Whether a lover of art and history, mythology or culture, you will find the majesty of it all as you tour Rome and the Amalfi Coast during your exclusive Italy itinerary for the senior traveler. The treasures of the Vatican span millennia with works displayed that are entangled with the past as the prestige of gladiatorial heroes emanates from the walls of the Colosseum. The peak of Mount Vesuvius continues to linger above ancient Pompeii as lemon groves overtake the terraced ridges along...
Rome – Arrive in Rome for a Private Tour of the Piazzas and Fountains
Rome is a city of legend and history, elegance and charm that was once the center of the empire that expanded Western Civilization. Your flight will land at Rome Fiumicino Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. As you drive into the city, you will enjoy the citrus trees that grow on the outskirts of the city as the cypress trees frame the towering figure of the Colosseum. The Spanish Steps will glisten with prestige beneath the spires of Trinitá dei Monti Church, and you will pass it by for now as you take some time to settle into the comforts of your hotel in Rome’s historical city center.
Your guide will greet you in the lobby and lead you on a fabulous introductory tour of the Eternal City’s celebrated piazzas that embody the passing artistic eras that have spanned over the past two millennia. The grandeur of the city emanates from the 18th-century Baroque feature, the Trevi Fountain, which stands more than 85 feet tall and over 160 feet wide. The water trickles from beneath the crowning figure of Oceanus, positioned against the back of Palazzo Poli as visitors from around the world turn their backs on the fountain to toss coins over their shoulders and into the water, which legend dictates means that they will return to Rome again in the future. The elegant and grandiose figures create a sense of symmetry beneath the bas-reliefs that depict the Roman origins of the aqueduct feeding the fountain.
Rome – Relish a Half-Day Tour of Ancient Rome’s Famous Monuments
Rome – Discover the Beauty and Prestige of Vatican City on a Half-Day Tour
Rome – Enjoy an Excursion to Tivoli to view the Fabulous Villas and Castles
Amalfi – Visit the Ancient City of Pompeii before transferring to Amalfi
Amalfi – Delight in a Private Guided Tour of the towns along Amalfi Coast
Amalfi – Explore the Natural and Historical Splendors of the Island of Capri
Amalfi – Depart for Home
- Witness the elegance and charm of the Trevi Fountain during an introductory tour of Rome
- Bask in the beauty and prestige of the Sistine Chapel where master artist Michelangelo covered the ceilings and walls in unparalleled images
- Follow in the footsteps Roman emperors as you visit the preserved grounds of Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli and Augustus’s Villa on Capri
- View the shimmering emerald colors that overtake the cavern walls, stalactites, and stalagmites of the Emerald Cove on the Amalfi Coast
- Relish the charming aroma of lemon citrus and the enchanting tower-homes that rise along the mountain terraces in the town of Positano
- Wander amongst the historical medieval streets of Amalfi, a former Naval powerhouse of the Mediterranean Sea
- Traverse the grand history of ancient Rome on a private tour of the Colosseum, Arch of Titus, and Roman Forum
- Explore the vast grounds and remarkably preserved state of Pompeii, a city archeologists continue to excavate and consistently find new treasures
Realize your dreams of Italy on your 8-day luxury tour that is handcrafted for senior travelers. Enjoy contemporary comforts and the charms of renovated historical buildings that are set amongst the endless rows of charming streets. You will arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport to begin your marvelous adventure as your private transfer will meet you at the airport and escort you to your gorgeous hotel located in the heart of the city. Your guide will greet you in the lobby to lead you on an introductory tour of Rome where you will enjoy a mixture of walking and private transfers around the historical center of the Eternal City to view the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon around sunset.
The ancient wonders of Rome will come to life the next day as you tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline Hill. Stop at the famous food market to enjoy the mix of spices that linger in the air and the remainder of the day will be at your leisure to discover the secrets of Rome. Venture the next day to Vatican City for an in-depth tour of the St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Take in the pristine halls and galleries before you reach the Sistine Chapel, and again the day is yours to revel in Rome as you visit the culinary delights of the Trastevere neighborhood and partake in a gelato making class.
Continue the next day as your guide will escort you into the mountains outside of Rome to visit the historical town of Tivoli. Spend time in the marvelous villas, including the former residence of Emperor Hadrian, along with the stunning gardens at Villa d’Este before returning to Rome. The following day, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and lead you outside of Naples to the gates of ancient Pompeii. The archeological site embodies the daily life of Roman citizens as preserved in ash for two millennia, and you will enjoy your private guided tour before continuing on a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast.
Delight in the coastline the following day as you visit the charming and gorgeous towns found on the Amalfi Coast. From Positano in the north to Vietri sul Mare in the south, both are known for the enchanting ambiance and sensational ceramics. Travel the next day on the ferry to the remarkable island of Capri to relish the views found along the cliffs and in the stunning history that is embodied in preserved Roman villas. Stroll the streets of Capri town and Anacapri before returning to Amalfi for the evening. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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