A Private 11 Day Luxury Tour to Italy, including Rome, Sorrento, Florence and Venice

Experience Italy in Luxury and Style. This 11-day special private tour combines luxury hotels with private visits to immerse you in the culture and heritage of Italy and taste the very best of Italy's food and drink.

DAY 1

Private Arrival Transfer Rome Fiumicino Airport, Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport and exiting the baggage claim area, you will be met by your driver holding a sign with your name on it and escorted to a luxury vehicle, then transferred into the city. The rest of the day is free to relax and settle in.

Luxe Rose Garden Palace.  The Rose Garden Palace is where style, hospitality and comfort come together in Rome. Situated in elegant and peaceful surroundings, in the heart of one of the Eternal City’s most beautiful areas.

DAY 2

Early Morning - Exclusive Tour Vatican & Bramante Staircase Don’t miss the chance to enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP! With our privileged access to the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece with a few other lucky people 15 minutes before anybody else! With this tour, you will also have the chance to admire a special area of the Museums - the Bramante: this masterpiece is normally closed to the public! Live a once in a lifetime experience, admiring the Sistine Chapel before anybody else with our exclusive Partner’s early Access. You will visit Bramante Staircase (extraordinary opening) and St. Peter’s Basilica with no line at the entrance. This tour lasts for up to 4 hours and includes a professional guide with pick up and drop off at your hotel. 

The afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore the city.

DAY 3

Private Half Day Ancient Rome Tour Including the Colosseum. Today, you will meet your driver for a complete tour of ancient Rome's major sights and skip the queues for the archaeological area.  You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the Colosseum where you will meet an expert guide. The tour includes special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, you can discover the bloody past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere led by passionate and expert guides. Admire the splendid arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or 'sacred way'.  

At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel for a free evening.

DAY 4

Private Departure Transfer to the Rome Rail Station. This morning you will be met by your driver and escorted to a luxury vehicle for a private transfer to the rail station. We include first class rail seats for your journey by train from Roma Termini to Naples Rail Station.

On arrival at Naples Rail you will be met by your English speaking driver and transferred to Pompeii where you will meet with an English speaking guide for an included guided tour with entrance fees to Pompeii. Afterwards continue to your hotel with your driver. Modern-day Pompeii (Pompei in Italian) may feel like a nondescript satellite of Naples, but it's here that you'll find Europe's most compelling archaeological site: the ruins of Pompeii. Sprawling and haunting, the site is a stark reminder of the destructive forces that lie deep inside Vesuvius.

Hotel Antiche MuraIn a central yet peaceful position with access from the Piazza Tasso, heart of Sorrento, rises an elegant “art nouveau” building, Hotel Antiche Mura. The hotel combines sophisticated and elegant traditional decor with comfort and innovative technologies to satisfy the most demanding customer.

DAY 5

Private Half Day Tour Of Capri Island. On arrival you will join a scheduled boat tour around the island and your guide will detail the sights.  You will have the option to visit the Blue Grotto famous for its intense azure color. You will also see “Tiberius’s Leap”, where, according to legend, the Roman emperor used to throw down to the rocks disobedient servants and unwelcome guests.  The tour lasts just over an hour and on returning to the port in Capri your guide will escort you on the funicular to the town and conduct a walking tour.  There will be time to relax and enjoy an optional lunch on the island.

Return hydrofoil tickets to Capri Island. Capri is beautiful – seriously beautiful. There’s barely a grubby building or untended garden to blemish the splendour. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea; elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea; even the trees seem to be carefully manicured.

DAY 6

Private Half Day Amalfi Coast Tour With Driver. This morning meet with your driver and expert local guide in the lobby for a half day of private touring along the Amalfi Coast. See this stunning region at your own pace making stops in the most beautiful villages in Southern Italy. Get a true taste of the region’s rich history, architecture, cuisine and more. Amalfi’s typically Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other, makes it one of Italy’s most famous resorts. We include a stop to enjoy Limoncello and also at a winery for local Italian wine tasting and lunch, sampling fresh local produce. 

In the evening return to the hotel for an evening at your leisure. We can make restaurant suggestions and reservations for you.

DAY 7

Transfer from Sorrento to Naples and Train to Florence with Walking Tour in Florence

Today you will be transferred from your hotel in Sorrento to the train station in Naples. We include first class rail seats for your journey by train from Naples Rail Station to Firenze Rail Station. Upon arrival in Florence Rail Station, you will be met by an English-speaking driver and privately transferred to your hotel. If your hotel room isn't ready for check-in, the hotel will store your luggage. You will be met by a local guide for a half day walking tour of Florence which will end with included entry to The Accademia Gallery. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the city further.

Hotel Degli Orafi. The Hotel Degli Orafi is a prestigious building in the historic centre of Florence and offers you a wide range of services and comforts.The building incorporates an ancient tower, presumably part of the clique of the Importuni family, which had their properties in this neighborhood.

A Private Half Day Walking Tour of Florence with English Speaking Guide. This afternoon, enjoy a private walking tour of Florence with an expert English speaking guide. This is a perfect introduction to the masterpieces of this city: Michelangelo's David, Brunelleschi's Dome and Piazza Signoria. Meet with your private guide at your hotel and begin your tour of the historical centre of Florence. During the tour, you will see the Cathedral, the Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence since the 1300’s, when Florence was the most powerful city in Europe. The visit will continue to Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of Florence, then you will cross the Arno River and arrive at the Pitti Palace, one of the best examples of Renaissance palaces. The tour ends with an included visit to the Academy Gallery where Michelangelo’s David is housed, along with many other works of art.

Accademia Gallery. The Accademia Gallery occupies some rooms from the XIV century, which belonged to the old hospital of San Mateo as well as to the old monastery of San Nicolás de Cafaggio. Subsequently the Grand Duke Leopold of Lorraine founded the Academy of Fine Arts with a collection for the students. At the end of the 18th century these rooms were completely restructured to house the famous museum dedicated to Michelangelo.

DAY 8

Private Half Day Tour to Chianti with Wine Tasting. After a free morning in Florence to relax, this afternoon you will meet your driver/guide in the hotel lobby and depart on a half-day private tour of the Chianti Wine Country. With your driver / guide, you will head south of Florence to the Chianti area where the famous Chianti Classico wines are produced. Driving on the Via Chiantigiana you will see the most beautiful countryside of the region, with rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, villas and medieval castles. You will have a chance to stop at one wine estate and also visit the small Tuscan town of Castellina in Chianti. 

You will arrive back in Florence in the early evening.

DAY 9

Private Departure Transfer to Florence Rail Station.  Check out and meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel by this morning where you will be privately transferred to Florence Rail Station. We include first class Tickets on train from Firenze Rail Station to Venice Rail Station. Upon arrival at Venice Rail Station, meet your representative at the platform holding a sign with your name on it. Board a  private motorlaunch from Venice train station to hotel or nearest mooring point. Porter service is provided at the train station.

Kette HotelIn the heart of Venice, a short distance from Gran Teatro La Fenice and a two minute stroll from piazza San Marco, Hotel Kette welcomes guests in elegant rooms filled with comforts and modern service.

Private 30-minute Gondola Ride. This evening we include a private Gondola ride. Our assistant will meet you at your hotel and take you to the nearest embarking point for a 30 minute gondola tour. Venice gondola rides are without doubt the number one must-do experience in Venice. Gliding through serene waters, while serenaded by your gondolier, against the stunning backdrop of Baroque buildings is an experience you won’t soon forget.

DAY 10

Private 2 Hour Venice City Tour Including St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. This morning, you will enjoy an enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s Square and its main monuments. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, with the richness of its marbles and mosaics. The Doge’s Palace, a fourteenth century building from where the ancient Venetian Republic exerted the control over the city. Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs reach the Prisons Palace. Proper attire is required while visiting the Basilica. For security reasons bags, back-packs, etc. cannot be taken into the Basilica. Inclusions: private licensed guide, entrance ticket at the Doge’s Palace and Basilica. Duration of the tour will be 2 hours.

Private Half Day Murano And Burano Tour. After some time for lunch we include a private tour on board the cruiser Bora to escape from the crowd of Venice and explore the most famous Venetian islands. Murano, world known for its glass blowing art. The tiny and picturesque island of Burano gives an idea of what Venice used to be, besides being famous for the hand-made laces. Interesting to watch the canal banks that have been reconstructed as they used to be at the very beginning, with poles all around these small islands to keep the ground.

DAY 11

Private Deluxe Departure Transfer to Venice Airport. The day before departure a pick-up information sheet is emailed to the hotel to reconfirm the pick-up time and location. On departure day, meet a local representative in the hotel lobby at the scheduled time to get on board the private motor-launch to Venice airport. Once you arrive, a private vehicle will pick you up from the landing stage to the departure terminal while porters carry the luggage to the check-in area.

YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH LUXURY EUROPEAN TOURS INCLUDES:

  • Private Transfers with Luxury Vehicles and English-Speaking Drivers
  • 10 Nights in luxury hotels inclusive of breakfast
  • Private Tours with English Speaking Guides
  • Entrances to All of the Sites Indicated
  • Wine Tasting in Tuscany
  • The services of our professional travel experts on the ground are available to you 24/7 throughout your trip

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Flights, 
    • Gratuities and Tips to driver/guides and local guides 
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation/medical insurance at the time of deposit payment. Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on travel insurance.

The price for this wonderful 11 Day Italian Experience is from €5495 per person sharing based on 2 guests travelling. 

We can of course customise the trip for larger parties and groups. Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.

Hotels are subject to availability and all bookings will be confirmed in 24/48 hours by email with a feasible proposal for your review and approval.  If a hotel is not available, we will offer an alternative hotel from our preferred collection.  We can make any adjustments required, and you can request a call back to discuss your trip with one of our expert travel planners.  When you are happy to proceed, we will send a payment link,  to book we require 30% deposit, which is non-refundable and the balance for your trip will be due 60 days prior to arrival in your chosen destination

Please note all of the itineraries presented are suggestions, we can customise any tour based on your own preferences and wish list. Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.

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