2021 - Taste of Italy with Sorrento

10 Days/9 Nights

Savor the romance of Italy
Enjoy a little more time-and a lot more beauty-on this extended tour of Italy. Visit the most spectacular sights of Venice, Rome, and Florence along with the historic remains of the tragic city of Pompeii, and postcard-perfect seaside favorites, Sorrento and the Isle of Capri on this Taste of Italy with Sorrento tour. ITALY IS AN ACTIVE DESTINATION: Visiting Italy requires the ability to walk on cobblestones and uneven terrain, climb stairs and vehicle steps, and walk or stand for several hours at a time. Traffic restrictions often require coaches to drop off passengers a substantial distance away, with a 20-minute walk to the attraction. Some tours include activities in late evening. Typical tour days may require five miles of medium-paced walking.

Highlights

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    Hotels

  • Station House Hotel - Letterkenny
  • Kilronan Castle
  • Temple Gate Hotel
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
  • Columba Hotel
  • Muthu Newton Hotel
  • Ballachulish Hotel
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel
  • Europa Hotel
  • Call (518) 477-4700 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15106868

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VeniceVenice Arrival - Welcome Dinner : Meet your tour director at 4:00 PM for a welcome reception and take a one-hour orientation walk around the city known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic.' Spend a couple of hours exploring on your own before gathering again for an ample dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)
    Day 2VeniceVenice Walking Tour - Doge's Palace - St. Mark's Basilica - Gondola Ride : Take a guided walking tour of Venice, 'La Serenissima,' the most serene of cities, with its glorious architecture, and its charming bridges and canals. Visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and the acclaimed Piazza and Basilica of San Marco. Journey along the canals for a view of the city from a gondola. Delight in an evening of exploring and dinner on your own. (B)
    Day 3FlorenceVenice to Florence - Free time in Bologna - Florence dinner : Take a water taxi from your hotel to your coach and travel on to Florence. During your journey you'll stop for free time and lunch on your own at the lively historic foodie city of Bologna. Arrive at your hotel outside Florence's city center. Take a break, then depart for an orientation tour and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city, the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner with your group at a local Florence restaurant. (B, D)
    Day 4FlorenceFlorence Walking Tour - Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo's David : Take a walking tour of Florence and marvel at the sights of the city center such as the Duomo, Piazza Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's iconic sculpture of David. Savor a local lunch in the heart of Florence, where the sauce is handcrafted with locally-sourced tomatoes. After lunch you'll have the rest of the day to explore this magnificent city at your leisure. (B, L)
    Day 5RomeFlorence to Rome - Orvieto Local Wine Tasting - Roman Colosseum : They say that all roads lead to Rome, so you're off to the Eternal City with a special and delicious stop in Orvieto for a local wine tasting. Visit the historic Colosseum, the iconic structure of imperial Rome constructed between 72 and 80 AD. This engineering marvel could hold between 50,000 - 80,000 spectators of public spectacles, gladiator battles, and classical dramas. Imagine the ghosts of the Caesars in the ruins of the Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire. Your hotel tonight is in Rome's historic center. (B)
    Day 6RomeIndependent Exploration - Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's Basilica : The morning is yours to discover Rome in your own way. Enjoy some free time for lunch before your visit to the Vatican with a guided tour of the Museums with entrance to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilic (NOTE: The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are subject to occasional closure by the Vatican. Itinerary timing could change on this day due to Vatican availability). Then it's off to dinner in a charming Roman neighborhood. (B, D)
    Day 7SorrentoSorrento - Pompeii : Depart from Rome for the World Heritage site of Pompeii, a city frozen in time after a volcanic eruption in 79AD. Learn about the city's rediscovery in 1748 and excavation on a guided tour of this archaeological treasure. Savor lunch at an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria before arriving at your hotel in Sorrento, a resort town popular since Roman times, now famous for stunning views of villas dotting the rocky cliffs along the coastline. (B, L)
    Day 8SorrentoIsle of Capri by Fast-Jet Ferry - Independent Exploration : This morning take a fast ferry across the Bay of Naples to the charming island of Capri. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of this beautiful island. You'll explore independently today. Capri is beloved as a day trip destination for its Roman ruins and colorful Blue Grotto, as well as its wonderful beaches. Return to Sorrento in the afternoon for an evening at leisure. (B)
    Day 9SorrentoIndependent Exploration in Sorrento - Farewell Dinner : The day is yours in Sorrento, a town popular with tourists since the days of the 19th-century Grand Tour. Beloved by writers such as Byron, Keats, and Dickens, Sorrento dates back to the Romans. Famed for its lemons and its limoncello digestif, this charming town has many quaint antique stores and artisan shops to discover. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Day 10SorrentoTour Ends in Sorrento : Your tour ends after breakfast. Nearest international airport is Naples. (B) INSIDER TIP: You can book pre-nights in Venice or post-nights in Sorrento if you want to extend your vacation! We've negotiated special rates with our hotels to make booking extra nights easy and affordable
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/04/2021$3,299.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    05/23/2021$3,589.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    06/27/2021$3,589.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    07/11/2021$3,389.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    09/12/2021$3,389.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    10/03/2021$3,489.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Venice to SorrentoQuote
    Lodging
    Station House Hotel - Letterkenny
    Kilronan Castle
    Temple Gate Hotel
    Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
    Columba Hotel
    Muthu Newton Hotel
    Ballachulish Hotel
    Isles of Glencoe Hotel
    Europa Hotel

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