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Italy: Classic sights, fewer crowds with Audley Travel
from $14,845 pp

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Destinations: Italy

AAA Travel introduces one of our newest partner additions, Audley Travel. With trips to more than 80 destinations across the world, Audley's mission is to offer you the most unique, meaningful and personalized travel experience possible. Each trip is handcrafted down to the finest details - your tastes, budget and interests by a country specialist with extensive firsthand knowledge of your desired destination. Experts share their passion, advice and commitment to quality to design an authentic travel experience that stays with you long after you return home. 

Audley Inclusions: 

  • Trips tailormade for you by a destination expert
  • $100 value trip upgrade
  • 24/7 on-trip support
  • All in-country transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

What You May See: 

Glorious food, a storied history and some of the greatest art in the world make Italy a country that draws us back again and again. This sample itinerary lets you enjoy Italy’s most popular cities and sights, while steering around the busiest times and areas. Highlights include kayaking the back canals of Venice, a private cooking class with a professional chef in Florence, shaping your own carnivale mask with a master artisan, hunting for truffles in the Tuscan countryside, exploring the waters of Capri by private boat, and admiring the Sistine Chapel after hours.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Learn to make Italian cuisine with a professional chef during a private cooking class in Florence.

  • Cruise the waters of the Amalfi Coast on a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri.

  • Explore Venice on a private panoramic boat tour.

  • Watch traditional glass blowing on the historic island of Murano.

  • Visit the picturesque towns of Siena and San Gimignano in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

The Audley Way:

Experience

Browse ideas on the Audley website, then speak to a country specialist to gain firsthand advice and start planning your trip. A conversation with a country specialist will ensure they understand who you are and what you want. 

Create

Your specialist will design a full itinerary based on your tastes and interests. They will work with you to perfect the trip until every detail is just right. The itinerary will reflect your requests as well as incorporate the specialist's local insight.

Prepare

After confirming your plans, your specialist will be on hand to answer any questions you have and provide helpful tips to prepare for your departure. 

Experience

The adventure begins. Audley's service continues throughout your trip while abroad, you'll be in the capable hands of Audley's partners and have access to support 24-hours a day.

Share

Nobody will be more excited to hear about your trip than your Country Specialist. They'll call you upon your return to see how things went and suggest a cure or two for any remaining wanderlust. Audley will be ready to help you start planning the next adventure. 

Additional Information

Sample Itinerary - Italy: Classic luxury Italy & Amalfi Coast tour~ 13 nights ~ 15 meals - All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner 

Day 1: Venice

Upon arrival in Venice, you will travel by private water taxi across the lagoon, enjoying some wonderful views of this magical city as you head to Giudecca Island where the beautiful Cipriani Hotel is located. After you've had a chance to freshen up from your long journey, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking private panoramic boat tour around the city. This is a great way to learn a bit about the history of Venice and how the city has thrived over the centuries.

Day 2: Venice

This morning you will take the Cipriani shuttle to St Mark's Square to meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour of the square and Doge's Palace. This extended tour will take you to a number of secret rooms within the palace not normally open to the public. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore more of the city and may wish to visit sites such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or the Accademia Gallery.

Day 3: Venice

Today you will have a private boat tour of the islands of Murano and Burano. On Murano you will see a glass blowing demonstration at a local glass factory. The next island, Burano, is famous for its brightly painted houses and traditional lace making. At the end of the tour your private boat will drop you back at your hotel.

Day 4: Florence

This morning you will be transferred by private water taxi to Santa Lucia Station for your premium class train journey to Florence. The journey will take just over two hours. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. You will then have the rest of the day at leisure to begin exploring. A particular highlight is the Piazza del Duomo where you can climb the spectacular dome for some breathtaking views of the city.

Day 5: Florence

Today you will visit the Uffizi Gallery with a private guide. Once home to offices of the Medici family, this iconic building houses one of the best collections of Renaissance art anywhere in the world. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a private cooking class with a local professional chef. During the class you will cook a traditional Tuscan meal, including pasta made from scratch, which you'll then be able to enjoy for your evening meal accompanied by local Tuscan wine.

Day 6: Florence

Today you will head outside of Florence and spend the day exploring some of the most beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany: Siena and San Gimignano. You will spend the morning exploring the charming streets of Siena with a private guide before heading to a traditional Tuscan farmhouse for a wine tasting lunch. Finally, you will continue on to the stunning hilltop town of San Gimignano with its iconic medieval towers and commanding views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 7: Rome

This morning a driver will take you to the station for your premium class train journey to Rome, which will take around two hours. Upon arrival in Rome, a private driver will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of the city. After settling in, you will have the opportunity get your bearings in Rome with a privately guided tour of the city. This walking and driving tour will include key sites such as the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain.

Day 8: Rome

Your private guide will meet you this morning for a half day tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. These iconic sites are not to be missed. Your guide will help bring these sites to life and enable you to skip the ticket line.

Day 9: The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Enjoy some of Rome's most incredible experiences. Today a private guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you on this extraordinary excursion. You will start with the Vatican Museums and your guide will help you skip the lines to get in as early as possible. From there you will experience the beautiful frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the impressive Baroque interior of St Peter's Basilica.

Day 10: Positano

Today you will be transferring down to the Amalfi Coast. Your private driver will meet you at the hotel in time for your train to Naples. This premium class train journey will take a little over an hour. Once you have arrived in Naples, a car and private driver will meet you at the station to take you the rest of the way to your hotel in Positano where you will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

Day 11: Positano

Spend today exploring the island of Capri in style with a private boat and guide. You'll be met at your hotel this morning and walked to the jetty where you'll board your private boat for Capri. After the spectacular one hour ride to Capri, you'll enjoy a private tour with your guide and some time at leisure on the island. This evening your boat will transport you back to Positano where your guide will walk you back to your hotel.

Day 12: Positano

Today is your last day to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast. You may want to explore more of Positano today or simply relax by the hotel pool.

Day 13: Return Home

You'll be picked up from your hotel today by a private driver in good time to make the one and a half hour drive to Naples airport for your flight home.

Terms and Conditions: 

Rates vary by departure date and selected experiences. Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy, exclusive of international airfare. They are intended as a broad indication of how much you should budget for a similar trip. Your trip can be customized to match your preferred budget, interests, trip duration, departure date and accommodation style. The deposit price is 5% of the total cost of the tailor-made tour. Call a AAA Travel advisor for more details.

Departure Dates
Start: August 1, 2021
End: December 31, 2022
Price: $14,845 pp


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