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Iconic Italy
14 Days Venice to Rome
Includes Hotel Stay, Guided Tour, Daily Breakfast, Transportation

Experience two inspirational weeks in Italy, connecting with the some of the greatest cultural highlights in the world. Get in touch with the ancient past alongside an archaeologist among the ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii, marvel at Renaissance treasures in iconic Venice and enchanting Florence, and stop and smell the lemons in the quaint cliff-side villages of the Amalfi Coast. Introduce yourself to the Italian lifestyle and it’ll remain with you always.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii
  • Gaze at the Renaissance treasures in iconic Venice and Florence
  • Hike the famous "Walk of the Gods" in Amalfi
  • Visit the Colosseum in Rome

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Orientation walks in Venice, Florence, and Rome
  • Cinque Terre boat trip
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeologist
  • Visit to a lemon farm with limoncello tasting
  • Lunch at a local agriturismo
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

National Geographic Journeys are a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.


TOUR MAP

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - VENICE

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - VENICE

Take an orientation walk through the local markets and neighbourhoods of Venice. Opt to visit museums, churches, the Doge's Palace, or take a gondola ride.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - VENICE/CINQUE TERRE

Head to Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean. Enjoy an overnight stay in a charming village perched on the rocky coast and a boat ride on the crystal clear Ligurian Sea.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - CINQUE TERRE/FLORENCE

Travel to Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region. Take an orientation walk with the CEO through the lively yet ancient streets and enjoy an included aperitivo (pre-dinner alcoholic beverage) experience at a local bar.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - FLORENCE

Enjoy a free day with a multitude of options including a day trip to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca, a visit to the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the Medici Chapels, or take an excursion to Pisa.
Meals included: Breakfast


Day 6 - FLORENCE

Enjoy a free day with a multitude of options including a day trip to the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca, a visit to the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the Medici Chapels, or take an excursion to Pisa.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - FLORENCE/NAPLES

Catch the train to Naples with the option to enjoy a fantastic meal in the birthplace of pizza. Opt to to visit the National Archaeological Museum.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - NAPLES/SORRENTO

The day begins with an excursion to the ruins of ancient Pompeii with an archaeologist. Continue by private bus to Sorrento and be welcomed to the south with a visit to an organic lemon farm, getting an in-depth look at one of Italy’s best-loved beverages from a local producer. Take in panoramic views of the sea, stroll through the fragrant lemon groves, and learn about the history of the agriturismo. See how limoncello is made from beginning to end and enjoy a taste of this delicious liqueur.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - SORRENTO

Enjoy a free day in Sorrento. Opt to visit the nearby islands of Capri or Ischia.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 - SORRENTO/AMALFI

Travel to the stunning Amalfi coast with lunch at a local agriturismo that specializes in home grown, delicious produce. Meet the family and tour the property – a converted 17th-century monastery. Head into the kitchen for a cooking demonstration, then sit down to a wonderful meal of local fare surrounded by gardens, open terraces and groves overlooking the Mediterranean. Continue to the hotel, which offers spectacular views of the coastline.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11 - AMALFI

Hike the famous "Walk of the Gods," following ancient paths and trails linking isolated farms, villages, churches, and monasteries.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 - AMALFI/ROME

Travel to Rome and take an orientation walk with the CEO.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 - ROME

Enjoy a free day to explore Rome. Opt to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican, or just wander the streets and palazzi, taking time for a cafe or gelato.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 - ROME

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

*Per person based on double occupancy, priced in CAD. Rates and dates are subject to availability. Call for details. Prices do not include air travel.Note that hotels may differ depending on your selected travel date. Please enquire for a complete itinerary for your selected travel date.