Discover Old World splendor on our Italy and Amalfi Coast vacation as you explore the natural beauty and culture of Italy from Sorrento to Florence and throughout Tuscany. Visit historic locales, see masterpieces of art and architecture—and experience a way of life unchanged by the centuries.
- Required Travel DocumentationExpanded
If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter and depart Italy. It must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and have 1 to 2 blank pages remaining. Guests must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.
U.S. citizens traveling on regular passports do not need a visa for a stay of 90 days or less.
If you are not a U. S. citizen, please check with the Italian Embassy or Consulate for information on documentation requirements.
You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional charges will apply for telephone calls made to access CIBT specialists.
- What to PackExpanded
Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.
Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:
• Collared shirts
• Jeans or long pants
• Casual dress/skirt
• Lightweight rain jacket
• Close-toed shoes
• Sturdy-soled walking shoes
• Sport-style sandals
• Shawl (for women to cover their shoulders in churches)
• Long dress/skirt or capris (for women to cover their knees in churches)
• Camera/video camera
• Extra batteries or charger for camera
• Electric adapter
• Insect repellant
The Mediterranean climate of southern Italy is milder and sunnier than the north, with dry summers and wet autumns and winters. Along the coast, July is the hottest month of the year with average temperatures ranging from 64 - 95°F (18 – 32°C), while January ranges from 38 - 54°F (3 - 12°C). The west coast of Italy is generally wetter than the east coast as the southern Sirocco wind brings high humidity along with the rain. October, November and December are typically the wettest months of the year.
Italy, like several other European countries, has federally mandated regulations designed to conserve electricity consumption. The regulations impose seasonal restrictions on heating and cooling systems. This means that all lodgings, from 5-star deluxe hotels to modest farmhouses, are subject to strict energy restrictions. These businesses may only switch their air systems from hot to cold (or from cold to hot) when the government mandate allows them. If you are sensitive to cold weather, we advise that you bring sweaters in spring and fall in case there is a short cold spell and the property management can't turn the heating on. Likewise, air conditioning is typically not available in April or October, although there can be hot spells in those months. These circumstances are normally not a significant challenge for our Guests. However, we wanted you to be aware of the restrictions and the potential impact to your comfort.
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- Arrival / Departure InformationExpanded
If arriving in Naples by:
Plane – Upon arrival at Naples International Airport (NAP), follow airport signage directing you to Baggage Claim. After you have claimed your luggage you will enter into the public area of the main terminal where a representative will be waiting for you holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will provide your ground transportation to your hotel. The transfer from the airport to your hotel in Sorrento will take 1.5 to 2 hours.
Train – Upon arrival at the Napoli Centrale train station, collect your luggage, disembark the train and proceed to the end of the platform. Look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your prearranged ground transportation to your hotel. The transfer from the station to your hotel in Sorrento will typically take 1.5 to 2 hours.
At the conclusion of the adventure, you will fly out of Florence Airport (FLR).
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The official unit of monetary currency is the Euro. ATM machines in Italy are known as "Bancomats" and are readily available in the large cities and even in small towns. Most reputable establishments will accept major credit cards, and those that do will post the logos in their front windows. Overall, your Adventure Guide can assist you with any currency issues or language barriers you may have.
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Adventure Guide Gratuities
Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, for each Adventure Guide and for each day.
Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day: $8 - $11 USD
• For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $64 - $88 USD.
• For a family of 4 for an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $256 - $352 USD.
For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $512 - $704 USD.
Adventure Guides will accept U.S. dollars or local currency.
All Other Gratuities
Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
Adventures by Disney has arranged for all of your accommodation and transportation needs during your stay in Italy as specified in your trip itinerary. However, you may choose to visit other sites on your own that require transportation. If so, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel or using public transportation. Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for any assistance regarding any transportation arrangements you may need.
The primary language of Italy is Italian. However, most people in Italy speak some English and respect foreigners who attempt to speak in their language.
So don't be shy—put your Italian skills to the test! The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Southern Italy:
English Italian Pronunciation Hello/Good Morning Ciao chow Goodbye Arrivederci a-reev-a-der-chee Good Evening Buona Sera bona-sera Good night Buona Notte bona-notteh Yes Sí see No No no Adventure Aventura ah-ven-toor-ah
- How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded
To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.
If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.
- Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded
If you are coming from the U.S., you are advised to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your doctor or health care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting and planned activities. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Italy.
- Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded
No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports, train stations and hotels.
- What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney trip?Expanded
Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches may include: fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are provided at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. Although, these meals have been planned in locations that offer numerous dining options. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.
- How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded
On this adventure, your group will travel by luxury motor coach and public ferry between the mainland and the island of Capri. You will also travel by private boat and ITALO high-speed train (first class).
- Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded
Yes, you may stay in Italy before or after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at at (800) 543-0865 for further information.
- What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded
ARRIVAL: You will fly into Naples Airport (NAP) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:00 PM, barring any unforeseeable delays.
DEPARTURE: At the conclusion of the adventure, you will fly out of Florence Airport (FLR) at any time.
- What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded
While we welcome children ages 4 and up on our Italy: Amalfi Coast & Tuscany trip, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel. This is based on several factors, such as extended hours of daily activity programming, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, biking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.
- How strenuous are the activities?Expanded
While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, it is an active tour with lots of walking, with most days including 2 or more hours of city walking, often on uneven cobblestone streets. This can be very physical, especially in the summer heat. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.
- Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded
Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals; however, you may purchase them at your own expense.
- Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded
Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs
- Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded
Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. The streets are rocky and steep. Boarding and disembarking from boats are not handicap accessible. Further, many restrooms are not wheelchair accessible. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and solely responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Please be advised that the methods of transportation used during your adventure may have limited or no wheelchair accessibility. So, be sure to contact your Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your specific needs.
- What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded
We will make every reasonable effort to operate vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group's maximum size, if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) We will attempt to rebook you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline rebooking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.
- Is travel insurance available?Expanded
Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.
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