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10-Day Luxury & Charm of Central Italy

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Extraordinary Experiences

  • Tour Tuscany in a little Ape Tuk Tuk developed by the locals to navigate the narrow streets of the ancient town
  • Learn how to prepare mozarella and limoncello like a local chef
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful hills of Chianti
  • Go truffle hunting with with an expert truffle-gatherer and his inseparable dog
  • Visit a famous Tuscan winery where a professional sommelier will describe the production of Chianti wine and you will taste it!
  • Become the master of scents as you attend a workshop for the creation of your own fragrance
  • Learn how to cook the best Italian food

Overview

Enjoy a unique Rome to Amalfi Coast vacation to explore some of the most spectacular locations Italy has to offfer.

Indulge in ten glorious days exploring the stunning Amalfi Coast, the rich Tuscan countryside, the cultural city of Florence and the ancient city of Rome. During which, you will discover and explore the best Italian cities in the centre of the country.

Beginning on the world-famous Amalfi Coast, you'll spend your days exploring islands known for their rich lifestyle, tasting ingredients and dishes native to the regions and exploring on Italian motorbikes.

The Tuscan countryside will bring with it plenty of wine tastings and delicious foods; a highlight being a tour in a little Ape Tuk Tuk developed by the locals to navigate the narrow streets of the ancient town.

After discovering the culturally-rich city of Florence, you'll arrive in Rome where you'll discover the smallest country in the world - Vatican City - along with the rest of ancient Rome's treasures.
Sightseeing
Culture & Arts
Food & Drink
Adventure
Outdoors & Nature
Cycling

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Italy

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Arrive in Italy

Your Rome to Amalfi Coast vacation starts here! Upon arrival, your personal guide will pick you up at the airport. Your private Mercedes will wait for you outside the airport to drive you to the hotel in Amalfi Coast. Your guide will give you an Italian sim card you can use for free calls, SMS and internet during your stay. On the way to your hotel in Positano, you'll stop in Pompeii for a guided tour of the “scavi”.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Villa Franca Positano5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Pompeii Archaeological Park

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Rome Airport Inn to Amalfi Coast

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Pompeii

    Positano

Day 2

Amalfi Coast & Route 163

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Amalfi Coast & Route 163

Today, you'll enjoy a full day out driving along the most stunning parts of the Amalfi Coast. You'll drive along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed roads on 'state route 163' – a masterpiece of human engineering. During the day, you'll stop twice to indulge in the region's most famed products: mozzarella and limoncello. You will learn all about how these two typical local products are made as well as a tasting.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Villa Franca Positano5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Mozzarella Class

    Limoncello Class

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Positano to Amalfi Coast

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Positano

    Amalfi

Day 3

Explore Capri

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Explore Capri

Today, your personal driver will take you to the Amalfi pier where you will take the ferry boat to Capri Island. You will enjoy a visit to the island famous for its designer shops, anchored yachts and chic hotels. You'll dine in a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant and explore the island by Vespa, a typical Italian vehicle. You'll then head back to your hotel in Positano in the evening.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Villa Franca Positano5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Capri Boat Tour

    Capri by Vespa

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    Restaurants

    Ristorante Il Riccio

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    Transportations

    Boat from Amalfi Coast to Capri

    Boat from Capri to Amalfi Coast

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Positano

    Metropolitan City of Naples

    Campania

Day 4

Tuscan Countryside

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Tuscan Countryside

Today, you'll travel to the Naples train station where you'll board your train to Florence, the gateway to the Tuscan countryside. Upon arriving in Florence, your personal driver will take you to your hotel which is a spa and winery set within the rolling vineyards. In the afternoon, you'll venture out on a tour like no other of the Tuscan countryside on a Ape Tuk Tuk, a vehicle used by locals for over 60 years to navigate the narrow streets of the ancient towns here.

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    Accommodation

    Castello Di Velona Resort, Spa & Winery5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Ape Tuk Tuk Experience

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Villa Franca Positano to Napoli Centrale

    Train from Naples to Florence

    Private Driver from Firenze S.M.N. to Castello Di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Positano

    Tuscany

    Florence

Day 5

Tuscany Countryside: Hot Air Balloon, Truffles & Wine

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Tuscany Countryside: Hot Air Balloon, Truffles & Wine

This morning, you'll be up early to experience a hot air balloon ride over the rolling Tuscan countryside. Following that adventure, you will meet up with your “Searching Truffle” tour guide, an expert in gathering truffles from the San Miniato hills and woods. You'll then enjoy a wonderful tasting lunch of Truffles in a real truffle factory. In the afternoon, you will visit a famous winery where a professional sommelier will describe the production of Chianti wine before a delightful tasting!

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    Accommodation

    Castello Di Velona Resort, Spa & Winery5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Hot Air Balloon Experience over Chianti

    Truffle Hunting in Chianti Area

    Wine Tasting in Antinori

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Castello Di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery to Tuscany

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Tuscany

    Florence

    Castellina in Chianti

Day 6

Discover Florence

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Discover Florence

In the morning, you will meet your guide for a walking tour of the city. Starting in Repubblica square, the heart of the city, you'll visit the Academia Gallery with the famous Michelangelo's masterpiece: The David. You'll also be able to view the museum's other unique pieces, including a room dedicated to Michelangelo. Afterwards, you will continue your visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most beautiful museums in the world before enjoying a perfume-making experience.

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    Accommodation

    Castello Di Velona Resort, Spa & Winery5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Piazza della Repubblica

    Gallerie dell'Accademia Florence

    Uffizi Gallery

    Perfume Experience

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Castello Di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery to Florence

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Tuscany

    Florence

Day 7

Civita di Bagnoregio & Rome

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Civita di Bagnoregio & Rome

Today, you'll leave the countryside behind and head to Rome. On the way there, in northern Lazio, you will cross a narrow bridge to visit the fascinating hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. Once you arrive in Rome, you'll begin a tour of the city centre to discover the monuments and the palace of the Baroque period. The dinner will be served at a Michelin guide restaurant with an astonishing view of the Colosseum.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Eden5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Civita di Bagnoregio

    Piazza Navona

    Trevi Fountain

    Pantheon

    Piazza di Spagna

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    Restaurants

    Aroma Restaurant

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Castello Di Velona Resort, Thermal SPA & Winery to Rome

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    Meals

    Breakfast and dinner

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    Destinations

    Tuscany

    Civita di Bagnoregio

    Rome

Day 8

Vatican City Day

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 Vatican City Day

Among visiting many other grand and historic buildings in the Vatican city, your highlight of the day will be when you attend a Pope audience. Entering the Vatican City, you will visit the world’s smallest country and the centre of the Catholic world. Whilst here, you'll visit the impressive St. Peter’s Square and Basilica as well as explore the Vatican Museums, Raffaello’s rooms and the Sistine Chapel.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Eden5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Vatican City

    San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica

    Sistine Chapel

    Vatican Museums

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Rome

    Holy See (Vatican City State)

Day 9

Cooking Class & Colosseum

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Cooking Class & Colosseum

You'll start the day with a cooking class featuring a market tour of Rome’s famous Esquilino market, during which you will learn how to cook the best Italian food. In the afternoon, you'll continue to discover Rome starting from Michelangelo’s Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill) where you can look out over the Roman Forum area, then continue to the Imperial Forums and the ruins of the Colosseum. After dinner, you'll discover the “Gianicolo”, a hill with a unique view over Rome.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Eden5 star

    Note: We will endeavor to book the aforementioned hotels. If, however, we are unable to secure them due to circumstances out of our control, we will replace them with hotels of similar value and standard.
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    Activities

    Cooking Class & Market Tour

    Piazza del Campidoglio

    The Colosseum

    Gianicolo

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Rome to Rome

    Private Driver from Hotel Eden to Parco del Gianicolo

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Rome

Day 10

End of Your Rome to Amalfi Coast Vacation

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End of Your Rome to Amalfi Coast Vacation

Following a final breakfast at your hotel, you'll have some free time before your personal driver will transfer you to Rome airport where you will catch your flight back home.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Eden to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Rome

Included in Price

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 26 activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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