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Gems of Rome and Sorrento

9 days2 cities
Italy1 country
Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 173 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

With a private tour to Rome and Sorrento, explore centuries of history, discover lush landscape views, and experience delicious food and exquisite art. Create your perfect vacation by visiting renowned historical sites, strolling along lively Italian streets, and admiring the mesmerizing local art and culture. Experience a truly once in a lifetime journey and join us for a private tour to Rome & Sorrento today!

9 days2 cities
Italy1 country
From
 $4,688 
Rome, Italy
4
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
1
day
Arrival

Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

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

2
day
Highlights of Rome

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a panoramic walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Italian capital.

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.

3
day
Discovering Ancient Rome

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, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back. Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs 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.

4
day
Vatican Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and have a transfer to the 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 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.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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

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Rome
Sorrento

At the train station, you board the train to Naples (1st class tickets are included). Upon arrival, your private guide and driver meet you at the station and the first experience for today is lunch with local food. Your guide will show you to a nearby pizzeria where you will be able to taste traditional Neapolitan cuisine. 

After lunch, you discover the archeological sites of Pompeii, set near the foot of a picturesque mountain. In 79 AD 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.

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, that give you a detailed insight into the life of the city.

Sorrento, Italy
5
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
5
day
Arrival in Sorrento

Upon arrival at your hotel in Sorrento, you check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.
 

6
day
Amalfi Coast 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.

7
day
Day Trip to Capri

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the pier where your day-trip to Capri island begins.

Note: You can have an upgrade of your Capri cruise to a private boat ride. Extra fee is 390$ for a single traveler or 210$ per person in a group of at least 2 travelers.

You start with a cruise on a public boat over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Cruise along the Sorrento coast, before crossing to Capri to marvel at some of the most dramatic rock formations. Take a dip in the crystal clear water, or simply kick back and relax on deck while your hydrofoil transfers you to the glamorous island of Capri.

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. A visit to one of them, Blue Grotto is included.

After the tour, you return to your hotel, and the evening is at your own leisure.

8
day
Free Day to Enjoy Amalfi Coast

Today following breakfast at your hotel you have a free day to continue enjoying the fascinating Amalfi Coast at your leisure. You can join the optional tour carefully planned for you.

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!

9
day
Departure

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!

 

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

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.

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

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Explore the top sights of Rome and Sorrento: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum and even more;
  • Discover one of the most famous destinations in Italy - Vatican, Amalfi Coast, and Capri Islands;
  • Experience the top activities such as: Gastronomic Tour, Sorrento Mozzarella, Pizza, Ice cream, Baba, and other local cakes…Wine & Limoncello!;

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
  • 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
  • In Rome & Sorrento you will find some small boutiques and markets taking only cash, so make sure you change some money to Euros before leaving the country
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and a sunscreen