La Serenissima (Summer 2019)

La Serenissima (Summer 2019)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This magnificent itinerary is a showcase of Italy’s grand past, romantic cities and exquisite natural wonders. Discover the gems of Venice and Northern Italy on your all-inclusive, luxury river cruise, before continuing in elegance by rail and road across the Italian peninsula. Personalise your trip with a selection of included experiences. Whether you prefer to admire the art scene in Ferrara, or try your hand at making pasta in Bologna, this journey brings la dolce vita to life for the ultimate Italian vacation. After your journey ends in Venice, why not choose to extend your luxurious travels there and step onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an overnight journey to Paris? On select Chairman’s Collection departure dates you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Marchese Francesco Mazzei at his centuries-old Tuscan estate, Castello di Fonterutoli. The grounds are home to the Mazzei family’s winery, which is the second oldest in Italy, and have been owned by the family since 1435. Join Francesco for an exclusive lunch in the osteria and enjoy a wine tasting with the Marchese in the winery. Look for the CC icon on the Dates & Prices panel to see which departures feature the Chairman’s Collection.

Day 1 - Welcome to Milan.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally-located hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Accommodation: Rosa Grand Milano (or similar), Milan.

Day 2 - Highlights of Milan.
Milan, known for its high-end fashion and artistic landmarks, provides the perfect starting point for your Italian adventure. Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of the city’s many highlights. Admire the grand Gothic Duomo in the urban heart and then come face-to-face with Leonardo da Vinci’s magnificent fresco, 'The Last Supper,' at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Rosa Grand Milano (or similar), Milan.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet, and on to Venice.
En route to Venice, stop in Verona, home to Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Continue to the revered Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s most famous poets, for an exclusive wine tasting and multi-course lunch. On arrival in Venice, step onboard Uniworld's River Countess where you’ll begin your exploration of the Queen of the Adriatic.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 4 - Venice.
With your Local Expert, wind through Venice’s labyrinthine back lanes, as you appreciate the city’s residential heart and legendary locations, including the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge. In the evening prepare for a dazzling Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 5 - Chioggia.
Admire the magnificent views of The Floating City’s greatest sights, as your ship sets sail. Experience Chioggia Your Way with a choice between a morning walk in Padua with your Local Expert or take an invigorating guided bicycle tour to Chioggia to explore the delights of this picturesque fishing village.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 6 - Ferrara.
Art lovers will delight in a half-day visit to Ferrara. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautifully preserved Renaissance treasure, an ancient centre for the arts that once rivalled Medici Florence. Its long history of art was founded on the sponsorship of the noble Renaissance family of d’Este.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 7 - Chioggia and Venice.
There’s no better place to indulge in Italy’s famed frutti di mare than Chioggia, a colorful fishing village on the Venice Lagoon. Stroll through the town’s bustling fish market guided by your onboard chef and appreciate the enterprising atmosphere. End the day with an after-hours VIP lighting ceremony, hosted inside St. Mark’s Basilica, when available.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 8 - Venice Islands: Torcello, Burano and Mazzorbo.
Enjoy a full day on the The Magical Islands of Venice, showcasing Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Wonder at Burano’s colourful homes and visit a lace-making atelier, then be treated to a very special wine tasting in Mazzorbo. Visit Torcello, home to Byzantine mosaics depicting the Last Judgment in the seventh-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell’Assunta.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Theatrical Venice.
Explore Venice Your Way and get a feel for daily life here with a guided stroll through the bustling Rialto Market, a tour through the renowned Accademia Gallery with a local art historian or a visit to the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. Celebrate your last evening onboard at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Uniworld's River Countess.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 10 - To Rome by Rail.
Transfer to the station to board your high-speed train to Rome. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery and business class comfort as you head south across the back-bone of Italy. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, meet your Travelling Concierge for a short stroll through the charming streets, enjoying the romance of the Eternal City as night falls, before an evening of culinary delights and wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Palazzo Montemartini Rome
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - Rome and the Vatican in VIP Style.
Our fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums is the best way to enjoy the timeless Papal art collection. Enter Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel for a private tour with a Local Expert before it opens to the public. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, before seeing the Roman Forum and visiting the grand Colosseum. Enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon, perhaps relishing an espresso at a piazza cafe or walking along the romantic Tiber River. In the evening meet Debora, your local EatWith host, for a home-cooked Italian meal served at her wonderful flat. Located on Janiculum hill you'll have splendid views over the city.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Palazzo Montemartini Rome
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - Pompeii and The Isle of Capri.
Journey to the ill-fated town of Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when it was violently engulfed by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius. Join your Local Expert to learn about the lifestyles of the people who once lived here and explore the remnants of ancient shops, baths and patrician villas. Journey on to the Bay of Naples where you’ll board your hydrofoil bound for the sun-drenched Isle of Capri. On arrival, enjoy an escorted ride in an open-top taxi to your exclusive hotel. Settle in and appreciate the splendours of Capri at your leisure, long after the day-trippers have returned to the mainland.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Isle of Capri.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Explore the Isle of Dreams.
Embark on a dazzling cruise to see the white grotto and spectacular cliffs of the island, before arriving in Capri town to cool off with a refreshing lemon granita. Walk with your Local Expert to the gardens of Caesar Augustus to view the legendary Faraglioni Rocks, jutting out of the water. Prepare for a Highlight Lunch at the incredible Michelin-starred Mammà. Enjoy exclusive views over the Gulf of Naples whilst savouring Mediterranean flavours created with passion from fresh, local produce by chef Salvatore La Ragione. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps treating yourself to a pampering massage at your hotel’s day spa?(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Accommodation: Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Isle of Capri.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 14 - Lush Umbria and on to Assisi and Perugia.
Return to the mainland and travel north along the Highway of the Sun to the winding, cobbled streets of Assisi for a guided visit to the imposing Basilica of St. Francis with your Local Expert. Continue on to the Umbrian capital of Perugia. Ascend from the lower town, through the maze of medieval streets, to your five-star deluxe hotel. In the afternoon, meet your Local Expert for a walk along Perugia's Corso Vannucci to the main square where you’ll see the Great Fountain, Collegio del Cambio and the splendid Prior's Palace. Spend the evening at your leisure; perhaps soaking up the vibrancy of this historic university town from a local cafe?(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Brufani, Perugia.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 - San Gimignano and Tuscany.
Discover the preserved heritage of textile loom-weaving at the Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a weaver’s workshop situated inside a 13th century Franciscan church. Meet Marta, the workshop director and recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant, and learn how this medieval craft has been kept alive over the generations. Continue your journey north through glorious Tuscan landscapes to hilltop San Gimignano and stroll through its serpentine alleyways to taste the award-winning gelato of Sergio Dondoli. Travel to the Chianti region to meet your Local Expert for a guided tour through the former house and Mediterranean gardens of the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer, Nicolo Machiavelli. You’re invited to join a special opening of his private office where he famously wrote 'The Prince' and then to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in his original cellar. Taste a variety of wines from his cellar including a rare Super Tuscan, one of the world’s most renowned wines. Conclude your visit with a light lunch of Farm-to-Table Tuscan snacks. Chairman's CollectionIf you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, you are invited to an exclusive lunch and wine tasting with Marchese Mazzei at his centuries-old Tuscan estate. This experience will replace the lunch and wine tasting at the home of Nicolo Machiavelli.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Accommodation: Villa Le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello, Tuscany.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 16 - Renaissance Florence.
For a relatively small city, Florence boasts an abundance of art and architectural masterpieces, chic boutiques and fabulous restaurants. Explore Florence Your Way with a choice to join an art historian for an insider's guide to this romantic city. Admire Michelangelo's original statue of David in the Accademia Museum, before strolling to the cathedral, baptistery and open-air gallery of Piazza della Signoria. Alternatively, join a local foodie on a walking tour of the best gastronomic treats in this Tuscan town. Enjoy Florence in the afternoon at your own pace or return to your renaissance hotel for a relaxing afternoon spent in its tranquil Tuscan gardens. In the evening, gather for a delicious dinner with wine, served at Rivasud, a local restaurant in delightful Barberino Di Mugello(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Villa Le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello, Tuscany.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 17 - Tuscan Cooking Class and Pisa.
Join a professional chef and uncover the secrets of Tuscan cooking during an authentic culinary masterclass set in a historic villa. Complete your cooking experience by savouring the fruits of your labour with a lovely lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Pisa and meet your Local Expert to view the splendid Duomo, baptistery and, of course, the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower of Pisa!(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Villa Le Maschere, Barberino Di Mugello, Tuscany.
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 18 - Exploring The Cinque Terre and The Italian Riviera.
Journey northwest towards the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join your Local Expert in the picturesque fishing village of Manarola, then cruise along the rugged coast to explore Monterosso's medieval quarter and popular sandy beach. Enjoy lunch at leisure, then journey by train to the resort town of Rapallo. Your prestigious hotel offers striking views.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa, Rapallo.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 19 - Theatrical Venice and the Doge's Palace.
Cross the fertile Po Valley to Verona, home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Stroll past the well-preserved Roman arena and through a maze of elegant squares to stand beneath the balcony said to have belonged to the Capulet family. Continue on to your five-star luxury hotel in Venice. In the evening, you are invited to an after-hours private visit of the magnificent Doge's Palace. As all crowds disappear, discover the history, art and culture of the Venetian Republic with your Local Expert.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: Bauer Palazzo, Venice.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 20 - Venice and the Magic of La Serenissima.
In the morning, cruise to the idyllic fisherman’s island of Burano. On return, stop to witness the age-old skill of glassblowing, admire St. Mark's Basilica and see the Bridge of Sighs. Later, take your seat in a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic canals. In the evening, raise a glass of local Italian wine during your delicious Celebration dinner of refined Venetian cuisine at a local restaurant. Savour a dish that keeps with tradition and is enriched with seasonal ingredients."(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Bauer Palazzo, Venice.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 21 - Arrivederci Venice.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer by private boat to Venice Marco Polo Airport for your onward journey. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

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Exceptional Dining

  • Valpolicella: Enjoy a multi-course lunch paired with Valpolicella wines at the Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s most famous poets.
  • Marzzorbo: Learn about the Dorona grape and taste its luscious golden wine.
  • Isle of Capri: Take in exclusive views of the Gulf of Naples from the privileged perch of Michelin-starred Mammà. Savour a delectable meal of Mediterranean flavours in perfect Caprese style, created with passion from fresh, local produce by chef Salvatore La Ragione.
  • Isle of Capri: A refreshing lemon granita is the perfect way to cool down in the Mediterranean.
  • Tuscany: Enjoy a tasting of rare Super Tuscan wines in the underground cellar of Machiavelli's home before enjoying a light Farm-to-Table lunch.
  • San Gimignano: Ascend serpentine alleyways to the artisan ice-cream parlour of World Champion Gelato maestro, Sergio Dondoli, for a taste of his creamiest treats.
  • Florence: Dine out in delightful Barberino di Mugello, at a family-run restaurant where Nonna makes delicious desserts! Enjoy a four-course menu with wine that pays homage to Tuscany’s most famous flavours.
  • Tuscany: Join a qualified chef to experience authentic Italian cooking at a hands-on culinary masterclass, followed by lunch.
  • Burano: Cruise to this charming fisherman's island to enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine and newfound friends.
  • Dining Summary: 20 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 8 Lunches with Wine (LW) and 14 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee. While Cruising: You can enjoy unlimited beverages on-board, including fine wines, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.

Journey Highlights

  • Milan: Led by your Local Expert, experience the Gothic cathedral and see Da Vinci's astounding 'The Last Supper.'
  • Venice: Explore the backstreets with your Local Expert and see the Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge.
  • Chioggia: Explore the delights of this picturesque fishing village Your Way with the choice of a discovery tour along the canals with a Local Expert or a guided bicycle tour along the beaches.
  • Ferrara: For lovers of art, spend a half day in Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hidden Renaissance treasure, with a long history of art founded on the sponsorship of the noble Renaissance family of d’Este.
  • Chioggia: Stroll through the town's bustling fish market guided by your onboard chef.
  • Burano: Learn about lace-making when you visit this Venetian island.
  • Torcello: Discover the Byzantine mosaics of this island.
  • Venice: Explore Your Way, choose from a 'Do as the Locals Do' exploration of the city, visit the Accademia with an art historian or visit Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
  • Venice: Experience the Italian countryside as you travel in business class comfort from Venice to Rome by high-speed train.
  • Rome: Your Travelling Concierge welcomes you to Rome with a traditional passeggiata to the Trevi Fountain.
  • Vatican City: With your Local Expert, see Rome’s most revered treasures when you visit St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's 'Pietà.'
  • Rome: Learn of the city's iconic history when you visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
  • Rome: During your orientation with your Travelling Concierge see medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
  • Isle of Capri: Cruise between the island and mainland by hydrofoil and enjoy two nights on this famous isle.
  • Isle of Capri: Travel in style by open-top taxi as you get a flavour of the jet-set lifestyle.
  • Isle of Capri: Enjoy a private cruise around the island to see its hidden coves and grottos.
  • Isle of Capri: Admire the famous Faraglioni Rocks from the gardens of Caesar Augustus as you explore with your Local Expert.
  • Assisi: Join your Local Expert and find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.
  • Assisi: Explore the town during sightseeing with your Local Expert.
  • Perugia: Join your Local Expert for a guided exploration through history, as you walk along Perugia's Corso Vannucci to the main square where you’ll see the Great Fountain, Collegio del Cambio and the splendid Prior's Palace.
  • Perugia: Meet Marta, recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant, and discover how she and her weavers are preserving the medieval tradition of loom-weaving at their artisanal workshop.
  • San Gimignano: Visit the medieval Manhattan of Italy!
  • Tuscany: During your visit to Machiavelli's former home with a Local Expert, explore the Italian gardens and be privy to a private opening of the office where he wrote 'The Prince.'
  • Florence: Experience Florence Your Way with the choice to join a local art historian for an insightful walk, as you admire Michelangelo's masterpiece, the marble statue of David, in the Accademia Museum. Continue your guided walk to see the cathedral, bell tower and Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and visit the political heart of the city, Piazza della Signoria. Alternatively, choose to join a local foodie on a walking tour of the best gastronomic treats in this Tuscan town.
  • Pisa: Accompanied by your Local Expert, marvel at the gravity-defying Leaning Tower of Pisa and see the Duomo and baptistery.
  • Cinque Terre: Experience some of the most awe-inspiring coastal scenery on earth at the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. Join your Local Expert and discover charming Manarola, a picturesque fishing village, before travelling by train to the resort town of Rapallo.
  • Verona: During your orientation with your Travelling Concierge, walk past the well preserved Roman arena to Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: Guided by your Local Expert, view the sights of Venice including St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing as you watch artisans create delicate works of art.
  • Venice: Take your seat in a traditional gondola for a serenade through the romantic Venetian canals.

Luxury Hotels

  • Uniworld's River Countess: Step aboard your boutique, floating hotel and experience the elegance of travelling in grand comfort. Relax in your lavishly-appointed luxury bedroom, appreciate the timeless decor of your ship and enjoy the personalised and customised service of dedicated crew members.
  • Rome: Situated minutes away from the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, the historic Bernini Bristol is one of the most renowned five-star hotels in Rome. Its rooftop restaurant is the perfect place from which to take in panoramic vistas of the city and savour the culinary delights prepared by Michelin-starred chef, Andrea Fusco.
  • Isle of Capri: The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is a boutique, five-star hotel with elegant Mediterranean ambience and panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples.
  • Perugia: Since 1884, this exclusive hotel has housed royalty and celebrities. It is situated in the historic heart of Perugia and is the only five-star hotel in the city. Fine Umbrian dining and a luxurious wellness spa are some of the highlights that make the Brufani extra special.
  • Tuscany: A short drive from Florence, the grand Villa Le Maschere is a late Renaissance country mansion, built in the 16th century.
  • Rapallo: The Grand Hotel Bristol & Spa is regarded as one of the most prestigious properties on the eastern Ligurian Riviera, this elegant hotel overlooks the Portofino Promontory and is housed in an Art Nouveau-style residence dating back to 1908. It boasts a sea-facing restaurant terrace and a pool.
  • Venice: The Palazzo is divinely located on the Grand Canal, just off St Mark's Square, and offers spacious and elegant guest rooms.

VIP Experiences

  • Venice: Enjoy a walking discovery tour of the city and an exclusive after-hours visit within St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Vatican City: Enter the Sistine Chapel for a private tour with a Local Expert, before it opens to the public. Luxury Gold’s fast-tracked entry into the Vatican Museums ensures optimal enjoyment of the timeless Papal art collection.
  • Venice: Discover the secrets of the Venetian Republic on a private evening tour of the Doge's Palace with your Local Expert.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available, does not apply to Halong Bay Cruise).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Complimentary, private train station and cruise port transfers are included when train travel or cruising is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Luxury Gold. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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