9 Day Rome & the Amalfi Coast Experience 2020 Start From $3550
Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Capri sparkles in the distance. Welcome to Amalfi! This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.
DAY 1 – DEPART USA – ROME
Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on your Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!
DAY 2 – ARRIVE IN ROME – AFTERNOON AT LEISURE – DINNER IN HOTEL
Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
Enjoy some free time this afternoon—take a walk on Via Veneto, have a gelato or maybe do some shopping. Tonight, we’ll meet our tour leader for a brief orientation and welcome drink, followed by dinner in our hotel.
DAY 3 – ROME SIGHTSEEING – AFTERNOON AT LEISURE – DINNER OUT
Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a relaxing, panoramic driving tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, downtown ancient Rome, the Circus Maximus, and the Great Synagogue, built in the heart of the Jewish quarter.
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight, please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends!
DAY 4 – ROME – VATICAN MUSEUM – SISTINE CHAPEL – ST. PETER’S BASILICA
This morning, it’s a five-minute drive to another country—Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a massive collection of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.
Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pietà, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
(Please note that the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned by the Pope.)
Tonight you have a chance to explore the wonderful restaurants in Rome on your own. Be sure to try some Fiori di zucca, a specialty in Rome: Zucchini flowers, deep fried and filled with mozzarella and, sometimes, anchovies.
DAY 5 – ROME – POMPEII – AMALFI – DINNER IN HOTEL
This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth.
Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000-years-ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Next, we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento, a twelfth-century convent converted into a charming first-class hotel overlooking the sea.
Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines.
DAY 6 – AMALFI – ISLE OF CAPRI – LUNCH – AMALFI
Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of the world’s most enchanting islands. If weather permits, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for its translucent aquablue light. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well-deserved lunch with wine.
Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back to Amalfi. Enjoy the night on your own—there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from!
DAY 7 – AMALFI – SAIL TO POSITANO – LUNCH IN SORRENTO – AMALFI – WINE TASTING
What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi Coast than by sea!
Today we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano. (in case of bad weather, we’ll travel by bus). There will be time to explore this picture-postcard village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean Sea.
Then we will take a quick drive to Sorrento to enjoy a lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region.
Next we’ll return to Amalfi for a wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the famous LIMONCELLO liquor. It goes down easily…but it’s also quite strong! Salute!
This evening is yours to enjoy as you please!
DAY 8 – AMALFI – RAVELLO – AMALFI – DINNER IN HOTEL
After a relaxing morning, we’ll take a short, twisty ride up the mountain to charming Ravello. The town’s beauty is so inspiring that it’s attracted world famous composers, writers and artists for centuries.
We’ll visit the beautiful Villa Ruffolo. The composer, Richard Wagner, fell in love with this place and annual concerts of his music take place here.
Enjoy the final night of your tour at a relaxing dinner in the hotel. Don’t forget to exchange contact information so you can plan another trip together!
DAY 9 – FLIGHT HOME – NAPLES – USA
This morning your trip home starts at the Naples Airport. Unless, of course, you have chosen to extend your stay and let this unforgettable journey continue a little longer! We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join Perillo Tours again in the very near future.