2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre (LV)

10 days from Milan to Milan

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Parmesan and prosciutto. Ferraris and Fiats. Ruins and the Riviera. Some of Italy’s greatest indulgences can be found up north. Italy’s “Fabulous Five,” the nickname for the gelato-colored, cliffside fishing villages along the Mediterranean, start the count of the numerous joys you’ll experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Northern Italy. In addition to savoring the freshest seafood along the coast, you’ll relish a balsamic vinegar tasting in the epicurean city of Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting near Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a risotto lunch at a Vercelli rice factory, and a wine tasting in vineyard-dotted Gabiano. To spice things up, you’ll speed over to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, cruise to the yacht-filled harbor of Portofino, and strut your stuff down the streets of Milan. Leading you to the fabulous, the famous, and the fashionable, this tour is the way to see Northern Italy in style.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!.

Save $300 per couple on select 2021 and 2022 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Save $600 per couple on select 2022 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY

Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 MILAN–BUSSETO–PARMA

MILAN Guided walking tour includes a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum. See the Galleria, La Scala Opera House, and the Duomo. Free time before continuing to Busseto.
BUSSETO See the birthplace of Verdi with free time for lunch before Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a Parmesan cheese tasting at a local Caseificio (cheese-making factory).
99 mi / 160 km

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Day 3 PARMA. EXCURSION TO MODENA & MARANELLO

PARMA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the cathedral, bell tower, and octagonal baptistry. Free time to visit the cathedral.
MODENA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Balsamic vinegar tasting at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi.
MARANELLO Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Ferrari museum. Free time this afternoon and evening.
112 mi / 180 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 PARMA–LUCCA

LUCCA Orientation walk. Free time this afternoon and evening.
99 mi / 160 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucca with a dinner outing to an Agriturismo to sample Tuscan specialties. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 5 LUCCA–CINQUE TERRE–RAPALLO

Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso. Free time before a train trip to Rapallo.
124 mi / 200 km

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Day 6 RAPALLO. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINO

RAPALLO Scenic cruise to Portofino (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 7 RAPALLO–GABIANO–TURIN

GABIANO Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and lunch at the castle.
143 mi / 230 km

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Day 8 TURIN

TURIN Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Mole Antonelliana and visit the cathedral.

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Day 9 TURIN–VERCELLI–MILAN

VERCELLI Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a rice factory followed by a risotto lunch.
MILAN Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
130 mi / 210 km

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Day 10 MILAN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SIMONETTA PELLICONI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

With its wide variety of scenery, historical background, and famous works of art, Italy is a little world of its own. I enjoy being a Tour Director in Italy, because every day brings a surprise!

Tour Director - SIMONETTA PELLICONI

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Parma
Lucca
Rapallo
Turin

Parma

Delicacies of Parma cuisine

Delicacies of Parma cuisine

Discover the flavors and foods that made Parma famous during a delightful dinner and pasta-making demonstration at an old farmhouse in the Italian countryside.

Price Range: $$

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Montechiarugolo Castle and Light Dinner

Visit 13th-century Montechiarugolo Castle with its opulent décor, collection of ancient artifacts unearthed around Parma, and its "gentle ghost", then enjoy a traditional light dinner at a local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

Lucca

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the delightful Tuscan countryside, featuring authentic traditional dishes using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$

Rapallo

Gems of Genoa

Gems of Genoa

Discover the best of Genoa on this exciting half-day excursion featuring the city's historic palaces, churches, and even the childhood home of explorer Christopher Columbus!

Price Range: $

Turin

Turin with Piedmont-Style Dinner

Turin with Piedmont-Style Dinner

Discover the tastes of the Piedmont region on this marvelous 4-course dinner with drinks at a historic Turin restaurant!

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,516*
18 guests in a party: $506*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.