Rome, Campania & Orvieto
Day 1Welcome to Rome, known as the Eternal City. Check into your hotel and take time to unpack and relax. You may wish to stretch your legs venturing out of your hotel for a delicious bite to eat. Italian Style! Later today, meet your guide in the lobby for an unforgettable walking tour that will bring you into the night. You will see all the famous sights such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo and much more. Then enjoy a fabulous Italian dinner, set in a quant neighborhood.
Day 2This morning, you will have an in-depth tour of the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery and Gardens. Then you will meet a local chef who will take you through the citys most amazing markets to pick up ingredients for you hands-on Italian cooking class. The best part is you will get to enjoy your delicious creations while sipping a variety of Italian wines.
Day 3A wine tasting adventure will whisk you away from your hotel this morning. Tour an amazing wine estate in the Frascati countryside. You will taste four wonderful wines and sample estate olive oil. Then its back to Rome where you can spend the rest of the day browsing through Romes most famous shops, boutiques and specialty stores. This evening, you will have a privileged pass into the Vatican for a special tour of the most prestigious museums. After your Vatican tour, enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Day 4Rise and shine early and say goodbye to the eternal city. Relax and enjoy the scenic transfer to Naples. Upon arrival in Naples your day continues with a historic city tour. Next you will visit Pompeii, the city that was destroyed by the volcano, Vesuvius. During the city tour of Pompeii, time has been set aside for a lunch experience of Southern Italian cooking. Your day will be complete with a romantic dinner in Sorrento, where you will stay overnight.
Day 5Today starts with a ferry to the Island of Capri. Capri is home to the Blue Grotto and the rocks of Faraglioni. After completing a morning of sightseeing in Capri, relax and enjoy your drive into Perugia, the capital of Umbria. A marvelous box lunch will be served in route. Your hotel is conveniently located near dozens of restaurants, cafés and trendy nightclubs for your evening entertainment.
Day 6Wake up for your guided tour of Perugia. The sights of Perugia include the Cathedral of San Pietro and Galleria Nazionale dell Umbria Palazzo dei Priori. You will also experience a delightful chocolate factory tour and tasting. This evening, roll up your sleeves for another cooking class. Your specialty creations will be served for dinner accompanied by excellent Italian wine.
Day 7Today begins with a drive to Spoleto, where you will visit the areas most prestigious wine estate. Your next stop will be in Montefalco for a magical wine-induced lunch. Conclude your day in Assisi with a very history oriented tour before returning to Perugia.
Day 8Visit the hill top medieval village of Orvieto today. Orvieto will prove to be a highlight of your wine vacation. Without a doubt the village will enchant you with its fabled charm. Next is your private wine tastings in route to a hotel located near the airport in Rome. Enjoy a quiet dinner, get a good night sleep and prepare for your morning flight home.