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Magical Italian Exploration

Two weeks exploring some of Italy's highest highlights, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Venice. Truly magical! The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport, train station and some long distance) and several city tours. This 2 week Italy itinerary with Amalfi coast is the ideal sampler for a country you'll want to visit again and again. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Rome, Positano, Naples, Florence, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice tour

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Group Tour

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

An intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City. You’ll visit the top sights and enjoy a gelato tasting. You’ll visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and even see some Ancient Roman ruins along the way. Traveling in small groups of 15 people or fewer with an expert local tour guide you can ask questions, get recommendations and really get a feel for the city on this short, relaxed pace tour.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

Focus on Ancient Rome with a group or private tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Rome's origin story unfolds when you visit the Colosseum and the adjacent Roman Forum. Hear about life in ancient Rome and soak in the grandeur of these testaments to a lost civilisation. We can arrange for a private guide to explain how the Colosseum was built and what happened to it in the years since. Afterwards the tour proceeds to the Roman Forum, the center of political life of the city and ultimately the Empire, finding out the different purposes of the buildings whose columns and porticos still stand today. If you'd prefer the atmosphere of a group tour, which for parties of 4 or fewer can also save some money, we can instead arrange for spaces on a tour by a reputable group tour company.

Colosseum & Roman Forum Private Tour

Colosseum & Roman Forum Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Rome's origin story unfolds when you visit the Colosseum and the adjacent Roman Forum. Hear about life in ancient Rome and soak in the grandeur of these testaments to a lost civilisation. Your private guide will explain how the Colosseum was built and what happened to it in the years since. You will proceed to the Roman Forum, the center of political life of the city and ultimately the Empire, finding out the different purposes of the buildings whose columns and porticos still stand today.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

VIP Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Group Tour

VIP Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

You'll be going where very few tourists have gone before, with VIP access to the closed-off areas of the Colosseum so you can get a unique perspective on this most iconic of Ancient Roman sites. You'll visit the Colosseum underground, walk on the arena floor and admire the views from the third tier. Aside from these limited-access areas you'll also be touring the main parts of the Colosseum (with the plebeians!) along with the Roman Forum and Palatine hill, all with an expert guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hrs 45 mins

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Rome and Catholicism

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

It's hard to miss the dome of St Peter's, and it's the first thing you see when arriving in Rome by plane. It really is an ever-present reference point on the city's skyline. Vatican City is the spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church. Technically a separate state and surrounded by stone walls, the Vatican is a must-see.


We offer a range of option to suit your specific preferences: private tours, small group tours and even tours with experienced scholars who can offer unique insight to the area.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

On this special excursion you'll be seeing one of the most impressive highlights in Rome: the Vatican. You'll skip the lines and have your own private guide to explain the history and significance of this amazing building and the works of art it contains. On this 3-hour excursion you'll be astounded by the wonderful spiritual and artistic experience that you'll have upon visiting this historic and religious site.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 Hours

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you're going to see the most famous highlights in Rome, you'll want to do it on this tour with an expert guide. You'll explore the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's tomb, and more. This is the complete Vatican experience. You'll skip the lines and have your own private guide to explain the history and significance of these amazing buildings and the works of art they contain.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Arte Vaticana Group Tour: Vatican Tour Including Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's With an Experienced Scholar

Arte Vaticana Group Tour: Vatican Tour Including Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's With an Experienced Scholar

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Visited by over 5 million people per year, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are top of the to-do list for most visitors to Rome. There's no better way to see them than on this private tour with an experienced local scholar. You’ll be guided in the rooms of the Vatican museums to discover all the secrets behind the masterpieces. You'll skip the long lines with your guide's special access, even when exiting the Vatican Museums directly into St. Peter’s Basilica. Next you'll explore the Sistine Chapel, one of the most stunning works of art in the world. Here you'll also have a private tour so you're sure to make the most of the experience.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Positano by Private Transfer

The might of Rome is in the rear view mirror today as you head south west to the legendary Amalfi Coast. An English-speaking driver will meet you and take you directly to your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast.

We also offer the following excursions in Rome

4 Day Private Gourmet Tour - Guide and Driver
Light4 Days
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy3 hours
Eating in the Monti Neighborhood: A Pizza Tour Close to the Colosseum
Light2.5 hours
Gelato, Espresso and Tiramisu Group Walking Tour
Light2.5 hours

3 Nights in Positano

3 Nights in Positano

4 days in Positano

3 Nights in Positano

Of the five towns that constitute the Amalfi Coast, Positano is almost certainly the most photographed. A cascade of color rolling down steep hillsides towards the sea. The Amalfi Coast road snakes through the town, providing the main means of connectivity to the outside world. The only other option is by boat and there are regular ferries to the other Amalfi Coast towns and to Capri island in the Bay of Naples, so day tripping is definitely a possibility. Positano's coarse-grain sand public beaches can fill up fast on sunny days but there are quieter stretches to be found and a water taxi ride will take you to somewhere more secluded. Positano is at one end of the Path of the Gods, a demanding hiking trail that will take you inland to the town of Agerola, but the journey is its own reward, with some killer views along the way.

Of the five towns that constitute the Amalfi Coast, Positano is almost certainly the most photographed. A cascade of color rolling down steep hillsides towards the sea. The Amalfi Coast road snakes through the town, providing the main means of connectivity to the outside world. The only other option is by boat and there are regular ferries to the other Amalfi Coast towns and to Capri island in the Bay of Naples, so day tripping is definitely a possibility. Positano's coarse-grain sand public beaches can fill up fast on sunny days but there are quieter stretches to be found and a water taxi ride will take you to somewhere more secluded. Positano is at one end of the Path of the Gods, a demanding hiking trail that will take you inland to the town of Agerola, but the journey is its own reward, with some killer views along the way.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Positano

Your driver will bring you straight to your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Positano

Hiking the Seaside Mountains in in Amalfi

Suggestion to explore on your own

The rugged, mountainous coastline between Positano and Amalfi offers a series of demanding but rewarding opportunities. The most beautiful and popular are “the path of Gods” (Sentiero degli Dei) and “The valley of the Mills” (via delle Ferriere). It is difficult, tiring and time-consuming to reach the beginning and the end of these trails with public transport and it is not recommended to try to make a loop. We really think the best option is to use an expert local guide and a driver.Important: This is suitable only for people in good shape and equipped with hiking boots and comfortable clothes plus a sun hat, sunscreen, and extra water. Ask your hotel or the local tourist authorities for detailed information about the duration of each hike, as well as recommended routes and public transportation back to the hotel

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Positano

Soak up the Capri Sun

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There are several ferries a day to and from the island of Capri, taking around between 50 and 70 minutes, depending whether you're starting from Positano or Amalfi, making this an easy self-guided day trip. Once you arrive at Marina Grande you could hop in an open-top taxi or take the funicular to visit the town of Capri for some shopping. The quieter town of Anacapri is more suitable if you're looking for a laid-back kind of place. From both spots you'll be able to admire the views over the island and over the Bay of Naples. Another popular option is to take a boat to the island's most famous sight, the Blue Grotto. Just be sure to get back to the port in time for your ferry back to the Amalfi Coast.


One great way to enjoy both the island and the water is a boat trip from Sorrento on the Amalfi coast. This is available as a group tour on the ferry, a small group tour with a small boat, or as a private tour.

Capri & Anacapri Group Tour

Capri & Anacapri Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Don't miss the opportunity to see the best of the Italian Riviera. Meet your guide and group in Marina Piccola in Sorrento and depart for a pleasant boat ride to Capri. During the crossing, the breathtaking sight of the Sorrento Coast will unfold before your eyes. When you land in Capri you'll hop aboard a minibus for a guided tour of the island. You'll stop at Anacapri to visit the Villa St. Michele, built by the Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe on the remains of Roman ruins. The area offers a wonderful view of the island from its beautiful shady garden. Next you'll go from Anacapri to Capri by private minibus. After lunch you can visit the Garden of Augustus, which has a wonderful view of the famous “Faraglioni.” The main square here, Piazza Umberto I, has a pretty white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. You'll have plenty of free time for shopping in the elegant and exclusive island boutiques before heading back to your accommodation.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9-10 hours

Private Excursion to Capri and Anacapri

Private Excursion to Capri and Anacapri

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

On this tour you'll be exploring the wonders of Capri and Anacapri. You'll be driven to Sorrento port from where you will set out by boat. When you arrive at the port of Capri your guide will accompany you to a car for the drive to Anacapri. Then you'll have a walking tour of Anacapri with free time to visit Villa San Michele. After driving to the center of Capri, you'll have a one-hour guided walking tour, effectively going from one side of the island to the other, through its narrow streets and nooks and crannies. Following the walking tour you'll have free time for lunch and shopping. Then you'll head to the port for the trip back to your accommodation in Positano. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, and don't forget your camera!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri with Private Transfers from Positano

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri with Private Transfers from Positano

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Today you'll be embarking by boat for the island Capri. Along the way you'll explore some of the most astounding natural beauties in Italy, including stops for swimming. On Capri you'll have several hours to explore on your own before returning back home. Bring towels, bathing suit and your camera, because you're really in for a treat!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9-10 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Florence by Private Transfer & Train, via Naples

Today it is time to leave Amalfi coast towards Naples to take the train to Florence but there can be more discoveries along the way. For a extra fee, we can arrange for a stop in Pompeii, or our recommendation, the much less crowded yet at least as interesting Herculaneum, part of the same UNESCO listing as Pompeii. A visit to the rim of the crater of Vesuvius is another option en route.

We also offer the following excursions in Positano

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Positano
Moderate8 hours
Pompei and Mount Vesuvius Private Day Trip from Positano
Moderate8 hours
Pompeii Private Day Trip with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting on Mount Vesuvius
Moderate8 hours
Positano and Amalfi Small Group Cruise
Moderate10 hours

Day Stop in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

1 days in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

Day 7 - Day Stop in Naples

Day 7 - Day Stop in Naples

The next leg of your journey will be by train. The journey by high speed train takes around three hours and there are trains throughout the day. We'll arrange for premium class tickets for you based on your departure from the Amalfi Coast.

Day Stop in Florence

Day Stop in Florence

1 days in Florence

Day Stop in Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Day 7 - Day Stop in Florence

Day 7 - Day Stop in Florence

You will leave the train at Florence's main station, Santa Maria Novella.

It's time to leave a hustle and bustle of Florence and head for the hills. We will arrange for a driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Florence and transfer you through the scenic countryside to your next overnight destination.

4 Nights in Castellina in Chianti

4 Nights in Castellina in Chianti

5 days in Castellina in Chianti

4 Nights in Castellina in Chianti

We have chosen Castellina as one of our key destinations in Tuscany as this small town or large village offers all the facilities most visitors need while allowing them to enjoy the countryside location as well. Public transport is limited so you will definitely need a driver or rental car while you're here. On the edge of a village is a Vespa and Cinquecento (vintage Fiat car) rental company, should you want to indulge in a little nostalgic exploration of the surroundings. Close by you'll find San Gimignano, a 'medieval Manhattan' well worthy of a day trip and the walled town of Monteriggioni is even closer.

We have chosen Castellina as one of our key destinations in Tuscany as this small town or large village offers all the facilities most visitors need while allowing them to enjoy the countryside location as well. Public transport is limited so you will definitely need a driver or rental car while you're here. On the edge of a village is a Vespa and Cinquecento (vintage Fiat car) rental company, should you want to indulge in a little nostalgic exploration of the surroundings. Close by you'll find San Gimignano, a 'medieval Manhattan' well worthy of a day trip and the walled town of Monteriggioni is even closer.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Castellina in Chianti

Your driver will bring you to your accommodation in the Tuscan countryside.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Castellina in Chianti

Get busy doing nothing

Suggestion to explore on your own

Sometimes the best thing you can do with a day in Tuscany is nothing, or almost nothing. No day trip, no early start, just enjoying the luxury of a vacation day, and why not? You're staying at a gorgeous place in the bucolic Italian countryside, there's a pool outside and a sun lounger with your name on it. When you tire of luxuriating there's always the option of a pleasant stroll and then the opportunity to chat with the local winemaker, inspect the facilities and try a glass or two of their fabulous wines.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Castellina in Chianti

Val d'Orcia Private Day Trip: Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza from Trequanda

Val d'Orcia Private Day Trip: Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza

Today you'll spend a day exploring the Tuscan countryside south of Siena, with a couple of winery visits in the the renowned denominations of Montalcino, famous for its Brunellos and Montepulciano, known for its Vino Nobile wines. Between the two you'll find Pienza, an idyllic Tuscan village synonymous with Pecorino cheese. With all these gastronomic delights you're bound to have a delicious day. Your driver will take you to places you wouldn't find so easily, providing you with an experience of authentic Tuscany.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 7 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Your Third Full Day in Castellina in Chianti

Siena Private Walking Tour

See Siena with a Private Guide

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Besides Florence, the second most important city in Tuscany is Siena. Famed for the Palio di Siena, a twice yearly horserace that pits neighbor against neighbor, this historic hilltop town is packed with things to see. To ensure you don't miss anything, we can arrange for a private guide to meet you and spend a couple of hours explaining the history of the town and its surroundings. Once you book your trip you'll find suggestions of some of our favorite Siena eateries in your guest page too.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Venice by Private Transfer & Train, via Florence

It's time to leave the Tuscan countryside behind but you're not going too far. We will arrange for a driver to meet you at your accommodation to transfer you to the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence. The journey will take between 45 and 90 minutes depending on where in Tuscany you choose to stay.

We also offer the following excursions in Castellina in Chianti

Private Cooking Class with Professional Chef in Castellina in Chianti
Light3 hours
Siena Half-day Private Tour from Castellina
Moderate4 hours
Siena and San Gimignano Full-day Private Tour from Castellina
Moderate8 hours
Val d'Orcia Private Day Trip: Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza from Castellina in Chianti
Light7 hours

Day Stop in Florence

Day Stop in Florence

1 days in Florence

Day Stop in Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Day 11 - Day Stop in Florence

Day 11 - Day Stop in Florence

Upon reaching Florence your driver will take you as close as possible to your accommodation. As the city has several pedestrian only areas so you may need to walk a short way to your accommodation, depending on its location.

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Florence Private City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

It can be hard to know where to start visiting this great city of art, where every corner is important. With an expert local guide at your disposal you needn't worry. In just a few hours you're guide will take you between bridges, alleys, medieval markets and Renaissance palaces, to give you the opportunity to appreciate the best of this unique city. Starting from Piazza Michelangelo, you will move into the Church of San Miniato al Monte, one of the oldest church of the city, in Romanesque style and surrounded by green hills. From the courtyard you can enjoy the best view of Florence. After a mystical pause, we just have to go down to the downtown and explore the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Loggia del Porcellino, Republic Square, the Orsanmichele Church and a lot more. Naturally you will visit Piazza del Duomo, the cradle of the Renaissance, between the white and green marbles of the Baptistery, between the Giotto's bell tower, between the brilliant dome of Brunelleschi. The walk will end at the Academy Museum which houses a masterpiece of Michelangelo: the David, or at the Uffizi Gallery between paintings of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio and more, just let your guide know where you would like to end up.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Your time in Florence has drawn to a close but there's plenty more Italian splendor ahead of you as you push north to the magnificent maritime city of Venice. We have included standard class train tickets for the high speed train service which takes around two hours. As your accommodation may be within easy walking distance of the station we haven't included a train station transfer. If needed your hotel reception can easily book a taxi for you a reasonable rate.

You can upgrade your transfer

Private Transfer to Venice

Upgrade for an additional cost

3 Nights in Venice

3 Nights in Venice

4 days in Venice

3 Nights in Venice

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Venice

Start your Venetian experience off in style by arriving in a private water taxi. We'll arrange a transfer by boat from Santa Lucia train station to your hotel in the city.

Day 12

Day 12 - Your First Full Day in Venice

First Time in Venice Private Tour

Introducing Venice: A Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Venice is a magical city, and today you’ll discover the best it has to offer, with a private three-hour tour with your own personal guide. You’ll get a feel for the layout of the city and appreciate some of its legendary landmarks. After being picked up at your accommodation, you’ll head toward the elegant Piazza San Marco, which is enclosed by buildings from the ancient republic. The shining gold of the Byzantine St. Mark church is sure to impress you. Later you’ll wind your way through the Castello district, including the large campo Santa Maria Formosa. Before reaching the famous Rialto bridge you’ll stop by the square of San Giovanni e Paolo and the Marco Polo House. From the top of the bridge you’ll be able to take in the wonders of the Grand Canal. At this point you’ll be right in the market, which is a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine along with local recipes. Here you’ll conclude your tour in true Italian style.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Your Second Full Day in Venice

Venetian Street Food & Culture Private Tour

Venetian Street Food & Culture Tour

Get to grips with the local street food of Venice on a 2 hour walking tour in the narrow streets and along the canals. You'll be tasting a variety of traditional Venetian dishes, known locally as cicchetti, in three different traditional taverns and your friendly guide will explain all the items before you try them, to avoid any culinary surprises.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

It's time to bid arrivederci to Venice but you'll get a good last look at the city as your private water taxi captain takes you to the airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Venice

Cicchetti and Wine Small Group Tour of Venice
Easy2.5 hours
Dolomites and Cortina d'Ampezzo Private Car Tour
Moderate9 hours
Grand Canal Boat Group Tour
Easy1 hour
Group Walking Tour of Venice
Light1.5 hour

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Group Tour
Rome - Amalfi Coast Private Transfer

Positano

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Amalfi Coast - Naples Private Transfer

Naples

Naples - Florence Premium Class Train Ticket

Florence

Florence - Tuscany Private Transfer

Castellina in Chianti

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Tuscany - Florence Private Transfer

Florence

Florence Private City Walking Tour
Florence - Venice First Class Train Tickets

Venice

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Venice Water Taxi Santa Lucia Train Station Transfer
First Time in Venice Private Tour
Venice Water Taxi Marco Polo Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Mike & Kirsten

Mike & Kirsten

Nebraska

JayWay Travel is a company that will take most of the hassles of planning an international trip. From budgeting, preplanning ideas and execution. JayWay Travel help build the trip that you want instead of following someone else's itinerary.

JayWay Travel is a company that will take most of the hassles of planning an international trip. From budgeting, preplanning ideas and execution. JayWay Travel help build the trip that you want instead of following someone else's itinerary.

Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by James & Jan

James & Jan

Texas

JayWay Travel plans your trip down to the smallest detail according to your wishes. Big time travel without the big group.

JayWay Travel plans your trip down to the smallest detail according to your wishes. Big time travel without the big group.

Year : 2019
Visited : Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Jon & Carly

Jon & Carly

California

Curated experiences for the mid-range and high-end budget traveler.

Curated experiences for the mid-range and high-end budget traveler.

Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Milan, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Naples, Capri, Naples, Rome
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Milan, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Naples, Capri, Naples, Rome
Rating :
4.6 / 5

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