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10 Day Tour from Milan to Milan

April 17 - 26, 2020

$3225 CAD pp
Included Savings:
- Save 10% per person ($718 per couple)
- Exclusive at LeGrow's Travel - Save $150 per couple 


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!

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MEALS

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches in Gabiano and Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant 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 MILAN, ITALY
Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner

DAY 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.
 Breakfast

DAY 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.
 Breakfast

DAY 4 PARMA–LUCCA
In Lucca, enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and explore the pretty center at your own pace. To enhance your stay, an optional dinner outing to an agriturismo is available to try out Tuscan specialties.
 Breakfast

DAY 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.
 Breakfast

DAY 6 RAPALLO. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINO
Today’s highlight is a BOAT CRUISE to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the “rich and famous.” Later, back in Rapallo, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops.
 Breakfast

DAY 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.
 Breakfast
Lunch

DAY 8 TURIN
Admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, during your guided sightseeing, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud.
 Breakfast

DAY 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 vacation.
 Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 10 MILAN
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
 Breakfast


*Terms & Conditions: 

Prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy, are land only, reflect ALL applicable savings, and are in Canadian dollars. Airfare extra. Offers reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply. Save $150 per couple on select 2020 Globus Italy Vacations: Book a select 2020 Globus Italy vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus and 2020 Oberammergau) to receive $75 off the land price per person. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between August 19 and September 9, 2020 for 2020 travel. Combinable with any other offer including the Welcome Back Credit, if applicable. Not applicable to groups, custom tours, or TBA space. Offer applies to new 2020 bookings only, and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. Save 10%: Book and deposit a 2020 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between February 7, 2018 and December 2, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only. 20EBD