Italian Mosaic (LI)

13 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

2018 Tour Details

On this guided Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. You’ll visit the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. One tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.

You’ll also have an opportunity to relax in the laid-back town of Sorrento. Explore the cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, delight in the amazing views, watch the sunset dip into the sea, and see Mount Vesuvius across the bay. You’ll also have time in beautiful Capri, where celebrities go to “get away from it all.”

On this Italy tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you, such as a visit to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to the Gardens of Augustus in Capri. Here, you’ll have incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the tranquil gardens.

From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this guided tour of Italy has it all!
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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, and the Colosseum; farewell dinner with opera entertainment
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
CINQUE TERRE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide, and train
LAKE MAGGIORE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat ride to Isola dei Pescatori, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
LUGANO (SWITZERLAND)
Visit
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
ASSISI
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
SORRENTO–CAPRI
By jetfoil
CAPRI
Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Gardens of Augustus and taste a granita
POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • October 23 & 30 and November 13 Departures–overnight in Milan instead of Lake Maggiore. Dinner on Day 6 not included. Lugano and Lake Maggiore replaced with Verona visit on Day 7. Overnight at Starhotels Ritz (SF) at Milan.

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

  • Archaeological Site of Pompeii
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat rides on Lake Maggiore (March 20-October 16) and Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including special welcome and farewell dinners in Rome and a special dinner at Lake Maggiore (except departures October 23 & 30 and November 13 that have 4 three-course dinners included)

 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 for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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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 visit 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–PISA–FLORENCE

Travel to Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the legendary Leaning Tower, then on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 FLORENCE

Follow your Local Guide to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS and see Michelangelo’s David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s “Gate of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. To enhance your stay, an optional excursion is available to San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE

Prepare for an exciting day: drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy your excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (departures April 3 to October 23 weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, continue by TRAIN and coach to beautiful Lake Maggiore.

NOTE:
Departures October 23, 30, and November 13 overnight in Milan instead of Lake Maggiore. Dinner on Day 6 not included. Lugano and Lake Maggiore replaced with Verona visit on Day 7.

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Day 6 LAKE MAGGIORE. BOAT TRIP TO ISOLA DEI PESCATORI

A leisurely morning with the chance to join an optional excursion to the baroque palace and peacock gardens of enchanting Isola Bella. Later, join a scenic BOAT CRUISE to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties awaits you.

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Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND

Cross the Swiss border and stop in Lugano. Time to stroll along the spectacular lake and on Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Back in Italy, arrive in romantic Venice and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. You may wish to join an optional gondola ride through the canals.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 VENICE ISLAND

Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. A wonderful optional excursion is available to colorful Burano Island.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

Arrive in peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide takes you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, built on top of his tomb.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 10 ASSISI–SORRENTO

Leave the province of Umbria and turn south to Sorrento. Explore the charming, bayside resort on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town, visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS, terraces overlooking the sea, offering a spectacular panoramic view, and taste a granita (semi-frozen drink). Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. Time for shopping and an optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 SORRENTO–POMPEII–ROME

Stop for a guided visit of POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This evening, back in the “Eternal City,” a special farewell dinner and opera entertainment awaits you at restaurant Tanagra as a proper way to say arrivederci, Roma.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 13 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

LINO NEFANDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show.

Tour Director - LINO NEFANDO

 Accommodations

Rome
Florence
Lake Maggiore
Venice
Assisi
Sorrento
Rome

Rome

Romanico Palace

First-Class

Romanico Palace Via Boncompagni 37, Roma,  Italy

Via Boncompagni 37
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set in a 19th-century building with a lavish baroque designed interior, this luxurious 121-room hotel boasts a roof top restaurant and terrace offering grand views of Rome's skyline. There is an American-style bar in the extravagantly decorated lobby and a Roman inspired wellness area and gym. Free WIFI internet access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite

Florence

Mediterraneo

First-Class

Mediterraneo Lungarno Del Tempio, 44, Florence,   Italy

Lungarno Del Tempio, 44
Florence, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center - Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone

Lake Maggiore

Grand Hotel Bristol

Grand Hotel Bristol Corso Umberto I , 73, Stresa,  Italy

Corso Umberto I , 73
Stresa, Italy

This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is avilable in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe

Venice

Carlton on the Grand Canal

First-Class

Carlton on the Grand Canal Santa Croce, 578, Venezia,   Italy

Santa Croce, 578
Venezia, Italy

Modern Hotel in traditionally styled four story building dating from 1887; located on the Grand Canal, opposite main station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Salute Palace

First-Class

Salute Palace Dorsoduro 222, Venice,  Italy

Dorsoduro 222
Venice, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

By staying at Hotel Salute Palace guests will enjoy quiet and relaxing moments while experiencing the incredible charm of Venice. Located in Dorsoduro - the so-called bohemian district of Venice - the hotel's atmosphere recalls that of 19-th century Paris. Set in an historic Venetian building this hotel offers a restaurant serving italian specialties, a breakfast room on the first floor with direc tview over the Canal. Free WI-FI available throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Assisi

Windsor Savoia

First-Class

Windsor Savoia Viale Marconi 1, Assisi,   Italy

Viale Marconi 1
Assisi, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Historic hotel in Assisi, opened in 1908 by the English lady Fanny Morgan, is now a modern three star hotel with all the comforts of the category, and is still run by his descendants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms

Sorrento

Michelangelo

First-Class

Michelangelo Corso Italia 275, Sorrento,   Italy

Corso Italia 275
Sorrento, Italy

Contemporary Six-story Hotel set amid gardens, in central location.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

First-Class

Grand Hotel Vesuvio Via Nastro Verde, 7, Sorrento,  Italy

Via Nastro Verde, 7
Sorrento, Italy

Hotel in garden setting with lemons & orange groves; set on a hillside overlooking Bay of Naples, with spectacular views of cliffs.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Rome

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

First-Class

Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia SS 1-Via Aurelia Km. 8.4, Rome,   Italy

SS 1-Via Aurelia Km. 8.4
Rome, Italy

Motor Hotel with restaurant and bar, interior corridors, outdoor pool, fitness facility; located 15 km from city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms

 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
Lake Maggiore
Venice
Sorrento

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: $$

A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Journey through the celebrated Tuscan countryside to discover the charming village of San Gimignano and take part to a traditional Tuscan meal.

Price Range: $$

Lake Maggiore

Boat Trip to Isola Bella

Boat Trip to Isola Bella

Explore one of the last privately owned islands open to visitors.

Price Range: $$

Venice

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: $

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: $$

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: $$

Sorrento

Taste of Sorrento

Taste of Sorrento

Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant, renowned for its cuisine and excellent service.

Price Range: $

Neapolitan Experience

Neapolitan Experience

Enjoy a delicious dinner on the picturesque bay of Naples.

Price Range: $$

Charming Positano

Charming Positano

Enjoy a scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast and visit Positano village.

Price Range: $

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