Italian Splendor – Venice, Rome, Tuscany – Amalfi

May 2 – 10, 2024

Italy boasts a wealth of diversity in its history, museums, wineries and Coastal beauty. On this wonderful Tour of Italy, you will experience a variety of the best of what Italy has to offer. You will begin your Italian journey in beautiful Venice, the city built on the water. Surrounded by canals, this maze-like city features Cathedrals, Museums, St. Marks Square, and a wealth of boutiques to buy Murano glass.

Our next stop is the Tuscany region with Florence which is known as the museum capital. Enjoy a tour of the city with time for you to visit museums of your choice. Experience gorgeous Tuscany as your time here will allow you to visit the quaint and picturesque Hill towns and wineries that make up the glorious Tuscany area.

Your next stop is Rome where you will enjoy a tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Rome is also known as the “outdoor museum city”. With so many sites to see, just driving around the city offers a full perspective on this historical place.

You will lastly have the option to continue your journey to the beautiful Amalfi Coast with visits to the towns of Sorrento, Ravello, Positano and of course a day trip to the island of Capri.


Day 1: May 3, 2024 – Arrive at Venice, Italy (VCE) in the AM.

Transfer via Vaporetto (boat) to the island of Venice. Check in to your hotel. Your hotel is within close proximity of the Saint Marks square which is the main center of Venice. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure and simply “get lost”, as is the custom here, among the many streets, shops, and canals. Tonight, enjoy a gondola ride through the famous canals that make up Venice followed by our welcome dinner. Hotel Saturnia International for 2 nights. (D)

Day 2: May 4 – Venice Full Day

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of some of the famous sites Venice has to offer, such as Saint Marks square, the Basilica Di San Marco, Dodges Palace, Saint Marks Bell Tower, and the San Zacarria Church. Your local Italian guide will explain the history of each site, as well as how Venice came to be built on the water. You will finish your tour at the local outdoor market loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish, a site not to be missed. Afterwards, time at your leisure to choose from the following: a boat trip to Murano Island to see the Murano glass making techniques and the gallery, or a ferry ride around the island of Venice for a view of the sites from the water. You may also opt to wonder the streets and get lost a bit while shopping for Murano glass works and leather handbags. Dinner at your leisure this evening. (B)

Day 3: May 5 – Venice – Florence

This morning we depart via train for the short trip to Florence. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the city, giving you the highlights of the many sculptures, outdoor museums, and sites Florence has become famous for. You will also have the chance to visit the Accademia, where Michelangelo’s “Statue of David” is kept. The remainder of the day can be spent visiting any museums of your choice such as the Pitti Palace and Gardens, Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. Hotel Loggiato Dei Servitti for 3 nights. (B, D)

Day 4: May 6 – Tuscan Winery tour

Today is a special day as you will enjoy visiting local Italian wineries and taste a variety of wines from the Tuscan region. Offering a variety such as Chianti Classico and so much more your day is filled with surprises. Each winery is unique and special in its own right. You will also be treated to a very special Wine lunch at one of the wineries. (B, L)

Day 5: May 7 – Tuscan Hill Towns Tour

After breakfast enjoy a full day tour through the Tuscan hill towns. We will explore the surrounding Hill towns of Sienna, San Gimignano and Voltera. Enjoy a lunch stop along the way in one of these beautiful towns. Explore the winding streets, cathedrals, shops and panoramic views of the Tuscan Valley down below. The evening is at leisure to enjoy Florence at your leisure. (B, L)

Siena’s heart is its central piazza the Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia and the Duomo of Siena. Highlights: Duomo, Torre di Mangia, Piazza del Campo.

Volterra stands on a rocky hill some 1770 feet above the sea level, located between the rivers Bra and Cecina, and it is surrounded by strong walls. A filming site for “Twilight New Moon Movie” this city offers breathtaking views to the valleys below as well as many wonderful sites to visit. Highlights: The Duomo, Palazzo Publico, Porta dell Arco.

San Gimignano is truly a little gem; it is so precious that UNESCO has declared it a “World Heritage Site. “Walking through the Old City means plunging into the Middle Ages and getting a taste of what the city must have been like more than seven hundred years ago. The Old City is enclosed with 13th century walls and is accessed by two main streets that intersect to create two wonderful piazzas. The Towers and House-Towers belonged to the old merchant and financier aristocracy, who competed with one another through their massive buildings rising above all the others. Some of them are perfectly preserved, while others were demolished when one family prevailed over another. Highlights: The Duomo, Palazzo Comunale, Torre Grossa, Montesaffoli fortress.

Day 6: May 8 – Transfer to Rome

We transfer this morning to Rome via train. Enjoy the guided tour of Rome and learn about the city’s highlights. These sites include The Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, St. Peters church, Colosseum, and more. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. You may also opt to take an evening tour of Rome as the city all lite up at night is truly a site to see. River Palace Hotel for 2 nights (B,L)

Day 7: May 9 – Vatican Tour

Today we are treated to a Vatican Tour. Our private tour of the Vatican gives you an in-depth view of the best sites of the Vatican. Enjoy the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Square and more. This is truly a highlight of Rome. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to visit any remaining sites of your personal interest. (B,D)

Day 8: May 10 – Depart for the Amalfi Coast Extension or return home
Today you have the option of transferring to the Rome airport for your return home or to continue your Italian journey to the Amalfi Coast.

Tour Details

Cost: $3850.00 per person based on double occupancy (Roommates can be provided)

Single Supplement: $1230.00

Booking/full payment deadline 60 days prior to departure

Price Includes:

  • 7 night’s 4* hotel including hotel tax
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wine lunch with tasting
  • 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Private Arrival/departure transfers to/from Train stations
  • Arrival transfer via boat – Venice airport to city
  • Private driver in van or mini bus for tours
  • Train tickets: Venice – Florence, Florence – Rome
  • Transfers for All included tours and activities
  • Tour Leader
  • Welcome Gift
  • Private Guided tours in cities as per itinerary
  • Tickets for ALL included sites
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Venice Gondola ride

Not Included:

  • Transfers for separate Arrival/Departures other than group transfers
  • Meals not listed
  • Additional nights
  • Gratuities for drivers, guides, tour leader
  • Additional tours
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airfare – You fly into Venice (VCE) and out of Rome (FCO) or Naples (NAP)
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Visitors from the US, Canada and Australia need a valid passport, Visas are not required for Americans, Canadians or Australians visiting for less than 3 months. If you are a citizen of another E.U. country, you do not need a passport, only an identity card. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave the European Union. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 3 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it’s a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver’s license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.

Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time in the United States.

Italy has a fairly continental climate, which becomes more Mediterranean the closer you get to the Adriatic Sea. The temperatures average 55 – 80 degrees (F) with low humidity. Nights will be cooler.

The Italian national currency is the Euro. Foreign currency can be exchanged at post offices, banks, and exchange offices. Some hotels and travel agencies also will exchange currency, but beware of the service charges, which can be as high as 3% – 5%. Airports usually charge the highest fees. The best way to get cash in the local currency is from an ATM. Keep in mind that most banks impose a fee every time a card is used at another bank’s ATM, and that fee can be higher for international transactions ($5 or more) so try and withdraw as few times as possible. Credit cards are accepted by most shops and restaurants however check with your credit card company regarding foreign exchange fees. You will also have a better chance making deals at local shops if paying with cash.

Voltage in Italy is 200 volts AC and the plug is a typical European plug with two round prongs.

As a member of the European Union, Italy imposes a 22% value-added tax on most goods and services. The VAT is already included in the displayed price. Visitors from outside the EU can get a VAT tax refund at the airport when departing, but the minimum that you must spend at one store to obtain the refund is 155.00 Euro. The VAT refunds are not made for services. To get a VAT refund on purchases that qualify, present your passport to the salesperson and ask for the special stamped form. Present the form with your purchases at the booth marked IVA Tax Refunds at the airport, as you leave EU. Your refund should arrive by check or be credited to your credit card within a few weeks.

No vaccines are required to enter Italy.

Medium – During the Tour, we will travel by private vehicle or train to each town. At each city we will be walking quite a bit. **Please note most cities “DO NOT” allow vehicles so the tours are conducted on foot. Rome is a combination of a walking/driving tour as is the Amalfi Coast. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or so miles on some days, many times this is on cobbled stone streets and uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. You will need to be able to climb stairs, get on and off the, without vehicles without assistance. You will need manage your own luggage on and off the trains. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however you need to be ready for the physical requirements. If you can’t or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However, it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate.

The following items are suggested to help make your tour run smoothly. Good walking shoes and or walking sandals. Light weight sweater or jacket, All toiletries needed to a minimum. Hotels provide hair dryers, soap, shampoo, sometimes conditioner. Clothing needs to be warm weather clothing: For Day shorts, pants, jeans or leggings, long or short sleeved tops. Evening is casual with dresses, casual pants, etc. No formal evenings. ***Please note evening temperatures might be cooler so dress accordingly. Dressing in layers is always good. Try to mix and match outfits

Any medications you think you need, Camera, Phone, I Pad or Computer, Chargers and extra batteries you need, Any jewelry (costume jewelry is recommended when traveling), Passport, Cash, Pen, Book, Change of clothes, Scarf, Basic toiletries. Please visit the “Packing Tips” Page

Please check your ticket type carefully and always check the airlines website for luggage rules and fees. Many airlines are charging for checked baggage these days. If in doubt always call the airline and see what baggage fees your ticket type has. Carrying on luggage will also avoid these fees. Always download the Airlines App to use during travel before you leave home. Make sure you have your trip added to the App and that the airline has your Email, Passport and Phone number on the account and record. This will allow you check in on your phone, get updates and alerts when traveling.

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Women Traveling the World LLC TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This document outlines what Women Traveling the World LLC agrees to provide when you sign up for a tour, and what you agree to do in return. This information is very important, please read it carefully.

Current tour prices are listed on the page corresponding to each tour. Due to currency fluctuations, cost increase and situations out of our control tour prices may change without notice at any time. Tour participants who already registered for a tour will not be affected by any price changes.

Included in the price of the tour:

A full-time tour leader/guide with 6 or more clients and licensed in-country tour guides are used for tours.

Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.

Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.
Tour prices DO NOT INCLUDE: airfare (unless noted) and airport/departure taxes (unless stated as such in the tour), other transportation to the tour location, laundry charges, telephone calls, room service charges, mini-bar charges, all items of personal nature. Travel, accident, baggage, health, or life insurance policies. Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included in the itinerary. Passport and/or visa when applicable. Additional tours or activities not listed in the itinerary.

In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to re-invoice Participants with correct billing.


Single supplements are available on a limited basis at additional cost. The actual cost of a single supplement for each tour is listed on the Tour Details page for each tour.

Roommates: The Tour Organizers will attempt to match you with a roommate based on age/smoker or not. If the Tour Organizers match the Participant with a roommate whom the Tour Participant deems unsuitable, then the Tour Participant must either change roommates on her own or simply accept the current roommate and make the best of it. There will be no refunds for complaints about roommates, and if any Tour Participant departs the tour because of a roommate, there will be no refund. We try to match you up the best we can but cannot promise a guarantee as to companionship. If WTTW cannot find a roommate due lack of enough participants wanting a roommate then a single supplement will be charged.

Baggage: We recommend that Tour Participants take a carry-on bag as per airlines restrictions and include any needed toiletries, medications a change of clothes or anything else you simply can’t’ live without for 24-48 hrs in case of baggage loss or delay. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. We are not responsible for baggage loss/delay due to airline error.

Health: Woman traveling the World tours includes a lot of walking, stairs, hiking, and standing while sightseeing. All Tour Participants should be prepared to walk at least three miles a day on uneven surfaces, including steps, during days on which excursions are scheduled. If you have any concerns regarding your physical ability to participate in the tour, we strongly recommend that you consult your physician before signing up. Any pre-existing physical, mental, or emotional disability that may require attention or treatment must be reported in writing prior to the beginning of a tour. Tour Participants who require any form of assistance must be accompanied by a helper who is capable of and totally responsible for providing such assistance. The group’s itinerary will not be adjusted for people who are not able to keep up with the rest of the group. All Tour Participants are required to complete and sign a Medical Release and Waiver Agreement. On the day the tour begins, or any day thereafter, if you leave the tour for an, unforeseen medical or family emergency, money will be refunded, “ONLY” if you have purchased “trip insurance” then the terms of that policy will apply and the insurance company would be responsible for any refund as per the policy. Woman Traveling the World is not responsible for any refunds for a trip interruption or delay of your own cause. The minimum age for participants is 18. There is no maximum age, however you must be able to keep up with the pace of the group. Smokers may smoke only outdoors and downwind from the group – never in hotel rooms or during group meals or activities. Smokers will stay in a single room, unless they share a room with another smoker.

Travel Insurance: Not included in the tour price. We highly recommend obtaining individual travel insurance for the duration of the tour (trip cancellation, foreign medical, flight delays and cancellations, medical evacuation). For an overview of available options in travel insurance coverage please contact us. You acknowledge that trip insurance has been presented to you in the Tour Booking form if you decline to purchase trip insurance then you are on your on for any cancellations of your own doing or non covered issues as mentioned herein.

Travel documents and Visas: Tour Participants are required to have a valid passport and a visa, if necessary. Incomplete documentation will result in the airline and airport authorities refusing permission to enter the country. The Tour Organizers will not arrange for passports or visas and will not be held liable for any irregularities caused due to improper documentation. Each Participant is responsible for determining specific passport and visa requirements in the Participant’s country of origin and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the anticipated tour date. It is suggested that all Participants check with the appropriate Consulate regarding their visa requirements.

Tour itineraries are subject to change: Due to unexpected circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel, change or substitute an activity or a service. During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. Uncompleted portions of the tour itinerary are not cause for refund.

Waiver of responsibility: Women Traveling the World and its representatives (“Tour Organizers”) are making all ground arrangements pertaining to the Tour, including, but not limited to, hotel and restaurant reservations, sightseeing and side trips, subject to the condition that the Tour Organizers will not be held liable to injury, death, delay, theft, damage, or irregularities, however caused. Tour Organizers will take no responsibility or liability for: 1. injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, including luggage. 2. Additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or schedule. 3. The act or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the Tour Participants, or in carrying out the arrangements of the Tour, or otherwise. 4. Additional expenses incurred or due to sudden sickness, weather conditions, strikes, or other causes or acts of God. 5. Losses due to cancellations.

Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the tour location. Please note that some tours start and end in different cities and an “open jaw” or “Multi City” air ticket is required. This is noted in each itinerary.

Tour Payments: To reserve space on any tour, a deposit of $500.00 per person per tour is required at the time of booking. Some tours require a higher deposit and this is noted in the tour details.
No reservation is considered confirmed until the deposit is received by Women Traveling the World. The deposit is part of the final payment which must reach us no later than 60 days prior to the start of the tour. Returned checks will incur a fee of $50.00 For all deposits and tour payments, we accept personal checks, Visa, Master Card, bank wires, Zelle. Missing the final payment deadline may result in being removed from the tour.

Cancellations and refunds: The tour deposits are not refundable if you cancel for a non insured reason. All cancellations must be sent in writing via email. Do not consider a cancellation received and effective until you get a cancellation confirmation from us.

Tour Cancellation: Although we do our best to avoid this, it may occasionally become necessary for Women Traveling the World to cancel any tour due to insufficient sign-ups or any other cause. We recommend NOT to purchase your air until 60 days prior to departure unless you have been informed otherwise that the tour is a definite go. If a tour is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified at least 60 days in advance of the tour departure date. In this case, your entire payment will be refunded to you within fourteen days after the tour cancellation. Refund of payments made constitutes full settlement, and releases Women Traveling the World from any further liability. We are not responsible for any additional expenses incurred by tour members preparing for a canceled tour, such as nonrefundable airline tickets, travel insurance cost or passport fees. If a tour is cancelled due to a natural disaster, strike, or other event outside our control, we cannot guarantee the 60 days notice.

Loss & Liability: Women Traveling the World strongly encourages all tour Participants to purchase Travel Insurance to cover additional costs (airline tickets, loss of luggage, trip delay or tour cancellation, personal accident, medical evacuation, etc.). We assume no liability for the safety of any Participant while in transit or during the tour. Women Traveling the World is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal injury, accidents, or illness while on tour nor for any type of trip interruption.

Photographs: Representatives of the Tour Organizers may photograph the Tour. The Tour Organizers reserve the right to publish any such photographs without obtaining further consent from any Participant. Each Participant releases the Tour Organizers and their representatives from any liability in connection with any such use of such photographs.

Leaving the tour: The Tour Organizers reserve the right to accept, decline, or retain any person as a Participant on the Tour at any time without liability and without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever. The Tour Organizers take no responsibility or liability for any Participant who leaves the Tour prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any Participant that is not included on the Tour itinerary. There will be no discounts or refunds for any Tour Participant who temporarily leaves the Tour and then returns to the Tour later.

Unruly guest. We at WTTW ask all our clients to conduct themselves in a mature and courteous manner while on tour. If a client becomes unruly, argumentative or drunk beyond control and interrupts the tour or other clients in any way it is our right to call this person aside and issue a formal warning. If this behavior becomes consistent and creates a problem for other clients WTTW reserves the right to ask the participant to either leave the tour early, get her own room at her own cost if she has a roommate who has been interrupted due this behavior or take any and all necessary action to protect the health, safety and well being of the other travelers. Any such action taken that results in additional cost shall be the sole responsibility of the client who has created the issue. This is to protect all clients and assure them of a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.

Special Requests: We will advise hotels of any special requests of Tour Participants provided we receive the request at the time of booking. However, we cannot guarantee all requests.

Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Please answer these questions on the booking form so we can advise the restaurants for the included meals.

Payment of deposit or full payment shall be deemed as consent by the Tour Participant to the above Terms and Conditions.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: I am entirely responsible for my own personal safety, physical and health mental and general well-being during and after the Tour. I release Women Traveling the World LLC and its representatives and any of their employees, assistants, and affiliates of any liability for any injuries or damages mentally or physically I or any of my family members might incur during or after the Tour. I understand that no health insurance or travel insurance will be provided by the Tour Organizers, and, if I wish to be insured, I must do this myself.

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