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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Italian Treasures: Rome, Florence & Venice 2021


9 days from $9,495 per person

Limited to 18 guests

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

A&K Advantages

  • 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, savor 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 at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Rome, Italy
DAY 2
Rome | Essence of the Eternal City
DAY 3
Rome | Artistic Masterpieces
DAY 4
Florence | Tuscan Landscapes & Wine Tasting
DAY 5
Florence | Design Your Day
DAY 6
Florence | Uffizi Gallery & Farm-to-Table Dinner
DAY 7
Venice | Mountain Views & Wondrous Mosaics
DAY 8
Venice | Age-Old Venetian Crafts
DAY 9
Depart Venice

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Italy: The Vatican to Venice. Contact A&K for more details.

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: 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, 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: Breakfast, Lunch
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 neighborhood pizzeria.

Hotel de la Ville
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
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: Breakfast, Lunch
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: Breakfast, Dinner
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 colorful mosaics; and the Doge’s Palace. Later, check in to your hotel.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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, savor a Scenic Sundowner overlooking the Venetian Lagoon, setting a festive mood for your farewell dinner.

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

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. Contact A&K for more details.


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

  • 2021
  • Jun 17 - Jun 25
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  • Sep 02 - Sep 10
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  • Oct 07 - Oct 15
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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. Contact A&K for more details.


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