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SOUTHERN ITALY

GRAND TOUR

ROME / POMPEII / AMALFI COAST / CAPRI DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Nights

September 16 - 22, 2018

$5,970

The Forum in Rome

Positano Along The Amalfi Coast

Pompeii - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Join us for an extraordinarly fun and fabulous, and highly educational, packed week in beautiful Rome... and to the South of Italy to visit Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri!

We'll start in The Eternal City where we'll stay three nights in Rome's historic city-centre. We'll delve into Rome's ancient history taking small group private tours with local historian and art history guides... we'll see the city's top sites and historic landmarks... we'll engage with the Roman people and experience Roman city life!

We'll take private tours with our local guides visiting the Vatican Museum, Sisitine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica... and to The Colosseum and The Forum. We'll see the Pantheon... Spanish Steps... Borghese Gardens... Piazza Navona... and make wishes before tossing coins into Trevi Fountain.

There will be free time to shop in Rome's markets and boutiques... enjoy delicious Italian cuisine... sample gelato... and relax at sidewalk cafes.

 

Mid-week we'll travel to the South of Italy to tour the vast Pompeii archaeological site... a "must see" UNSECO World Heritage Site for all world travelers! Pompeii was once a striving and sophisticated Roman city before it was buried in ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E.  We'll have a private tour with a local historian guide to learn about Pompeii, its people and its progressive civilization. 

 

The second half of the tour we'll be based for three nights in beautiful Sorrento along the majestic Gulf of Naples. We'll stroll through Sorrento's historic city centre with its narrow lanes and ancient buildings. At dusk we'll see spectacular sunsets from Sorrento's coastline.

 

We'll take a day trip to see Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast, one of the world's most beautiful coastlines. The Amalfi Coast is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll take a drive to Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone Garden and its Terrace of Infinity, with one of the world's most stunning views. We'll visit the 6th century Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo in Amalfi... and we'll see Positano, the picturesque seaside town where jet-setters come from all over the world to vacation.
 
We'll take a day trip traveling by hydrofoil to the island of Capri where we'll ride in Capri's unique open air taxis up the winding road to the hilltop village of Anacapri. We'll visit Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

 

The tour includes many extras, including... a welcome reception with local wines and chesses... Italian wine tasting session with a regional expert... limoncello tasting... farewell gala dinner with Italian local-cuisine and wines.

There will be free time in Sorrento for personal sightseeing... enjoying delicious Southern Italian cuisine,... relaxation,.. and shopping.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Rome and Sorrento are organized each day for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.

The trip is designed for couples, friends, families, and single travelers desiring a marvelous European holiday to see and experience beautiful Italy! 

 

Southern Italy Grand Tour Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience Rome and Southern Italy along the stunning Amalfi Coast... with day trips to Capri and Pompeii.

  • A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities including visiting Rome's top historic landmarks -- Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, The Colosseum, The Forum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Borghese Gardens... see Pompeiii, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Capri

  • Free time for personal sightseeing and shopping in Rome's and Amalfi Coast's boutiques and local markets.

  • Enjoyiing delicious Italian local cuisine and local wine at charming small bistros.

  • Italian wine tasting session... limoncello tasting... sampling Italian gelato

  • Relaxing at sidewalk cafes... or poolside at the hotel. 

  • Free time to take after-dinner strolls through Rome's and Sorrento's historic city centers... make a wish and toss a coin into Trevi Fountain... see St. Peter's Basilica towering over the Rome skyline at dusk from Borghese Gardens... view magnificent sunsets in Sorrento over the Gulf of Naples

  • Connoisseur servicesupport – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 

 

What's Included:

  • 7 days / 6 nights in a choice of personally selected hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotels: 

      • Rome (three nights) - Stay in a charming Roman boutique hotel located in a former 19th century mansion house.   

      • Sorrento (three nights) - Stay in a bright and colorful Sorrento resort hotel with large rooms and a swimming pool, with access to a Gulf of Naples private seaside lounge & swimming area

    • Signature Premier/Luxury Hotels Upgrade Option: 

      • Rome (three nights) - Stay in an elegant and traditional Rome luxury hotel with phenominal charm and beautiful decor, located in the heart of Rome's historic center

      • Sorrento (three nights) - Stay in a fabulous Sorrento seaside luxury hotel in a sea view room facing the Gulf of Naples, with a large swimming pool and private seaside lounge and swimming area. Enjoy majestic sunsets overlooking the gulf.

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • Welcome Reception – with local Italian wines and cheeses.
  • Morning Pleasure Walks – optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Rome's historic city center, Borghese Gardens, and along the Tiber River... and through Sorrento's city center and along the coast.
  • Private tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica with local historian & art history guide.
  • Private tour of The Colosseum and The Forum with local historian guide.
  • Walking visits to Rome's Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Borghese Gardens.
  • Private tour of Pompeii – we'll take a private tour with a local historian guide of the Pompeii vast archaeological site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Day Trip Along The Amalfi Coast - we'll travel by private bus to Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone... to Amalfi to visit Duomo di Sant'Andres Apostolo... and to the waterfront cliff-side village of Positano. 
  • Day Trip to Capri - we'll travel by hydrofoil to Capri, ride in Capri's unique open-air taxis from the port up the winding road to the hilltop village of Anacapri... Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples... for the adventurers on the tour, you canride the ski lift to the top of the island.
  • Italian wine tasting session with a region wine expert.
  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Southern Italian cuisine and wines
  • Cathedral, museum, garden, archaeological site entrance and tour guide fees for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation for all group activitis.

 

Arrival & Departure City:

Arrival: Rome, Italy

Departure: Sorrento, Italy (Naples Airport)

 
Trip Cost:

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $5,970 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation option - $1,950

Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel Upgrade Option:

  • $7,445 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • Added cost for private single room accommodation option - $3,425 

 

Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour -- Limited to 15 persons.

Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks and combine your Southern Italy Grand Tour with...

Northern Italy Grand Tour 

September 16 - 22, 2018
Click here for trip description.

Note: Trip is subject to meeting six person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

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