Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Package 43 - Breath the Italian Essence

20 Nights / 21 Days

Local Tours

Price starts from13300,00
Package 43 - Breath the Italian Essence

HIGHLIGHTS

Breath the Italian Essence - 20 Nights/21 Days
  • 21 day tour with 3 Nights in Venice, 2 Nights in Garda, 3 Nights in Bologna, 2 Nights in Florence, 3 Nights in Tuscany, 4 Nights in Rome, 3 Nights in Sorrento
  • Private water taxi transfers
  • Private guided tours of Venice, Verona, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Pompeii Ruins
  • Create your own Venetian mask experience
  • Musical gondola ride along the Grand Canal with your private singer
  • Day tour of Murano and Mazzorbo
  • Full course Venetian lunch in a starred restaurant
  • Prosecco tastings and appetizers throughout the renown "Prosecco Valley"
  • Wine tasting and light lunch in Garda
  • Private sunset cruise on Lake Garda
  • Visit a cheese factory for a Parmigiano Reggiano demonstration and tasting
  • Stop at a balsamic vinegar factory for tasting and light lunch
  • Enjoy a stop for a demonstration and tasting of the worldwide famous "Prosciutto"
  • Day tour of Pisa and Lucca
  • Entrance tickets to the Accademia, Uffizi Gallery, Colosseum and Roman Forum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Pompeii Ruins
  • Winery stop for tastings and light lunch in the Tuscan countryside
  • Sensational hot air balloon excursion
  • Stroll through the Tuscan fields on a horseback
  • Amazing wine tasting and light lunch in Bolgheri
  • Pamper yourself during a relaxing thermal bath experience in Saturnia
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza in its birthplace
  • Private boat tour to/around Capri
  • Tour of one of the oldest lemon groves in the Amalfi Coast with demonstration and tasting
  • Lemon based full course meal whilst admiring the breathtaking view from a characteristic styled Amalfi Coast terrace
  • 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 free 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
13300.00
Level
Very Easy

What’s included

  • 20 Nights in 4 or 5 star hotel
  • 20 Breakfasts
  • Vehicle and driver at your disposal for 12 hrs a day
  • Water - snacks - refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera
  • Local licensed guides
  • Entrance Tickets to sites as indicated

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Air fare
  • City Taxes

Breath the Italian Essence - 20 Nights/21 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Venice Airport. One of our representative will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area.
Private boat transfer from airport to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in Venice for a three night stay.
Remainder of the day/evening at your leisure. 

day 2

Discover the art of creating your very own Venetian mask which will surely rival those featured in famous movies like Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, and Eyes Wide Shut! Guided by an expert atelier learn to cut and shape the paper in ancient stone moulds to get the perfect shape for your very own souvenir mask!
Enjoy a magnificent gondola ride along the Grand Canal listening to pleasant music and Italian songs by your private singer.

day 3
Together with your guide, you will explore Murano and visit one of oldest glass blowing factories where you will remain in awe as you watch the incredible craftmanship of the glass-blowers creating a myriad of incredible yet fragile objects.
You will stop in Mazzorbo, a small town close to Burano where you can easily enjoy a more authentic Venice away from the crowds.
Enjoy a delicious full course lunch in a famous starred restaurant for a Venetian meal.
day 4
Check out of Venice and head onto Garda with a tasty stop en route.
You will discover a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Prosecco Valley, during a panoramic driving through the vineyards, a perfect spot for souvenir photos. 
After a visit to the scenic Asolo area in Valdobbiadene and to an amazing Palladian villa, you will have prosecco tastings and enjoy some appetizers in two of the best wineries that produce this world-famous wine.
Check in to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in Garda for a two night stay.
day 5
Today you will explore Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake.
Ringed by mountains to the north, the area enjoys a very mild microclimate. The region is carpeted with vineyards and is home to some of the country’s classic wines.
Stop at a local winery and savor various typical wines accompanied by a light lunch.
Later in the afternoon watch the sun slip into the hills during a private evening cruise on Lake Garda.
day 6
Check out of Garda and head onto Bologna with a stop in Verona en route.
Visit Verona, an ancient city with a history stretching back to Roman times also known as “The city of lovers”, opera and romance in northern Italy, during a 2 hour guided tour with a professionally licensed English speaking guide.
Check in to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in Bologna for a three night stay.
day 7
Full day guided tour of Bologna, world-famous for its porticos, medieval squares, the Torre degli Asinelli, the Garisenda and especially for its gastronomic tradition such as: cotoletta bolognese, tagliatelle al ragù or tortellini in broth.
day 8

Today you will have the opportunity to discover the unique Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. During the guided tour of the dairy you can learn the secrets of cheese making and taste the final product.
Visit a balsamic vinegar farm in Modena during which you will discover the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Relish a tasting of balsamic vinegars with a selection of cold cuts and cheeses and a glass of Lambrusco wine!
Discover the history and tradition behind the world famous Italian “Prosciutto” followed by cured ham tasting and more.

day 9
Check out of Bologna and head onto Florence with a stop in Pisa and Lucca en route.
You will have time in Pisa, a Tuscan town that is a perfect blend of modern and ancient. Don’t miss Piazza dei Miracoli, where you can visit the medieval Duomo, the Baptistery, and the world-famous Leaning Tower. 
You will stop in Lucca, “the city of 100 churches”. You will get a taste of an Italian medieval town thanks to its cobbled streets, historic buildings and artistic treasures. Another must see is the old city wall, which still encircles most of the historic old town.
Check in to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in Florence for a two night stay.
day 10

Full day in Florence. Private tour of Florence 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 Accademia and Uffizi included. 

day 11
Check out of Florence and head onto the Tuscan countryside with a stop in a prestigious winery en route.
The visit will take you through the past, present and future of a long-standing passion for wine, allowing you to admire the vineyard that covers the roof of the cellar and the wine production areas. The your will be deliciously followed by wine tastings and light lunch.
Check in to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in the Tuscan countryside for a three night stay.
day 12
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Tuscan countryside on this hot air balloon flight, discover the Tuscan hills from another perspective. An experienced captain will take you through the air for 600 meters. Admire unparalleled views of Tuscany's olive groves and vineyards, quaint villages and beautiful castles.
The pilot and crew will guide you on the balloon excursion taking off from the farm fields in the heart of Tuscany. A hot air balloon trip a few kilometers from Florence, flying over the treasures of this beautiful region, a unique and unforgettable experience.
Discover the Tuscan countryside in a delightful, unusual and somewhat adventurous way… on horseback! Stroll through vineyards and flower-studded fields.
day 13

Meet your driver and head onto Bolgheri, a relatively young yet prestigious Italian town located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast.
You will have the chance to admire excellent vineyards and take pleasure in tasting various typical wines accompanied by a light lunch in the Bolgheri area.


day 14

Check out of Tuscany and head onto Rome with a stop at the world-known thermal baths of Saturnia.
Saturnia Hot Springs, known in Italian as Terme di Saturnia or Cascate del Mulino, is one of the amazing wonders of the Tuscan countryside. Naturally warm water cascades into travertine stone pools, creating a perfect atmosphere for visitors to wonder at the beauty of nature and relax.
Check in to a 4 or 5 star accommodation in Rome for a four night stay.

day 15

Day tour of Rome part 1.
Private 8 hour guided tour of Rome city center with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. Sites include: Navona Square, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica. Includes skip the line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel. 

day 16

Day tour of Rome part 2.
Private 8 hour guided tour of Rome city center with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. 
Sites to be visited include St. Peter in Chains, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Caracalla's thermal baths, Aventine Hill, Capitoline Hill and Venezia square. 
Includes 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.
The driver will be at your disposal.

day 18

Check out of Rome and head onto Sorrento with two stops en route.
Experience the delight of an authentic Neapolitan pizza in its birthplace.
Enjoy a private, two hour guided tour of Pompeii Ruins with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. Entrance tickets included.
Upon arrival in Sorrento, check in to your 4 or 5 star hotel, for a three night stay.

day 19

Private boat tour to Capri aboard a luxury yacht.
Roundtrip transportation from hotel to port.
Private boat with English speaking skipper.
Drinks, snacks, towels, snorkeling equipment included.
Tour around the island, visit the White and Green Grottos.
Entrance to Blue Grotto is weather/sea condition dependent and entrance fees are separate.*

day 20

Discover the Amalfi Coast and its golden treasure, its majesty, the Lemon!
You will have a relaxing drive through the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, one of the most scenic drives in the world, where you will have the chance to stop for photos. 
Visit Ravello, that unlike most of the other towns of the area, is located atop a hill. 
Stop in Amalfi, where you will have time to stroll around or splurge on shopping of handmade Amalfi paper, bottles of local limoncello, and of course ceramics.
Visit one of the oldest lemon groves in the area where, together with a local guide, you will discover everything about this golden treasure! You will learn how Limoncello is made, have a tasty appetizer and a full course lunch where the main ingredient will be lemon!

day 21

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

 

*Seasonal service. During off season or not favorable weather conditions, a private, professionally licensed guide will accompany you to Capri via hydrofoil and provide a guided walking tour of the island.


 
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