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See the best sights with Globus and more importantly learn the stories behind the sights. From the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome, to the Prado Museum in Madrid and Michelangelo's David in the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, your journey is filled with insider's information unique to your Globus vacation. You'll also enjoy many inclusions such as cruises, high-speed trains and Local Guides. Now providing over twice the number of included features as other comparable tours, these vacations are family friendly and offer a rich, immersive experience. 

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Tour Name (click name for details) Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Essential Britain & Ireland (GB) (2019) 10 UK, Ireland & Scotland May 21, Jun 2, 4, 16, 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 2019 $2080

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland escorted tour.

Other great dates and rates:
Jul 28, 30, Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 2019   $2205

 

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour except London.

Notes:
July 28 through August 18 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
City of Bath
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Stonehenge

Transportation: Motorcoach; ferries Pembroke-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport

Accommodations:
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Hilton London Metropole
Newport: The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor
Waterford: Tower Hotel
Dublin: The Gibson, North Star
Edinburgh: Marriott Courtyard
York: Holiday Inn York, Mercure York Fairfield Manor

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND (flight not included)
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts will be waiting to welcome you. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at leisure, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illuminations cruise on the Thames River.

Day 2 LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart London at 8 am for a memorable day’s sightseeing. Try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. At the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Then, cross the Severn River for a late-afternoon arrival in Wales. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND
A morning orientation drive in the Welsh capital features all the major attractions. Take a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, and discover its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Continue along the South Wales coast to Pembroke, where your FERRY will be waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare on the Emerald Isle and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL, then travel on to Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones and Old-World charm. Visit magnificent KILKENNY CASTLE, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. On arrival in Dublin, top the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 DUBLIN
An orientation drive in Ireland’s capital city includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River, then skirt the Mountains of Mourne. In Belfast, where the Titanic was built, take in the city’s vibrant history and view the impressive City Hall. Next, board your FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, relax and enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 EDINBURGH
Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. For departure numbers 0728 through 0818, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 EDINBURGH–JEDBURGH–YORK, ENGLAND
This morning, drive past the abbey ruins at Jedburgh into wild Northumberland National Park. Later, see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman coast-to-coast defense against marauding northern tribes. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON
On the last leg of your journey, stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan town, to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. On return to London at about 3:30 pm, a Shownight Theater Evening would be an incredible finale to your vacation.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

Introduction to Ireland (GR) (2019) 7 Days Ireland May 19, Jun 2, 6, 9, 23, Jul 4, 11, 21, Aug 1, 4, 8, 15, 2019 $1475

This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

Transportation: Motorcoach; ferry across the Shannon estuary. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full Irish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin

Accommodations:
Dublin: Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, The Gibson
Ennis: Temple Gate Hotel
Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel
Waterford: Granville Hotel

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND (flight not included)
Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–LIMERICK–ENNIS
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Lots more to see: the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached; Tipperary, made famous in a wartime marching song; and Limerick, where an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Tonight’s suggestion for a very special night out: attend an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 ENNIS. WEST COAST EXCURSION
Your day excursion along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. A scenic route across the limestone plateau of The Burren takes you to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: try your hand at SCONE BAKING, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and herding. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and your scones, fresh from the oven.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 ENNIS–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY
After a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer, cross the Shannon estuary by FERRY. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the night in the popular resort of Killarney. Before dinner at your hotel, why not take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride along the national park to Ross Castle?
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD
Travel across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, for a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. After dinner this evening, enjoy an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 WATERFORD–AVOCA–GLENDALOUGH–DUBLIN
An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, where you watch the WEAVERS at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then join your Local Guide to see the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 DUBLIN
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

Iceland Adventure (ZR) (2019) 8 Days Iceland June 9, 2019 $3845

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes.

Other great dates and rates:
Jun 16, 23, Jul 4, 11, 21, 25, 28, Aug 4, 15, 2019   $3920

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Notes:
Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
Certain features are subject to nature's law.

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

Transportation: Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Reykjavik

Accommodations:
Reykjavik: Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Borgarnes: Icelandair Hotel Hamar
Akureyri: Hotel Kea
Borgarfjordur Eystri: Alfheimar Country Hotel
Hofn: Hotel Hofn
Vik Area: Katla

Day 1 ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND (flight not included)
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES
After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clown of the sea” (end of April to mid-August).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN
In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 HÖFN–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA
Prepare for the highlight of the day: stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK
Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 REYKJAVIK
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

London & Paris (HC) (2019) 7 Days UK & France June 23, 2019 $2179

Spend a week discovering two of the world’s most exciting cities on this London and Paris tour.

Other great dates and rates:
Jun 30, 2019  $1959
Jul 21, 2019  $1825
Aug 4, 2019   $1825

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets in Paris.
Notes:
For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Combine with WWII D-Day Landing Beaches & Battle of Normandy and take advantage of the second tour discount

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Paris Banks of the Seine
Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)

Transportation: Thames River cruise; high-speed Eurostar train; Montmartre train ride

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in Montmartre; 2 dinners at a local restaurant in London and Paris

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND (flight not included)
Welcome to London! Your Tour Director will meet you upon your arrival at the hotel, and is available to help you make the most of your stay. This evening, enjoy a traditional three-course welcome dinner followed by a private, narrated CRUISE on the Thames River to admire some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights, including Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament.
Meal: Dinner
Hotel: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 2 LONDON
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. A special highlight is the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LONDON EYE CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE—a ride on the giant observation wheel, with stunning views of the city while you sip a glass of champagne. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities.
Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 3 AT LEISURE IN LONDON
Today offers you the opportunity to join one of our optional excursions. Consider a visit to the Tower of London, which has been guarded by the Beefeaters since the 14th century and houses the fabulous Crown Jewels; to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world; or one of the exciting full-day excursions available for your enjoyment.
Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 4 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE
Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for an exciting ride to Paris. Meet your Local Guide and visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL with its Rose Windows. This evening, why not join an optional dinner at one of Paris’ fine restaurants.
Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Les Jardins du Marais

Day 5 PARIS
Guided sightseeing includes Paris’ main sights, like the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, famous Champs Elysées, and a leisurely SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower. Then, continue to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MONTMARTRE, Paris’ renowned art district. Ride the little TRAIN through narrow lanes, then follow your Tour Director and enjoy the spectacular view of Paris from the Sacre Coeur Basilica. End your walk at Place du Tertre, where artists display their art and where lunch with soupe à l’oignon (onion soup), a traditional crêpe, and wine awaits. In the evening, an optional cabaret show is available.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Les Jardins du Marais

Day 6 PARIS
A full day to immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Choose from our optional excursions to the magnificent Louvre Museum and the opulent Palace and Gardens of Versailles, the most famous palace in Europe, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant, the best way to say au revoir, Paris.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Les Jardins du Marais

Day 7 PARIS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

Celtic Highlights (GD) (2019) 13 Days UK, Ireland & Scotland May 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jul 1, 14, 28, 29, 2019 $2729

From their breathtaking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle.

Another great date and rate: Aug 5, 2019  $2849


Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:
August 4 through August 19 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
The English Lake District

Transportation: Motorcoach; ferries Holyhead-Dublin, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full English breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner in Glasgow

Accommodations:
Glasgow: Jurys Inn Glasgow, Radisson Blu Glasgow
Inverness: Mercure Inverness Hotel
Edinburgh: DoubleTree by Hilton - Edinburgh City Centre, Marriott Courtyard
Liverpool: Novotel Liverpool
Dublin: The Gibson, Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
Killarney: Scotts Hotel, Killarney Towers Hotel
Limerick: Clayton Hotel Limerick
Sligo: Clayton Sligo, Radisson Blu Sligo
Belfast: Stormont Hotel

Day 1 ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (flight not included)
Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 GLASGOW–FORT WILLIAM–INVERNESS
Your Celtic adventure starts in earnest with a city drive, taking in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. On the way this morning: the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, lovely Loch Linnhe, and Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 INVERNESS–CULLODEN–BLAIR ATHOLL–EDINBURGH
At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTER, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, drive through the Cairngorms National Park and visit BLAIR CASTLE, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Tonight in Edinburgh, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 EDINBURGH
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this evening. For departure numbers 0804 through 0819, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 EDINBURGH–GRETNA GREEN–GRASMERE, ENGLAND–LIVERPOOL
On the way through the history-steeped Lowland Hills, stop at Gretna Green. Then, leave the land of the Scots and journey into England through the tranquil Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, to Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, to try original GRASMERE GINGERBREAD. In Liverpool, visit THE BEATLES STORY, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.”
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 LIVERPOOL–NORTH WALES–DUBLIN, IRELAND
Travel to lovely Betws-y-Coed, then through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park and over breathtaking Llanberis Pass. After a stop at Caernarvon, cross Britannia Bridge to the Isle of Anglesey for a photo stop at tongue-twisting Llanfair.... At Holyhead, board your FERRY and cross the Irish Sea to Dublin. For a first taste of Ireland, why not join an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter?
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 DUBLIN
An orientation drive in the Irish capital includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, consider an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. On the way to Killarney, stop at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached, and in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 KILLARNEY–RING OF KERRY–ADARE–LIMERICK
Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Have your camera ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. In the afternoon, travel via quaint Adare to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–SLIGO
Drive to the spectacular CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic, and step on to the edge of the world to admire the awe-inspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs. Via the limestone plateau of The Burren, reach Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, spend the night in the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
First highlight today is Derry, situated on the banks of the Foyle River, and a WALK on the Old Town walls in the company of a Local Guide. After lunch, take your photographs of Dunluce Castle, then visit awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Stay in Belfast tonight, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 BELFAST–GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
On this morning’s “Living History” tour in the company of a Local Guide, learn more about this fascinating city where the Titanic was built. Board your FERRY for the crossing of the North Channel to Cairnryan on the west coast of Scotland. Back in Glasgow, celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 GLASGOW
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

Italian Vista (LR) (2019) 8 Days Italy May 26 & Jun 9, 2019 $1695

On this Italy tour—Italian Vista—you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sights and from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight.

Other great dates and rates:
Jun 2, 2019  $1805
Jun 23, Aug 25, 2019  $1630
Aug 4, 2019   $1605

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
City of Verona
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation: Motorcoach; private boat rides in Venice and on Lake Como. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome and Milan

Accommodations:
Rome: Albani
Assisi: Fontebella
Padua: Milano
Milan: NH Milano Touring

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY (flight not included)
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 ROME
Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–ORVIETO–ASSISI
Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi. Walk along narrow steep lanes and visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 ASSISI–FLORENCE–PADUA
In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE
Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Explore Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 PADUA–VERONA–MILAN
Arrive in Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast of her statue for good luck. Next, the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Continue to the dynamic city of Milan, where your Tour Director will take you for a pleasant walk to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the magnificent gothic Duomo.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 MILAN. EXCURSION TO LAKE COMO
Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and celebrities to reside in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and visit picturesque Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como,” a popular destination since Roman times. This evening, back in Milan, a farewell risotto dinner has been prepared at Calafuria Unione restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 MILAN
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

The Best of Italy (LB) (2019) 11 Days Italy June 16, 2019 $2695

On this Best of Italy tour, visit some of Italy’s most popular cities, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Capri, and Assisi. Italy can satisfy even the most discerning traveler, and this tour allows you to experience its stunning beauty, ancient ruins, amazing sculptures, exquisite art, tasty cuisine, fine wines, and so much more.

Other great dates and rates:
Jun 19, 2019  $2690
Jul  10, 14, 17, 28 & 31, 2019  $2585

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Archeological Site of Pompeii
Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation: Motorcoach; private boat rides in Venice; jetfoil; funicular, open-taxi, and boat cruise in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Rome

Accommodations:
Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo, Best Western Hotel Universo, NH Villa Carpegna
Tuscany: Croce Di Malta
Venice: Riviera, Le Boulevard
Assisi: Cenacolo
Capri: La Palma, La Residenza

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY (flight not included)
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 ROME
Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome's famous sites.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–ORVIETO–TUSCANY
Following the Tiber Valley, reach Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo and to visit the gothic CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Enter Tuscany, Italy’s most famous and popular province, and drive through the Chianti wine area to the spa resort of Montecatini in Tuscany.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 TUSCANY. EXCURSION TO FLORENCE
Look forward to a full day in Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. For art lovers, an optional excursion to the Uffizi Gallery is available.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 TUSCANY–PISA–VENICE ISLAND
Drive towards the Mediterranean coast following the valley of the Arno to Pisa. Take the traditional picture pushing back the amazing Leaning Tower, 180 feet high and at least 12 feet out of the perpendicular. Next is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the world. Board your PRIVATE BOAT to Lido Island. Later, ride in style by PRIVATE WATER-TAXI to ST. MARK'S SQUARE to discover Venice by night, and to maybe join a traditional optional gondola serenade.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 VENICE ISLAND
Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour and visit the byzantine ST. MARK’S BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to wander through narrow streets and explore the various shops, and you may wish to join an exciting optional excursion to the island of Burano.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI
Sit back and relax during a scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide will take you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA built above the Saint’s grave and the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 ASSISI–POMPEII–NAPLES–CAPRI
South along the Highway of the Sun to fascinating POMPEII. Join your Local Guide for a highlight visit of this Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. In Naples, cross the blue bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri for your 2-night stay, and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 CAPRI
Look forward to your Capri experience: sightseeing with a Local Guide, an OPEN-TAXI RIDE to Anacapri to visit famous VILLA SAN MICHELE, and a relaxing BOAT CRUISE (weather permitting) around the island. Balance of the day is at leisure, to immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of this beautiful island, to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta, or to just relax.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 CAPRI–SORRENTO–ROME
Speed across the glittering bay to the charming resort of Sorrento. Enjoy time to stroll around and check out the local shops before returning to Rome. This evening, farewell dinner at a local restaurant has been prepared to say arrivederci Italia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

The Best of Spain (ZV) (2019) 9 Days Spain May 25 & Jun 22, 2019 $1800

From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time!

Other great dates and rates:
Jun 1, 6, 15, 2019  $1835
Jun 29, 2019  $1749
Jul 13, 18, 27, Aug 3, 2019  $1759

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:
Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed.
For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Barcelona program cannot be excluded.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Alhambra and Generalife Granada
Historic Centre of Cordoba
La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (See only)
Works of Antoni Gaudi: Sagrada Familia

Transportation: Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Valencia and Barcelona

Accommodations:
Madrid: Novotel Madrid Center
Seville: Sevilla Center
Granada: Hotel Saray
Valencia: NH Center
Barcelona: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, HCC St. Moritz

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN (flight not included)
Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 MADRID
Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Today's highlight is a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE
Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Next is Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 SEVILLE
Start with a visit to magnificent PLAZA DE ESPAÑA, used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Meet your Local Guide, and hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that was once the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 SEVILLE–GRANADA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction: the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 GRANADA–VALENCIA
Cross Mora Pass and the troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Taste a traditional Horchata drink, and tonight, a paella dinner has been prepared at La Marcelina restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 VALENCIA–BARCELONA
A scenic drive along the coast brings you to Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 BARCELONA
In the morning, an optional excursion to Montserrat is available. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Tonight, enjoy a Sangria and farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant to say adios to your traveling companions.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 BARCELONA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast

Italian Mosaic (LI) (2019) 13 Days Italy June 11, 16, 18, 23, 2019 $3159

On this Italy tour—our most popular vacation—not only will you visit the main Italian cities—Rome, Florence, Venice, and Assisi—you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions.

Other great dates and rate:
Jun 30, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 28, 30, Aug 11, 2019   $3019

Included:

Destinations & Sightseeing
Headsets throughout the tour.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Archeological Site of Pompeii
Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
Portovenere (Cinque Terre and the Islands)
Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation: Motorcoach; private boat rides on Lake Maggiore and Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners including dinners, at a local restaurant in Rome and at Lake Maggiore

Accommodations:
Rome: Fiume, NH Villa Carpegna
Florence: Roma, NH Firenze
Lake Maggiore: Grand Hotel Bristol
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal
Assisi: Cenacolo
Sorrento: Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY (flight not included)
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.
Meal: Dinner

Day 2 ROME
Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum and visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Afterward time at leisure; optional excursions are available.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–PISA–FLORENCE
Travel to Pisa and take the traditional picture pushing back the legendary Leaning Tower, then on to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner to try out Tuscan specialties.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 FLORENCE
Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and take pictures of Ponte Vecchio. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. To enhance your stay, consider an optional excursion to San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5 FLORENCE–CINQUE TERRE–LAKE MAGGIORE
Prepare for an exciting day: drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast and start your 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 little medieval villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. From here, continue by TRAIN and coach to your hotel at beautiful Lake Maggiore, the largest of the three lakes in the popular Swiss-Italian Lake District.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 LAKE MAGGIORE. BOAT RIDE TO ISOLA DEI PESCATORI
A leisurely day gives you the chance to join an optional excursion to the baroque palace and peacock gardens of enchanting Isola Bella and to relax or to spend some time at the pool. Later, join a scenic BOAT RIDE to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI, where dinner with local specialties awaits.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–VENICE ISLAND
Cross the nearby Swiss border and stop in Lugano, also beautifully located by its own lake. You have ample time to stroll along the pretty promenade and Via Nassa, or to sip an espresso on Piazza Riforma. Return to Italy and catch glimpses of Lake Como, the third lake of the Lake District on your way to romantic Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Later, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride through the canals, a nice introduction to this amazing city that has always been a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from around the globe.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 VENICE ISLAND
Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Then, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. For those who wish, a wonderful optional excursion to colorful Burano Island is available.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 9 VENICE ISLAND–ASSISI
Arrive in peaceful Assisi, where your Local Guide takes you for a visit to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, built on top of his tomb and the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Hear about monastic life and admire the priceless frescoes adorning the walls of the church.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 ASSISI–SORRENTO
Leave the region of Umbria and turn south to lovely Sorrento. Don’t miss the optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Positano!
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11 SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI
Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit. Walk through the splendid GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS, terraces overlooking the sea, offering a spectacular panoramic view, and taste a granita (semi-frozen drink). Free time to browse through the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. Time to explore the charming, bayside resort at your own pace.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 12 SORRENTO–POMPEII–ROME
In nearby POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, join your Local Guide for an fascinating visit of the excavations. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. This evening, back in Rome, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the proper way to say arrivederci Italia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meal: Breakfast