Prepare to be awed!
This Tour Presents THE BEST of Italy!
Italy is many things, but it's most famous for both the ancient capital, in all its majestic splendor; and the sun-kissed coast where they celebrate great meals, relaxed strolls, and "the sweetness of doing nothing."
Join me on a small group tour (6 - 12 Italy lovers) to experience the full spectrum of Italy's charms!
I have hand-selected the hotels to showcase the best of Italian hospitality, in prime locations, so you'll feel the warm Italian ambiance at every moment of your stay.
If you don't experience the genuine, local specialties, then you haven't experienced Italy. I have made an extra effort to ensure that every meal represents the authentic cucina.
The reason to tour with professionals is that you're assured you won't miss out on any of the wonderful moments that you've dreamed about vacationing in Italy.
From the Capital City of an Ancient Empire...
The entire historical center of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the ancient city, to the modern wonders, I'll make sure that you get a taste of all Rome's layers of history and culture, while also giving you enough time and space for your own discoveries.
...to the Tranquil Bliss of the Mediterranean Coast.
This is the part of Italy that conjures our fantasies of sunny weather and friendly people along with the soundtrack of those classic Italian folk songs. This is where pizza was invented and where coffee was perfected. Incredible seafood, limoncello... and just look at that view!
Some Highlights of the Tour:
- 3 Nights in Rome + 5 Nights in Sorrento. A total of 9 Days & 8 Nights (departing the US on Friday and returning on Sunday). This tour begins and ends in Rome, which will give you more options for booking your flights.
- Meals included: all buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners. That means that you'll have time to do some exploring on your own, as well. We're happy to give you some direction, or you can just wander and discover your own hidden gems!
- Dedicated tour leader (a native Italian professional) and host (that's me!) for the entire trip. Private Walking Tours by locally licensed, highly knowledgeable, English-speaking City Guides. Private Transportation in air-conditioned Mercedes vans.
- Taxes are Fees are INCLUDED in the price are all local VAT taxes and government fees, city taxes, gasoline, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, and parking fees. Staff and restaurant tips are included, as well.
Rome to The Amalfi Coast
This is the best of both worlds: vibrant, historic Rome; and the serene beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Travel with me and a small group (6 - 12 Italy lovers) to encounter the most celebrated treasures of Italy. From the ancient monuments, to the bustling piazzas, to the world’s best cuisine — you will experience it all!
September 26 - October 4, 2020 — 9 Days/8 Nights
The total cost is $4,950 per person, double occupancy; does not include airfare or airport transfers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What documents do I need?
If you’re from the U.S., you only need a valid passport for stays of up to 90 days. For more detailed information, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Is Italy a safe place to visit?
Yes, Italy is very safe. In the big cities, petty crimes (pick-pockets) are a bit of an issue. But random violent crime is almost unheard of throughout most of the country.
What about bathrooms in Italy?
Italian bathrooms are smaller compared to US standards, but each room has its own en-suite bathroom with shower and/or tub, hair-dryer, and basic toiletry set.
Is airfare included in the price?
Airfare in NOT included, and this is an industry standard practice. The reason is that airfares fluctuate so much depending on departure city, time of year, and how far out you book your flights.
What about spending money?
You can exchange cash for local currency (Euro) or use a U.S. credit card. Cash is always preferred in Italy, and you’ll get the best exchange rate when you draw money directly from an ATM (called “Bancomat”). But in the tourist cities, most businesses will accept major credit cards, as long as it has a chip.
What if I get sick while in Italy?
You’ll find farmacie (pharmacies) all over Italy where you can get basic medication and ask the pharmacists health-related questions. If you are in real trouble, don’t hesitate to call 118 for an Ambulance (equivalent to 911 in the U.S.). Emergency Room care is quite good and there is no cost for tourists and locals alike.
P.S. You will always get the best rate when you book early. This goes for our tours as well as with the airlines. Travel insurance is always a good idea in case you have a major change in plans before or during your trip. By booking early and purchasing insurance, you guarantee that you'll have a stress-free vacation!
Meet Rick Zullo
Rick Zullo is an Italy travel expert, having lived in Rome for many years along with many vacations in The Bel Paese throughout his life. He has an extensive network of contacts all around the country, including local guides, cooking schools, and boutique hotels. His expertise will ensure that your dream vacation is everything you’d want it to be … and more!