Secrets of Rome & Amalfi
Forum, Trevi Fountian, Pompeii, Capri, Positano
Enjoy a multilingual walking tour through the highlights of Rome, visiting the Largo Argentina and continuing on to Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Then a first class train journey to Naples and a private transfer to Sorrento. Marvel over the ancient ruins of Pompeii with a private guide and a tour of Capri and Anacapri. Cap off your Ciao Tours semi escorted tour cruising the Bay of Naples on a comfortable yacht. Swimming stops are made throughout the day with visits to the Galli Isles, the Faraglioni rocks in Capri, and a stop in Amalfi to explore or shop.
- Private Transfer from Rome Airport and Meeting Points in Rome
- Daily Breakfast
- 3 hour guided group tour of Colosseum via Gladiator’s Gate, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
- Gianicolo Walks and Trastevere Food & Wine Tasting Semi-Private Tour OR Testaccio District Walking Tour: Art, Street Art and Food Market tasting Semi-Private Tour
- 4 ½ hour guided group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Bramante Staircase, St. Peter’s Basilica including preferred entrance
- Learn how to make Gelato and Tiramisu Small group Activity
- 1st class train to Naples
- Private transfer to Sorrento with stop in Pompeii
- 2 hour private tour of Pompeii including preferred entrance
- Tour of Capri with a group
- Exploring the Amalfi coast with a group
- Private Transfer to Naples Train Station
What's Not Included
Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, car drop fee to be paid locally and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.
Day 1 - Arrival - Rome
Arrival in Rome & private transfer to hotel.
Day 2 -GLADIATOR’S GATE & ARENA FLOOR SPECIAL ACCESS COLOSSEUM TOUR & FORUM IN SMALL GROUP & FOOD TOUR
Daily Tours 25 max. 3 hours – AM or PM Don’t see the Colosseum like a tourist, queuing for ages to access even the skip the line group entrance.
See the Colosseum like the gladiators did as you and your expert guide avoid any lines and enter through the side gate once used by warriors entering the ring. From there you’ll have special access to the arena floor, where you’ll learn the blood-drenched stories of horror and heroism that took place right where you’re standing. Afterwards you’ll head out for a comprehensive tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that will bring Ancient Rome to life.
Step off the tourist track in the Colosseum and get a gladiator’s-eye-view by using their special entrance and stepping onto the normally off-limits arena floor. You can’t get closer to the action than this.
The arena floor is where people actually fought and died in the Colosseum. While most visitors only ever see it from the stands, you’ll bypass long, general entrance lines and step directly onto it via the special Gladiator’s Gate. As you marvel at the great amphitheater around you, your expert guide will tell stories to transport back nearly 2,000 years, when vicious blood sports were the most popular form of entertainment in Rome.
During your tour you’ll also explore the rest of the Colosseum, including the first floor and Roman Forum overlook. Then you’ll head into the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill to learn the wider history of Imperial Rome. Through the stories and anecdotes of your expert guide, the ruins will come to life and you’ll have no problem imagining the heyday of this incredible civilization.
Our fully-licensed, expert guides are the best in the business. Far from giving you rote history lessons, they pull you into the epic story of Rome and allow you to relive it with them, one step at a time.
Small Group Tour: Gianicolo Walks and Trastevere Food & Wine Tasting: A Walk In The Panoramic Hill & Foodie Experience Semi Private Tour. Food tasting in Trastevere district with typical “bruschetta”, finger food and a glass of wine or beer. Starting at 3pm – 2 1/2 hours Tuesday or Fridays only
Small Group Tour: Testaccio District Walking Tour: Art, Street Art and Food Market Tasting Experience Semi Private Tour. 3 tastings at Testaccio Food Market (supplì, pizza and panino) and local wine or beer. Starting at 10am Monday, Wednesday or Fridays Only
Day 3 - EXTENDED VATICAN MUSEUMS TOUR WITH BRAMANTE STAIRCASE, SISTINE CHAPEL, PINACOTECA AND ST. PETER’S BASILICA
Starting at 8am max 25 people. DAILY. With 2000 rooms filled with the most extensive collection of art in the world you will be led by an expert guide along the history of this outstanding Museum. You will marvel at the sight of the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited sites in the world. Ordered in the late 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV (hence the name “Sistine” Chapel), it is the most emblematic example of papal patronage during the Renaissance period. Thanks to the genius of Michelangelo, you will have an unforgettable experience. This great artist created the masterpiece painting on the ceiling, The Creation of Adam, as well as the incomparable Last Judgment, on the altar wall. But the Vatican Museums are not just the Sistine Chapel… along the tour our guide will show you more art jewels such as the Pio • Clementino halls with the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries. We will then leave the Vatican Museum and proceed to the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo who also designed the plan of the Renaissance church. Inside this church we will experience the beauty of the world famous sculpture La Pietà (another Michelangelo masterpiece and the only sculpture personally signed by the artist). And in the meantime, we will discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Thanks to him you can admire the extremely impressive Baldachin Altar (in gold and bronze), and the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter’s Square. In booking this tour, you will find it to be the highlight of your holiday. Join us for this unique art experience within such rich architectural history.
GELATO AND TIRAMISU – Small group Cooking Class in Rome – 2 hours
Learn how to make artisanal Tiramisu and Gelato from the base to a step by step process in which you’ll be a chef, not a spectator.
Day 4 - private tour of pompeii & transfer to sorrento
Private transfer to train station
1st- class train to Naples
Private transfer to Sorrento with stop in Pompeii
2-hour private tour including preferred entrance
Day 5 - Relaxing Time
Enjoy a relaxing Day in Sorrento.
Day 6 - Discover Capri
Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Departure to Capri. Stops in Sorrento: Marciano, Mitigliano and Bagni della Regina Giovanna (with free time for swimming and snorkeling). Stops in Capri: White and Green Grotto (with free time for swimming and snorkeling) Blue Grotto (entrance fee not included in the excursion price: € 13,00 p.p.) Port of Marina Grande with a stop of 4/5 hours to explore the island of Capri. Visits in Capri: Marvelous cave, Natural Arch, Villa Curzio Malaparte, Faraglioni, the Lighthouse “Punta Carena” Departure from Capri to Sorrento. Happy hour with limoncello tasting. Return to the port of Piano di Sorrento and transfer to hotel.
Day 7 - amalfi coast experience
Departure in the morning with comfortable air condition coach from your hotel in Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast. First stop to capture one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and enjoy splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of the coastline. Arrival in Positano to visit the little town (approx. 1 hour stop) with a profound artistic inspiration, enjoy some free time to explore this lovely hillside town, whose colorful buildings cascade down to the sea. Browse shops, walk along the beach or visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta if you wish. Then head to Amalfi, driving through the beautiful villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei marini. Stop at Amalfi, the original town of hand made paper production (2 hours stop). Enjoy typical Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other, makes it one of Italy’s most famous resorts. Final stop at Ravello: a magic lands described by the most noted travelers and elected “A Spiritual Homeland” (1 hour stop). Enjoy unparalleled views of the coast line, with views of Minori and Maiori, from this charming little town. Visit the city on your own, and if you are a fish lover you may wish to visit Villa Rufolo, a 13th century villa with beautiful cascading gardens and exquisite views. Your tour then concludes back at your hotel in Sorrento in the afternoon.
Day 8 - Departure
Tour concludes with private transfer to Naples train station.