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7 Day The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

Tauck Bridges Family Holiday starting in Rome and finishing in Sorrento

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Tauck's 7 Day The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento. Live la dolce vita with your family for one week from Rome to the Amalfi Coast - take an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, visit Rome's Colosseum, try out gladiator school, explore the dramatic Amalfi Coast, tour magical Capri...read more


Operator: Tauck
Type: Bridges Family Holiday (Premium)
Style: Bridges Family Travel
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 7 Days
From: Rome to Sorrento
Tour Code: YN
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Italy
Our Price From:
$ 4,740
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Arrive Rome... The Circus Maximus, The Colosseum And More

Tour begins: 3:00 PM, Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA. A transfer is included upon arrival from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino to Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA. A brief city tour shows you some of Rome's most famous sights - view the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, and the Caracalla Baths and visit inside the Colosseum with a guide. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner. Stay Three Nights: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa (D)

Gladiator School, The Catacombs & After-hours At The Vatican Museums

Experience a close-up look at ancient Rome as you head out along the Appian Way. Your first stop is Gladiator School, where you'll not only get a fun introduction to ancient Roman history but also learn the essentials of fighting, gladiator style. Next up is a guided visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus where you'll learn all about the "secret language" of the early Christian symbols found throughout the underground tunnels of the Catacombs; take a look at frescoes and inscriptions that reveal clues. Have lunch at a restaurant on the Appian Way, then enjoy some free time in Rome.

Tonight - a special family experience - a Tauck Bridges Exclusive after-hours, guided visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (subject to availability, day of visit may vary). See the Candelabra Gallery, Map Gallery and the Tapestries, as well as the Sistine Chapel - without crowds. You won't be rushed, you won't have to maneuver through masses of people blocking your views, and you'll be able to take your time to contemplate the inspirational and artistic treasures. Marvel at the spectacular Biblical scenes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which changed the course of western art and took Michelangelo four years to paint, standing on a scaffold - he had impaired vision and a serious stiff neck afterward - and see why the floor of the Sistine Chapel is almost as famous as the ceiling frescoes. (B/D)

St. Peter's Basilica, The Pantheon & Time On Your Own

Your day begins with a visit to the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Peter's Square, accompanied by a local guide. A walking tour takes you to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain, where legend has it that if you turn your back, throw a coin into the fountain and wish for it, you'll return to Rome some day. Have lunch today at a local restaurant and spend the rest of the day enjoying Rome, as you please, with your family. (B/L)

From Poignant Pompeii To Pizza Making In The Countryside

Travel first class from Rome to Naples aboard a high-speed train. Upon arrival, you're off to Pompeii, which was buried in the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD - take a walk through the ancient streets with a local guide. Following lunch at a local restaurant, head to Sorrento for a three-night stay. Late afternoon, drive to Agriturismo La Galatea Farm to see how olives are pressed to make olive oil and how mozzarella cheese is made. A local expert teaches you how to make your own pizza for dinner, where you'll discover the magic of Neapolitan music and learn how to dance the energetic "Tarantella." Stay Three Nights: Hilton Sorrento Palace (B/L/D)

To The Isle Of Capri By Jet Boat, Touring By Convertible And Back To Sorrento

From Sorrento, take a trip across the Gulf of Naples by high-speed jet boat to the Isle of Capri. A fabulous ride in a private convertible brings you along the cliffs of the Anacapri road, ending in the town of Anacapri. Ride a funicular to the highest point on the island before lunch in the town of Capri, and a return by high-speed jet boat to Sorrento. Late afternoon, your Tauck Director takes you on a walking tour of Sorrento, including a demonstration in the art of making gelato. (B/L)

Positano, A Cruise And Paper Making On The Amazing Amalfi Coast

You're in for an exciting ride today as you drive along the Amalfi Coast - the road rises, falls, twists and turns like a roller coaster. In Positano, take a walking tour before boarding a private boat for a cruise to Amalfi. Spend some free time in the lovely medieval town of Amalfi with its labyrinth of winding streets; if you wish, learn all about the art of making paper on a visit to the Museum of Paper Making. Return to your fabulous hotel late afternoon, and join us for a farewell reception and barbecue dinner. (B/D)

Journey Home

Tour ends: Sorrento. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Hilton Sorrento Palace to Naples Airport is included. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for your flight check-in at the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Travelling Well Includes...

  • After-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – unhurried viewing, fewer crowds 
  • Guided visits to the Colosseum & Catacombs of St. Callistus and a lesson in how to be a gladiator in Rome
  • Evening at an agriturismo near Sorrento – see how cheese is made and olive oil is pressed
  • Get tips on making your own pizza & learn to dance the Tarantella
  • Jet boat to the Isle of Capri
  • Travel up to Anacapri in a private convertible & take in the views on a chairlift ride
  • A drive along the spectacular Amalfi coastline from Sorrento to Positano & a private cruise along the Amalfi Coast to the historic town of Amalfi

Tauck Inclusions

  • Your tour is conducted by a professional, fully trained Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the tour.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service charges, taxes, gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and porterage
  • Complimentary basic Internet where available in hotel rooms (service levels are not guaranteed).
  • Air-conditioned motor coaches for your comfort.

Tauck Dining

  • This tour provides a variety of dining experiences, and may include buffets, à-la-carte dining and set menus.
  • 13 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners)

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Operator Details

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Tour Accommodation: Premium
Tour Average Age: 60+ years
Types: Land Journeys, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Apr 2018 - Aug 2018

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