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Cultural Capitals with Amalfi (Venice-Florence-Sorrento-Rome)

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 28 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

Explore the most inspiring places in Italy, romantic Venice, stylish Milan, unparalleled Rome, and the gem of Amalfi Coast, charming Sorrento. We promise an unforgettable vacation filled with exciting sightseeing programs, amazing centrally located hotels, and plenty of interesting activities to spice up your trip with, such as a Vatican tour or wine tasting in Florence.

Cultural Capitals with Amalfi (Venice-Florence-Sorrento-Rome)

11 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Small group tour to Italy
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$3,398
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 28 Reviews

Explore the most inspiring places in Italy, romantic Venice, stylish Milan, unparalleled Rome, and the gem of Amalfi Coast, charming Sorrento. We promise an unforgettable vacation filled with exciting sightseeing programs, amazing centrally located hotels, and plenty of interesting activities to spice up your trip with, such as a Vatican tour or wine tasting in Florence.

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Venice, Italy

Venice

first destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in.

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

No meals included.

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Day 2
Sightseeing in Venice
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your 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 return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional gondola ride.

  • Optional tour: Gondola Ride, Venice

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Free Day in Venice, Train to Florence
Free day
Free day

The first half of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Venice on your own. Alternatively, you can take one of the short optional day trips to nearby places.

  • Optional tour: Murano & Burano Boat Tour, Venice

In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a water-taxi transfer. Upon arrival to Florence in about 2 hours, you are taken to your downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Al Theatro Palace, Venice
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Located in the heart of unforgettable Venice, the stylish Al Theatro Palace provides amazing views over one of the most famous theatres in the world, La Fenice Theatre, as well as top-notch service and great amenities.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs

Modern Italian trains are among the fastest and most comfortable ways to get to Florence. Free WiFi, power sockets, comfortable seats with footrests, and extensive luggage space are at your service during the journey.

Florence, Italy

Florence

second destination

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

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your private 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 famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops. 

We will also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and the beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. In this very part of the city, you can find an early work of Michelangelo dating back to when he was just 17 years old. 

During the tour, we also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's famous colossal statue of David, a must-see in Florence. After the excursion is over, you get back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to enjoy the city on your own or you can join our carefully planned optional tour. 

  • Optional tour: Uffizi Gallery guided tour  (160 USD per person).

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Day at Leisure & Evening Wine Tasting
Free day
Free day
Tasting
Tasting

Today is free for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: inspiring cooking class and market tour (191 USD per person) or an exciting day trip to Pisa (150 USD per person).

In the evening meet your fellow travelers for an exquisite wine tasting, organized for your group. Enjoy an amazing evening and a memorable tasting of 3 different local wines, selected by a professional sommelier and paired with snacks to enhance your experience.

Breakfast and wine tasting with snacks are included.

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Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
4

Set in the heart of Florence, the Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel boasts comfortable rooms and is a perfect place to stay for shopping and exploration.

train
Florence
Sorrento

Get ready for an exciting journey onboard a high-speed modern train. During the ride, you are welcome to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, electric sockets, cushy seats, and ample legroom. Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting for you at the railway station.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento

third destination

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.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Pompeii Tour and Arrival in Sorrento
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel in Florence, and your driver takes you to the rail station to board the train to Naples. Upon arrival, you are met by your guide and driver who takes you on a sightseeing trip to Pompei.

Today you discover the archeological sites of ancient Pompeii, set near the foot of a picturesque mountain. Being one of the greatest and richest cities of the Roman age, Pompei was tragically completely destroyed as a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

During the 2-hour tour of this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, you see the artifacts, city walls, and other excavated finds, buried alive under 4 to 6 m (13-20 ft) of volcanic ash almost 2000 years ago. The trip will give you a detailed insight into the life of the city.

After the tour of Pompeii, you arrive in Sorrento and have a check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Amalfi Coast Tour
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby for a scenic 6-hour trip around the scenic Amalfi Coast. During this tour, you stop at the Belvedere of Madonnina to take in the breathtaking views of Positano from above.

Then you proceed to the old picturesque Positano center where you enjoy a walking tour and marvel at splendid panoramas of the Amalfi Coast.

One more highlight of the tour is a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew and adjacent to it Cloister of Paradise in the city of Amalfi. 

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

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Isabella, Sorrento
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The charming 4-star hotel Isabella is gracefully set on the scenic coast of Sorrento. Being recently renovated, the property offers great facilities and top-notch service for a perfect getaway on the Amalfi Coast.

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, Italy

Rome

fourth destination

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.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Departure from Sorrento & Highlights of Rome
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your Sorrento hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the railway station. An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel where you meet with your guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient 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 9
Discovering Ancient Rome
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour. Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Dating back to the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the key political and ritual center of ancient Rome.

Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, arches, and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements.

The next place you discover today 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 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 10
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.


After a coffee break, 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 of the Vatican, you enjoy a leisurely walk to the hotel with your guide and have a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, built originally as a mausoleum, and then used by the popes as a fortress, refuge and a prison.

Upon your return to the hotel, you 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. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure from Italy
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour of 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.

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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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Sorrento, and Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Naples, Naples - Rome;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Pompeii, Amalfi, and Rome; 
  • Wine tasting in Florence;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

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

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • High-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Carefully planned optional tours and extensions;
  • Guided visit to the oldest open-air Rialto market in Venice;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum, Forum and Vatican City;
  • Guided tour to the famous Pompeii - a town destroyed and preserved at the same time by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius;
  • Drive along the scenic route of Amalfi coastline with tours in Positano and Amalfi;

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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