Highlights of Italy

Florence, Tuscany & Rome

From $5100 per person in low season
From $6800 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & selected experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Walking tour of Florence

  • Gelato experience

  • Wine tasting in Tuscany

  • Tour of the Vatican

Price based on two people sharing.

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  • Learn about the fascinating history of Italy with guided tours in Florence and Rome

  • Get to grips with local cuisine in a gelato making masterclass

  • Admire the spectacular scenery of Tuscany, where medieval villages are dotted among the rolling hills

  • Explore the world-class art galleries of Florence, home to iconic masterpieces such as Michelangelo's David

  • Discover the beautiful architecture and museums of the Vatican on a morning tour, before the doors officially open

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Florence is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit Florence is in May, early June, late September and October, when temperatures are more favourable. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when weather is usually good and there are fewer tourists. Rome is also best at this time of year too, as the summer months can be busy with visitors and the days can be hot.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.


Discover the highlights of Italy as you explore three of its most beautiful and fascinating regions – Florence, Tuscany and Rome. Learn about ancient history, admire spectacular art and architecture, and relax in true Italian style in the picturesque countryside.

  1. Fly to Pisa

  2. Days 1-4: Florence

    Begin your Italian journey in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance and a stunning city still renowned for its art and architecture to this day. The cultural capital of Italy, here you’ll discover true masterpieces by famed Italian artists, and get to grips with delicious Florentine cuisine.

    You’ll spend three nights in the heart of the city, within easy reach of the Ponte Vecchio, where you’ll be able to explore some of Florence’s highlights. Get your bearings as you explore with your private guide, visiting sights such as the Piazza della Signoria, the spectacular Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s iconic David. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the flavors of the city as you enjoy a gelato masterclass, learning the techniques behind traditional gelato making before creating and tasting your own, unique flavor.

    Accommodation: Continentale (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Tuscany

    Continue south to Tuscany, a beautiful region boasting some of Italy’s most breathtaking scenery. Surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and hilltop villages, in Tuscany you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the local delicacies, including, of course, the regional wines.

    Spend three nights in a luxurious countryside hotel and enjoy the spectacular views as you unwind. Relax by the pool, enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments or venture out to explore the nearby towns of Tuscany, such as the picturesque San Gimignano, Siena or Montalcino. At your hotel, learn about the history and production process of local Chianti Classico wines as you enjoy a tasting session alongside the expert sommelier.

    Accommodation: COMO Castello del Nero (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Rome

    Following a drive south, your final stop will be Rome, where you’ll be immersed in the fascinating history of Italy and the Roman Empire. This is where contemporary Italian style and ancient history meet, and you’ll enjoy getting under the skin of both sides of the city.

    Your final three nights will be spent in the heart of Rome, within easy reach of famous sights such as the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Spend your days exploring the many wonders of the city and step back in time as you visit the iconic Colosseum and the Roman Forum, or enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful Borghese Gardens. To round of your trip in style, you’ll also have the chance to admire the masterpieces of the Vatican with your private guide before the doors open to the public. Here you can marvel at the incredible ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and enjoy exploring the world-class galleries of the Vatican City.

    Accommodation: Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel (3 nights)

  5. Fly home from Rome


  • Classic walking tour of Florence

    Explore the city's most famous landmarks with your private guide who will be able to bring these well known sights to life. Highlights include Cathedral Square and the iconic Duomo, the Accademia Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio.

  • Early morning visit to the Vatican

    Discover the wonders of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in the early morning, before the doors are opened to the general public. Admire artistic masterpieces and the iconic Sistine Chapel, then explore the monumental St Peter's Basilica.

  • Gelato making workshop in Florence

    Learn how to create delicious and authentic Italian gelato in a private workshop with a professional chef. You'll discover the history behind this delicious dessert before making and tasting your own gelato.

  • Wine tasting in Chianti

    Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the wines of Chianti, the area's most celebrated wine region. Visit two wineries to taste the local produce and enjoy a delicious lunch.


Florence, Tuscany & Rome

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