Rome & the Amalfi Coast

Perillo Tours
4.9 . Excellent
97%
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*)
9 days
From: $ 2,795 $ 311 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Wander around Rome's famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and much more
  • Settle into Amalfi historic Hotel with charming first class overlooking the sea
  • Sail to island Carpi, PositanoPositano and Sorrento
  • Hike to charming mountain Ravello
  • visit the beautiful Villa Rufolo
  • Enjoy the wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the famous LIMONCELLO liqueur

Short Description

Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Capri sparkles in the distance. Welcome to Amalfi! This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
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 N/A
End City N/A

Destinations

Italy

Attractions & Cities Visited

Amalfi Coast

Activities & Interests

Culture Sailing Winetasting

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Itinerary

Day 1 (Friday) - Depart USA

Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on your Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!)

 

Day 2 (Saturday) - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel

Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. There will be time to relax this afternoon before dinner with fine local wines at our hotel.

 

Day 3 (Sunday) - Rome Sightseeing, Afternoon & Evening at Leisure

Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus.

Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.

Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant.

 

Day 4 (Monday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica*, Dinner Out Tonight

This morning, it’s a 5-minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide, we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.

Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica*, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.

Tonight, please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends! BB, D

* Please note that the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned for the Jubilee 2016.nner Out Tonight

 

Day 5 (Tuesday) - Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi, Dinner in Hotel

This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth.

Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.

Next we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento. She’s a 12th century convent converted into a charming first class hotel overlooking the sea.

Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines.

 

Day 6 (Wednesday) - Isle of Capri - Lunch – Amalfi

Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of the world’s most enchanting islands. If weather permits, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for its translucent aqua-blue light. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well -deserved lunch with wine.

Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back to Amalfi. Enjoy the night on your own - there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from!

 

Day 7 (Thursday) - Amalfi - Sail to Positano - Lunch in Sorrento – Amalfi

What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi Coast than by sea!  

Today we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano. (In case of bad weather, we’ll use our bus.) There will be time to explore this picture-postcard village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean. 

 

From Positano, we sail to Sorrento, another gem in the Gulf of Naples with great views of the mighty volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In Sorrento, we’ll enjoy lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region. 

We’ll drive back to Amalfi for your free night in this Mediterranean paradise. BB, L 

 

Day 8 (Friday) - Ravello Wine Tasting – Amalfi

After a relaxing morning we’ll take the short, twisty ride up the mountain to charming Ravello. The town’s beauty is so inspiring that it’s attracted world-famous composers, writers and artists for centuries.

We’ll visit the beautiful Villa Rufolo. The composer, Richard Wagner, fell in love this this place and annual concerts of his music take place here. 

Next, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the famous LIMONCELLO liqueur. It goes down easily…but it’s also quite strong! Salute! 

Enjoy the final night of your tour with your new friends. Why not gather a few of your friends and go out for a pizza? After all – it was invented in this area.

 

Day 9 (Saturday) - Amalfi, Flight home from Naples

This morning your trip home starts at the Naples Airport. We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join Perillo Tours again in the very near future.

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90 Perillo Tours Travel Reviews & Ratings

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Rome & the Amalfi Coast

Not worth your money

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My Mom and I had the opportunity to visit Italy this summer on the 9 day Rome and Amalfi Coast Tour. Italy is a beautiful country and everyone needs to see and experience it before they die. However, I would NOT recommend Perillo Tours (PT). Here’s why: Introductions of group members were not done at the orientation. There are still people on the tour that I did not meet or know their names. And, we were only given the first couple of days of our itinerary, which was VERY broad and lacking detail. I am still in shock that it was HAND-WRITTEN and lacking so much important information. For example, it would say that Breakfast was at 7 and we would depart at 7:30, we would tour the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, have lunch, and we would return to hotel at 5:30. I had so many questions: Where is breakfast located? Where do we meet to depart as a group? How long is each part of the tour? How long will we be on our feet/in direct sunlight? Will bathrooms be accessible on the tour? What time is lunch? Where is lunch? How long do we have to eat lunch? In my opinion, these are valid questions that should have been written down on the itinerary that was given. I will say that some of these questions were addressed verbally, but it would have been more relaxing for me to have at least had approximate plans written down on the itinerary. In our orientation, we were told that water was provided on every bus. NOT TRUE. I asked for a water bottle and was told that only the bus ride to Amalfi would have water bottles. So yes, you guessed it. My Mom and I went most of the day without water. This was frustrating knowing that we had perfectly good water bottles in our room and that we were misinformed during orientation. I think that it is also important to note that on the tours you don’t always get to jump the lines. At all of the tour sites, we still had to get in the “tour group line” and wait our turn to go. Most of the time, we were standing in direct sunlight for 30+ minutes. Specifically, while we were waiting to tour the Blue Grotto at the Isle of Capri, we had to wait in a rocky boat for 45+ minutes. Keep in mind the conditions. It’s hot, humid, loud, and the fumes from ALL the boats is almost unbearable. Then the captain of the boat randomly decided to jump out of line and move our boat closer to the cliffs for some reason. This area of the water was full of waves and not an ideal spot to anchor a boat. Accurate time frames or time estimates are almost nonexistent with PT. Not only is this confusing and not helpful, but this was a trend of the entire tour. No one knew any answers and it almost felt like we were being misinformed or dare I say lied to. My Mom and I decided to do one of the optional tour add ons. We understood that it was at an additional fee, but thought it would be worth it. Long story short, it was not. This tour started at 2, so we had a short window to rest, eat lunch, and regroup. We were told the walking tour would be 2 hours. It ended up being 3.5 hours in the heat of the day, direct sunlight, with no bathroom breaks, and only two stops at fountains to refill our water bottles, per my requests. At this point, my Mom becomes ill. She is light headed, nauseated, and no longer able to walk at the pace of the group (probably due to the heat, lack of water, and fast-pace of the tour, but that’s just a wild hunch). I informed the tour guide of this and he responded loudly in front of other group members, “Well, what do you want me to do?!” I suggested that my Mom and I end the tour early and head back to the hotel in a cab. He told me that this was a pedestrian only part of town and that we would have to walk to find a cab pick-up area. He also made it very clear that PT would NOT pay for the cab ride. I was shocked to say the least that he did not seem to care that my Mom was sick and did not offer to help us in any way. When we arrived back at the hotel, we were given less than an hour to rest and get ready. So at this point, we had been up and moving in direct sunlight, with very little water for about 8 hours. Sounds relaxing and fun, right? My Mom was still feeling ill and was not able to go out for dinner with the rest of the group, so I asked PT to please send a meal from room service, so she could have dinner. PT would not accommodate this request because hotel room service was too expensive. Instead, they sent up a bucket of ice to our room. Confused about this? Yeah, we were too. At the restaurant, I was handed a to go bag of food to give to my Mom, but we didn’t arrive back to the hotel until 10 PM and in my opinion, mozzarella cheese and prosciutto was the last thing my Mom needed to eat that late. If a person cannot go out to dinner because they are ill from the tour, then room service should be provided by PT to help them feel better. I have so many more things to add, but not enough character space to do so. In summary, do NOT book with PT!
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It was my dream to go to italy

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It was my dream to go to italy, we went 2019 Perillo Tour and Angelica made my dream so memorable loved every minute. We are planning to go back 2022 Can’t wait!
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Every single thing went perfectly and smoothly and it was a dream come true

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We took the North Classic Tour in Sept 2019. It was the dream vacation we had been hoping for and planning for 15 years! We added Sicily at the beginning and my grandparents’ hometown outside Milan at the end, using all of Perillo’s recommended hotels and drivers, etc. We cannot say enough about Perillo Tours. All of their personnel from Devin in the office who helped us plan and patiently & cheerily worked with us and answered our many questions, to Daniela, our tour host in Italy, who I never want to visit Italy again without! She is just so wrapped up into my memories of Italy that I can’t separate her from our trip. Her knowledge and help and professionalism were top-notch! She was fabulous. We absolutely loved our trip: every hotel, every restaurant, every excursion (we took them all!) and all local guides were excellent, and our tour bus comfortable and tour bus driver was the incomparable Stefano! I could go on and on. Our personal local drivers hired by Perillo to escort us through our grandparents’ villages were fabulous, and not only drove us, but educated us the entire time about everything we were seeing and were totally Invested in our finding family and any info we could find. And I cannot finish without saying, although we planned to keep to ourselves, we met four of the dearest friends we’ll ever have on day one of this trip. So much so that everyone thought the 6 of us came together. Every single thing went perfectly and smoothly and it was a dream come true. Thank you, Perillo!
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Took the Perillo Marco Polo Tour in May of 2018. It was the best. The 10 days were really exciting, Loved the tour guides. We had Sandra as our main tour guide. She was substituting for The original tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and caring, it was like getting world history lessons but better than you would have gotten in school. The other tour guides were also great, they care about you and make sure your trip was totally enjoyable. I took over 600 pictures and can't wait to go back to add more to our collection. Perillo Thank you for the great memories.
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We Loved our Hawaiian trip....Bert was awesome ❣I highly recommend that tour! We started our vacation on the north shore of Oahu for some alone time before and ended in Kauai with another night to ourselves....definately recommended taking some time before the group tour - afterward, we missed our family too much! All of the hotels were topnotch- excursions were the perfect length- not exhausting. We saw the highlights of each island, but made me want to return. One thing I might skip was the Polynesian cultural center. Best excursion was haleakala! So much to go back for!
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It was our dream for a long time

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My husband and I took the 14 day North Classic Italy tour October 2018. It was our dream for a long time. Perillo did not disappoint. Everything was taken care of from our luggage, hotels, transportation and our fabulous tour guide Antonio. Oh and the food, the sights, the others traveling with us. All great. How lucky we felt to experience such a wonderful trip. We are still friends with some of our fellow travelers. Weather was perfect. Dreaming of another trip someday hopefully to Southern Italy and we will book with Perillo again.
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Optional Activities

Optional Tour Add-Ons

Make the most of your time in Italy with these great optional tours:

 

Moses & Catacombs

€ 55

City: Rome

Duration: 2 hrs

First we visit the Church of St Peter in Chains to see the preserved chains and Michelangelo's statue of Moses.  Then we continue to the Catacombs, the underground cemeteries of the early Christians.

 

Piazzas & Fountains

€ 45

City: Rome

Duration: 2 hours

During our walking tour we will delve more into renaissance Rome visiting Bernini's Fountains, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain (throw a coin in and make a wish),  the impressive Pantheon and the famous Piazza Navona.

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

20 to 30 guests per tour

Accommodations

Overnight Stays: Rome (3 nights) Amalfi (4)

Also Visiting: Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Positano

 

Amalfi & the Amalfi Coast

Luna Convento

The Hotel Luna Convento was transformed into a hotel in 1822. This beautiful hotel occupies Amalfi's watchtower which dates back to 1564, a part of the ancient Franciscan monastery founded by Saint Francis in 1222. The hotel is complete with its original cloister and church. Just minutes within walking distance from the town's center.

 

Rome

Rose Garden Palace

First-class accommodations in the heart of Rome Housed in an early-19th century building in one of the most exclusive areas of Rome, a new and supremely elegant Rose Garden Palace takes its name from the delightful rose garden on its grounds.

The tall pine trees of Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, the stylish shops on via Condotti, the fashionable bars of via Veneto, the Tritone and fountains, the baroque churches, and the masterpieces on display in the Borghese Gallery, are all within easy walking distance from this Superior 4-star Rome hotel.

For whom loves the pleasure of staying in shape and relaxing, be sure to visit the Rose Garden's fitness center, pool and sauna.

Additional Information

Sample Airfare

Airfares are unpredictable and impossible to estimate at time of brochure printing. Your airfare can range anywhere from approximately $400 to $950 depending on your departure city. Additionally, current departure tax and fuel surcharges are running approximately $650 per person and are subject to change.

Your exact airfare will be advised within 3 business days of booking your tour. You are under no obligation to accept Perillo's air schedule and quote. However, payment for tickets issued by Perillo Tours is due with "final payment."

Airfares DO include your roundtrip airport transfer in Italy at scheduled times, provided you arrive and depart on scheduled tour dates. If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay, airport transfers are not included.

 

Book Early

We strongly recommend you BOOK EARLY as lowest airfares are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, more availability on the most convenient flights and best seats.

 

Affordable Upgrades

When you purchase your Coach ticket through Perillo Tours, you can upgrade to "Classica Plus" or "Premium Economy" on select flights starting at $250 each way. For ultimate comfort enjoy Business Class/First Class for a surcharge of as little as $2700 per person.

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