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Classic Italy, Small Groups

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests

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$9,290 USD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Rome, Venice, Tuscany Countryside, Cinque Terre, Florence, Pompeii
Classic Italy Small Group Tour
Tuscany, Italy

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Encounter spectacular scenery around every bend on a drive along the celebrated Amalfi Coast – the perfect blending of earth, sea and sky

 

SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES averaging 24 Tauck guests – A small group size means a more personal travel experience highlighted by stays at chic smaller hotels in fabulous locations

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – After-hours guided tour of remarkable St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – After-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, without the crowds – see the Vatican treasures at your own pace

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

A wine tasting from local vineyards in Umbria

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Savor the sights of Italy’s finest with a journey on one of our small group tours of Italy.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

A grand tour – in a small, intimate group... a trip of a lifetime through the most sought-after destinations in Italy with names like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Rome, Venice and Florence... 

As you contemplate Michelangelo’s vast painted drama on the Sistine Chapel ceiling... drive along the blue Mediterranean on the incomparable Amalfi Coast... wander the lavish halls of the Doge’s Palace on an after-hours visit... explore the haunting ruins of ancient Rome at the Colosseum or Pompeii, where time stands eternally still... consider the passion of the Renaissance in the art masterpieces of the Uffizi... cross cobblestone piazzas under the Tuscan sun... savor your first taste of Umbrian cuisine... you'll be personally inspired by the art of traveling "small"... Read Less

Ferragamo Museum & Wine Tasting

Private classical recital in Umbria

Day 6

Private classical music recital in a frescoed music room

Between the late 16th century and the 1960s, a grand estate in the small Umbrian town of San Martino in Campo near Perugia was inhabited by members of the noble Donini family. What began as two 17th-century villas of the summer residence of the Donini counts became at the turn of the 21st century the hotel Alla Posta dei Donini, boasting many authentically restored features from centuries past. One of these is a sitting room that was primarily used for concerts, decorated with frescoed walls and ceilings painted by artists from the school of noted 18th-century painter Francesco Appiani. Fittingly, it’s in this magnificent setting that you’ll enjoy a private classical music recital for Tauck guests only!

Tauck Exclusive – Vatican Museums after hours

Day 8

Explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel... without the crowds

Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 1500s, the Vatican Museums display classical and religious works of art collected by the Popes throughout the centuries. Combined with the Sistine Chapel, they’re visited by around six million people a year, ranking among the most-visited art museums in the world. On your exclusive, after-hours, guided visit, you can explore the Candelabra Gallery, the Map Gallery, the Tapestries, and the Sistine Chapel… all without the usual crowds. So you’ll be able to take your time to contemplate the inspirational treasures before you – including the spectacular biblical frescoes on the ceiling, which took Michelangelo four years to paint, standing on a scaffold... and changed the course of western art.

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Nights 3, 4 and 5

Timeless luxury in the heart of Rome

Just minutes from such Roman treasures as the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the historic Grand Hotel de la Minerve – which began life as an opulent 17th-century mansion – offers timeless luxury in the heart of Rome… and spectacular views of the “Eternal City” from its delightful rooftop gardens…

This was a trip of a lifetime and I chose it because I felt the itinerary allowed me to experience the best Italy had to offer. All my expectations were met and exceeded!

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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