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.
The Tuscan Coast & Florence
8 days from £1,595 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
8 days from £2,125 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 £1,440 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 £2,995 pp incl. flightsSave up to £400 pp – ends 14 September
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.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice & London in Luxury
4 days from £3,515 pp incl. flights
This version of the classic the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express's northbound route pairs the world's most iconic rail experience with luxury stays in both Venice and London.
Venice by Belmond Hotel Cipriani
4 days from £2,345 pp incl. flights
Not only will this city break see you stay in one of Italy’s most iconic hotels, but you’ll indulge with sunset cruises, food and wine tastings, and private water-taxi transfers throughout.
Florence & the Tuscan countryside in luxury
7 days from £2,360 pp incl. flights
With ultra-luxury stays in a millennium-old castle and a monastery designed by Michelangelo himself, this curated itinerary showcases Florence and Tuscany at their very best.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Venice’s Islands
4 days from £3,235 pp incl. flights
Before travelling on the world’s exclusive train, hop between Venice’s archipelago, centring on a luxury stay on your very own private island.
Verona Opera & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
4 days from £3,570 pp incl. flights
This spectacular short break combines a journey on the world’s most elegant train with a stay in a converted palace and of opera at the iconic Arena di Verona.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Lake Como
6 days from £4,305 pp incl. flights
Travel from London to Verona onboard the world’s most famous train, finishing off with a truly opulent stay on the shores of Italian lake country.
Cinque Terre in Style
6 days from £950 pp incl. flights
The coast of Italy has long been known as the epitome of romance and charm, but this is perhaps nowhere more apparent than among the pastel-hued villages, rugged cliffs and charming yacht-lined harbours of world-famous Cinque Terre. Explore it all on this tailor-made, luxury trip.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Seabourn: London to Athens
14 days from £7,855 pp incl. flights
Combine one of the world's greatest rail journeys with an equally spectacular cruise to some of Europe's most iconic cities.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice, Paris & Berlin
7 days from £6,580 pp incl. flights
Experience the elegance and glamour of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on this three-centre itinerary, travelling on board the world's most luxurious train between Venice, Paris and Berlin.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London
4 days from £2,625 pp incl. flightsSave up to £330 pp – ends 14 September
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 £4,825 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.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suite Experience
4 days from £7,985 pp incl. flights
From free-flowing champagne to complimentary caviar, experience the ultimate in luxury rail travel with the butler-served indulgences of the new Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suites.