Insider's Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & the Amalfi Coast10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Venice, Italy
Upon arrival, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your hotel.Hotel Luna Baglioni - 2 Nights
This morning, meet your local guide for a private walking visit of Venice, including the Doge Palace, Piazza San Marco, Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, and the Pantheon of Venice. This afternoon, embark by private boat to visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon, culminating in a visit to Murano to observe a local glassblowing artist before joining a workshop to make a masterpiece of your own.Hotel Luna Baglioni (B)
Day 3To Florence
After breakfast, join your private guide and driver for a leisurely drive to Florence. Upon arrival, visit the Duomo before strolling to the Accademia Gallery. Skip the line, head directly inside with your exclusive ticket and see the gallery's most famous exhibit: Michelangelo's David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery, where you will skip the line and take a privately guided visit of some of the gallery's most famous pieces. This evening, enjoy a cooking class to learn about the traditional dishes of the region.Four Seasons Hotel Firenze - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Rome
Meet your private driver and guide for your journey to Rome, stopping at San Siena on the way for a guided visit of the beautiful cathedral and spectacular Piazza del Campo. This afternoon, visit a local winery for a tasting and light lunch.Hotel Hassler - 3 Nights (B, L)
This morning, explore the magnificent Colosseum. In the afternoon, join your guide for your visit to the Vatican Museums. Visit the tapestry gallery and Rafael rooms before entering the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's masterpiece. End your day at St. Peter's Basilica, the center of the Catholic Church.Hotel Hassler (B)
On your full-day guided sightseeing visit of the city, visit the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia.Hotel Hassler (B)
Day 7To the Amalfi Coast
Meet your driver for the short ride to the train station and your first-class journey to Naples and then onward to the Amalfi Coast. Stop en route in Pompeii and learn the fascinating history of this ancient city.Belmond Hotel Caruso - 3 Nights (B)
Day 8The Amalfi Coast
This morning, visit the hillside town of Positano, the Amalfi Coast's most picturesque town. Continue to Ravello to discover its splendid architecture and admire the breathtaking views of the sea.Belmond Hotel Caruso (B, D)
Day 9The Amalfi Coast
Meet your driver and guide and head to the port of Sorrento, where you will board your private boat, which will whisk you to the Isle of Capri. On the way, stop at the fabled Blue Grotto where sunlight shines through the seawater and creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. Upon arrival in Capri, embark on a private tour with a visit to Villa San Michele and a chairlift ride to Monte Solaro.Belmond Hotel Caruso (B)
Day 10Depart Italy
Meet your private driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 116,304 sq. miles
Official Language: Italian
What To See: The magical city of Venice, often referred to as La Serenissima (the most serene), has enchanted travelers for centuries. Florence boasts world-renowned galleries, and is still a living center of artisan crafts, with busy workshops nestled in the stunning Renaissance architecture. In Pisa, don’t forget to pay a visit to the famed leaning tower. The Amalfi Coast offers striking landscapes, sparkling seas, and breathtaking cliffs. While there, visit the Isle of Capri, an idyllic island gem in the Bay of Naples. Spend some time exploring the forests, fields and vineyards of Tuscany. And don’t forget to immerse yourself in the fascinating metropolis of Rome.
Insider's Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome & The Amalfi Coast
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