Offering:

  • 3 Classes - taught by Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter
    • Interactive Mini Album with Italian Travel Theme - "Doorways to Italy"
  • Classes will not interfere with your tours. Times and locations TBD.
  • Some meals are included
  • Giveaways + Surprises galore!
  • Space is limited to 32 guests - don't delay, book today! Book by 11/28/17 and receive a 10% discount off your tour price (airfare and extra options not included in the discount)

Italian Highlights - 10 Day Tour

  • 3 Nights in Rome
  • 3 Nights in Florence
  • 2 Nights in Venice
  • 1 Night in Milan
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
  • Vatican City
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING
ROME Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine ChapelSt. Peter’s Square and Basilica, admire Michelangelo’s Moses in St. Peter in Chains; visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum
SIENA Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
SAN GIMIGNANO Orientation
FLORENCE Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Basilica
PISA Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
VERRAZZANO CASTLE Wine tasting and lunch
BURANO Lagoon cruise and island visit
VENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and BasilicaDoges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
VERONA Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
MILAN Walking tour, visit the La Scala Opera House museum and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Headsets throughout the tour
   
TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; private boat ride and lagoon cruise in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies. If you book your own airfare, airport transfers are $25 pp. If you book airfare with Globus, transfers are included.
   
MEALS  
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine, at Verrazzano Castle; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan
   
ITINERARY  
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
DAY 1 
Arrive in Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome.
DAY 2 
Rome
Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.
DAY 3 
Rome
This morning, your Local Guide will take you first to ST. PETER IN CHAINS to see Michelangelo’s famous Moses, followed by visits to the magnificent COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. Then, time to savor la dolce vita or join an optional excursion.
DAY 4 
Rome–Siena–San Gimignano–Florence
In Siena, enter the impressive medieval walls and walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO, site of the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race. Then, continue through unforgettable landscapes of gently rolling, vine-clad hills to hilltop San Gimignano, and walk through the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns. Next is Florence, the splendid capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance.
DAY 5
Florence
During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS to see Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and visit SANTA CROCE BASILICA with the tomb of Michelangelo. The afternoon is free to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry sold by the ounce, which are attractive buys. And tonight is your chance to try out the culinary delights of a fine Tuscan restaurant.
DAY 6 
Florence. Excursion to Pisa & Verrazzano Castle
A fast journey will bring you to Pisa. Here, take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and no less than 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Then, the highlight of today: hear about the fine art of blending four types of grapes to obtain the famous Chianti at VERRAZZANO CASTLE; enjoy a WINE TASTING and lunch before returning to Florence.
DAY 7
Florence–Venice Island. Excursion to Burano
A spectacular drive through the wooded Apennine Mountains brings you to Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe. Join an unforgettable Venetian LAGOON CRUISE to the picturesque fishing village of Burano, renowned for its bright pastel-colored houses and for its lace making. Take pictures of traditional fishing boats, still used by the island inhabitants. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties in one of Venice’s excellent restaurants.
DAY 8
Venice Island
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour including visits to the byzantine ST. MARK’S BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. An optional gondola ride is available.
DAY 9 
Venice Island– Verona–Milan
In Verona, the medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast on her statue for good luck. Next, admire the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan, hub of Italy’s economic miracle. Visit the MUSEUM of the famous La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the magnificent gothic Duomo. A special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared as a proper way to say arrivederci, Italia!
DAY 10
Milan
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
 
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10 Day Tour

 
 
  • Double Occupancy
  • Single Occupancy
  • Triple Occupancy

$2,969 pp
$3,358
$2,848 pp

  Must be 8+ years old. 8-17 year olds save 10%
       
Group Airfare will be offered from EWR $TBD pp {Stay tuned for more information}
   
When you book air with Globus, airport transfers are included. If you choose to book independent air, transfers are $25 per person, each way.
     
Hotel names and rates will be published by October 2017. Here are some examples of sample rates.
  Extra nights (per person) in Rome: in single room $127-199, in twin $88-144, in triple $75-113
  Extra nights (per person) in Milan: in single room $137-354, in twin $92-302, in triple $85-234
 
Early booking discount of 10%* if booked by November 28, 2017
 

All quoted rates are in US Dollars. Rates are based on occupancy, are subject to change, and are based on availability. Singles must pay a single supplement rate. Taxes & port charges are subject to change. Globus reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel increases. *10% Early Booking discount applies to the base cost of the tour only. Additional add-ons such a extra hotel nights, single supplement, optional tours and airfare do not qualify for the discount. **Journeys Club members must have traveled within the last 5 years to qualify for the 5% discount.

Crafters add $125 for the Participant Fee. Non-crafting roommates do not have to pay this fee. In order to participate in this tour/conference, you MUST book through Cruise & Crop. If you book direct or with another agent, you are not eligible to be part of the The Gentleman Crafter's tour.

Deposit per person:  $250
We cannot accept any checks drawn on a Canadian Bank. Credit Cards are preferred. International Money Orders are accepted. All payments must be made in US Dollars.

Rates are good through May 30, 2018 (or while inventory lasts).  After this date, rates are subject to change. Final payments will be due by July 27, 2018. Persons wishing to pay off their balance ahead of time are welcome to do so.

 
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Passports are REQUIRED. If you do not have one or yours is expired, please visit travel.state.gov for information on how to apply/renew. Your passport should be valid 6 months after the conclusion of your trip.

Non-US Citizens
If you are not a US Citizen, then you are REQUIRED to have a passport. Your passport should be valid 6 months after the conclusion of your trip.

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$2,301 - 2,500 pp $174 pp $253.50 pp
$2,501 - 3,000 pp $204 pp $298.50 pp
$3,001 - 3,500 pp $234 pp $343.50 pp
$3,501 - 3,750 pp $269 pp $382.50 pp
$3,751 - 5,000 pp $329 pp $463.50 pp
$5,001 - 6,500 pp $429 pp $583.50 pp
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If one or more persons cancel, the rate(s) for remaining occupants may increase. Should this booking be canceled after initial deposit, said cancellation is subject to an administrative fee of $35 per person. Your deposit of $250 pp is refundable prior to . In addition, you are subject to Globus' cancellation fees as outlined in their brochure if you cancel after final payment.

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