- Centrally Located 4 & 5 star Hotels
- Smaller Tour Groups
- More Motorcoach Legroom
- Airport Transfers at Scheduled Times
- Full Breakfast Daily
- 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners
- Wine and Limoncello Tasting
- Wireless Headsets To Hear Your Tour Guide Clearly
- Travel Wallet, Baggage Tags and Travel Documents Included
- Baggage Handling Throughout (Except at Airports)
- Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and all Tips For Hotel and Restaurant Personnel
- Professional Tour Directors and Licensed Local Guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi On Our Buses
- Depart USA - Rome
- Arrive in Rome - Afternoon at Leisure - Dinner in Hotel
- Rome - Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's Basilica - Dinner Out
- Rome Sightseeing - Afternoon at Leisure
- Rome - Pompeii - Amalfi - Dinner in Hotel
- Amalfi - Ravello - Villa Rufolo - Amalfi - Limoncello Tasting
- Amalfi - Sail to Positano - Lunch in Sorrento - Amalfi - Wine Tasting
- Amalfi - Isle of Capri - Lunch - Amalfi - Dinner in Hotel
- Flight Home - Naples - USA
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SUNDAY: Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on your Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!
MONDAY: Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
Enjoy some free time this afternoon—take a walk on Via Veneto, have a gelato or maybe do some shopping. Tonight, we’ll meet our tour leader for a brief orientation and welcome drink, followed by dinner in our hotel.
TUESDAY: This morning, it’s a five-minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a massive collection of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.
Next, we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pietà, sculpted when he was just 24 years old, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
Tonight, you’ll be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends!
(Please note that the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned by the Pope.)
WEDNESDAY: This morning, after breakfast,we will board our chariot for a relaxing, panoramic driving tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, an arena for horse races during the Roman Empire, and the Synagogue.
Then we will enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight, you have the chance to explore the wonderful restaurants in Rome on your own. Be sure to try some “Fiori di Zucca,” a specialty in Rome: Zucchini flowers, deep fried and filled with mozzarella and sometimes, anchovies.
*Colosseum entrance subject to ticket availability*
THURSDAY: This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth.
Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000-years-ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Next, we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento, a twelfth-century convent converted into a charming first-class hotel overlooking the sea. Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines.
FRIDAY: After a relaxing morning, we’ll take a short ride up the mountain to charming Ravello. The town’s beauty is so inspiring that for centuries it has attracted world famous composers, writers and artists. We’ll visit the stunning Villa Rufolo; built by a very wealthy merchant family in the 13th century, it was one of the largest and most expensive villas on the Amalfi Coast. When the famous German composer, Richard Wagner, visited the villa, he was so inspired that he stayed there long enough to write the second act of “Parsifal”, an opera that he had been working on for over twenty years.
Next, we’ll return to Amalfi for a wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the world famous Limoncello liqueur. It goes down easily… but it’s quite strong! Salute! This evening is yours to enjoy as you please!
SATURDAY: What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi coast than by sea!
Today, we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano (in case of bad weather, we’ll travel by bus). There will be time to explore this picture-postcard village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean Sea.
Then we will take a quick drive to Sorrento to enjoy a lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region.
This evening is yours to enjoy as you please!
SUNDAY: Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of your world’s most enchanting islands. Weather permitting, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for its translucent aqua blue water. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well-deserved lunch with wine.
Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back to Amalfi. Tonight, we’ll enjoy our final night at a relaxing dinner in the hotel. Don’t forget to exchange contact information so you can plan another trip together in the future!
MONDAY: This morning your trip home starts at the Naples Airport. Unless, of course, you have chosen to extend your stay and let this unforgettable journey continue a little longer! We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join us again in the near future for another Perillo Tour!