AMAZING ITALY and AMALFI COAST

11 Days / 9 Nights - Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast - Guaranteed Departures


Highlights

Small Group Touring at its Best!

We are pleased to introduce new Small Group Touring, that is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of sixteen (16) passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features Venice, Florence and Rome.

Tour Highlights

  • No more than sixteen (16) passengers traveling together.
  • Premium hotels, centrally located.
  • Gourmet dinners at intimate restaurants.
  • Scenic routes and slow travel.
  • Professional tour leader, present but not obtrusive.
  • All entrance fees included.
  • Porterage at hotel and train station.

Amazing Italy and Amalfi Coast Tour Includes

  • Two (2) nights in Venice ( Palazzo Selvadego, Cà de Conti).
  • Two (2) nights in Florence ( Cavour, Palazzo Castri, Villa Olmi).
  • Three (3) nights in Rome ( Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill).
  • Two (2) nights in Sorrento ( Regina, Crawford, Helios).
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Tour escort service from Venice to Rome.
  • Welcome briefing in Venice.
  • Evening walking tour of Venice ending with a welcome dinner to Venice.
  • Guided visit of Venice.
  • Transfer from your hotel in Venice to Venice Station.
  • 1st class seat reserved on high speed train from Florence to Venice.
  • Transfer from Florence Station to your hotel in Florence.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Florence, including Accademia & Michelangelo’s David with skip the line reservation.
  • Transfer from Florence to Rome by private coach with en route stop in Siena and Monteriggioni.
  • Lunch and wine tasting in Siena.
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation.
  • Evening walking tour of Rome ending with a farewell dinner.
  • Transfer from Rome to Amalfi Coast with a stop in Pompei for a guided visit.
  • Traditional pizza & white wine tasting in Pompei.
  • Full day guided visit of Amalfi & Ravello with lemon tour.
  • Free time in Sorrento.

Hotel Options

Venice Hotel Options: Hotel Palazzo Selvadego or the Palazzo Giovanelli.

Florence Hotel Options: Grand Hotel Cavour, Palazzo Castri or the Hotel Villa Olmi.

Rome Hotel Options: Dei Mellini, Savoy or the Londra & Cargill.

Sorrento Hotel Options: Regina Hotel, Crawford Hotel, Helios Hotel.

Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. The package will operate with no more than sixteen (16) passengers.

Itinerary

Day 01, Sunday: U.S. to Venice

Overnight flight to Venice, Italy from the U.S. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Venice.

Day 02, Monday. Arrival in Venice

Welcome to Italy! Transfer included from Venice Airport to your hotel. Late afternoon meet our tour escort and fellow traveling companions at the bar of the hotel. From our hotel, take a leisurely walk to a local restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. After dinner, discover Venice with our tour escort and join a walking tour of the city enlightened. Overnight in Venice.

Day 03, Tuesday: Venice

In the morning visit classic Venice: S. Marco Square, Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridtge and the Grand Canal. Free time for lunch. Late afternoon enjoy a fantastic experience and live as the locals live. Discover amazing Venice during the beautiful sunset time. Our tour guide will escort us between the Venetian “calli” and their “Bacari”, the typical and traditional Venetian bars to taste the famous “Cicchetti”, the typical Venetian food. With this suggested itinerary, we have the possibility to know the charmed Venice between lights, colors and flavors. In the evening, meet your assistant for a 45-minute sunset walking. At the end, enjoy a Venetian Dinner. Overnight in Venice.

Day 04, Wednesday: Venice - Florence

Bidding farewell to Venice, meet our escort in the lobby and transfer to Venice Station. High speed train Florence. Upon your arrival in Florence, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit of Florence with your escort. Lorenzo de Medici transformed Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance by attracting the best artists, architects and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli to whom he commissioned various works. Visit Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), the Dome with Giotto's bell tower (from outside), Ponte Vecchio. Finally, visit the Accademia and see the masterpiece of Michelangelo: the statue of David. Tonight we enjoy a Tuscan dinner with a sunset walk. This time of the day is spectacular, offering great photo opportunities. Overnight in Florence.

Day 05, Thursday: Florence

Today enjoy your day in Florence at your leisure. Overnight in Florence.

Day 06, Friday: Florence - Siena - Rome

Meet our tour escort at hotel in Florence and transfer to Rome by private coach. The drive itself is a magnificent path along the roads of Tuscany, where it is possible to enjoy the view of hills covered by vineyards, olive trees, small villages and original bell towers. En route stop in Siena, probably Italy's loveliest medieval city. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. Upon arrival, enjoy a “farmers lunch”; original Tuscan foods with cheese, salami and a wine tasting. After lunch, free time to explore the city. Continue on, with a stop at a vineyard in Chianti for a wine tasting, before reaching Rom in the late afternoon. Dine independently tonight. Overnight in Rome.

Day 07, Saturday: Rome

Meet our assistant in the lobby and transfer to the heart of Rome. See the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch on your own. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. At the end transfer to our hotel. Tonight, experience real Roman food! Meet our tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walk along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at our restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Return to hotel with our tour leader. Overnight in Rome.

Day 08, Sunday: Free day in Rome

Today enjoy your day in Rome at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 09, Monday: Pompei

Late morning transfer to Sorrento by private coach. En route stop and visit of Pompei. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon's House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch's architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead - hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content. At the end, enjoy a light lunch and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Sorrento Coast and overnight in Sorrento.

Day 10, Tuesday: Amalfi & Ravello

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. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible “limoneto”, a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade “Amalfi style”. 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. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 11, Wednesday: Departure

Independent transfer to Airport (may be pre-booked at time of booking).

Optionals

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2017Land Only
Aug 20   3359
Sep 3; 17; Oct 1   3889
Oct 15   3809
Oct 29   3599
Nov 5 (Sold Out)   3019

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. Triple rooms offer discounts.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
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