Absolute Italy: Milan to the Amalfi Coast – 2024

Experience the essence of Italy on this 12-day itinerary that takes you through some of the most iconic cities and picturesque regions in the country
Discover the best of Italy on this unforgettable journey, where each day promises a new adventure full of wonders and delights. Enjoy a guided tour of Milan's highlights, including the majestic Duomo. Travel by high-speed train to Venice, the city of canals and romantic ambiance. Explore the captivating towns of Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for their medieval architecture and storied past. Delve into the rich history and ancient wonders of Rome before departing for the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, known for its dramatic cliffs, colorful villages, and azure waters
12 Days from $4369/person CAD
Food & Wine
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Rail & Train
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


Available on Tuesdays & Fridays from April through October


  • 2 nights in Milan
  • 2 nights in Venice
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Rome
  • 3 nights in Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Small Group Best of Milan tour with Duomo
  • High-speed train ticket from Milan to Venice with reserved seats
  • Small Group tour of Legendary Venice
  • High-speed train ticket from Venice to Florence with reserved seats
  • Shared Tour of Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Chianti with wine tasting
  • High-speed train ticket from Florence to Rome with reserved seats
  • Small Group Tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Rome to Rome Termini Station
  • High-speed train ticket from Rome to Naples with reserved seats
  • Private transfer from Naples Centrale Station to Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast), with a stop in Pompeii for a 2-hour independent visit
  • Small Group Amalfi Coast Drive Tour
  • Private transfer Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast) to Naples Airport

Not Included:

  • Unless otherwise specified, transportation to the designated meeting point and back to your hotel for guided tours is not included
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of tours. In the event that a particular service is not available, an alternative option will be provided
  • Additional charges may apply during fairs, holidays, and special events
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Enhance your trip with additional options and upgrades available in Italy. You have the flexibility to customize your experience by adding extra nights, opting for the convenience of private airport or train station transfers, selecting from a variety of additional shared, small-group, or private activities, and upgrading your accommodation to perfectly suit your preferences

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Welcome to Milan! Upon arrival, you have the option for a private transfer to your hotel. Feel free to explore the vibrant city of Milan and its rich history at your own pace. Meals: B

Accommodation at Starhotels Ritz, Milan, or similar


Explore Milan's highlights with an authentic guided tour. Begin in Navigli, an authentic hub, then proceed to the Roman San Lorenzo columns. Discover Piazza Affari's iconic statue and the hidden gem, Piazza Mercanti, near the Duomo. Admire Scala Opera House, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Temple of Opera.

The journey concludes at the awe-inspiring Duomo Cathedral, delving into its history and interior grandeur. Ascend to rooftop terraces by lift for a breathtaking city panorama. Unveil Milan's beauty through this insightful guided experience. At the end of the tour, take some time to explore Milan at your own pace. Overnight in Milan. Meals: B

Accommodation at Starhotels Ritz, Milan, or similar


Today make your way independently to Milan Train Station. From there, board the train to Venice and proceed with your self-transfer to your accommodation in Venice. Enjoy your leisure time in Venice. Explore the charming canals, historic streets, and iconic landmarks at your own pace. Venice offers a wealth of cultural and architectural treasures, so take your time to soak in the unique atmosphere of this enchanting city. Enjoy your overnight stay in this beautiful city. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Antico Doge, Venice, or similar


Today, experience a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace in Venice, all while bypassing long lines. Inside St. Mark's Basilica, immerse yourself in its rich history as your guide unravels the stories behind 8,000 square meters of captivating golden mosaics. Admire the iconic Horses of St. Mark's Basilica and other precious treasures before ascending to the balcony for awe-inspiring views of St. Mark's Square and the Venetian lagoon.

Continue your exploration at the Doge's Palace, once the epicenter of Venetian governance and now a treasure trove of art. Your guide will enthrall you with intriguing behind-the-scenes stories of Venetian politics, leading you across the legendary Bridge of Sighs that connects the palace to the prisons. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Antico Doge, Venice, or similar


This morning, make your way independently to the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station to catch the high-speed train to Florence. Upon arrival, make your way independently to your hotel located near Santa Maria Novella Train Station.

Explore Florence at your leisure, allowing you to soak in the beauty and charm of the city. For those seeking a more immersive experience, consider joining an afternoon guided tour to gain a deeper understanding of Florence's rich history and cultural treasures. Culinary enthusiasts may opt for a Florence foodie tour or indulge in a delightful gelato and pizza-making experience, both of which promise a delectable journey through the flavors of this enchanting city. The choice is yours! Embrace the wonders of Florence and savor every moment. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Executive, Florence, or similar


Embark on a captivating journey through Tuscany's iconic landscapes, starting in Pisa. Marvel at the splendor of Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the Baptistery, Cathedral, and the Leaning Tower. As you continue through Chianti's picturesque countryside, take a moment to soak in the history and breathtaking views of San Gimignano. In the UNESCO heritage city of Siena, uncover its Etruscan origins and medieval rivalries with Florence through guided walks, where you'll encounter treasures like the Duomo, Baptistery, and Torre del Mangia. The tour culminates with a visit to a Chianti winery for a delightful wine-tasting experience. Rest and rejuvenate overnight in Florence. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Hotel Executive, Florence, or similar


Make your way independently to the Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Board the high-speed train to Rome. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your private driver who will transfer you to your accommodation. After your arrival, take the opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in the enchanting heart of Rome. Wander its historic streets, relish local cuisine, and absorb the unique atmosphere of this Italian treasure. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Conciliazione, Hotel Orazio, Rome, or similar


Embark on an unforgettable skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Bid farewell to the hassle of waiting in queues, as your dedicated driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Vatican Museum for a curated visit.

Delve into one of the world's most remarkable art collections, taking in the beauty of the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps, and the exquisite Raphael's rooms before reaching the renowned Sistine Chapel. You have the option to explore the Vatican at your own pace before making your way back to your hotel independently.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to explore Rome at your own pace. You might want to consider joining a small group tour focusing on Ancient Rome, which includes a visit to the iconic Colosseum. Alternatively, for those interested in culinary delights, an afternoon Rome foodie tour offers a delectable opportunity to taste your way around the city. Whichever option you choose, you're sure to experience the rich history and vibrant culture that Rome has to offer. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Conciliazione, Hotel Orazio, Rome, or similar


Meet your driver at your hotel for a private transfer to Rome Termini Station. Board your high-speed train to Naples. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your private driver who will take you to your hotel in Vico Equense, a picturesque coastal town in the Sorrentine Peninsula.

En route, take advantage of a 2-hour stop in Pompeii for independent exploration. Optionally, you can upgrade to a guided tour of Pompeii with included entrance tickets. After your visit, transfer to your hotel in Vico Equense.

Upon arrival at your hotel, take the opportunity to explore the enchanting town of Vico Equense on your own. Nestled on the picturesque Sorrentine Peninsula, it provides captivating vistas of the Gulf of Naples. The town boasts charming streets, adorned with traditional Mediterranean architecture. The town offers a more relaxed and authentic Italian experience compared to some of the busier tourist destinations in the region. With its inviting climate, stunning coastline, and deep cultural roots, Vico Equense is a true hidden gem, inviting travelers to bask in the tranquility of Italy. Meals: B

Accommodation at Domo 20 Hotel, Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast), or similar


Embark on an exhilarating drive along the winding coastal roads of the Amalfi Coast, immersing yourself in the captivating sea views. Begin your exploration in Positano, celebrated for its vibrant fashion scene and picturesque alleys. Take in the striking Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, crowned by its iconic dome. Proceed to Amalfi, where the grandeur of the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea pays tribute to its seafaring legacy.

Finally, venture to Ravello, an elegant village cocooned in verdant foliage, renowned for its music festival at Villa Rufolo. After your exploration, conclude your journey back in Sorrento, where you'll have the opportunity to continue exploring at your own pace. Make your way back to your hotel independently. Meals: B

Accommodation at Domo 20 Hotel, Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast), or similar


This region presents incredible opportunities for the discerning traveler. You might opt to explore the nearby Isle of Capri, embark on a boat excursion to experience the Amalfi Coast from the sea, venture to Paestum to delve into the history of ancient Magna Graecia and savor the world's finest mozzarella cheese, or journey to the dynamic city of Naples. The choice is yours; you can either select from the array of optional tours available now or make your decision while in Vico Equense. Enjoy a restful overnight stay in Vico Equense. Meals: B

Accommodation at Domo 20 Hotel, Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast), or similar


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a private transfer to Naples Airport or Naples Centrale Station. Meals: B

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