Cultural Beginnings

Cinque Terre, Florence & Venice, Italy – 12 Days

Overview

This private tour of Northern Italy encompasses cultural and historic delights, from the colorful coast of the Italian Riviera, to the Renaissance powerhouse of Florence and the collective islands within the lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, Venice. Discover hidden treasures of this great region and feel the personalized touches we’ve included along the way. This adventure is best suited from April to October, perfect for a summertime romance or family holiday of a lifetime.

Highlights

Tour Description

Begin in Santa Margherita; your start will feel surreal in this colorful village, resting on its own peninsula within the Italian Riviera coastline.Explore Cinque Terre by ferry and relax in Portofino, where you can feel the sensational local life. The five Cinque Terre villages are connected by a local train, so you may want to explore for a few days. Stop in Pisa on your way to Florence, the Renaissance time capsule of the north. End the tour in the romantic city of Venice.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

$12,764
price per person, based on double occupancy

Traveling alone? Please add $3,850.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private transfer from your home to airport
  • Flight to Genoa (not included)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Arrival at Genoa Airport
  • Upon arrival, you be awaited by a private driver and transferred to your hotel in scenic Santa Margherita
  • Check-in, rest and relax
    Meet your private local guide to explore the quaint coastal town of Santa Margherita
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private transfer / Private walking tour of Portofino (half-day) / Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, depart with a local guide by boat to explore the colorful Italian Riviera coastline and visit the quaint towns of Cinque Terre
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Full day tour of Cinque Terre by boat / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure
  • The evening is at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, depart by train to Florence
  • This trip involves a stop in Pisa, where you will meet a private guide at the rail station to enjoy a walking tour
  • Visit the highlights of the city, guided through the backstreets by a local to see Tower House, the riverbanks, Cathedral Square, square markets and of course, the learning Tower of Pisa
  • Enjoy lunch on the way back to the train station, then continue on your journey to Florence
  • Upon arrival at Firenze S. M. Novella Station, your hotel is about a 10-minute walk
  • Check-in to your hotel overlooking the Duomo
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Train tickets / Private walking tour of Pisa (3 hr) / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, explore the heart of Florence with a private local guide, visiting museums and landmarks based on your specific interests
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private walking tour of Florence (3 hr) / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast and the morning at leisure
  • We suggest a walk down the Arno River, to enjoy the terrific panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo and walk through the most characteristic neighborhoods of Florence
    Spend the afternoon with a native Florentine, Chef Laura, in her unique palazzo apartment in central Florence, filled with Italian Renaissance art
  • Learn how to cook Italian delicacies with her in a private, hands-on class (about 2 hrs)
  • After cooking, relax while eating the nice dinner you created together, while drinking a fine bottle of Chianti Classico wine
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Private cooking lesson / Dinner / Breakfast, Room & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast and the day at leisure in Florence
  • Spend the evening at a classic
  • Opera with front-row tickets
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Opera tickets / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, walk to the train station and travel first-class to Venice
  • Upon arrival, walk or catch a water bus to your central hotel
  • Check-in at your boutique waterside hotel
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: First class train tickets to Venice / Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast and the morning at leisure
  • In the afternoon, explore the city of Venice with a local guide
  • Your tour will end with a romantic ride through promenade by private gondola, the famously elegant way to cross the Grand Canal and enjoy Venice like a local
  • From the embarkation point, you will reach the Grand Canal through the small secret canals. The majestic palaces and Venetian houses will be a magical setting for a special moment. As local musicians and singers perform traditional romantic Italian songs, the magic will really settle in
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Promenade by Gondola / Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • Enjoy breakfast and the day at leisure in Venice
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: Room, Breakfast & Taxes

  • After breakfast, check-out and meet your private drive to transfer to the airport
  • Return home (flight not included)
  • Upon arrival, a private driver will pick you up at the airport and take you home

Includes: Private airport transfers

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