A timeless discovery of Italy, embark upon this exquisitely luxurious 20 day tour to see the country’s evocative highlights in the most glamorous of styles, with exclusive private tours and only the finest hotels.
Begin with a night in London before boarding the legendary Orient Express across France and through the snow-capped Alps to Venice. A ‘must do’ trip for many, this elegant journey invokes the spirit of a bygone era with incredible attention to detail, and it is just the start.
Enjoy three nights in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities, exploring its maze of canals and seeing St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. Naturally they’ll be a gondola ride, but you will also get to see inside a private palace on the Grand Canal and visit quieter, authentically Venetian islands out in the lagoon such as Burano and Torcello, with lunch at a Michelin star winning restaurant surrounded by vineyards on Mazzorbo.
Travel west via a winery to the shores of Lake Como, whose sparkling waters and surrounding Rhaetian Alps make for one of Italy’s prettiest destinations. Here, take a day to relax and a private boat tour to see the fairytale villas and towns that dot the lake’s edge.
Then it’s to Milan for a night of opera at world renowned La Scala before continuing south to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. As well as walking it’s enchanting streets between great masterpieces of art and architecture, you venture out of the city to visit Pisa and spend a day drinking in the rolling hills, terracotta towns and fine Chianti’s of Tuscany.
Onwards down the boot, via the extraordinarily well preserved ruins of Pompeii, to the Amalfi Coast, for four nights in one of the most dramatic and glamorous spots in Italy. Take a private tour to the candy coloured towns strung along the Amalfi Drive, each more charming than the last, and head out to the isle of Capri for a day trip aboard a private boat.
Your last destination is Rome, the eternal city, a fitting finale to your three weeks. Wander through millennia of history, stretching back through the Renaissance to the glorious monuments of Imperial Rome, get exclusive access to the Vatican City and experience an audience with the Pope.