Rome Independent Tour & the Amalfi Coast

Rome, Italy Sorrento, Italy Rome, Italy Amalfi, Italy
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from $2,354**

Departures from April – October 2017

Rome Independent Tour: 10 Days/ 8 Nights

See the wonders  of Rome: the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.  Visit Amalfi and explore the most beautiful coast in the Mediterranean.

Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, Capri,  Positano, Ravello, & the Amalfi Coast

ITINERARY:

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

Day 1: Departure from USA to Rome.
Departure from USA to Italy – with your own purchased airline tickets.
Day 2: 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 our driver at the Rome airport for a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Rome.
Day 3: Rome
After breakfast, we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy an afternoon strolling through the city center. Dinner suggestions will be provided.
Overnight in Rome.
(Breakfast)
Day 4: Rome
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a morning at your own pace. Optional tours will be available, including a walking tour of the Piazzas of Rome. In the early afternoon, we will pick you up for a tour of Ancient Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
Overnight in Rome.
(Breakfast)
Day 5: Rome
Spend a leisurely day in Rome after breakfast at your hotel. There is so much more of the Eternal City to explore, but you could also opt for a cooking class, a tour of Tivoli and its spectacular Villas, or wine tasting in Castelli Romani. The choice is yours!
Overnight in Rome.
(Breakfast)
Day 6: Rome/Sorrento
After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the train station for a first class journey to Naples, where you will be whisked off to Sorrento, making a stop in Pompeii. There, a local guide will give you a private tour of the well-preserved Roman town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. That evening, arrive in the amazing jewel of a town, Sorrento, where you will check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Sorrento.
(Breakfast)
Day 7: Sorrento/the Amalfi Coast
Our driver will pick you up after breakfast for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast, stopping in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Spend the day exploring the most beautiful coast in the Mediterranean before returning to your Sorrento hotel.
Overnight in Sorrento.
(Breakfast)
Day 8: Sorrento
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then spend the day in picturesque Sorrento. Perhaps you will souvenir shopping or sample the region’s famous limoncello liqueur. If you’d like to explore more of the Sorrentine Peninsula, we can arrange a cooking class or a winery excursion.
Overnight in Sorrento.
(Breakfast)
Day 9: Sorrento/Capri
We will pick you up after breakfast at your hotel, transporting you to the glamorous island of Capri. Walk in the famous Piazzetta, visit quaint shops, traverse the island’s winding roads, tour Villa San Michele (entrance to be paid locally), and, weather permitting, explore the Blue Grotto. Return to your hotel in Sorrento for the evening.
Overnight in Sorrento.
(Breakfast)
Day 9: Friday — Sorrento/U.S.A.
Arriverderci to Sorrento! After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport or train station in Naples.
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations in 4* hotels for eight nights (Rome-4 nights, Sorrento-4 nights) based on two people sharing a double room.
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private transfer from Rome airport to hotel
  • Vatican Tour
  • Ancient Rome Tour
  • Private transfer from hotel to train station in Rome
  • First class train tickets from Rome to Naples
  • Private transfer from Naples train station to Sorrento hotel with a 3-hour stop in Pompei
  • Private tour guide in Pompei, including entrance fees
  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast, including English speaking driver
  • Capri Tour (available from April to October)
  • Private transfer from Sorrento hotel to Naples airport

Does not include:

  • Round-trip air transportation from USA or Canada to Italy.
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and optional excursions.
  • Transit tax to be paid locally.
  • Travel Insurance.

Optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further while giving you the flexibility you want in a vacation. Click here for some must-see sights and experiences.

Hotels:
Rome:
Hotel Empire Palace (4*) or similar
Via Aureliana, 39
00186 Rome
http://www.empirepalacehotel.com/
Sorrento:
Hotel Mediterraneo
(4 *) or similar
Corso Marion Crawford, 85
80065 Sant’Agnello NA
http://www.mediterraneosorrento.com/
Note — Should the tour not operate you will be notified 45 days in advance of your departure date. We urge you to purchase travel insurance to cover the cost of your entire vacation including any services you purchased from another agency.
2017  Departures Holidays Land Only Price** Air & Land Price*
April $2,440
May $2,440
June $2,440
July 01 – to July 20 $2,440
July 21 – August 31 $2,354
September $2,440
October $2,440
Note: First day of tour is your departure date from the U.S. Actual tour in Italy begins the next day.
**Price is based on 2 persons sharing a Double room in a First Class Hotel.   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.
Single Supplement: on request.  Luxury Hotel Rates: on request.
*Air Fare is not included but discounted rates are available upon request.
Click here to view information on travel insurance.
For information on air fare, transfers or optional tours, please contact us: info@EuropeByChoice.com 212-400-7347

**Please note that for operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute hotels and adjust itineraries due to local conditions.  Blackout dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.

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DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS:

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

Tour operated by Ciao Italy & Carrani Tours      (453)

TRAVEL TIPS:

Gratuities:
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
Transfers:
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.

Baggage:
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.

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