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Women's Exclusive Tours of Italy with Criquette Clark
Let's Travel and Cruise Women's Exclusive Through Italy

Let's Travel and Cruise Exclusive for Women by Women: Rome - Amalfi Coast - Tuscan Spas - Italian Riviera - Lake Como to Venice May 23 - June 5, 2020 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01575
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 14 days
  • Departs from : Italy
  • Meeting Place : Airport

Description

This is a unique adventure through Italy put together for women by women where we will be focusing on the regional cuisine and wines of Italy as well as the natural thermal springs.  Over the course of 2 weeks we will experience Rome, Vatican City, the gardens of Tivoli, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pompeii, Tuscany and the many hill towns, the Italian Riviera, Lake Como and Venice

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - May 23: Private Transfer from Rome FCO Airport to hotel where you will Enjoy as Welcome Dinner in Rome

Where we visit : Rome
Meeting Location : Airport
Upon arrival in Rome, after passing through customs we will be there to meet you and privately transfer you to the Hotel Victoria in central Rome located at:  http://www.hotelvictoriaroma.com/ - Via Campania, 41, 00187 Roma 
 
Time to settle in at the hotel, enjoy the roof top restaurant, wander down to the Spanish Steps or Villa Borghese - then head to nearby restaurant at 18:30  for light dinner including Italian bruschetta, roasted vegetables, Roman artichokes, lasagna and fun at Sapori di Ischia restaurant only a five minute walk from the hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel in Rome. 
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - May 24: Shopping in Rome with Local Guide - Vatican City Exclusive Evening Tour

Where we visit : Rome
After buffet breakfast at your hotel this morning, your guide Giuseppe Patti, singer and songwriter will be there to meet you at the hotel 10:00 Am to begin your walking and shopping tour of historic Rome including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.  

Break for lunch and then time for shopping on Via Del Corso and Via Sistina in central Rome.  Giuseppe will take you to some wonderful shops like Chopin, Dada and many other local design shops.  

Chopin Roma: http://www.chopinroma.com/
Dada Roma: https://www.mydadada.it/
Sandro Ferrone, Roma:  http://www.sandroferrone.it/

Various other stores along the way that are all wonderful. 

Return to the hotel for 17:00 to have time to freshen up before your evening Vatican tour where your guide will take you on a unique tour of the Vatican this evening.  

Option to walk or take taxi back to the hotel following the tour. 

Overnight in Rome at the hotel Victoria. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 3 - May 25. Monuments of Ancient Rome - Tivoli Gardens - Lunch at Sibilla (to be paid locally) - Transfer to Sorrento

Where we visit : Tivoli
This morning after buffet breakfast at 09:30 AM we depart the hotel in Rome to journey through Ancient Rome to admire the Colosseum and the Roman forum as well as Circus Maximus, Arch of Costentine and Palentine hill. 

From here, we head head to the beautiful town of Tivoli where some of the most magnificent gardens in Italy are located, considered to be some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.    Please bring good walking shoes today as there will be a lot of walking through these gardens and you will need good footwear. 

Following your time int he gardens, we head to an incredible restaurant situated in a unique position called la Sibilla, which we also highly recommend and we will make a reservation for you here today, although you can order Alla Carte, we really urge you to try some of the local delicacies here as this really will be one of the most beautiful dining experiences you can enjoy in Italy. 

Following lunch we head to Sorrento to the gorgeous Hotel Paradiso where you will have time to unwind and prepare for the following day's activities. 

Hotel Pardiso, Sorrento: https://arthotelgranparadiso.com/en/

 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 4 - May 26: Capri Island Full Day Guided Tour

Where we visit : Capri
After buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning between  09:30 - 10:00 AM, traffic permitting we will pick you up at the hotel and head down to the port in Sorrento to begin our journey around the Island of Capri to show you the famous Blue Grotto,  White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni, the Marvellous Coastline and more and then we will dock in Capri to let you walk on the Island as long as you wish so you can feel the suggestive atmosphere of the Augustus Gardens, enjoy the view from Punta Tragara and see the very famous Piazzetta, take the funicular to Anacapri. towels, snorkeling, soft drinks, snacks, gasoline, pick up are always included and the driver is fluent English speaking.

Obviously you can stop everywhere to swim, fish, enjoy the sun, etc.
Our boat will be at your disposal for 8 hours.

In case of bad weather or if the sea is too rough no penalty will be charged.

Time for lunch and exploring the island.

Return to Sorrento and the hotel at about 17:00 PM.  
 
Time for dinner and leisure at the hotel Paradiso which also has a spa.  Should you wish to use the spa, we advise you to do that this evening. 
 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 5 - May 27: Amalfi Coast Lemon Groves and Cooking and Tour

Where we visit : Amalfi Coast
This morning after breakfast at the hotel between 10;00 and 10;30 AM, we will we take you up to our local farm in the town of Sant Agata which is very beautiful. 

Here you will begin a unique and immersive cooking experience followed by a full day tour of the Amalfi Coast with stops in Positano and other towns along the coast.

Return to Sorrento in the evening for dinner (if you are still hungry!) and overnight. 
 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class
 

Day 6 - May 28: Pompeii Guided Experience - Tuscany

Where we visit : Pompeii, Lazio
This morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel at approximately 09:30 AM we head to the incredible ruins of Pompeii for a private tour of these amazing ruins.

Break for lunch at local pizzeria (on your own) 

After lunch we carry on along the autostrada del sole passing through central Italy including the regions of Lazio, and Umbria into Tuscany where you will be based for the next 3 nights at the incredible Casanova Resort in San Quirico in the Val D'Orcia. 

This evening for dinner you can walk into the town of San Quirico or enjoy dinner at the hotel's wonderful restaurant. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 7 - May 29: Morning at Leisure to Use the Spa followed by Cooking Class and Time at the Estate

Where we visit : Val D'Orcia
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by time at leisure.  

At approximately 10:00 we depart to Trequanda, the Donnatella Estate, for cooking experience followed by lunch and wine! 

After cooking class we depart the estate for some touring of Tuscany including Montepulciano and Pienza, which are both fabulous towns for shopping though particularly Montepulciano which is home to some great leather goods and Pienza which is world famous for the Pienza di Pecorino cheese. 

Today is an awesome day for photos!

In the evening, return to the hotel for more spa time or time at leisure.  
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class
 

Day 8 - Wines of Montalcino and Musica and Wine

Where we visit : Pienza, Montepulciano
After breakfast this morning at approximately 10;30 Am, we head to the beautiful town of Montalcino home to a wonderful fortress that offers views over all the countryside and we encourage you to climb up.  You can go inside the fortress walls and do multiple wine tastings should you wish from all over the region.

We encourage you to shop in Montalcino.

At approximately 12:30 we head to a Brunello di Montalcino winery for a light lunch and wine tasting. 

In the afternoon we explore more of the area and then at 15:30 we head to a women run winery called Casato Prime Donner where you will enjoy a wonderful Music and Wine experience. 

In the evening at approximately 17:00 we return to the property where you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel like the spa and enjoy dinner at leisure.

 
Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting
 

Day 9 - Tuscany - Italian Riviera - Lake Como

Where we visit : Sestri Levante, Lake Como
After breakfast this morning at the property at 09:00 AM, we head north through Tuscany into the region of Liguria home to one of the most famous stretches of coast in the world, the Italian Riviera. 

Here, you will have a chance to visit some of the coastal towns like Sestri Levante as well as others before making our journey north to Como.

Dinner at leisure and overnight on Lake Como
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 10 - Full day Como by Boat Experience - Dinner in Brunate at Bellavista

Where we visit : Lake Como
After breakfast this morning at 09:30 you will begin your full day Lake Como experience by boat with our local guide who will show you some of the highlights of Lake Como including Bellagio, Villa D'Este, Villa Carlotta and many others. 

Return to the hotel in the evening to freshen up and shop in Como or just simply relax.  

This evening you will take the furnicular up to d Brunate where you will enjoy a wonderful dinner in a divine location overlooking Lake Como.

Return to the hotel in the evening. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 11 - Como - Verona - Venice

Where we visit : Venice
After buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning we depart Lake Como for Venice, stopping in beautiful Verona that was the back-drop for Romeo and Juliette, but which also has a wonderful and vibrant historical center and ancient amphitheater, which showcases many of Italy's most important operas. 

Following Verona we continue onto Venice, which is our final destination today.

Here you will have to get on a water taxi to be taken to the beautiful hotel where you will have time to unwind, settle in and get ready for a full day of touring tomorrow.

Overnight in Venice. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 12 - Half Day Private Tour of Venice with Local Guide including St. Mark's Basilica

Where we visit : Venice
After breakfast this morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your private half day tour of Venice including the city's major sites. 

Get inside St. Mark's basilica and the Doge's Palace as well as the other wonders of Venice which is a great city to get lost in.

We encourage you to get lost in Venice and not worry about going off the beaten track as it is in these areas where some of the best kept treasures of the city are located.

We highly recommend a restaurant in Venice called Cafe Centrale, which is a place for foodies and wine lovers, we highly recommend: 

http://caffecentralevenezia.com/

Let us know if you would like us to reserve. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 13 - The Venetian Islands and Mask Making Tour

Where we visit : Venice
Buffet Breakfast in Venice at the hotel. 

After breakfast head to the peer where you board a small cruise around the Venetian lagoon and you will visit  the venetian islands including Murano, Burano and Toricello. 

Return to Venice island and enjoy lunch and shopping. 

By 16;00 please return to the hotel where our assistant will arrange to meet with you to take you to the studio at approximately 16;15 at the hotel. 

Following mask making there will be some time for the masks to dry before dinner.  

Farewell dinner in Venice after which the masks will have dried and return to the hotel in the evening for overnight. 
 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 14 - Transfer Venice Hotel to Airport - Conclusion of Tour

Where we visit : Venice
After buffet breakfast this morning you will take a private water taxi to the airport in Venice for your departure home.

At the airport our services will conclude.

Arrivaderci Italia! 
Meals : Breakfast

Map

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Complementary Bottle of Wine
  2. Cooking class
  3. Detailed explanation of sites
  4. Hot springs visit
  5. Personalized Service
  6. Transfers on tour arrival & departure days
  7. Visit to Pompeii with entrance fees included
  8. Walking tour of Rome
  9. Walking Tour of Venice
  10. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. International fights
  2. Meals not mentioned in the program
  3. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  4. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

Pricing & Availability

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