Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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).
Summary of The Day: 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).
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
Summary of The Day: 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.
|Number of people||USD $1,750.00|
* Price is per person based on double occupancy.|
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* This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
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