Rome to Amalfi Coast and Capri Deluxe (8 Day Tour)
Tour DescriptionThis deluxe, small-group tour starts with three days in Rome and then on to five more on the Amalfi Coast, where the Italian elite have vacationed for centuries. In Rome, you’ll take a guided walking tour, visiting the Eternal City’s must-sees, from the Piazza Navona to the Spanish Steps to the Pantheon. On a guided tour of the Vatican, you’ll behold masterpiece upon masterpiece. Every visitor seems to leave with a favorite, whether it’s the Hall of Maps or the stunning Sistine Chapel. En route to the Amalfi Coast, you’ll visit Pompeii, the spectacular ancient city that was preserved when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. (Look for the graffiti on some of the walls!) Sorrento, the quaint village on the Bay of Naples, will be your base for the balance of the tour, which includes outings to the island of Capri, the enclave of Positano and, of course, a ride along the jaw-droppingly scenic Amalfi Drive. Throughout the tour, you’ll dine in local restaurants and trattorias, sampling the world-famous cucina italiana. Andiamo!
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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome
Day 3: Rome
Day 4: Pompeii
Day 5: Capri
Day 6: Amalfi Coast
Day 7: Sorrento
Day 8: Sorrento
Day 1: Saturday – Rome – Arrival
Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax or explore the neighborhood or beyond. In the evening, you’ll meet your tour host and review the itinerary. The tour host will distribute materials about the destinations you’ll be visiting. Overnight in Rome.
Day 2: Sunday – Rome (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a guided walking tour of Rome, a city that exudes history, religion and art like few others. You’ll learn about Renaissance artists like Caravaggio and architects Bernini and Borromini as you visit the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain (made famous by Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita) and Piazza Navona. In the afternoon, your guide will help you follow your bliss and recommend outings to the Coliseum, where gladiators battled, or Campo Fiori, home of a great marketplace, or more off-the-beaten-track spots.
Dinner will be at one of Rome’s famous trattorias, far from the madding touristic crowd among the locals.
Overnight in Rome.
Day 3: Monday – Roma(Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit of the Museum. The Vatican’s vast art collection includes masterpieces of classical art, both Greek and Roman, as well as paintings and statues by Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and so many more. Architectural wonders include the Sistine Chapel, with its spectacular frescoed ceiling by Michelangelo and others, and St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour ends, return to the hotel by private transportation. The afternoon is free to explore the town. Overnight in Rome.
Day 4: Tuesday – Pompeii and Vesuvius (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Early morning transfer to Sorrento. En route you’ll stop in Pompeii and visit one of the most incredible historical sites in the world. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was preserved for posterity when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, covering the city and neighboring Herculaneum in volcanic ash. Discovered by accident in 1599, and eventually excavated, the ruins offer a window onto the ancient world. After visiting Pompeii, you’ll have lunch in a typical trattoria at the edge of Mt. Vesuvius. Arrive in Sorrento late afternoon and learn about Sorrento and your activities in town. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant in the heart of Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 5: Wednesday – Capri (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you’ll head to the Island of Capri, the place of turquoise waters, blue caves and stunning cliff-top views. Start your visit from Anacapri, a small village famous for the magnificent Villa San Michele, and continue to Capri and free time for lunch and leisure time at the famous Piazzetta. In the afternoon, transfer to Sorrento, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 6: Thursday – Amalfi Coast (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today visit the picturesque towns of Amalfi and Positano. Amalfi, a former trading post, is famous for its production of Limoncello, artisenal paper and ceramics. The oldest maritime code in the world originated here. You’ll visit the Dome and the Old Town. Then, on to Positano, once a fishing village and now popular for its views and charm. If it looks familiar, the 2006 movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed here. Lunch will be served in an intimate restaurant nestled on the cliff where it is possible to taste fresh fish and other local food and excellent local wine. Late afternoon, return to Sorrento. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant at walking distance from the hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 7: Friday – Sorrento – Optional Tours (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, a free day to relax in Sorrento or to take an additional excursion. In the evening, the group will have a farewell dinner on the hills of Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 8: Saturday Sorrento – Departure (Breakfast)
Independent transfer to Naples Airport or Railway Station.
Bernini Bristol (5 Star)
Alternative Hotel: Artemide (4 Star) or Stendhal (5 Star)
La Favorita (4 Star) Alternative Hotel: Tramontano (4 Star)
Hotel may be substituted with similar category
The tour includes:
- Private transfer to and from airport
- Bus as per itinerary
- *Tour Escort/Host*
- 3 nights in 4 Star Hotel in Rome
- 4 nights in 4 Star Hotel in Sorrento
- 2 lunches, wine included
- 4 dinners & 2 lunches with wine, mineral water and coffee
- Visit of Capri
- Visit of Pompeii, entrance fee included
- Visit of the Amalfi Coast
- Hotel and city tax
The tour does not include:
- Porterage at airport
- Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
These tours are operated with a tour escort. We guarantee bookings with a minimum of two participants. With groups of six or under, the tour will include a tour host. Groups of seven or more include a tour guide, who travels with the group.
The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when dinner is included. The tour host is available 24 hours by phone.
The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Pocket Guide with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free number.