Sunny Italy

7 nights small group tour

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Sunny Italy
7 nights small group tour 2020

Join a small group of max 16 people and be able to embrace a deep cultural  experience of the south of Italy. Get a flavour of the ancient Italian capital before heading down the country to get some more history at the renowned archaeological site of Pompeii. Then, after all the culture and education, relax on the tranquil and luxurious Amalfi Coast, one of Italy’s most famous coastlines that will take your breath away with azure blue seas and quaint cliff top villages. Set out to sea for a boat trip to the glamorous island of Capri, a popular haunt of celebrities with copious designer shops, and endless natural beauty, the famous Blue Grotto – a dazzling underwater cave where the sea glows electric blue due to the way the sun passes through it – being just one example of the enchanting sights to see on this tour-de-force of Italian beauty.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rome
Meet your private driver upon your arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Rome. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Leader in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize with the travel companions. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome

Day 02: Vatican & Heart of Rome
After breakfast, meet your driver and your guide and reach the Vatican Museum by private van. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica and. At the end, exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging morning. Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to hotel with your tour leader or enjoy a dinner in the very heart of the eternal city. Overnight in Rome

Day 03: Today will be free at leisure.
This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customise your travel experience as well as to take some time to relax. There are many available experiences, if you want continue the exploration of this area. Among these, we like to suggest to explore the Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum, to visit one of the most beautiful art collection in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or reach the near Tivoli where you will find the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, masterpiece of Italian gardening.  Overnight in Rome

Day 04: Sorrento 
Meet your driver in the morning and transfer to Rome Station to board an high-speed train to Naples*. You will be in town in 1 hour. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento Coast.

Day 05: Amalfi Drive
The beauty of Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers and musicians over the century, widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, deemed by UNESCO “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values”. These delicate fishing villages embrace the hillsides or stretch in deep green valleys, along a dramatic coastline, challenging the force of gravity. Your driver guide will lead you first to the town of Amalfi where you will have free time to explore the medieval part of the city with the imposing Dome of St.Andrew and ancient buildings dated from the times when Amalfi was one of the maritime power in the Mediterranean Sea. Later, you will ascend to Ravello, considered the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy. Perched on arduous, terraced slopes, the French novelist André Gide was used to say Ravello was closer to the sky than the sea. Covered with lush gardens, quiet and sleepy roads, you will find corners providing unforgettable views over the azure coast below. Return to Amalfi Coast late afternoon and overnight

Day 06: Pompeii
Today we will visit the ancient Pompeii. Pompeii is not a time machine but the closest thing you can find to learn about everyday life in an ancient Roman city. Once a vibrant town, Pompeii’s fate was sealed with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 7.9 A.D. Today, Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most visited archaeological sites in all the world.  Pompeii was a major port town for the Roman empire, which dominated the whole Mediterranean Sea. As a classic port, the town was filled with sailor’s hotels, bars, public baths, taverns, and brothels. The archeological site and continuous excavations give visitors the best look there is on ancient Roman days. Visit the Roman Forum; the theatre, whose acoustics are so good you don’t need microphones to be heard from the stage; the public baths with towering columns. Built-in 70 A.D., the Anfiteatro is the oldest-known Roman amphitheater in existence. Now covered in grass, it originally held up to 20,000 spectators. Return to Sorrento for lunch (not included) and enjoy an afternoon of relax or continue your exploration of the city.  Tonight enjoy a candle light dinner in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 07: Free day to explore the region.
Free day to relax or explore further the area. Overnnight in Sorrento

Day 08: End of the tour
After breakfast, transfer to Naples Airport or Railways Station.

Hightlights and Technical Information
Highlights

• Not more than 16 pax travelling together
• Premium hotels, centrally located
• Gourmet dinners
• Scenic routes and slow travel
• High possibility of customization
• Professional tour leader, present but not obtrusive
• All entrance fee included
• Porterage at hotel and train station
• Professional guides in every town
• Tasting of local food and wine
• Living with locals

Technical information:

Tours in English guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people to a maximum of 16 people

These tours are operated with a tour escort. Our commitment is to guarantee any departures even with 2 participants.
In case the number of people travelling will be less or equal to 6, the tour will be operated with a tour host and transfer between Rome to
to Naples maybe operated by train and not by car. All the inclusions are guaranteed and provided as per agreement.
The tour host will escort the guests to the restaurants when the dinner is included. The tour host will be available 24hrs by phone

Payment : deposit of 500 per person within 7 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia

Dates, Inclusions, Cost , Supplements

Price per person (min 2 people double or twin share) in AUD$

MonthdayDouble or Twin roomDus*
April03; 17A$1810A$3200
May01; 15; 29A$2220A$3900
June12; 26A$2220A$3900
July17; 31A$2220A$3900
August28A$2050A$3650
September11; 25A$2220A$3900
October09; 23A$2220A$3900
November06A$1810A$3200

Dus* for people that wish to have a double room for single use

What is included:
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4* hotels
  • candle light dinner in Sorrento
  • Transfer from Station in Naples to Sorrento
  • Transfer from Naples station to Amalfi Coast with en-route stop in Pompei
  • High speed train from Rome to Naples
  • Transfer from Hotel in Rome to Rome Station
  • Walking along the heart of Rome
  • Guided visit of the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
  • Arrival transfer
  • Welcome briefing followed by Welcome dinner in Rome
  • Tour escort service
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day tour of Pompeii, ticket included
  • Excursion to Amalfi & Ravello (in Ravello optional access to Villa Rufolo)
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included”
Accommodation and Meals

Premium Hotels:

Rome: Hotel Londra & Cargill or Conciliazione or similar 4*

Sorrento: Majestic pr Rivoli or similar 4*

Price from: A$1810

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