This fabulous eight day vacation travel package will bring you to some of the most historic and scenic venues along Italy's southwestern coast. Begin in Rome with leisure time to explore ancient iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Villa Borghese Gallery, and the Vatican complex. Then be whisked away to the ancient town of Pompeii before riding and trekking up the side of the Mount Vesuvius volcano. The second half of the trip takes on a more relaxed and sunny vibe with visits to gorgeous seaside towns along the Amalfi Coast where travelers can explore, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of the coastline. For a first-time trip to Italy, this tour combines the best of Rome's historical sightseeing with the laid back atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast.
From ROME to SORRENTO
Rome, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Anacapri
Day 01: ROME
Arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel on your own. Use your time at leisure to get acquainted with this enchanting city until the evening, when you will meet with your tour assistant who will provide information regarding your travel itinerary. Overnight stay at your hotel in Rome.
Day 02: ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy your time at leisure to explore Rome at your own pace. Discover the beautiful fountains and squares of Rome, enjoy a cappuccino and an Italian pastry in one of the many outdoor cafés, or attend the Papal Audience in Saint Peter's Square (on Wednesday mornings only). In the afternoon, you will join a sightseeing tour along the Appian Way, viewing 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 typical trattoria, among the locals and far from the tourist traps. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
Day 03: ROME
After breakfast, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure. You may wish to take this opportunity to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum (optional, not included), or the Villa Borghese Gallery (optional, not included and entrance reservations required), with numerous important pieces of art. In the afternoon, you will visit the Vatican Museums, a repository for centuries of splendid art and history. You'll marvel at this intersection of faith and beauty, which includes a visit of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Return to your hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight in Rome.
Day 04: ROME, POMPEII, VESUVIUS, SORRENTO
Breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pompeii via private vehicle. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide who will escort you through the excavation site where Mount Vesuvius covered the town in hot volcanic ash. These layers of ash preserved citizens of the town and their homes for many centuries, leaving behind a city frozen in time until excavation in the 1800s. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch in these historic surroundings before the tour moves to Mount Vesuvius National Park. The bus will take you nearly 3,300 feet up the face of the volcano where you'll have the chance to hike another 650 feet 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 where you will check into your hotel for the night.
Day 05: SORRENTO COUNTRYSIDE
Enjoy a buffet breakfast to prepare for a full day of authentic Italian food experiences. First you will visit a local pasta making factory, where you will learn traditional recipes for making fresh homemade pastas and sauces. Afterwards, 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, POSITANO, AMALFI
Breakfast at the hotel before taking the scenic coastal roads and reaching the picturesque town of Positano. Trickling down the cliff like a waterfall, be ready to take plenty of photos as this small town will offer spectacular views from every corner of its steep alleys. The tour continues on to Amalfi, one of the former historical Maritime Republics, and home to a magnificent Cathedral and colorful everyday life experiences. Taste some homemade Limoncello and shop for local products. In the afternoon, we'll return to Sorrento, to enjoy dinner and rest at your hotel.
Day 07: SORRENTO, CAPRI
After a savory breakfast at your hotel, you will board the ferry to the breathtaking Isle of Capri. This small island in front of the Bay of Naples is so spectacular even in ancient times Roman Emperors would build their summer residences here. The tour will begin in Anacapri, a small and picturesque village home to the famed Villa San Michele, built on the ruins of the Roman Emperor Tiberius' summer residence. Later you will head to the town of Capri where you will enjoy lunch at your leisure. After lunch, you will tour the town's center and the most beautiful sites, including the Augustus Gardens, Via Tragara and the famous Piazzetta, which is the heart of social life in Capri. Later return to Sorrento for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 08: SORRENTO
Breakfast at the hotel and then end of the tour and our services.
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PACKAGE START AT $3,684.00 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
- 4 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Sorrento
- Daily Buffet Breakfast
- 3 dinners 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
- Visit of the Amalfi Coast
- Visit of Capri and Anacapri
- 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 with 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).