In Italy's mountainous northwest, enjoy exquisite rustic-style food and fine wine, as well as a laid-back atmosphere.
Discover the villages and breathtaking scenery of Northern Italy's lakes. Marvel at Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.
Enjoy a traditional cooking lesson in a private home and learn how the locals create their world-renowned cuisine.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in Rome by 12 noon and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a walk through Rome. Tonight, be welcomed into the home of a local for a special Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Rome, Hotel D’InghilterraDaily :
Travel to the Italian coastline and arrive at Porto Santo Stefano. Here, savour a seafood lunch with amazing views. Later, venture into the Tuscan landscapes and arrive in Siena.
Stay: Grand Hotel Continental SienaDaily :
Delve into Italy's culinary delights as a local family prepares a traditional Tuscan meal just for you.
Perhaps enjoy a stroll through Siena, before travelling to Panzano. Traverse rolling hillsides teeming with vineyards that produce Italy’s famous red wine varieties. Arrive in Greve in Chianti, where you will delight in a visit to the famous Falorni butchery, operating since 1806. Later, arrive at your hotel and enjoy your Signature Experience.
Stay: Two Nights, Tuscany, Hotel Mulino di FirenzeDaily :
Enjoy a morning visit to Florence, including a visit to Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David. Later, enjoy a visit to Florence’s Central Market, where you will explore your way as you sample delicious delicacies made by local artisans.Daily :
Perhaps visit the Museo Enzo Ferarri and get up close to numerous Ferrari vehicles renowned for their design. Alternatively, opera lovers will delight in a visit to the Pavarotti House and Museum, the former residence of Luciano Pavarotti.
Visit a farm to sample some of the local produce, then visit a balsamic vinegar factory to see the entire process of making vinegar and sample the different varieties accompanied by local wine and cheese. In Modena, choose your sightseeing. Continue to the small village of Varignana.
Stay: Palazzo di Varignana Resort and SpaDaily :
Travel via the dramatic landscapes of the world-famous Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Arrive in Santa Margherita, where you will enjoy lunch in this stunning seaside town. After a short stroll along its seaside promenade, continue to the elegant Relais Villa d’Amelia, located in the heart of the Piedmont region. A superb renovation of this 18th-century estate, absorb sublime views over the Alps and the Barolo vineyards. Tonight dine in one of the most exclusive restaurants in all of Italy within your hotel, which has earned a coveted Michelin star.
Stay: Two Nights, Alba, Relais Villa D’AmeliaDaily :
Everything Piedmont has to offer is on display today. Visit the World heritage-listed Coppo Cellars in the Canelli wine region, famous for producing some of the world’s finest muscat sweet sparkling wine. Here, perhaps enjoy a tasting of the local produce that gives Italy its reputation as the renowned culinary capital of the world.Daily :
Today you will travel to the picturesque scenes of the Lake District. Along the way, visit a truffle farm and learn about how a trifolao and their dogs team up to hunt the elusive truffle. Complete the experience with a selection of truffle-based produce and a glass of wine. Later, arrive in Stresa.
Stay: Two Nights, Stresa, Grand Hotel des Iles BorromeesDaily :
Make sure you have your camera ready as you capture sublime vistas of the Italian Lakes District, with a visit to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori on the iconic waterway of Lake Maggiore. Afterwards, venture away from the regular tourist trail as you discover Lake Orta.Daily :
Travel via the lakeside Sirmione to the town of Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Upon arrival at your accommodation, immerse yourself within this 16th-century villa. Inspired by the tradition of the Veneto region, this hotel hosts an impressive permanent exhibition of contemporary art.
Stay: Verona, Byblos Art Hotel AmistaDaily :
Perhaps choose a city walking tour or embark on a culinary exploration.
Enjoy Verona on a sightseeing tour as you head through its beautiful side streets. You will see the Old Castle and Scaligero Bridge, Porta Palio and Romeo and Juliet’s house. Then, travel to Venice and arrive at your hotel situated on an island, where the only way to get through the front door is to sail up to it by gondola. Afterwards, choose your sightseeing inclusion. Tonight, embark on an intimate gondola ride and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Stay: JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa.Daily :
The time has come to say your goodbyes. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.
Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties.
Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations.
From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit