Italy

Culinary epicenter, fashion capital, historic tour de force — Italy can be described as all these things and more. Explore several of Italy’s most popular cities as you make your way through Rome, Florence and Venice. Admire the Vatican before the crowds arrive on a special early-morning visit. Tour the treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia. Venture into the Chianti region in the beautiful Tuscan countryside for a private wine-tasting. Embark by vaporetto to the island of Murano to see its famous artisan glassworks. Stroll the market district in Venice, and sample cicchetti (traditional snacks) at a local bacaro (wine bar).

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Italian

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT+2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

56° F

Italy Expedition

Sights, Tastes, & Scenery of Rome, Florence & Venice

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – ROME, ITALY

Arrive in Rome

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Palazzo Navona Hotel

Day 2 – ROME

Private half-day tour of the Vatican Museums (driver & guide):

  • Special entry to the Vatican for breakfast
  • Pre-opening small group visit to the Sistine Chapel 
  • Basilica of St. Peter

Accommodations: Palazzo Navona Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – ROME

Private full-day city tour (driver & guide):

  • Ancient Rome – Capitoline Hill
  • Capitoline Museums – Palazzo dei Conservatori frescoes & Palazzo Nuovo sculptures
  • Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum & Arch of Constantine

Accommodations: Palazzo Navona Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – ROME / FLORENCE

Transfer to station for business-class train to Florence 

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel L'Orologio Florence
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – FLORENCE

Private half-day guided walking tour:

  • Duomo
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Galleria dell’Accademia – statue of David

Accommodations: Hotel L'Orologio Florence
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – FLORENCE – CHIANTI

Private half-day tour of Chianti with driver/guide:

  • Tuscan hilltop towns
  • Private wine-tasting

Accommodations: Hotel L'Orologio Florence
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – FLORENCE / VENICE

Transfer to station for business-class train to Venice

Private transfer by water taxi to hotel with local assistant

Evening private gondola ride – private escort between hotel & pier

Accommodations: Splendid Venice
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – VENICE – MURANO

Private full-day tour with guide:

  • Doge’s Palace
  • St. Mark’s Basilica

Transfer by public vaporetto to island of Murano:

  • Private visit to glass-blowing studio

Accommodations: Splendid Venice
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – VENICE

Private half-day guided walking tour:

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Scuola of Saint Rocco & Frari Church
  • Bacaro (wine bar) with cicchetti (snacks) & wine

Accommodations: Splendid Venice
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – VENICE / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer by water taxi to airport with local assistant

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $5,890 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

We loved Morocco and our adventure. This was our third private tour with NEI and met our high expectations like the other two.

Mike D. & Carolyn B.
Boulder, CO

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from April to October)

What to eat:

Pasta alla Carbonara (pasta with guanciale pork, eggs & pecorino cheese), Panzanella (bread & tomato salad), Risotto al Nero di Seppia (risotto with cuttlefish ink)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, trousers, jeans, shorts, skirts, sweater or jacket, shawl or scarf, comfortable walking & dress shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, camera equipment, universal adapter

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