Collette Southern Italy and Sicily
Tour Index Tours of Italy

Southern Italy and Sicily

2017/2018
1-877-510-4653
 COLLETTE VACATIONS
Southern Italy and Sicily
A refined worldwide escorted touring experience

Collette Tours of Italy
Southern Italy and Sicily
Duration: 11 Days

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
  • Tour a vineyard, sample the wine, and dine at its agriturismo restaurant.
  • Be amazed by the Greek Theatre in Taormina.
  • Travel to “Sassi di Matera,” an ancient town known for its cave dwellings.e.
  • In mystical Alberobello, marvel at some of the most unusually built homes—known as trulli.
  • Experience the benefits of Whisper headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides.

Personalize Your Trip

Pre and Post Tour Extensions. Start and end your vacation rested.

Arrive early:

Pre night in Palermo
  • An eclectic city mixing the old and the new on the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Leave late:
Post night in Rome
  • Discover the city steeped in history, with endless art, and delicious food.

Collette Southern Italy and Sicily
Specially-priced Air Rates Available: YES

Touring Italy
Walk in the Footsteps of Sicilian History

This journey will take you through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Begin in Sicily. Uncover its Moorish and Norman influences that intertwine with Greek and Roman ruins standing guard over the landscape. Explore Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Continue on to fascinating Southern Italy. Make a stop at a local winery for an agriturismo experience complete with wine tasting and a dinner featuring regional specialities. Explore the ancient town of “Sassi di Matera,” known for its cave dwellings. Spend time in the mystical town of Alberobello with its unusual cone-shaped roofed homes known as “trulli.” Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. 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.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
  Ride 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.

 Collette First Class Hotels
PALERMO Grand Hotel Fredrico Ii (F)
ROME Donna Laura Palace Hotel (F)
SORRENTO Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast (F)
MATERA Hotel del Campo (F)
GIARDINI-NAXOS Hellenia Yachting Hotel (F)
 
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
12 days, 16-17 meals

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 79, Low 70

Day 3 Palermo - Monreale - Palermo


A cultural tour of Palermo 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. 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. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax or perhaps visit the city’s museums and shops.

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

Day 4 Palermo - Agrigento - GIARDINI NAXOS


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 archaeological 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. Continue on to Giardini Naxos, the “garden of Sicily,” for your three-night stay.

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

Day 5 Giardini Naxos - Taormina - Giardini Naxos


This morning, travel to beautiful Taormina, known for its charming atmosphere, significant monuments and flowering gardens. Join a local guide for a tour introducing you to the city. You will see Corso Umberto and the bountiful public gardens and visit the Greek Amphitheater. Enjoy some free time to explore this delightful town.

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

Day 6 Giardini Naxos - Catania - Mt. Etna - Giardini Naxos


Journey to 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. Or visit the Museo dello Sbarco (Allied Landing Museum). This fascinating museum is dedicated to the Allied landing on the southern coast of Sicily in 1943. Later, discover the impressive Mt. Etna Volcano National Park with a local expert and take in the spectacular landscapes sculpted by nature. Return to Giardini Naxos.

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

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 79, Low 62
DAY 8 MATERA - ALBEROBELLO - 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. Enjoy some free time in Matera to browse the shops or taste the local cuisine before heading to the mystical town of Alberobello. See some of the most unusually built homes (UNESCO), known as “trulli,” that have cone-shaped roofs. Surprisingly, no mortar is used to hold the stones together. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 79, Low 62

Day 9 Matera - Salerno - Sorrento Peninsula


Today, travel towards Campania and the Bay of Naples, one of the most breathtaking areas of Italy. Make a stop in Salerno to explore the historical city center at leisure. Take a moment to gaze at its impressive cathedral, considered to be the most beautiful medieval church in Italy. Arrive at the Sorrento Peninsula in the late afternoon. Sit back and take in the views of this magical place.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 80, Low 62

Day 10 Sorrento - Amalfi Coast Drive - Sorrento Peninsula


Take time to explore the lovely seaside resort town of Sorrento 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 80, Low 62

Day 11 Sorrento Peninsula - Pompeii - Rome


Drive 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 archaeological 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 83, Low 61

Day 12 ROME - TOUR ENDS


Today breakfast will be included.

Southern Italy and Sicily
Collette Travel Specialist 11 Day Tour
12 Days w/Air
From $1999USD
(Less applicable COLLETTE and GARDNER TRAVEL Promotional Discounts)

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.

Tour-based Airfare is available to coordinate with this tour through Collette Vacations at attractive rates.
REQUEST RATES, AVAILABILITY AND OTHER INFORMATION HERE

To request our LOWEST RATE and availability for this tour please view our scheduled departures listed HERE. Then, email us on the form BELOW and we will provide our private rate back to you by email response or phone call as you prefer it.

PLEASE NOTE:
We have access to the U.S./Canada reservations only for this tour. If you reside outside of the U.S./Canada please contact the closest Collette Family of Brands travel agent in your country of origin.

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TOUR DATES
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 27, 2017 $1999
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 27, 2017 $2249
Mar 20, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 $2519
Apr 20, 2017 - May 1, 2017 $2449
Apr 27, 2017 - May 8, 2017 $2449
May 11, 2017 - May 22, 2017 $2699
May 25, 2017 - Jun 5, 2017 $2699
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 $2699
Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 $2699
Aug 21, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 $2449
Aug 28, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 $2699
Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 $2749
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017 $2749
Sep 21, 2017 - Oct 2, 2017 $2749
Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 9, 2017 $2749
Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 $2749
Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017 $2749
Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 $2699
Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017 $2599
Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 $2149
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit with this particular touring program.

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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. 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.



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.

The currency in Italy is the Euro.


Electricity


Voltage in Italy is 220V. 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


The highest elevation encountered on this tour is 2,400 feet.

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 - $85

City: Palermo
Duration: 6 Hours
This afternoon, set off for the stunning seaside town of Cefalù on Sicily’s northern coast. Stroll the charming medieval streets with a local guide and visit its magnificent cathedrals that showcase popular Norman architecture. Next, journey 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 property, where you learn about its traditional products. Later, sit back and relax as a chef prepares local specialities 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!

A Walk in Old World Sicily - $40
City: Giardini-Naxos
Duration: 2 Hours
The movies come to life before your eyes in charming Savoca, Sicily. This historic hill-top village was one of the filming locations for the classic 1972 movie "The Godfather." It is where Al Pacino’s character Michael Corleone fell in love with a young Sicilian girl. This remarkable village was founded in 1134 and even today, remains untouched. Your tour will take you through its quaint alleyways to the historic Bar Vitelli, where Michael asks for Apollonia’s hand in marriage from her father. You will also see the church built in the 14th century where the wedding of Michael and Apollonia was filmed, the Chiesa di Santa Lucia or Chiesa di San Nicolò. Savoca is considered to be one of the most beautiful “borgos” (small villages) in Italy. This journey through the past is sure to give you the feeling of being in old-world Sicily and should not be missed.


The Flavors of Sicily - $80
City: Giardini-Naxos
Duration: 2 Hours
Linger over an exquisite four-course meal while traditional Sicilian melodies fill the air. Join us on your free evening for an unforgettable dinner at a popular local restaurant. Your evening begins with a typical Italian antipasto and continues with a variety of local specialities and fine Sicilian wines. Delight in the lively music performed by talented local musicians who are sure to have you clapping and singing along. Sit back and savour the flavours of Sicily during a fun-filled evening with true Italian ambiance and local cuisine.



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!

 The Difference Starts at Your Door

You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned a trip somewhere wonderful in the world. You’re here, on this page, because you are already thinking about it.

We believe travel should be easy and convenient, from start to finish. That’s why we have introduced our

Included Sedan Service:
  • Collette’s roundtrip sedan service takes you from your home to the airport.
  • It’s included with all air-inclusive journeys to anywhere in the world.
  • It’s yet another reason to travel even more.
Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. Service is available between 51 and 75 miles for a small fee. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. For parties of 3 or more alternate vehicles may be used. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.

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.


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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ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, and ITALY
Essential Europe 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY
Scenic Europe and Bernina Express
11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, ITALY, SWITZERLAND and FRANCE
The Best of Italy and France 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ITALY and FRANCE
A Taste of Europe
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Six Countries, Venice and Paris
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ENGLAND, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, ITALY and FRANCE
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY and AUSTRIA
European Sampler
London to London
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ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, and FRANCE
European Sampler
London to Paris
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ENGLAND, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, and FRANCE
Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA,  AUSTRIA and CZECH REPUBLIC
European Highlights
London to Paris
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ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, and ITALY
Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
HOLLAND, BELGIUM and LUXEMBOURG
London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND and FRANCE
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ENGLAND and FRANCE

THE BRITISH ISLES | England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
Britain and Ireland In Depth 25 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The British Isles In Depth
24 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of the British Isles 20 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Highlights of Britain and Ireland 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scottish Highlands and Islands 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Exploring Britain and Ireland 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
From the Shannon to the Thames 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Celtic Highlights 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scenic Ireland 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Essential Britain 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Emerald Isle 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Essential Britain and Ireland 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Shades of Ireland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Irish Explorer
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Discover Scotland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
British Landscapes 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Britain Sampler 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
British Panorama
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London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Introduction to Ireland 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of Southern England 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Bonnie Scotland 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome 17 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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London, Paris and Amsterdam 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
A Week in London 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
ITALY | GREECE | TURKEY
Southern Italy and Sicily
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The Best of Italy and Sicily 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Turkish Delight 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Italy's Best
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Italian Mosaic 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Italy and Greece
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Southern Italy and Sicily 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Discover Croatia 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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The Best of Turkey 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Classical Greece 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Italian Vista 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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FRANCE | GERMANY
Beautiful France 16 Days Globus Travel Counsel
La France! 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Alpine Countries 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Grand Tour of France
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The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Highlights of Germany
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Exploring the Alpine Countries 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Bavarian Highlights 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Normandy, Brittany and Chateau Country 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spotlight on French Riviera 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Two Weeks in London and Paris 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
London, Paris and Amsterdam 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
A Week in Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
A Week in London and Paris 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
SWITZERLAND | AUSTRIA
Alpine Countries 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
From Vienna to Istanbul 15 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Exploring the Alpine Countries 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Best of Austria and Switzerland 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Legendary Danube 11 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
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Munich, Salzburg and Vienna 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Grand Tour of Switzerland
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Best of Switzerland 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
RUSSIA | NORTHERN/EASTERN EUROPE
Arctic Circle 18 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Jewels of the Baltics
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The Best of Eastern Europe 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spectacular Scandinavia 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
The Scandinavian 14 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Northern Capitals 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe 13 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Poland, East Germany and WWII 12 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Imperial Splendors 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Warsaw, The Baltics and Helsinki 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Bohemian Dream 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Scenic Norway 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iceland Adventure 8 Days Globus Travel Counsel
St. Petersburg and Moscow 7 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Inspiring Iceland 9 Days Globus Travel Counsel
SPAIN | PORTUGAL | MOROCCO
Spain, Portugal and Morocco
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Spanish Fiesta
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Iberian Vacation
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The Best of Spain and Portugal
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Portugal In Depth
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Sunny Portugal 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Spectacular Spain
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Spain's Classics 10 Days Globus Travel Counsel
Iberian Tapestry
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Capitals of Central Europe
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Capitals of Central Europe
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European Splendor
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13 Days from Amsterdam to Vienna

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Highlights of Germany
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Jewels of Central Europe 
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Jewels of Central Europe
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Blue Danube to the Black Sea
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Blue Danube to the Black Sea
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Grand France
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