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.
Welcome to Rome! Make your own way to your hotel after arriving at the airport, and then take your time on your first day in the city. Leave the hotel around 7:45 p.m. and travel to Via del Teatro Marcello. Our knowledgeable local guide will take you on a tour of the Eternal City’s attractions, which are charming by day and incredibly romantic by dusk. You will pass through the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most picturesque neighbourhoods with a rich history and authentically Roman atmosphere. As you are aware, one of Rome’s famous features are its lovely fountains, and the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in Piazza Mattei is one of the finest. We will continue our trip to the next stop: The Piazza Della Rotonda. At the Piazza Della Rotonda you get to enjoy the view of the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a former temple of Marcus Agrippa and became a Christian church later on. No other Roman temple remained in its original form through the centuries. As soon as the crowds leave the Pantheon at night it is even more stunning. Our next stop is the Trevi Fountain. Follow an old tradition! Close your eyes first. Throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Foutain. There is a saying that you are granted to come back to Rome during your lifetime if you do so. We continue our trip to the Piazza di Spagna. The Piazza di Spagna is one of Rome’s most famous squares, because it is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk to the top of the Spanish steps and enjoy an amazing view! Your walk to the top will be intense and rewarding at the same time. Let us invite you to a delicious Gelato to end your day trip. The tour will finish at the Spanish Steps. You are free to spent the evening as you like and it is up to you return to your accommodation.
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 you start your day with a delicious breakfast we will drive you to Piazza San Marco. You will see the prettiest parts of the “Floating City“. The most famous parts of the “Floating City“ are the Palazzo dei Dogi and the “Bridge of Sighs“. The Palazzo dei Dogi symbolizes Venice’s glorious past. After the walking tour ends, we would like to invite you for an Aspritz or a Prosecco. You can stroll along Venice’s canals during your free afternoon and then return to the hotel and enjoy your night.
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.
Start your day with a hotel breakfast, followed by leisure time to explore Sorrento or opt for a captivating trip to enchanting Capri (optional and not included). Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel (please follow the dress code: Jackets required for men’s) and prepare for a relaxing overnight stay.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, followed by free time for shopping or savoring delicious Limoncello. Optionally, embark on a brief Amalfi coast excursion (extra cost). Around 4:00 pm, depart for Rome. Check in at your hotel and spend the night.
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 Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Tuscany Wine Region
- 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 – (From March 2024 one dinner will be replaced by lunch in Venice)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
- Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
- Optional Experiences
- City Tax to be paid locally
- Drinks on meals
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Personal Expenses
- Arrival & Departure Transfers
- Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included