Unwind and enjoy the majestic scenery on this magnificent tour. Perfectly suited for the independent traveller who enjoys some time on their own but with the luxury of guided tours ensuring that all those 'must-sees' are indeed seen!
Upon arrival at Rome airport a private car transfer will take you to your hotel in Rome for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose exploring Rome or simply relaxing.
This morning you will enjoy a city tour visiting some of the best-known monuments of Rome. The tour begins by crossing Piazza della Republica with Najad's Fountain, where your local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, the Colonna of Marco Aurelio, Palazzo Montecitorio designed by Bernini, the Pantheon (visit inside), Palazzo Madama (seat of the senate) and Piazza Navona. Passing alongside Castel S. Angelo your tour will take you to the Basilica of St. Peter (visit inside except when there are religious celebrations) where you can admire Michelangelo's magnificent works of art, "La Pieta". You can choose to return with the tour to your hotel (or closest drop-off point) or remain inside St. Peter's returning at your leisure. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
At 6:45 am, depart by deluxe motorcoach from Rome and journey south along the so-called Sun Highway, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, dotted with enchanting medieval villages. Arrive in Naples, one of the largest and well-known cities in Italy for a short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, to reach the town of Ercolano where we will stop for lunch and you will enjoy some real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will reach Pompeii to enter into the world-famous site with “Skip the Line” tickets. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, travelling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before that fateful day. Then continue on along the Sorrentine Coast to Sorrento, where you will check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner before resting up for the adventures ahead. (B.L.D)
Today is yours to pass as you please in Sorrento. Spend a leisurely day exploring Sorrento, the jewel of the Sorrentine peninsula that is famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemon, and olive trees. Or you may want to hit the waters for a day excursion to the nearby island of Capri (not included). Return to your hotel in Sorrento for dinner and an overnight stay. (B.D)
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Sorrento depart at 11:30 am for the beautiful coastal town of Amalfi. Check-in to your hotel then perhaps wander along to the main square in the town centre to admire St. Andrew Cathedral before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B.D)
Take your time over breakfast and then enjoy a full day exploring the little alleys and hidden corners of this wonderful coastal resort of Amalfi. Take a dip into the waters of the Gulf of Salerno or some time to slowly sip on some of the locally produced Limoncello. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B.D)
Do some last minute sight-seeing in Amalfi after breakfast at your hotel. Then, at around 3:00 in the afternoon, depart for Pompeii and continue on to Rome to arrive around 9:00 in the evening. Check-in to your hotel and overnight accommodation. (B)
Enjoy breakfast and the remainder of your day until it is time for your private transfer to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight to Canada. (B)
Tour departs daily from April 1 to October 28, 2019