Tour Description

The Italy Classic Private Grand Tour | 17 Nights/18 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 | 17 Nights/18 Days

Day 01: Rome Arrival | Welcome to Italy!  On your arrival at Rome Airport, meet your English-Speaking Assistant just outside the Exit of the protected area. You will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 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 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. After Lunch included in a characteristic local restaurant continue 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.  You will then reach Piazza Navona. The history of this baroque square dates to ancient Roman times. Late afternoon, return to your Hotel. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Vatican Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver in the hotel lobby. Private transfer to the Vatican to meet your Private Guide for a 4 Hours VIP Private Guided Tour. Visit the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum and discuss some of the most famous works of art in the world. Discover the Belvedere courtyard, the impressive Pio Clementino museum with its beautiful Greek and Roman statues. Your guide will also show you the stunning candelabra gallery and the tapestries gallery. The final part of the tour will focus on Saint Peter’s square. Lunch and 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: Sorrento Villages Tour and Terranova Farm Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel Lobby. Your private tour today will start with a visit to Sorrento Peninsula Villages of Nerano and Marina Del Cantone. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheesemakers, we stop for a fantastic photo opportunity over the two bays’, the Bay of Salerno and the Bay of Naples, for a bird's eye view of the famous Amalfi Drive. You will be welcomed with open arms by the family at the cheese farm, who have over 50 years of experience. After touring the farm, watch the making of mozzarella and participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process. Sit back and relax with an antipasto of local 'in season' vegetables, salami then followed by freshly made pasta. Tasting the fresh mozzarella you have just witnessed being made. Lunch is served with local wine, followed by Limoncello. Then return to Sorrento through Massa Lubrense and Marina Della Lobra. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 06: Capri Private Guided 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. You will then visit Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity. Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento Port to be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 07: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Private Boat Guided Tour: Dropoff Amalfi Hotel | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to Sorrento pier where you will meet your English-Speaking Captain. Embark on a Private Boat Tour. On route to your Hotel in Amalfi cruise the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. As you depart from Sorrento Pier and pass through Marina Grande fishing village, you will discover the hidden treasure of Regina Giovanna Bath, once a Roman Villa. Continue to the beach of Cala di Puolo, a small fishing village; Massa Lubrense and Marina dell LobraMarciano; Mitigliano Bay, accessible only by sea​. You will pass by the legendary Li Galli Islands, a small island archipelago. Stop for lunch in Positano in a characteristic local restaurant and then enjoy some time at leisure walking to the lower part of the town. Positano is a maze of alleys and steps with small shops and Boutiques displaying fresh linen dresses in style "Positano fashion", the leather sandals and, the colorful ceramics. Reembark your Private Boat and continue your Cruise by passing through Praiano and Conca dei Marini. Late afternoon, reach Amalfi Pier where you will meet your driver. Private Transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 08: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. This morning you will first visit the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. After Lunch in a Characteristic Local Restaurant, continue to the top of the mountains to Ravello, situated at 1100 feet above the sea level, the views of the coast below are for sure the most breath-taking scenery. The town of Ravello is for sure the best place where to leave the crowds and where to enjoy the quiet of a village. Here you will visit Villa Rufolo. The villa was built in the 13th century for the wealthy Rufolo dynasty. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 09: Amalfi Coast at Leisure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today is for you to spend at leisure on The Amalfi Coast. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 10: 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 11: 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. 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. Continue to the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence's most treasured work of art - "Michelangelo's David". You will explore 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, the Cathedral, the Baptistry, and the monumental Cemetery. In the late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 12: 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. 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 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 and Palazzo del Comune. After your tour, you will return to your Hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 13: 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 14: Venice Private Guided Tour with Gondola Ride and Bacari Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Enjoy a 4-hour enchanting walking tour of Venice: 2 Hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon with lunch at leisure. You will first admire all the landmarks of the famous St. Mark’s Square. You will visit St. Mark’s Church with its breathtaking glittering mosaics. Then you enter the Gothic Doge’s Palace, where the Doge, his advisors, and politicians decided the fate of Europe in the 15th and 16th C.  Leaving the crowd behind, strolling about the narrow alleys, you will see the non-touristy areas of the city. Your tour will continue first to Santa Maria Formosa and then to Campo St. Giovanni e Paolo.  In the late early evening meet with our expert Guide-Sommelier for a “ Bacari Tour “, a local down-to-earth version of wine bars, serve tapas like “cicheti”, traditionally washed down with a glass of wine. At the end of the tour enjoy a Private Gondola ride. Overnight in Venice.

Day 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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:
  • 3 Nights Sorrento:
  • 3 Nights Amalfi Coast:
  • 3 Nights Florence:
  • 3 Nights Venice:
  • 2 Nights Lake Como:
  • 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

Low Season (Nov. 16 to April 15):

  • Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 400 Euro per person/per day.
  • Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 600 Euro per person/per day.
  • Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 800 per person/per day.

Shoulder Season (April 16 to May 15) and (Oct. 16 to Nov. 15):

  • Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 500 Euro per person/per day.
  • Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 700 Euro per person/per day.
  • Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 900 + Euro per person/per day.

High Season (May 16 to Oct. 15):

  • 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.

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