Experience Rome and The Amalfi Coast

Main destination Italy 8 Day Tour

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Experience Rome and The Amalfi Coast
Welcome to Southern Italy where you will experience two of the most iconic regions in Italy. This 8-day journey will start in Rome, Italy and end in the majestic region of the Amalfi Coast! Step back in time as you explore the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the ruins of Pompei. The history in this area is something that cannot be missed. Enjoy authentic Italian food that showcases the fresh ingredients used by local restaurants in the area while you take in the remarkable coastline in the Amalfi region.

Hotels:

  • Hotel Stendhal 
  • S Hotel Mediterraneo

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • Highlights of Rome tour 
  • Ancient Rome Tour
  • Pompei Tour 
  • Visit Sorrentini Wine Farm for wine tasting and lunch
  • Visit Capri by hydrofoil 
  • Colosseum Tour
  • The Path of Gods Hike
  • Explore Furore, Positano, Ravello and Amalfi
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the archaeological sites
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat;
  • Domestic ferry rides, ferry taxes and fees

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Local municipality taxes according to hotel category
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Notes:
  • International flights should arrive into Rome and depart out of Naples Airport

Day 1

Welcome to Italy!

Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you will be welcomed by our English-speaking driver for your private transfer to the Rome city center. On arrival, check-in at the boutique Hotel Stendhal located in the heart of Rome, just few steps from Piazza di Spagna. 
In the midafternoon, meet at the hotel lobby your private English-speaking guide for your private walking tour “Rome first time”. After meeting your guide at the hotel, start a walk in the heart of Baroque Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, the monumental celebration of the Virgin Aqueduct and then visit Piazza di Spagna to admire the beautiful 'Spanish Steps' designed in 1722 by Francesco de Sanctis. 
After crossing the XIX century Galleria Colonna recently restored and opened to the public, we’ll visit then Piazza Colonna, named after the Column in honor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. We will stroll to Piazza Montecitorio, with the 18th-century old tribunal, which is now the seat of Italian Parliament, Piazza Sant’Ignazio, beautiful “rococo' square and the Jesuit renaissance church with the illusionist dome by Andrea Pozzo. We’ll enter the Pantheon with its huge ancient roman dome and the grave of the great Italian artist Raphael, the church of St. Louis of France, with the famous canvases by Caravaggio, the eclectic dome of Saint Ivo alla Sapienza by Borromini. Our tour ends off with Piazza Navona and its famous fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini for the Pope Innocent X Pamphilj.
Welcome dinner tonight at Sora Lella on the Tiberina Island to taste roman recipes. Overnight in Rome. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Stendha
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Day 2

Ancient Rome Wonders

Start your morning with a wellness activity and leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After freshening up, meet in the hotel lobby with your English-speaking guide and reach the Colosseum area. Your half-day Rome walking tour begin by entering the Colosseum. With your guide, explore this legendary amphitheatre, learning interesting facts such as how seats were assigned according to social class. You’ll also hear about the gruesome gladiator games, the Colosseum’s main attraction that provided much entertainment to the crowd. Then, follow your guide back outside to walk around the neighboring streets, where the commercial and political center of ancient Rome once stood. Head to the Roman Forum, where you’ll check out historic ruins such as the Temple of Caesar and listen to stories about the power and backstabbing that went on during this period of Roman history. Other sites you’ll see include the Arch of Septimius Severus, the colonnaded Regia, the Gemonian stairs and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus. From here, walk to Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, to admire the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio. 
Lunch at leisure with suggestions by your guide. Don’t forget to stop at the historical Cafè Sant’Eustachio which since 1938 preserves the tradition of good coffee and takes care of its quality. The use of the best arabica coffee in the blend makes the Caffè a must for drink lovers. 
Balance of the day for individual explorations. Dinner on own and overnight in Rome. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel Stendhal
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Day 3

Off to Sorrento (Amalfi Coast) with Pompei

Begin your morning with breakfast at the hotel before check-out. We depart on a private transfer by bus with an English-speaking assistant from your Hotel in Rome to Sorrento. 
Along the way, stop in the Vesuvius area reaching Pompeii, the ancient Roman village destroyed by volcanic dust. The mixture of art, architecture and nature will leave you breathless. Before the guided tour of Pompeii, you will stop at Sorrentini Vini Farm for a visit of the winery, wine cellars, and lunch included with wine tasting! You will tour the winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the very volcano that buried Pompeii under ash. The family-run winery's line-up ranges from sparkling wines to white and red table wines, to fine wines, to dessert wines. After lunch with this guided tour, you will visit one of the most extraordinary ancient sights in the world - Pompeii. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum, was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Many of the inhabitants were also buried before they could escape. The city has been largely preserved because of lack of air and moisture over the centuries. Today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. You will enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of this open-air museum, visiting many of the attractions, many of which were left intact because of the city's preservation under ash. After spending 2 hours in this magnificent place, meet your drivers again and transfer to your accommodation in Sorrento. Check-in at the charming L Hotel Mediterraneo. Enjoy a welcome drink included at sunset on Hotel Vista Sky Bar overlooking the Gulf of Naples. 
Dinner will be at your leisure with an overnight in Sorrento. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 4

Along to the Amalfi Coast

Start your morning with yoga on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast followed by breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, meet your private English-speaking drivers in the hotel lobby for an unforgettable excursion to let you relish the unique sights of this amazing coast. Our first stop will be to Positano where you will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery and capture the moment with photos and videos of this quaint village from the top. You will have the chance to reach the center of the town through the pedestrian area walking its narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. During the drive, you will stop to visit Furore, a village divided into two: on one side its marina, or the Fjord, on the other the country, with its houses scattered along the ridge, practically invisible to the eyes of those traveling along the Amalfi coast. 
Next stop will be Amalfi which is the main town of this coast road. It is a unique town with the 11th-century cathedral of St. Andrew right in the main square, said to hold the remains of the apostle. Here, you will have some time to stroll through the town and to have lunch included in a typical seafood restaurant. Our last stop will be Ravello, which has long been a retreat for artists and writers. This tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast in only one day. Return to your hotel after the tour and spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure to relax by the pool. Dinner at your leisure. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 5

Capri Island at leisure

Start your morning off with a wellness activity and breakfast at the Hotel. Today, you will visit the beautiful Island of Capri. In the morning, you will be transferred to the ferry landing to take the public hydrofoil from the port of Sorrento to Capri. Since the second half of the 19th century, Capri has gradually become one of the most popular resorts in southern Italy, famous for its magnificent scenery and the mild climate in which vegetation flourishes despite a general lack of water. Once you arrive at the island, you may visit both towns Capri and Anacapri by public minivan. 
Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant in Capri. While on the island you can visit the Gardens of Augusto. This is one of the best places to see in Capri and located just a short walk from the center of Capri town. At the back of the gardens are two terraces that offer breathtaking views of the sea, the surrounding lush greenery, and the famous Faraglioni rocks. 
Should a trek be more suitable, you can hike Monte Solaro, the highest point of the Island. There is no need to worry about bringing climbing gear as it is rather easy to get to the summit! The hiking path starts in Anacapri (you will need to take a bus from Capri) and it is an easy hike for anyone in good condition. You can enjoy the local flora on the way up and once you are at the top you can enjoy the region's best views all over the Bay of Naples. Return to Sorrento on the 4:30 PM hydrofoil which arrives in Sorrento at about 5 PM. The remainder of the evening and dinner is on your own with an overnight in Sorrento.
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 6

“The Path of Gods”

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, meet in the lobby of your hotel with your English-speaking driver and transfer to Bomerano to meet your hiking guide. The Paths of the Gods Hike (in Italian called “Il Sentiero Degli Dei “) is a marvelous route for trekking lovers, offering panoramic views with few equals in the world, ranging from Capri and its Faraglioni to Punta Campanella and the island of Li Galli. The path offers an experience in contact with nature, among a fragrant and thick Mediterranean maquis made of rosemary, laurel, myrtle, thyme but also holm oaks, alders, strawberry trees, and heather: it is not rare to see weasels, owls, hedgehogs, foxes, and the wonderful peregrine falcon during the excursion. 
Picnic lunch included during the walk. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and balance the day at your own leisure with dinner on your own. Overnight in Sorrento 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 7

Sorrento at leisure

Spend the morning at leisure enjoying yoga and sipping a coffee on the outdoor terrace. After breakfast, relax by the beach or at the pool of the hotel. You can reach downtown Sorrento with the hotel shuttle bus for shopping and enjoy the area on your own. 
Later this evening, transfer to your farewell dinner at a local restaurant in downtown Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 8

Arrivederci!

Take in your last morning overlooking the postcard image of the Amalfi Coast. Partake in a morning wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel prior to checkout. Meet your English-speaking driver and private transfer to Naples airport to take your flight back home. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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The activity Level for this tour is:

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Italy!

Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you will be welcomed by our English-speaking driver for your private transfer to the Rome city center. On arrival, check-in at the boutique Hotel Stendhal located in the heart of Rome, just few steps from Piazza di Spagna. 
In the midafternoon, meet at the hotel lobby your private English-speaking guide for your private walking tour “Rome first time”. After meeting your guide at the hotel, start a walk in the heart of Baroque Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, the monumental celebration of the Virgin Aqueduct and then visit Piazza di Spagna to admire the beautiful 'Spanish Steps' designed in 1722 by Francesco de Sanctis. 
After crossing the XIX century Galleria Colonna recently restored and opened to the public, we’ll visit then Piazza Colonna, named after the Column in honor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. We will stroll to Piazza Montecitorio, with the 18th-century old tribunal, which is now the seat of Italian Parliament, Piazza Sant’Ignazio, beautiful “rococo' square and the Jesuit renaissance church with the illusionist dome by Andrea Pozzo. We’ll enter the Pantheon with its huge ancient roman dome and the grave of the great Italian artist Raphael, the church of St. Louis of France, with the famous canvases by Caravaggio, the eclectic dome of Saint Ivo alla Sapienza by Borromini. Our tour ends off with Piazza Navona and its famous fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini for the Pope Innocent X Pamphilj.
Welcome dinner tonight at Sora Lella on the Tiberina Island to taste roman recipes. Overnight in Rome. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Stendha
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Day 2

Ancient Rome Wonders

Start your morning with a wellness activity and leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After freshening up, meet in the hotel lobby with your English-speaking guide and reach the Colosseum area. Your half-day Rome walking tour begin by entering the Colosseum. With your guide, explore this legendary amphitheatre, learning interesting facts such as how seats were assigned according to social class. You’ll also hear about the gruesome gladiator games, the Colosseum’s main attraction that provided much entertainment to the crowd. Then, follow your guide back outside to walk around the neighboring streets, where the commercial and political center of ancient Rome once stood. Head to the Roman Forum, where you’ll check out historic ruins such as the Temple of Caesar and listen to stories about the power and backstabbing that went on during this period of Roman history. Other sites you’ll see include the Arch of Septimius Severus, the colonnaded Regia, the Gemonian stairs and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus. From here, walk to Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, to admire the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio. 
Lunch at leisure with suggestions by your guide. Don’t forget to stop at the historical Cafè Sant’Eustachio which since 1938 preserves the tradition of good coffee and takes care of its quality. The use of the best arabica coffee in the blend makes the Caffè a must for drink lovers. 
Balance of the day for individual explorations. Dinner on own and overnight in Rome. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel Stendhal
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Day 3

Off to Sorrento (Amalfi Coast) with Pompei

Begin your morning with breakfast at the hotel before check-out. We depart on a private transfer by bus with an English-speaking assistant from your Hotel in Rome to Sorrento. 
Along the way, stop in the Vesuvius area reaching Pompeii, the ancient Roman village destroyed by volcanic dust. The mixture of art, architecture and nature will leave you breathless. Before the guided tour of Pompeii, you will stop at Sorrentini Vini Farm for a visit of the winery, wine cellars, and lunch included with wine tasting! You will tour the winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the very volcano that buried Pompeii under ash. The family-run winery's line-up ranges from sparkling wines to white and red table wines, to fine wines, to dessert wines. After lunch with this guided tour, you will visit one of the most extraordinary ancient sights in the world - Pompeii. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum, was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Many of the inhabitants were also buried before they could escape. The city has been largely preserved because of lack of air and moisture over the centuries. Today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. You will enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of this open-air museum, visiting many of the attractions, many of which were left intact because of the city's preservation under ash. After spending 2 hours in this magnificent place, meet your drivers again and transfer to your accommodation in Sorrento. Check-in at the charming L Hotel Mediterraneo. Enjoy a welcome drink included at sunset on Hotel Vista Sky Bar overlooking the Gulf of Naples. 
Dinner will be at your leisure with an overnight in Sorrento. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 4

Along to the Amalfi Coast

Start your morning with yoga on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast followed by breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, meet your private English-speaking drivers in the hotel lobby for an unforgettable excursion to let you relish the unique sights of this amazing coast. Our first stop will be to Positano where you will have the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery and capture the moment with photos and videos of this quaint village from the top. You will have the chance to reach the center of the town through the pedestrian area walking its narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. During the drive, you will stop to visit Furore, a village divided into two: on one side its marina, or the Fjord, on the other the country, with its houses scattered along the ridge, practically invisible to the eyes of those traveling along the Amalfi coast. 
Next stop will be Amalfi which is the main town of this coast road. It is a unique town with the 11th-century cathedral of St. Andrew right in the main square, said to hold the remains of the apostle. Here, you will have some time to stroll through the town and to have lunch included in a typical seafood restaurant. Our last stop will be Ravello, which has long been a retreat for artists and writers. This tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast in only one day. Return to your hotel after the tour and spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure to relax by the pool. Dinner at your leisure. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 5

Capri Island at leisure

Start your morning off with a wellness activity and breakfast at the Hotel. Today, you will visit the beautiful Island of Capri. In the morning, you will be transferred to the ferry landing to take the public hydrofoil from the port of Sorrento to Capri. Since the second half of the 19th century, Capri has gradually become one of the most popular resorts in southern Italy, famous for its magnificent scenery and the mild climate in which vegetation flourishes despite a general lack of water. Once you arrive at the island, you may visit both towns Capri and Anacapri by public minivan. 
Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant in Capri. While on the island you can visit the Gardens of Augusto. This is one of the best places to see in Capri and located just a short walk from the center of Capri town. At the back of the gardens are two terraces that offer breathtaking views of the sea, the surrounding lush greenery, and the famous Faraglioni rocks. 
Should a trek be more suitable, you can hike Monte Solaro, the highest point of the Island. There is no need to worry about bringing climbing gear as it is rather easy to get to the summit! The hiking path starts in Anacapri (you will need to take a bus from Capri) and it is an easy hike for anyone in good condition. You can enjoy the local flora on the way up and once you are at the top you can enjoy the region's best views all over the Bay of Naples. Return to Sorrento on the 4:30 PM hydrofoil which arrives in Sorrento at about 5 PM. The remainder of the evening and dinner is on your own with an overnight in Sorrento.
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 6

“The Path of Gods”

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, meet in the lobby of your hotel with your English-speaking driver and transfer to Bomerano to meet your hiking guide. The Paths of the Gods Hike (in Italian called “Il Sentiero Degli Dei “) is a marvelous route for trekking lovers, offering panoramic views with few equals in the world, ranging from Capri and its Faraglioni to Punta Campanella and the island of Li Galli. The path offers an experience in contact with nature, among a fragrant and thick Mediterranean maquis made of rosemary, laurel, myrtle, thyme but also holm oaks, alders, strawberry trees, and heather: it is not rare to see weasels, owls, hedgehogs, foxes, and the wonderful peregrine falcon during the excursion. 
Picnic lunch included during the walk. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and balance the day at your own leisure with dinner on your own. Overnight in Sorrento 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 7

Sorrento at leisure

Spend the morning at leisure enjoying yoga and sipping a coffee on the outdoor terrace. After breakfast, relax by the beach or at the pool of the hotel. You can reach downtown Sorrento with the hotel shuttle bus for shopping and enjoy the area on your own. 
Later this evening, transfer to your farewell dinner at a local restaurant in downtown Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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Day 8

Arrivederci!

Take in your last morning overlooking the postcard image of the Amalfi Coast. Partake in a morning wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel prior to checkout. Meet your English-speaking driver and private transfer to Naples airport to take your flight back home. 
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: S Hotel Mediterraneo
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