Trip Overview

From Amalfi to Cinque Terre & Venice

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 22 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

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.

From Amalfi to Cinque Terre & Venice

11 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
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$4,595
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 22 Reviews

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.

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Sorrento

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Amalfi Coast
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Naples! Upon arrival, your private driver meets you at the station and transfers to the hotel on the Amalfi coast (or Sorrento) for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the beauty of the sea landscape. Alternatively, you can take Pompeii optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Pompeii Exploration
    Explore the archeological sites of Pompeii, one of the greatest and richest cities of the Roman age, was tragically completely destroyed as a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Free Day in Sorrento or Optional Tours
Free day
Free day

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.
  • Optional tour: Gastronomic Tour, Sorrento
    Mozzarella, Pizza, Ice cream, Baba and other local cakes…Wine & Limoncello! Spend 8 hours learning about the local gastronomic traditions and history. A must for all food lovers!

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Coastal Exploration of Amalfi & Train to Rome
Day tour
Day tour

Following 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Plaza, Sorrento
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The beautiful Hotel Plaza is set near the Piazza Tasso and offers spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests are invited to take advantage of the hotel’s swimming pool, several restaurants, and the Plaza Cafe.

Welcome to Sorrento

Situated on the shores of the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful colorful places both in the Amalfi Coast region and in Italy.

train
Sorrento
Rome
2 hrs 20 min

All modern Italian trains are fast and safe. They are equipped with comfortable seats, footrests, power sockets, and enough space to put your luggage. WiFi is fast and free, you are welcome to use it during the journey.

Rome

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Highlights of Rome & Colosseum
City tour
City tour

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Vatican Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

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 are transferred 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
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Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in an 19th-century building and offers comfortable air-conditioned guestrooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Rome

The capital of Italy, Rome, obtains an unrivaled and unfathomable collection of historical treasures. This safe and welcoming region one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.

train
Rome
Florence
1 hr 30 min

All high-speed Italian trains have everything you need for a worry-free ride. They are equipped with comfortable chairs with tables and footrests, provide you with free WiFi and generous luggage space.

Florence

third destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Train to Florence & Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

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 where you meet your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower. 

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Optional Tuscany Wine Trail
Free day
Free day

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.
  • Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Chianti Wine Region
    Join an early morning hot air balloon flight over Chianti wine region. Your pilot lifts you off in the heart of the Tuscany countryside for an hour and upon your return have a breakfast in best Italian traditions.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Day Trip to Cinque Terre Coast
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast at your hotel you walk to the rail station and board the train to arrive in about 2.5 hours at La Spezia.

A local guide meets you at the rail station and you start an exploration of Cinque Terre with a village 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 village surrounded by wineries and considered to be the oldest one on Cinque Terre coastline. If weather permits you take a public boat ride to witness the dramatic coastline from the water. 

After the tour, you take the train back to Florence and have the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
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Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

Welcome to Florence

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

train
Florence
Venice
2 hrs 10 min

A train is the fastest and one of the most comfortable ways to travel through Italy. All Italian high-speed trains have free WiFi, allow you to charge your gadgets, and provide you with enough space to put your luggage.

Venice

fourth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Train to Venice & Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you check-out from the Florence 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Free Day or Optional Murano & Burano Boat Tour
Free day
Free day

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. Then make your way to Murano, world known for Murano Glass.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure from Venice
Transfer
Transfer

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

Breakfast is included.

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Ca’Pisani Hotel, Venice
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The beautiful Ca’Pisani Hotel is housed in a 16th-century edifice and invites guests to take advantage of the nice La Rivista bar, Turkish bath, as well as the amazing rooftop terrace, providing a breathtaking view over scenic Venice.

Welcome to Venice

Waterfront palazzos and palaces make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. Venice is the world's most romantic city.

What's Included

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;
  • Regular class train tickets Florence - La Spezia - Florence; 
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre and Venice;
  • Entrance tickets to Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Grande Museo del Duomo in Florence, St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace and Loggia dei Cavalli;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

 

 

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

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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;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo;
  • 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
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