(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Lake Como, Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome& Tivoli
This private tour of Italy offers an unparalleled degree of luxury and in-depth personalized touring in Italy’s most popular destinations.
Begin at beautiful Lake Como with two nights at iconic Villa d’Este. Built in 1568 as a private residence, Villa d’Este is one of Europe’s most acclaimed luxury hotels. One day, enjoy a private boat excursion on Lake Como, including a visit to the beautiful waterfront town of Bellagio to explore picturesque backstreets and lush gardens. Also enjoy leisure time to take advantage of the hotel's extensive leisure facilities, beautiful grounds, and fine dining options.
Continue by private transfer to Venice for three nights at one of the city's leading luxury hotels. Enjoy a private tour of favorite neighborhoods, museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor markets and specialty shops. Also, take a private cruise through the Venetian lagoon to visit islands such as Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your expert guide will ensure that you discover the best of Venice according to your interests, such as taking a “secret itineraries” tour of the Doge’s Palace, learning about the origins of Venice’s unique architecture and cityscape, shopping for high-quality glass, discovering hidden neighborhoods, and sampling local food and wine at Venetian bacari (bars).
Next, transfer to Florence, stopping en route, if desired, to tour the cultural and culinary highlights of Bologna, one of Italy’s great gastronomic centers.
In Florence, stay three nights at the exquisite Four Seasons Florence. With your expert private guide, tour the city, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, according to your interests. You might like to tour world-renowned museums such as the Uffizi and Accademia, browse antiques districts and artisan workshops, experience Tuscan cuisine at the Mercato Centrale and specialty food shops, or relax in beautiful Boboli Gardens. During free time, enjoy leisurely meals, strolls along the Arno River and shopping for Florentine gold jewelry, handmade paper, leather goods, antiques and housewares.
En route to Rome, tour our favorite hill towns in Tuscany, such as Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano.
In Rome, spend four nights at the stylish Hotel de Russie, known for its superb location and beautiful garden. With your expert private guide, experience the best of Roman culture, history, cuisine 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, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Jewish Quarter, Villa Borghese, the ruins along the Appian Way, beautiful Aventine Hill, Capitoline Hill, the catacombs and "Underground Rome."
One day, take a private excursion to Tivoli for a tour of Hadrian’s Villa and the spectacular water gardens of Villa d’Este.
This tour can be further customized to include additional destinations or special interest activities.
Arrive Milan - Lake Como
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Private morning boat tour to Bellagio and other lake attractions. Afternoon at leisure
Lake Como - Venice
Private transfer by car and private boat to hotel for 3 nights
Half-day private tour of Venice
Half-day private tour of Venice or islands of lagoon
Venice - Florence Private transfer by car to Florence for 3 nights. Tour Bologna en route, if desired
Half day private city tour
Half day private city tour
Florence -Tuscany - Rome
Private touring in Tuscany (such as Siena and other hilltowns) en route to Rome for 4 nights
Full-day private city tour
Rome & Tivoli
Full-day private excursion to Villa d'Este garden and Hadrian's Villa
Half-day private city tour
Private transfer to airport
Hotel Cipriani or Gritti Palace
Four Seasons Florence
Hotel de Russie
Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
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A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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