EXPERIENCE THE ROMANCE OF TRAVEL ON TWO RAILS
Our train-based itineraries provide nostalgic insights into Italy’s culture, people and landscape. Let the train take the strain with Michelangelo!
Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Capri – Anacapri - Amalfi – Ravello – Mt. Vesuvius - Montecassino - Rome
Day 1: Arrive in Rome
Transfer from Rome Airport to the hotel. Check-in, welcome drink and rest of the
day at leisure.
Hotel in Rome · Meals: D
Day 2: Rome
With an English-speaking guide we will enjoy an inside visit of the the Coliseum and Roman Forum. We will then explore the Vatican City and the Vatican Museums. Admire the spiral staircase, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will end with the visit of the St. Peter’s Basilica with its famous sculpture “La Pieta’’.
Hotel in Rome · Meals: B, D
Day 3: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
Pick-up at your hotel for your departure to Naples by motor coach. Upon arrival in Naples our English-speaking guide will take us on a panoramic walking-tour of the old-town including Piazza del Plebiscito, Gallery Umberto I and the Royal Palace.
Lunch (included) at a pizzeria to taste the authentic Neapolitan pizza! After lunch our journey will continue to Pompeii, the city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 B.C for a guided tour of the archaeological site, before we proceed to the Sorrentine Peninsula.
Hotel on the Sorrentine Peninsula ·Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Sorrento - Capri - Anacapri - Sorrento
Today’s highlight will be the visit of the island of Capri. Leaving Sorrento harbor by boat, we will reach Marina Grande. On the island a local minibus will take us to the
center of Capri, the famous Piazzetta and the Augustus Gardens. From here we will
enjoy a fantastic view of the Faraglioni cliffs. We will then reach Anacapri, where
we will have the opportunity to see the house of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe
(not included) and the Church of San Michele (not included). In the afternoon visit
of the Blue Grotto - weather permitting (not included). Return to Sorrento by ferry.
Hotel on the Sorrentine Peninsula · Meals: B, D
Day 5: Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi - Ravello - Sorrento
Today we will drive along the stunning Amalfi coast passing by Positano, characterized by narrow alleys and steep staircases. The author John Steinbeck rightly described Positano as “the only vertical place in the world”. In Amalfi we will stop for lunch (not included). Amalfi is so narrow and steep that the small alleyways of the town consist of stairways. We will see the Cathedral, the Bell Tower
and the “Paradise Cloister”. The highlight of our day will be Ravello. The little village
is located higher up on the coast with breathtaking views of the Coast. We will
visit the magnificent Villa Rufolo with its garden, bell tower and courtyard.
Hotel on the Sorrentine Peninsula · Meals: B, D
- Dig into the marvels of the Amalfi Coast hiking the “Path of the Gods”, an old mule
path that winds along the hillside offering spectacular views
Day 6: Sorrento day at leisure
The entire day is free to do as you please.
Hotel on the Sorrentine Peninsula · Meals: B
- Discover the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine and learn how to prepare delicious
Neapolitan dishes in a ½ day cooking class
Day 7: Amalfi - Mt. Vesuvius - Montecassino - Rome
This morning we will get a closer look at one of the few volcanos that are still active,
Mount Vesuvius. By bus we will reach Mt. Vesuvius and we will stop at the base of the crater. Visit of the crater (30- min walk each way to the crater). Stop for a light lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the volcano. We will then continue back north to Montecassino. The Abbey was founded in 529 by Saint Benedict. However, Montecassino became famous during WWII. The Abbey made up one section of the 161-kilometre (100-mile) Gustav Line, a German defensive line designed to hold the Allied troops from advancing any further into Italy.
Hotel in Rome · Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Departure
Transfer from the hotel to Rome Airport and departure.
Transportation and Hotels
Food and Drinks
Experiences and Services
The tour does not include:
Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.
Accomodation in 4* Hotel
4*hotel in Rome: Hotel H10 or similar
4*hotel in Sorrento: Art Hotel Gran Paradiso or similar
The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking.
If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2019 trade-show calendar.