Great Italian Adventure
Venice to Sorrento
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 9 nights in premium accommodation
- Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
- 14 meals - 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
- Airport transfers, tipping and porterage
Travel & Accommodation
Guided Venice Tour
A city rich in history and culture, enjoy a guided walking tour through the puzzle of canals and waterways
Magical Trevi Fountain
Toss a coin in Rome's famous Trevi Fountain, and legend says that you'll be sure to return to the city
Amalfi Coast Wonders
Marvel at a glittering jewel of the Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast. A day trip reveals beautiful, airy vistas
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- On all departures, most porterage is provided. This means your luggage will be transported from place to place and waiting for you at each destination
- Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Today marks the beginning of a 10-day journey across Italy's many stunning locations with rich history. To start, you land in Venice, one of the country's most curious sites. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, home for two evenings. Sitting on the Venice Lido, the hotel is just outside of the main city centre, and is in an excellent position from which to begin an exploration of the floating city. Before turning in this evening, you might like to meet fellow travellers and discuss the excitement to come.
Stay: Two Nights, Venice Lido, Hotel Biasutti
Your day of exploration begins with a boat transfer from your hotel to the heart of Venice. Of course, boats here are a commonplace form of transport, and the many winding canals and waterways are dotted with the vessels. Upon docking, you'll be greeted by an insightful local guide and embark on the morning's walking tour. Set in its own shimmering lagoon, Venice is incomparable to any of the world's other major cities. Wandering through the World Heritage-listed city paints an interesting picture of history and culture. Finishing the tour in St Mark's Square, you can take a moment to enter the Basilica where walls are decorated with over 85,000 square feet of biblical mosaics. After time exploring on your own, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.Daily :
Make tracks for Florence in Tuscany. Delightfully known as the 'jewel of the Renaissance', you're in for a treat when it comes to art and architecture here. The three-hour train ride transports you to the city in a breeze. Tuscan countrysides whip past the windows, and the first port of call is Florence. Here, embark on a guided tour of this fascinating city. Among treasures, you'll pay a visit to the Duomo, arguably one of the most iconic sights. Topped with red tiles, the cathedral's exquisite dome can be seen from all around. You'll also stop by the Ponte Vecchio, a 14th-century bridge with 43 jewellery shops. Home for three nights, you stay in Montecatini and enjoy a moment of leisure time to settle in or venture into the main town.
Stay: Two Nights, Montecatini, Grand Hotel Francia e QuirinaleDaily :
Today you'll embark on a day trip from Florence to Lucca. Aged Renaissance architecture and buildings from the Middle Ages stand side-by-side, making the town a joy to explore on foot. You'll also spot a number of pretty piazzas, churches and galleries. After taking some time to walk about the town on your own, you'll be taken to Pisa. A tour here has you among the Field of Miracles where the Leaning Tower of Pisa sits unsteadily. You'll also see a collection of Romanesque architecture and the Moorish mosaics of the Duomo. Return to Florence later in the day.Daily :
Today, set your sights on the Eternal City as you travel to Rome. Simply walking around is amazing as ruins of massive columns and statues, worthy of a place in any museum, pepper the streets. A guided tour takes you to iconic buildings and structures including the Trevi Fountain, a wonderful baroque sculpture set in a tiny square, and the magnificent Colosseum. You will also have the chance to enter the Pantheon to marvel at its striking ceiling.
Stay: Two Nights, Rome, Hotel UniversoDaily :
Today is free for you to explore the city at leisure. Perhaps take a moment to see the array of architectural highlights, ascend the famous Spanish Steps, or sample local cuisine. Rome is the home of carbonara, and a number of restaurants are sure to specialise in the dish. Or if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, gelaterias decorate the streets with their brightly coloured treats. Of course, today may also be the perfect time to visit the enclave nation of the Vatican City. Here you can marvel at religious monuments including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.Daily :
Rome, Naples, Sorrento
Farewell Rome after breakfast, making your way by rail to the fabulous city of Naples. Upon arrival, you'll transfer to picturesque Sorrento, pausing at a local agriturismo for lunch. Sample syrupy limoncello with your meal, a beverage famous in this region. Bellies full from a delicious lunch, you'll be taken to Sorrento for a three-night stay.
Stay: Three Nights, Sorrento, Hotel MajesticDaily :
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast
Set out along the Amalfi Coast. A perfect Mediterranean landscape, the soaring cliffs and olive groves are both dizzying and wonderful to behold. Pause first at Positano, a charming town with snap-happy views. At the base of a deep gorge, this town maintains a distinct charm and old-fashioned tone. Later in the day you're taken to Amalfi which is characterised by its sheer cliffs, and then to Ravello. This afternoon, you will return to Sorrento.Daily :
Embark on another day tour this morning. You're whisked to Pompeii, a city famous for being the best preserved Roman city in the world. Buried under four to six metres of volcanic ash for centuries, the city houses some remarkable historic artefacts. Today is spent on a guided tour followed by an afternoon at leisure. Later you'll return to Sorrento where a Farewell Dinner with fellow travellers is held at the hotel's restaurant. Reminisce about events from your adventure and prepare for the journey home tomorrow.Daily :
Sorrento, Depart Naples
Today signals the end of your trip across Italy. Take a chance to say goodbye to your friendly Tour Escort and other travellers. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Naples airport.Daily :
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