Southern Italy and Siciliy

Highlights

Southern Italy and Sicily -with Guaranteed Departures!

An exciting new tour featuring Southern Italy and Sicily. Enjoy the historic city of Rome, the beautiful Amalfi Coast and Sorrento and amazing Sicily with our fabulous new tour!

Tour Highlights:

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
  • 15 Meals -Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Visit Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, Agrigento and Polermo
  • Tour Savings* - Save $120 per person on select departures (Apr 7, Apr 15 and Jul 7)

Your Southern Italy and Sicily tour includes:

  • Accommodation at 4 star hotels for eight (8) nights
  • Italian buffet or continental buffet breakfast daily except for day of arrival
  • Six dinners and one lunch
  • Private transfer on arrival in Rome and private transfer on departure in Palermo
  • Vatican Museum Tour and Entrance (entrance fees to other tours not included)
  • Boat from Capri to Sorrento
  • Private transfer from Sorrento pier to hotel
  • Tour of the Amalfi Coast
  • English speaking tour escort in Sicily
  • Sicilian typical products tasting (wine, chocolate, biscuits etc) in Ragusa Ibla
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach or minivan with driver/guide
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Service charges and taxes included (City Tax at hotels not included - as it must be paid directly to hotels)

Itinerary

Southern Italy & Sicily - Your Daily Itineary:

Day 01, Monday: U.S.-Italy.

Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Catania. Dinner served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on Day 02.


Day 02, Tuesday: Rome.

On arrival, a private transfer to our hotel awaits. Remainder of the day is free to leisurely enjoy Rome. Overnight in Rome.

sistine.jpg
Day 03, Wednesday: Rome.

Enjoy breakfast, after we are collected from our hotel to enjoy a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Our tour jumps the queue and our guide will lead us into the museums where we will visit one of the most important art collections in the world. (Note that this tour will not enter the Basilica due to the Papal Audience on Wednesday). Free time to explore the Vatican at your leisure. Our tour ends at the Vatican, where we make our own way back to the hotel or explore Rome at leisure. Dinner will be arranged at a local Trattoria* tonight. Overnight in Rome. 

(*Transfer to/from Trattoria not included. Restaurant will be walking distance from hotel.)


Day 04, Thursday: Rome - Capri - Sorrento.

Morning collection from our hotel. We travel south along the Autostrada del Sole. We arrive in Naples and embark to the Island of Capri. Upon arrival (weather permitting), visit the Blue Grotto, a miracle of equilibrium. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then back to Marina Grande, where we board a boat and travel to Sorrento. We arrive in Sorrento Pier where a private transfer awaits us to bring us to our hotel. Dinner on our own this evening. Overnight in Sorrento.

amalfi_coast.jpg
Day 05, Friday: Sorrento - Amalfi Coast.

After breakfast, we discover the Amalfi Coast, one of the most scenic drives in Europe. The scenery is superb, looking out over the Mediterranean and along the coastlines as the road twists and turns its way towards Positano. The town of Positano looks like a waterfall cascading down the rocks to the sea. This spectacular journey continues with fabulous views all the way to Amalfi. Here in Amalfi we have some free time to enjoy this area independently. We have a lunch stop in the small village of Scala, with excellent views of Ravello. The journey back to Sorrento takes us over the hill via the motorway to Castellammare and then back on the coastal road to Sorrento. Early evening return to the hotel. Dinner will be arranged at a local restaurant this evening*. Overnight in Sorrento.

(*Transfer to/from restaurant not included. Restaurant will be walking distance from hotel.)

Day 06, Saturday: Sorrento - Catania - Welcome to Sicily.

Private transfer from our Sorrento hotel to Naples airport, where we board a flight from Napoli Airport to Catania (Note: flight is not included in the package price and must be purchased separately). Welcome to Sicily! Upon arrival, we will have a private transfer to our hotel. We enjoy a welcome cocktail dinner and overnight in Catania.


Siracusa.jpgDay 07, Sunday: Catania - Sircusa - Ragusa.

After a breakfast, departure for Syracuse and visit the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyionisios “Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa. Visit the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Lunch on our own. Depart for Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical centre “Ibla”, with its Baroque stunning palaces and churches. Enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island locally by the Dome. Dinner and overnight in Ragusa.


Day 08, Monday: Ragusa - Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento..

After a breakfast, depart to Caltagirone famous for the production of ceramics and pottery. Visit a ceramics laboratory with an opportunity to shop and browse. Continue to Piazza Armerina and visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale thanks to its well preserved mosaics. Lunch in a local restaurant with a special menu chosen. Depart to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus and Castor & Pollux. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.

Day 09, Tuesday: Agrigento - Palermo - Monreale.

After a breakfast, we depart for Palermo. Lunch on our own today. In the afternoon, visit of Monreale, the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-norman style. Continue and visit the historical center of Palermo, one of the largest of Europe, including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel and the Royal Palace. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at our Palermo hotel.


Day 10, Wednesday: Palermo - U.S.

After buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport, where our tour ends.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

Click here for pricing information
Click On A Date To Book Online
* All Prices are in USD
There are no Departure Dates available for this Package.

Departure date shown are "air dates from the U.S.". Land tour starts one day later.

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity below to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates that will be shown are the the start / end dates based on overnight flight to Italy, however, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process.

This tour does not include:

  • Lunches where not mentioned
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
  • City Tax at hotels- as it must be paid directly to hotels

Note: Although our Italy Tours are guaranteed departures, we must still confirm with our vendor in Italy to make sure the date you desire is not sold out. Airfare should not be booked until your tour is confirmed.

 
Hotels featured on this tour

 

Online Reservation System
ASTAUSTOANACTACCRA