This tour is available with G.D. from 16 to 19 October 2015 (guaranteed departures with min. 15 pax)
1st Day: Arrival in Italy
In the late afternoon arrival in the town of Viareggio, Tuscany, a famous holiday resort on the Versilia coast.
Check in at the hotel and welcome drink followed by dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day: Ancient Rome
After breakfast depart from the hotel to the region of Lazio – cradle of Roman civilization. Along the way we will pass Florence and the green Chianti hills, then Orvieto, the Tiber valley and finally we will reach the city of Rome. Lunch in a restaurant downtown.
In the afternoon our guided tour of ancient Rome will begin. We will view a masterpiece of ancient architecture and symbol of the Eternal City- the Colosseum, where Emperors, in order to gain fame, offered the spectacle of mortal combat between gladiators and/or wild beasts and exciting chariot races. The tour will continue with a visit to Venice Square and its great Palace, the Campidoglio hill, which symbolizes the political power of Rome, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and finally the Monte Palatino Hill, famous for the legend of Romulus and Remo. In the evening check in at a hotel located on the outskirts of Rome (either in Castelli Romani or nearby). Dinner and overnight stay.
3rd Day: Christian and Baroque Rome
After breakfast depart hotel for the centre of Rome. In the morning you will explore Christian Rome. During a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, you can admire the Sistine Chapel with is spectacular frescoes by Michelangelo.
We continue with a visit to Saint Peter’s Square and its basilica. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we explore Baroque Rome: Trevi Fountain, where, of course, we will stop to throw a coin into the water and make a wish, Piazza Navona, one of the biggest squares in Rome, and the Pantheon where a number of Italian kings are buried. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
4th Day: Rome / Naples / Sorrento
After breakfast depart for Southern Italy. Arrival in the city of Naples and lunch. In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of the city: Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza Plebiscito and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola, the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Theatre, the second largest theatre in Italy, the Galleria Umberto and the New Castle.
This fortress, dating back to the 13th century, provides a beautiful view of the Bay of Naples and today it houses government offices. In the late afternoon we will continue our journey towards Sorrento. Check in at hotel which, depending on availability, will be located in Sant’Agata, Massa Lubrense, Vico Equense or another nearby location. Dinner and overnight stay.
5th Day: The Island of Capri
After breakfast, departure by bus to the parking in Sorrento and from there, minibus transfer to the port, where we will meet our tour guide who will accompany us to the island of Capri. Capri is also called the “ Island of Dreams” because of its natural beauty, a perfect mix of fantastic coastline and tropical vegetation.
By minibus we will reach Anacapri, the area of Capri located on the top of a hill. Here we will visit Villa San Michele and its gardens. Back to the centre of Capri for lunch. In the afternoon, after an enjoyable walk, we will visit the heart of the island, the famous Piazzetta, followed by the Augustus gardens where we will enjoy a beautiful view on the Faraglioni, the characteristic rocks that have become the symbol of the island of Capri. Transfer to the port to take the ferry back to Sorrento and upon arrival, minibus transfer to the parking area. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
6th Day: Amalfi / Pompei
After breakfast depart for a tour along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful drives in the world which will amaze you with its breathtaking scenery, coloured villages and fantastic crystal blue ocean.
Short stop to take photographs on the viewing point above Positano, an old fishing village. We will then reach Amalfi, an ancient Maritime Republic. Here we will visit an arabian style Cathedral and have some free time to walk along the seafront before leaving for Pompei where we will have lunch. In the late afternoon guided tour of the archaeological sites. Together with a local guide we will learn about the history of this city. Passing through Porta Marina, one of the old city doors, we will walk among the ruins starting with the old Decumano Massimo, continuing on to the Forum Square, admiring the temples and the basilicas and culminating in a visit to Vetti House with its beautiful Pompeian paintings. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
7th Day: Orvieto / Pisa / Versilia
After breakfast depart hotel for Orvieto, an Etruscan city which is today famous for its wine production. Lunch in a restaurant. Our journey will continue towards the city of Pisa.
Here we will have a guided tour of Piazza del Duomo, also called Campo dei Miracoli (Miracle square), the huge square of Pisa where four outstanding monuments are located- The Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and the Leaning Tower, now a symbol of the city. In the evening arrive in Viareggio. Check in, dinner and overnight stay.
8th Day: Departure
After breakfast depart hotel for your country. End of our services.
full board starting with dinner on the 1st day and ending with breakfast on the 8th day;
3* hotel accommodations, rooms with private services classification of hotel according to the Italian standard);
welcome drink at the hotel in Viareggio on day 01;
earphones at disposal 2 days;
half day guided tour of Rome (3h) on day 02;
full day guided tour of Rome (7h) on day 03;
half day guided tour of Naples (3h) on day 04; excursion to the Island of Capri on day 05 (mini-bus shuttle, round trip parking/port;
full day guided tour from 08.30 until 16.00 approximately;
hydrofoil or ferry trip; minibus on the island; entry fee to Villa San Michele;
full day guided tour of Amalfi & Pompeii on day 06; half day guided tour of Pisa (max 1h30) on day 07;
a personalized booklet with all relevant information necessary for your stay;
our assistance throughout the whole stay;
all services specified in the program.
entry fees to the sites;
reservation, entry fee and earphones at the Vatican Museum on the 3rd day (confirmation will be made 3 days before of your visit);
entry tax to the cities for drop off and pick up of the group in the limited access driving zone and parking;
city tax to pay directly on spot;
all services not specified in the program.