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Connect with the some of the greatest works of art and culture on an inspiring journey to Italy. Get in touch with the ancient past alongside an archaeologist at the ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii and marvel at Renaissance treasures in iconic Venice and enchanting Florence. Cruising Cinque Terre and strolling the quaint cliff-side villages of the Amalfi Coast, immerse yourself in la dolce vita.
Delve into the colorful coastal
towns of Cinque Terre, and do the
“Walk of the Gods” in Amalfi.
Walk amid the ruins of Pompeii
alongside an expert archaeologist.
Sip limoncello at a seaside orchard
Itinerary - 14 Days
Day 1 — Venice
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Venice
Take an orientation walk
through the spectacular lanes and piazzas of
Day 3 — Cinque Terre
Head to Cinque Terre
for an overnight stay in a charming village
perched on the rocky coast. Take a boat ride on
the crystal-clear Ligurian Sea. (1B)
Days 4, 5, & 6 — Florence
Travel to Florence and take an orientation walk through its lively streets. Then enjoy two free days to explore the city, with optional tours of the Duomo, the Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio—or opt to take an excursion to Pisa. (3B)
Day 7 — Naples
Catch the train to Naples, where there is the option to enjoy a fantastic meal in the birthplace of pizza. Opt to visit the National Archaeological Museum. (1B)
Days 8 & 9 — Pompeii/Sorrento
This morning, head out of town to walk amid the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeologist. Continue by private bus to Sorrento and tour a lemon farm, where we’ll sample limoncello. Enjoy the next day at leisure in Sorrento. Or opt to visit the nearby islands of Capri or Ischia. (2B)
Days 10 & 11 — Amalfi
Travel to the awe-inspiring
Amalfi coast and tour a local agriturismo.
Meet the family that lives there and stroll the
beautiful property, a converted 17th-century
monastery. Head into the kitchen for a cooking
demonstration and sit down for an unforgettable
meal overlooking the Mediterranean. The next day, hike the famous “Walk of the Gods,”
following ancient trails linking isolated farms,
villages, churches, and monasteries. (2B, 1L)
Days 12 & 13 — Rome
Travel to Rome and take an orientation walk. Enjoy a free day to explore this ancient city. Opt to visit the
Colosseum and Roman Forum or the Vatican. Or just wander the streets, breaking at a café for some gelato. (2B)
Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $1,899
destinations and to/from included activities, and
activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional
excursions in Florence and those to Pisa, Capri,
and Ischia, as well as visits to the National
Archaeological Museum, the Colosseum,
the Roman Forum, and the Vatican, are at an
Meals Included 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch. Allow an
additional $550–715 for meals not included.
Transportation Train, private minivan/bus,
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.