Rome & Area
Amalfi Coast & Islands
Italy is a dream you’ll never want to wake from.
Explore the imperial splendor and Renaissance masterpieces that make Italy a modern country with a long and spectacular past. Meander cobblestoned streets in old medieval towns; take in boundless vistas laid out like paintings, and travel up the sumptuous coast where pastel-painted houses cling to craggy cliff sides. When you hear the call of chic, head to Milan and shop in some of the most prestigious boutiques and showrooms in the world. Spend your evenings in 4-star luxury accommodations that effortlessly blend comfort with class.
Take a private 4 hour tour of the Vatican and witness one of the most impressive art collections in the world. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, and get an inside peek at The Colosseum where gladiators once fought. On your way to the Almafi Coast, stop at historic Pompei and wander through the ancient Roman ruins. Visit the beautiful isle of Capri and take the chairlift to Mont Solaro where you can enjoy panoramic views of the gulf of Naples. Once your feet hit the streets of Milan, take them to the Fashion Quadrilatero where you can pop in and out of some of the trendiest boutiques in the world. And, as you sit back and relax for your evening gondola ride through Venice’s Grand Canal, close your eyes and remind yourself that none of it was a dream.
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For your added comfort, we will have Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival. A representative authorised to enter the customs area will be waiting for you at the luggage belt in order to assist. If a private airport transfer has been arranged, this representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Rome (Fiumicino/Ciampino) with a private vehicle and driver.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Discover Rome by foot on your guided 3 hour walking tour today. Don't forget your camera as you visit the Spanish Steps, Scalinata, The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, and Navona Square.
Few hotels in Rome can boast the magnificent location of the Hotel Savoy. Housed in an aristocratic palazzo dating to the late 1800s, its guests are welcomed into a discrete and elegant environment which beautifully blends comfort with the class of a 4-star superior hotel. The hotel is ideal for those wishing to stay in the centre of Rome surrounded by the atmosphere of the dolce vita of Via Veneto. An historic hotel, it was named after Queen Margaret of Savoy who, in the early 1900s, chose it for her Roman sojourns. Documents and vintage photographs also demonstrate that the Savoy was the hotel of the historic “March on Rome.”
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel to head to the Vatican, the center of Christianity, for a 4 hour private tour. You’ll be fascinated by the Vatican Museum which houses one of the most impressive collections in the world. Admire the many works of art and visit the Sistine Chapel, dominated by the efforts of Michelangelo. The conception and execution of the ‘Creation of the World’ and ‘Last Judgment’ are positively titanic. You will also visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica which took over 100 years to build and features Renaissance and Baroque styling. Resting on over the 800 pillars and adorned with 44 altars, St. Peter’s is by far the largest church in the world! Inside the Basilica it is not allowed to speak at high tone; for this reason your guide will whisper in a microphone and you will be provided with a radio headset to clearly hear the description of one of the biggest wonders of Christianity. Return to hotel. (Entrance fee included).
In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel by coach and guide for a three hour shared tour. Arrive at Piazza Venezia and then continue on foot to the famous Piazza Del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo. Drive by the Circus Maximus and the Aventino Hill. Stop to admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo located in the Church of St. Peter in Chains from where it will take you 5 minutes to reach the symbol of the eternal city: The Colosseum. Take a visit inside of The Colosseum. (Includes hotel pick up – since there will be various pick ups within the city centre, you will be given a pick up time range. Please be in the hotel lobby/reception for this time. At the end of the tour, there will be a city centre drop off. Includes entrances to churches mentioned). Please note that shared tours can have up to approx. 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day, and are carried out in a number of languages). The group may be divided out into smaller groups so the tour is lead in one language or kept as one larger group (in which case the tour will be lead in various languages). Due to seasonal opening times the itinerary may be altered without notice.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy the train transfer from Rome to Naples. Travel time is approx. 1 hour 10 min.
Enjoy a private transfer with a vehicle and English speaking driver from Naples to the Amalfi coast, stopping off at Pompei for a 2 hour guided visit with an English speaking Guide. Your Private Guide will meet you at Pompei and bring you through the fascinating site. Walk through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, you will still be incredibly impressed by this massive archaeological site which includes the Amphitheatre, Gymnasium, House of Menandro, The Grand theatre and Small theatre, Gladiators Barracks, Thermal baths, House of Vetti. Continuing en route to the Amalfi coast. (Includes entrances into Pompei).
The Grand Hotel La Favorita (4*) is an enchanting deluxe hotel, situated in the heart of Sorrento’s Historical quarter, on the corner between the Tasso and Vittorio Veneto roads. It emerges on the corner of Sorrento’ s most famous alley ways; its vast terrace embraces the spectacular view of the gulf of Naples, with the grand volcano Vesuvius taking centre stage. The hotel is decorated in a neo classic style with touches of modern. The 85 rooms are each approx 17mtrs and are all acoustically sound proofed, to add a peaceful nights sleep or why not, an afternoon siesta, to your hectic days out visiting what Sorrento has to offer, in terms of walks in the country, visiting the centre shopping, or sun bathing. A warm and elegant ambience, modern and classic designs - these are only some of the terms to describe the restaurant "Snack Bellavista". The hotel La Favorita has a spectacular top floor swimming pool surrounded by sun beds we supply pool towels and sun brollies. The quiet solarium will offer you soft background music, never to intrusive, but will help relax you.
Enjoy a full day private tour of the Amalfi coast with an English speaking guide, private vehicle and driver. There are lots of interesting villages and sites in the area that are worth exploring including Ravello & Amalfi and Cetara. Approaching from above Positano, one is greeted by a vista of lemon and orange groves, flowers, trees, small allotments, olive groves and gardens which continues right down to the sea. Positano is completely pedestrianized and a great place to stroll through and enjoy a coffee or lunch (not included). It's buildings cling, in tiers to the rock face and the small houses, all huddling on top of each other, so characteristic of Positano, form the subject of endless photos. The vibrant colors; the white of the buildings, forming a perfect canvas for the bright flowers which decorate the houses, and the small artisans', shops with their multihued cloths, present the visitor with a vista which is almost difficult to believe. The picturesque town of Ravello, some 5km from Amalfi, has a number of must-see sites including the Villa Rufolo, from the XII century, built by the Rufolo's family and Villa Cimbrone, due to their splendor and decor. Both villas have an amazingly beautiful garden to visit. Indeed, from Villa Cimbrone, you can admire one of the best panoramic views of Italy, on all the Amalfi Coast, and on the Coast of Cilento. The pretty town of Amalfi features a series of white houses, most with barrel vault ceilings and built on terraces within a picturesque web of alleys and stairways. The main monument and symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St. Andrew, preceded by an imposing staircase. Further along the coast lies the town of Cetara. For centuries, it was influenced by the financial and spiritual fortunes of the Benedictine abbey in Cava dei Tirreni; nowadays it is dominated by its busy fishing harbor. Depending on time and your preference, the day will be spent visiting these beautiful towns and stopping off at scenic points along the way. Entrance to Chiostro Paradiso included.
Enjoy dinner at leisure in Sorrento. Here are a few suggestions: La Bascilica - Uninterrupted hot food from midday until 1am in this old establishment in the small basilica from which it takes its name. Offering meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes in a spacious room dominated by large paintings representing the eruption of Vesuvius. via Sant'Antonino 28 I - 80067 SORRENTO. Menu: 29€/40€. Tel: +39-081-8774790 . Caruso - The interior decoration in this restaurant was inspired by the famous opera singer. There are three pleasant, simple little dining halls decorated with photographs and objects dedicated to the "maestro". Serving a Neapolitan seafood menu. via Sant'Antonino 12 I - 80067 SORRENTO. Tel: +390818073156. Meals: 46€/60€ - Menu: 46€/66€. Il Buco - Created in the cellar of a former monastery in the heart of Sorrento, it offers traditional and creative cuisine. There is a plasma screen so you can admire the mastery of the chefs. II Rampa Marina Piccola 5 I - 80067 SORRENTO. Meals: 55€/85€ - Menu: 57€/75€. Tel: +39 081.878.23.54.
Today, why not explore the beautiful isle of Capri?
Just off the coast of Naples and Salerno, between Cape Miseno and Amalfi, a great rock soars like a dream lost in the cobalt blue sea that surrounds it. This Mediterranean jewel is the island of Capri. The intoxicating fragrance of flowers, delicate splashes of colour, recollections of a millennial past and a peaceful charm, shattered only by the shrill cry of seagulls, are just some of the magical qualities of this mythical isle.
It is very easy to catch a hydrofoil from the pier in Sorrento (it takes 20-25 minutes and costs approx. 12 euros per person). On arrival Capri Town can be reached also via funicolare (train) from the Port area: a ticket needs to be purchased at the ticket office before boarding the funicolare – it’s a very short ride..
Go up to Mont Solaro - the highest place on the island (589 metres above sea level) and revel in the breathtaking views. You can either walk there (by taking the narrow street at the beginning of Viale Axel Munthe) or take the chairlift. The chairlift station is quite near Piazza Vittoria and allows you to reach the top quite quickly while you enjoy a splendid view of Anacapri and the gulf of Naples.
The way back on foot is one of the most beautiful walks on the island. The quite smooth route allows also a visit to Cetrella, where you can admire the lonely church of S. Maria. (12 minutes by chairlift from Piazza Vittoria: about 1 hr on foot). While in Anacapri, consider visiting the villa San Michele, located on the north-eastern side of 'Anacapri, 327 metres above sea level. Here was an ancient Roman imperial villa, whose ruins were preserved by Axel Munthe and are now to be found in the garden.
Capri Restaurant Suggestions
La Pigna; a true temple of caprian gastronomy, renowned for 120 years as a haunt of the rich and famous. Its period dining rooms, patio garden and lemon house help to create a dreamlike atmosphere while the army of chefs and waiting staff are dedicated to ensuring a wonderful gastronomical experience. Address and phone number: Via La Palazzo, 30 Capri. Tel: +39 081 8375022.
From the veranda of the Geranio restaurant, guests have a marvellous view of the ornate gardens built on the rocky edge terrace and brimming with fabulous Mediterranean flowers and shrubs. The restaurant is at Augusto gardens, just a short distance from the Piazetta, the main centre of Capri. The cuisine is inspired by the great Mediterranean and Neapolitan astronomic traditions with some International specialties. Address and phone number: Via Matteotti, 8 Capri. Tel: +39 0818370616.
Located in the Grand Hotel Quisisana, the sumptuous La Colombaia restaurant is delightful establishment with a poolside restaurant and offers guests a relaxing environment to enjoy the best regional cuisine. (Open from 12.30 - 5pm only). Address and phone number: Via Camerelle, 2. Capri. Tel: +39 081 8370788.
Enjoy a transfer with your own private vehicle and driver between Sorrento and Naples.
Travel from Naples to Florence by train.
Take a private train station transfer in Florence.
The Gallery Hotel Art (4*) is a favorite meeting place amongst fashion, art, and stylish people in the heart of Florence. This contemporary hotel is set in a quiet courtyard near the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and close to Palazzo Strouzzi. It includes an inviting lounge-library to enjoy quite moments and features the luxury of fine linen, cashmere, Asian woods, and Tuscan stones. Stunning terraces of the suites offers an experience that entails the art of life and the history of Florence. The 74 beautiful rooms and suites of the Gallery Art Hotel are embedded with unique creations of a highly refined art collection. Gallery Hotel Art has seventy four (74) guestroom and suites with sizes of 16 sqm to 43 sqm. Suites have overlooking views of Florence Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, and the distant hills.
Travel back to the Renaissance period during this half day walking tour that explores the renowned Italian city of Florence. This guided tour ensures that you visit some of the many landmarks and sites that have made Florence a global tourist hub, and one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This walking tour begins with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, boasting some true masterpieces of art including Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Annunciation.” The tour continues with a walk through the Signoria Square to marvel at the re-created duplicate of Michelangelo’s statue of “David.” Next is a visit to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, which translates to “old-bridge,” dating back to 1345, this bridge was actually built to replace the once previous bridge structure that was unfortunately swept away during a vicious flood. Along either end of the bridge, take this opportunity to view, and purchase if you’d like, some of the many items for sale including souvenirs, snacks and jewelry. Your final visits on this tour include stops at the 14th century Cathedral Square to view the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Florence is a great city for browsing and shopping. The street for antiques is Via Maggio: some of the furnishings and objects d'art here are from the 16th century. Florence's Fifth Avenue is Via dei Tornabuoni, the place to head for the best quality leather goods, for the best clothing boutiques, and for stylish but costly shoes. Here you'll find everyone from Armani, Gucci, Versace, Coveri, to Ferragamo. Besides shops, Florence is rich in open-air markets. The Market of San Lorenzo, situated in the center of the city, is worth checking out. The New Market, where one can acquire leather goods and souvenirs, is sheltered under the sixteenth-century Loggia del Porcellino. At the Flea Market, near Piazza Santa Croce, where you may able to make good deals on small antique items.
Enjoy a full day shared tour which gives you the opportunity of discovering the Chianti region. A coach with an English speaking Guide will first take you through the countryside of the Chianti area with ever-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. Enjoy a visit to San Gimignano, a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries. The city is situated on top of a hill and is famous for its numerous towers, fresco's and other art treasures. On arrival in Siena there is some free time for lunch (not included). Your guide will than bring you on a escorted visit through this magnificent city. You will see the Cathedral situated in the Piazza dal Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Located near this famous Piazza is the Town Hall, and San Domenico, which is known for it's numerous treasures of Italian painting. During the return journey you will see the old medieval village of Monteriggioni enclosed by its famous walls which are still standing strong.
Enjoy the (direct) train ride from Florence to Milan. The train ride is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Train station transfer with private vehicle and driver.
The UNA Maison Milano (4*) is in a prestigious and historical building that has been restored as a hotel. This property is ideally located in the heart of the city, only a few steps from the famed Duomo. The hotels interior has been furnished using a variety of light and elegant colours amongst the numerous pieces of international design and art. It features 27 rooms that offer comfort and space, and in some cases splendid view of this historical and beautiful city.
A visit to the great monuments of Milan, such as the Cathedral, Sforzesco Castle, La Scala Opera House and the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church in the company of a guide. Milan's giant cathedral is one of the largest Gothic churches in the world at 157m long. The Castello Sforzesco is a Renaissance palace which combines a forbidding exterior with a delightful interior. The Neo-Classical opera house - known popularly as “La Scala”, opened in 1778 and is now one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. The Santa Maria delle Grazie Church - a beautiful 15th century Renaissance convent, is famous all over the world for the Cenacolo (Last Supper) by Leonardo da Vinci. (Entrance fees not included).
Milan is world famous for its shopping! Begin your shopping discovery in the heart of the luxury shopping area in Milan: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea, elegant streets that together with Via Manzoni, Via Borgospesso and Via Santo Spirito are the outer limits of the famous Fashion Quadrilatero. This area contains the most prestigious boutiques and showrooms in the world, full of minimalist design and high tech.
Enjoy a private transfer from Milan to Como. Journey will take approximately an hour.
Take in the scenery of Lake Como and explore the many quaint lakeside villages and towns as you explore by public boat.
You will be able to buy a day pass for between 1-8 trips, and these range from 5 euro up to 22 euro per person (paybale locally).
The Palace Hotel (4*) is located in the centre of Como. A small, protected world is hidden behind the gates of this beautiful Palace Hotel. The extensive gardens open out onto the lake enclosing a grand 19th century Art Nouveau style mansion leading down to the old docks with all neighbouring golf courses. Elegant, spacious and airy down the corridors, through the large reception halls, the modern conference centre, the Ceccato Garden Bar and the Antica Darsena restaurant. Tranquillity is the order of the day in the light, spacious bedrooms situated on the second and third floors.
Enjoy the train to Venice, via Milan. Journey takes approximately 4 hours.
For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival who will be waiting for you at the beginning of the platform which your train arrives in on. If a private train station transfer has been arranged, this representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private water taxi driver and accompany you to your accommodation.
Venice is a dream. Wrap yourself in its enchanting atmosphere while you stay at the 4 star Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, an elegant hotel in the historic center that offers the best comforts, the pride of Venetian hospitality. Overlooking the Grand Canal, next to the Church of San Stae, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli has silent, relaxing rooms, in the tranquility of romantic Venice, hidden from the bustle of tourists and convenient for getting to the Rialto district and St. Mark's Square.
Meet your English speaking guide at the hotel to begin your day with a private walking tour of Venice. Visit St. Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries, and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world. Then, leave St. Mark's behind you to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, your guide will narrate the in-depth history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova. And you'll see Marco Polo's House, a Merchants’ Warehouse, explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian Palaces, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice), and at the Scuola di San Marco you'll learn about the famous Confraternities (Schools) of merchants and artisans of Venice that provided the foundations of the Venetian mercantile empire. Continue to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection ,one of Europe’s premier museums devoted to modern art. With masterpieces ranging in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, the collection has become one of the most respected and visited cultural attractions in Venice. (Entrance fees to Guggenheim Museum and Basilica are included) .
Sit back and relax on a marvellous and enchanting half an hour evening gondola ride through the Grand Canal and inner canals of Venice. You will breathe the atmosphere of this ancient city built on water. Your gondola will take you to the Antica Carbonera Restaurant, where you can enjoy typical traditional veneta and Italian plates. Departure from BACINO ORSEOLO Gondola station (near hotel Bonvechiati, right behind St. Mark’s Square) at 07.00 pm, arrival at restaurant around 7.30-07.40 pm. (Includes a 3 course menu (starter, main course + dessert) together with a Prosecco welcome drink).
Take a water taxi from your hotel to the airport. Your hotel concierge should be able to help you with the arrangements on site. The fare to the Venice Airport is dependent on the location of your hotel and how many people are traveling with you. Alternatively, if you would like to have a private transfer arranged for you in advance, please speak to your Sales Advisor.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Italy for the most up to date visa information.
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