11 Days / 9 Nights - Rome, Pompeii and Apulia - Guaranteed Departures


Small Group Touring at its Best!

We are pleased to introduce new Small Group Touring that is aimed to please. With a maximum group size of sixteen (16) passengers, experience an intimate and unforgettable time in Italy. This tour features Rome, Pompeii and Apulia.

Tour Highlights

  • No more than sixteen (16) passengers traveling together.
  • Premium hotels, centrally located.
  • Gourmet dinners at intimate restaurants.
  • Scenic routes and slow travel.
  • Professional tour leader, present but not obtrusive.
  • All entrance fees included.
  • Porterage at hotel and train station.

Sunny Italy and Apulia Tour Includes

  • Three (3) nights in Rome ( Dei Mellini, Savoy, Londra & Cargill).
  • Three (3) nights in Sorrento ( Regina, Crawford, Helios).
  • One (1) night in Bari Area ( Masseria Donnaloia, Borgobianco).
  • Two (2) nights in Lecce ( Risorgimento).
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Welcome briefing in Rome.
  • Welcome dinner in Rome.
  • Guided visit of the heart of Rome.
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation.
  • Evening walking tour of Rome ending with a farewell dinner to Rome.
  • Transfer from Rome to Amalfi Coast with a stop in Pompei for a guided visit.
  • Traditional pizza & white wine tasting in Pompei.
  • Full day guided visit of Amalfi & Ravello with lemon tour.
  • Free time in Sorrento.
  • Transfer from Amalfi to Bari with en route stop in Matera for an independent visit.
  • Transfer from Bari to Lecce with en route stop in Alberobello for an independent visit.
  • Guided visit of Bari.

Hotel Options

Rome Hotels: Dei Mellini, Savoy or the Londra & Cargill.

Sorrento Hotels: Regina Hotel, Crawford Hotel, Helios Hotel.

Bari Hotel Options: Masseria Donnaloia or Borgobianco.

Lecce Hotel Option: Risorgimento Resort.

Additional Notes

The package requires a minimum of two (2) passengers to operate. The package will operate with no more than sixteen (16) passengers.


Day 01, Thursday: 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, Friday: Arrival Rome

Welcome to Italy! After collecting your baggage, we transfer you to your hotel. Time to relax before meeting our Tour Leader and fellow traveling companions at the bar of the hotel. From here we walk to a local restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 03, Saturday: Heart of Rome & Vatican

Meet our tour leader in the lobby and walk to Piazza Navona, where we will explore the heart of Rome. Today includes the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. Tonight experience real Roman food! Meet our tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walk along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at a local restaurant for another wonderful Roman dinner. Return to hotel with our tour leader. Overnight in Rome.

Day 04, Sunday: Free day in Rome

Today enjoy your day in Rome at your leisure. Overnight in Rome.

Day 05, Monday: Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

Late morning transfer to Sorrento by private coach. En route stop and visit of Pompeii. 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. Continue via the Sorrento Coast and overnight in Sorrento.

Day 06, Tuesday: Amalfi - Ravello

Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with a 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. Here we prepare fresh squeezed lemonade “Amalfi style”. We continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers; including Richard Wagner who composed some of his operas here. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century A.D. and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 07, Wednesday: Free day in Sorrento

Today enjoy a free day in Sorrento to explore independently. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 08, Thursday: Matera

Begin your 3-night private post-tour to Apulia (from this moment, the tour continues on private basis, without tour escort. The tours included may be private) 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 09, Friday: 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. Overnight in Lecce.

Day 10, Saturday: 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 11, Sunday: Departure

Independent transfer to your airport or station.


Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Aug 24   4099
Sep 7; 21; Oct 5   4309
Oct 19   4169
Nov 2   3899
Nov 9; 16   3739
Nov 23   3819


Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. Triple rooms offer discounts.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals


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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