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Country Roads of Italy - Women Only

16 Day Italy Tour to Venice, Lucca & Perugia

Country Roads of Italy
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16 Days
2 Countries

Italy, Vatican City

20 Cities

Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Pompeii, Todi, Torgiano, Assisi, Perugia, Rapolano Terme, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Parma, Modena, Venice

20 Meals

5 Dinner with Wines, 15 Breakfasts

Leisurely

3 or more nights in 1 destination. Plenty of free time. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 20
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Country Roads Tours

Prefer to get off the beaten track? On our Country Roads tours, you'll leave the tourist hotspots behind and explore your destination from the perspective of a local. You'll eat like a local and enjoy farm-to-table dining. Seen all the iconic sites? Discover a new perspective!

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Women Only Tours

Embark on empowering women-only vacation limited to 24 guests. Connect, inspire, and explore with like-minded women as you delve into new destinations, cultures, and experiences led by an expert female Travel Director. Whether you seek adventure or cultural immersion, these trips are tailor-made to celebrate the strength and camaraderie of women travelers.

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Journey across the Italian peninsula on this 16-day women-only tour that stretches from the sapphire waters of the Amalfi Coast to the calming canals of Venice. On this small group tour, visit a winery run by the matriarchs of the family who are leading the way in making incredible wine and olive oil. Stop at Castel Gandolfo to ride an electric train through its papal gardens, marvelling at the mosaic flower beds. Sail to the rock isle of Capri, where you can climb nearly 2,000 feet for unrivaled views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Perugia, learn the art of loom-weaving from a women-owned and -run weaving association and join a cocktail-making class in Florence. Conclude in Venice, cruising the canals to Burano, an idyllic, colorful island in the Venetian Lagoon where you’ll toast to a fantastic trip with artist and environmentalist Allison Zurfluh.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome

Welcome to Rome, a glorious city filled with classic antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and baroque churches. Transfers depart from Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport for your hotel. Relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director and getting to know your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Arrival Transfer Depart Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) at  09:30, 12:30, 15:30
Room 007 Select View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

Room 007 Select

About the Hotel

Rome, Italy

The room 007 is located in the monumental and unique scenery of ancient Rome, not far from Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese, which is the largest park in central Rome. The guest rooms offer a classic style that blends in perfect harmony with the style of the building.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Authentic Dining Welcome Dinner Rome, Italy
Rome Welcome Dinner

Enjoy dinner at a uniquely Roman restaurant, the perfect exploration of Lazio's typical flavors.

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Authentic Dining

Day 2

Vatican and Rome with a Local

Today is devoted to The Eternal City. Join a Local Expert for an in-depth visit to the Vatican Museums, full of priceless art treasures collected by the Popes. Visit the Sistine Chapel, where the Popes are elected, to admire Michelangelo’s famous ceiling. Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, to wonder at another of his works, the emotive ‘Pietà,’ and stand beneath the dome completed after his death. Cross the Tiber river to enjoy views of ancient Rome. See the incredible Circus Maximus and the legendary Colosseum. There’s free time to do as the Romans do, or perhaps join a walking tour and toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, see the Pantheon, the best preserved monument from the Roman period, and enjoy free time in Piazza Navona.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Room 007 Select View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Room 007 Select

About the Hotel

Rome, Italy

The room 007 is located in the monumental and unique scenery of ancient Rome, not far from Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese, which is the largest park in central Rome. The guest rooms offer a classic style that blends in perfect harmony with the style of the building.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights The Colosseum, Rome
Rome City Tour

Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears w...

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Insight Experiences St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Vatican Visit with Fast-Track Entry

Visit the Vatican Museums, witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Insight Experiences

Optional Experiences Piazza's and fountains walking tour in Rome, Italy
Piazzas and Fountains

Enjoy a guided passeggiata with a Local Expert through the cobblestoned streets of Rome. Visit the spectacular Trevi Fountain, toss a coin to secur...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Evening with dinner in Rome, Italy
Roman Dinner Party

Enjoy an evening of delicious Roman cuisine with drinks and a great Italian ambiance.

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Day 3

Sorrento

Venture south leaving the region of Lazio for Campania. Drink in the views of the Bay of Naples and the distinctive outline of Mount Vesuvius as you reach the resort town of Sorrento.

Peninsula of Sorrento, Italy
Majestic Palace Hotel View Hotel Details
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Majestic Palace Hotel

About the Hotel

Sorrento, Italy

The Majestic Palace Hotel is ideally located in the Sant'Agnello area of Sorrento with views over the Gulf of Naples to the Isle of Capri and Mt. Vesuvius from the rooftop. Its perfectly positioned with easy access to beaches and the heart of Sorrento, which is just 2 minutes by train. Rooms are simply decorated and feature a balcony for you to enjoy. Perhaps spend some time wandering the lush gardens surrounding the hotel, or taking a dip in the pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples in Sorrento, Italy
See Mount Vesuvius

Perched upon the cliffs, lookout to see the mighty Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples.

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Top Rated Highlights La Passeggiata Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento Evening Walk

Experience the social ritual of la passeggiata.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Sorrento Dinner & Local Restaurant, Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento Evening

A chance to enjoy a delicious dinner of local specialties. We arrive at one of the area's unique local restaurants for an incredible dining experie...

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Day 4

Capri, the Isle of Dreams and picturesque Amalfi Coast

Meet your Local Expert and cross the Bay of Naples to reach the beautiful Isle of Capri, a rock rising sheer from the Mediterranean. For 2,000 years, Capri has beckoned visitors from Tiberius Caesar to Gracie Fields. Arrive at the Marina Grande by boat and ascend to Capri town. Explore the narrow alleyways, browse in exclusive boutiques and wonder at the views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Descend to the port by funicular railway and return to Sorrento. Travel along Italy’s finest coastline, the Amalfi Coast. Stop for a bird’s-eye view of the terraced houses of Positano.

Isle of Capri, Italy
Majestic Palace Hotel View Hotel Details
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Majestic Palace Hotel

About the Hotel

Sorrento, Italy

The Majestic Palace Hotel is ideally located in the Sant'Agnello area of Sorrento with views over the Gulf of Naples to the Isle of Capri and Mt. Vesuvius from the rooftop. Its perfectly positioned with easy access to beaches and the heart of Sorrento, which is just 2 minutes by train. Rooms are simply decorated and feature a balcony for you to enjoy. Perhaps spend some time wandering the lush gardens surrounding the hotel, or taking a dip in the pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Sorrento Capri Day Trip Jetfoil
Cruise by Jetfoil to the Isle of Capri

Cruise by jetfoil to this famous isle through beautiful blue Mediterranean waters.

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Top Rated Highlights Statue of Tiberius Isle of Capri, Italy
Isle of Capri City Tour

Explore Capri town with your Local Expert and see the whitewashed houses, winding alleyways, small cafes, fashionable boutiques and artisans studios.

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Top Rated Highlights Coast Drive Amalfi Coast, Italy
Visit the Seaside Town of Positano

Drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit this seaside town. See the pastel rainbow of colorful houses precariously stacked upon one another as if casc...

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Optional Experiences Capri cruise and tour from Sorrento, Italy
Island Tour of Capri

Experience a private, guided cruise along the beautiful southern coast to see spectacular cliffs, the famous Faraglioni Rocks and White Grotto sea ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Traditional Limoncello Capri, Italy
Delights Of The Bay Of Naples

Among the lemon and olive groves of Sorrento is a small farm owned by the third generation of the Marciano family. Meet Rosa and Maria and see how ...

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Day 5

Pompeii and Todi

Journey to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii to explore this extraordinary site with your Local Expert. Travel into the heart of Italy to enjoy free time in Todi, located on a hilltop pedestal overlooking a vineyard-covered plain. Savor the distinctly medieval ambiance during your orientation and admire the Piazza del Popolo where locals take their evening 'passeggiata'. Cap off the day dining at a local restaurant with a glass of Orvieto Classico wine - a magical culinary experience.

Temple of Apollo Pompeii, Italy
Fonte Cesia, Todi View Hotel Details
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Fonte Cesia, Todi

About the Hotel

Todi, Italy

Located in the heart of the historic center of Todi and set in a beautifully renovated and consolidated seventeenth-century palace, a perfect fusion of design, comfort and history. Its perfectly positioned to visit Perugia, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spoleto and other places of interests in Umbria. Rooms are elegantly furnished in a classic style with modern comforts.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Laundry

Style

  • Hotel
Top Rated Highlights Ruins of Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, Italy
Pompeii City Tour

Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the first century.

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Day 6

Todi

Journey through the undulating splendor of the Umbrian hills where the glossy green vine leaves reflect the warm sunshine of the region. Nestled in this glorious scenery is a family-owned business run by the females of the family. Taste the flavors of the region including Umbrian wine and olive oil. Learn how they have developed their business and produced award-winning wines before tasting the results of their work.

Fields of olive trees and vineyards
Fonte Cesia, Todi View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Fonte Cesia, Todi

About the Hotel

Todi, Italy

Located in the heart of the historic center of Todi and set in a beautifully renovated and consolidated seventeenth-century palace, a perfect fusion of design, comfort and history. Its perfectly positioned to visit Perugia, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spoleto and other places of interests in Umbria. Rooms are elegantly furnished in a classic style with modern comforts.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Laundry

Style

  • Hotel
Insight Experiences Female Run Winery in Umbria, Tuscany, Italy
Women-Run Winery in Umbria

Visit an Umbrian winery where two sisters create outstanding wines. Founded by Giorgio Lungarotti, pioneer of modern Italian oenology, this winery ...

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Insight Experiences

Day 7

Assisi and on to Perugia

In Assisi see St. Clare’s Church and the cathedral. Continue to walk down the Via San Francesco and visit the huge Basilica of St. Francis with a Local Expert. Journey to beautiful Perugia - the jewel of Umbria. Your guided walking exploration begins in the main street of Perugia's Old Town. See the Collegio del Cambio, the splendid Priors' Palace, the Cathedral and the finely sculptured Great Fountain in the magnificent main square. In the evening there is the option to discover the edible treasures of a traditional Umbrian kitchen, accompanied with wines of the region.

Townscape, Assisi, Italy
Sangallo Palace Hotel View Hotel Details
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Sangallo Palace Hotel

About the Hotel

Perugia, Italy

Located in central Perugia, the elegant Sangallo Palace Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. The hotel offers fantastic facilities and features modern rooms with wonderful views over the town.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Narrow medieval street in the hill town of Assisi, Italy
Assisi City Tour

See St. Mary of the Angels Church and join your Local Expert to walk through the cobbled streets to St. Clare's Church and see the cathedral.

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Top Rated Highlights Traditional street and the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy
Assisi Basilica of St Francis Visit

Discover why the Basilica of Saint Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.

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Top Rated Highlights A rooftop view of Perugia on a sunny day. Perugia, Italy
Perugia City Tour

Led by your Local Expert, your orientation will explore the Old Town and show you Priors' Palace, Collegio del Cambio, the cathedral, the Great Fou...

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Optional Experiences Umbrian Dinner, Perugia, Italy
Umbrian Dinner Experience

Umbria is not only a region which is culturally rich and full of beautiful vistas, it is also a region rich in its gastronomic offerings. A journey...

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Day 8

Perugia, the Jewel of Umbria

In Perugia, explore more of this gem of a town. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit a women-run artisanal workshop and meet Marta, a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn how Marta and her weavers are preserving the ancient craft of loom-weaving. With the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps visit Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany. On this Optional Experience, journey to a recently unearthed Etruscan Temple before a guided exploration through the town's historic center with views of Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana.

Spello, Province of Perugia, Italy
Sangallo Palace Hotel View Hotel Details
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Sangallo Palace Hotel

About the Hotel

Perugia, Italy

Located in central Perugia, the elegant Sangallo Palace Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. The hotel offers fantastic facilities and features modern rooms with wonderful views over the town.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Make Travel Matter Perugia Weavers, Italy​
Meet Artisanal Hand Weavers in Perugia

Meet Marta, founder of weaving association that is owned and run by women. Learn how Marta offers employment opportunities for local women and, alo...

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Make Travel Matter

Optional Experiences Cortona Panoramic Drive and Walking Tour, Perugia, Italy
Cortona Under The Tuscan Sun

Visit beautiful Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany and setting for Francis Mayes “Under the Tuscan Sun”. A scenic panoramic drive wit...

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Day 9

Siena and San Gimignano

This morning, soak up the waters of a natural thermal spa, renowned through the centuries for the beneficial effects on the body, delighting the Etruscans, Romans and modern-day visitors. Explore Siena with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the medieval Basilica of St. Catherine or alternatively, sample panforte, a traditional Tuscan dessert. Continue to the hilltop town of San Gimignano. Enjoy a tasting with award-winning master gelato maker, Sergio Dondoli, whose great inventions include innovative and mouth-watering flavor combinations. Journey through the rolling, cypress-clad hills and vineyards of Tuscany and enjoy a delicious exploration of Tuscany's red wines, discovering their robust flavors and absorbing history before arriving at your elegant hotel.

Skyline in Siena, Italy
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Insight Experiences Natural Thermal Spa Visit in Tuscany, Italy
Natural Thermal Spa Visit

Attracting health-seekers since the Etruscans, these hot springs offer healing and relaxation to countless guests. You’ll savor every moment of thi...

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Insight Experiences

Insight Choice
Siena Basilica Visit

Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine with your Local Expert.

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Insight Choice

Insight Choice Panforte Siena, Italy
Siena Panforte Tasting

Enjoy a tasting of Panforte, a traditional Tuscan dessert containing fruits and nuts.

Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Top Rated Highlights San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy
Visit San Gimignano

Visit the medieval Manhattan of Italy.

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Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Sergio Dondoli gelato parlour​, San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano Gelato Tasting

Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan gelato parlour of world champion gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli for a taste of his finest frozen treats.

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Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences Venice Celebration Dinner, Venice, Italy
Local Tuscan Dinner

The secret to dining well in Tuscany is knowing where to go, picking the small towns and restaurants where locals dine. Exploiting our countryside ...

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Day 10

Florence

Embark on your journey to renaissance Florence. Join a Local Expert to see the marble-clad cathedral, bell tower and Gates of Paradise on the baptistery. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Piazza della Signoria, still the political heart of Florence and an open-air gallery of Renaissance masterpieces. Spend time gazing at the fountains and sculptures along the front of the Palazzo Vecchio. Wander the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods of gold and leather. Cap off your day with a tasty cocktail class, learning the art of cocktail-making from a local mixologist.

Duomo in Florence, Italy
Included Meals Breakfast
Top Rated Highlights Piazza Della Signoria Florence, Italy
Florence City Tour

Join a Local Expert to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the polit...

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Insight Experiences Cocktail Making Class in Florence, Italy
Cocktail-making Class in Florence

In Florence, discover the art of creating your own cocktail, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with a master mixologist. Learn the tools of the trade an...

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Insight Experiences

Top Rated Highlights Leather craftsman Florence, Italy
Florence Leather Demonstration

See the historic neighborhood of the Santa Croce Basilica and witness local craftspersons at work during a gold and leatherwork demonstration.

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Day 11

On to Lucca

Travel to Lucca to view the churches, squares and palaces, perfectly preserved within encircling medieval ramparts. Pause a while and taste the lavish loaves of buccellato, Lucca's sweet raisin anise bread, said to be a favorite of the ancient Roman army. Later, you could take the opportunity to explore Pisa.

Bike at Piazza dell Anfiteatro in Lucca, Italy
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Hotel Villa La Principessa

About the Hotel

Lucca, Italy

Set in a private park, the 4-star Villa La Principessa is an elegant hotel that offers a relaxed atmosphere. Guest rooms have charming traditional decor and are located within walking distance to Lucca's city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Historic
Top Rated Highlights Sunset in Lucca, Italy
Lucca Orientation

Explore the city of Lucca. Admire the churches, piazzas and palaces within the medieval ramparts.

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Authentic Dining Bucellato Lucca, Italy
Taste Buccellato in Lucca

Visit a traditional steam bakery and sample Buccellato, a sweet raisin bread.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences Pisa and the Arno Valley, Pisa, Italy
Pisa and The Arno Valley

Visit the historical city of Pisa and with our Local Expert enjoy a guided visit of Piazza dei Miracoli, one of Italy’s most impressive squares. Vi...

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Day 12

Exploring the Cinque Terre

Get ready to explore the Cinque Terre, or five villages, which for years were only accessible by foot. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Italy's most beautiful landscapes. Join a Local Expert in one of the picturesque fishing villages, before cruising along the rugged coastline (weather permitting). There is plenty of time to explore the old medieval quarter and popular sandy beach before returning to your hotel in Lucca.

Explore the villages of Cinque Tierre, Italy
Hotel Villa La Principessa View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel Villa La Principessa

About the Hotel

Lucca, Italy

Set in a private park, the 4-star Villa La Principessa is an elegant hotel that offers a relaxed atmosphere. Guest rooms have charming traditional decor and are located within walking distance to Lucca's city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Historic
Top Rated Highlights Cruise Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre Visit

Led by your Local Expert, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline. Explore one of th...

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Optional Experiences A Taste of Tuscany, Italy
A Taste of Tuscany

A delightful and rustic experience, designed to bring you in touch with the enchanting Tuscan countryside, food and wine. Settle in for an authenti...

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Day 13

On to Parma

Journey to the beautiful university town of Parma, world-famous for its local ham and cheese. Meet one of the locals, Paolo. Learn about the process of making Parmigiano-Reggiano as Signor Paolo shares with you his passions for Italian food, especially excellent quality Parmesan cheese. Taste samples of the famous Parmigiano-Reggiano, accompanied by a glass of wine.

Piazza Garibaldi and Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
Starhotels Du Parc Parma View Hotel Details
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Starhotels Du Parc Parma

About the Hotel

Parma, Italy

A modern hotel located in the heart of Parma near to all the key attractions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Business Centre
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Authentic Dining Parma Tour, Italy
Parma Cheese Tasting

At Ciaolatte Parmesan you will meet, Signor Paolo, a local passionate about Italian food and quality cheese. Witness the cheese-making and ageing process of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Authentic Dining

Day 14

Modena and on to Venice

Visit one of Modena's top producers of authentic, traditional, artisan balsamic vinegar and take a master class to understand what makes this vinegar as expensive as top-rated wines. Continue through the Soave vineyards past Padua to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. To the tune of accompanying musicians, you will be serenaded through the atmospheric canals as you glide by gondola past water-lapped doorways and rococo palaces.

Gondolas, Venice, Italy
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice View Hotel Details
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Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

About the Hotel

Venice, Italy

The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel is located in a magnificently restored 19th century granary on Giudecca Island, only minutes away from St. Mark’s Square by boat.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Historic
Authentic Dining Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Barrels, Modena, Italy
Modena Vinegar Tasting

Visit a producer of authentic balsamic vinegar.

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Authentic Dining

Top Rated Highlights Gondola Ride Venice, Italy
Venice Gondola Ride

Delight in the magic of this charming city as you glide along the canals by gondola.

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Optional Experiences Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy
Magical Venice

Venice can be Europe's most romantic city in the evening, offering dramatic landscapes with buildings that dazzle as the sun sets and the lights go...

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Day 15

The Magic of La Serenissima

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a visit to a traditional arts center where you can see how beautiful, handcrafted glass is made by expert glassblowers, safeguarding traditional skills. Visit St. Mark’s Square where the city’s former wealth and power is evidenced by the riches of St. Mark’s Basilica and admire the Doge's Palace with its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. Cruise the islands of the Venetian Lagoon to arrive at Burano, famous for its candy colored houses. Over another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, meet artist and environmentalist Allison Zurfluh for a boat ride and art show over a glass of Prosecco. Conclude your women-only tour over a sumptuous celebration dinner with wine, sampling the local specialties.

Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice View Hotel Details
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Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

About the Hotel

Venice, Italy

The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel is located in a magnificently restored 19th century granary on Giudecca Island, only minutes away from St. Mark’s Square by boat.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Historic
Make Travel Matter Glassblowing demonstration​, Venice, Italy​
Venice Artisan Glassblowing Demonstration

Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practised by precious few masters. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditiona...

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Make Travel Matter

Make Travel Matter Painting and Prosecco in Burano, Venice, Italy
Meet Allison Zurfluh for Painting and Prosecco

Full of curiosities, the shimmering waters of the island of Burano and the Venice Lagoon will inspire the mind of any curious traveler. Embrace the...

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Top Rated Highlights Gondola under The Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy
Venice Orientation

With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.

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Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a Celebration Dinner
Burano Celebration Dinner

Cruise to the charming fisherman's island of Burano to enjoy a delicious dinner with wine and new-found friends.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences See St. Marks Basilica on a walking tour in Venice, Italy
Hidden Venice

To only experience Venice's big set pieces is to miss out on a hidden world full of surprises! Join a Local Expert for a fascinating walk through s...

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Day 16

Arrivederci Venice

Your departure transfer arrives at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

Picturesque Burano in Venice, Italy
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Rome City Tour

Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears w...

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Vatican Visit with Fast-Track Entry

Visit the Vatican Museums, witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and view the splendid dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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See Mount Vesuvius

Perched upon the cliffs, lookout to see the mighty Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples.

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Sorrento Evening Walk

Experience the social ritual of la passeggiata.

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Cruise by Jetfoil to the Isle of Capri

Cruise by jetfoil to this famous isle through beautiful blue Mediterranean waters.

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Isle of Capri City Tour

Explore Capri town with your Local Expert and see the whitewashed houses, winding alleyways, small cafes, fashionable boutiques and artisans studios.

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Visit the Seaside Town of Positano

Drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit this seaside town. See the pastel rainbow of colorful houses precariously stacked upon one another as if casc...

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Pompeii City Tour

Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the first century.

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Women-Run Winery in Umbria

Visit an Umbrian winery where two sisters create outstanding wines. Founded by Giorgio Lungarotti, pioneer of modern Italian oenology, this winery ...

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Assisi City Tour

See St. Mary of the Angels Church and join your Local Expert to walk through the cobbled streets to St. Clare's Church and see the cathedral.

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Assisi Basilica of St Francis Visit

Discover why the Basilica of Saint Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.

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Perugia City Tour

Led by your Local Expert, your orientation will explore the Old Town and show you Priors' Palace, Collegio del Cambio, the cathedral, the Great Fou...

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Meet Artisanal Hand Weavers in Perugia

Meet Marta, founder of weaving association that is owned and run by women. Learn how Marta offers employment opportunities for local women and, alo...

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Natural Thermal Spa Visit

Attracting health-seekers since the Etruscans, these hot springs offer healing and relaxation to countless guests. You’ll savor every moment of thi...

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Siena Basilica Visit

Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine with your Local Expert.

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Siena Panforte Tasting

Enjoy a tasting of Panforte, a traditional Tuscan dessert containing fruits and nuts.

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Visit San Gimignano

Visit the medieval Manhattan of Italy.

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Florence City Tour

Join a Local Expert to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the polit...

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Cocktail-making Class in Florence

In Florence, discover the art of creating your own cocktail, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with a master mixologist. Learn the tools of the trade an...

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Florence Leather Demonstration

See the historic neighborhood of the Santa Croce Basilica and witness local craftspersons at work during a gold and leatherwork demonstration.

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Lucca Orientation

Explore the city of Lucca. Admire the churches, piazzas and palaces within the medieval ramparts.

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Cinque Terre Visit

Led by your Local Expert, visit this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked away on the mountainous Italian Riviera coastline. Explore one of th...

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Venice Gondola Ride

Delight in the magic of this charming city as you glide along the canals by gondola.

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Venice Artisan Glassblowing Demonstration

Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing, now practised by precious few masters. Watch artisans create delicate works of art using rare traditiona...

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Meet Allison Zurfluh for Painting and Prosecco

Full of curiosities, the shimmering waters of the island of Burano and the Venice Lagoon will inspire the mind of any curious traveler. Embrace the...

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Venice Orientation

With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.

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Authentic Dining

5 Dinner with Wines, 15 Breakfasts

Rome Welcome Dinner

Enjoy dinner at a uniquely Roman restaurant, the perfect exploration of Lazio's typical flavors.

San Gimignano Gelato Tasting

Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan gelato parlour of world champion gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli for a taste of his finest frozen treats.

Taste Buccellato in Lucca

Visit a traditional steam bakery and sample Buccellato, a sweet raisin bread.

Parma Cheese Tasting

At Ciaolatte Parmesan you will meet, Signor Paolo, a local passionate about Italian food and quality cheese. Witness the cheese-making and ageing process of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Modena Vinegar Tasting

Visit a producer of authentic balsamic vinegar.

Burano Celebration Dinner

Cruise to the charming fisherman's island of Burano to enjoy a delicious dinner with wine and new-found friends.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

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Majestic Palace Hotel
Sangallo Palace Hotel
Hotel Villa La Principessa
Starhotels Du Parc Parma
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Optional Experiences

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Piazzas and Fountains

Enjoy a guided passeggiata with a Local Expert through the cobblestoned streets of Rome. Visit the spectacular Trevi Fountain, toss a coin to secur...

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Roman Dinner Party

Enjoy an evening of delicious Roman cuisine with drinks and a great Italian ambiance.

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Sorrento Evening

A chance to enjoy a delicious dinner of local specialties. We arrive at one of the area's unique local restaurants for an incredible dining experie...

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Island Tour of Capri

Experience a private, guided cruise along the beautiful southern coast to see spectacular cliffs, the famous Faraglioni Rocks and White Grotto sea ...

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Delights Of The Bay Of Naples

Among the lemon and olive groves of Sorrento is a small farm owned by the third generation of the Marciano family. Meet Rosa and Maria and see how ...

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Umbrian Dinner Experience

Umbria is not only a region which is culturally rich and full of beautiful vistas, it is also a region rich in its gastronomic offerings. A journey...

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Cortona Under The Tuscan Sun

Visit beautiful Cortona, one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany and setting for Francis Mayes “Under the Tuscan Sun”. A scenic panoramic drive wit...

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Local Tuscan Dinner

The secret to dining well in Tuscany is knowing where to go, picking the small towns and restaurants where locals dine. Exploiting our countryside ...

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Pisa and The Arno Valley

Visit the historical city of Pisa and with our Local Expert enjoy a guided visit of Piazza dei Miracoli, one of Italy’s most impressive squares. Vi...

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A Taste of Tuscany

A delightful and rustic experience, designed to bring you in touch with the enchanting Tuscan countryside, food and wine. Settle in for an authenti...

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Magical Venice

Venice can be Europe's most romantic city in the evening, offering dramatic landscapes with buildings that dazzle as the sun sets and the lights go...

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Hidden Venice

To only experience Venice's big set pieces is to miss out on a hidden world full of surprises! Join a Local Expert for a fascinating walk through s...

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Italy

  • Language in Italy: Italian
  • Currency used in Italy: Euro
  • Capital of Italy: Rome
  • Time Zone(s) in Italy: Central European Summer Time, Central European Time Zone

As a US citizen, here are the passport, visa, and entry requirements for Italy:

Passport

  • Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps.
  • Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required to enter Italy.

Entry Requirements

Italy experiences a diverse range of climates due to its geographical location. Generally, the country has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Coastal regions enjoy mild temperatures throughout the year, while inland areas can experience more significant temperature variations. Northern Italy tends to be cooler than the south, and the mountainous regions, such as the Alps and the Dolomites, have colder winters and offer opportunities for winter sports. It's always a good idea to check the specific weather conditions for the region you plan to visit, as they can vary.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Guests may bring one full-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. Due to limited luggage space, we ask that your full-sized bag not exceed dimensions of 30” x 18” x 10” and cannot be over 50lbs. Space for “carry-on bags” on motorcoaches is much smaller than on aircraft, and bags with wheels, rigid frames, and telescoping handles cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Medium-sized backpacks, tote bags, small duffels, and messenger bags are all excellent options to use as your daily coach carry-on. Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find several Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These experiences aim to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide wonderful highlights for your travels.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Most Optional Experiences will be priced in euros. Your Travel Director will provide further information. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Hotel services
Tipping hotel staff for room service delivery is customary if the charge still needs to be added to the bill.

Local Specialists
It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of €1-2 (Euro) per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director
Gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver are not included in the trip cost. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents. For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

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Sandra Labruna
Review date: Monday, June 11, 2018
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Excellent service, all questions answered, documents arrived as scheduled. I would definitely use them again
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for sharing your experience. We're so glad we could be here to help make your Italy vacation a success. Happy travels!
Monday, June 11, 2018
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Price was good, airfare price was much better with GET.
Alice Li
Review date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Foremost, an excellent travel specialist(Kari Nixon) had facilitated booking of my Italy trip, she is knowledgeable, trustworthy,kind & helpful. Her expertise had made made my trip went smoothly w/ no problem. Definitely I will recommend GET to my friends & collegues
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A little expensive since it was a little bit late booking for me, I was not able to get the50% off single supplement discount since there was no available room as per insight vacation. All the while the trip was amazing esp w/ excellent weather upper 70’s the whole 17 days w/ the wonderful caring group of 38 people
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review and kind words about Kari - she is excellent. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your trip, Country Roads of Italy, and made some new friends along the way. We look forward to seeing you on tour again soon!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Stowe Beam
Review date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Very efficient travel agent(Diane Angeloni) as always she tries to accommodate.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We will be sure to share this with Diane.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Outstanding experience. Covered a lot of beautiful and historical territory.
Philip Dellegrotti
Review date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Our guide- Andie- was wonderful. Very articulate and knowledgeable.
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Loved the trip! Could not have packed more into it.
Nancy Sutherlin Huffaker
Review date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Service
The service was excellent. Our tour guide Sara was informative, caring and patient!
Vacation
This tour went to all the places I wanted to see in Italy...Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi,Capri, Orvieto, Cinque Terra, Siena, Verona, Florence, Venice and more! I loved seeing the craft people and the side trips to see cheese making and wine tasting. The coach was very comfortable.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Service
It was fine. The people were very helpful in planning. This has nothing to do with them but I hated my Alitalia experience. If I ever go again I will avoid this airlines.
Vacation
Some hotels were better than others. Most had hard beds and pillows. I really enjoy learning about the history and culture from our tour guide Caroline Pugsley. She was excellent. Loved our bus driver too, Massimo with Cialone. I felt very safe with him. The optional trips were outstanding. Love the farm overlooking Bay of Naples, Dinner in the town near Sorrento and Afra at the organic Parmesan place.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Service
They were responsive to all our questions.
Vacation
This trip was amazing! From the tour director, to the hotels, and to the places we visited. All top notch and well organized.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, October 7, 2016
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Have traveled with Grand European for 15 years. They are great to work with.
Vacation
Tour was as advertised but hotel locations were very inconvenient. Rome and Sorrento were especially bad. The locations seemed designed to force us to buy the optional meals in order to get away from the hotel in the evenings.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Service
The website and catalogues are great and we always received help and answers by calling the headquarters.Received excellent instructions and advice about travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We couldn't be happier to see that you enjoyed your experience from start to finish. Thank you for taking the time to write. We hope to welcome you on another trip very soon. Grand European Travel
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Tour was well-organized and managed, very comprehensive, fascinating. Special visits and demonstrations were highlights. Our tour guide, Francis, was outstanding - very knowledgeable, passionate about Italy, and shared that with us.
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