(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri
This private, luxurious two-week tour of Italy visits the most important cities (Venice, Florence and Rome), the beautiful Tuscan countryside, the ruins at Pompeii, and the picture-perfect villages of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Stay at exclusive luxury hotels in each location and enjoy comprehensive private touring with your own guides and drivers, with each day tailored to your interests.
Begin in Venice with three nights at the lavish Hotel Cipriani—the city's premier hotel—on secluded Giudecca Island. Enjoy a private tour of favorite local neighborhoods, museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor markets and specialty shops. Also enjoy a privately guided cruise through the lagoon to visit the islands of Murano (famous for glass), Burano and Torcello. Your guide will ensure that you discover the best of Venice—whether you are interested in a “secret itineraries” tour of the Doge’s Palace, learning about the Eastern architectural influence of many of Venice’s buildings, shopping for high quality glass, or simply discovering hidden neighborhoods and sampling specialties at local wine bars, each day will be tailored to your interests.
Next, depart by car for Florence, stopping en route as you desire. Perhaps tour Bologna and its art treasures, or taste prosciutto, parmigiano and balsamic vinegar in Parma and Modena. Arrive in Florence for four nights at the beautiful Four Seasons Florence. During a flexible private walking tour, experience Florence according to your interests. You might like to explore the market squares, antique districts and artisan workshops of the Oltrarno district. Tour world-renowned museums. Learn about Tuscan cuisine at specialty food shops and the wonderful Mercato Centrale. Explore the beautiful Boboli Gardens. Enjoy plenty of free time for leisurely meals and time to stroll along the river and shop for Florentine gold jewelry, handmade paper, gloves, leather, antiques and housewares. If desired, also take a half-day Italian cooking class at a villa near Florence.
Spend a day on a private excursion in Tuscany. Travel through olive groves and vineyards to explore celebrated hill towns such as Siena and San Gimignano. Repeat visitors to Tuscany may wish to visit beautiful towns of Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano or other enchanting towns such as Lucca, Pisa or Arezzo. Walk the medieval alleys and admire palazzi and ancient towers, and enjoy free time to browse for olive oil, wine, baskets, cheeses, olive wood, and ceramics. Taste wines at their source, listen to white-robed monks sing the haunting melodies of Gregorian chant in a Romanesque church, or shop for designer goods at excellent outlet shops—the day’s itinerary will be determined by your interests.
Continue by private car to Rome and spend three nights at the stylish Hotel de Russie, known for its superb location overlooking the Borghese Gardens. Enjoy comprehensive touring and experience the best of Roman culture, history and lifestyle. Discover ancient pagan and Christian monuments, the splendors of Baroque and Renaissance palaces and churches, and the surprising urban additions of the modern city. Highlights include the Roman and Imperial Forums, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, Saint Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Via Veneto, the morning fruit and flower market of Campo dei Fiori, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Jewish Quarter, Villa Borghese, the ruins along the Appian Way, beautiful Aventine Hill, the catacombs and "Underground Rome." During free time in Rome, enjoy la dolce vita and the city's excellent cuisine.
Next, you'll be driven to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. En route, enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii, reserved for centuries under volcanic lava and ash. Tour along the beautiful Amalfi Coast to visit seaside villages such as picture-perfect Positano. Spend three nights at a glamorous seaside resort in Ravello. One day, enjoy an excursion to the fabled isle of Capri.
Arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Half-day private tour of Venice
Half-day private boat tour of islands of lagoon
Venice - Florence Private transfer by car to Florence for 4 nights with touring en route
Half day private tour in Florence
Florence & Tuscany
Private full-day excursion to Tuscany
Half-day cooking class in villa outside of Florence
Florence - Rome
Private transfer to Rome for 3 nights with touring en route
Rome Full-day private city tour
Half-day private city tour
Rome – Amalfi Coast
Private transfer to Ravello for 3 nights. Visit Pompeii and tour Amalfi Coast en route
At leisure at resort
Amalfi Coast & Capri
Excursion to Capri
Private transfer to airport in Naples or Rome
Four Seasons Florence or St. Regis Florence
Hotel de Russie
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Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
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