Arrive in Florence. On arrival, our driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel to become acquinted with Florence at your leisure. As one of the most cultural and historic cities in the world, Florence is an architectural delight packed with places of significance and incredible street food such as the aromatic truffle and panino.
Our Florence expert will take you on a guided walking tour starting at the impressive Piazza del Duomo. You’ll then make your way on foot to Giotto’s Bell Tower to experience 14th-century Gothic architecture in Florence, before heading to the cathedral. Skip the line at the Accademia Gallery, which is home to one of the most stunning and most famous collections of Michelangelo’s work and includes the iconic statue of David.
Discover the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. Constructed between 1560 and 1580, the Uffizi Gallery is famous worldwide for its outstanding collection of ancient sculptures and paintings that date from the Middle Ages to the modern period. You’ll explore these true masterpieces whilst learning all about their history from your guide.
Take a break from what can feel like a marble overload in the city of Florence and explore the lush Boboli gardens. Continuing the artistic theme, your expert guide can take you through the myriad of sculptures and 16th century architecture such as the Ampitheatre and Grotto of Adam and Eve. Its a perfect day for taking it easy with sensory delights at every turn such as fountains, botany and landscapes. You may finish in the Garden of Villa Bardini at the top, a true botonists dream with magical views of the city.
It’s time to say goodbye to Florence and hello to the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, you’ll venture out on a spiritual tour to learn about the centuries of history within the walls of the Vatican City. Beginning with the Vatican Museums, you’ll take the beautiful spiral staircase to see the various rooms and galleries. You’ll then explore the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo before having some free time to visit St Peter’s Basilica.
After a free morning, you’ll enjoy an afternoon tour of ancient Rome on foot. Beginning at Piazza Venezia, you’ll then head to the famous Piazza Del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, where you’ll have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum. You will then head to the Circus Maximus, which is one of the largest sporting arenas ever built. The finale to this tour is a visit inside the iconic Colosseum, where your guide will explain all the intricacies of this glorious landmark.
Today, you’ll explore some of Rome’s most iconic sights on this tour of classic Rome with your local guide. You’ll begin your stroll through the historic centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio and Palazzo Madama – the seat of the Senate and Piazza Navona. You’ll also visit the Pantheon, an icon of Italy, as well as Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and, finally, Piazza Venezia.
Finish Rome on an artistic high with a tour of the magical Villa Borghese. Your tour guide will take you to the Galleria Borghese museum to view some of the most monumentous artifacts in Rome, among which the lady with a unicorn painting by Raphaello alongside marble sculptures like Pauline Bonaparte by Canova. The best part about this museum is that it is situated inside the manicured gardens of Villa Borghese, an attraction in itself. You will have the whole afternoon to explore the gardens or enjoy an aperitivo.
After having taken in the thousands of years worth of history that Rome has to offer, you will head to sunny Sorrento by train, ready for your next adventure. Upon arrival in Sorrento, you’ll have the afternoon free to yourself to relax in luxury or go exploring. You may want to visit Piazza Tasso, a large piazza that is one of the busiest and most popular areas in Sorrento. We also recommend visiting Via San Renato, which is the colourful weekly street market.
Discover the remnants of Pompeii on this guided tour that takes you back in time to the 1st century. Lost for almost 1,500 years beneath a blanket of ash due to an ancient volcanic eruption, the historic settlement of Pompeii was brilliantly preserved in its volcanic tomb. Everything in the town from its buildings and materials to its residents was kept in untouched condition by the ash covering, granting modern-day visitors a glance back to ancient times. On this tour, you’ll learn all about the town’s history, including details of the famous volcanic eruption that destroyed the city.
Today, you’ll head out to enjoy the amazing colours and landscapes of the Amalfi Coast, visiting the beautiful coastal towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. After visiting Positano and exploring the coastal town’s colourful buildings, you’ll head to one of the most historic towns on this coastline, Amalfi, which was the seat of a powerful maritime republic from the 9th to 11th centuries. You can visit its beautiful buildings, which are a tribute to its history, before moving on to Ravello to explore its ancient stone streets and stunning cliff-top gardens.
On this culinary tour, you will explore a typical local farm, taste organic products made with love and care, and enjoy a tasty traditional local lunch. Owned and operated by the same family for four generations, the farm produces high-quality products recognised by remarkable European brands. You’ll walk among the olive and lemon groves, and then take part in a hands-on demonstration of organic farming techniques.
Today, you can choose to have a day to enjoy at your leisure or be whisked back in time on a tour of Herculaneum. This famed archaeological site was once a thriving port town but was buried under many layers of ash following the same historic eruption by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD that destroyed Pompeii. Lying undiscovered for many years, the city was miraculously well preserved and offers a contrasting view of ancient life compared to Pompeii.
Today, you can soak up the sun with a tour of the nearby island of Capri. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’, Capri offers high-end shopping and staggering natural beauty. As a part of the tour, you can explore Anacapri, which is the main village on the island. You’ll finish the day with an optional visit to the famed Blue Grotto, which is a magical cave where the water glows a luminous blue.
Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.