10 days
Duration

On this fantastic tour we’ll explore Rome, Positano, Ravello, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, and the beautiful Reggia di Caserta!

We will start amazing tour in Rome, the ‘Eternal City‘, where we’ll discover some of its most amazing landmarks.  We will then continue on to the magical Amalfi Coast, itself a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most breath-takingly picturesque coastlines in the world!  Experience the world-famous ‘Mediterranean gem‘ towns of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Sorrento, featuring colourful elegant villas built vertically along the steep terraced mountainside, and equally famous romantic gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo.  Enjoy the relaxed local lifestyle, surrounded by fragrant lemon groves, colorful bougainvilleas and geraniums, and dine on delicious local seafood and other specialties.   Shop the lovely boutiques for the famous Positano fashion style, as well as the beautiful hand-painted ceramics!  Experience first-hand the lesser known but absolutely stunning royal Palace of Caserta, Reggia di Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest royal residence in the world!, with immaculate gardens, elaborate fountains, and artistic treasures.  But there’s more!  We’ll go back in time, 2000 years to be exact, and discover what life was like in ancient Pompei, with a special guided visit through its ruins and beautiful ancient villas!  This is going to be the trip of a lifetime!

An exciting journey totaling 10 Days/9 Nights, with:

  • 3 Nights in Rome
  • 6 Nights in Amalfi Coast

Available Dates: May 12 – May 21, 2017 /  June 2 – June 11, 2017
We’ll Explore: Rome, Positano, Ravello, Capri, Sorrento, and Pompeii!
What’s Included: Stay in Luxury 4- and 5-star Hotels, Private Villas, and Historic Castles
Enjoy 20 Delicious Meals:  All Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Fully Escorted, with English-speaking Tour Director
Licensed English-speaking Italian Tour Guides
Private Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vans
All Museum and Sightseeing reservations and tickets (no waiting in line)
All Airport Transfers
$300 credit towards any future trips with Anna’s Tours of Italy!
Not Included: Airfare
Any personal or travel-related expenses not included in scheduled itinerary


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Day 1: Welcome to Italy!

Arrival in Rome – check into your hotel and get some rest before we start the trip of a lifetime in one of the world’s most beautiful cities!  Stay in a historical aristocratic palazzo, turned into a luxury hotel, located just a few steps away from the elegant Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. You’ll be in the heart of great dining and shopping, and close to some of the major historical sites.  We’ll start our journey through ancient times with a local Roman guide who will take us on a leisure walk to many amazing sites such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon (with an internal visit) and then we’ll hop on a private vehicle for a panoramic view of the city and some of its most famous landmarks like the Colosseum and Vatican. Meet your travel mates over dinner at a local trattoria featuring the best of Roman cuisine & wine! Over-night stay in Rome.
Dinner.

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Day 2: Art through the Ages!

Escorted by a local Roman guide we’ll enter Vatican City, where we’ll visit the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (private guide + museum tickets included with preferred access, no waiting in line), and the amazing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.  Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening on your own. Why not enjoy some shopping, then dinner on your own at one of the local trattorias?
Breakfast, Lunch.

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Day 3: The Roman Empire!

After breakfast, we’ll discover the splendors of the ancient Roman Empire! Travel back in time, gazing at incredible sites during our walk with a local expert guide. We’ll visit the amazing ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia.  We’ll also learn about the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. Our tour will then continue with a visit to the world famous Colosseum. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and dinner on your own.  Savor your time in Italy, you’re now living “la dolce vita”!
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: La Costiera Amalfitana: Welcome to the Amalfi Coast!

After a delicious lunch at a Roman trattoria we will head south by private transportation to the beautiful Amalfi Coast!  We’ll arrive in magical Positano in the early evening, and check into our beautiful hotel.  Relax, refresh, and go for a quick stroll along the main road, enjoying fantastic views of the sea and taking in all the charming beauty of Positano!  Later on we’ll enjoy a delicious group dinner with sumptous Amalfitan specialties!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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