Unforgettable Italia Tour

Small Group Tour (up to 16 people)

Vacation Code: STTUIT052014
11 Days and 10 Nights
17 Meals: (11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners)

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Our Unforgettable Italia tour has been designed to suit small group travelers looking for a truly uplifting and exciting Italian tour experience. Starting out in Sorrento you will experience Italy’s most picturesque coastal region. From the fascination of the ruins in Pompeii, to the Isle of Capri and the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast you will find your emotions stirred by the Coast’s breathtaking scenes. You will then head to Rome where you’ll explore the most famous attractions in the Eternal City before finishing your trip in the vibrant artistic culture of Florence.

Our Commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants. For groups traveling with a minimum of 7 people, a tour leader will escorted the group from the arrival until departure. In case of the number of people traveling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated by a tour host. The tour host will visit daily the guests and will assist them at check-in in any single hotel. The tour host will escort the guest to the restaurants when the dinner is included. The tour host is available 24 hours by phone. The passengers are provided at their arrival with a Travel Packet with information, maps and an itinerary with details, tips and emergency toll free number.

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Itinerary

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Sorrento
Day 2: Sorrento – Capri
Day 3: Sorrento
Day 4: Sorrento – Amalfi Coast
Day 5: Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome
Day 6: Rome (Vatican and Coliseum Visit)
Day 7: Rome
Day 8: Rome – Siena – San Gimignano – Florence
Day 9: Florence
Day 10: Florence – Chianti
Day 11: Florence – Home

Day 1 (Monday): Sorrento

(Welcome Cocktail and Dinner)

Welcome to Italy!

Transfer from Naples airport to Sorrento by private transfer (or catch a 8:30am transfer to Sorrento from Rome) Meet with your Tour Host at the hotel In the evening to go over your tour program and collect information and literature about the exciting destinations you will visit over the next 11 days. Enjoy a candle light dinner served at the hotel on a terrace overlooking the sea. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Sorrento – Capri

(Breakfast)

Today your guide will accompany you on a visit to Capri. This enchanting and picturesque island made entirely of limestone rock, was a favorite of Roman emperors, the rich and famous. Artists and writers have also traditionally gravitated to the isle of Capri, and it is still one of the Mediterranean’s must-see destinations. Return to your hotel after your day touring and overnight in Sorrento.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Sorrento

(Breakfast)

Sorrento is the perfect base for discover the beautiful places across the region. Your Tour Host will provide you with a wide range of opportunities and suggestions for things to do one your free day. If there is a special excursion you wish to take, you also have the option of eserving it in advance via your travel expert. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 4 (Thursday): Sorrento – Amalfi Coast

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Today you’ll enjoy a visit to one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world. Amalfi, Positano, Minori, Vietri… you’ll be amazed by the small houses all huddling on top of each other; the breathtaking cliffs; the lemon and olive trees; the small beaches; the Saracen and medieval watch towers; and the tiny, narrow roads. This is a place so unique in the world, so precious that it has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Spend the day exploring and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Return to Sorrento.

Tonight’s Farewell dinner will be served in a panoramic restaurant on the hills of Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 5 (Friday): Sorrento – Pompeii – Rome

(Breakfast)

After breakfast and hotel check-out, you will be transferred to Rome. En route stop in Pompeii and free time to visit the Roman Town. This is one of the most incredible historical sites in the world and is bound to be amongst those unforgettable memories of Italy that you will carry with you forever! Continue to Rome and arrival in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail and light dinner at 7:30pm. Overnight in Rome.

Day 6 (Saturday): Rome

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After breakfast, meet your guide to live the history of ancient Rome. This itinerary will give you the opportunity to learn about its mythical origins, the thousands years of history and legendary heroes who made Rome “Caput Mundi with a visit to the Colosseum. Once inside, breathe the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere lead by expert guides with a passion for the Colosseum and its history. At the end of the tour you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to the Vatican for a guided tour which includes the entrance fee for the Museum. The Vatican is home to some of the world’s most significant art pieces. The masters of ancient Greek and Roman art are represented amongst the Vatican collection. Today you will view the works of Raphael, Michelangelo and many others. Your tour will also take you to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. When your Vatican tour ends, return to your hotel by private coach. In the evening you’ll enjoy a delicious Italian dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Rome.

Day 7 (Sunday): Rome

(Breakfast)

Eat Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the whole day to explore Rome at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 8 (Monday): Rome – Siena – San Gimignano – Florence

(Breakfast and Lunch)

Meet with your driver ready for departure to Siena. The driver will take you on a magnificent path along the picturesque roads of Tuscany. Take in expansive views of Tuscan hills covered by vineyards, olive trees and small villages along the way.

On arrival in Siena, meet with your local guide for a walking tour of the city. Siena is probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city. At its heart is the square known as l Campo, where the famous horse race Il Palio is conducted twice each summer. Enjoy a wine tasting with local cheeses and salami. After the wine tasting, continue your journey to Florence, with a stop en route at San Gimignano. The town is listed as a World Heritage site and you will have plenty of free time to explore its fascinating medieval architecture and unique skyline. Wander the village on your own before rejoining your driver to continue the journey. You will arrive in Florence in the late afternoon. Overnight in Florence.

Day 9 (Tuesday): Florence

(Breakfast)

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city with your guide. Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. It is the place where Lorenzo de Medici brought together the best artists, architects and writers of the time. Naturally this included the masters – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli. Your walking tour will take you to Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Dome with Giotto’s Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce and Academia Gallery. Spend your free time in the afternoon exploring more of Florence on your own. You might like to visit the Uffizi Gallery before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Florence.

Day 10 (Wednesday): Florence – Chianti

(Breakfast and Dinner)

After breakfast the day is at your leisure. You can just relax and take a walk on the beautiful streets of Florence, visit the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace or opt for an excursion to Pisa, Montepulciano and Montalcino, Assisi and Cortona and many others. In the late afternoon (around 5:00pm), transfer to Chianti area for an unique experience. Enjoy the view of the beautiful hills covered by vineyards and have a fantastic dinner in a farmhouse accompanied with Chianti wine. Return to Florence in the late evening.

Day 11 (Thursday): Florence – end of services

(Breakfast)

Today you will depart for home. Rise early and meet the driver to make your way to Florence airport or train station.

Featured Properties (All 4 stars hotels)

Hotel in Sorrento: Parco dei Principe or Tramontano
Hotel in Rome: Ponte Sisto, Empire, Residenza di Ripetta or Londa & Cargiel
Hotel in Florence: Pierre 4*S, De La Ville 4*S
Hotel may be substituted with similar according to availability. Hotels will be confirmed up to 21 days prior to the arrival.

Additional Information:

The tour includes:

  • Transfers to and from Airport
  • Bus travel as per your itinerary
  • Tour Escort/Host
  • 4 nights in Sorrento
  • 3 nights in Rome
  • 3 nights in Florence
  • 1 Lunch, wine included, in Rome
  • 3 dinners, wine included
  • 1 dinner in Chianti area with wine
  • 1 wine tasting with cheese and salami in Siena
  • Visit of the Colosseum and Vatican, entrance fees included
  • Visit to Pompeii
  • Visit to the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit to the Isle of Capri
  • Wine and olive oil tasting in Chianti
  • Walking Tour in Florence with Academia
  • Visit of Siena with guide and free time in San Gimignano
  • Luggage handling at hotel

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Beverages and Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions
  • Rome City Tax: 3 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out
  • Sorrento City Tax: 2 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out
  • Florence City Tax: 4 euros per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel in cash at check-out
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