When you dream about your journey through Italy – think exclusive after-hours visits to iconic sites like the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel or St. Mark’s Basilica. Exclusive experiences such as wine and olive oil tastings in private vineyards, often family owned for generations. Visits to privately-owned palaces, palazzos and villas with opportunities to meet members of the families who own them. Private recitals… art history lectures… chef-hosted cooking classes and demonstrations that reveal the secrets to Italy’s beloved cuisine – Tauck Exclusives that turn your Italian journey into something extraordinary – and the memory of a lifetime. Take a look at a few guest favorites in the videos below:
Wine-pairing lunch at a private vineyard
Take a look at our Tauck Exclusive al fresco lunch in the vineyards of Lungarotti Winery in Torgiano – an unforgettable taste of Umbria’s local ingredients and flavors, and wine, that is just one of the highlights on A Week In… Tuscany and Umbria.
Lunch at a palazzo in Sicily
The family palazzo of Barone Pietro di Beneventano, on piazza Duomo in the heart of Siracusa, Sicily, dates back to the Middle Ages – and on A Sicilian Odyssey, you are invited for a private visit and exclusive lunch that includes a taste wines from the family vineyards.
After-hours or pre-opening visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
The Vatican Museums display classical and religious works of art collected throughout the centuries – and along with the Sistine Chapel, they’re visited by around six million people a year, ranking among the most-visited art museums in the world. But with Tauck – on an after-hours or pre-opening guided visit – you’ll explore without the day’s crowds, with time to fully appreciate the art and architectural treasures. Classic Italy; Classic Italy Small Groups; Lake Como, Venice, Florence & Rome; A Week In… Venice, Florence & Rome, Italia Bella: Rome to Venice; The Sweet life: Rome to Sorrento
Meet the Ferragamo family – private wine tasting at the Ferragamo Museum
An exclusive Tauck experience on select departures of Classic Italy, Small Groups – attend a private wine tasting reception at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence featuring vintage Ferragamo wines, personally hosted by a member of fashion icon Salvatore Ferragamo’s family.