This Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge’s Palace is followed by a mask making workshop, making a perfect day for the entire family.
Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Tintoretto on the ceiling of the Hall of Four Doors
Get privileged insights into the private rooms in the palace like the Office of the Doge’s Secretary, the rooms of the Deputy of the Secret Works of the Council of Ten, the Office of the Grand Chancellor, and the Secret Chancellery
Continue to the Salon of the Regent to the Chancellery for some of Venice’s more sinister secrets, starting with the Torture Room and the Piombi (the attic prison which Casanova successfully escaped), the attic at Ponte della Paglia, and the Inquisitors’ Room
Finish your exclusive tour in the Room of the Three Heads and take a walk toward the Accademia bridge and the Dorsoduro area for great views of the Grand Canal
Visit an expert Venetian mask maker to learn about Venice’s most iconic product
Create your own mask with the tools, paints, techniques, and secrets of the experts
With its boats, canals, islands, ancient mansions and mysterious alleyways, Venice is like a child’s fairytale come true. This tour offers an entertaining and informative look at Venice’s illustrious maritime past that is fun for the entire family.
Start at one of the world’s most beautiful squares, the elegant Piazza San Marco
At the eastern end of the spacious piazza, marvel at the impressive Basilica of San Marco
Enjoy a short boat ride across the Bacino di San Marco
Admire the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which floats like a huge galleon on the lagoon
Enjoy another short boat ride across to the pier of the Zattere, a wide waterfront promenade
Visit the boat-building yard where the fascinating art of gondola making will be explained
Travel by yet another boat ride to the Arsenale, the shipyards where the war galleys and trading ships were built
Standing 1100ft above sea level, Ravello is one of Italy’s most stunning coastline beauties. Less hectic than other more touristic towns of the area, Ravello is the place to go for a tranquil yet charming break from the crowds. Enjoy a tour with a private English-speaking guide, including stops like Villa Rufolo, with its beautiful gardens and inspiring terrace view, and Villa Cimbrone, considered among the most important examples of English botany culture in Southern Europe. Your private driver will then take you to one of the most prestigious wine estates within the whole region, an 18th century farm located in the regional park of the “Monti Lattari.” Enjoy a tour of the estate and begin your journey into the traditions of Campania by tasting their cheese and salamis together with their red and white wines, a specialty of the region. When your pleasant visit comes to a close, your driver will return you to your accommodation.
Embark on a full day tour of Ravello for a taste of a more tourist-free Italy
Stop at Villa Rufolo and take in its famous terrace view
Visit Villa Cimbrone, Southern Europe’s primary example of English botany culture
Enjoy a tour at an 18th century farm house in the regional park Monti Lattari that houses one of the most prestigious wine estates within the whole region
Savor the specialties of Campania such as their cheese, salamis and Tramonti wines
Book a private full-day Pompeii day trip from Rome with Italy’s Best Rome, including a tour of Pompeii with a licensed guide and a hike up Mt Vesuvius.
Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day trip from Rome
Using official, licensed Pompeii tour guides, we’ll give you a well-rounded view of Pompeii, visiting examples of all the most common building types so you’ll understand what it was to live in this ancient port town over the Bay of Naples.
Hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and peer into the crater
Soak up views of the Bay of Naples from the volcano’s summit
Enjoy this private after hours Vatican tour with an expert Vatican lecturer. You will have access to secret rooms normally closed to the public, as well as 30 minutes of private touring inside the Sistine Chapel to explore Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
Explore some of the Museum’s intriguing areas that are not usually open to the public
Have the Sistine Chapel all to yourself — with no crowds
Have an up-close look at the Pope’s private place of worship — the Cappella Niccolina