Taste of Italy & Southern Delights
Rome-Florence-Cinque Terre-Venice-Verona-Lake Maggiore-Sorrento-Capri-Pompeii
2019 depart Sun: May 12, 19,26. Jun 09, 16, 23.. Jul 07, 14, 21.. Aug 18, 25.. Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29. Oct 06
Cost from: $3263 pp twin share (s/sup $1055)
day 1 sun Arrival in Rome
Upon arrival, meet and greet by your tour leader and transfer to Rome. Check-in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner and introduction by your tour leader. Overnight.
day 2. mon Rome / Vatican Museums / Optional Rome by Night
After breakfast, enjoy a unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits of highlights of religious and ancient Rome: The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Admire the amazing Coliseum (outside) and the Roman Forum (outside). To make the most of your stay, join our optional Rome-By-Night excursion Overnight at your hotel.
day 03 tue Rome-Florence
At 07.30 am pick-up at your hotel in Rome and transfer to the meeting point to join the group. Departure to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, known worldwide for its unequalled treasures. A stop is planned at Michelangelo’s square for a first photo opportunity. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the city with your guide including the Cathedral (outside), Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside), the doors of the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce, the sanctuary of many famous Italian artists. Lunch in local restaurant. Overnight in Florence.
day 04 wed Florence-Cinque Terre-Florence
Breakfast at hotel. Today discover by train the highlights of one of the most amazing and enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You will first reach Manarola. Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the pearl of the Cinque Terre, where you will be overcome by its enchanting beaches. Back to Florence and free time.
day 05 thu Florence-Venice
After breakfast departure to the Door of the Orient. Upon arrival in Venice enjoy a guided tour of this unique and romantic city. Strolling through the ancient and narrow streets of Venice, you will reach the Rialto Bridge (outside) and St-Mark’s Square with the impressive Basilica (outside). Overnight at hotel.
day 06 fri Venice-Verona-Lake Maggiore
Breakfast is followed by departure to Verona, one of Italy most romantic city, featuring a wide array of monuments and historic buildings, such as Juliet’s Balcony (the star-crossed lover from the masterpiece by Shakespeare) and the Roman Theatre (outside). Continuation to Stresa/Baveno, two quaint, picturesque towns on Maggiore Lake, where you’ll spend two nights. Maggiore Lake is one of most beautiful Italy lakes, known for its splendid climate and sightseeing.
day 07 sat Lake Maggiore
After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure on the shore of the second largest lake of Italy, surrounded by the peaceful and breathtaking scenery of the Alps. Make the most of your local ferry open ticket to visit Isola Bella, where you can admire the palace (one of the Borromean palaces) and the beautiful Italian gardens.
day 08 sun Lake Maggiore-Sorrento
After breakfast, transfer to Milan railway station to catch your train to Naples. Upon arrival transfer to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.
day 09 mon Sorrento-Capri-Sorrento
After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and cross to the Isle of Capri, famous since Roman times and favourite vacation spot of the Emperor Tiberius. Arrive at the port of Marina Grande take the funicular up to La Piazzetta. Time to explore the Island on your own. Return to Sorrento where you’ll enjoy a tasting of “Limoncello”, the liquor made from the fragrant lemon of Sorrentine Area. Dinner and overnight.
day 10 tue Sorrento/Pompeii/Rome
Breakfast at hotel. Before reach Rome, stop in Pompeii where you’ll enjoy a visit of the ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Continuation north. Check-in at hotel in Rome and overnight.
day 11 wed Rome Airport/Airport
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Fiumicino Airport to catch your flight back home.
Inclusions: transfers to and from Fiumicino Airport, twin share in 4 star hotels, breakfast daily,welcome dinner, 1 lunch, 1 Limoncello tasting, 2 dinners, deluxe transportation, licensed English speaking tour escort, dedicated licensed local guides in Rome,Florence, Venice, Pompeii, admission feesto Vatican Museums, Church of Santa Croce, Pompeii excavations, headset in Rome, Florence, Venice and Pompeii, local train ticket in Cinque Terre, boat transfer to/from Venice, fast train ticket Milan-Naples in Coach class, hydrofoil to/from Capri, shared transfer from Hotel in Rome to Meeting Point / from Verona to Maggiore Lake / from Maggiore Lake to Milan Railway Station / from Naples Railway Station to Sorrento, baggage handling at hotel, 1 piece of luggage per passenger (Day 1-4 & 6-8)
Hotels: Florence-Mediterraneo,Venice-Santa Marina, Lake Maggiore-Zacchera Hotels, Sorrento-G.H. Flora (or similar)
Exclusions: Tips, extras, hotel city tax, drinks at meals if not specified, optional excursions.
Note: for operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. Optional excursions not specified in our Itinerary, will be suggested by our tour leader.