Classic Italy Tour – Rome to Venice (10 Day Tour)

Vacation Code: EVCIRV10D10
10 Days and 9 Nights
14 Meals: (9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners)

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The perfect introduction to Europe’s most visited destination, this eclectic tour travels the length of this amazingly diverse country, providing our guests an opportunity to explore the most beautiful and intriguing parts of Italy, from its vibrant cities, like Rome and Venice, to its bucolic countryside to its most breathtaking coastal areas including the Amalfi region. A balanced blend of sightseeing, guided touring, and time for leisure, this tour is ideal for travelers of all experience levels, from the novice European visitor to seasoned travelers who’ve already scoped out their favorite parts of this remarkable country. From beginning to end, this tour provides you with memories that last a lifetime, all wrapped up in one neat little package – Italy!
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Itinerary

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Amalfi
Day 4: Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento
Day 5: Sorrento – Rome
Day 6: Rome – Florence
Day 7: Florence
Day 8: Florence – Venice
Day 9: Venice
Day 10: Venice

Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Italy! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience. Upon your arrival, a private driver will meet you and take you to your hotel. Today, take advantage of a day at leisure, so rest up as you prepare to embark on your Italian adventure!

Day 2: Rome

After breakfast at your hotel, spend the morning roaming around Rome’s streets and Monuments at your leisure. Between 7:45-8:00pm, depart from the hotel to explore this famous city. Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of Rome and discover the magic charm of the most famous monuments illuminated at night (Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Circo Massimo; Colosseum and Lungo Tevere). Have a nice walk to Trevi Fountain and Trastevere. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 3: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Amalfi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart at 6:45 am by deluxe motor coach for Naples, where we’ll embark on a brief panoramic visit of this city known for its history, architecture, culture, and food. Next, we continue to Pompeii, where we’ll eat lunch and visit the ruins of this Roman town destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Upon leaving fascinating Pompeii, we continue by coastal road to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento

Eat breakfast at the hotel and depart at 8:30 by steamer for the famous Isle of Capri. On arrival at the port of Marina Grande, we’ll embark on an excursion (weather and sea conditions permitting) to the Blue Grotto by small rowboat. The Grotto, known for its intense blue hues, was once believed to be inhabited by witches but modern-day Italians just appreciate it for its great beauty.

We’ll lunch in Capri and spend the afternoon at leisure exploring this town that has been a resort destination since the days of the Roman Republic. Check out sites like the Villa Jovis, built by the Emperor Tiberius in the first century AD. Then we return to Sorrento for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Sorrento – Rome

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the morning at your leisure to shop or further explore the town of Sorrento, a charming city overlooking the Bay of Naples. This small city is known for its production of limoncello as well as for its spectacular citrus fruits, wine, olives, and nuts.

After lunch, we’ll return by bus to Rome, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Rome – Florence

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll meet the guide at 6:45 a.m. to transfer to the train station. Departure by train at 7:55 a.m. and arrive in Florence where you will have the opportunity to see Florence and visit the the magnificent Duomo with its landmark dome, the Baptistery with its stunning golden doors by Ghiberti, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Uffizi Gallery, and vibrant Piazza della Signoria.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you’re free to spend the afternoon as you please, exploring other sights such as the Florence Accademia Gallery – where visitors can view Michelangelo’s David, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s oldest bridge. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Florence

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the remainder of your day at leisure. Pisa or Siena/San Gimignano tours are optional. Known, of course, for its famous Leaning Tower, Pisa achieved notoriety as one of Italy’s four 11th century Maritime Republics and was the birthplace of physicist/astronomer Galileo.

While in Pisa, we’ll take time to admire the Square of Miracles, where we’ll find the lovely Duomo, the quirky Leaning Tower, and many other notable sites. Siena is a medieval town known for its marvelous Romanesque cathedral, the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo – famous for hosting the Palio horse race, a breathtakingly beautiful town hall, and several other notable structures, while San Gimignano boasts wonderful medieval architecture and excellent wines. Once again, we’ll stay overnight in beautiful Florence.

Day 8: Florence – Venice

Eat breakfast at the hotel and then choose how you wish to spend the remainder of our time in Florence. Visit more notable historic and cultural sites, embark on a shopping adventure, or take some time out to rest.

At an indicated hour, you’ll transfer to the train station on your own for departure by train to Venice, where we’ll check into our hotel and stay the night.

Day 9: Venice

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our morning walking tour (meeting at 9:00 a.m. at San Marco Square, tourism office near the Correr Museum) of the city the New York Times described as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city ever built by man” with visits to the Doge’s Palace, the long-time ducal residence and symbol of Venetian authority; the famous Bridge of Sighs, where prisoners got their last look at Venice before being incarcerated; St. Mark’s Square, famous for its abundant pigeon population, and St. Mark’s Basilica, a stunning example of Byzantine architecture and one of the most photographed churches in the world. In the afternoon, you can continue exploring at your leisure, go shopping, or dine among the friendly locals.

At night, it’s time to return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Venice

Breakfast at the hotel. The private driver is going to be waiting at the hotel to take you to the airport. End of Services.

Not ready to go home yet? Having too much fun exploring magnificent Italy? Your travel specialist will review all the options available to you at the end of the trip, including an extended opportunity to explore the country or the option of spending an extra night in Rome. If you must go, you’ll head to the airport for your return home. Remember, we are always eager to help you create the travel experience you desire, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to keep your travel options open!

Hotel Accommodations :

* 3 or 4 star hotel pricing available

Additional Information :

The tour includes:

  • Private transfer to and from airport
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Train tickets from Florence to Venice
  • Multilingual tour guide and escort for the Sightseeing Tours and transfers (with exception from Florence to Venice)
  • Accommodation at the hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Luggage service: 1 piece of luggage and 1 carry-on per person
  • US Taxes and fees
  • 24 hour emergency hotline

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Transfer from Florence hotel to train station
  • Transfer from Venice train station to hotel
  • Drinks and extras in hotel
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums not included in the itinerary
  • Everything that is not mentioned in “The tour includes” section
  • Extra luggage may incur an additional fee
  • Rome Hotel Taxes (2 euros per person per day in 3 Star Hotel or 3 euros per person per day in 4 Star Hotel)
  • Florence Hotel Taxes (3 euros per person per day in 3 Star Hotel or 4 euros per person per day in 4 Star Hotel)
  • Venice Hotel Taxes (3 euros per person per day in 3 Star Hotel or 4 euros per person per day in 4 Star Hotel)
  • Sorrento City Taxes (1.50 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel)
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