Set off on an Italian adventure you'll remember for years to come! Explore Italy's finest sights from the sunny Amalfi coast. Continue to the Eternal City, Rome, to discover 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 unforgettable time in Venice.

City:
Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice
Duration:
12 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$4,198
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Sorrento

Welcome to Itay's sunny Amalfi coast! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the nearest airport (Naples) or port, who transfers you to the centrally-located hotel in Sorrento. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

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Day 2
Sorrento Coastal Exploration

Following breakfast your private guide and driver take you on a full-day scenic sightseeing tour from Sorrento through the coastline. You get to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding area.

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Day 3
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.

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Day 4
Train to Rome & Sightseeing

After breakfast in the hotel you are transferred to the rail station to board a train to Rome. After check-in meet your guide for a stroll through the very heart of Rome. The highlight of your day is a tour of the Colosseum.

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Day 5
Vatican Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide and driver and head to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican. When inside the Vatican, you visit the Apostolic Palace and private apartments of Julius II decorated by Raphael.

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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.

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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.

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Day 8
Transfer to Cinque Terre

Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the beautiful coast of Cinque Terre. Upon arrival, you driver takes you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

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Day 9
Cinque Terre Coast Trip

After breakfast at your hotel embark on a fascinating day-trip along the Cinque Terre coast to visit several of the most remarkable little towns. The first village you visit is Vernazza, continue to Manarola and Riomaggiore.

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Day 10
Transfer to Venice

Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your private driver takes you to Venice. Upon arrival you check-in at the centrally-located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

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Day 11
Venice Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places of Venice. You see the Rialto Bridge and the iconic St. Mark's Basilica.

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Day 12
Departure

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!

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Price

$4,198
Deposit $840
Regular package
based on double occupancy

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Regular class railway tickets on high-speed / regular train: Sorrento - Rome, Rome - Florence;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Sorrento

Welcome to Itay's sunny Amalfi coast! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the nearest airport (Naples) or port, who transfers you to the centrally-located hotel in Sorrento.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

Day 2: Sorrento Coastal Exploration

Following breakfast your private guide and driver take you on a full-day scenic sightseeing tour from Sorrento through the coastline. You get to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding area. You also discover the picturesque towns of Positano, Ravello, Scala and Amalfi from a local perspective, and take in the local history and culture.

After the tour you are transferred to the hotel in Sorrento.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: 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!

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Train to Rome & Sightseeing

Following breakfast in your hotel you check out and meet your private driver for a transfer to the railway station. An hour and a half later you arrive to Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel.

After check-in meet your guide for a stroll through the very heart of Rome. Today in about 4 hours you see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You explore 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.

The highlight of your day is a tour of the most well-recognized sight of Rome - the Colosseum. Taxi fare to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Vatican Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast meet your guide and head to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*. When inside the Vatican, you visit the Apostolic Palace and private apartments of Julius II decorated by Raphael.

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 St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy the rst of the day at leisure.

*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.

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.

Breakfast is included.

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.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Transfer to Cinque Terre

Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the beautiful coast of Cinque Terre.

Upon arrival, you driver takes you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

* NOTE: An optional stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower is possible on the way.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Cinque Terre Coast Trip

After breakfast at your hotel embark on a fascinating day-trip along the Cinque Terre coast to visit several of the most remarkable little towns.

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 a distance of two kilometers, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore. Since 1997 you can admire in Manarola a giant nativity scene during the Christmas period.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 10: Transfer to Venice

Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your private driver takes you to Venice. Upon arrival you check-in at the centrally-located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11: Venice Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide in 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.

Day 12: Departure

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!

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre & Venice; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Regular class railway tickets on high-speed / regular train: Sorrento - Rome, Rome - Florence;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • 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.

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

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.

Vatican, Italy

Vatican, Italy

Vatican is the smallest sovereign country in the world which is set within the borders of Rome. It is the official home of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

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

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

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

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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,198
Deposit $840