Time to say goodbye to Florence and hello to the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, you’ll venture out on a tour where you’ll 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 and continue through the 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 Imperial 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, one of the largest sporting arenas ever built but of course, you’ll save the best til last, The Colosseum.
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 historical 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, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and finally, Piazza Venezia.
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 5-star luxury or go exploring. You may want to visit Piazza Tasso, a large piazza which is one of the busiest and most popular areas in Sorrento; or Via San Renato, the colourful weekly street market.
Discover the remnants of Pompeii on this guided tour which will take you back in time to the 1st century. Lost for almost 1,500 years beneath a blanket of ash, the historic settlement of Pompeii Pompeii was brilliantly preserved. Everything in the town from its buildings and materials to its residents was kept in great condition by the ash covering. 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, you’ll head to one of the most historic towns on this coastline, Amalfi, 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 clifftop gardens.
Today, on this 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 demonstrations of organic farming techniques.
Today, you have a day to enjoy the day at your leisure to discover local attractions or soak in the glorious Sorrentine sun. Another option is to go on a tour of Herculaneum, a famed archaeological site which was once a thriving port town but was buried under many layers of ash following an eruption by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Lying undiscovered for many years, the city was miraculously well-preserved.
Today, you’ll have the option to enjoy a leisure day and some free time to enjoy local attractions, go shopping or soak in the Sorrentine sun, or venture out on a day tour of the nearby Capri islands. Starting at Capri, the famed island in the Gulf of Naples known for its high-end shopping and staggering natural beauty, you’ll then move on to Anacapri. You’ll finish the day with an optional visit to the famed Blue Grotto, a cave where the water glows a luminous blue.
Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.