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History, Art & The Scent of Lemons

10 Days / 9 Nights

Rome, Florence, Sorrento

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Italy's rich history and superb art are two of the main reasons why so many travelers from all over the globe swear by this gorgeous Mediterranean country. If you'd like to delve into both but also allow some time to get to know the sunny side of Italy's South, this 10-day itinerary is made for you. Starting with the Eternal City and all of its century-old treasures, continue to Italy's indisputable capital of art, Florence, before you take in the magic of the Amalfi Coast in charming Sorrento.

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.

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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.

Welcome to Rome - Group City Stroll with Gelato Tasting

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This is an intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City. You’ll visit the top sights and enjoy a gelato tasting. You’ll visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and even see some Ancient Roman ruins along the way, on this relaxed tour with 15 other people at most.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First 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

First Time in Rome

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There are many aspects to Rome's history and it's easy to be overwhelmed by this most spectacular of cities. If it's your first time in Rome you're probably wondering where to start. Our recommendation is to take a bike tour, which enables you to cover more ground and get a sense of the city's geography. Sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican all deserve a little longer time and we'll add suggestions for visiting those into your subsequent days in the Eternal City. If biking around the city doesn't appeal, we can offer the same tour but using a golf cart as your means of conveyance.

E-bike Along the Appian Way Private Tour

E-bike Along the Appian Way Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The Bike Tour of Rome is an opportunity to discover Rome in an entirely unique way! Ride down one of Rome’s oldest roads, the Appia Antica on a comfortable electric bike. E-Bikes are ideal for this bike tour because they allow you to cover more ground with less pedaling. You don’t have to train ahead of your holiday to enjoy this bike adventure! Pass through the ancient city gate Porta Appia and discover with your English-speaking guide the many remarkable landmarks and archaeological sites that lay along the Appian Way. See ancient Roman baths, including the second-largest Caracalla Baths. Stop to explore several important churches from many different periods of time including San Sebastiano fuori le mura and Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis. See mausoleums and tombs like that of Caecilia Metella, built in the 1st century AD. Ride past some of Ancient Rome’s important catacombs and learn about why they are located where they are. See Rome’s second-largest Roman arena, the Circus of Maxentius. Hear the remarkable stories and historical events from successful soldiers marching home to Spartacus’s famous slave revolt that took place on this stretch of ancient highway from your passionate guide. This E-Bike adventure past priceless relics and Roman history awaits you!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Golf Cart Around Rome Private Tour

Golf Cart Around Rome Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The Private Rome Golf Cart Tour sounds like an incredible way to explore the Eternal City! It offers a unique and comfortable way to experience Rome's iconic sites while learning about its fascinating history. Riding in an eco-friendly golf cart not only allows for convenience but also minimizes the physical strain of touring the city on foot. With a knowledgeable guide at the helm, travelers can make the most of their time by efficiently navigating through Rome's streets while uncovering hidden gems and significant landmarks. The personalized nature of a private tour ensures that visitors can pause for photos, take in the sights, or even enjoy a quick refreshment break, enhancing the overall experience. This blend of culture, history, and fun promises an engaging and enriching adventure through one of the world's most captivating cities!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Standing in the Sistine Chapel and marvelling at Michelangelo's masterpieces is a memory that will stay with you forever but to enjoy it this moment to its fullest the best way is by entering the Vatican a full hour before the general public. It'll be an early start for this VIP small group tour but totally worth it. Your guide will tell you the story of the chapel, before continuing to explore the Vatican Museums.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 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 Florence by Train

Today it's time to bid arriverderci to the Eternal City. You're headed to Italy's art palace, Florence. The high speed train service gets you there in just over an hour and a half. We've included standard class tickets in your package but can upgrade these to business class for an extra fee. We will also arrange for a driver to take you to Roma Termini station in plenty of time for your departing train.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto

Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto

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 to 3 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Florence

3 Nights in Florence

4 days in Florence
4 days in Florence

3 Nights in Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Florence

Upon arriving to Florence's main station, Santa Maria Novella, we'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from the train station and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

A Different View on Florence

Suggestion to explore on your own

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through Florence city center, walk by the famous Duomo and the bell tower, Piazza della Signoria and continue to Ponte Vecchio, the famous old bridge from there you can enjoy a great view of the city on both sides of the river. End your night on a rooftop bar, Sesto on Arno is a great option, where you can enjoy your drink while admiring the city from above.

A Different View on Florence

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Florence

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Sometimes Florence feels like an outdoor museum. There's so much to see in every direction, it can be a little overwhelming. That's why this three-hour city walking tour is so great: in a short time you'll explore the most important bridges, alleys, medieval markets and Renaissance palaces, so you can appreciate the best of this unique city. You'll be picked up from you accommodation and your guide will lead you through the city streets.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

The Cradle of the Renaissance

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Florence hosts some of the most interesting and popular museums in the world. The Accademia is most famous for Michaelangelo's David, and the Uffizi Gallery has must-see works from the Renaissance. Thanks to the quality and amount of artwork in each museum, we suggest visiting one per day, ideally with a private guide (which will also allow you to skip the long lines) in combination with a walking tour of the historical center.

Other great museums include the Palazzo Pitti, a magnificent Renaissance complex, and the largest museum complex in Florence, which includes the Museum of Costume and Fashion.

Accademia Gallery Private Tour

Accademia Gallery Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour of the Academia Gallery is a great way to experience the rich artistic culture and history of Florence. You'll meet your guide at your hotel, then walk for an hour in the beautiful Florence city centre and then to the gallery. The statue of David is definitely the most famous work on display, but it's certainly not the only thing worth seeing. Have your questions at the ready!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Uffizi Gallery Private Tour

Uffizi Gallery Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour of the Uffizi Gallery is a great way to experience the rich artistic culture and history of Florence. You'll meet your guide at your hotel or at the gallery, then walk through the gallery together. There are numerous world-famous masterpieces on display that you're sure to recognize.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Florence

Homemade Pasta Group Cooking Class

Cook with a Local Chef

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

What better way to get to know a region than by cooking some of its special dishes? If you're of a culinary bent or just curious about how Italian food is so tasty, we have the perfect activities for you. A small group cooking class will teach you a lot more about the local cuisine than eating in a restaurant. If you're up for something simpler, a pizza and gelato class is a perfect choice!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour

Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a half-day small group tour delving into the beauty of Tuscany's wine country. Drive through vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees, then visit two wineries to discover the secrets of wine making, and taste wines and olive oil paired with local specialties.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Sorrento by Train

Today you're off to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. The fastest and most economic way to get there is to take a 3h train from Florence to Naples and then have our driver pick you up from the platform and take you directly to your accommodation in Sorrento. We've included standard class tickets in your package but an upgrade to a higher class is possible for an extra fee. We will arrange as well the transportation to Florence train station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Sorrento by Private Transfer

Sorrento by Private Transfer

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

Best of Florence Group Walking Tour
Light3 hours
Buildings on the Arno Private Photo Tour
Light3-4 hours
Chianti E-bike Cycling Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Moderate8 hours 30 minutes
Cinque Terre Self-Guided Private Day Trip
Light10 Hours

3 Nights in Sorrento

3 Nights in Sorrento

4 days in Sorrento
4 days in Sorrento

3 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 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Sorrento

Indulge alla Sorrentino

Suggestion to explore on your own

Even though limoncello is the most famous product of this area, there are many other foods and specialties to try in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Some of the most famous ones are Provolone del Monaco di Sorrento, a sort of semi-hard cows milk cheese that has a smooth texture and mild smoky flavors. It goes great with local wines of course! Another must-try are the tomatoes: you can find many different varieties but the best ones are big round ones, used to make the famous tomato sauce. Many recipes in Sorrento have tomatoes as the main ingredient, such as Gnocchi alla Sorrentina - traditional dish made of gnocchi with tomatoes, basil, oil, and mozzarella sauce. Of course, the list wouldn't be complete without Mozzarella! There are many places to try this famous cheese, but our favorite is the Caseificio Apreda Francesco, a traditional producer with different varieties (all very tasty)!

Indulge alla Sorrentino

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Amazing Amalfi

Included in your vacation package price.

Get the most out of your time in Sorrento by spending a day exploring other villages along the Amalfi Coast with a private driver. We will arrange for an English-speaking driver who will pick you up in the morning and remain at your disposal for the whole day as you explore this beautiful region. You will have the opportunity to see the charming towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, which you can visit at your own pace, enjoying the shops, the sites, and cafes. And while the driver is not a guide, they will be happy to share insider information about villages, but if you would like to learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Site, we would be happy to arrange for an expert guide to accompany you and show you all the not-to-be-missed highlights of each town.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Sorrento

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 : 7-8 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - 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 with a Sea View 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
Group Boat Excursion to the Amalfi Coast
Light8 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
Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Small Group Tour
Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour
Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Florence Standard Class Train Tickets

Florence

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Florence Train Station Transfer
Florence City Private Walking Tour
Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour
Florence Train Station Transfer
Florence - Naples Business Class Train Tickets
Naples - Sorrento Private Transfer

Sorrento

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