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New Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent

Italy & the Palio 2024

Departure date Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2024

11 days from $169,950 per person

Limited to 22 guests

Experience the cultural and culinary marvels of Italy from Verona through Tuscany, Capri and Pompeii on an inspiring itinerary packed with exclusive access and five-star hospitality. Attend the Palio di Siena, Italy’s spectacular, carnivalesque horse race, enjoying VIP seating in a balcony overlooking the racecourse. Throughout the journey, enjoy delectable food and wine in restaurants booked just for you, privately explore museums closed to the public and travel in top-shelf style on privately chartered planes and yachts.

A&K Advantages

  • Travel in comfort by chartered flight from Verona to Siena and from Siena to Naples
  • Visit a local rice producer for a phenomenal tasting of traditional risotto, accompanied by a performance of local musicians
  • Explore the city of Verona, setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and privately visit the Capulet family home with its iconic balcony
  • Visit the Castelvecchio Museum, which houses a 14th-century castle, on an exclusive private opening
  • Relax on Lake Garda with a private boat cruise
  • Enjoy aperitifs and dinner at a 16th-century villa, hosted by Count Bartolomeo Guarienti (schedule permitting) and including a private Three Tenors-themed performance
  • Meet privately with a former Palio jockey, who shares why this event is so important to the locals
  • Watch the Palio di Siena from a private apartment balcony overlooking the square
  • Travel into the Tuscan countryside and the Val d’Orcia, visiting the picturesque town of Montalcino and enjoying wine tastings
  • Circle the island of Capri by private yacht, stopping to visit the world-famous Blue Grotto
  • Explore fascinating Pompeii with an expert archaeologist and board a helicopter for a flightseeing trip over the site

Your Co-Host

Charles Innes-Ker, 11th Duke of Roxburghe 
Charles Innes-Ker, 11th Duke of Roxburghe

Geoffrey’s co-host during your journey is His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe. Born Charles Innes-Ker, he was educated at Eton College and served in the famed Blues and Royals regiment of the British Army alongside his friend Prince Harry.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Verona, Italy
Day 2
Valpolicella & Monti Lessini Region
Day 3
Verona & Lake Garda
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Montalcino & the Tuscan Countryside
Day 7
The Palio di Siena
Day 8
Day 9
Capri & the Amalfi Coast by Private Yacht
Day 10
Pompeii & Vesuvius
Day 11
Depart Naples

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