Benvenuti in Italia 

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Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast and Rome with hotels included

Explore all of Italy's main destinations from Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast and Rome. 12 Days/11 Nights.

Venice - Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Day 1: Venice – Arrival

Transfer by private water taxi from airport to hotel. Check in for 2 nights.

Gondola ride

 

Day 2: Venice – Explore

Walking tour, highlights of Venice, exterior visits.

Visit St. Mark’s Square, Bridge of Sights, Rialto Bridge (2 hours)

An essential tour to understanding Venice! Walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.

Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

ITINERARY

Departures:  Daily at 9:00 am

Duration: 1.5 hours

PICKUP

Meeting Point: Under the clock tower in San Mark Square, near "Yex" exchange office at 8:45 am

DROP OFF

Tour ends: in St. Mark's Square

INCLUSIONS

Local guide

 

Day 3: Venice/Florence

Transfer by private water taxi from hotel to train station. First class train to Florence. Private transfer from Florence station to hotel. Check in at your hotel for 3 nights.

 

Day 4: Florence

Walking tour, highlights of Florence, including Accademia Gallery – Small Group Tour

Visit Piazza della Signoria, Duomo Square, Giotto Belltower, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia Gallery (3 hours)

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise, Giotto's independent bell tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno – the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighborhood (exterior visits only). Also, stop for a surprise tasting a nice and delicious break during your pleasant walk. You will then enter the Accademia Gallery museum with a fast-track priority entrance ticket and discover the original Michelangelo's masterpiece that has become the symbol of Renaissance splendor: The David.

Admire it from every perspective, gaze in awe at David, that dominates the central gallery of the museum.

PICKUP

Meeting point: Booking Office, Piazza Mentana 2 rosso, opposite Arno river

Tour departs at 10.00am please arrive 15 minutes earlier

Tour operates daily excpet Monday

INCLUSIONS

Walking tour, 2 and 1/2 half hours plus 1 hour at Museum

Licensed English speaking guide

Gelato (Italian ice cream)  (or espresso/cappuccino in Winter)

Earphones for groups over 5 pax"

Accademia Gallery entrance (skip the line)

 

Day 5: Florence

Free day, optional activities available, such as cooking class, wine tour, explore Tuscany

 

Day 6: Florence/Sorrento

Private transfer from Florence hotel to train station. First class train to Naples. Private transfer from Naples to Sorrento. Check in at your hotel for 3 nights

 

Day 7: Amalfi Coast

Full day tour, explore the Amalfi Coast– Small Group Tour

Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, stop on panoramic spots along the coast (8 hours)

Explore the Amalfi Coast with a local guide departing from Sorrento, soaking up the atmosphere like an insider. Along the scenic drive you could admire amazing landscapes and beautiful towns overlooking the sea. Get to visit the famous Positano, the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi and the breathtaking Ravello that overlooks the Gulf of Salerno.

ITINERARY

Join us on a breathtaking tour to visit the beauties of the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

Together with your guide, you will spend an unforgettable day discovering the fun facts and history of the Coast. During the day you will have some free time to spend at a leisurely pace in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.   

Walk along the narrow streets of Positano, sip an espresso in a cozy cafè on the beach, relax on the Spiaggia Grande or visit one of the nice art galleries. Don' t miss the Cathedral of Amalfi and its beautiful cloister and don’t forget to taste a delicious "Santa Rosa" pastry.

During the last stop in Ravello, it's warmly suggested to visit the célèbre Villa Rufolo and its beautiful garden overlooking the sea. Get to visit one of the nice pottery's factories without missing  the hidden shops where you could taste  the homemade limoncello and the local lemon flavoured oil. 

Itinerary        

  • Departure from Sorrento
  • Panoramic drive along the Amalfi Drive passing from Li Galli Island,  Furore and Conca dei Marini                                 
  • Stop in Positano and free time to enjoy the town -The only tour that guarantees 1 hour 30 minutes in Positano                      
  • Stop in Amalfi and free time to enjoy the town at a leisurely pace  - 2 hours  
  • Stop in Ravello and free time to enjoy the town at a leisurely pace -  1 hour                        

DROP OFF

  • Drop off in Sorrento at the end of the tour

INCLUSIONS

  • Professional local guide during the tour and live commentary on board                       
  • Round trip transportation by comfortable air conditioning minibus                 
  • Expert driver                          
  • Small group of 21 people or less

 

Day 8: Sorrento

Free day, optional activities available, such as cooking class, boat tour, Capri tour

 

Day 9: Sorrento/Rome

Private transfer from Sorrento hotel to Naples train station. First class train from Naples to Rome. Private transfer from Rome train station to your hotel. Check in for 3 nights

 

Day 10: Rome/Vatican

Morning Vatican Tour – Small Group Tour

Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel – skip the line tickets (3 hours)

Small Group Tour, one way transfer from hotel included. Available daily except Sunday and Wednesday.

ITINERARY

Your small group tour (max 15 people) begins at the Vatican Museums, with its immense art collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries. The itinerary includes Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world: the Sistine Chapel, with the breathtaking frescoes by Michelangelo.

After exploring the Vatican Museums, the tour will continue directly and without line into St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and symbol of the Catholic religion, where it will be possible to admire iconic masterpieces such as La Pietà by Michelangelo and the huge Baldacchino by Bernini.

The tour ends in the suggestive St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini’s double Colonnade.

INCLUSIONS

  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets
  • Pick-up service from centrally located hotels (drop-off is not included)

ADDITIONAL INFO

 Departures: 10:00 a.m. & 03:00 p.m.

 Duration: 3 hours

 Language(s): English only

 Group size: Monolingual small groups, max. 15 persons

 Meeting point: Our agency in Via Santamaura, 28 or pick-up service from centrally located hotel

 Tour ends: St. Peter’s Square (drop off at hotels is not included)

 

Optional activities available such as Food Tasting Walking Tour

 

 

 

 

Day 11: Rome/Colosseum

Morning tour of Ancient Rome – Small Group Tour

Visit Colosseum, Roma Forum – skip the line tickets (3 hours)

Small group, one way transfer from hotel included. Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday

ITINERARY

This tour is a chance to visit the 3 sites of the Colosseum’s Archaeological Park with a licensed guide.

Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is one of the most famous monuments in the world. Opened with a solemn inauguration that lasted 100 days, it was used for gladiatorial fights and wild animal hunts. It had a capacity for more than 50.000 people and the ability to protect the spectators with a large awning called Velarium. It’s 2.000 years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the Eternal City.

The Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, is considered “the first nucleus of the Roman Empire” because has been the location where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf and where Rome has its origins. With the development of Rome, it became the most exclusive neighborhood where emperors and patrician families built opulent palaces and the site is now mainly a large open-air museum.

From the Palatine, the tour will across the Roman Forum, for centuries the center of Roman public and economic life, where the most important structures of the ancient city were located.

INCLUSIONS

  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets
  • Pick-up service from centrally located hotels (drop-off is not included)

ADDITIONAL INFO

 Departures:  10:00 a.m.

 Duration: 3 hours

 Language(s): English only

 Group size: Monolingual small groups, max. 15 persons

 Meeting Point: Big Bus Tours Kiosk – Piazza del Colosseo or pick-up service from centrally located hotels.

 Tour ends: Roman Forum (drop off at hotels is not included)

 

 

Day 12: Rome/departure

Private transfer to the airport and Arrivederci Italia!

Venice transfer by private water taxi

Rome private transfer to the airport

  • Private water taxi transfer from airport in Venice
  • Venice Walking Tour 
  • Private water taxi transfer from hotel to train station, First class train to Florence and Private transfer from Florence station to hotel
  • Florence Walking Tour 
  • Private transfer from Florence hotel to train station, First class train to Naples, Private transfer from Naples to Sorrento
  • Amalfi coast full day tour
  • Private transfer from Sorrento hotel to Naples train station. First class train from Naples to Rome. Private transfer from Rome train station to your hotel.
  • Vatican small group Tour
  • Ancient Rome small group tour 
  • Transfer from hotel in Rome to airport

 

Price based on double occupancy room

Rates valid from April 1, 2022 – to October 31, 2022. Please inquire for different dates

Weekends in Venice (Fri/Sat) add $80 per person.

Upgrades to private tours, or five-star hotels available

Discounts in July and August available. Rates for small groups available.

 

Hotels: 

  • Venice – Hotel Locanda Vivaldi
  • Florence – Hotel Cellai
  • Sorrento – Hotel Minerva
  • Rome – Hotel Imperiale
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