Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre (LV)

10 Day Tour from Milan to Milan

2019 Tour Details

This is the perfect “off the beaten path” vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin, and an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts.

But that’s not all…this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre tour offers much more! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy’s gastronomic delights. You’ll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting with lunch in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, and visit the Ferrari Museum.

A tour highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. You’re sure to arrive back home from this Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MILAN
Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
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 Museum
LUCCA
Orientation
CINQUE TERRE
By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide and by train
RAPALLO
Boat cruise to Portofino
GABIANO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and lunch
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.

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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches in Gabiano and Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Milan

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY

Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at Calafuria Unione restaurant.

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Day 2 MILAN–BUSSETO–PARMA

Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Leave Milan and stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace. 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PARMA. 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, in Modena, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING, and learn all about this traditional Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a visit to the FERRARI MUSEUM. Balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 PARMA–LUCCA

In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and explore the pretty center at your own pace. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 LUCCA–CINQUE TERRE–RAPALLO

A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast for an exciting excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. 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 Rapallo.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 RAPALLO. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINO

Today’s highlight is a BOAT CRUISE to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the “rich and famous.” Later, back in Rapallo, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 RAPALLO–GABIANO–TURIN

Enter the Langhe area and drive through the vineyards to Gabiano, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a WINE TASTING, followed by lunch, awaits at Castello di Gabiano. Continue to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin’s fine restaurants.

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Day 8 TURIN

Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 TURIN–VERCELLI–MILAN

Stop in Vercelli Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite to visit an original RICE FACTORY, followed by a traditional risotto lunch, before returning to Milan. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant to celebrate your Italian vacation.

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Day 10 MILAN

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.

SIMONETTA PELLICONI

Escorting tours for more than 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!

Tour Director - SIMONETTA PELLICONI

 Accommodations

Milan
Parma
Lucca
Rapallo
Turin

 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)


Parma
Lucca
Rapallo
Turin

Parma

Parma Dinner

Parma Dinner

Discover the flavors and foods that made Parma famous during a delightful dinner and pasta-making demonstration at an old farmhouse in the Italian countryside.

Price Range: $$

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Enjoy the visit of the Montechiarugolo Castle followed by a light dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Lucca

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

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

Price Range: $$

Rapallo

Excursion to Genoa

Excursion to Genoa

Experience a half day excursion to Genoa.

Price Range: $

Turin

Taste of Piedmont

Taste of Piedmont

Taste some of the local specialties in a typical area restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Turin: The Royal, Industrial and Olympic City

Turin: The Royal, Industrial and Olympic City

Your guided tour of Turin shows off all its beauties from the Royal Palace to the modern complex of the Lingotto area.

Price Range: $$

 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 guest in a party: $2,096*
12 guest in a party: $934*

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 both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. 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.

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