Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your window as you travel at high speed to each destination. Discover the magnificent art cities & regions of Italy - Venice, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri & Rome.
Explore Venice on a guided walking tour with wine tasting and gondola ride. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence, exploring the beauties of the city by night. Uncover the beauty of Tuscany on a guided tour. Discover the history of Rome & Pompeii, explore Capri, taste limoncello and enjoy some free time in Sorrento before heading back to Rome where the tour will finish. Included in this tour is 4 days at leisure for you to enjoy.
SHORTER OPTION AVAILABLE:
Italian Highlights - 8 days/ 7 nights
Itinerary days 1-7
Day 8 Transfer to Fiumicino Airport to Termini Train Station for your onward Journey
2019: 05, 12, 19, 26 May | 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Jun | 07, 14, 21, 28 Jul | 04, 11, 18, 25 Aug | 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sep | 06, 13 Oct
|DEPARTURE||2019: 06,12,19,26 May | 02,09,16,23,30 Jun | 07,14,21,28 Jul | 04,11,18,25 Aug | 01,08,15,22,29 Sep | 06,13 Oct|
|OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE||
Pick up:independent arrival at your Hotel in Venice | Drop-off: after breakfast, your Hotel in Rome
Venice: Make your own way to the Hotel to meet your tour director. Enjoy time at leisure or join our guided walking tour into the secrets of Venice and the Venetian cuisine in a “Chicchetti” Tour. Afterwards, you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of Venice with an optional ride on the most famous Venetian boat: The Gondola.
Venice - Florence (high speed train) In the morning, you will have some free time to discover the city or join the optional excursion to tour the Venetian Islands: Murano and Burano.
Early in the afternoon you’ll board a high-speed train to Florence (approx: 2 hours). At arrival you will take a short walk to the hotel and find your luggage there. Enjoy time at leisure or the optional excursion tour "Best of Florence", exploring the beauties of the City by night. afterwards, you will appreciate the exclusive dinner in the heart of Florence and a typical florentine-style T-bone steak as part of the optional excursion. (B)
Florence - Pisa - San Gimignano -Siena - Chianti - Florence After breakfast enjoy time at leisure or join the optional excursion tour to discover the beauty of Tuscany and its enchanting medieval towns. Reach Pisa and visit its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Lunch in a wine bar or restaurant and enjoy a wine tasting of renowned local wines as well as a traditional Tuscan dish. After lunch, the wonders continue on the optional excursion with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid Medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, you will get to Siena, the city of the Palio Horse Race. (B)
Florence Enjoy today at your leisure. (B)
Florence - Rome (high speed train) In the morning you’ll board a high-speed train to Rome (approx: 1 h 30). Upon your arrival, enjoy the remainder of the daily at leisure or join the optional excursion "Best of Rome tour": Take a panoramic tour of the Colosseum and Forum from outside, followed by a walking tour of the Baroque Rome near Piazza Navona including the treasures of the amazing Trevi fountain as well as the Pantheon, unique jewel of architecture. After a quick break, you will skip-the-line to get in the Vatican Museums (optional) where, following a carefully planned itinerary, you will visit the famous Sistine Chapel, plus a wide variety of galleries featuring ancient sculptures, tapestries, medieval maps, paintings and precious relics. Accompanied by your guide, you will be shown particular details in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos such as the painful punishments. With skip-the-line, you’ll have direct access from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica so you can visit the stunning masterpieces held within. You’ll see Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’ and the incredible bronze altar. Overnight at your hotel in Rome and find the luggage directly delivered from Florence. (B)
Rome Enjoy today at your leisure. (B)
Rome After breakfast time at your leisure for the day. Late in the afternoon join the optional excursion tour with special dinner. Board a regional train that in about 30 minutes time will take you to the exquisite town of Frascati. Set in the Castelli Romani area, Frascati has been chosen through the Centuries by Popes and aristocratic families for their summer residences. Frascati will give you a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Eternal City as a special souvenir and an unforgettable dinner in a typical “Fraschetta”. The fraschetta in Frascati is uniquely Italian, and something you should try at least once in your life, drinking wine and eating local food in a friendly atmosphere. After dinner, board your train back to your hotel in Rome. (B)
Rome - Sorrento You’ll start your journey early in the morning and board your high-speed train to Naples. After the 1-hour ride, you will either transfer to Sorrento or join the optional excursion tour of the excavations of Pompeii and get touched by the dramatic story of the Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. After the guided tour, you’ll proceed to Sorrento where you’ll find your luggage.
Enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation in Sorrento. (B,D)
Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure or join the optional excursion for a full day tour to Capri. Transfer to the harbour and reach the enchanting Isle of Capri, favourite vacation spot of the Emperor Tiberius. Once arrived at the port of Marina Grande, you’ll take the trip around the island while taking a glimpse of the “Scugnizzo” welcoming statue, Tiberius’ leap, Coral Grotto, White Grotto, Natural arch, Villa Malaparte, Faraglioni, Bay of Marina Piccola, Siren’s rock, Green Grotto, Punta Carena lighthouse, and if sea and weather conditions permit, also the famous Blue Grotto (the visit inside the sea cave by row boat is not included in the price of the trip and must be purchased separately at the entrance to the Blue Grotto). After returning to Marina Grande you will take the minibus and reach the glamorous La Piazzetta to enjoy its elegant atmosphere and have time sightseeing the Island on your own. Return to Sorrento where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the unique Limoncello, the zesty liquor made from the fragrant lemons of Sorrentine Area.
This evening dinner and overnight accommodation will be in Sorrento. (B,D)
Sorrento Enjoy today at your leisure. (B)
Sorrento - Rome After Breakfast you’ll reach Naples by private transfer and board your high speed train to Rome. You’ll have time at your leisure in the afternoon to explore Rome at your own pace. Your luggage will be await you at your hotel. (B)
Rome Tour ends following breakfast at your hotel. (B)