Private Tour: The Best of Italy: 12 days / 11 nights
Highlighting the very best of Italy, this tour has been designed for people with limited mobility in mind. While there are only three accommodation stops, staying in central Italy allows us to maximize the number of places that we can visit, creating an itinerary that is both varied and comprehensive. Our private transfers and transport will bring us from door-to-door, limiting the amount of walking that has to be done. Our local tour guides will be selected to ensure that we tour at our own pace. And in bigger cities we will make the best use of our time by using eco-friendly transport methods.
Italy is undoubtedly rich with culture and history and this will not be neglected. Our tour will be split between exploring the extraordinary historic, art, and architectural sights with experiencing in a more hands on way where our famous foods come from and how they are made. There will be breathtaking scenery as we travel through some of Italy’s most iconic landscapes and adorable townships that hark back to Italy’s illustrious past.
TRIP DATES 2023:
Monday October 2nd to Friday October 13th 2023
*Fly out Sunday October 1st (flights not included)
Deposit: $1500 due latest March 31st, subject to availability
Balance: $3000 due June 30th 2023
Deposit can be made directly online by credit card. Balance payment will be made via email invoice with a credit card payment link.
Single room upgrade on request: $900.
*Subject to meeting the required number of participants (15 people). In the event that the number is not met the price may increase.
- Accommodations in 4 star hotels in a double or twin room (single room upgrade available)
- 5 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Rome, and 3 nights in Sorrento (Amalfi Coast)
- 11 breakfasts
- 3 dinners and 5 lunches
- Transfers and transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach
- Welcome dinner in Florence
- Special Event: Florentine Steak Dinner with traditional wines and explanation of historic origins of Florentine food
- Guided tour of the collections of the Uffizi Gallery
- Day trip to a parmesan cheese farm with tour and tasting followed by a Balsamic Vinegar tasting lunch.
- Free day in Florence
- Full day private excursion to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti countryside with lunch included
- Cooking class in the Tuscan countryside
- Full day tour of Rome by electric golf cart with lunch included
- Breakfast and first entrance guided tour of the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel
- Guided tour of Pompei
- Full day private excursion to Amalfi and Ravello with lunch and panoramic photo stop in Positano
- Private excursion to Capri with local transport and lunch
- Local English speaking tour leader to accompany the trip from start to finish
What’s Not Included
- Flights to and from Italy
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Meals not mentioned
- Incidental Expenses
- Optional activities
- Tips and gratuities
Meet Your Tour & Tour Leader
There will be no large tour operators, big groups, or standard tours. Everything will be small and bespoke, uniquely crafted to showcase the main attractions in Florence, Tuscany, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast featuring both the best of the history and culture as well as highlights of Italy’s most famous food.
Anna is Australian, long term living in Florence. Arriving in 2001 she carved out a career for herself working in tourism. Having worked in the industry for 14 years, in 2018 she started her own travel agency focusing on food and wine tourism and small group personalized travel itineraries.
From the moment that you land in Italy Anna will be there to accompany the group, facilitate all of your experiences and ensure that your time in Italy is nothing short of amazing.
THE FINE PRINT
HEALTH and COVID: You must abide by any airport, airline, and /or immigration policies and procedures from both the United States and Italy (or your home country) regarding Covid-19 in place at the time of departure. This may include being fully vaccinated, wearing a mask on flights or in tourist locations in Italy. Participants are responsible for checking rules prior to departure.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of booking. Travel insurance policies can cover not only medical expenses in country but also expenses associated with cancellation in the event of illness or other unforeseen eventualities.
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the required visas, permits, certificates, proof of vaccinations, and other travel documentation for all the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you satisfy all entry requirements and that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip and that all of the information on those documents are accurate. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
Participants should check with consulates for the latest health requirements. Participants must bring their own medications, insect repellent or other recommended prescribed drugs, including but not limited to allergy medication (e.g., EpiPen).
CANCELLATIONS: It is important to understand that tourism in Italy has relaunched at or above the pre-pandemic capacity. We are required to reserve earlier than in previous years, not only to ensure availability but also to contain prices as much as possible. As such our booking and cancellation lead times are now longer than usual. In many cases we will be required to make not refundable payments in full well before your arrival in Italy.
This trip is subject to a minimum number of participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached 100 days before departure, we reserve the right to cancel the trip. If this happens, any participant who has already registered and paid the trip deposit, or paid in full, will be fully refunded.
To register for the program and secure your spot, there is a 1500 usd deposit. Payment in full for the trip is due, at latest 90 days before departure.
If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation from you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation by any other means, including phone call or messaging services, are not considered by us and do not constitute a cancellation. If you cancel your trip, you will be responsible for the below amounts based on the date we receive your written confirmation of cancellation.
- 90 days or more prior to departure, full refund minus non-refundable bank transaction fees and taxes (approximately 5% ).
- 89 – 31 days prior to departure, full refund minus the deposit.
- 30 – 16 days before departure, 50% of the trip is refunded. The rest is non-refundable.
- 15 days or less prior to departure NO REFUND.
No refund is due if a traveler fails to join a trip, joins it after departure, or leaves it prior to its completion for any reason. There will be no refunds for unused services after a trip has commenced.
There are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, including for reasons related to weather, terrorism, civil strife, airline default, strikes, personal, family, or medical emergencies or any other circumstances beyond our control. This means that even if you cancel because of medical issues, virus, sickness, quarantine, travel restrictions/warnings, fear of traveling or any other reason, your booking will be subject to this cancellation and refund policy. This is why we strongly suggest that you secure travel insurance in order to participate on a trip.