Features and Inclusions
transfer from FCO/CIA airports to hotel in Rome
hours guided walking tour in Rome
in 4* hotels
dinners (drinks not included)
lunches (drinks not included)
day excursion to Pompeii
day excursion to Capri
to Matera (Stones)
transportation by deluxe motor coach with A/C
to Rome by tour bus
Included: City taxes to be paid directly to hotels
Franca/Commodore or similar (SF)
or similar (SF)
Palace or similar (SF)
and Prices 2016
30 - October 15, 2016
Person In Twin
Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2, Sunday: Rome
American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a 3 hrs
“Discovering Rome”, walking tour. You will be picked up at your hotel at about
9.00am. The tour will start from Largo Argentina and continue to Campo de’
Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps.
Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. (B,O)
Day 3, Monday: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
American buffet breakfast. Pickup at 7.00am at the hotel and departure from
ROME to NAPLES by coach with a multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples
our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical center
to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo
Opera House. From Naples, continue to POMPEII, and enjoy a short visit to a coral
and cameo factory. Lunch in a typical restaurant, followed by a visit of the
excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of
Mount Vesuvio in 79 B.C. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones.
Proceed to SORRENTO, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the
cultivation of Oranges, Lemons and Olives trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4, Tuesday: Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento
American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and departure at 8.00am to the island of
Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in MARINA GRANDE. Once on the island
you will visit the BLUE GROTTO (weather permitting), the AUGUSTUS GARDENS and
stop at the famous Piazzetta. A Minibus will take you up to ANACAPRI. After
lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the
ferry for your transfer back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, Wednesday: Sorrento - Castellana Caves - Locorotondo -
7.30am, pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point in Sorrento and departure for
APULIA. Along the way you will visit THE CASTELLANA CAVES discovered in 1938. The Grottos of Castellana are one of the most important attractions of Puglia and a natural heritage of inestimable value to Italy. The tour winds along a distance of 3 km, a unique guided tour of the caves to more than 60 meters deep in an amazing scenario made of stalactites, stalagmites, concretions, incredible shapes, fossils, canyons and caves with fantastic names; calcifications
from conformations and amazing colors solicit the imagination of children and adults. Time at leisure for lunch. After the visit to the Caves , will continue our journey to ALBEROBELLO the town of the “TRULLI” which is part of the
UNESCO Heritage list. The trulli are typical houses with a cone roof, used as homes and to store farmer utensils. Here you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in the local wine cellar. Proceed to CASTELLANA CAVES.
Day 6, Thursday: Castellana Caves - Lecce - Gallipoli - Ostuni -
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to LECCE famous for his baroque arts & architecture developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century. During the tour you will admire the rich and beautiful decoration of the St. Oronzo church, the basilica of Santa Croce and the Celestini palace and the roman amphitheatre. The tour will continue to
GALLIPOLI, from the Greek Kallipolis meaning beautiful city, is a fishing village on the coast in southern Italy's Puglia region. Gallipoli has a good old town built on a limestone
island and linked to the mainland by a 16th century bridge. Its harbors are used by fishing boats and there's plenty of fresh seafood. Free time for lunch and proceed to the village of
OSTUNI, also called “white town” because of its white walls and white painted houses. Return to the hotel in Castellana Caves.
7, Friday: Castellana Caves - Matera - Sorrento or Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to MATERA. This town is
internationally known for the “SASSI” (stones), originated from a
prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be the first
settlements in Italy. The Sassi are houses into the tuff rock itself,
which is characteristic of the Basilicata & Apulia regions. One of
the peculiarities of this ancient city is that there is a great
similarity with the ancient sites in and around Jerusalem. This caught
the eye of film directors and movie studios and the Sassi were the set
of various films such as “The Gospel according to St.
Matthew”(Pasolini 1964), “King David” (Bruce Beresford 1985),
“The Passion of the Christ” (Gibson 2004) and the “Nativity
story” (Hardwicke 2006). Matera is also part of the UNESCO Heritage
List. Time for a snack in Matera and return via Pompei where you will
board a bus to Sorrento or Rome. Arrival in Rome at about 9pm. (B,O)
Day 8, Saturday: Rome
American buffet breakfast at the
hotel and end of tour. (B)
nights: Possibility to add extra night at the beginning and/or end of
the tour, rates on request.
B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight