Italian Panorama Small Group Journey

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Ancient cities, delectable cuisine, exceptional art and architecture, and breathtaking scenery; Italy presents a destination for a look back at not only European history, but our world history. Travel back in time in Rome and Vatican City, explore the turquoise coast of Amalfi and savor the rich flavors of Sorrento as your journey whisks you through a land steeped in tradition.

SMALL GROUP JOURNEY - Guaranteed departures English only tour with max. 16 participants. Scheduled departures - 8-day/7-night tour visiting Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi & Ravello. Includes accommodation at first class or deluxe hotels with breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, a farm experience with dinner in Sorrento, arrival & departure transfers, touring by minivan or small motor coach, 1st class tickets for a train from Rome to Naples, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour
  • Train tickets per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Touring by mini van or small motor coach

Excludes

  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Rome – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you meet your tour director and fellow travelers at your hotel. After a short briefing, walk to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. (D)

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2

The Vatican and Baroque Rome

After breakfast, meet your guide for a tour of the Vatican. Your visit will be memorable. Your route includes all major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön and His Sons, the Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, the Maps, and the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel, the Pinecone Courtyard, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Exit the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. Return to your hotel. Later in the afternoon, meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament, and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. (B)

Day

3

Rome at Leisure

You have a leisurely day to explore Rome on your own or consider joining an optional tour of the Colosseum or the Borghese Gallery. (B) 

Day

4

Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Rome train station to board your high-speed train to Naples. Upon arrival, you will meet your driver and continue to Pompeii for a guided visit of the archaeological park. At the end of the tour, proceed to the Sorrento;where you will enjoy a candle light dinner in Sorrento. (B,D)

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5

Amalfi Drive

The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers and musicians over the centuries, widely considered Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline, deemed by UNESCO "an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values." This collection of fishing villages hug the hillsides along the dramatic coastline, seeming to defy the laws of gravity. Your driver guide will lead you first to the town of Amalfi where you will have free time to explore the medieval part of the city with the imposing Dome of St. Andrew and ancient buildings dated from the times when Amalfi was one of the maritime powers of the Mediterranean Sea. Later, you will ascend to Ravello, considered the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy. Perched on arduous, terraced slopes, Ravello seems closer to the sky than sea. Covered with lush gardens, quiet and sleepy roads, you will find corners providing unforgettable views over the azure coast below. Return to Sorrento late afternoon and overnight. (B)

Day

6

Sorrento at Leisure

Today is the perfect day to relax or take the opportunity to continue your exploration of this magnificent region with an optional tour to Capri. (B)

Day

7

Sorrento at Leisure

You have a free day to relax or consider joining an optional excursion. (B)

Day

8

Sorrento – Return

You will be transferred to Naples airport for your return flight home. (B)