Bask in the extravagance of the Roman Empire and the opulence of the Renaissance. Your custom tailored tour will immerse you in the luxuries of Italy’s decadent past and pamper you with contemporary treasures. Dine on a four-course meal with wine pairings in a historical restaurant in view of a marvelous Cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of popes while you explore the hidden passageways in the palace of a Roman emperor. Revel in secluded splendor as you tour the Sistine Chapel and find breathtaking...
Rome – Arrive in Rome with an In-Depth Tour of the Ancient World
No other city matches the wonder of Rome, from its political history and cultural passions, its lavish museums, and artistic masterpieces, Rome captivates visitors with an opulent past matched only by imagination. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer will await your arrival at baggage claim. In the heart of the historical center, you will find your hotel welcomes you with luxury and view of the garden that continues to the dome of the Santa Maria del Popolo. After you take some time to refresh yourself in the comforts of your room, your guide will meet you in the lobby ready to introduce you to the wonders of the ancient city.
The scent of rich espresso drifts out of the café beside the hotel as tables line the edges of the Piazza del Popolo beneath the Baroque façade of the church. Your guide will lead you to Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, one of Rome’s most iconic 16th-century squares that connect the two summits of Capitoline Hill. The hillside is the epicenter of the Roman Empire, from its founding to its fall. Michelangelo designed the new square in the 1530s under the patronage of Pope Paul II Farnese and the master artist transformed the original trapezoidal shape of the piazza into an intriguing oval. Work on the square continued well into the 17th-century long after Michelangelo passed away. The lavish square is the perfect place to start your exploration of Rome’s captivating history, from its ancient roots to its luxurious reformation throughout the millennia.
Rome – Discover Majesty in the Vatican Museums and Castel Sant’Angelo
Rome – Explore the Lavish Gardens and Artistic Villas of Rome and Tivoli
Siena – Venture into Tuscany to Tour the Medieval City of Siena
Florence – Travel to Florence for a Full Day Tour of the Art and Culture
Florence – Guided Tour of Florence’s Architecture and Renaissance History
Florence – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the marvelous flavors of celebrated restaurants known for elevating traditional and regional dishes to unforgettable dimensions
- Relish a private guided tour of the Vatican Museums on an After-Hours tour of the remarkable galleries
- Delight in an introduction to Rome through the opulence of the Renaissance square of Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, followed by the monuments of Ancient Rome
- Witness the lavish décor and opulent gardens of the Borghese Villa, home of Rome’s Central Park
- Stroll along the stunning grounds of a Roman emperor’s villa, filled with Roman replicas of Greek and Egyptian statues and architecture
- Venture to the top of the Torre del Mangia in Siena for an unparalleled panorama of the Tuscan countryside
- Bask in the luxuries of gorgeous hotels situated in former Baroque palaces with the comforts that match their elegance
- Embark on a private guided tour of the Renaissance artwork of Florence to view the majestic masterworks on display at your preferred pace
- Follow in the footsteps of the Medici family, from their personal chapel to their rooms in the Pitti Palace
- Traverse the secret passages and hidden doorways that lead to Vatican City in the Castel Sant’Angelo
The power of Rome has drawn visitors to its capital for more than two millennia while the splendor of the Renaissance has inspired artists, architects, and scientists for over five centuries. The promise of a luxurious getaway to combine history and opulence will captivate you. Your one-week tour will whisk you away to the charms of Rome, Vatican City, Siena, and Florence and immerse you in the sumptuous cuisine, decadent monuments, and unrivaled exploration. The extravagance will begin with your arrival at Fiumicino Airport in Rome as your private transfer will escort you to your hotel situated in a former palace. Your room will overlook the stunning garden and offer a view over a majestic church dome. Your guide will lead you on an introductory tour of Rome and provide you with an image of Renaissance grandeur at the Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, followed by the mighty monuments of the ancient empire.
Next, you will tour the grounds of Castel Sant’Angelo to uncover the hidden passageways. Venture next to the Vatican Gardens to stroll along the secluded paths and through St. Peter’s Basilica, and then end your tour of Vatican City with an After-Hours exploration of the museums, including a visit to the Sistine Chapel. Next day, your guide will lead you on a tour of the spectacular gardens of the Borghese Villa, along with a tour of the interior adornments of the incredible galleries. In the afternoon, you will travel to Tivoli to see the remarkable garden of Roman Emperor Hadrian’s villa and the Renaissance architecture of Villa d’Este. Travel next into the heart of Tuscany to traverse the preserved hillside town of Siena.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the landscape from the top of the tallest tower in town and enjoy the narrow, meandering lanes that lead to a luxurious restaurant that offers a coursed meal. Continue as your private transfer will take you to the magnificent city of Florence for a tour of the lavish artwork on display in the celebrated museums. Your guide will take you through the Uffizi Gallery which includes the hidden hall of the Vasari Corridor, followed by a visit to the famed Cathedral.
In the afternoon, you will enter into the Galleria dell’Accademia to view Michelangelo’s David. Next, you will uncover the allure of the Medici family and their rich traditions with a tour of their private chapel, basilica, and the grounds of the Pitti Palace. En route, across the Arno River, you will also have a chance to visit the Palazzo Vecchio, which crowns the Piazza della Signoria. Next day, you will enjoy a relaxing morning at Piazzale Michelangelo before your private transfer will escort you to the Florence airport for your flight home.
$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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