Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

​On this quintessential journey to Italy’s most sought-after destinations, view legendary masterpieces firsthand, experience unrivalled insider access to historic sites and savour amazing food and wine.

Journey Overview

On this quintessential journey to Italy’s most sought-after destinations, view legendary masterpieces firsthand, experience unrivalled insider access to historic sites, savour amazing food and wine, and meet with artisans devoted to timeless romantic traditions.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the Vatican Museums after hours, and view the Sistine Chapel in the soft evening light, at a cooler, less-crowded time of day
  • Behold great works by Botticelli, Raphael and Da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery, as well as Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia, led by a local art specialist
  • Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant in Florence, savour a wine tasting in Tuscany, and try your hand at pizza-making in Rome for a well-rounded sampling of Italy’s culinary delights
  • Enjoy exclusive access to an architectural restoration project in Florence that is supported by A&K Philanthropy
  • Visit one of Venice’s only remaining gondola builders, followed by a private, guided excursion to a historic silk weaver
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 a local restaurant.
Hotel de la Ville | 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, opened 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, pause for a moment at the Trevi Fountain and the picturesque Spanish Steps. Finish your day at the Vatican, with special after-hours entry to the Vatican Museums, in the cool of the evening, where you behold the glorious frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Hotel de la Ville | 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. 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.
Hotel de la Ville | 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 of designer goods.

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 a 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 | Mountain Views & Wondrous Mosaics

Today, cross the Appennines by express train to the valley of the Po and onward to Venice. Upon arrival, Ride Like a Local in a water taxi along the Grand Canal, and then board a gondola for a quintessential Venetian experience. Break for lunch, before visiting St. Mark’s Square; St. Mark’s Basilica, where you behold its colourful mosaics; and the Doge’s Palace. Later, check in to your hotel.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani | Meals: BL

Day 8: Venice | Age-Old Venetian Crafts

Discover one of Venice’s only remaining gondola workshops, to learn about this ancient craft, and then receive a private, guided visit to the world-renowned textile company, Tessitura Bevilacqua, for a richly detailed A&K-exclusive experience. Follow up with an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or further explore the city. Tonight, savour a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, setting a festive mood for your 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

Accommodation

Hotel de la Ville, Rome

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

This enchanting hotel is nestled in the heart of Rome, just around the corner from the iconic Spanish Steps. Hotel de la Ville know how t ... Read more

Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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 (2021)

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

Jun 17, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Price AU$14,550pp Single Supplement AU$5,435 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 2, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Price AU$14,550pp Single Supplement AU$5,435 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Nov 7, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
Price AU$13,965pp Single Supplement AU$4,845 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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