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Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. 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 escorted 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 trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
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.
PISA See the Leaning Tower en route to Florence.
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 Squarte and Ponte Vecchio. Free time to explore.
Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE LF Guided boat ride (weather permitting). Free time before a train trip to Sestri Levante.
249 mi / 400 km
LAKE MAGGIORE Boat ride with an LF 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.
LUGANO Orientation and free time for lunch.
VENICE ISLAND Private boat ride.
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.
ASSISI Guided walking tour includes St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica.
261 mi / 420 km
Scenic drive to Sorrento.
267 mi / 430 km
Return jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the LF Augustus Gardens and a granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time this afternoon and evening.
POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
ROME Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
193 mi / 310 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Located in Rome's elegant Prati district overlooking the River Tiber, this 64-room property is just a 10-minute walk from Lepanto Metro Station and 2 km from the Vatican. Amenities include a fitness center, a sauna, a hydro massage tub area, and a bar with free Wi-Fi access throughout. Guestrooms are decorated in a classic style with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, and private bathroom with hairdryer. The in-house restaurant specializes in traditional local and Italian cuisine. In the summer, meals can be served on the rooftop terrace with city views.
A modern and relaxing elevated "urban resort" in the Italian capital city surrounded by the greenery of the Valle dei Casali park and just 15 minutes away from the Vatican City and the characteristic Trastevere and Testaccio districts. The 235 bright, comfortable guestrooms are spread over 5 floors and feature full cutting-edge comforts and a splendid private balcony. The hotel offers in-house restaurants with exquisite options for both lunch and dinner. The main attractions of the capital are within easy reach, such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, and the Spanish Steps. Fiumicino Airport is a 30-minute drive away, while Termini Railway Station is just 25 minutes away.
A Modern Hotel with 152 guestrooms situated just a leisurely stroll away from the heart of this Renaissance City. The upscale restaurant has a focus on Tuscan specialties and the chilled out lobby bar is the perfect to place to unwind with a drink, for fitness there is a gym and for connectivity, Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
This grandiose 253 room hotel exudes a stylish elegance with its marbled lobby and Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers. Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The impressive outdoor swimming pool has panoramic views of the lake and mountains and there is also an indoor swimming pool and 2 jacuzzis. Local & international cuisine can be enjoyed in the hotels refined restaurants and bar.
The lush green Sant'Elena neighborhood in Venice has the feel of a sleepy Italian village, yet it's within easy reach of the city's most famed attractions. Housed in an ancient building (formerly a convent) which has maintained its grand-scale architecture with room décor inspired by warm, Byzantine colors or cooler tones evocative of the sea, the hotel reflects the unique mix of culture, character, and setting of the neighborhood. All 75 guestrooms are equipped with every comfort and marked by the attention to detail of a boutique hotel. The spa-style bathrooms, equipped with rainfall-like showerheads and quality bathroom amenities account for a refreshing invigorating stay. The hotel is both secluded enough to allow for quiet time and equally very central to enjoy the Venetian lifestyle of little restaurants, cafes, and piazzas. While the distance between Sant'Elena and the bustling Piazza San Marco is easily bridged via vaporetto (water taxi), the two neighborhoods can feel like entirely different cities. The location is also within easy reach of the 11-km stretch of golden beaches on the island of Lido.
Hotel Cenacolo Assisi is a structure created from the accurate and careful renovation of an old Franciscan convent, located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, a short distance from the Porziuncola of St. Francis. The wonderful atmosphere of the place, a beautiful view of Assisi, the wide green spaces that call for reflection and the functionality and efficiency of the Hotel Cenacolo guarantee a perfect stay.
The Grand Hotel Vesuvio, built and furnished in a modern style, is located in a charming position, overlooking the enchanting Bay of Naples and right opposite Vesuvius. It offers a large swimming pools with separate section for children, gardens, extensive lemon and orange groves, wide lounges, conference rooms, garage, parking, solarium, children's playground, free shuttle bus into town, 4, restaurants, 3 bars. The hotel reflects the typical Sorrentine style with ample common spaces dotted by imressive marble columns and mosaic flooring. Out of 225 rooms, 105 overlooks the see while the rest face the lavish inner garden.
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