Raffaello

Explore Italy’s scandalously beautiful Campania region on a 9-day southern Italy tour from Rome, board a train that will take you to Florence

DEPARTURES

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday -- from 7 July to 31 October, 2014

- 5 Nights hotel in Rome with breakfast
- Half day regular city tour of Rome
- Half day regular tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine chapel
- 2 Days regular excursion to Naples/ Pompeii/ Sorrento/ Capri/ Rome
- Pick up and Transport to train station
- Train tickets Rom / Flo / Rom
- Guided tour performed by professional local guides
- Entrance tickets to Uffizi Museum
- Lunch
- 2 nights in Florence with breakfast

PRICING DETAILS

2014 RATES TBA

Rome, Naples, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri, Florence

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ROME
Benvenutti a Roma! After you touch down at the airport, make your own way to your hotel. Check in and enjoy your first day in Italy.

DAY 2: ROME
At 7:45am, depart from the hotel after breakfast to explore this famous city, taking in the sights of its artistic beauties such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona (tour ends in the city centre) Venture through the rest of the city at your own leisure until you decide that you can’t do any more walking. Return to the hotel for some well-deserved rest.

DAY 3: ROME
Rise and shine for an early breakfast at your hotel and a tour of the Vatican Museum and Galleries (pick up time between 7.30 / 8.00 am). On the tour, you will see the infamous Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s rooms. Spend the rest of the afternoon making Rome your own and then return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 4: ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO
After breakfast at your hotel, a coach bus will depart at 6:45am, taking the HIGHWAY “OF THE SUN”through the regions of Lazio and Campania, where you will see a picturesque view of the Abbey of Montecassino. Upon arriving in Naples, you will go on a short panoramic city tour, seeing sites such as the Mergellina neighborhood, Castel dell’Ovo, Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, Maschio Angioino, and the port. Have lunch in a restaurant en route to Pompeii and then visit the excavations of the famous Roman city, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Leaving Pompeii, you will drive along the Sorrentine coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner and an overnight in your new hotel.

DAY 5: SORRENTO - CAPRI - ROME
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then board a boat for the island of Capri at 8:30am. Upon arrival in the port of Marina Grande, you may venture off to explore the beautiful island at your own pace, or (weather and sea conditions permitting) you may opt for a rowboat excursion to the infamous Blue Grotta (not included). Return to Naples and continue on to Rome, where you will check in to your new hotel for the night.

DAY 6: ROME
Spend a leisurely morning eating breakfast at your hotel and then exploring Rome. Make your way back to your hotel for one last overnight in Italy’s capital city.

DAY 7: ROME - FLORENCE
Pick up from hotel at 6.45, TRF to the train station. Departure by train at 7.55 am and arrive to Florece, where you will take in the sights around the city with a visit to the Duomo, the Baptistery with the bronze doors by Ghiberti, Giotto's bell tower, Uffizi Gallery (inside) and Piazza della Signoria. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the “cradle of the renaissance” on your own. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 8: FLORENCE
Venture out into Florence on your own after breakfast at your hotel, buying jewelry on the Ponte Vecchio, wandering through the Boboli Gardens, and strolling along the Arno River. If you’d rather take a day trip to nearby Pisa or San Gimignano, you may book a separate excursion. Return to your Florence hotel for your last overnight in Italy.

DAY 9: FLORENCE - ROME
You will have all morning to eat breakfast at your hotel and grab some last-minute souvenirs in Florence. Depart for Rome between 3.00 / 4.00 in the afternoon, where our tour will come to an end.