Day 1: Home - Rome, Italy
Your tour starts in Rome with an included welcome dinner.
Day 2: Rome
This morning you may wish to participate in an optional tour to the magnificent treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Later, we set out on a panoramic tour of Classical Rome featuring the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine, followed by an in-depth guided visit to the spectacular Colosseum. Contemporary Rome is highlighted throughthe legendary Piazza Navona.
Day 3: Rome - Montecassino - Amalfi Coast
Depart Rome and journey to the Amalfi Coast. En route, ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop south of Rome. You’ll discover its rich history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, peaceful courtyards, and fascinating museum.
Day 4: Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Amalfi - Minori
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming seaside resort town of Sorrento. This afternoon, travel to the delightful town of Amalfi where you have time to explore. Next, continue to Minori where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. You’ll also enjoy a typical Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 5: Amalfi Coast - Paestum
After breakfast, discover one of Italy’s most surprising products during a tour of a local buffalo milk mozzarella factory. Your day continues with a visit to Paestum where a local guide will escort you through some of the best-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece. End your day with dinner at a popular local restaurant.
Day 6: Amalfi Coast - Capri
Explore a Mediterranean paradise on the sparkling Bay of Naples when you embark from the port of Salerno and cruise to the wonderful Isle of Capri. After a locally guided tour, enjoy some free time to experience the charming island independently. Then, ride the funicular back towards the Marina Grande to board your boat for the return trip.
Day 7: Amalfi Coast - Pompeii
Today, experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Soak in the history of the preserved original buildings of a typical Roman town 2,000 years ago. A local guide will provide an in-depth view of this remarkable archaeological site. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to savour the famous Lacryma Christo wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch.
Day 8: Amalfi Coast - Naples - Rome
Bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast this morning and proceed to colourful and vibrant Naples. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, one of the finest in the world. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating the completion of a marvellous trip to Italy.
Day 9: Rome - Home
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with a lifetime of memories of this joyous part of Italy. Arrive back in the UK where our door to door airport transfer service will take you home.