The 9-Day Campania and Sicily tour will guarantee an exhilarating and one of the most memorable experience you will ever have on the south of Italy! Cross the Gulf of Sorrento; visit the beautifully natured Capri and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Cathedral and Cloister of Monreale, the excavated ancient cities of Pompeii and Agrigento's Doric Temples in the Valley of the Temples.
Day 1: Naples – Sorrento
Arriving in Naples, transfer to the hotel in Sorrento. Check-in and overnight.
Day 2: Sorrento – Pompeii - Sorrento
After breakfast, enjoy an half-day excursion to the ancient Pompeii. Here, you will be taken through the excavated archealogical sit to better understand the history of Pompeii and its destruction by the eruption of volcanic Mount Vesuvius.
You will see the preservation of many artefacts of Pompeii due to the layer of volcanic ask. Walk through its famous streets to relive the times of the inhabitants! Return to Sorrento. Free afternoon. Overnight.
Day 3: Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion to Capri by crossing the Gulf of Sorrento. Once arrived in Capri, you will have free time to explore independently the town centre of Capri, weaving through the pebble streets lined with taverns, workshops and restaurants. We suggest you to pass through the mediaeval Piazza and the Gardens of Augustus.
In the afternoon, join a boat trip (weather and sea conditions permitting) towards the Blue Grotto (visit and ticket NOT included in the tour price; to be purchased on site, depending on availability to be verified on the day of the excursion), coastal rock formation of Faraglioni and Punta Carena lighthouse. At the end of the day, return to Sorrento. Overnight.
Day 4: Sorrento - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion to get to know different points of the Amalfi Coast, such as Positano (known as the "pearl of the Amalfi Coast" for its beauty and its unmatched views), Amalfi and Ravello.
Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Amalfi is a beautiful city that gives its name to the whole Coast. It is characterized by enchanting panoramic views, cliffs overlooking the sea and white houses perched on the mountain. Perched atop the rolled hills of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is a charming location where you can breathe an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. At the end of the day, return to Sorrento. Overnight.
Day 5: Sorrento – Palermo
After breakfast, free time according to the time schedule of the flight. At the proper time, take a transfer to Naples airport to take the direct flight to Palermo in Sicily. Once arrived at Palermo airport, transfer to the hotel in Palermo. Check-in and overnight.
Day 6: Palermo – Monreale – Palermo
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion through the Baroque city of Palermo. The first location of the day will be Monreale, to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. The Cathedral boasts to be the most extant example of the Arab-Morman architecture, masterpieces of art and sculptures. It is known to have been housing one of the finest Byzantine mosaics depicting both the Old and the New Testament.
After that, free time for lunch and then return to Palermo to start a great sightseeing and a walking tour of the city centre, including the Palatine Chapel housed in the Royal Palace. Overnight.
Day 7: Palermo
After breakfast, free day to discover Palermo independently, exploring every hooks and nook of this wonderful Baroque city. In the heart of Palermo you can find the splendid Quattro Canti, the Piazza Vigliena, denoting the Four Corners of the traditional center of Palermo.
Some of the landmarks of Palermo are the Palermo Cathedral, San Giovanni Church, San Cataldo, the Capella Palatine – Chapel of the 12th century Palace of Norman with outstanding mosaics, the city walls of Palermo – the Phoenician and the medieval walls. Overnight.
Day 8: Palermo – Agrigento – Palermo
After breakfast, take the long-awaited tour to Agrigento to visit the ten Doric Temples of the Valley of the Temples. It is called the "beautiful city of the mortals". You can see the very well preserved Greek Doric Temples.
Visit the ancient Greek sites of the Doric Temples in the Valle dei Templi – Valley of the Temples. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is the largest of the Doric temples, Temple Concordia, Temple Juno and Temple Heracles.Return to Palermo and overnight.
Day 9: Palermo
After breakfast, transfer to Palermo airport, if required. End of the tour.
Other eXPeriences in Sicily
If you would like to visit more areas in Sicily, we also suggest you the 7-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo and the 6-day semi-independent Tour of Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli.