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A tapestry takes different threads and colors, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s what this Italy tour—Italian Tapestry—does. It weaves together Italy’s most famous cities, its must-see attractions, and its marvelous scenery to create a wonderful vacation. You’ll overnight on Venice Island, Florence, Siena, Rome, and Sorrento. You’ll visit each city’s well-known landmarks and attractions, such as St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David in Florence; the Piazza del Campo in Siena, where the Palio medieval-style horse race is held; and the Colosseum in Rome, where you can imagine what it was like to partake in the deadly gladiatorial fights. Plus, Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at many of these sights with special VIP access. Other highlights of this Italy tour include a jetfoil ride from Sorrento to the world-famous Isle of Capri, where you’ll ride the funicular to the village for a guided tour and free time to explore. In Pompeii, a guided walking tour introduces you to the excavations of the city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. All of this—plus a balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena and much more—come together perfectly to create an Italy vacation like no other!
9 days from RM11,363/pax
Day to day
ARRIVE IN VENICE ISLAND, ITALY.
Welcome to Venice! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE with its byzantine basilica, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Sit back and relax during a GONDOLA SERENADE, the best way to explore the canals. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the picturesque island of Burano. (B)
A special treat today is a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi near Modena. Continue through the fertile Po area and the Apennine Mountains into Italy’s most popular province, Tuscany, and arrive in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Arrive in Siena, the city where the world-famous Palio, the spectacular medieval-style horse race, is held twice a year. (B)
Your guided walking tour takes you inside the historic ramparts to the PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares. The Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia surround the shell-shaped piazza. Next, drive along Via Cassia, named after the antique road leading to Rome, and stop in Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese. This picturesque town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Tonight, in the “Eternal City,” why not join an optional dinner with local specialties at one of Rome’s famous restaurants. (B)
Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites. (B)
Take a scenic drive southward along the Highway of the Sun. Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Overnight in the charming, bayside resort of Sorrento. (B)
SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
Speed across the glittering bay by JETFOIL to the world-famous Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to beautiful Capri village for a guided visit. Free time to explore the little shops on the pretty piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. The remainder of the day is at leisure, and this evening, farewell dinner with a taste of Limoncello at O' Parrucchiano restaurant celebrates your Italian vacation. (B,D)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Venice). (B)
Get a taste of a destination's hidden gems and local flavours, exclusive to Globus. These behind-the-scenes activities really allow you to experience the world like a local.
- Experience a romantic gondola serenade in Venice
- Balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena
- Leather demonstration and surprise gift
- VENICE Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; gondola serenade.
- MODENA Leonardi Acetaia balsamic vinegar tasting.
- FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square.
- SIENA Guided walking tour, admire the Duomo and visit Piazza del Campo.
- PIENZA Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- ROME Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica.
- POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations.
- SORRENTO-CAPRI By jetfoil.
- CAPRI Funicular ride; guided sightseeing.
- SORRENTO Special farewell dinner at O' Parrucchiano restaurant.
- TRANSPORTATION Private boat ride and gondola ride in Venice; motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri.
- HEADSETS Throughout the tour.
- FREE WIFI Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
- MYACCOUNT Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.
- MEALS 8 Full buffet breakfast (B) daily 2 three-course dinners with wine (D): a special welcome dinner in Venice and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento.
What to expect
- Request your holiday
Send in your request either by using the form on the right or by calling us on +603 2142 0222. Tell us what kind of holiday you would like so we can design a holiday to suit your requirements.
- Receive your quote
Based on the information given to us, we will try to come back to you within 24 hours with a quote. We may need to ask more information from you, such as if you require accommodation before and after the tour, or if you have booked flights already.
To confirm the booking, we will need a copy of your passports and RM1,000 deposit per person. Full payment around 8 weeks before departure.
We will provide everything you need to enjoy your holiday.
Frequently asked questions
- When are you open?
You can call us on Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
- Do you offer insurance?
We offer comprehensive insurance coverage with all our tours. However you can opt for your own coverage if you wish.
- Why can't I organise this trip myself?
You can. However what we can offer is the reassurance of our professional service so you don't have to worry if anything goes wrong. For example, if a flight is delayed, it is up to us to rearrange the flight.
We handle all your problems, leaving you time to enjoy your holiday.