Private tour from Amalfi to Cinque Terre & Venice - Firebird Tours ®
Cinque Terre
Venice
Rome
Amalfi Coast
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Trip Overview

Set off on a memorable Italian adventure and explore Italy's finest sights from the sunny Amalfi coast to the Eternal City of Rome with it's best attractions and beating heart - Vatican. Then on to dazzling artistic Florence before making your way to the petite colorful Cinque Terre towns. As a grand finale of your Italian trip, spend an unforgettable time in Venice.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels:
    10 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    3 train rides between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided walking city tours
    2 guided city tours with taxi transportation
    3 guided day-tours outside the cities
    7 guided visits to sights and museums
  • MEALS
  • 10 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Tour to Pompeii & Arrival to Amalfi Coast

Welcome to Naples! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver and guide to start your tour of ancient Pompeii*. Pompeii is renown worldwide for the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius that happened in 79 A.D. The archaeological wonder is still well-preserved, so you have a great chance to explore the former prosperous Roman city with its ruins once buried in meters of ash and pumice.

  • Note: To arrange your tour to Pompeii the recommended time of arrival to Naples is before 3:30 pm from April 1 to October 31 and before 1 pm from November 1 to March 31

After the tour in Pompeii you are transferred to the hotel on the Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento) for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2
Free Day in Sorrento or Optional Tours

Today following breakfast at your hotel you have a free day to continue enjoying fascinating Sorrento at your leisure. You can join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Trip to Capri Island
    Cruise along the Sorrento coast, before crossing to Capri to marvel at some of the most dramatic rock formations. Navigate your way to Faraglioni to see the unique caves and grottoes of the White, Blue, and Green Grotto, each illuminated in different colors by the reflection of the sunlight hitting the seawater.
     
  • Optional tour: Gastronomic Tour, Sorrento
    Mozzarella, Pizza, Ice cream, Baba and other local cakes…Wine & Limoncello! These are just some of the local delights that you will get to try on the Gastronomic tour of the area. Spend 8 hours learning about the local gastronomic traditions and history. A must for all food lovers!
Day 3
Coastal Exploration of Amalfi & Train to Rome

After breakfast you check-out from the hotel on Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento), meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby and start a scenic sightseeing tour through the coastline.

Today you get to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding area. You also discover the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi from a local perspective, and take in the local history and culture. During the tour you enter to Cloister of Paradise, an open-air cloister which presents an influence which both Arabs and Romans had on Amaifi.

After the tour you are transferred to the train station in Salerno to board the train to Rome. Upon arrival to the magnificent Italian capital your driver meets you and takes to your downtown hotel for overnight.

Day 4
Highlights of Rome & Colosseum

After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and have a transfer to the very heart of Rome. Today you discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.


Your first stop is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.


After touring Colosseum you proceed with a walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.



After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

Day 5
Vatican Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.


Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.


Your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.


The ending point of your tour is in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini. 


After the tour, you enjoy a leisurely walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.


  • Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.

 

Day 6
Train to Florence & Sightseeing

Today you check-out from the hotel in Rome. Your driver takes you to the rail station to board the train which takes you to Florence.

Upon arrival you are transferred to the hotel for the check-in and after some rest have a sightseeing tour of the city.

Today's program includes visits to the Duomo with its famous Bell-tower and its Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old. We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

Day 7
Optional Tuscany Wine Trail

Today is free for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to ancient and scenic destinations, located about a one-hour drive away from Florence.

  • Optional tour: Tuscany Wine Trail, Florence
    Get an insight of Tuscany, Italy's famous region of great wines during the Tuscany Wine Trail tour. Explore the fascinating countryside of the Chianti Wine region and discover two of the best wineries in Tuscany, taste exceptional wines, learn about wine and olive oil production from a wine expert, enjoy a delicious typical Tuscan meal, and even visit an organic farm. This experience is perfect for wine admirers.

 

Day 8
Day Trip to Cinque Terre Coast

The first village you visit is Vernazza which has a natural pier with an amphitheater shape making it perhaps the most picturesque village of the Cinque Terre. Vernazza was a Roman installation and had big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics of Genoa. It was also famous for its carpenters.

Then you continue to Manarola. The village is surrounded by vines and is situated along a stream. The wine of Manarola is very famous and the "Via dell'Amore" starts here: an easy to walk paved path connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore. Since 1997 you can admire in Manarola a giant nativity scene during the Christmas period.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your Florence hotel and have the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

Day 9
Train to Venice & Sightseeing

Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station to board the train to Venice. Upon arrival you check-in at the centrally-located hotel, meet your private guide at the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. You see the Rialto Bridge (and Rialto fish market), walk past the quiet streets, peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to explore.

Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, where you see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. You go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

After the tour you return to your downtown hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10
Free Day or Optional Murano & Burano Boat Tour

Today is a free day for you to explore and savor Venice! If you would like to have a scheduled itinerary for that day, we have prepared an optional tour to one of the most fascinating day-trips from Venice - to the islands of Murano and Burano. Located in the Venetian lagoon, Burano Island is famous for its lace making production and Murano is well-known for its glass blowing traditions.

  • Optional tour: Murano & Burano Boat Tour, Venice
    Enjoy a tranquil trip through Venetian lagoon to the islands of Murano & Burano. Your first stop is Burano Island and see this charming and colorful fishing village with intricate streets and canals lined by pastel colored houses is famous for its lace-making industry. Then make your way to Murano. It's main pride is the world known Murano Glass. Enjoy a visit to a glass-factory where you see a demonstration of glass-blowing and visit the factory's showroom full of beautiful glassware.
Day 11
Departure from Venice

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!


Included

10 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star accommodation at top hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels on Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento), in Rome, Florence, &  Venice;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Salerno - Rome, Rome -  Florence & Florence - Venice;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Pompeii, Amalfi, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice;
  • Entrance tickets to Cloister of Paradise, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Duomo and Academia in Florence, St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace and Loggia dei Cavalli;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Scenic sightseeing tour along the Amalfi coastline including Positano, Ravello and Amalfi;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Duomo with Bell Tower and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Day-tour to the most charming villages of Cinque Terre with a local guide;
  • Guided visit to the oldest open-air Rialto market in Venice;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.
What to Know
  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,645
Deposit $929
Regular package
$5,595
Deposit $1,119
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$4,645
Deposit $929
Regular package
$5,595
Deposit $1,119

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