Tiber River and St. Peter's Cathedral, RomeSoldier’s helmet in front of the Roman ForumPositanoPompeiiLemons from Capri island

Tiber River and St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome

Soldier’s helmet in front of the Roman Forum

Positano

Pompeii

Lemons from Capri island

Description

Travelers indulge in a nine day Italy tour package of breathtaking exploration of the fascinating diversity of Rome and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Signature features of Central Holidays are deluxe motor-coaches, professional Tour Directors, centrally located first class hotels and restaurants' lunches and dinners, where wine, mineral waters, coffee or cappuccino are added perks. Experience history as you simply walk Rome's streets, avenues and piazzas. The featured tours take in mesmerizing sites and sights... the remnants of the imperial past...the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, both centers of the life and vicissitudes of the ancient Romans. Vatican City will also yield impressive visits. With this tour of Italy you discover the priceless treasures of the Vatican museums and are amazed by the Sistine Chapel's ceiling at the sight of Michelangelo's masterpiece. On your way to the Sorrentine Peninsula, drive through Naples and Pompeii; the town covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago, today left with remarkably preserved ruins of temples, houses, gardens and public buildings. From Sorrento, the amid orange and lemon groves you will take excursions to the villages of the Amalfi coastline...Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and the isle of Capri, all immersed in heavenly climate and facing immense azure marine landscapes. This Italy vacation is a perfect balance of history and enchanting natural settings you will always treasure.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the fascinating diversity of Rome and the Sorrentine Peninsula from the Eternal City's ancient ruins, piazzas and tratorrias, to the postcard perfect Amalfi Coast
  • Step back in time to days of warriors and gladiators in the Colosseum and Roman Forum and embark on a privately guided tour of Vatican City's Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago
  • Stay in Sorrento, enjoy a cruise along the Amalfi Coast, and visit the South’s splendorous towns of Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi
  • Take a jetfoil across the blue Bay of Naples for adventuring in the fabled Isle of Capri


Itinerary

Day 1 - SAT I ROME

Morning arrival into Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 - SUN I 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 3 - MON I 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 4 - TUE I ROME I NAPLES I POMPEII I 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 5 - WED I SORRENTO I POSITANO I AMALFI I RAVELLO I 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 6 - THU I SORRENTO I CAPRI I 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 7 - FRI I 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 6 nights
  • 10 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    - 2 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurants
    - 1 dinner at hotel
  • 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
    - Tour of Rome, including the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum
    - Orientation tour of Naples
    - Guided tour of 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 90)
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Small Groups

WE NOW OFFER SMALL GROUPS!

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Group size up to 16 people
  • “Welcome Souvenir” in Rome
  • Bottle of wine in the room in Rome
  • Cappuccino break during city tour in Rome
  • Visit of a gelato factory in Rome
  • Pizza lunch in Pompeii
  • Limoncello tasting in Sorrento
  • Neapolitan pastries tasting on the Amalfi Coast
  • Free wi-fi on bus
  • One bottle of water on bus daily
Tour’s Start Date Tour’s End Date Price
30-Mar 5-Apr $2,121
1-Jun 7-Jun $2,340
27-Jul 2-Aug $2,078
17-Aug 23-Aug $2,148
5-Oct 11-Oct $2,340
19-Oct 25-Oct $2,271
16-Nov 22-Nov $2,073

Hotels

Sorrento

Majestic| hotels in Sorrento Italy

Majestic

3 Nights / First Class
Situated a few minutes walk from the pebble beach, the 4-star Majestic Palace offers a stunning view over Naples Bay. Th...

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Rome

Mediterraneo| hotels in Rome Italy

Mediterraneo

3 Nights / First Class
This 4 star hotel is located in the historic city center of Rome, on the Esquilino hill, and within walking distance of ...

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Excludes

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

Departures & Rates

Single supplement: $492
Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $60
Price is per person based on double occupancy
Rates for additional nights at first and last city are available

International air will be provided based upon your requested dates .
Best Price starting at $1595 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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