Rome and Amalfi Coast Italy tour package travels from Rome to the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast in the region of Campania. This escorted southern Italy tour includes 3 nights in Rome and 5 nights in southern Italy along the Amalfi Coast.
This Italy vacation to southern Italy explores the roots of western civilization. Enjoy modern day la dolce vita while walking where the ancient Romans invented la dolce vita.
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Rome and Amalfi Coast Tours Package Highlights:
Your Rome and Amalfi Coast tours package begins in Rome. You’ll be escorted on an evening walking tour of Rome’s Baroque fountains and piazzas. This package also includes a walking tour of Ancient Rome. You’ll tour the Roman Forum including the Colosseum. You’ll tour the Vatican Museum. Your guide will explain what is the most important art collection in the world. You’ll also visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After your Rome tour, the Rome and Amalfi Coast tours package travel to Sorrento. Along the way, you’ll tour Pompeii. This area is where the ancient Romans flourished. When your eyes taste the beauty of the Amalfi Coast your brain will know why the ancient Roman Senators and Plutocrats settled here. Today Amalfi Coast holidays attract tourists worldwide.
Southern Italy Tour Highlights:
- Rome 3 Nights
- Amalfi Coast 5 Nights
- Regional wines with every included dinner..
- Spend a leisurely five nights on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast (UNESCO), where the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains meet.
- A local expert walks you through the UNESCO site of Pompeii.
Southern Italy Tour Includes:
- Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.
- 13 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine, 2 lunch
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Wine & mineral water with all dinners
Rome and Amalfi Coast Tours Accommodations:
- 3 Nights Rome: Hotel Imperiale Rome
- 5 Nights Amalfi Coast: Hotel Raito
The following optional tours are available during what is otherwise free time.
Optional Tours & Excursions
Day 3: Rome By Night – $90 per person
“Dine with the Tenors” at a very popular Roman restaurant, where you’ll indulge in a hearty, traditional, four-course menu complete with wine. As you enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy, talented performers serenade you with favorite arias from best-loved operas. This lively, fun-filled evening will be an unforgettable part of your visit to Rome and an engaging immersion into Italian culture. After dinner, embark on the enchanting Rome by Night tour, seeing the famous landmarks of the “Eternal City” illuminated against the night sky. See the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Victor Emmanuel Monument, and many other highlights.
Day 3: The Vatican Museums And St Peters Basilica – $100 per person
The Vatican Museums are not only home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art, but also to the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Priceless artifacts from ancient Egypt, Etruscan Italy and cultures around the world are preserved in the Vatican’s palaces, galleries, halls, and rooms. Follow a local expert guide on a three hour, in-depth visit through this vast collection. Highlights include the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and of course, a visit to the Sistine Chapel. The chapel’s famous ceiling frescoes took Michelangelo four years to complete. His brilliant Last Judgment, which rests on the altar wall, was a topic of controversy for centuries. Other walls feature paintings by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Your final stop will be at St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Christendom, and until recently, the largest in the world.
Day 8: Capri – $170 per person
Spend the day exploring a Mediterranean paradise on the sparkling Bay of Naples. Embark from the port of Salerno and delight in a cruise to the wonderful Isle of Capri. Sail past the hill towns along the Amalfi Coast, passing colorful homes, lush gardens and architectural marvels. Take the funicular up to Capri village. Here, you’ll take a guided walking tour where you’ll get to the picturesque hilltop botanical gardens, Giardini di Augusto. Head to one of the floral-lined terraces to see enchanting panorama views, including the spectacular Faraglioni rocks. Then, savor lunch in a local restaurant – your opportunity to enjoy a Caprese salad!
Then spend some free time to soak in Capri’s charm. Browse elegant designer shops or sip a coffee in the Piazza and simply watch the world go by. Finally, ride the funicular back to Marina Grande to board your boat for the return to the mainland.
This option is weather permitting and boats may depart from Naples during certain times of year.
Please note that Capri has some steep cobbled streets and walking is required to fully enjoy this option.
Rome and Amalfi Coast Tours Daily Itinerary
Day 1 – Depart USA for Italy Vacation
Day 2 Rome, Italy – Tour Begins
After your arrival in Rome transfer to your hotel. Your tour opens in Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local delicacies and wines.
Day 3 Rome
On a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum on an in-depth visit with a guide, walking in the footsteps of former gladiators and attendees. The evening is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, where you’ll indulge in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment.
Day 4 – Rome
Today is a free day to enjoy Rome. Perhaps you will join an optional tour in the morning to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s mural of the Last Judgment. Then you still have the afternoon to stroll Rome’s lovely streets. Check out the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline. Or meander through Rome’s historic center taking in the piazzas and fountains. Stop for a gelato, an espresso, and then this evening try a local trattoria.
Day 5 – Rome – Montecassino – Amalfi Coast
Depart Rome and journey to the Amalfi Coast. En route, ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop south of Rome. You’ll discover its rich history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, peaceful courtyards, and fascinating museum.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 – Amalfi Coast – Sorrento – Amalfi – Minori – Amalfi Coast
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming seaside resort town of Sorrento. This afternoon, travel to the delightful town of Amalfi where you have time to explore. Next, continue to Minori where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. You’ll also enjoy a typical Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 7 – Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through the narrow streets of the city center, perhaps exploring the peaceful courtyard of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. Visit a local farm to see how traditional mozzarella cheese is made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table lunch before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 8 – Free Day or join an optional Capri Excursion
Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Alternatively, you may join an optional excursion to the isle of Capri. The optional Capri tour includes a locally guided tour with lunch before setting out on your own adventure.
Day 9 – Amalfi Coast – Pompeii – Winery – Amalfi Coast
Today, experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Soak in the history of the preserved original buildings of a typical Roman town 2,000 years ago. A local guide will provide an in-depth view of this remarkable archaeological site. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to savor the famous Lacryma Christo wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 – Rome – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with a lifetime of memories of this joyous part of Italy.
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