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Italian Treasures: Rome, Sorrento & Florence
time 10 Days / 9 Nights

Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (3), Florence (3)

Experience the best of Italy's history and travel to one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world!

Start in the Eternal City visiting with a local insider the 2000-year-old Colosseum, the Roman Forums and the Vatican Museums with its impressive collection of art, the marvelous Sistine Chapel, and the fascinating St. Peter’s Basilica.
Then head south to the charming town of Sorrento that sits amid lemon and orange groves on the Bay of Naples. From here, venture to Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the 79AD Mt. Vesuvius eruption, and visit the ruins of the thermal baths, Vetti's House, the forum and other important sites.
Take a short trip by fast ferry to Capri and see the island's highlights with time for shopping on your own. As you ride along the famous Amalfi Coast enjoy the spectacular scenery from the coastal roads and stop to stroll through the three most popular and beautiful villages - Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello.
Last stop: Florence, the fountainhead of the Renaissance - city of Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli and Da Vinci! Under the guidance of a city expert, walk through Florence’s historic center, visit the imposing Duomo and view Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the David. Travel to the medieval town of Siena, home of the famous horse race -  the Palio, and marvelous San Gimignano; end your day with a dinner at a boutique winery to savor a perfect Tuscan meal paired with local wines.

inclusionAt a Glance
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Colosseum & Ancient Rome
  • Vatican Museums
  • Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento
  • A day in Capri & Anacapri
  • Amalfi Coast Drive
  • Sorrento to Florence
  • Best of Florence with Accademia Gallery
  • Siena & San Gimignano with Dinner
  • Depart Florence to USA
dates Itinerary
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Arrive in Rome at Fiumicino Airport. 

Your private driver will bring you to your Rome hotel.  Rest up and get a bite to eat.  Tomorrow begins your exploration of Italy!

This morning explore the most important sights of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip the line access.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Rome?  Check out our other Day Tours in Rome and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest seeing the incredible Borghese Gallery & Gardens (not included in the package price).

Take a morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square. Enjoy No Wait Access and small groups for the best Vatican experience.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Rome?  Check out our other Day Tours in Rome and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest joining one of our food tours to sample real Roman street food, less-known meats and cheeses, and amazing wine in a secret cellar (not included in the package price).

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel in Rome and transfer you to Rome train station for your high-speed train ride to Naples.  Once you've arrived in Naples, a private driver will meet you at the train station and bring you to your hotel in Sorrento. Along the way stop in Pompeii for a private guided tour of the Archaeological Park. Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000-years-ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You'll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Then sit back and relax in the comfort of your private car while your driver will transport you to Sorrento. Check in and settle in at your hotel.
 

No holiday in Sorrento would be complete without a trip to the evocative Island of Capri. Sail across the bay of Sorrento for the start of an unforgettable day. For such a small an island, about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, Capri has had much said, sung and written about it.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Capri and Anacapri with their chic town centers, shops, hotels and restaurants along winding streets. The main square Piazza Umberto I has a pretty white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. Leading off the square are medieval-looking alleyways and arcades full of shops selling the handicrafts of the island, clothing, jewelry made from coral and gold, shoes and ceramics. Then, head south to admire the famed Faraglioni Rocks.
There is free time for you to go off and shop around the elegant boutiques, stroll along the cobbled streets or simply relax on the beach. There is so much to see and do on this tiny island paradise!
At last, meet your guide again and enjoy a boat ride around the island to admire its splendid caves before heading back to Sorrento.

 

The “Amalfi Coast Drive” is said to be the most famous scenic drive in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world of its own, a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions. On this tour, you'll discover Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, three of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy.
Positano is a stunning petit village, famous for its perched whitewashed houses and a striking view of the crystal-blue sea. Then, you will visit Amalfi, the capital city of the former Amalfi Republic, and its wonderful Saint Andrew’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to enjoy in Amalfi on your own or take an optional boat ride at additional cost. Last stop is Ravello situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast. Ravello offers grand architecture, exquisite gardens and panoramic views. You will have some free time to visit the Duomo or Villa Rufolo (optional; entrance fees not included).
The arrival in Sorrento is expected to be approximately between 6pm and 7pm depending on the traffic. Please note that the order of the cities visited may change for operational reason without advance notice.

 

Today you will say goodbye to Sorrento and head to the fountainhead of the Renaissance, Florence!

After a private transfer from Sorrento to Naples, board the high-speed train to Florence. You'll be there in only 3 hours! Your private driver will meet you at Florence train station and bring you to your hotel in Florence.

Check in at your hotel. Rest up or take a leisurely walk in the historic center and grab a bite to eat.

 

Discover Florence's historic center on this walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio, the imposing Duomo (only from outside), elegant Uffizi Square, the renowned leather market, and the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David. Please note that a full explanation of the Duomo's inside and outside features will be given by the guide. The entrance to the Duomo is free and you can visit independently if you wish. Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities, visits inside the Duomo may be restricted.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Florence?  Check out our other Day Tours in Florence and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest seeing the incredible Uffizi Gallery (not included in the package price).

This morning is at leisure. Explore Florence on your own, or feel free to add one of our Day Tours in Florence to this itinerary. We suggest taking a bike or Segway tour or joining one of our cooking classes (not included in the package price).

This afternoon, you will be taken to Siena by an English speaking driver. In Siena, enjoy a guided walking tour of this medieval city as you explore Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as the quieter backstreets and learn everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. Plus, you will have a surprise tasting of a typical product!

Then continue to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify most people image of a Tuscan hill town. San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form its famed and unforgettable skyline. You will have free time to explore this city as you wish.

Finally, savor a typical Tuscan dinner paired with wines in a fascinating location in the Chianti countryside as you take in the beautiful Tuscan sunset. Then return to Florence.

Your Italy Vacation has come to an end as you transfer from your hotel to Florence airport and head back home.