Private luxury tours in Italy

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Luxury Italy Tours

Highlights of Italy
(10 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Exclusive Italy
(13 Days)
Lake Como, Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome & Tivoli

Italy in a Week
(7 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Family Tour of Italy
(10 Days)
Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Lake Como

Rome in Depth
(6 Days)

Venice & Beyond
(6 Days)
Venice, Padua, Verona, Lake Garda

Journey Through Italy
(14 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

Luxuries of Southern Italy
(10 Days)
Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii

Best of Rome, Tuscany & Florence
(10 Days)
Rome, Tuscany, Florence

Amazing Tuscany
(6 Days)
Tuscan countryside & Florence

Italy in Style
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Lake Como & Portofino
(7 Days)
Lake Como, Bellagio, Milan or Lugano, Portofino, Cinque Terre

Romantic Italy
(11 Days)
Amalfi Coast & Capri, Florence & Tuscany, Rome

Highlights of Puglia
(9 Days)
Otranto, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Castel de Monte, Grotte di Castellana

Gourmet Northern Italy
(10 Days)
Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany

Jewish Heritage: Italy
(14 Days)
Venice, Ferrara, Florence, Pisa & Livorno, Siena, Porto Ercole, Pitigliano, Rome

Gardens of Italy
(9 Days)
Rome, Florence, Tuscany

Italy for Art Lovers
(13 Days)
Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Ravenna, Padua, Venice, Milan

Best of Puglia & Amalfi Coast
(7 Days)
Alberobello, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ravello, Positano, Capri

Best of the Amalfi Coast
(7 Days)
Amalfi Coast & Capri

Luxury Sicily Tours

A Week in Sicily
(7 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Highlights of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mt. Etna

Luxuries of Sicily
(7 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Journey Through Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Ragusa, Noto, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Garden Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo, Taormina & environs

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mt. Etna

Best of Southern Italy & Sicily
(17 Days)
Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Naples, Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina & Mt. Etna

Multi-Country Tours

Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome

Luxuries of Switzerland & Italy
(10 Days)
Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lake Como

Gourmet Southern Italy

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Rome, Sicily, Naples, Amalfi Coast

This tour concentrates on the delicious food and wine of southern Italy, highlighting the regional gastronomic variations influenced by geography and history. Start with two nights in Rome and enjoy flexible city touring and opportunities to sample delicious regional specialties such as saltimbocca (veal with prosciutto and sage in white wine), bucatini all’amatriciana and carciofi alla giudia (fried whole artichokes—a Roman-Jewish specialty).

Continue to Sicily, celebrated for its distinctive, Arab-influenced cuisine in which almonds, eggplant, saffron and couscous are staples. Spend two nights in Taormina at a hotel with panoramic views of Mt. Etna and the sea. Enjoy time to stroll through Taormina’s lovely, bougainvillea-lined streets, stopping to visit sights such as the Greek Theatre and Public Gardens. Shop on the pedestrian main street for linens, ceramics or the beautiful marzipan Taormina is famous for. One day, enjoy a private cooking class and wine and olive-oil tastings in villages near Mt. Etna. Another day, enjoy private touring of the magnificent mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Piazza Armerina.

Continue to Palermo and spend two nights at a lavish hotel set amidst fragrant gardens, overlooking the sea. During a flexible private tour, explore the Norman-Arab architecture so unique to this region, as well as outdoor markets where you can taste local specialties such as ca’ meusa bread. If desired, take an excursion to see the Doric temple of Segesta and Erice, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages. Erice is filled with cobblestoned streets, flowering vines and narrow alleys, and is renowned for its delicious almond pastries and geometrically patterned carpets.

Naples, famous for its fresh seafood, pizza, coffee and pastries such as sfogliatelle, is the next stop on this culinary tour. Enjoy a private, comprehensive tour of the city, focusing on its small markets and specialty shops, stopping to enjoy local delicacies such as insalata caprese (tomato, mozzarella and basil salad) or spaghetti alle vongole (in a fresh clam sauce), perhaps paired with a Falanghina (crisp, white wine). Also visit the National Archaeological Museum—one of the finest in Europe—housing objects excavated at Pompeii.

Continue with your private driver to the Amalfi Coast, where you will spend the next three nights at the Hotel Caruso, an Orient-Express hotel in the charming town of Ravello. Enjoy spectacular views over the sea from your room, and free time to enjoy the pool, spa and restaurant. One morning, enjoy a private cooking class, followed by a drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit the seaside villages of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. Perhaps attend an evening concert in a villa perched atop the cliffs—throughout the summer, chamber music concerts are held many evenings in villas overlooking the sea. We recommend taking a day excursion to the island of Capri to explore the island and simply relax with a glass of Capri’s rare white wine after a lunch of ravioli alla caprese (pasta filled with ricotta and marjoram), a delicious local specialty.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Rome
Arrival transfer from to hotel for 2 nights. Private introductory city tour
Day 2 Rome
Half-day, private culinary tour of city
Day 3 Rome - Taormina, Sicily
Private transfer and flight to Sicily. Arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 4 Taormina
Private cooking class and wine and olive-oil tastings. Afternoon at leisure
Day 5 Taormina – Piazza Armerina – Palermo
Private transfer with flexible touring of Villa Romana del Casale en route. Afternoon private tour of Palermo
Day 6 Palermo & Segesta, Erice
Private tour of Palermo and Monreale or excursion to Segesta and Erice
Day 7 Palermo – Naples
Private transfer and flight to Naples. Arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 8 Naples
Full-day private city and culinary tour
Day 9 Naples - Amalfi Coast
Private transfer to Ravello for 3 nights, with touring along Amalfi Coast en route
Day 10 Amalfi Coast
Private half-day cooking class
Day 11 Amalfi Coast
At leisure (excursion to Capri recommended)
Day 12 Depart Rome
Private transfer to Rome or Naples airport

Hotels
Rome: Hotel de Russie
Taormina: Grand Hotel Timeo
Palermo: Grand Hotel Villa Igiea
Naples: Grande Hotel Vesuvio
Ravello: Hotel Caruso

Cost
Upon request Per person (double occupancy)