Northern Italy: From the Alps to the Adriatic

May 1 – 15, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
15
Cost: 
$5,774 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 2
Max Passengers: 
24
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 


  • Begin your journey with a relaxing three-night stay in the resort of Stresa on beautiful Lake Maggiore in Italy’s romantic Lake District.
  • Embark on a cruise to Isola Bella, the beautiful Borromean island set in the middle of Lake Maggiore and tour its elaborate 17th-century palazzo and its extravagant gardens.
  • Visit the picturesque medieval lakeside town of Orta San Giulio – dubbed “God’s watercolor” by Italian writer Piero Chiara.
  • Sample Barolo, the “king of wines,” at Italy’s premier vintner in Barolo.
  • Spend three nights in the Italian Riviera resort town of Santa Margherita, with its palm-lined esplanade.
  • Ferry to the renowned resort town of Portofino, one of Italy’s prettiest spots and where the jet set enjoy la dolce vita.
  • Journey by train to the Cinque Terra, the five cliff-clinging villages, stopping in scenic Vernazza then boarding a boat for a cruise to visit another of the villages.
  • Stop in the atmospheric and incredibly well-preserved Tuscan medieval town of Lucca.
  • Encounter classic Tuscany during a three-night stay in splendid Florence, a living monument to the Renaissance, including a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia to view Michelangelo’s David.
  • Tour the walled Tuscan city of Siena, boasting one of Europe’s great public squares.
  • Discover storied Verona, renowned as the setting of several Shakespearean plays, including Romeo and Juliet.
  • Experience the spectacular scenery of the South Tyrol, Italy’s German-accented northern reaches bordering Austria and Switzerland.
  • Enjoy two nights in Bolzano, gateway to the magnificent Dolomites in the Italian Alps.
  • Visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, well known for housing the mummified corpse of Ötzi the Iceman.
  • Conclude your journey in magical Venice with a walk through vast St. Mark’s Square and time to explore on your own.
  • Prolong the Italian sojourn with a longer stay in Venice, the most beautiful of cities, on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
  • Throughout the tour, stay in outstanding small group accommodations.
  • Odysseys Unlimited Terms and Conditions.
  • 2021 Odysseys Unlimited Digital Catalog

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2021) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • COVID-19 Protocol Update

Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Milan, Italy

Day 2: Arrive Milan/Stresa 

Day 3: Stresa

Day 4: Stresa/Orta San Giulio 

Day 5: Stresa/Barolo/Santa Margherita 

Day 6: Santa Margherita/Portofino  

Day 7: Santa Margherita/Cinque Terre/Portovenere  

Day 8: Santa Margherita/Lucca/Florence  

Day 9: Florence

Day 10: Florence/ Siena

Day 11: Florence/Verona/Bolzano

Day 12: Bolzano 

Day 13: Bolzano/Venice 

Day 14: Venice

Day 15: Depart for U.S.