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 hotel in Rome
- Daily Breakfast
- 3 hour guided tour of Rome with a group
- 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
- Tour of the Amalfi coast with a group
- Private transfer to Naples train station
What's Not Included
Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.
Day 1 - Arrival - Rome
Arrival in Rome & private transfer to hotel.
Day 2 - Three-hour group tour of rome
In a single morning you will move in centuries and discover top attractions of Rome. This itinerary begins at Campo dei Fiori, certainly one of the most characteristic squares in Rome with its “open-air” market. Next to Campo dei Fiori we will admire the magical charm of Piazza Farnese, which takes its name from the imposing Palazzo Farnese. Proceed then to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world. Its original shape repeats with extreme faithfulness the perimeter of the ancient stadium of Domitian built in 89 A.D. The symbol of the square is the “Fountains of Four Rivers”, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and competing with Borromini’s famed church S.Agnese in Agone. In a ten minute walk we reach Piazza della Rotonda housing the unmistakable structure of the Pantheon. The Pantheon has been well preserved and is a true masterpiece of architecture. Once inside, our expert guide will be glad to give a short explanation about the history and the architectural secrets of the building. From Piazza della Rotonda the distance is short to Piazza Colonna, thus named after the 2nd century marble column celebrating the victories of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius over the Germanic populations. At present the square is the centre of the Italian political life, which gravitates around Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Prime Minister. We then cross Via del Corso and in just 5 minutes we are at the Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and certainly the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome. The last stop of our itinerary will be Piazza di Spagna, (Spanish Steps). Extremely original in shape, it has always been the meeting place for travellers coming from all over the world. In the centre of the square you will admire the Fontana della Barcaccia made by Pietro Bernini. This area is surely a paradise for the fashion conscious shopper and you will find the most important and famous names of the Italian style.
Day 3 - 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 for 2-hour private tour including preferred entrance.
Day 4 - Relaxing Time
Enjoy a relaxing Day in Sorrento.
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Departure
Tour concludes with private transfer to Naples train station.