Grand Journey of Italy
A trip across Italy – 11 days of adventure! Have an authentic experience of Italy’s most attractive destinations, and hundreds of years worth of art and culture. Explore with us middle-aged town Assisi, charming Florence, Pisa tower, elegant streets of Bologna, the romantic Venice, and beautiful landscapes of Tuscany. The journey then continues to Naples, ruins of Pompeii and Sorento. This tour also includes the exploration of Rome, Vatican, and many famous basilicas, towers and fortresses as well.
The next departure, after breakfast, will be to Bologna. You will encounter the classy city center and its “porticos”, as well as famous shopping streets. You can head to the city center from Piazza Malpighi, and then you will reach Piazza Maggiore also known as Neptune square, as well as Major square Piazza del Nettuno. In the city center, you can also visit King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà, and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In Bologna, you can enjoy the most tasteful meals as this town is known to be a gourmet heaven. Don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure. After lunch, take the pilgrim trip to Padova and visit Sant’Antonio Basilica, one of the most famous churches among the Catholics. The next stop is Venice known as the City of Love, also known to be the most magnificent city ever built. You will have dinner at the hotel after check-in and an overnight stay there.
After breakfast, a private water-taxi will transfer you to Piazza San Marco. You can go to amazing St. Mark’s Basilica using “Skip the Line” tickets, and after that, you shouldn’t miss one of the top destinations of the “Floating City”: the glorious historical Palazzo dei Dogi and the outstanding “Bridge of Sighs”. Afterward, you can have the free time to wander through Venice’s canals, and then head to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The departure headed to Tuscany starts after breakfast, from Piazzale Roma. Tuscany is a beautiful place known for its breathtaking landscapes, old castles and churches, and delicious wines. On the way to Val di Chiana, you will make a stop in a medieval town Montepulciano that preserves its history and art. This town is known for its „Nobile“ wine that can be purchased in local wine stores, and also for hosting Jazz and Wine Festival every year in July. Lunch at a typical local restaurant is provided! Some free time after that, and then you will head back to Rome and have a check-in in your hotel.
After breakfast, between 7:45 and 8:00 am, departure starts from your hotel to the Museums of Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour is included, with our special “Skip the Line” access! You can be assured that the tour will be completely stress-free, with your guide leading you all along. You will visit the most famous museums where you will be privileged to see one of the most significant artworks in the world. The gorgeous Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps will lead you to the stunning Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. After experiencing this majestic masterpiece, walk through a privileged door to the largest church in the world: St. Peter’s Basilica! This tour ends in St. Peter’s Square, after which you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure, enjoying the exploration of city wonders. You can also consider one of our available afternoon or night tours. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Approximately at 7:00 am, after breakfast, the departure from your hotel heading south through regions of Lazio and Campania, guided by coach. After arriving in Naples, you can have a quick climb to Vomero hill for a panoramic view over Naples’s Gulf, and the Vesuvius volcano, as well as the cities of Capri, Procida, and Ischia. This is an opportunity to take some beautiful pictures. Go down the hill to the port of Mergellina where you will departure heading south to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii town where you can try the real pizza of Naples! After lunch, a guided tour with Skip the Line entrance is provided, to one of the most exquisite archeological UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pompeii ruins. Walking through the ruins of Pompeii you can have a peculiar trip back in time to the year of 79 AD. The tragic event took place when the usually silent Vesuvius Volcano erupted unexpectedly and covered this progressive Roman city in ashes and toxic gases, leaving it waxen and frozen in time until the very present days. You’ll have the chance to discover the way the people of that time lived, by exploring their “bars” and houses, and you will have a unique opportunity to restructure everyday life and imagine the city’s prosperity and richness by encountering frescoes and mosaics. A drive along the Sorrentine Coast will then take you to Sorrento where you will have dinner following the dress code: jacket for men. Overnight stay in the new hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, free time for exploring Sorrento or, if you wish, you can choose to visit the island of Capri, which is not included. Respect the dress code – jacket for men, for dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast at your hotel, have free time to go shopping or to taste some delicious Limoncello. A short excursion to the Amalfi coast is optional (not included), and around 4:pm you will depart back to Rome where you will have a check-in and overnight stay at your hotel.
Breakfast in your hotel followed by the end of our services.
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.
- 10 Nights hotel accommodation in Florence, Venice, Rome and Sorrento 4 Star Hotels
- Traditional tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
- Visit also Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Tuscany Wine Region
- Visit St. Mark’s Basilica with “Skip the Line”
- Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (with our exclusive “Skip the Line”)
- Tour of Pompeii with “Skip the Line” and a lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza and 1 drink included
- Discover the Jewels of Southern Italy
- 9 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
- Drinks on meals
- Arrival & Departure Transfers
- Transfer from/to meeting point for excursions, when not explicitly indicated
- Transfer from/to stations unless differently indicated
- Porterage at airport
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Any Insurance
- Any Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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