Essence of Central Italy

ROME, ABRUZZO & THE AMALFI COAST

Duration: 9 Days
Religious place
Skip the line tickets
Wine tasting
Fly in & out of Rome

Description

Description

Flying in & out of FCO, it will make it so easy and cost effective! In 9 days and 8 nights, you & your group will be able to discover in depth all the best art, food, culture of the Italy everybody dreams of. From Rome to the Abruzzo Region, driving through Molise, on to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. Wine tastings, great food, art, guided tour, little villages on the Coast and breath-taking landscapes!

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Rome Arrival

    DURATION: up to 6 hrs from pick up at the airport

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME:  when the flight gets in – after collecting bags you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. There you will see your driver/s with a sign and your name on

    WALKING: limited 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none today

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking drivers

     

    1. Today, your English Speaking driver/s will pick you up on arrival at the airport. Most of the times the rooms at your hotel are ready only after 2 pm, so, this service will be just perfect for your needs.
    2. You will be escorted through the city to get an orientation of Rome, without stress or too much walking. Or else we could move to Tivoli you have been to Rome already to visit the charming Villa D’Este.
    3. You will stop for Capuccino, pictures and a nice lunch if you want to go for it.
    4. Up to 6 hours from pick up, you will have for sure an amazing initial touch of the Eternal City or its surrounding
    5. Check in and pm at your leasure.
    6. We can also organize on demand an evening activity, such as a driving tour of the lit up parts of the city

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 2 - Best of Rome and Vatican

     

     

    DURATION: 8.5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 08.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum but 2 hours at the Vatican and about 1 hour at the Colosseum

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: at the Vatican for 2.5 hours

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day and private guide in the Vatican

     

    Today is the big day

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.00 am and off for the amazing tour of the highlights of Rome

    1. You will start from the Colosseum, where, after the historical explanations provided by your drivers, you will have the possibility to enter this amazing monument. Of course skip the line tickets are provided, to limit the wait at the entrance and make the best out of it.
    2. You will proceed to the Circus Maximus, always driven by your English Speaking drivers. Photo up and history, lots of history
    3. You will combine some drive by and stop by, through the Road of the Temples, down to the core of the city (where you will see the monument dedicated to Victor Emanuel II)
    4. You will then visit the Trevi Fountain, where you will toss your coin, wishing to come back to Rome
    5. You will see the Spanish Steps
    6. Break for lunch
    7. 2.5 hour at the Vatican with a private guide. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with skip the line tickets and St Peter’s Basilica from the outside or inside, depending on the line
    8. Back to your hotel

    Night at your leasure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 3 - Rome to Abruzzo tranfser

    DURATION: 5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum but 2 hours, including lunch in Sulmona

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day as running commenteries

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation and off towards Abruzzo
    2. You will stop first in the enchanting little town of Sulmona: world-wide famous for its sugared almond production
    3. You will be spending in Sulmona about 2 hours in between lunch and a nice stroll in the town
    4. Done with it, we will drive for another hour, or little more, to your accommodation in the middle of Abruzzo
    5. Check in, relax and pm free
    6. Evening aperitif and dinner at the famous trabocco. Fishing hut on the Adriatic sea

     

    Overnight in Abruzzo

     

     

    Day 4 - Full day in Abruzzo

    DURATION: 7 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.00 am

    WALKING: very limited

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s + tour escort service

    GUIDE SERVICE: none

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s as running commentaries and wine experts

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation and start the wine adventure
    2. You will be visiting 3 wineries today and do some great wine tasting with great food pairing 
    3. Back at your hotel
    4. Dinner at the accommodation

     

    Overnight in Abruzzo

    Day 5 - Abruzzo to the Amalfi Coast

    DURATION: 7 hours

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.30 am

    WALKING: minimal in the towns

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: At the Bell foundry

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s as running commentaries 

    1. Your driver’s will pick you up at your accommodation and off towards Sorrento
    2. After about 1.5 hour you will approach the amazing museum of the bell foundry in Agnone and have the chance to visit this unique site 
    3. We will then go to lunch. Amazing cheese based lunch, with the most famous cheese kinds from Molise
    4. We will the proceed to your final destination: Sorrento
    5. Check in

     

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Sorrento

     

    Day 6 - Orientation tour of the Amalfi Coast

    DURATION: 7 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 10.00 am

    WALKING: mediumd, you will be strolling around the towns that we cover

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    Sorrento, Positano and Ravello or Amalfi

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 10.00 am and off for the amazing orientation of the Amalfi Coast

    1. You will start with an amazing ride up the Coast stopping for pictures and aiming at Positano
    2. You will arrive in Positano, after about 1 hour drive from Sorrento, and spend some time (close to 1 hour) to explore the town
    3. You will then go for lunch on a mountain that overlooks the bay of Positano. You will be served here amazing family-style lunch
    4. Done with food you will proceed on the second side of the Coast, up higher and you will decide with your drivers if seeing Ravello or Amalfi and, if time allows, even both of them
    5. Back to your hotel in Sorrento

    Dinner at your leisure

    Overnight in Sorrento 

     

    Day 7 - Day trip to Pompeii and Naples

    DURATION: 8 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 09.00 am

    WALKING: limited to the minimum but 2 hours at Pompeii + some strolls in the historical center of Naples

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: at Pompeii for 2 hours

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s most of the day and private guide in Pompeii

    Tradition, archeology and history

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 09.00 am and off for the amazing tour of Pompeii and Naples

    1. You will start with a 2 hour private guided tour in Pompeii which you will reach after 1 hour drive from Sorrento
    2. Done with Pompeii you will meet again your driver/s and off to Naples.
    3. You will start with your lunch. Naples is the Empire of the Pizza. So, I guess, you will try out the real Pizza
    4. Done with your Pizza lunch, you will have time to stroll around the Spanish Quarters and Piazza del Plebiscito
    5. By 3.45 pm you will meet again with your driver/s and off back to Sorrento

    Evening at your leisure

    Overnight in Sorrento 

     

    Day 8 - Sorrento to Rome via Mount Cassino

    You DURATION: 5 hrs

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 08.00 am

    WALKING: limited 

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: provided by your English Speaking driver/s 

    Back to Rome

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 08.00 am and back towards Rome

    1. After pick up you will drive north down the Coast and pass by Naples and the Vesuvius
    2. After about 2 hour drive you will approach Mount Cassino and its Abbey. Amazing WWII history in there. You will be amazed by its charme
    3. You will meet again with your drivers and, after another 1.5 hour drive you will reach your accommodation in Rome

    Evening at your leasure

    Overnight in Rome

     

    Day 9 - Rome to FCO departure transfers

    DURATION: 45 minutes

    SUGGESTED PICK UP TIME: 4 hour circa before the flight departure, depening on where your accommodation is located

    WALKING: none

    TRANSPORTATION: Mercedes Minivans + English Speaking driver/s

    GUIDE SERVICE: N/A

    HISTORY: None

    Arrivederci

    You will be picked up from your accommodation 4 hour before your flight leaves

    1. You will meet your drivers who will carry your bags on and off towards the airport
    2. Drop off at the airport
    3. Fly home

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    Other details

    • 9 days / 8 nights package

    • Fly in & out of Rome (FCO)

    • Orientation tour of Rome on arrival 

    • Full day tour of Rome and Vatican guided tour

    • Rome to Abruzzo tranfser

    • Visit Sulmona

    • The Coast of Abruzzo with dinner at a classy trabocco

    • One way private transfer to Sorrento

    • Walking tour in Pompeii

    • Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Visit

    • Abbey of Mount Cassino tour

    • Fly out of Venice

     

     

    All tours start from the accommodation you end up booking

    At the airport it is very easy to find your drivers. After you collect bags, you will be directed through 2 sets of sliding doors to the outdoor. You will see then a line of drivers with signs and names on. You will find your driver/s there, ready to start

    We can organize any payment method. Not a problem

    Once we tweak the itinerary and have the right number of passengers, the price will be determined.

    We will then go from there! Easy, peasy! And of course we do pay commissions!

    Are you escorting your group? We will work around it in order to have you tour for free of course!

    This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else, just you and your group!
    You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver/s who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law. Where walking guides are needed, we will include them of course!

    This is the best way to go!
    You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

    How many passengers per vehicle?
    The ideal number is 6 passengers for each vehicle – if multiple vehicles are needed, rest assured that the group will be together at all times.

    What is included in the packages:

    • English Speaking drivers and guides where necessary

    • Skip-the-line tickets to the major attractions

    • Mercedes Minivans, fuel, check points, tolls, gas

     

    What could be included:

    • On Site activities such as, likely cooking classes, wine tastings etc etc

     

    NEVER included:

    • Air

    • Accommodations – we will put you in touch with the accommodation we work with in every town, city we cover on the itinerary – IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THAT IN CERTAIN CITIES – we will give you a few options and guide you to the best accommodation selection. It is easier than it sounds.

    • Gratuities