Italian Mosaic (LI)

13 days from Rome to Rome

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Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most colorful parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus the sultry Italian Riviera, the breezy Lake District, and the sunny coast of Campania. The pastel-tinted Cinque Terre fishing villages, the sparkling blue waters of Capri, and the lemon-tree-lined streets of Sorrento offer a vivid picture of Italy, while the pilgrimage destination of Assisi, the Roman ash preserved city of Pompeii, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa provide just the right accents. Traveling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
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Italian Mosaic map

 Photo Highlights

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

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME

ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and see the Basilica. Visit the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Free time this late afternoon and evening.

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Day 3 ROME–PISA–FLORENCE

PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.
298 mi / 480 km

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Day 4 FLORENCE

FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” Signoria Squarte and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore.

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Day 5 FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE

Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before a train trip to Sestri Levante.
249 mi / 400 km

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Day 6 LAKE MAGGIORE. EXCURSION TO ISOLA BELLA AND ISOLA MADRE

LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride with an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive early entrance and guided visits to Isola Bella followed by refreshments and Isola Madre.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Lake Maggiore with an excursion to Isola dei Pescatori by private boat for dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND

LUGANO Orientation and free time for lunch.
VENICE ISLAND Private boat ride.
295 mi / 475 km

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Day 8 VENICE ISLAND

VENICE ISLAND Guided walking tour includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 9 VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI

ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica.
261 mi / 420 km

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Day 10 ASSISI–SORRENTO

Scenic drive to Sorrento.
267 mi / 430 km

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Day 11 SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Return jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 12 SORRENTO–POMPEII–ROME

POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
ROME Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
193 mi / 310 km

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Day 13 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.

Tour Director - SALVATORE RUSSO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,438*
18 guests in a party: $545*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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