Piazzale Michelangelo- Florence, ItalySunset View of the Basilica St Peter- Rome, ItalyRoman Forum- Rome, ItalyMain Square- Sorrento, ItalySunset- Sorrento, Italy

Piazzale Michelangelo- Florence, Italy

Sunset View of the Basilica St Peter- Rome, Italy

Roman Forum- Rome, Italy

Main Square- Sorrento, Italy

Sunset- Sorrento, Italy

Description

On this escorted tour we will take you on a Italian adventure, travelers visit Florence, Rome and Sorrento for 11 days with excursions to some of Italy's most compelling sites. From the splendors of the 4 Renaissance in Florence to the imperial vestiges extant in Rome and then bask in the sunny and balmy atmosphere of the Amalfi coastline amid the most marvelous marine landscapes. And what of the memorable sights...Michelangelo's statue of David in Florence, the crypt with St. Francis remains in Assisi, Rome's Forum, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum's treasures, St. Peter's Basilica, the Great Synagogue, the unearthed ancient city of Pompeii, which volcanic lava covered 2,000 years ago, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, the romantic isle of Capri and the Floral Gardens of Augustus and Villas Rufolo's tropical gardens which inspired Wagner's opera Parsifal. Be overwhelmed by works of great artists...Cimabue, Giotto, Michelangelo, Perugino and Botticelli to name a few. Shop for leather goods and antiques in Florence, at designers' shops in Rome's Via Condotti or at craft shops in the Amalfi's area. Naturally in Italy, when it comes to its renowned and savory cuisine and wines, Central Holidays travel packages to Italy will give you plenty of it and even add music or a castle as in a wine tasting. In this Best of Italy package travelers will get the overall satisfaction of discovering the true essence of Italy. Our packages to Europe will leave you breathless.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Wed | Florence

Morning arrival into Florence’s Peretola Airport. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to allow you to get acquainted with the city where the Renaissance reached its highest point.

Day 2 - Thu | Florence

Your morning tour takes you to Michelangelo Square for a panoramic view of the city. Then visit: the Accademia to see michelangelo’s original “David” statue, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery with its “Gates of Paradise” doors, Signoria Square and Santa Croce Church. enjoy your afternoon to explore the treasures of Florence on your own or embark on an optional tour to Pisa featuring a dinner at an authentic farmhouse and winery in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. (B)

Day 3 - FRI | FLORENCE | SIENA | SAN GIMIGNANO | FLORENCE

After breakfast today, head-out for a day of discovery to Siena and San Gimignano. Medieval Siena, known for its famed Palio horse races and expansive central il Campo plaza, awaits your exploration. Visit Siena’s Duomo, considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Italy. in San Gimignano, stroll the old world center and take in the fascinating architecture and towers that offer amazing views of the city and the surrounding valley. Tonight we will share in a delicious dinner at an acclaimed local restaurant near your Florence hotel. (B,D)

Day 4 - Sat | Florence | Magione | Assisi | Rome

Morning departure for Rome. Drive through the serene Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, passing by the shores of Lake Trasimeno with a stop at the Magione Castle, presently the private residence of the Prince and Grand master of Sovereign military order of knights of Malta. Here a wine expert will lecture on the vinification process that takes place at the castle, followed by a delicious tasting of the varieties of wines produced at the castle and light lunch. Continue to Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy your guided tour of St. Francis Basilica. Arrive in Rome in the late afternoon. (B,L)

Day 5 - Sun | Rome

Rome is filled with monuments, fountains, antiquities and other sites worth exploring. use this free day to discover, on your own, all the Eternal City has to offer, take an optional tour or discover why Roman trattorias are famous for their fine cuisine. (B)

Day 6 - Mon | Rome

This morning experience a very special privately guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasures in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican museum. Then proceed to the Piazza Venezia and roman forum, with a stop at the Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of rome’s past. Continue your full day tour by viewing the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, the Great Synagogue, Isola Tiberina and Castel Sant’Angelo. Tonight bid arrivederci to Rome at a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant. (B,D)

Day 7 - Tue Rome | Naples | Pompeii | Sorrento

This morning drive south to Naples for an orientation tour of the city. Before heading to Sorrento, stop in Pompeii, the ancient city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago, for a guided tour of the remarkably preserved ruins of temples, houses, gardens and public buildings. Then drive along the spectacular coast road of the Bay of Naples to Sorrento, the famous resort town of orange and lemon groves. Dinner at your hotel restaurant is included. (B,D)

Day 8 - Wed Sorrento | Positano | Amalfi | Ravello | Sorrento

Leave Sorrento in the morning for Positano. Brief stop at the Belvedere to enjoy a unique view of Moorish architecture blended with pastel colored houses. Weather permitting, board a motorlaunch and cruise along the coast to Amalfi for a walking tour of the old town. Continue to Ravello. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant with spectacular views of the Amalfi coast and the Bay of Salerno. Enjoy time for a stroll around the center of town before returning to Sorrento. (B, L)

Day 9 - Thu Sorrento | Capri | Sorrento

A morning jetfoil whisks you across the blue Bay of Naples to the fabled Isle of Capri, where you will ascend to the Piazzetta, visit the Floral Gardens of Caesar Augustus, and still have free time for lunch and some shopping before returning to Sorrento. Tonight dinner is at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 10 - Fri Sorrento to USA (or extend your stay)

Morning transfer to Naples’ Capodichino Airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 9 nights
  • 15 included meals consisting of:
    - 9 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 dinner at hotel
    - 3 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurants
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    - 1 light lunch at magione Castle
  • Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
    - Walking tour of florence, including the Accademia
    - Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano
    - Wine tasting at magione Castle
    - Tour of Assisi and visit of St. francis Basilica
    - Tour of rome, including a visit to the Colosseum, Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel
    - Orientation tour of Naples, including a visit to Pompeii
    - Amalfi coast excursion, including cruise (weather permitting)
    - Excursion to Capri and visit of the Gardens of Caesar Augustus
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (see restrictions on page 82)
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours

Notes

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the Renaissance city of Florence on a walking tour and see the world-famous “David” at the Accademia
  • Explore the medieval towns of Siena and San Gimignano on a full day excursion
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at Magione Castle
  • Tour amazing Assisi and visit the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Discover Rome and Vatican City from the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel and beyond
  • Venture along to beautiful Naples and the Amalfi Coast as well as historic Pompeii’s remarkably preserved ruins

Departures & Rates

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Best Price starting at $ 2398 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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