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This is the different Italy—a region bursting with the pleasantly unexpected.
Go north and step into a land where rock spires rise above lush landscapes, Austrian influences characterize the village streets, and tranquil lakes and perfumed vineyards are always on the horizon. An epic coastline runs alongside towering cliffs and terraced vineyards. From Lake Maggiore and the staggering Dolomites to the “Five Worlds” tucked within the Riviera’s Cinque Terre, tread through Italian landscapes at their most surreal and surprising on this small group Adventure Tour.
Your tour package includes
- 9 nights in handpicked hotels
- 9 breakfasts
- 1 lunch
- 4 dinners with beer or wine
- 1 wine tasting
- Sacro Monte
- San Giulio Island
- Valpolicella wine tasting
- The Dolomites
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4.8 star rating
Overall rating 4.8 out of 5
5.0 star rating
This tour was spectacular! I have been to Italy several times and have seen the major sights but this tour offered a deeper dive into less traveled areas of this beautiful country. The itinerary was spot-on for active travelers who enjoyed lots of walking and hiking. The beauty of the Dolomites defy...
5.0 star rating
Fantastic trip to some places off the typical tourist areas. Highlights were the hikes (Dolomites and Cinque Terre) and the wine tastings. The city of Lucca was a pleasant surprise. Elena was a great tour director! Our small group of 15 were good to travel with and our smaller but comfortable bus wa...
Hi Mark! Thank you so much for your kind review an...
5.0 star rating
My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much. The smaller group size was nice and we were comfortable throughout the trip. I can't give our tour director, Elena, enough praise. She was absolutely wonderful and was crucial to the success of the tour. As a local, her insight and knowledge was perfect....
Hotels, flights & FAQHere's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
HotelsWe handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This upscale hotel is located in the town of Baveno on Lake Maggiore’s western shore. Guests enjoy a large outdoor pool, access to a lakeside beach, a...
This traditionally styled, family-run hotel is located in the historic center of Bolzano. Guests enjoy the private park and gardens, free wellness are...
This charming hotel is located in the Rapallo neighborhood. Guests enjoy sea views, a terrace, and bike rentals. Nearby you’ll find Rapallo Castle, Mu...
This charming hotel is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find t...
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