Italy escorted tour by rail: from Milan to Sorrento
12 nights – Price starting from: € 2.353,00 per person in double room

What's included

TOUR DIRECTOR

Professional English and French speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour

CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS

4* hotels with continental buffet breakfast

FIRST CLASS

on high speed train

WORRY FREE LUGGUAGE

we collect and deliver client’s luggage directly from hotel to hotel

UNLIMITED INTERNET CONNECTION

Personal WiFi device to navigate at the highest speed available in Italy with true unlimited traffic

18 MEALS

13 continental buffet breakfast, 3 dinners, 1 aperitive with appetizers, 1 local food testing with wine. Welcome drink and snack on high-speed train.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

We understand that booking with such advance might be worrying, anyway the earlier you book the more you save; That’s why we apply a really fair payment and cancellation policy

PAYMENT

  • Confirmation of your booking: € 100,00 per pax ( adult/child) as deposit.
  • Full balance: 40 days before departure.

CANCELLATION

  • Up to 28 days prior departure: fully refund with the exception of the deposit
  • 27 days or less prior to departure: no refund”

2020 GUIDED GROUP DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

May 01 08 15 22 29
June 05 12 19 26 -
Julie 03 10 17 24 31
August 07 14 21 28 -
September 04 11 18 25 -
October 02 09 16 - -

HOTEL

  • 2 nights in Milan: “Una Century”
  • 1 night in Venice: “Una Maison”
  • 3 nights in Florence: “Hotel Home” or similar
  • 3 nights in Rome: “Hotel Bettoja Collection” (Mediterraneo or Massimo D’Azeglio) 
  • 3 nights in Sorrento: “Hotel Tower”

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

A great set of activities and dining experiences included, to discover the incredible art, culture and delectable food and drink of Italy:

  • Milan:  Best of Milan walking tour: fashion district, Duomo, Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, La Scala OperaThe-atre, Sforza Castle, tram (the old fashion cable car) experience, gourmet Italian Aperitivo
  • Venice: “Cicchetti” guided walking tour in Venice: Rialto bridge, Gran Canal, St Mark Square, old tavern, local street food
  • Florence: Highlights of Florence walking tour: Piazza delle Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo and Brunelleschi’s Dome, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio,Uffizi courtyard, Vasari Corridor and Piazzale Michelangelo.
  • Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St Peter Basilica, Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’ // Baroque Rome: Trevi fountain, Paizza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish step, Piazza Venezia
  • Pompei: Ruins of Pompeii: nobles villas, shops, bakery, thermal bath, theaters
  • Sorrento Coast: Admire the coasts of the Sorrentine Peninsula
  • Skip the Line entry at sights
  • Audio Headset for flexible sightseeing when needed

Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN MILAN: BEST OF MILAN WALKING TOUR WITH APERITIVE

Welcome to Italy! This incredible journey begins with the discovery of the beauty of our magical peninsula. Reach your hotel to do the check-in. At 3:30 pm participate in a short briefing with the tour leader and meet the rest of the members of the group, your travel companions who will share this extraordinary experience with you.
Here we are, at the very beginning of this extraordinary experience! Around 4:30 pm you will have a unique adventure on a typical old-style tram which, from Milan train station will take you through the fascinating streets of the historical center of Milan until the famous theatre Teatro dell’Opera “La Scala” where many great opera singers have performed. The walking tour will begin here, led by your tour guide, reaching the elegant Vittorio Emmanuele II gallery, considered as "The town's living room". Then you will visit the real symbol of Milan, the monumental Cathedral from the extraordinary Gothic architecture. From the terraces, that can be accessed by an elevator or stairs, you can admire the whole city. Right after this, you will reach the Sforzesco Castle. You will remain astonished when you face its mighty walls. This great tour will end around 6:00 pm with an exquisite Italian gourmet aperitif. After this intense day, exploring Milan's culture, you will have free time to continue discovering, by yourself, this splendid city and then rest and relax in your hotel.
Extra: If you need any help, book with us a transfer from the airport to the hotel.

DAY 2 - MILAN: DAY AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

After breakfast, enjoy your free time in this fantastic city. Ask your tour leader for advice and for the best choices on how to spend your time. If you desire you can join the rest of the group and discover together the beauty of the Italian lakes, visiting the little town of Como and the gorgeous Bellagio.
Our optional suggestion: "Lake Como and Bellagio": For more information, please refer to the specific section, or check with your tour director.

DAY 3 - MILAN TO VENICE: "CICCHETTI" WALKING TOUR WITH WINE TASTING

It is time to leave Milan to go to one of the most beautiful Italian cities, That is, Venezia! After breakfast, you will walk to the train station Milano Centrale, but don't worry, you can leave your suitcases in your hotel, we will collect them and bring them directly to your hotel in Venice. You will comfortably leave Milan at 8:45 am. Onboard of the train, sweet and saur snacks will be served, as well as hot or cold drinks at your choice. After about two hours and a half, you will arrive in Venice, where you will walk to your hotel. Your luggage will be already there, waiting for you. After the check-in and before meeting with your tour leader and the rest of the group, you will have some free time to relax and to have lunch. Around 6.00 pm you will deepen in the Venetian cuisine and traditions tasting the Cicchetti, an authentic aperitif accompanied by a local wine, through a guided walking tour where you will admire the romantic and mysterious Venetian streets. Nevertheless, before this fantastic excursion and to make this experience even greater, you can book an authentic Gondola ride, a romantic way to visit and see the city and its famous canals. The rest of the evening will be free.
Our optional suggestion: "Venetian Gondola Ride": For more information, please refer to the specific section, or check with your tour director.

DAY 4 – VENICE TO FLORENCE: BEST OF FLORENCE

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have the whole morning free to discover the city. Ask our expert tour guide what to do and where to go. Around 2:00 pm you will take a high-speed train. You will arrive in Florence in two hours, without worrying about your luggage. Once there, you will take a transfer to your hotel, stopping to take some photos to Piazzale Michelangelo and the magnificent city view. After the check-in in the hotel, around 6:30 pm you will begin a meticulously guided walking tour throughout the streets of Florence, admiring the beauty of the Uffizi and the monumental Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. If you like you can taste an exclusive dinner in the heart of Florence and delight yourself with the classic Florentine steak, to learn even more about the history of the Tuscan cuisine and its unforgettable dishes.
Our optional suggestion: "Tuscan Dinner with beefsteak: For more information, please refer to the specific section, or check with your tour director.

DAY 5 – FLORENCE: DAY AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

After breakfast, enjoy your free time in the wonderful Florence. Let our tour guide advise you about a series of activities to do, discovering the art and traditions of Florence. You can also take part in an interesting trip out of Florence, discovering the famous Chianti and its peculiar wine. You will spend the night at the hotel.

DAY 6 – FLORENCE: DAY AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

Our trips are the ideal mix of activities organized by us and free time! Today you will have the possibility to enhance your knowledge and your cultural background through a series of optional activities. You could dive into the Florentine history of art visiting the Galleria Degli Uffizi and the Galleria dell'Accademia, or enjoy a culinary tour tasting local products and wines. Get lost among the city streets on a bicycle or a Vespa, in the whole Italian style, or if you please, you can explore the wonderful Cinque Terre. Just ask your tour leader, who will organize the day for you in the best possible way.
For more information, please refer to the specific section

DAY 7 – FLORENCE TO ROME: VATICAN MUSEUMS AND WALKING TOUR

After breakfast, at 8:48 am you will take a high-speed train to arrive in Rome. As before, don't worry about your luggage, we will take care of it for you. You will departure on a panoramic tour of the "eternal city" to reach the Vatican Museum. With the "skip-the-line", you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel and to San Peter's Basilica to visit the breathtaking masterpieces that you will find inside, as well as a great variety of galleries, with ancient sculptures, tapestry, middle-age maps, paintings, and stunning reliques. You will admire the Pietà di Michelangelo and the incredible altar in bronze. After these three hours immersed in the culture, you will have free time to have lunch, then at 4:00 pm, you will meet for the guided stroll throughout the alleys of the baroque Rome, where you can admire the most representative sites such as the magical Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You will even have the possibility to make a wish, throwing a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. You will finish your day taking a transfer that will take you to your hotel to do the check-in. The rest of the evening will be free.

DAY 8 – ROME: DAT AT LEISURE

To offer a unique experience in one of the most magical cities in the world, we include in our tour, this free-day where you can explore the secrets of the eternal city. You have then the possibility to visit the imponent Colosseo and Fori Romani, admiring the place where Gladiators used to challenge themselves. Join our exclusive VIP experience at Galleria Borghese. Take home a piece of Italy, participating in our cooking experience VIP Pasta or Pizza Making! Discover all the secrets of how to make delicious pasta from an expert Italian chef and impress your friends making one yourself when back home. You can purchase all the activities on the go, directly from our tour director.

DAY 9 – ROME: DAY AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY)

After breakfast, you will have free time for the whole day. Here you can either purchase our fantastic extra activities, or you can join the rest of the group for an unforgettable tour to the gleaming Frascati, the famous city chosen in centuries by the Popes and aristocratic families for their summer homes. You will have a breathtaking view of the illuminated Rome.
Our optional suggestion: Wine and food experience in Castelli Romani by train: For more information, please refer to the specific section, or check with your tour director.

DAY 10 – ROME TO NAPLES: POMPEII AND SORRENTO

In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, get on the high-speed train to Napoli. After an hour's journey, you will begin your wonderful day with a tour on the Sorrentine peninsula, stopping to see the extraordinary Pompei and its magic. Let the dramatic history of the Roman city, destroyed and buried from the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.D, touch you. You will walk among the ruins of this mysterious city. Later you will stop for lunch. Around 4:00 pm you will continue to Sorrento. There, your hotel, facing the sea, and your luggage coming straight from Rome, will be waiting for you. The dinner will be at the hotel and afterward, you can enjoy the rest of the evening at your pleasure.

DAY 11 – SORRENTO: DAY AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY)

After breakfast, you will have the whole day free in the fascinating Sorrento. Relax on the splendid beaches of the Sorrentine peninsula, or ask the tour leader for our extra activities! We propose you even an unforgettable day at the luxurious Isle of Capri, at only 27 Km from the Coast of Sorrento!
Our optional suggestion: Capri full-day excursion with a cruise around the island: For more information, please refer to the specific section, or check with your tour director.

DAY 12 – SORRENTO

At the end of the tour, all you need is a relaxing day dedicated to shopping and the discovery of the Sorrentine peninsula. Therefore, we offer you a whole day of distraction where you can dive into the hotel's swimming pool, sunbathe at the beautiful beaches, or we can organize a tour to take you to Sorrento!

DAY 13 – SORRENTO: END OF THE SERVICES

After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Arrivederci

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