Tuscany and Amalfi Coast Classic Tour | 12 Nights/13 Days
Day 01: Florence Arrival | Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Florence airport, please collect your luggage inside the customs area. Just outside this area meet your driver who will transfer you to your Hotel in Chianti. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Overnight in Chianti.
Day 02: Siena and Chianti Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel Lobby. Your day tour starts in Siena, Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Meet your guide for a private tour of the old city center; walk along the narrow medieval streets, you will admire the splendid Cathedral, the Libreria Piccolomini, and Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is held twice a year, overlooked by the Palazzo del Comune. Continue to a Wine Estate where you will enjoy a Lunch/Food a Wine Tasting. After lunch, your driver will take you on a tour of the Chianti little towns. This is the classic Tuscan countryside – Green hills with miles after miles of vineyards producing some of Italy’s best-marketed wines, olive groves, gently rolling hills, ancient walled villages, and panoramic roads. Visit Castellina, Greve, and Radda in Chianti. The splendid Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas, and castles dotting the landscape complement the region’s enchanting natural beauty. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Chianti.
Day 03: Arezzo and Cortona Private Guided Tour | After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver and guide in the lobby. This morning travel to Arezzo where you will meet your guide. Arezzo is an extraordinary and ancient city, that is actually as old as Alexandria of Egypt. It is a small treasure with an ancient soul, where history, culture, and art blend together with the classic Tuscan “live-well” philosophy. Explore the historic center to take in the details – the courtyards, the old buildings, the balustrades in wrought iron, the lamp fixtures…an overall charming atmosphere! The heart of the city is the Piazza Grande, a delightful square outlined with imposing public buildings and loggias. The small Piazza San Francesco is more intimate and charming with its outdoor cafes and lived-in feel. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, travel to Cortona. The city started as an Etruscan settlement, and its importance can be seen at the Etruscan Academy Museum housed in the lovely Palazzo Casali. Piazza Della Repubblica is still the seat of civic politics, as it has been since the Roman era. Admire Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo Dei Capitani and along with many other treasures. Late afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in Chianti.
Day 04: Chianti → San Gimignano Private Guided Tour→ Florence | After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver in the lobby. On route to your Hotel in Florence stop in San Gimignano to meet your Private Guide. San Gimignano is famous worldwide for its urban architecture dating from the XIII-XIV centuries. You will make your way through its tiny, unique streets where Medieval towers and Romanesque churches seem to emerge out of nowhere. The views and the artworks are a must as they testify to the unique character of this city which is both Sienese and Florentine. Founded at the junction between Via Francigena and ancient commercial routes, San Gimignano held a florid trade of saffron and wine with Italian and European markets. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, leave San Gimignano for Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Day 05: Florence Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby. This morning you will enjoy a 3 Hours Florence Private Walking Guided Tour. As you walk through the streets and piazzas of Florence, you’ll discuss the ideas of the Renaissance. In between the famous landmarks, you’ll take enchanting backstreets and alleys. After enjoying a walk through the historical center follow your guide along the windy pathways to a stop in Piazza del Duomo. Continue to the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence’s most treasured work of art – “Michelangelo’s David”. You will explore Piazza Della Signoria and the famous Ponte Vecchio. In the late morning, return to your hotel. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Florence.
Day 06: Pisa and Lucca Private Tour | This morning after breakfast meet your Driver and Personal Guide at the Hotel lobby. Once in Pisa, the tour starts in the incredible Piazza Dei Miracoli: here you can admire the baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, together with a guided visit to the majestic Cathedral. Lunch/Food and Wine Tour in a Characteristic Local Wine Estate before departing for Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still intact walls, your Tour Guide will lead you to the enchanting old town center walking along a section of the walls and enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops. Visit or pass by Anfiteatro Square, Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and stroll along the picturesque streets of antique shops. Late afternoon return to Florence. Overnight in Florence.
Day 07: Florence – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to Florence train station where you will board a fast train in First Class for Naples. When you reach you be greeted by your driver that will transfer to Sorrento. On route first, enjoy Lunch at a characteristic local restaurant then meet your Guide to enjoy a Private Guided Tour of Pompeii. Walk down the streets of the ancient city of Pompeii for a glimpse into the life of the Romans. Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drawing travelers from across the world each year. Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. With its public baths, Roman temples, and brothels, a tour of Pompeii is like a journey into the past. Continue to your hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento
Day 08: Sorrento Villages Tour and Terranova Farm Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel Lobby. Your private tour today will start with a visit to Sorrento Peninsula Villages of Nerano and Marina Del Cantone. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheesemakers, 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 and participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process. Sit back and relax with an 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, followed by Limoncello. Then return to Sorrento through Massa Lubrense and Marina Della Lobra. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 09: Capri Private Guided Tour | This morning you will be privately transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First, you visit Marina Grande with his classy restaurants and sidewalk cafés. You will then visit Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity. Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento Port to be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 10: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Private Boat Guided Tour: Dropoff Amalfi Hotel | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to Sorrento pier where you will meet your English-Speaking Captain. Embark on a Private Boat Tour. On route to your Hotel in Amalfi cruise the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. As you depart from Sorrento Pier and pass through Marina Grande fishing village, you will discover the hidden treasure of Regina Giovanna Bath, once a Roman Villa. Continue to the beach of Cala di Puolo, a small fishing village; Massa Lubrense and Marina dell Lobra; Marciano; Mitigliano Bay, accessible only by sea. You will pass by the legendary Li Galli Islands, a small island archipelago. Stop for lunch in Positano in a characteristic local restaurant and then enjoy some time at leisure walking to the lower part of the town. Positano is a maze of alleys and steps with small shops and Boutiques displaying fresh linen dresses in style “Positano fashion”, the leather sandals and, the colorful ceramics. Reembark your Private Boat and continue your Cruise by passing through Praiano and Conca dei Marini. Late afternoon, reach Amalfi Pier where you will meet your driver. Private Transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 11: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. This morning you will first visit the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. After Lunch in a Characteristic Local Restaurant, 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. Here you will visit Villa Rufolo. The villa was built in the 13th century for the wealthy Rufolo dynasty. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 12: Amalfi Coast at Leisure | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today is for you to spend at leisure on The Amalfi Coast. Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 13: Naples 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 Naples Airport. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio.