11 Day tour of Rome, Capri, Venice and Florence

If toasting epic Tuscan sunsets, soaking up the sun-kissed sophistication of Italy’s most popular cities and olive oil tasting in a real Italian Borgo with new friends sounds like your idea of perfection, this is one of those bellissimo Italy trips that would seduce even the sirens of Capri.

September 01 - September 11, 2024
From $5,125 CAD per person

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Rome

Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure that starts and ends in the 'Eternal City' of Rome. Spend the day exploring on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a light meal and evening orientation drive.

Meals: Dinner

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Rome Orientation
    During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.

Day 2 - Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist to Dive Into Culture and admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica. We view the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, including the Circus Maximus, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Soak up the coffee culture in one of Rome's lively piazzas or discover the masterpieces of Rome in one of the city's many museums.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Discover the work of Michaelangelo at the Vatican Museums
    Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Ancient Rome
    Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a Local Specialist. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.

  • Piazzas and Fountains ($)
    Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic center, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

  • Roman Delights with Dinner ($)
    Tonight, relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine, soaking up Rome's unique atmosphere in a characteristic trattoria with drinks and music.

  • Roman Evening with Dinner ($)
    Tonight, spend a lively evening with us in Rome. After a short drive, we'll arrive at a characteristic trattoria to relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal, soaking up The Eternal City's unique atmosphere all the while.

Day 3 - Admire Pompeii and on to Capri

Our Italy travel itinerary continues south towards the ancient city of Pompeii, which remains frozen in time since it was covered in ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's tragic history. Cruising across the Bay of Naples next, we arrive at the Isle of Capri, where we'll spend the next two nights in picture-perfect surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Pompeii
    Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

  • Lunch in Sorrento ($)
    Relax and enjoy a delicious meal of local specialties. The Chef will delight our senses and the exquisite hospitality will delight our souls.

  • Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal ($)
    Join us at a traditional farm in the Sorrento countryside, where you'll visit the lemon groves, olive oil mill and see first-hand how mozzarella is made. Afterwards, enjoy the authentic flavors of home-produced cold cuts, marinated vegetables, fresh olives and more - all washed down with the local wine. The atmosphere is informal, as the family are welcoming you into their home.

Day 4 - A Day on the Isle of Capri

Explore the glamour of Capri on a walking tour with a Local Specialist that will include views of the marina. Venture to the heart of the island and the legendary piazzetta, where the locals come to people-watch. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps join an optional experience to explore the rugged coastline and hidden grottos by private motor launch. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Tour Capri
    Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.

  • Best of Capri ($)
    Take in amazing views of the 'jet-set' island of Capri. Experience spectacular cliffs, famous turquoise waters and white grotto the best way: by boat. Visit the villa of Swedish author Axel Munthe in Anacapri, whose gardens are rated amongst the finest in Europe.

Day 5 - Onwards to Assisi

We sail back across the Mediterranean to Naples and venture north to the historic city of Perugia. Here we’ll discover Italy’s weaving tradition during an impressive MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at our visit to Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a TreadRight and JoinTrafalgar Heritage Initiative project. Explore one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in the country, before continuing to the ancient hilltop town of Assisi where tonight we stay at one of our hotels that overlooks the old town.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the Laboratorio Guiditta Brozetti Museum in Perugia
    Visit the Laboratorio Guiditta Brozetti Museum and meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise to learn about the history of Italian hand-weaving during a private demonstration. Your visit directly supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5 &11: Gender Equality & Sustainable Cities and Communities.
     
  • Umbrian Dinner ($)
    A short drive through the Umbrian Valley will take us to our favorite local restaurant, situated in the center of the village of Spello, a true gem of the region. This is your chance to savor a selection of traditional local delicacies for which Umbria is renowned. The noble truffle and highly-regarded olive oil ensure this relaxing evening will be a most memorable experience. 

Day 6 - Journey to Venice

Join a Local Specialist and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto's exquisite frescoes and 13th century stained glass windows. Continue north past hilltop medieval villages and through picturesque farming plains towards Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic'. Enjoy a free evening watching the sunset over the Venetian Lagoon or consider joining an Optional Experience before retiring at your Stays With Stories hotel, once a beloved home-away-from-home for Romantic poet, Robert Browning.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included and optional experiences

  • Stays with Stories
    Robert Browning, a poet and playwright, loved this 'gracious country home' and you will too when you experience the beauty of this 19th-century eclectic hotel on Lido Island. 

  • Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
    With a Local Specialist, find out why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered to be one of the crowning artisitic achievements of 13th-century Europe.

  • Scenic Drive Through Emilia-Romagna
    Travel through the lush landscape of Emilia-Romagna, past hilltop towns and agricultural lands.

  • Gondolas & the Grand Canal ($)
    Join us for a breathtaking cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You'll admire the magnificent palazzi, catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice's dreamy, narrow waterways.

Day 7 - Cruise the Canals of Venice

The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as you cruise by private launch to your memorable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience bringing to life the 13th-century tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Watch the talented master craftsmen use the same techniques that have been passed down through the generations, perhaps inspired to buy a souvenir or two to remind you of your visit. Next, you’ll continue on to St. Mark's Square where you’ll view the Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, so named because of the sound prisoners made as they took one last look at their beloved city from the bridge before meeting their fate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore what was once the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo, and you’ll want to relish every second experiencing life in this enchanting city.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Learn about the History and Ancient Skills of Venetian Glassblowing
    Discover the ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing and play a part in preserving this traditional craft. Your visit directly supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

  • Venice's Secrets ($)
    Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll discover tucked away squares and back streets local Venetians use to side-step the tourist throng and give you a sense of authentic life on the island of Venice.

  • Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks ($)
    This afternoon, discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You'll enjoy a delicious meal, with a selection of drinks, on the fisherman's island of Burano, famous for its multi-colored houses - a photographer's paradise.

Day 8 - Discover Pisa and the Tuscan Hills
Wondering what's next on our Italy trip itinerary? This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • See Pisa's Landmarks
    During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you the baptistery, cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

  • Dinner, Wine and Music in the Tuscan Hills ($)
    Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialties awaits, accompanied by song and music.

Day 9 - Off to Renaissance Florence

Explore one of the world's most cultural cities today - the former home of great masters and a testament to the ambitious legacy of the Medici family. Your Local Specialist shares all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city with its statues and stunning palazzi then view the Ponte Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of two of this city's historic industries at demonstrations of Florentine leathercraft and 18-carat gold. Later, enjoy some free time to stroll around the city and embrace this Renaissance gem. This evening, you'll enjoy a Be My Guest experience with the Callistri family at their borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian dinner, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a Delicious Italian Dinner with the Callistri Family at their Borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia
    Join the Callistri family at their borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian dinner, olive oil tasting and a leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards.

  • Florence City Tour
    Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.

  • Florence Leather Demonstration
    See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.

  • Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia ($)
    Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We'll visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you'll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist.

  • Discover Palazzo Vecchio ($)
    Marvel at the legacy of the Medici as you visit Palazzo Vecchio, the symbol of Florence's political power for over seven centuries. With our Local Specialist we’ll visit the wonderful "Hall of the Five Hundred", dedicated to the Medici popes. We’ll also visit rooms decorated with masterpieces by famous artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Donatello.

Day 10 - Venture to San Gimignano and Rome

We admire the medieval beauty of San Gimignano today, walking to the triangular Piazza della Cisterna, the hub of this historic town. See the extraordinary architecture of this hilltop 'medieval Manhattan', shop for local products or relax with a gelato at a pavement café. This evening, we celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

INCLUDED AND OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Visit San Gimignano
    Visit the medieval Manhattan of Italy as you explore the UNESCO-listed center of San Gimignano and admire the city's distinctive towers. 

Day 11 - Arrivederci Rome

After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy and prepare to return home after a memorable Italian journey of discovery.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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