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Collette Escorted
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 COLLETTE VACATIONS
         
A refined worldwide escorted touring experience.
SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY
12 DAYS

Southern

 

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY 
featuring Taormina, Alberobello 
and the Amalfi Coast 
Duration: 11 Days  - 12 Days w/air 
 
Includes:  
Land Tour w/deluxe motorcoach  


Visits to:
SICILY AND COUNTRYSIDE  





Specially-priced Air Rates Available:
YES 



featuring Taormina, Alberobello and the Amalfi Coast

Discover Sicily, the crossroads of civilizations, where Moorish and Norman influences intertwine in the architecture and Greek and Roman ruins stand guard on the hillsides and valleys. Travel off the beaten path through the beautiful and unspoiled region of Calabria in southern Italy. Explore the stunning Amalfi coast and Sorrento. In evocative Pompeii, walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans who perished in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.



No additional fees associated with the planning of this tour program.
Collette Tour Highlights
Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Valley of the Temples, Catania, Mt. Etna Volcano, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Altamura, Matera, Alberobello, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii
Collette Vacation Experiences
  • Experience the benefits of Whisper Headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.
  • Ancient Greek culture comes to life during a guided tour of Agrigento's Valley of the Temples.
  • Spend a day exploring the jewel of Sicily, the historic hill top town of Taormina.
  • Enjoy regional wine with every dinner.
  • Visit the “Sassi of Matera” and experience how people lived in their cave dwellings.
  • Visit a local winery and agriturismo for a tasting and regional dinner.
  • History comes alive during a guided visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
  • Travel to Alberobello, one of the most unique sights in the region of Apulia.
MEALS

12 days, 17 meals

QUALITY HOTELS

PALERMO Centrale Palace Hotel, AGRIGENTO Hotel Della Valle, GIARDINI-NAXOS Hellenia Yachting Hotel, MATERA Hilton Garden Inn Matera, SORRENTO Grand Hotel Parco del Sole, ROME Hotel Cardinal St Peter's

THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:

Globus Motorcoach tour busesRide in comfort
Each Collette motorcoach has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Join us in exploring the hidden treasures of southern Italy and Sicily. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, historic cities, centuries-old hilltop villages and wonderful cuisine.

DAY 2: PALERMO, SICILY - TOUR BEGINS

Your tour begins in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring traditional Sicilian cuisine.

Today dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 79, Low 70; Average Rain 3.7

DAY 3: PALERMO - MONREALE - PALERMO

A Palermo cultural tour features the lovely squares of Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini. Note the exotic mixture of Moorish, Norman and Spanish Baroque styles that make this city special. Also see the Palace of the Normans, La Martorana Church, and the Cathedral, which houses the Imperial Crown of Constance of Aragon. In the nearby town of Monreale, visit the 12th-century cathedral with its dazzling interior of multicolored marbles, paintings, mosaics and cloisters. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to visit some of the city’s great museums and shops.

Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 79, Low 70; Average Rain 3.7

DAY 4: PALERMO - AGRIGENTO

Collette AgrigentoEase your way into the local culture as your tour manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language before traveling through the beautiful countryside with rolling hills and working farms towards the town of Agrigento. Upon arrival, visit the stunning Valley of the Temples, one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. From ancient times to the present day, the Valley of the Temples’ ruins, landscape and colors have inspired poets, writers and painters. Here you get an up-close view of the temples of Juno, Concordia, Hercules and Jupiter.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 80, Low 72; Average Rain 3.7

DAY 5: AGRIGENTO - CATANIA - MT. ETNA - GIARDINI NAXOS

Depart Agrigento and travel across Sicily, with its spectacular landscapes and picturesque towns. Arrive in vibrant Catania where a local guide will share its history. Visit the cathedral and view the main sites of this historic and Baroque city. Witness the daily spectacle of bartering for fresh fish and produce when you visit the local market. Later, visit Mt. Etna Volcano National Park to see the spectacular landscapes sculpted by nature. Arrive in Giardini Naxos, the “garden of Sicily,” for your two-night stay.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 84, Low 64; Average Rain 1.6

DAY 6: GIARDINI NAXOS - TAORMINA - GIARDINI NAXOS

This morning you visit beautiful Taormina, known for its charming atmosphere, significant monuments and flowering gardens. Enjoy viewing the Greek Amphitheater, Corso Umberto and the bountiful Public Gardens. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this delightful town.

Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 84, Low 64; Average Rain 1.6

DAY 7: GIARDINI NAXOS - MATERA

Travel to Messina where you will take a short ferry ride to Villa San Giovanni on Italy’s mainland. Travel through the beautiful and unspoiled region of Calabria and into the Basilicata region. This afternoon you’ll visit one of the area’s local wineries for a wine tasting and informative visit through the cellars and vineyards. Linger over a delicious regional dinner in the winery’s own “agriturismo” restaurant.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 72, Low 56; Average Rain 1.7

DAY 8: MATERA - ALTAMURA - MATERA

Today, explore the “Sassi di Matera,” an ancient town known for its cave dwellings, both modern and ancient. A local guide will help you learn the history of this site and why it has recently caught the eye of many film producers. After some leisure time in Matera, venture to the nearby town of Altamura to visit a local cheese producer and learn the secrets of making mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. Marvel at this town’s medieval architecture and small town charm. Return to Matera for a special Italian evening! Tonight’s dinner will include a pasta-making demonstration, an extensive dinner with all the local favorites and an entertaining performance of traditional music.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 72, Low 56; Average Rain 1.7

DAY 9: MATERA - ALBEROBELLO - SORRENTO PENINSULA

Collette Amalfi CoastTravel to the mystical town of Alberobello where you will see some of the most unusually built homes, known as “trulli,” with cone-shaped roofs and no mortar to hold the stones together. Next, travel towards Campania and the Bay of Naples, one of the most breathtaking areas of Italy. This evening, arrive at the Sorrento Peninsula in the late afternoon and take in the views of this magical place.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 73, Low 56; Average Rain 2.7

DAY 10: SORRENTO - AMALFI COAST DRIVE - SORRENTO PENINSULA

Begin your day exploring the popular seaside resort town of Sorrento. Visit local artisans and watch them demonstrate the art of inlaid wood making. This afternoon take time to explore this lovely town on your own. Then, begin your adventure exploring the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Make a special stop in the charming town of Amalfi where you will have time to explore. Then it’s off to Minori where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. You’ll also enjoy a typical Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy Sorrento’s chic restaurants or outdoor cafes.

Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 73, Low 56; Average Rain 2.7

DAY 11: SORRENTO PENINSULA - POMPEII - ROME

Collette PompeiiTravel along the Bay of Naples and experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Soak in the history of the preserved original buildings of a typical Roman town 2,000 years ago. A local guide will provide an in-depth view of this remarkable archeological site. Later, travel to Rome where you will spend your last evening. Celebrate the end of your journey with a farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 73, Low 53; Average Rain 1.8

DAY 12: ROME - TOUR ENDS

Your tour ends today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.

Today breakfast will be included.

Optional Excursions for
Southern Italy and Sicily
Plan Ahead, Reserve Now!
Add a touch of personalization to your vacation by selecting from our well-researched list of options. While Collette is known for our many inclusions, we also want to be sure you have adequate free time and options to enhance your vacation – your way. And now, you can reserve your options in advance of your tour!

Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Visit Cefalu and a Local Farm $115.00
City: Palermo

This afternoon, set off for the stunning seaside town of Cefalù on Sicily’s northern coast. Stoll the charming medieval streets with a local guide and visit its magnificent cathedrals that showcases popular Norman architecture. Next, proceed to a family owned farm picturesquely set in the mountains. Meet the owners and discover what a typical day on a Sicilian farm is like during a private tour of the facilities where you learn about its traditional products. Later, sit back and relax as a chef prepares local specialties for you featuring the farm’s own products and secret recipes. Then, sit down to a hearty dinner – Italian-style, complete with wine of course!


Gratuities are included.


Your transportation is included.
Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required.
Duration: approximately 6 hour(s).



Dinner by the Bay Alla Siciliana $70.00
City: Giardini-Naxos

Linger over an exquisite four course meal while traditional Sicilian melodies fill the air. Join us on your free evening in Giardini Naxos for an unforgettable dinner at a popular local restaurant on the bay overlooking Taormina’s appropriately named Isola Bella - “Beautiful Island.” Your evening begins with a local “Aperitivo” and a typical Italian antipasto. So sit back, take in the romantic Italian ambiance, and enjoy the variety of local specialties and fine Sicilian wines that are yours to savor throughout the evening.  

Gratuities are included.  

Your transportation is included.  
Please note a minimum of 15 passengers is required.  
Duration: approximately 2.5 hour(s). 



Sorrento by Night $65
City: Sorrento

Buon appetito! Join us and enjoy an exquisite 4-course meal at one of Sorrento’s charming seaside restaurants. This picturesque town overlooks the sparkling Bay of Naples where the hills of the Sorrentine Peninsula plunge dramatically into the Mediterranean. Embark on a scenic drive to Sorrento’s colorful Marina Grande and see its harbor and traditional fishing port. This magical night comes complete with local fine wines, a little bit of romance, and an unforgettable atmosphere.

Gratuities are included.

Your transportation is included.
Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required.
Duration: approximately 3 hour(s).
COLLETTE TOURS
SOUTHERN ITALY
AND SICILY

12 Day Tour
From $2399USD
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Offer subject to availability and change without notice.

Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Taxes and fees are additional for tours that feature a cruise; port taxes are not included in the prices shown. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
Tour-based Airfare is additional and is available with this tour program.


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Certain restrictions may apply. Airfares are based on departure from New York.
For year 2015, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.

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We are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653 | 817-788-5210). We are available from time to time on the weekends via email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the availability of onsite resources and those of the tour companies and resorts/lodging establishments, as well as any variations you may request from our listed programs. For those inquirers requesting a trip within two weeks, we will give you a priority due to your need to establish an immediate plan. At any rate, we will respond to your requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon double occupancy unless otherwise specified.

Thank you for your interest in this quality tour by COLLETTE VACATIONS!


Randy C. Gardner
President
Gardner Travel Service, Inc.

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Your request will be handled by a responsible and knowledgeable tour specialist that can not only check availability for this particular tour but can further advise you as to other general queries that you may have about traveling conditions, passport/visa requirements, immunization requirements and other valuable information that you may need before making your reservation. We are a full service travel company and we have always catered to the individual traveler and his/her specific needs. We want to get to know you as a valued friend in travel. We are always available with our email service but you may feel free to call upon us if you have an immediate request at 1-817-788-5210.

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PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

DESTINATION FACTS & STATS

Time Zone

Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Elevation

Elevation on this tour will not exceed 6,300 feet (Etna).

 
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MISSION STATEMENT
Our whole purpose at Collette Vacations is to fulfill vacation dreams. Our daily goal is to deliver to our family of travelers the highest quality, best value and exceptional service, every time, everywhere. We strive to create extraordinary vacation experiences on all 7 continents. Our greatest reward is planning our clients’ next trip.

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Our NO WORRIES cancellation waver means you can cancel anytime prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund.

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Our tour managers are with you from start to finish, taking care of every detail - and brightening your vacation with history and anecdotes that bring the destination to life. A Collette Tour means less time planning and more time enjoying.

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NEW Enjoy a free ride from home to the airport and back, including tip. We believe that your vacation should start at your front door. We include FREE roundtrip sedan service with air-inclusive Collette tours in many U.S. cities within 50 miles radius from more than 80 airport gateways.



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We take the hassle out of travel, so you have all the fun. Here's how.

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Our tours include your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and parks, great hotels and many meals, making it a hassle free experience for you from start to finish. Our hotels are centrally located, so you won't waste a second of your free time in buses or cabs. Even your luggage is managed for you.

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We can provide a vacation to Europe, for example, at 15% less than you would pay if you planned it on your own. There is no better time than now to buy a packaged vacation.

Imagine seeing Thailand for less than $90 a day, and that includes your hotel.
On our Thailand - Ancient Capitals and Countryside tour, you'll ride an elephant and cruise the Mekong River into Laos, just two unforgettable included experiences among 14 days worth of discoveries You'll also enjoy 26 meals on tour, including a dinner cruise on a rice barge. See the Golden Buddha, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the colorful pageantry of a Hill Tribe cultural show - it's all included!

It's like traveling with a friend who knows the area.
Your tour manager will be with you every step of the way, handling the tedious details of travel, while you relax and enjoy the trip. They are seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge about your destination and a passion for sharing it.

Our tour developers personally scout out the best for you.
They search for accommodations, restaurants, attractions and entertainment to assemble not only a fantastic trip, but create an entire experience that captures the spirit of your destination. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from a Florentine chef in Italy. Fly a kite in China. Feed a kangaroo in Australia. Our tour developers love creating those unforgettable moments that make your trip uniquely yours.

We've got something for everyone, from Branson to Beijing.
Collette Vacations travels to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents. We also offer Explorations by Collette, small-group tours with a maximum of only 16 - 24 passengers that wander off the beaten path. Explorations tours feature boutique hotels, outdoor activities and interaction with local people.

And, we partner with Smithsonian Journeys to bring you learning tours through Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. These tours bring you expert local scientists, historians and artists to illuminate your travels with lectures and demonstrations.


No Worries Protection Plan


What exactly is your cancellation waiver?
We have the best cancellation waiver in the industry-period. You can cancel your trip up until the day prior to departure for any reason - sickness, change of heart or any reason whatsoever-and you will receive a full refund, minus the small cost of the insurance. That's a cash refund, not a voucher or certificate. There's no risk when you book with Collette.

But isn't it expensive?
Not at all! Let's say you were planning to take our Italian Vistas tour for 13 days. The land-only waiver is just $170 per person. That breaks down to about $13.07 a day-just a little over eight euros! The land and air waiver is only $30 more. That's airplane peanuts compared to the peace of mind you'll enjoy.

Plus, you're covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

Testimonials:
My husband had an accident in New Zealand…He subsequently had to be transferred by ambulance to Invercargill (Southland Hospital) to have surgery on his leg. He spent one week in the hospital. I am so glad we always take out the insurance. This is our third trip with Collette and we always take out the insurance…In spite of the accident, we had a wonderful time in Australia and New Zealand up to Queenstown and we are very glad we took the trip. Genevieve Gallagher, Clifton Park, NY

We had one unfortunate problem; one traveler broke her ankle…Thank goodness I insist that my passengers take the insurance. Virginia Gratton, Greenport, NY

CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN
Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. The air waiver does not cover medical evacuation or additional expenses associated with a medical emergency.

The Waiver Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement.

Payment of the Waiver Fee (if chosen) must be received by Collette Vacations with your Deposit. The Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.

Collette Vacations can assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency other than that of Collette Travel Service, Inc. itself, and its own employees.
SCHEDULE OF COVERAGES MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT
PART A – Benefits Provided By Collette Vacations
Pre-Departure Cancellation Fee & Unused Services Waiver Up to Trip Cost
 
PART B – Benefits Provided by the Insurance Company Listed Below
Accidental Death & Dismemberment $25,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $25,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $50,000
Travel Delay (Maximum of $100 per Day) $1,500
Baggage and Personal Effects $2,000
Baggage Delay $200

PART B CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Certificate of Coverage. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion or an Immediate Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your plan payment is received by Collette Vacations within 7 days of your initial deposit/payment for your trip and you are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is received), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room with you during your trip. Sickness or injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while the Travel Protection Plan is in effect for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in effect for you.
Part B of this plan is underwritten by: Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio 464-03

Where to Present Part A Claims
To request a refund under the Cancellation Fee and Unused Services Waiver, please send any unused
airlines tickets (only if purchased from Collette Vacations), a doctor’s note or medical documentation and a written request to:

Collette Vacations
ATTN: Customer Service Department
162 Middle Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
If cancellation occurs prior to departure, contact the Collette Vacations Reservations Department.

When a client cancels prior to departure any due refunds are processed through the booking agent. Agent commissions are not protected if cancellation occurs prior to departure.

All Inquiries and Claims under Part B should be reported to the Plan Administrator:

Trip Mate*
9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: 800-888-7292
*In CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency
CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN PRICING (Per Person)
Land Only Clients
  • $30 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $110 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $110 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $170 for international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $195 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $205 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
When purchasing pre and post night accommodations, including optional extensions, the number of days will be added to the total number of tour days, and may subsequently alter your waiver fees. Please confirm with your reservation agent at time of booking.

Air Inclusive Clients (air is purchased through Collette Vacations)
  • $60 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $140 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $150 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $200 for all international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $225 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $235 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
The Cancellation Waiver fee with air can only be purchased by individuals who have purchased air through Collette Vacations.

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We will not charge a fee for any/all tour planning for Collette Vacations. Our services are absolutely free when servicing this quality program. Rest assured, you will receive the quality that you expect and the unique value of a well-designed tour program from the beginning and planning stage to the culmination of this exceptional journey.

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by Globus Tours
Scottish Highlands and Islands
14 Days
by Globus Tours
Exploring Britiain and Ireland 14 Days by Collette Vacations From the Shannon to the Thames
13 Days by Globus Tours
Celtic Highlights
13 Days by Globus Tours
Scenic Ireland
13 Days by Globus Tours
Scotland and Ireland
12 Days by
Collette Vacations
Essential Britain
12 Days by Globus Tours
Emerald Isle
10 Days
by Globus Tours
Essential Britain and Ireland
10 Days
by Globus Tours
Shades of Ireland
9 Days by
Collette Vacations
Irish Explorer
9 Days by Cosmos Tours
Discover Scotland
9 Days by
 
Collette Vacations
British Landscapes
9 Days by
Collette Vacations
Britain Sampler
9 Days by Globus Tours
London and Paris
7 Days by
Collette Vacations
Introduction to Ireland
7 Days by Globus Tours
The Best of Southern England
7 Days
by Globus Tours
London and Paris
7 Days
by Globus Tours
Bonnie Scotland 7 Days by Globus Tours Two Weeks in London and Paris 14 Days by
Monograms Vacations 
London, Amsterdam, and Paris 10 Days by
Monograms Vacations
A Week in London
7 Days by 
Monograms Vacations 
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days by 
Monograms Vacations 



FRANCE | GERMANY
La France!
15 Days by Globus Tours
Alpine Countries
15 Days by Globus Tours
Grand Tour of France
14 Days
by Cosmos Tours
The Best of Eastern Europe
14 Days
by Globus Tours
Two Weeks in London and Paris 14 Days by 
Monograms Vacations 
Poland, East Germany and World War II
12 Days by Globus Tours
Highlights of Germany
12 Days by Cosmos Tours
The Alpine Countries
12 Days by
Collette Vacations
German Highlights
11 Days by Globus Tours
France Magnifique!
11 Days by
Collette Vacations
London, Amsterdam, and Paris 10 Days by
Monograms Vacations 
Imperial Splendors
10 Days by Globus Tours
Bohemian Dream
9 Days by Globus Tours
Colors of Provence
9 Days
by
Collette Vacations
Munich, Salzburg and Vienna 11 Days by Globus Tours French Sampler
8 Days
by Globus Tours
Normandy, Brittany and Chateau Country 8 Days by Globus Tours A Week in Paris 7 Days by
Monograms Vacations  
London and Paris
7 Days by 
Collette Vacations
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days by
Monograms Vacations 

SWITZERLAND | AUSTRIA
Alpine Countries
15 Days by Globus Tours
From Vienna to Istanbul
15 Days
by Globus Tours
The Best of Eastern Europe
14 Days
by Globus Tours
The Alpine Countries
12 Days by 
Collette Vacations
Best of Austria and Switzerland
11 Days
by Globus Tours
The Legendary Danube
11 Days by Globus Tours
Imperial Splendors
10 Days by Globus Tours
Bohemian Dream
9 Days by Globus Tours
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
10 Days by
Collette Vacations
Munich, Salzburg and Vienna 8 Days by Globus Tours Grand Tour of Switzerland
8 Days by Cosmos Tours
Signature Danube ~
'M/S River Cloud II'
8 Days
by
Abercrombie and Kent
Best of Switzerland
8 Days
by Globus Tours




ITALY | GREECE | TURKEY
Southern Italy and Sicily
16 Days
by Cosmos Tours
The Best of Italy and Sicily
15 Days
by Globus Tours
Turkish Delight
14 Days by Globus Tours
Exploring Greece and its Islands 14 Days by
Collette Vacations
The Best of Turkey
8 Days
by Globus Tours
Italian Vistas 8 Days by Globus Tours Italian Mosaic
13 Days
by Globus Tours
Highlights of Sicily and Southern Italy
14 Days
by Globus Tours
The Best of Italy
13 Days
by Cosmos Tours
Italian Vistas
12 Days
by
Collette Vacations
Italy's Treasures
11 Days
by
Collette Vacations
Italian Lakes and Greek Isles 11 Days by
Collette Vacations
Best of Italy and France
11 Days
by Globus Tours
Best of Italy
11 Days
by Globus Tours
Splendors of Italy
11 Days
by
Abercrombie and Kent
Southern Italy and Sicily
10 Days by
Collette Vacations
Northern Italy's Highlights 10 Days
by
Globus Tours
Italian Treasures
11 Days by Globus Tours
Italian Highlights
10 Days by Globus Tours
Greek Island Hopper Cruise/Tour 10 Days by Globus Tours
Greece and Turkey Cruise/Tour
11 Days by Globus Tours
Discover Croatia
10 Days by
Collette Vacations
Crossroads of Sicily
10 Days
by Collette Vacations
Rome and the Amalfi Coast 9 Days by
Collette Vacations

Reflections of Italy
9 Days
by
Collette Vacations
Italian Tapestry
9 Days by Globus Tours
Gems of Umbria and Tuscany 9 Days by Globus Tours Iconic Aegean
Cruise/Tour
8 Days by Globus Tours
Italy's Great Cities
8 Days by Globus Tours
Iconic Aegean Cruise/Tour 7 Days by Globus Tours Classical Greece
8 Days by Globus Tours
A Taste of Italy
7 Days by Globus Tours

SPAIN | PORTUGAL | MOROCCO
Spain, Portugal and Morocco 17 Days by Globus Tours Spanish Fiesta
14 Days by Globus Tours
Iberian Vacation
13 Days by Globus Tours
The Best of Spain and Portugal 13 Days by Cosmos Tours
Sunny Portugal
9 Days by
Collette Vacations
Spectacular Spain
9 Days by Globus Tours
The Best of Spain
9 Days by Globus Tours
Spain's Classics
9/12 Days by
Collette Vacations

Portugal In Depth
12 Days
by Abercrombie and Kent
Signature Spain
10 Days
by Abercrombie and Kent



RUSSIA | NORTHERN/EASTERN EUROPE
Russia and Northern Europe
18 Days
by Globus Tours
Arctic Circle
18 Days
by Globus Tours
Jewels of the Baltics
16 Days by Cosmos Tours
The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days by Globus Tours
The Scandinavian
13 Days by Globus Tours
Northern Capitals
13 Days
by Globus Tours
Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe 13 Days by Collette Vacations Warsaw, The Baltics and St. Petersburg 14 Days by Globus Tours
Poland, East Germany and World War II
12 Days by Globus Tours
Imperial Splendors
10 Days by Globus Tours
Russian River Cruise
10 Days by
Collette Vacations
Bohemian Dream
9 Days by Globus Tours
Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium 9 Days by Globus Tours Scenic Norway
9 Days by Globus Tours
Iceland Adventure
8 Days by Globus Tours
St. Petersburg and Moscow
7 Days by Globus Tours
Wonders of Iceland
7 Days by
Collette Vacations






Romantic Rhine (NB)
8 Days from Zürich to Amsterdam
Romantic Rhine (SB)
8 Days from Amsterdam to Basel
Windmills, Vineyards and Paris (NB) 10 Days from Paris to Amsterdam Windmills, Vineyards and Paris (SB) 10 Days from Paris to Amsterdam
Capitals of Central Europe
10 Days from Prague to Budapest
European Splendor (EB)
13 Days from Amsterdam to Vienna
European Splendor (WB)
13 Days from Vienna to Amsterdam
Highlights of Germany
13 Days from Munich to Basel

Blue Danube to the Black Sea (EB) 14 Days from Vienna to Bucharest Blue Danube to the Black Sea (WB) 14 Days from Bucharest to Vienna Grand France
(SB) 16 Days from Paris to Côte d'Azur
Grand France
(NB) 16 Days from Côte d'Azur to Paris
Magnificent Europe (EB) 15 Days from Amsterdam to Budapest
Magnificent Europe (WB) 15 Days from Budapest to Amsterdam Jewels of Central Europe (EB) 17 Days from Paris to Budapest Jewels of Central Europe (WB) 19 Days from Budapest to Paris

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Globus River and Small Ship Cruising
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View the short video about touring Europe (right) via the decks of these beautifully appointed and specialized ships!   >>>

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