Tour: LV - 2012 (LV) - 2012 / 2014

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Egyptian Museum Established in 1824, Turin's Egyptian Museum houses the world's largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It displays some of the best preserved mummies and an extraordinary set of papyri. See the Tomb of Kha, dating back to 3500 BC, which includes sarcophagi and statues; as well as his furniture, clothing, and personal belongings.

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Excursion to Venaria Reale Take a short, 6-mile (10-kilometer) drive to the commanding Royal Palace of Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and architectural complex of unique beauty covering almost 20 acres -one of the largest royal residences in the world. This recently restored baroque palace served the Italian royal family during the 17th to 18th centuries.

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Flavors of Piedmont Taste some of the local specialties in a typical area restaurant. Drinks are included.

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Tuscan Dinner Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich traditions, long history and culture but Tuscany still has more to offer with its great food and wine. Tonight enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal, including coffee and drinks, in a picturesque country setting. This wonderful dinner with regional dishes is prepared using the finest local ingredients - Realize your dreams and live the Tuscan life for an evening!

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Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner Visit 13th-century Montechiarugolo Castle, a fortress rising on a slope above the Enza River. It was taken over by the Torelli family, feudal lords of Montechiarugolo, beginning in 1406 and reconstructed in the 15th and 16th centuries. Since the execution of Pio Torelli in 1612, the castle passed through the hands of the ducal dynasties and has belonged to the Marchi family since the early 1800s. Legend has it that the ghost of a Torelli noblewoman, who met with an untimely death, haunts the castle on occasion. Also included is a light dinner at a local restaurant with regional specialties.

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Parma Ham Discovery and Dinner Discover the secret of famous Prosciutto di Parma on a delightful outing to a family-run factory which produces this tasty ham using traditional methods. Later at dinner, enjoy this succulent specialty along with other regional dishes. An unforgettable taste experience!

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Excursion to Genoa Drive north about 18 miles (30 kilometers) to Genoa, Italy's principal sea port and one of the former four Italian maritime republics (the others were Amalfi, Pisa, and Venice). With your local expert, see its main landmarks, including the early 13th-century San Lorenzo Cathedral with its black-and-white striped marble facade, opera house, Palace of the Doges, house where Christopher Columbus is said to have been born, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Strada Nuova, a street lined with Renaissance and Baroque mansions, called the Rolli Palaces, built by the local nobility during the 16th to 18th centuries.

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