14 Day Best of Italy: Milan to the Amalfi Coast

Cultural & Theme Tours, Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan (Malpensa Aeroporto Terminal 1)Traveler pickup is offered to 80144 Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

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Experience SAVVY Adventures all-inclusive Premium Itinerary package (listed here) and see Italy from Milan all the way to the Amalfi Coast. With SAVVY Adventures, all of the arrangements are made for you to enjoy independent travel with a group tour price, private tours with our English-Speaking Expert Guides (one-on-one attention, no big groups) in Venice, Florence & Rome, small group sight-seeing in Lake Como and on the Amalfi Coast, a perfect mix of sight-seeing and leisure time, wonderful welcome dinners (1 in each city), a gondola ride in Venice, private arrival and departure transfers as well as all on tour transportation. This really is THE way to see Italy!
ItineraryDay 1: International Flight Day, Arriving in Italy the next day.Stop At: John F. Kennedy International AirportChoose your home departure city. Airfare is not included. Duration: 16 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Milan ArrivalStop At: Malpensa AirportMeet our representative outside the secure area of the airport for your included private transfer to your Milan hotel. They will be holding a bright yellow "STORY Land & Sea" placard. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Duomo di MilanoPrivate Guided Walking Tour of Milan including the cathedral and a viewing of the Last Supper.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: 3 course authentic WELCOME DINNER at one of our wonderful Italian restaurants.Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel for 2 Nights, Sina De La Ville or SimilarDay 3: Lake Como and Bellagio from MilanStop At: bellagioTransfer to Como, Tour of Como, 2 hour small group cruise around Lake Como, Trip to the seaside tour of Bellagio, Transfer back to Milan.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotel for 2 Nights, Sina De La Ville or SimilarDay 4: To VeniceStop At: Milan Central Train StationIncluded transfer to the Milan Centrale Train Station, High Speed Train tickets to Venice.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: St. Mark's SquareOrientation Walkabout with your SAVVY Adventure Leader. You will be exploring the historic, picturesque streets, squares, alleys, and canals which make Venice one of the most photographed cities in all the world while learning where the best ATM's, restaurants and sites of interest are located near your hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 2 Nights 3-4* Hotel on San Marco, Hotel Kette or SimilarDay 5: Venice ImmersionStop At: San Marco 801, VenetoPrivate guided tour with admissions from our Expert Local guide of: Skip-the-Line access to St. Mark's BasilicaDoge's PalaceCampanile (Clock Tower)Bridge of SighsNew PrisonsDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Grand CanalIncluded Gondola Ride with Serenade through the beautiful canals of Venice. Duration: 35 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Welcome to Venice 3 Course DinnerAccommodation included: 2 Nights 3-4* Hotel on San Marco, Hotel Kette or SimilarDay 6: To FlorenceStop At: Murano Glass Company3 Island tour from Venice - Murano, Burano and TorcelloDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Santa Lucia Stazione, VenetoIncluded water transfer to the train station for your reserved seats to Florence on the fast train.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Santa Maria Novella StationArrive at the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence and take the 5-10 minute walk to your hotel. Check-in and freshen up until your included Orientation Walkabout with your SAVVY Adventure Leader.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Enjoy this included Florence Welcome Dinner at one of our restaurants in Florence.Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 NightsDay 7: Florence ImmersionStop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, TuscanyFast-track Skip-the-Line entrance ticket and access to the Accademia Gallery to view Michelangelo's four large unfinished sculptures of "the Slaves" and his 17-foot magnificent white marble masterpiece statue, "the David".Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence's Duomo), from where Brunelleschi's dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress.Walk through the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political CenterView the ancient statues, glorious fountains, the exterior of the famed Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza degli Uffizi, the Piazza della Signoria, and the Medieval Palazzo VecchioChurch of Orsanmichele, where you'll admire crafted statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, and VerrocchioPiazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, which is now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists, and locals.The tour will end about noon at Lungarno, facing the popular, unique, and world-famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge, which stretches across the Arno River.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 NightsDay 8: Florence at LeisureStop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, TuscanyEnjoy a day at leisure exploring Florence. We have many optional excursions you can chose from!Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 NightsDay 9: Florence to RomeStop At: Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence, TuscanyTake the short walk to the train station for your included fast train journey to Rome.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: stazione terminiUpon arrival to Rome meet our representative for your included transfer to your Rome 'City Center' Hotel.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pantheon, Rome, LazioRome Historic Treasures and Fountains Tour - You'll enjoy your guided tour with English-speaking guide of the important historical architectural sites in Rome: the Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. As an added treat on this late afternoon tour, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious, yummy Italian Gelato.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Included Rome Welcome Dinner at our favorite off-the-beaten-path spot around the corner from the Pantheon.Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 NightsDay 10: Vatican CityStop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, LazioAdmission and Guided Tour to St. Peter's Basilica: By design, we enjoy early admission around 8:15 am to avoid the large cruise and large tour groups that arrive later in the morning. SPECIAL ACCESS: Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission Included.Admission and Guided Tour of the Sistine Chapel: You will find inside the chapel The Last Judgment painting by Michelangelo, which he painted during the years 1535 to 1541. The work, designed on a grand scale, spans the entire wall behind the Sistine Chapel altar.Admission and Guided Tour of the Vatican City Museums: The Museums boast some of the most impressive tapestries and other works of art and sculpture found in the world.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 NightsDay 11: Imperial RomeStop At: Colosseum, Rome, LazioYour PRIVATE guided tour will include:Admission and Guided Tour of the Colosseum: Heart of The Empire. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entrance with Story Land & Sea® with no waiting in lines.Admission and Guided Tour of the Roman Forum ~ We walk through the archaeological dig for unique perspectives of the Old Town Center of Rome, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia or the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and the Triumphant Arches.Our local guide expertly shares her knowledge of Rome through the ages: We take in all Rome has to offer from both a historical and modern perspective. Enjoy this morning trek as we witness the modernity of Rome intertwined with antiquity. We take in the Jewish Ghetto on our way to the Roman Forum.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 NightsDay 12: Rome to SorrentoStop At: Stazione Termini, Rome, LazioAfter breakfast, meet our representative for your included transfer to the train station for your included fast train tickets to Naples.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaPrivate Guided Walking Tour of Pompeii:Upon arrival at the Naples train station, you will be met by our Italian representative and driven to the Ruins of Pompeii to visit this historic site with included entrance and professional English speaking guide.Pompeii was destroyed and its inhabitants killed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 A.D. The ancient city was “lost” for more than 1,500 years, buried under 13 - 20 feet of ash and pumice. In 1997 the Ruins of Pompeii was designated an official UNESCO World Heritage site, and holds an intense fascination for travelers from around the world.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Our favorite restaurant in all of Italy awaits you tonight in Sorrento with included round trip transfer!Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 NightsDay 13: Amalfi Coast ExplorationStop At: PositanoEnjoy Visits to Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in an air-conditioned mini-van, which we believe is the "ideal" vehicle for experiencing the spectacular scenery along the breath-taking Amalfi Coast Highway. After your visit and time in Ravello, you will have one final opportunity to absorb and savor the beautiful exquisite coastal landscapes on your one-hour return drive along the Amalfi Coast Highway. Expect to arrive back in Sorrento between 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 NightsDay 14: Isle of CapriStop At: CapriToday you will enjoy a full-day trip to the magical, fascinating isle of Capri. You'll begin your morning with an included breakfast at your hotel. You will walk or transfer independently by taxi to the Sorrento port, where you will board your boat for your included trip with SAVVY to the fabled and beautiful Mediterranean island of Capri.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 NightsDay 15: Departure DayStop At: Naples AirportFarewell Italy! Board your included transfer to the Naples airport this morning for your flight back to the US. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Private and Small Group (12 or less) Sight-Seeing
  • Services of a SAVVY Adventure Leader throughout your tour.
  • High Speed Trains, Milan to Venice, Venice to Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome to Naples
  • Fast-Track Skip-the-Line Admissions per itinerary
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Accommodation: all nights per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Milano
  • Entry/Admission - bellagio
  • Entry/Admission - Milan Central Train Station
  • Entry/Admission - San Marco 801
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Murano Glass Company
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Lucia Stazione
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Entry/Admission - Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Stazione Termini
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

What’s not included

  • Airfare is not included.

Itinerary

Day 10: Vatican City Stop At: Vatican City, Vatican City, Lazio Admission and Guided Tour to St. Peter's Basilica: By design, we enjoy early admission around 8:15 am to avoid the large cruise and large tour groups that arrive later in the morning. SPECIAL ACCESS: Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission Included. Admission and Guided Tour of the Sistine Chapel: You will find inside the chapel The Last Judgment painting by Michelangelo, which he painted during the years 1535 to 1541. The work, designed on a grand scale, spans the entire wall behind the Sistine Chapel altar. Admission and Guided Tour of the Vatican City Museums: The Museums boast some of the most impressive tapestries and other works of art and sculpture found in the world. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 11: Imperial Rome Stop At: Colosseum, Rome, Lazio Your PRIVATE guided tour will include: Admission and Guided Tour of the Colosseum: Heart of The Empire. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entrance with Story Land & Sea® with no waiting in lines. Admission and Guided Tour of the Roman Forum ~ We walk through the archaeological dig for unique perspectives of the Old Town Center of Rome, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia or the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and the Triumphant Arches. Our local guide expertly shares her knowledge of Rome through the ages: We take in all Rome has to offer from both a historical and modern perspective. Enjoy this morning trek as we witness the modernity of Rome intertwined with antiquity. We take in the Jewish Ghetto on our way to the Roman Forum. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 12: Rome to Sorrento Stop At: Stazione Termini, Rome, Lazio After breakfast, meet our representative for your included transfer to the train station for your included fast train tickets to Naples. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania Private Guided Walking Tour of Pompeii: Upon arrival at the Naples train station, you will be met by our Italian representative and driven to the Ruins of Pompeii to visit this historic site with included entrance and professional English speaking guide. Pompeii was destroyed and its inhabitants killed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 A.D. The ancient city was “lost” for more than 1,500 years, buried under 13 - 20 feet of ash and pumice. In 1997 the Ruins of Pompeii was designated an official UNESCO World Heritage site, and holds an intense fascination for travelers from around the world. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Our favorite restaurant in all of Italy awaits you tonight in Sorrento with included round trip transfer! Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 13: Amalfi Coast Exploration Stop At: Positano Enjoy Visits to Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in an air-conditioned mini-van, which we believe is the "ideal" vehicle for experiencing the spectacular scenery along the breath-taking Amalfi Coast Highway. After your visit and time in Ravello, you will have one final opportunity to absorb and savor the beautiful exquisite coastal landscapes on your one-hour return drive along the Amalfi Coast Highway. Expect to arrive back in Sorrento between 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 14: Isle of Capri Stop At: Capri Today you will enjoy a full-day trip to the magical, fascinating isle of Capri. You'll begin your morning with an included breakfast at your hotel. You will walk or transfer independently by taxi to the Sorrento port, where you will board your boat for your included trip with SAVVY to the fabled and beautiful Mediterranean island of Capri. Duration: 8 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 15: Departure Day Stop At: Naples Airport Farewell Italy! Board your included transfer to the Naples airport this morning for your flight back to the US. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: International Flight Day, Arriving in Italy the next day. Stop At: John F. Kennedy International Airport Choose your home departure city. Airfare is not included. Duration: 16 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Milan Arrival Stop At: Malpensa Airport Meet our representative outside the secure area of the airport for your included private transfer to your Milan hotel. They will be holding a bright yellow "STORY Land & Sea" placard. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Duomo di Milano Private Guided Walking Tour of Milan including the cathedral and a viewing of the Last Supper. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Dinner: 3 course authentic WELCOME DINNER at one of our wonderful Italian restaurants. Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel for 2 Nights, Sina De La Ville or Similar
Day 3: Lake Como and Bellagio from Milan Stop At: bellagio Transfer to Como, Tour of Como, 2 hour small group cruise around Lake Como, Trip to the seaside tour of Bellagio, Transfer back to Milan. Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel for 2 Nights, Sina De La Ville or Similar
Day 4: To Venice Stop At: Milan Central Train Station Included transfer to the Milan Centrale Train Station, High Speed Train tickets to Venice. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: St. Mark's Square Orientation Walkabout with your SAVVY Adventure Leader. You will be exploring the historic, picturesque streets, squares, alleys, and canals which make Venice one of the most photographed cities in all the world while learning where the best ATM's, restaurants and sites of interest are located near your hotel. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 2 Nights 3-4* Hotel on San Marco, Hotel Kette or Similar
Day 5: Venice Immersion Stop At: San Marco 801, Veneto Private guided tour with admissions from our Expert Local guide of: Skip-the-Line access to St. Mark's Basilica Doge's Palace Campanile (Clock Tower) Bridge of Sighs New Prisons Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Grand Canal Included Gondola Ride with Serenade through the beautiful canals of Venice. Duration: 35 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Welcome to Venice 3 Course Dinner Accommodation included: 2 Nights 3-4* Hotel on San Marco, Hotel Kette or Similar
Day 6: To Florence Stop At: Murano Glass Company 3 Island tour from Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Santa Lucia Stazione, Veneto Included water transfer to the train station for your reserved seats to Florence on the fast train. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Santa Maria Novella Station Arrive at the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence and take the 5-10 minute walk to your hotel. Check-in and freshen up until your included Orientation Walkabout with your SAVVY Adventure Leader. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Enjoy this included Florence Welcome Dinner at one of our restaurants in Florence. Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 7: Florence Immersion Stop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Tuscany Fast-track Skip-the-Line entrance ticket and access to the Accademia Gallery to view Michelangelo's four large unfinished sculptures of "the Slaves" and his 17-foot magnificent white marble masterpiece statue, "the David". Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence's Duomo), from where Brunelleschi's dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. Walk through the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center View the ancient statues, glorious fountains, the exterior of the famed Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza degli Uffizi, the Piazza della Signoria, and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio Church of Orsanmichele, where you'll admire crafted statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, and Verrocchio Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, which is now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists, and locals. The tour will end about noon at Lungarno, facing the popular, unique, and world-famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge, which stretches across the Arno River. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 8: Florence at Leisure Stop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Tuscany Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Florence. We have many optional excursions you can chose from! Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotels, Hotel Rossa 23 or Similar, 3 Nights
Day 9: Florence to Rome Stop At: Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Tuscany Take the short walk to the train station for your included fast train journey to Rome. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: stazione termini Upon arrival to Rome meet our representative for your included transfer to your Rome 'City Center' Hotel. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Pantheon, Rome, Lazio Rome Historic Treasures and Fountains Tour - You'll enjoy your guided tour with English-speaking guide of the important historical architectural sites in Rome: the Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. As an added treat on this late afternoon tour, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious, yummy Italian Gelato. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Included Rome Welcome Dinner at our favorite off-the-beaten-path spot around the corner from the Pantheon. Accommodation included: 3-4* Hotel Abruzzi or Similar, 3 Nights
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