Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; headsets in Rome, Florence, and Venice; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from train stations.
Day #1 Sorrento, Italy. Arrive in Sorrento (the nearest airport is Naples). Benvenuto! Time to relax or to begin exploring this beautiful resort on the Gulf of Naples. Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day #2 Sorrento. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation: walk through the OLD TOWN to see the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient Bell Tower, St. Antonino Church, and St. Francis Church and CLOISTER. TASTE LIMONCELLO and hear how this world-famous liqueur is made.
Day #3 Sorrento. Full day at leisure to enjoy the picturesque city of olive and lemon groves.
Day #4 Sorrento–Rome. This morning, transfer to Naples then travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) to Rome, arriving in the early afternoon.
Day #5 Rome. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation, including headset, takes you to the VATICAN MUSEUMS. See the SISTINE CHAPEL, with Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Visit monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA.
Day #6 Rome. Full day at leisure.
Day #7 Rome–Florence. Transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class), arriving early afternoon.
Day #8 Florence. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset: visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s original David. Walk through Cathedral Square, sculpture-studded Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Croce Square. Also admire medieval Ponte Vecchio.
Day #9 Florence. Full day to enjoy the atmosphere of this splendid Renaissance city.
Day #10 Florence–Venice. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class); early-afternoon arrival at your Venice hotel.
Day #11 Venice. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation with headset. See ST. MARK’S SQUARE and BASILICA, visit DOGES’ PALACE, the BRIDGE OF SIGHS, and watch a GLASSBLOWERS’ DEMONSTRATION. ENTRANCES to the Marciana Library and the Correr and Archaeological museums are included; ask your Local Host for details.
Day #12 Venice. Full day to explore this intriguing city of canals and bridges at your own pace.
Day #13 Venice. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.