Rome, Naples

Rome, Naples
air or rail & our coach
Discovery cities

1st day: Rome
Arrival at the airport. Welcome of the group and transfer to the hotel.  Free time. In the evening welcome cocktail  with the group leader, presentation of the tour with a short briefing.Dinner and  accommodation.

2nd day: Vatican – Christian Rome
Breakfast. Full day guided visit  of the Vatican Museums: the Tapestry Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and the vatican Library. Then a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, housing the Pietà by Michelangelo. Time free for  lunch. In the afternoon the tour includes visits to the the grand Holy Basilica of St Maria Maggiore, the Holy Stairs, the Basilica of St John's in Lateran and the Catacombs. Return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

3th day: Baroque Rome
After breakfast, guided walk through the baroque Rome visiting the most beautiful squares of the city: via del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Pantheon  (the best preserved pagan temple of the ancient period), Piazza Navona, one of the most fancy squares of Rome with Bernini's magnificent Four River fountain, Piazza di Spagna, and the famous Trevi Fountain, renowned not only for its imposing beauty, but also because of the "Three coins in a Fountain". Time free for  lunch.  Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.

4th day: Rome - Naples - Sorrento
After breakfast leaving Rome along the Highway of the Sun, crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania to Naples.  On arrival in Naples, city tour including Mergellina, the Castle Dell'Ovo, Caracciolo Avenue and the Santa Lucia neighborhood. Time free for lunch. After driving along the coastal road proceed to Sorrento a jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula, famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olives. Dinner and accommodation.

5th day: Capri
Breakfast.  Full day excursion to the island of Capri. Transfer to the port and board the boat to Capri. Guided tour of the magic island. In Anacapri, the town situated in a more mountainous area it is possible to visit the Villa of the Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe. Lunch in a restaurant, followed by a guided walk leading from the little Piazza to Augustus’ gardens with its breathtaking view of the Faraglioni and the wild south coast of the island. It may be possible to visit the famous Blue Grotto (weather conditions permitting). In the afternoon return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

6th day: Amalfi - Pompei
After breakfast, departure for the Amalfitan Coast. Short stops at the Belvedere of Positano and other lovely spots to admire the breathtaking panorama of an absolutely unique coastline. Arriving in Amalfi. Visit the  Cathedral with its cloister. Continuation  to Pompei. Lunch in restaurant.  Visit of the  best preserved ancient Roman city which was buried under the ashes of nearby Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and rediscovered in the 18th century. Return to Sorrento. Rest of day at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.

7th day: Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Time free. Transfer to airport of Rome according to the flight departure time.