SOUTHERN ITALY & SICILY
16 Day Tour from Rome to Rome
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Sorrento, Mount Etna, Noto, Capri, Selinunte, Taormina, Syracuse, Palermo
- Amalfitan Coast, Bay of Naples
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rome, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Agrigento archaeological site. Professional Tour Director while touring.
Your holiday begins with three overnights in Rome, the “Eternal City,” and guided sightseeing that includes the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Then, view the Gulf of Naples from the top of Mount Vesuvius and learn about Pompeii, the town that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri and spend two nights enjoying its special flair. Cross the waters to the charming seaside resort of Sorrento, admire the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, then set off toward Sicily, Italy’s biggest island. Spend two nights in the enchanting Taormina area and ride up Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest volcano. Visit Syracuse, once the greatest city of Magna Grecia, and Noto, the baroque jewel of the south. Marvel at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples with the well-preserved ancient Greek temples and Selinunte’s acropolis remains before reaching colorful Palermo, a city bearing evidence of the many invasions during its 3,000-year history. Ferry to Naples and motor back to Rome for the finale of your holiday.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city. ROME Residenza Parco Tirreno (ST).
Two days in which to get well acquainted with Rome. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in ST. PETER'S SQUARE, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. Optional excursions are available to discover more of the “Eternal City.” (B daily) ROME Residenza Parco Tirreno (ST).
South all the way today. First, a stop to enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of one of Europe’s greatest live volcanoes—VESUVIUS! Leave the coach and walk to the top to view its crater. Then, to POMPEII, where time stopped in 79 AD, when the Vesuvius eruption totally destroyed it. On the included visit you can see the luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Embark on the FERRY to Capri to enjoy two overnights on this charmed island. (B,D) ROME Residenza Parco Tirreno (ST).
This legendary island is surrounded by a rocky coastline—the crashing sea has formed remarkable caves. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set, and optional excursions take you to see more of the island. Join Tiberius, Emma Hamilton, and Axel Munthe, historical figures who all fell in love with this exquisite spot. A full day to do exactly what you please. Maybe explore some of the island’s lovely walks or join an optional excursion to see Mount Solaro and the house of Axel Munthe (San Michele). (B,D) CAPRI San Michele (ST) at Anacapri or La Residenza (F).
Take the FERRY to Sorrento this morning. Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a marvelous climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss out on the included excursion along the breathtakingly beautiful AMALFITAN COAST. (B,D) CAPRI San Michele (ST) at Anacapri or La Residenza (F).
Two full days to enjoy this town set on a plateau high above the waters of the Bay of Naples and with truly spectacular views as far as towering Vesuvius. Sorrento’s terraces, hung with flowers, jut from winding streets and alleys above a small harbor. Streets are filled with shops, cheerful bars, and cafés. Day 7 (B), Day 8 (B,D) SORRENTO Ascot (ST).
Today, by way of the autostrada, travel through the wild and mountainous scenery of Italy’s most southern regions before boarding the FERRY for the 45-minute crossing to Sicily. Only a few more miles to the Taormina area, where you overnight. (B,D) SORRENTO Ascot (ST).
Magnificently situated on a 700-foot plateau, Taormina has wonderful views along the coast. The heart of the town is Piazza Nove Aprile, a paved square with unrivaled views to the sea and the Mount Etna volcano. (B,D) TAORMINA AREA Albatros (ST) at Letojanni .
This morning, take advantage of the visit to the heights of MOUNT ETNA and the option of a Jeep or cable-car ride for a better view of Europe’s largest active volcano. Drive even farther south to Syracuse, where you have the option of visiting the ancient Greek archaeological sites or doing just as you please. (B,D) TAORMINA AREA Albatros (ST) at Letojanni.
Westward today with a visit to the 18th-century baroque town of Noto. Then, past Caltanissetta, surrounded by sulphur mines, to Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, one of Italy’s archaeological jewels—especially in spring when the slopes are frosted with almond blossoms. Visit the DORIC TEMPLE OF CONCORD, one of the best preserved outside Athens; the hilltop TEMPLE OF JUNO LACINIA is the valley’s most impressive. (B,D) SYRACUSE Jolly Aretusa Palace (ST).
Leave Agrigento for Selinunte, one of the most striking and interesting sites in Sicily. See the remains of the ACROPOLIS. Then, northeast to Palermo, the capital of Sicily. This evening, enjoy an optional farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. (B) AGRIGENTO Kore (F).
A full day to enjoy this busy and colorful city full of interesting squares and marketplaces, churches, and palazzos in every style—from Moorish to baroque. Join the optional sightseeing tour to learn more about this city. Evening embarkation for the overnight ferry from Palermo to Naples. (B) PALERMO Politeama (F).
North this morning back to the “Eternal City” with plenty of time to enjoy one of the optional excursions, to do last-minute shopping, or maybe to sip a drink in Piazza Navona and watch the world go by. ROME Pineta Palace (ST).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) ROME Pineta Palace (ST).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2559 per person
- Child Price: USD 2304 per person
Single supplement price is $835.00.
No triple room reduction.
Rome Arrival Transfer Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport:
$25.00 per person
Rome Departure Transfer Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport:
$25.00 per person
Based on the same arrival & departure date.
prices may vary in case of extra nights.
please call for the exact pricinig.
Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.
You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts except Day 15; 8 dinners
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts except Day 15; 8 dinners.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Rome Arrival Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport - 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
SET TRANSFERS AT 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Rome Departure Rome - Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport - 24 hours daily
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
* STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES FOR ESCORTED AND INDEPENDENT VACATIONS: 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20%
21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30%
7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50%
On departure day and later: 100%
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