Tour Description

The Italy Classic Private Grand Tour | 15 Nights/16 Days can be best described as a majestic experience that starts with your arrival in Venice and a private guided tour with an exclusive gondola ride reserved for you.

The panoramic tours on water continue Murano and Burano where you can explore the famous islands of the Venice Lagoon and then transfer to the fashion capital of Milan and Lake Como, the luxurious hotspot of many celebrities.

Seeing the charm of Italy continues with the rest of the days - where you'll get to visit the towns of Pisa, Lucca, Siena and the amazing Village of San Gimignano.

After this amazing visit, it's time to take a stroll and taste some of the best wines in Tuscany with the amazing Art and History of Florence. Then on to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, the amazing Amalfi Coast and Capri to visit the Blue Grotto.

The tour includes 2 full-day tours of Rome and the Vatican.

Detailed Itinerary

Italy Classic Private Grand Tour | 15 Nights/16 Days

Tour Package Price starting at EURO 10,875 per person

Day 01: Rome Arrival |Welcome to Italy!  On your arrival at Rome Airport, after you clear Immigration, you will pick up your luggage from the appropriate carousel and then proceed to Customs. Just outside the Exit of the protected area meet your English-Speaking Assistant. Porterage arrangements have been made for 2 pieces of luggage per passenger. You will be transferred to your hotel in Rome. Rest of the day at leisure. For international arrivals, we suggest an early dinner and a good night sleep. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Ancient Rome + Fountains & Squares Private Guided Tour |Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the Hotel Lobby. This morning you will enjoy a Private Guided Tour of the Wonders of the Ancient Romans. You will be transported back to the days of the Caesars and the Roman Legions as you visit, together with your private local guide. This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, and its Underground. From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Lunch included in a characteristic local restaurant. Your Rome afternoon private tour starts with a visit to the Spanish Steps, the illustrious sight has a monumental staircase leading to Trinita dei Monti. From here the tour continues towards the famous Trevi Fountain. The water is supplied by the Roman aqueduct of the Acqua Vergine. You will then continue to Piazza Navona. The history of this baroque square dates to ancient Roman times, built by Emperor Domitian in 85 A.D. to hold athletic games. Late afternoon, return to your Hotel. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Vatican Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby. Private transfer to the Vatican to meet your Private Guide for a 4 Hours VIP Private Guided Tour. You will tour the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum viewing and discussing one of the most famous works of art in the world. You will also have time to visit the Belvedere courtyard, the impressive Pio Clementino museum with its beautiful Greek and Roman statues. Our guides will also show you the stunning candelabra gallery and the tapestries gallery as well as the astonishing Raphael Rooms, the Borgia’s apartment and examples of Bernini and Bramante’s work. The final part of the tour will focus on Saint Peter’s square; here you will admire Michaelangelo’s Dome and Bernini’s colonnades. Lunch at leisure and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to your Hotel in Sorrento. On route stop first at Cantine del Vesuvio, for a fantastic Eno-Gastronomic experience. The Estate is the most important winemaker of Lachrima Christi, located just a few hundred meters below the peak of the Volcano Vesuvius. Here you will have a classical Italian lunch that includes bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and olive oil served with salami and cheeses. accompanied by two different red wines. After lunch, continue to Pompeii, meet your Private Guide and enjoy a Private Guided Tour of Pompeii Archeological Ruins. Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. After the Tour, continue to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 05: Capri Private Guided Tour with Limoncello & Blue Grotto Tour | This morning you will be privately transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First, you visit Marina Grande with his classy restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Then to Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, you will visit, weather permitting, the incredible Blue Grotto. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity (Paparazzi as well, unfortunately). Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento Port to be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 06: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Today travel along one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello... The small houses along the mountain on top of each other, the breathtaking cliffs, the lemon and olive trees, the small bays, the Saracen watchtowers, the narrow tiny street make this place unique in the world. First, you will visit Positano, an exclusive little village famous for its latest fashion trends and exclusive nightlife. Continue on to Amalfi, once the powerful Maritime Republic and today a refined travel resort. Enjoy lunch in a characteristic Amalfi Coast fish restaurant. Then let us take you up to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, with a spectacular view over the entire Amalfi Coast. Return to Sorrento for an overnight.

Day 07: Sorrento at Leisure. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets, fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 08: Sorrento → Florence | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will meet your driver at the hotel lobby. Enjoy a Private transfer to Naples Train Station. Here you will meet your Assistant who will facilitate your boarding a Fast Train in Business Class to Florence. Upon your arrival at Florence Train Station, you will be met by your Assistant who will facilitate your Private Transfer to your Florence Hotel. Porterage arrangements have been made for 2 pieces of luggage per passenger. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 09: Florence and Pisa Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby. This morning you will enjoy a 3 Hours Florence Private Walking Guided Tour. As you walk through the streets and piazzas of Florence, you'll discuss the ideas of the Renaissance, and the lives of many famous artists In between the famous landmarks, you'll take enchanting backstreets and alleys.  After enjoying a walk through the historical center follow your guide along the windy pathways to a stop in Piazza del Duomo. Then continue to the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence's most treasured work of art - "Michelangelo's David". In-between the famous landmarks, we'll take enchanting backstreets and alleys paved with the original stones from ancient times. You will visit Piazza della Signoria and the famous Ponte Vecchio. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, travel to Pisa. Visit the extraordinary Piazza Dei Miracoli, dominated by the world-famous Leaning Bell Tower. Partly paved and partly grassed, it's dominated by four great edifices: the Duomo (Cathedral), the famous leaning tower, the Baptistry, and the monumental Cemetery. In the late afternoon return to your hotel in Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Day 10: San Gimignano and Siena Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide in the lobby. San Gimignano, a fantastic example of medieval architecture declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, famous for its medieval skyscrapers. As you stroll around this compact hill town, your Private Guide will introduce you to the life & times of Medieval San Gimignano. During your walk, you will stop at Torre Cugnanesi and then continue to the two main squares: the first one named after the cistern located at its center, the second where political and religious institutions are located and the little market square: Spend some time here at leisure before meeting with your driver and heading to the Chianti Hills to enjoy a Food a Wine Tasting Tour at a family-run Winery. In the afternoon, together with your Guide visit Siena. Walking along the narrow medieval streets, you will admire the splendid Cathedral where you can visit the marvelous interior including the Libreria Piccolomini. You will continue to Piazza del Campo, overlooked by imposing Palazzo del Comune. After your tour, you will return to your Hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 11: Florence → Venice | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel lobby. Enjoy a Private transfer to Venice Piazzale Roma to meet your Assistant who will facilitate your Private Boat Transfer to your Hotel in Venice. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 12: Private Venice Walking Guided Tour with Gondola Ride | This morning after breakfast meet in your Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby for a 4-hour enchanting Venice Walking Guided Tour. You will first admire all the landmarks of the famous Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Square, the former political center of the Venetian Republic. You will enter St. Mark’s Church with its breathtaking glittering mosaics. Then you enter the Gothic Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the government. You will cross the well-known Bridge of Sighs to walk through the empty cells of the former prison building. Leaving the crowd behind, strolling about the narrow alleys, you will see the non-touristy areas of the city. Return to San Marco through the mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. At the end of the tour embark on a quintessential Venetian experience with a private gondola ride through the famed canals of Venice. Glide past ancient palazzos and magnificent cathedrals on a traditionally handcrafted gondola. Lunch and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 13: Murano and Burano Islands Private Boat Tour | Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby. This morning, enjoy an excursion into the Venetian lagoon to escape the crowds of Venice to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Venetian lagoon. You will start your Private Murano & Burano Boat Tour itinerary visiting the island of Burano, one of the most picturesque of the Venetian lagoon. Burano's brightly colored houses line its boat-filled canals. After a pleasant stroll around the Island of Burano, you will make your way to Murano which is the most famous of the Venetian Islands, thanks to the world-known "Murano Glass". You'll visit a selected glass-factory. You'll see a demonstration of glassblowing as well as visit the factory's showroom full of beautiful glassware. Return to Venice for lunch and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 14: Transfer from Venice to Lake Como via Milan | Breakfast at the Hotel. Private Transfer by boat and meet your Driver at Piazzale Roma. Today, travel through the Veneto and Lombardy countryside, On route to your Hotel on Lake Como, stop in Milan. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy a Milan Private Guided Tour. Together with your Private Guide, visit Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery. Visit the medieval Sforza Castle. Next, tour the splendid Duomo and the fabulous La Scala Opera House. Late afternoon, continue to your Lake Como Hotel. Overnight on Lake Como.

Day 15: Lake Como Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today enjoy a beautiful and relaxing private day trip to Lake Como to see the city of Como and its jewel, Bellagio. Your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Como historic city center, where you will visit its architectural wonders to include the Duomo, the Broletto, the Temple of Volta, and Terragni Palace. Your private tour then takes you to Bellagio, one of Italy’s most breathtaking towns. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, enjoy a guided walking tour in the historical center. From the lakefront reach La Punta (the tip of the peninsula), where the three arms of the lake divide. Visit St. James church then continue to the beautiful little borough of Pescallo. Walk by Villa Giulia and head back to the Como side of the lake, to see the little fishing harbor of Loppia. Overnight on Lake Como.

Day 16: Milan Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby to be transferred to Milan Airport. Here meet your Assistant will facilitate your Check-in procedure. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio!

Tour Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Rome: Hotel Barocco 4* or Similar
  • 4 Nights Sorrento: Hotel Continental 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Florence: Hotel degli Orafi 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Venice: Hotel Ruzzini Palace 4* or Similar
  • 2 Nights Lake Como: Hotel Villa Flori 4* or Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
Price
Private Package Tours Rates: The Price for an Italy Private Luxury Tour will vary according to the type of Package sought, the number of travelers in your party, Travel Season, Hotels and Rooms preference, number of days at leisure and length of Tour.
The following starting Prices are based on 2 people traveling in Low Season in Double Occupancy. May 1 through October 17, Hotels Supplements Rates apply.
Complete Packages:
Silver: in 4* Standard Hotels: Starting at 450 Euro per person/per day.
Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 600 Euro per person/per day.
Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 800 Euro per person/per day.
Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,000 + Euro per person/per day.

For Private Small Groups of 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower.

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania