Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento)

Voyage en liberté L’Italie en train

Rome, Florence & the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento)

(Rome 3 nights, Florence 4 nights, Sorrento 4 nights, Rome 1 night)

At leisure tours
Italy by train

Italy is a fabulous country in every way. Between breathtaking landscapes, historical and cultural sites that bring the past to life and food to die for, our Italian programs will introduce you to one of the most popular and pleasant tourist destinations in the world. By choosing us to organize your trip to Italy by train and its most beautiful and interesting places like Rome, Florence and Sorrento, you can be sure to enjoy a great holiday. La Dolce Vita, finally yours!

This itinerary can be adjusted to your personnel needs and preferences.

Highlights

  • Independent tour
  • Centrally located hotels
  • Rome, the Eternal City 
  • Hang out in Amalfi’s picturesque villages
  • Stroll in the Narrow Alleys
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset 
  • Florence’s gorgeous architecture and its numerous museums
  • Wine and food lovers’ paradise

Included

Flights

Some transfers

Accommodation

Train tickets

All breakfasts

Travel Information

Coded: ITE3

Journey intensity

Price

14 days

Departure from Montreal to Rome.

Arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free.

Known for being the cradle of our civilization, Rome is an exquisite city. Blessed with a crazy charm, the capital perfectly juggles its glorious past with its desire for renewal. Land of emperors, city of fantasies, Rome invites you to discover the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the Vatican (as well as its incredible works of art).

For your first day, we recommend the “classic” tour visiting the remains of the ancient Roman Empire before heading to other equally impressive monuments. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain and admire the Pantheon of Agrippa. Take a minute to sit down for a coffee in one of the many cafes in the city, and in the evening stroll through the Plaza d’Espagna and the Piazza Navona.

Overnight in Rome 

Free day to discover the city.

On day two, discover the Vatican. Go as early as possible and visit the Pope’s city in the heart of St. Peter’s Square. Marvel at the sumptuous works of art, including Michelangelo’s iconic fresco in the heart of the Sistine Chapel. On your way back, stop at the San Angelo castle, open daily from 9 am to 7:30 pm.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Rome 

Free day to discover the city.

On your third day in Rome, soak up the city and visit some of the lesser-known sites such as the Villa Borghese or the Victor Emmanuel II monument. Stroll through the narrow Italian streets and stop for a few minutes at Antico Café Greco or Roscioli Café for the best coffee in the city.

Rome is not only history and architecture, but also a culture of cuisine and sharing. When in Rome, don’t forget to eat local, especially at Osteria Trattoria da Fortunata at 17 Corso del Rinascimento, which offers great rolled pasta, taglionis (fine pasta ribbons), and succulent raviolis. Meat lovers will appreciate the oxtail (coda alla vaccinara). For Lasagna, we recommend the Ai Tre Scalini, a restaurant/wine bar where you can get your fill.

Main sites to discover: Coliseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Catacombs.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Rome 

Train to Florence. Rest of the day free to discover the city.

The jewel of a city called Firenze in Italian is one of the artistic centers of the world. Your first day will revolve around the Piazza del Duomo; enjoy the cathedral and the view from the Giotti bell tower after you have climbed 414 steps!

You can’t go on without a real Italian snack like a famous panini at Panini Toscani, one of the best- known establishments in Florence. Then go on to discover the Accademia gallery which boasts Michelangelo’s David which has made this one of the most often visited museums in Florence. After this cultural experience, stop for an ice cream at the highly recommended Festival de Gelato, 75 Via del Corso.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Florence 

Free day to discover the city.

The Uffizi Gallery tops the menu on your second day. Probably the best- known museum in Florence, here you will find artifacts from the Baroque, Rococo and Renaissance periods. After your tour, why not head to the Mercato Central? Take time to stroll through the stalls of this indoor market, enjoy the local scents and have a bite to eat.

In the afternoon visit the lively Santa Croce district including its central square, Piazza Santa Croce. In the early evening, relax at the View on Art, a rooftop bar with a breathtaking view.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Florence 

Free day to discover the city.

Today visit the Ponte Vecchio, another work of Florentine art. Crossing the bridge towards Oltrarno you will be able to see the beautiful Boboli Gardens. Your tour will end at the Piazza Michelangelo. When evening comes, admire the sunset with a splendid view of the city.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Florence 

Free day to discover the area.

Your last day in Florence is your chance to escape from the city and head in the direction of Pisa, about an hour away. Here you can visit one of the best-known monuments in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

If that doesn’t tempt you, discover Sienna with its magnificent Duomo, or explore the charming medieval town of San Gimignano. For lovers of wines and vineyards, you will find some estates directly related to Chianti Classico a few kilometers away; an ideal way to learn a little more about Italian wine culture.

For foodies, Florence has many good addresses. Lovers of Italian cuisine will appreciate the Osteria de Peccatori or La Trattoria la Casalinga, two local restaurants that will fulfill your craziest desires. For those who are tempted by a great pizza, two places: Il Pizzaiuolo and Gustapizza compete for the best in Florence…maybe in all of Italy!

Main sites to visit: Piazza del Duomo, Academia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Florence 

Train to Naples and then transfer by private car to Sorrento. Rest of the day free to discover the city.

A coastal town in southwestern Italy, Sorrento is known for its many beaches. This is one of the most popular activities in the city and probably the very first thing you will want to do. You will find some private but also public beaches, ideal for relaxing after your trip.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Sorrento 

Free day to discover the city.

On your second day, why not rent a bike or a scooter to go to the Piazza Torquato Tasso (the central square), the Corso Italia, the Gardens of Cataldo or the Valleini dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills). End your day with a short tour of Marina Grande, a fishing village where you can enjoy the sunset. Sorrento is small so your next two days will give you the opportunity to discover other jewels of the Amalfi coast.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Sorrento 

Free day to discover the city.

Why not do a scenic hike on your third day such as taking the path to Punta della Campanella? You will cross old Benedictine vineyards, pass Mount San Constanzo and enjoy epic views of the foliage and vegetation of the area.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Sorrento 

Free day to discover the city.

Your last day is an opportunity to discover Pompeii or go to the Island of Capri, ten minutes away by boat. Pompeii is a fascinating historic site while famous Capri offers an island of true tranquility.

Sorrento has plenty to offer from a culinary point of view. Lovers of fine dining, head to Il Buco, offering traditional yet refined dishes that have earned a star in the Michelin guide. Ristorante Museo Caruso also offers some of the best Mediterranean cuisine in Italy. Definitely worth the visit!

Main activities to discover: Relaxing on the beach, Piazza Tasso, visiting the marina, hiking through the region, discovering Pompeii, visit Capri

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Sorrento 

Transfer by private car to Naples and then train to Rome. Rest of the day free to discover the city.

Take advantage of this day in Rome to discover some sites you may have missed until now, such as the Trastevere, a scenic and pleasant neighborhood on the left bank of the Tiber not far from the historic center. This corner of Rome looks like an old postcard with narrow streets, beautiful churches and plenty of terraces where you can sip a cappuccino, cool off, and enjoy typical, inexpensive dishes in the many restaurants. Get lost in Trastevere’s winding alleys or stroll through the small Italian streets till you get to Caffe Greco or Roscioli Caffe for what we believe is the best coffee in the capital.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Rome 

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Montreal.

Meal: Breakfast 

DATES

Daily departures

INCLUSIONS

This trip includes:

  • Round trip flights Montreal/Rome
  • High-speed trains Rome/Florence/Naples/Rome in economy class
  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Transfers from Naples to Sorrento and vice versa
  • 12 nights in double occupancy in a standard room, hotels according to the chosen category
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Airport taxes

This trip does not include:

  • Any activities, tours or entrance fees to monuments
  • Items of personal nature such as mini-bar, safety-box, wi-fi etc.
  • Tips and baggage handling at airports/ports & hotels
  • Italy’s Tourist tax
  • All types of travel or personal insurance
  • PCR tests
  • Anything not stated explicitly in the inclusions
  • Contribution to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents: 3.50$ per 1000$

Featured Hotels

Package in standard hotels (or similar)

Rome North Nuova Roma 3*
Florence Corona D’Italia 3*
Sorrento Michelangelo 4*

Package in superior hotels (or similar)

Rome Imperiale 4*
Florence Calzaiuoli 4*
Sorrento Michelangelo 4*/Imperial Tramontano 4*

Package in premium hotels (or similar)

Rome Grand Hotel Palace 5*
Florence Helvetia Bristol 5*
Sorrento Parco dei Principi 5

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