Uniquely Yours Small Group Luxury tours

Arts & Leisure Tours’ desire  to build lasting, wonderful memories has led us to create these once in a lifetime and one of a kind luxury experiences. Not your typical tours easily accessible from other avenues.  We have ensured that each itinerary is crafted as if only for you.  The result of our meticulous planning paired with exquisite inclusions and excursions, guarantees that all your senses are appeased.  Beautiful landscapes, incredible cultural and historical sites, gastronomic delights, and immersions in local traditions;  all to ensure an authentic appreciation for each destination.  Our knowledge and experience combined with historic local  partnerships, guarantees that all parts of the journey has our seal of approval. Everything is taken care of. Our travel designing and expertise will mean your complete peace of mind so that every magical moment is enjoyed to the fullest.

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The Magic of Sicily

May 12 to 23, 2022  |  Itinerary at a glance

Connecting with history, cultures, tastes and beauty…. this is Sicily! Day 01 – Thursday May 12
  • Arrival in Sicily. Private transfer to our hotel
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Taormina
Day 02 – Friday May 13
  • Private guided walking tour of Taormina including Greek theater and picturesque views of the bay of Giardini
  • Naxos, Mount Etna, and the Calabrian Coast
  • Private guided tour of Casa Cuseni
  • Aperitif and seafood lunch
  • Sicilian Cannolo demonstration and tasting
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Taormina
Day 03 – Saturday May 14
  • Private guided jeep tour of Mount Etna
  • Wine tasting accompanied by Sicily’s world-famous “arancini” at the Cottanera Winery
  • Overnight in Taormina
Day 04 – Sunday May 15
  • Morning visit to amazing Sunday food market in Randazzo
  • Private guided tour of Siracusa
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Siracusa
Day 05 – Monday May 16
  • Private guided walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Noto; includes visits to Palazzo Ducezio, Palazzo Vescovile and The Church of San Domenico
  • Sicilian gelato tasting
  • Visit to the picture-perfect town to Marzamemi
  • Lunch at a local trattoria
  • Overnight in Siracusa
Day 06  – Tuesday May 17
  • Private guided walking tour of Ragusa where we will stop at the “Bottega dei Carrettieri” to learn about the art of the Sicilian carts.
  • Visit to baroque town of Modica with visit to a chocolate factory to learn how to make the perfect chocolate, followed by a tasting.
  • Overnight in Siracusa
Day 07 – Wednesday May 18
  • Visit to Villa Romana del Casale enroute to Sciacca.
  • Traditional wood oven breadmaking lesson at an old bakery in Serradifalco, with wine and Sicilian specialties.
  • Pizza tasting dinner at our hotel.
  • Overnight in Sciacca
Day 08 – Thursday May 19
  • Morning enjoying hotel amenities.
  • Private guided tour of The Valley of the Temples, with lunch at the Kolymbetra Gardens
  • Magical evening show
  • Overnight in Sciacca
Day 09 – Friday May 20
  • Wine and olive oil tastings, accompanied by lunch at Planeta Winery
  • Overnight in Sciacca
Day 10 – Saturday May 21
  • Private drive along the Trapani Coast to Marsala with visit to the famous Salt Pans
  • Exclusive picnic lunch with special Marsala tasting
  • Private guided tour of Erice with visit to Norman Castle and the Duomo before arriving in Palermo
  • Overnight in Palermo
Day 11 – Sunday May 22
  • Private guided tour of Palermo with visit to Palatina Chapel, Norman section, Quattro Canti (the Four Corners of the City), the extravagant baroque square, and the 12th century cathedral.
  • Visit to Monreale to discover the town’s Arab-Norman splendor.
  • Farewell gala dinner at the Palazzo Alliata.
  • Overnight in Palermo
Day 12 – Monday May 23
  • Private transfer to airport. Arrivederci Sicilia!

La Dolce Vita at its Finest

May 23 to June 01, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Let the warmth of these southern gems embrace you.  This is the true art of living! Hospitality you never experienced before.  Your eyes will be filled with colors, your heart with emotions, your palate with amazement, you will never want to leave. Day 01 – Monday May 23
  • Private transfers from Naples airport to our hotel in Sorrento
  • Welcome drink and dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Sorrento
Day 02 – Tuesday May 24
  • Villa Ida Cooking School experience
  • Overnight in Sorrento
Day 03 – Wednesday May 25
  • Private Sorrento yacht cruise where we will admire Capri and the island’s most famous landmarks
  • Lunch at the famous Taverna del Capitano in Nerano
  • “Aperitivo” dinner at the Vista Sky Bar
  • Overnight in Sorrento
Day 04 – Thursday May 26
  • Visit of Positano
  • Lunch and wine tasting at Marisa Cuomo Winery
  • Tasting aperitif and dinner at the Michelin star restaurant, Il Buco
  • Overnight in Sorrento
Day 05 – Friday May 27
  • Private yacht cruise to Procida, and eventually, Ischia
  • Micro taxi tour of Procida including the village of Terra Murata
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Ischia
Day 06  – Saturday May 28
  • Private guided tour of La Mortella Gardens
  • Visit of the famous Castello Aragonese
  • Visit of the Mediterranean fishing village of Sant’Angelo
  • Dinner at an authentic local restaurant
  • Overnight in Ischia
Day 07 – Sunday May 29
  • Private tour of the Cantina Casa D’Ambra winery followed by a light lunch and wine tasting
  • Leisure time in Ischia Porto
  • Overnight in Ischia
Day 08 – Monday May 30
  • Hydrofoil trip to Naples followed by private transfers to our hotel
  • Pizza making lesson from an experienced chef at Palazzo Petrucci Pizzeria
  • Overnight in Naples
Day 09 – Tuesday May 31
  • Private guided walking and street food tour of Naples, including “Spaccanapoli”, San Gregorio Armeno, and Cappella San Severo
  • Private visit of Teatro San Carlo
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Naples
Day 10 – Wednesday June 01
  • Private transfers to Naples airport. Arrivederci!

Northern Italy’s Hidden Gems

June 10 to 18, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Although not as well known, Northern Italy and Lake Garda are hidden gems in an authentic Italian Experience. We will be privileged to learn about this area’s rich culture and especially its incredible landscape, wines and cuisine. Everything about this area is unforgettable. Day 01 – Saturday June 10
  • Private transfers from Venice Airport to hotel in Lake Garda
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Overnight in Riva del Garda
Day 02 – Sunday June 11
  • Private visit to a prosciutto producer in Trento
  • Private visit to a local brewery and lunch paired with a selection of beers
  • Private walking tour of Trento
  • Private Trento Doc winery guided tour with a light dinner including wine pairing to follow
  • Overnight in Riva del Garda
Day 03 – Monday June 12
  • Private guided walking tour of Verona with an art historian, including the Roman Arena, Piazza delle Erbe, and Juliet’s balcony
  • Guided tour and tasting in Valpolicalla at the legendary Amarone wine producer, Villa La Torre
  • Dinner in Sirmione
  • Overnight in Riva del Garda
Day 04 – Tuesday June 13
  • Private excursion to Salo to visit Vittoriale, the home of poet Gabriele D’Annunzio
  • Lunch at a local Osteria
  • Overnight in Riva del Garda
Day 05 – Wednesday June 14
  • Private transfer to Trieste with a stop in Valdobbiadine to visit a third generation Prosecco winery
  • Light lunch paired with local wines
  • Welcome dinner at a local trattoria
  • Overnight in Trieste
Day 06  – Thursday June 15
  • Private guided walking tour of Trieste including the Jewish ghetto, San Giusto Cathedral, and the city center
  • Lunch in a famous local café
  • Visit to Castello di Miramare and Castello Duino
  • Dinner at an authentic trattoria
  • Overnight in Trieste
Day 07 – Friday June 16
  • Private guided tour of San Daniele including a visit to a prosciutto factory with a light lunch and famous San Daniele ham tasting to follow
  • Private guided walking tour of Udine
  • Private guided visit to a local distillery for grappa and gin tasting
  • Overnight in Trieste
Day 08 – Saturday June 17
  • Visit to the Monument commemorating World War I victims in Redipuglia
  • Private guided visit to Aquileia
  • Lunch, private guided tour, and tasting of the region’s best white wines at the Collio winery
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Trieste
Day 09 – Sunday June 18
  • Private transfers to Venice Airport. Until next time!

Secrets of the Dalmatian Coast

June 18 to 25, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Together we will discover the historic town of Split, cruise around gorgeous Dalmatian islands by private motorboat, unravel the secrets of Korcula and explore the majestic Dubrovnik & Konavle region. Day 01 – Saturday June 18
  • Welcome to Split! Private transfer to our hotel
  • Welcome dinner on the slopes of Kazjak Mountain
  • Overnight in Split
Day 02 – Sunday June 19
  • Private guided walking tour of Split, including Diocletian’s Palace and the majestic square of Peristil
  • Visit to the small village of Gata with demonstration of the making of “Soparnik” – a traditional specialty from the Poljica Republic period
  • Overnight in Split
Day 03 – Monday June 20
  • Private motorboat cruise around Pakleni Islands with free time at leisure before disembarking at Hvar Island
  • Overnight in Hvar
Day 04 –  Tuesday June 21
  • Private guided tour of Hvar Islands including the Cathedral of St. Stephen, Hvar Fortress, Stari Grad (old town), Tvrdalj, and the forgotten village of Malo Grablje.
  • Traditional tavern style lunch with magnificent views
  • Overnight in Hvar
Day 05 – Wednesday June 22
  • Private motorboat cruise to Dubrovnik via Korcula Island with time at leisure
  • Private wine tasting at Korta Katarina winery in Orebic
  • Private oyster farm tour with tasting and wine
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 06 – Thursday June 23
  • Private guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, including the medieval stone building in the Old Town, Franciscan monastery hiding Europe’s oldest pharmacy, Rector’s Palace, and the Church of St. Blaise
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 07 – Friday June 24
  • Private guided tour of the Konavle Region including the peaceful town of Cavtat and the Mausoleum of Racic Family and the Village of Cilipi
  • Lunch with Peka (traditional Dalmation specialty) tasting at the humble estate of a local family
  • Farewell dinner at the Villa Orsula’s Victoria Restaurant
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 08 – Saturday June 25
  • Private transfers to Dubrovnik Airport. Farewell Croatia!

Profound Poland

July 08 to 17, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Poland is rich in culture and history. It is an undiscovered paradise for food lovers but also home to one of the most beautiful cities, Warsaw. We will enjoy Polish hospitality while immersing ourselves into the Jewish history, struggles and survival. We will be sure to be affected in very profound ways during this experience. Poland will stay with us forever. Day 01 – Friday July 08
  • Private transfers from airport to our hotel
  • Welcome dinner at Delicia Restaurant
  • Overnight in Warsaw
Day 02 –  Saturday July 09
  • Private guided tour of the former Warsaw Ghetto including Próżna Street, Grzybowski Square, and Nozyk Synagogue
  • Lunch at Prozna Strefa Restaurant
  • Private guided visit to the POLIN Museum – the museum of the history of Polish Jews
  • Overnight in Warsaw
Day 03 –  Sunday July 10
  • Private guided walking tour of Warsaw’s Old Town with the Royal Route, Castle Square, and Old Town Market Square
  • Visit to Warsaw Zoo, a place that became a shelter for Warsaw Jews, including the house of Jan Żabiński
  • Dinner at Bistro Warszawa Restaurant with live piano music
  • Overnight in Warsaw
Day 04 –  Monday July 11
  • Private guided visit to Radegast Train Station and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto Monument
  • Lunch at Anatewka Restaurant
  • Private guided tour of the largest urban art gallery in Poland including the mural by Design Futura at 152 Piotrkowska Street
  • Overnight in Lodz
Day 05  – Tuesday July 12
  • Private guided tour of the Central Museum of Textiles and Exhibits, the Museum of Factory in Manufaktura, and the Museum of Cinematography
  • Private guided tour of the Poznanski Palace which now houses the Historical Museum of Lodz
  • Overnight in Lodz
Day 06  – Wednesday July 13
  • Private guided tour of Krakow’s Old Town including the Market Square, the Cloth Hall, the National Gallery of Painting, and the Gothic Church of Our Lady Mary
  • Dinner at Wierzynek Restaurant
  • Overnight in Krakow
Day 07 – Thursday July 14
  • Private guided tour of Kazimierz including the Market Square, Town Hall, the Gothic Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue with the adjoining Renaissance Cemetery, and the Temple Synagogue
  • Lunch at Klezmer Hois restaurant
  • Visit to the Oscar Schindler Factory
  • Overnight in Krakow
Day 08 – Friday July 15
  • Private guided tour of Auschwitz
  • Visit to the Galicia Museum where we will meet a Holocaust survivor who will share their deep and personal stories with us
  • Overnight in Krakow
Day 09 – Saturday July 16
  • Private transfer back to Warsaw
  • Farewell dinner at AleGloria Restaurant
  • Overnight in Warsaw
Day 10 – Sunday July 17
  • Private transfers to Warsaw Airport. So long Poland!

The Emerald Isle

July 16 to 23, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

A photographer’s dream trip. Ireland is on most people’s “places to see” lists. Our journey will encompass all aspects of the incredible place that is Ireland. We will come back and surely add Ireland to our “place to visit again” list. Day 01 – Saturday July 16
  • Private transfers from Dublin Airport to our hotel
  • Private art tour and afternoon tea at our hotel
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Dublin
Day 02 –  Sunday July 17
  • Private food tour of Galway City including the famous Galway Market, enroute to County Mayo
  • Overnight in County Mayo
Day 03 – Monday July 18
  • Private guided tour of the Aran Island of Inis Mor including 10-minute flight across Galway Bay, an off-road journey through the islands, and Poll na bPéist
  • Lunch at An Stór Restaurant
  • Private meeting with the only family who hand knits the traditional Aran Sweater
  • Overnight in County Mayo
Day 04 – Tuesday July 19
  • Visit of The Burren Smokehouse and the Burren Brewery with tasting and beer
  • Visit to the Flying Boat Museum including the original Terminal Building
  • Irish coffee and snacks at the Brendan O’Regan Restaurant
  • Overnight in Killarney
Day 05 – Wednesday July 20
  • Private panoramic drive through the Ring of Kerry including Killorglin, Glenbeigh, the Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Bay, Cahirciveen, Waterville, Sneem Village, and Molls Gap.
  • Seafood lunch at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Killarney
Day 06  – Thursday July 21
  • Private Titanic Trail walking tour of Cobh
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Cobh
  • Overnight in Dublin
Day 07 – Friday July 22
  • Private pre-opening tour of Trinity College & The Book of Kells
  • Private Connoisseur Experience at the Guinness Storehouse with beer sampling
  • Private dinner, music, and dance experience at our hotel
  • Overnight in Dublin
Day 08 – Saturday July 23
  • Private transfers to Dublin Airport. So long Ireland!

Scotland & The Highlands

July 23 to 30, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

This is an experience that will include golf, chocolate, scotch whisky, gin, nature, history, aristocracy, heritage, the queen of yachts, afternoon tea and some wonderful friendly Scots. Day 01 – Saturday July 23
  • Private transfers from Edinburgh Airport to our hotel
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 02 – Sunday July 24
  • 9-hole Hickory Golf session and visit at the Hill of Tarvit
  • Private guided tour of Scone Palace including the Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Perthshire
Day 03 – Monday July 25
  • Private Highland Perthshire Estate safari tour including the Red Deer Centre, Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre, biking and walking activities, and the search for rare wildlife
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Perthshire
Day 04 – Tuesday July 26
  • Private talk by master chocolatier and truffle specialist, Iain Burnett, followed by a tasting at the Highland Chocolatier
  • Private tour and tasting at a scotch whisky distillery
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Aberdeen
Day 05 – Wednesday July 27
  • Private guided tour and bagpipe performance at Glamis Castle
  • Private walking tour of St. Andrews, also known as “The Home of Golf”
  • Private tour and gin tasting at Kingsbarns Distillery
  • Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 06  – Thursday July 28
  • Private guided walking tour of Edinburgh including Charlotte Square, the New Town, Calton Hill, the National Monument, and the Royal Mile
  • Afternoon tea on Fingal
  • Evening tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, including a red-carpet entrance and champagne
  • Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 07 – Friday July 29
  • Day at leisure
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 08 – Saturday July 30
  • Private transfers back to Edinburgh Airport. Fare thee well Scotland!

Magical Iceland

July 30 to August 05, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Unlike any other place on Earth, Iceland’s nature is so pure and so intertwined with the locals, that everything will seem more clear, more pure, more… everything. It is a place of beauty but also a place of spirituality and a place to recharge our bodies and rejuvenate our soul. ​ Day 01 – Saturday July 30
  • Private transfers from Keflavik International Airport to our hotel
  • Dinner at Apotek Restaurant
  • Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 02 – Sunday July 31
  • Private Yacht excursion on Faxafói Bay for whale watching and deep-sea fishing (dependent on conditions)
  • Private food and wine walking tour of Reykjavik
  • Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 03 – Monday August 01
  • Private tour of the Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir
  • Visit to Fridheimer Farm and its one-of-a-kind tomato farm, greenhouses, and stables.
  • Lunch at restaurant inside the greenhouse at Fridheimer Farm
  • Overnight in Hella
Day 04 – Tuesday August 02
  • Private guided tour of the South Coast of Iceland with views of the Hekla Volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before stopping in Vik
  • Private snowmobile tour on Eyjafjallajökull
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Hella
Day 05 – Wednesday August 03
  • Private guided tour to Bláfjall Mountain with hike down to the crater of the dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano
  • Visit to one of the best spas in Iceland
  • Dinner at the cliffside Lava Restaurant
  • Overnight in Grindavik
Day 06 – Thursday August 04
  • Luxurious and rejuvenating day at The Retreat Spa
  • Dinner at the MOSS Restaurant at the Retreat Hotel
Day 07 – Friday August 05
  • Private transfers to airport. Farewell Iceland!

The Tastes of Puglia

September 09 to 16, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

The regions of Puglia and Basilicata are known in Italy for the lands of traditional cuisine that is so delicious that one must enjoy it to really live gastronomy in Italy. Then, add the undiscovered wines of the area and the Olive Oil thought of by many as the best in the world… well this is what makes our experience extremely unique and special. Day 01 – Friday September 09
  • Private transfer from Bari Aiport to our hotel
  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight in Lecce
Day 02 – Saturday September 10
  • Private guided walking tour of Lecce including the Roman Amphitheater
  • Visit to a country estate to indulge in many culinary traditions such as Focaccia baked in a wood fired oven, aged cheeses, and pasta making with the locals
  • Private tour of Otranto including the Aragonese Castle and the cathedral
  • Overnight in Lecce
Day 03 – Sunday September 11
  • Private visit to the medieval castle in Ugento to attend a state-of-the-art cooking class, where we will harvest our own vegetables and herbs to create our delicious lunch, which will be paired with local wines.
  • Visit to the enchanting town of Gallipoli
  • Dinner at a local eatery
  • Overnight in Lecce
Day 04 – Monday September 12
  • Private visit of an award-winning winery with wine tasting and lunch
  • Overnight in Savelletri
Day 05 – Tuesday September 13
  • Private guided visit of burrata farm with a cheese making demonstration and a delicious tasting
  • Private walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trulli of Alberobello
  • Overnight in Savelletri
Day 06 – Wednesday September 14
  • Visit to Altamura where we will visit a bakery to learn about the production of the famous DOP bread, followed by a tasting
  • Private walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Matera including the Sassi district
  • Seafood dinner at the hotel’s elegant beach club
  • Overnight in Savelletri
Day 07 – Thursday September 15
  • Visit of Polignano a Mare, and weather permitting, a private boat experience on the Adriatic Sea
  • Visit to a local olive oil estate
  • Visit to the White City of Ostuni
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Overnight in Savelletri
Day 08 – Friday September 16
  • Private transfers to Bari Airport. Arrivederci Puglia!

La Dolce Vita at its Finest

October 12-21, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Let the warmth of these southern gems embrace you.  This is the true art of living! Hospitality you never experienced before.  Your eyes will be filled with colors, your heart with emotions, your palate with amazement, you will never want to leave.

Day 01 – Wednesday October 12

  • Private transfers from Naples airport to our hotel in Sorrento
  • Welcome drink and dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Sorrento

Day 02 – Thursday October 13

  • Villa Ida Cooking School experience
  • Overnight in Sorrento

Day 03 – Friday October 14

  • Private Sorrento yacht cruise where we will admire Capri and the island’s most famous landmarks
  • Lunch at the famous Taverna del Capitano in Nerano
  • “Aperitivo” dinner at the Vista Sky Bar
  • Overnight in Sorrento

Day 04 – Saturday October 15

  • Visit of Positano
  • Lunch and wine tasting at Marisa Cuomo Winery
  • Tasting aperitif and dinner at the Michelin star restaurant, Il Buco
  • Overnight in Sorrento

Day 05 – Sunday October 16

  • Private yacht cruise to Procida, and eventually, Ischia
  • Micro taxi tour of Procida including the village of Terra Murata
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Ischia

Day 06  – Monday October 17

  • Private guided tour of La Mortella Gardens
  • Visit of the famous Castello Aragonese
  • Visit of the Mediterranean fishing village of Sant’Angelo
  • Dinner at an authentic local restaurant
  • Overnight in Ischia

Day 07 – Tuesday October 18

  • Private tour of the Cantina Casa D’Ambra winery followed by a light lunch and wine tasting
  • Leisure time in Ischia Porto
  • Overnight in Ischia

Day 08 – Wednesday October 19

  • Hydrofoil trip to Naples followed by private transfers to our hotel
  • Pizza making lesson from an experienced chef at Palazzo Petrucci Pizzeria
  • Overnight in Naples

Day 09 – Thursday October 20

  • Private guided walking and street food tour of Naples, including “Spaccanapoli”, San Gregorio Armeno, and Cappella San Severo
  • Private visit of Teatro San Carlo
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Naples

Day 10 – Friday October 21

  • Private transfers to Naples airport. Arrivederci!

Living Tuscany

October 13 to 20, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Breathe in the culture and artistic brilliance that permeates everything in Florence. Then, taste the gastronomy and wines that are famous all over the world produced in the Tuscan countryside. Pictures and secondhand experiences can never do Tuscany justice. The only way to fully appreciate this region completely and fully is to accompany us with our local hosts who will ensure we will forever truly know the region and never forget.​

Day 01 – Thursday October 13

  • Private transfers from Florence Airport or train station to our hotel
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Florence

Day 02 – Friday October 14

  • Private guided tour of Florence including the Accademia Gallery, Michelangelo’s David, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Della Signoria, Bargello Museum, Ponte Vecchio, and the Oltrarno District
  • Dinner at a famous local restaurant
  • Overnight in Florence

Day 03 – Saturday October 15

  • Private guided tour of Poggio e Caiano and Vinci, including the Medici Villa and the Vinci Museum
  • Lunch in Vinci
  • Overnight in Montaione

Day 04 – Sunday October 16

  • Private full day excursion to Val D’Orcia Valley, including Pienza and Montepulciano
  • Visit to a local cheese maker in Pienza for a demonstration and light lunch
  • Wine sampling in the underground cellars of Montepulciano
  • Overnight in Montaione

Day 05 – Monday October 17

  • Private truffle hunting excursion in the San Miniato Woods
  • Truffle based delicious lunch
  • Private pasta production demonstration in Lari, a small village near Pisa
  • Dinner in a nearby Osteria in Gambassi Terme
  • Overnight in Montaione

Day 06 – Tuesday October 18

  • Visit of San Gimignano
  • Private walking tour of Siena, focusing on the Palio, the famous traditional horse race
  • Private visit to one of the 17 Contradas museum and church
  • Authentic dinner at the Contrada Club
  • Overnight in Montaione

Day 07 – Wednesday October 19

  • Private guided walking tour of Lucca, including San Martino Church and Palazzo Pfanner
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Montaione

Day 08 – Thursday October 20

  • Private transfers to Florence airport or train station. Arrivederci Tuscany!

Eternal Spain

October 13 to 23, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Spain – Land of a thousand colors, tastes and sounds influenced by many cultures. Its history has been imprinted by Romans, Muslims, Christian and Jewish alike. We will explore, learn, taste delicious foods, and drink unbelievable wines. Our memories will be increased exponentially after our return. We will be all the better for having experienced this land.

Day 01 – Thursday October 13

  • Private transfers from Madrid Aiport to our hotel
  • Dinner and aperitif at our hotel
  • Overnight in Madrid

Day 02 – Friday October 14

  • Special private “Madrid from the Rooftops” tour with aperitif at the Circle of Fine Arts to follow
  • Lunch at Restaurante Botin
  • Private guided tour of historic Madrid, including the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and The Austrias’ Quarter
  • Exclusive visit and dinner at the Prado Museum
  • Overnight in Madrid

Day 03 – Saturday October 15

  • Visit to Ubeda enroute to Granada, including the Vasquez de Molina Square, Sacred Chapel of the Savior, Collegiate of Saint Mary, Dean Ortega Palace, Palace of the Chains, and the Synagogue of the Water
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Granada

Day 04 – Sunday October 16

  • Private guided tour of the Alhambra Palaces and Generalife Gardens
  • Lunch at the Ruta del Veleta Restaurant
  • Private lecture at our hotel entitled “The Journey of Ideas from the Western World to Al-Andalus”
  • Private Albayzin tour
  • Private Flamenco dinner and show in the Sacromonte neighborhood caves
  • Overnight in Granada

Day 05 – Monday October 17

  • Private guided visit to an olive grove in Andalusia to learn about the production of extra virgin olive oil
  • Olive oil tasting and tapas paired with Spanish wines at a famous local restaurant
  • Overnight in Granada

Day 06  – Tuesday October 18

  • Visit to a winery for an “Arroz Campero” (the regional paella) lunch, paired with the wines produced here
  • Private guided tour of Ronda including the New Bridge and the oldest bullring in Spain
  • Overnight in Seville

Day 07 – Wednesday October 19

  • Private guided walking tour of Seville including the Cathedral with its Orange Tree Courtyard and the Giralda, followed by the Santa Cruz neighborhood
  • Private boat excursion along the Guadalquivir River with views of the Torre del Oro, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, the Barrio de Triana, and the Isla de la Cartuja
  • Private guided tour of the Alcazar Real, including the Palace of Pedro I
  • Dinner at an aristocratic private Sevillian House
  • Overnight in Seville

Day 08  – Thursday October 20

  • Private guided tour of Cordoba, including the Great Mosque and the Juderia (the old Jewish quarter)
  • Lunch at a famous Andalusian restaurant
  • Overnight in Seville

Day 09 – Friday October 21

  • Private visit to an illustrious bottega of Sherry wines in the Jerez region, accompanied by appetizers and tastings, a typical equestrian show, and a flamenco performance in the Andalusian Patio de los Naranjos
  • Lunch in the cellar served by one of the most renowned restaurants in Cadiz
  • Private guided tour of Cadiz
  • Overnight in Seville

Day 10 – Saturday October 22

  • Private drive to Toledo
  • Visit of Toledo including the Gothic Church, Santo Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca, and El Transito
  • Dinner at the panoramic Cigarral Restaurant
  • Overnight in Toledo

Day 11 – Sunday October 23

Private transfers to Madrid Aiport. Hasta Luego Espana!

Timeless Portugal

October 23 to 30, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

Portugal is one of the hidden gems of Europe. Here we will be able to discover world class services, incredible cuisine, and fantastic wines. The people of this warm and welcoming country will ensure that we are met as family and are taken care of as such. We will remember faces and places forever.

Day 01 – Sunday October 23

  • Private transfers from Lisbon Airport to our hotel
  • Dinner at the famous Para No Parque Restaurant
  • Overnight in Lisbon

Day 02 –  Monday October 24

  • Private full day sightseeing tour of Lisbon including the Monastery of Jerónimos and the Tower of Belém
  • Belém pastry tasting
  • Private walking food tour
  • Overnight in Lisbon

Day 03 –  Tuesday October 25

  • Private guided excursion of Sintra including Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Sintra National Palace, and the Park and Palace of Monserrate
  • Lunch at Monte Mar Restaurant overlooking the horizon
  • Private guided walking tour of Cascais
  • Overnight in Lisbon

Day 04 – Wednesday October 26

  • Private guided tour of Évora including the Diana Temple and the Bones Chapel
  • Lunch at the iconic restaurant, Fialho
  • Fado Experience and dinner at Fado House
  • Overnight in Lisbon

Day 05 – Thursday October 27

  • Private guided visit of Coimbra including the Museu Nacional Machado de Castro
  • Lunch at the iconic Quinta das Lágrimas’ Arcadas Restaurant
  • Overnight in Porto

Day 06  – Friday October 28

  • Private guided walking tour of Porto including the Stock Exchange Palace, S. Francisco Church (the Golden Church), Avenida dos Aliados, and Santa Catarina Street
  • Lunch at Flow Restaurant
  • Private guided tour of Serralves, including the Contemporary Art Museum
  • Overnight in Porto

Day 07 – Saturday October 29

  • Private full day excursion to The Minho and the historic town of Braga
  • Dinner at Vinum Restaurant with pairings of Douro’s fine wines
  • Overnight in Porto

Day 08 – Sunday October 30

  • Private transfers to Porto Airport. Adeus Portugal!




Christmas in Germany

December 03 to 10, 2022 | Itinerary at a glance

A once in a lifetime memory filled experience strolling through the magical stands set against the backdrop of unforgettable neighborhoods. The twinkling lights of the Christmas markets evoke a time past when things were simpler, more uplifting and innocent.

Day 01 – Saturday December 03

  • Private transfer from Munich airport to our hotel
  • Typical Bavarian dinner at a traditional restaurant
  • Overnight in Munich

Day 02 – Sunday December 04

  • Boat ride from Lake Chiemsee to Herreninsel Island to visit Ludwig II’s castle
  • Christmas market on Fraueninsel Island
  • Overnight in Munich

Day 03 – Monday December 05

  • Private guided walking tour of Munich starting with the Haidhausen district
  • Christmas market at Weißenburger Platz
  • Beer tasting with Bavarian assorted cold cuts in a typical Bavarian inn
  • Christmas market at Stuttgart Schlossplatz
  • Dinner at the CUBE Restaurant in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Art Gallery
  • Overnight in Stuttgart

Day 04 – Tuesday December 06

  • Private coach and walking tour of Stuttgart and the Medieval Esslingen
  • Christmas Market in Esslingen
  • Overnight in Stuttgart

Day 05 – Wednesday December 07

  • Private guided walking tour of Baden Baden
  • Visit to Caracalla Spa
  • Christmas Market in Baden Baden
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Heidelberg

Day 06  – Thursday December 08

  • Private guided tour of Mannheim including the Jungbusch District
  • Christmas Market in Mannheim
  • Christmas Market at the Water Tower at Fredrichplatz
  • Christmas Market at the Kapuzinerplanken
  • Visit to the Mannheim Fairy Tale Forest in Paradeplatz
  • Overnight in Heidelberg

Day 07 – Friday December 09

  • Private guided tour of Heidelberg including visit to the castle courtyard, the barrel cellar, the German Pharmacy Museum, and the pier “Weisse Flotte”
  • Boat ride from Heidelberg to the Benedictine Abbey Neuburg on the outskirts of the Neckar Valley to visit the monastery and enjoy the Christmas Market
  • Culinary tour through Heidelberg’s Old Town and 3-course dinner
  • Overnight in Heidelberg

Day 08 – Saturday December 10

  • Private transfers to Frankfurt Airport. Farewell Germany!

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