Trip Overview

Platinum Italy

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Treat yourself to some classic Italian luxury and set off to an unforgettable private tour to the scenic destination. The fully-customizable tour consists of local professional guides, comprehensive itineraries, the most convenient and time-saving transportation options, as well as centrally-located 5* hotels. Get acquainted with the iconic sites and heritage of Italy while visiting the Doges Palace in Venice, the Duomo of Florence, landmarks in Rome, and more.

Platinum Italy

10 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$8,798
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Treat yourself to some classic Italian luxury and set off to an unforgettable private tour to the scenic destination. The fully-customizable tour consists of local professional guides, comprehensive itineraries, the most convenient and time-saving transportation options, as well as centrally-located 5* hotels. Get acquainted with the iconic sites and heritage of Italy while visiting the Doges Palace in Venice, the Duomo of Florence, landmarks in Rome, and more.

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Venice, Italy

Venice

first destination

Being one of the most alluring cities on the planet and a dream destination for many adventurers, enchanting Venice represents an epicenter of romance.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Venice

Welcome to the unparalleled Italian jewel, Venice! Today you start your journey with a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring on your own or relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Venice Sightseeing

Set off to explore the most wondrous corners of Venice, as well as world-known landmarks, during a walking city tour with a local professional guide.

The itinerary includes an abundance of iconic sights, such as St. Mark's Basilica, where you get to admire the marvelous Pala D'Oro altar and climb to the Loggia dei Cavalli for some awe-inspiring views over the St. Mark's Square. After that, you make your way to the Doge's Palace nearby, cross the renowned Bridge of Sighs, and explore the prisons and opulent chambers of the palace.

Your tour then continues to the Rialto Market, a must-visit while in Venice, for a chance to sample the local produce and authentic ambiance of one of the few open-air food markets in Italy. Make your way along the Grand Canal later to marvel at the unique streets and alleyways of the city, as well as numerous "bacaries", offering to stop by and enjoy a glass of wine.

The tour is topped with a luxury private water-taxi ride, taking you for a quick tour around the Murano Island nearby, best-known for the craft of making glass. After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free or enjoy an optional gondola ride.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Leisure Time in Venice & Train to Florence

Today you have the first half of the day free to enjoy the wonders of Venice on your own or get some rest before upcoming travel.

In the afternoon, you hop onboard a private water-taxi for a transfer to the train station and board a train heading towards Florence. You reach your destination in about two hours, where you are met by your guide and driver and taken to the hotel for check-in.

In the evening, you have time for independent sightseeing, discovering the lively cultural scene in Florence or unwinding at your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Metropole Hotel, Venice
5

The luxurious world-class Metropole Hotel is perfectly located in Venice.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs

Enjoy a fast and comfortable journey on a modern Italian train and reach your destination in no time! All the necessary amenities, such as power sockets, plenty of luggage space, and free WiFi are provided.

Florence, Italy

Florence

second destination

Often called an open-air museum, the cradle of Renaissance hides surprises at every corner and would definitely become an icing on the cake of any Italy vacation.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing

Set off to explore the most iconic landmarks in Florence while on a 3-hour walking tour with a professional private guide. 

Today you pay a visit to the renowned Piazza del Duomo, as well as the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Make sure to make the most out of your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo, which allows you to visit not only the Cathedral itself but numerous other monuments of Piazza del Duomo during your free time as well. The ticket is valid for 72 hours and provides entrance to the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum, boasting works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

Make your way to marvel at Piazza della Signoria, the main square of the city, while walking along several attention-worthy sights, such as Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. You also don't want to miss the chance to wander along one of the most beautiful streets in Florence, the nearby Via Tornabuoni.

Cross the Arno River on Ponte Vecchio and continue your tour to the Oltrarno district, filled with not only monuments but authentic crafts to admire as well. Visit the shops of local craftsmen to get acquainted with their art forms before moving on to marvel at the Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. 

Talking about art, this is the part of the city, where you can find the early works of 17-year-old Michelangelo. You also have the chance to witness his talent at Galleria dell'Accademia, where the tour takes you to marvel at his iconic colossal statue of David.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Leisure Time & Optional Tours

Today you have the day free to explore Florence on your own, go souvenir hunting or join one of our unforgettable optional tours:

  • Optional tour: Morning Cooking Class with the Chef, Florence
  • Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Chianti Wine Region

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Leisure Time & Evening Wine Tasting

After fueling up on breakfast, you have the whole day dedicated to independent sightseeing, discovering the cultural scene in the city, or unwinding before further traveling. You can also choose to join our attentively planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Clay Modeling Master Class, Florence

In the evening, you meet a hotel sommelier at the hotel restaurant Antico and enjoy a wine tasting experience. Sample four different varieties of wine, paired with bruschetta, grissini, and a selection of cheese.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence
5

One of the best boutique hotels in Florence, the Hotel Brunelleschi is housed in a restored Byzantine tower and provides a perfect location just next to the most visited Duomo.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Choose train travel to reach your next destination - the bustling Italian capital. Taking you to Rome, the fully-equipped train ensures a fast and comfortable journey.

Rome, Italy

Rome

third destination

"All roads lead to Rome" describes this magnificent city in the best way. Rome, the city of the famous Italian masters of Renaissance, awakens a storm of different feelings from amaze to inspiration.

5 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
From Florence to Rome

After fueling up on breakfast, you have the first half of the day at leisure.

In the afternoon, a private driver takes you to the train station, where you board a train heading to Rome. Upon reaching your destination, you are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in.

After getting comfortable in your home-away-from-home, you set off on an evening panoramic tour of Rome along with a local professional guide. During the tour, you get the chance to marvel at the marvelous Baroque Trevi Fountain, as well as the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona, housing the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Ancient Rome & Colosseum

Meet the morning with a delightful breakfast and then meet your guide to explore the famous Eternal City on a walking tour. Situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, the iconic Roman Forum is your first stop. Built around the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the center of politics and rituals.

Today you behold the historical remnants of ancient Rome such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the neighboring site of the city’s first settlements, Palatine Hill.

Of course, the legendary Colosseum, the symbol of Rome. The biggest building of its kind in the Roman Emire and an arena for gladiators' fights is your next travel point. Basically known as Flavius amphitheater, it could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Vatican Sightseeing & Farewell Dinner

Following breakfast, your guide meets you and walks you to the world’s smallest independent state, Vatican*. In the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of Candelabra.

The Sistine Chapel is your next point, where you admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the history behind them.

Have a coffee break and continue your journey to St. Peter’s Basilica with a fascinating Pieta, a famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, the Barberini family legacy left to the Basilica.

Your tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, where Michelangelo's Dome is located, as well as the gorgeous architecture works by Bernini.

After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a free walk to the hotel together with your guide having a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, which in due times served as a mausoleum, a fortress, refuge and a prison.

Once the tour is finished, you are taken back to the hotel, where you have some time to unwind before the farewell dinner in one of the top-notch restaurants in Rome.

  • Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious place thus the dress code for visiting should be applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

Breakfast and dinner included.

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Day 10
Departure

It is the final day of your marvelous tour to Italy! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and transfers you to the airport for your journey back home. Wave Italy goodbye and enjoy your flight. We hope to work on your future vacations!

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extension to the Amalfi coast. Contact your specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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St. Regis Hotel, Rome
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Set in the heart of beautiful Rome, the St. Regis Hotel boasts stylishly decorated accommodation.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 5-star hotels in Venice, Rome and 5-star property in Florence;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class / Executive class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome;
  • Meals according to itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to: Doge's Palace, Skip the line Basilica San Marco, Pala D'Oro, Loggia dei Cavalli, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence Cathedrale Santa Maria del Fiore with Baptistery, Bell Tower, Cathedral Museum, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums;
  • Welcome meeting with a guide in Venice accompanied with a welcome cocktail;
  • Farewell dinner with guide in Rome;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Top local professional guides;
  • Exceptional 5-star hotels in every destination with unique local flavor;
  • High-end 1st class connections and airport transfers;
  • Unique optional tours and extensions;
  • Guided visit to the oldest open-air Rialto market in Venice and world-famous glass blowing and lace making studios in Murano & Burano Islands;
  • Evening panoramic city tour of Rome and relaxed pace tours of Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Dinner with a local guide at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy, you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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