Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Experience the glories of Rome, from the Trevi Fountain to the Sistine Chapel; enjoy a wine tasting in Tuscany; visit the Uffizi Gallery and savour delectable traditional cuisine in Florence; and revel in the history and romance of Venice.

Journey Overview

Experience the glories of Rome, from the Trevi Fountain to the Sistine Chapel; enjoy a wine tasting in Tuscany; visit the Uffizi Gallery and savour delectable traditional cuisine in Florence; and revel in the history and romance of Venice.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore inspiring Italy, enjoying firsthand looks at legendary masterpieces and unrivalled insider access to historical sites
  • Behold great works by Botticelli, Raphael and Da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery, and Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia
  • Enjoy exclusive access to an architectural restoration project in Florence that is supported by A&K Philanthropy
  • Make an A&K-exclusive visit to one of Venice’s only remaining gondola builders
  • Stop for a wine tasting in Tuscany on an artisan visit
  • Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant in Florence for a Chef’s Table culinary experience
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rome, Italy

Arrive in Rome, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for dinner 
at the hotel. 
The St. Regis Rome | Meals: D

Day 2: Rome | Essence of the Eternal City

Today, discover the Eternal City, starting at the Palatine Hill, where your local guide brings to life the city’s origin. Pass the Arch of Constantine to visit the mighty Colosseum, built in AD 80. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop at the Campo de Fiori, one of Rome’s thriving markets. Visit the Piazza Navona, dominated by the Baroque Fountain of the Four Rivers, and continue to the Pantheon, with its large Corinthian columns. Later, enjoy a moment at the Trevi Fountain and the picturesque Spanish Steps. Finish your day at the Vatican this evening with special after-hours entry to the Vatican Museums, where you admire the stunning artworks on display. 
The St. Regis Rome | Meals: BL

Day 3: Rome | Artistic Masterpieces

Begin in Vatican City, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica to view the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and Bernini’s exuberant Baldaquin. Behold the Sistine Chapel with its glorious frescoes, and then proceed to the Montemartini Museum, home to a grand collection of ancient statues depicting early Roman life. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure. Later, get a hands-on feel for an Italian culinary tradition, when you take part in a pizza-making class in a top Roman neighbourhood pizzeria.  
The St. Regis Rome | Meals: BD

Day 4: Florence | Tuscan Landscapes & Wine Tasting

Drive to Florence, roaming through the sun-splashed Tuscan countryside. Along the way, stop at a distinctive winery for 
a guided tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and a light lunch. Continue to Florence and visit the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David
Hotel Savoy | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Florence | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities. 

  • Journey to Pisa to view its famed Leaning Tower and enjoy a guided tour of the inspiring 11th-century Duomo.
  • Explore Florence by Bike, cycling with a local guide who expertly reveals this birthplace of the Renaissance.
  • Enjoy a Shopping Excursion to the Mall Firenze to browse its superb selection, followed by lunch.

Enjoy lunch on whichever option you choose. Spend your evening at leisure. 
Hotel Savoy | Meals: BL

Day 6: Florence | Uffizi Gallery & Farm-to-Table Dinner

Join a local art specialist for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, admiring such striking masterworks as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Da Vinci’s Annunciation. Next, visit the Cappella di San Luca of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata to meet with the art restorer working on the precious Renaissance art within, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Dine at a local Tuscan-style restaurant on a delectable Chef’s Table experience.
Hotel Savoy | Meals: BD

Day 7: Venice | Private Murano Glass Visit

Board an Italian express train, crossing the Appennines to the broad valley of the Po and onward to Venice. Upon arrival, begin with a guided visit to the city’s former Jewish Ghetto. Next, embark by private launch to the island of Murano, home of Venice’s glassmaking tradition, to tour the Murano Glass Museum and visit a small atelier (workshop). Check into your hotel. 
Belmond Hotel Cipriani | Meals: BL 

Day 8: Venice | Exclusive Gondola Workshop Visit

Discover one of Venice’s only remaining gondola workshops, to learn about this ancient craft on an A&K-exclusive experience. Cross the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and visit the Doge’s Palace. Then, behold the mosaics at St. Mark’s Basilica. Tonight, after a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, gather for a farewell dinner. 
Belmond Hotel Cipriani | Meals: BD

Day 9: Depart Venice

Transfer by boat to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 8.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

The five-star Hotel Savoy offers luxury and style in the heart of Florence. Located on the Piazza Repubblica, close to Florence's renowne ... Read more

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Four minutes by private launch from San Marco, on the tip of Giudecca Island, this iconic Belmond hotel commands unrivalled views of the ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Apr 16, 2020 - Apr 23, 2020
Price AU$13,760pp Single Supplement AU$4,920 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
May 21, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Jun 4, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 18, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Jul 2, 2020 - Jul 9, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Sep 3, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$5,065 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Oct 8, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
Price AU$13,760pp Single Supplement AU$4,920 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 29, 2020
Price AU$13,760pp Single Supplement AU$4,920 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.