Rome Amalfi Coast Naples Pompeii Group Tour
8 Days/7 Nights
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Rome
DAY 01: ROME
You will transfer from the airport to Rome city center where you will check in to your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent as free time for exploration of the city at your leisure, or just sit back and relax from the flight. Dinner is not included this evening.
Day 02 - ROME
An buffet style breakfast is provided at your Hotel. You will be picked up at your hotel at about 9:00 a.m. Guests will enjoy a 3 hour walking tour with an English speaking guide to discover Rome. The tour will start from Largo di Torre Argentina which is the famous square area in Rome featuring the four Republican temples. As the tour continues on, travelers will be walking to the “Field of Flowers,” or Campo de’ Fiori in Italian. From there, the tour continues to Piazza Farnese with its beautiful Renaissance buildings designed by famed architects. Piazza Navona comes next with a visit to the magnificent Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiume). Next comes a memorable visit to the historic, Pantheon. This ancient temple was first constructed in the days of Augustus. The structure is now used as church. After leaving the Pantheon, the tour continues on to the breathtaking Trevi Fountain, which is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in all of Italy. . It is world famous and has been featured in many American and foreign movies. The tour then wraps up on this first full day at the memorable Spanish Steps, which were featured in the classic movie, “Roman Holiday”.
As the day winds down, you are free to explore on your own or take part to another guided tour to visit the Ancient Rome landmarks such as the Colosseum or the Vatican with its famous museum and St. Peter’s Square.
Dinner on your own and overnight stay in your Hotel.
Day 03 - ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO
A varied buffet breakfast will be provided at the hotel. Guests will be picked up at 7:00am by coach and meet with their multilingual tour leader. Once in Naples, a local guide will take you for a memorable walking tour where you will see the Piazza del Plebiscito, which is one of the largest squares in Naples. Gaze on the beauty of the historic Royal Palace, with its strong Spanish influence. The architectural wonder of the Gallery of Umberto I will be visited as well, with its wrought iron and glass ceiling, it is truly a site to behold. The prestigious San Carlo Opera House is also on the itinerary, which is the oldest operating opera house in the entire world. Naples is also the third largest municipality in the country of Italy, and one of the oldest inhabited cities. From Naples, you will continue on to the world famous Pompeii. While there you will enjoy a short visit to a factory that specializes in coral and cameos. While in this area, guests will enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant that features foods indicative of this region. Once lunch has concluded,the tour continues with a visit to the world renowned archeological site of Pompeii, which was covered in ash and rubble when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. conserved until nowadays.
After the historical visit to the Forgotten City, the tour proceeds to Sorrento. This magnificent town on the Sorrentine Peninsula offers spectacular views of Vesuvius, the Isle of Capri and even Naples. It is also known the world over for its orange, lemon and olive trees.
Enjoy a pleasant dinner before retiring for the night in Sorrento.
Day 04 – SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO
A buffet breakfast is served at the hotel. Guests will depart at 9 Am. to the beautiful island of Capri. This famous island is known as a relaxing resort by many travelers. You will travel by ferry to the Port of Marina Grande, with Mount Solaro poised beautifully in the backdrop. The next stop on the tour, weather permitting, will be the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), which is a world-renowned sea cave flooded with magnificent blue light. The next stop is the Augustus Gardens to experience tranquility and beauty at its best. Here, fabulous statues and beautiful blossoms share the spotlight. The Piazzetta is the next stop, often called one of the most fashionable squares in the world. A minibus will then take you up to Anacapri for a delightful lunch and beautiful view of the island. From Anacapri, you will return to Port Marina Grande and board the ferry for the trip back to Sorrento. Time to relax during dinner and enjoy your last night at your Sorrento hotel.
Day 05 - SORRENTO – POSITANO
An American buffet breakfast is provided at the hotel with a departure of 9:30 a.m. to Positano. You will travel via the gorgeous Amalfi Coast Drive. The Rolling Stones wrote the classic, “Midnight Rambler” in this charming fishing village. After checking in at the local hotel, you can explore the town at your leisure. Dinner is not included on this evening.
Day 06 - POSITANO
American style buffet breakfast will be enjoyed in the hotel. Guests will have ample free time to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal village and all that surrounds it, doing whatever they choose. You may choose to take a local bus and visit Ravello, which is known for its scenic beauty. Perhaps, make your own way to Amalfi, where you can soak up the views of the beautiful cliffs and plunge into the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean Sea. (Optional activities not included).
Dinner on your own and overnight will be spent at your Positano hotel.
Day 07: POSITANO – POMPEII – ROME
As usual breakfast will be served in the hotel with the morning spent at your own leisure in Positano or its surrounding areas. Perhaps you may like to shop for souvenirs in the small artisans shops and boutiques in town.
Early in the afternoon the group will meet at the hotel and transfer to Pompeii. Here you will join another group and head back to Rome. The estimated time of arrival in Rome is 9.00 p.m. depending on traffic. Over night will be spent in the hotel in Rome city center.
Dinner is not included.
Day 8 - ROME
After breakfast at your hotel, end of our services.