Rome & Sorrento
Spend three nights each in Rome, Italy's "Eternal City," and beautiful Sorrento where you'll create lasting memories of Italy.
“Che sarà sarà.” This Italian proverb says, “What will be, will be.” While we believe this is a good attitude to have about life, we don’t take this attitude with your vacation to Rome and Sorrento. Instead, we’ve looked into every detail, handled all the logistics, and left nothing to chance. That’s why on this 7-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, we’ve arranged the services of a local host in each city, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer guidance, help arrange your activities, and ensure that your vacation runs smoothly.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and to give you a packet of information to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing of Rome's famous landmarks. With an expert local guide, we’ll take you to visit the Vatican Museums to see its amazing treasures; the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes and where you’ll view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment; St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where the Pope often presides; the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century and famous for its gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city.
In Sorrento, your sightseeing with a local expert highlights this beautiful town. Hear inside stories and little-known secrets as you walk along the Old Town and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church. We've also secured a limoncello tasting for you. This world-famous liqueur is made with Sorrento’s lemons.
In both cities, you’ll have a free day to explore on your own. The possibilities are endless in Rome, but don't worry—your local host will have lots of suggestions and will be able to help arrange activities for you. You may want to visit Rome’s catacombs, take a cooking lesson with an Italian chef, shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, or explore Rome’s famous piazzas while enjoying its mouth-watering cuisine. In Sorrento, perhaps take an excursion to Pompeii to see what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town, visit the nearby jet-set Isle of Capri, or shop at the local boutiques.
And did we mention we’ve included transportation between Rome and Sorrento via high-speed train (first-class)? We've even included transfers from your Rome hotel to the train station and from Naples, the closest train station to Sorrento, to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento. There is no better way to travel in Italy! With the transportation and transfers we've provided, the guides and sightseeing we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Add to the comfort of knowing you'll have a local host throughout your stay—not to mention the stress and time saved by letting us handle the travel details—and you’ll have a marvelous vacation
Highlights and Inclusions
- First Class rail from Rome to Sorrento
- 6 nights hotel accommodations
- Buffet breakfast daily
- City sightseeing in Rome and Sorrento
- Leisure days in Rome and Sorrento
- Limocello tasting in Sorrento
Day 1 – International Travel
Make your way to Rome, Italy using your preferred airline for the overnight flight. (Flights not included)
Day 2 - Arrive in Rome
Benvenuto—welcome! Your local host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the “Eternal City.”
Day 3 - Rome
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the Vatican Museums to see its amazing treasures. In the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, enter monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic Colosseum, built for 50,000 spectators, and the Roman Forum, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.
Day 4 - Rome at Leisure
Spend a full day at leisure, enjoying the capital of Italy. Perhaps relax in Gianicolo Park with its panoramic views, carousels, and puppet shows; or shop along the famous Via Condotti with its famous boutiques. Your local host has many suggestions for you.
Day 5 - Rome to Sorrento
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Naples, and transfer to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento.
Day 6 - Sorrento
Morning guided sightseeing includes a walk along the Old Town's characteristic lava-stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento’s patron saint. Visit the Cloister of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. Taste limoncello and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.
Day 7 - Sorrento at Leisure
Your local host can give you ideas for your day at leisure in this enchanting area; and be sure to try the favorite local specialties—spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and pastiera (ricotta cheese-filled cake).
Day 8 - Return Home
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).
Extend Your Vacation
Extend your rail vacation with new city packages in Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver. Optional pre- or post-night packages include hotel accommodations for two nights and popular local sightseeing, and may be added to the beginning or end of qualifying rail vacations.
Look for the Extend Your Vacation icon to identify those vacations which offer new city stay packages. Ask your rail specialist for details about these pre- and post-night extensions.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
NH Collection Giustiniano, Rome, Italy
Named after one of Rome's great Emperors, this modern 161 room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in a great central location. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness room, a contemporary styled restaurant serving regional & international dishes and a lounge bar serving refreshments and light snacks. Set in the heart of the fashionable Prati district, close to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica with a good selection of restaurants and shops nearby. Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps are just a stroll away, across the river Tiber and the Lepanto metro station provides easy access to other historical sights.
Grand Hotel Flora, Sorrento, Italy
The building is historic in that it was built through different stages over the space of 100 years starting in the early 1800s. Although in recent years the property has undergone significant refurbishing, it still maintains its classic look with ample common spaces, high ceilings, mosaic, marble and wooden fixtures. The hotel boasts an olympic swimming pool with large adjacent sun bathing areas, as well as an indoor and an outdoor bar. There are 2 restaurant/breakfast areas, the main one located on the roof top overviewing the bay. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. There is a small fitness center and ample common areas are available for guests to relax and enjoy a cocktail either by the pool area or in the spaces adjacent to the main lobby. Situated on Via del Corso, the main and most prominent boulevard of down town Sorrento, Grand Hotel Flora is at walking distance from Piazza Tasso, the real heart and hub of the town.
Dates & Prices
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|20th March 2019||$1,280||Book Now|
|27th March 2019||$1,311||Book Now|
|3rd April 2019||$1,418||Book Now|
|10th April 2019||$1,418||Book Now|
|17th April 2019||$1,418||Book Now|
|24th April 2019||$1,418||Book Now|
|1st May 2019||$1,534||Book Now|
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|29th May 2019||$1,603||Book Now|
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|26th June 2019||$1,588||Book Now|
|3rd July 2019||$1,488||Book Now|
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|17th July 2019||$1,488||Book Now|
|24th July 2019||$1,488||Book Now|
|31st July 2019||$1,504||Book Now|
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|21st August 2019||$1,504||Book Now|
|28th August 2019||$1,527||Book Now|
|4th September 2019||$1,626||Book Now|
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|18th September 2019||$1,626||Book Now|
|25th September 2019||$1,595||Book Now|
|2nd October 2019||$1,615||Book Now|
|9th October 2019||$1,534||Book Now|
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: Departs 20th March 2019 ($1,280), 27th March 2019 ($1,311), 3rd April 2019 ($1,418), 10th April 2019 ($1,418), 17th April 2019 ($1,418), 24th April 2019 ($1,418), 1st May 2019 ($1,534), 8th May 2019 ($1,534), 15th May 2019 ($1,534), 22nd May 2019 ($1,534), 29th May 2019 ($1,603), 5th June 2019 ($1,603), 12th June 2019 ($1,603), 19th June 2019 ($1,603), 26th June 2019 ($1,588), 3rd July 2019 ($1,488), 10th July 2019 ($1,488), 17th July 2019 ($1,488), 24th July 2019 ($1,488), 31st July 2019 ($1,504), 7th August 2019 ($1,504), 14th August 2019 ($1,504), 21st August 2019 ($1,504), 28th August 2019 ($1,527), 4th September 2019 ($1,626), 11th September 2019 ($1,626), 18th September 2019 ($1,626), 25th September 2019 ($1,595), 2nd October 2019 ($1,615), 9th October 2019 ($1,534)
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