Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Rome. Your Italian adventure begins at your hotel with a walking tour of this ancient city. Your expert local guide will take you around this wondrous city, showing you key landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Please schedule flights to arrive before midday.
Day 2 | Rome Highlights:
You’ll start your exploration in the world’s smallest state, the Vatican City, where you’ll see such marvels as the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church, which leads to the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. From there, you’ll continue to the Forum and the historic Colosseum.
Day 3 | Rome > Sorrento Highlights:
This morning venture to the unique site of Pompeii, before continuing to Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious two night stay.
Day 4 | Sorrento Highlights:
Relish the view as you take a funicular ride to Capri town. Alternatively, visit Positano, the Amalfi coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town.
Day 5 | Sorrento > Perugia Highlights:
Your first stop today is the medieval village of Assisi. Then, it’s only a short drive to Perugia to view the Fontana Maggoire and the monuments around the site of the Roman Forum. Tonight, you’ll get to enjoy your wonderful located in the historical heart of Perugia.
Day 6 | Perugia > Florence Highlights:
Today drive past tranquil Lake Trasimeno to Siena, a delightful medieval city, where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour.
Day 7 | Florence Highlights:
Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.
Day 8 | Florence > Pisa > Rapallo Highlights:
Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower. Then continue on to Portofino, where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night stay.
Day 9 | Cinque Terre Highlights:
The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre, is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Today, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.
Day 10 | Rapallo > Venice Highlights:
Your first stop today is Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s Balcony and the main square, Piazza Bra. Continue to Venice – a truly unique city. Your opulent hotel, is located just moments from the Piazza San Marco, and you’ll cherish your two night Special Stay for a lifetime.
Day 11 | Venice Highlights:
Wonder in the beauty of historic Venice during a guided walking tour, including the Basilica of San Marco.
Day 12 | Venice Highlights:
Your journey ends today and depart to Venice airport after breakfast.