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 £1,745 pp incl. flightsSave up to £365 pp – ends 29 February
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 £2,435 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 £3,505 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.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice & London in Luxury
4 days from £3,630 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
5 days from £2,440 pp incl. flightsSave up to £715 pp – ends 28 February
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
9 days from £2,995 pp incl. flightsSave up to £425 pp – ends 29 February
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 £3,260 pp incl. flightsSave up to £115 pp – ends 31 January
Before travelling on the world’s exclusive train, hop between Venice’s archipelago, centring on a luxury stay on your very own private island.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Verona Opera
4 days from £3,975 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 £4,155 pp incl. flightsSave up to £330 pp – ends 31 January
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 £1,330 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 to London
4 days from £2,685 pp incl. flightsSave up to £545 pp – ends 15 February
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 £5,035 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.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-London
7 days from £3,920 pp incl. flightsSave up to £1,555 pp – ends 15 February
A journey on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, from the historic waterways of Venice to medieval Prague and onwards to London. Enjoy city nights in luxurious hotel accommodation between stays onboard the train itself.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with Belmond Hotel Cipriani "The Party"
3 days from £3,975 pp incl. flights
Combine a golden era of travel with a night of revelry; "The Party" will take you back to the magic of the 1920s to celebrate a new decade.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London via Vienna
7 days from £5,445 pp incl. flights
Extend your time aboard this iconic train to showcase two of Europe’s greatest cities between afternoon teas and bar-car drinks.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona to London
4 days from £2,765 pp incl. flightsSave up to £290 pp – ends 15 February
Beginning with a luxury city stay and included walking tour in Verona, you'll board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an unforgettable journey across Europe, steeped in the elegant traditions of 1920s rail travel.