Luxury Italy Tours

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

Classic Italy
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome

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

Essence of Italy
(13 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

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

Italy in Style
(14 Days)
Lake Como & Milan, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

Exclusive Italy
(15 Days)
Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice, Lake Como

Best of the Amalfi Coast & Capri
(9 Days)
Positano, Capri, Ravello

Family Tour of Italy
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como

Luxuries of Northern Italy
(11 Days)
Venice, Bologna, Milan, Lake Como

Rome in Depth
(6 Days)

Venice & Beyond
(9 Days)
Venice, Milan, Lake Como

Indulgent Tuscany
(9 Days)
Florence, Tuscan hills, Tuscan coast

Luxuries of Southern Italy
(8 Days)
Rome, Amalfi Coast with Pompeii, Naples & Capri

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

Food & Wine Tour of Italy
(11 Days)
Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & Florence

Highlights of Puglia
(6 Days)
Savelletri di Fasano, Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ostuni, Polignano a Mare

Best of Puglia & Amalfi Coast
(9 Days)
Savelletri di Fasano, Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ostuni, Matera, Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Capri

Puglia in Depth
(7 Days)
Lecce & Otranto, Savelletri di Fasano with Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Cisternino and Locorotondo

Jewish Heritage: Italy
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome

Garden Tour of Italy
(10 Days)
Lake Como, Florence & Tuscany, Rome & Tivoli

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

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

Journey Through Italy
(20 Days)
Lake Como, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Puglia

Best of Piedmont
(5 Days)

Introduction to the Dolomites
(4 Days)
San Cassiano, Val Badia, Val Gardena, Bolzano

Best of the Dolomites
(6 Days)
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Tre Cime, Lago di Braies, San Cassiano, Val Badia, Val Gardena, Bolzano

Luxury Sicily Tours

Introduction to Sicily
(6 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Agrigento, Taormina & Mount Etna

A Week in Sicily
(7 Days)
Palermo, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Essence of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Luxuries of Sicily
(10 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Highlights of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Journey Through Sicily
(12 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Design & Gardens Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(9 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Trapani & Marsala, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Modica, Taormina & Mount Etna

Jewish Tour of Sicily
(9 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Agrigento & Agira, Noto with Syracuse, Ragusa, Catania & Mount Etna, Taormina & Messina

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Modica, Ragusa & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Italy & Greece
(14 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

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

France & Italy: Best of the Riviera
(7 Days)
Cote d'Azur, Portofino & Cinque Terre

Introduction to Switzerland & Italy
(9 Days)
Lausanne, Zermatt or Gstaad, Lake Como

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Highlights of Sicily & Malta
(12 days)
Palermo with Monreale & Segesta, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna, Valletta with Mdina, Rabat & Gozo

Highlights of Sicily

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

On this private tour of Sicily, experience the unforgettable cultural highlights of this beautiful Mediterranean island, including Greek and Roman ruins, Baroque cities, hilltop villages and local food specialties.

Begin in Palermo. The vibrant capital of Sicily, Palermo is home to some of Italy's most fascinating cultural gems including impressive private museums, the country's largest opera house and a robust food culture. During private touring, explore lively local markets, the old Arab quarter and unique UNESCO-listed Arab-Norman architecture. Also, take a private excursion to Monreale for a private tour of the stunning cathedral, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.

Next, tour the highlights of northwestern Sicily. Visit Segesta to see the amphitheater and well-preserved Doric temple in a bucolic hillside setting. Also tour Erice, a medieval hilltop village that's filled with cobblestone streets, flowering vines and the aroma of almond pastries, a local specialty.

Continue to Sciacca, a luxurious resort destination on the Mediterranean. Visit the local village, known for its ceramics and coral studios, and enjoy the resort's extensive leisure facilities and excellent restaurants. One day, take a private excursion to a renowned winery to sample some of Sicily's best wines and unique varietals.

Next, you will be transferred to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, an outstanding collection of well-preserved Hellenistic ruins and early Christian sites that's one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Spend a night at a luxury hotel that overlooks the incredible ruins.

See the UNESCO-listed exquisite mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale and visit Caltagirone, a town famous for ceramics, en route to the UNESCO-listed Baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa. Stay in a luxury boutique hotel in the center of Noto, and enjoy private touring of the atmospheric backstreets, important architectural highlights, and the town's renowned gelato and pastry shops. Visit nearby Modica and sample its famous chocolate, which is still made according to Aztec recipes brought from Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors. Also tour Ragusa and the labyrinthine streets in the ancient hill town of neighboring Ragusa Ibla. Next, tour Syracuse, a powerful city in antiquity. Tour the city with an expert private guide and explore highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the ancient cathedral, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, the historic center of the island of Ortygia, charming seaside neighborhoods and elegant architecture.

Continue to Taormina, a historic clifftop town overlooking the sea. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Mount Etna, an active volcano synonymous with Sicily whose fertile soil supports vineyards, orchards and farms. Tour some of the most interesting volcanic sites on the mountain, and enjoy a lunch that incorporates the best of Sicily's fresh, regional ingredients and locally produced wine. In Taormina, also enjoy free time to explore the Greek theater, beautiful gardens, bougainvillea-lined backstreets and local boutiques. There will also be time to enjoy the extensive facilities at your luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Naxos.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Palermo

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.  Afternoon private city tour

Day 2

Palermo & Monreale

Private touring

Day 3

Palermo – Segesta & Erice – Sciacca

Private transfer to resort for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 4

Sciacca

Morning private winery tour and gourmet lunch. Afternoon at leisure

Day 5

Sciacca – Agrigento

Private transfer to Agrigento for tour of Valley of the Temples. Overnight in Agrigento

Day 6

Agrigento – Noto

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 7

Noto, Ragusa & Modica

Full-day private tour of Baroque cities, including chocolate tasting in Modica

Day 8

Noto – Syracuse – Taormina

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 9

Taormina & Mount Etna

Morning private excursion to Mount Etna with lunch at local winery. Afternoon at leisure

Day 10

Taormina

At leisure to enjoy Taormina. A private boat charter or excursion can be arranged, upon request

Day 11

Depart Catania

Private transfer to airport


Hotels
Palermo:

Villa Igiea

Sciacca: Verdura Resort & Spa
Agrigento: Villa Athena
Noto: Seven Rooms Villadorata
Taormina: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo or Four Seasons Four Seasons San Domenico Palace

Cost
$17,980 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Italy Tours

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

Classic Italy
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome

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

Essence of Italy
(13 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

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

Italy in Style
(14 Days)
Lake Como & Milan, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast & Capri

Exclusive Italy
(15 Days)
Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice, Lake Como

Best of the Amalfi Coast & Capri
(9 Days)
Positano, Capri, Ravello

Family Tour of Italy
(13 Days)
Rome, Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como

Luxuries of Northern Italy
(11 Days)
Venice, Bologna, Milan, Lake Como

Rome in Depth
(6 Days)

Venice & Beyond
(9 Days)
Venice, Milan, Lake Como

Indulgent Tuscany
(9 Days)
Florence, Tuscan hills, Tuscan coast

Luxuries of Southern Italy
(8 Days)
Rome, Amalfi Coast with Pompeii, Naples & Capri

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

Food & Wine Tour of Italy
(11 Days)
Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & Florence

Highlights of Puglia
(6 Days)
Savelletri di Fasano, Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ostuni, Polignano a Mare

Best of Puglia & Amalfi Coast
(9 Days)
Savelletri di Fasano, Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Lecce, Ostuni, Matera, Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Capri

Puglia in Depth
(7 Days)
Lecce & Otranto, Savelletri di Fasano with Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Cisternino and Locorotondo

Jewish Heritage: Italy
(12 Days)
Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome

Garden Tour of Italy
(10 Days)
Lake Como, Florence & Tuscany, Rome & Tivoli

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

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

Journey Through Italy
(20 Days)
Lake Como, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Puglia

Best of Piedmont
(5 Days)

Introduction to the Dolomites
(4 Days)
San Cassiano, Val Badia, Val Gardena, Bolzano

Best of the Dolomites
(6 Days)
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Tre Cime, Lago di Braies, San Cassiano, Val Badia, Val Gardena, Bolzano

Luxury Sicily Tours

Introduction to Sicily
(6 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Agrigento, Taormina & Mount Etna

A Week in Sicily
(7 Days)
Palermo, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Essence of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Luxuries of Sicily
(10 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Highlights of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Journey Through Sicily
(12 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Ragusa, Modica & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Design & Gardens Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo with Monreale & Agrigento, Taormina with Mount Etna & Syracuse

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(9 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Trapani & Marsala, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Modica, Taormina & Mount Etna

Jewish Tour of Sicily
(9 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Agrigento & Agira, Noto with Syracuse, Ragusa, Catania & Mount Etna, Taormina & Messina

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(11 Days)
Palermo with Monreale, Segesta & Erice, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto with Modica, Ragusa & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Italy & Greece
(14 Days)
Venice, Florence & Tuscany, Rome, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

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

France & Italy: Best of the Riviera
(7 Days)
Cote d'Azur, Portofino & Cinque Terre

Introduction to Switzerland & Italy
(9 Days)
Lausanne, Zermatt or Gstaad, Lake Como

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Highlights of Sicily & Malta
(12 days)
Palermo with Monreale & Segesta, Sciacca & Agrigento, Noto & Syracuse, Taormina & Mount Etna, Valletta with Mdina, Rabat & Gozo

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This Italy trip was the trip of a lifetime. The accommodations were wonderful. Your restaurant recommendations were always excellent. We cannot think of anyone but Artisans of Leisure who could have made this trip so marvelous. 
~ D.S., Fort Washington, PA

We had experiences and opportunities throughout Italy that we never would have had if we were traveling independently. Our trip was spectacular. Thank you for your excellent planning and insight, and for selecting such lovely, memorable rooms in each hotel.
~ S.G., New York, NY

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip to Italy for our family! The knowledgeable guides saved us from standing in lines and expertly maneuvered us through the cities and museums.  
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA

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