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

Luxuries of Switzerland & Italy

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lake Como

This private tour of Switzerland and Italy is an ideal combination of villages, Alpine landscapes, great food, and luxury hotels in Switzerland and a stay in Lake Como at one of Italy's most beautiful hotels.

Begin in Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region for a stay at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace—one of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland—among lush parkland on the lakeshore. One day, take a private excursion in the surrounding region to visit Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland's most interesting castle, and the Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Artisans of Leisure will arrange for you to enjoy exclusive activities such as private wine tasting and a private chocolate-making experience at a local confectioner. Another day, enjoy a private excursion to Gruyeres, an atmospheric medieval hill town. During a hands-on cheese workshop, learn about cheese-making and taste local cheeses, including the region's renowned Gruyere cheese. Enjoy reservations for a fondue or raclette lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants. Also visit Chateau de Gruyeres, a medieval castle. Other nearby options include touring a renowned chocolate factory; visiting Chaplin's World, the former house and estate of Charlie Chaplin; exploring the Olympic Museum or the historic center of Lausanne; or spending time at the hotel's excellent spa, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Next, transfer to Interlaken, stopping en route in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, for a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Explore the historic architecture and backstreets, and take in views over the rooftops of the historic center from a scenic spot in the hills. Walk along Bern's famous arcaded streets, and opt to stop in upscale shops selling local products. Also visit the Bear Park to see the brown bears that are the symbol of the city. In the summer, perhaps see locals floating down the Aare River, an activity Artisans of Leisure can arrange, upon request.

Continue to Interlaken, the gateway to the dramatic mountain landscapes of the Berner Oberland. One day, enjoy a privately guided excursion high into the Swiss Alps aboard mountain trains, passing through charming villages such as Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Grindelwald en route to famed Jungfraujoch. Visit the Sphinx observatory platform, and take in spectacular views of enormous glaciers, impressive peaks above and verdant valleys far below. Perhaps also opt for hiking, tubing, sledding or other activities on the snow. Alternatively, take cable cars high up to the Schilthorn—a peak made famous in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service—for incredible views of the Jungfrau, Eiger, Monch and other peaks.

Next, stop briefly in Brienz, a village known for wood carving, en route to Lucerne, a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. Stay at one of Switzerland's most impressive hotels in a room offering expansive views of the lake and nearby mountains. During private touring with your own guide, explore the highlights of the Old Town. Cross Chapel Bridge, a landmark covered wooden bridge containing paintings of the city history, and walk the cobblestone streets to see the city's tiny squares and painted facades. Also learn about the city's history at the Musegg Wall, a portion of the old city walls, and walk along the tree-lined waterfront. Upon request, also visit museums such as the Kunstmuseum, Rosengart Collection or the Swiss Museum of Transport. Then, enjoy a privately guided scenic excursion in the region. Cruise across beautiful Lake Lucerne, passing lakeside farmhouses and small villages clustered below high peaks. Ride a cog railway up iconic Mount Pilatus for panoramic views over the lake and mountains. Perhaps opt for a lunch of Swiss cuisine at a restaurant on the mountain, take a toboggan run down the slopes, or go for a hike in the fresh mountain air.

End at beautiful Lake Como with a stay at the iconic Villa d'Este. Built in 1568 as a private residence, this neoclassical villa is one of Europe's most acclaimed luxury hotels. While there, enjoy a private boat excursion to Bellagio, one of Lake Como's most picturesque towns, to explore the beautiful backstreets and exquisite gardens, or visit other historic estates and aristocratic villas around the lake. Also enjoy free time to take advantage of the hotel's extensive leisure facilities, including the resort's legendary pool that floats on the lake, beautiful grounds and gardens, and fine dining options. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange a memorable lunch on Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como, or a private excursion across the border into nearby Switzerland to spend time in charming Lugano or visit designer shopping outlets.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Geneva, Switzerland – Lausanne

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2

Lausanne & environs
Full-day private excursion

Day 3 Lausanne & Gruyeres

Full-day private excursion

Day 4 Lausanne – Bern – Interlaken

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

Day 5 Interlaken & Berner Oberland

Full-day private excursion

Day 6 Interlaken – Lucerne

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

Day 7 Lucerne & Mount Pilatus
Morning private city tour. Afternoon private excursion
Day 8 Lucerne – Lake Como, Italy

Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 9 Lake Como
Half-day private boat excursion
Day 10 Lake Como

At leisure

Day 11 Lake Como – Depart Milan
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Lausanne:

Beau-Rivage Palace

Interlaken: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Lucerne: Burgenstock Hotel
Lake Como: Villa d'Este

Cost
$25,955 Per person (based on 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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