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  • Explore Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice on privately guided tours by foot, private car, and gondola.
  • Relax amid the serene surroundings of the Italian Lakes district.
  • Stand before Michelangelo’s “David,” da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” and other stunning works of art.
  • Enjoy private wine tastings and delicious Tuscan cuisine in Siena and San Gimignano.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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The historical treasures of Ancient Rome, the rolling hills of Tuscany, the romantic canals of Venice, the enchanting art and architecture of Renaissance Florence, and more, all on a single trip. Impossible, right? Not for us, and not for you. Come along and experience just about everything that makes Italy wonderful on this grand adventure that blends big cities, medieval villages, wide-open spaces, and private encounters with the land and its people into a seamless, breathtaking whole.

We begin where all roads meet: Rome, the one-time seat of an empire that spanned the Western World and current capital of Italy. After getting settled, step out and explore this fascinating city on a privately guided walking tour, pausing for snapshots of cherished landmarks like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. Later, delve deeper into Rome’s history courtesy of a private tour that takes you from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum all the way back to ancient times through extensive tours of Roman sites like the Forum, Circus Maximus, and the Colosseum. From Rome, head south by train to Sorrento, heart of the Amalfi Coast, where you’ll have the chance to visit seaside Positano and join a sunset cruise around the Gulf of Naples, a glass of refreshing prosecco in hand. Next, the tour returns north towards Florence, cradle of the Renaissance. On a privately guided walking tour, you’ll experience the refined elegance of the Tuscan capital in must-see spots like Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and Galleria dell’Accademia (home of Michelangelo’s “David”) before strolling its stylish boutique-lined avenues on a self-guided shopping trip. Your time in Tuscany concludes in the best manner possible: a full day spent sipping Chianti, exploring medieval San Gimignano, and dining at local restaurants with a private guide and driver at your disposal. From there, the grand tour continues to stylish Milan where you’ll take in cultural treasures on guided tours of the La Scala opera house and Santa Maria delle Grazie (home of da Vinci’s “Last Supper”) before slipping away to the serene shores of Lake Como for a day. Last stop: romantic Venice, which you’ll explore first on foot with a private guide, and later aboard your own private gondola on a twilight cruise before visiting the workshops of Murano and Burano, where generations of artisans have made blown-glass art and fine lace for centuries. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Fiumicino/Ciampino) with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Italy - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Rome (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Tour - Best of Rome with Vatican Museum, Forum & Colosseum (7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Rome - Naples [1 hr 10 min] - Business Class
    • Private Transfer - Naples - Sorrento [Train Station, 1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 5 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Private Tour - Amalfi Coast (7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Morning at Leisure
    • Small Group Tour - Coastal Sunset Cruise (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
  • Day 7 Sorrento to Naples to Florence
    Sorrento to Naples to Florence
    • Private Transfer - Sorrento - Naples [Train Station, with Pompeii Tour (3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    • Train - Naples - Florence [3 hrs] - Business Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Florence
    Florence
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Self-Guided - Shopping
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Florence
    Florence
    • Private Tour - Siena and San Gimignano (with Tasting & Lunch, 9.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Florence to Milan
    Florence to Milan
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Florence - Milan [1 hr 45 min] - Business Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Last Supper Painting & The Scala Theater (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Grand Visconti Palace (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 11 Milan
    Milan
    • Private Tour - Como & Bellagio Excursion (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Grand Visconti Palace (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 12 Milan to Venice
    Milan to Venice
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Milan - Venice [2.5 hrs ] - Business Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station with Meet & Greet - WaterTaxi/Assistant/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Classic Venice Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Tour - Classic Evening Gondola Ride (30 min) - Gondola/Escort
  • Day 13 Venice
    Venice
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Murano & Burano Tour (4 hrs) - Boat/Guide
  • Day 14 Venice
    Venice
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Venice Island) with Meet & Greet - WaterTaxi/Assistant/Driver
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Day 1: Rome

Today you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Dei Mellini

Located in Ancient Rome, on a peaceful street between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter's Basilica is the Dei Mellini Hotel. Guests can explore Rome within 5 minutes from the hotel. The famous shopping district Via Cola Di Rienzo and Piazza Del Popolo are just footsteps away. From luxurious shops, charming cafes and mouth-watering restaurants, opportunities to discover the Roman culture are endless. This charming and comfortable retreat in Italy has put every detail into an elegant interior design featuring warm colors and contemporary Italian flair, rivaled only by the exceptional hospitality and top-shelf facilities. This independent hotel in beautiful Rome is functional and refined for every traveler.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dei Mellini
Dei Mellini

Day 2: Rome

Meet your private guide and set out on foot through the historical center of Rome, a breathtaking area filled with fascinating archaeological sites and monuments. Take in views of the 2,000-year-old Pantheon, one of the most influential and well-preserved buildings of ancient Rome, best recognized for its massive dome and center oculus. Head to the famous 18th century Trevi Fountain, considered the most beautiful Baroque fountain in the world, where you can follow the legend and toss in a coin to ensure your return to Rome. At Piazza Navona, you'll find the central Four Rivers Fountain by Bernini, a 17th century masterpiece with its giant statues of sea gods, a work that one could gaze upon for hours as the light gradually changes on the surrounding Baroque facades and cafes, and artists set up to sell their wares in the lively square. Finally, Piazza Di Spagna, also called the heart of Rome, is one of the most exciting squares in Rome, famous for its Spanish Steps, with different terraces, ramps and 135 steps, decorated with colorful flowers in the spring. 

Accommodation: Dei Mellini
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pantheon
Pantheon
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Outdoor Space
Outdoor Space

Day 3: Rome

Meet your private guide and transportation and embark on a full-day highlights tour of the Best of Rome. First, head to the Vatican City, residence of the Pope, where you'll visit the 17th century St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world. Visit the Vatican Museum and the 15th century Sistine Chapel, viewing paintings by great artistic masters, including Michelangelo's iconic painting the Creation of the World, which dominates the chapel ceiling. Leaving Vatican City, drive through Rome, spotting sites like the Borghese Park, the Janiculum Hill, Castle Sant'Angelo and Circus Maximus. Pass the huge monument to Victor Emmanuel, Capitol Hill, and stroll the ancient Roman Forum with the rostrum where Mark Anthony made his impassioned speech over the body of Julius Caesar. No visit to Rome is complete without experiencing the interior of the historic Colosseum, one of the world's most celebrated buildings. Built 2,000 years ago, this epic stadium formerly held gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles. Visit this UNSECO-listed structure, and gaze out across the stadium floor imagining the roar of 80,000 boisterous spectators from ancient Rome!

Accommodation: Dei Mellini
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Colosseum
Colosseum
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona

Day 4: Rome - Naples - Sorrento

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Rome to Naples. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer from the train station in Naples, to Sorrento. Approximate travel time is 1 hour.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano

Since 1812, the Imperial Hotel Tramontano has overlooked the most beautiful stretch of the Gulf of Naples, nourishing the romantic culture brought by 19th century travelers to Sorrento, with picturesque, sublime landscapes and views. The hotel's 115 elegant guestrooms are decorated with frescoes, majolica, soft oriental carpets, period statues, and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture, mirroring the style and eye for detail that are the distinguishing marks of the entire hotel. Delight in the Mediterranean garden, savor traditional Neapolitan cuisine at the onsite restaurant, and relax amidst unforgettable views over the Gulf of Naples. Welcome to Sorrento.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Imperial Hotel Tramontano Garden
Imperial Hotel Tramontano Garden
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Imperial Hotel Tramontano Lounge
Imperial Hotel Tramontano Lounge

Day 5: Sorrento

Reputed as one of the most beautiful drives in all of Europe, depart Sorrento with your private guide on an excursion which drives the majestic Amalfi Coast, stopping to explore the picturesque towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. By private transportation, you'll follow the scenic coastline to the cliffside town Positano, made popular largely by writer John Steinbeck. Wander this colorful town's steep and narrow streets, as you soak in the magical aura which Steinbeck suggested, "bites deep". Continue along the breathtaking and winding road to the town of Amalfi, where you'll have a chance to take in the stunning scenery of this popular holiday area. Backed by dramatic cliffs, and home to an 11th century cathedral, you'll likely also spot some of the area's renowned lemons grown on the terraced gardens here. Continuing along, you'll make your way to Ravello, another UNESCO gem, which has a unique vantage point looking down on the so-called 'divine coast'. You'll visit the town's renowned 17th century Villa Rufolo, point of inspiration for Wagner in the composition of his masterpiece Parsifal. Conclude with a return drive back to Sorrento.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ravello
Ravello
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sorrento
Sorrento

Day 6: Sorrento

This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

With no more than 6 participants, you'll be picked up in the late afternoon to embark on a small group cruise along the coastline of Sorrento, capturing the brilliant beauty of sunset on the Bay of Naples. You'll board a boat with an English-speaking skipper at the helm, departing from Massa Lubrense. See the natural waterfall of Punta Lagno known as “Cascatella” and sail back toward Sorrento passing by the San Montano Riviera, the picturesque fishing village of Marina di Puolo, and reaching the ancient Roman villa of Pollio Felice on the peninsula of Capo di Sorrento. Stop to sip some prosecco accompanied by a light snack, and if the mood strikes - you can even take a refreshing swim as you enjoy the serene sunset.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sorrento Coast Sunset
Sorrento Coast Sunset

Day 7: Sorrento - Naples - Florence

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer from Sorrento to the train station in Naples. En route, you'll stop at the legendary site of Pompeii, where a private local guide will take you on a 2-hour visit of this important historic site. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was completely destroyed in the catastrophic 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, leaving the ancient Roman city buried under 15 to 20 feet of volcanic ash, and preserved therein. Modern archaeologists have since uncovered the remains of the former city, leaving an incredibly vast, and somewhat somber site to explore. Walk through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans over 150 years before the eruption. Marvel at the fabulously preserved fresco paintings which adorn the walls and floors of the villas. See the ancient amphitheaters, gladiator barracks, and houses of former Pompeii residents, before continuing on your drive to the train station in Naples.

Depart by train from Naples to Florence. Approximate travel time is 3 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: Lungarno Hotel

The magnificent Hotel Lungarno is conveniently located on the Arno River in Florence, just a stone’s throw away from the Ponte Vecchio. Imagine the most wonderful rooms and luxury suites, softened by beautiful light and surrounded by the reflections of the Arno River and the inspirational atmosphere of the medieval quarters of Florence. This luxurious accommodation has been included as one of Travel & Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels, as selected by their readers. The hotel invites you to sample its delightful interpretations of authentic Italian cuisine over a lunch or dinner in the unforgettable Michelin Star restaurant, the Borgo San Jacopo. The Picteau Bar in the lounge of this luxury hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or a cocktail among original art by Picasso and Cocteau.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ruins of Pompeii
Ruins of Pompeii
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lungarno Hotel Lobby
Lungarno Hotel Lobby

Day 8: Florence

Travel back to the Renaissance period during a half-day walking tour exploring the renowned Tuscan city of Florence. Depart your hotel on foot with your private guide, strolling through Florence's UNESCO World Heritage-listed old city center, coming to renowned Cathedral Square where you can admire some of the city's most iconic sites. Spot the massive 13th-15th century Florence Cathedral (or Duomo) and 277-foot Giotto's Bell Tower, which dominate the skyline, as well as the nearby 11th century Romanesque Baptistery with its Paradise Door. In Signoria Square, effectively an open-air sculpture museum, view the imposing Palazzo Vecchio with its clock and bell tower, and marvel at the stunning Neptune Fountain and recreated statue of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Head to the elegant 14th century Ponte Vecchio, known as the jewel bridge. After exploring the city, you will proceed with your guide to visit the Accademia Gallery where you will have the chance to view Michelangelo's David. Completed in 1504 after four years' work, this stunning statue attracts millions of art lovers from around the globe each year. 

From posh designer brands like Armani, Gucci, Versace and Ferragamo to locally created hand-crafts, souvenirs, quality leathers and traditional clothing, the city of Florence is a never-ending dream for shopping enthusiasts. For those searching for ancient relics and traditional crafted antiques, Via Maggio is the street for you. The shops and merchants on this street boast numerous "Objects d'Art" and furnishings that are sure to create an atmosphere straight out of the 16th century.  Via del Tornabuoni is considered Florence's 5th Avenue, featuring shops lined with best quality leather products, elegantly expensive shoes, and modernly stylish clothing boutiques.  It is here where you'll find all the “big brand names” products as well as the posh, and potentially upcoming Italian styles.  Besides the traditional shops, Florence also boast some of Italy's best open-air markets including the centralized Market of San Lorenzo, the New Market located under the 16th century Loggia del Porcellino, and the Flea Market at the Piazza Santa Croce. 

Accommodation: Lungarno Hotel
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shopping in Florence
Shopping in Florence

Day 9: Florence

Embark on a full day tour with private guide and driver to discover a pair of medieval Tuscan hill towns, Siena and San Gimignano. You'll arrive first in San Gimignano, a tiny town that has remained intact through the centuries. Magnificently situated on top of a hill, the UNESCO-listed old town of San Gimignano is famous for its 13th century walls, and skyline of medieval towers. Explore inside the historic walls with your guide, ripe with Romanesque and Gothic architecture, take notice of the 14 surviving medieval towers, some dating back as far as the 11th century, and descend on the triangular Piazza della Cisterna, lined with medieval houses. In the countryside outside of San Gimignano, you'll be treated to a Tuscan winery visit with a Chianti Classico wine tasting, followed by a delightful lunch with wine at a nearby local restaurant. After, continue to Siena; a city masterfully perched atop three rising hills. Marvel at the many sites and highlights of the city including the Piazza del Campo; one of Europe's most stunning medieval squares. Dominating the fan-shaped square are the 13th century City Hall, Palazzo Pubblico, and the skyline-topping Torre del Mangia, a 330-foot bell tower dating back to 14th century Siena. Some other monuments at the square include the Palazzo Sansedoni, a 13th century palace comprised of five fused private homes, and the ornamental Gaia Fountain. Before returning to Florence, enjoy a visit to one of the city's main icons, the 12th century Siena Cathedral, featuring a variety of painted frescoes and sculpted masterpieces created by some of Italy’s most renowned artists. 

Accommodation: Lungarno Hotel
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  San Gimignano
San Gimignano
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Day 10: Florence - Milan

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Florence to Milan. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Meet your private guide and driver, setting out on a half-day tour of monumental Milan. Admire the stunning exterior of the great Cathedral of Milan, a 515-foot long Gothic masterpiece which took six centuries to complete. It's the largest church in all of Italy, and the third largest in the world. Walk around the perimeter of the red and brown stone Sforza Castle, a Renaissance palace built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan. Over years of expansion, the complex eventually became one of Europe's largest citadels. Continue on to La Scala, Milan's 18th century Opera House, one of the most prestigious in the world. Here you'll get to visit the La Scala Theater Museum, dedicated to the artists, composers, singers and dancers that have called La Scala home. The highlight of your tour today will be a visit to the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church - a beautiful 15th century Renaissance convent, where you'll get to see the world-famous painting the Cenacolo (Last Supper) by Leonardo da Vinci. Conclude with a return transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Grand Visconti Palace (B) (Deluxe)

Located a short walk from the center of Milan, the Grand Visconti Palace encapsulates the best of Milanese hospitality. The hotel is a perfect mix of tradition and modernity and combines the culture of an historic grand hotel with the convenience of modern technology for hosting events. The hotel is built on the remains of the former Verga mill, which dates back to the early 20th Century and is an example of Milan's industrial past. The hotel offers elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites fitted with all the comforts for an enjoyable stay. The Grand Visconti Palace boasts a wellness and spa center with a pool that overlooks the park, a sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi and fitness room. Guests can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Last Supper
Last Supper
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Duomo di Milano
Duomo di Milano

Day 11: Milan

Departing Milan with your private driver, head towards the lakeside town of Como where you'll meet up with a private local guide. Set out on foot for a 2-hour walking tour through the town of Como, discovering the treasures of the historical center in this beautiful lakeside retreat. Founded by the Romans, the city is surrounded by medieval walls on its three sides. Enjoy a pleasant walk along the lake, allowing you to take in some views of villas and important rationalist style buildings (1920's-30's), continuing toward the ancient core of the city, admiring some quaint squares enriched with works of art. Here you can spot Como's best-known monument, the Gothic and Renaissance Cathedral, where construction spanned the 14th-18th centuries. Afterward, board a shared boat to the lakeside resort town Bellagio, where you'll walk the beautiful city center with your guide. Stroll tiny and picturesque streets, passing shops, restaurants and cafes, and admire the old stone Basilica of San Giacomo, an 11th century relic whose bell tower tops the skyline. At the end of your day you’ll take a boat to Cadenabbia, and meet up with your private driver for a transfer back to Milan. Please note, public boat tickets must be paid on the spot.

Accommodation: Grand Visconti Palace (B) (Deluxe)
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bellagio
Bellagio
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Swimming pool
Swimming pool

Day 12: Milan - Venice

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Milan to Venice. Approximate travel time is 2.5 hours.

For your ease and comfort, a private English-speaking assistant will meet you on the arrivals platform, holding a sign with your name on it. They will locate your awaiting private water taxi, and accompany you to your hotel for check-in.

Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and set out on foot for a 2-hour walking tour to discover the highlights of Venice. Head to St Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries. Here you can spot the grand 11th century church of St Mark’s Basilica, nicknamed the Church of Gold for its sheer opulence and position as a status symbol of Venetian wealth. Adjacent is St Mark’s Campanile, the imposing 12th century bell tower, standing at 323 feet tall. Visually dominating the entire northern stretch of the square are the arcaded Procuratie Vecchie buildings, in classical and Gothic style. Just off the square, and lining the Grand Canal, admire the Gothic style exterior of the 13th century Doge’s Palace, former residence to the supreme ruler of the Venetian Republic of antiquity. Learn of its adjoining former prison, connected to the Palace by the Bridge of Sighs, which retains the true secrets of how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova, continuing along to the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian palaces, and the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (considered the Pantheon of Venice). Your walking tour concludes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. From here, you may continue with independent exploration or return to your hotel.

This evening, sit back, relax and admire the views during an exciting, traditional Venetian Gondola ride. For your added comfort, an English-speaking escort will pick you up from your hotel and walk you to your awaiting private gondola. After boarding your gondola, your fully licensed Gondolier will navigate your vessel through the narrow canals and beneath the many stone bridges of Venice during a serene, half-hour gondola ride. Gently guide on this traditional means of aquatic travel along the Venetian Grand Canal, passing the many landmarks and sites that have made Venice a global tourist hub, including the 16th century Rialto Bridge, and the stunning Ca' d'Oro mansion with its arched Gothic exterior. A quintessential Venetian experience!

Accommodation: Palazzo Sant`Angelo

With its unique vintage flare and Venetian fashion, Palazzo Sant'Angelo will capture the sense of time traveling in Venice. Its location sits right in front of the famous Grand Canal, making every morning a perfect stroll among the picturesque Venetian scene. This elegantly restored hotel welcomes guests with an entrance of Palladian pavement, warm hues, and an old stone fireplace. The suites at Palazzo Sant’Angelo feature stunning vistas over the waters of the lagoon, the lush garden or a quaint Venetian side street. Start your morning at the cozy breakfast room, and your evenings at the hotel bar that conveniently overlooks the Grand Canal.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gondola
Gondola

Day 13: Venice

Meet your private guide and depart on a half-day tour to the famed islands of Murano and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. You'll make your way to a private boat, departing through the canals of Venice, sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the relaxed green space of Giardini Publicci, the tip of Sant'Elena, and the famous Arsenal of the Venetian Republic - a reminder of Venice's maritime dominance of centuries past. You'll arrive first to picturesque Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Cruise through colorful canals, and make a stop to visit to one of the most famous and ancient glass factories, where if you're lucky, you can enjoy a live glass blowing demonstration performed by a master glass maker. Continue by boat to the island of Burano, famous for its lace production and its traditional fishermen houses brightly colored on the canal edges. Take some time to relax and admire the surroundings of the island before returning back to Venice. 

Accommodation: Palazzo Sant`Angelo
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Burano
Burano
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gondola on the Grand Canal
Gondola on the Grand Canal

Day 14: Venice

For your ease and comfort, a private English-speaking assistant will meet you upon your arrival outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They will locate your private water taxi, and escort you on your transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
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Dei Mellini : Rome

Located in Ancient Rome, on a peaceful street between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter's Basilica is the Dei Mellini Hotel. Guests can explore Rome within 5 minutes from the hotel. The famous shopping district Via Cola Di Rienzo and Piazza Del Popolo are just footsteps away. From luxurious shops, charming cafes and mouth-watering restaurants, opportunities to discover the Roman culture are endless. This charming and comfortable retreat in Italy has put every detail into an elegant interior design featuring warm colors and contemporary Italian flair, rivaled only by the exceptional hospitality and top-shelf facilities. This independent hotel in beautiful Rome is functional and refined for every traveler.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dei Mellini
Dei Mellini

Imperial Hotel Tramontano: Sorrento

Since 1812, the Imperial Hotel Tramontano has overlooked the most beautiful stretch of the Gulf of Naples, nourishing the romantic culture brought by 19th century travelers to Sorrento, with picturesque, sublime landscapes and views. The hotel's 115 elegant guestrooms are decorated with frescoes, majolica, soft oriental carpets, period statues, and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture, mirroring the style and eye for detail that are the distinguishing marks of the entire hotel. Delight in the Mediterranean garden, savor traditional Neapolitan cuisine at the onsite restaurant, and relax amidst unforgettable views over the Gulf of Naples. Welcome to Sorrento.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano

Lungarno Hotel: Florence

The magnificent Hotel Lungarno is conveniently located on the Arno River in Florence, just a stone’s throw away from the Ponte Vecchio. Imagine the most wonderful rooms and luxury suites, softened by beautiful light and surrounded by the reflections of the Arno River and the inspirational atmosphere of the medieval quarters of Florence. This luxurious accommodation has been included as one of Travel & Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels, as selected by their readers. The hotel invites you to sample its delightful interpretations of authentic Italian cuisine over a lunch or dinner in the unforgettable Michelin Star restaurant, the Borgo San Jacopo. The Picteau Bar in the lounge of this luxury hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or a cocktail among original art by Picasso and Cocteau.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lungarno Hotel Lobby
Lungarno Hotel Lobby
Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Terrace with Ponte Vecchio View
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Grand Visconti Palace (B) (Deluxe): Milan

Located a short walk from the center of Milan, the Grand Visconti Palace encapsulates the best of Milanese hospitality. The hotel is a perfect mix of tradition and modernity and combines the culture of an historic grand hotel with the convenience of modern technology for hosting events. The hotel is built on the remains of the former Verga mill, which dates back to the early 20th Century and is an example of Milan's industrial past. The hotel offers elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites fitted with all the comforts for an enjoyable stay. The Grand Visconti Palace boasts a wellness and spa center with a pool that overlooks the park, a sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi and fitness room. Guests can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant.

Palazzo Sant`Angelo : Venice

With its unique vintage flare and Venetian fashion, Palazzo Sant'Angelo will capture the sense of time traveling in Venice. Its location sits right in front of the famous Grand Canal, making every morning a perfect stroll among the picturesque Venetian scene. This elegantly restored hotel welcomes guests with an entrance of Palladian pavement, warm hues, and an old stone fireplace. The suites at Palazzo Sant’Angelo feature stunning vistas over the waters of the lagoon, the lush garden or a quaint Venetian side street. Start your morning at the cozy breakfast room, and your evenings at the hotel bar that conveniently overlooks the Grand Canal.

Italy Grand Tour Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palazzo Sant'Angelo Hotel
Palazzo Sant'Angelo Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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