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This is the different Italy—a region bursting with the pleasantly unexpected.
Go north and step into a land where rock spires rise above lush landscapes, Austrian influences characterize the village streets, and tranquil lakes and perfumed vineyards are always on the horizon. An epic coastline runs alongside towering cliffs and terraced vineyards. From Lake Maggiore and the staggering Dolomites to the “Five Worlds” tucked within the Riviera’s Cinque Terre, tread through Italian landscapes at their most surreal and surprising on this small group Adventure Tour.
Your tour package includes
- 9 nights in handpicked hotels
- 9 breakfasts
- 1 lunch
- 4 dinners with beer or wine
- 1 wine tasting
- Sacro Monte
- San Giulio Island
- Valpolicella wine tasting
- The Dolomites
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From the moment we met our Tour Director, Danielle, in our Lake Maggiore Hotel, I knew it was going to be an amazing tour. The views of Lake Maggiore from our hotel window were breathtaking especially with nighttime thunderstorms rolling through. Our walks started out fairly easy and built from ther...
Dear Kathryn, What a wonderful description of you...
I had a wonderful experience and I attribute this to the quality and experience of the guide - Daniele. I know that each tour guide's abilities can differ but would expect that Go Ahead Tour monitors, adjusts, and improves when it knows etc. I failed to do the daily trip evaluations but I was tota...
Dear Kelly, At Go Ahead, we recognize that having...
The Northern Italy & Cinque Terre walking tour was awesome. At times the walks were more than expected, but well worth it, and balanced the generous delicious food. A well planned grade A+ tour!❤️
Dear Martha, We appreciate your review! It is won...
Hotels, flights & FAQHere's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
HotelsWe handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This upscale hotel is located in the town of Baveno on Lake Maggiore’s western shore. Guests enjoy a large outdoor pool, access to a lakeside beach, a...
This traditionally styled, family-run hotel is located in the historic center of Bolzano. Guests enjoy the private park and gardens, free wellness are...
This charming hotel is located in the Rapallo neighborhood. Guests enjoy sea views, a terrace, and bike rentals. Nearby you’ll find Rapallo Castle, Mu...
This charming hotel is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find t...
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