Italian Adventure

Set off on an Italian adventure! Begin in Milan and enjoy Italy's pristine northern lakes. Discover Venice's secrets, then continue to Florence to behold the beauty of majestic Tuscany. Marvel at ancient artifacts in Rome and Sorrento, and live la bella vita on this activity-packed tour of Italy.

With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location
Milan, Lake Como, Bellagio, Venice, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Rome, Frascati, Naples, Pompeii and Sorrento

Location:

Milan, Lombardy, Italy, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Sorrento, Campania, Italy, Italy

15  Days | 13  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Milan; return from Rome (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Milan and Rome
  • 13 nights of accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and 3 tastings
  • High-speed train between Milan and Venice; Venice and Florence; Florence and Rome; Rome and Naples (Offered in first class)
  • Round-trip train between Milan and Lake Como; Frascati and Rome; Pompeii and Sorrento
  • Local guides in Milan, Como, Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompeii
  • Guided walking tour of Milan, Venice and Florence
  • Full-day excursion to Lake Como
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Excursion to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour of Rome with Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided visit of Pompeii
  • Excursion to Capri
  • Hotel-to-hotel luggage service (1 suitcase per person)
  • Bilingual guide (French and English)
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Milan.

Italian Adventure

Day 2

Welcome to Milan: Guided Sightseeing & Tasting

Upon arrival in Milan, take a private transfer to your hotel. Meet your local guide and set out on a walking tour of Quadrilatero della Moda, the elegant fashion district that features famous streets like Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Discover the best brands in the world, such as Gucci and Armani, in a tour of Milan's top fashion boutiques and streets. Visit the imposing Duomo, admiring its extraordinary Gothic architecture. From there, head to the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery and the world-famous La Scala Theatre. Continue to the splendid Sforza Castle by tram. Your tour concludes with a gourmet Italian aperitivo. Sip on a delicious cocktail and savour an authentic appetizer.

Meal(s): Tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 3

Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Guided Excursion (approx. 176 km)

Discover the beauty of the Italian lakes! Hop aboard a train for Como, then head out on a walking tour of the chic lake town with a local guide. Walk along the elegant Via Vittorio Emanuele, see the majestic white marble Duomo, the ancient medieval walls and the Romanesque Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Explore the beautiful and picturesque streets with traditional and local shops and products. Your walk continues along the lakeside promenade to reach Villa Olmo's ornate gardens, offering up magnificent views of the lake and town. Next, enjoy a boat ride on the lake to reach the charming village of Bellagio, pearl of Como Lake. Your included 1-day boat pass allows you to explore the area as you like. Lose yourself in the magnificent Villa Carlotta botanical gardens or through the alleys of graceful villages. At the end of your tour, your tour leader will escort you back to Milan.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 4

Milan - Venice: Guided Sightseeing, & Cicchetti Experience & Gondola Ride (approx. 270 km)

Spend the morning at your leisure, then head to Venice via high-speed train. Delve into Venice's secrets on a walking tour with a local guide. Later, experience a highlight of Venetian cuisine: the cicchetti, traditional tapas accompanied by wine. Next, take in Venice's magical atmosphere of Venice on a gondola ride. Spend the night in Venice.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 5

Venice - Florence: Guided Sightseeing & Dinner Experience (approx. 270 km)

After breakfast, enjoy free time in Venice, or take an optional excursion ($) to the Venetian Islands of Murano and Burano. Early in the afternoon, make your way to the train station to board your high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, you're just a short walk away from where your luggage will be waiting for you. Later, take part in a walking tour of Florence, exploring the beautiful city by night. Visit Piazzale Michelangelo and take in the amazing views, then head back to Florence's city centre and walk to incredible and secluded monuments, from the city's Roman origins to a 15th-century palace, from the Ponte Vecchio through the famous Uffizi courtyard, to the amazing Brunelleschi's Dome, which overlooks the Baptistery's golden Gates of Paradise. After your tour, enjoy an exclusive dinner in the heart of Florence featuring a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak. Spend the night in Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 6

Florence: Pisa, San Gimignano & Siena Guided Excursion & Tasting (approx. 220 km)

After breakfast, head to out discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its enchanting medieval towns on a guided excursion, made even more delightful by a traditional Tuscan lunch. The journey begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will admire the baptistery, the cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Eat lunch in a typical restaurant and sample some local wines. Your tour continues with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid medieval town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel through the Chianti region to Siena, famous for its Palio Horse Race. Return to Florence for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch, tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 7

Florence: At Leisure

After breakfast at your hotel, the day is yours to explore Florence as you wish. If you like, take part in an optional excursion ($), such as a visit to the Accademia Gallery and the famous statue, David, or you may choose to peruse the Uffizi Gallery and its masterpieces. If an outdoor adventure is more your style, consider an optional excursion ($) to Cinque Terre or experience the Tuscan countryside on a Vespa tour or horseback riding.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 8

Florence - Rome: Guided Sightseeing (approx. 300 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the train station to board your high-speed train for Rome. Shortly after your arrival, head out on a panoramic tour. Admire the Colosseum and Roman Forum from the outside. Near Piazza Navona, follow your local guide on a walking tour of Baroque Rome, where among other treasures, you will see the amazing Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Next, skip the line at the Vatican Museums, where, following a carefully planned route, you will visit the most famous rooms like the Sistine Chapel, plus a wide variety of galleries full of ancient sculptures, tapestries, medieval maps, paintings and precious relics. Learn all the details of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel from your guide, and marvel at the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and its masterpieces held within. See Michelangelo's “Pieta” and the incredible bronze altar. Head back to your hotel, where your bags will be waiting for you.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 9

Rome: At Leisure

Explore bella Roma! Cross Rome's iconic monuments and museums off your list, or sip cappuccino on a terrace as you watch city life unfold.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 10

Rome: Frascati & Dinner Experience (approx. 40 km)

Spend the morning in Rome, then take a 30-minute train ride to the lovely town of Frascati, where you'll experience a truly authentic local experience: be treated to dinner in a typical fraschetta. Drink wine and eat delicious local food in an informal and friendly atmosphere. After dinner, board your train back to Rome.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 11

Rome - Naples: Pompeii Guided Excursion - Sorrento Coast (approx. 277 km)

This morning, board your high-speed train to Naples. Upon arrival, transfer to Pompeii for a guided excursion featuring the excavations of this Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Continue to the Sorrento Coast, where you'll find your luggage at your hotel. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Sorrento.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 12

Sorrento Coast: Capri Guided Excursion & Tasting (approx. 50 km)

After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and hop aboard a ferry to Capri, a favourite vacation spot since Roman times. Explore the port of Marina Grande and check out the island's fashionable La Piazzetta. Enjoy free time on the island, then return to Sorrento and taste limoncello, the liqueur made from fragrant lemons of the Sorrentine region.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 13

Sorrento Coast : At Leisure

After breakfast, enjoy time at your leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 14

Sorrento Coast - Naples - Rome (approx. 275 km)

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Naples to board on your high-speed train to Rome. Head out to explore the Eternal City for the rest of the day.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Italian Adventure

Day 15

Rome - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Rome airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
UNA Hotel Century(or similar)
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Hotel Continental Venice(or similar)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Home Florence(or similar)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Bettoja Hotels Collection(or similar)
Sorrento, Campania, Italy
Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people.

Note: Guests travelling in First Class will not be accompanied by the guide. the guide will remain in economy class with the other passengers.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 Departure dates:
April 30           
May 7, 14, 21, 28   
June 4, 11, 18, 25           
July 2, 9 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

 

ACTIVITIES

At time of reservation, please indicate if you would prefer an English-speaking or French-speaking tour guide.

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location, and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Tour group limit is 30 guests.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.