Italy echoes with the beauty of its past, from its glowing frescoes to its sensational coastal villages, from bridges lined with statues to palaces that maintain the decadence of noble families. Your custom tailored tour takes you along the river banks and shores of famous cities and quiet towns to an unforgettable immersive experience beyond the obvious thrills. Delight in the wine and fresh seafood while you overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Stand beneath the story of creation as depicted by Michelangelo,...
Rome – Arrive in the Eternal City and Italy’s Captivating Capital City
Rome’s history rises from the fountains, glints in the cathedral domes, and winds along the shores of the Tiber River. The Fountain of the Four Rivers that adorns the Piazza Navona and was erected in the 17th-century by request of Pope Innocent X with one of Bernini’s designs. The fountain depicts the famous rivers of the four explored continents up to that date, including the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata. Your flight lands at Rome Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim.
The city brims with people as they rush around the cobbled streets and Roman ruins. The past is tangible and offers a piece of Western Civilization’s beginnings. After settling into your luxurious hotel, your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby eager to immerse you in the past. Your introductory tour of the city will lead you to the Roman Forum. The grand façade of the Colosseum rises above the broad walkways that separate the arena from the remaining grandeur of the ancient Roman center as columns still rise out of the hillside.
The Temple of Antoninus Pius was erected in the 2nd-century in honor of the deified empress Faustina; the temple was converted into a church in the 12th-century. At the end of your tour, indulge in your first Italian treat with a taste of gelato at a favorite gelateria which uses locally sourced ingredients and all natural taste for a bright, sweet desert, including the creamy pear and caramel flavor.
Rome – Enjoy a Full Day Tour of Rome for a Unique View of Distinct History
Assisi – Explore the Umbrian Cities of Orvieto and Assisi on a Full Day Tour
Riomaggiore – Visit Pisa and Lucca en route to the Shores of Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore – Discover the Charm and Beauty of the Coastal Towns
Verona – Relish Art, Architecture, and Flavors in Parma en route to Verona
Padua – Full Day Tour to Experience the Wonders of Verona and Padua
Venice – Transfer to Venice for an Introductory Exploration of the Canals
Venice – Revel in the Atmosphere and History of Venice with a Lagoon Tour
Venice – Depart for Home
- Enjoy a private cooking class and wine tour through the terraces and cliff-side towns of Cinque Terre
- Delight in the flavors of Parma with a visit to a prosciutto factory, complete with a private sampling
- Revel in the lavish décor of Venice’s history while touring the Grand Canal, which includes a visit to the famous Glass Museum
- Relax in the quiet streets of Orvieto while embracing the stunning architecture of the Umbrian town
- Visit the literary home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet in Verona; a city devoted to opera and history
- Venture through the ancient history of Rome for a different perspective of Western Civilization beginning with the Roman Forum and Colosseum
- Walk a part of the trails connecting the five towns of Cinque Terre for an incredible view of medieval towns and the Ligurian coastline
- Tour the town and magnificent cathedral of Assisi, known as the home of St. Francis
- Witness the grandeur of Venice on an in-depth tour of St. Mark’s Square, including a priceless exploration of the art in and out of St. Mark’s Basilica
- Visit the historic walls and charming atmosphere of Lucca, overlooking the verdant hills of Tuscany
Italy is nothing less than magnificent, filled with flavor, enchantment, and endless stories to share along its coastline and riverbanks. Your 10-day tour guides you through the expanse of Rome’s past to the elegance of Venice. Witness the natural beauty of the Ligurian Sea at Cinque Terre and enjoy the quiet charms of Umbria in Orvieto and Assisi. Taste the pleasures of Emilia-Romagna at Parma and venture into the graceful charms of Padua. Your flight lands in Rome where your private transfer escorts you to a luxurious hotel in the heart of the city.
Your guide will meet you in the lobby and take you on a fabulous private guided tour of Rome’s ancient heart. Visit the Colosseum and the Forum for an immersive historical experience, and then the next day your guide will lead you around Vatican City for an exploration of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. Relish the palazzos and crypts around the city that showcase the layers of the city’s endless past. Next, travel to Assisi in Umbria, by way of Orvieto. Follow the cobbled paths along medieval architecture and a historical well before you visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Your private transfer will lead you to Pisa and Lucca in Tuscany for your following day.
Discover the beauty of the medieval wall and the historic opulence of Pisa before settling in Riomaggiore. The next day is yours to indulge in the seaside splendor of the five towns collectively known as Cinque Terre. Stroll along the various trails that connect the towns and meet your instructor for a private cooking lesson and wine tour of the vineyards along the terraced cliffs. Next, venture to Verona with a stop en route in the tasty city of Parma. The city has a quiet charm in its architecture and bountiful flavor in its cuisine. Tour a fantastic prosciutto factory before you settle into Verona for the evening.
Continue to explore the splendor of Verona, from its Roman amphitheater to the palaces along the river before you arrive in Padua, considered St. Anthony’s city. Travel next to Venice for an exemplary guided tour of St. Mark’s Square and the narrow streets around the main island of Venice. The next day, you will have a chance to enjoy the labyrinthine streets of the city on your own before you traverse the Grand Canal on a private tour to visit the Glass Museum and the elegant palaces for which the city is known. To conclude, your private transfer will meet you in the hotel to accompany you to the Venice Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.
$3,575 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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