GLOBUS 2022: Veni, Vidi, Vici: Umbria & Tuscany By Design, PLUS Rome (FIE)
11 days from Ostia to Rome
Any way you slice it, this 11-day journey through the kitchens and countryside of Umbria & Tuscany will inspire La Dolce Vita! How will you feed your travel appetite? Hunting for truffles or tapping in a putt? Soaking in the beauty of waterfalls or stirring watercolors? With our complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you can choose to say 'ciao!' to golf swings or thermal springs and everything in-between. Break the mold with fresco paintings overhead and St. Peter at your feet with three more colossal nights in Rome, courtesy of Monograms. Why This Tour Conquers Travel Cravings:
- A winding, wonderful journey through high hilltop towns with deep discoveries and in-depth storytelling.
- This flexible tour appeals to foodies and cultural fanatics, alike, inviting you to Mangia (eat up!) Italy in every way!
- Included YourChoice Excursions in Spoleto and Siena.
- Olive You, Italy!
Call (636) 978-5510 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16111201
- Tour Operator
- Offer valid through 3/31/2022
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||OSTIA||Welcome to Ostia! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)|
|Day 2||Spoleto||VITERBO Guided walking tour and free time for lunch.SPOLETO Orientation. (B)|
|Day 3||Spoleto||SPOLETO YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice: TREK: Chasing Waterfalls Among the highest cataracts in Europe, Marmore Falls is the highest man-made waterfall in the world. Created by the ancient Romans to drain the swamps above the Nera River, these spectacular falls remain an engineering feat and one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Umbria. Follow an expert natural guide on a short and easy path through the park's pristine natural setting leading up to the falls. You'll get close enough to almost touch the thundering falls. Try not to get soaked! GAZE: Isn't it Romantic? The excellent location of the city of Terni has ensured that it was an important trading and transport center for goods of all kinds throughout history. So, it's no wonder that Terni was not a very small city, even during Rome's world power. Visit the Roman amphitheater, where concerts are still performed today a perfect example of Roman legacy. Terni is also the birthplace of St. Valentine, protector of lovers. Spend some free time visiting the saint's tomb at Basilica San Valentino and, why not? learn all about his life. STROLL: Diamonds in the Rough Wild truffles have been called the diamonds of the kitchen. These jewels of haute cuisine are hard to come by and in great demand by elite chefs across Europe who pay top dollar (or Euro) for this flavorful delicacy. During an unforgettable cultural experience in the hills of Umbria, you'll learn the art of truffle hunting with local farmers who share everything you need to know about finding, collecting, and cultivating truffles. A great experience for foodies and wine lovers, this excursion to Umbria will also delight you with its spectacular countryside and lovely people.(B)|
|Day 4||Siena||PERUGIA. Orientation and free time. SIENA. Guided walking tour includes sights of the Duomo and Piazza del Campo. (B)|
|Day 5||Siena||SIENA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice: PEDAL: Firenze in Bicicletta Discover the soul of Florence on a small-group bike tour through its maze of quaint cobblestone alleys and small piazzas. Breathe in fresh air and the city's most impressive landmarks, including historic city center and Oltrarno. On this guided bike ride, uncover Florence's hidden views and secret spots only the locals know and love. Take a break, park your bike, and relax with lunch at a local restaurant! FEAST: Like Mama Used to Make! In Siena, learn how to prepare an authentic Tuscan meal from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Under the instruction of a professional chef, you'll learn the secret techniques for preparing wonderful dishes using fresh, organic ingredients. Your personal chef instructor will assist you in preparing a delicious Italian meal, including appetizers, a made-from-scratch pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Mangia! GAZE: When in Florence Follow your expert Local Guide through a maze of must-see-sights and legendary landmarks. You'll hear a secret or two about the stunning sights that only locals know, and celebrate your day with a traditional T-bone steak for lunch in one of the best ristorante' in Florence. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Siena||SIENA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice: DELVE: Time Travel in Tuscany Located on a hill 550 meters above sea level. the ancient city of Volterra is visible from afar and dominates the entire area with a magnificent view from its legendary fortress walls and gates. On a clear day, you'll see as far as the Apuan Alps and across the Mediterranean Sea 50 km away to Corsica. Discover nearly 3000 years of history in one of Italy's oldest cities with a visit to the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci for an in-depth look at its extraordinary Etruscan culture. CREATE: Color Your World Find your inner artist in Siena. Follow your painting instructor to learn how to draw with free-flowing lines and stir your imagination while mixing and brushing translucent watercolors onto the canvas to create a masterpiece of your own to take home. PLAY: Golf Swings or Thermal Springs Take your pick of a day on the links or working out the kinks at Royal Golf La Bagnaia resort spa. Serenely situated on more than 130 hectares of wooded hills and tranquil landscapes, this prestigious golf course was designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. to skillfully blend with the ancient ambience of the surrounding area. La Bagnaia Resort has risen to the top in Tuscan golfing circles, offering one of the most thoughtful course designs in Italy. If golfing is not your idea of relaxing, we'll treat you to a visit to the resort's world-class spa.(B)|
|Day 7||OSTIA||CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO Guided walking tour.NETTUNO Visit the American Cemetery.OSTIA Farewell dinner at local restaurant. (B)|
|Day 8||Rome||Begin your 3-night Monograms vacation package in Rome with a drive from Ostia to the 'Eternal City.' Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your stay. (B)|
|Day 9||Rome||Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous frescoes (ceiling paintings). Enter monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle's tomb, and cross the Tiber River to visit the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum. Complimentary headsets mean you'll never miss a word of fascinating commentary. (B)|
|Day 10||Rome||Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of Rome. Your Local Hosts are available with tips and suggestions to best enjoy your free time. (B)|
|Day 11||Rome||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- Important Notes
- Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
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- The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Globus Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
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