Tailor-made travel experiences that completely redefine luxury
July 2017 | By Central Holidays |
Our one-of-a-kind luxury trips to Italy are completely based around your interests and schedule. By understanding your unique style and interests, our experts curate customized itineraries that surprise and delight. It’s about exclusive, authentic, and enriching experiences in unique Italian locales.
Explore a world of culinary, history, culture and art delight. Whichever you prefer, you can be certain that your trip will be filled with exclusive opportunities and encounter the country with beauty and adventure that Central Holiday’s only offers.
Here is a sample of what we can offer for a family experience.
Private Walking Tour of Venice including Doge Palace with Secret Trails
The picturesque walls of the Doge’s Palace enclosed two different aspects of the same political organization: its magnificent public face with sumptuous halls of power, elegantly decorated masterpieces created by some of the greatest artists of Venetian paintings, where foreign princes and ambassadors were welcomed on occasion, and alongside a parallel and scheming world, often hidden behind wooden panels, housing narrow offices, sinister prisons and the notorious torture chambers. This is an unforgettable tour that will take you from the splendid ceremonial display of the state rooms with their golden ceilings to the piombi (lead) cells. Relive Casanova’s legendary escape.
Learn How to be a Gondolier & Ride the Gondola
The “Gondola” is undoubtedly the symbol of Venice. It’s elegant and silent, flowing through the canals as one of the main attractions of the city. But how is this special boat built? What are the elements that guarantee its balance combined to its lanky and fluid shape? Discover all the secrets of a gondola while visiting its cradle in one of the most ancient and famous “squero” (yard) of Venice. At the end of the tour, enjoy a 30’ gondola ride through the enchanting maze of canals.
Deluxe Vatican Family Tour
One of the most important Museums in the world with masterpieces from the Renaissance, among which is the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. Your guide will also take you through St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important monument to Christianity in the world where you will, among other sights, enjoy the Pietà by Michelangelo.
Rooftop Dinner with Ancient Rome by Night Tour
Exclusive Rome Rooftop Dinner and Colosseum Night Tour including Underground Chambers. Our English speaking driver and guide will meet you at your hotel for a private transfer to Forum Hotel. Enjoy your 4 course meal while your guide explains the city’s history and the ancient glory of Rome. After dinner you will walk to the nearby Colosseum where you will join a group for the visit of Colosseum and Underground Chambers.
Be a Gladiator for a Day
Enjoy a 2-hour experience to relieve the same emotions as two thousand years ago: you will discover the secrets of Imperial Rome’s gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine! You will also have the chance to visit the Historical Museum and wear true armor by simulating battles with teachers and very close-knit friends who wish to expand and grow the Gladiator School in Rome. The activity is not available for children under 7 years of age.
Gelato Class at Local Historical Café near Pantheon
Enjoy a 2-hour experience behind the scene of a famous Gelato shop in Rome, learn the secrets of the making of Gelato. At the end, enjoy a tasting of the local flavors.
Pompeii - Guided Tour of the Ruins of Pompeii & Lunch in a Farm House by Mount Vesuvius
A short drive will take you to the nearby town of Pompeii where your local guide will show you around the remains of the ancient Roman City buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Enjoy a step back through the centuries to see one of the world’s best examples of Roman civilization. Continue to a winery situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Visit of the vineyard and winery, followed by a wine tasting including four different types of wines, accompanied by bruschetta (roasted bread with chopped tomatoes), salami, cheese, casatiello (traditional savory cake containing salami, cheese and pepper), sliced bread with olive oil, spaghetti with tomato sauce and dessert (Neapolitan Pastiera).
Capri - Full Day Private Boat with Skipper over to Capri, Swimming by Local Beaches and Lunch in a Local Restaurant that can be reached by Boat only
A fabulous day out at sea starting from Sorrento and reaching the island of Capri. You will enjoy swimming in the blue waters of this lovely part of Italy. This tour includes: private transfer to/from Sorrento pier, private boat with skipper, fuel, snorkeling set, beach towels, mineral water, light drinks and cold snacks on board
Amalfi Coast - Private Full Day Paestum with Private Driver Escort – Hiking Experience in Amalfi – Mozzarella Making
A pleasant drive south of Naples. Stop to visit one of the water buffalo breading farms where the famous mozzarella cheese is produced and enjoy a taste of this delicious cheese. Continue to Paestum to discover one of the earliest Greek settlements in southern Italy with exceptionally well kept temples and an interesting Museum. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
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