“We are all pilgrims who seek Italy”, Goethe wrote in a poem in 1790, two years after his return to Germany from his almost two-year spell in the land he had long dreamed of. But don’t worry, you do not need to be a poet, a genius or spend two years travelling through Italy to feel the same enthusiasm and capture the same memories of Italy. Even a 24 hours flight layover will give you a flavour of the boot-shaped country, that will make you fall in love with Italy, just like Goethe.
Below you will find some of our featured locations and highlight tour, although we are always happy to design custom experiences.
I was lucky enough to have Mario as a guide for my time in Rome recently - one of the best travel experiences I have had. He was so welcoming,... read more knowledgable, and fun to be around, and made my time in the city an absolute delight, with perfect suggestions for the best places to eat and drink. Not only is Mario a fantastic host, but he's also incredibly knowledgable and charismatic, with a tour of the Vatican Museum and Basilica a true highlight, blending detail and narrative expertly. Booking with the Grand Tour is an absolute must if you are visiting Rome, thank you to Mario for such a fantastic experience!
Mario showed us the marvels of Rome and its rich history in three days what would on our own have taken 5 days to see. He is knowledgeable and... read more paints his descriptions of Rome with a remarkable sense of humor. He provided convenient transportation when to and from the airport and as needed as part of the tour.
Mario was very knowledgeable and did a great job making this virtual tour a bit by use of 3D, high resolution photos, and maps. His focus on interaction with the... read more group made it interesting and fun! We could have spent many more hours.
Mario was engaging and professional from the booking process through to the end of the tour. He was able to read the mood of the 2 couples and immediately... read more joined right in with our senses of humor. His knowledge of history and the city of Rome was refreshing. I recommend him very highly.
Mario gave me and my friends an online presentation about Leonardo da Vinci as a man and painter.
It was a great experience in this lockdown town: we had a... read more interesting and inspiring night toghether with friends each in his own house.
Sitted on the sofa, a glass of red wine in one hand and enjoying the great paint on the flat screen.
Of course there are thousands of video in YouTube but this is a really interactive experience, you can ask your curiosities and share your comments with your friends.
Also the kids were entertained and fascinated!
Really to advice!
Mr. Bernardi is a knowledgable. professional,and enthusiastic tour guide.
He explains in a remarkable way the story behind the Sistine Chapel's stunning ceiling, sharing details and facts going... read more along with everything.
During the "walk" my attention and interest were highly engaged throughout the virtual tour which allowed me to view the beauty of the paintings up close.
It blew my mind!
I highly suggest this virtual tour. It is a MUST.
Just drop us a few lines about your upcoming trip to Italy and we will be glad to come back to you with our ideas and suggestions. You can put as many requirements as you want or just ask for inspiration, we at The Grand Tour are always happy to take any challenge!
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