Unforgettable Italia Tour

Small Group Tour (up to 16 people)

Vacation Code: STTUIT052014
11 Days and 10 Nights
17 Meals: (11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 5 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 The Heart of Rome)
Day 7: Rome
Day 8: Rome – Siena – Chianti – Florence
Day 9: Florence
Day 10: Florence
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, 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 welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 6 (Saturday): Rome

(Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast, meet your guide and 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 At the end of the tour you will stop for lunch (not included). In the afternoon you will visit Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon and Campo dei Fiori. When the tour ends, return to your hotel by private coach. In the evening you’ll enjoy a delicious Italian dinner at 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 – Chianti – Florence

(Breakfast and Lunch)

Meet your driver in the morning, ready for departure to Siena. The drive itself will take you on a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany. Enjoy stunning views of hills covered by vineyards and olive trees. Catch a glimpse of original bell towers as you pass through small villages along the way. Enjoy a wine tasting with typical cheeses and salami (Typical “Farmer’s Lunch”).

Upon arrival in the city, meet with your local guide and head out for a walking tour of Siena. This is probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city. At the heart of Siena is Il Campo, the Square where the famous horse race Il Palio takes place twice every summer. After the tour you’ll continue your journey to Florence with a stop in a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting. Time permitting, additional stop in Monteriggioni and free time to discover this ancient templar village. Arrive in Florence late afternoon. Check-in at your hotel and spend an evening relaxing. Overnight in Florence.

Day 9 (Tuesday): Florence

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy a guided morning walking tour of the city. Florence was transformed into the cradle of the Renaissance by Lorenzo de Medici, who attracted the best artists, architects and writers of the time to the city. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli were among the artistic geniuses to whom he commissioned various works. Visit the most famous locations in Florence: Piazza della Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio (outside); the Dome with Giotto’s bell tower (outside); Ponte Vecchio; Academia Gallery (entrance fee included). Spend your free time in the afternoon exploring Florence on your own. Visit the Uffizi, or take the opportunity to visit Pisa or Lucca. In late afternoon, meet with your tour assistant for a 30 min sunset walking to explore the hidden Florence. The sunset is breathtaking and the best moment to take wonderful pictures. At the end, enjoy a tasty Tuscan Dinner in a traditional Tratoria. Overnight in Florence.

Day 10 (Wednesday): Florence – Chianti

(Breakfast)

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.

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: Antiche Mura or Tramontano.
Hotel in Rome: Ponte Sisto, Empire, Savoy or Dei Mellini.
Hotel in Florence: Pierre, De La Ville, Berchielli or Executive.
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 Welcome dinner in Sorrento
  • 1 Candle light dinner in Sorrento
  • 1 Welcome dinner in Rome
  • 1 Roman dinner
  • 1 Tuscan dinner in Florence
  • 1 lunch in Siena with wine
  • Wine tasting in Chianti
  • Visit to Pompeii (entrance fee included)
  • Visit of Capri
  • Visit to the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit of the Vatican, entrance fees included
  • Visit of Siena with a guide
  • Walking Tour in Florence with Academia
  • Sunset walking in Florence
  • 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: 6 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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