National Geographic Journeys: Iconic Italy (EITNG)

Countries Visited: Italy
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10.
    Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    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, Opt to visit the Colosseum in Rome.

    Description
    Connect with some of the world's greatest cultural highlights on a two-week exploration of Italy. Get in touch with the ancient past alongside an archaeologist amid 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. La dolce vita is sweet indeed.
  • Details

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VeniceDay 1 Venice
    Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Additional Notes: Please make every effort to arrive on time for this important welcome meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your Chief Experience Officer will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2VeniceDay 2 Venice (1B)
    Take an orientation walk through the local markets and neighbourhoods of Venice. Opt to visit museums, churches, the Doges Palace, or take a gondola ride. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
    Day 3Cinque TerreDay 3 Venice/Cinque Terre (1B)
    Take advantage of the chance to enjoy some truly amazing food. Eat a succulent starter of local anchovies marinated in lemon and locally produced olive oil, follow it with Trofie al Pesto and top the lot with the famous dessert, wine schiattetra. Heaven. Included Activities: Cinque Terre Boat Trip Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 4FlorenceDay 4 Cinque Terre/Florence (1B)
    On one of the evenings in Florence, we will walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo in the evening to take in the famous view over the River Arno and the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Aperitivo Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 5FlorenceDay 5 Florence (1B)
    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. Additional Notes: Please note that it is very advisable to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited. You can book online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm. If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventures trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi and Accademia, for any time after 2pm on Day 4 or at any time on Days 5 and 6 of your trip. For additional museum resources you might want to refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence.
    Day 6FlorenceDay 6 Florence (1B)
    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. Additional Notes: Please note that it is very advisable to book tickets in advance for both the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. The line-ups at these museums are always long and the time to visit them is limited. You can book online from home before you leave at www.weekendafirenze.com or by phone (+39) 055 294883 from Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm. If you are interested in purchasing tickets we recommend that you do so once your G Adventures trip is confirmed (up to 2 months before if possible), especially for the ever-popular Uffizi and Accademia, for any time after 2pm on Day 4 or at any time on Days 5 and 6 of your trip. For additional museum resources you might want to refer to this website, www.firenzemusei.it, for more information to plan your day in Florence.
    Day 7NaplesDay 7 Florence/Naples (1B)
    Look at the Veiled Christ, stroll through the chilled tunnels of underground Naples, or just sit in a plaza with a cocktail. Soak up this wonderful animated city different from anywhere else in Italy, where superstition blends with religion and pizza reigns supreme! Transport: Train
    Day 8SorrentoDay 8 Naples/Sorrento (1B)
    After our tour, you have the option of visiting the nearby ruins of Herculaneum. Included Activities: Pompeii with an Archaeologist Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 9SorrentoDay 9 Sorrento (1B)
    Enjoy the day at leisure from our boutique hotel, just steps from the central piazza.
    Day 10AmalfiDay 10 Sorrento/Amalfi (1B, 1L)
    Visit an organic lemon farm to see how limoncello is made from beginning to end, stroll through the fragrant lemon groves, and enjoy a taste of this delicious liqueur. 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 fields and gardens to learn about local produce and herbs, then sit down to a wonderful meal of local fare surrounded by lush greenery, open terraces and groves overlooking the Mediterranean. Continue to the hotel, which offers spectacular views of the coastline. Included Activities: Sorrento Lemon Farm and Limoncello Tasting Amalfi Agriturismo Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 11AmalfiDay 11 Amalfi (1B)
    Probably the most famous walk in the Amalfi region, this trail climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. We hike the ancient trails, once the only road connecting these two villages. The path can be rough underfoot and a little exposed, but well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and "the Gods." Included Activities: Walk of the Gods Hike Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 12RomeDay 12 Amalfi/Rome (1B)
    Rome exudes history. From its Catacombs that entombed early Christians, to the Colosseum where gladiators battled to the death, up to the Palatine Hill, the traditional site of Rome's founding. It is also home to the Vatican City - the home of the Pope and St Peters Basilica. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums such as the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and Villa Borghese in Rome, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets can be reserved online at various websites like www.tickititaly.com. Please make your reservations for Day 13 of your tour, when you will have a free day. There may be the possibility of arranging tickets on arrival on Day 1, with the help of your CEO, but availability cannot be guaranteed at such short notice. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 13RomeDay 13 Rome (1B)
    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. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular museums such as the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and Villa Borghese in Rome, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance to avoid waiting in life. Tickets can be reserved online at various websites like www.tickititaly.com. Please make your reservations for Day 13 of your tour, when you will have a free day. There may be the possibility of arranging tickets on arrival on Day 1, with the help of your CEO, but availability cannot be guaranteed at such short notice.
    Day 14RomeDay 14 Rome (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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