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escortItaly Travel Packages

Our Vacation Packages were created for independent travelers. Visit Italy with a combination of scheduled activities and some free time to explore on your own!

We’ve selected some of our favorite itineraries and included hotels, day tours and transportation. These packages are all fully customizable as well.

This is a perfect way to cover all of your must-sees while still savoring the local life at a relaxed pace.

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Santa Margherita Ligure (4), Florence (4 nights),

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for a Premium Golden Week in two extraordinary locations, the Italian Riviera and Florence. This 8-night adventure is custom-designed for women to enjoy Italian pleasures to the max. We'll stay in luxury hotels, dine in top traditional restaurants, meet locals in artisan shops, enjoy a cooking class and ceramic painting workshop, and discover a range of beautiful places: the treasures of art and architecture in Florence, enchanting coastal villages of the Italian Riviera, including chic Portofino, and the stunning Cinque Terre.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that women can fully experience Italy's rejuvenating pleasures.

Rome (3 nights), Florence (3), Venice (2)

A perfect itinerary for your first time in Italy! We've taken care of selecting wonderful 4* hotels, transfers and 1st class train tickets between cities. All you have to do is enjoy yourself as you visit the must-sees of each city on our hand-selected day tours, and have some free time to explore on your own with this independent tour of Italy.

Rome (3 nights), Positano (3)

Can't choose between a city vacation and a seaside break - you don't have to. You can experience both on this Romantic Journey to Rome and Positano.
Visit the highlights of ancient Rome with your private guide including the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Eternal City.
Then head to the Amalfi Coast, the most enchanting coastline in the world where you can dine on a fresh seafood and enjoy ocean views from your hotel room. From your hotel in Positano, have our expert captain take you on a leisurely cruise around the famed island of Capri by private boat. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to stop and swim, visit Capri and Anacapri, and experience the beauty of the unique coastline.
 

Siena (3 nights)

From your base in the charming medieval town of Siena, experience hilltop villages, rows of vineyards, and culinary specialties of Tuscany.
Enjoy a privately guided walk of Siena and marvel at the many sites of the city including the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), the majestic gothic Basilica of San Domenico and the Piazza del Campo, where the horse race (Palio di Siena) is held twice a year.
Venture to the beautiful countryside of the Orcia Valley, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004; visit the quaint village of Montepulciano, the Renaissance center of Pienza and the hill town of Montalcino; savor the food and wine these towns are famous for: Pecorino cheese, Nobile and Brunello wines.
Finally, take a traditional Tuscan cooking class in Siena and learn the secrets of this delicious cuisine!

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Tuscany, Rome, or any part of Italy.

 

Chianti area (7 nights)

Escape the world and relax in a Tuscan wonderland!  Your very own private VILLA, grounds and gardens are all yours to explore!   Also, try venturing out into Tuscany’s charming cities and towns which are no more than an hour’s drive away!

This package includes a car rental and private villa accommodations for 7 nights.

Below we have listed our top suggestions of private tours to add on as you wish. You can decide to have every day at leisure, explore on your own, add a private guide for each suggested tour or even hire a private chauffeur driver. 

Customize the package and make it YOUR dream vacation!

Click HERE to look at our selected villas in Tuscany. 

Rome (3 nights), Florence (3), Venice (2)

A perfect itinerary for your first time in Italy! We've taken care of selecting wonderful 4* hotels, transfers and 1st class train tickets between cities. All you have to do is enjoy yourself as you visit the must-sees of each city on our hand-selected day tours, and have some free time to explore on your own with this independent tour of Italy.

Monterosso al Mare (3 nights)

Famous the world over, five small colorful fishing villages carved out of the rocky mountainside above the sea, the Cinque Terre are a must-visit for any traveler to Italy.

The tiny towns are connected only by boat, train and hiking paths. A short and easy hike is the best way to get acclimated. Your private local guide will take you through terraced vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean. Afterwards you will experience a traditional meal in a local trattoria, tasting focaccia, anchovies, cheeses and more. The other best way to experience the Cinque Terre is by boat and you will enjoy a private tour on a comfortable motor boat, giving you a unique view of these five villages. You will have a chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters, discover the best hidden coves and indulge in a light lunch based on typical finger food and paired with some local wine and soft drinks.

This package is available from April to October.

 

Sorrento (7 nights)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for the extra-special 10th anniversary edition of her most popular Golden Week. This is an inspiring adventure in southern Italy, based in a 5-star luxurious and historic Sorrento hotel, where the elegant soul of Bell’Italia bursts forth, with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop. Discover marvels of Capri, vibrant Naples, fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii, blissful thermal springs of Ischia, and the magical Amalfi coast towns of Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi. Shop for artisan treasures, toast with robust local wine, and enjoy delicious, world-famous cuisine.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that women can fully experience Italy's rejuvenating pleasures.

Florence (4 nights), Rome (4)
 
Discover the splendor of Tuscany and the Eternal City, all in a once-in-lifetime adventure.
Travel back to the Renaissance period as you stroll through Florence’s historic center, visit the imposing Duomo and view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. Venture out to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower and the charming town of Lucca. Top your stay in Florence with a trip to a local winery to savor Tuscany signature flavors and wines.
Board the fast train to Italy’s Capital City, Rome and get ready to be in awe as you visit its must-sees: from the 2000-year-old Colosseum and the Roman Forums to the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art, the stunning Sistine Chapel, and the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica. At last, take an excursion to the exquisite Villa D’Este and its Gardens at Tivoli and witness its impressive concentration of fountains, cascades, and playful water features, as well as the pavilions, statuary, grottoes, and the views from all the terraces.

Abano Terme (5 nights)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for a rejuvenating and beautiful adventure, discovering  treasures of the Veneto region. Our base is a glamorous 5-star hotel and spa in Abano Terme, a town beloved for its curative waters since the days of the Roman Empire. There will be plenty of time for soaking and state-of-the-art spa treatments, and from that bliss we’ll venture off to discover beauties--Padua and its masterpiece frescoes, marvelous Palladian villas in Vicenza, and enchanting Verona. The balance of spa time, immersing ourselves in Veneto’s beauties, along with delicious food and wine all along the way, will truly rejuvenate and inspire you.

More info about Host Susan Van Allen and Rave Reviews for Golden Weeks: www.susanvanallen.com

This is a great add-on package to the Golden Week in Venice!
 

Ischia (3 nights), Naples (1 night)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for dreamy days on a Bay of Naples treasure: the island of Ischia, where travelers are welcomed in warm, southern Italian style. Since the days of the Roman Empire, Ischia has been praised for its mineral-rich thermal springs, that make visitors feel marvelous. You will  “take the waters” at our home base—a glamorous hotel/spa--and venture off to discover the island’s lush gardens, quaint villages, amazing castle, and vineyard-covered mountains.

These Golden Days are ideal to add on to Deluxe Golden Week in Southern Italy & Amalfi Coast, or for any female traveler looking for a “vacation from a vacation”. This itinerary is designed for a full immersion into authentic island pleasures, culture, and history. Mornings are on your own to indulge in Italian spa traditions or hiking adventures, and afternoon/evenings are group experiences, where with Susan and wonderful women you’ll discover Ischia’s natural beauties, fascinating past, soulful spirit, and extraordinary food and wine.

More info about Host Susan Van Allen and Rave Reviews for Golden Weeks: www.susanvanallen.com
 

Palermo (2 nights), Agrigento (2), Taormina (4)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author or 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for an immersive, joyful, and inspiring adventure in Sicily. Highlights include stays at luxury hotels, cooking class in a Palermo palazzo, and visits to dazzling Monreale, the Valley of the Temples, and a Mount Etna winery.

This is a gift of La Dolce Vita—an amazing insiders’ experience of this delicious and fascinating island.

 

Lucca (7 nights)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for an extraordinary Tuscan adventure, in the beautiful harvest season. From our base in a boutique hotel in the historic center of Lucca, we’ll experience the great range of treasures this area of the region offers—including a truffle hunt in San Miniato, blissful spa time in San Giuliano Terme, the chic seaside town of Forte dei Marmi on market day, artsy Pietrasanta, a concert of Puccini arias, and Pisa with its famous tower at the magic sunset hour. All along the way, with a group of wonderful women, we’ll savor the joys of meeting friendly locals, toasting with amazing wines, and enjoying delicious flavors.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that women can fully experience Italy's rejuvenating pleasures.

Venice (6 nights)

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join author Susan Van Allen, (100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go), for this luxurious adventure in Venice, custom-designed with female friendly highlights. From your base in a Grand Canal Palazzo, you’ll experience the awe-inspiring beauty and boundless pleasures this destination has given travelers for centuries. You’ll be guided through masterpieces of architecture in Piazza San Marco, dazzling La Fenice Opera house, fascinating Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and have a day to explore Burano, the island of lacemakers. You’ll immerse yourself in the world of Venetian flavors at the bustling Rialto market, cook with a local signora, and blend with Venetian tradition as you paint a mask in an artisan workshop. All along the way, with a group of wonderful women, you’ll enjoy breathtaking sights, delicious tastes, and discover hidden treasures.

The week is a gift of La Dolce Vita=The Sweet Life, in one of the world’s most magical destinations, giving you an inspiring experience that will become a golden memory for a lifetime.

More info about Host Susan Van Allen and Rave Reviews for Golden Weeks: www.susanvanallen.com
 

Venice (2 nights), Florence (3), Rome (3)

Embark on the ultimate Italy adventure - an impeccable itinerary tailored for your inaugural visit to this enchanting country! Sit back and relax as we handle every detail, from hand-picking delightful 4-star accommodations to arranging seamless transfers and securing first-class train tickets for your travels between iconic cities.
With our meticulously curated day tours, you'll uncover the essence of each destination, exploring must-see landmarks. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy with expert-guided excursions, and enjoy free time to wander and discover at your own pace during this independent tour.

Santa Margherita Ligure (3 nights), Como (3)

Explore the beautiful Italian Riviera from Santa Margherita Ligure, then relax in the iconic Lake Como area.
Under the guidance of your private local expert, discover the authenticity of charming Santa Margherita Ligure with its elegant palaces and exquisite gardens, the elegance of picturesque Portofino with it colorful houses and unique boutiques, and the stunning abbey at San Fruttuoso, a tiny untouched village considered a pearl of rare beauty. Then it is off to another natural water wonder - Lake Como. Walk through the historic center of Como to visit its main sights with your knowledgeable guide and take a cruise to admire the Alpine mountains and some of the most elegant villas from the water.

Enjoy some time at your leisure in each destination and feel free to select one of our day tours that best suits your interests: from food tours and cooking classes to hiking excursions to Cinque Terre or visits to magnificent villages on Lake Como.

 

Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (3), Florence (3)

Experience the best of Italy's history and travel to one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world!

Start in the Eternal City visiting with a local insider the 2000-year-old Colosseum, the Roman Forums and the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art, the marvelous Sistine Chapel, and the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica.
Then head south to the charming town of Sorrento that sits amid lemon and orange groves on the Bay of Naples. From here, venture to Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the 79AD Mt. Vesuvius eruption, and visit the ruins of the thermal baths, Vetti's House, the forum and other important sites.
Take a short trip by fast ferry to Capri and see the island's highlights with time for shopping on your own. As you ride along the famous Amalfi Coast enjoy the spectacular scenery from the coastal roads and stop to stroll through the three most popular and beautiful villages - Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello.
Last stop: Florence, the fountainhead of the Renaissance - city of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli and Da Vinci! Under the guidance of a city expert, walk through Florence’s historic center, visit the imposing Duomo and view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. Travel to the medieval town of Siena, home of the famous horse race -  the Palio, and marvelous San Gimignano; end your day with a dinner at a boutique winery to savor a perfect Tuscan meal paired with local wines.

Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (2), Florence (3), Venice (2), Milan (2)

This fully customizable version of our world-renowned Italy North Classic tour will allow you to see Italy at your own pace, making your own choices. Add a day, remove a day, the possibilities are endless to discover Italy your own way!

Alberobello area (7 nights)

Spend a week in a typical Apulian house and live like a local! With an incredible private VILLA as your home base, you will be close to the main sights and lovely towns and villages.  Feel free to explore all that the region has to offer or relax and soak up the beauty of the grounds surrounding your private villa!  The choice is yours!

This package includes a car rental and private villa accommodations for 7 nights.

Below we have listed our top suggestions of private tours/excursions to add on as you wish. You can decide to have every day at leisure, explore on your own, add a private guide for each suggested tour or even hire a private chauffeur driver. 

Customize the package and make it YOUR dream vacation!

Click HERE to look at our selected villas in Puglia. 
 

Rome (3 nights), Florence (3), Venice (2)

This is the luxury way to see Italy for the first time! We've taken care of selecting wonderful 5* hotels and your private transfers between cities. All you have to do is enjoy yourself as you visit the must-sees of each city on our hand-selected private day tours, and have some free time to explore on your own with this independent tour of Italy.
 

Rome (6 nights)

With the Eternal City as your home base, see the highlights of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, and the Vatican, plus venture out to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Tuscany to make the most of your week in Rome.

 

Rome (6 nights)

Discover the secrets and delights of Rome with your private expert guide and stay at one of our handpicked luxury accommodations. Plus venture out to Pompeii and Tuscany to make the most of your week in Rome.
Visit the highlights of the archaeological center of Imperial Rome: the 2000-year-old Colosseum, the majestic Roman Forums and one of the seven Roman hills - the Palatine Hill.
Embark on a five-minute drive to another country—Vatican City, and tour the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art and the marvelous Sistine Chapel. Enter the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom and see Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy.
Chauffeured by your private driver, travel to Pompeii, the famous ancient Roman city tragically destroyed after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and explore the preserved ruins.
Top your stay in Rome with full day excursion to the Tuscan countryside and experience the best towns in the Val D'Orcia area: Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino.

 

Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (4)

See the best of Italy's history and beautiful coastline!
Start in the Eternal City and visit Ancient Rome and the Colosseum. Then head south to sunny Sorrento and the stunning island of Capri. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without some food and wine! You'll have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food and taste some local wines and cheeses - buon appetito!

Palermo (3 nights), Taormina (3)

Acquaint yourself with the natural beauty, historical sights and savory food that makes Sicily a diverse and interesting destination. Enjoy an intimate experience with superior accommodations, private transportation and tours.

Venice (3 nights), Rome (3)
 
Experience the City of Water and the Eternal City, all in a once-in-lifetime adventure.
Built on more than 100 small islands, Venice has no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Follow your guide along the canals and through the narrow streets, learn about the history of this floating city and cross the most famous of the 400 bridges in Venice - The Rialto Bridge. Crown your day in Venice with a gondola ride to see the city from the water!
Travel to Murano, a small island world-famous for its glass and visit a traditional glass factory for an unforgettable firsthand experience: a live glass blowing demonstration! Then move on to Burano, famous for its centuries old tradition of lace-making and for its coloruful houses.
Board the fast train to Italy’s Capital City, Rome and get ready to be in awe as you visit its must-sees: from the 2000-year-old Colosseum and the Roman Forums to the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art, the stunning Sistine Chapel, and the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica.

Naples (3 nights)

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples is one of the most exciting and fascinating destinations in Italy. In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Bella Napoli is home to one of the best archeological museums in the world. You will see artifacts from Pompeii and as part of our package, visit Pompeii itself. While exploring the city and surroundings, eat pizza in the place where it was born and drink the best espresso you will ever have (they say it is because of the water).

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Sorrento, Rome, or any part of Italy.  We are happy to help make travel arrangements for you to Naples.

 
 

Florence (6 nights)

Make your self at home in marvelous Florence and dig in to the famous and beloved culture of Tuscany for a week!
Under the guidance of a city expert, walk through Florence’s historic center, visit the imposing Duomo and view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. Travel to the fascinating medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano and end your day with a dinner at a boutique winery to savor a perfect Tuscan meal paired with local wines. Spend a half day in Pisa and visit its iconic Leaning Tower and the impressive Cathedral. Top your stay in Florence with a cooking class and a food tour in the most authentic district in town – the Oltrarno. Once you've learned to make pasta from scratch, a simple but delicious Italian sauce and a dessert you will be  ready to go home and cook for your family and friends!

 

Florence (6 nights)

Make your self at home in a luxurious way and dig in to the famous and beloved culture of Tuscany for a week!
Under the guidance of your private city expert, walk through Florence’s historic center, visit the imposing Duomo and view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. Travel to the fascinating medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano with your private chauffeur driver. Spend a half day in Pisa and visit its iconic Leaning Tower and the impressive Cathedral. Top your stay in Florence with a private cooking class at a Florentine signora's beautiful country home to taste some Tuscan delicacies and local wines!

 

Assisi area (7 nights)

Discover the underrated region of Umbria, filled with castles, farmhouses, rich landscapes and gastronomic glory! Relax in the privacy of your own VILLA or step into the Middle Ages and explore nearby cities full of culture and history!

This package includes a car rental and private villa accommodations for 7 nights.

Below we have listed our top suggestions of private tours to add on as you wish. You can decide to have every day at leisure, explore on your own, add a private guide for each suggested tour or even hire a private chauffeur driver. 

Customize the package and make it YOUR dream vacation!

Click HERE to look at our selected villas in Umbria.