EXCURSIONS - Splendors of Italy 2017

Splendors of Italy (LO)

7 Day Tour from Milan to Milan

2017 Tour Details

On this Splendors of Italy tour, you'll spend six nights in Milan with leisure time to explore the city and excursions to Venice, Turin, and Florence. In each of these cities, you'll have a guided tour of the must-see attractions. In Milan, your sightseeing includes a visit to the magnificent Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum; the glass-domed Galleria, with its designer shops and famous cafés; and more. Among the many sights in Venice, visit St. Mark's Basilica; Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture; and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century. Leisure time in the city gives you the opportunity to take an optional gondola ride or perhaps to sit in St. Mark's Square for prime people watching.

In Turin, the birthplace of the Fiat car, you'll walk through the historic center, enjoy lunch at Eataly, and visit the 18th-century Basilica of Superga, home to the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy. Among the many attractions you will see in Florence, you'll visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's David and enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center.

It’s not enough to just visit these cities and their sights. You want to hear their histories, their secrets, and their stories. Throughout this Italy tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director and Local Guides from the areas—people who can bring these destinations to life with in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the sights, history, secrets, and stories. They may even teach you a little Italian if you wish! What more could you ask for in a vacation to Italy?
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MILAN
Special 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
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By high-speed train (first class)
VENICE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private water-taxi through the Grand Canal; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower’s demonstration
TURIN
Orientation drive, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch at Eataly; visit the Basilica of Superga
MILAN-FLORENCE-MILAN
By high-speed train (first class)
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s David; admire the Duomo, the Baptistry and Giotto’s Bell Tower, visit Signoria Square; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch at Finisterrae restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

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

  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation:

High-speed, first-class train; motorcoach, mini-buses may be used. Free Wi-Fi on your motorcoach cannot be guaranteed; available in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches in Turin and Florence; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners 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 6 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 Milan

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to nearby Lake Como for a relaxing boat cruise.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Milan. Excursion to Venice

Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Venice, where you will enjoy a VIP entrance: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRIVATE WATER-TAXIS will transfer you to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the city of romantics: visit ST. MARK’S BASILICA, DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Time at leisure; an optional gondola ride is available before returning by private water taxis, this time sailing through the GRAND CANAL to the railway station for your train ride back to Milan.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Milan. Excursion to Turin

A comfortable journey this morning takes you to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat car. Enjoy an orientation drive and admire the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud. Time to explore on your own before heading for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite EATALY, the first of its kind, where your voucher allows you to choose lunch. Before returning to Milan, visit the amazing 18th-century BASILICA OF SUPERGA, spectacularly located on a hill. The basilica houses the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy.

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Day 5 Milan. Excursion to Florence

Board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN and arrive in Florence. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to admire Michelangelo’s David, see the Duomo, the Baptistry with the “Gate of Paradise,” and Giotto’s Bell Tower, visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and end at SANTA CROCE SQUARE, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special lunch with pizza, wine, and, of course, gelato awaits you at Finisterrae restaurant. Time to shop for leather and gold, for which the city is famous, before transferring to the railway station to return to Milan.

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Day 6 Milan

A full day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. This evening, a special farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant, the proper way to say arrivederci, Italia.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 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.

SALVATORE RUSSO

Escorting tours for more than 15 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

Milan

Milan

Hilton Milan

Superior First-Class

Hilton Milan Via Luigi Galvani 12, Milano,   Italy

Via Luigi Galvani 12
Milano, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hilton Milan is strategically located in the heart of the city, a few steps away from Milan's Business District and from the most famous Fashion Flagship Stores. Milan Central railway station, the underground stop and shuttle buses for the 3 main airports are located within a short walking distance. Hilton Milan's Food & Beverage offer is extremely eclectic: buffet breakfast, served in the "Pacific Milano Restaurant", includes a selection of international delicacies, among which guests will find waffles and pancakes or typical Asian specialties like the "Congee Soup". The Chef has also created a special recipe for "pizza" that is made with local Milanese ingredients instead of the traditional ones.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper

 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)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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