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SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY 
11 DAYS

Tour Name: SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY 11 Days
Collette Sicily

Walk in the Footsteps of Sicilian History

Discover Sicily, the crossroads of civilizations. Here Moorish and Norman influences intertwine and Greek and Roman ruins stand guard over the landscape. Tour Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Visit a local winery and agriturismo for a wine tasting and dinner featuring regional specialties. In evocative Pompeii, walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans who perished in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.

Southern Italy and Sicily by Collette

MEALS

12 days, 17 meals

QUALITY HOTELS

PALERMO Hotel Palazzo Sitano, AGRIGENTO Hotel Della Valle, GIARDINI-NAXOS Hellenia Yachting Hotel, MATERA Hilton Garden Inn Matera, SORRENTO Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast, 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.




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
 


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 Tour Experiences
  • 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 hilltop town of Taormina.
  • Enjoy regional wine with every included dinner.
  • Visit the “Sassi di Matera” and experience how people lived in their cave dwellings.
  • History comes alive during a guided visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
  • Experience the benefits of Whisper headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides.
Globus Tour 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 opens 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 83, Low 74; Average Rain 6.0

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 view 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 83, Low 74; Average Rain 6.0

Day 4 Palermo - Agrigento


Ease your way into the local culture as your tour manager offers up 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 84, Low 75; Average Rain 6.0

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 (UNESCO). 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 88, Low 68; Average Rain 0.5

Day 6 Giardini Naxos - Taormina - Giardini Naxos


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

Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 88, Low 68; Average Rain 0.5

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 walk 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 85, Low 68; Average Rain 0.54
DAY 8 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. Afterwards, stop at a local shop for a chance to sample some regional produce. Then, enjoy free time before returning to your hotel for a special Italian evening. Tonight’s dinner will include a pasta-making demonstration and an extensive dinner with all the local favorites.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 85, Low 68; Average Rain 0.54

Day 9 Matera - Alberobello - Sorrento Peninsula


Travel 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. 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 87, Low 68; Average Rain 0.78

Day 10 Sorrento - Amalfi Coast Drive - Sorrento Peninsula


Begin your day exploring the popular seaside resort town of Sorrento. Visit a local shop and learn about 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.

Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 87, Low 68; Average Rain 0.78
 

Day 11 Sorrento Peninsula - Pompeii - Rome


Travel 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 88, Low 64; Average Rain 0.6

Day 12 ROME - TOUR ENDS


Today breakfast will be included.

COLLETTE TOURS
SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY
11 Day Tour
From $2049USD
Globus Low Price Guarantee
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Offer subject to availability and change without notice.


NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.


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 on this tour will not exceed 2400 feet.

Optional Excursions for
Rome and The Amalfi Coast

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.



Dinner by the Bay Alla Siciliana $80
City: Taormina

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.
Duration: approximately 2 hour(s). 



Sorrento by Night $70
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.
Duration: approximately 3 hour(s).



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Gardner Travel Service, Inc.

We look forward to serving your travel needs and wants!

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Collette Vacations is a global leader of world travel and Escorted Tours, offering 150 vacation choices on all seven continents. We are a family-owned business, now in our third generation of Sullivan-family ownership.

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.

The Collette Difference
IT'S IN THE DETAILS

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

Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainment and you'll find what an incredible savings a tour offers.

On a tour, you'll find yourself saying, "I never would have thought to try that!" We work everyday to uncover those gems that make your vacation special. Let our experience work for yours.

Don't worry about planning the details, getting directions, picking great hotels, or purchasing sightseeing tickets - we do that!

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.

You pack the bags - we'll lug them around! That's right - when you're on tour with us, we take care of all luggage handling... including the tip!

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.



Why Travel on an Escorted Tour?

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

Our buying power gets you unbeatable value.
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.

We planned ahead, so Europe with us is still a bargain.
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.

Collette Tours is a NON-FEE buy!

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.

Experience the Collette Difference with Gardner Travel!

IT'S CALLED WORRY-FREE TRAVEL
AND IT MEANS OUR PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!

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A Week in London and Paris  Monograms Vacations  7 Days  ENGLAND and FRANCE

THE BRITISH ISLES | England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
Britiain and Ireland in Depth
Globus Tours  25 Days
The British Isles In Depth
Cosmos Tours 24 Days
The Best of the British Isles
Globus Tours 20 Days
Highlights of Britain and Ireland  Globus Tours 15 Days
Scottish Highlands and Islands
Globus Tours  14 Days
Exploring Britiain and Ireland
Collette Vacations  14 Days
From the Shannon to the Thames  Globus Tours 13 Days Celtic Highlights
Globus Tours  13 Days
Scenic Ireland
Globus Tours 13 Days
Scotland and Ireland
Collette Vacations  12 Days
Essential Britain
Globus Tours 12 Days
Emerald Isle
Globus Tours 10 Days
Essential Britain and Ireland
Globus Tours 10 Days
Shades of Ireland
Collette Vacations 9 Days
Irish Explorer
Cosmos Tours  9 Days
Discover Scotland
Collette Vacations 9 Days
British Landscapes
Collette Vacations 9 Days
Britain Sampler
Globus Tours  9 Days
British Panorama
Cosmos Tours  9 Days
London and Paris
Collette Vacations 7 Days
Introduction to Ireland
Globus Tours 7 Days
The Best of Southern England
Globus Tours  7 Days
London and Paris
Globus Tours 7 Days
Bonnie Scotland 
Globus Tours 7 Days
Two Weeks in London and Paris Monograms Vacations  14 Days London, Amsterdam, and Paris
Monograms Vacations  10 Days
A Week in London
Monograms Vacations 7 Days
Week in London and Paris
Monograms Vacations 7 Days
ITALY | GREECE | TURKEY
Southern Italy and Sicily
Cosmos Tours  16 Days
The Best of Italy and Sicily
Globus Tours  15 Days
Turkish Delight
Globus Tours  14 Days
Exploring Greece and its Islands
Collette Vacations  14 Days
Highlights of Sicily and Southern Italy
Globus Tours  14 Days
Italy's Best
Cosmos Tours  14 Days
Italian Mosaic
Globus Tours  13 Days
Italian Vistas
Collette Vacations  12 Days
Italy and Greece
Cosmos Tours  12 Days
Italy's Treasures
Collette Vacations  11 Days
Italian Lakes and Greek Isles
Collette Vacations  11 Days
Best of Italy and France
Globus Tours  11 Days
Best of Italy
Globus Tours  11 Days
Italian Treasures
Globus Tours  11 Days
Greece and Turkey Cruise/Tour
Globus Tours  11 Days
Southern Italy and Sicily
Collette Vacations  10 Days
Italian Highlights
Globus Tours  10 Days
Greek Island Hopper Cruise/Tour Globus Tours 10 Days Northern Italy's Highlights
Globus Tours  10 Days
Discover Croatia
Collette Vacations  10 Days
Splendid Sicilia
Collette Vacations  10 Days
Rome and the Amalfi Coast
Collette Vacations  9 Days
Reflections of Italy
Collette Vacations  9 Days
Italian Tapestry
Globus Tours  9 Days
Gems of Umbria and Tuscany
Globus Tours  9 Days
The Splendours of Italy
Cosmos Tours  9 Days
Iconic Aegean Cruise/Tour
Globus Tours  8 Days
Italy's Great Cities
Globus Tours  8 Days
The Best of Turkey
Globus Tours  8 Days
Classical Greece
Globus Tours  8 Days
Italian Vista
Globus Tours  8 Days
Iconic Aegean Cruise/Tour
Globus Tours  7 Days
A Taste of Italy
Globus Tours  7 Days



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



SWITZERLAND | AUSTRIA
Alpine Countries
Globus Tours  15 Days
From Vienna to Istanbul
Globus Tours  15 Days
The Best of Eastern Europe
Globus Tours  14 Days
The Alpine Countries
Collette Vacations  12 Days
Best of Austria and Switzerland Globus Tours  11 Days The Legendary Danube
Globus Tours  11 Days
Imperial Splendors
Globus Tours  10 Days
Bohemian Dream
Globus Tours  9 Days
Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
Collette Vacations  10 Days
Munich, Salzburg and Vienna
Globus Tours  8 Days
Grand Tour of Switzerland
Cosmos Tours  8 Days
Best of Switzerland
Globus Tours  8 Days
RUSSIA | NORTHERN/EASTERN EUROPE
Russia and Northern Europe
Globus Tours  18 Days
Arctic Circle
Globus Tours  18 Days
Jewels of the Baltics
Cosmos Tours  16 Days by 
The Best of Eastern Europe
Globus Tours  14 Days
The Scandinavian
Globus Tours  13 Days
Northern Capitals
Globus Tours  13 Days
Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe
Collette Vacations  13 Days
Warsaw, The Baltics and St. Petersburg
Globus Tours  14 Days
Poland, East Germany and World War II
Globus Tours  12 Days
Imperial Splendors
Globus Tours  10 Days
Russian River Cruise
Collette Vacations  10 Days
Bohemian Dream
Globus Tours  9 Days
Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium
Globus Tours  9 Days
Scenic Norway
Globus Tours  9 Days
Iceland Adventure
Globus Tours  8 Days
St. Petersburg and Moscow
Globus Tours  7 Days
Wonders of Iceland
Collette Vacations  7 Days



SPAIN | PORTUGAL | MOROCCO
Spain, Portugal and Morocco
Globus Tours  17 Days
Spanish Fiesta
Globus Tours
  14 Days
Iberian Vacation
Globus Tours  13 Days
The Best of Spain and Portugal Cosmos Tours  13 Days
Portugal In Depth
Globus Tours  11 Days
Sunny Portugal
Collette Vacations  9 Days
Spectacular Spain
Globus Tours  9 Days
The Best of Spain
Globus Tours  9 Days
Spain's Classics
Collette Vacations  9/12 Days




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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