Rome and Dolce Vita
Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakesidetown Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como.
Lake Como is the third largest lake in Europe and is surrounded by stunning alpine scenery and beautiful villages famed for their high quality silk production. On your cruise, admire the lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d’Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year round. In the afternoon, return to Milan.
The Tour includes
- 3 nights in Rome BB
- Vatican Museums Tour (small group of max 8 people)
- Rome food tour (small group of max 12 people)
- Private Transfers on day 2 from the hotel to the meeting point (Piazza Farnese corner of Via dei Baullari, 106) + transfer at the end of the tour from Trastevere area to Vatican Museums.
- Full day regular excursion to Pompeii with real Neapolitan Pizza and a drink included for lunch (our tour 13)
- 2 nights in Sorrento HB
- Transfer Sorrento hotel / harbour
- Full day regular excursion to Capri
- Lunch in Capri »Visit of Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
- Transfer back to Rome by deluxe motor coach
The Tour does not include:
- Porterage service
- Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
- City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
- Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Tour includes
- HOTEL IMPERIALE 4*
- HOTEL IMPERIAL TRAMONTANO 4*
DAILY EXCEPT ON SATURDAYS
27 APR – 30 JUN & 28 AUG – 31 OCT
Please ask us for other dates.
- $3071.00 AUD single room,
- $2249.00 pp AUD twin share.
The Tour does not include
**Rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at check out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category.
*Due to technical and/or logistical issues, itineraries can be amended
DAY 1 ROME
DAY 1 Rome
Welcome to Rome! Independent arrival in hotel.
Overnight stay in Rome.
DAY 2 ROME
Day 2 – Rome
After a rich breakfast at the hotel you will meet your driver who will take you to the meeting point with your local foodie guide. Y
Enjoy a lovely walking tour through local food markets, grocery stores and gelato shops in the areas of Campo De’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Ghetto. We know that walking makes one hungry, that’s why we thought you’d appreciate some pit-stops! You’ll enjoy a slice of freshly baked crispy “Pizza Bianca” (Rome’s own version of focaccia) cut in half horizontally and filled with thin slices of freshly cut “mortadella”: a traditional, more-Roman-than-the-Colosseum easy snack that locals love.
And what about trying a “Supplì”? This little ball of deep-fried tomato sauce risotto with a heart of melted mozzarella cheese is everyone’s favorite street food. Pasta will be on the list too, along with some dishes from the Roman Jewish tradition: “Carciofo alla Giudìa”, a deep-fried artichoke that looks like a tiny sunflower, as well as “Filetto di Baccalà”, a battered and deep-fried fleshy cod fillet.
Save some space for dessert, because we won’t skip our portion of artisan “Gelato”!
At the end of this experience, meet your driver to head to Vatican area, ready to join a super-agile group of less than 8 people. Meet your professional guide and take a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping all lines!
Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms before arriving at the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece!
After the Sistine Chapel you will be taken, through an exclusive access to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping long lines. At the end of the tour, time at your leisure to discover hidden corners of Rome.
DAY 3 ROME · NAPLES · POMPEII· SORRENTO
DAY 3 Rome · Naples · Pompeii · Sorrento
See Southern Italy highlights on your minitour from Rome. Your journey begins heading south along the so-called Sun Highway, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, dotted with enchanting medieval villages and arriving in Naples, one of the largest and well-known cities in Italy.
Short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza!
After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour.
Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day.
After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.
DAY 4 SORRENTO· CAPRI · SORRENTO
DAY 4 Sorrento · Capri · Sorrento
After breakfast embark for Capri island. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy “Grotta Azzurra” (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection.
After returning to the port you’ll board on a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above the sea level. You’ll see wonderful views of the bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or to go shopping.
Then you’ll return to Marina Grande back to the mainland to return to Sorrento for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5 SORRENTO · ROME
DAY 5 Sorrento · Rome
Breakfast at the hotel and free time.
Departure back to Rome in the afternoon.
Overnight in Rome.
DAY 6 - ROME
DAY 6 Rome
Breakfast at the hotel.
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This tour of Italy features some of Italy’s best travel destinations. From Rome to Naples and Capri, with 3 days to explore Rome.