Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)

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 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 in the early morning hours, and view the Sistine Chapel, at this cooler, less-crowded time of day
  • Set out on a walking tour of Florence, visiting the Accademia to view great works, such as Michelangelo’s David, 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
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.

Hotel de la Ville | Meals: D

Day 2: Rome | Essence Of The Eternal City

This morning, begin with early access to the Vatican Museums, before visiting St. Peter’s Basilica. After lunch, 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.

Hotel de la Ville | Meals: BL

Day 3: Rome | Artistic Masterpieces

Today, explore the Montemartini Museum, set in a building that once housed Rome’s first electric power station, to view a grand collection of classical statues depicting early Roman life, all displayed in thought-provoking juxtaposition with the extraordinary industrial architecture surrounding them. Pause in Rome’s Eataly emporium to taste local specialties. 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 check in to your historic hotel in the city centre.

Hotel Savoy | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Florence | Accademia & Farm-to-Table Dinner

Walk the lively streets of Florence with your local guide, an art specialist, who accompanies you to fascinating sites, including the Accademia, where you behold striking masterworks such as Michelangelo's incomparable David. 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 6: Florence | 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, beholding its mosaics; and the Doge’s Palace. Later, check in to your hotel.

Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice | Meals: BL

Day 7: Venice | Design your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Visit one of the City's Last Gondola Workshops to learn about this time-honoured boat-building craft.
  • Marvel at the Textile Weavers of Tessitura Bevilacqua and take a walking tour of Venice’s historic Jewish ghetto.
  • Learn the Art of Venetian-Style Rowing from the city’s most decorated female rowing champion.
  • Explore Sites Featured in Famous Films, visiting the shooting locations of scenes from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Italian Job and others.

Follow up your exciting experience with an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or further explore the city. Tonight, savour a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, setting the mood for your farewell dinner.

Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice | Meals: BD

Day 8: 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 7.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Included with every Luxury Small Group Journey

  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hotel de la Ville, Rome

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)

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Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)

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

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Apr 14, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Price AU$13,230pp Single Supplement AU$4,925 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Apr 21, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Price AU$13,230pp Single Supplement AU$4,925 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
May 5, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Price AU$13,795pp Single Supplement AU$5,345 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
May 12, 2023 - May 19, 2023
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May 26, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
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Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
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Jun 30, 2023 - Jul 7, 2023
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Jul 14, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
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Sep 8, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023
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Sep 22, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
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Oct 6, 2023 - Oct 13, 2023
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Oct 13, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023
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Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
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