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

Monograms $1361 7 Details

According to Samuel Johnson, “A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.” We don’t want you to feel inferior, which is why Monograms has made it easy for you to travel to Italy. On this Italy vacation package, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations at centrally located hotels, daily breakfast, sightseeing, first-class train travel between Florence and Rome, and transfers from/to your hotels & the train stations. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature offered by Monograms is the service of a Local Host® in both cities, in essence a “friend in the city” who can help you with activities, offer suggestions and recommendations, and answer your questions.

Your Italy trip begins in Florence, where your Local Host will greet you with a smile and a set of materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share inside stories and secrets on the must-see attractions, such as Michelangelo’s original David, the Ponte Vecchio, and more. With your Certified Local Guide in Rome, you’ll view Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings at the Sistine Chapel, admire the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and much more. Plus, we’ve arranged VIP access so rather than waiting in long lines like all the other tourists, you’ll skip the lines, leaving you more time to be inside the attractions!

You’ll have time to explore Florence and Rome on your own (with the help of your Local Host of course). In Florence, you may want to take a gelato-making lesson; enjoy a walking tour of the city by night; take an excursion to see the Leaning Tower in Pisa and to Lucca, featuring some of Italy’s finest medieval and Renaissance architecture; browse for works by local artisans and goldsmiths on the Ponte Vecchio, dating to 1345; or just relax at a fine Tuscan restaurant sipping Chianti wine. In Rome, you may want to shop at some of the famous fashion boutiques, visit one of the many museums, take an excursion to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens to see its vast collection of sculptures and paintings, admire the fountains in the Piazza Navona, or just enjoy authentic Italian pizza at a local restaurant. Be sure to ask your Local Hosts for their favorite walks, restaurants, and shops.

And did we mention we’ve included first-class travel on the high-speed train between Florence and Rome? You won’t have to deal with the stress of purchasing tickets and finding the right train. We’ve handled all of that for you—not to mention your hotel reservations, sightseeing, and breakfasts. All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation to Italy!

Europe's Highlights With London 2018 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!

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!

Local Living Italy—Amalfi Coast Winter

G Adventures $1599 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 2018 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!

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.

Local Living Italy—Sorrento

G Adventures $1444 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.

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

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.

All About Europe 2018 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!

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

Globus $3531 13 Details

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

This escorted tour of Northern Italy & Cinque Terre offers much more! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy’s gastronomic delights. You’ll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Museum.

A tour highlight is Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person.

At the close of your escorted tour of Northern Italy, more scenery awaits you at Lake Maggiore, where you’ll spend three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride and visit to the opulent Palace and stunning Gardens of Isola Bella. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

You’re sure to arrive back home from your time at Lake Maggiore and this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre escorted tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!

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

Rome, Sorrento & Capri With Sicily 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $2613 16 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 affordable Italy tour at a leisurely pace, featuring ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean charm. Discover Sicily, a legendary island of breathtaking beauty, rich in history and culture.

History buffs will love the views of Rome’s Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death during the Roman Empire. You’ll also see the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century. Enjoy a guided tour of 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 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. In Sicily, visit the Valley of the Temples to see remains from ancient Greek civilization, as well as the famous mosaic depicting the “bikini girls” in the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina.

There is no shortage of spectacular scenery throughout your affordable tour of Italy. Enjoy views of the valley from Montecassino Abbey, and visit the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s most active live volcano. You’ll witness breathtakingly beautiful views on your excursion to the Amalfitan Coast.

Following the natural course of the Amalfi 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 for scenery that is nothing short of spectacular! In Sicily, you will take a scenic cable car to charming Erice, a fortified town overlooking Trapani and the Egadi archipelago.

Enjoy visits of 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, and sip a drink in the famous “piazzetta.”
The majestic St. Peter’s square in Rome, the sapphire-blue waters of the strait of Messina, the lush orange groves on the flanks of Mount Etna, and the friendly smiles of the local people will create lasting, fond memories. You’ll cherish this unique Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler.

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!

European Trail

G Adventures $3759 26 Details

You. Europe. 26 days. Ready? You’d better be, because this epic London-to-London romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from the busy streets of the English capital to Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern European charm of Budapest and Krakow and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam before wrapping up with a celebratory pint in a London pub. Phew! We’re tired just talking about it.

Sicily, Puglia & The Amalfi Coast

A&K $6595 11 Details

Discover the glories of Southern Italy on a panoramic journey that includes Sicily's ancient ruins and exotic landscapes, the remote towns of Calabria and Puglia, and the breathtaking Isle of Capri on the sparkling Amalfi Coast.

Italian Vista With Lake Maggiore 2018 From Rome To Lake Maggiore

Globus $2921 11 Details

On this escorted tour of Italy, 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 sites, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, 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, 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, iconic sites, 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. Take a private boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como." Taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour! Round it all out with a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan.

From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sites; from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. At the end of your tour, transfer to Stresa, Lake Maggiore for three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to Isola Bella to visit its opulent palace and stunning gardens. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by your Monograms vacation package. It’s a perfect way to end your spectacular escorted Italy vacation!

Best Of Sicily

G Adventures $1359 8 Details

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Sicily” is "The Godfather” we’re here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and we're excited to introduce it to you – everything from UNESCO Heritage Sites and stunning cathedrals to the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time – and incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy’s true hidden gems.

Romantic Rhine With 1 Night Lucerne, Mount Pilatus & 3 Nights Lake Como – Southbound 2019 Amsterdam To Lake Como

Avalon Waterways $3366 12 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you with a mesmerizing river cruise along the Rhine River. Enjoy a canal cruise in Holland’s splendid city of Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne and Koblenz, Germany, with a visit to the French city of Strasbourg.

Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary siren’s perch at Lorelei Rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

Your Rhine River cruise concludes in Basel, Switzerland, where you’ll join your Monograms vacation. Take a special excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and a guided walking tour to explore lovely Lucerne. Next, transfer by high-speed train to Como, and take a guided walking tour of the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo.

You’ll also enjoy a day to relax on a Lake Como boat ride to renowned Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!

Country Roads Of Umbria And Tuscany (Summer 2018)

Insight $2950 10 Details

This magical journey devotes quality time to the medieval hill towns and evocative landscapes of Italy’s two most famous regions. Enjoy favorite recipes and classic wines as you meet with local people to hear their fascinating stories.

The Splendors Of Italy With Sicily 2018 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $2669 17 Details

This colorful and affordable Italy tour showcases a combination of famous cities of the mainland with the highlights of Sicily – the largest island in the Mediterranean.

You’ve heard about Italy’s magnificent architecture, majestic cathedrals, ancient history, world-class art, sumptuous cuisine and wine, and relaxing cafés. Now it is your turn to experience it with this value-minded Italy tour to explore its most iconic cities and discover its spectacular sights.

This Italy tour offers you the opportunity to step back in time. Imagine what life was like during the classical Greek period when you visit Sicily’s Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, an archeological jewel. See the Acropolis in Selinunte, a city at the apex of its power before 409 BC.

Immerse yourself in the Roman Empire’s era of gladiators as you see Rome’s Colosseum; and see the Roman Forum – the site of the political, social, and commercial center of 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 the Renaissance gem of Florence for a walking tour featuring on the city’s highlights, including the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the center of Florence’s social and political life since the 14th century.

On this budget travel to Italy tour, you’ll discover its magnificent cathedrals. In Vatican City, wonder at the masterpieces St. Peters Basilica and square. In Orvieto, the Cathedral is a masterpiece and 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 whose three revered structures—the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, and Baptistery—have been considered central to religious life. In Palermo, you will visit the Cappella Palatina, with its exquisite Byzantine mosaics.

You’ll also experience a wine tasting in Greve, the capital of Chianti, and a visit to Venice, including a boat ride to the popular St. Mark’s Square. Watch Venetian glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries, and spend free time admiring Venice’s crisscrossing canals, lovely gondolas passing under the arched bridges, palaces, and quaint piazzas. In Sicily, you will take a scenic cable car to charming Erice, a fortified town overlooking Trapani and the Egadi archipelago.
Breathtaking landscapes, including Tuscany’s rolling hills, the emerald-blue strait of Messina, and lush orange groves on the flanks of Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano, will create fond memories of this fabulous Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler.

Essence Of Italy

A&K $6995 11 Details

Begin with a Roman tour of the Colosseum and Campo de Fiori, then explore Florence and its Uffizi Gallery with an expert guide, the coastal Cinque Terre, and the many lavish treasures of Venice.

Italy: Tuscany & Umbria

A&K $5495 9 Details

Discover the great Italian cities of Rome and Florence along with a comprehensive tour of the beautiful Italian countryside, canvassing gems from Umbria to Tuscany to Chianti.

Venice & Lake Como: Italy

Travcoa $9445 7 Details

Destinations: Venice | Lake Como | Lugano | Lake Maggiore
Hotels: Sina Centurion Palace, CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta
Visit exquisite Venice and explore quaint alleyways and historic bridges as you listen to the echoes of its exotic history. Enjoy a full-day walking tour of this Renaissance city, learning the fascinating tales behind its architectural icons and great works of art, such as the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Basilica. Next, immerse yourself in the la dolce vita, and spend four days exploring the stunning gardens, estates and scenery of the famous Lake District. This captivating setting features royal hideaways, gardens and stunning vistas. Savor four nights on the shores of beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
Journey Pace: Active

Venice To Budapest Express

G Adventures $1749 8 Details

For culture fanatics looking for something off the beaten path, try this beautiful little trip through some unique parts of Europe on for size. En route to Budapest we’ll journey through Slovenia, known for its gorgeous scenery and outdoor activities. Then it’s on to Salzburg, Austria, home of Mozart and the "The Sound of Music." Onwards to Vienna and Budapest to tour cities where modern urbanity meets Old World charm. Now that we’ve connected Italy with Slovenia and Austria with Budapest, there’s no reason you should miss out on any of these epic experiences.

Taste Of Europe (Summer 2018)

Insight $3125 10 Details

This is the perfect journey for those seeking the allures of Europe through meaningful encounters with locals. Come face to face with a Royal Horse Guard in London, take a gourmet foodie walk through the backstreets of Paris and meet a nature ranger on top of Switzerland’s soaring Mount Stanserhorn. Then it’s on to Venice to meet a gondolier and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation. Taste of Europe is your chance to experience the best of Europe. Enjoy a welcome dinner in one of London’s iconic local pubs over a pint, as you get to know your fellow travellers. Experience local life with small-group dining in intimate restaurants around Lucerne on your Dine-Around evening. Sip canal-side Bellini cocktails in Venice at sunset, long after the day-trippers have gone off to their mainland hotels.

Spectacular Switzerland With Oberammergau 2020 From Zurich To Munich

Globus $5109 12 Details

On this Spectacular Switzerland tour, you'll enjoy Switzerland's stunning mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zurich, Geneva, the Gruyères area, the Interlaken area, and Lucerne. Plus, you’ll overnight in Oberammergau and Munich in Germany.

The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the Interlaken area. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is surrounded by three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. From Interlaken, Globus has arranged an unforgettable rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can experience an audiovisual journey through the alpine world; stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy; and more. It's an unforgettable experience!

Another special experience that Globus has arranged is a visit to the magnificent castle in Gruyères, where you’ll walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture. You'll also enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double-crème at the castle. In Broc, sample delicious Swiss chocolate at a local chocolate factory.

You'll also spend time in Berne, Switzerland’s capital, and Geneva, Switzerland's most international city, which has a fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. In Lucerne, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes Chapel Bridge, a picturesque wooden bridge with the iconic water tower. See the iconic Golden Roof in Innsbruck, Austria, and Munich’s Marienplatz. In the charming village of Oberammergau, see the world-famous Passion Play, performed only once a decade by Oberammergau residents.

These are just a few of the highlights on this Spectacular Switzerland tour with Oberammergau. It's a vacation of a lifetime

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

Apulia, The Heel Of Italy 2018 From Naples To Naples

Cosmos $1199 8 Details

This regional affordable Italy vacation begins and ends in Naples. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples provides visitors a wealth of folklore, history, and a rich culture of the ages. After a guided sightseeing tour of the city, you’ll be on your way to the Apulia region – the “heel of the boot” of Italy and one of the favorite holiday destinations of the Italian people due to its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting coastline with turquoise waters

You’ll visit the 13th-century Castel Del Monte on your way to the beautiful port of Bari. Included in your Italy vacation are a number of surprising stops, including the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-roofed houses of Alberobello, and Lecce’s baroque architecture. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau houses, and Gallipoli’s underground olive presses, and winding streets above.

Your budget travel to Italy experience is never short on great food and drink. Learn about regional wines on your visit to a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria. You’ll enjoy artistic cultural treats as well, such as a visit to Grottaglie – producer of famous terracotta pottery since the Middle Ages.

Before returning to Naples, enjoy a leisurely stay in Fasano – surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Your affordable Italy tour of the Apulia region of Italy ends where it began – in Naples – where authentic Napoli pizza and espresso await your return!

Gladiators Gondolas And Gold Summer 2018

Trafalgar $2795 10 Details

Hold on to your helmet for this family expedition marching through the Eternal City of Rome, illustrious Florence and the historic lagoon of Venice. Experience life as a Roman gladiator and learn the basics of sword-fighting, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and devour the pizza you've just learnt to make before creating your own Venetian Carnival mask.

Top Of Switzerland With Oberammergau 2020 From Zurich To Munich

Globus $4399 9 Details

On this Top of Switzerland tour, witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery and learn about traditional and current Swiss culture with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

A tour highlight is your rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. It's an unforgettable experience!

Participate in a walking tour in Lucerne, walks through the Old Town in Innsbruck and Zurich, and an orientation in Munich. In Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to the Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Globus has also included special treats to help you learn about Swiss culture. Visit the Ballenberg Open-air Museum to see traditional rural buildings from all regions of Switzerland and to learn how Switzerland’s rural populations have lived, worked, and kept their customs alive. Woodcarving is part of the Swiss culture and in Brienz, visit the Woodcarving Museum to see traditional and artistically significant woodcarvings. Also visit a little cheese village in the Emmental Valley to learn about traditional and modern cheese production techniques, sample the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch.

From the gorgeous scenery to the unique cultural experiences, this Switzerland tour with Oberammergau is a dream vacation!

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

Switzerland & The Italian Lakes

A&K $8495 11 Details

Experience some of Europe's most scenic vistas on this journey combining the beautiful Swiss Alps with the glories of the Italian Lake District. Take in the views from the Glacier Express train, sample Swiss chocolate at a private tasting and try your hand at playing the alphorn.

Flavours Of Europe (Summer 2018)

Insight $3150 10 Details

Experience the essence of Europe as you travel through bustling Rome and Paris, stopping off in Renaissance Florence, the colourful ocean-side villages of the Cinque Terre and the glittering snow-capped peaks of Switzerland. Explore local life as you enjoy small-group dining in Lucerne and cross paths with locals who are passionate about sharing Europe’s rich heritage, culture and traditions with you. Get a taste of the Parisian way of life as you join our friends in Paris for an intimate gourmet walking tour of a local neighbourhood. Ascend Mount Stanserhorn in Switzerland for breath-taking views of Lake Lucerne and learn about regional fauna and flora from a Swiss Ranger. Join a Local Expert to explore the dramatic coastal scenery of the Cinque Terre villages and learn about the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Italy & Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Florence, Tuscany, Lucca, Pisa, Siena 2017

Adventures by Disney $5199 8 Details

Discover Old World splendor on our Italy and Amalfi Coast vacation as you explore the natural beauty and culture of Italy from Sorrento to Florence and throughout Tuscany. Visit historic locales, see masterpieces or art and architecture—and experience a way of life unchanged by the centuries.

Italy & Switzerland: Lake Como, Lucerne, The Alps, Zermatt 2017

Adventures by Disney $6199 8 Details

Thrill to the majestic beauty of the Alps on this magical vacation through Northern Italy and Switzerland! Drive along gorgeous Alpine passes, take a boat cruise on serene Lake Como and be astonished by the Matterhorn's powerful presence. Whether you're zip lining, pasta-making or simply relaxing in one of the luxury hotels, be surrounded by mountains, glaciers, lakes and woods of such awe-inspiring beauty that you can barely believe your eyes!

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.

Italian Intermezzo (Summer 2018)

Insight $2750 9 Details

See Italy’s best-loved cities and discover a treasure trove of cultural riches, authentic cuisine and genuine dolce vita on this diverse itinerary.

Venice & The Gems Of Northern Italy 2019 (Round Trip From Venice)

Uniworld $2999 8 Details

Uncover the extraordinary hidden treasures of Venice and Northern Italy

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; 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.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Country Roads Of Puglia And The Neapolitan Riviera (Summer 2018)

Insight $2850 10 Details

Fall head over heels for Puglia - an unspoiled, food lover's paradise. See the curious trulli and sparkling white towns, the unique beauty of the Bay of Naples, and the sun-drenched Isle of Capri.

All About Europe With London 2018 From London To London

Cosmos $4704 32 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!

Italy & Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Florence, Tuscany, Lucca, Pisa, Siena 2018

Adventures by Disney $5799 8 Details

Discover Old World splendor on our Italy and Amalfi Coast vacation as you explore the natural beauty and culture of Italy from Sorrento to Florence and throughout Tuscany. Visit historic locales, see masterpieces or art and architecture—and experience a way of life unchanged by the centuries.

Spiritual Highlights Of Italy – Faith-Based Travel 2019 From Rome To Rome

Cosmos $1349 9 Details

With its many places of worship, Italy is a destination for travelers who want to rejoice in their faith. On this inspirational tour, you'll celebrate Mass, have an opportunity to attend the Papal Audience and learn about some of Italy’s most beloved saints. Learn about St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint who was canonized in 2002. Visit the Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines and where St. Michael the Archangel appeared. See the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, reflect in the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto and visit the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi. On this tour you'll see why Italy is a must for faith-based travelers and for art lovers.

Italy: Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice 2018

Adventures by Disney $5999 8 Details

Embrace a simpler way of life as you travel through this Old World country steeped in rich traditions and glorious history. Immerse yourself in the timelessness of its remarkable culture—and be astonished by the warmth of its people on this unforgettable trip to Italy.

12 Day Italy, La Dolce Vita!

Gate1 $3799 12 Details

* Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
* Flights: New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights First Class accommodations
* 3 nights Venice
* 3 nights Florence
* 4 nights Rome
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* 16 meals: 10 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners (including welcome & farewell dinners)
* Coffee and tea with all meals
* Wine is included with lunch and dinners
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
* Active itinerary with unique cultural features
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Tour Highlights
* Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
* Walking tour of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
* Experience an Insider's Venice Walking Tour that will take you "off the beaten path"
* Discover the delightful islands of the Venice Lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello, the first settlement in the Lagoon
* Celebrate the beauty of Florence at the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed
* Shop like a native in a local market and then prepare a delectable home-cooked Italian meal with lessons from the chef of a restaurant in the countryside
* Visit the Vatican Museum and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City of Rome, jewels of Baroque and Renaissance styles and a picturesque mirror of the true Roman lifestyle
* Visit Ostia Antica, the well-preserved harbor city of ancient Rome
* Experience the monumental grandeur of this ancient city built on seven hills: the legendary Roman Forum & the mighty Colosseum
* Visit the Palazzo Colonna, one of the oldest and largest private palaces of Rome, and the preserved Apartment of Princess Isabelle

Traditional Europe With Eurostar Winter 2018

Trafalgar $5745 21 Details

Beyond the big cities, like Paris and Rome, are this trip's other highlights: cliff-hanging Sorrento, ancient Colmar and cool Cologne may be smaller in tourist numbers, but they're big on personality.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… digging beneath the obvious at Pompeii, as you walk around the excavations with our expert, who reveals the stories behind the ‘objects' they found centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice

A&K $9695 9 Details

Experience the glories of Rome, from the Trevi Fountain to the Sistine Chapel; enjoy a wine tasting in Tuscany; visit the Uffizi Gallery and savor delectable traditional cuisine in Florence; and revel in the history and romance of Venice.

'la Bella Vita' - Po Valley & Venetian Lagoon

A&K $3890 7 Details

Immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance culture as you cruise the Venetian lagoon and calm waters of the Po Valley en route to the elegant city of Mantua. Take a private walking tour of Venice's Castello District. Dine ashore at Villa Ca'Zen, the private riverside home where Lord Byron courted Countess Guiccioli. See ancient relics at the Archaeological Museum in Adria, pause for a private wine tasting at Villa Widmann Borletti and delight in visits to Ferrara's Estense Castle and the fascinating, 14th-century Ducal Palace in Mantua. Itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as golf,  opera or wine.

European Grandeur (Summer 2018)

Insight $7895 28 Details

An all-encompassing journey of magnificent menus, outstanding scenery and incredible cultural heritage, this itinerary brings you face-to-face with Europe’s finest attractions. Celebrate Catalonia with a small-group pintxo (tapas) tasting, enjoy a tasting of robust Tuscan reds and ascend to the top of Europe on Mount Stanserhorn to learn about regional fauna and flora from a Swiss Ranger. You will meet passionate locals along the way who will share insider knowledge and enrich your experience. Visit Slovenia’s subterranean Postojna Caves and marvel at the stalagmite and stalactite formations. Join a local for a visit to a famous coffee house in Vienna and discover how the Viennese introduced the western world to coffee. Dine with locals in Avignon, the heart of Provence, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palais des Papes.

Lake Maggiore Getaway 3 Nights 2018 From Lake Maggiore To Lake Maggiore

Monograms $892 4 Details

Nestled at the foot of the Italian Alps lies the magnificent Lake Maggiore. Extending from Northern Italy into Southern Switzerland, the lake boasts nearly 40 miles of glittering blue water, scenic villages and striking cliffs. With Monograms, a Lake Maggiore getaway is a breeze because we arrange hotel reservations and sightseeing for you, as well as daily breakfast. We even provide you with a Local Host® who is available to answer your questions and provide you with suggestions about things to see and do throughout your stay.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive at Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm “Benvenuto” and a set of materials to help get you settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, set off for sightseeing! Take a short boat ride to the rocky island Isola Bella. Once home to a community of fishermen, this island was transformed in 1630 into a stunning palazzo for Carlo III Borromeo and his wife, Isabella. You’ll have time to explore the palace and stroll through the elaborate gardens.

The following day is yours to explore. Choose to take an excursion to Isola Madre, join your guide for a walking tour and wine-tasting experience or catch the cable car to Mount Mottarone for breathtaking views of the lake below. In such a picture-perfect destination, it’s impossible to go wrong! Don’t forget to ask your Local Host for their suggestions.

We know that when you vacation, you want a break from your hectic, day-to-day life. That’s why we take care of the details. Between the sightseeing and guides we have arranged, the breakfast we’ve included and the hotel we have booked, you are simply left to enjoy yourself and your Lake Maggiore getaway!

Country Roads Of Southern Italy And Sicily (Summer 2018)

Insight $4125 15 Details

Experience the treasures of Rome, Pompeii and the Neapolitan Riviera. See the unique trulli houses of Alberobello and the Sassi di Matera, and witness the rich heritage of Sicily.

Italian Escapade (Summer 2018)

Insight $4295 14 Details

Revel in the riches of Rome and Florence, observe the beauty of the Italian Lakes and mingle with the fashionable crowd on sun-kissed Capri during this adventure.

Treasures Of Italy (Summer 2018)

Insight $4150 12 Details

This escorted journey immerses you in Italy’s historic cities, idyllic fishing villages, islands, lakes, and canals, heritage buildings, inspiring art, fabulous food and breathtaking scenery.

2 Nights Rome & 2 Nights Venice 2018 From Rome To Venice

Monograms $1133 5 Details

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

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

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

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

9 Day Rome And The Amalfi Coast 2018

Perillo Tours $2995 9 Details

Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Capri sparkles in the distance. Welcome to Amalfi! This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class and Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.(see conditions)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
* 3 Dinners & 2 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, salad, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Wine Tasting.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors all licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

A Little Tour Of Cinque Terre

AlexanderRoberts $1799 4 Details

Our Private Tour includes 3 nights in your choice of hotel, 4 meals, sightseeing with your own personal guide, and a 2-day Cinque Terre Pass.

Quest To London

Contiki $3035 19 Details

The perfect mix of sea-sides and cities, the Quest to London kicks off in Barcelona, skirting the Mediterranean Sea before heading up through the middle of Italy and on to Eastern Europe, winding up in London after a perfectly balanced adventure.

14 Day Italy North Classic 2018

Perillo Tours $3395 14 Details

Perillo's Italy North Classic one of our most popular tours. It gives you the chance to dine on your own in Italy, while visiting the major Art cities.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class and Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.(see conditions)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
* 10 Dinners. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting at Florence Hotel. *Friday departures only.
* Wine Tasting. Vineyard tour & wine tasting.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors all licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

Festive Season On The Romantic Rhine With 1 Night Lucerne, Mount Pilatus & 3 Nights Lake Como 2019 Amsterdam To Lake Como

Avalon Waterways $3116 12 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine river cruise begins in Amsterdam, Holland, with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne, Germany. Try a locally brewed Kölsch beer, marvel at the amazing gothic architecture, and stroll the Christkindlesmarkt for mementos, confections, and hot drinks. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim where you’ll be enchanted by the festive Christmas market glow. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for extra holiday cheer. In Mainz, enjoy the remarkable Gutenberg Museum and lovely holiday markets. Join an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, home to the Great Vat (the world’s largest barrel of wine)! In Strasbourg, France, see the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals, and the city’s astronomical clock, as well as Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market—one of the oldest and finest in Europe. You’ll sail to the gateway of the beautiful Black Forest in Breisach, Germany, and experience the magical charm, festive lights, and traditional décor of each destination’s shining Christmas markets.

Disembark from your European river cruise in Basel to begin you Switzerland vacation with an excursion to Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas. Enjoy a guided walking tour of lovely Lucerne, then take a high-speed train to Como guided sightseeing and relaxing free time. Take a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como to Bellagio with its centuries-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host® can help you decide how to make this fabulous vacation just perfect for you!

European Dream (Summer 2018)

Insight $3825 12 Details

Leisurely paced with two-night stays in each destination and plenty of time to explore, this journey allows you to live your European Dream and come face-to-face with history through memorable local interactions. Meet a gondolier in Venice and learn how the tradition of gondola navigation is being passed on to future generations and marvel at the skills of an Italian chef during a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make homemade pasta. Immerse yourself in European culture, stunning scenery and incredible food on this unforgettable journey. Hosted in the underground cellar of Machiavelli’s home, you’ll taste a fine selection of local Tuscan wines known for their robust flavours and rich heritage. Join your Local Expert for a visit to the Vatican Museums, before they open to the public, and enjoy a private tour of the Bramante staircase for spectacular views over the Vatican gardens. Ascend Mount Stanserhorn in Switzerland for breath-taking views of Lake Lucerne and learn about regional fauna and flora from a Swiss Ranger.

Easy Pace Italy (Summer 2018)

Insight $3295 11 Details

Discover three of Italy's most cultural cities. Savour Rome's rich heritage, soak up the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence, and look beyond the canals and gondolas to gain a deeper understanding of Venice.

Italian Serenade

Scenic Cruises $6295 12 Details

Italy is the ultimate destination for cuisine & culture. Enjoy a 12 day adventure from Rome to Venice, explore the coastline of Cinque Terre & see Pompeii.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

2 Nights Venice & 2 Nights Rome 2018 From Venice To Rome

Monograms $1175 5 Details

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

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

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

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

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

2 Nights Rome, 2 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice 2018

Monograms $1624 7 Details

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

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

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

Spiritual Highlights Of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy - Faith-Based Travel 2019 From Lisbon To Rome

Cosmos $2859 20 Details

Reaffirm and celebrate your faith on this Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour with overnights in Lisbon, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Lourdes, Barcelona, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, and the Assisi area. Along the way, visit some of the world's most famous shrines, pilgrimage sites, and spiritual places. Santiago de Compostela has been known as a pilgrimage site since the 9th century. Spend two nights here and visit St. James’ Cathedral, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend Mass. You’ll also attend Mass in Fátima, home to one of the most famous Catholic shrines; in Rome at St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary; in San Giovanni Rotondo’s Old Church; in Assisi’s St. Francis Basilica; in St. Francis’ church in Lanciano; and in the 17th-century Sanctuary of Loyola, built to honor the founder of the Jesuits. Join pilgrims for the Rosary and candlelight processions in Fátima and in Lourdes, another of the world’s most famous pilgrimage places, where you’ll also enjoy a guided walking tour. Other highlights of this faith-based tour are visits to Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, and Jeronimos Monastery, dating to the mid-1400s. In Carcassonne, visit the medieval fortified citadel and marvel at the ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges. In Burgos, visit the cathedral where El Cid is buried. In Barcelona, visit the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece. In Braga, one of the world’s oldest Christian cities, visit Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, where devout followers have walked the “Stations of the Cross” since 1811. In Rome, attend the Papal audience (subject to availability) and visit the world-famous Colosseum. All of this and much more are included on this inspirational Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy tour designed for value-minded travelers.

2 Nights Rome, 3 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice 2018

Monograms $1736 8 Details

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

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

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

3 Nights Venice & 2 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1322 6 Details

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

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

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

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

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

2 Nights Venice & 4 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1477 7 Details

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

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

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

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

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

Wonders Of Italy Summer 2018

Trafalgar $2825 11 Details

Pay tribute to the extraordinary masterpieces of Italy's greats - the captivating arias of Puccini and splendour of da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli's talents in their full glory throughout this enduring exploration of Italy's alluring art, architecture and old-world charm. See the city of one hundred churches, the imposing towers of picturesque San Gimignano and the seas of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling dramatically to the Cinque Terre's Ligurian cliffs.

3 Nights Venice, 2 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1756 8 Details

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

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

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

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

Tailor Made Italy: Family Style

A&K $13495 9 Details

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

On a privately guided journey designed to inspire all ages, experience Italy's history come to life on treasure hunts through the Vatican and the streets of Rome, learn ancient combat skills at Gladiator School, discover the legends behind the famed Palio race in Siena, visit Galileo's museum in Florence, and make your own Venetian mask at a workshop in Venice.

European Flair (Summer 2018)

Insight $3725 13 Details

Send your spirits soaring on this fairy-tale journey from Amsterdam’s canals through to Salzburg’s ‘Sound of Music’ hills and Italy’s most revered cities. Meet a castle owner on the romantic Rhine, a gondolier in whimsical Venice, and an Italian chef in hilltop Orvieto. This trip is a symphony of the ages, where history comes alive as you hear from passionate locals about life in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Meet a castle owner on the romantic Rhine and discover how the American penchant for sweet Rhine valley wines has kept the region thriving. Dine in a private residence in Salzburg with the family that lives there. Savour a Prosecco tasting and learn how to make the ideal Bellini.

4 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1576 8 Details

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Continental Introduction With London 2018 From Paris To London

Globus $3647 16 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 guided tour of Continental Europe, you’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, and London, as well as 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 masterpiece sculpture of David – and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, You’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s paintings of the ceilings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel; the Arc de Triomphe; and the Champs-Elysées in Paris. See also Amsterdam’s mansions, and London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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.

Your escorted European tour includes 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 and a welcome dinner in Paris’ renowned artist area of Montmartre, as well as a visit to Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589; an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train from Brussels to London; and guided sightseeing of London are also included.

Magnificent scenery awaits you on your guided tour of 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 vacation!

2 Nights Rome & 5 Nights Florence 2018 From Rome To Florence

Monograms $1413 8 Details

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

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

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

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

Best Of Italy (Summer 2018)

Insight $3695 12 Details

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

11 Day Wonders Of Northern Italy 2018

Perillo Tours $2695 11 Details

On this Perillo tour, you’ll experience firsthand the wonders of Northern Italy. This treasure packed tours takes you throughout the celebrated northern gems including Bologna, Rapallo, Stresa, Parma, Venice, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Portofino, Lugano, Lake Como.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally-located First-Class hotels, exclusively
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. (conditions may apply)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day
* 4 Dinners & 2 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Full Day Venice Excursion including lunch.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

14 Day South & Sicily 2018

Perillo Tours $3495 14 Details

There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class and Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.(see conditions)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
* 8 Dinners & 2 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, salad, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Wine Tasting.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors all licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

12 Day North Continental Tour 2018

Perillo Tours $2695 12 Details

The “Continental” gives you the chance to dine on your own in Italy! Your tour guide will be happy to suggest everything from trattorias to the finest dining experiences.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class hotels, exclusively.
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.(see conditions)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
* Wine Tasting. Vineyard tour, wine tasting and a light dinner.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors all licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

Iconic Italy

G Adventures $3654 14 Details

Connect with some of the world’s greatest cultural highlights on a two-week exploration of Italy. Get in touch with the ancient past alongside an archaeologist amid the ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii, marvel at Renaissance treasures in iconic Venice and enchanting Florence, and stop and smell the lemons in the quaint cliff-side villages of the Amalfi Coast. La dolce vita is sweet indeed.

Splendid Europe (Summer 2018)

Insight $4325 15 Details

Just as Rome was the foundation for modern civilisation, so too is it the ideal start for this superb journey. Spend three days in this ancient city, visiting the Vatican Museums before they are opened to the public. Then follow in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, venturing north to the Rhine Valley, where he built the first bridge to cross the Rhine River. Splendid Europe is packed with fascinating experiences and thrilling interactions with passionate locals. Meet a gondolier in Venice and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation and how it’s being passed on to future generations. Marvel at the natural wonder of the subterranean Postojna Caves, created by the Pivka River. Enjoy a drink with the owner of one of the many majestic castles dotted along the Rhine River.

European Rhapsody (Summer 2018)

Insight $3925 12 Details

Discover Europe’s grandeur and the legacy of the powerful Habsburg dynasty on this soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities. Be inspired by the family heritage of royalty as you meet a castle owner in the Rhine Valley and enjoy dinner at a family home in beautiful Budapest. Your journey culminates in timeless Venice with its romantic and lavish palaces. Discover fairy-tale Germany, walking through the cobbled streets of Rothenburg with your Local Expert. Step back in time in stately Vienna as your Local Expert brings the city’s elaborate Habsburgs heritage to life and enjoy a slice of Sachertorte at one of Vienna’s decadent cafes. Learn about Venice’s fascinating gondola traditions from a gondolier during a private gathering.

Florence Getaway 5 Nights 2018 From Florence To Florence

Monograms $804 6 Details

One of Florence’s most notable citizens, Dante Alighieri, was exiled from the city in the 1300s. Unlike Dante, you’ll be welcomed to Florence with open arms! Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted by your one-of-a-kind Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, help arrange your activities, offer suggestions, and ensure your Florence trip runs smoothly. Florence has so much to offer—historical landmarks, world-class museums, spectacular cuisine and wine, an abundance of works of art, and much more—that we know it can be overwhelming. That's why we've arranged the services of a Local Host to assist you. Plus, on this Florence trip, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing.

Your Italy trip begins when you arrive in Florence. Your Local Host will greet you with a friendly smile and a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city. You can begin exploring immediately and the next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. We’ll take you to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's David. You’ll hear inside stories as we take you for a walk through the city center to see Cathedral Square; sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and Santa Croce Square. And never fear… your inside visit includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the line! After all, why waste time waiting in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with the treasures inside the Academy of Fine Arts?

You’ll also have time to explore on your own. You may want to take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most famous art museums with works by da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Perhaps shop at the famous designer houses or browse the shops on the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the arched, stone merchant bridge that has housed stores since the 13th century. You may decide to take an excursion to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower; explore the secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio, constructed in 1299; or take a walking tour to visit some of the sights featured in Dan Brown's book Inferno. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions and can help arrange the activities you desire while vacationing in Florence.

Florence is a city with a deep history and artistic heritage. It offers everything from mouth-watering cuisine to exciting museums and beautiful churches. We want to make it easy for you to travel here, which is why we've arranged your hotel reservations, guides, sightseeing, and breakfast. All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for an exciting adventure. Add the comfort of knowing you'll have someone there throughout your stay, and you've got the perfect Florence vacation!

Gourmet Tuscany 2018 From Montecatini To Montecatini

Cosmos $1389 8 Details

On this affordable Italian tour package, the town of Montecatini serves as your home base from which to venture out daily to explore the surrounding landscapes of breathtaking Tuscany. You’ll indulge in picturesque scenery, world-class local wines, traditional cuisine, and cultural discoveries via eight days of regional excursions.

From the rolling hills of Montalbano to Vinci and beyond, you’ll make daily sojourns through bountiful vineyards, olive groves, and chestnut trees. You’ll visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci to experience the Renaissance master’s life and art.

Traveling through some of the most stunning and lush natural landscapes in Italy, you’ll embark each day to visit idyllic spots, including the gorgeous Chianti Valley and the Etruscan Coast. As you visit quaint wine shops, cafes, a traditional butcher shop, historic estates, and museums, you’ll feel immersed in the history and traditions of each daily destination.

In addition to sampling the local gourmet Tuscan fare, you’ll also be treated to an Italian cooking lesson, starting with the selection of fresh ingredients at a local market. You’ll prepare an authentic Italian dish inside a rustic Tuscan farmhouse where you and your travel companions will enjoy your culinary creations – complete with master-chef prizes. You’ll also sample artisan-crafted chocolates and learn the art of Italian dessert-making at your hotel.

You’ll revel in the beauty of becoming familiar with a single destination of Montecatini while making priceless daily discoveries of locales that are off the beaten path – perfect for the smart, creative, and budget-minded traveler.

10 Day Vesuvius Tour 2018

Perillo Tours $2750 10 Details

If you're looking for a compact and affordable Italy Vacation - Our Vesuvius Tour is perfect! The itinerary is meticulously crafted by Steve Perillo and his team to run like a 'Swiss Watch' and be lots of fun too! *Note: June 8 2017 departure will operate in reverse

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally-located First-Class hotels, exclusively
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. (conditions may apply)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day
* 5 Dinners & 3 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting at Florence Hotel.
* Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour.
* Full Day Venice Excursion including lunch.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

Switzerland And Austria Summer 2018

Trafalgar $2869 13 Details

Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy's Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St. Moritz and Lake Geneva as you traverse the heart of Europe.

Italian Elegance (Summer 2018)

Insight $3740 13 Details

Experience the epitome of Italy’s historic cities, exquisite resorts, rustic towns and idyllic fishing villages.

Rome Getaway 2 Nights 2018 From Rome To Rome

Monograms $609 3 Details

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

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

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

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

Family Italy

A&K $7995 10 Details

Discover the fun of la dolce vita, visiting a Roman gladiator school, Michelangelo’s David in Florence and Ferrari’s racetrack in Emilia-Romagna.

4 Nights Rome & 4 Nights Florence 2018 From Rome To Florence

Monograms $1589 9 Details

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

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

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

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

2 Nights Rome, 4 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice 2018

Monograms $1857 9 Details

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

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

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

8 Day Deluxe Roman Holiday 2018

Perillo Tours $2499 8 Details

Enjoy "La Dolce Vita" where it all started on the famous Via Veneto, one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets of Rome and the site of Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally located, First-Class and Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.(see conditions)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
* 2 Dinners & 2 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors all licensed local guides.
* Cooking Class. Hands on Cooking Class with a professional chef.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

2 Nights Rome & 3 Nights Venice 2018

Monograms $1274 6 Details

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

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

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

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

9 Day Rome & Tuscany Tour 2018

Perillo Tours $2395 9 Details

This exciting tour highlights two of our favorite places in Italy: Rome and Tuscany. See all of the sites of the Eternal City and Florence and then venture out into the Tuscan countryside.

Inclusions:

* Great Hotels. Centrally-located First-Class hotels, exclusively
* Smaller Groups. 20 to 40 guests per tour.
* More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
* Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy. (conditions may apply)
* Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day
* 5 Dinners. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, dessert, coffee, mineral water, wine, beer or soft drink.
* Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
* Travel Wallet, baggage tags and travel documents included.
* Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (Except at airports)
* Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
* Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
* We now offer complimentary Wi-Fi on our buses.

Venice Getaway 4 Nights 2018

Monograms $842 5 Details

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

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

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

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

2 Nights Venice, 2 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1653 7 Details

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

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

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

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

Venice, Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro 2018 From Venice To Dubrovnik

Cosmos $1569 11 Details

Your 11-day guided tour of Venice and Eastern Europe includes visits to beautiful coastal cities throughout four countries – Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro. You’ll discover natural, historical, architectural, and cultural beauty during your affordable European tour of the Adriatic coast.

You’ll begin in the “floating city” of Venice, Italy – with its iconic landmarks, legendary canals, bridges, and piazzas. Your visit of Venice includes a boat ride along one of the major canals to St. Mark’s Square, time to enjoy cafes and churches, or a gondola ride if you choose.

From Venice, you’ll travel to the picturesque fishing village of Piran, Slovenia, then to the seaside resort of Portorož. Consider a spa treatment, trip to a casino, or an excursion to the beautiful Istrian peninsula.

On to Croatia, you’ll enjoy the stunning Adriatic coast and the bay laurel woods of Opatija. In Zadar, you may choose to join a full-day cruise to Kornati National Park to explore the inlets and reefs of its 89 tiny islands.

Your escorted tour of Croatia includes the Central Dalmatian region to visit KRKA National Park. Discover breathtaking waterfalls, water mills, and more than 200 species of bird – including eagles, osprey, falcons, and owls.

Enjoy your guided tour of the vibrant port city of Split with its 4th-century architecture – including the Emperor’s palace. Next, you’ll venture to the “Pearl of the Adriatic” – Dubrovnik. A historic fortress city, incredible Dubrovnik is also knows as a filming location for the TV series, Game of Thrones.

A full day excursion to Montenegro includes the visit to Kotor and a short boat ride to a tiny island with an iconic, tiny, world-famous church.

Your affordable tour of Venice and the Eastern Adriatic coast is a trip you’ll remember for its beauty, history, and hidden gems.

2 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1326 6 Details

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

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

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

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

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

2 Nights Venice, 2 Nights Florence & 3 Nights Rome 2018

Monograms $1759 8 Details

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

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

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

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

Grand Catholic Italy With Oberammergau–Faith–Based Travel 2020 From Rome To Munich

Globus $4669 13 Details

Home to numerous places of devotion and worship, Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, 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, visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas. You will also travel to Germany, overnight in Oberammergau and Munich, and attend the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years. Enjoy first-class seating for this remarkable play.

In Rome, 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, 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, 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. 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—with Oberammergau—tour.

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

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.

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