Tour Description

This Fantastic 10 Nights/11 days Tour combines the very best of Central and Southern Italy, introducing you to The Eternal City of Rome and the luxurious hotspots named Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast. You will be able to part with celebrities, taste the best wines in this region and explore this mythical places, known as the finest mix of ancient culture, tradition and food.

The landscapes, sunsets, sunrises and looks on Italy from the blue waters are amazing. Even when you are in Rome, you will feel like a true Italian and enjoy a private tour of the city's main sites. From the Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, the guided and underground tours will satisfy anyone's taste for luxury.

And just in case you are wondering what Sorrento and Pompeii are all about, they are both ancient cities and one of the biggest archaeological sites that date back to the Roman empire, protected by UNESCO as world heritage sites.

Detailed Itinerary

Rome and Amalfi Coast Tour | 10 Nights/11 Days

Day 01: Arrive in Rome | Welcome to Italy! On your arrival at Rome Airport, after you clear Immigration, you will pick up your luggage from the appropriate carousel and then proceed to Customs. Just outside the Exit of the protected area meet your English-Speaking Assistant. Porterage arrangements have been made for 2 pieces of luggage per passenger. You will be transferred to your hotel in Sorrento. The balance of this first day is at leisure. For International arrivals, we suggest an early dinner and a good night sleep. Overnight in Sorrento

Day 02: Sorrento Villages Tour and Terranova Farm Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. Your private tour today will start with a visit to an extra virgin olive oil farm. Enjoy a demonstration on the production of Olive Oil from the olive on the tree to the bottle. Followed by a delicious tasting of this fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil on freshly baked bread. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheese makers, we stop for a fantastic photo opportunity over the two bays’, the bay of Salerno and the bay of Naples, for a bird's eye view of the famous Amalfi Drive. You will be welcomed with open arms by the family at the cheese farm, who have over 50 years of experience. After touring the farm, watch the making of mozzarella (a cheese that originated from the Naples area), participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process up to the final product, which you will taste with lunch. Sit back and relax with antipasto of local 'in season' vegetables, salami then followed by freshly made pasta. Tasting the fresh mozzarella you have just witnessed being made. Lunch is served with local wine and soft drinks, followed by Limoncello. Then continue to Sorrento to meet your Private Guide. Visit Sorrento Historic Centre where you will have a Wine tasting at a local Enoteca, with full demonstration, visit to the cellar and wine tasting. The tour ends in the heart of Sorrento for Italy's famous GELATO. Return to the Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 03: Capri Private Guided Tour with Limoncello & Blue Grotto Tour | This morning you will be private transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First visit Marina Grande with his classy restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Then to Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, you will visit, weather permitting, the incredible Blue Grotto. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity (Paparazzi as well unfortunately). Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento. Have a lovely evening and night in Sorrento.

Day 04: Sorrento at Leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 05: Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Private Transfer | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet you driver at the hotel lobby. Private Transfer to your Hotel in Amalfi. On route enjoy one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world. On route enjoy one of the most intriguing coastline in the world. The Amalfi coast is for sure one of the most striking sceneries existing in southern Italy, and apart from the stunning views one can enjoy all along the drive, it is the road itself to be a real challenge to the steep rocky cliffs overlooking the magnificent emerald colours of the Tyrrhenian sea. For centuries, the little villages have stayed quiet and almost immersed in a dreamlike atmosphere. It was only in the early 50’s that more and more families discovered the hospitality of those genuine local people that for generations had just dedicated their time to fishing and to the cultivation of a very wild landscape, creating the most impressive scenery of artificial terraces. You will first visit Positano. When you walk through the historical centre you are overwhelmed by the amount of shops selling any sort of stuff, the lemon liqueurs, the candles, the pictures and everywhere, even hanging over balconies the most incredible colours of linen clothes locally called “Moda Positano”. As you walk to the bottom of the village, free of traffic, you get to the local church still further down to the local beach. After Positano dreamful experience continue your journey along the Coast, you will stop for lunch in a Characteristic Local Restaurant. In the afternoon continue to your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 06: Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi and Ravello Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the Hotel lobby. This morning you will visit Vietri sul Mare, a fascinating town, gate door of the Amalfi Coast. With a wonderful panorama on the Salerno Bay and the Amalfi Coast. Stroll along the colorful houses and narrow streets. The history, traditions, art and traditional crafts will impress you with its charm and curiosity! Renown all over the World, the colorful Ceramica of Vietri is a tradition dating back to the 15th century. The town feels like an open-air showroom, with walls along the main streets lined with beautiful tableware, ceramics of all kinds, and shelves burgeoning with variously shaped bowls and vases. After an initial pass-through, you'll begin to see stylistic differences and be able to spot individual artists, each characterized by a proprietary pattern and color palette. After lunch in a characteristic local Restaurant continue your journey by visiting the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republic, and it has some of the oldest paper factories Italy; motherland of the inventor of the sea compass, etc. What is left of that glorious past is the Duomo, with and impressive facade decorated with gorgeous mosaics. Continue to the top of the mountains to Ravello, situated at 1100 feet above the sea level, the views of the coast below are for sure the most breath-taking scenery. The town of Ravello is the best place where to leave the crowds and enjoy the quiet of a village, where most of the historical centre is still untamed, and still recalling the magnificence of the grand private residences. Here you will visit Villa Rufolo. The villa was built in the 13th century for the wealthy Rufolo dynasty and was home to several Popes as well as King Robert of Anjou. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 07: Amalfi at Leisure. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 08: Amalfi Coast → Pompeii Private Guided → Rome | Meet the driver at the hotel. Today private transfer to your Hotel in Rome. On route stop in Pompeii to meet your Private Guide and enjoy a Private Guided Tour of Pompeii Archeological Ruins. Pompeii, buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Enjoy a walking tour of Pompeii that will include: visits to the interiors of the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens, Ancient streets where locals dined and where you'll learn about traditional Roman cuisine, the amphitheatre where we'll talk of the Gladiators and the events staged in the arena. As well as enjoying numerous anecdotes about life in Pompeii that will include some of the Graffiti dating back to Roman times that are still visible throughout the ruins. Continue with a visit to the Ancient Forum, Pompeii's centre for religious, civil and economic life (the major public offices were located here) where we'll walk through the ancient Macellum which was a covered food market that occupied a corner of the forum. Of the three different areas, the central section was intended for use by the imperial house, those to the sides for the sale of meat, whilst an area in the middle was for the cleaning and sale of fish. One of the most interesting aspects of Pompeii is its pictorial decoration. You will also visit the Casa Dei Vettii to see the splendid frescoes, statues and decorations from ancient times. The house belonged to two rich merchants and with the narration of our expert local guide you will be able to visualize how life was conducted inside these Roman houses. After the Tour continue to your Hotel in Rome. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Rome

Day 09: Private Guided Vatican Tour | After Breakfast meet your driver at the Hotel lobby to be transferred to the Vatican. Here meet your Private Guide for an afternoon Vatican Private Guided tour. The first part of your tour focuses on the Renaissance period during which the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and Saint Peter’s Basilica were built. Here we will spend plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere of this unique building. Our guide will also tell you about the Popes of Rome, their enclave and the fascinating story of how they are elected to office.  You will learn about the life and times of Michelangelo, his relationship with Pope Julius II and relive how he worked and lived. Along with your expert guide, you will tour the Sistine Chapel spending time viewing and discussing one of the most famous works of art in the world. You will then move onto visit Saint Peter’s Basilica – the world’s most famous and largest Church. We will also have time to take in the Belvedere courtyard, the impressive Pio Clementino museum with its beautiful Greek and Roman statues. Our guides will also show you the stunning candelabra gallery and the tapestries gallery as well as the astonishing Raphael Rooms and the Borgia’s Apartment and examples of Bernini and Bramante’s work. The final part of the tour will focus on Saint Peter’s Square; here you will have time to admire Michelangelo’s Dome and Bernini’s colonnades before returning to your Hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 10: Eno-Gastronomic and Ancient Rome Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. At about 10:00 am meet your driver and guide at the hotel. This morning you will be introduced to Italian cuisine, begins with a fresh cannolo made in front of you, while sipping on a cappuccino. Next enjoy a visit at a gourmet food shop, offering hundreds of types of cheeses and meats, aged balsamic vinegars, olive oils and other treats. Cheese tastings include Parmigano Reggiano drizzled with 30 year aged balsamic, Gorgonzola Dolce and Pecorino Romano complimented with truffles.  Sample some of the finest prosciutti, including Parma and San Daniele. A glass of D.O.C.G falangina will be offered to compliment the tastings. Nothing puts you more in touch with the Roman culture than the Trionfale market, with its captivating characters, colors and sounds. Meet the families running these stalls and learn how to shop like a local. Sample juicy buffalo mozzarella and melanzane parmigiana. Following the market, savor two types of homemade pasta and Calamari from a Local Characteristic Restaurant. The tour ends at an artisanal gelateria. Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake gelato, with over 60 flavors to choose from, all made with 100% natural ingredients. Throughout the tour receive essential food tips of the city, to ensure your enjoyment of Rome’s best foods, will not end with our tour. After some time at leisure, enjoy a Private tour of the wonders of the Ancient Romans. You will be transported back to the days of the Caesars and the Roman legions as you visit, together with your private local guide. This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum.  We take you inside, skipping the long lines, and explain the history of the arena and the events that took place here, while you stand on the same spot as emperors, gladiators and the Roman mob. From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Your guide will explain in detail how Romans spent their daily lives coming and going from the Forum and will point out the areas in which notable historical events took place: including Julius Caesar's funeral, when Marc Antony delivered his famous eulogy. Leave the Roman Forum behind to then visit the Circus Maximus, site of Ben Hur style races. The Circus Maximus was occasionally used for events such as processions or gladiator combats, but on most days only chariot races with quadrigas, pulled by four horses, were held here. The races themselves were wildly popular with people fanatically supporting one of the four factions: red, white, green and blue representing summer, winter, spring and autumn respectively. Bets were laid on one of the factions and supporters of the different factions often clashed, sometimes resulting in deaths among the spectators. Overnight in Rome.

Day 11: Rome Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning at the appropriate time meet your driver at the Hotel Lobby. You will enjoy a Private Transfer to Rome Airport. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio.

Tour Inclusions
  • 4 Nights Sorrento: Hotel Minerva 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Amalfi Coast: Hotel Hotel Miramalfi 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Rome: Hotel Barocco 4* 0r Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
  • Details up on request
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€ 7,185 per person

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania