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Central Italy Family Vacation


Bella Italia - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Florence & Pisa

Guided tours of Central Italy by Adventures by Disney delve into the beauty of Sorrento and the history of Florence. Journey to the island of Capri and wind your way along the captivating Amalfi coast. Travel to Pompeii, a city frozen in time from a volcano that erupted nearly 1,930 years ago. And learn to make authentic Italian pizza. It's an experience for all ages!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Private Boat to Island of Capri

    On a day trip to the Island of Capri, cruise around the isle on a private boat and swim in the Mediterranean waters. It's an afternoon in paradise.

  • Agriturismo La Galatea Farm

    At the Agriturismo La Galatea farm, learn how to press olives for olive oil, make mozzarella cheese and harvest fruit. Afterwards, enjoy a private pizza-making session with the chefs.

  • Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti

    Enjoy reserved entry into the Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti—home to Michelangelo's David since 1873, as well as a number of Gothic and High Renaissance Florentine paintings.

  • Pompeii Tours

    Visit the town that's literally frozen in time! Learn from a local expert how Mt. Vesuvius' volcanic explosion preserved remnants of this ancient civilization. Walk through the petrified streets, houses and amphitheaters.

  • Lucca Bike Ride

    Bike the peaceful, tree-lined paths atop Lucca's Renaissance era walls and enjoy the unforgettable scenery of the Tuscan countryside.

Adventure Dates

  • 2015
    • May 24-May 31, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 7-June 14, 2015
    • June 17-June 24, 2015
    • July 8-July 15, 2015
    • July 19-July 26, 2015
    • July 29-Aug 5, 2015
    • Aug 9-Aug 16, 2015
    • Sep 27-Oct 4, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Oct 7-Oct 14, 2015: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • Dec 23-Dec 30, 2015

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One (2014, 2015)


Arrive in Naples
Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to your hotel.

Check Into Your Hotel*
Benvenuti! Your Adventure Guides welcome you to bellissimo Sorrento. Relax as they check you into a chic hotel near the coast with a view of the Bay of Naples.

Welcome Reception and Dinner at Hotel
Meet the other families that will share the adventure! Gather together and enjoy your first of many mouthwatering Italian feasts.

Meal Included: Dinner

* Depending upon departure date, Guests stay at either Hilton Sorrento Palace or Hotel Europa.

 


Day Two (2014)

Journey to Positano
Walk into a picture postcard and enjoy this magical fishing town that cascades down hillsides into the sparkling blue Mediterranean?no wonder it's one of the most photographed places in the world! Your Adventure Guide tells about the history and mythology of the area as you ride a private motor coach to Positano.

Exploration On Your Own of Positano
It's a perfect morning on the coast! Whether you desire a relaxing day walking along the shore or shopping for treasures, enjoy the locale before boarding the boat to Amalfi.

Private Boat to Amalfi and Lunch On Your Own
Hop aboard a private boat, glide across the sapphire sea and tour the Amalfi Coast from the ocean side. This unforgettable cruise is exclusive to Adventures by Disney Guests.

Amalfi On Your Own
Ask your Adventure Guides for tips to find the perfect Italian lunch! Dive into a sublime family lunch in this charming town. Now you're living la dolce vita! Then spend the afternoon exploring as you wish. When finished, return to Sorrento on a relaxing, two-hour motor coach trip.

Dinner in Sorrento
Join your fellow adventurers for a fragrant feast in the Garden Room at the beautiful o' Parrucchiano Restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Two (2015)

Journey to Positano
Walk into a picture postcard and enjoy this magical fishing town that cascades down hillsides into the sparkling blue Mediterranean. It's no wonder Positano is one of the most photographed places in the world! A local expert will share the history and mythology of the area as you travel by private motor coach to Positano.

On Your Own in Positano
Whether you desire a relaxing day walking along the shore or shopping for treasures, enjoy the locale before boarding the boat to Amalfi.

Private Boat to Amalfi and Lunch on Your Own
Hop aboard a private boat, glide across the sapphire sea and tour the Amalfi Coast from the ocean side. This unforgettable cruise is exclusive to Adventures by Disney Guests.

Amalfi On Your Own
Ask your Adventure Guides for tips to find the perfect Italian meal and then dive into a family lunch in this charming town. Now you're living la dolce vita! Then, spend the afternoon exploring as you wish. When finished, return to Sorrento on a scenic motor coach trip.

Dinner at La Galatea and Tarantella Dance Performance
Dine on the delicious pizzas you made during the pizza-making activity along with fresh fare right from La Galatea farm. Then enjoy a traditional Italian folkloric dance presentation that showcases the vibrant Mediterranean culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 


 

Day Three (2014)

Ferry Ride and Walking Tour at Capri
Journey to this legendary isle that has captured the imagination for generations. Stroll through designer boutiques, crumbling ruins and dazzling cliff-top views that will take your breath away.

Lunch On Your Own
Seafood doesn't get much fresher than this. Enjoy lunch with a view with your family. Your Adventure Guide will be happy to make suggestions for a quick bite or a leisurely meal on your own.

Private Boat Tour of Capri
Take a private cruise around this enchanted island and discover some magical swimming spots! Explore the stunning coastline and take a dip in sapphire blue waters. Enjoy your afternoon in paradise!

Visit Agriturismo La Galatea Farm
Journey through the peaceful countryside to a quaint farm and learn about pressing olives to make olive oil, making mozzarella cheese and harvesting delectable fruit. Afterwards, learn to make pizza with the experts in an exclusive activity.

Dinner at La Galatea
Dine on the delicious pizzas you made during the pizza-making activity along with fresh fare right from La Galatea farm.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Three (2015)

Ferry Ride and Capri Walking Tour
Journey to this legendary isle that has captured the imagination for generations. Climb aboard the funicular in Marina Grande and ride up, up, up to the island top! Stroll through the designer boutiques and crumbling ruins of Capri town as dazzling cliff-top views take your breath away.

Lunch on Your Own
Seafood doesn't get much fresher than this. Enjoy a meal with your family at one of the many great lunch spots, some with spectacular views. Your Adventure Guide will be happy to make suggestions, whether it's for a quick bite or a leisurely meal on your own.

Private Capri Cruise and Mediterranean Swim
Take a private cruise around this enchanted island and discover some magical swimming spots! Since the Roman Empire, Capri has been a glamorous getaway for statesmen and celebrities alike. Explore the stunning coastline and take a dip in sapphire blue waters. It's an afternoon in paradise!

Dinner in Sorrento on Your Own
Dinner is yours to enjoy! Explore the charm of this small town and dine in one of its many terraced restaurants overlooking the Bay of Naples. Be sure to ask your guides for dining suggestions.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 


 

Day Four (2014)

Pompeii
Journey to a town that's literally frozen in time! Learn how Mt. Vesuvius' volcanic explosion actually preserved remnants of this ancient civilization, and walk through the petrified streets, houses and amphitheaters of yesteryear.

Lunch at MEC Restaurant
Trade tales with your fellow adventurers about the morning's excursion as you devour fabulous Italian fare at this restaurant in Pompeii.

Travel to Florence
Ride a motor coach for 2 hours to Rome, then board an express Eurostar train for 1.5 hours from Rome to Florence for a picturesque journey to the breathtaking city of Florence.

Arrive at the Hotel
Welcome to the elegant hotel that will be your home for the next few days. Bask in the heart of cultural Florence!

Wine Tasting and Junior Adventurer Games
Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting before dinner as the Junior Adventurers play games with the Adventure Guides.

Dinner at the Hotel
Take your time as you dine at a bountiful buffet in the hotel dining room.

Disney Movie Night and Junior Adventure Dessert Time
While parents enjoy the evening at the hotel, kids can kick back, savor some dolce and watch a classic Disney movie!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Four (2015)

Tour Pompeii with a Private Guide
Journey to a town that's trapped in time! With a private guide, learn how Mt. Vesuvius' volcanic explosion actually preserved remnants of this ancient civilization as you walk through the petrified streets, houses and amphitheaters of yesteryear.

Travel to Florence
Hop aboard a high-speed bullet train and enjoy the first-class ride to the breathtaking city of Florence. While traveling, you'll have a boxed lunch to eat as you trade tales with your fellow Adventurers about the morning's excursion and the adventures to come.

Arrive at the Hotel Bernini Palace
Welcome to the elegant hotel that will be your home for the next few days. Bask in the cultural heart of Florence!

Dinner at Hotel Bernini Palace
Guests will enjoy a bountiful, Tuscan-inspired dinner in the Hotel Bernini Palace.

Junior Adventurer Movie Night
Following dinner, Junior Adventurers will watch a classic Disney movie.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 


 

Day Five (2014)

Breakfast and City Excursion
After breakfast at the hotel, share the timeless treasures of the Renaissance on a privately guided walk through the city. Marvel at Michelangelo's "David" and the Duomo.

Lunch at Ristorante Rubaconte or Osteria dei Baroncelli
Take a midday break from your travels and sit down to a delicious lunch in this sleek restaurant.

Museo dei Ragazzi
Follow your private guide on an interactive tour of the fresco paintings in Florence's "Children's Museum." Afterwards, paint your own fresco to take home!

Florence and Dinner On Your Own
After fresco tile painting, the late afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy as you wish! For dinner, ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the best place to have your Florence family meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Five (2015)

Breakfast and Privately Guided Walking Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, you'll meet a local expert who will share the timeless treasures of the Renaissance on a privately guided walk through the city. Marvel at Michelangelo's David and the famed Duomo—one of the most magnificent churches in all of Italy.

Lunch at Ristorante Boccadama
Take a midday break from your explorations and sit down to a delicious lunch at Ristorante Boccadama, located on the Piazza di Santa Croce.

Privately Guided Tour of the Uffizi Gallery
Rejoin your local expert for a fascinating tour of one of the world's greatest art collections, which includes works by the masters such as Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci. While the adults tour the magnificent collection, Junior Adventurers will join the Adventure Guides for an art detective game that is sure to engage young imaginations.

Florence and Dinner On Your Own
The late afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy as you wish! For dinner, ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the best place to experience the local flavors.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 


 

Day Six (2014)

Morning Excursion to Monteriggioni
After breakfast, journey to this beautifully preserved village and see what lies behind its fortified walls.

Excursion to Siena
Visit an enchanting city that is remarkably preserved in all of its medieval glory. Travel through time and visit the historic main square, which is famous for its annual Palio race. Enjoy exclusive entrance to the Eagle Contrada Museum to learn the history of this famous and exciting horserace, dating back over 400 years.

Lunch in Siena
Indulge in a special family lunch in this charming town at a local trattoria.

Free Time In Siena
Explore Siena as you wish this afternoon.

Dinner in Florence
For dinner on your own, ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the best place to have your Florence family meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day Six (2015)

Bike Ride Atop the Medieval Walls of Lucca
Hop on a bicycle like the locals and ride on the shaded, peaceful paths that run along the tops of the walls of Lucca. Gaze upon the unforgettable scenery of the old town as you cruise under the chestnut trees.

Lunch on Your Own in Lucca
Enjoy a leisurely lunch in this tranquil city that was never conquered.

Journey to Pisa
Explore the Piazza del Miracoli, or Square of Miracles. Housing the Pisa Cathedral, the famed Leaning Tower and the Pisa Baptistry, this walled square is one of the finest architectural complexes in the world. Stroll the grounds and marvel at this center of European medieval art, and then take an expert-guided tour of the Baptistry.

Dinner on Your Own in Florence
Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the best place to discover an appetizing Florence family meal.

Meals Included: Breakfast


 

Day Seven (2014)

Bike Ride Atop City Walls of Lucca
Hop on a bicycle like the locals and ride along the shaded, peaceful paths that run along the tops of the walls of Lucca. Gaze upon the unforgettable scenery of the old town as you cruise under the chestnut trees.

Lunch On Your Own in Lucca
Enjoy a leisurely lunch in this tranquil city that was never conquered.

Journey to Pisa
Tour the Piazza del Duomo where the Fields of Miracles resides, along with the famous tower that has leaned into history!

Farewell Renaissance Dinner at Palazzo Borghese (La Loggia in 2012)
Toast to the magnificent Mediterranean adventure you've shared with your family and newfound friends at this elegant palazzo built over 400 years ago! With irresistible Italian dishes, lively Renaissance entertainment and a few Disney surprises, this party celebrates the adventure of a lifetime

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Seven (2015)

Excursion to Siena
Visit this remarkably preserved city in all of its medieval glory with a local expert who will take you on guided walk of the sites. Travel through time and explore the historic main square, which is famous for its annual Palio race. Enjoy exclusive entry to the Eagle Contrada Museum to learn the history of this famous and exciting horse race, dating back over 400 years. You'll also visit the celebrated main cathedral, known as the Duomo.

Lunch in Siena
Enjoy lunch with your fellow Adventurers at Ristorante La Finestra in this picturesque town.

Wine Tasting at Tuscan Farm
Spend time at Fattoria Poggio Alloro, a true Tuscan farm that has been around for generations, raising animals and making their exclusive wine and olive oil. While on the farm, adults will enjoy tasting regional wine flavors. Junior Adventurers will delight in a tasting of their own—Italian soda and cookies!

Farewell Dinner in Florence
Toast to the magnificent Mediterranean adventure you've shared with your family and newfound friends at an elegant restaurant in the heart of this Renaissance city. The restaurant features spectacular nighttime views of the Duomo and Tower of Palazzo Vecchio, surrounded by the twinkling lights of Florence. With irresistible Italian dishes and a few Disney surprises, this party celebrates the adventure of a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 


 

Day Eight (2014 and 2015)

Breakfast at the Hotel
Bid farewell to all your fellow adventurers, and enjoy one last meal in Florence.

Transfer to Airport
Relax and enjoy your final moments in Italy as we handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the Florence airport. Say arrivederci to your fellow adventurers until you return again!

Meals Included: Breakfast


 

 

     


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