Italian Adventure - 11 Days

Italian Adventure

Explore Italy, from north to south!

Go up and down Italy’s boot on this 10-night adventure! Begin in magical Venice, then travel by rail to Renaissance Florence, the Eternal City of Rome and seaside Sorrento.

Unique Explorations

  • Try out a gondola ride along the canals in Venice!
  • Enjoy a gelato, a Florence creation, as you wander through its stunning streets.
  • Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to wish for a return visit to Rome, see if the legend is true!
  • Explore amazing ruins and buildings as you make your way through Rome, also known as the Eternal City.
  • Take a day trip to Pompeii, Capri, or the Amalfi Coast out of the nautical city of Sorrento.

This vacation has been carefully crafted for a great independent travel experience. This isn’t a bus, group, or tour guide vacation but one where you can set your own pace of discovery every day. However, you’re not alone – if you need any help during your trip, we’ re just a phone call or an email away.

Make your way through the varied cities that make Italy truly wonderful. Begin in the floating city of Venice, where bobbling along the canal is the preferred form of transportation, to see iconic sights like the San Marco Piazza. Keep an eye out for glassblowers creating authentic Venetian glass!

All aboard the train to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Wander through streets that influenced art, music, architecture and culture the way we know it today. You’ll be able to see it ingrained throughout the city. Walking through the streets here is like walking through a living museum. From there, you’ll continue on to Rome.

Here, you will be able to walk where the ancients once did. Visit the Colosseum where gladiators fought for their lives and the adoration of the masses, or the Sistine Chapel where the ceiling is its greatest attraction. Feel small as you walk throughout the Pantheon, and visit the ruins of a time long since past. Then, continue to Sorrento.

Enjoy the laid-back vibe of this coastal city. Wandering through its charming streets, taking day trips out from the bustling port, or making your way out to Pompeii, Sorrento provides plenty of activity options. For those looking to unwind at the end of their vacation, the city offers beautiful squares with cafes, perfect for enjoying the scenery and people watching.

PRICES FROM: $2,689*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Venice!

Arrive at Venice Airport and enjoy a transfer straight to your Venice accommodation. The rest of your day is to enjoy at leisure; consider celebrating your first night in Italy by treating yourself to a glass of Prosecco Champagne, a specialty of the Veneto region.

Transfer to Venice hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Principe

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

The services are the best among those proposed by hotels in Venice and are up to international standards: fax, internet point and wi-fi connection, laundry and ironing service, room service, restaurant and conference room and visitor information.

Hotel Ca’ dei Conti

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Overlooking a picturesque canal and just few minutes walk from St. Mark’s Square, Hotel Ca’ dei Conti is the perfect place to explore Venice.

Hotel Palazzo Stern

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Few Steps from Saint Mark’s Square and from Accademia, surrounded by the artistic beauties and by the peacefulness and quietness of an everyday Venice.

Hotel Amadeus-Venice

VENICE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Hotel Amadeus in Venice showcases the best of Venetian style with refreshing bursts of contemporary elements. The roomy accommodations are well-appointed with traditional design and are conveniently furnished to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Start your morning with the hotel’s sumptuous breakfast buffet and indulge in a variety of espresso and cappuccino drinks before you make your way into the city. Enjoy your dinners out in the city, or return to the hotel to experience the on-site Japanese restaurant.

Day 2
Venice

No trip to Venice is complete without a ride on a gondola! Treat yourself to this bucket-list activity and enjoy the sights while enjoying a leisurely ride on the waters of Venice.

On your last night in Venice, treat yourself to an iconic Italian dessert that has its roots in the Venuto region: tiramisu!

Day 3
Venice - Florence

After a leisurely morning in the stunning city of Venice, make your way to the train station to embark on the journey to your next destination. Be sure to look out the window during your train ride, you’ll drive through the picturesque region of Tuscany before reaching Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.

Train to Florence!

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Adler Cavalieri

FLORENCE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Florence at the historic Hotel Adler Cavalieri. Enjoy the elegant Italian decor, wooden paneling, Tuscan marble, and frescoed ceilings of this former monastery that dates back to the 1300s.

The J & J Historic House Hotel Florence

FLORENCE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Feel right at home at the rustic, charming J & J Historic House Hotel in Florence. A former 16th-century Florentine monastery, the hotel has since been transformed into an elegant 4-star hotel exuding tranquility and peace.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

FLORENCE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy an elegant stay in Florence by spending your nights in the Grand Hotel Adriatico. Beautifully designed with hardwood floors and furniture, warm color schemes that make you feel at home, and an attentive staff to handle all questions and needs.

Roma Hotel, Florence

FLORENCE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the artistic beauty of Florence at the elegant 4-star Hotel Roma. Step into its sophisticated lobby and admire rich colors and traditional decor.

Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli

FLORENCE, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

The Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli combines historic charm with modern amenities. This stately 16th century palace sits on the historic Via San Gallo and once belonged to the famous Ricasoli family. Florence’s best attractions are all within walking distance, from the Duomo to the Exposition Center (Palazzo Congressi and Fortezza da Basso) to the Accademia Gallery. Dine al fresco at one of the many Florentine trattorias and revel in the impressive architecture dotting the city.

This spacious hotel features 130 rooms equipped with free WI-FI, separate living areas and air conditioning, plus a free 120-car parking garage that can be easily reached from the city center. Savor the pleasing Tuscan air from the panoramic solarium and terrace while sipping a glass of Chianti. Before heading out for a day of sightseeing, enjoy the many works of art and sculpture from the hotel’s private collection.

Day 4
Florence

Florence is home to some of the world’s most moving masterpieces. Consider exploring the Accademia, where you can get up close and personal with Michelangelo’s David. Or you can pay a trip to the Uffizi Gallery, where you can gaze at the works of Botticelli, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and more.

After a long day of exploring, treat yourself to a serving of mouth-watering gelato – invented in the 16th century by a Florence native!

Day 5
Florence - Rome

After one more train ride, you’ll arrive in The Eternal City, Rome! After nightfall, consider taking a stroll to the Trevi Fountain to see it illuminated in the evening.

Trevi Fountain Rome

Trevi Fountain at Night • Rome

Train to Rome!

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Marcella Royal

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

This 4-star boutique hotel offers guests an ideal location along with luxurious accommodations and services. Escape the bustling city life into one of the tranquil and relaxing guest rooms. There is a roof garden with incredible panoramic views of Rome and in the mornings there is a delicious buffet breakfast available here!

Empire Palace Hotel

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Unwind in elegance in the lovely Empire Palace Hotel. Feel like old royalty as you wander through the Venetian-styled building in the heart of Rome, which offer modern conveniences like an on-site gym, a classy bar and elegant restaurant.

Hotel Victoria

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Stay in style at the 4-star boutique Hotel Victoria, built in 1899. Located in the historical center of Rome, the famous Via Veneto, Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, and Piazza del Popolo are all within easy walking distance.

Hotel dei Mellini

ROME, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this luxurious retreat that will make you feel right at home in Rome. As soon as you walk through the doors of Hotel dei Mellini, you’ll enter a peaceful atmosphere filled with elegant decor, incredible natural light, and tons of classic artwork. Settle into your stylish, soundproof room where you’ll notice a Smart TV, air conditioning, and a gorgeous Carrara marble bathroom. Once you put your luggage down, get exploring! In just steps, find yourself at Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.

Back at the hotel, relax on the sunning deck or sip a cappuccino on the lush rooftop garden overlooking the historic city below. Keep up your active lifestyle and work all your stresses away in the on-site fitness center. When you work up an appetite, head to the elegant dining room and indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Sip on a glass of local wine as you dine over candlelight and plan your next day of adventure.

Day 6
Rome

Visit the remnants of the ancient civilization. Stop by the Colosseum and imagine what it was like with 50,000 spectators cheering on their favorite gladiator. Or explore the ancient Pantheon, which is now in use as a Catholic Church.

Day 7
Rome

Take the day to see the best of Rome, like visiting Vatican City and exploring the highlights of this Italian city-state. You’ll want to leave some time to explore the Vatican Museums; here you’ll find the Sistine Chapel and its famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo.

Day 8
Rome - Sorrento

Today, you’ll pick up your rental car and make your way south to your next destination – Sorrento!

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Corallo Sorrento

SAINT’AGNELLO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Take a quick stroll to the beach from the elegant Hotel Corallo Sorrento, looking out over Sorrento Bay from the stunning clifftop of Sant’Agnello. Luxuriate in the heated infinity pool that looks over the cliff or enjoy some wine in the dining room with g… read more

Art Hotel Gran Paradiso

SORRENTO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

The Art Hotel Gran Paradiso is located in a unique position with impressive views over the Gulf of Naples. Orange, lemon and olive trees are immersed in beautiful green gardens where it is possible to enjoy the best view from the Sorrento Coast to the Vesuvius.

Hotel Antiche Mura

SORRENTO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Experience true Italian hospitality at the charming Hotel Antiche Mura, located in the main square of beautiful Sorrento. Enjoy the hotel’s lush grounds, stylish interior, and elegant traditional decor.

Grand Hotel De La Ville

SORRENTO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

A warm and welcoming atmosphere, a relaxed ambience with every type of comfort and the spectacular setting of the Gulf of Naples, combined with the cordiality and professionalism of the staff, are among the many features that make a stay at the Grand Hotel.

Grand Hotel Capodimonte

SORRENTO, ITALY 4 out of 5 stars

Grand Hotel Capodimonte is the only hotel in Sorrento with five cascading pools, where you can enjoy a scenic view of the magnificent city of Sorrento, Vesuvius and the entire Gulf of Naples.

Hotel Gardenia

SORRENTO, ITALY 3 out of 5 stars

This intimate hotel boasts exceptional modern Mediterranean architecture, designed with eco-friendly materials that support its commitment to safeguarding the local landscape and environment (the hotel was awarded the EcoWorldHotel quality trademark and is ISO 14001 certified). The 27 well-appointed guestrooms feature private balconies with tables and chairs. Guests will also enjoy the swimming pool, fitness center, private parking and delightful panoramic rooftop terrace with pergola, providing stunning views of the Bay of Naples.

Day 9
Sorrento

Explore the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento. You can meander through its picturesque old town, made up of narrow streets lined with shops. Quite a few historical buildings dot the area as well, including the Basilica of Sant’Antonino.

Or you could head down to the water where Marina Grande and Marina Piccola offer views of colorful boats that move in and out of the port throughout the day. Here you can find ferries that can take you on day trips to Capri, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast.

Day 10
Sorrento

Enjoy your second full day in Sorrento by delving into its history. You could visit the Correale di Terrnova Museum for arts of the ages or the Archaeological Museum to take a look into the past of the land.

If you’re just looking to unwind and enjoy the day, head down to the Piazza Tasso and grab a chair at one of the many cafes in the area. Graze on snacks, people watch, and enjoy the simple moments. And maybe after, you’ll go shopping for souvenirs!

Day 11
Depart Italy

Pack away your souvenirs and drop off your car before boarding your plane home!

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare into Venice (VCE), out of Naples (NAP)
  • Airport transfer upon arrival in Venice
  • 2 nights in Venice at the Hotel Amadeus, or similar
  • High-speed rail from Venice to Florence
  • 2 nights in Florence at the Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli, or similar
  • High-speed rail from Florence to Rome
  • 3 nights in Rome at the Hotel Dei Mellini, or similar
  • Manual car rental for 3 nights – upgrade to automatic available
  • Pick up Rome city, drop off Naples Airport
  • 3 nights in Sorrento at the Hotel Gardenia, or similar

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