Activities & Entertainment
This trip is rated Active
To fully enjoy this special journey, travelers should be comfortable walking three to four miles a day, unassisted. With our central locations in historic cities, the best way to sightsee is on foot, and we’ve included a number of longer city walks. In addition, the Uffizi Gallery Museum, the Vatican Museums, and Pompeii all require quite a bit of walking. Because we're traveling by train, travelers can also expect to walk through train stations and along platforms, as well as do a certain amount of their own luggage handling, and should pack accordingly. There will be boat touring in the Lakes District, in Venice, and along the Amalfi Coast, so be prepared to step in and out of boats from a dock. In Venice, a gondola tour is also included. Travelers can expect some heat and humidity on June through September departures, particularly in Venice, Rome, and Sorrento. Cooler temperatures can be expected in the Italian Lakes during early spring and late fall departures, particularly in the evening.
This Italy vacation offers great cultural opportunities to soak up the art and history through guided tours and lectures, and by just being in the city centers of Venice, Florence, Rome, and Sorrento, where you can stroll about. With its train travel, centrally located hotels, small groups, and sightseeing on foot, this won’t feel like a typical group tour, but will be a welcome throwback to a classic, “up-close” style of European travel.
Let's Go Biking!
Biking is not only a wonderful way to get some exercise, it is also a great way to explore during your Italy vacation. There are bike rentals available at an additional cost in stunning Stresa, one of the Italian lake district's finest resort towns. Click the link below for a map of safe pathways open to cyclists. Your Tour Director can point you in the right direction.
View the Biking Route Map: Stresa
Let Us Entertain You
You’ll be exposed to the local culture throughout your Italy vacation, and will enjoy a fascinating "Italian with and without words" lecture with your Adventure Leader.