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NORTHERN ITALY'S HIGHLIGHTS & CINQUE TERRE - 2017

Tour Code - LV 10 days - MILAN to MILAN $2469 USD

This is the perfect vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You’ll enjoy an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts, and guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin.

But that’s not all…this Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour offers much more! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy’s gastronomic delights. You’ll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting in Gabiano. Visit Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Gallery. 

A tour highlight is Cinque Terre, a name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. You’re sure to arrive back home from this Northern Italy and Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!

Extend your trip to Lake Maggiore


  LOCAL FAVOURITES


Parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio
Enjoy a Balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena
An exciting visit to the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello
Wine tasting followed by lunch at Castello di Gabiano
Stop in Vercelli to visit an original Rice Factory and enjoy a special risotto lunch



Standard Features

Destinations

  • MILAN
    Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria.
  • BUSSETO
    See the birthplace of Verdi; parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio.
  • PARMA
    Guided sightseeing.
  • MODENA
    Balsamic vinegar tasting.
  • MARANELLO
    Visit the Ferrari Museum.
  • LUCCA
    Orientation.
  • CINQUE TERRE
    By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide and by train.
  • RAPALLO
    Boat cruise to Portofino.
  • GABIANO
    Wine tasting and lunch.
  • TURIN
    Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic centre, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud.
  • VERCELLI
    Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunch.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9
2
2

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
2 special lunches (L) with wine in Gabiano and Vercelli
2 three-course dinners (D) with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.
    Welcome to Milan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at Calafuria Unione restaurant. (D)

  2. MILAN-BUSSETO-PARMA.
    In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit DUOMO SQUARE with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi's birthplace, and on your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for a PARMESAN CHEESE TASTING at a local caseificio. Later, for food lovers, an optional excursion to an original ham factory is available. (B)

  3. PARMA. EXCURSION TO MODENA & MARANELLO.
    Your guided sightseeing will focus on the Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble. Next, enjoy a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for an exciting visit to the FERRARI MUSEUM. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

  4. PARMA-LUCCA.
    In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty centre. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)

  5. LUCCA-CINQUE TERRE-RAPALLO.
    A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast for your exciting excursion to CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a BOAT RIDE (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, enjoy a TRAIN RIDE to the beautiful seaside resort of Rapallo. (B)

  6. RAPALLO. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINO.
    Today's highlight is a BOAT CRUISE to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly coloured houses that became home to the "rich and famous." Later, back in Rapallo, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops. (B)

  7. RAPALLO-GABIANO-TURIN.
    Enter the Langhe area and drive through the vineyards to Gabiano, where a WINE TASTING, followed by lunch, awaits you at Castello di Gabiano before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin's restaurants. (B,L)

  8. TURIN.
    During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 167-metre (548-foot) high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic centre to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud. (B)

  9. TURIN-VERCELLI-MILAN.
    Stop in Vercelli to visit an original RICE FACTORY, and enjoy a risotto lunch before returning to Milan. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your Italian holiday. (B,L,D)

  10. MILAN.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE MILAN 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $139 USD $90 USD $85 USD
PRE MILAN 26 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $76 USD
PRE MILAN 19 Sep 2017 25 Sep 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $76 USD
PRE MILAN 08 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
PRE MILAN 28 Aug 2017 07 Sep 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Jul 2017 27 Aug 2017 $139 USD $90 USD $85 USD
PRE MILAN 19 Jun 2017 09 Jul 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
PRE MILAN 15 Jun 2017 18 Jun 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
PRE MILAN 09 Apr 2017 14 Jun 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
POST MILAN 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $139 USD $90 USD $85 USD
POST MILAN 26 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $76 USD
POST MILAN 19 Sep 2017 25 Sep 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
POST MILAN 13 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $76 USD
POST MILAN 08 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
POST MILAN 28 Aug 2017 07 Sep 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
POST MILAN 10 Jul 2017 27 Aug 2017 $139 USD $90 USD $85 USD
POST MILAN 19 Jun 2017 09 Jul 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
POST MILAN 15 Jun 2017 18 Jun 2017 $335 USD $171 USD $162 USD
POST MILAN 09 Apr 2017 14 Jun 2017 $180 USD $110 USD $98 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $90 USD

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