Best of Italy

Rome – Florence – Cinque Terre – Venice

Best of Italy

Welcome to Italy

Highlights

Your Best of Italy is the perfect introductory tour of the land of love. Take the road to where ever it may take you.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the Best of Italy Tour.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – Italy offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!

Best of Italy Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rome

Welcome to Italy! A private driver will meet you at the airport Arrivals Hall and escort you to your accommodations. Here you can check in to the hotel or leave your bags and begin exploring. You have the rest of the day to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Rome

Day 2: Rome

Today and the next few days, you will have the opportunity to sightsee everything Rome has to offer. We recommend taking a city tour that can be done by segway, foot, or bike. Enjoy everything from the Colosseum, to the Trevi Fountain. Finish off the day at Pincio Promenade for an astonishing view of the sunset. 

Overnight in Rome

Day 3: Rome

Today you will explore Vatican City! Enjoy time in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Depending on your likings, we suggest the secret room tour of the Sistine Chapel.

Overnight in Rome

Day 4: Rome

For your last day in Rome you have the day to explore as you wish. Talk with your destination specialist to better understand what you may want to do today. You can do anything from a food tour to a roman castles and garden tour. 

Overnight in Rome

Day 5: Rome to Florence

Onto the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence! A private driver will pick you up and take you to your accommodations in Florence. Spend the afternoon sightseeing at your own pace. 

Overnight in Florence

Day 6: Florence

Spend the morning visiting the Duomo with possibly a private tour of the hidden terraces. Enjoy a guided tour of the city stopping at Piazza Della Signoria, Accademia Gallery, the Basilica of Santa Croce and so much more. 

Overnight in Florence

Day 7: Florence

You have the day to experience Florence at your leisure. Your destination specialist can assist you in coming up with the perfect itinerary. We recommend a helicopter wine tour or a gelato tasting. Whatever you decide to do, you must take a walk down the Ponte Vecchio and watch the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo. 

Overnight in Florence

Day 8: Florence to Cinque Terre

As your private driver takes you to your next stop, Cinque Terre, you will make a stop in Pisa on the way. You will get to see the famous “Leaning Tower of Pisa” and grab lunch before finishing the ride. Once in Cinque Terre, check into your accommodations or leave your bags to start your evening of exploring. 

Overnight in Cinque Terre

Day 9: Cinque Terre

The perfect coastal spot to experience history and relax. In Manarola there are many things for you to do during the day that your destination specialist can help you decide. Spend the day hiking to see phenomenal views or take a boat tour to look back on this postcard worthy town. 

Overnight in Manarola

Day 10: Cinque Terre

Visit some of the historical monuments today like the Church of San Lorenzo or the Bastion. Have a guide inform you on the history of these beautiful sights. Enjoy the afternoon wine tasting at a nearby winery.

Overnight in Manarola

Day 11: Cinque Terre to Venice

After breakfast a private driver will pick you up and take you to your accomodation in Venice. This is about a 4 ½ hour drive, you will have the option to stop in Bologna for some sightseeing and lunch. Once you arrive in Venice, check into your hotel and explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Venice

Day 12: Venice

Enjoy a guided tour of Venice’s most famous sights such as St. Mark’s Square or Doge’s Palace. Wind down your day of sightseeing with a stroll down Rialto’s Bridge. Definitely stop by the Rialto Market to see the fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.

Overnight in Venice

Day 13: Venice

Enjoy your morning exploring Venice on your own. In the afternoon, see the city from a different perspective by taking a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. End the evening with a delicious gelato to complete the Best of Italy.

Overnight in Venice

Day 14: Depart for Home

After you enjoy your breakfast, it is time to say farewell. A private driver will pick you up to take you to the airport Departure Hall for your return flight home.

Get Ready to Travel!

Your Best of Italy at a glance:

Best of Italy Highlights:

Selected activities based on your interests

Why We Love this Tour

Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle.  It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeured experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Ireland!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Ireland as a first-time visitor. Or you can relive the best of Ireland if you’ve been before.  By staying in Dublin, swinging down to Kilkenny, then continuing to the beloved County Kerry you’ll have many sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Dublin

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin blends modern amenities with charming historic neighborhoods. A flourishing food scene for everyone to enjoy. Explore the iconic sites such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Kilmainham Gaol.  Enjoy a pint and live music in a pub in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood. Join a walking tour about the Easter Rising or Ireland’s rich literature, or take a day trip up to Belfast for a bit of Northern Ireland.

Why We Love Kilkenny 

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, dating as far back as the 6th century.  On the way there take some time to hike the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Then visit Powerscourt Estate to see the impressive house and manicured gardens.

Why We Love Country Kerry

County Kerry is ideal for those partaking in a self-drive tour of Ireland.  The rambling roadways of County Kerry cut through patchwork fields. Drive alongside the dramatic and rocky coastline. It’s home to some of the most striking castle ruins and charming villages Ireland has to offer.
Make this independent adventure yours!  

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.  Having a rental car allows you to visit the pockets of Ireland that the train doesn’t reach. All of this without the expense of constraints of a private chauffeur.  Come and go as you please. You never know what you’ll discover when you’re exploring this special country at your own pace!

Your Destination Specialist knows Ireland and will take the time to learn what’s important to you.  Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in the Emerald Isle!

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