11 days tour to discover the South of Italy and Sicily from Rome
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11 days tour to discover the South of Italy and Sicily from Rome

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11 days tour to discover the South of Italy and Sicily from Rome

A 11 days tour to discover the magic of the South of Italy departing from Rome: an unforgettable experience that will take you to Pompeii, Capri, Palermo, Agrigento and many jems off the beaten path. 
 

highlights: 
Depart form Rome and discover the beauty of South Italy
Visit Pompeii's ruins, skipping the line
Explore Sicily, one of the most beautiful islands in the world
Immerse yourself in the wild nature of Mount Etna
Enjoy an all inclusive package, with hotels, transfers and tours
Description: 

Day 1: Rome

You will reach the hotel in Rome independently, taking your time to explore the city and getting ready to the tour.

Day 2: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento 

After breakfast in hotel, it's time to leave for the magic South of Italy. The first stop will be in Naples, where you will have the chance to enjoy a panoramic tour up to the Vomero, a district located on hilltop of the city: from there you will admire a breathtaking view on the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius.
After a nice walk and a lunch in a panoramic hotel in Ercolano, you will join a guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii: accessing with skip the line tickets, you will learn everything about the ancient history of the archaelogical site, destroyed by the great Vesuvius eruption in 79 d.c. 
The overnight will be in Hotel in Sorrento, with dinner included (dress code for man: suit required).

Day 3: Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, dinner and overnight in Hotel in Sorrento.

Day 4: Sorrento, Palermo (overnight on ferry boat)

After breakfast you will have some free time in Sorrento. In the afternoon, you will reach the Port of Naples, to catch your ship to Palermo. You will spend the night on board (dinner and breakfast not included).

Day 5: Palermo

Here you go, in the morning you will be in Sicily, reaching your Hotel in the center of Palermo! You will have the rest of the day at your disposal to start exploring the city, before dinner and overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: Palermo, Monreale, Palermo

On the 6th day the trip to Sicily will start after breakfast, visiting Monreale and its magnificent Cathedral and Palatine Chapel. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight in Palermo.

Day 7: Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to Marsala, a pretty coastal town on the westernmost point of Sicily. Explore at leisure, perhaps shopping for a bottle of local Marsala dessert wine to take home. Return to your coach and travel south, passing Mazara del Vallo – the closest Sicilian city to Africa – before stopping in the town of Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.

Day 8: Agrigento, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina (Giardini Naxos)

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily's southeastern tip. Visit "Parco Archeologico della Neapolis", Syracuse's famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. After the visit, cross one of the city's bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia – the most ancient part of Syracuse. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Taormina (Giardini Naxos)

If good wheather allows, on the ninth day you will have the chance to reach the top of the Mount Etna, Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna's landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). In the afternoon, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Taormina (Giardini Naxos), Savoca and Forza d'Agrò, Catania

After breakfast travel to Savoca and Forza D'Agrò, two pretty hillside villages where Francis Ford Coppola filmed some of the immortal scenes of Godfather's trilogy. A stop for a "Granita" at Bar Vitelli is a "must" for any visitor in town. It is still run by the family who owned it at the time of the movie shooting and you can see a photo-collection taken while Francis Ford Coppola was filming some scenes of The Godfather II. We also leave you some free time to explore more. After the visit, departure for Catania. In the afternoon, free time to explore Catania's UNESCO-listed historical center with his Baroque palaces and Roman ruins. See Piazza Dante and the Fountain of the Elephant, carved from volcanic rock. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 11: Catania

Breakfast in Hotel and end of the tour.

itinerary: 
  • Day 1: Rome
  • Day 2: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento
  • Day 3: Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento
  • Day 4: Sorrento, Palermo
  • Day 5: Palermo
  • Day 6: Palermo, Monreale, palermo
  • Day 7: Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento
  • Day 8: Agrigento, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
  • Day 9: Taormina (Giardini Naxos),
  • Day 10: Taormina, Savoca and Forza d'Agrò, Catania
  • Day 11: Catania
Included: 
  • Transfers by coach
  • English Speaking tour escort
  • Accommodation in a 3* or 4* Hotel
  • Meals - drinks not included (see itinerary)
  • Skip the line tickets to the ruins of Pompeii
  • Visit of the Blue Grotto in Capri
  • Guided tours (as per itinerary)
excluded: 
  • City Taxes (to be paid directly at the hotel)
  • Drinks 
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions (if not specified)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Information: 

The price shown refers to the total price per person in a double room. The price per person in a single room is €2422,00; the price per person in a triple room is €1823,00.
 
Cancellation policy of the tour:

  • up to 15 workind days before the departure: no penalties
  • from 14 to 7 working days before the departure: 10% of the amount will be charged
  • from 6 to 3 working days before the departure: 25 % of the amount will be charged
  • from 2 working days to 24 hours before the departure: 50% of the amount will be charged
  • from 24 hours or no-show: 100% of the amount charged
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.