was wonderful -- better than I expected -- and our leader, Luca, couldn't have been more professional or concerned about our happiness. The handle on my suitcase broke near the beginning of the tour, and Luca had it repaired in Florence and wouldn't take any money for it. He was fabulous.
I would have like the tour to have included more guided tours to specific sights, such as the Colosseum and certain museums that everyone wants to see. The only included tours were to Pompeii and at a lemon farm. On the Greece tour I took last fall by GAdventures, guided tours of all but one archaeological site were included.
I went on two hikes, which were unforgettable: at Cinque Terre and the Walk of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast. Also, we rented a private boat to take most of us to Capri, and that was another memorable day.
In only one hotel did I believe I was getting a substandard room because I was a single. Another single traveller immediately went to the leader and reception to complain about his room, and I went along. The next night I was moved to a really nice room. Plus, the tour leader contacted the next hotel, in Rome, to make sure that we singles had rooms that we liked.
Sandra - Victoria, BC
Best of Italy
Small Group Holiday
Italy, Oh Italy - land of la Vita Bella! Where style and flair live next to Michelangelo and Bellini. Where ancient Roman ruins stand next to Renaissance churches. Where picturesque hilltop towns look over verdant vineyards. Where good food and wine are a way of life.
From the canals of Venice to the museums and churches of Rome and from the renaissance treasures of Florence to the stunning Amalfi Coast, this tour shows you all the highlights of Italy in a 2-week holiday.
Activity / Theme
Leisurely / Moderate
Train, private minivan/bus, boat, walking
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
Amalfi, where I plucked lemons from the trees in spring, must be the best place in Italy to buy limoncello.
DAY 1 Start Venice
DAY 2 Venice orientation walk, free time
DAY 3 To Cinque Terre, free afternoon to explore
DAY 4 To Florence, orientation walk with aperitivo
DAYS 5 & 6 Free days in Florence, Pisa or Lucca
DAY 7 Train to Naples
DAY 8 Guided tour in Pompeii, to Sorrento
DAY 9 Free day in Sorrento to visit Capri or Ischia
DAY 10 Organic lemon farm, to Amalfi coast, farm lunch
DAY 11 Hike the Path of the Gods
DAY 12 To Rome, orientation walk
DAY 13 Free day in Rome
DAY 14 End Rome
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Pompeii tour with an Archaeologist
Sorrento Lemon Farm and Limoncello Tasting
Amalfi Agriturismo Experience
Orientation walks in Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, and Rome
Amalfi "Walk of the Gods" hike
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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