Italy: The Great Cities
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  • 15 Days | Lake Como, Bellagio, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano, Cortona in the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and Amalfi Coast

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Italy: The Great Cities North to South

15 Days | Lake Como, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano and Cortona in the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Imagine the beauty and peace of Bellagio on Lake Como... Discover our secret to staying on San Marco in Venice: no crowds as the red-orange sun sets over Venice and the hauntingly beautiful piazza... Walk the shadow-strewn streets of Florence and marvel at the same sites Leonardo da Vinci did... Escape to the country-side of Tuscany and discover its allure... Maybe you say hello to Francis Mayes in Cortona... Maybe you just enjoy enjoy your glass of Vino... The Empire that was Rome awaits to delight you just like when It thrived... And the Amazing Amalfi Coast is the finalé you won't be expecting.

It Was A Day Like No Other.

Discover a True Small Group Italy Tour Experience Like None Other.

The grandeur of Bellagio on Lake Como. The timeless mystery that is Venice. The elegance of Florence. Tuscany's sun-drenched countryside. The Empire that was Rome. The enchanting Amalfi Coast. Join us on this Complete Great Cities of Italy Journey and discover a place that will truly change your life's Journey for the better.

Journey's modern approach to travel means no buses, skip-the-line and exclusive access, small social groups around 10 to 16 travelers and Journey Adventure Leaders who are the consummate professional host throughout.

15 Days
Extend your stay with a pre-/post-tour hotel room.
Prefer a shorter Journey? Try 11 Day or 13 Day Tours.

Per person from$8,565
Solo supplement from $1940
Smart Stay from $6,265
Econo Select from $4,825
Prices vary based on departure date.
Itinerary at a Glance

The perfect beginning in the beautfy of Lake Como.

VENICE, 2 Days/2 Nights
The Republic of Venice soars again.

FLORENCE, 2 Days/2 Nights
Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and other Masters come to life.

Frances Mayes had this place right: it's amazing.

ROME, 3 Days/3 Nights
Heart of the Empire of Rome, Roman Holiday

Everything Amalfitana from Sorrento to Capri

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Included in the Journey

  • We Walk the amazing cities and villages of Italy
  • Journey Adventure Leader beginning-to-end
  • Local, expert easy-to-understand Italian Guides
  • 22 Meals: 13 Breakfast, 8 Dinners/Apericena, 1 Tasting/Lunch
  • Farm-to-table Cuisine with Premium Italian Wine & Cocktails
  • Luggage Portage throughout your Journey, WiFi
  • Meet & Greet at Airport with Arrival Transfer
  • 13 nights' accommodation at hand-picked Hotels and Villas
  • 'Master of Your Day' with our Exclusive Premium Sightseeing
  • Complimentary Laundry Service Mid-Tour: pack lighter!
  • Tuscan Winery - Tasting paired with delicious morsels
  • High-speed Train Milan-Venice-Florence, comfy Micro-coach Tuscany-Rome-Naples
  • Gondola with our Venetian Musicians Serenade
  • Admission fees, taxes, and gratuities excluding the Journey Adventure Leader

Meet the Complete Great Cities of Italy

Finding the right journey to Italy for your first visit is very important. Journey's 15-Day Complete Great Cities of Italy begins in the beautiful setting of Lake Como and the quaint village of Bellagio. Then you are immersed in the Italian 'triumvirate' of the great cities of Venice, Florence and Rome, while we will delight you with an unexpected respite in the middle of the Tuscan countryside for two days. Then we "finale" on the amazing Amalfi Coast.

Enjoy our proven approach of sightseeing balanced with ample leisure time so you can really get to know the destination. No rushing around in a traditional large tour group, no big buses, and the perfect sized group around 16 travelers.


Our Top Recommendations on this Journey

Expanding your journey to include a cooking class in Tuscany or our amazing Boating & Walking Excursion of the Isle of Capri and Amalfi Coast come high on the recommendation list.

Italy: The Great Cities North to South

15 Days | Lake Como, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano and Cortona in the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Day-by-Day Itinerary

The Complete Great Cities North to South Journey begins in Bellagio on beautiful Lake Como. Then discover Venice's secrets & treasures. Step back in Florence's Renaissance past. Relax in Tuscany's sunny countryside. Experience the grandeur of Rome. Immerse in the Finalé of the amazing Amalfi Coast.


Bellagio on Lake Como, ItalyFlight and Early Arrival Options

Your flight to Milan should arrive on Day 1 of the itinerary —  the trip commencement day in Bellagio on Lake Como. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare.

Expand the Journey: Many of our travelers arrive a "full day early" to recover from their overnight flight — inquire with us about a pre-tour overnight hotel room in Milan or in Bellagio —  and even stay longer at our finale on the Amalfi Coast!




The Journey begins in Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como. We can't wait to welcome you to the village and the stunning view of the lake to begin your Journey. Whether you arrive from Milan (with a pre-tour hotel room) or if you've simply arrived today, the Complete Great Cities of Italy Journey will absolutely delight you.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk: Bellagio

This afternoon you will meet your fellow travelers and your Journey Tour Director for an included Discovery Walk of Bellagio to learn your way around this lovely village. Then enjoy some time at leisure before meeting tonight for a wonderful dining experience.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Lake Como Dinner

Journey dinners are more like dining "events" featuring all inclusive premium beverages and ordering from the menu. Tonight, we introduce you to Bellagio's very own Chef Luigi to experience the magic of his culinary arts.

Journey Cuisine is authentically Italian: Family-owned restaurants farm to table
Journey’s approach to dining is unique in the travel world (just like the regions of Italy). We include Premium Beverages (wine, soda and cocktails) and you choose your dinner from the menu. The Italian chefs and families are proud of their delicious dishes which hail from each of the regions in which Journey travels. From Lombardia and beautiful Lake Como to the Veneto region with Venice all the way through to the Amalfi Coast and Campania, you will enjoy a variety of dishes featuring pasta, seafood combined plates, vegetable inspired contorni and of course Tuscan inspired dishes. While in Italy we will enjoy locally grown produce where the concept of nostrale, or home-grown, is so evident.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Bellagio, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Hotel Belvedere
Classic: Hotel Metropole or Similar

DAY 2: EXPLORING LAKE COMOBellagio on Lake Como

Journey Dinners IconBreakfast included daily


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Lago di Como & Bellagio

Today, we enjoy Captain Luigi (not the same as our Chef!) on our private boat tour of the lake to view the magnificent villas and then get to know Carlotta and her villa. Lago di Como is the third largest lake in Italy. At over 1320 feet deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. The lake's name comes from the town of Como. On a clear day the spectacular Alps are visible across the lake.

Walking on Your Journey
We enjoy walking the streets and stairs of Italy so get ready for exploring the cities and villages of Italy by foot. Plan to be on your feet for up to three (3) hours standing and walking up-and-down stairs, cobblestone streets, and hopping on-and-off our private (and sometimes public) transportation in all weather conditions (rain, sun, hot and cold weather). Our pace is unhurried but you must be physically capable of walking.

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and the evening at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Director will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or they can help you with dining reservations to explore lovely Bellagio at your leisure.


This morning say "Arrivederci" to Lake Como as we make our way to Milano Centrale Train Station for onward journey on the fast-train to the port city of Venice. On some departures you will be whisked along via our Micro-coach or Sedan. It's about a 2.5 hour trip to Venice and the coast. 

Upon arrival we are transported via private water taxi to our hotel on San Marco along with your fellow travelers and your Journey Tour Director. Check-in, drop carry-ons off (remember, your luggage is portaged and you manage your carry-ons), and then relax until our Discovery Walk. 

Discovery WalkDiscovery Walk

You will enjoy a get-to-know-Venice Discovery Walk — a hallmark of the Journey style of traveling and exploring new destinations hosted by your Journey Tour Director. We will take in the beautiful sights of Piazza San Marco, the "Campanile" or clock tower, the Grand Canal and more.

Prosecco IconLeisure Time

Enjoy some leisure time before meeting tonight for a special 'Welcome to Venice' evening from one of our exclusive perspectives to see Venice.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Venice Dinner

We then make our way to our favorite restaurant in Venice where we will be delighted with cuisine from several regions throughout Italy including the Veneto, Lazio and Campania (all paired with delicious wines and premium beverages - and all included with Journey).

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Venice, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Hotel Saturnia & International
Classic: Hotel Saturnia & International Standard Rooms


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Venice Secrets & Treasures

Venice's Secrets & Treasures is Journey's unique touring experience through this dramatic and historic port city. Today, learn of Venice's fascinating and colorful past, including everything from Napoleon to an exploration of her many back alleys and streets (called calles). Venice's character springs to life as we make our way through her nooks and crannies and mysterious alley ways.

Journey's professional local guide provides expert commentary as we enter the fascinating and colorful Basilica San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica). Then we go back in time with our visit to the Doge's Palace, the Old Prison (and yes, you will learn about the gentleman Casanova), and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Special sightseeing today includes:

  • Doge's Palace: Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Doge's Palace (meaning Duke or Governor's Palace), the seat of the Republic of Venice's historic power.
  • Venice's Old Prison: The Prisons of Venice: Found inside the Doge's Palace, are the older and new prisons.
  • Bridge of Sighs: The bridge made famous for its window and last view of blue sky and freedom as prisoners are marched to their sentence.
  • Basilica San Marco: Enjoy the beautiful mosaics and how they reflect and dance in the light. Your Tour Captain "paints the picture" of the history and opulence that is the Basilica San Marco prior to entering. Once inside, enjoy 'silence' as you observe its beauty encased in Byzantine architecture.
  • Piazza San Marco: and our "Secret Treasures of Venice:"
  • Walking Delights: Learn about the Clock Tower (Campanile), Caffé Florian, Napoleon and the Winged Lion
  • Enjoy included admission/entrance to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana at your leisure.
Gondola Icon

Special Adventure: Venetian Gondola Experience
Later today, just before sunset enjoy our included Gondola ride through the canals of Venice with our professional musicians to make the ambiance perfect. On occasion inclement weather will prevent the gondola ride. In this scenario an alternate activity will be substituted later in the tour.


Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.


Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Director will invite you to an optional dinner after the Gondola ride, and they can also help you with dining reservations if you choose to explore lovely Venice on your own. 

DAY 5: ONWARD TO FLORENCEFlorence Panorama

This morning enjoy a leisurely start with breakfast and then join your Journey Tour Director as we transfer by boat to the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station for the included Fast-train passage to Florence. Your bags are portaged separately so you can enjoy the ride.

We zip along the Italian countryside and arrive in Florence at the Santa Maria Novella Train Station where we deboard the train for our short walk to our hotels in the very heart of Florence.

After some time to freshen up, we begin our chapter in Florence.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk

On the Discovery Walk we will orient you to the very heart of historic Florence. In addition to seeing many of the major sites including Giotto's Campanile (Bell Tower) and the Baptistery, the Florence Cathedral, also known as the Duomo, we will enjoy entrance to Orsanmichele church and the church of Via Santa Margherita which was the parish of many Florentine families, such as Cerchi, Donati, Adimari and Portinari.

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure until our welcome dinner tonight.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Florence Dinner

Your Journey Tour Director hosts an amazing welcome dinner in Florence with authentic Tuscan cuisine served by Fiorentini who love what they do. Florence welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, premium beverages, and ample portions of fine local wines from Toscana and Chianti.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Florence, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Bernini Palace Hotel
Classic: Rosso 23 or Similar

DAY 6: EXPLORING FLORENCEFlorence Journeyers enjoying the afternoon sun.

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Florence Secrets & Treasures

Florence boasts a variety of fine sights to see, including Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery's Bronze "Gate of Paradise," Giotto's Bell Tower, Signoria Square, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's David is housed.

We will take our time walking through the Piazza della Repubblica, the famous Piazza Signoria with her old palace, Palazzo Vecchio, and make our way through the portico of the Uffizi complex before arriving at the Arno River and a visit to the "old bridge," or Ponte Vecchio. This was the only bridge in Florence to survive the World War II bombing raids.

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • Galleria dell'Accademia: Skip-the-Line admission to experience Michelangelo's David in the Academy Gallery.
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: The first art school of Europe.
  • Our tour includes the historic city center which is a World Heritage site that comprises the Baptistery, Campanile, and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – also known as the Duomo. The 14th-century dome was created by Brunelleschi.
  • See the magnificent Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery, so called by Michelangelo. Our Local Guide will comment on these impressive doors to the Baptistery created by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Until the 19th century, most Catholic Florentines were baptized here. The Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile whose perspective we enjoy from ground level are all part of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiori complex.
  • Entrance and tour of Orsanmichele: This church was originally built as a grain market in 1337 by Francesco Talenti, Neri di Fioravante, and Benci di Cione. Then converted into a church between 1380 and 1404.
  • Walking Delights: We explore Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), the only bridge to survive World War II bombing.

Following our Secrets & Treasures adventure the balance of the day is at your leisure.

Interested in checking out the leather market? What about a climb of the Duomo? We can arrange visits, admissions and more for you in advance. Consider a visit to the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) or just explore at your leisure. This Basilica is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile, Rossini, and Marconi, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Director will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Florence at leisure.


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure

It's a great day to explore further into the Tuscan countryside.

Our first stop is the hilltop village of San Gimignano. One of San Gimignano's most impressive sights is the medieval skyline made up of 13 remaining towers dating back from the 11th century. San Gimignano rises on a hill dominating the Elsa Valley. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena", the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Once in San Gimignano, we enjoy free time to explore the city of towers. San Gimignano also has several distractions for shopping - so dig in and enjoy!


We'll toast our arrival into the countryside of Tuscany with a unique perspective and our first taste of Vernaccia, a white wine that hails from San Gimignano.


Enjoy our in-depth experience at our winery estate in the heart of Tuscany - simply stunning.


We will enjoy a tour of the production facilities and cellars, followed by a delightful wine-tasting paired with perfect morsels for lunch. Buon Appetito! Vineyards in Tuscany


Our lunch palate-pleasing appetizers, including pecorino cheese, bruschetta, and other local farm-to-table delights. You'll get your fill of classic Chianti and Super Tuscan varieties along with delicate cuisine hand-made by the chef.

Special Sightseeing today Includes:

  • San Gimignano: Sightseeing and free time in the Tuscan hill town known for its towers.
  • Exclusive Winery: Admission, Tour and Wine Tasting at our Estate located in the heart of Tuscany. Beautiful Property with stunning views, delicious varietals paired with sumptuous delicacies. You won't want to leave.
  • Tuscany's Wine Road: Winding through the Tuscan hills, the wine road offers remarkable beauty, characterized by vineyards, wine cellars, distant rolling landscapes, and villages up in the hills.

To Cortona
Mid to late-afternoon we enjoy a leisurely drive to the delightful hill town of Cortona for our next chapter in the very heart of Tuscany. An absolutely beautiful town awaits us and an equally authentic welcome dinner is included.

In the mid to late Tuscan afternoon we will arrive at our villa hotel in Cortona. Your Journey Tour Director checks you in and there is ample time to freshen up before meeting in the lobby tonight for a short walk to our special Apericena experience.

Discovery Walk IconDiscovery Walk

On the Discovery Walk of Cortona we make our way to its very heart to learn about its fascinating past with Etruscans and Romans, as well as Hollywood. Your Journey Tour Director welcomes you to the Tuscan countryside and tonight's special Italian experience.

We continue our walk as we explore Via Nazionale up to Piazza Garibaldi and finally into Piazza della Repubblica where you will Learn about the plains of Trasimeno and of the amazing battle of the same name: The Roman-Cathaginian Battle. Soak up the afternoon sunshine as we slow down and enjoy a typical Tuscan evening.

Journey Dinners IconExclusive: Special Apericena in Cortona

Tonight you will join your Journey Tour Director for a Journey exclusive welcome "aperitivo" called Apericena by the modern Italians.


It's the perfect complement for your palate after a day of great cuisine and wine. Our dinner aperitivo provides a just-right, light meal finale to our beautiful day in the Tuscan countryside and in the magical ambiance of this delightful hill town.


Afterwards, enjoy the balance of the evening at your leisure.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Cortona, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Villa Marsili
Classic: Hotel Italia or Similar


Enjoy a full free day at your leisure in beautiful Cortona.

Many options are available from Cooking Classes to a day trip to Siena and more. Today, enjoy Tuscany at your leisure - perhaps it's a thorough exploration of delightful Cortona, a cooking class, horse-back riding, Vespa rental and much more.

Cortona is a small but fascinating hill town in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany. It is situated on a commanding hill that overlooks Lake Trasimeno, known for the infamous rout of the Romans by Hannibal and the Carthaginians. Its cyclopean walls, still preserved in great part, are said to be 3000 years old. It was one of the twelve cities of Etruria.

Soak in the morning: enjoy a walk through the vineyards, or a hike up to the castle or a leisurely stroll through the piazza and streets.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Director will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or choose to enjoy your last night in Cortona at your leisure.

DAY 9: ONWARD TO ROMEPantheon in Rome, Italy

As we make our way to Rome, we find ourselves going back in time as our surroundings begin to slowly turn in to the very center of ancient Rome.

We arrive at our hotels and check in. The locations of our hotels in Rome are within a minute or so walk of the incredible Pantheon.

We check-in, freshen up and then meet for our Discovery Walk.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk

You will meet the Journey Tour Director for a walk through the very heart of Old Rome.


We begin our exploration of Rome beginning with an elephant and continue to immerse ourselves in over 2000 years of history of the 'Empire. We enter the amazing Pantheon and learn of its interesting history and continue our walk to soak up Piazza Navona, once a site where mock naval battles were held. We continue with our Discovery Walk as we pass through Campo di Fiore (field of flowers) - do you know the name of the figure whose likeness is crafted in the statue in this amazing campo? We walk by Largo di Torre Argentina and learn of Julius Caesar's fate. We will also see a village of modern Roman felines.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Rome Dinner

Tonight you will join your Journey Tour Director for a special welcome to Rome dinner complete with premium beverages and wine from the region of Lazio, Campania and Toscana.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Rome, 3 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Iconic Pantheon Hotel
Classic: Navona Hotel


DAY 10 EXPLORING THE VATICANVatican City, Rome, Italy

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Vatican City

This morning we enter Vatican City with our Priority Early Morning Entry (ahead of regular Vatican visitors). Enjoy a visit of the Vatican museums to see the amazing tapestries, the Sistine Chapel and its iconic ceiling, and St. Peter's Basilica and Square as the majestic Vatican City comes to life.


After our experience is complete we will exit at St. Peter's Square where you see the multi-color uniformed Swiss Guard on display as they guard the Vatican and the expanse of the beautiful piazza. 


Journey's transports are waiting nearby when we're ready to head back to our hotels.

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • St. Peter's Basilica and Square: Admission and Guided Tour to St. Peter's Basilica: By design, we enjoy early admission around 8:15 am to avoid the large cruise and tour groups that arrive later in the morning. Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission Included.
  • Sistine Chapel: Admission and Guided Tour of the Sistine Chapel: You will find inside the chapel The Last Judgment painting by Michelangelo, which he painted during the years 1535 to 1541. The work, designed on a grand scale, spans the entire wall behind the Sistine Chapel altar.
  • Vatican Museums: Admission and Guided Tour of the Vatican City Museums: The Museums boast some of the most impressive tapestries and other works of art and sculpture found in the world.

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Director will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Rome at your leisure.


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Imperial Rome

This morning enjoy our walking tour of Rome. You will see ancient elements intertwined perfectly with present-day apartment buildings, and discover how the modern Romans have intertwined their vast history into present-day experience.


We're making our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the town center of the Roman Empire, for our special access, in-depth touring experience, complete with admissions. 

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • Colosseo: Flavian's amphitheater known popularly as the Colosseum. Admission and Guided Tour of the Colosseum: Heart of The Empire. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entrance.
  • Foro Romano: Admission and Guided Tour of the Roman Forum ~ We walk through the archaeological dig for unique perspectives of the Old Town Center of Rome, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia or the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and the Triumphant Arches.
  • Capitoline Hill: We ascend this amazingly sculptured and architecturally inspirational locale.
  • Walking Delights: Views of Trajan's Market, Palatine Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia known as the Senate Building, the Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument, the Jewish Ghetto, and other historic landmarks. 

Journey Dinners IconFarewell to Rome Dinner

Tonight join your Journey Tour Director for our included 'Farewell to Rome' event.


Tomorrow we will say, 'Arrivederci Roma!' but tonight we sing and make melody in the very heart of Rome. 


We say goodbye to Rome and make our way through Naples to Pompei, the modern city, where we find Pompeii (note the two i's) which is the ancient Roman city we will visit with our expert guide this morning.

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure

On our tour of the World Heritage Site of Pompeii we find out the city was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Enjoy the commentary of our Local Guide as you learn of its colorful history and tragic end.

After our experience we make our way to Sorrento, our home to explore the amazing Amalfi Coast.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Sorrento Dinner

Your Journey Tour Director hosts an amazing welcome dinner in Sorrento. The owner, Mario, and Chef Lena and their family welcome us to dinner tonight. Get ready for a wonderful evening of Sorrentina cuisine and hospitality.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Sorrento, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Hotel Minerva Sorrento
Classic: Hotel Minerva Sorrento Standard Rooms


You will have today completely at your leisure to explore Sorrento or consider one of our optional adventures.

Highly Recommended: Enjoy our optional experience departing this morning and enjoy a boat trip to the Isle of Capri to enjoy free time on the Island.

Your Journey Tour Director will give you great ideas on what to do while you're on island. Occasionally, and weather permitting, we are able to provide an experience that includes (in addition to round-trip service to and from Capri) time on the boat around the island with stops at various Grottos for viewing and swimming if you desire. We only "stop" at the Blue Grotto, we do not go inside the Blue Grotto as this usually takes the majority of the day.

Then later, again weather and seas permitting, we continue to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. We will spend some time in Positano at leisure and then continue along the Amalfi Coast drive back to Sorrento.

Prosecco IconOur Special Journey Finalé

After returning to our hotel, enjoy some leisure time and then meet on the terrace for our special Apericena to celebrate our time together. Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together.


It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends! Until our next Journey — Arrivederci!



Day 14: DEPARTURE DAY: Arrivederci Italy!

We say Arrivederci to the coast today or perhaps you might want to extend your stay. Inquire with us about adding another night or more on the Amalfi Coast.



   Add a Post-Tour Hotel Room

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Italy: The Great Cities North to South

15 Days | Lake Como, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano and Cortona in the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Journey's Hand-Picked Hotels

We have included our Journey hand-picked hotels that feature uniquely-designed hotels reflecting the culture and ambiance of the very cities you're visiting. They feature full, hot American breakfast included with private bathrooms. The hotels we've selected in the Great Cities of Italy are literally centuries older than our country, so, you can expect uniquely decorated rooms featuring usual and unusual amenities, European-style and seasonal air-conditioning. Remember, we're traveling to a foreign country where things are...different, but that's one of the reasons we travel. The only times an alternate property may be used would be in the event of no availability. In this case, a property of similar quality and location will be used. Make note, it is extremely rare for this scenario to take place.

Do you prefer an upgraded hotel to one of our Luxury properties? Or perhaps the hotel is the least of your concerns and you'd rather spend your vacation dollars on experiences? Then consider our "Options to Modify" throughout the itinerary if you would like to modify one of your properties.


Italy: The Great Cities North to South

15 Days | Lake Como, Venice, Florence, San Gimignano and Cortona in the Tuscan Countryside, Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Journey to Italy during the Best Times of the Year

14 days, 13 nights land, 15 day round-trip travel time including flight times. Journey's unique approach to Italy features Bellagio on Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, along with Priority Early Morning Entry to the Vatican before the regular opening hours.


2022 Trip Dates, Pricing & Availability


2022 March-April Departures

Recommended: Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,579 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,475 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2022 May - June Departures


Recommended: Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,679 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,875 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2022 July - August Departures

Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,579 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,475 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2022 September - October Departures
Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,679 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,875 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE


2023 Trip Dates, Pricing & Availability


2023 March-April Departures


Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,579 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,475 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2023 May - June Departures
Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,679 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,875 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2023 July - August Departures

Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,579 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,475 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

2023 September - October Departures
Recommended:Deluxe Hotels 4 to 5 Star Properties $9,679 AVAILABLE
Classic Hotels 3 to 4 Star Properties $7,875 AVAILABLE
Econo Hotels 3 Star Properties $5,375 AVAILABLE

Pricing is based upon room category availability at time of booking: Prices will change as availability is reduced. Inquire about a Solo Supplement that provides a double occupancy room for solo use and is with a tour that already has at least six (6) other guests booked. Published prices are based on a departure with at least six (6) Journey travelers.