The Italian Collection: Venice to Amalfi

21 days

Embark on a truly epic trip from Venice to Amalfi across the length of Italy, visiting Lake Garda, Milan, Tuscany and Rome on the way, and discovering all of the unmatchable cuisine, culture and wine that the country has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Travel to Venice on the Orient Express before journeying to Lake Garda, Milan, across Tuscany to Florence, southwards to Rome and then on to the Amalfi Coast

  • 20 nights away staying in the ultimate collection of luxury 5 star hotels as you meander down through Italy

  • Chauffeured private wine tours visiting numerous estates around Montalcino and Chianti

  • Take it easy with private car transfers across the north, self-drive along the legendary roads of Tuscany

  • Relax on private boat trips between the towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast.

from $29,911 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Luxury Travel to Venice on the Orient Express and return Business class flights have been included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Experience luxury rail travel at its very best aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Arrive into Venice in style via the Orient Express, before taking the water taxi into the heart of Venice’s Santa Lucia. Relax in your luxury 5 star hotel situated right on the Grand Canal before dinner at a local Venetian restaurant.

Prosecco Tasting Tour in the Prosecco Region of Italy
Day 2

Free day to enjoy and explore the ambience of Venice, considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. Visit St Mark’s Basilica, tour the city in a gondola or enjoy the views from the magnificent Campanile di San Marco.

Day 3

After breakfast in your hotel, embark on a full day’s tour of the Prosecco DOCG region – you’ll visit two local wineries, learn the secrets of the production of one of the world’s finest sparkling wines, and, of course, indulge in a number of tastings before a lunch of delicious local specialities.

Day 4

After a splendid six-course tasting lunch in Sirmione, meet your private driver for transfers to your 5 star hotel and spa set amongst the beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda. Take the afternoon to enjoy the hotel’s surroundings, or take advantage of the Mondo Lefay Spa.

Day 5

Free day to enjoy the picturesque surroundings, take a stroll or relax by the lake in Gargnano. Alternatively, take a dip in a range of swimming pools, saunas, grottos and small lakes. The resort also benefits of outdoor areas equipped for sporting activities and trails dedicated to wellness and relaxation.

Day 6

Breakfast in your hotel starts the day, before meeting your driver for transfers to your outstanding 5 star hotel in the very heart of Milan. Take the evening to wine and dine in one of Italy’s greatest cities.

Day 7

Free day to enjoy and explore the many shops, cafés and restaurants of Milan. Perhaps visit the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’, climb the famous Duomo or shop and eat at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls.

Day 8

Another free day to enjoy and explore the ambiance of Milan. Included in the trip is an evening to enjoy a show at La Scala, one of the very finest of Italy’s legendary opera houses.

Day 9

Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of Lamborghini’s nearby factory, before relaxing with private transfers to your hotel in Florence via the scenic country roads, passing the towns of Prato and Pistoia. Your accommodation in Tuscany will be an intimate 5 star boutique hotel in the centre of the city.

Day 10

Free day to enjoy and explore Florence, a city of timeless beauty and jewel of the Renaissance. The city is steeped in history, art and architecture, and keeps countless museums, galleries, churches, monuments and other sights within its ancient city walls. Just a very few of the most impressive include the Gothic medieval Florence Cathedral, the vast Palazzo Vecchio, the shops along the Ponte Vecchio stone bridge and the legendary Uffizi Gallery, which houses works by the world’s most esteemed Renaissance artists. Alternatively, visit some of the many boutique shops that the city boasts.

Day 11

Relax with a stunning private wine tour around Montalcino, visit the Brunello wineries and enjoy lunch in the heart of the vineyards tasting fabulous sangiovese wines. Drive on to your accommodation in the restored, 10th century Castello di Velona, and enjoy the luxury spa and pool with magnificent views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside.

Day 12

Today, experience visits and tastings at a selection of boutique wineries around the Chianti Classico producing region and a traditional Tuscan lunch with accompanying wine and olive oil tastings.

Day 13

Drive down to your lunch venue near Rome via the coastal route, past the towns of Grosseto and Civitavecchia. After lunch, arrive at your 5 star boutique accommodation in Rome, situated by the Tiber and within walking distance of some of Rome’s finest piazzas, restaurants and shops.

Day 14

Free day to explore one of the world’s foremost global cities. Rome has no shortage of things to see and do. Beyond the most iconic sights – such as the Colosseum, the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Castel Sant’Angelo, the city is also home to countless striking squares, which are themselves populated by a multitude of shops, cafes and restaurants. Vatican City is also located in the heart of Rome, with St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums containing some of the most remarkable artwork and architecture in the Europe’s history.

Amalfi Wine Holidays
Day 15

Take breakfast in your hotel before departing on a private boat from Sorrento Pier to Capri Marina Grande Pier, before meeting your driver for private transfers to your 5 star hotel in Capri on the Amalfi Coast, with spectacular views overlooking the town and ocean.

Day 16

Free day to relax and enjoy the ambience of Capri. Amongst Capri’s most famous sights include the magnificent and world-renowned Blue Grotto on the coast and the nearby Faraglioni Rocks, to which boat excursions are available, as well as the ancient Roman villas, including Villa Jovis and Villa San Michele; once residences of the Emperor Tiberius.

Day 17

Depart on a private boat from Capri Marina Grande pier to Sorrento pier, before meeting your driver for private transfers to your stunning 5 star hotel in Salerno, with views directly onto the sea. Take the evening to explore Amalfi itself, or relax in the hotel’s spa.

Day 18

Enjoy a day’s wine tasting in the boutique vineyards of the Amalfi Coast. Take lunch and tastings on the terrace of a winemaker’s home and experience a fascinating and intimate tour around a charming winery in the afternoon.

Day 19

Free day to relax and enjoy the ambience of Amalfi. We suggest visiting some of the remarkable historical sites along the coast. Amalfi itself is the location of an 11th century cathedral which uniquely merges Baroque, Romantic, Byzantine and Gothic architectural styles. The Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, and the views from its Terrace of Infinity, is famed in Italy for its beauty, as is the Emerald Cave in Conca dei Marini and the many churches which stand in further towns, such as Minori and Positano, all over the coast.

Day 20

Have a day to enjoy the luxury spa and pool with magnificent views over the surrounding Amalfi coast, or explore the town itself.

Day 21

Meet your local private driver at the hotel’s reception for your private transfer to Naples Capodichino International Airport, before flying home business class to London or Paris. (Ask for private jet upgrades)

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