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Cultural Capitals with Naples
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Cultural Capitals with Naples
Small group tour
2 travelers
11 days
4 cities
2nights
Venice, Italy
Venice is indeed one of the most romantic cities on the planet! Serene gondolas passing the narrow canals, historic palaces, squares and colorful buildings adorning the Venetian lagoon and islands - this Italian gem is surely worth a visit. Among the must-see places are the beautiful Dodge's Palace, the symbol of the city - Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano, and the Piazza San Marco, home to the gorgeous Saint Mark's Basilica....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Venice
    Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Venice Sightseeing 
    After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places.

    Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

    Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

    After the tour return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional 1-hour gondola ride (170 USD per person).

    Day 3: Day at Leisure & Departure
    After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Venice on your own. We suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or joining a carefully planned optional group day trip to the islands of Murano & Burano (55 USD per person).

    In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a transfer by a water-taxi.  

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    Al Theatro Palace
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Nestled in the center of Venice on the same piazza as the Gran Teatro ...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Water Taxi Transfer
    • Departure Private Water Taxi Transfer
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28 Jul
Rail
Connection | Venice - Florence
Premium Class Seat
Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 hours
Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy
3nights
Florence, Italy
Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Florence
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 4: Florence Sightseeing 
    After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

    Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

    Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old.

    We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional Uffizi Gallery guided tour (160 USD per person).

    Day 5: Day at Leisure in Florence & Evening Wine Tasting
    Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Florence on your own. After breakfast you can do some independent sightseeing, shop for souvenirs or have a good rest.

    Today you have a chance to join our carefully planned optional cooking class and market tour (191 USD per person) or a day trip to Pisa (150 USD per person).

    In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a wine tasting organized for your small group. Enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines selected by the sommelier and paired with snacks.

    Day 6: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your driver for a transfer to the train station.

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    Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Ideally located in the old town center near the cathedral, the Hotel C...
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    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Evening Wine Tasting
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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31 Jul
Rail
Connection | Florence - Rome
Premium Class Seat
Firenze S.M. Novella
Florence, Italy
1 hour
Roma Termini
Rome, Italy
3nights
Rome, Italy
Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 6: Arrival & Highlights of Rome
    An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel where you meet with your guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

    You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 7: Discovering Ancient Rome 
    In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour. 

    Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back. Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements. 

    The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheatre, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. 

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 8: Vatican Sightseeing
    In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide and have a transfer to the walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*.

    When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.

    Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.

    After a coffee break, your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.

    The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

    After the tour of the Vatican, you enjoy a leisurely walk to the hotel with your guide and have a photo stop at the legendary Castel Sant'Angelo, built originally as a mausoleum, and then used by the popes as a fortress, refuge and a prison.

    Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

    *Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

    Day 9: Departure to Naples

    Following breakfast in the hotel, you have a check-out and in the early afternoon, you have a transfer to the train station.

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    Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been...
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
      Explore unforgettable Vatican with your private guide. During the tour, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra. You also see the inside of Sistine Chapel, where you admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes. Another highlight of today - St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo. The ending point of your tour is in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini. One way taxi transfer is included in the tour.
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    • Arrival Private Train Station Transfer Minivan
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03 Aug
Rail
Connection | Rome - Naples
Premium Class Seat
Termini Station
Rome, Italy
1 h
Central Station
Naples, Italy
2nights
Naples, Italy
Located in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius volcano and the remnants of the destroyed ancient towns Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples is a charming Italian beachfront town. It boasts numerous attractions like the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral, and the church of San Francesco di Paola on Piazza del Plebiscito. Plus you can go down and explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro. What is more, Naples is the motherland of pizza, so make sure to taste this delicious dish while visiting this city!...
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    Day 9: Arrival to Naples and City Tour
    Welcome to Naples! Upon arrival, you are met by your driver and have a transfer to your centrally-located hotel.

    Upon arrival at the hotel, you meet with a private guide and start a touring program around the best sights of charming Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its towering palaces, narrow streets, ancient churches and underground passages dating to different time periods are making Naples city center probably the most unchanged one in Europe.

    Start your tour in the Monumental Area of the city and see Plebiscito Square, Galleria Umberto I, San Carlo Opera House and the Royal Palace of Naples (from outside). Proceed to the UNESCO-listed historic center of Naples. Walk along Via San Gregorio Armeno, the crib-alley with the shops exclusively dedicated to the famous Neapolitan Crib, and see the churches of Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sansevero Chapel Museum to admire the masterpieces of the world artistic heritage.

    Why not get acquainted with the culture of Neapolitan street food in the city that boasts to be the motherland of pizza? You can choose to try a fried pizza or Neopolitan cuoppo with fried fish. Sfogliatella pastry - the most famous Neapolitan pastry - is naturally in the tasting too!

    You then continue to the Dante Metro Station which features modern installations by internationally renowned artists. You pass just one stop and arrive at the Toledo Metro Art Station, designed around the themes of light and water. Built at 50 m (164 ft) deep, the station extends below the groundwater. 

    After the tour you return to your hotel, check-in and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 10: Trip to Pompeii
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your private guide and driver for a day-trip to Pompeii.

    Today you discover this archeological site set near the foot of a picturesque mountain on a 2-hour walking tour. Being one of the greatest and richest cities of the Roman age, Pompei was tragically completely destroyed as a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. During the tour of this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, you see the artifacts, city walls, and other excavated finds, buried alive under 4 to 6 m (13-20 ft) of volcanic ash almost 2000 years ago. The trip will give you a detailed insight into the life of the city.

    Following the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.


    Day 11: Departure 
    This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! 

    After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the Naples airport for your flight back home or to the Naples train station. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel Royal Continental
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Royal Continental is set right on Naples' seafront promenade, in a...
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    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Half Day Private Tour to Pompeii
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome & Naples;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome, Rome - Naples;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples;
  • Wine tasting in Florence and tastings in Naples;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses. 

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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