Private Expedition: Italy
The treasures of Italy are both iconic and enchanting: ancient ruins encircled by vibrant city streets, rolling vineyards crowned by medieval hilltop towns, gondolas bobbing in turquoise canals. Get an intimate look at these Italian classics on a journey from Venice through the heart of Tuscany to Rome. Enjoy private visits to opulent art galleries, delve into one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines with Tuscan vintners and a Florentine chef, and take advantage of time on your own to soak up the magic of Italy.
- Join private guides for tours of five UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities, including Venice, Rome, and Florence.
- Get an in-depth look at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, site of a National Geographic-funded search for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost masterpiece, The Battle of Anghiari.
- Meet a craftsman at a Venetian boatyard to learn about the art of gondola construction, and then enjoy a private after-hours visit to the gilded galleries of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
- Stay at a 14th-century castello in the Tuscan countryside and dine at its Michelin-starred restaurant.
Available through December 2018
National Geographic Private Expeditions are specially crafted itineraries designed for independent travelers that combines guided excursions, fascinating insights into culture and wildlife, and top accommodations. Simply select a trip and decide whom you’d like to travel with and when you want to travel. We’ll take care of the rest.
Note: Private Expeditions can be arranged to fit into your schedule. You choose your desired departure date, and we'll make all the arrangements. Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details