Tour: HFF - 2013 (HFF) - 2013 / 2014

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Venice Canal
Venice Canal
Visit the Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Venice is world-famous for its canals

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.

Orientation Drive Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the more exclusive streets of the "Eternal City." Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more.

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Orientation Drive & Roman Dinner Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the "Eternal City's" more exclusive streets. Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more. This tour will include a 4-course dinner, with wine and soft drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

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Ghost Walking Tour Discover hidden Venice with a Local Guide on a "ghost" walking tour. Leave the tourist path, crossing canals and abandoned squares while listening to stories, legends, and little-known facts about Venice's history. Stroll along the alleyway known as the "Street of the Assassins" and explore a secret passageway (subject to water levels) once used by palace inhabitants to flee from authorities. Also see the Bovolo spiral staircase that enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments in the palace.

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Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano Appreciate the peaceful vistas of the Lagoon while you glide past the islands of Santa Elena, San Michele and the famous Lido. On picturesque Burano island, renowned for its lace making and colorful houses, savor a mouth-watering meal, with drinks included. Afterwards there's time to shop and stroll.

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Excursion to the Louvre Museum Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.
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Seine Cruise and Montmartre Discover more of beautiful Paris with a cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the artistic and picturesque district of Montmartre, famous for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Enjoy free time to stroll around Place du Tertre and to watch bohemian street artists at work.

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Excursion to Isola Bella Enjoy a boat ride to the privately owned island named in 1630 by Carlo Borromeo III after his wife Isabella. Tour the opulent Borromeo Palace, then time for the beautiful gardens and terraces.

The Palace is open from March 26 through October 21.
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Gornergrat Experience incomparable panoramic views. In just 40 minutes by mountain railway, climb 10,132 feet for a magnificent view of Switzerland's loftiest peaks.

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