2024 : Taste of Italy with Sorrento

10 Days/9 Nights

Savor the romance of Italy

Enjoy a little more timeĆ¢??and a lot more beauty-on this extended tour of Italy. Visit the most spectacular sights of Venice, Rome, and Florence with our Taste of Italy tour, then move on to the historic remains of the tragic city of Pompeii, and postcard-perfect seaside favorites, Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.

Trip Highlights:

  • Isle of Capri
  • Pompeii
  • Gondola Ride in Venice
  • The Vatican, with the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica
  • Orvieto Wine Tasting
  • Roman Colosseum & the Forum
  • Michelangelo's David
  • Doge's Palace, Venice
  • Bologna
  • Cruise to Amalfi
  • Positano

    Hotels:

  • NH Venezia Rio Novo
  • NH Firenze
  • NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto
  • Hotel Michelangelo Sorrento
  • Call (858) 459-1065 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17652792

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2024
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VeniceVenice Arrival - Welcome Dinner : Meet your tour director at 4:00 PM for a welcome reception and take an orientation walk around the city known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic.' Spend time exploring on your own before gathering again for a welcome drink and dinner with your fellow travelers.(D)
    Day 2Venice Venice Tour - Doge's Palace - Gondola Ride : Take a walking tour of Venice, the most serene of cities, with a local guide. See its glorious architecture, and charming bridges and canals. Visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and the acclaimed Piazza and Basilica of San Marco. Journey along the canals for a view of the city from a gondola. Delight in an evening of independent dining and exploration. (B)
    Day 3FlorenceBologna - Florence Dinner : Take a private group water taxi from your hotel to your coach and travel on to Florence. During your journey, stop for free time and lunch on your own in the lively, historic foodie city of Bologna. Arrive at your hotel in Florence's city center. Take an orientation walk with your tour director and then take some free time to discover this beautiful city. The capital of Tuscany, Florence was the birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner with your group at a local Florence restaurant.(B, D)
    Day 4FlorenceFlorence Walking Tour - The Accademia Gallery : Take a walking tour of Florence with a local guide and marvel at the sights of the city center such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's iconic sculpture of David. Savor a local lunch in the heart of Florence. After lunch you'll have the rest of the day to explore this magnificent city at your leisure.(B, L)
    Day 5RomeOrvieto - Roman Colosseum : You're off to the Eternal City - Rome. Along the way, stop in the scenic hill town of Orvieto for a delicious tasting of its renowned local wine. Visit the Colosseum, imperial Rome's iconic structure, built between 72 and 80 AD. This engineering marvel could hold up to 80,000 spectators for gladiator battles and dramatic productions. (Please note that on some departures, the Colosseum visit may be moved to day 6.) Imagine the ghosts of the Caesars in the ruins of the Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire. Your hotel tonight is in Rome's historic center.(B)
    Day 6RomeIndependent Exploration - Vatican Tour : Discover Rome independently this morning, as you enjoy free time to explore. In the afternoon visit the Vatican for a guided tour of the Museums, with entrance to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. (Please note that the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica are sometimes closed by the Vatican, so visits are subject to availability.) Then it's off to dinner in a local restaurant.(B, D)
    Day 7SorrentoPompeii - Sorrento : Depart from Rome for the World Heritage site of Pompeii, a city frozen in time after a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Learn about the city's rediscovery in 1748 and excavation on a guided tour of this archaeological treasure. Savor lunch at an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria before arriving at your hotel in Sorrento, a lively resort town since Roman times, now famous for stunning views of villas dotting the rocky cliffs along the coastline. (B, L, D)
    Day 8SorrentoIsle of Capri - Independent Exploration : This morning take a fast ferry across the Bay of Naples to the charming island of Capri. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of this beautiful island. You'll explore independently today. Capri is beloved as a day trip destination for its Roman ruins and colorful Blue Grotto, as well as its wonderful beaches. Return to Sorrento, where you'll dine in the hotel this evening.(B)
    Day 9SorrentoPositano - Amalfi : Take a scenic drive from Sorrento to Positano, a chic village that is one of the jewels of the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through the colorful, narrow streets, browsing the many fashion boutiques as you head down to the beach. Then take a cruise to Amalfi, passing by fishing villages, clifftop churches, and stunning architecture. Amalfi is a beautiful resort town known for handmade ceramics, colorful tiles and the ancient craft of paper-making. You'll have free time for sightseeing and lunch as you please. Return to Sorrento for a farewell dinner with your group..(B, D)
    Day 10SorrentoTour Ends in Sorrento : Your tour ends after breakfast in Sorrento(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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    Lodging
    NH Venezia Rio Novo
    NH Firenze
    NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto
    Hotel Michelangelo Sorrento

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