Gems of Umbria & Tuscany with Sorrento (LTE) - 2014 / 2015

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12 Day Tour from Rome to Sorrento


Gems of Umbria & Tuscany with Sorrento
Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia, Italy
Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia, Italy
Saint Peters Square in Rome
See the vineyard covered hillsides of Tuscany
Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy
San Gimignano is a small walled hill town in the province of Siena
Siena
Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Rome

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Magnificent Spello with Dinner Take a short drive south to reach beautiful Spello. Admire the well-preserved Roman stone arches, forming entry gates into the Old Town, and the medieval tower with an olive tree on top, symbol of peace and of the most typical local product- olive oil. Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets lined with simple, elegant homes built from pink and white limestone, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this charming Umbrian town. Enjoy dinner with wine or soft drinks at a local restaurant to taste the specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person


Excursion to Monteriggioni and Cherry Dinner Nested on a natural hillock about 12 miles (20 km) from Siena, Monteriggioni is undoubtedly one of the most classical, well preserved and best known medieval walled towns. Even the Italian poet Dante Alighieri mentions his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The town was built by the Senesis in the 13th century and its ideal position allowed them to control the Elsa and Staggia Valleys in the direction of Florence, the historic enemy of Siena, that at that time was rapidly expanding its territory. The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates, the Senese Gate and the Florence Gate. Recently a part of the wall walk of the town walls has been restored and made accessible. From the top of the walled circuit, it is possible to admire the surrounding Chianti countryside. After the visit let us spoil you with a delicious 4-course dinner, including unlimited drinks, in a traditional family owned agriturismo (farmhouse). Taste locally produced wines, Italian antipasti, home made pasta and discover exactly what cherries have to do with all of this...?

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person


The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Followed by Dinner The imposing Arch Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore has been built thanks to the initiative of Bernardo Tolomei (1272-1348), a man of God who embraced the rule of St. Benedict order. Together with a Olivetan Benedictine Monk visit the Church constructed between 1400 and 1417 in Romanesque-Gothic style, see the crypt used by the Community for liturgical celebration in winter, the Library and the Cloister with its 35 large frescoes depicting the life of St. Benedict. In the herbalist shops you can find locally produced tea, soaps, oils and organic juices. After the visit, drive to a nearby Trattoria where you will be served a tasty 3-course dinner based on local specialties. Local wine is included and Buon Appetito!

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person


Amalfi Drive A first glimpse of the wonders of this coastline reveals the breathtaking Galli Islands on your way to illustrious Positano, where you will stop above the main part of the town. Continue the leisurely drive, with something new around every corner - small villages nestled into tiny coves, villas perched on rock formations, colourful flowers, plants and lemon trees. Stop in Amalfi, known for its maritime history and 9th-century Byzantine cathedral of St. Andrew. Take a stroll around this peaceful town, where you will have 1 1/2 hours to enjoy its beauty and maybe indulge in a delicious pastry or ice cream. Later proceed to Ravello, famous for Villa Rufolo.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Amalfi Select The "Amalfi Drive" is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Treat yourself to this unique experience and relive the glorious past of the Maritime Republic passing through Positano and Ravello. Feel pampered with this personal service (18 people maximum) and travel in a luxury coach with an experienced guide who will be able to provide you with interesting facts and information. Enjoy one hour free time in Positano to visit this splendid village and discover the wonderful "Moda Positano". Stroll along the Amalfi streets for a guided tour of the historical centre and some free time to enjoy the city on your own. Why not using your free time in Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo? Both villas overlook the Gulf of Naples and the view from their windows is stunning and breathtaking. Also enjoy a light lunch included in the excursion. Arrival time in Sorrento is expected to be approximately between 5:30 & 6:00.

Approximate value: €110 EUR per person


Capri & Anacapri Immerse yourself in a memorable day on a captivating island. Together with your private Local Guide, you will see as much as possible in both Capri and Anacapri. You will have a chance to view the beautiful Villa of Axel Munthe, built on the site of a Roman villa; Capri town's jet-set "Piazzetta" meeting place; and the gardens of Augustus, overlooking Via Krupp, which winds down to the shimmering waters below. You will have ample time to visit shops or wander along the lanes to gaze at the luxurious villas surrounded by fabulous gardens.

Approximate value: €78 EUR per person


Cassino Abbey, World War II Cemetary & Museum Monte Cassino Abbey is situated at the top of a hill with spectacular views over the city of Cassino. The Abbey was founded in 523BC and has become a world-wide famous site for the art and culture along the centuries. Steeped in history it has been destroyed and rebuilt four times in its 1400 years. The most recent and infamous destruction was during the 1944 battle of Monte Cassino in World War Two. Because of it's strategic position it was occupied by the German forces and used as vantage point to attack the allied forces advancing from the South of Italy. The basilica, which is richly decorated in stucco and mosaics contains the relics of St. Benedict and his sister St. Scholastica, who survived the bombings. Later, visit the beautifully maintained Commonwealth War Cemetary, where many of the soldiers who fell during the battle are buried. After free time for lunch a visit to the World War II museum, where different exhibitions commemorate those, of all nationalities, who lost their life in the battle.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person


Private Excursion To Pompeii (3)

Group Excursion for up to 3 passengers

Visit this amazing archaeological area with an expert Local Guide. See original frescoes and mosaics in villas that belonged to rich Roman merchants, as well as the public baths, marketplaces, and shops. Your guide will point out interesting aspects of normal life that normally might not be noticed, such as road signs and ruts made by the wheels of Roman chariots. Learn how this important Roman city disappeared completely after the eruption of Vesuvius, not to be rediscovered until 1,700 years later. Transfer operated by private car (up to 3 participants).
Approximate value: €249 EUR per group


Private Guided Excursion To Capri (3)

Group Excursion for up to 3 passengers

Immerse yourself in a memorable day on a captivating island. Together with your private Local Guide, you will see as much as possible in both Capri and Anacapri. Visit the beautiful Villa of Axel Munthe (Villa San Michele), built on the site of a Roman villa; Capri town's jet-set "Piazzetta" meeting place; and the gardens of Augustus, overlooking Via Krupp, which winds down to the shimmering waters below. You will have ample time to visit shops or wander along the lanes to gaze at the luxurious villas surrounded by fabulous gardens.
Approximate value: €449 EUR per group


Sorrento Musical This delightful musical is a stage production of song and dance depicting the traditions and history of Sorrento during the 18th century. Colorful costumes, famous Italian songs, and the Tarantella dances magically transform the stage into four different scenes of daily southern Italian life.

Approximate value: €24 EUR per person