This Best of Italy tour visits Rome, Florence, Venice with two nights in each city. It also includes 2 nights in southern Italy in Sorrento. While there you’ll enjoy an included day on the beautiful Isle of Capri. This tour also includes one night in the peaceful town Assisi located in the Umbria region. And it includes an excursion to Pisa. For the daily Italy tour itinerary click here. The tour includes the best sightseeing in each of these top Italy destination. Luxury 4-star accommodations are included and transportation between cities by luxury motor coach. The tour ends in Rome where you’ll have convenient access to flights. For informational about additional optional tours scheduled during what is otherwise free time click here. Submit the form for the price of the 12 Day Best of Italy Tour with airfare from your preferred departure city.
Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento Tour with Pisa & Capri Sightseeing Highlights:
- Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
- Rome: Walking tour of Rome’s Piazzas including Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps
- Rome: Optional tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Roman Forum
- Pisa: Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Field of Miracles including the Baptistery and Cathedral.
- Florence: Walking tour with local expert of historic center.
- Florence: Visit Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Museum.
- Venice: Walking tour of Venice’s sightseeing highlights including St Mark’s Sqaure and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
- Venice: Glassblowing demonstration by local Venetian artisans.
- Venice: Enjoy a gondola ride with serenade.
- Assisi: Find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe with a Local Expert.
- Assisi: See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels.
- Isle of Capri: Cruise to this famous isle.
- Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento Tour with Pisa & Capri Tour Includes:
- Private boat ride in Venice.
- Transportation between cities by luxury motor coach.
- Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Buffet breakfast daily; 5 dinners with wine.
- All baggage handling and restaurant tips, hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
- VIP skip the line entry to sightseeing.
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
For the Best of Italy tour daily itinerary click here.
Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento Tour with Pisa & Capri Tour Accommodations:
Rome Accommodations – 2 nights
Depending on tour departure date Rome accommodation is Hotel Romanico or Hotel del Borgia. Submit form with departure date you are interested to confirm.
Hotel Romanico Palace, Rome
Centrally located right in the Via Veneto neighborhood. Enjoy luxury accommodations and views of the many steeples and domes of Rome from its rooftop garden.
Hotel Del Borgia, Rome
This elegant hotel is located in in one of the most central positions in Rome, close to all the key attractions.
Florence Accommodations – 2 nights
Depending on tour departure date Florence accommodation is Athenaeum Hotel or Londra Hotel. Submit form with departure date you are interested to confirm.
Athenaum Personal Hotel, Florence
4-star modern hotel conveniently located minutes away from central Florence. The hotel showcases a unique exhibition venue for up and coming artists.
Hotel Londra, Florence
You’ll enjoy strolling Florence and relaxing at this luxury hotel located in Florence’s historic center.
Venice Accommodations – 2 Nights
Assisi Accommodations – 1 Night
Giotto Hotel, Assisi
Sorrento Accommodations – 2 Nights
Depending on tour departure date Sorrento accommodation is Michelangelo Hotel or Hotel Cesare Augusto. Submit form with departure date you are interested to confirm.
This luxury hotel is located in the center of the southern Italian resort town Sorrento.
Hotel Cesare Augusto Sorrento
Rome Accommodations – 1 Night
Depending on tour departure date Rome accommodation is Hotel del Borgia or Hotel Massimo Dazeglio. Submit form with departure date you are interested to confirm.
Hotel del Borgia
Hotel Massimo Dazeglio
This tour includes a packed itinerary. Below are examples of optional tours that may be offered during what is otherwise free time and at an additional price. For the daily itinerary click here.
ROME BY NIGHT – ILLUMINATIONS DRIVE
Join your Tour Director for a classic journey through one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Rome by night is a vision with its ancient monuments, classical buildings, palaces and churches beautifully illuminated against the evening sky. A wonderful introduction to the Eternal City!
Adult Price: EUR 19.00
GUIDED VISIT TO COLOSSEUM & ROMAN FORUM
With our local expert, We’ll explore the glorious history of the Roman Empire. Enjoying priority reserved entrance ahead of the crowds, we’ll hear tales of deadly gladiatorial combat inside the mighty Colosseum. Then, we’ll walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and gaze over the incredible ruins of the forum, once the centre of political, religious and social life, while hearing tales of the mighty Roman Empire. Truly an incredible vision as history comes alive! n.b. On the first Sunday of the month, the price of this optional experience will be reduced. Please note: This optional is subject to availability
Adult Price: EUR 54.00
ROME OF THE ANCIENT CHRISTIANS
Outside the ancient Roman city walls we visit the early Christian Catacombs, underground cemetries carved out of soft Tufa Stone. Nearby we also visit one of the major basilicas of Rome, St Pauls Outside the Walls. The burial place of St Paul the Apostle, famous for its Byzantine Mosaics. On some departures the Christian Catacombs are offered with a visit to St Peter in Chains to view the magnificent ‘Moses’ sculpture by Michelangelo, (instead of St Pauls).
Adult Price: EUR 38.00
SAN GIMIGNANO EXCURSION
A wonderful excursion to Tuscany’s most famous hill-top town! Visit San Gimignano, considered a medieval Manhattan, due to its towers which dominate the skyline. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this ancient gem which has remained intact since the 14th century and today is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Adult Price: EUR 36.00
TUSCAN DINNER & COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Florence and Tuscany are renowned for their rich gastronomic heritage. Tonight we’ll travel into the hills near Florence to the northernmost part of the Chianti, where a local chef will introduce you to the dishes that make Tuscan cuisine famous throughout the world. This wonderful cooking demonstration, with superb food and wine, will provide warm and genuine Tuscan hospitality.
Adult Price: EUR 69.00
DINNER IN THE TUSCAN HILLS
A fabulous dinner of Tuscan specialities awaits you. We drive into the hills surrounding Florence for a delicious typical Florentine meal complete with Chianti wine, music and lots of fun! An evening to remember. Viva Italia!
Adult Price: EUR 65.00
To only experience Venice’s big set pieces — St Mark’s Square; the Rialto; the Grand Canal — is to miss out on a hidden world full of surprises! Join a Local Expert for a fascinating walk through some of the lesser known quarters of Venice. The back lanes and ‘campi’, small squares, where tourists seldom tread are full of history and great places to sample local life.
Adult Price: EUR 34.00
BURANO EXCURSION & MEAL
Leave the hustle of St Mark’s Square behind on a delightful private cruise around the islands of the Venetian lagoon. Alight at the island of Burano, a photographer’s paradise, famous for its candy coloured houses, artisan lace makers and leaning bell tower that would give Pisa a good run for its money. Enjoy a superb meal sampling the local specialities with wine included. An excursion not to be missed!
Adult Price: EUR 71.00
A chance to enjoy a delicious dinner of local specialties. We arrive at one of the area’s unique local restaurants for an incredible dining experience featuring some of the famous dishes of this region!
Adult Price: EUR 61.00
AMALFI COAST DRIVE & POSITANO VISIT
Drive along the clear blue waters and picturesque resorts of the Amalfi Coast, arguably the most glamorous and scenic stretch of coast in Europe. Minibuses wind their way down serpentine roads to the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, clinging to the cliff face, as if about to cascade into the turquoise waters below. Spend time exploring the elegant shops, watching the artists at work, or enjoying an ‘aperitivo’ in a beach side cafe.
Adult Price: EUR 44.00
ISLAND TOUR OF CAPRI
Experience the spectacular cliffs and famous turquoise waters of Capri during a relaxing cruise to the most beautiful part of the island, the southern side. View the beautiful grottoes and unique coastline before ascending to Capri town. This optional experience is weather dependent and may be replaced by a minibus tour of the Island with a visit to Anacapri and the Villa San Michele.
Adult Price: EUR 42.00
DELIGHTS OF ROME WITH DINNER
Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialties, alongside local music and drinks.
Adult Price: EUR 49.00
Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Sorrento Tour with Pisa & Capri Itinerary
Submit the form for the price of this tour with airfare from your preferred airport.
Day 1 – Depart the United States
Depart the United States for Italy on an overnight flight. Submit the form for the Italy airfare price from your preferred departure airport.
Day 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy
Today you’ll arrive Rome after your overnight flight from the United States. Check in to your hotel. Then if you have time take a stroll around. This evening at 5PM you’ll meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and authentic Roman welcome dinner.
Day 3 Rome
Today you’ll enjoy a day sightseeing Rome’s highlights. First you’ll visit Vatican City. You’ll be joined by a local expert guide who will escort you through the Vatican Museum. This priceless collection of art provides unparalleled insight into the history of Western Civilization. Your tour includes the Bramante Staircase typically not opened the public. After the Vatican Museum you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel where Michelangelo’s famous Last Judgement fresco adorns the ceiling. Then the tour continues to St Peter’s Basilica where you’ll see Michelangelo’s famous sculpture the Pietà. In addition to Michelangelo you’ll see the work by the architect of Baroque Rome Bernini. After Vatican City there’s free time to do as the Romans do, or perhaps join an optional tour inside the Colosseum? Rome is about art, antiquity, piazzas and pizzazz, and our included walking exploration has it in abundance. Toss a coin into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, see the Pantheon, the best preserved monument from the Roman period, and enjoy free time in Piazza Navona.
Day 4 Rome – Florence
Today you’ll drive from Rome through the Tuscan countryside to Florence. Upon arrival you’ll be introduced to the famous Tuscan wines at a tasting. This evening an authentic Tuscan dinner with your group is included.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5 Florence
This morning you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Florence’s sightseeing highlights. The tour includes a visit to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. The walking tour of Florence’s historic center includes visiting the Duomo with Bernini’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery with it bronze doors designed by Ghiberti and dubbed “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo, and Signoria Square famous for the outdoor sculptures from the Renaissance period. This evening there is an optional dinner you may join or stroll around Flroence and visit a trattoria on your own.
Day 6 Florence – Pisa – Venice
Today you’ll travel from Florence to Venice located in the northern Italian region Veneto. Along the way you’ll enjoy an excursion to Pisa. There you’ll have time to stroll around the Field of Miracles. This square, which includes the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery, and the Cathdeal, is a work of architectural genius. After Pisa you’ll continue on to Venice. After checking in at your hotel you’ll enjoy an included authentic Venetian dinner.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7 Venice Island
Today you’ll wake up in the magical city Venice. You’ll start the day with a private boat ride to St Mark’s Square. There you’ll meet a local expert Venice tour guide who will lead you through Venice’s sightseeing highlights. The tour includes St Mark’s Basilica, The Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sights. You’ll also see Venetian artisans perform the art of glassblowing on the island of Giudecca. Then you’ll board a Gondola for a serenade through Venice’s canals.
Day 8 Venice – Assisi
Leave Venice and continue through to peaceful Assisi, one of Italy’s most beautiful mountain towns. First, in the valley, see the famous Church of St. Mary of the Angels, much venerated as the place of St. Francis’ death, then continue up Mount Subasio to the upper town. Step inside the huge Basilica of St. Francis, built in the 13th century, where the frescoes by Giotto heralded the transition from Medieval to Renaissance art. This evening you’ll enjoy Umbrian cuisine at an included dinner.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9 Assisi – Sorrento
Today you’ll depart from Assisi to Sorrento. After check in enjoy a stroll around the resort town. You may want to indulge in a classic Neapolitan dinner such as a margherita pizza with a limoncello to wash it down.
Day 10 Capri Excursion
This morning you’ll cruise across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri. With Mt Veusvius towering over the bay, the vibrant city of Naples on one side and the Sorrentine Peninsula on the other, the view are drop dead gorgeous. Upon arrival in Capri you’ll have time to stroll around its main center and narrow alleyway offshoots. Enjoy the Made in Italy fashionable boutiques, an espresso, gelato or nice southern Italian leisurely lunch. You also have time to cruise around the island before returning to Sorrento. Find some time to freshen before this evenings celebration dinner.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 11 Pompeii Excursion and return to Rome
This morning you’ll tour Pompeii. This ancient Roman city was preserved by layers of ash from the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. You’ll be guided around its sights by a local expert tour guide who will bring the cobblestone streets to life with stories and context of the extensive excavations reveals the daily life of Roman civilization. After the tour of Pompeii you’ll continue to Rome for the final night.
Day 12 Tour ends in Rome
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