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Classic Italy, Small Groups

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests



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$12,845 CAD
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Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Rome, Venice, Tuscany Countryside, Cinque Terre, Florence, Pompeii
Classic Italy Small Group Tour
Tuscany, Italy


Uniquely 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




A wine tasting from local vineyards in Umbria

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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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Organization was fabulous. Saw so many sights. Knowledgeable guides. Really great synchronization between travel, guides, meals. All hotels did a great job. Yes we were busy but there was free time too which you could use for more exploring or rest. I would not travel with any other group.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private concert, private tour times.

It was AMAZING. My life dream has been to go to Italy, and Tauck provided an experience that exceeded my expectations. From the minute we met our tour director, until we said our final good-bye, every experience was memorable. Our tour director was superb. She worked hard to insure we would have an unforgettable trip, and it was.

Most Memorable Moment:

While in Florence, we came around the corner and the beautiful Duomo reflected in the afternoon sunlight. It took my breathe away.

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