Luxury Italy Itinerary

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Author: The Traveling Professor/Friday, October 7, 2016/Categories: Italy

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Here is The Traveling Professor's itinerary for his luxury small group tour of Italy.








October 9

Linda, Steve, Kelli, Pam, Susan, Rose, and Bob arrive in the morning. Denise & Fred come in late afternoon.  Water taxi to American Hotel Dinesen in the Dorsudoro area of Venice.



For early arrivals, Linda will give us a short walking tour after we all rest up.  Time TBA but should be around 430.

Meet in lobby at 7 pm for dinner.

Monday October 10

Official start of Venice tour.  At 10 a.m. meet in the lobby.  Linda will do a 2 hour walking tour of the Dorsudoro area.   Stop for traditional cicchetta for lunch.


Free Time.  We strongly suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection near our hotel.  Also nearby is the Accademia.  Megan arrives late afternoon.

Meet in lobby at 7 pm for dinner.

After dinner, let’s walk over to St. Mark’s Square.


October 11

Guided tour of Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Basilica, and Doge’s Palace.  Guide meets us at hotel at 930.


Free Time.  Please note Peggy Guggenheim Collection is closed on Tuesday.

Meet in lobby at 7 pm for dinner


October 12

Free day.  Linda and Steve will help you plan.  Options include Murano, Burano, Torchello or other sites in Venice.


If you want to do options outside of Venice (i.e., Padua OR Bassano del Grappa) we can guide and help you with that. 

Meet in lobby at 7 pm for dinner


October 13

Depart Venice.  Meet in lobby @945 for water taxi pickup and private cruise down Grand Canal.  Train #9425, Coach #6, departs at 11:35.


Arrive Florence at 13:40 (1:40 pm). Taxi to hotel for check-in at Il Guelfo Bianco hotel and lunch.   Meet in lobby @16:30 (430 pm) for Accademia (David) and city tour.  Jan and Arthur arrive.

Dinner at conclusion of tour


October 14

Meet in lobby at 9 am.  Tour of Last Supper and Florence highlights.  Local artisan workshop visit.


Free afternoon.

Meet in lobby at 17:50 (5:50 pm) for Prosecco toast and dinner.


October 15

For those going to the Uffizi (Susan, Denise, Fred, Arthur, Susan, Bob, Rose), meet @ 750 am in the lobby.  For those doing the food market tour, meet @ 915 am.


Free afternoon.  Steve and Linda will be happy to put together impromptu tour based upon your preferences. Lucca is a strong possibility as well as Siena.

Meet in lobby at 7 pm for dinner


October 16

Checkout and meet in lobby @930.  Taxi to train station.  Train #9563, first class Coach 2, departs 10:24.  Food is served on train but we suggest picking up something before departure.


Arrive Naples @12:53.  Private limo pickup at train station for 1 hour transfer Grand Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento. Let’s meet on terrace at 17:30 (530 pm).

Meet on patio at 7 pm for dinner


October 17

Capri.  Meet on patio at 9:10 for 9:40 departure to Capri by ferry.  Visit to Eco Capri followed by a tour of Centro Cerio Museum.  In case of inclement weather, program moves to Wednesday.


Free afternoon in Capri

Meet on patio at 7 pm for dinner


October 18

Amalfi Coast Drive.  830 am pickup.  Meet in lobby @820. We'll start in Ravello and work our way back to Sorrento.


Lunch in Positano at Fattoria il Tagliata (included)

Dinner (if you can eat)


October 19

Free Day.  Book spa treatments on day of arrival.  Steve and Linda can help plan your day.


Free Day

Meet on patio at 7 pm for our last night together

Thursday, October 20

Departure Day.  Limo Schedule:

Steve and Susan:  6 am.

Megan, Linda, Bob & Rose: 730 am

Pam, Kelli, Jan, Arthur, Denise & Fred: 830 am





Editor's note:  Every tour is different, but Traveling Professor small group tours usually consist of 10-14 travelers.  About 60%-70% have traveled with The Professor before.  Single travelers are welcome, especially women travelers, as well as couples and those with traveling companions.

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