13 Day Northern Italy with Tuscany & Amalfi

2 Como, 2 Venice, 4 Montecatini & 3 Sorrento
Airfare from NYC, first class accommodation with all transfers, daily breakfast and your choice of sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Milan, Naples-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Como or Stresa
    • 2 nights Venice
    • 4 nights Montecatini
    • 3 nights Sorrento or Naples
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

 

Special Features

  • Discover the Lakes Region with a scenic cruise
  • Walking tour of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the pink marble Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Walking Tour in the walled city of Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture
  • Stay in Montecatini Terme, the spa center of Italy
  • Visit spectacular Cinque Terre, with the most dramatic scenery on the Ligurian coast
  • Enjoy a rustic Tuscan Paesana Dinner with wine and olive-tasting
  • Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Milan, Transfer to Stresa
Arrive in Milan and then transfer to your hotel in the town of Stresa, on the Lago Maggiore, one of Italy's most romantic destinations. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, a briefing with your Tour Manager about the wonderful journey that awaits you in Italy, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Stresa
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Cross Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori
Today, cruise Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella, visit the palace of Prince Borromeo, and its splendid gardens with the famous white peacocks. Continue to the charming fishermen's island (Isola dei Pescatori) that gets its name from the occupation of its inhabitants. Walk along the windy streets and marvel at the incredible views of the lake. Sail back to Stresa with time to experience the delights of this lakeside town with its spectacular mountain views
Overnight: Stresa
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Verona Walking Tour, Travel to Venice
After breakfast, set out for Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the richest cities in Roman remains. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city followed by free time to savor the atmosphere here. Continue to Venice for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. Afterward, continue to St. Mark's Square where the guided walking tour of this romantic city begins. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then, to the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Or, participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Ride with music - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday!
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Tour Lucca en route to Montecatini
Magnificent panoramas are waiting for you today as you travel through the rolling Tuscan countryside dotted with olive and fig trees to Lucca, a jewel of medieval architecture, with its massive 17th century walls that completely surround the city. Walk along the winding streets of the original Roman grid revealing layers of history at every turn. Arrive at the Church of San Michele adorned by its beautiful piazza, occupying the site of the ancient Roman Forum. Then, on to Montecatini, the spa center of Italy, known for its world-famous thermal baths
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Spectacular Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Coast
The drive today takes you to spectacular Cinque Terre, (Five Lands) with the most dramatic scenery on the Ligurian coast, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These enchanting five villages are nestled into the cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by vineyards that produce some of Liguria's most celebrated wines. Look for the 19th-century railway that transports villagers from place to place as cars were banned over a decade ago. Upon your return, a very special experience as you drive through the lush countryside to a Tuscan farm. Here, you’ll tour the vineyards and then settle in for a rustic Tuscan Paesana dinner that includes local wines
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Full Day in Montecatini
Explore Montecatini on your own today, or join the not-to-be-missed full day optional tour to Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Upon arrival, walk to the magnificent Duomo celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. From here, walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio, also known as the "Old Bridge". Return to Montecatini for the rest of the day at leisure
Optional: Full Day Florence from Montecatini (AM)
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Full Day in Montecatini
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Montecatini, or participate in the optional tour to the lovely medieval city of Siena that sits over three hills. The heart of the city is Il Campo, the huge central plaza where the Roman forum used to be, site of the famous Horserace of Palio. After a tour of Campo Square and St. Dominic's Church, return to Montecatini for dinner at your hotel
Optional: Full Day Siena Tour (AM)
Overnight: Montecatini
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Travel towards the Sunny South
Depart Montecatini, driving south towards Naples. Along the way, stop for lunch in the hills of Lazio. Then, on to the Gulf of Naples, where you are welcomed by the spectacular panoramic views and by the sapphire blue waters of the Gulf. Tonight, a lovely dinner together highlights your arrival in Campania Region
Overnight: Naples*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Full Day at Leisure
A day at leisure in picturesque Naples, strikingly beautiful with its seaside setting. Don’t miss the optional full day tour to the enchanting and picturesque Isle of Capri by boat - it will be a highlight! Here, you’ll walk through the narrow lanes of Anacapri, with its chic boutiques and shops offering tastings of the island's famous Limoncello. Then, to La Piazzetta (Piazza Umberto I) where everyone gathers to socialize and to the Gardens of Augustus, from where you can see splendid views of the sea and the famous Faraglioni rock formations, one of the island’s natural wonders. After a lovely day in Capri, return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure
Optional: Full Day Capri Tour (AM)
Overnight: Naples*
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - The Gorgeous Amalfi Drive
A fantastic day as you drive along the rugged Amalfi coast, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular drives in the world, with its dramatic landscapes and amazing panoramas. Nestled into mountains which rise thousands of feet above the sea, you’ll see enchanting villages, cliffs terraced with lemon groves, whitewashed villas and sparkling turquoise seas. Drive via Positano, the coast’s most expensive town, and enjoy time at leisure in Amalfi, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Naples in time for dinner
Overnight: Naples*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in Naples for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*The Sep 29 and Oct 6 departures will stay in Sorrento instead of Naples.

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Milan Linate Airport to Como transfers available at an additional cost.
  • Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted
  • Some departures may stay at the Bristol Hotel in Sorrento instead of the Grand Hotel Vesuvio
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary
Not Included
Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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