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Best of Florence, Rome & Amalfi

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 318 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

Best of Florence, Rome & Amalfi is a fantastic tour that takes you on a journey to some of the most beautiful and historically rich regions of Italy. The tour begins in Florence, where you explore the beautiful art, architecture, and culture of the city, including visits to the famous Uffizi Gallery and the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. 

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
From
 $2,915 
Florence, Italy
3
days
Italy

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

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Florence

Upon arrival in Florence, your driver will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. You'll have the rest of the day to relax and unwind after your journey, with no set itinerary or plans.

2
day
Florence Sightseeing & Evening Wine Tasting

Meet your guide after breakfast for a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights. Explore Piazza del Duomo, visit the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and use your Grande Museo del Duomo ticket to see other monuments. Discover Piazza della Repubblica, the Strozzi Palace, and Oltrarno with local craftsmen shops and the Santo Spirito Church. Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's statue David before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio. The rest of the day is at leisure or enjoy an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour.

In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a small group wine tasting. Sample three different wines expertly selected by a sommelier and paired with delicious snacks.

3
day
Day at Leisure in Florence

After breakfast, the day is free for you to explore Florence at your own pace. You can take a leisurely walk, shop for souvenirs, or simply relax.

Alternatively, you can choose to join our optional activities, such as a cooking class and market tour or a day trip to Pisa.

 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi

NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Florence, Italy. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century palace, the hotel boasts elegant and sophisticated decor that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern amenities.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Taking a train is one of the best options for traveling from Florence to Rome. Trains in Italy are well-equipped, fast, and conveniently connect these Italian cities from one center to the other.

Rome, Italy
3
days
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.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival & Highlights of Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, your driver will transfer you to your hotel in the city center. You'll meet your guide and start your tour of Rome's famous ancient sites, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon, where you'll see masterpieces by Bernini and Borromini. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel, where you can spend the evening at your leisure.

5
day
Discovering Ancient Rome

In the morning, after a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you meet with your knowledgeable guide to begin your fascinating walking tour of the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

Your first stop today is the awe-inspiring Roman Forum, an archaeological site that served as the political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome for over a thousand years. Here, you will walk through the remnants of ancient temples, arches, and buildings that date back over 3,000 years. The ruins you will see include the Temple of Caesar, where Julius Caesar was cremated, and the Arch of Septimius Severus, a triumphal arch that commemorates the victories of the Roman Empire.

Next, you will head to Rome's most iconic site - the Colosseum, a colossal amphitheater that is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Originally called the Flavian Amphitheatre, it was built almost 2,000 years ago and could seat up to 70,000 spectators. This imposing structure was the site of many public spectacles, including gladiatorial contests, wild animal hunts, and even mock naval battles.

After the tour, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel, and you will have the evening to yourself to relax and explore the city at your leisure.


 

6
day
Vatican Sightseeing

In the morning, following a delicious breakfast, you are picked up by your guide and chauffeured to the heart of Vatican City, the walled enclave and the world's smallest independent state.

Upon arrival, you begin your Vatican tour, visiting the private apartments of Julius II and admiring the exquisite Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra, all of which are adorned with some of the world's most beautiful art pieces.

Your next stop is the stunning Sistine Chapel, where you have ample time to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that led to the creation of one of the world's greatest works of art.

Then your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. As you step into the basilica, you'll be awestruck by the grandeur of its immense, ornately decorated interiors. 

Your tour ends at St. Peter's Square, where you are left to admire Michelangelo's Dome and the magnificent colonnades designed by Bernini.

As your Vatican tour concludes, your guide takes you on a leisurely walk back to the hotel, where you stop for a photo op at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, originally built as a mausoleum and later used by the popes as a fortress, refuge, and prison.

Upon returning to the hotel, you have the rest of the day to explore Rome at your leisure. Please note that the Vatican is a sacred religious site, and visitors are expected to dress appropriately, which means no shorts, no uncovered knees and shoulders, and no backpacks. Furthermore, due to religious services, St. Peter's Basilica may be closed without notice, and entrance cannot be guaranteed.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
classic
$

Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in a 19th-century building.

train
Rome
Sorrento
2 hrs 40 min

At the train station, you board the train to Naples and set off on a scenic trip to the Italian south on a comfortable train. Upon arrival, your private guide-driver meets you at the station.

Sorrento, Italy
3
days
Italy

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.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Arrival in Sorrento

Following the tour of Pompeii, you will arrive in the charming town of Sorrento and check in to your hotel. You will then have the remainder of the evening to relax and explore the town at your leisure.

8
day
Amalfi Coast Tour

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you rendezvous with your private guide and driver in the hotel lobby to embark on a 6-hour scenic trip along the Amalfi Coast. One of the first stops on this tour is the Belvedere of Madonnina, where you can admire awe-inspiring views of Positano from above.

Continuing your journey, you arrive in the charming old town center of Positano, where you embark on a leisurely walking tour and take in the spectacular panoramas of the Amalfi Coast.

Another highlight of the tour is a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew and the adjacent Cloister of Paradise in the town of Amalfi.

After a day filled with stunning vistas and cultural insights, you are transferred back to the hotel to relax and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

9
day
Departure

Your incredible tour of Italy comes to an end today. After breakfast, your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a wonderful time in Italy and wish you a safe journey. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for any future travel plans!

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Grand Hotel De La Ville Sorrento

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Please note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

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

3. Сity taxes are not included in the price. This is a small tax (1-5 EUR per person per night) collected by many European cities. You will need to pay it at the hotel on checkout.

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

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What To Know

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Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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