TOUR: LI
13 days from Rome to Rome

Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most brilliant parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus the sultry Italian Riviera, the breezy Lake District, and the sunny coast of Campania. The pastel-tinted Cinque Terre fishing villages, the sparkling blue waters of Capri, and the lemon-tree-lined streets of Sorrento offer a vivid picture of Italy, while the pilgrimage destination of Assisi, the Roman ash preserved city of Pompeii, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa provide just the right accents. Traveling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.

Globus

May 17 – 29, 2024

Meals: Breakfast: 12, Dinner: 5
CONTACT AN AGENT

All This. Included.
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Itinerary

Welcome to Rome!
At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Dinner

Roman Holiday
ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and see the Basilica. Visit the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Free time this late afternoon and evening.*

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Stand in awe and wonder amid one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements in the Sistine Chapel. Hear how in 1508, a young Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the chapel’s ceiling – a request not welcomed by the 33-year-old sculptor Michelangelo’s 4-year project was indeed one of physical pain and psychological distress, while painting from scaffolds high above the sanctuary floor. Nevertheless, he created what is considered the most famous ceiling in the world, depicting the Creation of Adam in striking fresco style.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time.

The Tilted Tower
ROME Scenic drive en route to Pisa.*
PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.
298 mi / 480 km

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT See architecture gone askew from the viewpoint of the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Take the ultimate selfie in front of the Leaning Tower with a tilt of the head or other popular poses to commemorate your visit to the site of medieval art in this beautiful piazza.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time.

Fine Art in Firenze
FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore.
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Those lucky enough to visit the Tuscan capital are witness to some of the world’s most magnificent art. Home to a wealth of Rennaissance masterpieces, Florence is famous for Michelangelo’s Marble Masterpiece, David, standing ready for battle while Piazza del Duomo and Signoria Square offer spectacular sights of Florentine Gothic and Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments.

Italian Treasures
FLORENCE Take a scenic drive en route to Cinque Terre.
CINQUE TERRE Globus Local Favorite Take a guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before boarding your train to Sestri Levante.
298 mi / 490 km
Breakfast
Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Take a stunning cruise on the coast of Cinque Terre for an exquisite look at sea, sky, and centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline.

Island Beauties
LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride to Globus Local Favorite Isola Madre. Visit the botanic garden followed by dinner on the island.
Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE
PICTURE PERFECT Isola Madre is one of the starring beauties of the Borromean Islands and transport those who cross Lake Maggiore into a reverie of Baroque palazzos and perfect gardens. On the island, a showcase of exotic botanical beauty surrounds the 16th-century Palazzo Borromeo with magnificent magnolias, myrtles, wisteria, and citrus groves. Enjoy dinner at the island restaurant combining good food and stunning views of the lake.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time.

Swiss Views & A Scenic Cruise
LUGANO Enjoy an orientation tour and free time.
VENICE ISLAND Take a private boat ride on the canals.
295 mi / 475 km
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Discover the city of Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss, style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.
While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time.

Benvenuti a Venezia
VENICE ISLAND Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Locals simply call Piazza San Marco “la piazza.” As paired with the smaller Piazzetta, it forms the social, religious, and political hub of Venice, which Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe.” St. Mark’s Basilica dominates the square, offering visitors a spectacular view of the great arches, marble embellishments, and the Romanesque carvings of its façade. Also gracing the square is Doge’s Palace – a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. The enclosed Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace with the prison, is named for the prisoners breathing in their last view of the Rio di Palazzo on their walk to the prison’s interrogation rooms.

Medieval Marvels
ASSISI A guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica.
261 mi / 420 km
Breakfast
Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica named after the deacon, friar, and mystic, who became one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity. Revered for his love of the Eucharist and the Earth, Francis found communion with God through nature here in this Italian village where he lived and died. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Italian master Giotto that adorn the Basilica where the Saint is buried.

Italian Vistas
Depart for a scenic drive to Sorrento.
267 mi / 430 km
Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Join the ranks of holiday-goers on the sun-kissed cliffs of Sorrento, where literati like Byron, Goethe, Dickens, and Tolstoy soaked in the sun and took their inspiration from atop the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Here, in the town of lemons, you can give in to the sweet temptations of lemon gelato and limoncello to toast the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Coves, Cliffs & The Clear Blue Sea
SORRENTO AREA Jetfoil ride to Capri.
CAPRI Take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing, including Globus Local Favorite Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO AREA Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE
NATURAL WONDERS Nestled high above the sea on the island of Capri lie the exquisite Gardens of Augustus. This natural paradise promises 180-degree panoramic views and a kaleidoscope of botanical brilliance on the cliffs overlooking the island and the sapphire sea below. Toast the view with a glass of granita for a frozen treat amid the sun-washed monuments and mesmerizing vistas.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time.

Time Standing Still in Pompeii
POMPEII Take a guided walking tour of the excavations, followed by free time for lunch.
ROME Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.*
193 mi / 310 km

* For operational reasons, schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.
Breakfast
Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDS & LORE The fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii is a treasured glimpse into Roman life near the Bay of Naples. This once thriving and sophisticated Roman city was consumed by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., with its residents and structures buried beneath inescapable ash and stone. See the preserved site of excavated ruins that reveal remarkable frescoes, artwork, and artifacts within its streets and dwellings of the people who perished here.

Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

YOUR LOCAL EXPERT

Tour Director


With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

tour director SILVIO CACACE

SILVIO CACACE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years
Travelling that leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. This is what happened to me travelling around my home country of Italy, a place renowned for its remarkable architecture, fine artworks, delectable food and wines, and superb hospitality. Showing people my country, enthralling them with captivating stories, sharing with them my passion and enthusiasm, and making them happy has become my main goal in life. Join me on a Globus tour so you can see for yourself how life is beautiful in Italy.

HOTELS

Rome – Hotel Donna Laura Palace

Florence – Roma

Lake Maggiore – Grand Hotel Bristol

Venice Island – BW Premier Collection Continental

Assisi – Grand Hotel Assisi

Sorrento Area – Grand Hotel Vesuvio