Your journey begins with your arrival into Rome’s airport where you’ll meet our driver. Enjoy a warm welcome and a private transfer to your hotel, with the rest of your day at leisure after checking in. Take time to refresh and get settled before wandering the streets around your accommodation to soak up the atmosphere. There are plenty of outdoor cafes where you can unwind while watching the world go by, or head to one of the famous landmarks like Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin in as so many others have to ensure good luck and a return trip to Rome in the future.
Half-Day Ancient Rome, Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
The first tour of your trip brings you to discover Ancient Rome with an expert local guide. You’ll visit the iconic Roman Colosseum, where as many as 50,000 spectators once sat to watch public spectacles like fight re-enactments, dramas based on classical folklore, and brutal battles between man and beast for over 500 years from the late 1st century to the 6th century AD. Then head to the Roman Forum nearby which houses some of the most ancient ruins in the city, with roots that date back to 500 BC. It was a popular place for public meetings, with squares, temples, shops, and open-air markets.
Half-Day Vatican City & Museums Tour
Your guide will bring you across the River Tiber to visit Vatican City and its incredible museums starting out early in the morning to avoid the crowds so that you can truly appreciate the architecture and wealth of Renaissance art. Just some of the highlights include climbing the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church on the planet, for one of the most iconic views of Rome. You’ll explore the Raphael Rooms, the Pio Clementio Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Geographical Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Marveling at Michelangelo’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is included too.
It’s time to soak up some of Italy’s most breathtaking natural beauty, leaving Rome for the Amalfi Coast. Travel by high-speed train to Naples where your private driver will meet you and take you to witness one of the fascinating ruins of Pompeii. Your private guide will meet you at Pompeii for your private guided tour of this ancient city left covered in ash nearly 2,000 years ago during the massive 79 AD Mount Vesuvius eruption. It was forgotten to time until the 18th century when it was accidentally discovered. Today, visitors can get a good glimpse of what life was like so many centuries ago, complete with well-preserved chariot tracks that can still be seen in the streets, baths, bakeries, a forum, amphitheater, and brothels. Upon arrival, you’ll meet a local guide for a private tour who will provide insight about it all for a deep moving experience. As you explore the site, you’ll be under the shadow of towering Mount Vesuvius, providing a reminder of how powerful Mother Nature can be. Continue to the enchanting seaside town of Sorrento with its citrus groves, historic architecture, and delicious limoncello.
Full-Day Tour of Amalfi, Positano & Ravello
A full-day private tour today is sure to be a mesmerizing experience as you travel the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to explore two of its top villages, including Positano, one of the crown jewels. It’s carved right into the cliffs with precipitous streets filled with medieval buildings and colorful homes painted in pastel hues. A short walking tour brings you to see the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own too. Afterward, continue to the town of Amalfi for a narrated walk through the Old Town area, which includes the impressive St. Andrea Cathedral, with time to shop or enjoy lunch independently. Finish with Ravello which is home to several must-visit places like 13th-century Villa Rufolo which overlooks Piazza Vescovado, the cultural and historical center of town. From Villa Cimbrone, one can take in one of the most famous panoramas in Italy over both the Amalfi and Cilento coasts.
Day of Leisure
After several busy days, you’ll enjoy a full day at leisure providing the opportunity to do whatever interests you most. You can choose to rest, enjoy wandering through Ravello or perhaps take one of the popular day trips available like the island of Capri and the Blue Grotto, a sea cave where sunlight passes through and creates a stunning blue reflection, illuminating the interior. There’s plenty to do in Capri town, known for its many high-end shops and glamourous cafes, along with attractions like the Gardens of Augustus, a gorgeous botanical garden with winding pathways, and a jaw-dropping panoramic view over the island.
Tour of Sorrento with a Limoncello Tasting
Sorrento is one of the most famous resort towns on the Amalfi Coast. Particularly renowned for its lemons, but it offers many delectable flavors and today you’ll get to try them on a private guided tour. You’ll get to experience firsthand how limoncello, the region’s signature drink, is made and enjoy a tasting alongside delicious bites like homemade bread with extra-virgin olive oil or Neapolitan pizza. Explore the sun-soaked town itself on a walking tour that includes the magnificent Duomo and its 13th-century cloister. Breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the backdrop are revealed at nearly every turn.
Savor those views one last time as your private driver will soon arrive to provide a private transfer to the airport in Naples to begin your journey back home. If you’d like to spend more time in Sorrento or another Amalfi Coast town, it can easily be arranged along with a wealth of other enticing destinations with a bespoke itinerary addition, otherwise, we wish you safe travels home and hope to see you again for another Unforgettable trip.
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