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

Jewish Tour of Sicily

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Palermo & Monreale, Agrigento & Agira, Noto with Syracuse, Ragusa, Catania & Mount Etna, Taormina & Messina

This private luxury tour of Sicily focuses on the legacy of the island's Jewish population. It includes in-depth private cultural touring that emphasizes Jewish influences on Sicilian art, architecture, cuisine and history, as well as accommodation at the top luxury hotels and resorts on the island.

Begin in Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital. During private touring, explore lively local markets, the old Arab quarter, and unique UNESCO-listed Arab-Norman architecture. Learn about local Jewish history at the site of the city's synagogue, and see remnants of Jewish culture at Zisa Palace and other sites with Jewish significance. Also, take a private excursion to the stunning Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.

Next, transfer to ancient Agrigento, where a sizeable Jewish community lived from the first century A.D. until the late 15th century, when Jews were expelled from Sicily. Visit the town's historic Jewish quarter, and see the sites of its synagogue and mikvah (ritual bath). Also enjoy tasting Sicilian pastries at a favorite local shop. Continue to the Valley of the Temples, an outstanding collection of Hellenistic ruins and early Christian site that's one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Next, visit the hill town of Agira to see the stone arch of a medieval aron hakodesh (Torah ark), a unique treasure that recalls the town's Jewish community. Also visit Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for some of the finest Roman mosaics in the world.

Continue to Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town filled with Baroque architecture. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Syracuse, a powerful city in antiquity. Learn about the area's Jewish history, walk through the former Giudecca (Jewish quarter) on the island of Ortygia, visit Europe's oldest mikvah and see a collection of medieval Jewish tombstones from the Jewish cemetery. Time permitting, also visit other cultural highlights of Syracuse such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater and the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius. Also tour Ragusa and the labyrinthine streets in the ancient hill town of neighboring Ragusa Ibla.

Then, transfer to Taormina with touring en route. In Catania, visit the cathedral and the Castello Ursino, both of which have inscriptions related to local Jews. On Mount Etna, an active volcano and Sicily landmark, enjoy wine tasting at a renowned local winery, and learn how the volcanic soil benefits the mountain's farms and vineyards.

Continue to Taormina, a historic clifftop town overlooking the sea, for two nights. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Messina to see its ancient Jewish quarter, as well as Jewish artifacts at Palazzo Penso and the Archaeological Museum. Also, tour Taormina's historic Jewish quarter, beautiful gardens and Greek theater. There will also be time to enjoy the extensive facilities at your luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Naxos.

This tour can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Palermo

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Palermo & Monreale

Full-day private tour including Jewish highlights

Day 3

Palermo – Agrigento

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

Day 4

Agrigento – Agira & Piazza Armerina – Noto

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

Day 5

Noto, Syracuse & Ragusa

Morning private excursion to Syracuse. Afternoon private touring in Noto or Ragusa

Day 6

Noto – Catania & Mount Etna – Taormina

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

Day 7

Taormina & Messina

Morning private excursion to Messina. Afternoon private city tour

Day 8

Taormina

Morning private tour. Afternoon at leisure

Day 9

Depart Taormina

Private transfer to Catania’s airport


Hotels
Palermo:

Villa Igiea

Noto: Seven Rooms Villadorata
Taormina: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo or Four Seasons San Domenico Palace

Cost
$15,580 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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