Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre (LV) - 2016 / 2015

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10 Day Tour from Milan to Milan


Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre
Stroll through the historic streets of Turin, Italy
Stroll through the historic streets of Turin, Italy
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping Center in Milan, Italy

Vacation Overview

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2016 is the year to visit Europe. A favorable US currency has allowed us to pass along better pricing for 2016 when compared to 2015. Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2016 European vacation. You can save 10% when you book and deposit by September 15, 2015. When booking air-inclusive, you can remove airfare uncertainty with our Early Airfare Price Guarantee. And yes, if the price goes down, we'll honor the new lower price. You can't lose! Please note that 2016 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

This is the perfect vacation for travelers who wish to visit a specific region in depth and learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of this part of Italy. Enjoy guided sightseeing in the main cities of Milan, Parma, and Turin, and two nights in the seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. But this vacation offers much more! Enjoy a Parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and a visit to the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello. The highlight is an included excursion to the world-famous Cinque Terre area, named after five small medieval villages standing on stony spurs along the Mediterranean coast, and includes train and boat rides (weather permitting). In Asti, enjoy a visit to a local nougat confectioner (departures July 10-August 21 visit the Tapestry Museum instead); and in Vercelli, a visit to a rice factory, followed by a risotto lunch. An unforgettable and unique experience!

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

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MILAN
A special welcome dinner at local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria; a special farewell dinner at Calafuria Unione restaurant

BUSSETO
See the birthplace of Verdi; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio

PARMA
Guided sightseeing

MODENA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Balsamic vinegar tasting

MARANELLO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Ferrari Gallery

LUCCA
Orientation

CINQUE TERRE
By boat and train

SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE
Boat cruise to Portofino

ASTI
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local nougat confectioner (departures July 10-August 21 visit the Tapestry Museum instead)

TURIN
Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud

VERCELLI
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunch

Headsets throughout the tour


DAY 1Arrive in Milan, Italy

Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (Dinner)

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping Center in Milan, Italy 
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DAY 2Milan–Busseto–Parma

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle GROUNDS. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a PARMESAN CHEESE TASTING at a local caseificio. Later, for food lovers, an optional excursion to an original ham factory is available. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Parma. Excursion to Modena & Maranello

Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. Next, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exciting visit to the FERRARI GALLERY. Balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

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DAY 4Parma–Lucca

In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty center. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5Lucca–Boat Excursion to Cinque Terre–Santa Margherita Ligure

A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean coast and enjoy your excursion (including a BOAT RIDE, weather permitting) to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a TRAIN RIDE to the beautiful seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. (Breakfast)

Village of Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 6Santa Margherita Ligure. Excursion to Portofino

Today’s highlight is a BOAT CRUISE on the Mediterranean Sea to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the “rich and famous.” Later, back in Santa Margherita, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops. An optional excursion to Genova is available. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Santa Margherita Ligure–Asti–Turin

Enter the Langhe area and arrive in Asti. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a local NOUGAT CONFECTIONER (Tours July 10-August 21 visit the TAPESTRY MUSEUM instead) and savor a piece of hand-made torrone before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin’s restaurants. (Breakfast)

Stroll through the historic streets of Turin, Italy 
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DAY 8Turin

During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud. (Breakfast)

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DAY 9Turin–Vercelli–Milan

Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Stop in Vercelli to visit an original RICE FACTORY, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at Calafuria Unione restaurant to celebrate the success of your Italian vacation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 10Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast; 1 special lunch with wine in Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SIMONETTA PELLICONI

Years of Experience: 20 years

With its wide variety of scenery, historical background, and famous works of art, Italy is a little world of its own. I enjoy being a Tour Director in Italy, because every day brings a surprise!

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre:

  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands