We do tailor-made itineraries for groups too! We can do anything so give us a call if you require assistance in organising school group tours or specific theme group tours!
Below is an exemple of a group tour we have done recently:
Amalfi Coast, Puglia & Sicily
Exploring renowned and off beat locations in Latium, Naples, Pompei, Amalfi Coast, Puglia and Sicily with Aeolian islands
Cost from: $3780 per person in twin/double/triple share for a minimum of 25 participants.
(single room supplement on request)
the Southern Latium Region, Castelgandolfo, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello,
- Deluxe coach throughout according to the programme
- All driver’s and road expenses
- Twin share at three star superior/four star hotels
- Breakfast and dinner (3courses) daily plus tastings
- Boat trips in the Aeolian Islands
- Professional tour guides at all major sites visited
Arrange your own flights from Australia or ATI can request seat allocation with best airfare available.
You will be met in Rome and transferred south of the city for two nights to enjoy charming villages and renowned locations such as Castelgandolfo, Lake Albano, Montecassino. Besides the sites, enjoy the flavours, which you will start to appreciate during your first dinner with your companions.
Travel southbound to the chaotic but beautiful city of Naples you will be amazed by its dramatic contrasts, noisy colourful markets, the smell of excellent coffee prevails everywhere, with our local tour guide we visit the historical centre, full of churches, cloisters, palaces and monuments, not to mention the many historical, artistic, cultural and architectural treasures. A brief stroll to Piazza del Gesu` and visit the Monastery of St Chiara. Along the colourful Spaccanapoli, this straight and narrow main street traverses Naples’ historic centre, it’s one of the three east-west streets of the original Greco-Roman city of Neapolis. View the exterior of the San Carlo Thearre, the oldest opera house in Italy and wander through the Umberto I Gallery. We head to Piazza Municipio to see Castel Nuovo, a remarkable landmark also known as Maschio Angioino. The 13C Castle is a major symbol of the architecture in Naples.
On our way towards the Amalfi Coast we take a journey back in time to the days of the Romans in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The well preserved ruins of this ancient city now offer an insight into Roman history. Frescoes and mosaics adorn some of the walls of its structures, like the Dionysiac Frieze and the city baths, an amphitheatre, Roman temples and brothels. The ruins of the residential Roman city of Herculaneum are also impressive and it has one of the best preserved Roman baths in Europe. Our guided visits include Ravello, Amalfi and Positano, often hailed as the jewel in the crown in this region. Nestled amongst the cliffs, houses cling to the rocks peppered with bursts of colourful and fragrant flowers.
We meet our guide in Matera and tour this unusual city known as the ‘Sassi’. It is the best surviving and most complete example of an inhabited rock settlement in the Mediterranean Region, since prehistoric times. Visit cave-dwellings, rock Churches and its landscape similar to Palestine hence the ideal location for the filming of the Passion of the Christ. Matera has been nominated as European capital of Culture for 2019.
Other unusual dwellings are the cone-shaped houses which find in Alberobello after our guided visit, we visit charming and elegant Martina Franca and Locorotondo a beautiful labyrinth of whitewashed streets and historic centre. Finally on to Ostuni perched atop a hill from where we can admire the surrounding countryside and the Adriatic Sea.
Discovering the southern end of Puglia and our guided visits include, Lecce with its Basilica di Santa Croce, the Roman Amphitheatre, Colonna di Sant Oronzo, Museo Faggiano and Castello di Carlo V. followed by Otranto to view the Romanesque Cathedral and the Castello di Otranto.
Travelling across to the ‘boot’ of Italy on to Tropea, a renowned seaside resort area and the historical Vibo Valentia.
On our boat trips in the Aeolian Islands our visits include Lipari, Stromboli and Panarea.
Finally we conclude our journey with an intensive tour of Sicily, where our guided visits include Tindari-Messina, Mt Etna, Taormina, Forza d’Agro`, the tiny Island of Ortigia (birthplace of geometrician Archimedes), the fishing village of Scilla mentioned in the Odysseus’ Ulysses, Noto, Agrigento, Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, medieval Erice, the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo and the 12C Cathedral of Monreale, on to Cefalu` with its magnificent Norman Cathedral set against the rock ledge.
Inclusions: 3* superior hotels in twin share, all land travel by deluxe a/c vehicle, local tour guide/assistant, ferry crossings (depending on new 2018 schedule), breakfast and dinner daily, 2 tastings, taxes and service charges.
Excluding: international flights, city taxes to be paid directly to hotels, any other service not mentioned in ‘Inclusions”.