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10-Day Enchanting Southern Italy and Sicily Tour
Product Code: 3481-199351
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If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.

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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore the enchanting cities of southern Italy and Sicily
  • • Spend time in Sorrento, Pompei, Alberobello, Taormina, Palermo, and Naples
  • • Choose to end your tour in Palermo or Naples
Tour Code
3481-199351
Duration
10 days
Departure City
Rome
End City
Rome, Naples, Palermo
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Rome

Rome

Hotel: Hotel American Palace / Hotel Club House Roma / Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar

Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!

Today is free for arrivals, but please arrive between 2 and 5pm to meet your guide at the Hotel American Palace to receive your itinerary details.

In the evening you'll meet the rest of your tour group for a night tour of Rome. We'll get to see the city's great attractions when they're lit up under city lights, including Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. Afterwards we'l stop for dinner at a local restaurant, the perfect chance to get to know your fellow travelers.

Tips:
Dinner is included.
Day 02
Pompeii

Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

Hotel: Hotel Oriente / Giosue A Mare or similar

Say farewell to Rome as we travel to the Sorrento peninsula. Along the way w'ell discover the remains of Pompeii and see Mount Vesuvius, the impressive volcano that destroyed this ancient city.

We'll spend the evening at a hotel in Sorrento, enjoying two lovely nights here. Famous for its limoncello (a sweet lemon liqueur), Sorrento is the perfect introduction to traditional Italian food. Sample some delicious meals with our included dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 03
Sorrento

Sorrento

Hotel: Hotel Oriente / Giosue A Mare or similar

Get outside and discover the glorious Sorrento Peninsula today. Wander through the towns charming streets and lanes, or join us for an optional day trip to the Isle of Capri, home to ancient ruins, lovely coastlines, and lively piazzas (own expense).

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Alberobello

Sorrento - Alberobello

Hotel: Hotel Astoria or similar

Traveling east today we'll cross into the Italian region of Apulia where we'll arrive in Alberobello, a small town and UNESCO World Heritage Site that's famous for its trullo (cone shaped) stone roofed homes. Follow your guide on an orientation tour of this dazzling town and wander between its 14th century stone hut homes and buildings.

In the afternoon you'll be free to explore on your own, visit the local Church of St. Anthony, or step into the Trulli Museum (admission not included).

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Taormina

Alberobello - Matera - Taormina

Hotel: Hotel Albatros or similar

Leaving the lovely town of Alberobello behind us we'll head out to the the cave city of Matera, otherwise known as the Subterranean City. This city rests in a canyon shaped by the Gravina, and is most well known for the ancient 'sassi,' or cave dwellings that can be found here, some of which are believed to be the oldest human settlements in Italy.

From here we'll journey through Reggio Calabria, the tip of Italy's boot, where we'll board a ferry to the enchanting Island of Sicily. We'll make our way to Taormina for the night, enjoying lovely views of Mount Etna along the way. Upon arrival, we'll take a guided walking tour to learn more about the city before dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Taormina

Taormina

Hotel: Hotel Albatros or similar

Relax today with a free day in Sicily. Grab a bathing suit and head down the the beautiful beaches here or put on your walking shoes to explore Taormina, one of Italy's most popular summer retreats. Discover medieval churches, the town's ancient castle, and the impressive Greek amphitheater.

You may also join us for an optional day trip to Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich in Greek culture and traditions (own expense). Along the way you'll explore the great Theatre of Syracuse and the Ear of Dionysius.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Agrigento

Taormina - Catania - Agrigento

Hotel: Hotel Akrabello or similar

Bid adieu to Taormina as we enter the heart of Sicily on our way to Agrigento. Along the way we'll stop for a rest break in Catania, a historic city rich in baroque architecture.

As we head out keep your cameras ready for our stop at the ‘Valle dei Templi,’ an immaculate Greek temple and display of Greater Greece's art.

In the evening we'll arrive in Agrigento.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Palermo

Agrigento - Palermo

Hotel: Hotel San Paolo or similar

In the morning we'll take a relaxing drive to Sicily's western tip and the island's capital, Palermo. More than 2,700 years old, Palermo is the political, historical, cultural, and culinary capital of Sicily, a must for any trip here.

We'll arrive in the early afternoon, just in time for a scenic walking tour to visit San Giovanni degli Eremiti Church, Piazza Indipendenza, The New Gate and the Cathedral of Palermo. Afterwards, feel free to wander through this gorgeous city's shops and cafes.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Palermo

Palermo

Hotel: Hotel San Paolo or Overnight Ferry or similar

Take today to discover Sicily’s capital, sample the local food, and explore its invaluable museums. A melting pot of numerous rulers, Palermo is filled with Greek, Roman, and Norman cultural influences, evident in its astounding architecture.

This evening, we’ll take an overnight ferry back to the Italian mainland.

Tips:
For travelers who wish to stay on in Palermo, tonight's hotel accommodation will be included in the tour price. If you choose to end your tour here, you will forgo the trip to Naples and return trip to Rome.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Rome

Naples - Rome

In the morning we'll arrive in Naples, where you may choose to end your tour at the port. Or you may continue with your guide back to Rome, where the coach will drop off at the hotel and Termini station for your onward journey.

Tips:
You may choose to end your tour at the Naples port.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 9-night accommodations in twin rooms
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Guided walks, orientation walks, driving tours of certain regions
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet
  • Free Wi-Fi in hotels
  • Services of a tour leader on hand with advice and tips to ensure you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour

Package Excludes

  • Airfare and other transportation fees between your home and Rome
  • Public transport and other personal expenses on free days
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
  • Optional activities
Special Notes
  • Your tour leader will be at the Hotel American Palace in Rome between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on the first day of the tour. If you arrive outside of these hours, please look out for the information sheet in the hotel lobby.
  • Accommodation is provided in twin share en-suite rooms. We use a mix of mostly 2, 3 and 4-star hotels, and some hostels.
  • The calendar will show all dates available, however, if you request more travelers than there are seats available, you will not be able to book the tour.
  • If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
  • We do walking tours through most of the cities we visit. Many of these cities are vast and old, often with steps and cobblestones. Our walking tours can last up to three hours with plenty of opportunities to take photographs and soak up the history of these fascinating places, but a certain level of fitness is required to enjoy your tour to the fullest.
  • Due to weight and space limitations, you are allowed to bring one main piece of luggage weighing no more than 20kg (app 44.1 lbs) and one small soft bag for hand luggage. On all tours, you will have to carry your own luggage into hotels (and up to your room if there is no elevator). Please bear this in mind when you are deciding what to pack.
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 37 days or more before the tour departure day: 10% of tour cost is charged.
    - 21-36 days before the tour departure day: 50% of tour cost is charged.
    - 20 days or less before the tour departure day: 100% of tour cost is charged.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price is per person based on double occupancy.
* Prices will increase the nearer you come to the departure date and during peak season. Please book as early as possible to ensure the lowest rate.
* This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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