Highlights of Italy
12 days /11 nights
Available from April to October.Departure from Monday to Sunday
French language from April to October departure on request
Based on min.1 dbl/twn
Departure TimeApril to October. Departure from Monday to Sunday
IncludedHighlights of ItalyDeparture TaxesEntry FeesPersonal GuideBreakfast
Not IncludedBarbecue areaBus parkingWI – FIDrinks at mealsTips, extras5 Star Accommodation
Day 1 –Rome
Upon arrival at Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Rome, your personal English speaking driver will great you and transfer to your hotel in Rome. Check in at hotel. Free time at yourdisposal and overnight.
Day 2 - Rome
Breakfast at hotel and meet at the lobby yourpersonal English speaking guide to start your half day walking tour including Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Navona Square, Castel Sant’ Angelo ( just outside ) and St. Peter Basilica ( just outside when religiuos holidays are celebrating on Sundays and Wednesdays ). Lunch on your own. Time free at leisure in the afternoon. Back to your hotel and overnight.
Day 3 –Rome/ Naples/ Pompeii/ Sorrento
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Naples to have a look at its historical centre passing through Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I and the imposing Maschio Angioino . Then stop for lunch in Pompeii. In the afternoon we continue exploring Pompeii with a dedicated licensed local guide who will lead you to this ancient city which was partially destroyed and buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during ancient Rome. Then proceed to your hotel in Sorrento by private transfer. Check in and free time at leisure. Dinner and overnigh
Day 4 –La Spezia / Cinque Terre
After breakfast transfer to the harbourof Sorrento and board on a jetboard to reach Capri island. Once there take the chairliftor minibus ( tickets included) to admire Villa S. Michele & Augustus Gardens ( entrance fee included) then proceed to the famous “ Piazzetta “ for a walking tour or if youwish, before board ontoa motorboat and visit the splendid Blue Grotto ( optional excursion also depending from weatherconditions). Free time at leisure. Late afternoon back to the hotel in Sorrento by jetboat. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Sorrento/Amalfi
Breakfast at hotel, checkout and transfer to Amalfi. Check in at yourhotel in Amalfi and free time at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 –Amalfi
Breakfast at hotel. Today the entire dayis at leisure to explore the area on yourown. Dinner and overnight
Day 7 - Amalfi/Florence
Breakfast at hotel. Pickup at the lobby and transfer to Naples railway station for catchingyourfast train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence Santa Maria Novella station transfer on yourown to yourcentrallylocated hotel. Rest of the dayat leisure for a first approachof the city on yourown. Overnight
Day 8 –Florence /Walking tour Uffizi Gallery
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning you will have the possibility to visit the Accademia gallery ( optional tour ). Lunch on your own. In the afternoon your walking tour in Florence will start visiting the most fascinatingplaces in Florence; Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia dei Lanzi, Repubblica square and the Cathedral with the Brunelleschi’s Dome. At the end we will enter to the Uffizi Gallery ( Monday closed ) to admire its beautiful collectionof paintings from the Italian Renaissance. Back to your hotel and overnight.
Day 9 –Florence /Siena / San Gimignano/Chianti Region/Florence
Breakfast at hotel. Pickup at the arranged meeting point for a full day regular tour dedicated to the discovery of the Cinque Terre ( Five lands ) suspended between sea and sky. Your visitwill begin at daybreak, with the arrival at Riomaggiore; this villageis famous for its historic characterand localwine. Then proceed to Manarola by walking alongthe famous “ Via dell’ Amore “ ( at the moment it is closedand a longer route in boat will be offeras financialcompensation, pleaseremind in case of badweather it may not be possibleto use the boat ). Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing villageconsidered “ the Pearl of the Cinque Terre “where youwillbe awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encirclingthe little town. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant. Here youwill havefree time to plunge intothe crystal sea before takingthe boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port. As well as comfortableclothes and shoes, we recommend to bring you a swimwear and a hat to protect youagainst the sun. The tour will end in front of Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Back to the hotel on your own and overnight.
Day 9 –Florence /Siena / San Gimignano/Chianti Region/Florence
Breakfast at hotel. Reach the meeting point for a full day regular tour driving south from Florence and crossingthe Chianti area. First you will reach San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, famous for its wine “ Vernaccia “. Free time to visit the villageThe tour continues to the splendid area of the Chianti Classico. We will stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards. Afterwards you will taste the wine produced, which will be accompanied by a delicious Tuscan lunch consisting of typical food such as pasta, cold meats, cheeses and local pastries. In the afternoon the tour continue to Siena You will have the chance to admire the magnificent Cathedral and the Town Hall in the Piazza del Campo, scenery of the world famous Palio horse race. The tour will end with the visit to the marvellous Monteriggioni medieval fortress.The tour will end close by Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence. Back to your hotel on yourown and overnight
Day 10. Florence/Cinque Terre/Florence
Breakfast at hotel. Pickup at the arranged meeting point for a full day regular tour dedicated to the discovery of the Cinque Terre ( Five lands ) suspended between sea and sky. Your visit will begin at daybreak, with the arrival at Riomaggiore; this village is famous for its historic characterand localwine. Then proceed to Manarola by walking along the famous “ Via dell’ Amore “ ( at the moment it is closedand a longer route in boat will be offeras financial compensation, pleasere mind in case of badweather it may not be possibleto use the boat ). Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing villageconsidered “ the Pearl of the Cinque Terre “where you will be awed by its enchanting beaches and the lush vegetation encirclingthe little town. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant. Here you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea before taking the boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a small natural port. As well as comfortable clothes and shoes, we recommend to bring you a swimwear and a hat to protect youa gainst the sun. The tour will end in front of Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Back to the hotel on yourown and overnight
Day 11. Florence /Rome
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer on your own to Santa Maria Novella train station to catch the train to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome Termini station you will be picked up by an English speaking driver and transfer to your hotel by car. Overnight.
Day 12. Rome / Airport
After breakfast checkout and transfer by car to Fiumicino airport for your flight back home… bye bye Italy.
The tour includes
- 11 nights in selected 4**** hotel on b/b breakfast
- 4 dinners
- Full day guided regular tour in Naples & Pompei ( entrance fee for excavations included )
- 1 wine tasting with light lunch in Chianti area
- 1Half day guided tour in Rome
- 1 Half day guided tour in Florence with entrance fee for Uffizi gallery included
- 1 full day regular tour to Cinque Terre with lunch in Monterosso included
- 1 full day regular tour in Siena S. Gimignano and Chianti area
- Transfer from airport to hotel and back in Rome
- Transfer from Pompei to Sorrento
- Transportation from Sorrento to Capri and back by hydrofoil
- Chairlift or minibus in Capri from pier to city centre and back
- Transfer from Sorrento to Amalfi
- Transfer from Amalfi to Naples railway station
- Train tickets in coach class Naples/ Florence/Rome
- Transfer from hotel in Rome to Termini railway station
The tour does not include
- Tips, extras
- Drinks at meals
- Fuel Surcharge
- Anything not mentioned in " the tour includes "