Italy | Classic Italy with Sorrento

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12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

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MODERATE ACTIVITIES


Main Info

Situated in Mediterranean Europe, Italy has land frontiers with France in the north-west, Switzerland and Austria in the north and Slovenia in the north-east. The peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the east. Italian is the language of the majority of the population but there are minorities speaking German, French, Slovene and Ladino. There is a great deal of variety in the landscape in Italy, although it is characterized predominantly by two mountain chains: the Alps and the Apennines.The former extends over 600 miles from east to west. It consists of great massifs in the western sector, with peaks rising to over 14,000 feet, including Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), Monte Rosa and Cervino (the Matterhorn). The the chain is lower in the eastern sector, although the mountains, the Dolomites, are still of extraordinary beauty.

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What’s Included

4 nights in Rome at 4 star, Bettoja Hotel or similar
2 nights in Florence at 4 star, Raffaello Hotel or similar
2 nights in Venice at 4 star, Santa Chiara Hotel or similar
2 nights in Sorrento at 4 star, Michelangelo Hotel or similar
1 night in Capri at 4 star, Hotel La Floridiana or similar
20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
Rome by Night Tour
Visit Assisi
Visit Florence
Lunch at Piazza Santa Croce, in the heart of Florence
Visit Bologna and Basilica of Saint Antonio of Padua
“Skip the Line” entrance tickets to the Mark’s Basilica in Venice
Visit Tuscany Wine Region
Lunch at a typical Tuscan restaurant
Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica Tour
Authentic Neapolitan pizza in Pompeii
Guided tour of the Ruins of Pompeii
Visit the island of Capri and the Blue Grotto
English-speaking guide on tours

Not Included

Arrival and departure transfers
Porterage service
Drinks
Optional visits
Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)


Tour Details


Duration: 12 days & 11 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 2 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accomodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL – ROME

Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

| Overnight in Rome

DAY 2 | ROME – ASSISI – SIENNA

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not included). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo.

Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.

| Overnight in Florence
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 | FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle.

Based on Etruscan-roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches, and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy.

There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure.

|Overnight in Florence
|  Breakfast, Lunch 

DAY 4 | FLORENCE - BOLOGNA – PADUA – VENICE

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna.

There, you will discover the elegant city center with its “porticos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna ’s a real gourmet’s heaven…do not miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with the Basilica of Saint Anthony: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the Catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities in the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man!

Following check-in at your hotel, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

|Overnight in Florence
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 | VENICE

After breakfast , enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast

DAY 6 | VENICE – MONTEPULCIANO – ROME

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles, and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included. Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping.

In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel.

|Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast, Lunch 

DAY 7 | ROME

Breakfast at the hotel.

Between 7:45 – 8:00 am, depart from the hotel for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters’s Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St.Peter’s Square: enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the afternoon or at night!

|Overnight in Rome
|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at approximately 7:00 AM. Depart by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Upon arrival in Naples, you will head on a short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures! Descending towards the port of Mergellina you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! 

 

After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip-the-Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous the city was before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner.

|Overnight in Sorrento
|  Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 9 | SORRENTO

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Sorrento on your own.

Breakfast and dinner will be served at your hotel.

|Overnight in Capri
|  Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 10 | SORRENTO - CAPRI

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace.

In the afternoon, check-in at your hotel in Capri and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

|Overnight in Capri
|  Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 11 | CAPRI - ROME

After breakfast, spend a leisurely morning exploring Capri.
In the afternoon, you will reach the mainland to depart for Rome where you will spend your final night in Italy.

|Overnight in Rome
|  Breakfast

DAY 12 | ROME - DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Standard check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Arrivederci!

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The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

Hotel Raffaello

Offering free garage parking and a free shuttle to the historic center, Raffaello is in north Florence, 2,800 feet from Careggi Hospital. Its pleasant garden is ideal for enjoying a drink.

All air-conditioned, rooms here come with free Wi-Fi access and a TV with Sky channels. You will also find a safe, mini-bar and private bathroom with a hairdryer plus slippers.

A continental breakfast is served daily, while drinks and snacks are available at the bar throughout the day. The restaurant specializes in Tuscan dishes for dinner, accompanied by a selection of wines.

Hotel Raffaello is set in a residential neighborhood, full of shops, cafés and markets at the weekends.

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Hotel Santa Chiara & Residenza Parisi

Offering views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Santa Chiara & Residenza Parisi is next to the ferry terminal and airport coach stop in Piazzale Roma, and 650 feet from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station. The Papadopoli Gardens are next door.

The hotel is located in the only area of the historic center that can be reached by car. It is the only hotel in Venice that has its own private car park, available on request.

Guest rooms in the main building of Hotel Santa Chiara are decorated in a traditional, Venetian design. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a balcony with unique views of the gardens, the Grand Canal, or the square.

Some rooms are housed in the Residenza Parisi, located 500 feet from the main building. Rooms in the annex feature simpler décor. All air conditioned, they come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a mini-bar and a private bathroom.

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Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo

Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo features a panoramic roof terrace with views of Rome. Located in the lively Esquilino area, it is only 650 feet from Roma Termini Train Station.

The elegant, classically styled rooms of the Bettoja offer free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, large windows and high ceilings. Suites come with a private terrace and some also boast a spa bath.

Bettoja Hotel’s generous buffet breakfast is complete with freshly baked pastries and seasonal fruit. The bar is open all the day and provides drinks and hot and cold snacks.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves traditional Italian and international cuisine. It is possible to dine on the terrace.

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Michelangelo Hotel

Set in the center of Sorrento, Hotel Michelangelo features air-conditioned rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Sorrento train station is 650 feet away on foot.

Rooms here come with wooden furniture and tiled floors. They are provided with a private bathroom with bath or shower, TV, and a mini-bar.

The hotel’s restaurant serves different menus every day. It features 2 dining rooms offering traditional Neapolitan cuisine. An extensive sweet and savory breakfast buffet is available in the morning.

The city’s harbor, which offers ferry links to the Gulf of Naples, is less than 2,950 feet away

Hotel La Floridiana 

Offering views of the Mediterranean Sea on Capri Island, La Floridiana features a seasonal outdoor pool with mosaic tiles and hydromassage jets. Via Camerelle shopping street is 3 minutes away on foot.

Air-conditioned rooms at the Floridiana include a mini-bar, and satellite TV with pay-per-view channels. Many have a sea-view balcony or terrace. Wi-Fi is free in the entire building.

A varied buffet breakfast is served daily from 07:30 to 10:30, including pastries, fruit juices and cheeses. The restaurant features a terrace with sea view and drinks are available from the stylish wine bar.

Relaxing Thai massages are available on request and the property’s staff is multilingual, including Russian and Arabic.


Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).


UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

Alterations

A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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