The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

Live la dolce vita with your family on a one-week family vacation throughout magnificent Italy, from an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums to Rome's Imperial treasures and gladiator school to Amalfi Coast villages to touring magical Capri by convertible car and more... plus a taste of pizza you made yourself!



Tauck Bridges' Italy family vacation offers so much to enjoy together in the sunny south of Italy, you'll never want it to end... a journey from Rome to the Amalfi Coast that is truly the sweet life, indeed...

Explore the Colosseum, where you can say ciao to a Roman gladiator, and Rome's ancient underground catacombs, where you'll learn all about a secret language... and pick up some combat skills at gladiator school. Pompeii reveals its mysteries as you walk among its ancient stone streets and excavated buildings. Sweet Sorrento is the gateway to both the fabled Amalfi Coast and the enchanted Isle of Capri. Drive along a road that twists and turns like a roller coaster on the Amalfi Coast and ride a jet boat to Capri. Learn to make authentic pizza in Sorrento, and savor gelato at your leisure.



Tauck Bridges' Italy family vacation offers so much to enjoy together in the sunny south of Italy, you'll never want it to end... a journey from Rome to the Amalfi Coast that is truly the sweet life, indeed...

Explore the Colosseum, where you can say ciao to a Roman gladiator, and Rome's ancient underground catacombs, where you'll learn all about a secret language... and pick up some combat skills at gladiator school. Pompeii reveals its mysteries as you walk among its ancient stone streets and excavated buildings. Sweet Sorrento is the gateway to both the fabled Amalfi Coast and the enchanted Isle of Capri. Drive along a road that twists and turns like a roller coaster on the Amalfi Coast and ride a jet boat to Capri. Learn to make authentic pizza in Sorrento, and savor gelato at your leisure.



Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - After-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - unhurried viewing, fewer crowds
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers
  • Guided visits to the treasures of Imperial Rome, the Catacombs and Gladiator School
  • Evening at an agriturismo near Sorrento - see how cheese is made and olive oil is pressed; get tips on making your own pizza & learn to dance the tarantella
  • Jet boat to the Isle of Capri; travel up to Anacapri in a private convertible & take in the views on a chairlift ride

  • Call (207) 623-4591 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14896741

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2020
    Duration
    7 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1RomeWelcome to the glories of Rome

    Tour begins: 3:00 PM, Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa. Your family adventure in Italy begins with an included transfer from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, Ciampino Airport or Roma Termini train station to Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa. You'll feel like royalty at Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa, a deluxe hotel overlooking the Villa Borghese park. A brief city tour shows you some of Rome's most famous sights - with your local guide, view the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, the Caracalla Baths, the Colosseum and other features of Imperial Rome. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner.



    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa

    Meals: D
    Day 2RomeGladiator school, catacombs & the Vatican after hours

    Experience a close-up look at ancient Rome as you head out along the Appian Way. Your first stop is gladiator school, where your family gets a fun introduction to ancient Roman history. Next up is a guided visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus where you'll learn all about the 'secret language' of the early Christian symbols found throughout the underground tunnels of the Catacombs. Have lunch at a restaurant on the Appian Way, then enjoy some free time. Tonight - a special family experience - a Tauck Bridges Exclusive after-hours, guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (subject to availability, day of visit may vary). You won't be rushed, you won't have to maneuver through masses of people blocking your views, and you'll be able to take your time to contemplate the inspirational and artistic treasures.



    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3RomeSt. Peter's, the Pantheon & more

    Today you'll visit one of the world's most recognizable places of worship, St. Peter's Basilica, and famous St. Peter's Square. Take a walking tour to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona with its beautiful Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. After lunch at a local restaurant near Piazza Navona, spend the rest of the day as you please with your family in remarkable Roma.



    Lodging: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa

    Meals: B, L
    Day 4SorrentoFrom poignant Pompeii to pizza making in the countryside

    Travel first-class from Rome to Naples through the Italian countryside via high-speed train, then on to Pompeii - totally buried by tons of pumice and hot ash when volcanic Mount Vesuvius blew its top on August 24th in 79 AD. Today, its streets are much like they were before the volcano erupted, offering a glimpse of what daily life was like in 1st century AD. After your visit, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to Sorrento, nestled between the mountains and the sea, with great views of Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. Visit a family farm - or agriturismo - to find out how cheese, olive oil and other tasty treats are made. Then, try your hand at using that cheese as a professional chef shows you how to make your own pizza for dinner; your evening includes traditional Neapolitan music. Enjoy Executive Level Sea View rooms during your stay at Hilton Sorrento Palace.



    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5CapriTo Capri by jet boat & back to Sorrento

    Head across the Gulf of Naples by high-speed jet boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Just like a jet-setter, take a fabulous ride in a private convertible along the cliffs of the road to Anacapri, ending in the town. A funicular (chairlift) takes you to the highest point of the island to get a good look at the beautiful Gulf and the town below. After lunch in the town of Capri, and some free time, take the funicular down to the pier to catch your jet boat back to Sorrento. From your Executive Room at the Hilton Sorrento Palace you'll be able to look out at the Gulf of Naples and, in the distance, the infamous Mount Vesuvius. Spend the rest of the day and evening with your family as you please.



    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, L
    Day 6AmalfiPositano, a cruise & more on the Amalfi Coast

    If you like roller coasters, you'll love the drive along the Amalfi Coast today! The road seems to sometimes go straight up, sometimes straight down and careens around sharp corners at the edge of the cliffs. Take a walking tour in Positano, a cool town that seems to be holding on to its cliff-side perch for dear life, before climbing aboard a private boat bound for Amalfi to view the amazing cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, now above you. In the town of Amalfi, you'll have time to check out the sights along the maze of lovely winding streets. Your adventure concludes back in Sorrento tonight with a barbecue farewell dinner, where you can share some favorite moments of your family's unforgettable trip to Italy!



    Lodging: Hilton Sorrento Palace

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7SorrentoJourney home

    Trip ends: Sorrento. Fly home anytime. Your family's Italy adventure ends with an included transfer from the Hilton Sorrento Palace to Naples International Airport or Naples train station. Please allow 3 hours for airport check-in formalities. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home. Arrivederci!



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    Meals: B
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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    08/02/2020$4,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/09/2020$4,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/16/2020$4,290.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    12/20/2020$4,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    12/27/2020$4,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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