The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

Live la dolce vita with your family for one week from Rome to the Amalfi Coast - take an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, visit Rome's Colosseum, try out gladiator school, explore the dramatic Amalfi Coast, tour magical Capri by convertible car and more... plus pizza you make yourself!

It's all about the why, what, how and when, and it makes you feel like a VIP (very important person - or as we've been told, a very inspired person) on this trip. It's riding in convertible cars on a magical island called Capri... special after-hours entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel - you and no crowds viewing Mr. Michelangelo's masterpieces... learning how to make Neapolitan pizza, olive oil and mozzarella cheese... stories about gladiators, volcanoes and a fountain that grants wishes... sweet.

After hours guided visit to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, gladiator school in Rome, guided visits to Catacombs and Pompeii, explore Isle of Capri by convertible & Amalfi coast by boat, cheese & olive oil presentation & pizza making at countryside agriturismo

Traveling Well Includes:
  • After-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - unhurried viewing, fewer crowds
  • Guided visits to the Colosseum & Catacombs of St. Callistus and a lesson in how to be a gladiator in Rome
  • Evening at an agriturismo near Sorrento - see how cheese is made and olive oil is pressed; get tips on making your own pizza & learn to dance the Tarantella
  • Jet boat to the Isle of Capri; travel up to Anacapri in a private convertible & take in the views on a chairlift ride
  • A drive along the spectacular Amalfi coastline from Sorrento to Positano & a private cruise along the Amalfi Coast to the historic town of Amalfi
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure as noted
  • 13 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners); all gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides & drivers; service charges, taxes, and porterage

  • Call (765) 284-6316 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14260437

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2019
    Duration
    7 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1RomeArrive Rome... the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and more

    Tour begins: 3:00 PM, Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA. A transfer is included upon arrival from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino to Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA. A brief city tour shows you some of Rome's most famous sights - view the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, and the Caracalla Baths and visit inside the Colosseum with a guide. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

    Meals: D
    Day 2RomeGladiator school, the catacombs & after-hours at the Vatican Museums

    Experience a close-up look at ancient Rome as you head out along the Appian Way. Your first stop is Gladiator School, where you'll not only get a fun introduction to ancient Roman history but also learn the essentials of fighting, gladiator style. Next up is a guided visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus where you'll learn all about the secret language of the early Christian symbols found throughout the underground tunnels of the Catacombs; take a look at frescoes and inscriptions that reveal clues. Have lunch at a restaurant on the Appian Way, then enjoy some free time in Rome. Tonight - a special family experience - a Tauck Bridges Exclusive after-hours, guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (subject to availability, day of visit may vary). See the Candelabra Gallery, Map Gallery and the Tapestries, as well as the Sistine Chapel - without crowds. You won't be rushed, you won't have to maneuver through masses of people blocking your views, and you'll be able to take your time to contemplate the inspirational and artistic treasures. Marvel at the spectacular Biblical scenes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which changed the course of western art and took Michelangelo four years to paint, standing on a scaffold - he had impaired vision and a serious stiff neck afterward - and see why the floor of the Sistine Chapel is almost as famous as the ceiling frescoes.

    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3RomeSt. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon & the Trevi Fountain

    Your day begins with a visit to the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Peter's Square, accompanied by a local guide. A walking tour takes you to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain, where legend has it that if you turn your back, throw a coin into the fountain and wish for it, you'll return to Rome some day. Have lunch today at a local restaurant and spend the rest of the day enjoying Rome, as you please, with your family.

    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

    Meals: B, L
    Day 4SorrentoFrom poignant Pompeii to pizza making in the countryside

    Travel first class from Rome to Naples aboard a high-speed train. Upon arrival, you're off to Pompeii, which was buried in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD - take a walk through the ancient streets with a local guide. Following lunch at a local restaurant, head to Sorrento for a three-night stay. Late afternoon, drive to Agriturismo La Galatea Farm to see how olives are pressed to make olive oil and how mozzarella cheese is made. A local expert teaches you how to make your own pizza for dinner, where you'll discover the magic of Neapolitan music and learn how to dance the energetic Tarantella. Your family will enjoy Executive Level, Sea View rooms during your stay at Hilton Sorrento Palace.

    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5CapriTo the Isle of Capri by jet boat, touring by convertible and back to Sorrento

    From Sorrento, take a trip across the Gulf of Naples by high-speed jet boat to the Isle of Capri. A fabulous ride in a private convertible brings you along the cliffs of the Anacapri road, ending in the town of Anacapri. Ride a funicular to the highest point on the island before lunch in the town of Capri, and a return by high-speed jet boat to Sorrento. Late afternoon, your Tauck Director takes you on a walking tour of Sorrento; spend the rest of the day and evening with your family as you please.

    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, L
    Day 6AmalfiPositano, a cruise and paper making on the amazing Amalfi Coast

    You're in for an exciting ride today as you drive along the Amalfi Coast - the road rises, falls, twists and turns like a roller coaster. In Positano, take a walking tour before boarding a private boat for a cruise to Amalfi. Spend some free time in the lovely medieval town of Amalfi with its labyrinth of winding streets. Return to your fabulous hotel late afternoon, and join us for a farewell reception and barbecue dinner.

    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7SorrentoJourney home

    Tour ends: Sorrento. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Hilton Sorrento Palace to Naples Airport is included. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for your flight check-in at the airport.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    04/14/2019$3,990.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
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    08/18/2019$3,990.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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