While a city break to the likes of Rome, Venice and Florence continues to entice, it’s a shame not to take full advantage of Italy’s diverse charms. That’s why our destination experts have put together the following itineraries, linking the country’s myriad highlights with private chauffeur drives, exclusive private touring and luxury stays.
Italian Coast to Culture
9 days from £1,650 pp incl. flights
Tuscany is famous for Renaissance art and architecture, with the city of Florence at its forefront. Less well known perhaps are the region’s beaches, each as lovely as the Botticelli Venus. This trip combines the beauty of both.
Capri and the Amalfi Coast
9 days from £1,850 pp incl. flights
Capri and the Amalfi coast are characterised by vertiginous cliffs and grand, salt-encrusted villas. Crescent beaches in secluded coves line an aquamarine sea, and there’s history at every turn.
Best of Sicily
8 days from £1,390 pp incl. flights
From glorious swathes of golden sand to millennia-old ruins framed by scented lemon groves and sun-soaked vineyards, Sicily’s highlights are as enchanting as they are varied. Take it all in with stays in iconic hotels and scenic country drives.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice
4 days from £3,275 pp incl. flights
Between indulgent fine dining, champagne receptions and private city tours, this elegant journey pairs the ultimate in luxury rail travel with a palace stay in the heart of ancient Venice.
Spas of Tuscany
13 days from £1,860 pp incl. flights
Staying at ducal palaces and country manors, you’ll be treated to a superb range of included hot-spring spa treatments. In between, you’ll be able to explore Tuscany’s vineyards and medieval towns on scenic country drives.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Silversea: London to Athens
Combine an iconic rail journey with a cruise to some of Europe's most stunning cities. Begin on the 5-star Venice Simplon-Orient-Express before exploring Verona and Venice's romantic cobbles. Then board your luxury cruise ship, taking you to Croatia's walled cities and Greece's sun-drenched hills.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London
4 days from £3,400 pp incl. flights
A counterpoint to the classic London-Venice route, this journey aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express starts among the exquisite architecture of Italy's floating city before the traversing the high passes of the Austrian Alps.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Return to Venice
5 days from £4,965 pp
Travel from London to Venice, and back again, aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, enjoying all the luxury and elegance of the world’s most famous train.