The Nomadic Network Italy Tour

September 22 - October 5, 2022

Italy is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular destinations. Home to incredible food, fabulous wine, tons of ancient ruins, and picturesque landscapes, it should come as no surprise that this is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. Join us as we spend two weeks exploring this incredible country.

Italy travel leaves no visitor underwhelmed. It’s an enchanting destination for travelers of every interest and budget, a place you could spend a lifetime exploring and still never manage to see it all.

It is a destination with a long history and a lot to explore.

Over the course of two weeks, you’ll soak in the history of Rome, explore Vatican City, admire the art and architecture of Florence, snap photos of the postcard-perfect hills of Cinque Terre, and tour the famous canals of Venice. You’ll learn about Italian food (and eat your fair share of it), discover the country’s vibrant history, and embrace the local culture.

While this tour includes many of Italy’s iconic highlights, it will also take you to off the beaten path destinations, showcasing incredible hostels and introducing you to amazing people along the way.

If you’re the kind of person who wants a deeper, more authentic, more nuanced experience in Italy, this tour is for you.

Our TNN community manager, Sevan, will also be on this tour leading you around!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: If you book your spot before June 1st, you’ll get $500 off with the code TNNTOUR as well as one free night of accommodation before or after the tour.

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Dorm Bed, Private Room (1 Person), Private Room (2 People)

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: If you book your spot before June 1st, you’ll get $500 off with the code TNNTOUR as well as one free night of accommodation before or after the tour.

To reserve your spot on a tour, a 40% deposit is required. This deposit is 100% refundable for 60 days (or until 90 days before the tour starts, whichever comes first).

Tour Itinerary

Today, you’ll arrive in the beautiful city of Rome for the start of the tour. You’ll have the day to explore on your own. Later in the afternoon, we’ll have an orientation meeting followed by a group dinner where you can get to know your fellow travelers.

Today, we’ll start the day with a historical walking tour of Rome so you can learn about the city’s long and fascinating history. After that, you’ll have the afternoon to explore on your own (we’ll be here to help give suggestions on what to see and do). Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

Today, we’ll start the day with a food tour of Rome so you can learn about the city’s unique cuisine. After that, you’ll have the afternoon to explore on your own (we’ll be here to help give suggestions on what to see and do). Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

This morning, we’ll take a short train ride to Florence. Along the way, you’ll get to see the Tuscan countryside. When we arrive, we’ll do a historical walking tour so you can learn about the city’s history. After that, you’ll have the afternoon to explore on your own. Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

This morning, we’ll do an art tour of Florence. Florence is home to some of the best artists in human history and no visit would be complete without learning about them. After that, you’ll have another afternoon to explore on your own. You can also join us for an option group dinner tonight.

Today, we’ll take a full-day trip to Pisa to see the famed leaning tower and explore other historical parts of the city. Later, we’ll return to Florence for dinner, where you can join us for an optional group dinner.

In the morning, we’ll take the train to Cinque Terre, the famed five tours on Italy’s northwest coast. Here, you’ll find tiny cities and tons of hiking paths to explore. You’ll have the day to explore on your own or join us for a short hike. Later, we’ll have an optional group dinner.

You’ll have the day to yourself to explore these famed five towns and the hiking trails around the area. We’ll have a list of activities you can do and, at night, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

This morning, we’ll take a short train ride to Milan. When we arrive, we’ll do a historical walking tour so you can learn about the city’s history. After that, you’ll have the afternoon to explore on your own. Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

You’ll have the day to yourself to explore. There’s a ton to do in this fashion capital of the world and we’ll be around to help you decide what to do. Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

This morning, we’ll take the train to Venice. When we arrive, we’ll do a historical walking tour. After that, you’ll have the afternoon to explore on your own. Later, you can join us for an optional group dinner.

Today, we’ll take a full-day trip to the islands around Venice where we will see the famed glassblowers of the region, explore the lagoon around Venice, visit historic churches, and so much more. Later, we’ll return to the city for dinner where you can join us for an optional group dinner.

Today, you’ll have the day to explore Venice on your own. We can be there to help you arrange any optional tours, activities, or just show you where to go that’s a little off the beaten path. Tonight, we’ll have a final (included) group dinner where we’ll toast the amazing two weeks we had together!

Today, we say goodbye as you prepare for your next journey. Our guide will be around to help you get to the airport, your next destination, or answer any other questions you have.

Tour Essentials

Accommodation

Accommodation is in hostel dorms with the option to have your own private room. Dorms are separated by gender to ensure safety and privacy.`

Transport

During the trip, we’ll travel via public transportation including subways, buses, and intercity train lines. We travel like the locals do, not in big tour buses!

Meals

Daily breakfast, one food tour, and two dinners are included. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice. Alcohol is not included.

Sustainability

We aim to offer as sustainable an experience as we can. The tap water is safe to drink so we encourage you to bring a water bottle. Trash is recycled whenever possible and we avoid mass tourism activities that cause harm to the environment and/or do not benefit local communities.

Small Groups

This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants and has a maximum of 15 participants in order to ensure the best small group tour experience. With such a small group, you’ll be able to enjoy unique, rewarding activities that would not be accessible with more people.

Expert guides

Your tour will be led by a licensed and local expert guide. Our guides are always on hand, every day of the trip, to provide additional information, create spontaneous activities, join the group for non-included activities and meals, and to ensure that the trip is as memorable, fun, and informative as possible.

What's Included

What’s Included

  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • Transportation between destinations
  • All mentioned activities and entrance fees
  • Included meals listed above
  • Expert tour leader throughout the trip

What’s Not Included

  • Travel to/from the starting and ending points of the tour
  • Visa fees that may be required
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel insurance (which is required)
  • Optional activities and other activities not listed

FAQ

What are your COVID policies?
To ensure we comply with all entry and exit requirements in a simple and easy manner, we require all participants on these tours to be fully vaccinated.

What about COVID testing?
Should COVID testing be required as a condition of entry or exit, we will help you find testing locations, though you are responsible for the cost of the COVID test and for booking your own tests.

Tell me about your guides.
Our expert tour leaders are fully licensed local guides. They’ll be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the trip, handling all of the local logistics, and dealing with any unforeseen situations that may arise. Our tour leaders are always on hand, every day of the trip, to provide additional information, create spontaneous activities, join the group for non-included activities and meals, and ensure that the trip is as memorable, fun, and informative as possible.

Will I have any time to myself?
Of course! We hate tours that book every minute of your day. While we will be busy, there will also be plenty of time for you to explore on your own. Travel is about adventure and discovery, so we emphasize that on my tours. We want you to see stuff that interests you specifically.

What am I going to do during the listed “free time”?
Our guides will be on hand to give you suggestions, help you decide what to do, and be around. If you want to go off on your own, we get that. We want you to explore and break out of your comfort zone! Our guides are here to help and, after you join the tour, you’ll be sent a list of potential activities you can do on your own.

How many spots can I purchase at once?
Reservations on the tour are limited to a maximum of two per person to ensure that everyone who wants to gets a chance to go.

How are the dorms seperatred?
We will be staying in hostel dorm rooms: males in one room, females in another.

Is airfare provided?
No, you’ll be responsible for your own airfare to and from the tour.

Will I need travel insurance?
Yes, all guests will be required to have travel insurance for the duration of the trip. We’ll be asking for proof before departure. If you don’t have it, you won’t be able to continue on the tour.

Is there an age requirement?
You must be at least 18 years old.

Will I need to fill out any release forms?
Yes, you’ll be required to fill out and sign a liability waiver releasing Nomadic Matt, Inc. from any and all liability related to the tour.

What about visas?
If you require a visa to enter any of these destinations, you’ll need to get that in advance at your own expense. We do not offer any help in this area.

What if I change my mind? What is your refund policy?
We’ll cry, but we’ll understand. Plans change. The refund policy is as follows: Deposits 100% refundable for 60 days (or until 90 days before the tour starts, whichever comes first). Cancelations made between 90 – 60 days before the tour start date: 100% refund of the balance amount (the deposit is not included in the refund). Cancelations made between 59 – 31 days before the tour start date: 50% refund of the balance amount. Cancelations made from 30-1 days before the tour start date: 0% refund of the balance amount.

When is the balance due?
Payment is due in full 30 days after the date of deposit.

Is there a waiting list?
People sometimes rush to secure a spot but don’t always get the time off work and might need to cancel. Therefore, we have a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to join the waitlist.

I still have questions. Can I contact you?
Of course! My email is matt@nomadicmatt.com.

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