Glimpse GAUDI'S Barcelona & the Marvelous Mediterranian - Tours
Visit the amazing Roman city frozen in time. Walk the streets and see where the Romans of 79 AD lived, worked, relaxed and entertained. Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, completely lost till it was accidentally rediscovered in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.
We now join the coast road making photo stops at the best panoramic points to admire the view of Sorrento, perched on tufa rock rising 50 meters above the crystal blue, Mediterranean sea.
Before visiting Sorrento we join the famous Amalfi Drive; one of the most spectacular roads in Europe fall in love with the breathtaking scenery as we travel to Positano.
Savor lunch overlooking the Amalfi Coast in the picturesque town of Positano. Your driver will drop you at LaTagliata for your included 3-course lunch! After, if time allows, wander the traffic free lanes filled with linen shops, art galleries and cafes. Following the only route down through Positano you will pass the beautiful church of Santa Maria Assunta and finish at the seafront vibrant in colour and bustling with energy.
After a driving tour through the districts of Sorrento we come to 'Piazza Tasso' the main square - from here you will have free time to explore the delightful historical centre, with its numerous churches and shops to suit all, or enjoy a drink in the main square and ‘people-watch’ with the locals. Sorrento is famous for the production of Limoncello made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar and you will find many shops in the historical area offering free samples. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives. Inlaid wood craftsmanship/Intarsio is also developed. If you are souvenir shopping this is the place from handmade cameo, inlaid woodwork to ceramic delights you will find it all in Sorrento.
Your tour leader will wait you just outside your cruise, ready to start your Day Trip. We head out in the direction of the Tuscan countryside for your Florence Tour with a Personal Experience.
We will drive around the city up to the hills and passing before from the old gate to the city, the Porta Romana, with his Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi: the multi-coloured Marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed “the Gates of Paradise”. You will be amazed by the magnificence of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell and the Basilica of Santa Croce. A walking tour into the centre gives the opportunity of enjoying the charm of the City.
Leonardo da Vinci is without a doubt one of the most famous Tuscan and Italian historical figures of all time. Having lived between 1452 and 1519, he continues to be the symbol of the Renaissance and its rebirth, with his attention dedicated to the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, design and choreography for plays (which he loved).
The Leonardo da Vinci Museum, included in your tour, is a block away from Piazza Duomo, on the very central via de'Servi. The museum will take you back to Leonardo's fascinating and complex world, the one where he was able to imagine and draw machines for many different purposes found in his notebooks.
The machines you'll find at the museum are full-sized functional replicas, all with a description in various languages (English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, French and German) explaining what they were to be used for. Some of the machines are hands-on interactive displays which means you can handle them and figure out how they work, by moving or pushing levers... in essence, getting to walk in the shoes of the great Leonardo da Vinci.
Following your fascinating trip through time with DaVinci, enjoy free time for Lunch and Shopping in Florence.
There are tons of shops and “trattoria” for lunch, so everyone can satisfy their desires whether it be a charming souvenir, an handmade jewel or to taste the authentic flavour of a plate of italian pasta! Your driver and tour guide, completely at your disposition, will advise you of good places for eating and shopping.
Chianti Area Wine Tasting
Next, Taste Tuscany on your Exclusive Wine Tasting in Chianti Area! Inside an old and historic Villa in the Chianti Area, you will be fully transported into the world of the winery and wine making. You will discover all the secrets of the Chianti wine and an expert will teach you how to identify and better appreciate authentic italian wines. With a glass of good Chianti wine, you will enjoy also the unique taste of the Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, an authentic explosion of italian flavour.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Our exclusive daily tour will finish at the university town of Pisa, where you will have a brief stop by the Field of Miracles for photographs and to admire the famous Leaning Tower.
The famous Bell Tower leans about 16 feet out of perpendicular. Efforts to stabilize the building are made constantly together with a continued monitoring process of the structure.
Also you will visit the Duomo’s Square of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli with his Baptistery and the Cathedral. Then we will pass through Piazza Dei Cavalieri, which has a stunning facade designed by Giorgio Vasari. After that, you will see the picturesques Arno river streets called “Lungarno” with their historic buildings and their shops.
Barcelona Arrival Tour
Pick up at the airport
Through the historic part of the city Raval to the Plaça Catalunya
The historical centre: Gothic district and La Ribera along the Via Laietana
Maritime Barcelona: Port Vell (old port), Barceloneta and the beach
Barcelona modernism: Passeig de Gràcia
The best known landmark: The Sagrada Familia.
Nice views from the Montjuïc
From Plaça Espanya to the Montjuïc and to the Olympic sports facilities
2 Nights - Abba Rambla Hotel
Circus Maximus & Colosseum:
Our first stop will be the famous Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium, in its time accommodating around 150,000 spectators. We shall then continue to one of the most recognised monuments, the Colosseum.Once you have discovered the Colosseum, we will head to The Forum of Caesar, the Forum of Trajan and ascending up Capitoline Hill, where we will be able to admire the splendid panorama of the Roman Forum.
Venezia Square & Trevi Fountain
Next stop is Venezia Square, "Altar of the Nation", also known as "The Wedding Cake", Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain, where there is an age old tradition of throwing a coin into the fountain, guaranteeing your return to Rome. After visiting the Trevi fountain we suggest a short break in Navona Square where the famous "Fountain of Four Rivers" by Bernini stands in the centre of the square.
Campo dei Fiori
At this point you will probably want to stop for lunch. Your driver will present to you the following options: a snack in Campo dei Fiori, a large square with a nice market with lots of Cafes or a typical lunch in a neighbourhood restaurant (all at your expense). After lunch your tour of the Vatican will begin, the moment you've been waiting for….
We will meet an official guide. The tour is private and led by an articulate and enthusiastic tour guide. Their wit and knowledge make the labyrinth of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, a cinch to visit - and all in approximately 3 hours. Stroll the Vatican Museums with us - they house over 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world. Experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam with your own eyes as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael's Rooms.
St. Peter's Basilica
Admire the magnificent Saint Peter's Square, After St. Peter's you'll want to take some pictures of the square, shop for souvenirs and/or grab a drink. After such an exciting and interesting day, you'll enjoy a relaxing ride back to the pier.
Your English-speaking drivers have been trained to offer a running commentary of the major highlights of the tour. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, drivers can only comment and explain the sights from inside the vehicle, and are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle.
Monaco, Monte Carlo & Nice
Monaco a very fascinating country and principality. The local history, heritage and the must see monuments and attractions
First , explore the upper hill , historical place of the Grimaldi and the Royal palace . “the Rock” stroll through the old charming streets an d see its main attractions
Then, discover Its picturesque old town, the famous Cathedral where Princess Grace is buried and see the changing of the guards in front of the palace.
See the F1 race tracks from the Nice Harbor to Monte Carlo.
Every year the event will take place the last Sunday of May.
Explore Monte Carlo"s luxurious Grand Casino. A visit inside is possible from 9 am to 12 pm; try your luck and gamble beginning 2 pm
Explore the luxurious area, with very nice luxurious shops.
Drive to the middle road corniche, a very scenic road above the cliffs.
Explore Eze village, the historical site, a charming place with cobblestone streets.
Eze is a magnificent medieval village called the « eagle's nest »
Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from its lovely botanic garden.
Explore the old and very picturesque streets, full of heritage, a very quaint village with lovely shops
Sample French perfumes and bring home a gift for that special someone while touring the Fragonard Perfume Factory!
Note: Order and/or inclusion of specific stops in any tour subject to change due to timings of the day or local conditions.