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Italy is a country that embraces history, art, and culture with open arms. On one of Adventure Life's 17 culture-focused tours and cruises in 2024 and 2025, ranging from $1,868 to $101,500, you can explore the wonders of Italy. In Rome, marvel at the timeless art of the Sistine Chapel and the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica. In Florence, delve into Renaissance masterpieces or wander along its cobblestone streets for an unforgettable experience. Cruise through Venice on a gondola, admiring its picturesque canals and iconic architecture. Sample delicious Italian cuisine as you explore charming villages like Orvieto or Assisi, before savoring breathtaking views from Cinque Terre's rugged coastal cliffs. Let Italy captivate your heart with these cultural tours and cruises that promise to make lasting memories. For help planning your next seamless trip, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists via contact.
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$18,602
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Discover distinctive Venetian architecture
$6,304
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Classic Italy

Venice to Rome - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Ride the gondola in Venetian canals
  • Discover the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the architecture in Siena
  • Savor authentic Tuscan cuisine
  • Enjoy the Tuscan countryside
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Rose Garden Palace
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a journey through the timeless beauty of Italy with this 10-day classic tour. Get ready to be awestruck by the splendor of Venice and Florence before heading to the eternal city of Rome. Discover the magic of Venice as you glide through the grand canals on a traditional gondola ride while …
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Manarola, Italian Village in Cinque Terre National Park
$5,667
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Turin, Langhe, and Cinque Terre

Turin to Sestri Levante - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the city of Turin
  • Visit the city's main squares
  • Discover the wine region of Barolo
  • Taste local wine and cheese
  • Experience truffle hunting
  • Walk in Quadrilatero Romano
  • Admire Cinque Terre
  • Swim in the Italian Riviera
  • See the picturesque Santa Margherit
Starts / Ends:
Milan / Milan
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the hidden gems of Turin, Langhe's famous wineries, and the picturesque towns of Cinque Terre during this 10-day tour. Begin your journey in the beautiful city of Turin, known as the Paris of Italy. Take a stroll through the historic Quadrilatero Romano, where you'll be transported …
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Colorful villages line the shores of the Italian riviera
$4,309
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Aeolian Archipelago

Lipari to Salina - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Lipari and Salina
  • Visit a local winery
  • Enjoy a scenic hike in Vulcano
  • Swim in Cala Junco nature reserve
  • Take a walking tour in Stromboli
  • Relax on the beaches of Salina
Starts / Ends:
Milazzo / Milazzo
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Aeolian Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this 8-day tour, explore the beautiful towns of Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Salina. Experience nature and culture, and see the …
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Explore Italy's colorful Amalfi coast
$2,030
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Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

Small Group Departure in Italy - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Admire the Amalfi Coastline
  • Explore Positano on foot
  • Visit Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Ride a boat to the island of Capri
  • Walk the Path of the Gods
  • Explore the village of Ravello
Starts / Ends:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 8-day small group tour, explore the breathtakingly beautiful region of Italy, the Amalfi Coast, located along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. See the dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, and crystal-clear waters. Visit the charming town of Positano, known for its colorful …
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Panoramic view of the historic town of Assisi
$2,879
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Rome, Assisi & Magical Umbria Premium Adventure

Small Group Departure in Italy - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Roman ruins with a guide
  • Visit the Umbrian countryside
  • Visit the historic town of Assisi
  • Visit local wineries in Montefalco
  • Enjoy cooking local Italian dishes.
Starts / Ends:
Rome / Rome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Hiking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on this premium adventure through the heart of Italy and explore the timeless beauty of Rome, Assisi, and Umbria. This 8-day tour will take you through some of Italy's most beautiful and historic regions, where you'll experience unforgettable moments and create lasting memories. Your …
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Treiso (The Langhe)
$8,034
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Hidden Gems of Piedmont

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the wine region of Piedmont
  • Explore the city of Turin
  • Taste local wine and cheese
  • Experience truffle hunting
  • Admire the village of Neive
Starts / Ends:
Milan / Milan
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On an 8-day tour, travel to Italy and discover the region of Piedmont and taste some of the Langhe culinary excellences—the famous hazelnuts, the truffles, and the wines. Enjoy a tasting of local products paired with different local wines. Meet an organic cheese maker and discover all the …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$7,714
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From Magna Graecia to Greece

Palermo to Piraeus - 10 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Discover Palermo, Sicily
  • Explore Lipari, Aeolian Island
  • Witness the beauty of Giardini Naxo
  • Visit Taormina and Mount Etna
  • Explore Preveza, Greece
Starts / Ends:
Palermo / Piraeus
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day cruise through the rich heritage and landscapes of Southern Italy and Greece, starting in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Explore street markets and the unique Arab-Norman cathedral.Continue to Lipari, the largest Aeolian Island. Discover the town's vibrant port with cafes …
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Colosseum in Rome, Italy
$1,868
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Rome Extension

4 Day Itinerary
  • Admire Michelangelo's masterpiece
  • Explore the Vatican Museums
  • Visit Roman ruins and monuments
  • See the Colosseum Belvedere
Starts / Ends:
47 Boutique Hotel - Rome / 47 Boutique Hotel - Rome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the heart of Italy and immerse yourself in the enchanting city of Rome during this 4-day tour. Experience the city's most iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Witness the grandeur of ancient Rome and explore famous ruins like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Foro di Cesare, and …
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La Bella Vita
$4,950
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Venice and Mantua Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard La Bella Vita
  • Tour of historic Venice
  • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans
  • Tour of Chioggia
  • Enjoy dinner at Villa Ca'Zen
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the magical and historical heritage that Italy posses by boarding to La Bella Vita for this 7-day cruise. Travel by Venice's famous monuments and visit the Naval Museum that houses important vessels such as ceremonial barges and warships. Visit Chioggia and enjoy touring the colorful …
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View of Hvar, Croatia
$6,675
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The Enchanting Croatian Coast

Venice - Bari - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore charming towns
  • Explore Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Discover Zadar
  • Discover Split
  • Discover Hvar and Dubrovnik
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Bari
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-dayThe Enchanting Croatian Coast Cruise from Venice to Bari aboard the Sea Cloud, set sail on a sun-soaked adventure through the Adriatic Sea, exploring charming towns and savoring history, culture, and natural beauty. Begin in Venice, where exclusive small-ship access takes you up close …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$6,880
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From Malta to the Adriatic Coast

Valletta - Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Explore Lecce
  • Visit Bay of Kotor
  • Experience the Adriatic islands
  • Explore Syracuse
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 9-day cruise in partnership with Relais & Châteaux. L’Austral will take travelers on a cultural and artistic trip through Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. Starting in Valletta, set sail toward the Sicilian city of Syracuse. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous …
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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$6,410
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From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast

Valletta - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • Tour the city of Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days cruising through the Mediterranean, taking in the stunning scenery and visiting some of the most interesting cities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.From Valletta, proceed to Trapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau dropping 750 meters down to the sea, this medieval city is a maze …
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Wander through the preserved structures of Dubrovnik
$6,790
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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast and the Ionian Sea: Venice to Athens with Smithsonian Journeys

Venice - Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Explore the Dalmatian Coast
  • Discover UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Experience the nightlife
  • Discover Corinth Canal and Itea
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the cities and towns along the Dalmatian Coast in the eastern part of the Adriatic Sea on this 8-day Expedition Cruise with Smithsonian Journeys from Venice to Athens aboard Le Bougainville. Cross the Corinth Canal, and reach Itea the following day. Explore up to six UNESCO World Heritage …
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$6,440
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The Mediterranean: in the Footsteps of Great Civilizations

Antalya - Valletta - 11 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore the Mediterranean’
  • Explore Puglia
  • Explore with Connaissance des Arts
Starts / Ends:
Antalya / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 11-day Mediterranean cruise from Antalya to Valletta aboard L’Austral in partnership with Connaissance des Arts. Discover the treasures of the Mediterranean Sea, starting from Alanya and exploring ancient sites like Perga, Aspendos, and the Ephesus archaeological site. Discover the …
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See the famed Rialto bridge in Venice
$4,950
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Roundtrip Fusina

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Span the Rialto Bridge
  • Discover Rab's historic charm
  • Wander Šibenik's stone streets
  • Explore Dubrovnik’s medieval street
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Piran
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise on the Silver Whisper and explore the beautiful Adriatic region. Start by navigating through Venice's iconic canals, taking in the charm of landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the grandeur of Basilica San Marco. Next, visit the island of Rab, known for its scenic …
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La Bella Vita cruising in Venice
$90,500
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Private Charter - Venice and Mantua Cruise Aboard La Bella Vita

7 Day Itinerary aboard La Bella Vita
  • Enjoy dinner at Villa Ca'Zen
  • Tour of Chioggia
  • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans
  • Tour of historic Venice
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a truly magical cruise aboard La Bella Vita on Italy's Venetian Lagoon, River Po, and Canal Bianco between Venice and the lakeside Renaissance city of Mantua. Visit the Naval Museum, which houses notable vessels like ceremonial barges and warships, as you travel with a guided tour of …
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