THE WONDERS OF ITALY PRIVATE TOUR

Duration:
12 days/11 nights
Cost:
3930 EUR
Experience:
Arts, Culture, History

Itinerary

Day 1: VENICE –  ARRIVAL
Arriving at Venice’s airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 2: VENICE
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Then you visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own or to take an optional gondola ride. Overnight.

Day 3: VENICE – FERRARA – PISA – FLORENCE
In the morning drive to Ferrara, a splendid city of art, well known of its  Renaissance period. After the orientation tour we continue to Pisa. The Leaning Tower has made this city famous all over the world. Walk around Piazza del Miracoli to see the Tower, Baptistery and Duomo. Then we drive to Florence, the capital of Tuscany. After check-in there will be a free evening. Overnight.

Day 4: FLORENCE
In the morning the tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo where you see the world famous Cathedral with magnificent Dome and nearby Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery. See the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce and observe river Arno from famous bridge Ponte Vecchio. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The rest of day you will be free for further exploration of this glorious city of Renaissance. Overnight.

Day 5: FLORENCE – SIENA – SAN GIMIGNANO –  FLORENCE
Drive to Siena which is located in the central part of Tuscany. The historic center of the city has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena is well-known for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the horse race which is held twice a year on the main square of the city.  Continue to San Gimingnano, a small town with  picturesque medieval architecture of about a dozen of its tower houses. Take a walk around, get some typical food and try their white wine – Vernaccia. Return to Florence for an overnight.

Day 6: FLORENCE – ASSISI – ROME
In the morning we start drive through the lovely panorama of Tuscany making our way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here we stop for a walking tour to see the main square and visit the famous Basilica of St. Francis. Then we head to Rome – the Eternal city. Check-in the hotel and overnight.

Day 7: ROME
This day you have a full-day sightseeing tour which shows you all the highlights of this incomparable City: St. Peter’s  Square, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps… Overnight.

Day 8: ROME
A day free to explore Rome your way. There is still so much to see and to do in this fabulous city. Your Tour Guide will help you with suggestions how to spend this day. One of these suggestions would definitely be the visit of the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel. Overnight.

Day 9: ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO
After breakfast we depart from Rome and travel to the lively city of Naples. During the orientation tour you visit the main sights: The Cathedral, The ‘Egg’ castle, Piazza del plebiscito. Then you walk along Spaccanapoli – Unesco World Heritage Site and discover the traditional pizzerias (Pizza ‘was born’ in Naples), pastry shops and see  some of the best monuments and churches in the city. Then you depart  to Pompeii, the legendary city of the Roman Empire. It was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The city was later excavated and now offers a unique sight of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried. After visit drive to Sorrento. Free evening and overnight.

Day 10: SORRENTO – EXCURSION TO CAPRI
Morning sail to the beautiful nearby Isle of Capri. Here you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there will be time to wander around the lively streets and browse in the elegant shops and boutiques before you return to Sorrento. Overnight.

Day 11:  SORRENTO
Free day in Sorrento where you can enjoy the magnificent views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. You can walk through the narrow streets, perhaps try typical drink ‘Limoncello’ or get some sandals which are made here in a traditional way or simply relax. Overnight.

Day 12: SORRENTO –  DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Naples or Rome for your departure flight.

Number of Participants Price per person
2 pax3930 EUR*

* This price is informal. The exact price can be sent when we receive the request with exact dates of travel and number of passengers intending to travel (2 – min and 7 – max).

The tour includes:

  • transportation and the pertaining costs
  • transfers from and to airport
  • accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels in the cities mentioned in the itinerary (tourist tax included)
  • breakfasts
  • professional English speaking guide during the entire trip

Entrance Fees included: Glassblowing factory, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Basilica of St. Francis, Roman Forum, Pompeii

Sightseeing Tours Included: Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri

The tour does not include:

  • excursions outside the program
  • travel insurance (optional)
  • meals (except breakfasts)
  • flight tickets and airport taxes
  • personal expenses
  • any other service not mentioned under “The tour includes”

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