Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer

7 days from $3,752 per person*
  • Discover the scenic delights of Positano and Ravello on a full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast.
  • Stand witness to nature’s fury amid the ruins of Pompeii.
  • See the Vatican’s artistic treasures with your own eyes with an expert guide.
  • Take in the majesty of ancient and modern Rome on a privately guided walking tour.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.
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You just can’t hurry Italy, but you’d be surprised by just how much of it you can fit into a single carefree week. Discover the historical wonders and modern delights of Rome and the Amalfi Coast’s seductive allure on this breezy tour that connects the past with the present and the urban with the pastoral.

This trip seamlessly blends Rome’s ancient sites and cosmopolitan allure with the bucolic pleasures of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. First, stroll the streets and piazzas of the storied capital on a private walking tour of Rome, stopping every few minutes to take in landmarks like Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s iconic Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and the Piazza di Spagna’s famed Spanish Steps before spending the afternoon on your own exploring the boutiques of swanky Via del Corso. Later, devote a full day to discovering Rome’s most magnificent sites with no waiting in line, first on a tour of the massive Colosseum and the stately Pantheon, then marvel at the artistic treasures of the Vatican before standing in awe at Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes atop the Sistine Chapel. From Rome, the scene shifts south to the Gulf of Naples and the ruins of Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, before settling in at your hotel in elegant Sorrento. This beautiful seaside town is your gateway to Amalfi; from here, you’ll have the chance to take in the region’s breathtaking views on a drive to hillside Positano and picturesque Ravello one day and discover the scenic coast on a sunset cruise the next. A postcard-perfect Italian experience that never feels rushed, this itinerary is big on belezza for those short on tempo. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Italy - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - Panoramic Rome by Night (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Ancient & Imperial Rome with Colosseum & Forum (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Shopping in Rome
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Rome
    Rome
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Vatican City Tour with Vatican Museums (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Optional: Glorious Gelato
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    Rome to Naples to Sorrento
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Rome - Naples [1 hr 10 min] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Naples - Sorrento [with Pompeii Tour (3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Small Group Tour - Amalfi Coast Drive (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Morning at Leisure
    • Small Group Tour - Coastal Sunset Cruise (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Sorrento
    Sorrento
    • Private Transfer - Sorrento - Naples [Airport, 1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver
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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Day 1: Rome

Meet your private English-speaking assistant outside of airport customs. Waiting with a sign with your name on it, they will direct you to your awaiting private transfer, and accompany you to your hotel for check-in.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

Enjoy panoramic city sightseeing through the streets of Rome tonight with your a private driver and vehicle. Discover the beauty of the Eternal City at night! Drive along the River Tiber, view the Synagogue, and St Angel’s Castle. Stop in St Peter’s Square, drive next to Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. Stop at Trevi Fountain and see much more!

Accommodation: Dei Mellini

Located in Ancient Rome, on a peaceful street between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter's Basilica is the Dei Mellini Hotel. Guests can explore Rome within 5 minutes from the hotel. The famous shopping district Via Cola Di Rienzo and Piazza Del Popolo are just footsteps away. From luxurious shops, charming cafes and mouth-watering restaurants, opportunities to discover the Roman culture are endless. This charming and comfortable retreat in Italy has put every detail into an elegant interior design featuring warm colors and contemporary Italian flair, rivaled only by the exceptional hospitality and top-shelf facilities. This independent hotel in beautiful Rome is functional and refined for every traveler.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Illuminated Trevi Fountain
Illuminated Trevi Fountain
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona

Day 2: Rome

Meet your private guide and transportation and embark on a half-day highlights tour of the archaeological center of Imperial Rome. No visit to Rome is complete without experiencing the interior of the historic Colosseum, one of the world's most celebrated buildings. Built 2,000 years ago, this epic stadium formerly held gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles. Visit this UNESCO-listed structure, and gaze out across the stadium floor imagining the roar of 80,000 boisterous spectators from ancient Rome! The Roman Forum, the center of Imperial Rome, lies just down the valley, situated between three of Rome's seven hills- Palatine, Quirinale and Capitolium. Stroll the ancient Roman Forum with your guide, passing the rostrum where Mark Anthony made his impassioned speech over the body of Julius Caesar. With history dating back well over two millennia, picture yourself as a citizen of ancient Rome, walking the site of triumphal processions, political and social debate, criminal trials and more. Surrounded by several temples, triumphal arches, ancient basilicas and other monuments, this valley is effectively its own open-air museum. Conclude your tour with a return transfer to your hotel.

Shopping in Rome offers an incredible array of options. Find Italy's top designer boutiques on Via Dei Condotti, lose yourself in the winding, boho-chic area of Trastevere, find Rome's young and trendy on Viale Marconi, and unite with food lovers from around the world at the Piazza Vittorio market. Browse art galleries and antique shops at Piazza Navona, and, if visiting over a Sunday, the weekly Porta Portese flea market (8am-2pm) offers a fun way to ease into your morning. Whatever your passion, Rome has you covered.

Accommodation: Dei Mellini
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Colosseum
The Colosseum
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Via dei Condotti
Via dei Condotti

Day 3: Rome

Meet your private guide and driver, setting out on a half-day cultural journey to the center of Christianity; the Vatican. The smallest city-state in the world, the this papal enclave is fully situated within the geographical interior of Rome. You're sure to be fascinated by the impressive collection of art and sculpture as you visit the Vatican Museum and the 15th century Sistine Chapel, viewing paintings by great artistic masters, including Michelangelo's iconic painting the Creation of the World, which dominates the chapel ceiling. You'll also visit the Baroque and Renaissance-inspired marvel that is the 17th century St. Peter's Basilica, featuring some 800 plus pillars, 44 altars and numerous heavenly created sculptures and paintings. Constructed over a span of 100 years, St. Peter's Basilica is by far the largest and most renowned Catholic Church in the World. While touring this holy site, speaking at a high tone is not permitted, so you'll be provided with a radio headset which your guide will whisper descriptions and information regarding this epic monument of Christianity. Conclude your tour with a return transfer by private vehicle.

Optional (Not Included):
With some time at leisure, why not set out to independently explore Rome's gelato scene for some gourmet Italian ice cream. Discover unique artisanal flavors like chili and chocolate, black sesame, or pear and gorgonzola. While new shops are always opening, and others drifting out of popularity, old favorites include 'San Crispino' near Trevi Fountain, or 'Ci gusta!' just steps away from the Pantheon.

Accommodation: Dei Mellini
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gelato
Gelato

Day 4: Rome - Naples - Sorrento

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Rome to Naples. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Sorrento. En route, you'll stop at the legendary site of Pompeii, where a private local guide will take you on a 2-hour visit of this important historic site. Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was completely destroyed in the catastrophic 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, leaving the ancient Roman city buried under 15 to 20 feet of volcanic ash, and preserved therein. Modern archaeologists have since uncovered the remains of the former city, leaving an incredibly vast, and somewhat somber site to explore. Walk through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans over 150 years before the eruption. Marvel at the fabulously preserved fresco paintings which adorn the walls and floors of the villas. See the ancient amphitheaters, gladiator barracks, and houses of former Pompeii residents, before continuing on your drive to Sorrento.

Accommodation: Antiche Mura

With access from the famous Piazza Tasso, Hotel Antiche Mura is located in a prominent yet peaceful position in the heart of Sorrento. Situated along the old 16th century city walls, Antiche Mura not only offers its guests a splendid view over the deep, scenic valley, it also houses the ruins of one of the four original towers of Sorrento. Combining sophisticated traditional décor with comfort and innovative technology, the hotel's 52 guestrooms are designed to satisfy even the most discerning guest. For those who appreciate locally-sourced ingredients, walk through the colorful poolside gardens, where you can admire the citrus groves which provide lemons and oranges for your daily morning breakfast.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pompeii
Pompeii
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sorrento
Sorrento

Day 5: Sorrento

Reputed as one of the most beautiful drives in all of Europe, depart Sorrento on a small group excursion which drives the majestic Amalfi Coast, with stops to explore three picturesque towns at leisure - Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With no more than 8 participants total, you'll follow the scenic coastline to the cliffside town Positano, made popular largely by writer John Steinbeck. Enjoy time to explore on your own, wandering this colorful town's steep and narrow streets, as you soak in the aura which Steinbeck suggested, "bites deep". Continue along the breathtaking and winding road to the town of Amalfi, where you'll have nearly two hours to take in the scenery of this popular holiday area. Backed by dramatic cliffs, and home to an 11th century cathedral, you'll likely also spot some of the area's renowned lemons grown on the terraced gardens here. Continuing along, you'll stop for an included lunch with wine at a local restaurant away from the tourist crowds, before making your way to Ravello, another UNESCO gem, which has a unique vantage point looking down on the so-called 'divine coast'. You'll have approximately 40 minutes to explore the quaint scenery of Ravello before a return drive back to Sorrento.

Accommodation: Antiche Mura
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Positano
Positano

Day 6: Sorrento

This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

With no more than 6 participants, you'll be picked up in the late afternoon to embark on a small group cruise along the coastline of Sorrento, capturing the brilliant beauty of sunset on the Bay of Naples. You'll board a boat with an English-speaking skipper at the helm, departing from Massa Lubrense. See the natural waterfall of Punta Lagno known as “Cascatella” and sail back toward Sorrento passing by the San Montano Riviera, the picturesque fishing village of Marina di Puolo, and reaching the ancient Roman villa of Pollio Felice on the peninsula of Capo di Sorrento. Stop to sip some prosecco accompanied by a light snack, and if the mood strikes - you can even take a refreshing swim as you enjoy the serene sunset.

Accommodation: Antiche Mura
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sorrento Coast Sunset
Sorrento Coast Sunset

Day 7: Sorrento

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Naples Airport. Approximate travel time is 1 hour.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • 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.

Dei Mellini : Rome

Located in Ancient Rome, on a peaceful street between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter's Basilica is the Dei Mellini Hotel. Guests can explore Rome within 5 minutes from the hotel. The famous shopping district Via Cola Di Rienzo and Piazza Del Popolo are just footsteps away. From luxurious shops, charming cafes and mouth-watering restaurants, opportunities to discover the Roman culture are endless. This charming and comfortable retreat in Italy has put every detail into an elegant interior design featuring warm colors and contemporary Italian flair, rivaled only by the exceptional hospitality and top-shelf facilities. This independent hotel in beautiful Rome is functional and refined for every traveler.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dei Mellini
Dei Mellini

Antiche Mura : Sorrento

With access from the famous Piazza Tasso, Hotel Antiche Mura is located in a prominent yet peaceful position in the heart of Sorrento. Situated along the old 16th century city walls, Antiche Mura not only offers its guests a splendid view over the deep, scenic valley, it also houses the ruins of one of the four original towers of Sorrento. Combining sophisticated traditional décor with comfort and innovative technology, the hotel's 52 guestrooms are designed to satisfy even the most discerning guest. For those who appreciate locally-sourced ingredients, walk through the colorful poolside gardens, where you can admire the citrus groves which provide lemons and oranges for your daily morning breakfast.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antiche Mura Hotel
Antiche Mura Hotel
Rome & Amalfi Coast Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Antiche Mura patio
Antiche Mura patio

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
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