Rome & Amalfi Coast Highlights

7 days from $3,297 per person*
  • Discover the Amalfi Coast led by expert private guide.
  • Soak in the history of Pompeii during a private guided visit.
  • Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with expert guide.
  • Private guided tour of the glorious city of Rome.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Only Italy could have created such a whimsical, seductive and vibrant wonder as the Amalfi Coast.

Italy is a land of passion and you’ll feel yours rising as you explore its vibrant cities, Renaissance palaces and whimsical natural landscapes. Stroll through narrow cobblestoned streets that make their way past quaint cafes and bakeries. Sip a cappuccino while modern day Romans pass on scooters and fade into the dynamic urban scenery beyond. Take a trip to the coast and be seduced by its charming coves, deep fjords and cliffs that plunge into the sea. At night, relax in deluxe accommodations with modern amenities and all the comforts of home.

Head out for a historical walk through Rome and visit the Spanish Steps and Colosseum. Toss a coin into the famous Trevi fountain and be humbled by a tour of the Vatican. You'll be whisked to the Amalfi Coast, and visit Pompeii for a guided tour. Once on the coast, admire some of the best panoramic views of Italy. Explore the island of Capri and take the chairlift to the top of Mont Solaro, the highest point on the island. A walk along the beach at sunset will have you wishing you never had to leave this magical country. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Rome
    Rome
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Fiumicino/Ciampino) with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver (2)
    • Italy - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Rome
    Rome
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Rome (4 hrs) - Guide(10)
    • Self-Guided - Shopping in Rome
  • Day 3 Rome
    Rome
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (4 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Imperial Rome & Colosseum (3hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 4 Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Rome - Naples [1 hr 10 mins] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Naples - Sorrento [Train Station with Guided Visit to Pompei (2 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 5 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Tour - Private - Amalfi, Positano, Ravello (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Self-Guided - Capri
  • Day 7 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Sorrento - Naples [Airport] - Vehicle/Driver (2)
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Day 1: Rome

Today you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)

The Rose Garden Palace is located on Via Vittorio Veneto in Rome, chosen as one of Conde Nast’s Top Cities, a mere forty five minutes away from the Fiumicino Airport. The property is within walking distance to some of Rome's most famous landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and various Baroque inspired churches. This historical property is situated in the heart of the city centre and features elegantly designed guest rooms and contemporary and spacious suites. Feast like royalty with menus that feature delicious Italian delicacies and international specialties at the onsite a la carte restaurant, Il Roseto. Wander through the hotel’s garden area, hosting beautiful floral compositions and handcrafted modern sculptures. The Rose Garden Palace also boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxing whirlpool and soothing sauna. When in Rome, surround yourself with the most gracious of amenities at The Rose Garden Palace.

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Hotel Rose Garden Palace

Day 2: Rome

Discover "The Eternal City" of Rome on foot today during this 4 hour guided tour accompanied by a local expert. Be sure to have your camera ready as many photo opportunities present themselves including stops at the Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Navona Square.

Rome is a great place for shopping. There are five main shopping areas: Spanish Steps & Via dei Condotti - This street is one of the richest streets in Italy and one of the best streets for shopping in Rome. The Via Dei Condotti is home to Italy's top designer stores. Via Del Corso – This busy pedestrian street runs from Piazza del Popolo down to Piazza Venezia. It is home to the famous shops like the Ferrari flagship store and Swarowski Crystal. Trastevere – This rather bohemian area of the city with its many winding streets is great for shopping and getting lost in. Be sure to check out the outdoor food market in Piazza San Cosimato where locals bargain with the vendors (7am -2pm).  Viale Marconi and Porta Portese- Viale Marconi is very good for shopping and is particularly popular with young trendy Romans. A bit out from the city centre, it can be reached by talking the Metro Line B to Marconi. It is about 15 minutes away from the Coliseum. Porta Portese is the famous Roman flea market which takes place every Sunday from 8am until about 2pm. Another place of interest for food and market lovers is the Piazza Vittorio where a mesmerizing array of fresh foods, fruits, fish and meat, run by people from all over the world is displayed. Piazza Navona & via del Governo Vecchio – The well-known Piazza Navona is a great place for art lovers, as the surrounding streets contain lots of art galleries and antique shops.

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)
Via dei Condotti
Via dei Condotti
The Pantheon
The Pantheon

Day 3: Rome

The tour begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica and following the ancient Aurelian walls, which once surrounded the ancient city.  On arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

For your convenience, the tour includes hotel pick-up and entrances to the churches mentioned.  Since there will be various pick-ups within the city centre, you will be given a pick-up time range.  Please be in the hotel lobby/reception for this time.  At the end of the tour, there are various central drop-off points: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station.  Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day), and are carried out in a number of languages.  The group may be divided out into smaller groups so the tour is led in one language or kept as one larger group (in which case the tour will be led in various languages).

Arriving by coach at Piazza Venezia, continue on foot to the famous Piazza Del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, from where you will have a fantastic view of the Roman Forum.  By coach, you will then drive by the Circus Maximus and the Aventino Hill.  Stop to admire the beautiful statue of Moses by Michelangelo located in the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains from where it will take you 5 minutes to reach the symbol of the eternal city: The Colosseum (visit inside, entrance fee is included).

Please note that this shared tour includes hotel pick-up at various properties within the city center, which you will be provided with a pick-up time range prior.  Please be in the hotel lobby/reception for this approximate time.  At the end of the tour, there will be a city center drop-off.  Entrance fees to the churches mentioned are included.  Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day), and are carried out in a number of languages.  The group may be divided into smaller groups so the tour is led in one language or kept as one larger group (in which case the tour will be led in various languages). Due to seasonal opening times, the itinerary may be altered without notice.

Accommodation: Rose Garden Palace (4*)
Colosseum
Colosseum
Vatican Museum
Vatican Museum

Day 4: Rome - Naples - Sorrento

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer to the train station today. Please note, drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking assistant or guide for your transfer, this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you ride the Eurostar train from Rome to Naples. The approximate travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Enjoy a private transfer between your accomodation in Sorrento and the Naples train station. En route you will stop (2hrs) at the ruins of Pompeii. Your English speaking guide will meet you and bring you through the fascinating site. Walk through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas. (Includes entrance to the site of Pompeii).

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano (4*)

The Imperial Hotel Tramontano located in Sorrento, is overlooking the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Naples. It is nourished by the romantic culture of the picturesque, sublime landscapes of 19th century travellers visiting Sorrento. The 115 elegant rooms are beautifully decorated with frescoes, majolica, soft oriental carpets, period statues, old masters and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture. They mirror the meticulous style and eye for detail that are the distinguishing marks of the entire hotel. Savour traditional Neapolitan cuisine, deliciously prepared by Chef Alfonso at the onsite restaurant.  Sip refreshing cocktails at the onsite bar, while relaxing among the unforgettable view of the Gulf of Sorrento. Conveniently located poolside, the snacks restaurant and petite brasserie are an oasis just right for savouring specialty dishes while relaxing in the sun, surrounded by the luxuriant greenery of the park. Stay entertained at the onsite freshwater pool, featuring terraces, a solarium and towel service.

Sorrento
Sorrento
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano

Day 5: Sorrento

Enjoy a full day of the beautiful Amalfi Coast on a private tour with an English speaking guide and private vehicle. There are plenty of interesting villages and sites in the area that are worth exploring, including Ravello, Amalfi and Cetara. Approaching from above Positano, one is greeted by a vista of lemon and orange groves, flowers, trees, small allotments, olive groves and gardens which continue right down to the sea. Feel free to explore Positano on the completely pedestrianized streets, while stopping to enjoy a coffee or lunch (not included). So characteristic of Positano: its buildings cling in tiers to the rock face and the small houses, all huddling on top of each other. The white of the buildings form a perfect canvas for the bright flowers which decorate the houses. The small artisan shops with their multi-hued cloths, present the visitor with a vista which is almost difficult to believe. The picturesque town of Ravello, some 5km from Amalfi, has a number of must-see sites. Due to their splendor and décor, visit the Villa Rufolo from the XII century, built by Rufolo's family, as well as Villa Cimbrone. Both villas have an amazingly beautiful garden to visit. Admire one of the best panoramic views of Italy at Villa Cimbrone, on all the Amalfi Coast, and on the Coast of Cilento. The pretty town of Amalfi features a series of white houses, most with barrel vault ceilings and built on terraces within a picturesque web of alleys and stairways. The main monument and symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St. Andrew, preceded by an imposing staircase. Further along the coast lies the town of Cetara. For centuries, it was influenced by the financial and spiritual fortunes of the Benedictine abbey in Cava dei Tirreni. Nowadays, it is dominated by its busy fishing harbor. Depending on time and your preference, the day will be spent visiting these beautiful towns and stopping off at scenic points along the way. For your convenience, entrance to Chiostro Paradiso is included.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano (4*)
Positano
Positano

Day 6: Sorrento

Today, why not explore the beautiful isle of Capri?


Just off the coast of Naples and Salerno, between Cape Miseno and Amalfi, a great rock soars like a dream, lost in the cobalt blue sea that surrounds it. This Mediterranean jewel is the island of Capri. The intoxicating fragrance of flowers, delicate splashes of colour, recollections of a millennial past and a peaceful charm, shattered only by the shrill cry of seagulls, are just some of the magical qualities of this mythical isle.


It is very easy to catch a hydrofoil (type of boat) from the pier in Sorrento, taking 20-25 minutes. On arrival, Capri Town can also be reached via a short ride on the Funicular (train) from the Port area.


Revel in the breathtaking views upon Mont Solaro - the highest place on the island (589 metres above sea level). You have the choice of either walking there, by taking the narrow street at the beginning of Viale Axel Munthe, or by taking the chairlift. Should you wish to relax and enjoy the splendid view of Anacapri and the gulf of Naples, the chairlift is a great option. The chairlift station can be accessed near Piazza Vittoria.


Take a 1 hour walk to view one of the most beautiful walks on the island. Admire the lonely Church of S.Maria in Cetrella. Alternatively, it is a 12 minute chairlift ride from Piazza Vittoria. While in Anacapri, consider visiting the villa San Michele, located on the north-eastern side of 'Anacapri, 327 metres above sea level. This is where an ancient Roman imperial villa was, whose ruins were preserved by Axel Munthe. They are now to be found in the garden.


Note: Hydrofoil costs approximately 12 Euros per person. A ticket needs to be purchased at the ticket office before boarding the Funicular.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel Tramontano (4*)
Capri
Capri

Day 7: Sorrento

You will be warmly greeted by the driver of your private vehicle for the transfer to Naples Airport.

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Rose Garden Palace (4*) : Rome

The Rose Garden Palace is located on Via Vittorio Veneto in Rome, chosen as one of Conde Nast’s Top Cities, a mere forty five minutes away from the Fiumicino Airport. The property is within walking distance to some of Rome's most famous landmarks including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and various Baroque inspired churches. This historical property is situated in the heart of the city centre and features elegantly designed guest rooms and contemporary and spacious suites. Feast like royalty with menus that feature delicious Italian delicacies and international specialties at the onsite a la carte restaurant, Il Roseto. Wander through the hotel’s garden area, hosting beautiful floral compositions and handcrafted modern sculptures. The Rose Garden Palace also boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxing whirlpool and soothing sauna. When in Rome, surround yourself with the most gracious of amenities at The Rose Garden Palace.

Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Hotel Rose Garden Palace
Rose Garden Palace
Rose Garden Palace

Imperial Hotel Tramontano (4*): Sorrento

The Imperial Hotel Tramontano located in Sorrento, is overlooking the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Naples. It is nourished by the romantic culture of the picturesque, sublime landscapes of 19th century travellers visiting Sorrento. The 115 elegant rooms are beautifully decorated with frescoes, majolica, soft oriental carpets, period statues, old masters and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture. They mirror the meticulous style and eye for detail that are the distinguishing marks of the entire hotel. Savour traditional Neapolitan cuisine, deliciously prepared by Chef Alfonso at the onsite restaurant.  Sip refreshing cocktails at the onsite bar, while relaxing among the unforgettable view of the Gulf of Sorrento. Conveniently located poolside, the snacks restaurant and petite brasserie are an oasis just right for savouring specialty dishes while relaxing in the sun, surrounded by the luxuriant greenery of the park. Stay entertained at the onsite freshwater pool, featuring terraces, a solarium and towel service.

Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano Entrance
Imperial Hotel Tramontano Entrance
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Jessica A. — January 04, 2016 — Europe

    I had the most amazing trip of my life. Everything was completely seamless, I didn't have to worry about anything aside from making sure I captured every moment on film! Jessica Pretty was outstanding in helping me choose my activities, work within my price range, and I cannot thank her enough for recommending Cambodia - it was my favorite stop! We are using Kensington again this March for a return trip to Asia :)

  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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