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Italy with Katie Clark

May 8, 2024 - May 20, 2024

Cultural Cultural

$3,795 USD

25% due at booking

Italy with Katie Clark

May 8, 2024 - May 20, 2024

$3,795  USD

25% due at booking

Experience the magic of Italy on a remarkable journey encompassing Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Florence, and Rome. Start by gliding through Venice’s iconic canals, taking in the romance of St. Mark’s Square and the historic Doge’s Palace.

In Milan, marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture of Milan Cathedral before heading to the tranquil shores of Lake Como, framed by the majestic Alps. Explore the vibrant hues and coastal charm of Cinque Terre’s five villages, each offering a unique glimpse into Italian life. Delve into Florence’s artistic riches and admire the architectural wonder of Florence Cathedral and the historic allure of Ponte Vecchio. Conclude your journey in Rome, where ancient history meets modern vitality.

This expedition encapsulates Italy’s cultural diversity, historical significance, and artistic legacy, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

13 days, 12 nights

Up to 15 people

3 & 4 star hotels

Breakfast daily

May 8th, 2024

May 20th, 2024

Inclusions

Accommodation - twin share

Transportation

English speaking guide

Entrance fees

Breakfast daily

Boat tour of Lake Como including a stop in Bellagio

Guided tour of the Milan Cathedral

Airport transfers (on a group basis)

Guided tour of Murano & Burano

Guided boat tour of the Grand Canal in Venice and mask factory

Guided tour of Venice including the Doge's Palace, the Opera House and more

Guided boat tour of Cinque Terre including stops in Vernazza & Monterosso

Cooking class in Cianti

Guided tour of Civita di Bagnoregio

Guided tour of Terme di Saturnia Cascate del Mulino

Exclusions

Travel insurance (required)

Some meals as detailed

Flights

City taxes

Your host

Katie Clark

Hi, I’m Katie. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 17 years. After years of working overtime in the ER, to the point of burn out, always looking forward to that next trip to escape, I decided I needed to make a change. I knew I needed more balance in my life. I decided to create a life I didn’t feel the need to escape from.

I’ve always been passionate about travel and I started solo traveling off and on when I was just 18 years old. I love sharing my travel experiences with others through social media and by hosting group trips. Back in 2018 I planned my first group trip to Italy and I gained a talent for creating meaningful itineraries for small groups. My favorite part of this journey has been empowering other solo travelers to get out and see the world! Life is short. Take the trip!

Itinerary

DAY 1. Welcome to Venice!

You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel by motorboat. Explore the city at your leisure and if you arrive with enough time there will be the opportunity for a gondola ride.

 

DAY 2. Murano & Burano

Today we’ll be visiting Murano and Burano by water taxi as part of a captivating journey through the Venetian Lagoon. As you glide across the shimmering waters, Murano’s renowned glassmaking legacy unfolds. Witness skilled artisans shaping molten glass into intricate artistry. The island’s colorful houses and picturesque canals create a charming backdrop. A short waterway hop takes you to Burano, a realm of vibrant hues where lacemaking tradition thrives. The leaning houses seem to converse with the waters, displaying the island’s distinct character. Inhale the essence of age-old crafts and relish the tranquility of these islands, each offering a unique Venetian artisanal experience.

DAY 3. St Marks & Doges Palace

After breakfast at our hotel we’ll head out for a guided walking tour of the center of Venice with a stop and tour of St Marks & the Doge’s Palace, The Opera House, Teatro La Fenice, In the afternoon the guided tour of the city will continue with an English-speaking guide with a stop at the Rialto Market Food and Liberia Acqua Alta Book Store. We’ll finish the day with a Gondola ride before heading out to for a beautiful meal at a local restaurant.

DAY 4. Venice to Milan

Today we will travel by train from Venice to Milan.

Upon arrival we will take a guided tour of the Milan Cathedral and the annexed Museum. After some free time for lunch we with then do some wine tasting and sampling of the local produce at Franciacorta cellars.

DAY 5. Milan to Lake Como

After breakfast at your hotel, the group will be transferred by private van from Milan to Lake Como where you will have free time for the remainder of the day.

 

DAY 6. Boat tour of Lake Como

After breakfast at our hotel, we will board a boat for a day long tour to explore the history and beauty of a lake that has attracted locals and tourists for centuries. We’ll stop in the famous town of Bellagio and spend the remainder of the day cruising.

 

DAY 7. Lake Como to Cinque Terre

Private vans will take the group from Lake Como to Cinque Terre where you’ll board a boat to explore the famous 5 towns including stops and free time in Vernazza and Monterosso.

 

DAY 8. Monterosso beach

Today will be an opportunity to rest and relax with a day at the beautiful Monterosso beach.

 

DAY 9. Cinque Terre to Florence

Today we’ll travel from Cinque Terre to Florence. After checking into our hotel we will head out for a guided tour including a stop in the charming town of Civita di Bagnoregio.

 

DAY 10. Cooking class in Cianti, visit San Gimignano

Today we’ll get to experience a cooking class in Chianti. We’ll also have a guided tour and visit the gorgeous San Gimignano before heading to Siena.

DAY 11. Terme di Saturnia Cascate del Mulino

Today you’ll be picked up from Florence for a guided tour of Terme di Saturnia Cascate del Mulino.

DAY 12. Train Florence to Rome

Today we’ll catch the train from Florence to Rome. After checking in at our hotel, we’ll have the remainder of the day at our leisure to explore.

DAY 13. Farewell and transfer to airport

Our wonderful trip comes to an end. After breakfast and checking out of our hotel a airport transfer will be made available for those leaving. For those staying in Rome we wish you the best for your onward journey.

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Important Notes

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel a Pending trip, your deposit will be fully refundable.

If you cancel your booking for a confirmed trip, some fees may apply.

Cancellation of a confirmed trip 61+ days before the commencement of your trip, your deposit will be transferrable to another trip. If you cancel a confirmed trip 60 days or less before its commencement then payments will not be refundable.

View our Terms & Conditions for more about our Cancellation policy.

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