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Vatican Rome Guided Escorted Group Trips | Cultural Italy

Tour Introduction

7 NIGHT ESCORTED GROUP TOUR
Small groups of 16 people or less departing Fridays from April to October. Departing from Rome and ending in Sorrento. Tour includes 3 nights in Rome and 4 nights in Sorrento. Experience the art and architecture of the cities and charm and beauty of the coast.

6 NIGHT ESCORTED TOUR
Small groups of 16 people or less departing Fridays from April to October. Small groups of 16 people or less departing Fridays from April to October. Departing from Rome and ending in Sorrento. Tour includes 3 nights in Rome and 4 nights in Sorrento. Experience the art and architecture of the cities and charm and beauty of the coast.

2018 April 13, 27
2018 May 4, 18
2018 June 1, 15, 29
2018 July 13, 27
2018 August 10, 24
2018 September 7, 21
2018 October 5, 19 

ITINERARY

DAY 01: FRIDAY ARRIVAL, ROME [breakfast, dinner]
Independent arrival at hotel and meet tour leader. Enjoy a welcome dinner.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 02: SATURDAY, VATICAN - HEART OF ROME [breakfast, dinner]
After breakfast, meet with guide and driver in the lobby of hotel. Transfer by private van to the Vatican Museum. Here you will start your exploration of Rome: The Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons - Raphael Rooms - The Galleries of the Candelabra - Gallery of Maps – Gallery of the Tapestries - Sistine Chapel - Pinecone Courtyard - St. Peter’s Basilica. Exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the view of the magnificent Cathedral. Return to hotel for a midday break. Later in the afternoon meet tour leader for a walking tour to: Baroque Town with Piazza Navona – Pantheon -  Spanish Steps - Piazza di Spagna - Italian Parliament - Fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to hotel with tour leader or enjoy a dinner in the very heart of Rome.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 03: SUNDAY, ROME [breakfast]
Free day to relax and explore your favorite attractions in Rome.
Suggested locations: The Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Fori – Palazzo Borghese – Tivoli - Villa Hadriana – Villa D’Este (masterpiece of Italian gardening) – Using of the new high speed trains connecting Naples and Rome in just 1hr you may visit Capri - Pompeii - enjoy a wine tour in Viterbo area.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 04: MONDAY, POMPEII & SORRENTO [breakfast, lunch]
Morning transfer to Rome Train Station to board an high-speed train to Naples. Transfer (via bus/van) from Naples to Pompeii for a guided visit of the Archeological park. Trip will end in Sorrento.
Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 05: TUESDAY, SORRENTO DISCOVERY [breakfast, wine tasting, dinner]
Morning walking tour of Sorrento: Piazza Tasso - Via San Cesareo (one of the oldest streets in town) - Sedil Dominova (once the gathering place for Sorrento's high society) - Cloister  (dating from 1300) - View from Piazza della Vittoria. Walking tour will end with a limoncello taste, in an ancient factory still located in Old town. Late afternoon, meet your guide in hotel for an exploration of the magnificent Sorrento countryside where you can enjoy the view of the sea and Capri island. Tour includes: Farm House on the hills (managed by a family form Sorrento since five generations) – Visit of the ancient citrus grove and wine cellar. Taste of local wine with cold cuts of our own production included. Tour will end with a dinner serving typical dishes of Sorrento prepared with natural ingredients all grown on the farm. After dinner, return to you hotel.
Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 06: WEDNESDAY, AMALFI & RAVELLO [breakfast]
Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi. This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. Driver will take you to Amalfi where you will have free time to explore the city and the ancient Maritime Republics. Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Evening return to Sorrento.
Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 07: THURSDAY [breakfast]
Today is a perfect day to relax or take the opportunity to continue the exploration of the magnificent region. You have many choices, we suggest a visit of Capri, a tour to Paestum to visit the Greek Temples and taste the original buffalo mozzarella or explore Amalfi Coast by boat.
Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 08: FRIDAY, DEPARTURE  [breakfast]
Independent transfer to Naples airport or Train station on your own.

 

FEATURED PROPERTIES
Rome - ****
Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill
Sorrento - ****
Tramontano, Antiche Mura, Regina
Hotels may be substituted with similar category 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

•3 nights in Rome

•4 nights in Sorrento

•Daily Breakfast

•Tour Escort service

•Welcome briefing in Rome

•Welcome dinner in Rome

•Walking along the heart of Rome

•Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation

•Transfer from Hotel in Rome to Rome Station

•High speed train from Rome to Naples

•Transfer from Station in Naples to Sorrento with en route stop in Pompeii

•Walking tour of Pompeii, ticket included

•Walking tour of Sorrento

•Farmer experience in a countryside Estate in Sorrento, followed by dinner

•Driver guided tour of Amalfi & Ravello

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

•City Tax to be paid locally

•Drinks on meals

•Arrival & Departure Transfers

•Tips

•Travel Insurance

•Optional Excursions

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