This tour combines the very best of central and southern Italy, introducing you to The Eternal City of Rome and the luxurious hotspots named Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. You will be able to part with celebrities, taste the best wines in this region and explore the mythical places in South Italy such as the Amalfi Coast which is known as the finest mix of ancient culture, tradition and modern tourism.
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.
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. Sorrento enchants, not only for its scents of oranges and lemons which inebriate and remain impressed in your heart and mind even when you return home, but also, because it permits you to reach a thousand precious pearls which narrate the history, places full of uncontaminated scenery to discover, rich in…magic. 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 Island Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the lobby to be transferred to Sorrento Pier where you will Fast-Ferry across the Bay to reach Capri Island. From the port of Capri, travel by private minivan to arrive at the town of Anacapri, which is a delight to explore. Anacapri is a concentration of Mediterranean colors, scents, and sounds. Town life here has remained authentic despite the island's tourism: tucked between the houses there are tiny, humble vegetable gardens surrounded by lush tropical plants. A walk around the center of Anacapri will take you past tiny Neapolitan tailor shops, artisan shoemakers, ladies sitting in the shade outside working on their knitting while exchanging gossip and news...all with the scent of the town's lemon groves that permeates the air. Here you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. After returning to the town of Capri for lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting part of the island. The best way to discover the island is walking and breathing the special atmosphere along the tiny pedestrian alleys. The famous Piazzetta, with its prestigious cafes' and surrounded by whitewashed buildings, the beautiful Augustus Gardens with its enchanting views, the narrow winding streets with delightful small shops. The Augustus Gardens are next. In the 1900s this botanical estate was the vacation home of steel magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp. Explore the unique flora of Capri in this island garden. It is from here that we will look down upon the renowned Faraglioni limestone sea stacks. These imposing rock formations are one of Capri’s best-known landmarks. At one point during the day, you will visit the world famous Blue Grotto. If you would like to enjoy some more walking, our guide will take you on a hike along the secluded paths lined with stone walls and citrus groves. Included is a visit to a Limoncello shop, Capri's favorite lemon 'digestivo'. Late afternoon, return to Sorrento pier to be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 04: Punta Campanella Marine Park Private Boat Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel lobby and transfer to Sorrento pier where you will embark on a Private Boat Tour of Punta Campanella Marine Park. Today we will make you appreciate the pleasure of cruising along the Sorrento Coast. We will help you to discover beauties such as; Cala Puolo, a small fishing village with traditional restaurants along the beach, Massa Lubrense a picturesque fishing village, Mitigliano Bay accessible only by sea, the Marine Park with views of Capri. Disembark in one of many little villages and enjoy a lunch in a characteristic local restaurant. In these wonderful places you can relax and swim in the clear waters of our sea. Excursion includes: Pick up back and drop off to the Hotel, Cruise along Sorrento Coast: Visit Regina Giovanna bath, Marina di Puolo, Marciano, Mitigliano, Punta Campanella. Late afternoon return to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 05: Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Private Transfer | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the lobby and transfer to your Hotel in Positano. Today leave the Sorrento Peninsula behind and enjoy a drive along one of the most intriguing coastline in the world, The Amalfi Coast. Passing through Santa Agata dei due Golfi, and few other villages, you will reach Positano where you will spend the next 4 nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Positano is the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town; with steeply-stacked houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colors. No less colorful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 06: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet you driver and Guide at the hotel lobby. Today travel along one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello. 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. 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 by visiting Furore. The old village lies on the foothills of the Monti Lattari. The landscape has a rugged Dolomites beauty. Here you will visit Marisa Cuomo Winery in Furore for a property and a Wine Tasting Tour. The Winery is situated on the steep slopes that stretch out in the sun and rocks and plunge into the crystal-clear water of the Amalfi Coast. Among enchanting bays and coves, the vineyards of Cantine Marisa Cuomo dominate the “Fiordo di Furore” fjord overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Visit the estate’s cellars and vineyards, sample the unique flavour of its extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialities of Furore. You will enjoy lunch in a scenic restaurant set next door just off the property. In the afternoon continue to 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 for sure the most important monument in town, the Duomo, with and impressive façade decorated with gorgeous mosaics at the top and a Moorish lower. 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 for sure the best place where to leave the crowds and where to 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. Late afternoon you will continue your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 07: Vietri Sul Mare Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the Hotel lobby. This morning we have arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe to 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 of Vietri sul Mare, built in relation to the Arab defensive strategies. History and traditions, art and traditional crafts of the Amalfi Coast, the picturesque village 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. Today, ceramics are the symbol of the city, both big and small works of art appreciated throughout the world. Already in the 1600s, ceramic shops of Vietri sul Mare were much appreciated to produce floorings, but it is between the XIX and XX centuries. Famous for their quality and vivid colors, the local ceramics make for a perfect souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone at home. 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. Palazzo della Ceramica Solimene was opened in the 40s. The magnificent building by the architect Paolo Soleri recalls in its structure, the Guggenheim Museum in New York: an imposing structure with towers leaning against the mountains, with interior spaces dominated by exposed beams. Lunch will be scheduled in a characteristic local Restaurant. Early afternoon, return to your Hotel. Overnight on the Amalfi Coast.
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.
- 4 Nights Sorrento: Hotel La Minervetta 4* or Similar
- 3 Nights Amalfi Coast: Hotel Miramare 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
Prices in Euro
Tour Package Price per person starting from:
4* Boutique Hotels
€ 6,485 per person
5* Luxury Hotels
€ (On Request) per person