FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover the highlights of Rome then travel to the Amalfi Coast on a semi-escorted tour program. In Rome, visit the Vatican with a small group. Continue to Naples and Pompeii to explore Neapolitan culture and the tragedy of Mt. Vesuvius. End your trip relaxing in the town of Amalfi, a gorgeous village along the famous coastline.
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This 7-day Italian vacation takes you along the Amalfi Coast, travelling from Rome to Naples and the village of Amalfi.
Your trip to Italy begins in Rome, the nation’s capital and the heart of the ancient Roman Empire. You’ll quickly be dazzled by the wonders of the Eternal City. Spend a day exploring the Vatican Museums, beating the crowds with an early entrance pass. Skip the line and explore the galleries of the museum, including the marvellous Raphael Rooms, before reaching the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze upon Michelangelo’s heavenly frescoes. Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to see the Pieta and experience the overwhelming grandeur of the world’s largest church.
From Rome, head south and reach Naples, the treasure of the Amalfi Coast and the birthplace of Neapolitan culture. Take a walking tour of the old town to see landmarks like the Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace before trying out some unforgettable Neapolitan dishes. Hint: try the pizza, as there’s no better place to have this famous dish than in the city that invented it. Continue from Naples to nearby Pompeii to explore an ancient city that was engulfed by volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. That evening, continue to Amalfi.
Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Rome
Hotel Twenty One
Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.
Vatican Museum and St. Peter's - Skip the Line - Small Group
Half day tour to the Vatican Museums one of the world's largest museum complexes, containing some 2,000 rooms that stretch for nearly 9 miles (15 km) inside Vatican City. Skip the line with your small group of no more than 12 people, stroll through the corridors to view the world's largest private art collection, once intended exclusively for the pope. As your expert guide entertains you with tales of Vatican power and intrigue, you'll feel the Renaissance works of art come to life. Amble through Raphael's Rooms, the four interconnecting chambers adorned with paintings by Raphael and his pupils, before visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Sistine Chapel, which is considered the pope's home chapel.
Today, you have an early departure from Rome where you will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach bus, accompanied by a multiligual tour leader. Head towards Naples. Upon arrival in Naples, enjoy a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. Stop for lunch where you will enjoy typical Neapolitan specialties such as mozzarella, pizza or pasta, including soft drinks. After lunch, continue to to the ancient city of Pompeii and learn about this important ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 A.D. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones. You will also enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory. Proceed to Amalfi via the breathtaking Amalfi coast drive with views of picturesque fishing villages including Positano.
Day at leisure for exploring the beauty of the area. There is the possibility to add optional tours to visit the Amalfi Coast, one of the most enchanting places in Italy, with its mountains dropping sheer to the sea, picturesque villages and breathtaking landscapes
Day at leisure to relax in the crystal-clear sea or to explore some of the most famous places in this area: Positano, Minori and Maiori, Sorrento, Salerno or even the island of Capri.
Amalfi - Pompeii - Rome
This morning, you are at leisure. In the afternoon, you will board a bus to transfer and head towards Pompeii where you will join another group for your return back to Rome.
Central Rome to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport
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