Trip Overview

Cultural Capitals with Amalfi

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Discover one of the most romantic places on Earth, magical Italy! Ship through beautiful canals of Venice, visit the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, enjoy the gifts of the Eternal City, Rome and visit the colorful and warm Amalfi Coast. The program is customizable and can be made according to your preferences including perfect logistics, 1st-class fast connections, the best central accommodations, and no-line admissions.

Cultural Capitals with Amalfi

11 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$4,195
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

Discover one of the most romantic places on Earth, magical Italy! Ship through beautiful canals of Venice, visit the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, enjoy the gifts of the Eternal City, Rome and visit the colorful and warm Amalfi Coast. The program is customizable and can be made according to your preferences including perfect logistics, 1st-class fast connections, the best central accommodations, and no-line admissions.

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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 to 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.

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Day 2
Venice Sightseeing

Following delicious breakfast at the hotel, you meet your private guide in the lobby and then enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the highlights of Venice.

All the stops on this tour, carefully chosen by us, are to give you a real insight into the city. You see the Rialto Bridge (and Rialto fish market), stroll the quiet streets, peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. You're out to explore the best Venice hidden architecture and secret stories.

Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, where you see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. You go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

Then you continue on tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

After the tour return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional gondola ride.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Free Day in Venice & Train to Florence

Today is dedicated to exploring and enjoying Venice on your own. In the afternoon you together with your private driver transfer to the railway station to have a comfortable journey to your next destination, Florence.

  • Optional tour: Murano & Burano Boat Tour
    Have a peaceful trip through Venetian lagoon towards the charming islands of Murano & Burano and a colorful fishing village.

In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a private water-taxi transfer. In about 2 hours you reach your next destination, Florence. Upon arrival, you meet your private driver at the train station and after a short ride, you are at your hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax.

Breakfast is included.

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Al Theatro Palace, Venice
4

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
Free Day in Florence or Optional Trip

Today is your opportunity to explore stunning Florence on your own. As an alternative, you can join one of our well planned optional tours to ancient and dramatic destinations, in about a one-hour drive away from Florence.​

  • Optional tour: Tuscany Wine Trail, Florence
    Get a taste of Tuscany, Italy's famous region of great wines during the Tuscany Wine Trail tour. The inspiring countryside of the Chianti Wine region and two of the best wineries in Tuscany are waiting to be discovered.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
4

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

When the breakfast in your Florence hotel is over, you check out and meet your private driver for a transfer to the railway station. Rome is just one hour and a half away from you now. You meet your private driver who transfers you to your downtown hotel where you meet with your private guide and hit the road on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

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



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 7
Discovering Ancient Rome

After meeting a delightful morning with breakfast, you meet your guide with a goal to open a treasure chest called Rome on a walking tour. The iconic Roman Forum, located between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, is your first stop. It was the center of politics and rituals in ancient Rome.

Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, arches, and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements.

The next place you discover today is Rome's symbol - the Colosseum. Formerly known as Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most monumental building of its kind in the Roman Empire. It served as an arena for the gladiators' fights and 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

After having breakfast in your hotel, you meet your guide and set off on a journey to the world’s smallest independent state, Vatican*. Today your program includes a visit to the private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.


Then you move to the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's famous works and learn the history behind them.


Have a coffee break and then continue your Venetia exploration with St. Peter’s Basilica where you can see the famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, an astonishing Pieta, and the Barberini family legacy left to the Basilica.


Your tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous architecture masterpieces designed by Bernini. 


When the tour is over, you can enjoy your way down to the hotel 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.

Having returned to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Please note: as the Vatican is a sacred religious place you should comply with the dress code as well as in any church in Italy: no shorts (no opened knees and shoulders), no backpacks. Bear in mind that the entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed due to religious services.

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
Sorrento
2 hrs 40 min

Hop onboard the train taking you to Naples and enjoy picturesque views of the Italian south through your window! The Italian trains provide plenty of leg-room, storage space for your belongings and other amenities.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento

fourth destination

Nestled on the shores of the breathtaking Naples Bay and busking in the sunlight, the charming town of Sorrento is a mysterious place, greatly influenced by two mighty civilizations of the past, Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Transfer to Sorrento

Get ready for an exciting day of exploring new horizons! In the morning you have breakfast and then you check out from the Rome hotel. Your driver transfers you to the train station and you have a delightful journey to Naples onboard a comfortable train.

When you arrive, your private driver picks you up at the train station and transfers to your hotel in Sorrento for check-in.

You spend the rest of the day free. As an alternative, you can go on one of our optional tours thoughtfully prepared for you.

  • Optional tour: Amalfi Coast Tour
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding area. A nice opportunity to see the picture-perfect towns of Positano and Amalfi from a local viewpoint.
  • Optional tour: Pompeii Exploration
    Discover the ancient Pompeii, a symbol of greatness and richness of the Roman age, that was tragically completely destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Optional tour: Tour of Pompeii & Amalfi Coast
    On this tour, you're exploring historical gems of Southern Italy. Starting with the ancient Pompeii you get ahead to the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Free Day at Amalfi Coast

Today is free for you to enjoy stunning Sorrento on your own. Following breakfast at your hotel, you can explore the city solo or you can join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Sorrento City Tour
    3 hours of an enjoyable walking guided tour of a fascinating city on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento.
  • Optional tour: Trip to Capri Island
    Enjoy a trip to Capri Island! Take a hydrofoil to the island and have a tour of Anacapri and have a stop in the Blue Grotto.
  • Optional tour: Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding area on a full-day scenic tour from Sorrento.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure

The final day of your amazing journey to Italy! In the morning you have breakfast in the hotel and then your driver meets you at the hotel lobby to take you to Naples airport or Naples train station. We hope you enjoyed our travel and wish you a safe flight home while we work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Plaza, Sorrento
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The comfortable Hotel Plaza is located near the Piazza Tasso and boasts spacious guestrooms.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4 or 5-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento);
  • 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, Galleria dell'Accademia, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica;
  • 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.

Important: Tourist city taxes are applied in Italy and some hotels cannot receive payment for the city tax beforehand, therefore you might need to pay additional fees on the spot. The fares usually range from 1-7 euros.

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

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interests
  • Accommodation at best hand-picked hotels all situated in the city centers, close to major attractions;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities
  • Guided visit to Doges Palace in Venice
  • Guided tour inside Florence Baptistery and Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City
  • Exploring Vatican and the Sistine Chapel

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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