Here's an 8 day trip to Florence, Venice and vineyards in Tuscany. Guests will stay in palaces and dine with noble Italian families in their own homes. The trip includes private guided tours of both world renowned museums and also hidden away cultural masterpieces.

E&E Travel Society has partnered with Magellan Jets to create a bespoke tour of Italy that leaves from North America. Vittorio Carioni, the founder of E&E Travel Society, is the host of this program. He is Italian from an aristocratic family dating back to the 1400s. Through his personal involvement with the cultural world and Italian Society guests will enjoy, with his friends, a way of life celebrated in literature and films.

Firenze duomo

Day 1.

Fly by private jet directly to Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence, Italy. Arrive at a private Palazzo residence and enjoy a guided tour through the ancient streets of Florence.

Day 2.

A private, closed doors guided tour of Galleria degli Uffizi and the Vasari Corridor, accompanied by an art expert. Followed by a private lunch hosted by a Marquesi in his magnificent private gardens. The afternoon is customized to individual requirements and these activities are followed by dinner in a residence that once belonged to Galileo.

Day 3.

A tour of a private Tuscan vineyard, tasting Pomino and Vin 'Santo, Nipponzano Reserva and Montesodi, followed by lunch with the estate owners. The afternoon program is flexible and could include a visit to see the David – one of the iconic images of Florence.

Day 4.

Includes a special private visit to the Cappelle Medicee and the Secret Room of Michelangelo, followed by a visit to the nearby Opificio delle Pietre Dure, the place wehere works of art are carefully restored. The afternoon includes visits to the fashion houses of Ferragamo, Gucci, Cavalli and Bulgari.

The evenings grand dinner is an elegant, interesting and enjoyable party at the private home of a Prince and Princess.

venice grand canal

Day 5.

Take the private jet up to Venice and enjoy lunch with the noble owners of one of the finest Palladian villas.
The afternoon includes a private, guided walk of the center of Venice, with insights into its history, its secrets and political machinations. Evening dinner is held on a terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.

Day 6.

A private boat trip to explore the islands, including the only winery in the lagoon. Followed by some free time and then a tour of the Correr Museum and its imposing Napoleons Hall, after it has been closed to the public.

Day 7.

An insider guided visit to St Marks Basilica, the Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prigioni Nuove. Lunch is at the Guggenheim Museum followed by a visit to the Galleria dell'Academia. A starlight gondola ride brings you to a palace on the Grand Canal, where you will enjoy a private dinner with the noble owners.

Day 8.

Relax and enjoy your flight back home by private jet, taking a little bit of Italy with you.

Groups of up to 14 people can take the tour, leaving from their local US or Canadian airport by private jet and flying directly to Florence. The program if fully inclusive of all accommodation, meals, wines, guides and admission fees. As Vittorio Carioni states "At the end of the trip, our clients feel a connection to our culture and our friends, that lasts a lifetime."

The aircraft are provided by Magellan Jets and further details on this tour are on the Magellan website here.

We occasionally feature other tours by private jet, including this "Around the world by private jet" tour, which started at $1.5m.