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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice 2019


9 days from $9,695

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 delectable traditional 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

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 at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Rome
DAY 2
Rome | Essence of the Eternal City
DAY 3
Vatican City | Michelangelo’s Finest
DAY 4
Florence | Tuscan Landscapes & Wine Tasting
DAY 5
Pisa | The Tower & the Duomo
DAY 6
Florence | Uffizi Gallery & a Farm-to-Table Dinner
DAY 7
Venice | Private Murano Glass Visit
DAY 8
Venice | Exclusive Gondola Workshop Visit
DAY 9
Depart Venice

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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
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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
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
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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: 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, for an afternoon and evening at your leisure in this, the “Birthplace of the Renaissance.”

Hotel Savoy
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 Tuscan-style restaurant for an authentic — and delectable — Chef’s Table experience.

Hotel Savoy
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7
Venice | Private Murano Glass Visit

This morning, board an Italian express train, which whisks you over 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 — one of the first in the world and the place from which the word “ghetto” actually derives. Next, embark by private launch to the island of Murano, home of Venice’s ancient glassmaking tradition, to tour the Murano Glass Museum and visit a small atelier (workshop). Afterward, transfer to your lavish luxury hotel for check-in.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Venice | Exclusive Gondola Workshop Visit

Today, discover one of Venice’s only remaining gondola workshops, to learn about this ancient craft on an A&K-exclusive experience. Then, cross the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square. Visit the Doge’s Palace and marvel at its decor, and then St. Mark’s Basilica, to behold its mosaics. This evening, after a stop for a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, gather for a farewell dinner.

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

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

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Italy: The Vatican to Venice or customize an Italy journey just for you.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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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.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Italy: The Vatican to Venice or customize an Italy journey just for you.


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