This fantastic six day travel package takes you through some of the most historical and beautiful parts of western Italy including Rome, Pompeii, and Sorrento. Vacationers and history buffs alike will spend a few days falling in love with exploring the iconic and ancient landmarks of Rome's Colosseum and Forum, renowned churches, the Holy Stairs, and the Christian Catacombs. To visit these places is to be transported back in time to a different era steeped in rich Roman tradition. From Rome, it is on to Pompeii to see the remnants of life from the legendary Mount Vesuvius eruption years ago and then travelers will make their way up part of Mount Vesuvius itself. End your fabulous Italian vacation with a couple of days in romantic Sorrento to learn how this area's agriculture industry is responsible for amazing Italian cuisine.
Rome, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Sorrento
Day 01: ROME
Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel on your own. Enjoy your time at leisure to start discovering the city until the evening, when you will meet your tour assistant who will provide you information regarding your travel itinerary. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 02: ROME
Breakfast at the hotel and start your discovery of the Eternal City. After breakfast you will have time at leisure to enjoy Rome at your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, enjoy a cappuccino and Italian pastry at one of the many outdoor cafés, or be at the Pope's Mass in Saint Peter Square (on Sundays). In the afternoon, you will join a sightseeing tour along the Appian Way viewing the ancient ruins and churches, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Scala Santa (Holy stairs) and the Christian Catacombs. Dinner at a nice typical trattoria, far from the tourist traps and among the locals. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 03: ROME
After breakfast, you'll enjoy another morning at leisure. Perhaps visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum (not included) or the Villa Borghese Gallery (not included), home to vast pieces of important art. In the afternoon you will visit the Vatican museum, repository for centuries of art and history. You'll marvel at this intersection of faith and beauty, including a visit to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Return to your Hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Day 04: ROME, POMPEII, VESUVIUS, SORRENTO
Breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pompeii via private coach. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide who will escort you through the excavation site where Vesuvius covered the town in hot volcanic ash. These layers of ash preserved underneath homes and people going about their business for many centuries until excavated in the 1800's, leaving behind a city frozen in time. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch in these historic surroundings before the tour moves to Vesuvius National Park. The bus will take you 1000 meters up the face of the volcano from where you'll have the chance to hike another 200 meters to the top of this still active volcano. The 30 minute hike pays off with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples. Afterwards, the tour continues to Sorrento and check into your hotel for the night.
Day 05: SORRENTO COUNTRYSIDE
Breakfast at your hotel to prepare for a full day of an authentic Italian Food Experience. First you will visit a famous local pasta making factory, where you will learn traditional recipes of fresh homemade pastas and sauces. After you will enjoy lunch at a charming farmhouse on Mount Vesuvius, where you will tour orchards and vineyards, rich and lush from the volcanic soil. Later you will savor a glass of wine on the patio of this typical farmhouse before returning to the hotel in Sorrento for the night.
Day 06: SORRENTO
Breakfast and end of our services.
PACKAGE START AT $3,468.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe private vehicle as per itinerary;
- English speaking Host assistance on your arrival day in Rome;
- 3 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Rome;
- 2 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Sorrento;
- Daily Buffet Breakfast;
- 1 dinner and 1 lunch;
- Visit of the Vatican, entrance fee included;
- Visit of the Ancient Appia and Catacombs, entrance fee included;
- Visit of Pompeii and Vesuvius, entrance fee included;
- Vat Taxes and Service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. Where applicable it must be paid locally to the hotel.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Porterage service;
- All which is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES".
Independent tour package with private car w/ Driver for transfers.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
Meeting with our host assistance on your arrival day in Rome for your itinerary’s briefing.
All transfers are operated with a private transportation with English speaking Driver. Some of the excursions are operated with private guide, others are operated in conjunction with a larger group to offer the opportunity to meet other people and maintain the cost reasonable.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).