Rome, Sunshine Italy Sassi & Trulli 9 Days-8 Nights

Day 1. Rome.
Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport, meet and greet your tour escort and transfer to hotel. Time at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2. Rome.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the city, including: the Colosseum (from the outside), Trevi Fountain, Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica (from the outside). In the afternoon visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 3. Rome-Pompeii-Sorrento.
After breakfast, departure to the Sorrentine Peninsula, visit a cameo factory before arrival in Pompeii. Free time for lunch. Possibility of a optional tour (paid locally) of the excavations of this ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Afternoon arrival in Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Sorrento-Capri-Sorrento.
After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and departure to Capri by hydrofoil, (ticket to the funicular included) Upon arrival free time to explore this magical island on your own (tour escort can offer you suggestions of how to spend your time on the island). Return to Sorrento and free time at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Sorrento-Matera-Alberobello.
After breakfast, travel to Apulia, located on the east coast of Italy. Stop in Matera for a visit of the famous Sassi (ancient cave dwellings): one of the most impressive sites on the World Heritage list, and the location of the filming of Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". Continue on to Alberobello. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Alberobello-Lecce-Ostuni-Alberobello.
After breakfast, depart to the beautiful town of Lecce, an ancient settlement of the Messapii tribes, and the principal Baroque city of Puglia. After lunch on your own, travel to Ostuni, the "White City" perched on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Return to Alberobello. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Alberobello-Martina Franca-Locorotondo-Amalfi.
After breakfast, depart for an excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, travel up to the "Rifugio Sapienza", 1900 meters above sea level. Free time to enjoy the incredible views. Continue to Siracusa, for a guided visit of the Neapolis Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dionysius. Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Amalfi-Rome.
After breakfast, early afternoon departure to Rome. Overnight.

Day 9. Rome.
After breakfast, transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport for your return flight home.

 

Price  Per  Person  in  USD
$2140 in  Double
$2595 in  Single
$2095 in  Triple
$1820 Child  3/11
Guaranteed Departures
June 27
July 25
August 15
September 12  26
October 10

Price Includes:
• Deluxe Coach • 8 nights in Selected 4* hotels • 8 breakfasts -1 lunch - 5 dinners • Admission fees: Vatican Museums in Rome; Cave House and Rocky Church in Matera; Archeological Park in Ostuni • Baggage handling - 1 piece of luggage per person • Dedicated and licensed local guides (Rome, Matera, Lecce, and Ostuni) • Roundtrip hydrofoil to Capri.


Price Excludes: • Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals • Optional Excursions • City accommodation "tourist" taxes must be paid locally (€3 per person per night in Rome - €2 per person per night in Sorrento) • Anything not mentioned in "Price Includes"


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