The Globus family of brands has turned the spotlight on Italy and the Mediterranean in its 2018 range of European tours, introducing a string of new itineraries from Portugal to Greece.

Of 18 new tours being introduced next year across the Globus, Cosmos and Monograms brands, more than a dozen focus on Mediterranean countries including five new options in Italy.

Globus family of brands national marketing manager Chris Fundell said Italy had been “a clear choice” when it came to developing new product, particularly for repeat visitors.

“Italy has been part of our Globus and Cosmos itineraries for many years but these new options allow our guests to explore both the must-see areas such as Rome, Florence and Venice, but also go beyond this and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of rural Italy,” Fundell said.

“Our new Italy journeys venture down the south of Italy, not as commonly explored, right into the ‘heel of the boot’ and even into beautiful Sicily,” he said.

Among new Globus tours are the nine-day Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy which travels between Naples and Sorrento via unspoilt regions of Italy’s southern heel, and a 10-day The Sicilian which takes travellers on a circuit of Sicily from Palermo to Syracuse.

New itineraries in the Cosmos range include Gourmet Tuscany, an eight-day focus on Italy’s most famous culinary region based in the town of Montecatini, as well as an 11-day journey from Venice into the Balkan countries called Venice, Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro.

Meanwhile, the Monograms range of city-stays and semi-independent holidays has introduced a new seven-day option in Portugal called Lisbon and Oporto, and a 13-day Spain and Portugal holiday based in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Oporto.

A 10% early booking discount is available on select Globus tours until 28 November.

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