Tours of Italy

Grand Golf Tour Italy

GRAND TOUR ITALY (from June to mid July or September 2019)

An emotive journey through Italy discovering some of the most beautiful cities along the way such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Lake Como. A journey which will lead you to play on some of Europes most beautiful golf courses, courses that will test even the most expert golfer. These golf courses are set in beautiful countryside and are rich in history.

Ride a stress free first class journey aboard our luxury and comfortable coaches. You will be led by an expert tour guide who will show you the hidden treasures of each of the cities. All of the hotels we recommend have been carefully selected by us guaranteeing quality and comfort.

Your arrival will be at Rome airport, with flights booked by yourself where you will be met by one of our team once you have confirmed your arrival details. Our transfer service will be waiting to collect you and your luggage to take you to your hotel. The return journey will leave from Milan which is the final city on the Grand Tour. Our transfer service will also take you to the airport from your hotel for your flight home.

Leave your stress and worries behind you and come and discover golf around Italy and some of the beautiful cities it has to offer, we'll sort the rest!

 

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME

Arrival in Rome on a flight booked by yourself. Transfers from Roma Fiumicino airport to hotel are included.

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal city! Relax after your journey. During the evening, join your Travel Guide and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and further information regarding the tour.

Accommodation: St.Peter’s Crowne Plaza https://bit.ly/2LS2FYZ

Day 2: Play at Olgiata Golf Club

Transfer Olgiata Golf Club. The lone Italian entry on the World 100 Greatest is a classic inland layout originally designed in 1962 by Englishman C.K. Cotton. Seven years ago, American architect Jim Fazio (brother of Tom) lengthened the course, completely rebunkered it and added water hazards at strategic spots on five holes. Given its new chops, it's a bit surprising that the 2022 Ryder Cup—the first to be played in Italy—wasn't awarded to Olgiata. Instead it's going to Marco Simone Golf Club, another Jim Fazio design.

For no golfer: relax, free sightseeing

Day 3: Visit Rome

Visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. View the Forum during your sightseeing tour, visit the mighty Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for souvenirs or relax and watch the world go by. Full escorted tour with our local guide. Lunch free

Day 4: Rome – Florence

Leave Rome early in the morning. Stop at Golf Nazionale, listed top 100 golf courses in Europe. Round of golf (18 holes). Later in the afternoon travelling to Florence.

Accommodation at: UNA Poggio dei Medici Hotel https://bit.ly/2HQvlPM

Day 5: Visit Florence

Early in the morning transfer to Florence. In Florence, the city's rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life. See Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages. Full escorted tour with our local guide. Later in the afternoon back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Florence - Venice

Early morning play at Una Poggio dei Medici. Enjoy a top quality golf course and a welcoming club house, nestled in the Mugello valley protected by the Apennine mountains. Recently it was selected as the “Best Golf Club” on the “Condè Nast Traveller's” hot list, outplaying courses like the K Club in Ireland and Greenbrier in the United. Later in the afternoon travelling to Venice. Hotel is based in Mestre, just 10 km from Venice. Dinner at the hotel. 3 courses menu, drinks not included.

Accommodation at: Villa Barbarich 4* or similar https://bit.ly/2MuiupH

Day 7: Venice Sightseeing

Sightseeing tour with a Local Expert begins at the “Accademia Bridge”. Views of St. Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge's Palace, Rialto bridge.

Dinner at the hotel. 3 courses menu, drinks not included

Day 8: Venice – Lake Como

Leave Venice. Stop at Garda Golf Club top golf course in Italy, venue of the Italian Open Golf 2018 (Rolex Series). Later in the afternoon leave Garda Golf to Lake Como.

Accommodation at Terminus Hotel 4* https://bit.ly/2HRC5Nc

Day: 9 Lake Como, play at Villa d’Este GC

Transfer to Villa d’Este Golf Club, ranked top 100 Golf Course in Europe. Designed in 1926 by architect Peter Gannon, it is located at a height of about 400 meters, surrounded by chestnut, birch and pine woods, in a scenario reminiscent of Scotland. The 18-hole course is considered one of the most challenging and difficult "par 69" in Europe. Every year it hosts many international competitions. The Club House offers a lovely view of the lake. Later in the afternoon back to the hotel.

For no golfer, relax, shopping, free time.

Day 10: Milan sightseeing

Morning transfer to Milan city centre. Meet our local guide. Visit Duomo (entrance ticket included), Castello Sforzesco, Via Montenapoleone (fashion district), Shop for souvenirs or relax and watch the world go by. Lunch free. Later in the afternoon back to the hotel.

Day 11: Menaggio & Cadenabbia

Play at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf. It's one of the most historical golf club in Italy. Amazing layout. Are you looking for a golf experience? Play it! Later in the afternoon visit Bellagio with our local guide. Farwell dinner in a typical Osteria. Later in the evening back to the hotel.

Note: it’s possible to switch day 10 with day 11 with farewell dinner at Como.

Day 12: Departure

Say “arrivederci” to Italy with wonderful memories! Transfer to Milano Malpensa Airport.

What's included

  • 3 nights classic room accommodation Rome
  • 2 nights classic room accommodation Florence
  • 2 nights classic room accommodation Venice
  • 4 nights classic room accommodation Como
  • 11 Full breakfast
  • 4 dinners 2 courses + dessert (drinks not included)
  • 1 Farwell dinner 3 courses (wine + water included)
  • 6 green fee + buggy shared 2 players
  • 1 sightseeing (walking) in Rome with our local guide (7hrs max). Colosseum entrance ticket included
  • 1 sightseeing (walking) in Florence with our local guide (5hrs max)
  • 1 sightseeing (walking) in Venice with our local guide (6hrs max)
  • 1 sightseeing (walking) in Milan with our local guide (6hrs max). Milan Cathedral entrance ticket
  • Travel by a first class air-conditioned coach with on-board toilet facilities
  • All hotel service and local taxes
  • Continued support and contact when necessary with Golf Around Italy for any questions or queries.

 

Group size 16 – price per person: $ 5,929 cad. (sharing double or twin room)
Group size 24 – price per person: $ 5,558 cad. (sharing double or twin room)
Group size 32 – price per person: $ 5,352 cad. (sharing double or twin room)

 

 

Golf Tour Lake Como

Day 1:

Arrival at Malpensa airport. Transfer to Como. Accommodation Villa d’Este 5*

Day 2:

Play at Villa d'Este Golf Club, listed top 100 golf course in Europe. Superb layout, historical club house british style.

Owned by the Hotel until the late '70s, the Golf Villa d'Este is located 7 miles (12 kilometers) from the hotel, near the lake of Montorfano. Designed in 1926 by architect Peter Gannon, it is located at a height of about 400 meters, surrounded by chestnut, birch and pine woods, in a scenario reminiscent of Scotland. The 18-hole course is considered one of the most challenging and difficult "par 69" in Europe. Every year it hosts many international competitions. The Club House offers a lovely view of the lake.  Later in the afternoon back to the hotel, relax and leisure

Day 3:

Play at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf. It's one of the most historical golf club in Italy. Amazing layout. Are you looking for a golf experience? Play it!

The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club was founded in January 1907 and celebrated 100 years of history in 2007. It is the 2nd oldest Golf Club in Italy after Golf Club Acquasanta in Rome.

Afternoon stop to Menaggio. Escorted sightseeing with local guide. dinner in a typical restaurant with Lake view: La Darsena https://bit.ly/2Lq3cS3

Day 4:

Day Off. Visit Milan. Transfer from hotel to Milan city centre. Walking escorted tour with our local guide. Time for shopping and relax. Later in the afternoon back to Como. Possibility to arrange dinner in a glamour restaurant.

Day 5:

Play at Monticello Golf Club, venue of many Italian Open, listed top golf course in Italy and Europe.

The Monticello Golf Club was founded in 1974 on about 140 hectares and has two, 18-hole courses. It has hosted seven Italian competitions, attracting the most prestigious professionals in the world.

At the moment, Monticello is one of the leading Italian golf clubs with top level modern amenities. Over the years, the original layout of the fairways has been changed and developed by a number of architects, but Graham Cooke is the name behind the present conformation.

Day 6:

Say Arrivederci. Transfer to airport

** Price upon request depending of golfers and non- golfers

Rome & Tuscany Golf Tour

Day 1:

Arrival at Rome airport. Meet & Greet. Your private transfer will escort you into the Castiglion del Bosco, one of a kind Luxury Resort in Val d’Orcia UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the Tuscan countryside just 12 km from Montalcino.

Castiglion del Bosco is a 5.000 acre country estate founded by the fashion home Ferragamo. This Italian resort is a celebration of the natural beauty and rich gastronomic heritage of Toscany.

Warmed by gentle Tuscan hues, the resort’s spacious suites and villas offer exceptional comfort and the chance to enjoy an area of outstanding natural beauty in a framework of understated, cultured sophistication. Exposed wooden beams and cozy corners feature alongside modern comforts and the latest technology. A superb culinary destination, the Hotel featured a leading Brunello di Montalcino winery, two restaurants, an organic vegetable garden and a cooking class.

Dinner at one of the superb restaurants hosted inside the Resort

Day 2:

After breakfast, play at the exclusive Cdb Golf, on site. https://youtu.be/kkRzH8UxIlI

The golf course at Castiglion del Bosco is one of the finest private courses in Europe and the only Continental European design of Champion golfer Tom Weiskopf.

Weiskopf’s Tuscan masterpiece is exquisitely blended into the soft curves and contours of the estate’s rolling hills and valleys, treading lightly in an environment whose natural beauty requires

little enhancement or embellishment.  As Weiskopf himself says about the course, “It looks as if it has been there 100 years.”

In the afternoon enjoy some relax at the resort’s luxury pumping SPA

Day 3:

Transfer to Florence. Full escorted private walking tour with our local guide. Florence is famous for its wealth of fine art and architecture and was long ruled by the Medici family. Monuments and art sites not to be missed are: the Uffizi Gallery, the Academy Gallery, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Giotto bell tower, the St. John’s Baptistery, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce. Just to mention few, but the list can grow longer because each part of Florence, each street contains an art treasure.

Later in the afternoon back to the Resort.

OPTION
  • Montalcino sightseeing + in the afternoon cooking class at the Resort

Your private transfer will meet you in the hotel lobby and escort you to the edges of the central Tuscany. The landscape is lush with cypress trees, vineyards, and chestnut trees as olive orchards sprout along the hillsides. With your first stop the historical town of Montalcino, you will explore the historical wines produced around the province. Montalcino has maintained its streets and structures from the 16th century to create a unique Late Renaissance ambiance. Red and yellow flowers blossom in the narrow valleys outside of town alongside the ancient oak trees. You can see country roads in the distance that lead to elaborate vineyards and the nearby hilltop towns. The medieval, 14th-century walls of Rocca strike an imposing, and impressive, posture at the edge of town as the clock tower adorns Palazzo dei Priori and casts a shadow over the main square of Piazza del Popolo. In the afternoon enjoy a Cookery Class and learn how to make some Tuscany’s classic dishes or how to make fresh pasta or an authentic Italian pizza at La Canonica Cooking School of the Resort.

-  Siena sightseeing

The walled city of Siena stands firmly planted in the Middle Ages preserving its original character more markedly than any other city in Italy. Siena is famous in the world for its beautiful square where every August the famous medieval horse race, called the Palio, is run, still respecting the rules of centuries ago.

DAY 4:

Transfer to Rome. Stop at THE MALL luxury shopping outlet village. https://bit.ly/2c6AIy5

Arrival at a luxury 5* Hotel located in Rome city center. The splendor of Rome transcends time as the contemporary city maintains an ambiance of classic elegance, accentuated by the ruins and the Baroque and Renaissance embellishments.

After some free time enjoy a farewell dinner in a top class restaurant n Rome downtown

DAY 5:

After breakfast, private transfer to Olgiata Golf Club for your second round of golf. Located 15 miles north of Rome along the Via Cassia on the Olgiata quiet residential complex,

 

Olgiata Golf Club is a magnificen golf course by Golf Digest.

classic tree-lined parkland golf course. It’s listed top 100 world

 

Opened 1961 it features 27 holes (18 holes West Course and 9 holes East Course) designed by english architect C. Kenneth Cotton and restyled by architect Jim Fazio in 1996.

It's a challenging long layout surrounded by trees and outstanding villas featuring undulating fairways, elevation changes, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards coming into play on several holes such as small creeks designed to protect some of the very fast greens. Today is compared by many to Wentworth West Course. Later in the afternoon back to the hotel.

At the end of the day, you will have a delicious dinner in a local, celebrated restaurant with a glass of wine accompanying each dish to accentuate the flavors of the meal.

DAY 6 :

 After breakfast, your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby eager to lead you on an intimate introductory tour of Rome and take you along the iconic monuments connected to the Eternal City.

Along the way, you will stop at the Pantheon, a gorgeous structure built in the 2nd century AD after the original temple was damaged in a fire. A magnificent dome rests atop the masonry walls erected in a cylindrical shape as the entrance features 16 granite columns topped with Corinthian capitals to create a dramatic and unforgettable welcome to the Pantheon and the city of Rome. You can also enjoy shopping in the cobblestone streets fill with life and activity in front of the elaborate window displays along Via Condotti, famous for the concentration of luxury brands in one shopping street.

DAY 7:

 After breakfast, private transfer to Marco Simone GC for your third round of golf.

Considered one of the most prestigious golf course in Italy, Marco Simone Golf Club, home of the 2022 Ryder Cup, is a must play if you are planning a golf vacation in "The Eternal City".The club will be the third venue in continental Europe to host the tournament, following 1997 host Club de Golf Valderrama in Spain and Le Golf National in France, which will host the tournament in 2018.

DAY 8:

 Say “Arrivederci”. Private transfer to the airport

OUR TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a double or twin double at Castiglion del Bosco Luxury Resort + 4 nights 5-star hotel Rome city centre
  • Breakfast full buffet
  • 3 Green fee + golf buggy (2 people per buggy)
  • All tours listed in the itineraries
  • 1 Private sightseeing tour Florence – escorted tour with local guide
  • 1 Private sightseeing tour Rome – escorted tour with local guide
  • Full transfer with private Luxury coach
  • Local taxes
  • Assistance 24/7
  • Meet&Greet
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Dinners, lunches
  • Room Service
  • Baggage handling and tips
  • Personal baggage handling, Tour and trip cancellation insurance
  • Tour leader (on request)
** Price upon request , depending on the number of golfers & non- golfers

 

 

Turin & Lakes Golf Tour

Turin is the most amazing city of the Piedmont Region known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful surroundings overlooking the mountains and lakes. Playing golf in the extraordinary beautiful scenery of the wine area of Piedmont is a memorable experience. The Piedmont is also famous for its Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy. The area is filled with Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants. With five Championship Golf Courses open all year around (except January), situated within 25 km from each other, every course has its challenging beauty, enjoyable for every golfer.

Lake Como instead is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe. It has always been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems.

Day 1:

Arrival at airport. Transfer to Turin

Day 2:

Play golf at Royal Park dei Roveri Robert Trent J. Sr. (Top 100 in Europe). No golfer relax

Day 3:

Turin escorted tour max 7 hrs with local guide. Entrance to Mole Antonelliana, Symbol of the city of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana’s construction begun in 1863 and was designed by Alessandro Antonelli to be a synagogue. In 1878 it was sold to the city who wanted to make a monument dedicated to the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II.

Day 4:

Transfer to Lake Maggiore. Play at Bogogno Golf Club (Top 100 course in Europe). No golfer relax at Castello dal Pozzo

Day 5:

Lake Maggiore tour with private boat and local guide. Lunch at Belvedere Restaurant at Isola dei Pescatori (drinks not included) day 6: Play golf at Castelconturbia designed by Robert Trent J. Sr. (Top 100 in Europe)

Day 6:

Play golf at Castelconturbia designed by Robert Trent J. Sr. (Top 100 in Europe)

Day 7:

Morning transfer to Lake Como, play at Villa d’Este Golf Club.

No golfers relax

Day 8:

Lake Como tour with private boat and local guide (max 5hrs) day 9: Transfer to Menaggio. Play at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf. It’s one of the most historical golf club in Italy. Amazing layout. Are you looking for a golf experience? Play it! Later in the afternoon visit Bellagio with our local guide, have dinner in a typical Osteria (3 courses + wine, water and coffe included).

Day 9:

Transfer to Menaggio. Play at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf. It’s one of the most historical golf club in Italy. Amazing layout. Are you looking for a golf experience? Play it! Later in the afternoon visit Bellagio with our local guide, have dinner in a typical Osteria (3 courses + wine, water and coffe included).

Day 10:

Transfer to the airport

 

Whats Included :

Day: 10 nights

Hotels: 3 nights Hotel 4* in Turin downtown + 3 nights at Castello dal Pozzo + 3 nights at Terminus 4* Como.

Or similar accommodation , BB basis

Accommodation: Double Classic room

Golf: 5 green fee only weekdays. 1 x Royal Park dei Roveri Robert Trent Jones Sr. Course; 1 x Bogogno Golf Club; 1 x Castelconturbia GC; 1 x Menaggio & Cadenabbia GC; 1 x Villa d’Este GC.

Transfers: Full transfers (group, not individual) included from/to Airport, hotel and golf courses.

Arrival Airport: Milan Malpensa

Price per person from: $ 4,331 Cad. for Golfer
Price per person from: $ 3,609 Cad. for non- golfer

VAT and local taxes included

Local assistance and help assistance 24/7

Price is based on a minimum of 8 pax

 

 

 

Umbria / Tuscany / Rome Golf Tour

Umbria and Tuscany are, without a doubt, two of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Both the regions are famed for their rolling hills and vineyards, medieval hill towns and fantastic food. Ever changing, untouched landscapes in the green of winding valleys make Umbria a region that will never fail to amaze while evocative panoramas and intense emotions are what await those who are planning a holiday in Tuscany. Last by not least Rome, the eternal city where modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time.

Day 1:

Arrive at Rome Airport, transfer to Perugia San Clement Relais (2 hrs 15 min).

Day 2:

Play golf at Antognolla Golf Club by Robert Trent Jones. No golfer escorted tour of Perugia

Day 3:

Visiting Assisi and Spello (12 pax group) Private transfer and private local guide (max 7 hrs tour)

Day 4:

Transfer to La Bagnaia Hilton Hotel (Siena)

Day 5 :

Play golf at La Bagnaia Golf by Rober Trent Jones II. No golfer escorted tour of Siena

Day 6:

Transfer to Rome. Stop on way. Play at Golf Nazionale top 100 golf course in Europe. For no golfer possibility to visit Viterbo with local guide. Arrival at Rome later in the evening

Day 7:

Full escorted tour (12 pax group) of Rome with local guide. Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps… (max 7 hrs). Transfer to Rome city center by private minibus. Back to the hotel with private transfer.

Day 8:

Play at Marco Simone. For no golfers Vatican Musuem with private local guide. Shuttle bus from the hotel to Vatican area. Evening possibility to arrange the farewell dinner at Grand Hotel de la Minerve. Great Restaurant with roof garden (and restaurant) with amazing view.

Day 9:

Depart, transfer to Rome Airport

Whats Included :
Number of Nights:  8 nights
Hotels:

3 Nights at San Clement Relais (Perugia) Deluxe room

2 Nights at Hilton Hotel La Bagnaia (Siena) Superior Room

3 Nights at Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter’s

Meals: Full breakfast included

Transportation: full transfers with private minibus

Arrival Airport: Rome Airports

Price per person from: $ 3,671 Cad. for Golfer
Price per person from: $ 3,279 Cad. for non- Golfer

VAT and local taxes included

Local assistance and help assistance 24/7 Price is based on a minimum of 12 pax

For individuals itinerary on request