9D/8N - 2019 Rome, Southern Delights and Apulia

9D/8N - 2019 Rome, Southern Delights and Apulia

    Rome, Southern Delights & Apulia

    Rome-Pompeii-Sorrento-Capri-Matera-Alberobello-Lecce-Ostuni-Martina Franca-Amalfi Coast

    09 days/ 08 nights, Rome/Rome

    2019 depart Fri: May 24, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 30, Sep 13, Oct 04

    Cost from: $2053 pp twin share (s/sup $968)

day 1 fri Arrival in Rome

Upon arrival transfer to Rome. Check-in at hotel and balance of the day at leisure. Overnight.

day 2 sat Rome / Vatican Museums

After breakfast, your local guide will make you discover highlights of religious and ancient Rome: The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you’ll admire the Last Judgmentand the Creationby Michelangelo, St. Peter's Square and Basilica. You will also admire the majestic Coliseum (outside) and the Roman Forum (outside). Overnight at hotel.

day 03 sun Rome-Pompeii-Sorrento

At 07.30 am pick-up at your hotel in Rome and transfer to the meeting point to join the group, then departure to Sorrentine Peninsula. Visit of cameo factory before arriving in Pompeii, where your local guide will make you discover this ancient Roman city destroyed
and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Then proceed to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.

day 04 mon Sorrento-Capri-Limoncello Tasting-Sorrento

After breakfast, transfer to the harbour and cross to the Isle of Capri, famous since Roman times and favourite vacation
spot of the Emperor Tiberius and – in modern era – of many VIP. Arrive at the port of Marina Grande take the funicular
up to La Piazzetta. Time at leisure to explore the Island. Return to Sorrento where you’ll have the chance to taste
“Limoncello”, the liquor made from the fragrant lemon of Sorrentine Area. Dinner and overnight.

day 05 tue Sorrento-Matera-Alberobello

After breakfast transfer to Apulia, on the east coast of Italy. Stop in Matera, visit of the famous “Sassi”, one of the most impressive site in UNESCO World Heritage list and the location of the filming of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ”.
After the visit, continue to Alberobello. Apulia is famous for its great food and it is considered the granary of the Country.
Dinner will be served at the hotel and overnight.
day 06 wed Alberobello-Lecce-Ostuni-Alberobello

After breakfast depart to Lecce that presents an architectural feast. An ancient settlement of the Messapii tribes, it is the principal Baroque city of Apulia. This morning our local guide will bring this and more to light. After lunch on your own, you'll move on to Ostuni, the White City, perched on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea and inhabited at least since 1000 BC
by native peoples. Back to hotel, dinner and overnight.

day 07 thu Alberobello-Wine Tasting-Martina Franca-Amalfi Coast

After breakfast, depart for an excursion to Alberobello, a village of one thousand fairy tale-like “Trulli”, round white
houses with tall conical roofs. Your tour leader will explain their mysterious origins and why people continue to build them. Proceed to a farm near Alberobello for a tasting of their excellent “Primitivo” wine (with light lunch) and a visit to the Wine Museum. Then visit of Martina Franca and its beautiful old city centre. In the afternoon proceed to Amalfi Coast via the magnificent and breath-taking Amalfi Drive. Dinner and overnight.

day 8 fri Amalfi Coast / Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon leave to Rome. Overnight at hotel.

day 09 sat Rome-Airport

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Fiumicino Airport to catch your flight back home.

Inclusions: transfers to & from Fiumicino airport, twin share in 4 star hotels, breakfast & 5 dinners, 1 Limoncello tasting, 1 wine tasting with light lunch in Alberobello,
deluxe transportation, licensed professional English speaking tour escort, admission fees: Vatican Museums,Rome, Pompeii Excavations; Cave House and Rocky Church in Matera; Archaeological Park in Ostuni, dedicated and licensed local guides in Pompeii, Matera, Lecce & Ostuni, headsets in Popmpeii, sharing transfer from hotel in Rome to meeting point, hydrofoil to/from Capri, baggage handling at hotel – 1piece of luggageper passenger, taxes and services.

Exclusions: tips, extras, drinks at meals, optional excursions, hotel city taxes must be paid on spot.

Hotels: Sorrento- G.H. Flora, Alberobello- G.H. Olimpo, Amalfi Coast- LA Lucertola (or similar)

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