Ultimate Italy (Small Groups)

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Enjoy the ultimate Italian experience during this 12-day guided tour. Sail to the sun-drenched island of Capri, where you will join a Local Expert for a tour of the infamous Faraglioni Rocks — three towering rocks jutting out from the Mediterranean Sea. At lunch, sit down to an Italian feast at the Michelin-starred Mammà, where you will have sweeping views of...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Enjoy the ultimate Italian experience during this 12-day guided tour. Sail to the sun-drenched island of Capri, where you will join a Local Expert for a tour of the infamous Faraglioni Rocks — three towering rocks jutting out from the Mediterranean Sea. At lunch, sit down to an Italian feast at the Michelin-starred Mammà, where you will have sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples while savoring dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. See Florence your way with a choice of activities: Join an art historian and visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David or walk with a local food expert and taste this Tuscan town’s most decadent treats. In Venice, visit the Doge's Palace with a Local Expert and without the crowds — the expansive residence is yours alone to explore after hours.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityRome
End CityVenice

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • Italy


  • Culture
  • Luxury Travel


Travel Map

Day 1: Buongiorno Rome

Begin your Italy luxury tour journeying to your luxurious hotel by private chauffeur. Tonight, dine on fine Italian cuisine beneath the gaze of the Pantheon.

Hotel Palazzo Montemartini, Rome.


Day 2: Rome and the Vatican

Explore the Eternal City and Vatican Museums with the guidance of a Local Expert. Admire magnificent frescos and unlock religious history at the Vatican before viewing the mighty Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Hotel Palazzo Montemartini, Rome.


Day 3: Pompeii and the Isle of Capri / Sorrento

At the ruins of Pompeii, your Local Expert paints a vivid picture of the past. Journey south through dramatic coastal scenery and lemon groves to your luxurious hotel in Capri or Sorrento (date dependant) and enjoy an elegant dinner of local specialties.

Quisisana Hotel, Capri., Hotel Sorrento Palace (Seaview Executive Rooms).

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Explore the Isle of Dreams Relaxed Start

For guests staying in Capri, indulge in a Relaxed Start with the option of breakfast-in-bed room service. A private cruise shows off Capri’s dramatic coastline as you wind your way into hidden coves and visit the White Grotto. Cool off with a Lemon Granita tasting and...

Day 5: Umbria, Assisi and Perugia

Discover jewels of Umbria and personalise your day. View the 28 incredible frescos of the Basilica of St. Francis with a local historian. Or, with the help of your local gourmand, learn the roots of Umbrian cuisine and taste heavenly flavors including local olive oils and truffle-infused cured meats.

Brufani, Perugia.


Day 6: San Gimignano and Tuscany Relaxed Start

Fourth-generation weaver Marta shares the art of medieval Umbrian tradition of loom-weaving. Delight in a private wine tasting tour with the owners of Guardastelle Estate and lunch surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. Indulge in sensational gelato with World Champion Gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli.

Hotel Montebello Splendid, Florence.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Renaissance Florence

Personalise your day in this flamboyant city. Join an art historian to explore Renaissance Florence in the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David, or explore markets and gourmet stores with a local foodie, illuminating Florentine specialties. Take a fascinati...

Day 8: Tuscan Cuisine and Pisa

Savor another Relaxed Start before exploring a former hunting lodge built in the 1200s by the Medici family. Stroll the estate’s vegetable and herb garden. Do as the locals do, learning from a professional Italian chef how to roll pasta by hand. In Pisa, marvel at the...

Day 9: Exploring the Cinque Terre

At the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre, join your Local Expert and visit the cliffside towns of Manarola and Monterosso. Here, colorful houses perched upon steep, rugged coastline overlook the sparkling Mediterranean. Reach Rapallo for your stay at your luxurious hotel.

Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa, Rapallo.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Venice and the Doge’s Palace

Arrive by private water taxi at your luxurious hotel. Step behind the velvet ropes as you enter the Doge's Palace for an after-hours tour guided by a local art historian.

Hotel Metropole Venice


Day 11: The Magic of Venice Relaxed Start

Unlock the centuries-old craft of glassblowing and join a local guide to explore the hidden lanes of Venice. Then sit back in a classic gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals before a celebratory evening. Enjoy Venice's celebrated cocktail, the Bellini on ...

Day 12: Arrivederci Venice

Your Italian voyage ends in style, with a private boat ride to Venice’s Marco Polo Airport.


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Hotel Palazzo Montemartini, Rome. Quisisana Hotel, Capri., Hotel Sorrento Palace (Seaview Executive Rooms). Brufani, Perugia. Hotel Montebello Splendid, Florence. Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa, Rapallo. Hotel Metropole Venice,
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Meals Included
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
  • Rome: As night falls, delight in the romance of the Eternal City before gathering for a delicious Welcome Dinner of Italian cuisine and wine at a restaurant known only to locals, near Rome’s famous Pantheon. Watch the world go by as you savor a meal with new friends.
  • Capri: After your morning cruise, cool off from the Mediterranean sun with a refreshing local beverage, the lemon granita. Freshly made with sweet Sicilian lemons, this tasty drink will add zing to your day before more exploring.
  • Capri: Take in beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples from the privileged perch of Michelin-starred Mammà restaurant. Savor a delectable meal of Mediterranean flavors in perfect Caprese style, created with passion from fresh, local produce by chef Salvatore La Ragione.
  • San Gimignano: Get a taste of magnificence in gelato form. Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan ice cream parlour of World Champion Gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli, for a taste of his creamiest treats. It may be difficult to leave.
  • Tuscany: Explore Guardastelle with a wine expert to learn about the various grape varieties and visit the ancient cellars, where you will enjoy a wine tasting. Afterwards, indulge in a lunch of Tuscan specialties and beautiful views of the rolling hills and vineyards.
  • Florence: Enjoy dinner in an elegant Florentine villa, where you’ll dine on regional dishes including the famous local specialty 'Fiorentina' - a Tuscan beef steak, seasoned and grilled to perfection.
  • Tuscany: Immerse yourself in the culture of Tuscan food with a hands-on cooking class in the former hunting lodge of the Medici family. Source fresh ingredients from the blooming garden and learn how to roll your own fresh pasta with a professional Italian chef.
  • Venice: Enjoy Venice's celebrated cocktail, the Bellini on arrival at dinner in the atmospheric Ai Due Vescovi.
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