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Cultural Capitals with Naples

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

The land of mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking landscapes, unparalleled culture, and a heritage like-no-other, Italy, leaves every visitor enchanted without a doubt! Set off to explore its gems yourself and visit the most authentic sights in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, and the ancient city of Pompeii. The private tour is fully customizable and provides centrally-located hotels, private transfers, professional guides, and unforgettable traveling experience.

Cultural Capitals with Naples

11 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$3,981
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

The land of mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking landscapes, unparalleled culture, and a heritage like-no-other, Italy, leaves every visitor enchanted without a doubt! Set off to explore its gems yourself and visit the most authentic sights in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, and the ancient city of Pompeii. The private tour is fully customizable and provides centrally-located hotels, private transfers, professional guides, and unforgettable traveling experience.

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Venice, Italy

Venice

first destination

Being one of the most alluring cities on the planet and a dream destination for many adventurers, enchanting Venice represents an epicenter of romance.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice

Welcome to the unparalleled Italian jewel, Venice! Today you start your journey with a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring on your own or relax after the trip.

No meals included.

  • Pre-tour extension available: we recommend to begin your journey with an exploration of Milan. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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Day 2
Venice Sightseeing

Following breakfast, you're met by your private guide in the lobby and set forth to a wonderful walking city tour of all the important highlights.

You start with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica with the amazing Pala D'Oro altar. Then you move to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Basilica Square at Loggia dei Cavalli.

The magnificent Doges Palace is next on your tour hallmarks list. You cross the Bridge of Sighs, visit the old prisons, and luxurious Palace's chambers.

After the tour, you return to the hotel to relax. The rest of the day is at your leisure, or you can go on an optional gondola ride.

  • Optional tour: Gondola Ride, Venice

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Free Day in Venice & Train to Florence

Today you have the first half of the day free to enjoy the wonders of Venice, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, on your own or get some rest before upcoming travel. Alternatively, you can take a short optional tour to the Murano and Burano Islands nearby.

  • Optional tour: Trip to Murano and Burano Islands
    Enjoy a tranquil trip through the Venetian lagoon to the exceptional colorful fishing village on Burano Island, famous for the production of lace, and make your way later to Murano, well-known for its glass blowing traditions.

In the afternoon, you hop onboard a private water-taxi for a transfer to the train station and board a train heading towards Florence. You reach your destination in about two hours, where you are met by your guide and driver and taken to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Al Theatro Palace, Venice
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Located in the center of stunning Venice, the elegant Al Theatro Palace boasts picturesque views over one of the most gorgeous theatres in the entire world, La Fenice Theatre, as well as excellent facilities and service.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs

Enjoy a fast and comfortable journey on a modern Italian train and reach your destination in no time! All the necessary amenities, such as power sockets, plenty of luggage space, and free WiFi are provided.

Florence, Italy

Florence

second destination

Often called an open-air museum, the cradle of Renaissance hides surprises at every corner and would definitely become an icing on the cake of any Italy vacation.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing

Set off to explore the most iconic landmarks in Florence while on a 3-hour walking tour with a professional private guide. 

Today you pay a visit to the renowned Piazza del Duomo, as well as the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Make sure to make the most out of your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo, which allows you to visit not only the Cathedral itself but numerous other monuments of Piazza del Duomo during your free time as well. The ticket is valid for 72 hours and provides entrance to the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum, boasting works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

Make your way to marvel at Piazza della Signoria, the main square of the city, while walking along several attention-worthy sights, such as Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. You also don't want to miss the chance to wander along one of the most beautiful streets in Florence, the nearby Via Tornabuoni.

Cross the Arno River on Ponte Vecchio and continue your tour to the Oltrarno district, filled with not only monuments but authentic crafts to admire as well. Visit the shops of local craftsmen to get acquainted with their art forms before moving on to marvel at the Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Augustinians. 

Talking about art, this is the part of the city, where you can find the early works of 17-year-old Michelangelo. You also have the chance to witness his talent at Galleria dell'Accademia, where the tour takes you to marvel at his iconic colossal statue of David.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Day at Leisure in Florence

After fueling up on breakfast, you have the whole day dedicated to independent sightseeing, discovering the cultural scene in the city, or unwinding before further traveling. For those interested in further exploring the city, we suggest visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace, or joining our attentively planned optional tours.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
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Located near the marvelous Florence Cathedrals and the stunning Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville offers excellent service during your stay and provides all the needed amenities. 

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Choose train travel to reach your next destination - the bustling Italian capital. Taking you to Rome, the fully-equipped train ensures a fast and comfortable journey.

Rome, Italy

Rome

third destination

"All roads lead to Rome" describes this magnificent city in the best way. Rome, the city of the famous Italian masters of Renaissance, awakens a storm of different feelings from amaze to inspiration.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Highlights of Rome

Get ready for a trip to the Eternal City, Rome! After breakfast in your Florence hotel, you check out, and then you are transferred to the railway station. In about 1.5 hours, you arrive at this magical city. Your driver meets you and takes you to your central hotel, where your private guide is waiting for you. Together you set off on a tour to explore the famous hallmarks of the Eternal City.

On your adventure, you see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as observe the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

After the tour, you return to your hotel, and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Discovering Ancient Rome

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and set off to explore the famous Eternal City on a walking tour. Situated on low ground, between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, the iconic Roman Forum is your first stop. Built back in around the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the center of politics and rituals.

Today you behold the historical remnants of ancient Rome such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the neighboring site of the city’s first settlements, Palatine Hill.

Of course, the legendary Colosseum, the symbol of Rome. The biggest building of its kind in the Roman Emire and an arena for gladiators' fights is your next travel point. Basically known as Flavius amphitheater, it could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel, and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Vatican Sightseeing

Following breakfast, your guide meets you and walks you to the world’s smallest independent state, Vatican*. In the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, and Gallery of Candelabra.

The Sistine Chapel is your next stop, where you admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the history behind them.

Enjoy a short coffee break and continue your journey to St. Peter’s Basilica with a fascinating Pieta, a famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, the Barberini family legacy left to the Basilica.

Your tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, where Michelangelo's Dome is located, as well as the architectural wonders of Bernini.

After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a free walk to the hotel together with your guide having a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, which in due times served as a mausoleum, a fortress, refuge and a prison.

Once the tour is finished, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

  • Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
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Located near to the famous Saint Peter's Square, the stylish Hotel Dei Mellini is housed in the 19th-century building and offers spacious rooms.

train
Rome
Naples
2 hrs

Train-travel is one of the most comfortable methods of traveling from Rome to Naples. Make yourself comfortable at the fully-equipped train and enjoy marvelous sceneries through your window.

Naples, Italy

Naples

fourth destination

When it comes to Naples, probably the first thing that comes to mind when anyone thinks of the amazing city is the best pizza. But Naples has so much more to offer than it seems almost unfair not to renown the town for its beautiful architecture, authentic churches, and old squares.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Naples City Tour

Fuel up on delicious breakfast and wave Rome goodbye before boarding a train heading towards your next stop - Naples. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver and have a transfer to your centrally-located hotel.

After check in, you set off on a guided tour around the must-see sights of Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Boasting exceptional examples of authentic architecture, including ancient churches, narrow streets, and underground passages, the city is undoubtedly one of the most unique ones in entire Europe.

Your itinerary today starts with exploring the Monumental Area of Naples, housing the Plebiscito Square, Galleria Umberto I, the San Carlo Opera House, as well as the Royal Palace of Naples. Make your way later to explore the UNESCO-listed historic city center and the renowned Via San Gregorio Armeno, boasting shops dedicated to the famous Neapolitan Crib. You also get the chance to marvel at the churches of Gesu Nuovo and Santa Chiara and visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum to discover masterpieces of the world's authentic artistic heritage.

A great way to get acquainted with local heritage and culture is sampling local cuisine! Especially when it comes to the motherland of pizza. Choose from numerous options of mouth-watering delicacies, such as fried pizza or Neopolitan cuoppo with fried fish. Make sure to leave room for dessert - a local type of pastry called Sfogliatella.

After sampling delicious Italian specialties, continue the tour to the Dante Metro Station, which features modern installations by internationally renowned artists. After a quick metro ride, you reach the Toledo Metro Art Station, located 50 meters (164 ft) under the ground. Boasting the themes of light and water, it is actually located below the groundwater.

Once the tour is over, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Trip to Pompeii

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, meet your private guide for a day tour to the ancient city of Pompeii and enjoy a comprehensive 2-hour walking tour. 

Start the tour in the archeological sites of Pompeii, set near the foot of an imposing picturesque mountain. Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD, Pompeii was once one of the greatest and wealthiest cities of the Roman age. During the tour, you get the chance to visit the excavated finds, well-preserved artifacts, the city walls, and the remnants of the city, which was buried alive under 4 to 6 m (13-20 ft) of volcanic ash. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the archeological site provides insight on what life was like in the location before the tragedy.

Once the tour is over, you are taken back to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure from Naples

It is the final day of your marvelous tour to Italy! After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your trip home. Wave Italy goodbye, and enjoy your flight. We hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Royal Continental, Naples
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Located nearby the center of Naples, the Hotel Royal Continental offers light rooms and welcomes guests to enjoy the time in the seasonal rooftop pool as well as the beautiful views across the Gulf of Naples.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome, Rome - Naples;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace, Loggia dei Cavalli, Grande Museo del Duomo and Academia in Florence, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sansevero Chapel Museum;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Carefully planned optional tours and extensions;
  • Guided visit to the oldest open-air Rialto market in Venice;
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Guided tour of Naples and trip to Pompeii.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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