The Jewels of Southern Italy: Rome, Sicily, Calabria & Sorrento

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Embrace the charm of Italy's South

Vacation through the enchanting landscapes and renowned landmarks of southern Italy on this guided tour that spans multiple cities. Commence your journey in the historic city of Rome, followed by an overnight ferry ride to the picturesque island of Sicily. Continue your exploration through the region of Calabria, and finally, bask in the coastal beauty of the Sorrentine Peninsula. With the ease of having airfare, transportation, lodging, and guided tours all meticulously arranged, this 9-night expedition offers the Italian getaway you've always envisioned.  

This is an escorted tour (max 50 passengers per vehicle) which provides many extra benefits, including:

  • Stress-free: Everything is planned – transportation, accommodations, tours/sightseeing, some meals, and more.
  • Insider knowledge: Expert tour guides with prime understanding of the area's culture and safest, most convenient travel routes.
  • New friends: Group tours are a great way to meet new people with similar interests.

What's Included
  • Roundtrip, economy-class airfare to Rome (FCO)
  • 9 nights accommodation in Italy, in the following hotels or similar:
    • 2 nights in Rome at Hotel Marc'Aurelio
    • Overnight ferry from Civitavacchia or Naples to Palermo (Sicily)*
    • 2 nights in the Taormina area (Giardini Naxos) at Nike Hotel
    • 1 night in the Tropea area at Villaggio Cala di Volpe
    • 2 nights in the Sorrento area at Grand Hotel Due Golfi
    • 1 night near Rome Airport at Best Western Hotel Rome Airport
  • Tours & Tastings
    • Half-day Ancient Imperial Rome tour with local guide** 
    • Half-day Classic Rome tour with local guide 
    • Full-day Palermo and Cefalù tour (en-route from ferry to Taormina hotel)
    • Full-day Etna and Taormina tour
    • Gelato tasting in Scilla (en-route from Sicily to Calabria)
    • Visit to a buffalo farm in Cilento with mozzarella tasting (en-route from Calabria to Campania)
    • Full-day Sorrento & Amalfi Coast tour
    • Full-day Pompeii and Naples tour, including entrance to Pompeii excavation site (en-route from Campania to Rome area)
  • Transportation, Meals & More
    • Transfers to/from Rome Airport (FCO) on arrival and departure
    • 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    • Coach transportation throughout the trip***
    • Local English-speaking tour manager at the group's disposal throughout the trip
    • Headsets throughout the trip to hear the tour guides clearly
    • 24-hour emergency telephone support via the local office in Italy

Not Included:

  • Local city taxes (apx. €2-8 per person, per night and must be paid directly to hotels in destination)
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Entrance fees/meals other than those mentioned above (Note entry to Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Pantheon, Palatine Chapel and Greco Roman Theatre are not included on the guided tours)
  • Gratuity (Suggestions below but note exceptional circumstances may warrant a higher tip)
    • €3 per person for local guides on half-day tours, €5 on full-day tours
    • €5 per person per day for drivers
    • €5 per person per day for Tour Director

*Due to logistical reasons and pending ferry schedules, on Day 3 the group may travel to Palermo from Civitavecchia (apx. 15 hour ferry + 1 hour transfer) or from Naples (apx. 12 hour ferry + 2 hour transfer). This does not affect the itinerary or price in any way. Ferry embarkation will be at apx. 8pm or 9pm.

**Please note for 2024 departures, the Day 2 Rome tour is full-day (apx. 8 hours). For 2025, this is a half-day (apx. 4 hours) tour and passengers have the afternoon free to explore at leisure. 

***Passengers are asked to limit themselves to one full-size piece of luggage and one personal item (i.e handbag, small tote bag, camera bag) per person.

Please Note: This is a fully escorted group tour with a maximum of 50 passengers per vehicle. Departures are guaranteed.

Great Ways to Explore
  • Explore the city of Sorrento, renowned for its world-famous limoncello.

  • Sample fresh mozzarella during your included tour of a buffalo farm in Cilento!

  • Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Pompeii with your included guided tour.

  • Savor the exquisite wines and cuisine of Rome.

  • Discover the wonders of Vatican City and the legendary Colosseum!

Package Overview

Embark on a 9-night guided tour through southern Italy's captivating regions. Begin in Rome, the "Eternal City," to explore iconic treasures like Palatine Hill, the Imperial Palace Complex, and the Colosseum. Delve into Vatican City's sacred highlights before journeying to Sicily.

In Palermo, tour the Palatine Chapel and visit the charming fishing village of Cefalu`. Reunite at your Taormina hotel, with an opportunity to explore Mount Etna's majesty and the Greco-Roman Theatre in scenic Taormina.

Venture to Calabria, pausing for a gelato-tasting in Scilla and savoring buffalo mozzarella in Cilento. Your next stop is the Sorrentine Peninsula, where you can enjoy Piazza Tasso, the renowned Amalfi Coast, and the region's limoncello.

Complete your adventure back in Rome, with captivating detours to Pompeii, Naples, and their historic ruins, including the Forum, temples of Zeus and Apollo, and the striking Mount Vesuvius. Conclude your journey with a farewell dinner in Rome before your departure the next morning.

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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