Joe Banana Limos & Travel

Package 8 - The Grand tour of Italy

17 Nights / 18 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS

The Grand tour of Italy - 17 Nights/18 Days
  • 18 day tour with 3 Nights in Florence, 2 Nights in Venice, 3 Nights in Tuscany,  5 Nights in Sorrento, 4 Nights in Rome.
  • Guided tours of Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Naples city-centers. 
  • Private guided tours of Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pompeii, The Accademia and Uffizi
  • Classic Gondola ride in Venice 
  • Private boat tour to/around Capri
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodations with breakfasts included

our safety measures

  • English speaking driver at your disposal for 11-12 hrs per day
  • New luxury mercedes minivan
  • Vehicle sanitized prior to pick up of guests 
  • The vehicle will be used exclusively for you for the duration of the vacation/tour 
  • Driver will undergo regular covid testing with ultimate covid test 48 hours prior to your arrival 
  • The driver and vehicle is exclusive the same from the start till the end of the vacation.
  • Our tours frequent off the beaten path locations, less frequented by tourists with a greater authentic feel.
  • No hidden costs: guides and tickets are always included in our packages
  • Company representative available by phone 24 hrs per day
  • Flexible, risk bookings and penalty changes*
  • Changes to land portion of tours up to 30 days prior to the travel date without penalty*

Why choose our tours vs big groups

  • Customize your days and timing at sites directly with your driver
  • Private, comfortable luxury vehicle exclusively for your party for the duration of your tour
  • Our private vehicles (which can hold a maximum of 8 guests) can arrive directly in the main center of the cities, while taking a bus involves a considerable amount of walking which is a significant amount of lost touring time.
  • No need to wait around for groups members to arrive and designated meeting times 
  • More time to spend actually visiting sites 
  • Air conditioning (temperature control) and wifi on board
  • Water, snacks and refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera, provided everyday
  • Friendly, local, english speaking driver/guides who engage with guests and share information to optimize your touring experience
  • 24/7 assistance and support from our ground operational office in Italy
  • Private small groups of  3, 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower
  • For groups more than 8 guests, we’ll use 2 minivans and the service provided will be the same
  • For custom made tours we work with any reasonable budget

When
All year
Level
Very Easy

What’s included

  • 17 Nights in 4 or 5 star hotel
  • 17 Breakfasts
  • Vehicle and driver at your disposal for 12 hrs a day
  • Water - snacks - refreshing cotton wipes with aloe vera
  • Local licensed guides
  • Entrance Tickets to sites as indicated

Not included

  • Gratuities

Itinerary

  • Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo da Vinci
  • Firenze
  • Venezia
  • Siena
  • San Gimignano
  • Napoli
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi
  • Capri

Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo da Vinci

Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo da Vinci (FCO), Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, Fiumicino, RM, Italia

Firenze

Florence, FI, Italia

Venezia

Venice, VE, Italia

Siena

Siena, SI, Italia

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, SI, Italia

Napoli

Naples, NA, Italia

Sorrento

Sorrento, NA, Italia

Amalfi

Amalfi, SA, Italia

Capri

Capri, NA, Italia

The Grand tour of Italy 🇮🇹 - 17 Nights/18 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Rome Airport. One of our representative will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim. Private transfer from the airport to a 4 or 5-star accommodation in Florence, for a three nights.

day 2

Let’s explore Florence, private tour of this city with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. Visit iconic sites such as The Accademia and see Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David, see Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, The Duomo, and visit The Uffizi. Skip the line entrance tickets to Accademia and Uffizi included.  

day 3
Full day tour from Florence to Pisa and Lucca. Admire the world-famous Leaning Tower and Miracle Square. You will stop in Lucca, “the city of 100 churches” and stroll around its medieval streets. 
day 4
Driving day. Check out of Florence hotel and transfer to Venice. Your private driver will transfer you between these two cities, stopping in Modena en route to enjoy the home of balsamic vinegar. We’ll visit a balsamic vinegar farm and experience it. Light lunch and tasting included. Upon arrival in Venice, check in to your 4 or 5 star hotel, for a two night. 
day 5
Day tour to the islands of Burano and Murano. Observe the mesmerizing art of glass blowing. Complete the day with a 30 minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal.  
day 6
 Today we’ll explore the extraordinary city of Venice. Discover the magnificent architecture, art and history of this city during a private 4 hour guided walking tour with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide. Visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica and Doge’s Palace. See famous landmarks such as Giotto Bell Tower and the Rialto Bridge. Walking tour in morning and transfer to Tuscany afternoon/evening. Three night stay in a 4-5 star accommodation. 
day 7
Explore the beautiful countryside of the Val d’Orcia. Visit Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino. Winery tour, tasting and light lunch included. 
day 8
Full day tour to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni. You will visit Siena, a town full of history and art. Do not miss a visit to Piazza del Campo and maybe to one of the famous ”contrada”. Explore San Gimignano, a beautiful example of an Italian medieval town. Do not forget to taste the Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, a typical wine from the Chianti region.
day 9
Driving day. Check out of Tuscan hotel and enjoy a leisurely transfer from Tuscany to Sorrento. Check in to your 4-5 star accommodation for a 5 nights.
day 10
Full day tour to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and a local winery. Includes a private, two hour guided tour of Pompeii with a professionally licensed, English speaking guide, entrance fees to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Then enjoy a tour, tasting and light lunch at a local winery
day 11
Full day tour along the Amalfi Coast. Your private driver will show you the magnificence of the area with stops and free time to walk around in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
day 12
Private boat tour to Capri. Roundtrip transportation from hotel to port. Private boat with English speaking skipper. Drinks, snacks, towels, snorkeling equipment included. Tour around the island, visit the White and Green Grottos. Entrance to Blue Grotto is weather/sea condition dependent and entrance fees are separate.*
day 13

Food lover’s day! Full day gastronomic tour. Visit a mozzarella factory and try your hand at cheese making. Visit an old olive oil mill and discover everything about this local specialty. Learn from an expert pizza chef how to prepare a real pizza. 


day 14

Check out of Sorrento hotel and transfer to Rome via Naples. Enjoy a 3 hr tour of Naples, including a private guided tour of the Naples Archaeological museum. Experience the delight of an authentic Neapolitan pizza before continuing on to Rome. Upon arrival, check into your 4-5 star accommodation for a three nights. 

day 15

Day tour of Rome part 1. Sites include Gianicolo Hill, People Square, Navona Square, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Includes skip the line entrance tickets and 3 hr. private guided tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

day 16

Day Tour of Rome part 2. Sites to be visited include The Appian Way, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Aventine Hill and the Keyhole, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter in Chains. Includes 2.5 hr private, guided tour and skip the line entrance tickets to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Also includes a visit to the Catacombs, tickets included.


day 17

Optional day at your leisure for shopping, relaxing or sightseeing in Rome. 

day 18

Departure from Italy 😔. Private transfer from Rome hotel FCO Rome Airport. 

 

*Seasonal service. During off season or not favorable weather conditions, a private, professionally licensed guide will accompany you to Capri via hydrofoil and provide a guided walking tour of the island.

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