14-Day Magnificent Italy

Handpicked Amazing Hotels. No Groups.
Private Journey with Daily Departures.
Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome & Amalfi Coast 

LOTUS Class: Private Driver. Private Guide. Exceptional Experiences.

Experience our private, luxury 12-Day Adventure to Italy: Venice to the Amalfi Coast — 
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Meet Now Journey's Lotus Class: Venice to the Enchanted Amalfi Coast with 2 Beautiful Days in the Tuscan Countryside

Now Journey's LOTUS Class Approach to Magnficent Italy is Italian Luxury and features:

 Private Meet & Greet Transfer on our Private Water Taxi
•  Your own Now Journey Tour Captain: the consummate Host and Concierge throughout!
• Hand-Picked select Lotus Class Hotels (5 Star)
After-Hours Private Touring in Select Venues
Venice: Go inside the Doges Palace and Basilica San Marco, and your own Private Boat Tour
Florence: Galleria dell'Accademia, Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore, Gates of Paradise
Cortona: Under the Tuscan Sun, Amazing Winery Experience
Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Aftter-Hours Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters
Pompeii: Discover the city that was lost to history with amazing new finds.
• Sorrento & Capri: The Amalfi Coast in all its Jet Set glory.
• No annoying Up-Selling while on tour
• No Buses. No Groups, No Long Lines. Private Sightseeing.
• UNIQUE IN THE INDUSTRY DINING: Unlimited Premium Beverages: 16 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Journey Style Dinners / Apericena, 1 Lunch (Deluxe)
• PRIVILEGED ACCESS: Skip-the-Long-Line Admissions with special access
• Local Italian Expert Guides and Now Journey Tour Captain
• Private Sightseeing: Venice, Florence, Cortona, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri
• LAUNDRY SERVICE: Journey's Complimentary Mid-Tour Laundry Service
• PRIVATE DRIVER throughout Italy: Travel in style.
• No Hidden Costs: Fees, taxes and gratuities excluding the Tour Captain


Our Complete Day-By-Day Lotus Class Itinerary:

Now Journey's luxury Italy concept, Lotus, embodies an unparalleled fusion of opulence and cultural immersion, promising an extraordinary sojourn through the heart of Italy. From the moment travelers step into the bespoke world of Lotus, they are enveloped in a tapestry of refined elegance and personalized service. This exclusive experience seamlessly intertwines the rich history and artistic legacy of Italy with modern indulgence, offering curated excursions to iconic landmarks, private access to hidden gems, and sumptuous accommodations in the country's most enchanting locales. Whether savoring Michelin-starred cuisine in an intimate trattoria or indulging in bespoke spa treatments overlooking the picturesque landscapes, Lotus crafts an immersive narrative of luxury that transcends the ordinary, promising an unforgettable Italian odyssey tailored to the most discerning of connoisseurs.

Our complete itinerary for your consideration: Our Journey begins in Venice on Isola San Marco, enjoy amazing Florence, 2 additional days in the Tuscan countryside in Cortona, the Grandeur of Rome, and our spectacular finalé in Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast. The following itinerary features our Lotus package. Lotus hotel rooms can be upgraded to even higher categories.

Magnificent Venice

La Serenissima. La Magnifica. —  2 Days & Nights


The Journey begins on beautiful Lake Como. We can't wait to welcome you to the village and the stunning view of the lake to begin your Journey. Whether you arrive from Milan (with a pre-tour hotel room) or if you've simply arrived today, the Classic Great Cities of Italy Journey will absolutely delight you.Lake Como

Orientation Walk IconThe Now Journey Style of Travel: Enjoy the Discovery Walk on Arrival Day
Our Discovery Walk is a hallmark of the Now Journey style of traveling when exploring new destinations —  a brief orientation walk with your Now Journey Tour Captain (not to be confused with our immersive Sightseeing Tour that occurs the next day).

Journey's approach to touring Italy is unique: we combine local expert Italian Guides with our Journey Tour Captains serving as your host for the perfect balance of activity and leisure time so you can truly soak up all that is Italy. No sun-up to sun-down touring with us, but we do enjoy walking the cities and villages of Italy. This afternoon you will meet your fellow travelers and your Journey Tour Captain for the included Discovery Walk. Then enjoy some time at leisure before meeting tonight for a wonderful dining experience.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Lake Como Dinner

Journey dinners are more like dining "events" featuring all inclusive premium beverages and ordering from the menu. Tonight, we introduce you to Lake Como's very own Chef Luigi to experience the magic of his culinary arts.

Journey Cuisine is authentically Italian: Family-owned restaurants farm to table. Journey’s approach to dining is unique in the travel world (just like the regions of Italy). We include Premium Beverages (wine, soda and cocktails) and you choose your dinner from the menu. The Italian chefs and families are proud of their delicious dishes which hail from each of the regions in which Journey travels. From Lombardia and beautiful Lake Como to the Veneto region with Venice all the way through to the Amalfi Coast and Campania, you will enjoy a variety of dishes featuring pasta, seafood combined plates, vegetable inspired contorni and of course Tuscan inspired dishes. While in Italy we will enjoy locally grown produce where the concept of nostrale, or home-grown, is so evident.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation on Lake Como, 2 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Hotel Villa Belvedere, Grand Villa Serbelloni, Grand Hotel Caddenabia , Domus Bellagio or Similar

Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties and feature Classic category rooms —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade room category.
Hotel assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Hotel Metropole, Hotel Centrale or Similar

Our Classic Package includes 3 and 4 Star properties with private bathrooms, and continental breakfast.


Journey Dinners IconBreakfast included daily


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Lago di Como

Today, enjoy a walk through Bellagio and enjoy the sites and learn a bit about the history of the town and the lake with your Tour Captain; Then meet our "other Captain," Captain Luca on our private boat tour of the lake to view the magnificent villas. Lago di Como is the third largest lake in Italy. At over 1320 feet deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. The lake's name comes from the town of Como. On a clear day the spectacular Alps are visible across the lake.

Walking on Your Journey
We enjoy walking the streets and stairs of Italy so get ready for exploring the cities and villages of Italy by foot. Plan to be on your feet for up to three (3) hours standing and walking up-and-down stairs, cobblestone streets, and hopping on-and-off our private (and sometimes public) transportation in all weather conditions (rain, sun, hot and cold weather). Our pace is unhurried but you must be physically capable of walking.

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and the evening at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain invites you to an optional dinner or you may explore at your leisure.


Your Now Journey LOTUS experience continues upon arrival to Marco Polo Airport or Train Station in Venice. Now Journey's approach to touring Italy is unique: we combine local expert Italian Guides with our Now Journey Tour Captains serving as your host and concierge along with LOTUS Class 5-Star Hotels for the perfect balance of activity, leisure time and experience, so you can truly soak up all that is Italy.

Discovery WalkGetting to Know You, Venezia: Enjoy your private Discovery Walk on Arrival Day
Our Discovery Walk is a hallmark of the Now Journey style of traveling when exploring new destinations —  a brief orientation walk with your Now Journey Tour Captain (not to be confused with our immersive Sightseeing Tour that occurs the next day with our licensed expert Italian Guide). In Venice we will take in the beautiful sights of Piazza San Marco, the "Campanile" or clock tower, the Grand Canal and more.

Afterward, enjoy some time at leisure before meeting tonight for a special 'Welcome to Venice' evening from one of our exclusive perspectives. Is Shopping on your mind? Welcome to Venice, indeed! So many options and your Now Journey Concierge has all the right places to excite!

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Venice Dinner: A Special Dining Event Tonight

We then make our way to our favorite restaurant in Venice where we will be delighted with cuisine from several regions throughout Italy including the Veneto, Lazio and Campania (all paired with delicious wines and premium beverages - and all included with Journey).

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Venice, 2 Nights with breakfast

Lotus Class: St. Regis: Gand Room, Canal Side View
Other hotels used: Gritti Palace, Hotel Danieli or Similar


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Venice Secrets & Treasures

Enjoy our Private, After-Hours adventure with Venice's Secrets & Treasures tour. This is Journey's unique touring experience through this dramatic and historic port city after-hours when there are no crowds. We begin in private water taxi as we make our way through the romantic canals of Venice and arrive at the Doges' Palace.

Learn of Venice's fascinating and colorful past, including everything from Napoleon to Casanova. Venice's character springs to life as we make our way through her nooks and crannies and mysterious alley ways.

Journey's professional local guide provides expert commentary as we enter the fascinating and colorful Basilica San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica). Then we go 'back in time' with our visit to the Doge's Palace, the Old Prison (and yes, you will learn about the gentleman Casanova), and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Special sightseeing today includes:

  • Private Boat Tour: We begin in our own private boat through the canals of Venice
  • Doge's Palace: Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Doge's Palace (meaning Duke or Governor's Palace), the seat of the Republic of Venice's historic power.
  • Venice's Old Prison: The Prisons of Venice: Found inside the Doge's Palace, are the older and new prisons.
  • Bridge of Sighs: The bridge made famous for its window and last view of blue sky and freedom as prisoners are marched to their sentence.
  • Basilica San Marco: Enjoy the beautiful mosaics and how they reflect and dance in the light. Your Tour Captain "paints the picture" of the history and opulence that is the Basilica San Marco prior to entering. Once inside, enjoy 'silence' as you observe its beauty encased in Byzantine architecture.
  • Piazza San Marco: and our "Secret Treasures of Venice:"
  • Walking Delights: Learn about the Clock Tower (Campanile), Caffé Florian, Napoleon and the Winged Lion
  • Enjoy included admission/entrance to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana at your leisure.

Gondola IconSpecial Adventure: Private Venetian Gondola Experience with Serenade!

Later today, just before sunset enjoy our included Gondola ride through the canals of Venice with our professional musicians to make the ambiance perfect. On occasion inclement weather will prevent the gondola ride. In this scenario an alternate activity will be substituted later in the tour.

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Your Now Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner after the Gondola ride, and they can also help you with dining reservations if you choose to explore lovely Venice on your own. 

Magnificent Florence

Birthplace of the Renaissance – 2 Days, 2 Nights



This morning enjoy a leisurely start with breakfast and then join your Journey Tour Captain as we boat over to our private car and onward journey to Florence with a stop in the very special city of Bologna.

We zip along the Italian countryside and arrive in Bologna, known as La Rossa, La Grassa and La Dotta —  the city's nicknames which mean, "The Red, The Fat and the Learned" —  we like this article that explains a bit more.

Enjoy a light walking discovery of the heart and time for some lunch or just shop. Later we make our way to Florence to freshen up amd begin our chapter in Florence.

Prosecco IconRooftop Welcome to Florence

Let's meet on the rooftop lounge for the perfect viewpoint of Florence.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Florence Dinner: Tuscany's Dining Delights You Tonight

Your Journey Tour Captain hosts an amazing welcome dinner in Florence with authentic Tuscan cuisine served by Fiorentini who love what they do. Florence welcomes us with a variety of regional culinary tastes, premium beverages, and ample portions of fine local wines from Toscana and Chianti.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Florence, 2 Nights with breakfast

Lotus Class: Rocca Forte Savoy: Premium Room Category
Other hotels may be used: Grand Hotel Cavour, St. Regis or Similar


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Florence Secrets & Treasures

Journey's Florence Secrets & Treasures tour boasts a variety of fine sights to see including Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery's Bronze "Gate of Paradise," Giotto's Bell Tower, Signoria Square, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's David is housed.

We will take our time walking through the Piazza della Repubblica, the famous Piazza Signoria with her old palace, Palazzo Vecchio, and make our way through the portico of the Uffizi complex before arriving at the Arno River and a visit to the "old bridge," or Ponte Vecchio; this was the only bridge in Florence to survive the World War II bombing raids.

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • Galleria dell'Accademia, The first art school of Europe: Skip-the-Line admission to experience Michelangelo's David in the Academy Gallery.
  • Palazzo Vecchio: Cosimo I de’ Medici asked his favorite architect Giorgio Vasari to enlarge the palace in the middle of the 1500s, and it was at the this time that the palace became known as the “old palace.”
  • Our tour includes the historic city center which is a World Heritage site that comprises the Baptistery, Campanile, and the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – also known as the Duomo. The 14th-century dome was created by Brunelleschi.
  • See the magnificent Gates of Paradise on the Baptistery, so called by Michelangelo. Our Local Guide will comment on these impressive doors to the Baptistery created by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Until the 19th century, most Catholic Florentines were baptized here. The Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile whose perspective we enjoy from ground level are all part of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiori complex.
  • Walking Delights: We explore Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), the only bridge to survive World War II bombing.

Following our Secrets & Treasures adventure the balance of the day is at your leisure.

Your Now Journey Tour Captain is on hand to help with afternoon activities: Interested in checking out the leather market? What about a climb of the Duomo? We can arrange visits, admissions and more for you in advance. Consider a visit to the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) or just explore at your leisure. This Basilica is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile, Rossini, and Marconi, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).

Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Florence at leisure.

Dramatic Tuscany


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Tuscan Towns, Wines & Scenes

It's a great day to explore further into the Tuscan countryside.

Our first stop is the hilltop village of San Gimignano. One of San Gimignano's most impressive sights is the medieval skyline made up of 13 remaining towers dating back from the 11th century. San Gimignano rises on a hill dominating the Elsa Valley. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the "Via Francigena", the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Once in San Gimignano, we enjoy free time to explore the city of towers. San Gimignano also has several distractions for shopping - so dig in and enjoy!

We'll toast our arrival into the countryside of Tuscany with a unique perspective and our first taste of Vernaccia, a white wine that hails from San Gimignano.

Exclusive IconJourney Exclusive: Winery Experience

Enjoy our in-depth experience at our winery estate in the heart of Tuscany - simply stunning.

We will enjoy a tour of the production facilities and cellars, followed by a delightful wine-tasting paired with perfect morsels for lunch. Buon Appetito!Vineyards in Tuscany

Our lunch palate-pleasing appetizers, including pecorino cheese, bruschetta, and other local farm-to-table delights. You'll get your fill of classic Chianti and Super Tuscan varieties along with delicate cuisine hand-made by the chef.

Special Sightseeing today Includes:

  • San Gimignano: Sightseeing and free time in the Tuscan hill town known for its towers.
  • Exclusive Winery: Admission, Tour and Wine Tasting at our Estate located in the heart of Tuscany. Beautiful Property with stunning views, delicious varieties paired with sumptuous delicacies. You won't want to leave.
  • Tuscany's Wine Road: Winding through the Tuscan hills, the wine road offers remarkable beauty, characterized by vineyards, wine cellars, distant rolling landscapes, and villages up in the hills.

To Cortona
Mid to late-afternoon we enjoy a leisurely drive to the delightful hill town of Cortona for our next chapter in the very heart of Tuscany. An absolutely beautiful town awaits us and an equally authentic welcome dinner is included.

In the mid to late Tuscan afternoon we will arrive at our hotel in Cortona. Your Journey Tour Captain checks you in and there is ample time to freshen up before meeting in the lobby tonight for a short walk to our special Apericena experience.

Discovery Walk IconDiscovery Walk: Cortona

On the Discovery Walk of Cortona we make our way to its very heart to learn about its fascinating past with Etruscans and Romans, as well as Hollywood. Your Journey Tour Captain welcomes you to the Tuscan countryside and tonight's special Italian experience.

We continue our walk as we explore Via Nazionale up to Piazza Garibaldi and finally into Piazza della Repubblica where you will Learn about the plains of Trasimeno and of the amazing battle of the same name: The Roman-Carthaginian Battle. Soak up the afternoon sunshine as we slow down and enjoy a typical Tuscan evening.

Journey Dinners IconJourney Exclusive: Special Apericena in Cortona

Tonight you will join your Journey Tour Captain for a Journey exclusive welcome "aperitivo" called Apericena by the modern Italians.

It's the perfect complement for your palate after a day of great cuisine and wine. Our dinner aperitivo provides a just-right, light meal finale to our beautiful day in the Tuscan countryside and in the magical ambiance of this delightful hill town.

Afterwards, enjoy the balance of the evening at your leisure.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Cortona, 2 Nights with breakfast

Deluxe: Monastero di Cortona - Hotel & Spa: Junior Suite Room Category
Or other hotels: Relais Falconiere, Villa Marsili or Similar

DAY 8: A DAY IN CORTONA Cortona in Tuscany, Italy

Enjoy a full free day at your leisure in beautiful Cortona.

Many options are available from Cooking Classes to a day trip to Siena and more —  all included in Lotus!

Today, enjoy Tuscany at your leisure - perhaps it's a thorough exploration of delightful Cortona, a cooking class, horse-back riding, Vespa rental and much more.

Options for Today
Might we suggest:

Cooking Class from Cortona
—  Just outside of Cortona, in the company of an expert chef, participants learn how to make several courses including a dessert. It is a different experience where the participants learn to prepare a multiple-course meal and then partake in the sampling of the prepared dishes while enjoying the olive oils and wines of the region! -Duration 3-5 hours.

•  Horseback Riding Adventure
—  Commences at 9:30/10:00am or 2:00/3:00pm. We arrange round-trip private driver for you. Options available for beginner or experienced riders.

• Tour of Siena
—  Departs around 9:30am. The tour includes round-trip transfer from Cortona to Siena with a walking tour of Siena in the morning and some free time in the afternoon. Today's tour will walk you through the old Ghetto, the Tower District (Contrada della Torre), and through little alleys, and on to the Basilica dei Servi, from which point you can enjoy an amazing view of the old town. We will take in Orto dei Pecci; a pleasant and easily accessible garden, located just behind the main square: The serenity and tranquility of this green oasis, together with the view of the incredible Torre del Mangia will mesmerize you.

• Morning Tour of Siena with Cooking Class in Afternoon
— Departs around 9:30am. Enjoy the morning tour (see description above) and then a special cooking class in the afternoon. Our private driver then whisks you to a nearby villa where you will enjoy a tour of the vines, immersion in all things Wine, Balsamic, and Olive Oil followed by a cooking lesson. And, yes, you then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Our chef is capable and entertaining as you enjoy learning more about Tuscan cooking. We then return to the hotel in Cortona for a free evening.

•  Cortona and the Franciscan Monastery Le Celle
—  A classic private walking tour of Cortona comprises the Garibaldi Square with its magnificent panoramic view over the Valdichiana, the Church of St. Dominic built for the Dominicans with its medieval architecture and paintings by Luca Signorelli e Lorenzo di Niccolò, via Nazionale, the Republic Square with the Town Hall, the Church of St. Francis with its collection of objects owned to St. Francis of Assisi, Piazza Signorelli with Palazzo Casali and the Duomo. Then the tour continues by car outside the city walls of Cortona to the Franciscan Monastery of Le Celle, immersed in a forest and a place of an extraordinary beauty, calm and Franciscan spirituality.

•  Cortona Ancient Walls, Fortresses, Convents and Churches
—  This is a walking tour on steep slopes in the oldest part of Cortona leading up to the very top of the hill. For this reason is suitable for guests who enjoy walking (hiking) on slopes. The prize at the end is a fantastic view of Cortona and the valley below and the beauty of this less frequented and untouched part of the town. Above the center, half-way up to the hill of Cortona, are the Church San Francesco and beyond a cypress-lined courtyard, is the 15th century Chiesa di San Niccolò. The 15th-century church has a small porch with slender columns and the interior houses paintings by Luca Signorelli: the two-sided panel-painting, Descent from the Cross and Madonna Enthroned, and a fresco, Madonna with Saints. Passing by the little church San Cristoforo and Porta Montanina we will stop on the top to visit the Sanctuary of Santa Margherita, the town's patron saint. Finally walking down through the old part of town through the narrow alleyways of the quarter called Poggio San Marco you will admire also the beautiful 12 Via Crucis Stations with mosaics by the Futurist artist Gino Severin, a native of Cortona.

About Cortona
Cortona is a small but fascinating hill town in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany. It is situated on a commanding hill that overlooks Lake Trasimeno, known for the infamous rout of the Romans by Hannibal and the Carthaginians. Its cyclopean walls, still preserved in great part, are said to be 3000 years old. It was one of the twelve cities of Etruria.

Soak in the morning: enjoy a walk through the vineyards, or a hike up to the castle or a leisurely stroll through the piazza and streets.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or choose to enjoy your last night in Cortona at your leisure.


A Thousand Roads Lead Always to Rome — 3 Days, 3 Nights



As we make our way to Rome, we find ourselves going back in time as our surroundings begin to slowly turn into the very center of ancient Rome.

We arrive at our hotels and check in. The locations of our hotels in Rome are within a minute or so walk of the incredible Pantheon.

We check-in, freshen up and then meet for our Discovery Walk.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk: Rome

You will meet the Journey Tour Captain for a walk through the very heart of Old Rome.

We begin our exploration of Rome beginning with an elephant and continue to immerse ourselves in over 2000 years of history of the 'Empire. We enter the amazing Pantheon and learn of its interesting history and continue our walk to soak up Piazza Navona, once a site where mock naval battles were held. We continue with our Discovery Walk as we pass through Campo de Fiore (field of flowers) - do you know the name of the figure whose likeness is crafted in the statue in this amazing campo? We walk by Largo di Torre Argentina and learn of Julius Caesar's fate. We will also see a village of modern Roman felines.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Rome Dinner: The Cuisine of Lazio Kicks Off the Dining Experience

Tonight you will join your Journey Tour Captain for a special welcome to Rome dinner complete with premium beverages and wine from the region of Lazio, Campania and Toscana.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Rome, 3 Nights with breakfast

Lotus Class: The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel: Jr. Suite Room Category
Or other hotels used: St. Regis, Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Similar



Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Vatican City After-Hours Access

Enjoy a Discovery Walk with your Tour Captain this morning, with balance of day at leisure until late this afternoon when we will enter Vatican City with our After-Hours Entry. Enjoy a visit of the Vatican museums to see the amazing tapestries, the Sistine Chapel and its iconic ceiling, and St. Peter's Basilica and Square as the majestic Vatican City comes to life.

After our experience is complete we will exit at St. Peter's Square where you see the multi-color uniformed Swiss Guard on display as they guard the Vatican and the expanse of the beautiful piazza.  

Our vehicle is waiting nearby to whisk us back to the hotel.

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • St. Peter's Basilica and Square: Admission and Guided Tour to St. Peter's Basilica: By design, we enjoy early admission around 8:15 am to avoid the large cruise and tour groups that arrive later in the morning. Enjoy Skip-the-Line special access with Admission Included.
  • Sistine Chapel: Admission and Guided Tour of the Sistine Chapel: You will find inside the chapel The Last Judgment painting by Michelangelo, which he painted during the years 1535 to 1541. The work, designed on a grand scale, spans the entire wall behind the Sistine Chapel altar.
  • Vatican Museums: Admission and Guided Tour of the Vatican City Museums: The Museums boast some of the most impressive tapestries and other works of art and sculpture found in the world.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight after the Vatican or you can explore Rome at your leisure.


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Imperial Rome

This morning we will enjoy our walking tour of Rome. You will see ancient elements intertwined perfectly with present-day apartment buildings, and discover how the modern Romans have intertwined their vast history into present-day experience.

We're making our way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the town center of the Roman Empire, for our special access, in-depth touring experience, complete with admissions. 

Special Sightseeing Includes:

  • Colosseo: Flavian's amphitheater known popularly as the Colosseum. Admission and Guided Tour of the Colosseum: Heart of The Empire. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entrance.
  • Foro Romano: Admission and Guided Tour of the Roman Forum ~ We walk through the archaeological dig for unique perspectives of the Old Town Center of Rome, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia or the Senate House, Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and the Triumphal Arches.
  • Capitoline Hill: We ascend this amazingly sculptured and architecturally inspirational locale.
  • Walking Delights: Views of Trajan's Market, Palatine Hill, Caesar's Palace, Curia known as the Senate Building, the Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument, the Jewish Ghetto, and other historic landmarks. 

Journey Dinners IconFarewell to Rome Dinner: A Very Special Evening

Tonight join your Journey Tour Captain for our included 'Farewell to Rome' event.

Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together. It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends!

Tomorrow we will say, 'Arrivederci Roma!' but tonight we sing and make melody in the very heart of Rome. 


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: To the Amalfi Coast with Pompeii

We make our way to Naples and the historic ruins of Pompeii for our tour of the World Heritage Site; the city was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Enjoy the commentary of our Local Guide as you learn of its colorful history and tragic end.

After our experience we make our way to Sorrento, our home to explore the amazing Amalfi Coast.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Sorrento Dinner

Your Journey Tour Captain hosts an amazing welcome dinner in Sorrento. The owner, Mario, and Chef Lena and their family welcome us to dinner tonight. Get ready for a wonderful evening of Sorrentina cuisine and hospitality.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Sorrento, 2 Nights

Lotus Class: Bellevue Syrene Relais & Chateaux: Comfort Double, Balcony, Sea View Room Category
Or other hotels include: Grand Hotel La Favorita, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria or Similar


Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Boat Tour to the Isle of Capri
Enjoy our amazing Jet Set experience departing this morning and enjoy a boat trip to the Isle of Capri to enjoy free time on the Island. Then continue with our circumnavigation of the island, enjoy some time for swimming (towel service and refreshments onboard) and then we make our way back to Sorrento.

Prosecco IconOur Special Journey Finalé

After returning to our hotel, enjoy some leisure time and then meet on the terrace for our special Apericena to celebrate our time together. Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together.

It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery! Until our next Journey — Arrivederci!

Day 14: DEPARTURE DAY: Arrivederci Italy!

Breakfast is included this morning should you have time before your departure. We say Arrivederci to the coast today or perhaps you might want to extend your stay. Inquire with us about adding another night or more on the Amalfi Coast.

Are you wrapping up your Journey in Sorrento? Enjoy our included Departure Transfer to the Naples NAP Airport.

Be Our Guest! Add an extra night in Sorrento at a reduced rate with our promotion — inquire!