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Italy’s Must-See Classic Wonders

Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Pompeii & Amalfi Coast.

Discover the classic beauty of Italy as you explore these five iconic destinations and encounter the culture and history that brings each one to life. Learn from your expert private tour guide as you visit sites like Pompeii, the Vatican Museums in Rome, and the Accademia in Florence, experience Venice’s incredible St. Mark’s Basilica with a VIP after hours visit away from the crowds, sip a cappuccino on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Tirreno Sea on the Amalfi Coast, and explore the five fishing villages of Cinque Terre nestled on a spectacular sea cliff. Relax and savour the Italian dolce vita – we’ll take care of all the planning!

  • Tour Category: Small Group Tour (min. 2 participants / max. 12 participants)
  • Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights
  • Min. / Max. Number of Participants: 2 / 12
  • Tour Pick-Up Location: Rome International Airport
  • Tour Drop-Off Location: Naples International Airport
  • Transportation: Private van (or mini coach), high-speed train
  • Departure Dates:
    April 26 – May 7, 2020
    May 31 – June 11, 2020
    June 28 – July 9, 2020
    Aug. 30 – Sept. 10, 2020
    Sept. 27 – Oct. 8, 2020
    Please contact us for other specific dates.
  • Number of nights in each destination:
    Rome: 2 nights
    Florence: 2 nights
    Venice: 2 nights
    Cinque Terre: 2 nights
    Sorrento: 3 nights
  • Also included: Pompeii, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast

This itinerary is suited for independent travellers, families, and small private groups.

The price indicated is for the itinerary as shown. We can further customize this tour just for you. Any element can be tailored including the activities, length, hotels, and destinations.

All prices are in US dollars, per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement for this tour: $600.

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Day 1

ARRIVAL IN ROME

Meet and greet with our representative at the Rome Airport and transfer to your hotel. During the transfer, our guide will do an orientation tour of the Eternal City. Enjoy a welcome dinner in a typical Roman restaurant. Rome is Italy’s capital and a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins like the Forum and Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire, while Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Day 2

ROME

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet our local Vatican expert for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica (skip-the-line tickets included). In the afternoon, explore Rome on your own: you can enjoy a walk through the small streets, watch locals interact at a coffee shop, or visit one of the hundreds of churches (you can find one at every corner!)

Day 3

TUSCANY & FLORENCE

Breakfast at your hotel, check-out, and travel north towards the spectacular region of Tuscany. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of vineyards, olive trees, winding roads, and medieval hamlets along the way! You will stop at a winery in the heart of the Chianto Classico appellation area for a tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, continue to Florence - the Renaissance capital of Italy - and check-in to your hotel. Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture and The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

Day 4

FLORENCE

Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, you will meet an expert local guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about this magnificent city, known as the cradle of the Renaissance. A visit to the famous Galleria dell'Accademia is included with skip-the-line tickets. The Galleria dell’Accademia – or Accademia Gallery – is most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His Prisoners (or Slaves), St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David within the Tribune are what draw most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the museum every year. The main halls at the Accademia also offer visitors works by other great Italian artists like Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori, and Orcagna.

Day 5

FLORENCE TO VENICE

Breakfast at your hotel. Check-out and transfer to the magical city of Venice by high-speed train! Upon arrival, you will check-in to your hotel, and then embark on an afternoon walking tour of this magnificent city on water. Venice is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region and built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the bell tower offers views of the city’s red roofs.

Day 6

VENICE

Breakfast at your hotel and a full day dedicated to exploring Venice at your leisure! You can take a boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano (at an extra cost), or get lost in the city's labyrinth of narrow streets and find the hidden bàcari – tiny neighbourhood bars that serve up some of the city's tastiest food bites (cicchetti) and wine.

Day 7

VENICE TO CINQUE TERRE

Breakfast at your hotel and then departure for the amazing Cinque Terre by train via Milan! Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant in the evening. Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the five towns, colourful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbours are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties and the Liguria region’s famous pesto. The Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and offers sweeping sea vistas.

Day 8

CINQUE TERRE

Breakfast at your hotel followed by a private guided tour of the UNESCO villages of Cinque Terre!

Day 9

CINQUE TERRE TO SORRENTO

Breakfast at your hotel and departure to Naples by train. Transfer from the Naples train station to your hotel in the enchanting town of Sorrento for a 3-night stay. Interest in Sorrento was first sparked by the poet Byron, who inspired a long line of holidaying literary geniuses - including Dickens, Goethe and Tolstoy - to sample the Sorrentine air. The romance persists. Wander through Piazza Tasso on any given Sunday and you’ll be exposed to one of Italy’s finest passeggiatas (strolls), snaking past palatial hotels, magnificent marquetry shops and simple Campanian restaurants serving gnocchi alla sorrentina.

Day 10

POMPEII & VESUVIUS

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by an excursion to Pompeii and Vesuvio! Enjoy a tour of this fascinating archaeological site with an expert local guide. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Near the coast of the Bay of Naples, this well-preserved site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore.

Day 11

AMALFI COAST

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a full day on the Amalfi Coast, which you will reach by boat! The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.

Day 12

DEPARTURE

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from your hotel to the Naples airport.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Hand-picked 4-star hotels located in the historical city centres of Rome, Florence and Venice.
  • Personal tour leader or local representative with you in each destination to assist with all transfers.
  • Breakfasts, plus a variety of lunches or dinners as per tour itinerary.
  • Use of professional local guides when touring areas of significant historical / artistic / cultural importance.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Plenty of leisure time in each destination.

PLUS

All private car transfers from/to airports, train stations, and hotels with a professional local driver.

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Airfare.
  • Transfers and accommodations pre and post tour.
  • Any expense incurred for personal items, services or hotel room extras.
  • Travel, cancellation, and medical insurance.
  • Gratuities and city hotel taxes.

CONTACT US OR YOUR TRAVEL AGENT IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS.

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Tour Highlights

THE PASTEL PERFECTION OF CINQUE TERRE

Be blown away by the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre and its brilliantly built fishing villages. The coastline is as dramatic as they come and not to be missed.

ANCIENT RUINS OF POMPEII

Explore the marvelously well-preserved ruins of Pompeii with our expert local guide. Much of the site's value lies in the fact that the town wasn't destroyed by Vesuvius in AD 79 but rather buried and preserved under a layer of lapilli (burnt fragments of pumice stone).

THE ISLANDS OF VENICE

Explore Venice and the more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces.

Nothing Compares

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Rachel

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5.0
2019-10-11T12:23:19+00:00

Rachel

This was an amazing tour of Southern Italy and Sicily. Everything was organized and taken care of. I was able to just experience all the wonders of the wine, food and culture of the regions. This is my second tour with Antonio's company and I am in the process of booking my third! Having also done bus tours and cruises with other companies, nothing compares to this experience! You visit places off the beaten path and have wonderful encounters with the locals. It is so worth it and I highly recommend any tour with Savour Italy!!!!

Ask and You Will Receive

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant.

Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Allan

Savour Italy Tours
5.0
2019-10-11T17:45:52+00:00

Allan

There is no greater lover of all things Italian than Antonio. He is always ready to give you inside information to build your own itinerary in Italy. Ask and you will receive, whether it be a winery recommendation or a favorite restaurant. Our last tour of Italy would not have been nearly as memorable had it not been for Antonio’s recommendations. We are returning again this fall and will again be following Antonio’s passion as we build our own itinerary.

Everything Went Like Clockwork

Buongiorno Antonio!

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply.

We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Debbie & John

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5.0
2019-10-23T17:43:17+00:00

Debbie & John

Buongiorno Antonio! Thank you so much for the wonderful trip.... starting with the magical entrance into Venice right through to the great tours of Milan; everything went like clockwork. Not to mention your personal email of wishing us a good journey before we left. We had a great time with Enrico. I have reached out to him in an email, as he had suggested, and anxiously waiting for his reply. We will definitely be back to consult with you again sometime soon.

Well Worth It

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Ron

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5.0
2019-10-11T17:48:08+00:00

Ron

A travel companion and I used Antonio's customised tour service for an eight-day trip to Piemonte and Toscana. All directions and reservations for accommodations, some meals, winery and enoteca tours were easy to follow. Antonio's recommendations were all stellar, bringing us to places we would not have found on our own and ensuring that we were well received everywhere. His selection of visits and arrangements was superb. The cost was well worth it and added incommensurable value to our trip. I will avail myself of his services again.

Attention to Detail

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Donna

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5.0
2019-10-11T17:46:46+00:00

Donna

I am recently back from a fabulous 10 day tour of Italy with Savour Italy Tours. This is my second time going with one of their tours and will most definitely not be my last. The attention to detail … the local artisans and family owned restaurants and tour companies SI uses makes our time even more authentic. We were a group of 19 and we had private tours of wineries and gardens and farms and the most delicious food and wine... Grazie!.... I will be back!!

Everything Was Taken Care of Expertly

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

Lynn

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5.0
2019-10-11T17:02:30+00:00

Lynn

Our group of four women combined the Discover the South and Sicily tours. From the time that our tour leader met us at the airport in Rome until we arrived in Palermo sixteen days later, everything was taken care of expertly by our Savour Italy team. This was an absolutely fabulous, carefree, first class trip full of authentic Italian experiences. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine & wine, as well as visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Savour Italy is the tour company for you! Just say Yes to Italy!

The Most Perfect Vacation

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Julie

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5.0
2019-10-11T19:10:47+00:00

Julie

We had saved up a few years to plan the trip of a lifetime. We found Savor Italy's website by chance, and contacted Antonio to inquire about his services. We sent him our budget, what we were hoping to see/do, and our traveling style. He responded promptly and put a "spot on" itinerary together for us. It almost sounded too good to be true, until we arrived in Italy. Every single part of our itinerary happened without a glitch. The custom tours & service blew us away. It was the most perfect vacation, and we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives.

Great food, wine, activities and tours

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.

Carol

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5.0
2019-11-05T16:19:56+00:00

Carol

There is only one way to describe a Savour Italy tour... in superlatives. From initial booking to final farewell, Antonio and his gang do their utmost to ensure you have a wonderful trip sometimes off the beaten track. The memories of a recent 13 day trip to Puglia and Sicily are still fresh and warm. Great food, wine, activities and tours. I've done 2 tours with Savour Italy and am looking forward to another... the sooner; the better.
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