A Taste of Italy with Lake Como (LHE)

10 Day Tour from Rome to Lake Como

2018 Tour Details

You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historic sites of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel -- world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Visit San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, and enjoy a Chianti wine tasting, followed by lunch. In Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy, enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece David, and spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys.

Throughout this Italy guided tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll have more time to experience famous sights and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions.

At the conclusion of your tour, travel to Milan by high-speed train and transfer to beautiful Lake Como for three nights. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como which includes the marble-clad Duomo, and a relaxing boat ride including with a visit to picturesque Bellagio and its century-old buildings.

Your Lake Como vacation package services, including Local Host assistance, are fully provided by Monograms. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous guided tour of incredible Italy!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
SAN GIMIGNANO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and lunch; orientation
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
VENICE
Private boat ride, guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration with exclusive gift; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell drink at Caffé Florian
VENICE ISLAND–LAKE COMO
By high-speed Train
LAKE COMO
Guided walking visit Duomo, boat ride

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice, high-speed train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine tasting in San Gimignano; 1 special three-course welcome dinner with wine in Rome; farewell drink in Venice

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME

Guided 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 Pietà. 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–SAN GIMIGNANO–FLORENCE

This morning, drive through Umbria along the Highway of the Sun north into Tuscany and its hill-clad vineyards. On your way to San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its tower houses, enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a Chianti WINE TASTING, followed by lunch. Then, time to walk through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.”

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 FLORENCE

During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David, admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 FLORENCE–VENICE ISLAND

A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Hills brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE, a favorite location for many movies, and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner, and receive an exclusive gift, just for you!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 VENICE ISLAND

Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of Venice. Wander through the narrow streets, discover Rialto Bridge, and top it all off by enjoying Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a farewell drink at famous CAFFÈ FLORIAN while musicians entertain you. Later, why not join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano, followed by a delicious meal of local specialties?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 VENICE ISLAND–LAKE COMO

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Milan, then transfer to beautiful Lake Como. Enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como, which includes the historic center and the imposing, marble-clad DUOMO. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 LAKE COMO

Experience a relaxing BOAT RIDE on Lake Como for panoramas of stunning mountain scenery and luxury lakeside villas. Disembark at picturesque Bellagio with its century-old buildings, stone lanes, and quaint cobblestone stairways filled with shops; free time for lunch and exploration on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LAKE COMO

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LAKE COMO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

ALDO MODEO PATTI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I am a proud Italian with a passion for the arts, the history, and the natural, beautiful scenery of this country. I enjoy showing everyone Italy through my eyes. After many years as a Tour Director, I have gotten the nickname "Renaissance Man" from passengers on my tours.

Tour Director - ALDO MODEO PATTI

 Accommodations

Rome
Florence
Venice
Lake Como

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Florence
Venice
Lake Como

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the citys authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Price Range: $

Florence

Florentine Dinner

Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

Price Range: $$

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Highlights of Uffizi Gallery

Come face-to-face with the world's greatest masterpieces faster when you skip the long lines and head right into the Uffizi Gallery on this fantastic guided tour.

Price Range: $$

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner with regional dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for a delicious four-course meal and time to explore.

Price Range: $$

Lake Como

Dinner in Como

Dinner in Como

Indulge yourself in an evening of delectable Italian cuisine and the perfect wine.

Price Range: $$$

Bellagio Art Experiences

Bellagio Art Experiences

Spend time in Bellagio, creating an artistic masterpiece. Guided by an expert art instructor, you will be inspired by the enchanting atmosphere.

Price Range: $$$$

Lake Como Golf Outing

Lake Como Golf Outing

Bask in stunning views of Lake Como, the Alpine foothills, and quaint surrounding villages as you bring your best game to Italy's second-oldest golf club-the scenic Menaggio & Cadenabbia

Price Range: $$$$

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Learn to create a real Italian meal at this fun interactive cooking class on Lake Como!

Price Range: $$$

Discover Milan

Discover Milan

See Milan's major attractions on this guided day trip to the capital of fashion and finance!

Price Range: $$$

Dinner at Brunate

Dinner at Brunate

Hop aboard the historic Como-Brunate funicular and ascend to the picturesque village of Brunate for a pleasant nature walk, incredible views, and a traditional dinner with wine.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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