GLOBUS 2018: The Best of Italy & Sicily (LL)

15 days from Rome to Rome

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

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

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

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

Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13596016

Tour Operator
Globus
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeWelcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)
Day 2RomeGuided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and see the amazing Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
Day 3FlorenceEnter Tuscany and arrive in Pisa to marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower. Take your pictures pushing back the tower before continuing to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance.' This evening, you may wish to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)
Day 4Venice IslandThis morning, focus on Florence. A highlight is a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo's David. Your walking tour with a Local Guide features the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze 'Gate of Paradise,' and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, for which the city is famous. Cross the wooded Apennine Mountains and arrive in Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and arrive on the island of Murano. This evening, enjoy [LF] a ride by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI to ST. MARK'S SQUARE to discover Venice by night. Exciting optional excursions are available: dinner in one of Venice's excellent restaurants and a gondola ride through its canals. (B)
Day 5Venice IslandThis morning, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, before boarding your PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including visits to the byzantine ST. MARK'S BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an exciting optional lagoon cruise to the colorful island of Burano. (B)
Day 6AssisiFollow the Adriatic coastline to Ravenna. Here, see the famous mosaics in the 6th-century BASILICA OF ST. APOLLINARIS IN CLASSE. In the afternoon, arrive in peaceful Assisi and visit the massive 13th-century lower BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS built above the Saint's grave. (B,D)
Day 7NaplesArrive in POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. A guided walking tour through the excavations features patrician houses, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. In nearby Naples, [LF] a cappuccino and sfogliatella await you at the famous Gran Caffe Gambrinus before boarding your FERRY in Naples for the overnight cruise to Sicily. (B)
Day 8PalermoAfter disembarkation, start your sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and the CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. (B)
Day 9AgrigentoIn Marsala, visit a SALT MILL, then a true highlight: a [LF] WINE TASTING at the famous Florio wine cellar to sample and learn about Marsala wines. Next, drive along the western coast to Agrigento. Here, your Local Guide will take you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. (B,D)
Day 10Taormina RivieraEnjoy the scenic beauty and treasures of the island's heart on your way to Piazza Armerina, where you will visit the impressive VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE with its mosaics. Next is Taormina. Enjoy a pleasant walk along the Corso Umberto before arriving at your comfortable hotel. (B)
Day 11Taormina RivieraToday is your chance to join the exciting half-day optional excursion to Mount Etna. Afternoon is at leisure to relax or for individual activities. (B,D)
Day 12Sorrento CoastBoard your FERRY and cross the Strait of Messina to land at the toe of the Italian boot in Calabria. Continue to the delightful coast of Sorrento, and spend time in the town. (B)
Day 13SorrentoSpeed across the Bay of Naples by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri, an ancient retreat for Roman emperors and renowned ever since that time for its beauty. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the charming piazzetta. Then, enjoy [LF] an exciting BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island before leaving Capri. (B)
Day 14RomeBack to Rome, the 'Eternal City.' A special farewell dinner and opera entertainment awaits at La Carovana restaurant as a proper way to say arrivederci, Roma! (B,D)
Day 15RomeYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/08/2018$3,839.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/22/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/06/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/20/2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/03/2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/17/2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/01/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/15/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/29/2018$3,799.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/12/2018$3,799.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/26/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/02/2018$3,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/09/2018$3,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/16/2018$3,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/23/2018$3,999.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/30/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/07/2018$3,849.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/14/2018$3,839.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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US$ Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$799

Triple room reduction per person:
$98

Extra nights per person in Rome:
Pre tour: in single room $165-$232, in twin $104-$138, in triple $94-$123
Post tour: in single room $96-$132, in twin $65-$91, in triple $63-$85

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