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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the glories of Rome and Vatican City from the ancient Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel
  • Spend the day on the Amalfi Coast and enjoy the magical landscape of dramatic cliffs overhanging a beautiful sea
  • Visit the most outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement in Matera, and unique trulli buildings in Alberobello, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover the lovely baroque town of Lecce, known as “the Florence of the South”


Itinerary

Day 1 - SUN I ROME

Morning arrival into Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure to explore “The Eternal City” at your own pace.

Day 2 - MONI ROME

This morning experience a very special privately guided tour of the priceless collection of art and treasures in the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Then proceed to the Piazza Venezia and Roman Forum, with a stop at the Colosseum – a testament to the greatness of Rome’s past. Continue your full day tour by viewing the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, the Great Synagogue, Isola Tiberina and Castel Sant’Angelo. Tonight share in a special dinner with wine in a lovely Roman restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3 - TUE I ROME I NAPLES I POMPEII I SORRENTO

After breakfast drive south to Naples for an orientation tour of the city. Before heading to Sorrento, stop in Pompeii, the ancient city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago, for a guided tour of the remarkably preserved ruins of temples, houses, gardens and public buildings. Then drive along the spectacular coast road of the Bay of Naples to Sorrento, the famous resort town of orange and lemon groves. Dinner at the restaurant located in your hotel is included. (B,D)

Day 4 - WED I SORRENTO I POSITANO I AMALFI I RAVELLO I SORRENTO

Leave Sorrento in the morning and head towards the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Weather permitting, board a motorlaunch and cruise along the coast to Amalfi for a walking tour of the old town. Continue to Ravello. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant with amazing vistas of the picture perfect coast and the Bay of Salerno. Take time for a stroll around the center of town before returning to Sorrento. (B,L)

Day 5 - THU I SORRENTO I CAPRI I SORRENTO

A morning jetfoil whisks you across the blue Bay of Naples to the fabled Isle of Capri, where you will ascend to the Piazzetta, visit the Floral Gardens of Caesar Augustus, and still have free time for lunch and some shopping before returning to Sorrento. Tonight dinner is at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 6 - FRI I SORRENTO I MATERA I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO

This morning we depart Sorrento for Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Your tour of Matera will guide you through the city of the caverns, entrenched villages, peasant houses carved in the rock, frescoed rocky churches, grand Romanesque, and Baroque churches, and notable noble palaces. Take advantage of free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. Later, we drive to Savelletri di Fasano and check in our lovely old-world countryside hotel. (B)

Day 7 - SAT I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO I ALBEROBELLO I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO

Today embark on an insightful sightseeing experience to explore the unique architecture of the ancient white-washed trulli stone houses found in the town of Alberobello. Savor an authentic lunch at Ristorante Trullo D’oro. This afternoon, stop in Cisternino for fresh olive oil tasting. (B,L)

Day 8 - SUN I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO I LECCE I OTRANTO I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO

After breakfast depart for Lecce, a city with few diverting Roman remains and a wealth of fine architecture scattered about an appealing old town, stopping at a local winery for a wine tasting session at a well renowned estate. Your guided city tour will introduce you to the beauty of Lecce, a mini Baroque masterpiece. Its narrow winding streets offer a kaleidoscopic mix of long-range vistas, alluring glimpses, and playful perspectives that have long enchanted visitors. In the afternoon head towards Otranto, for a guided tour of Italy's easternmost town. The imposing castle, thick perimeter walls, and robust towers dominate much of the town, giving way to a small port. This evening, join us for a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 - MON I SAVELLETRI DI FASANO I BARI TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to Bari airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • 14 included meals consisting of:
    - 8 buffet breakfasts
    - 2 gourmet lunches with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    - 2 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    - 2 dinner at the hotel
  • Wine, mineral water, coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
    - Tour of Rome, including the Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    - Orientation tour of Naples
    - Guided tour of Pompeii
    - Amalfi Coast excursion, including cruise (weather permitting)
    - Excursion to Capri and visit of the Gardens of Caesar Augustus
    - Guided tour of Matera, Lecce & Otranto
    - Visit to Alberobello
    - Wine and olive oil tasting at local estates
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (see restrictions on page 82)
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax

Notes

    Single Supplement: $794
    Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: $90
    (*) Price is per person based on double occupancy.
    Rates for additional nights at first and last city are available.

Departures & Rates

International air will be provided based upon your requested dates .
Best Price starting at $ 2598 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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