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Jewels of Northern Italy Tour

Be a part of  a group of 10-14 active adult travelers on a delightful trip to experience the REAL Italy.  We've planned an engaging and active itinerary to provide you with a memorable tour of the some of the most fascinating and authentic cities and countryside of northern Italy. 

Great Cities and Sites:   Visit Venice, Padua, Bassano del Grappa, Verona, and Vicenza.  Go far from the tourist crowds to experience historic and cultural sites like the Scrovegni Chapel, the Verona Arena, Juliet's balcony, Galileo's University of Padua, Baslicia of St. Anthony, St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, Teatro Olimpico, and much more.  Become immersed in an authentic and relaxed Italy, far from the maddening crowds of Rome and Florence.  

The Countryside of Northern Italy:  Excursions to the countryside of northern Italy to examine the food, wine, architecture and history.  This is a part of Italy you probably never knew existed, but will be glad you have seen.  

VIP Museum/Attraction Admission and Unlimited Public Local Transportation:  VIP, no-wait-in-line admission to all the great sites on the itinerary and more.

What's Included?
  • 2 Nights in 4-star canal-side Venice hotel. 6 nights in the best hotel in historic central Padua. Breakfast is included.
  • Professional guide services.  Tour leader is with the group 24/7.
  • Train or private van transportation between cities and for excursions.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
  • Unlimited local public transportation in Padua.  All transportation as per itinerary in Venice, Vicenza, Verona.  Admission to all attractions on itinerary.  Travelers will be issued a "Padua Card" providing VIP admission to the most popular sites in Padua, even those not on the itinerary. 
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 10-14 friendly travelers.  We move about quickly and efficiently at our own pace.
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • Professional, licensed, local guides.  They love to share the sites and stories of their hometowns with you. You will learn more about Italy than you ever could on your own.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
Florence and Tuscany Add-On

Enjoy 4 additional nights in Florence to include:

  • Luxury high-speed train from Padua to Florence.
  • Transfer to Florence hotel.
  • 4 nights accommodations at the 3-star deluxe Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel.  Located steps away from David's Accademia and within walking distance of all major Florence attractions.
  • Day trip to Tenuta Torciano winery in the heart of Tuscany for deluxe tasting and light lunch.  Follow up with a visit to delightful San Gimignano before returning to Florence.
  • Firenze Card offering VIP admission to attractions such as Uffizi Gallery, Accademia, Pitti Palace, Medici Chapel, Basilica Santa Croce and much more.
  • Professional, licensed guided tours of Florence.
  • Price:  $1249 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $399 more.
Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Venice.  Airfare is not included.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Hotels:  In Venice, stay at the 4-star canal-side American Dinesen Hotel.  In Padua, the elegant and well-located Majestic Toscanelli, the best hotel in historic Padua, is our home. Extra nights available upon request.

2022 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Price: $2,999 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $399 more.
  • 2022 tours are scheduled for April 2022 and September 2022.
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