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Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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  • St Peters Statue at the Vatican, Rome

    Italy beyond the summer

    Tuscany
    • Learn to cook like a Tuscan at a Florentine cooking class with a local chef.

    • Tour Naples Archaeological Museum with a private guide and see original objects from Pompeii.

    • Visit the Vatican Museums with your private guide and see the Sistine Chapel at its least crowded.

    • Experience local life in Venice away from the crowds on a food tour of Venetian wine bars called bacari.

    9 days from $5,360pp

  • Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence

    Florence & Rome explored

    Tuscany
    • Uncover the secrets of the Colosseum and Roman Forum on a private tour.

    • Marvel at the majesty of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and St Peter's Basilica.

    • Visit Siena and San Gimignano and have lunch in a local Tuscan farmhouse.

    • Visit Michelangelo's iconic 'David' and explore the opulent Pitti Palace in Florence.

    8 days from $5,445pp

  • Villa Carlotta, Lake Como

    North Italy & the Lakes

    Italian Lakes
    • Cruise Lake Como in style by private boat past dramatic scenery.

    • Explore the magnificent gardens of the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore.

    • Lose yourself in the winding medieval streets of Verona.

    • Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper in Milan.

    8 days from $6,555pp

  • Views over Assisi, Umbria

    Self-drive tour Tuscany & Umbria

    Tuscany
    • Cycle through the vineyards and hill towns of Chianti on a guided E-bike tour.

    • Learn how to make cheese on a visit to a local pecorino producer’s farm.

    • Sample Tuscan wines and cuisine at a Michelin starred restaurant in a 12th century abbey complex.

    • Stay in a medieval borgo located close to the Umbrian capital of Perugia.

    • Visit the city of Assisi, where St Francis and the Franciscan order were born.

    12 days from $6,590pp

  • View of Cinque Torri from path, Dolomites

    Lakes & mountains of Italy

    Italian Lakes
    • Take in the historical sights of Verona with your walking guide.

    • Sample delicious Italian wine at a family-run winery.

    • Relax on the shores of Lake Garda.

    • Visit the impressive Vittoriale degli Italiani.

    • Hike among the Dolomites in Val di Genova, known as the ‘waterfalls valley’.

    10 days from $7,575pp

  • Oceanographic Museum, Monaco

    French & Italian Riviera

    France and Italy
    • Embrace Nice’s old town on a private walking tour.

    • Discover Monaco, Monte Carlo and medieval Èze.

    • Stroll through the town admiring the pastel-hued houses in Santa Margherita Ligure.

    • Explore the picturesque Cinque Terre from the water with a local guide.

    • Take a tour by private boat along the Ligurian Riviera for panoramic views.

    7 days from $7,595pp

  • Pasta making

    Classic Italian family adventure: Venice, Florence & Rome

    Tuscany
    • Learn to make pasta from scratch with a local chef in Florence.

    • Create your own Venetian mask with a master mask maker in Venice.

    • Cruise on the back of a vintage Vespa to discover the secrets of Rome.

    • Uncover the history of Ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

    • Visit the Sistine Chapel on a private tour of the Vatican.

    • See Michelangelo's 'David' in Florence.

    10 days from $7,960pp

  • Trulli houses, Alberobello

    Puglia & Matera

    Italy
    • Stay overnight in a working farmhouse surrounded by olive groves.

    • Cycle around the Baroque town of Lecce and taste some local olive oil.

    • Explore the cave town of Matera, and enjoy some local food tasting.

    • Visit the town of Alberobello, renowned for its conical trulli houses.

    • Admire the scenic seaside town of Otranto.

    10 days from $7,995pp

  • Alley in old town, San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Italy outdoors

    Amalfi Coast Region, Italian Lakes and Tuscany
    • Kayak the caves and secluded beaches from Sorrento.

    • Hike the famous Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast.

    • Tour Lake Como by private boat and visit the beautiful Villa Balbianello.

    • Stroll through the picturesque medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano.

    10 days from $8,345pp

  • Roman Forum ruins, Rome

    London, Paris & Rome in a nutshell

    France, Italy and England
    • Explore London aboard a vintage double-decker bus that serves afternoon tea.

    • Discover some of London's finest small businesses on a food walking tour that includes several tastings.

    • Enjoy visiting the iconic highlights in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre.

    • Explore the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with a private guide.

    • Zip around Rome on a classic Vespa motorbike.

    10 days from $8,715pp

  • Demonstration

    Best of culinary Italy & France

    France and Italy
    • Eat your way through the traditional local cuisine of Turin on a tasting tour.

    • Show off your cooking skills at a cooking class in the Piedmont countryside.

    • Discover Lyon, the culinary capital of France, on a food walking tour.

    • Experience the winemaking process of the Beaujolais wine region.

    • Enjoy a cooking class with private French chef.

    9 days from $10,180pp

  • Fresh truffles, Italy

    Culinary highlights of Italy

    Tuscany
    • Sample local wines on a visit to Barolo and Barbaresco wine producers.

    • Meet a local hazelnut producer, cheesemaker and visit a family-run winery in Piedmont.

    • Taste products of local producers of Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese, prosciutto and aged balsamic vinegar.

    • Take a walking food tour around Rome’s Campo de' Fiori and Jewish ghetto.

    12 days from $11,375pp

  • Interior of Florence Duomo

    Ultimate Italian family adventure: Rome, Florence, Tuscany & Pompeii

    Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
    • Visit Italy's ancient sites from the Colosseum and Roman Forum to the ruins of Pompeii.

    • Learn about the Renaissance as you explore Florence.

    • Attend Gladiator School in Rome and learn the skills to fight like a gladiator.

    • Learn to make pasta from scratch in a medieval Tuscan monastery.

    • Catch your own dinner from a traditional fishing boat in Sorrento.

    12 days from $12,340pp

  • Fira, Santorini

    Romantic Italy & Greece

    Greece and Italy
    • Watch the sunset over the water from a private catamaran in Santorini.

    • Experience sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast while hiking the Path of the Gods.

    • Sample local wines with views over Santorini’s caldera.

    • Explore the best of Roman culinary traditions on a food-based walking tour of Rome.

    13 days from $12,475pp

  • Poppies growing in Tuscany

    Luxury Italy honeymoon

    Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
    • Explore the island of Capri on a private boat tour from your hotel on the Amalfi Coast.

    • Enjoy a private cooking class in Florence.

    • Discover the hidden secrets of Rome on a Vespa tour of the city.

    • Relax in the heart of the romantic Tuscan countryside.

    • Experience the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican on privately guided tours.

    12 days from $12,535pp

  • Fertile volcanic soil, Mount Etna

    Grand tour of Sicily

    Italy
    • Hike the Zingaro Nature Reserve, one of Sicily’s most picturesque sections of coastline.

    • Enjoy a street-food tour through the bustling streets of Palermo and wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Etna.

    • Visit key filming location from The Godfather, nestled among Sicily’s rugged hillsides.

    • Visit Sicily’s most important classical sites from the temples at Segesta and Agrigento, to the Ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina.

    • Explore the glittering gold mosaics of the Norman cathedrals at Monreale and Cefalù.

    17 days from $16,615pp

  • Gondola under old bridge, Venice

    Classic luxury Italy & Amalfi Coast tour

    Amalfi Coast Region and Tuscany
    • Learn to make Italian cuisine with a professional chef during a private cooking class in Florence.

    • Cruise the waters of the Amalfi Coast on a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri.

    • Explore Venice on a private panoramic boat tour.

    • Watch traditional glassblowing on the historic island of Murano.

    • Visit the picturesque towns of Siena and San Gimignano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

    13 days from $17,800pp

  • Sea view, Capri

    Grand tour of Italy

    Italian Lakes, Tuscany and Amalfi Coast Region
    • Visit the Sistine Chapel and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

    • Take in the dramatic scenery of Lake Como by private boat.

    • Enjoy the wines of Chianti on a day of wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside.

    • Explore hidden corners of the Doge’s Palace on a private tour in Venice.

    • Relax on a private boat on a day exploring the island of Capri.

    21 days from $19,125pp

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Italian market produce

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