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11 Days / 10 Nights - Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Pompeii, Rome, Florence & Tuscany

Day 01: Monday - Arrival
Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Leader in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize with the travel companions. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Sorrento. (D)

Day 02: Tuesday - Sorrento Discovery
In the morning, relaxing walking tour of Sorrento, the best way to recover your energy upon arrival. You will visit the heart of the town: from Piazza Tasso to Walk along Via San Cesareo, one of the oldest streets in town, until your reach Sedil Dominova, once the gathering place for Sorrento's high society. You will see the lovely cloister here, dating from 1300 then the amazing view from Piazza della Vittoria. The walking will end with a taste of limoncello liquor in an ancient factory still located in the Old area of the town.

Late afternoon, meet your guide at hotel and start your exploration of the magnificent Sorrento countryside. Very few know that Sorrento is surrounded by a magnificent countryside with exquisite vegetables, where you can smell the flavour of fresh baked breads and see cows that give excellent cheeses. It's an incredible place if you consider that from many corners you can enjoy the view of the sea and Capri Island. You will reach a Farm House on the hills of Sorrento, managed by a Sorrentine family since five generations in about 20 min . The tour includes a trip to the ancient citrus grove and wine cellar located in Sorrento where your host, a young farmer, will explain the various stages of production of local wine with cold cuts of our own production. Afterwards we will walk together through the vineyard, among the olive trees and products of the garden. At the end of the visit we will taste some typical dishes of Sorrento prepared with natural ingredients all carefully grown on the farm. Any good dinner cannot end without a limoncello, and you will have yours, among the best in Sorrento. Return to you hotel and overnight in Sorrento (B)

Day 03: Wednesday - Amalfi Drive & Ravello
The beauty of Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers and musicians over the century, widely considered Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline, deemed by UNESCO "an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values". These delicate fishing villages embrace the hillsides or stretch in deep green valleys, along a dramatic coastline, challenging the force of gravity. Your driver guide will lead you first to the town of Amalfi where you will have free time to explore the medieval part of the city with the imposing Dome of St.Andrew and ancient buildings dated from the times when Amalfi was one of the maritime power in the Mediterranean Sea. Later, you will ascend to Ravello, considered the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy. Perched on arduous, terraced slopes, the French novelist André Gide was used to say Ravello was closer to the sky than the sea. Covered with lush gardens, quiet and sleepy roads, you will find corners providing unforgettable views over the azure coast below. Return to Sorrento late afternoon. Overnight in Sorrento. (B)

Day 04: Thursday - Optional Tours To Capri or Paestum
Today is a perfect day to relax or take the opportunity to continue the exploration of the magnificent region. You have many choices, we suggest a visit of Capri, a tour to Paestum to visit the Greek Temples and taste the original buffalo mozzarella or explore Amalfi Coast by boat. Overnight in Sorrento. (B)

Day 05: Friday - Pompei & Naples
Meet your driver at hotel and transfer to Pompeii. You will visit the Archeological Park of Pompeii then you will continue to Naples where you will have the possibility to have a pizza lunch. Start your guided visit of Naples at San Gennaro Museum, then visit the heart of the city. Before leaving, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing of the city with Castel dell'Ovo, Castel San Elmo, Royal Palace and the magnificent Riviera. Drop off at the Station where your tour guide will help to board your high speed train to Rome. In only 1hr, you will the in the heart of Eternal city! Once in Rome, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Tonite, enjoy a welcome dinner in Rome. Overnight in Rome. (BD)

Day 06: Saturday - Vatican & Heart of Rome
After breakfast, meet your driver and your guide and reach the Vatican Museum by private van. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter's Basilica. At the end, exit on the St. Peter's Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging Morning. Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to hotel with your tour leader or enjoy a dinner in the very heart of the eternal city. Overnight in Rome. (B)

Day 07: Sunday - Rome
Today will be free at leisure.
This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customise your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest to explore the Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forii, to visit one of the most beautiful are collection in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian and Villa d'Este, masterpiece of Italian gardening. Alternatively, you may want visit Capri or Pompeii taking advantage of the new high speed train connecting Naples and Rome in just 1hr or enjoy a wine tour in Viterbo area. Overnight in Rome. (BD)

Day 08: Monday - Experience True Tuscany
Meet your tour guide at hotel in Rome and transfer to Florence by coach with an en route stop in Siena. The ride itself is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan hills, the view of small enchanting villages as well as the vineyards and castles the pointed the region. Upon arrival in Siena, enjoy a wine & food experience in the heart of the old town. In the ancient times, there was only one city that competed against Florence for power, wealth and artistic beauties: Siena. Here you will enjoy a walking tour to discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. Continue to Florence where you will arrive later afternoon. Time permitting, en route stop in Monteriggioni. Overnight in Florence.

Day 09: Tuesday - Magnificent Florence between Food & Arts
Start your exploration of Florence from the unknown and most picturesque sides of the city: visit the market of San Lorenzo where it's possible to see the food arriving from the Tuscan countryside. It's a chance to taste lots of varieties of local cheeses, fruits, vegetable, and breads. If you're still hungry, there's free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel and get ready to explore the heart of the town. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli who he commissioned to produce various works of art and architecture. We'll visit Piazza della Signoria, walk by the Palazzo Vecchio, , the Duomo with Giotto's bell tower ( from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Our walk through Florence will end with a, visit to the Accademia and experience the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Day 10: Wednesday - Optional Cinqueterre
Today is free at leisure. Why do not join a small group tour to Cinqueterre? You will discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, enjoy a relaxed escapes from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards and Savour a delicious fresh Seafood typical lunch including Cinque Terre wine and experience an amazing boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea. Overnight in Florence.

Day 11: Thursday - Florence
Transfer to Airport or Railways Station. (B)

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  2018        
    First Class  
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Trpl Occ  
  Apr 13 $4,890 $6,425 $4,495  
  Apr 27 $5,165 $6,530 $4,710  
  May 04, 18 $5,500 $6,860 $4,930  
  Jun 01, 15, 29 $5,500 $6,860 $4,930  
  July 13, 27 $5,065 $6,640 $4,710  
  Aug 10, 24 $5,065 $6,640 $4,710  
  Sep 07, 21 $5,510 $7,570 $5,060  
  Oct 05 $5,510 $7,570 $5,060  
  Oct 19 $5,115 $6,915 $4,695  
  Nov 02 $4,625 $6,095 $4,245  
  Nov 16 $4,255 $5,480 $3,905  
       
       
    Deluxe Class    
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  April 13 $6,040 $7,950    
  April 27 $6,480 $9,015    
  May 04, 18 $7,020 $9,905    
  Jun 01, 15, 29 $7,020 $9,905    
  Jul 13 $6,915 $9,905    
  Jul 27 $6,610 $9,340    
  Aug 10 $6,610 $9,340    
  Sep 07, 21 $7,020 $9,905    
  Oct 05 $7,020 $9,905    
  Oct 19 $6,695 $9,470    
  Nov 02, 16 $5,820 $8,045    
           
  Hotels:        
           
  First Class:        
  Sorrento: Tramontano / Antiche Mura / Regina    
  Rome: Dei Mellini / Londra & Cargill    
  Florence: Executive / Kraft    
           
  Deluxe Hotel:    
  Sorrento: Cocumella / Excelsior Vittoria    
  Rome: Grand Hotel Minerva / Bernini Bristol    
  Florence: Palazzo Castri / Gallery Art    
 
Inclusions:
  • 4 nights in Sorrento
  • 3 nights in Rome
  • 3 nights in Florence
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tour Escort service
  • Welcome briefing
  • Welcome dinner in Sorrento
  • Walking tour of Sorrento
  • Farmer experience in a countryside Estate in Sorrento, followed by dinner
  • Driver guided tour of Amalfi & Ravello
  • Guided visit of Naples and Pompeii, with skip the line reservation
  • Entrance fee to Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro
  • High speed train from Naples to Rome
  • Transfer from Rome Station to your hotel in Rome
  • Dinner in Rome
  • Walking along the heart of Rome
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
  • Transfer from Rome to Florence via Siena
  • Wine & Food experience in Siena
  • Walking along the heart of Siena
  • Fresh market's tour of Florence
  • Guided Visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo's David with skip the line reservation
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
Not included:
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals
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