SMART TOUR 15 - ROME, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST & APULIA

Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Pompei, Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Ravello, Matera, Bari, Alberobello, Lecce - 10 Days / 8 Nights


Highlights

Smart Tour - Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Apulia

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • Perfect combination of private touring.
  • Visits to: Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Pompei, Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Ravello, Matera, Bari, Alberobello and Lecce.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Small Group Tour of Vatican, entrance fee included. Transfers not included.
  • Transfer from Rome to Sorrento via Pompei.
  • Guided visit to Pompei, entrance fee included.
  • Driver guided tour of “Amalfi & Ravello” with lemon tour.
  • Transfer by private car from Sorrento to Bari with en route stops in Matera by car.
  • En route stop in Matera for an independent visit.
  • Transfer from Bari to Lecce with en route stop in Alberobello & Ostuni.
  • En route stops in Alberobello & Locorotondo for an independent visit.
  • Walking guided tour in Lecce.

Hotel Options

  • Rome Hotel: Rinascimento or Dei Mellini.
  • Sorrento: Helios, Crawford, or Regina.
  • Bari Area Hotel: Masseria Donnaloia.
  • Lecce Hotel: Risorgimento or Grand Hotel Lecce.

Additional Notes

City Taxes at hotels is not included and would be paid directly at hotels. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals and Fairs.

Itinerary

Day 01, U.S. to Rome

Overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Rome.

Day 02, ARRIVAL

Independent arrive in Rome. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, VATICAN & HEART OF ROME

In the morning, meet your guide near Vatican and join a small group to visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will offer an easy navigation through the vast Vatican collection spanning more than 4 miles of treasures on display. This Vatican tour focusing on the absolute must-sees and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and the Raphael Rooms. Discover Michelangelo’s Dome, Pinecone Courtyard (Cortile della Pigna), Chiaramonti Collection, Pio-Clementino Collection, Stanza Rotonda, Stanza della Croce Greca, Bramante’s Triple Gallery, Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and more. Entry to the most magnificent church on earth - St Peter's - before ending in superb square designed by Bernini. Afternoon, Optional guided tour of “Heart of Rome” or “Coliseum & Imperial Rome”. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, FROM ROME TO SORRENTO. VISIT POMPEI & LUNCH AND WINE TASTING ON VESUVIO

High-speed train from Rome to Naples. Upon arrival meet your driver and continue to Pompei. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon’s House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch’s architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead – hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content. At the end, enjoy a light lunch and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Late afternoon arrival in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 05, AMALFI & RAVELLO WITH LEMON TOUR

Signature “Amalfi Drive” private visit of Amalfi Coast with Ravello with excellent and expert driver guide. Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi. This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible “limoneto”, a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade “Amalfi style”. Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 06, MATERA

Meet your driver guide and transfer to Bari. En route stop in Matera for a guided visit. Stand in the right spot at a viewpoint overlooking Matera’s huddled sassi, and it’s not difficult to imagine you’ve been teleported back to the Holy Land circa 100 BC. At once epic and cinematic, the ‘Città Sotterranea’, as it’s known, perches on the upper reaches of the steep-sided Gravina gorge and its timeless urban landscape has often been used to evoke biblical scenes in films and TV. ( Lonely Planet). Overnight in Bari area.

Day 07, BARI & ALBEROBELLO

Meet your driver and transfer to Lecce. En route stop in Alberobello. A lovely spread of pinnacles announces Alberobello's characteristic historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old town center is entirely composed of trulli, traditional drystone huts whitened with quicklime and capped by conical bare-stone roofs. Crosses, pierced hearts, and zodiac signs decorate the roofs, maintaining the air of mystery that surrounds the trulli. Stop also in Ostuni, the “White City” par excellence, and the only one in Val d’Itria fronting the sea, with its characteristic historic center, once painted entirely white. Overnight in Lecce.

Day 10, LECCE

Half day guided visit of Lecce. Called “the Florence of the South”, Lecce welcomes visitors with its magnificent baroque architecture, which blazes on the portals of its palaces and on the facades of the many churches that line the streets inside the city's three ancient gates: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. The common factor in the city’s characteristic baroque exuberance is the local “Lecce stone”, so soft and malleable, that master stonecutters were able to create highly sophisticated stone embroidery. Overnight in Lecce.

Day 09, DEPARTURE

Independent transfer to your airport or station.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

 Jan/FebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov/Dec
Per Person based on 1 Double Room$2,947$2,947$3,170$3,170$3,252$3,455$3,455$3,455$3,170$2,947
Per Person based on 1 Doubl & 1 Single Room$3,782$3,782$4,069$4,069$4,173$4,434$4,434$4,434$4,069$3,782
Per Person based on 1 Triple Room$2,652 $2,652 $2,853 $2,853 $2,926 $3,109 $3,109 $3,109 $2,853 $2,652
Per Person based on 2 Double Rooms $2,652 $1,463 $1,524 $1,524 $1,646 $1,646 $1,524 $1,660 $1,526 $2,652
Per Person based on 2 Double Rooms & 1 Single Room $2,623 $1,672 $1,758 $1,758 $1,870 $1,904 $1,807 $1,916 $1,760 $2,623
Per Person based on 1 Double Room & 1 Triple Room $2,493 $1,375 $1,433 $1,433 $1,547 $1,547 $1,433 $1,561 $1,435 $2,493
Per Person based on 3 Double Rooms $2,520 $1,390 $1,449 $1,449 $1,565 $1,565 $1,449 $1,577 $1,449 $2,520
Per Person based on 2 Triple Rooms $2,268 $1,251 $1,304 $1,304 $1,408 $1,408 $1,304 $1,419 $1,304 $2,268

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. 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. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Italy one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
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