15 Days: Amalfi Coast Rome Florence Pisa Cinque Terre Venice Como Milan
- Tour of the Amalfi Coast
- Pompeii excavations
- Rome by night
- Vatican Museum
- Accademia Gallery
- Uffizi Gallery
- Cinque Terre
- Leaning Tower
- Venice city
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 2 nights at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento 4**** in Sorrento or similar
- 3 nights at Hotel Forty Seven 4**** in Rome or similar
- 3 nights at Hotel degli Orafi 4**** in Florence or similar
- 2 nights at Hotel Ca dei Conti 4**** in Venice or similar
- 2 nights at Hotel Villa Flori 4**** in Como or similar
- 2 nights at Hotel Sanpi 4****in Milan or similar
- Breakfast everyday at the hotels
- 1st class train tickets from Naples to Rome, from Rome to Florence, from Florence to Venice
- Transfer with private luxury car equipped with A/C from Naples airport to Sorrento
- Private luxury car equipped with A/C and English speaking driver for full day in the Amalfi Coast
- Private transfer with luxury minivan and English speaking driver from Sorrento to Naples train station with stop in Pompeii
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour in Pompei (2 hours)
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour of Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour of Ancient Rome , Colosseum, Imperial Fora and Domus Romanae.
- Private city transfers with English speaking driver and luxury car in Rome where mentioned
- Private English speaking driver with luxury car for the Rome by night tour
- Private transfer with luxury car from the Railway station in Florence to the hotel
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Florence : half day afternoon walking tour + Academia Gallery
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Florence : half day morning visit of Uffizi Gallery
- Private full day tour to Cinque Terre with English speaking driver and guide including train tickets .
- Private transfer with personal English speaking driver from Florence to Pisa and back to Florence
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide in Pisa : half day walking tour
- Private transfers from railway station to hotel in Venice and back by water taxi
- Professional, personal English speaking guide for the full day tour in Venice, including cicchetti tasting
- Private gondola ride
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the night tour in Venice
- Private transfer with luxury car and English speaking driver from Venice to Como with stop in Verona
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour in Verona
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour in Como
- Private transfer with English speaking driver and luxury car from Como to Milan
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for the half day tour in Milan
- Private transfer with English speaking driver and luxury car from hotel in Milan to Milan international Airport
- Lunches and dinners as per program
- Entrance tickets at monuments and sites as per program
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- Municipality city tax to be paid at each hotel upon arrival
- All that is not expressly stated in "THE TOUR INCLUDES“
Day 1 – Naples/Sorrento
Upon arrival at Naples airport (Napoli Capodichino) direct transfer with private car and English speaking driver to your charming hotel in Sorrento: Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento 4****, a unique location on the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking views on the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 2 – Full day tour of the Amalfi Coast with lunch
After a delicious breakfast on the terrace of your hotel, meet your private English speaking driver in the lobby for a tour of the Amalfi Coast. The driver will chauffeur you along the charming scenic route to the nearby city of Ravello, the city of music. Set on the Amalfi Coast in an area of extraordinary natural beauty, your private driver will accompany you on a tour of this beautiful coast. Here you can spend time exploring this splendid cliffside town, unlocking its fascinating history, including local ceramics which date back to ancient times and the Duomo di S. Andrea. Lunch will be at a well know restaurant in Amalfi where you will sample a menu prepared with the freshest ingredients. Later that afternoon your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Sorrento. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 3 – Sorrento/Pompeii/Rome
Check out at the hotel. Your private driver will escort you to the main rail station in Naples but first will stop on the way at the excavations in Pompeii. You will enjoy a 2 hours guided tour with your private English speaking guide. You will 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. Once in Naples departure by train to Rome, where you will get in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. At your arrival in Rome your private English speaking driver will transfer you to your centrally located hotel: Hotel Forty Seven 4****. Check in and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 4 - Full day tour in the Ancient Rome including traditional Roman Lunch
After breakfast meet your private English speaking driver and reach a gorgeous archaeological site whose foundations are embedded in an historic building of the roman nobility, where rooms, stairs, baths, paintings, flooring and polychrome mosaics belonging to the ancient residences of the imperial city emerged and now are on permanent display adding to Rome's already rich historical and artistic heritage. Lunch at a special restaurant not far from the site where you will taste typical local dishes. After lunch join your private guide and start a walking tour of Ancient Rome that will begin in the area of Colosseum and Imperial Fora. With direct access to this remarkable landmark and no waiting in long lines, you will be awestruck even before entering. Once inside, your 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. After the tour rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 5 - Half day tour at Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel / Tour by night of Rome
Transfer by luxury car and private driver to the Vatican Museums .Here your expert English speaking guide will introduce you to your visit. 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 also continuing on to the Cortile della Pigna ( "Court of the Pinecone“) ) and the celebrated Raphael’s rooms. Finally you will have direct access into Saint Peter's Basilica. After the visit free lunch and rest of the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening enjoy a private tour of Rome by night. Meet your private English speaking driver in the lobby of the hotel; he will delight you with stories and with the history of the famous Roman monuments. You will witness and appreciate these monuments as twilight descends into night and will be able to admire, photograph and learn about their incomparable history by moonlight. Overnight in Rome.
Day 6 – Rome /Florence - Half day guided tour at the Accademia Gallery including walking city tour
Check out of your hotel and direct transfer by private car to the train station for departure to Florence where you will get in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. At your arrival a private car with English speaking driver will transfer you directly your centrally located hotel: Hotel degli Orafi 4****. Check in and time at leisure. In the afternoon meet your English speaking guide at the hotel for a visit of the Accademia Gallery, where the most symbolic work of Michelangelo is housed: Il David, an expression of beauty and physical perfection. The Gallery was first a location of an ancient Hospital, to become an important place of study for the students of the Fine Arts Academy who would have been positively influenced by the masterpieces inside the Gallery. It also hosts other sculptures by Michelangelo and a collection of Renaissance paintings such as Il Ratto delle Sabine’ by Giambologna (The Rape of the Sabine Women), as well as ‘La Madonna ed il Bambino’ (Madonna and Child) and ‘la Madonna del Mare’(Madonna of the Sea) by Botticelli. Then, together with your guide you will have the opportunity to observe up close the priceless Dome (Duomo) by Brunelleschi, the largest brick dome in the world, stretching protectively over the Florence Cathedral. You will also see its splendid bell tower: the famous Campanile di Giotto. Following, the political center of the city will open its doors, offering you the chance to see Palazzo della Signoria, seat of the secularists' power with Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the municipality. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. In the evening enjoy a delicious dinner in a special gourmet restaurant on a walking distance from your hotel. Overnight in Florence.
Day 7 – Half day guided tour at the Uffizi Gallery
Today your expert English speaking guide will accompany you for a visit to the famous Uffizi Gallery which houses a superb collection of priceless art, originating in great part from the Medici family collection, enriched over the centuries by endowments, exchanges and donations, among which an important group of religious works stands out, resulting from the suppression of the monasteries and convents between the XVIII and XIX centuries. Here, you will find the richest collection in the world of works of the Tuscan school, Florentine in particular, among which: Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Without parallel is the collection of works by Sandro Botticelli. After the visit free time for lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 8 – Cinque Terre full day guided tour
On this day your private English speaking driver will escort you on en enchanting tour of the Cinque Terre on a full day journey to discover the beauties of this land. The Ligurian Coast is a masterpiece of nature that offers its visitors unique and breathtaking vistas; here you will find five little “jewels” or hills - the Cinque Terre - the true “jewels” of the Mediterranean sitting along a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. On today’s tour you will be chauffeured in a luxury car by your personal driver to La Spezia where you will meet your private guide and start your day tour from Riomaggiore. This southern-most village contains a very high concentration of houses in a small area, a distinctive feature giving the impression of a "tree" with its buildings as the branches. The tour continues on to Manarola: a region characterized by its colorful houses facing the sea, and its small intertwining streets connected by a network of stairways that lead to the little village. Next, perched atop a rock (or promontory) 90 meters high, you will visit the only hill of the Cinque Terre that is not directly adjacent to the sea: Corniglia. Here you will pause briefly to enjoy a free lunch (at your own direct payment), and experience the incredible panoramic vistas beyond the area’s stunning terraced vineyards. Take time to explore, before continuing your journey to Vernazza, nestled in a breathtaking inlet whose shoreline features classic cultivated terraced grapevines. Finally reach the idyllic village of Monterosso which is the farthest to the west and the most populated of the five Cinque Terre villages, it is situated in the center of this small natural bay. Once your tour of these pure locations draws to its close, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Florence where you can spend the rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 9 - Florence / Pisa - Venice
Check out of the hotel . Your private driver will escort you to Pisa where you will meet your private English speaking guide: the tour will begin at the central Piazza dei Miracoli, famous for its Leaning Tower and the myriad of beautiful architectural structures that distinguish this city. Named after a Greek city (from where it’s believed the first inhabitants originated) Pisa will be yours to explore alongside your personal guide. Thanks to its Tower, Pisa has become a symbol in Italy and around the world where it is often cited as one of the seven wonders of the medieval world and has fascinated film directors and location researchers alike. You will then, come back to Florence with your private car and be transferred to the rail station where you will get your fast train and reach Venice in about 2 hours. At your arrival in Venice take your private water taxi to your centrally located hotel: Hotel Ca’ dei Conti 4**** . Check in and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Day 10 – Walking tour from Saint Mark’s square to Rialto with Cicchetti tasting and night tour with Gondola ride
Meet your private English speaking guide at the hotel. In the first part of the tour, she will focus on St. Mark’s square, heart of Venice, including a visit to St. Marks Basilica (with skip the line tickets). You will admire the Square and its monuments from the splendid balcony in the façade of the church. Later you will visit the Doge’s Palace (with skip the line tickets), the hearth of the ancient venetian government, a gothic masterpiece full of marvelous paintings. After a little break you will start an exciting walking tour, exploring the hidden Venice, enjoying a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals. In the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the guide will discuss the development of the Venetian Architecture, as you admire its fine medieval and renaissances Palaces. In campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo you will admire the "St Mark’s school", the most beautiful well-head in Venice and the church of San Giovanni e Paolo where many important Venetians were laid to rest. And you will learn about illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo, visiting the place where He lived. The visit will end at Rialto bridge, symbol of Venice, with the incredible view of the Gran Canal. After a 3 hours historic guided tours, your guide will bring you to discover Venice on a food tour, passing by the most hidden areas and canals of the lagoon city. Throughout the tour you will make some appetizing stops, enabling you to sample "i cicchetti" (classic Venetian appetizers) made with the best ingredients found in the city accompanied by well-known wines. A gastronomic and historical tour of this wonderful ancient city on the lagoon; perfect for those who want their journey to be a unique, unforgettable experience. After the tour rest of the day at your leisure.In the evening a special gondola ride will be arranged for you with your private English speaking guide. This will be quite different from the morning tour; you will discover another Venice, far from the crowd. You’ll learn about the mysteries and the dark stories of this incredible city. The tour will start at Saint Mark’s square, with the Clock’s tower (the two clock makers were blinded because the Government didn’t want they could create another one) and looking for the spot for capital executions. You’ll take the Gondola for a fantastic tour in the venetian canals, with other incredible stories. After the ride spend the rest of the evening at free disposal. Overnight in Venice.
Day 11 – Venice/Verona/Como
After breakfast and check out from your hotel in Venice, transfer by water taxi to Piazzale Roma where your private English speaking driver will escort you to Verona to meet your private English speaking guide for a walking tour of the Town. Your expert guide tell you all about the wonders of this charming city. Starting in the historic center you will visit the Arena, a Roman amphitheater, before reaching the famous house of Juliet. This XIII century building is believed to be the house where Shakespeare's heroine lived. Your guided tour will continue with the lesser-known underground Verona.Venturing up to 9 meters below the city you will see many Roman remains and Archaeological finds that have been left where they were discovered. You will be fascinated by the allure of one of the most beautiful cities of art in Italy. Free time for lunch and after lunch private transfer to Como. Check in at hotel Villa Flori 4**** and rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Como.
Day 12 – Como
During your morning guided walking tour of the city you will discover Piazza Cavour, San Fedele Square and once arrived in the lively Piazza Duomo, the most important square of Como, you will contemplate the impressive Cathedral; a masterpiece of architecture which interweave a great variety of artistic and architectural styles. Together with your guide you will have the chance to walk by the lake just to admire its beauty. After the tour rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Como.
Day 13 - Como/Milan
After breakfast meet your private English speaking driver at the hotel for a direct transfer to Milan. Check into your hotel: Hotel Sanpi 4**** and rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Milan.
Day 14 – Milan
Today you will enjoy a private guided walking tour of the city, including the famous da Vinci’s Last Supper (depending on availability of tickets), the Dome of Milan and the must-see spots of the city, Teatro alla Scala (from outside). Milan has always been a rich and important city. It offers variety of churches, buildings and monuments as well as many historic palazzos like the Royal Palace situated in the south side of Piazza Duomo. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure for shopping or strolling around. Overnight in Milan
Day 15 – Milan Malpensa Airport
After breakfast and check out meet your private English speaking driver for a direct transfer to Milano Malpensa airport