Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast – Italian Holiday


from $2.399*

Departures: Saturdays from April 2016 – Nov. 2016

Cruise/Independent Tour: 16 Days/ 14 Nights

Spend one week cruising the Mediterranean Sea on the MSC Preziosa with “ports of call” in Italy, Malta, Spain, and France. PLUS — enjoy a post-cruise second week in Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Buon Viaggio!

Palermo, Valletta, Valencia, Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Naples, Amalfi Coast





Departures: April 30, May 07, 14, 21, 28 and June 04                     Departures: June 11, 18, 25, July 02, 09, 16, 24, 31,
Aug. 06, 13, 20, 27, Sept. 03, 10, 17, 24
Oct. 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 05



Note: First day of tour is your departure date from the USA. Actual cruise/tour in Italy begins the next day.

Day 1: Saturday — Departure from USA/Canada to Rome
Departure from USA to Italy – with your own purchased airline tickets.
Day 2: Sunday – Arrival in Rome
Welcome to Italy!
Upon arrival in Rome’s Fiumicino airport please proceed through the Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Meet your driver and transfer to Civitavecchia to embark aboard MSC Preziosa.  Departure is at 6PM
Day 3: Monday – Port-of-Call Palermo, Sicily
10AM – 5PM Optional tours available on board.
Day 4: Tuesday – Port-of-Call – Valletta, Malta
10AM – 6PM Optional tours available on board.
Day 5: Wednesday – At Sea
Relax and enjoy the ship’s activities.
Day 6: Thursday – Port-of-Call –Valencia, Spain
10AM – 6PM Optional tours available on board.
Day 7: Friday – Port-of-Call – Marseille, France
10AM – 4PM Optional tours available on board.
Day 8: Saturday – Port-of-Call – Genoa, Italy
8AM – 6PM Optional tours available on board.
Day 9: Sunday – Port-of-Call – Civitavecchia, Italy
Arrival at 8AM. Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City.
Day 10: Monday – Rome
After breakfast, meet your guide in Piazza Navona and visit the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and the Baroque quarter. Local sightseeing is done with a small group. In the afternoon meet your guide at S.Peter’s square and visit the Museums.
Vatican art and history have always left a profound impression on visitors to Rome: discover the masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and more.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 11: Tuesday – Rome
This day is at leisure to discover Rome on your own. You can visit Coliseum with the Forum, the most important archeological area in the city and once the center of public life during Roman times. Or you can choose to visit Villa Borghese and its splendid museum or spend the day in Campania and visit Pompeii, Capri and Naples. Optional tours are available.
Overnight in Rome.
Day 12: Wednesday – Pompeii and Sorrento

After breakfast depart for Sorrento by coach (pick up at your hotel in Rome).  Upon arrival in Naples, enjoy a short sightseeing tour then continue to Pompeii.  After lunch, visit the incredible Archeological Park. Late afternoon, transfer to Sorrento.
Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 13: Thursday – Sorrento
Free time today in Sorrento. You can visit Capri, the Royal Palace in Caserta or explore the wine country of Avellino in Irpinia.
Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 14: Friday – Amalfi Coast
Meet your driver guide and depart for the Amalfi Coast.  Amalfi is the main town on the coast and it was once a maritime power. Ravello, just a short hop from Amalfi, is a town that has been historically a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed some of his famous operas while staying in the area. Ravello is also known for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone (The villa is now a hotel, and the gardens are open to the public) and Villa Rufolo unique in terms of architectural and decorative style. Drop off in Amalfi late afternoon.
Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 15: Saturday – Amalfi Coast
Today is free at leisure. Visit Paestum or enjoy a boat ride along the coast to take in some spectacular views of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.
Overnight in Amalfi.
Day 16: Sunday – Departure
After breakfast transfer on your own to the airport or rail station for your return trip home or your continuation to another destination.


  • Round-trip transfer between Rome Airport/hotel and ship in Civitavecchia.
  • MSC Preziosa Mediterranean cruise for 7 nights, including meals and entertainment on board.
  • Hotel accommodations in 4* hotels for seven nights (3 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Sorrento, 2 nights on the Amalfi Coast) based on 2 persons sharing a room.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Welcome briefing with our local assistant.
  • Small Group Tour: Visit of Vatican with entrance fee included. Transfers to/from St. Peters not included.
  • Small Group Tour: Walking tour of Classic Rome (Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, Pantheon and the heart of the city). Transfers not included.
  • Early morning Coach from Rome to Pompeii with a visit of the Archeo Park with guide.*
  • Pompeii entrance fee.
  • Transfer from Pompeii to Sorrento at the end of the Pompeii tour.
  • Signature “Amalfi Drive” private visit of Amalfi Sea Coast towns and  the hill town of Ravello with a professional and expert driver/guide.
  • Transfer from Sorrento to Amalfi Coast.
  • *Alternatively, private transfer from Rome to Sorrento with en route stop in Pompeii and guide tour: Supplement $289 per person. (minumum 2 passengers) .
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Cruise Government taxes and fees.

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to Italy.
  • Porterage.
  • Transfers to walking tours.
  • Porterage from Venice dock to hotel (supplement € 36 per 2 bags).
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions both on board your cruise and while touring Italy.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.


Note — We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.

Hotel Ponte Sisto (4*) or similar
Via dei Pettinari, 64
00186 Rome
Carlton (4 *) or similar
Via Correale, 15
80067 Sorrento
Amalfi Coast:
Tramonto d’Oro (4 *) or similar
Via Gennaro Capriglione, 119
84010 Praiano
2016 Rates
Saturday Departures
Cruise & Land Price**
April 30/May 07 $2,799
May 14, 21, 28 $2,899
June 04, 11, 18, 25/July 02, 09 $3,099
July 16 $3,199
July 23 $3,299
July 30/Aug. 06, 13 $3,499
Aug. 20, 27/Sept. 03 $3,099
Sept. 10, 17 $2,999
Sept. 24 $2,899
Oct. 01, 08 $2,799
Oct. 15, 22, 29 $2,699
Nov. 05 $2,399
All prices are guaranteed once cabins have been confirmed and final payment is received.
**Price is based on 2 persons sharing an Interior Cabin on Bella Deck and a Double room in deluxe hotels throughout Italy. Subject to availability. Prices are subject to change as a result of fuel surcharge increases or currency fluctuations. No changes will be made once final payment is received. Rates may be higher during holidays, fairs and special events.
Single Supplement: upon request. Upgrades for cruise portion are available at a supplement for Ocean view and Deluxe Staterooms.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
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For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: 212-400-7347

Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.

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We accept American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover credit cards as well as checks as forms of payment. A deposit of 25% of the total price of the land services, inclusive of taxes and fees or full payment (depending on departure date) is required to confirm a reservation. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Airline tickets must be paid in full prior to issuance regardless of departure date. Ticket prices cannot be guaranteed until paid in full and ticketed. For full Terms and Conditions please click here.

Cancellation Policy
61 days or more prior to departure: 5% of package price
60-46 days prior to departure: 10% of package price
45-31 days prior to departure: 20% of package price
30-15 days prior to departure: 40% of package price
14-8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
7-0 days and no-shows: 100% of package price

Operated by Visit Italy Tours

Tips to waiters, chambermaids, and to the Tour Directors, local guides, and drivers are not included. The following is a suggested guideline on tipping:
(a.) Euro 1.00 per person/per day for waiters and chambermaids
(b.) Euro 2.00 per person/per day for drivers and local guides
(c.) Euro 3.00 per person/per day for your Tour Director
Add transfers to your tour so you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel and back. Prices available upon request.
Transit Tax:
As of July 1, 2011 all visitors to Italy are required to pay an additional tourist tax for their hotel stay. The new tax has been created mainly to help re-build the ancient cities and is based on how many stars a hotel has. This tax may vary by city and can range from 1 to 6 Euro per person, per night, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. This must be paid by the visitor, in Euro, directly to the hotel at time of check-out. It will be presented as a separate charge from any other charges accrued at the hotel. (Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this tax.
Different airlines may have different policies. For information on specific airline policies, please check your carriers web site.
Air Transportation:
Air fares change often and vary by gateway city, season, day of week and seat availability. Our air fares will be quoted to you within two business days of your tour reservation and will include the air fare, fuel surcharges and government taxes as quoted by the airlines. You are under no obligation to accept our airfare quote and may elect to use your reward miles or your preferred airline. Typical airfares from New York to Rome varies from $1200 in March – May and September – October to $1500 in June – August but can change without prior notice. We highly recommend to reserve your seats early in order to obtain the best air fare.