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NORTHERN ITALY'S HIGHLIGHTS & CINQUE TERRE - 2019

Tour Code - LV 10 days - MILAN to MILAN From $2629 USD

This is the perfect “off the beaten path” 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, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin, and an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts.

But that’s not all…this Northern Italy & 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 in Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting with lunch in Gabiano. Stop in Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, and visit the Ferrari Museum. 

A tour highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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!


  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 lunches (L) in Gabiano and Vercelli
2 three-course dinners (D) at a local restaurant in Milan.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.
    Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at Calafuria Unione restaurant. (D)

  2. MILAN-BUSSETO-PARMA.
    Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Leave Milan and stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi's birthplace. On your way to Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese, stop for a PARMESAN CHEESE TASTING at a local caseificio. (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, in Modena, enjoy a BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING, and learn all about this traditional Italian product. Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for a 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 explore the pretty centre at your own pace. 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 an 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 at Castello di Gabiano. Continue to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin's fine restaurants. (B,L)

  8. TURIN.
    Admire the amazing 167-metre (548-foot) high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing, 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, followed by a traditional risotto lunch, before returning to Milan. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant to celebrate your Italian holiday. (B,L,D)

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

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PRE MILAN 23 Sep 2019 30 Nov 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
PRE MILAN 16 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
PRE MILAN 09 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Sep 2019 08 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
PRE MILAN 17 Jun 2019 05 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
PRE MILAN 14 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
PRE MILAN 20 May 2019 13 Jun 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
PRE MILAN 17 May 2019 19 May 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
PRE MILAN 12 Apr 2019 16 May 2019 $165 USD $101 USD $105 USD
PRE MILAN 01 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 23 Sep 2019 30 Nov 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
POST MILAN 20 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 16 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
POST MILAN 13 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 09 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
POST MILAN 06 Sep 2019 08 Sep 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 17 Jun 2019 05 Sep 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
POST MILAN 14 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 20 May 2019 13 Jun 2019 $143 USD $92 USD $92 USD
POST MILAN 17 May 2019 19 May 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
POST MILAN 12 Apr 2019 16 May 2019 $165 USD $101 USD $105 USD
POST MILAN 01 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019 $378 USD $217 USD $168 USD
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OPTIONAL Gratuity $96 USD

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