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Program Highlights

  • Explore the Renaissance city of Florence
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting experience in Umbria before touring charming Assisi and visiting the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Discover Rome and Vatican City and immerse yourself in the overwhelming power of art displayed in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago
  • Journey south to the celebrated Amalfi coastline
  • Take a jetfoil across the blue Bay of Naples for adventuring in the fabled Isle of Capri


  • First class hotel accommodation for 9 nights
  • 15 included meals consisting of:
    - 9 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurant
    - 1 light lunch at winery
    - 1 dinner at hotel
    - 3 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurants
  • 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 a visit of the Accademia to see the “David” by Michelangelo
    - Wine tasting at local winery
    - Tour of Assisi and visit of St. Francis Basilica
    - Classical guided tour of Rome
    - Tour of Rome, including a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    - Guided tour of Pompeii
    - Amalfi coast excursion
    - Excursion to Capri and visit of the Gardens of Caesar Augustus
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax


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

Small Groups

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  • Single and triple rooms: On Request
  • Single supplement: $1,203
  • Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $80
  • Price is per person based on double occupancy
  • Rates for additional nights in first and last city are available

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Single supplement: $1,348

Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $80

Best Price starting at $3,469 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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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.

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 exploring the treasures of Florence on your own or embark on an optional tour to Pisa featuring dinner at an authentic farmhouse and winery in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. (B)

The day is yours to discover the city of Florence, to shop for some local goods or to take an optional excursion 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, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Morning departure for Rome. Drive through the serene Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, passing by the shores of Lake Trasimeno with a stop at a local winery where a wine expert will lecture on the vinification process. After a delicious tasting of the varieties of wines produced there and a light lunch, continue to Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to enjoy your guided tour of St. Francis Basilica. Arrive in Rome in the late afternoon. (B,L)

This morning, embark on a guided tour of Classical Rome. Stroll along cobbled laneways, stop by the Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks immortalized in countless postcards and films, toss a coin in the magnificent Trevi Fountain to ensure a return to Rome, see Piazza Navona, one of the finest Baroque masterpieces in papal Rome, and imagine it as the Ancient Stadium of Domitian capable of holding 30 thousand spectators in the ancient times. Afternoon at leisure to discover the Eternal City on your own, for some shopping or to join an optional tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. (B)

This morning, experience a very special privately guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasures in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or discover why Roman trattorias are famous for their fine cuisine. Tonight, bid arrivederci to Rome at a special festive dinner with wine and music in one of the most famous restaurants in Trastevere. (B,D)

This morning, 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)

Today, enjoy a guided excursion to the world-renowned Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This coastal road along the southern edge of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula offers breathtaking views of a rugged shoreline dotted with picturesque fishing villages, small beaches, terraced vineyards, and lemon groves. After a brief stop at the Belvedere for a unique view of Positano's Moorish architecture blended with pastel color houses, continue to the lovely towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. (B,L)

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)

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

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