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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice 2018


9 Days from $8,795

Limited to 18 guests

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

A&K Advantages

Explore inspiring Italy, enjoying firsthand looks at legendary masterpieces and unrivaled 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

Browse the local markets in Rome, Florence and Venice

Experience an unforgettable after-hours guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica, when it is illuminated just for you

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 at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Rome
DAY 2
Rome | Essence of the Eternal City
DAY 3
Rome/Vatican City | Michelangelo’s Finest
DAY 4
Orvieto/Florence | Tuscan Landscapes
DAY 5
Pisa | The Tower & the Duomo
DAY 6
Florence | Uffizi Gallery & a Farm-to-Table Dinner
DAY 7
Florence/Venice | Privately Visit St. Mark’s Basilica
DAY 8
Venice | Marvels of the Doge’s Palace
DAY 9
Depart Venice
DAY 1
Arrive Rome

Arrive in Rome, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the center of the city. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for dinner at the hotel.

The St. Regis Rome
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Meals: Dinner
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 finish your day at the picturesque Spanish Steps.

The St. Regis Rome
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Rome/Vatican City | Michelangelo’s Finest

Tour Vatican City, admiring the stunning artworks in its vast museum. Behold the Sistine Chapel with its glorious frescoes painted by Michelangelo, and wonder at St. Peter’s Basilica. View the poignant Pietà of Michelangelo and the exuberant Baldaquin of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.

The St. Regis Rome
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
Orvieto/Florence | Tuscan Landscapes

Drive to Florence, stopping en route at the small hilltop town of Orvieto for lunch. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this ancient community, entering the cathedral housing Signorelli’s Cycle of the Apocalypse. Continue through breathtaking Tuscan countryside to Florence, where you visit the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Pisa | The Tower & the Duomo

Drive to Pisa to view its famed Leaning Tower and set out on a guided tour of the inspiring 11th-century Duomo and nearby Baptistery. Enjoy lunch before returning to Florence. Next, take a guided tour of the Florence Synagogue that reveals the importance of the Jewish community in Italian history.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Florence | Uffizi Gallery & a Farm-to-Table Dinner

Join a local art specialist for a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, admiring such striking masterworks as Caravaggio’s Medusa, 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. This evening, dine at a local farm-to-table restaurant for an authentic — and delectable — Chef’s Table experience.

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7
Florence/Venice | Privately Visit St. Mark’s Basilica

Accompany your guide on a morning stroll through the San Lorenzo district’s famous Central Market before heading into the Tuscan hills to visit an ancient wine and olive oil estate. After a tasting and a light lunch, drive to Venice and take in spectacular views of the lagoon as you enjoy a Scenic Sundowner. Later, join an expert local guide on a private after-hours tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Venice | Marvels of the Doge’s Palace

Begin your day with a cruise down the Grand Canal to visit the city’s former Jewish Ghetto. Then, walk St. Mark’s Square and along the Grand Canal. Visit the Doge’s Palace, and marvel at its frescoes. Embark on a romantic gondola ride. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Venice

After breakfast, transfer by boat to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


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  • Sep 06 - Sep 14
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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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