11 days (13 with extension)
Group size: 15-28 travelers
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.
Your tour package includes
On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 3.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including unpaved trails, cobblestone streets, and slippery walkways, with some steep hills.
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. While we can't confirm specific accommodations far in advance, these are common hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be comfortable and satisfied.
Lake Maggiore Region, Italy
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, and air conditioning. Nearby, you’ll find Villa Fedora, the Borromean Islands, and Villa Taranto's botanical gardens.
Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Dolomite Region, Italy
This elegant hotel overlooks the Dolomites. Guests enjoy a restaurant, pool, and mountain views. Nearby, you’ll find Walther Square, Messner Mountain Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Hotel Royal Sporting
Italian Riviera, Italy
This seaside hotel is located in Porto Venere on the Italian Riviera. Guests enjoy a sea-water pool, spa, and tennis court. Nearby, you’ll find the Poet's Gulf, Le Terrazze Shopping Center, and Cinque Terre.
Hotel Boscolo Astoria
This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Florence. Guests enjoy an on-site restaurant and wine bar. Nearby, you’ll find the Church of Santa Maria Novella and Florence's historic center.
Hotel Corona d'Italia
Only steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station, Hotel Corona d'Italia boasts a privileged position in the heart of the San Lorenzo district, which for centuries has been the crossroads of the commercial and artistic cultures in Florence. Laid out over three floors, Hotel Corona d'Italia is housed in an nineteenth-century palace. Its interior, decorated with beautiful Florentine ceramics and elegant stucco cornices, are large and filled with light. The American Bar is a perfect place to relax and plan out explorations while drinking a satisfying espresso or a liqueur.
Our team of experts will create a personalized flight itinerary for you. Meet up with friends, arrive early, stop over somewhere new, or stay longer — we've got you covered.