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Begin this extraordinary vacation with three nights in Rome, included guided city sightseeing, visits to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and plenty of leisure time to explore on your own. Leaving Rome, visit Mount Vesuvius and view its crater before spending two nights on the romantic Isle of Capri, a breathtaking mecca for the jet-set. Enjoy two nights in Sorrento, the lively seaside resort facing the Gulf of Naples and home to the popular limoncello liqueur. An excursion to the celebrated Amalfi Coast is included, as well as a guided visit of the Pompeii archaeological site. Your trip ends back in Rome for a final overnight. It’s an exciting vacation in some of Italy’s loveliest regions!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Sorrento, CapriGuides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii; professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights: Bay of Naples, Amalfitan Coast
NOTES:Some tours may operate with overnights in Sorrento on Days 4 and 5, followed by 2 nights in Capri on Days 6 and 7March 25 Departure – Easter week
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; boat transfer to Capri
Meals & Itinerary
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Day 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city.
Days 2-3 Rome
Two days to get well acquainted with Rome. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter's Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. Optional excursions are available to discover more of the “Eternal City.”
Day 4 Rome–Vesuvius–Pompeii–Naples–Capri
This morning, drive up one of Europe’s greatest live volcanoes—Vesuvius! Leave the coach and walk to the top to view its crater. Then, to POMPEII, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption totally destroyed the city. On the included visit you can see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Embark on the FERRY to Capri to enjoy two overnights on this charming island.
Day 5 Capri
This legendary island is surrounded by a rocky coastline—the crashing sea has formed remarkable caves. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional island tour is available.
Day 6 Capri–Sorrento. Excursion to Amalfitan Coast
Take the FERRY to Sorrento this morning. Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a marvelous climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss out on the included excursion along the breathtakingly beautiful AMALFITAN COAST.
Day 7 Sorrento
Enjoy this town, situated on a plateau high above the waters of the Bay of Naples and with truly spectacular views as far as towering Vesuvius. Sorrento’s terraces, adorned with flowers, jut from winding streets and alleys above a small harbor. Streets are filled with shops, cheerful bars, and cafés.
Day 8 Sorrento–Rome
A comfortable drive northwards this morning for arrival in Rome, well in time to enjoy most of the afternoon and evening.
Day 9 Rome
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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“Even though I was born and raised in southern Italy, I'm still awed by its beauty. It's not all about mandolini, pizza, and cannoli...come visit and take a look! The history, flavors, myths, and traditions made my country famous worldwide - and make me proud today to share it with you.”
ROME Residenza Parco Tirreno (ST)CAPRI San Michele (ST) at Anacapri or La Residenza (F)SORRENTO Ascot (F) or Central Park (ST) at MassalubrenseROME Parco Tirreno (ST)
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Why not round off your Italian experience in the company of new found friends and soak up "la dolce vita" of this romantic but pulsing capital. Dinner will be taken in one of the traditional local Roman restaurants and you can really taste typical Italian specialties with a menu offering a wide choice of both starters and main course and including wine or soft drinks plus mineral water and coffee or tea. During the evening there will be music to add to the romantic atmosphere. After dinner a stop will be made at the Spanish Steps for a short visit. This monumental stairway of 138 steps was built around 1724 and the steps climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. They are said to be the widest staircase in Europe. After the stop return back to the overnight hotel.
Approximate value: 55 EUR per person
With a local guide discover the imperial and early Christian Rome by exploring the Eternal city's underground burial chambers with its long winding catacombs and crypts. Two examples of these Catacombs are the "Catacombe of San Callisto" which is one of the biggest with a network of galleries about 17 kms long and 20 meters deep. It contains the crypt of nine popes, early Christian frescoes and paintings. The other Catacomb is "Catacombe of San Domitilla" which has the oldest catacomb and is visited by passing through a 4th century church. One of the highlights of this catacomb is a second century fresco of the Last Supper. Note that the various catacombs have different closing periods so it is not possible to guarantee which will be visited during the excursion. Also included on this excursion is a visit to The Papal Basilica "St. Paul Outside the Walls" . At the beginning of the 4th century the Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the place where Christians venerated the memory of Saint Paul the Apostle and above his grave, located outside the Aurelian Walls surrounding Rome, Constantine built a Basilica which was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. Every year in the Basilica on the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul i.e. on 25th January, the week of prayer for Christian Unity opens.
Approximate value: 40 EUR per person
Tivoli with Dinner
Departure for this excursion is around 3:30 pm from the overnight hotel in Rome and it should be noted that local guide and entrance fees to Villa d'Este are not included. The enchanting Villa d'Este in the area of Tivoli is a masterpiece of an Italian garden and is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The garden includes important ruins of ancient villas as well as zones rich in caves and waterfalls. The imposing construction of the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon and the addition of water evokes the engineering skills of the Romans. After the visit of Villa d'Este proceed to the venue for dinner - a restaurant located on the mountain that dominates the city of Tivoli and Adriana Villa, where from its superior rooms it is possible to admire the dome of S. Pietro in Rome and the sea on a clear evening. The dinner gives you the chance to sample a variety of local dishes with unlimited wine and mineral water plus coffee. During the evening there will be music to add to the atmosphere.
Approximate value: 50 EUR per person
Treasures of Rome By Night & Dinner
An early evening tour will show you other aspects of Rome, perhaps not seen on the included sightseeing tour. Either before or after dinner you will have an orientation drive to probably include Castel Sant' Angelo, Palace of Justice, Mausoleum of Augustus, Aurelian walls, Villa Borghese, Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini and Via Nazionale. Dinner will be taken at one of the local restaurants and you can sample a delicious 3 course menu with dessert including local wine and mineral water plus coffee or tea. During the evening there will be music to add to the romantic Roman atmosphere.
Approximate value: 55 EUR per person
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
On this fascinating excursion with a local guide you can stroll through the Vatican Museum and marvel at Michaelangelo's famous creation in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museum houses over 2000 rooms and 9 miles of the most extensive collections of art in the world. The Museums are brilliantly decorated and brim over with treasures and history and the local guide will share with you the stories and secrets contained within the Museum's walls. In the Sistine Chapel you can marvel at Michaelangelo's masterpiece, which is perhaps the greatest example of art anywhere and certainly the largest contiguous body by one painter. There are also some lesser masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel which are also worth seeing. PLEASE NOTE: On December 8th the Jubilee will start in Rome. We have been informed that the passage linking the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica may be closed. This means that during the optional Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel it may not be possible for the passengers to access the Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel.
Approximate value: 60 EUR per person
Tour of The Island
Whilst staying on this romantic island of Capri, take advantage of a tour of the island with a local guide. Transportation will be carried out with minibuses to Anacapri and Capri or vice versa and will include a chair lift to Monte Solaro for a breathtaking view and a visit to the fabulous Villa S. Michele - home of Dr Axel Munthe a Swedish doctor whose best selling book tells of his time on Capri. The villa has a beautiful shady garden with a terrace offering splendid views of the island. The sightseeing tour also includes a visit of the Gardens of Augustus situated towards the top of the island which offer tranquility and natural beauty. From vantage points of the Gardens one can see the roofs and bell tower of the St. James' Charterhouse, the Faraglioni rocks rising from the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea and far below the harbor of Marina Piccola.
Approximate value: 40 EUR per person
Naples City Sightseeing
Overlooked by the volcano Vesuvius, Naples is southern Italy's most beloved city and on this sightseeing tour with local guide you can discover the most beautiful and picturesque places of this magical city that is rich in history, traditions, art and breathtaking views.The first part of the tour is a visit of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with local guide (entrance fee not included). Then board the coach and drive along Via Caracciolo to Posillipo "cartolina" viewpoint, then on Via Mergellina for a photo stop at Castel dell'Ovo. Disembark from the coach near Piazza Plebiscito and continue with a short walking tour including the Piazza Plebiscito, Galleria Umberto 1 and Teatro San Carlo. You will then have some free time to wander round on your own - perhaps even visit the Royal Palace - before returning back to Sorrento.
Approximate value: 30 EUR per person
Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere in one of the typical local restaurants and sit back and enjoy a traditional Italian menu with a mixed starter, pizza and pasta followed by dessert. The meal includes 1/2 liter of wine and 1/2 liter of mineral water per person, plus tea or coffee or instead a delicious "cappuccino" or even better a lemon liqueur for which Sorrento is famous - "Limoncello".
Approximate value: 30 EUR per person
For a really enjoyable evening out in Sorrento, join this excursion which will take you to a local theatre where the traditions of songs and dances are magically changed into a musical. The show tells the daily life of people from the south in different scenes - the market place (where people bargain whilst chatting and exchanging gossip), the sea (where the fishermen make their tasks more pleasant by singing), love (as here in Sorrento is where the most beautiful Neapolitan love songs were created) and finally the feast (where everybody dances and sings to communicate their job of life). At the beginning and end of the evening you will be offered free flowing wine or soft drinks. Return back to the hotel no doubt with your favorite song still playing in your head.
Approximate value: 28 EUR per person
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