Your Days, Your Way. Choice Touring by Globus

    Any way you slice it, this 8-day journey through the kitchens and countryside of Umbria & Tuscany will inspire La Dolce Vita! | Offer Expires February 28, 2023

    Your Days, Your Way with Choice Touring by Globus

    Price: $2,959CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is person, land only, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated.)

    Offer: Save $400CAD Per Couple on Select 2023 Globus Italy Tours
    Departure Date: August 27, 2023
    Return Date: September 3, 2023

    Video: Choice Touring by Globus 

    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.

    The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

    • Historic Centre of Florence
    • Historic Centre of Rome 
    • Vatican City
    • Historic Centre of Siena

    Photo: Map of the Veni, Vidi, Vici: Umbria & Tuscany by Design

    Day 1: Arrive in Ostia

    Welcome to Ostia! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

    Day 2: Ostia - Viterbo - Spoleto

    Viterbo: Guided walking tour and free time for lunch.

    Spoleto: Orientation.

    Photo: Spoleto in Italy

    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. See the Roman amphitheater, where concerts are still performed today a perfect example of Roman legacy. Terni is also the birthplace of St. Valentine, the protector of lovers. Visit the saint's tomb at Basilica San Valentino and 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.

    Day 4: Spoleto - Perugia - Siena

    Perugia: Orientation and free time.

    Siena: Guided walking tour includes sights of the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.

    Photo: Cooking demonstration in Siena

    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 the fresh air and the city's most impressive landmarks, including the 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!

    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, 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 ristorantes in Florence.

    Photo: Wine in Tuscany

    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

    Take your pick of a day on the links or working out the kinks at Royal Golf La Bagnaia. 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 ambiance 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.

    Day 7: Siena - Civita di Bagnoregio - Nettuno - Ostia 

    Civita di Bagnoregio: Guided walking tour.

    Nettuno: Visit the American Cemetery.

    Ostia: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    Day 8: Ostia

    Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning. (The nearest airport is Rome.)

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Offer expires February 28, 2023.

    Terms And Conditions

    Book and deposit a select 2023 Globus Italy Tour to save $200 off per person on the land price. Booking must be made and under deposit between January 1 and February 28, 2023, for select travel dates in 2023. Offer applies to applicable tours only. Excludes Escapes by Globus and Independence by Globus Single City Stays. Offer combinable with valid Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits, select partner promotions, and applicable Europe Air Credits. Not applicable to custom tours. The applicable promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Applies to new bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only. The promotional offer is in CAD.

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