Day 1: Arrival in Rome
Upon arrival, your private driver meets you at the airport and takes you to the train station for a train ride to Florence.
Day 1: Arrival in Florence
Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your private 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 2: Florence Sightseeing
After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your private 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 your hotel and enjoy evening at your own leisure.
Day 3: Day at Leisure in Florence
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. We suggest visiting the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace or joining one of our carefully planned optional tours.
Day 4: Full Day Tour to San Gimignano and Siena in Small Group
Together with your driver have a driver to San Gimignano where you have some free time for independent sightseeing. Often called the town of towers as it is home to 14 well-preserved towers from the medieval times. San Gimignano boasts many churches, such as the Collegiata and the Sant'Agostino.
Moreover, the heart of the town contains 4 Piazzas - Cisterna, Duomo, Pecori and Erbe Then you continue to Siena, Italy's loveliest medieval city. During a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide you visit all of the major sights including the Cathedral of the Duomo, which houses the works of artists like Nicola Pisano, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. You then see the Piazza del Campo - a shell-shaped structure, which is also a major attraction famous for hosting horse races.
After the tour you return to Florence.
Day 5: Departure to Rome
Following breakfast in your hotel you check out and meet your private driver for a transfer to the train station.
Day 5: Arrival in Rome
Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.
Day 6: Highlights of Rome & Colosseum in Small Group
Today you meet your and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.
You start with Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, 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 touring Colosseum you proceed with a walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden 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: Vatican Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a 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.
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 in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.
After the tour, you enjoy a leisurely walk back to your hotel and 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.
Day 8: Departure to Sorrento
After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport, train station or your next destination, depending on where you travel next.
Day 8: Arrival in Sorrento
Upon arrival at your hotel in Sorrento you check in and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9: Day at Leisure in Sorrento
Today following breakfast at your hotel you have a free day to continue enjoying fascinating Sorrento at your leisure. You can join one of our carefully planned optional tours.
Available optional tours:
Sorrento City Tour
Trip to Capri Island
Day 10: 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 train station for your drive to Rome.
Day 10: Arrival
Upon arrival, your private driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel.
The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.
Day 11: Free Day in Rome
Today is reserved for your own leisure to enjoy the city at your own pace.
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a pleasant flight!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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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