Style : Group tour
Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento tour
Assisi Doge’s Palace Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento Trip

Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento

CIE Tours
4.6 . Excellent
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
11 days
From: $ 2,686 $ 244 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Explore Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower
  • Discover Pompeii, visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Sorrento
  • Explore Rome, visit some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum and sightsee

Short Description

To find your ideal vacation in mainland Europe, browse through our guided coach tours to Italy, Eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula that vary in length from 7 – 20 days. These quality vacations offer great value for money and feature prepaid daily sightseeing, excellent hotels, full breakfasts and most dinners. 

Style Group tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Venice
End City Naples

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Venice

Meals: Dinner

Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions.

Day 2: In Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Your sightseeing tour of Venice starts with a walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Then you will view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. On to visit a glassblowing factory, to watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride.

Day 3: To Florence

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem standing on the banks of the Po River in the Emilia-Romagna region. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa and view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening.

Day 4: In Florence

Meals: Breakfast

A morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s splendid Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s intricate bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts and see Michelangelo’s David. The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a breathtaking view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way and at your own pace.

Day 5: To Rome

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Travel through the rolling landscapes of Tuscany on your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Day 6: In Rome

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the timeless Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with unforgettable Sistine Chapel and magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica. Then cross the Tiber to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum.

Day 7: In Rome

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to browse through some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure.

Day 8: To Sorrento

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Departing Rome, travel to Pompeii, a destroyed & buried under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening.

Day 9: Excursion to Capri

Meals: Breakfast

Glide across the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there’s time to wander through the winding streets and browse in the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento.

Day 10: In Sorrento

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply relax &, enjoy the views. Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel.

Day 11: Depart Naples

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight.

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Price Per Day: $ 244 per day
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Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME/MONEY WITH CIE!

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I gave this return 1 star only because that’s the lowest possible option, otherwise they would receive 0 stars!!! I had a trip planned for September of 2021 to Iceland. 12 days before the trip, my husband got Covid. Even though it was 12 days before the travel date, they still would not allow me to reschedule the trip. My husband has Alzheimer’s and this would likely have been his last trip out of the country, had I been able to reschedule. I was told I could put in a claim to get a partial refund. Since September 5, I have been battling with CIE to get said refund. Countless emails and phone calls claiming my check would be in the mail by “next week.” I eventually contacted Trip Mate to see if I could get any answers and they informed me that the check couldn’t be sent out because CIE hadn’t released the money. I tried countless times to reach the customer service manager, Mary Larkin, but every time I called she was “on another call” or “at a meeting.” Eventually I was told I could only email her to get in contact with her. I did exactly that about my refund I have been waiting months to receive and she finally called me back. She said it was inexcusable that the refund had taken this long and assured me she would have the money released and have Trip Mate expedite sending the check to me “by next week.” This conversation took place on April 7 and no money has been received at this time. Better Business Bureau has been contacted to handle the matter from here. These people are thieves, do NOT under any circumstances book with them!!!
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Loved our experience

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Loved our experience with our tour guide Mert our CIE tour in July/August of 2015 we have many pictures that we wanted to share with our group — I believe maybe however, the person in charge of creating a group page for our group — couldn’t read my handwriting when we had past the clipboard around to put our email addresses on as myself, husband and daughter never received any notification of the group page — kelli_landaverde@icloud.com or Kelli_landaverde@yahoo.com ; a.ponce219@gmail.com ; aponcelandaverde@gmail.com —- would still love to keep in touch with the group — that’s what’s so sad being together side by side for two weeks getting to know someone and then to never hear from one another ever again
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Our Guide was awesome. John did an amazing job

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I took my 80 year old Dad and he bragged about it every day till he passed 5/2020. It was the best thing I have ever done. Wish I could do it again with him.
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Both unfair and unacceptable

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Like many others here, we have clients booked with CIE Tours, and their tours have been canceled, in one case twice. CIE only offers a future travel credit, without option for a refund. They say that their policy is like other tour operators, however, Globus Family of Brands and others that we work with are offering the option for a full refund in the case that they cancel the tour. Clients are upset and CIE's policy is both unfair and unacceptable.
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Here is their policy on their own website

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Here is their policy on their own website.
CIE TOURS CANCELLATIONS: If it becomes necessary to cancel a coach tour prior to departure, at the discretion of the company, CIE Tours will offer the next available date at no additional land cost or will make a full refund of all monies paid to CIE Tours. CIE Tours cannot accept responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to such a tour booking or for any cancellation penalties due to non-refundable airfares, unless ticket is purchased from CIE Tours. Airline penalties may apply.
And yet they will not honor it. Stay away from this company. They do not care about you after they get your money.
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I can't say how disappointed I am with CIE Tours

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I can't say how disappointed I am with CIE Tours. I have had to cancel a planned tour of Ireland this year for two due to Covid 19 and the risk involved due to age and compromised immune systems of the parties involved.
CIE tours are unwilling to offer refunds of our deposits. I certainly could not recommend them to our friends and families as a reliable tour operator.
I have spoken to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland who quoted me the Package Holidays & Travel Trade Act and who said we are entitled to a refund of deposits paid.
I am very unhappy with this situation and am considering my next move if this matter is not resolved to my satisfaction.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

Carlton on the Grand Canal
Venice

This hotel is set in a prime location on the Grand Canal near the Santa Lucia train station. With pastel colors, Venetian plaster-work and wall-lamps in Murano glass, the hotel will enchant you with its refined elegance. All 145 guest rooms are furnished in the Venetian style of the 1700s. with a touch of antiquity, typical of the most prestigious mansions of Venice, combined with the innovation of the most up-to-date comforts, including free Wi-fi. La Cupola Restaurant offers typically Venetian menus while the Carlton Café serves excellent drinks, nibbles and snacks. Enjoy splendid panoramic views from the terrace of the Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge and Restaurant.

Croce di Malta
Florence

This hotel offers a superb city center location with Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Duomo, all a few minutes’ walk away. 98 bedrooms are decorated according with a classic elegance where the furniture is the result of meticulous handcrafted workmanship. Discover the various spaces dedicated to tasting and dining; spaces where one can discover the richness and the inventiveness of the Tuscan culinary tradition, combined with tasting important wines. Free Internet Wi-Fi, panoramic rooftop terrace and a swimming pool make this an ideal base in Florence.

BW Hotel Universo
Rome

This hotel enjoys a prime location in an elegant and historical district. Numerous museums and interesting sites and the Termini railway station are all nearby. A plentiful and delicious buffet breakfast is served from 6.30 am every morning in our spacious dining room. Enjoy a great start to your day with our Italian coffee, fresh croissants and pastries. Modern guest rooms with a sober, elegant decor offer top-notch services including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and 22” LCD television for a perfect stay in Rome. There is also free Wi-Fi in public areas as well as a fitness room, steam room and sauna.

Hotel Central
Sorrento

This relaxed, family-run hotel is a 13-minute walk from Sorrento's main square, Piazza Tasso, and 1.9 km from Marina Grande. The understated rooms, many with balconies, come with free Wi-Fi, as well as flat-screen TVs and minibars. Room service is available. The hotel provides complimentary breakfast. Additional amenities include a traditional regional restaurant with patio dining, plus a 24-hour bar. There's also an outdoor pool, and a fitness club offering a gym, classes and a wellness area with a hammam.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included

10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 6 Dinners

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