Duration: 13 Days
Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most colourful parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning holiday. 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. Travelling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
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. (B)
PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence. (B) 298 mi / 480 km
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 Square and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore. (B)
Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before a train trip to Sestri Levante. (B,D) 298 mi / 490 km
LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride with an [LF] exclusive early guided visit entrance to Isola Bella Palace and guided visits to Isola Bella followed by refreshments and a visit to the Botanical Garden on Isola Madre.(B)
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 MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
LUGANO Orientation and free time for lunch.
VENICE ISLAND Private boat ride. (B) 295 mi / 475 km
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. (B)
ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica. (B,D) 261 mi / 420 km
Scenic drive to Sorrento. (B) 267 mi / 430 km
Return jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbour to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
ROME Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D) 193 mi / 310 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)