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Italy's History & The Glistening Sea

8 Days / 7 Nights

Rome, Sorrento

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From the tales of Ancient Rome's emperors and gladiators to the sweet sound of the crickets' lullaby on a warm night on the Amalfi Coast, this 8-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Begin your journey in the Italian capital and delve into the country's rich history as you wander around the Eternal City's remarkable monuments. Continue your trip to Sorrento and explore one of the most romantic parts of Italy, the glistening Amalfi Coast.

Having Sorrento as your base, rather than one of the Amalfi Coast towns, brings with it the advantage of better hotel availability, lower pices, and more facilities, than the smaller towns on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula. Sorrento is also more accessible, ideal for day trips to Capri, Naples, or Pompeii.

One of our team members in Italy will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, a valuable source of information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips, from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3 to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Rome, Sorrento tour

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome
4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Included in your vacation package price.

If you're going to see the most famous highlights in Rome, you'll want to do it on this tour with an expert guide. You'll explore the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and more. This is the complete Vatican experience. You'll skip the lines and have your own private guide to explain the history and significance of these amazing buildings and the works of art they contain.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Explore Rome from Two Wheels

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's a lot of territory to cover in Rome, and parking isn't exactly easy, so why not explore the city by bike, and get off whenever you stumble across a new wonder? The best way to explore the city is with a private or group bike guide, who can provide bikes or e-bikes. We can optionally provide bike rental by itself, and have the bikes delivered to your accommodations.

Rome Private Bike Tour

Rome Private Bike Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This three-hour bike tour is a great way to see Rome and get a little exercise while you're at it. So much of the city is accessible on two wheels, and you'll be able to cover much more ground than if you were walking. Your guide is insightful and entertaining and will tell you all about the places you'll see, which include the most famous monuments in the city.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Rome City Center Highlights E-Bike Group Tour

Rome City Center Highlights E-Bike Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour offers an exceptional introduction to Rome's central treasures, encompassing the city's must-see attractions like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps. It also delves into the lesser-known yet captivating corners of Rome, including the hidden gems of Villa Borghese Park and the mesmerizing view of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Hill.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Gourmet Experiences

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better way to explore Italian cuisine than by taking gourmet tours which will give you a deep cultural experience. You can learn how to make gelato and tiramisu, enjoy a luxury gourmet dinner with a wine tasting in a private cellar, or be part of a small group food crawl. Choose any of these experiences and we can guarantee you'll want more.

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This 2.5-hour tour and degustation is perfect for foodies. You'll start with an aperitif as you soak up the atmosphere. Then you'll head for dinner, enjoying sumptuous Roman specialties while you get the special treatment from the owners of the restaurant. We can't think of a better way to enjoy a Roman dinner!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Food lovers, here's your chance to experience Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine. Meet your friendly, local expert food connoisseur in the city center, and get ready to stroll through a number of neighborhoods to visit the most famous food markets, groceries, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Taste some of the delicious food and wines the city is famous for, including pizza bianca, mortadella, gelato, and supplì. From fried artichokes or zucchini flowers in the Jewish ghetto to spices and vegetables in Campo de Fiori, you'll ignite your senses and burn some calories while you enjoy walking amongst the beauty around you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Sorrento by Train

Today you're off to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. The fastest and most economical way to get there is to take a 1-hour train from Rome to Naples and then have our driver pick you up from the train station to take you directly to your accommodations in Sorrento. We've included standard class tickets in your package but an upgrade to a higher class is possible for an extra fee. The whole journey should take approximately 2 hours.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Sorrento by Private Transfer with a Stop in Pompeii

Sorrento by Private Transfer with a Stop in Pompeii

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Rome

Bella Roma! Funny Family Private Tour - History, Games and Delicacies
Moderate3 hours
Colosseum and Roman Forum Private Tour
Light3 hours
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy2.5 hours
Crypts, Bones and Catacombs - Rome Group Walking Tour
Light3.5 hours

4 Nights in Sorrento

4 Nights in Sorrento

5 days in Sorrento
5 days in Sorrento

4 Nights in Sorrento

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Sorrento

Our driver will take you to your accommodation in Sorrento.

Kayaking in Sorrento Group Tour

Kayaking in Sorrento Small Group Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Explore the Sorrentine Coast from a different vantage point: by kayak! With this laid back excursion, you will have the opportunity to get incredible views of the Ancient Roman villa of Pollio Felice, dating back to 41 – 54 AD. This area is also famous for the natural heart-shaped pool with emerald green water, which will be accessed by passing through a small opening in the cliff. You will be amazed by the villa's mosaics and frescoes against the natural backdrop. It is an enchanting place where you will have the opportunity to swim and explore the villa. You'll want to make sure you bring a camera to commemorate this memorable excursion!


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 2 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Sorrento

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be embarking by boat for the island Capri. Along the way you'll explore some of the most astounding natural beauties in Italy, including stops for swimming. On Capri you'll have several hours to explore on your own before returning back home. Bring a bathing suit and your camera, because you're really in for a treat!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Included in your vacation package price.

Don't miss the opportunity to go touring the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. We can arrange for an experienced English-speaking driver to pick you up in the morning and remain at your disposal for the whole day, so you can explore at your own pace and really make the most of your time on the Italian Riviera. This is an eight-hour tour, so you'll have plenty of time to explore, and your driver knows just where to go. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, and don't forget your camera!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Third Full Day in Sorrento

Bagni Salvatore

Suggestion to explore on your own

This area of the coast by the Roman ruins has been transformed into a relaxing haven for sunbathers and cooling dips in the crystal-clear sea. There’s a series of sunbathing platforms on the stone piers, with direct access into the sea via ladders. The historic setting makes for a picturesque place to spend an afternoon and everything you need is right here. For an additional cost, you can hire sunbeds for the day, and there’s a bar and restaurant to keep you topped up for hours.

Bagni Salvatore

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

It's time to say a teary arrivederci to Sorrento. We will arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Naples airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Sorrento

Cook Like a Local Group Cooking Class
Easy3 hours 30 minutes
Farm Experience with Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello Group Tour
Moderate4 hours 30 minutes
Farm Visit and Limoncello Tasting Group Tour
Light3,5 hours
Fishing Experience Along Capri - Group Tour
Easy8 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Naples Standard Class Train Ticket
Naples - Sorrento Private Transfer

Sorrento

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri
Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento
Sorrento - Naples Private Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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