10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS throughout the dolomites and beyond. all for $2,199
TRAVERSE THE UNTOUCHED LANDS OF NORTHERN ITALY. FROM HIKING THE DOLOMITES, TO SHOPPING THE BUSTLING TOWNS OF TUSCANY, THIS IS YOUR NEXT DREAM VACATION.
NEXT TOUR DATES: JUNE 8TH-17TH, 2018
15 OF 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE
DAY BY DAY
- Pick up and drop off at Milan Airport (MXP)
- All train / bus and subway tickets covered by VoyEdge RX
- Three welcome dinners (one in Milan, one in Bolzano, and one in Florence)
- Breakfast everyday on the trip!
- Walking tours of Milan, Lake Como, Lugano, Bolzano, Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre.
- Box drop-ins in Milan, Lugano, and Florence
- Travel WOD's and mobility sessions in Lake Como, Bolzano, Venice and Florence.
- Hikes in Lake Como, Bolzano, Florence and Cinque Terre
- Pub crawls where applicable
- An awesome time seeing some of Italy's most hidden gems
- Plenty of free time and a mix of guided tours
- All transportation + accommodation the trip included
- All box drop-in fees
- Train ticket back to your departure destination
- DAY 1 - Arrive in Milan / Walking Tour / Box drop-in / Group dinner
- DAY 2 - Lake Como / Hike through Torno / Free Night
- DAY 3 - Head to Lugano / CF Lugano / Free Time / Back to Como
- DAY 4 - Train ride back to Milan / Transfer trains to Bolzano
- DAY 5 - Hike the Dolomites All Day / Gondola ride down / dinner
- DAY 6 - Wake up in Bolzano / Depart for Venice / Tour Venice / Depart for Florence, Italy
- DAY 7 - Walking tour of Florence / Explore / Shop / Nightlife
- DAY 8 - Tuscany Vespa Tour / CrossFit Iris Drop-in
- DAY 9 - Cinque Terre Hike / Back to Florence / Group Dinner
- DAY 10 - Depart Florence to the airport of your departure
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO MILAN
Welcome to Milan. The Fashion Capital of the world, and home to incredible clothing designers, architects and fashionistas of all ages. Milan is really the New York of Italy and should be treated as such. After your arrival into Milan-Malpensa, we'll have you head directly to the hotel for check-in and to get freshened up before we head out into this wonderfully ornate and organized metropolis. You'll tour the Duomo di Milano, main shopping districts and the riverfront area, where you'll have an optional drop-in at CrossFit Porta Ticinese in the afternoon. There will be a welcome dinner for everyone as well, plus your first round at the bar is on us :)
Included: Ticket from Milan-Malpensa Airport to hotel (train or bus), optional CrossFit box drop-in, any subway tickets, walking tour of Milan, group dinner, first round at the bar after that.
DAY 2 - HEAD TO LAKE COMO, ITALY + hike torno
Just 35 minutes away from Milan is Lake Como. An untouched gem in Northern Italy and a stark contrast to the cityscapes of Milan. You'll head to Lake Como. You'll see just how incredible of a landscape the town of Como is. Nestled next to massive mountains, spooned by lakes, you'll have a ball touring the scenic countryside and small, charming towns of Lake Como over the next two days.
After a walking tour, you'll partake in a sturdy 3 hour hike down past George Clooney's cliffside house to the town of Torno. Where we will take a boat ride back over Lake Como to enjoy the sunset.
Included: Train ride to Lake Como, walking tour, gondola up the mountain, hike through Torno and boat ride back across the lake
DAY 3 - SPEND THE DAY IN LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
Lugano is a VASTLY underrated city. With a perfect blend of Swiss and Italian culture, this riveting lakeside city will capture your attention in its entirety. From the perfectly-planted flowers on the promenade, to the perfect piazzas and beer gardens that sit alongside the river. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy the lakeside breeze and spend the whole day here. The morning will consist of a visit to the train station, then a brief 35 minute train ride through the mountains to Lugano.
If you're an athlete, and aching for a workout, you'll head to CrossFit Lugano for an early afternoon drop-in, before showering up and heading back down to Lugano for the evening. We'll catch a 25 minute train back to Como to spend the evening after our day in Lugano, Switzerland.
Included: Train ride to Lugano, drop-in to CF Lugano, train ride back to Lake Como, Italy and free night to explore from there
DAY 4 - HEAD TO THE CULTURAL CITY OF BOLZANO
After breakfast in Como, we'll hop on a short train ride back to Milan via train, and will catch the next regional train to Bolzano. With a few hour train ride ahead, you'll be excited to get some rest after a couple active days. The train ride itself is filled with SUPERB views of the Dolomites. You'll see everything from vineyards, incredible cliffs, sharp edges, and blossoming flower fields. Take the time to relax, smell the fresh air and rest up for what's next.
After arriving in the small city of Bolzano (the perfect blend of Austrian and Italian influence), we'll check-in to our accommodations and will swiftly take you to our favorite local German Brewery for some food and drinks. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Bolzano, as we'll take off early to hike the Dolomites tomorrow.
Included: Breakfast in Como, train to Milan, train to Bolzano, check-in and group dinner at a local German Brewery
DAY 5 - hike the dolomite mountains
Day 5 kicks off with an early breakfast and grocery store stop before taking the Gondola into the mountains of Southern Tyrol. You'll be whisked away thousands of meters up, for an epic day in the mountains. Bring a backpack and be sure to pack plenty of water. You'll walk through woods, small towns, farms and more while having an epic view of the Dolomites and all their glory. You'll rest up in Collalbo-Klobenstein (a hikers paradise town) and from there, we will take the tram back to Sopra-Bolzano.
After the tram, you can either choose from the gondola down (20 minutes), or take the steep, three hour hike past some castles and more farms. Either way, you're in for one HELL of an awesome day. Make sure to find a German restaurant back in Bolzano to fuel back up and get a good night sleep. We will depart to Venice in the early morning.
Included: Breakfast at accommodations, gondola into the Dolomites, hike through to Collalbo-Klopenstein and back down.
DAY 6 - traverse the cobblestone streets of venice
Venezia, as it's better known throughout the world, is a paradise. Undoubtedly, one of the most traversed cities in all of Italy, it's allure and beauty knows no bounds. And as serene as it is, it's quite possibly the perfect day trip. Easily walkable, somewhat navigable, and with so much to see, you'll make your way here after waking up in Bolzano and transferring in Verona. You should arrive in late morning, and will have a free day to explore Venice. You'll have until sunset to get lost in Venice and explore it's centuries old cathedrals, cobblestone alleyways, and interesting canals.
The group will set a meeting place and time to regroup before we make our way back to the Venice train station to head to Florence around dusk.
Included: Breakfast in Bolzano, regional train to Verona, switch trains to Venice, day trip through Venice, luggage storage paid for by VoyEdge RX, train to Florence and check-in to accommodations.
DAY 7 - WELCOME TO ITALY'S GEM....FLORENCE
Day 7 kicks off with a tour of Florence followed by an optional workout at CrossFit Firenze. This box is located on the outskirts, and we mean outskirts, of the city but it is a top-notch facility. After some recovery time and showing you our favorite late lunch spot, (remember, most restaurants take a 3pm-7pm siesta) so the rest of the day is yours to explore! Grab some gelato, you've probably earned it, or grab some food at sit along the Arno River people watching and gazing at the Ponte Vecchio.
VoyEdge RX will set up a meeting time to head up to Piazza Michealangelo for sunset with some wine/beer (courtesy of VRX) before heading off on a group dinner and some local night life hot spots.
Included: Drop-in to CF Firenze, breakfast in Florence, walking tour of Florence, sunset wine at Piazza Michaelangelo, nightlife exploration.
DAY 8 - TREK THROUGH TUSCANY VIA VESPA
Day 8 will have you waking up in Florence and enjoying a light breakfast before heading to the bus depot to take a 35 minute bus ride to Greve in Chianti. As an optional day trip, the bus ticket and Vespa rental is included, but you are liable for the petrol you'll use (must be refilled to 'full' before return). That said, the short bus ride will take you through the best parts of Tuscany before signing up to rent a Vespa. All you'll need is a driver's license, and from there, we'll do a half day tour through the incredible towns and vineyards of Chianti and more. The option is yours to double up on a Vespa (if you wish), but feel free to roam and ride as a group, or break off and explore on your own.
We will set up a meeting time and have our phones on us to reconnect and head back to Florence for the evening.
Included: Bus ticket out to Greve in Chianti, (vespa not included), tours through the Tuscan villages and vineyards
DAY 9 - HIKE THROUGH THE CLIFFS OF CINQUE TERRE
Much can be said about Italy's most revered cliffside towns...formerly known as, 'The sleepy fishing villages,' Cinque Terre is now one of the most visited locations on the planet. These five terrace towns have become a HUGE influx for visitors from all around the world, despite being somewhat of a difficult destination to reach. However, once you arrive here, you'll see why.
As an optional, but included in the price day trip, VoyEdge RX will depart Florence in the early morning to reach Cinque Terre. We will purchase your RT tickets and will walk with you through all five towns to Riomaggiore, a perfect beach town at the end of these five terrace towns. It will take about 2 hours or so to hike through all five towns.
Included: Train tickets to Cinque Terre, hike through all five towns, and train ride back to Florence afterwards. Group dinner back in Florence.
DAY 10 - departure from florence
By Day 10, you're going to feel like you've accomplished a lot. From touring the Northern region of Italy, hiking the Dolomites, traversing some of Italy's most visited locations, and seeing the hidden gems between all of them, you're certainly going to be feeling it on the final day of the tour. There will be one last breakfast provided by VoyEdge RX, and if your flight is not until the late evening, we'll plan for a drop-in at CrossFit Iris, in the city center of Florence before preparing for departure. For your departure today (most likely from Milan - MXP) we will purchase your train and bus ticket from Florence, back to the airport. Please plan your flight for the late evening of the trip. That way you can make the most of your last day on the tour. Any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to us at: staff@voyedgeRX.com. On behalf of our team, we hope you had an INCREDIBLE ten days with us.
Included: Optional drop-in at CrossFit Iris, breakfast in Florence, train/bus ticket back to the airport of your departure and more.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights not included (RT to Milan - MXP)
- Some museums, attractions, optional day trips
- Lunches on the trip
- Some dinners
- Any optional activities not listed in the day to day itinerary or the 'What's Included' section up above
BOOK ONLINE HERE
Pay in full, or place a deposit and we'll send you an invoice for the remaining balance. Due 60 days before the tour kicks off.
Or call us at at 1-617-866-9573 to book