Tour Description

Italy is known as the birthplace of art as we know it - but also as one of the countries with the most vibrant art scene over the years. And although it is impossible to visit every single city in Italy and get to know its art influence, our 9 Nights/10 Days Tour lets you take a stroll and experience some of the most important cities in Italy inspired and built with the love for art.

From Venice to Florence, Pisa and Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena as well as Vatican and Rome, you will be surrounded by arts in every visit and able to absorb the atmosphere of the unique buildings, lovely squares and amazing masterpieces in some of the world's most famous museums.

There are very few places in the world that are as steeped in history and artistic beauty as Italy. Treating yourself and your family to an Italy art and history tour is a one of a kind holiday that will always be one of your fondest vacation memories.

Our private guided tours are hosted by English speaking tour guides and will exclusively present you to the very best of the art scene in Italy.

Detailed Itinerary

Italy Art Cities | 9 Nights/10 Days

Day 01: Venice Arrival | Welcome to Italy!  On your arrival at Venice Airport, our local English-speaking representative will be waiting to welcome you to Venice. You will be transferred by private limo and then by private motorboat to your hotel in central Venice. The rest of the day is at leisure. For overseas Flight arrivals, we suggest an early dinner with good night sleep. Overnight in Venice.

Day 02: Venice, Murano, and Burano Private Guided Tour | 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, where the Doge, the ‘leader’ lived and together with his advisors and politicians decided the fate of Europe in the 15th and 16th C. Your tour will continue first to Santa Maria Formosa: History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square, then to Campo St. Giovanni e PaoloThe “Pantheon” of Venice, the great School of Charity. Admire Marco Polo House and Malibran Theatre: Anecdotes, past, and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. 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 at leisure (Not included). In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion into the Venetian lagoon. You will start by visiting the island of Burano, one of the most picturesque of the Venetian lagoon. Picturesque Burano is known for it's brightly colored fishermen's houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon. 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", produced here. The people of Venice have been making crystal and glass since the 10th Century when the Venetian merchants brought back the secrets of production from the East. You will visit a selected glass-factory. You'll see a demonstration of glassblowing as well as visit the factory's showroom full of beautiful glassware that exemplifies the high quality of glass produced on the Island. Overnight in Venice.

Day 03: Venice - Fiesole - Piazzale Michelangelo - Florence |Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby. This morning transfer to Fiesole to meet your Guide for a Private Guided Tour. You will start your tour of Fiesole from the Fiesole Archaeological area: the Etruscan temple and walls, the Roman baths and theatre. Then we will visit the Cathedral of San Romolo. You will end your visit on the romantic hill of San Francesco, where we can enjoy a breath-taking view of Florence and have a look at the convent and the little Franciscans diocesan museum where pieces from ancient missions are exhibited. Then continue to Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant enjoy a Private Guided Tour. Many mistakenly believe that this piazza existed since the birth of Florence or that it was designed by Michelangelo.  You will be captivated by the breathtaking view of the city. You are looking at the city that gave birth to incredible artists, amazing scientist and enthralling history of discovery and power that has filled novels and movie theaters. Late afternoon, continue to your Hotel in Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Day 04: Florence Private Guided Art and Food Tour: Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby a full day Florence Private Guided Tour. Your morning tour will start with a Private Guided Tour of the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence's most treasured work of art - "Michelangelo's David". After enjoying a discussion of David, you'll also admire "Michelangelo's Slaves": A series of breath-taking sculptures of original captives of the stone. Together with your personal guide visit the elegant fashion district of Florence, where you will experience a heavenly mouthwatering truffle sandwich: you won’t find anything like that in the world. Your Private Food Tour continues with a visit to a local wine shop where you will taste olive oils and two different wines. No food visit to Florence would be complete without an authentic “piatto di pasta”, local “crostini” accompanied by a glass of wine, an Italian pastry, and coffee, which is made with a blend of carefully selected coffee beans, roasted in the Italian old-style. Then head into Florence Old Town to first visit Piazza della Signoria. See the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and then continue to Florence's most famous landmark, Ponte Vecchio. Continue by enjoying the less beaten tracks. This is the right tour to see some of the most hidden areas of Florence and discover its traditions, its people, it's most authentic made in Italy products out of the usual tourist paths. Visit a Florentine mosaic workshop where you will learn about this old traditional Florence handicraft. Continue to the Scuola del Cuoio, located inside the monastery of Santa Croce. The Church of Santa Croce is one of Florence’s most beautiful basilicas and the largest Franciscan church in the world. A community of Franciscan friars still lives there. Santa Croce is also the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, to name a few. By going through a door located on the left side of the church, you will soon get to the former dormitory of the monastery, a large vaulted hall designed by Michelozzo, one of Florence’s major Renaissance architects. This hall now houses the famous “School of Leather”, the Scuola del Cuoio, founded after World War II by the friars and two leather craftsmen. Late afternoon, continue to your Hotel in Florence.

Day 05: Pisa and Lucca Private Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Driver and Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Once in Pisa, the tour starts in the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli: here you can admire the baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, together with a guided visit in the majestic Cathedral. Lunch/Food and Wine Tour in a Characteristic Local Wine Estate before departing for Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still intact walls, your Tour Guide will lead you to the enchanting old town center walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops. Visit or pass by Anfiteatro Square, Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral and stroll along the picturesque streets of antique shops. Late afternoon return to Florence. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06: San Gimignano and Siena Private Guided Tour | After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver and guide in the lobby. You will visit San Gimignano, a fantastic example of medieval architecture declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, famous for its medieval skyscrapers. These tower houses were built by local families at the height of the Guelph-Ghibelline conflict. Stop in a Wine Estate where you will enjoy a Lunch/Food a Wine Tasting. Then continue on to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. Enjoy a private guided visit of the old city center; walk along the narrow medieval streets, you will admire the splendid Cathedral, the Libreria Piccolomini and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice a year, overlooked by the Palazzo del Comune. Free time to stroll around, before returning to your hotel in Florence.

Day 07: Florence - Rome | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to your Hotel in Central Rome. The journey will be approximately 3 hours. Upon arrival check-in a the Hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Rome

Day 08: Private Guided Vatican Tour | In the morning meet your driver at the hotel lobby. Transfer to the Vatican to meet your Private Guide for a 4 hours Vatican Private Guided tour. First Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms. Here we will spend plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere of this unique building. You will learn about the life and times of Michaelangelo at the Vatican, his relationship with Pope Julius II and relive how he worked and lived. You will then move onto visit Saint Peter’s Basilica – the world’s most famous and largest Catholic Church. The final part of the tour will focus on Saint Peter’s Square; here you will have time to admire Michaelangelo’s Dome and Bernini’s colonnades. Late afternoon, return you to the hotel. Overnight in Rome.

Day 09: Private Guided Ancient Rome and Underground Tour | After breakfast meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. Morning Private 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. 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 and afternoon at leisure. *Afternoon Optional Tours available. Overnight in Rome.

Day 10: Rome - Rome Airport | After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Rome Airport.

Tour Inclusions
  • 2 Nights Venice: Hotel Ruzzini Palace 4* or Similar
  • 4 Nights Florence: Hotel degli Orafi 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Rome: Hotel Barocco 4* 0r 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
  • Details up on request
Price
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4* Boutique Hotels

€ 6,485 per person

5* Luxury Hotels

€ (On Request) per person

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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