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Cultural Capitals with Amalfi and Classic Sicily 

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17 days
8 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
    4-star hotel
    IT, Campiello Fenice, 1925/A, Venice, 30124
    Al Theatro
    Comfort Double Breakfast included
    Situated in the centre of Venice, in the same piazza as the Gran Teatro La Fenice and just 250 meters from St. Mark’s Square, Al Theatro Palace is destined to become a point of reference for all those who love art and music and choose to visit Venice.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Water Taxi Transfer
    • Departure Private Water Taxi Transfer
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Connection | Venice - Florence
Premium Class Seat
Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 h 3 min
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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    Hotel De La Ville
    4-star hotel
    IT, Piazza degli Antinori, 1/r, Florence, 50123
    Hotel De La Ville
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    Centrally located on a pedestrian high-fashion street of Via Tornabuoni, this 4-star hotel is within a walking distance of the Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
    • Evening Wine Tasting
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Florence - Rome
Premium Class Seat
Firenze S.M. Novella
Florence, Italy
1 h 30 min
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
    After a break for lunch, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a panoramic 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: 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 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel Dei Mellini
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Muzio Clementi, 81, Rome, 00193
    Hotel Dei Mellini
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Choose the excellent 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini for your next stay in the Eternal City. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from both the Vatican and the city center. Housed in a 19th-century building, it boasts a panoramic rooftop terrace and a private art collection, featuring modern pieces by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. In addition to that, the hotel houses a bar and an on-site gym for your leisurely activities. The elegant rooms are all fully-equipped with necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Rome - Sorrento with Pompeii Tour
Private Transfer

At the train station you board the train to Naples (1st class tickets are included). Upon arrival your private guide and driver meet you at the station and take you on a scenic sightseeing trip.

Today you discover the archeological sites of Pompeii, set near the foot of a picturesque mountain. In 79 AD Pompeii, one of the greatest and richest cities of the Roman age, was tragically completely destroyed as a result of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

During the 2-hour 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, that give you a detailed insight into the life of the city.

Today you also enjoy lunch with traditional Neapolitan cuisine.

Roma Termini
Rome, Italy
6 h
Sorrento hotel
Sorrento (Amalfi), Italy
2nights

Sorrento, Italy

Set on the shores of the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a sun-kissed Italian gem. Picturesque cliff views, beautiful beaches, charming marinas and villas, petite nearby villages of the Amalfi coast - Sorrento can steal your heart! The cobblestone narrow streets and the Piazza Tasso is a must-visit place boasting many cafes and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere Another sight worth seeing is the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco church....
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    Day 9: Arrival in Sorrento
    After the tour of Pompeii you arrive in Sorrento and have a check-in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    Day 10: Amalfi Coast Tour
    Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby for a scenic 6-hour trip around the scenic Amalfi Coast. During this tour, you stop at the Belvedere of Madonnina to take in the breathtaking views of Positano from above.

    Then you proceed to the old picturesque Positano center where you enjoy a walking tour and marvel at splendid panoramas of the Amalfi Coast.

    One more highlight of the tour is a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Saint Andrew and adjacent to it Cloister of Paradise in the city of Amalfi. 

    After the tour, you are transferred to the hotel in Sorrento.

    Day 11: Departure from Naples 
    After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to Naples airport for your flight to Palermo. 

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    Hotel Regina
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Marina Grande,10, Sorrento, 80067
    Hotel Regina
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    Hotel Regina is a recently refurbished 4-star property located in central Sorrento. The hotel offers great views over Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples and offers well-equipped guestrooms with modern amenities.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour to Pompeii with Lunch
    • Amalfi Coast Tour: Amalfi & Positano
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Sorrento (Naples) - Palermo
Economy Class (Checked Baggage Included)

At Naples Airport you take a direct flight to Palermo.

Naples Airport
Sorrento (Amalfi), Italy
1 h
Palermo Airport
Palermo, Italy
2nights

Palermo, Italy

Flamboyant and full of contrasts, the main city of Sicily, inspiring Palermo is as if woven from diverse cultures and tempers. In fact, Palermo is a controversial mixture of Arabic mosques and Baroque churches, vibrant markets and calm streets, which is so untypical for Italy yet alluring by its extravagance. Speaking of the best spots to start your Palermo exploration, discover the exceptional beauty of the Palermo Cathedral, proceeding to the former residence of the Sicilian kings, the 9th-century Norman Palace, and the historic Duomo di Monreale. Plus make sure to add on one of the largest opera theaters in Europe, Massimo Theater, a couple of Palermo museums, and the most ancient city market, La Vucciria, to get the real essence of the passionate sun-kissed Italian south. And, to top it all, don't forget to treat yourself with an exceptional gastronomic experience, trying mouth-watering local specialties like cannoli and caponata....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
    Welcome to Palermo - the stunning capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, 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 2: Palermo City Tour 
    After breakfast, you meet with your private guide to enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

    The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your private guide, you visit the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

    Then you walk along Villa Bonanno to the Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just to admire the exterior; continue along Vittorio Emanuele to the imposing Four Corners. Then on to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

    Day 3: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Palermo.

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    Eurostars Central Palace
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Vittorio Emanuele, 327, Palermo, 90134
    Eurostars Central Palace
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    Located in the heart of Palermo just a few steps from the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Via Maqueda, Eurostars Central Palace was once the noble 18th century Palazzo Tarallo.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Palermo - Agrigento
Private Transfer Minivan
Palermo airport/hotel
Palermo, Italy
2 h 30 min
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
1day

Agrigento, Italy

A mere mention of captivating Agrigento inspires and summons the images of the warm Italian sea embracing the shores and colorful houses lining the winding Sicilian streets. However, Agrigento is not a simple resort with wonderful beaches, top-notch hotels, countless trattorias, and cozy bars, it's more about the glorious ancient history incorporated in the exceptional natural surroundings. The main reason why people add Agrigento to their travel map is the desire to touch the living history, enshrined in the historic UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples, one of the best examples of Doric-style Greek architecture. In case you prefer getting inspiration from nature, it is highly recommended to take a trip to the Scala dei Turchi cliffs, a spectacular natural formation with an unusual form of a white staircase. The charms of Agrigento are, indeed, catching, considering the fact that it is the oldest hub on the territory of Sicily which just can't leave anyone indifferent!...
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    Day 1: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
    Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you explore famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings.

    Your tour begins with one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You then continue to the near-intact Temple of Concord, the best-preserved temple in the world, and one of the symbols of Sicily. 

    After the tour, you enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants. 

    Then, you continue your trip to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rises 50 meters above sea level. This natural phenomenon so-called "Stairs of the Turks" allows for easy walking. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it even more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man even though its shape is entirely natural.

    Afterward, you continue your trip to beautiful Syracuse. 

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    • Half Day Tour to Valley of Temples and Turchi Cliffs
    • Lunch in a Local Restaurant
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Connection | Agrigento - Syracuse
Private Transfer Minivan
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
3 h
Syracuse hotel
Syracuse, Italy
2nights

Syracuse, Italy

The Sicilian city Syracuse is well-known for its well-preserved ancient treasures. The largest concentration of sights is located in the Archaeological Park Neapolis with iconic places like the Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Another outstanding place is the limestone cave called the Ear of Dionysius. The city's historical part located on Ortygia Island also encompasses beautiful architecture like the Cathedral of Syracuse, the Temple of Apollo and Arethusa Fountain....
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    Day 1: Arrival

    Upon arrival at the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure

    Day 2: Sightseeing Tour

    Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.

    Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 3: Departure 

    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Syracuse.

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    Caportigia Boutique Hotel
    5-star hotel
    IT, Viale Montedoro, 76, Siracusa, 96100
    Caportigia Boutique Hotel
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Caportigia Boutique Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of Sicily's Siracusa. Each room comes with modern amenities, guests are can dine in the on-site Il tiranno Restaurant and taste delicious wine from the wine cellar.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Syracuse - Taormina
Private Transfer Sedan
Syracuse hotel
Syracuse, Italy
1 h 30 min
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
2nights

Taormina, Italy

One of the most popular Sicily destinations, breathtaking Taormina enjoys an enviable location just at the foot of the majestic ancient Etna Volcano. Being a chic resort town washed by the warm waters of the Ionian Sea, Taormina has everything to make you feel and taste the Sicilian dolce vita! However, before you ultimately dive into the myriad of recreational opportunities that the town abounds in, don't overlook the impressive number of Taormina sightseeing spots. Set foot in the Ancient Greek Theater, have a walk around Taormina's main street, Corso Umberto, and immerse in the local history at the Palazzo Corvaia, housing the Museum of Folk Traditions. Plus, enjoy some breathtaking natural sceneries in and around Taormina. And apart from a must-do trip up to Etna, discover the allure of the petite gorgeous island, Isola Bella, by the Taormina shore. Or spice up your trip by going to the dramatic Gole Alcantara Botanical Park and getting astonished by the postcard-like views from the Monte Tauro. We really hope you have enough memory on your camera to capture it all!...
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    Day 1: Arrival

    Upon arrival at the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure

    Day 2: Sightseeing Tour

    Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.

    Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 3: Departure 

    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Syracuse.

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    Hotel Villa Schuler
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Scesa Bastione, 2, Taormina, 98039
    Hotel Villa Schuler
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    While discovering the beauty of Sicily, don't miss the chance to stay at the marvelous 4-star Hotel Villa Schuler - the oldest owner-run hotel in Taormina. Situated in the heart of the city, in the middle of an exotic park, the boutique hotel boasts elegant rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and impeccable service. In addition to that, it provides breathtaking views over the bay of Naxos and the volcano Mt. Etna.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
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    • Half Day Guided Tour
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento;
  • 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, Pompeii and Amalfi; 
  • Wine tasting in Florence;
  • 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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