Like the beautiful mosaics gracing the floors and walls of ancient Roman villas, we’ve brought together the most colorful parts of Italy to create an impact with this visually stunning vacation. Hand selecting experiences from multiple regions of “the boot,” we’ve assembled an imaginative getaway with the brightest pieces of Rome, Florence, and Venice, plus the sultry Italian Riviera, the breezy Lake District, and the sunny coast of Campania.
The pastel-tinted Cinque Terre fishing villages, the sparkling blue waters of Capri, and the lemon-tree-lined streets of Sorrento offer a vivid picture of Italy, while the pilgrimage destination of Assisi, the Roman ash preserved city of Pompeii, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa provide just the right accents. Traveling north, south, coastal, and inland, this multi-hued tour of Italy is a picture-perfect montage of memories.
Don't miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing, exclusive adventures...but, most of all....the magic of Sisterhood!
October 2, 2023 Overnight Flight Board your overnight flights. You’re on your way to Rome to meet your Sisters!
October 3, 2023 Welcome to Rome! Your driver will transport you from the airport to your hotel where you'll check-in and meet our private Tour Director and your Sisterhood Travels Group Leaders. At 5pm, you'll meet your wonderful Sisters for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D) Hotel Donna Laura Palace
October 4, 2023 After breakfast, we'll enjoy guided sightseeing to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and see the Basilica. We'll also visit the Colosseum and see the Roman Forum. Be sure to wear some comfy shoes - this is a strenuous walking day! You'll have plenty of free time late this afternoon and evening to connect with your Sisters and dine at local restaurants. (B) Hotel Donna Laura Palace
October 5, 2023 After breakfast, we'll be heading to Florence, but on the way, we'll be visiting Pisa where you'll see the Leaning Tower. Tonight, we'll be heading into the heart of Florence for an incredible dinner together. (B, D) Hotel NH Firenze
October 6, 2023 You're in for a treat today! After breakfast, we'll leave for our guided sightseeing tour which includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” Signoria Squarte and Ponte Vecchio. You'll have some free time to explore, shop, or sit in a cafe and people-watch. Late this afternoon, we'll be escaping into the peaceful Tuscan countryside to medieval-walled San Gimignano, followed by a traditional Tuscan dinner with wine in a picturesque setting. (B, D) Hotel NH Firenze October 7, 2023 After breakfast, we'll depart for a scenic drive en route to La Spezia. When we arrive in Cinque Terre, we'll embark on a beautiful boat ride (weather permitting). You'll then have free time before we board our train for a comfy ride to Sestri Levante. Then, we'll take a beautiful drive to Lake Maggiore where we'll enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D) Grand Hotel Bristol
October 8, 2023 Today, after breakfast, we'll experience a phenomenal boat ride on Lake Maggiore with exclusive early entrance and guided visits to Isola Bella, followed by refreshments and Isola Madre. This evening, you and your Sisters will be able to dine independently in the Lake District. (B) Grand Hotel Bristol
October 9, 2023 This morning, after breakfast, we'll be visiting Lugano, Switzerland where we'll explore the city with our guide. We'll have free time for lunch and shopping. We'll then be departing for a leisurely drive on our private bus to take us to Venice Island! This evening is yours to dine and explore independently with your Sisters. (B) Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena
October 10, 2023 Today, after breakfast, we'll enjoy a guided walking tour that includes St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblowing demonstration. Then, we'll be boarding our private gondolas where you'll be serenaded as we ride through the canals of Venice. This afternoon, we'll be traveling by boat to the floating city of Burano where you'll enjoy a traditional lunch and have ample time to do some terrific shopping. We'll have plenty of free time this evening for dinner in any of the local restaurants, independent exploration or relaxation at your hotel. (B, L) Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena
October 11, 2023 This morning, we'll head to Assisi where our guide will take us on a walking tour including St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica. This evening, we're going to join together for our private group dinner. (B, D) Hotel Cenacolo
October 12, 2023 After breakfast this morning, we'll depart for our scenic drive to Sorrento. You'll have free time once we check into our hotel and this evening, you'll be able to join your sisters for a great evening of independent dining and exploration (B). Grand Hotel Vesuvio
October 13, 2023 This is going to be an exciting day! First, after breakfast, we'll be boarding our jetfoil ride to the Island of Capri where we will take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village. Once in the village, we'll have guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens and a granita tasting (semi-frozen drinks). We'll also have free time for lunch. Our tour to Italy would not be complete without the most thrilling drive in Europe as we travel along the famed Amalfi Coast for breathtaking panoramas and a visit to charming Positano! This evening, you'll have time to dine with your Sisters independently at one of the wonderful restaurants in Positano and have free time to explore and shop. (B) Grand Vesuvio Hotel
October 14, 2023 This morning after breakfast, we'll experience a guided walking tour of the excavations in Pompeii. We'll also have free time for lunch. This afternoon, we'll be heading back to Rome for our exquisite Farewell Dinner at an elegant local restaurant. (B, D) Villa Pamphili Roma
October 15, 2023 Sadly, today our time together in Italy has come to its final day. We'll transfer back to the Rome airport for our flights home. (B)
Arrival and departure airports are the same - Rome (FCO).
At the time of your booking, Italy does not require that you be vaccinated against COVID or quarantined upon arrival. This is subject to change without notice and any penalties incurred are your responsibility.
We are unable to accommodate mobility assist devices such as wheelchairs and walkers on this tour.
If you need a roommate, we will be happy to match you to another traveler but we will not assign your roommate until final payments are made. If you have asked us to match you, you do not need to search for one in our Facebook group. Click Here To Learn More About Roommate Matching
Your passports must be valid for at least six months beyond your return date to the United States
Optional travel insurance is strongly recommended - we will send you a quote upon receiving your booking
This is a fast-paced, active tour and is not appropriate if you have mobility challenges
Your deposit is non-refundable without travel insurance CLICK HERE FOR CANCELLATION POLICY All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with payment and/or deposit as required.
ACTIVITY LEVEL - BUSY
This is a consistently robust itinerary that is likely to be filled with a combination of long, active days, several early hotel departures and some long journeys by coach. There may be limited time for rest and rejuvenation as you explore these amazing destinations. Travelers should have good health and mobility and be capable of walking 1-3 miles over time over potentially difficult terrain which may include hills and stairs. Guests should be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.