10 Days: Rome and the Amalfi Coast
- Pompeii excavations
- Capri by private boat
- Amalfi coast tour
- Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Borghese Gallery
- Food tour
- Vatican Museums
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Basilic
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 4 nights at hotel Mediterraneo 4**** in Sorrento ( double room ) or similar
- 5 nights at hotel Fortyseven 4 **** in Rome (double room) or similar
- Breakfast everyday at the hotel
- Arrival and departure transfers to/from airport and to/from rail station with private luxury car equipped with A/C, where mentioned.
- Dinner in Sorrento (4 courses without beverage)
- Half day tour from Sorrento to Pompei
- Half day tour with English speaking guide at Pompeii
- Lunch at a restaurant in Pompei (3 courses without beverages)
- Private full day tour in Capri by boat
- Private full day tour in the Amalfi Coast with English speaking driver
- 1st class train tickets from Naples to Rome
- Private city transfer with luxury car and personal English speaking driver where mentioned
- Half day guided gourmand tour in Rome with different delicacies tasting
- Half day guided tour in Rome at Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
- Half day guided tour of Ancient Rome , Colosseum and Imperial Fora
- Private guided visit of Galleria Borghese
- Skip the line entrance tickets at monuments as per program
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance tickets
- Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Municipality city tax to be paid at each hotel upon arrival
- All that is not expressly stated in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day 1 - Arrival Naples / Sorrento
Upon arrival of your flight at Naples airport, meet your personal English speaking driver for a private transfer to your charming hotel in Sorrento: Hotel Mediterraneo 4****. This is one of the best hotels in Sorrento and is set on top of a cliff from where you will have breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be at a well known restaurant. Overnight in Sorrento
Day 2 - Pompeii excavations
In the morning after a good breakfast, direct transfer by private luxury car to Pompeii’s excavations where you will meet your private English speaking guide. Here you will visit the archeological site and admire the ruins of this famous city that, in AD 79 was submerged by lava from the nearby volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. You will be able to examine up close the daily life of this Roman population and how it was devastated by one of the worst natural disasters in ancient history. The excavations of Pompeii are, due to their importance and relevance, the most visited archeological site in the world. The day tour will end at a famous restaurant nearby the excavations before being transferred back to your hotel. Spend the rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 3 - Capri, private boat tour
Today, you will have the chance to enjoy the splendid sea surrounding the strip of land that is the Sorrentina Peninsula and discover the secrets of the Island of Capri. Your private driver will transfer you to the port where you will embark on your private boat where your Englisg speaking Captain will greet you and welcome you on board. During the journey you are able to breathe in the healthy brackish sea water while admiring the gorgeous Sorrento Coast. Only a boat trip among the most beautiful views of the island, many of which are inaccessible on land, can offer a complete visit of Capri. By boat, in fact, you can reach small hidden coves where you can swim or get a suntan and enjoy the full the beauty of the island. The excursion includes the trip around the island so to appreciate at its best the beautiful sceneries, like the Faraglioni Rocks, the numerous caves like the White Grotto, the Emerald Grotto and the Blue Grotto, famous all over the world for its intense azure color, “Tiberius’s Leap”, where, according to legend, the Roman emperor used to throw down to the rocks disobedient servants and unwelcome guests. You may enjoy a nice swim in the crystal-clear waters and you will be free to spend some time in Capri or Anacapri to visit more about this charming island. Snorkeling equipment, towels, light drinks ,water, and a classic Panino with fresh tomato and mozzarella will be offered on board. Transfer back to the port in the afternoon . Spend the rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Sorrento
Day 4 - Amalfi Coast
Meet your private English speaking driver at your hotel and will depart along the charming scenic route to the nearby city of Ravello, the city of music. This city is set on the Amalfi Coast in an area of extraordinary natural beauty. The driver will show you the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral and let you breath the fresh air of this charming city. Then, the tour continues towards Amalfi, one of the oldest maritime republics. Free lunch on your own, after lunch your driver will introduce you to the town of Amalfi, this splendid cliffside town and its centre, by unlocking its fascinating history, including local ceramics which date back to ancient times and the Duomo of St. Andrea. Your tour will proceed to Positano where you will spend the rest of your day. Later in the afternoon you will be chauffeured back to your lovely hotel in Sorrento.
Day 5 - Sorrento / Naples / Rome
Breakfast and check out at your hotel in Sorrento before being transferred by luxury car to Napoli Centrale rail station and take your fast train to Rome where you will get after one hour and 10 minutes. Your private driver will greet you inside the station and take you to your Hotel FortySeven 4****. Check in at the hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure..
Day 6 - Ancient Rome , Imperial Fora and Colosseum:
Meet your personal guide at the lobby for a visit of the Imperial Forum and Colosseum. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your personal guide will bring to life the ancient world of the various emperors, noblemen, aristocrats, gladiators and wild beasts that once populated this building. You will then be accompanied to the nearby Roman Forum, known as the "heart" of ancient Rome, and the commercial, political and religious center. Spend the rest of the afternoon. Overnight in Rome
Day 7 - Borghese Gallery
On this day you will be taken by private car and with your private guide to one of the most beautiful and attractive little jewel gallery in Rome, the Largest private painting collection in Europe. Visit this marvellous private museum gallery, located inside a beautiful historical palace owned by a noble Italian family, hosting the largest private collection of paintings in Europe and one of the most prestigious in the world besides the major marble sculptures from Bernini . Large walls and halls, covered with masterpieces, ancient statues and original furniture. During the private visit, you can admire famous paintings by Tintoretto, Raffaello, Tiziano, Filippo Lippi, Lorenzo Lotto, Guercino, Caravaggio, Velasquez, Gaspar Dughet and many others. After this tour you will be free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, maybe walking around in the beautiful “Villa Borghese”, the most important park in Rome. At the evening enjoy a typical roman restaurant reserved for you to enlighten your stay and your palate! Overnight at Hotel FortySeven 4****.
Day 8 - Roman Food Tour
Your private driver will take you to the meeting point for a special tour off the beaten path,, to a traditional Roman neighborhood, to experience the real taste of the city. Enjoy one of Italy’s most pleasurable passions, with a complete food experience and let all of your senses come alive. In between delicious food tastings, you will receive an insider’s view of the history, culture and architecture which defines the Eternal City. Whether you’re a food expert or just somebody who enjoys eating well, The Roman food Tour offers an abundance of fun, knowledge and culture, guaranteed to fulfil your food eating dreams…You will visit 6 different local gourmet food shops starting from the Cannoleria (pastry) continuing with the number 1 gourmet food shop in Rome, they offers hundreds of types of cheeses and meats, the finest balsamic vinegars, olive oils and other treats. We taste and learn about the variety of Italian cheeses including the world famous Parmigano Reggiano, the Roman Pecorino, Gorgonzola and more. The tour will continue in the Best Pizzeria a taglio in Rome, you will taste the Potato and Mozzarella pizza, pesto with fresh cucumber salad and the fig and prosciutto pizza, the tour will continues at the market, nothing puts you more in touch with the local culture than visiting the Trionfale market, with its captivating characters, colours and sounds, the guide will introduce you to the families that have been running these bustling stalls for over 100 years. We then enjoy fresh Roman pasta, including spaghetti alla carbonara, cacio e pepe and Bucatini alla amatriciana along with wine tasting. This hidden gem offers masterpieces that will want you coming back again and again. We end our tour at one of Rome’s best gelateria they offers the most creative flavors to choose from, all made with 100% natural ingredients. Spend the rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 9 - Half day tour / Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica
Meet your private driver and guide in the lobby of your hotel for direct transfer to the Vatican Museums for a 4 hrs guided tour, including the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. There are no queues and no waiting as your specialist guide introduces you to the masterpieces of such great painters as Raffaello, and Michelangelo. This is one of the greatest collections of art in the world, a collection gathered over the centuries by the Popes of the Catholic Church. You will be enthralled and enchanted by the stunning vision of the Sistine Chapel and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms. At the end of the tour you will be free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at hotel FortySeven 4****.
Day 10 - Rome departure
After your check out at the hotel, meet your driver for a private transfer to the Airport in Rome for your flight back home.