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Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Pompei, The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Venice, Cinque Terre
Paris, Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Croatia


​​​Experience all the sunny Adriatic Sea has to offer in style on a beautiful 134 foot private yacht in Croatia. This is the place to sip champagne and marvel at the beautiful Croatian sunsets. We'll spend our first night in Dubrovnik before boarding our yacht for 7 fabulous days sailing the islands of Croatia. Immerse yourself in the natural, cultural, and historical sights of this breathtaking country.  Many parts of Croatia still remain authentic to its roots with historic architecture and cobbled stone and marble streets. This trip is limited to 22 guests.​​ ​​​

  1. ​​​​Fall in love with Venice and its scenic canals, charming piazzas, lavish palaces, and singing gondoliers. Explore the sweet and decadent world of Venetian pastries and confections in the best shops around town. Venture to the celebrated islands of Murano for traditonal glass blowing and Burano  for its charming brightly-painted homes. Your visit won't be complete without a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, and walking through the colorful  yet historical neighborhoods. If you've been to Venice previously,  we will work with you to custom tailor a trip based on your personal your interests. ​​

Start your vacation with four days in Rome, the capital of Italy. Whether this will be your first time to the Eternal City or not, there is always plenty to do. First timers will enjoy visiting the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Vatican City, and other historical sites with plenty of time for enjoying the many piazzas and shopping.  If you've been to Rome previously,  we will work with you to custom tailor a trip based on your personal your interests. 

On the Amalfi Coast, we have a beautiful renovated villa for seven fabulous days. The villa is in a prime location tucked into the hillside with amazing views. We will visit: Pompei, Vesuvius, Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, and more of the great villages along the Amalfi Coast. This amazing trip comes with drivers to get us up and down the coast without having to navigate the roads ourselves. Spend a day on the water on a chartered boat and marvel at the beauty of the world's best coastline. Sip homemade limoncello from the terrace of the villa as the sunsets over the Mediterranean.

Once you've been to Capri you understand why they call it  "The Pearl of the Mediterranean!"  Take my word for it and all of our guests whom we've taken to Capri.  A day trip is nice if that is all the time you have. Once there, you'll quickly realize you may never want to leave. During the day Capri is full of tourists, but in the afternoon and evenings when all the ferry and tour boats have left, Capri blossoms into one of the most beautiful places. The evenings are magical walking hand-in-hand down the narrow streets, enjoy a romantic dinner and stroll back to your hotel while enjoying gelato.  This dream destination has long been a favorite among elite visitors from all over the world.  

This is the perfect add-on trip prior to joining us in Tuscany. I've been here for the last two years and have spent 5 days here on both trips. I don't understand how tourists make this a day trip from Florence. This is another of those locations that once you come you wish you could stay longer.   It is an easy drive from the Florence airport and takes about 2 hours.  Monterosso is the largest village of the Cinque Terre where you could spend a half to a full day.  The other towns can easily be seen in one day. After you've seen the villages you'll want to spend the remainder of your time in Portofino and Porto Venere. Be sure and try the pesto and foccacia bread. Both are native to this region and they're incredible!

Hands down this is our most popular tour! Tuscany has it all; from its timeless landscapes, traditions rich in history, Renaissance art, architecture, ornate churches, incredible food, superb wines, and local artisans.  You'll spend seven days in a private villa exclusive to our group in the Chianti region of Tuscany and four days in the heart of Florence. It's in the lesser known villages where you will find the local artisans, farmers, craftsmen, and their families whose skills have been honed over the centuries. These  tiny, picturesque villages are the true essence of Tuscany. 

Customized tours with your own personal concierge.   Your vacation should be special, and it should be exactly the way you dreamed about it.  Villas-and-Vines custom trip planning gives you the opportunity to fulfill any of your desires while on your vacation in Italy, France or Croatia.

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