Experience the history and beauty of Italy on this guided tour with Paula and Travis Stewart.
2023 Inspiring Italy
October 17 - 27, 2023
Hosted by Paula & Travis Stewart
FLORENCE | TUSCANY | SORRENTO/AMALFI COAST | ROME
Explore Italy with our 10 day exclusive tour through Italy's iconic landscapes.
From the historic sights of Florence and Rome, the rolling hills of Tuscany to the stunning coastline of the Amalfi Coast this tour will give you a taste of Itay's diversity and beauty.
We'll spend a night in the heart of Florence, four nights in a Tuscan villa, three nights in Sorrento overlooking the ocean, and our final night's stay will be in the ancient city of Rome.
Add in exclusive experiences like wine tastings, a cooking class, plus an optional full day excursion to the island of Capri, and this tour will be one to remember!
Day 1: October 17, 2023 - Depart Canada
Overnight flight from Canada to Rome
Day 2: Rome - Florence
Upon our morning arrival in Rome we will be met by our guide and taken by private coach from the airport to the hotel in Florence. Our journey will allow us to see the Italian countryside before we arrive in Florence at our hotel. After our check in, we will meet up for our welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: Dinner | Accommodation: HOTEL ADLER CAVALIERI
Day 3: Florence - Tuscany
After our breakfast, we'll check out and start our exploration of Florence on our city tour. This is our chance to see sights like the Duomo Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, & Piazza della Signoria, before our lunch. We'll get to the Accademia Museum to see Michelanglo's famed statue David. We'll then be transferred to our hotel in the Chianti region, and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Accommodation: HOTEL IL BORGO DI VESCINE
Day 4: Siena and San Gimignano
After your breakfast enjoy this full day tour to Siena, one of the loveliest examples of medieval architecture. We'll travel through the Tuscan countryside to a local vineyard where we will enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. We'll then continue to San Gimignano, another jewel of medieval architecture, known as the Manhattan of Tuscany because of the skyline with many towers which can be seen while approaching the town. Enjoy a walk through the original cobbled streets and then return to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting | Accommodation: HOTEL IL BORGO DI VESCINE
Day 5: Tuscany
After that full day, we will have a day at leisure. Today's your day to do as you wish! Meals: Breakfast| Accommodation: HOTEL IL BORGO DI VESCINE
Day 6: Tuscany
Today you will enjoy a fantastic creative experience in the hotel’s kitchen, you will learn to cook Tuscan style, and our chefs will guide you in preparing a complete meal. Master the secrets of the ancient Tuscan cuisine and enjoy yourself in the process. Hand pick all the ingredients from the land that you will cook lunch with, the ulitmate from land to table. We'll also experience another wine tasting at a local cellar before enjoying dinner at our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Accommodation: HOTEL IL BORGO DI VESCINE
Day 7: Tuscany - Florence - Naples - Sorrento
After breakfast, we will depart for the Florence train station where we will travel to Naples. Once we arrive in Naples, we'll transfer to our hotel in Sorrento. On our way, we'll stop in Pompeii for a guided visit of this famous town destroyed by Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 BC. We'll have lunch here before heading to our hotel in Sorrento. After check in, the rest of the day and evenng is at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: HOTEL MIRAMARE
Day 8: Almafi Coast
Today we'll explore one of the most beautful coastlines in the world. We'll drive along the Amalfi Coast, with stops in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. We'll have time in Ravello for lunch on your own, before returning to Sorrento to enjoy the rest of your day and evening. Meals: Breakfast | Accommodation: HOTEL MIRAMARE
Day 9: Sorrento
Day at leisure. OPTIONAL FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR TO CAPRI (INCLUDING THE BLUE GROTTO). A relaxed excursion to the Island of Capri with your private guide. The tour starts with a transfer from your Hotel to the pier where you will board the fast jetfoil to the Island. Once on Capri, you will board your private vehicle for the island tour. Your guide will take you to Ana Capri, the town on the top of the Island where you will have time at disposal to enjoy the shops or to climb to Monte Solaro by chairlift. The tour will then continue to Capri town where you will be able to lunch at your leisure before returning to Sorrento in the afternoon. Meals: Breakfast | Accommodation: HOTEL MIRAMARE
Day 10: Rome
We'll depart for Rome this morning by motorcoach and on our arrival, check in to our hotel. This evening we'll have a relaxed walk through the historic city on our way to our farewell dinner. See famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Accommodation: HOTEL DIANA
Day 11: Rome - Canada
Breakfast at the hotel before we depart for the airport and back home to Canada. Meals: Breakfast