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THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TOUR OF ITALY!
Learn from your expert private tour guide and enjoy Pompeii, the Vatican Museums in Rome and the Academy in Florence.
Visit the incredible St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice after it closes to the public on an exclusive VIP visit away from the usual ocean of tourists. Sip a cappuccino on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Tirreno Sea on the Amalfi Coast. Explore Cinque Terre’s UNESCO jewels: five fishing villages nestled on a spectacular sea cliff. Relax and savour the Italian dolce vita by letting us worry about reservations and scheduling.
- Tour Category: Small Group Tour
- Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights
- Depature Dates: Monthly departures available. Please contact us for specific dates.
- Min / Max No of People: 6 / 12
- Tour pick up location: Rome or Naples airport
- Tour drop off location: Naples or Rome airport
Number of nights in each destination:
Rome: 2 nights
Amalfi: 3 nights
Florence: 2 nights
Cinque Terre: 2 nights
Venice: 2 nights
ITINERARY SUITED FOR: INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS, FAMILIES, 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 – Activities, Length, Hotels and Destinations.
All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement: C$750 / US$600.
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ARRIVAL IN ROMEArrival at Rome airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will discover the magnificent center of the Eternal city on an amazing 3 hour walking tour. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. The Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which houses masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
ROMEBreakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Rome with an expert guide and entrance / visit to at least 3 of the main attractions / sights (to be defined based on availability). Afternoon: Time to explore Rome on your own: enjoy a walk through small streets, watch locals interact, visit one of the hundred churches (you can literally find one at every corner!).
ROME TO FLORENCEBreakfast at your hotel. In the morning you will transfer to Florence. Afternoon: In the afternoon you will meet with an expert guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about the magnificent center of the City, cradle of the Renaissance. 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. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
FLORENCEBreakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Florence with an expert guide and entrance to at least 3 of the main museums: Galleria dell'Accademia, Uffizi Gallery; Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace Afternoon: Time to explore Florence on your own! The Galleria dell’Accademia – or Accademia Gallery – in Florence, Italy, is without a doubt most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His Prisoners (or Slaves), his St. Matthew and, above all, the magnificent statue of David within the Tribune are what first draw most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors the museum welcomes every year. The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna, to name just a few of the painters.
FLORENCE TO VENICEBreakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Venice. Afternoon: In the afternoon you will meet with an expert guide and spend 3 hours discovering and learning about the magnificent the lagoon city. Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is 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 Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
VENICEBreakfast at your hotel. Today is a full day dedicated to the discovery of Venice with an expert guide and entrance / visit to at least 3 of the main attractions / sights. Afternoon at leisure (possibility to take a boat trip to visit the islands and see the famous production of artistic glass at an extra cost) Return to the hotel with dinner at the hotel or restaurant.
VENICE TO CINQUE TERREBreakfast at your hotel. Departure for the amazing Cinque Terre! Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. The Sentiero Azzurro cliffside hiking trail links the villages and offers sweeping sea vistas. UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription: 1997. Afternoon: arrival at the hotel in Riomaggiore. In Riomaggiore begins the famous Via dell'Amore, a path carved into the rock that leads to Manarola. The path is really wonderful: you will walk in close contact with nature and you will be able to distinctly hear the sound of the waves that hit the rocks.
CINQUE TERREBreakfast at your hotel. Morning: Visit of the Cinque Terre by boat with an expert local guide. Lunch is included. Afternoon: Time to explore Cinque Terre on your own!
CINQUE TERRE TO NAPLESBreakfast at your hotel. Departure to Naples. Stop on the Lazio coast for the lunch. Arrival in Naples in the late afternoon. Dinner in a typical Pizzeria where to taste the real PIZZA. Overnight in the hotel. Blessed with rich volcanic soils, a bountiful sea, and countless generations of culinary know-how, the Naples region is one of Italy's epicurean heavyweights. It's here that you'll find the country's best pizza, pasta and espresso, its most appetising street markets, not to mention some of its most celebrated dishes. From garlicky spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) to sultry ragù (meat and tomato sauce) and silky parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmigiana), the food on these streets is all about intensity and pleasure. After all, life is too short for diets, so follow the locals' lead and succumb to your gluttonous whims.
NAPLESBreakfast at your hotel Enjoy a full day with an expert local guide to discover this beautiful city. We will visit via dei presepi, Angioino male, Umberto 1 gallery, San Carlo Theater, Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal palace, Naples underground, veiled Christ.
CAPRI ISLANDBreakfast at your hotel Enjoy a full day in Capri that you will reach by boat. Lunch is included Capri's fabled beauty and refined hedonism has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal, a fusion of glittering grottoes and coves, Roman ruins and chichi piazzas. Already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period, the island was briefly occupied by the Greeks before Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius retired here in AD 27. Its modern incarnation as a tourist centre dates from the early 20th century.
DEPARTUREBreakfast at your hotel. Transfer from your hotel to Naples airport.
INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
Hand-picked select 4-star hotels located in the historical city centres of Rome, Florence and Venice.
All breakfasts. Start your day with delicious hot and cold buffets featuring both international and traditional Italian items.
17 meals – including all breakfasts and a mix of lunches/dinners
1 tour leader with board and lodging as the group.
Baggage service on arrival and departure in the hotels
Plenty of leisure time at each destination
All private car transfers from/to airports, train stations, and hotels with a professional local driver.
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
Air fare, gratuities, hotel city taxes, any item or service of personal nature, as well as travel, cancellation and medical insurance.
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