Trip Overview

Cultural Capitals with Amalfi

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 26 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Set off on an unforgettable private tour that takes you from the romantic canals of Venice to the motherland of the Renaissance, Florence, then enjoy the best of the Eternal City, Rome and spend time on the colorful sun-kissed Amalfi Coast. The program can be tailored according to your preferences and includes impeccable logistics, 1st-class connections, no-line admissions and centrally located hotels.

Cultural Capitals with Amalfi

11 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$4,195
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 26 Reviews

Set off on an unforgettable private tour that takes you from the romantic canals of Venice to the motherland of the Renaissance, Florence, then enjoy the best of the Eternal City, Rome and spend time on the colorful sun-kissed Amalfi Coast. The program can be tailored according to your preferences and includes impeccable logistics, 1st-class connections, no-line admissions and centrally located hotels.

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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 to 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
Venice Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

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 have 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 is what you are 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.

Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

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

Breakfast is included.

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

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Venice on your own. We suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or joining our carefully planned optional day trip to the islands of Murano & Burano.

  • Optional tour: Murano & Burano Boat Tour
    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.

In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a private water-taxi transfer. In about 2 hours you reach your next destination, Florence. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the train station, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Free Day in Florence or Optional Trip
Free day
Free day

Today is free day 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
4

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.

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

Rome

third 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 6
Highlights of Rome
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your Florence hotel, you check out and meet your private 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 private 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 7
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 8
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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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
4

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.

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

Sorrento

fourth 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 9
Transfer to Sorrento
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out from the Rome hotel. Your driver transfers you to the train station to board a train that takes you to Naples.

Upon arrival, your private driver picks you up at the train station and takes you to your hotel located in Sorrento for check-in.

The rest of the day is free. Alternatively, you can take one of our optional tours carefully prepared for you.

  • Optional tour: Amalfi Coast Tour
    Today you get to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding area. You discover the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi from a local perspective.
  • 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.
  • Optional tour: Tour of Pompeii & Amalfi Coast
    Your day is dedicated to the exploration of historical gems of Southern Italy. You start with the archeological sites of Pompeii and discover the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi from a local perspective.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Free Day at Amalfi Coast
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: Sorrento City Tour
    Spend 3 hours enjoying a walking guided tour of Sorrento, a stunning city on the Amalfi Coast.
  • Optional tour: Trip to Capri Island
    Enjoy a trip to Capri Island! Take a hydrofoil to the island and have a tour of Ancapri and have a stop in the Blue Grotto.
  • Optional tour: Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding area on an full-day scenic tour from Sorrento.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing tour in Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to Naples airport or Naples train station. We wish you a safe flight home and hope to work on your future vacations!

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4 or 5-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento);
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome, Rome - Naples;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace, Loggia dei Cavalli, Galleria dell'Accademia, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica;
  • 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.

Important: Tourist city taxes are applied in Italy and some hotels cannot receive payment for the city tax beforehand, therefore you might need to pay additional fees on the spot. The fares usually range from 1-7 euros.

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 interests
  • Accommodation at best hand-picked hotels all situated in the city centers, close to major attractions;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities
  • Guided visit to Doges Palace in Venice
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City
  • Exploring Vatican and the Sistine Chapel

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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