A Week in... Rome, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

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Smaller groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, enjoy an intimate travel experience on these Amalfi Coast tours! Discover Italy's antiquities, architecture, and dramatic scenery from the ruins of Herculaneum to cliff-clinging seaside villages, treasures of ancient and Renaissance Rome, and Tauck's after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums on our one-week Rome, Capri & Amalfi Coast tours.

Smaller groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, enjoy an intimate travel experience on these Amalfi Coast tours! Explore the storied history and cultural treasures of the Vatican and Imperial and Renaissance Rome - including Tauck's exclusive after-hours guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel! Balance architectural landmarks with the natural beauty of the Isle of Capri's rugged coastline, Sorrento on the Bay of Naples, and the seaside villages and cliffs found along the Amalfi Coast. Discoveries include Herculaneum - preserved under volcanic ash for nearly 2,000 years - and sightseeing via convertible car on Capri. Travel by high-speed ferryboat and high-speed train, enjoy an exclusive lecture on contemporary Italian society, and catch the views from glorious private villas on Tauck's Rome, Capri & Amalfi Coast tours.

Highlights
After hours visit to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, VIP sightseeing by convertible car on Capri, exclusive lecture on contemporary Italian life, travel by high-speed ferry boat & high-speed train, authentic taste of Italy at lunch at a family-run restaurant in Ravello
Destinations visited
  • Rome
  • Italy
  • Capri
  • Europe
  • Amalfi
  • Naples
  • Pompeii
  • Bay of Naples
  • Sorrento
  • Pantheon
  • The Bay of Naples
  • Salerno
  • Mount Vesuvius
  • Vinci
Tags
  • Luxury
  • Cultural
Day 1: Arrive Rome
Tour begins: 6:00 PM at Hotel Splendide Royal Roma. A transfer is included from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino to the Hotel Splendide Royal Roma in the heart of the "Eternal City." Enjoy the company of your fellow travelers at our welcome cocktail reception and dinner tonight.


Overnight: Hotel Splendide Royal Roma
Meals: D
Port of Call: Rome, Italy


Day 2: Rome's piazzas & the city as you please
Begin your first full day in Rome with a guided walking tour of the city's magnificent Renaissance-era piazzas - including the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza del Pantheon and the Piazza Navona, featuring the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), created by the 17th-century Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to your hotel to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring on your own.


Overnight: Hotel Splendide Royal Roma
Meals: B, L
Port of Call: Rome, Italy


Day 3: St. Peter's & the Vatican Museums after hours
City sightseeing today begins in St. Peter's Square, created in the seventeenth century by the Italian sculptor and architect Bernini in a perfectly symmetrical, elliptical design. See more of his extraordinary work when you go inside St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Christian basilica in the world, on a guided tour. Following an afternoon at leisure in Rome, join us late day for a Tauck Exclusive - a once-in-a-lifetime after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums (subject to availability and day of visit may vary), where you can view the Sistine Chapel, the Tapestries and the Candelabra and Map Galleries, at a more leisurely pace, without crowds!


Overnight: Hotel Splendide Royal Roma
Meals: B
Port of Call: Rome, Italy


Day 4: By rail to Naples, Herculaneum, then ferry to Capri
This morning, first-class accommodations aboard a high-speed train whisk you from Rome to Naples, capital of the Campania region and one of Italy's most important cities. From Naples, drive to the archaeological site of Herculaneum, an affluent Roman resort town that was buried in avolcanic ash by the same eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the nearby city of Pompeii in 79 AD. As you'll see during your guided visit, studies of Herculaneum's remains have enabled archaeologists to create a picture of daily life in the Roman Empire in the 1st century. After lunch at a typical Neopolitan pizzeria, cross the Bay of Naples by high-speed ferryboat, arriving in the legendary Isle of Capri, once a second home to Europe's emperors and today a favorite destination for celebrities and jet setters. Travel by convertible taxi to one of the most celebrated hotels in Europe, set on exclusive Via Camerelle in the heart of Capri, for a two-night stay.


Overnight: Grand Hotel Quisisana
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Capri, Italy


Day 5: Capri by private convertible car
You'll really feel like a jet setter today when you explore the history and natural attractions of the Isle of Capri in a convertible car. Visit the town of Anacapri, then beautiful Villa San Michele, built in the late 19th century atop Roman palace ruins. Get a noted professor's perspectives on contemporary Italian society during a lecture at a private villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Then spend the rest of the day as you please on Capri - enjoying the pleasures of a less-crowded island after the day-trippers have departed.


Overnight: Grand Hotel Quisisana
Meals: B
Port of Call: Capri, Italy


Day 6: From Capri to Sorrento & Positano
Depart Capri by high-speed ferryboat and travel to Sorrento, where you'll spend the morning exploring this popular clifftop town on the Bay of Naples on your own. Next, drive to Positano, built into a cliff overlooking the bay on the storied Amalfi Coast, for a two-night stay. Enjoy the afternoon and evening in Positano as you please.


Overnight: Le Agavi Hotel a Positano
Meals: B, L
Port of Call: Positano, Italy


Day 7: The Amalfi Coast & a taste of Italy in Ravello
Drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe's most dramatic shorelines. See the brightly colored houses set on towering cliffs above the sea, and the houses in the town of Amalfi built between the 10th and 13th centuries. Then it's on to Ravello to visit the exquisite gardens of Villa Rufolo, the former residence of several popes, offering perhaps the best view on the coast. Lunch today is at a family-owned restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Salerno - a favorite of locals and celebrities alike - where you'll get a real taste of Italy with delightful homemade dishes. Return to Positano, and enjoy free time in the afternoon to spend as you please. Please join us tonight for a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.


Overnight: Le Agavi Hotel a Positano
Meals: B, L, D
Port of Call: Ravello, Italy


Day 8: Journey home
Tour ends: Positano. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Le Agavi Hotel a Positano to Naples Airport. Please allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


Overnight:
Meals: B
Port of Call: Positano, Italy


  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! An unforgettable drive along the Amalfi Coast explores a colorful world of turquoise sea, purple bougainvillea, vine-covered hills, lemon and olive trees
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! An after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! On Capri, a private lecture on contemporary Italian society
  • VIP sightseeing by convertible cars in Capri and Anacapri
  • Guided visit to the archaeological site of Herculaneum
  • Lunch at a family-run restaurant in Ravello for an authentic taste of regional specialties
  • Wine now provided with all included dinners
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, drivers, admission fees, taxes and porterage

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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