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ROME & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR • From city to sea – we’ll visit ancient Rome and the Vatican with fabulous local tour guides to bring things to life for us. We’ve set some time aside for you to explore and shop on your own in the Campo dei Fiori market or other parts of Rome. Day 5 kicks off with a tour of Pompeii on our way to the amazing Amalfi Coast, where shopping, a cooking class and relaxing on the beach are in order of the next few days. You are going to love exploring a few other Amalfi Coast villages with stops to see gardens and how they make the infamous limoncello.
September 23rd – 30th, 2024
DAY 1 | ROME 4 NIGHTS •
Arrive at our hotel in Rome this afternoon. We will explore the famous piazzas and fountains in the historic center, stopping along the way for an aperitivo, afterwards, we experience a true Roman meal.
Welcome drink, Dinner
DAY 2 | ROME • Today we will meet our local guide for a tour of “Ancient Rome”. We stroll through the dusty ancient streets and temples that Caesar, Augustus, and Nero, once haunted. We go inside the Colosseum, where we will relive the glory of the gladiators and walk up Palatine Hill – once home to the emperors and visit one of Rome’s oldest basilicas. There are more than 2,000 years of history spread out among the three levels of the basilica! The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours free to explore more of Rome.
DAY 3 | ROME • This morning we will visit Campo dei Fiori, the best outdoor market in Rome, then we enjoy a fabulous Food Tour in the charming village-like, Trastevere. This Roman neighborhood is filled with wonderful restaurants and artisan shops and we get to enjoy it all! Food, historical sites, the local market and even meet the wonderful families who work hard at preserving the Roman food traditions.
Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 4 | ROME • After breakfast today, we visit Vatican City. The Vatican is the world’s smallest sovereign state, the high seat of Catholicism for more than sixteen centuries and the residence of the popes. It has its own currency, banking and postal system. It is home to the famous Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. You have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to relax or explore more of Rome.
DAY 5 | POSITANO & THE AMALFI COAST 3 NIGHTS • This morning, we transfer to Positano, the most charming town along the Amalfi Coast. We will stop in Pompeii on the way for a guided tour. Stopped in its tracks by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii offers the best look anywhere at what life must have been like 2,000 years ago. An entire city of well-preserved ruins is ours to explore. We will stop in Sorrento for lunch and a quick tour on our way to Positano. You have the evening free to relax and explore Positano!
Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 6 | POSITANO & THE AMALFI COAST • This morning is yours to discover Positano. Do some serious shopping for ceramics, art, or clothing or just relax on the beach with a good book for the day and take it all in. We meet this afternoon for a wonderful cooking class – using the lemons of Positano! After our class we get to sit and enjoy our food!
Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 7 | RAVELLO & AMALFI COAST • Today we explore the Amalfi Coast. We visit the towns of Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello with stops at a limoncello factory and the Emerald Grotto. Once in Ravello, we will be able to tour the gardens of two different Villa’s. The gardens and views are both incredible. This is someplace you want to make sure you have your camera! After our day in Ravello we will head back to Positano where we will meet for our farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 | POSITANO • Tour is over after breakfast. I can help book your transfers to the Naples train station/airport and help with suggestions if you have elected to stay an extra day or two in the Amalfi Coast.
Tour Begins: in the afternoon at 4:00 PM in our hotel in Rome.
Tour Concludes: in the morning after breakfast of day 8.
$5300 Per person/Double occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- 7 nights double occupancy lodging in 3 and 4 star hotels w/ private bathroom.
- All breakfasts
- 3 lunches with the local wine
- 3 dinners with the local wine
- All entry fees to parks and museums
- Cooking Class
- All ground transportation
- All local guides
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Air transportation
- Transfers to and from your hotels at the beginning and ending of the tour.
- Hotel tourist tax (see Roommates section below for details)
Required Trip Insurance
Please note that trip insurance is required to join us on a Ciao Darcy trip. Trip cancellation insurance will protect all deposits and payments for land and air costs if you are required to cancel your tour. We recommend www.travelguard.com
Minimum Travelers: We only run trips with 4 or more guests. If a trip has fewer attendees at 45 days before the trip dates, we will cancel the trip. However, if this were to happen, we can give you the option of a private tour with a surcharge applied.
We have partnered with boutique hotels that meet the Ciao Darcy standards of service.
Double Occupancy: Double occupancy pricing is the price for (1) person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you’re a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you’ll each pay the double occupancy rate.
Single Occupancy: Need some alone time? We hear you. That’s why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself.
If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.
Please note: Many cities in Italy and France have recently implemented tourism taxes on hotel stays in order to “to ensure the quality of tourist, cultural and environmental services in addition to the efficiency of public transports.” We are unable to include these taxes in the tour price as the majority of hotels require the tax to be paid in cash upon check- out. The tax is usually 1 euro per hotel star per person per night. (A four star hotel will usually be four euro per person per night).