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SOUTHERN EUROPE
I T A L Y,  G R E E C E.  T U R K E Y and C R O A T I A  T O U R S
2014 / 2015

If you’ve always wanted to float down the canals of Venice, admire the original statue of David by Michelangelo in Florence, and visit St. Peter’s in Rome, now is the time. From the most important must-see sights, like the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Doges’ Palace with the Bridge of Sighs, we have a program that fits your desires. See Italy and experience the many flavors of this historic and cultural center of civilization.


Enjoy the best of Greece and a taste of Turkey from Athens to Istanbul. Tour the Acropolis, Delphi, Marathon, Thebes and the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo. Take a ferry ride across the Gulf of Corinth or an Aegean Sea cruise. Next, explore the Greek islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Patmos. In Ankara, capital of the Turkish Republic since 1923, visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk and the Museum of Anatolian. From picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins, our Greece & Turkey vacations are full of endless excitement.




 

Globus Vacations
A TASTE of ITALY   by Globus Tours
  Rome, Florence and Venice!

This perfect one week vacation to Italy covers Rome, Florence, and Venice with enough time to do your own explorations. Sightseeing tours with a Local Guide in all cities cover the must-see sights, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; Michelangelo’s celebrated David statue, the cathedral, and sculpture-studded Signoria Square in Florence; St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Of course, a special welcome dinner in Rome and a private boat-ride in Venice are included on this tour. If you want to see the highlights of Italy, this vacation is for you!

8 Days including air, or 7 Days Rome/Venice LAND RATE FROM: $1949
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A Taste of Italy
8 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALIAN VISTA   by Globus Tours
  Historical Italy!

Cover Italy’s main sights on this unforgettable vacation. Start in Rome, and visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, the Colosseum, and more. Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, visit the cathedral and taste local pastries in a traditional pasticceria. Arrive in Assisi, to visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. Next is Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Admire Michelangelo’s David and sculpture-studded Signoria Square, before continuing to St. Anthony’s Padua. Spend a full day in romantic Venice: ride a private boat, and your guided walking tour features St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, then watch a glassblower demonstration. In Verona, see Juliet’s balcony and the Arena, then, arrive in Milan, where your two-night-stay allows time to explore Milan’s dynamic center, as well as to join a wonderful excursion to Lake Como, where a boat ride brings you to picturesque Bellagio. Return to Milan and enjoy a special farewell risotto dinner at a local restaurant.

9 Days including air, or 8 Days Rome/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $1549
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Italian Vista

9 Days- Deluxe Tour

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THE SPLENDORS OF ITALY - 9 Days   by Cosmos Vacations
  Rome to Venice and back!

Explore the maze of streets in Venice, and discover hidden treasures and restaurants in their back alleys. Stand in awe as you admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy’s most famous must-see wonders. Have your camera ready as you explore Rome’s historical sites, including the Colosseum—the amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles during the Roman Empire. Sit in a café as you admire one of Italy’s most unique squares in Siena. Enjoy wine tasting in the Chianti wine region, and shop for local goods in Tuscany. Whatever you want from your Italian vacation—amazing architecture, sumptuous food and wine, art and historical treasures, or scenic beauty—this trip has it all.


9 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $1595
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The Splendors of Italy
9 Days- Value Tour

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ITALIAN SAMPLER   by Globus Tours
  From Rome to Padua!

This is a wonderful vacation to see Italy’s fine cities like Rome, with guided visits to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, St. Peter’s, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel; Florence to see Michelangelo’s David, and Venice to visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Also enjoy stops in Monteriggioni, where you’ll taste traditional cantucci alle mandorle (local almond biscuits); Mantua to visit the Teatro Bibiena, Trento in the Dolomites, and Bassano, where a grappa tasting has been included. Enjoy overnight stays in the Chianti Hills; in Pisa, where you will see the Leaning Tower; in the Verona area, where you see Juliet’s Balcony, and Padua. A special farewell dinner at Al Colombo restaurant in Venice, followed by a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, has also been included to end your vacation in style.

9 Days Rome/Venice LAND RATE FROM: $1799
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Italian Sampler

8 Days- Deluxe Tour

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CLASSICAL GREECE   by Globus Tours
  The Best of Greece!

This vacation from picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins is a classic. Spectacular ancient history will unfold in Athens, where you will visit the Acropolis; ancient Corinth; Mycenae, with 19th-century excavations; Epidaurus; Olympia, where athletes of antiquity competed; and Delphi, with a special visit to the Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a whole afternoon in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit Varlaam Monastery, famous for its frescoes, and St. Stephen’s, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. Next is Thermopylae, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. Drive past Thebes and Marathon before returning to Athens.

8 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1449
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Classical Greece

8 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ICONIC AEGEAN with 3-Night Cruise   by Globus Tours
  The Best of Greece and a Taste of Turkey!

Enjoy the best of Greece and a taste of Turkey on this relaxing vacation. Enjoy a two-night stay in Athens where during your guided sightseeing a visit to the Acropolis is included before boarding your cruise ship and setting sail on the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea for a three-night cruise. Highlights along the way include visits to the Greek islands of Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting).

8 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1221
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Iconic Aegean
w/3 Night Cruise
8 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALY'S GREAT CITIES   by Globus Tours
  Roman Highlights!

What do you want from your Italian vacation—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, or scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square—now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to see the Colosseum, where the contests took place.

Scenic rides between cities will show you the Tyrrhenian coast, Lombardian plains, flat Po area, wooded Etruscan Apennine mountain range, and Tuscany’s Chianti wine country—with its vine- and olive-clad hills. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this tour through Italy’s great cities. You’ll also have some leisure time to enjoy Italy’s most popular cities—Rome, Florence, and Venice—on your own. It’s the trip of a lifetime!

9 Days including air, or 8 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $1969
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Italy's Great Cities

9 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ICONIC AEGEAN with 4-Night Cruise   by Globus Tours
  Aegean Delight!

Take in the beauty of charming Mediterranean towns and islands on this breathtaking journey through Greece and Turkey. Enjoy a two-night stay in Athens where during your guided sightseeing a visit to the Acropolis is included before boarding your cruise ship to set sail in the deep blue Aegean Sea for a four-night cruise. Highlights along the way include visits to the Greek island of Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting).

9 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1273
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Iconic Aegean
w/4 Night Cruise

9 Days- Deluxe Tour

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The BEST of TURKEY   by Globus Tours
  Turkish Highlights!

Enjoy a week vacation in this fascinating country and visit the main highlights. Start in Istanbul, where a welcome dinner is included as well as guided sightseeing with visits to Topkapi Seraglio, the Blue Mosque, and more. See the Anzac Cemetery, cross the Dardanelles by ferry, and visit the archaeological sites of Troy and Ephesus. In Pergamum, visit its museum, the Asclepion, and the Acropolis. In Pamukkale, visit the Hierapolis; in Bursa, visit the Green Ottoman Complex and the Great Mosque; and in Iznik, a visit to the St. Sophia Church is included. Return to Istanbul in style by a leisurely private cruise on the Bosporus, and back in Istanbul, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

9 Days including air, or 8 Days Istanbul/Istanbul LAND RATE FROM: $1299
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The Best of Turkey

9 Days- Deluxe Tour

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REFLECTIONS of ITALY   by Collette Vacations
  featuring Italy and Switzerland!

Revel in the magic of Italy on this 10-day tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi and Perugia. Travel the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, exploring medieval hill towns and visiting the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in Venice for two nights before ending your journey in the lovely Italian Lake region. Cross the border and explore the Swiss resort town of Lugano.

10 Days including air, or 9 Days Rome/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $2149

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Reflections of Italy
10 Days- Deluxe Tour

Collette Vacations
ROME and the AMALFI COAST   by Collette Vacations
  featuring The Amalfi Coast!

This is one of our most popular Europe trips. It starts with two nights in Rome, where you will enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at a lively Roman restaurant, and ends with two nights in London. You will also stop in major cities like Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris. All “must-see” features—such as St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum in Rome; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London—are included, with a Local Guide in each city. From Italy, cross the border to subtropical Lugano in Switzerland, then drive straight through the Alps via the St. Gotthard and William Tell country to picture-book Lucerne, where you’ll have a relaxing 2-night stay before going to Paris. After two nights in Paris, board the Eurostar train for a smooth ride to London. This is a wonderful vacation any time if you want to see the most popular cities of Europe.

10 Days including air, or 9 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2149

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Rome and the Amalfi Coast
10 Days- Deluxe Tour

Globus Vacations
ITALIAN TAPESTRY   by Globus Tours
  Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome!

Italy appeals to the heart and soul of every traveler—with its historical significance and extraordinary beauty. It inspires a sense of romance, excitement, creativity, and amazing cuisine. On this incredible getaway, explore Italy’s most famous cities . Start in romantic Venice and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, guided sightseeing with visits to St. Mark’s Square & Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and a glassblowers’ demonstration. Join an Acetaia vinegar tasting near Modena, and spend a night in Florence, where you’ll admire Michelangelo’s David and visit sculpture-filled Signoria Square. In Siena, Italy’s best-preserved medieval town, a guided walking tour includes the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.

10 Days including air, or 9 Days Venice/Sorrento LAND RATE FROM: $2449
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Italian Tapestry

10 Days- Deluxe Tour

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GEMS OF UMBRIA AND TUSCANY   by Globus Tours
  Experience the beauty of the Italian countryside!

Enjoy a unique in-depth vacation in the fascinating region of Umbria and learn about the mysterious Etruscans. Start and end in Rome, where you will enjoy welcome and farewell dinners with wine at a local restaurant, and visits to St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Travel to Spoleto, and stop in the hilltop town of Narni, inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia, and visit the Convent of San Domenico. A highlight is a pasta demonstration by a chef to learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta, followed by lunch. Stay three nights in Assisi, and hear all about St. Francis and St. Clare as you visit their basilicas with a Local Guide. Also visit the St. Mary of the Angels Basilica. Enjoy an excursion to Perugia, where a visit to the Perugina Baci Chocolate Factory is included, as well as dinner in the town of Deruta, famous for its ceramics. See Villa Bramasole in Cortona, where the author of the book Under the Tuscan Sun used to live, and stay two nights in Siena, with an included excursion to picturesque San Gimignano and Volterra. Via Pienza, famous for pecorino cheese, and Montalcina, where a Brunello wine tasting and lunch await, arrive in Orvieto, high atop a volcanic rock, and hear about the Etruscans during your exclusive visit to the Etruscan underground Labirinto. An exclusive dinner has been prepared by the famous Italian cook, Maurizio—an unforgettable vacation!

10 Days including air, or 9 Days Venice/Sorrento LAND RATE FROM: $2249
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Gems of Umbria and Tuscany

10 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALIAN TREASURES   by Globus Tours
  Historical/Cultural Highlights of Italy

When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the local cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historical sights from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. Or maybe it’s shopping for local goods. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing tour through Italy—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice, and Assisi.

Food and wine connoisseurs will enjoy the visit to Verrazzano Castle. Located on a hilltop in the Chianti region, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how the famous Chianti wine is made. You’ll even get a chance to sample some! History buffs will delight in seeing some of Italy’s ancient sights, including the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. Art fans will enjoy seeing Michelangelo’s famous works, including the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling paintings in Rome and his celebrated David in Florence.


12 Days including air, or 11 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2599
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Italian Treasures

11 Days- Deluxe Tour

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CROSSROADS of SICILY   by Collette Vacations
  featuring Palermo, Siracusa, and Taormina!

This vacation consists almost entirely of 2-night stays in a variety of famous cities and picturesque towns. In Amsterdam, enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise. Cruise the Rhine River and marvel at the terraced vineyards and castle-crested cliffs. Stop in Cologne, Heidelberg, medieval Rothenburg, and Munich. Stay two nights in the Passion Play village Oberammergau and visit nearby King Ludwig’s Castle in Neuschwanstein. Drive through the Alps via Innsbruck to Venice, where guided sightseeing includes St. Mark’s Square and Doges’ Palace with its Bridge of Sighs. From Venice, drive to Lake Maggiore and stop in Stresa, with the possibility to visit enchanting Isola Bella. Then, enter Switzerland and stay overnight in car-free Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. In the morning, an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack-railway to the Gornergrat is available. Next is French-speaking Montreux of festival fame for an overnight stay, before boarding the high-speed TGV train from Lausanne to Paris, where guided sightseeing features a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. A full day at leisure offers the possibility to visit the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum.

10 Days including air, or 9 Days Palermo/Palermo LAND RATE FROM: $2199

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Crossroads of Sicily
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

Collette Vacations
SOUTHERN ITALY and SICILY   by Collette Vacations
  featuring The Amalfi Coast and Sicily!

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.

12 Days including air, or 11 Days Palermo/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2399

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Southern Italy and Sicily
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

Globus Vacations
ITALIAN HIGHLIGHTS   by Globus Tours
  Rome and the North!

This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, walled medieval town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice. Of course, you’ll see the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, the medieval square in Siena, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. You’ll also learn how Chianti wine is made and even sample some at Verrazzano Castle.

11 Days including air, or 10 Days Rome/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $2499
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Italian Highlights
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

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NORTHERN ITALY'S HIGHLIGHTS and CINQUE TERRE   by Globus Tours
  Culture, Traditions and Food of Northern Italy

This is the perfect vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin, an orientation in Lucca, and a full day at leisure in the seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. But this vacation offers much more! Enjoy tastings of some of Italy’s gastronomic delights, including a balsamic vinegar tasting, a parmesan cheese tasting, a risotto lunch at a rice factory, and a wine tasting. Visit Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Gallery.

11 Days including air, or 10 Days Milan/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $2299
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Northern Italy's Highlights
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ICONIC AEGEAN with 7-Night Cruise   by Globus Tours
  Greece and Turkey

This vacation offers the best of Athens plus a seven-day cruise to Turkey and the Greek Isles. Enjoy a two-night stay in Athens where during your guided sightseeing a visit to the Acropolis is included before boarding your cruise ship to set sail in the Aegean Sea. Your first ports of call are Istanbul and Kusadasi in Turkey. Sail via the Greek islands of Santorini (weather permitting), Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, and Mykonos back to Lavrion/Athens.

11 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1707
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Iconic Aegean
w/7 Night Cruise
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

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GREEK ISLAND HOPPER   by Globus Tours
  Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

This vacation offers the best of Athens: guided sightseeing including a visit to the Acropolis plus a high-speed ferry crossing to Mykonos for a three-night-stay, a high-speed express ferry crossing to Santorini for a three-night-stay, and a flight back to Athens. Special highlights are: in Mykonos, a visit to the Church of Agia Kiriaki, a visit to a local pastry shop to taste Amygdaloto, and dinner at a local restaurant; in Santorini, a walking tour, a taste of the local ouzo, and dinner at a local restaurant.

10 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1709
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Greek Island Hopper
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

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DISCOVER CROATIA   by Collette Vacations
  featuring the Dalmatian Coast and Slovenia!

Medieval architecture, tranquil lakes and Croatian charm will delight you on this tour featuring the Dalmatian Coast and Slovenia. Explore Zagreb’s Old City and Plitvice National Park, where 16 lakes are connected by cascades and waterfalls. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace, a late-Roman ruin in Split. Relax for two nights seaside in Opatija, Croatia’s “Riviera.” Traveling down the Dalmatian Coast en route to Dubrovnik, walk in the footsteps of Marco Polo on the island of Korcula. Your visit to two of the area’s most beautiful countries concludes with a memorable, home-hosted farewell dinner in the Konvale region.

14 Days including air, or 13 Days Zagreb/Dubrovnik LAND RATE FROM: $2149

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Discover Croatia
11 Days- Deluxe Tour

ITALY and GREECE - 12 Days   by Cosmos Vacations
  A Taste of the Meditteranean!

Travel in first-class luxury to the gems of northern and southern Italy, including Venice, Bologna, Lake Como, the Amalfi Coast and Rome. With A&K’s Design Your Day options, you choose the sightseeing and activities that appeal most to you, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage cities. Also enjoy the services of A&K’s unique Travelling Bell Boy and the freedom of choice to dine at one of A&K’s recommended restaurants in select cities.



12 Days Rome/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $1965
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Italy and Greece
12 Days- Value Tour

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The BEST of ITALY and FRANCE   by Globus Tours
  Italy and France

Enjoy a leisurely vacation with 2-night stays in Rome, Venice, Florence, Nice, and Paris. Delight in a special welcome dinner with wine at a lively Roman restaurant, and enjoy sightseeing including St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome; a stop in Assisi to visit St. Francis’ Basilica; a private boat ride, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Doges’ Palace in Venice; a stop in Ferrara; and Michelangelo’s David in Florence. Next, take a scenic drive along the Mediterranean to see Pisa’s Leaning Tower, and continue to Nice on the French Riviera. Here, a visit to the famous artist town of St. Paul de Vence is included. An exciting ride on the high-speed TGV train to Paris follows. In Paris, a visit to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, guided sightseeing, and a dinner at a local restaurant have been included.

12 Days including air, or 11 Days Rome/Paris LAND RATE FROM: $3489
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The Best of Italy
and France
12 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALY'S TREASURES   by Collette Vacations
   featuring Italy and Switzerland!

The romance of Italy come to life. Stand on the shore of Lake Maggiore. Ride the Centovalli Express through the mountains to the Swiss town of Locarno. Explore the rugged coast and remote fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. Spend four relaxing nights in a Tuscan villa. Discover the hilltop town of San Gimignano. Experience medieval life at the Palazzo Davanzati. Visit a winery in the countryside and learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Wander a Florentine food market. Spend two wonderful nights in Venice. These are Italy’s treasures.

12 Days including air, or 11 Days Milan/Venice LAND RATE FROM: $3549

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Italy's Treasures
12 Days- Deluxe Tour

Globus Vacations
BEST of ITALY   by Globus Tours
  from North to South!

Start in Rome on this unforgettable Italy vacation and enjoy highlight visits like St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. In Orvieto, atop a volcanic rock, ride a funicular to the cathedral, before continuing to your spa resort in Tuscany. Enjoy an excursion to Florence, where a guided sightseeing tour includes visits to the cathedral and the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David. Visit Pisa to take pictures of the Leaning Tower, then arrive in Venice, where you visit St. Mark’s Basilica and lavish Doges’ Palace with a Local Guide. On your tour, watch Venetian glassblowers at work. Drive to Ravenna along the Adriatic coast to visit the Basilica of St. Apollinaris in Classe and continue through the Apennine Mountains to St. Francis’ Assisi. Next, visit the excavations of Pompeii with a Local Guide, drive through lively Naples and board your jetfoil to the charming Isle of Capri, where you stay for two nights. A guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to Villa San Michele in Anacapri. Return to Rome with a stop in Sorrento. Why not join an optional dinner in one of Rome’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your vacation to Italy?

12 Days including air, or 11 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $3089
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Best of Italy

12 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALIAN LAKES and GREEK ISLES   by Collette Vacations
  featuring a 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

Tiny Italian resorts, idyllic Greek Islands and exotic Dubrovnik create the vacation of your dreams on this 12-day journey that includes a 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise departing Venice and dropping anchor in ports of the Adriatic and islands of the Aegean Sea. Wonder at the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. Explore breathtaking Santorini and stroll past Mykonos’ whitewashed buildings in the evening’s glow. Enjoy the Mediterranean pace of life in Italy, Greece and Croatia.

13 Days including air, or 12 Days Milan/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $2602

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Italian Lakes and Greek Islands
12 Days- Deluxe Tour

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ITALIAN VISTAS   by Collette Vacations
  featuring Italy and Switzerland!

This 13 day trip has everything you've always wanted in a trip to Italy. Enjoy multiple night stays in Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi coast and Stresa in the Lakes District. Discover the treasures of Classical and Christian Rome. Walk in the footsteps on the ancients in Pompeii. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence's Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo's David. Visit Lugano, Switzerland, and cruise to Isola Bella, one of the scenic Borromean Islands.

13 Days including air, or 12 Days Rome/Milan LAND RATE FROM: $3049

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Italian Vistas
13 Days- Deluxe Tour

ITALY'S BEST   by Cosmos Vacations
  Scenic Italy!

Italy is home to a wealth of “magnificents,” and this vacation features them all. Overnight in Rome with its famed archaeological sites; Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance;” enchanting Lake Maggiore; the unique floating city of Venice; Perugia, capital of Umbria; and the lively resort of Sorrento. You’ll also experience Pisa’s amazing Leaning Tower; Milan, the capital of fashion; Italian-speaking Lugano, Switzerland; Romeo and Juliet’s Verona; Ravenna with its precious Byzantine mosaics; Assisi’s frescoed St. Francis Basilica; Pompeii’s remarkable archaeological site; and the jet-set Isle of Capri. Enjoy it all amid the warmth of the Italian people and the beauty of the panoramic landscapes.

14 Days or, 13 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2099
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Italy's Best

14 Days- Deluxe Tour

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Globus Vacations
HIGHLIGHTS of SICILY and SOUTHERN ITALY   by Globus Tours
  Rome and to the Southern Italy...

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this await you on this fabulous vacation through Sicily and Southern Italy. If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you. You’ll visit Matera, where you’ll see one of the Sassi Houses—prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock—thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. You’ll also visit Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the ancient Greek Amphitheater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC; the ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years in Agrigento; and the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights.

15 Days including air, or 14 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $3299
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Highlights of Sicily
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ITALIAN MOSAIC   by Globus Tours
  Italy Complete!
On this marvelous vacation through Italy, not only will you see the main Italian cities—Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, and Assisi—you’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. On this tour—our most popular vacation—you’ll see the must-see sights in the cities, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, and much more. A tour highlight is Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago! This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Admire the paintings still on the walls, and look for the early fast-food restaurants beloved by ancient Romans.

14 Days including air, or 13 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2699
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Italian Mosaic
14 Days- Deluxe Tour

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TURKISH DELIGHT   by Globus Tours
  Explore The Ottomon Empire

This in-depth vacation is ideal for those who wish to see Turkey’s many famous attractions. Your Istanbul stay includes visits to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Seraglio, and the Grand Bazaar. Cross the Bosporus into Asia Minor and continue to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, where guided sightseeing includes the Green Ottoman Complex and the Great Mosque. Via Gordion, where Alexander the Great cut the proverbial knot and opened the way to Asia, continue to Earth Tumulus. In Ankara, capital of the Turkish Republic since 1923, visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Explore the exotic Caravansary of Agcikarahan. In Cappadocia, visits to the early Christians’ rock chapels and the underground city of Őykonak are included. Also visit the fascinating archaeological site of Hierapolis in Pamukkale. Discover the fascinating history of Ephesus, Troy, and the World War I Cemetery on your way back to Istanbul.

14 Days Istanbul/Istanbul LAND RATE FROM: $1789
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Turkish Delight

15 Days- Deluxe Tour

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Collette Vacations
EXPLORING GREECE and Its Islands   by Collette Vacations
  featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos and Santorini!

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This well-paced 15-day journey balances expeditions to Greece's most important Classical age monuments (like the famed Acropolis) with ample time to wander the winding streets, vineyards, boutiques, marketplaces and beaches on Mykonos and Santorini. Enjoy Greek food, wine and entertainment at a taverna in the lively Plaka district in Athens. Learn from a local expert on a tour of Athens' cache of historic monuments and the famed Acropolis.

14 Days including air, or 13 Days Athens/Athens LAND RATE FROM: $2599

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Exploring Greece
and its Islands
15 Days- Deluxe Tour

Globus Vacations
The BEST of ITALY and SICILY   by Globus Tours
  Italy's Grandest Stops!

Italy is a country with so much to offer—amazing scenery, ancient ruins, a rich history, sumptuous cuisine, architectural treasures, splendid art, designer shops, and friendly people. On this tour through Italy, you’ll experience some of Italy’s most popular cities and historic sights, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento, and Taormina. You’ll also take an overnight ferry from Naples to Sicily.

Tour highlights include Agrigento, where you’ll see ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years! Also visit Taormina, where you’ll see the 3rd-century BC Greek Amphitheater, the second largest of its kind in Sicily. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights—you must visit them in person! Your time in Sorrento includes a visit to the Isle of Capri with a boat ride across the Bay of Naples and funicular ride to Capri village.


16 Days including air, or 15 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $3449
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The Best of Italy and Sicily
16 Days- Deluxe Tour

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SOUTHERN ITALY and SICILY   by Cosmos Tours
  Southern Charm!

Your vacation begins with three overnights in Rome, the “Eternal City,” and guided sightseeing that includes the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Then, view the Gulf of Naples from the top of Mount Vesuvius and learn about Pompeii, the town that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Ferry to the Isle of Capri and spend two nights enjoying its special flair, then head to charming seaside Sorrento to admire the breathtaking Amalfi Coast before setting off toward Sicily, Italy’s biggest island. Spend two nights in the enchanting Taormina area and ride up Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest volcano. Visit Syracuse and Noto, and marvel at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples with the well-preserved ancient Greek temples and Selinunte’s acropolis before reaching colorful, 3,000-year-old Palermo. Ferry to Naples and return to Rome for the finale of your vacation.

17 Days or, 16 Days Rome/Rome LAND RATE FROM: $2429
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