Beyond The Vesuvius

 

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Rome Spanish Steps

 

 

 

 

Pompeii

 

 

 

 

Capri Island

 

 

 

 

Amalfi Coast

 

 
   

Beyond The Vesuvius

 

Beyond The Vesuvius

 

10 Days /9 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

4 nights Rome, 4 nights Sorrento,

9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - ROME

Overnight flight to Rome.

Day 2:
ROME

After your Hotel Transfer and check in, enjoy a walking tour of "Baroque Rome." See: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Pinzio Hill and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3:
ROME

After breakfast we will continue to explore Ancient Rome: the Colosseum, Titus Arch, Constantine's Arch, Forum Romanum, Foro Traiano, Campidoglio, Victor Emanuel Monument. After some free time we will visit Doria Pamphilj Gallery, with it's collection of great masters including Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, Bernini, Brueghel, and Velasquez. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 4: ROME -
NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

Breakfast. After leaving Rome, the coach will take the " Sun Route " motorway, driving through the regions of Lazio and Campania, with a view of the Abbey of Montecassino. Upon arrival in Naples there will be a short panoramic city tour: Mergellina, Castel dell'Ovo, Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino and the port. Then we continue to Pompeii with a visit to the excavations of the famous Roman city, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Leaving Pompeii and driving along the coast we arrive in Sorrento. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5: SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

After breakfast we board the boat for the Island of Capri. Visit to Anacapri with entrance to the delightful Villa San Michele. Late afternoon return to Sorrento.  Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6: SORRENTO - AMALFI COAST - SORRENTO

After breakfast we will depart for a splendid excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Ravello Villa Rufolo. Amalfi origin dates back to the first century A.C. when the Roman aristocracy built luxurious villas in this area. Today Amalfi is an exclusive resort filled with an incredible cultural and artistic patrimony. Late afternoon return to Sorrento.  Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 7: SORRENTO

After breakfast we will explore our host city: Sorrento. The town offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

DAY 8: SORRENTO - CASERTA - ROME

Breakfast and departure for Caserta. Once in Caserta, located 22 km north of Naples, there will be a panoramic tour of the Royal Palace, which dominates the city. The Palace, as big and luxury as the one of Versailles, better known as “Reggia”, it’s one of the most visited historical place in Italy. We will then walk along the elegant gardens, the English garden, and we’ll admire an impressive waterfall: the Large cascade of Diana. Late afternoon transfer to Rome. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 9: ROME

After breakfast we will visit Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome, Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack. Leaving the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain the itinerary will continue passing by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this ample panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. There you will admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. We will continue with a visit of the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica. Afternoon free time. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 10:
DEPARTURE

After breakfast we transfer to Rome airport for the return flight.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 8 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 8 European buffet breakfasts

  • 8 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • Tours of Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Caserta

  • Entrances to: Vatican Museums, San Peters Cathedral, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Pompeii, Capri Villa San Michele, Ravello Villa Rufolo, Caserta Reggia

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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