Italy: South to North

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
14 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • In Rome's Trastevere district, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at the home of a local resident on a charming Neighborhood Connection
  • Make a Culinary Connection as you learn the secrets of Florentine cuisine in an Italian cooking class guided by a chef
  • Enjoy unique, private access to the atelier (workshop) that crafts Venice's carnival costumes, and tour the palace that houses it
  • On our Artisan Connection, meet a local mozzarella producer on his farm to sample this delicious cheese and learn firsthand how it is made
  • Lunch with a family who produces celebrated balsamic vinegar and sample this local favorite

Short Description

 

Cruise to the island paradise of Capri, explore Roman greats like Vatican City, take a culinary lesson from a Florentine chef, discover the stunning Cinque Terre and try carnival mask making in Venice.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Naples
End City Venice

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Naples/Sorrento, Italy

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Arrive in Naples and transfer to your hotel. Gather with your fellow guests at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Days 2-3: Sorrento / The Amalfi Coast & Island of Capri

Meals: Breakfast (Day 2); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 3)

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Take a walking tour through elegant Sorrento and travel the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. The next day, cruise by hydrofoil to the island paradise of Capri. In the afternoon, meet a local mozzarella producer and learn how the cheese is made, before enjoying a home-cooked meal at their farm.

Days 4-6: Rome / Pompeii, the Vatican & the City Up Close

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner(Day 4); Breakfast and Lunch(Day 5); Breakfast(Day6)

Accommodation: Boscolo Exedra Roma

This morning, travel north to Rome, stopping en route in the ancient city of Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash and frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. This evening in Rome’s Trastevere, join a welcoming local at her home for wine and a home-cooked feast. Journey through history the next day with a morning visit to the Imperial Roman Forum and the Colosseum; in the afternoon, explore the charming Campo de Fiori, the Piazza Navona and its remarkable Fountain of the Four Rivers, and the Pantheon, one of the most widely copied buildings in the Western world. Later, stop at the iconic Trevi Fountain before taking in the Spanish Steps. On your third day, explore Vatican City, where you view the Sistine Chapel with its legendary frescoes by Michelangelo, as well as St. Peter’s Basilica.

Days 7-9: Florence / The Renaissance & Tuscany

Accommodation: Hotel Brunelleschi

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner(Day 7); Breakfast (Day 8); Breakfast, Lunch(Day 9)

Continue north to the famed region of Tuscany, stopping en route in medieval Siena. Here, your local expert introduces you to the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio di Siena horse race. Continue to Florence, a vast and beautiful monument to the Renaissance. The next day, in the company of a specialist art guide, visit the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the world’s most important art treasures. Later, cross the Ponte Vecchio to stroll the delightful Boboli Gardens on the grounds of the Pitti Palace. On your last day, savor the sights of the Mercato Centrale market before enjoying a three-hour culinary class, where your chef shares the secrets of Florentine cooking.

Day 10: Pisa / World-Famous Leaning Tower

Accommodation: NH La Spezia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive to Pisa, where you see the extraordinary Leaning Tower and explore the Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery with a local guide. Stop in Lucca to tour its lovely pedestrian quarter, then continue on to your next destination, the stunning Italian Riviera.

Day 11: Cinque Terre / Beauty Along the Coast

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: NH La Spezia

Discover the extraordinary beauty of the Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”), five scenic villages built along the steep coastal cliffs of Liguria on the Italian Riviera. See Manarola, a fishing village set amid terraced vineyards where you can walk to view the coast, and visit other villages nearby.

Days 12-14: Venice / Palaces & Canals

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch(Day 12); Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (Day 13); Breakfast (Day 14)

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli

Travelling by coach to Venice, stop en route to enjoy a private tasting of balsamic vinegar. Then visit Verona, known to the world as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. In Venice the next day, visit St. Mark’s Basilica, with its lavish decoration of marbles and golden mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace. By special arrangement, spend time at a workshop famous for crafting Venetian carnival masks, taking part in a class where you create your own to bring home. This evening, gather for a festive farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport the next day for your flight home.

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We took the A & K Small Group Tour to Rome, Florence & Venice. The experience exceeded expectations! Wonderful itinerary (with the ability to flex to the group's unique needs & requests!). Our guide (Emmanuela) was exceptional! Fun, extremely organized, considerate of all group members & always making sure that we had a 5-Star experience. Highly recommend this company (& this tour) - we will travel with A & K again!
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Limited to 24 guests

Cancellation policy

Cancellation Fees Per Person

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information

Guaranteed Departures

All group journeys excluding Connections European River Cruise, Expedition Cruise, Private Jet, Wings Over the World and Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond A&K's control.

A&K Price Assurance

The A&K Price Assurance applies to all group journeys available through A&K excluding Expedition Cruises, Private Jet, international and internal air and extra services. The A&K Price Assurance applies only to 2016 advertised rates on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. A&K reserves the right to modify or cancel the A&K Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

Baggage

A&K provides porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage per person. Please note should your journey include internal/ domestic or charter flights your luggage allowance may be less than two (2) pieces of baggage and weight/size restrictions may apply.

Details will be provided in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the travel program, and A&K assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions and fees applicable to your international flights.

Child Policy

The minimum age is 10 years old unless noted on the itinerary and all children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age is 12 years old for Connections European River Cruise Journeys and varies for Family Journeys. Some activities contained within an itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement. Details will be provided at the time of booking. A&K reserves the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on Family journeys to accommodate a family.

Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

  • International and internal airfare
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunch and 6 Dinners

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