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Adventures in Italy! 12 days - 2018

Day 1 - Sorrento

Arrival in Naples with private transfer to Sorrento.

Stop in Pompeii enroute to Sorrento.

Hotel: Hotel Central

Day 2 - Sorrento

Capri Cliffs

Half-Day Tour: Small Group Sorrento Coast Capri Fun & Swim with Blue Grotto - Discover the beauties of Capri with our unique Half day boat tour! Sail in a small group of max 12 people on board, enjoy dry snacks with drinks on board and stop in the middle of the crystal clear water for a dip or two! Stop outside the Blue Grotto to allows you to visit, the well-known all over the world, cave ( Entrance fee not included). During your sail you will see: Punta Carena LightHouse, Natural Arch, White & Green Grottoes.

Hotel: Hotel Central

Day 3 - Sorrento

Amalfi Coast

Half-Day Tour: Amalfi Coast Small group Tour by Boat from Sorrento - See a perspective on the Amalfi Coast that most visitors miss—and bypass the crowds—on a full-day boat tour of the coastline. Following pickup from your Sorrento accommodation, transfer to your vessel and set sail: with just a small group for company, enjoy an intimate sightseeing experience. Admire the one-of-a-kind views before disembarking at Positano and Amalfi, where you have free time to explore independently. A light lunch is also served on board.

Hotel: Hotel Central

Day 4 - Rome

Trevi Fountain

Morning train to Rome! Walking distance to hotel!

Afternoon Tour: Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain - See some of the most beautiful architecture, fountains and squares in Rome on this walking tour of the city’s historical center. Stroll along cobbled laneways, stopping to visit famous attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. A break for gelato or coffee is included. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include a tour of the Colosseum and other Ancient Rome sites beforehand.

Hotel: Rome Glam

Day 5 - Rome

Free day; museums recommended.

Evening Tour: Rome Street Food Tour with Local Guide - Taste your way through Rome's street food scene on this gourmet walking tour. Sample a variety of street foods, such as zucchini flowers, suppli, pastries, and pizza, while taking in the impressive scenery of historic Rome all around you. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Rome and for foodies who want to learn more about Roman cuisine.

Hotel: Hotel Central

Day 6 - Rome

Colusseum

Morning Tour: Small-Group Ancient Rome and Colosseum Underground Tour - Check out the Colosseum’s underground chambers and gladiator passageways on a tour of the sites that are normally off-limits to the general public. With a guide, you also visit the arena floor to see where the gladiatorial action took place. The experience ends with a tour of the Roman Forum, viewing temples and arches as you follow the footsteps of ancient senators and emperors. Upgrade to a VIP tour to include access to the third tier.

Afternoon Tour: Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica Group Tour - Discover the sacred and artistic treasures of the Vatican on an immersive tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with priority access, and see some of the most important masterpieces in the Vatican Museum’s immense collection. Stand in awe beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, and learn the stories behind the art through an audio headset so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s commentary. At the end of the tour, gain direct entrance to the magnificent interior of St Peter’s Basilica.

Hotel: Hotel Central

Day 7 - Florence

Florence

Morning train from Rome to Florence - hotel walkable from the train station.

Skip the Line Passes for museums.

Evening Tour: Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza - Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on this cooking class in Florence. Led by a chef, sample a variety of flavors before getting to work on your own creations. Afterward, bring home your newfound skills in the kitchen to impress your friends. This class is limited to 25 people to ensure you receive personal attention from your instructor.

My lucky travelers were given a complimentary tour upgrade and got to experience this activity in a Tuscan farmhouse!

Hotel: De La Ville

Day 8 - Cinque Terra

Full Day Tour: Cinque Terre Hiking Tour from Florence - A full-day excursion to discover one of the most charming places in Italy, an authentic earthly paradise suspended between land and sea, the Cinque Terre National Park. You will leave Florence very early in the morning, in a comfortable bus and pampered by the attention of your expert tour leader, which will be dedicated to you all day. Visit Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Corniglia and follow your tour leader on a 3 hour hiking tour above the 5 Terre National Park: the trekking route will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of nature that characterizes this fascinating region. You will have the sea on one side and on the other vineyards cultivated by locals. Once the hiking part is over, you will reach the other villages by train, and you will have free time to admire the pastel colored houses leaning one against the other on the tiny ports facing the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea. A day full of beauty and nature that cannot be missed. Return to Florence in the evening.

Getting to know my travelers before they departed allowed me to select unique activities!

Hotel: De La Ville

Day 9 - Tuscany

Full Day Tour: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence - Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. If you only have one day free, book this Tuscany day trip from Florence to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Explore the city of Siena and the cathedral, and then take to the Chianti hills for a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square — home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry, if you wish.

Hotel: De La Ville

Day 10 - Venice

Morning train to Venice!

Afternoon Tour: Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour - See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.

Hotel: Hotel Bonvecchiati

Day 11 - Venice

Morning Tour: Private Venice Gondola School: Learn How to Be a Gondolier - Learn the history and skills of one of Venice’s most iconic professions with a gondolier training. During this unique, 1.5-hour lesson, discover the ancient history of gondoliering and learn the basics of maneuvering the traditional wooden boats. Under the watchful eye of your professional gondolier instructor, practice standing up and paddling on a training ‘gondoletto’ through some of Venice’s less-trafficked canals and out into the open Venetian Lagoon. Numbers are limited to six on this small-group activity for a personalized experience.

Afternoon Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour - Take a private tour of the Venetian Lagoon and visit the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tour a glassblower’s workshop in Murano, and discover the traditional art of lacemaking in Burano. See medieval churches while learning about the ancient history of Torcello, Venice’s earliest settlement and a tranquil escape from the typical tourist path. Enjoy the dedicated attention of your private guide on this 4-hour tour.

Hotel: Hotel Bonvecchiati

Day 12 - Return to U.S.

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