Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Package 16 - Lakes & Central Italy

17 Nights / 18 Days

Local Tours

Price starts from7800,00

HIGHLIGHTS

Lakes & Central italy  - 17 Nights/18 Days
  • Price starts at 7.800€ per person based on your private party of 8 guests in 4 or 5 star hotels, standard double occupancy rooms
  • 18 day tour with 3 Nights in Florence, 2 Nights in Venice, 3 Nights in Como, 2 Nights in Santa Margherita Ligure, 3 Nights in Tuscany, 4 Nights in Rome
  • Guided tours of The Colosseum and Vatican
  • Private guided tours of Florence, Venice, Borromean Islands, Cinque Terre and Rome city-centers
  • Discover the most famous Italy lakes
  • Glass blowing demonstration, Classic Gondola ride in Venice, wineries visits and tastings
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodations with breakfasts included

our safety measures

  • English speaking driver at your disposal for 10-11 hrs per day
  • New luxury mercedes minivan
  • Vehicle sanitized prior to pick up of guests 
  • The vehicle will be used exclusively for you for the duration of the vacation/tour 
  • Driver will undergo regular covid testing with ultimate covid test 48 hours prior to your arrival 
  • The driver and vehicle is exclusive the same from the start till the end of the vacation.
  • Our tours frequent off the beaten path locations, less frequented by tourists with a greater authentic feel.
  • No hidden costs: guides and tickets are always included in our packages
  • Company representative available by phone 24 hrs per day
  • Flexible, risk bookings and penalty changes*
  • Changes to land portion of tours up to 30 days prior to the travel date without penalty*

Why choose our tours vs big groups?

  • Customize your days and timing at sites directly with your driver
  • Private, comfortable luxury vehicle exclusively for your party for the duration of your tour
  • Our private vehicles (which can hold a maximum of 8 guests) can arrive directly in the main center of the cities, while taking a bus involves a considerable amount of walking which is a significant amount of lost touring time.
  • No need to wait around for groups members to arrive and designated meeting times 
  • More time to spend actually visiting sites 
  • Air conditioning (temperature control) and wifi on board
  • Water, snacks and refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera, provided everyday
  • Friendly, local, english speaking driver/guides who engage with guests and share information to optimize your touring experience
  • 24/7 assistance and support from our ground operational office in Italy
  • Private small groups of  3, 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower
  • For groups more than 8 guests, we’ll use 2 minivans and the service provided will be the same
  • For custom made tours we work with any reasonable budget

When
All year
Price From
7800.00
Level
Very Easy

What’s included

  • Private driver and vehicle for the entire length of your vacation
  • 3 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Florence
  • 2 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Venice
  • 3 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Como
  • 2 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
  • 3 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Tuscany
  • 4 Nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Rome
  • All breakfasts included
  • Glass blowing demonstration
  • Classic Gondola ride in Venice
  • Wineries visits and tastings
  • Private guided tours

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Any meal or beverage not mentioned above
  • City taxes at the hotel

Itinerary

  • Roma
  • Firenze
  • Pisa
  • Lucca
  • Modena
  • Venezia
  • Murano
  • Burano
  • Sirmione
  • Como
  • Bellagio
  • Lago Maggiore
  • Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Portofino
  • Cinque Terre
  • Bolgheri
  • Siena
  • San Gimignano
  • Pienza
  • Montepulciano
  • Montalcino
  • Orvieto
  • Civita

Roma

Roma, RM, Italia

Firenze

Firenze, FI, Italia

Pisa

Pisa, PI, Italia

Lucca

Lucca, LU, Italia

Modena

Modena, MO, Italia

Venezia

Venezia, VE, Italia

Murano

Murano, Venezia, VE, Italia

Burano

Burano, Venezia, VE, Italia

Sirmione

Sirmione, BS, Italia

Como

Como, CO, Italia

Bellagio

Bellagio, CO, Italia

Lago Maggiore

Lago Maggiore

Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure, GE, Italia

Portofino

Portofino, GE, Italia

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, SP, Italia

Bolgheri

Bolgheri, LI, Italia

Siena

Siena, SI, Italia

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, SI, Italia

Pienza

Pienza, SI, Italia

Montepulciano

Montepulciano, SI, Italia

Montalcino

Montalcino, SI, Italia

Orvieto

Orvieto, TR, Italia

Civita

Civita di Bagnoregio, VT, Italia

Lakes & Central Italy - 17 Nights/18 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Rome Airport.
One of our representative will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim.
Private transfer from the airport to a 4 or 5-star accommodation in Florence, for a three night stay.

Day 2

Let’s explore Florence. 
Private walking tour of the city with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. 
Visit iconic sites such as The Accademia and see Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David, see Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, The Duomo, and visit The Uffizi. 
Skip the line entrance tickets to the Accademia and Uffizi included. 

day 3
Full day tour from Florence to Pisa and Lucca. 
Admire the world-famous Leaning Tower and Miracle Square. 
You will stop in Lucca, “the city of 100 churches” and stroll around its medieval streets. 
day 4
Check out of Florence hotel and transfer to Venice. 
Your private driver will transfer you between these two cities, stopping in Modena en route to enjoy the home of balsamic vinegar. 
We’ll visit a balsamic vinegar farm and experience it. Light lunch and tasting included. 
Upon arrival in Venice, check in to your 4 or 5 star hotel, for a two nights.
day 5
Day tour to the islands of Burano and Murano. 
Observe the mesmerizing art of glass blowing.
day 6
Today we’ll explore the extraordinary city of Venice in the morning and in the afternoon we’ll transfer you in Como for three night with a stop en route in Sirmione on the Lake Garda.
Discover the magnificent architecture, art and history of this city during a private 4 hour guided walking tour with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide.
Visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
See famous landmarks such as Giotto Bell Tower and the Rialto Bridge.
Complete the day with a 30 minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal. 
day 7
Full day tour to Bellagio and Lake Como.
Have your breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver, you’ll visit the beautiful city of Como and marvelous village of Bellagio.
Visit the Duomo of Como, the Volta Temple and Terragni palace, we’ll then drive to Bellagio, time for lunch and then, have a walking tour of the historical centre.
Admire the lake and see the real Y up side down. After this we’ll drive back to Como hotel for the overnight.
day 8
Full day guided tour of the Borromean Islands on the Lake Maggiore.
Transfer by boat to Isola Bella. Guided tour of Palazzo Borromeo and its garden, one of the greatest expressions of the baroque garden in Italy.
Continue to the picturesque Isola dei Pescatori. Time for Lunch (not included).
Continue to Isola Madre, famous for its wonderful botanical garden and the upper palace which houses part of the Borromeo family's doll collection.
Entrance to the islands included.
day 9
Check out from your hotel in Como.
Private transfer to your accommodation in Santa Margherita Ligure, next to Cinque Terre, where you will check-in for a two night stay.
Transfer with afternoon visit to Portofino.
day 10

Full day guided tour Cinque Terre.
Five hour guided walking tour of Cinque Terre with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide.
Train tickets for transfer between towns are included.

day 11

Check-out of Santa Margherita Ligure hotel.
Your driver will transfer you from Santa Margherita Ligure to Tuscany into a 4/5 star hotel for 3 nights.
Stop to a winery in Bolgheri, known for be the best vineyard area in all Italy.

day 12

Full day tour to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni. 
You will visit Siena, a town full of history and art. 
Do not miss a visit to Piazza del Campo and maybe to one of the famous ”contrada”. 
Explore San Gimignano, a beautiful example of an Italian medieval town. 
Do not forget to taste the Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, a typical wine from the Chianti region.

day 13

Explore the beautiful countryside of the Val d’Orcia. 
Visit Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino.
Winery tour, tasting and light lunch included. 

day 14

Check-out of Tuscany hotel.
Your driver will transfer you from Tuscany to Rome.
Stop in Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio en route.
Upon arrival in Rome, check in to your 4 or 5 star hotel, for three night.

day 15

Day Tour of Rome Part 1. 
Sites include Gianicolo Hill, People Square, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. 
Includes skip the line entrance tickets and 3 hr. private guided tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

day 16

Day Tour of Rome Part 2. 
Sites to be visited include The Appian Way, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Aventine Hill and the Keyhole, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter in Chains. 
Includes 2.5 hr private, guided tour and skip the line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. 
Also includes a visit to the Catacombs, tickets included.

day 17

Day at your leisure for shopping, relaxing or sightseeing in Rome. 

day 18

Have your breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver.
Private transfer from Rome hotel to FCO Rome Airport.
Departure from Italy 😔


 
What is your cancellation policy for the tours of Italy

Cancellation Policy is written notice 30 days prior to the scheduled tour start date without penalty. Once the cancellation period has passed, the full cost of the tour will be charged to the credit card provided at the time of booking. If cancellation is made outside of the policy period or in the event of a no show on the date the tour starts, no refund will be issued.

What type of vehicle will be used for our tour?

We provide services in luxury Mercedes and Volkswagen sedans, minivans or minibuses (depending on availability). For parties of 1-3 guests we normally use a sedan. For parties of 4-8 guests we use minivans. And for parties larger than 8 guests we either use multiple minivans or a minibus (depending upon availability).

When are the Uffizi open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.uffizi.it/en/the-uffizi#timetable-prices

When is the Accademia open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: http://www.galleriaaccademiafirenze.beniculturali.it/galleria/

When is the Leaning Tower open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.opapisa.it/en/opening-and-closing-time/

I have some dietary preferences/needs, can I do this tour?

Please send us an email specifying your dietary preferences/needs, and we will advise accordingly.

When is the Colosseum open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm

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Gordon Campbell
From United States

My wife and I would like to thank JB Limo for our extensive 21 day tour thru Italy from Amalfi coast to Venice. Rossella was a delight to work with as we planned our vacation. With our input, she designed our entire trip from hotels, individual stops, guides, and private driver. Thanks to Rossella's planning and Luca, our private driver, the experience was magical and stress free. They made sure everything went smoothly every step of the way and handled any unanticipated issues that arose. The guides provided were exceptional. A few worthy of mention were Paolo in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri; Rita in Rome; Francesca in Florence; Christian in Cinque Terre; Esther in Milan; and Igor in Venice. A few of the highlights included the private boat excursion down the Amalfi coast, private boat to Capri and our visit to Osteria di Passignano winery in Tuscany which included one of our favorite meals. This is our third time using JB Limo services when visiting Italy and they have always exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend their services.

John G.
From United States

After utilizing Joe Banana Limos & Travel for several cruise port tours, we decided to plan a longer trip with them. So, along with another couple, we booked a 15-day tour of Southern Italy. This was a wise decision since this trip was completely amazing! Our Guest Ambassador Cindy communicated with us on a regular basis and transformed our travel preferences into a custom itinerary. Her choice of hotels, guides, driver, and experiences were all spectacular. Equally as important, Cindy provided timely updates on COVID conditions and protocols in Italy. Massimo, our driver, was more like a family friend than just our chauffeur. He was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to please. Massimo went above and beyond responding to our every wish and need. For example, locating a store where a bottle of bourbon could be purchased, accompanying and translating for one of us at a hair salon, and identifying restaurants featuring local cuisine such as donkey meat. However, his best attribute was his commitment to driving safely. Our itinerary included visits to popular tourist sites, as well as stops in many small, quaint, and charming towns but it was the unique experiences that made our trip magical. We enjoyed our stays in a cave hotel in Matera and the two-nights in an Ostuni masseria which was highlighted by a six-course authentic Pugliese dinner. Our group of four attended an olive oil tasting and cooking class in which we made a variety of pastas and focaccia that were included in our fantastic Italian lunch; on another day we visited an Amalfi coast lemon grove where we made limoncello and were treated to another “light” lunch. Imagine our surprise when the scheduled boat tours around and to the islands of Ischia and Capri were on Joe Banana’s private boat with a skipper who knew the best spots for photos. Our three tour guides (Amy, Tiziana, and Paola) were friendly, informative, spoke English, and made our sight-seeing stops interesting and meaningful. Having local people accompany us made our trip into a true adventure. We highly recommend Joe Banana Limos & Travel for travelers desiring to visit Italy. We are already planning more trips with Joe Banana to areas of this beautiful country and we will definitely request Massimo to be our driver again.

Andrew G.
From New York

The pickup was waiting for us when we arrived at the airport. I was in constant communication with their dispatchers through Whatsapp. They monitored my flight, and when it was delayed adjusted for me and texted to confirm. The car was clean, the driver was super polite, spoke English well, and was able to point out tons of interesting stuff along the way. Easily one of the best transfer experiences i've ever had.

Jo Ann Mondrus
From

When our Italy vacation was in the planning stage two years ago, I contacted Joe Bananas to inquire on excursions. We were arriving via cruise ship in Livorno, Civitavecchia, and Sorrento. We chose to visit San Gimignano, and the Chianti Region, a city tour of Rome, and a private boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. I can not say enough praise for this company, and their representative the took care of our "bookkeeping", Rosella. Each excursion showed us the best of the area. The vehicles were comfortable, and clean. The drivers, and Skipper were all prompt, and a joy to be around. We saw so much, and took away memories that will clearly last a lifetime. There was constant communication during the months of preparation. Rosella took care of me, and the group of 8 who were traveling. Look no further when making your travel plans for Italy. Joe Bananas takes care of every detail!

ElizabethMary
From

This is my second time using Joe Banana's Service, first was 3 years ago on a trip with my girlfriends and this time around with my sister and nieces was equally exceptional. Our transfers to and from Naples to Sorrento were great. Our pick up driver Chiro was also our driver for the Amalfi Coast tour and his knowledge of the area was amazing, he recommended some great lunch and shopping spots and we really enjoyed our tour with him. Our boat trip to Capri was also fantastic, my nieces were having such great time cruising along and swimming we opted for a quick lunch by the water on Capri and back to the boat. Our captain Salvatore provided us snacks and Proseco and kept us entertained.

Pacmac26
From

"I had the absolute pleasure of using Joe Banana’s limo services for my recent trip to Italy. We were 4 adults including my 70 year old father & uncle, cousin and me. The customer service and communication from the moment I emailed them initially months ago while planning my trip to any changes I needed while in Italy was OUTSTANDING. Marianna and Mariapaola were incredible. Always professional, pleasant and accommodating. Our private driver Nunzio knew we had time to spare before our train departure and took us to a family owned vineyard/restaurant, Sorrentino, in a city at the base of Mt Vesuvius. His humor, insight and driving skills were great! We also had a private 8 hour 40ft boat tour leaving the port of Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast including stops to swim & snorkel in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, visit Positano and Amalfi and had an awesome lunch at a non touristy beachside town. Roberto was our captain and he could not be more accommodating to our older parents. His driving skills, knowledge of the sea and history of Italy were outstanding. We all said that this day spent on the sea with Roberto was the highlight of our trip. Don’t hesitate to use this company for your transfer needs and boat tours while in Italy! Grazie mille!!!"

globetrotr365
From

"We actually did not get to do this tour, as it was the first day of the pandemic shutdown. However, the driver did a great job making the best of the situation with a drive to Sorrento and around Naples. The company also refunded us a fair amount since the trip had to be cancelled. Wish we could have done the full tour, but everything worked out pretty well in the end"

Max & Sophie
From

Joe Bananas were excellent from the start. Cindy was extremely helpful with planning the perfect itinerary for our time on the Amalfi Coast. Our driver Massimo was a fantastic tour guide and taught us about the region’s rich culture and history. He was understanding of our needs and went above and beyond to make it a holiday to remember, even offering to take photos and suggest restaurants. Thank you Massimo and Cindy! From Max and Sophie

Duntree
From

his is the 3rd time we have used Joe Bananas and we were again blown away by their service. We had just one day this time in Rome and were with people who had never been so we knew we had to do the usual Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi fountain etc which we did not mind. But in comes Jose!!! Jose is without a doubt the best kept secret of Rome, as he said "you've not seen Rome until you've done it the Jose way"!! We did get to see all the usual sights but he took us to some total surprises too. Not going to give it away but if you go to Rome and want to see the real Rome from every wonderful vantage point, book Joe Bananas and ask for Jose! Mention to him that you read this review and ask him to take you to the keyhole!! It blew me away!!

Jen S
From

Our driver Luigi picked up our family from our apartment in Positano. We discussed with Luigi various areas on the Amalfi Coast and he came up with a Fabulous plan for our day trip. We drove through Praiano and made stops in Ravello and then Amalfi Town. Luigi was so very knowledgable about the area and pointed out various locations, stopped at the most beautiful spots for photo opportunities, gave recommendations for lunch and even a ceramics store in Ravello that had beautiful designs at reasonable prices. He even was able to recommend places to eat and visit in Florence which was the next leg of our vacation. He skillfully navigated the narrow streets of the Amalfi coast weaving through tour buses, taxis and scooters. The best part of our time with Luigi? He was able to keep our 18 y.o daughter and our 20 y.o. son interested and entertained for the whole day!! (Not an easy task!) Thank you to Luigi and Joe Banana Tours for an unforgettable fabulous day!!

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