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From the legendary Colosseum to the rocky cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, take in the best of southern Italy. Uncover Classic Rome’s myriad treasures and embark on an in-depth guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum. Explore the breathtaking scenery of Italy’s coastline, from the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast to the charms of seaside Sorrento. Visit the renowned monastery of Montecassino. Discover Pompeii’s ruins. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, learn how mozzarella cheese is made, and sip on some real-deal limoncello. From 2 of Italy’s most beloved locales, experience the country’s renowned food, culture, history, and landscapes.

Inclusions:
  • 8 night guided vacation
  • 8 nights at hotel accommodations
  • 13 Meals – 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Services of a qualified Travel Director & Driver Guide

Must See Inclusions

  • Take a walking tour of Classical Rome, featuring in-depth visit to the legendary Colosseum
  • Visit the seaside resort of Sorrento
  • Discover the excavated ruins of Pompeii with a local expert

Culinary Inclusions

  • Sample local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory in Minori
  • Enjoy a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

Cultural Experiences

  • Discover the mountaintop monastery of Montecassino and its role in World War II
  • Tour a family-run farm on the Sorrento Coast and learn how they make mozzarella cheese by hand
  • Enjoy free time to explore Amalfi, a historic trading hub along its namesake coast
Aug 16,22, 2024 from $4429 tax included
Dec 6, 2024 from $3639 tax included
Apr 1, 2025 from $4579 tax included
Apr 7, May 6, 21, 2025 from $4779 tax included
Jun 12, 22, 2025 from $5179 tax included
Jul 7, 12, 2025 from $4879 tax included
Single Room Supplement from $1100 more
3-Night Florence Pre-Tour  Extension add $1165 per person

Airfare additional, but can be added once available!

Plus add air & roundtrip airport transfers and sedan service to and from hometown airport is included (restrictions apply)

*Please Note: Not all dates listed are definite departures. A minimum number of passengers on each date are needed to run. Once the minimum is reached it will switch to a definite departure. In the event your date does not, you will be offered the best alternative dates or a full refund of any payment made.

Rome and the Amalfi Coast 127 2022

Day 1: Canada – Rome (Flight Additional)
Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine.

Day 2: Rome – Tour Begins (D)
Your tour opens in the “Eternal City” of Rome! Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring wines and local delicacies. Hotel: Imperiale (or similar)

Day 3: Rome (B)
On a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum on an in-depth visit with a guide, walking in the footsteps of former gladiators and attendees. The evening is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, where you’ll indulge in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment.

Day 4: Rome (B)
Make the most of a free day in Italy’s capital city. Perhaps you will join an optional tour* in the morning to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s mural of the Last Judgment. In the afternoon, consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline or meander through Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district.

Day 5: Rome – Montecassino – Amalfi Coast (B/D)
Journey to the Amalfi Coast, an iconic coastline of rocky beaches and towering cliffs. En route, make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop that played a pivotal role in World War II. Discover its history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, courtyards, and museum. In the afternoon, settle into the Amalfi Coast,  your new home for the next 4 nights. Hotel: Raito (or similar).

Day 6: Amalfi Coast – Sorrento – Farmhouse lunch – Amalfi Coast (B/L)
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through the narrow streets of the city center, perhaps exploring the peaceful courtyard of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. Visit a local farm and see how traditional mozzarella cheese is made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table lunch before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 7: Amalfi Coast – Amalfi – Minori – Amalfi Coast (B)
Drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, pausing for a peek of Positano with its pastel-colored houses and pebbly beaches. Spend time in the town of Amalfi. A former trading hub, Amalfi is now a quiet coastal town of historic landmarks and a black-and-white marble cathedral. Explore on your own before continuing to Minori, where you’ll get to sample local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Savor a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop before an evening at leisure.

Day 8: Amalfi Coast (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Perhaps you will embark on an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to the Mediterranean isle of Capri, where you’ll enjoy a locally guided tour with lunch before setting out on your own adventure.

Day 9: Amalfi Coast – Pompeii – Winery – Amalfi Coast (B/L/D)
Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. On an in-depth historical tour with a local guide, see the eerily preserved buildings of this 2,000-year-old Roman town. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, stop at a local winery to savor the famous Lacryma Christi wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. After some free time, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and bid salute to the end of your Italian getaway.

Day 10: Amalfi Coast – Tour Ends (B)
Your tour comes to a close today.

3-Night Pre-tour Florence Extension

Begin your trip with a 3-night sojourn in Florence, the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. Your Extension includes 2 walking tours, one focusing on Florence’s iconic monuments and the other focusing on the Left Bank district, the Oltrarno. Enjoy ample free time to explore Florence’s charms or pay a visit to Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Museum before transferring to Rome aboard a high-speed train.

Day 1: Florence, Italy – Tour Begins
Get settled into Florence for your 3-night stay. Take time to get acquainted with the area on your own.

Day 2: Florence – Optional Excursion (B)
Start your morning with a locally guided walking tour of Florence’s cultural treasures, passing by the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria. The afternoon is yours to browse the shops of via Tornabuoni, or perhaps visit one of the city’s great museums* such as the Uffizi or the Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Day 3: Florence (B)
Explore Florence’s bohemian Oltrarno district during a guided walking tour of the city’s Left Bank. Oltrarno literally means “on the other side of the Arno,” the river which runs through Florence. Grasp the spirit of this “Florence of the Florentines”: here the last craftsmen, the market stalls, the gardens and churches, the typical restaurants and cafés still move at the gentle rhythm of everyday life, away from the hustle and bustle of Florence’s more famous monuments. The Oltrarno was so dear to the Medici family – Florence’s great rulers – that they made it their home by establishing themselves in the Pitti Palace. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of Florence. Perhaps you’ll venture up to Piazzale Michelangelo, a panoramic terrace offering charming views over the city’s towers and domes.

Day 4: Florence – Rome (B)
Your Florentine sojourn comes to a close today. Say Arrivederci! as you transfer to Rome by high-speed train** to begin your tour.

 

Please note:

  • *Most museums in Florence are closed on Mondays, including the Academy Gallery and the Uffizi, as are other state museums. Most state museums in Florence require reservations to access. In order to avoid standing in long lines, we suggest you reserve your ticket online prior to departure if you plan to visit the Academy Gallery or the Uffizi during your free time in Florence.
  • **Porterage is not available at the Florence and Rome train stations. You must be able to handle your luggage on and off the trains, including 2 steps to lift the luggage onto your assigned carriage as there is no checked luggage service available on Italian trains.
  • Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • We reserve the right to cancel this extension if a minimum of 4 passengers is not met to operate.
  • The overall activity level of this extension is a level 3. This means walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal for you. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, Zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free-time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.
  • The space on this extension is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Applicable charges may apply at time of request.
  • During this extension, you can expect to have a hosted experience or two, with a local representative revealing more of what this destination has to offer. Enjoy a mix of independent exploration and guided sightseeing and experiences.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287