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Venice. Tuscany. Rome. Amalfi Coast. 

October 6 - 14

A doorway through time and space; where elegance, adventure, and treasure await.



What’s Included

Accommodations  
8 night, four star accommodations
Hotel city tax & tips covered

Transportation
Private, air conditioned, first class transportation by Mercedes van between all listed cities
Professional, English speaking driver
Water taxi transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport VCE to your hotel
Private boat ride from your hotel to the mainland (Day 3)
Transfer from hotel to Sorrento’s port and back
Jetfoil round trip from Sorrento to Capri. Local minibus on the Island of Capri
Tour by boat of the Island of Capri
Transfer from Sorrento’s hotel to Naples Capodichino Airport NAP

Meals and Drinks
Buffet breakfast daily (B)
Welcome dinner in Venice (D)
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar tasting
Dinner in Monteriggioni at a family owned farmhouse (D)
Farewell dinner in Positano (D)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Venice and its Lagoons
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Siena, Historic Centre of Rome
Various properties in Vatican City
Archeological Sites of Pompeii
Amalfi Coast

What’s Not Included

Airfare, Travel Insurance, any additional Meals and Transfers not listed above
Gratuities to local guides and drivers


 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice
There’s a uniquely romantic air about Venice. No streets or roads and not even squares and alleys. Venice consists of Calli, Campi, Campielli and more! Simply trust in the magic of this dream stretched before your eyes. (D)

  • Local host greeting you at Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE 
  • Elegant taxi transfer across the canals to your hotel
  • Welcome dinner at a fun, local restaurant

Day 2 - Venice
Leave your gondola and come with us on a tour of a truly unique city, a living monument to what humanity can achieve. (B)

  • Walking tour with a local guide of St Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Artistic demonstration of classic Venetian glass blowing
  • Romantic Gondola ride through the canals

Day 3 - Modena & Florence
Now with the wind at your back, you’ll travel to the rolling hills of Tuscany, where the warm sun will have Florence – cradle of the Renaissance – blossom before you. Follow through the fairytale-like history of Florence, from the Medici to Michelangelo, where an eternal richness in art, food, and culture await. (B)

  • Stop in Modena for a delicious tasting of real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Balsamic Vinegar
  • A city-walk through the Piazza Santa Croce and its Basilica, the famous Signoria Square, the fantastic Duomo and Giotto’s Gothic Bell Tower, the Baptistery’s ornate “Gate of Paradise” bronze door, the beloved “Ponte Vecchio” stone bridge, and the Palazzo Vecchio, within which you’ll find artistic masterpieces and the incredible Loggia Dei Lanzi courtyard.

Day 4 - Siena & Monteriggioni
Marvel at the memory of medieval life in Siena, where the local factions continue to celebrate a medieval-style horse race in the thirteenth-century Piazza del Campo. Then enjoy a visit to Monteriggioni, a medieval town known for its ancient city walls and watch towers, all of which overlook the magnificent Chianti wine region. (B, D)

  • Private transportation and visit to Monteriggioni
  • Dinner will be served in a traditional, authentic Tuscan farmhouse

Day 5 - Rome
Consider pairing a double espresso alongside today's breakfast, as the ensuing tour of Rome’s most prized possessions might just blow you away. You’ve seen the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and perhaps even the Pantheon before – but as you’ll find firsthand – not even IMAX 3D can do them justice… and that’s only a taste of the many stops in store. (B)

  • Enjoy a private, exploratory drive through Rome, past timeless wonders like the Mouth of Truth, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio, Colosseum and Roman Forum and much, much more!

Day 6 - Rome
As the old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” (B)

  • Guided sightseeing tour includes: visit inside the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and the Last Judgement painting
  • Admire Michelangelo’s famed Pietà sculpture, as well as the monumental Basilica in St. Peter‘s Square

Day 7 - Pompeii & Sorrento
Tour through time with a walk in Pompeii as you embark down the Amalfi Coast. Then drive past groves of sweet citrus on your way to Sorrento, where locals strolling past enchanting views of the Bay of Naples will ease you into a new rhythm. (B)

  • Private walking tour with a local guide of Pompeii, the ancient Roman colony destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD

Day 8 - Capri & Positano
Travel by boat to the island of Capri - known around the world for its breathtaking natural beauty, chic shopping scene, and fine-dining options (i.e. the classic Italian pairing of tomatoes and mozzarella takes its name from here!) Then let the Mediterranean Sea breeze guide you through the colorful coastal village of Positano, where an air of ease and elegance graces charming old chapels, cute little cafés, and the quintessentially-quaint main streets that house them. (B,D)

  • Jetfoil round trip from Sorrento to Capri 
  • Private guided visit of the fascinating Capri Village, including entrance to the Gardens of Augustus along the famous Via Krupp
  • Private boat ride around the island, a true Capri experience
  • Private drive along one of the most romantic, scenic drives in all the world: the famed “Divine Coast”
  • Farewell dinner in Positano

Day 9 - Sorrento
Time to pack your bag, enjoy your final espresso and… Arrivederci Sorrento! (B)

  • Complimentary private transfer to Naples Capodichino Airport NAP
 
(B)reakfast or (D)inner included