan cooking masterclass and cruise along the canals of Venice aboard a traditional gondola. From iconic capitals to the charming fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, uncover the full grandeur of Italy. After your journey ends in Venice, why not choose to extend your luxurious travels there and step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an overnight journey to Paris? See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

European Whirl Summer 2018

Trafalgar $3895 14 Details

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from picture-perfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route as you meander through the heart of Europe against the mesmerising backdrop of the Alps and tranquil lakeside settings en route to Paris.

Rome To Budapest On A Shoestring

G Adventures $1279 9 Details

This trip is perfect for the young, budget-conscious traveller eager to check a bunch of boxes off their travelling to-do list in one fell swoop. Beginning in Rome—the crucible of Western civilization—and wrapping up in beautiful Budapest, you’ll sample the regional specialties and delicious wines of Italy, get in touch with the continent’s rich culture in famed museums and galleries, and compare dance floors in the nightclubs of Europe’s party capitals.

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