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Classic Southern Italy: Rome, Sorrento & Capri

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,950

This sublime southern Italy tour starts in Rome, including sightseeing and a cooking class, before making its way south to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the Isle of Capri.


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This 9-day trip through Southern Italy divides its time between Rome and Sorrento, taking in ancient ruins, a cookery class, and the Isle of Capri along the way.

Arrive in Rome and take a two hour morning tour to see the most famous sights. Start from the Spanish Steps, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, pay your respects to gods gone by at the Pantheon, and visit the Piazza Navona. Your afternoon is all about the Vatican and its splendid museums, housing over 65,000 works of art. You’ll also admire the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St Peter.

The following day, make your own work of art in the kitchen, learning to prepare some traditional Italian dishes specific to Rome and the Lazio region. Local wines will compliment your creations as you enjoy them. Your last full day in Rome includes a hop-on, hop-off bus pass, so you can pick up the remaining sights at your leisure. You’ll recognise some from your previous tour, but also have the opportunity to visit the Colosseum, Marcello’s Theatre, Circo Massimo, and others. The tour includes commentary in eight different languages.

On to Sorrento, where your seaside accommodation is ideally located for visiting the Isle of Capri. Life seems to slow down here, making it the perfect place to recover from the frenetic pace of Rome. Warm hospitality and an unchanged way of life are defining features of Capri. Discover them while exploring the villages and natural sights.

The name Pompeii has passed into legend. Synonymous with tragedy, it leaves behind a fascinating ruins site at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Explore the houses, theatres and other structures of the doomed city before taking a guided tour of the culprit’s summit, which offers you sweeping views over the Bay of Naples. Pompeii wasn’t the only victim of Vesuvius’ temper. Also destroyed, though better preserved, is Herculaneum, the site of your last day trip. Protected under a layer of tuffaceous material, many aspects of daily life have been preserved in detail, including baths, a sports ground, swimming pools and more.

Return to Naples airport or train station for your departure.

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,950

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Day 1

Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Rome

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Twenty One

Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Twenty One

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    Hotel Twenty One



    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition …

    Located in Rome, the very contemporary Hotel Twenty One features an elegant, upscale setting with fantastic views of the Pincian Hill and of Saint Peter's Cupola. Staying here will surely be an unforgettable experience. The most famous touring itineraries of art, culture, history and tradition can be easily reached from this exclusive boutique hotel, located in the city center of Rome, half way between the Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps. This hotel is unique for its modern, sophisticated style and for its attention to detail, is the ideal destination for those seeking a pleasant vacation and for those traveling on business.

    Facilities

    • Attractions
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Tour Desk
    • TV

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Day 2

Fountains, Squares, Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica - Small Group

Enjoy a full-day walking tour in a small group (max 12 guests) of Rome and see its most symbolic sights, including lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Departing from the Spanish Steps, dominated by the church of Trinita dei Monti, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain. Admire the fantasy creatures designed to embody movement. Your guide will explain how, according to tradition, if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny and cross your fingers! Continue to the Pantheon (Temple of all The Gods), originally built to honor the 7 deities of Ancient Rome. Featuring the largest brick dome in the history of architecture, the Pantheon is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, and is the most copied of all classical buildings. Next stop is the Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus, and now adorned by Bernini's Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Today lunch is included at a typical Italian restaurant. Next it is time to skip the long lines at the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Your tour starts from the Vatican Museum, which houses the most important collection of ancient art in the world including about 1,400 rooms and over 65,000 works of art. The guide will take you to the best galleries to see the frescoes, statues, tapestries and historical maps by masters such as Botticelli, Perugino and Pinturicchio. You will also visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's ceiling and Last Judgement. As well as celebrated works by other famous painters including Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. At the end we will visit the Basilica of St. Peter.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Cooking Course With Market Shopping

Join a small group 4-hour guided tour to see another side of Rome as you take a trip to a local market, selecting fresh seasonal ingredients, then preparing a classic Italian dinner, guided by an expert chef. Your chef will select seasonal product and determine the menu such as auburn squash Risotto or generously stuffed tomatoes in the summer. Then, back at the InRome Cooking centre, the chef will guide you on how to make a classic Italian dinner with a 'Primi' (pasta dish), a 'Secondi' (main course), a 'Contorni' (side dish) and a delectable 'dolce', (sweet course). With a glass of local wine, after an active morning or afternoon cooking, the class comes together to enjoy the feast you have prepared.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Rome 2 Day City Tour Hop On Hop Off Pass

Experience the magical sights of Rome aboard double decker buses! The Open Tour pass allows you to hop on/off the bus at any of the 10 stops throughout the city centre. The bus arrives every 20-25 minutes (depending on traffic), and has a running audio commentary in 8 different languages (provided by a free headset). Stops include: Via Ludovisi/Via Veneto, Barberini Square/Trevi Fountain, Termini Station (5 minutes break), S. Maria Maggiore, Colosseum, Circo Massimo/Bocca della Verita, Marcello's Theatre/Venezia Square, Vatican City, S. Angelo's Bridge and the Via Del Tritone/Trevi's Fountain (Saturday and pre-holidays until 3.00pm - Not Operate on Sunday).

Duration10 Hours
Day 5

Central Rome to Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Private Pompeii Tour and transfer to Sorrento (ex Naples)

Meeting in Naples Airport or Train Station with our car driver and Private transfer to Pompeii where you will meet your private English Speaking Guide for a Private tour of the Excavations (max 2 hours). At the end of the visit, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Sorrento area. Service can also be done during departure transfer: pick-up in Hotel in Sorrento area, visit to Pompeii ruins, end of service in Naples Station or Pier or Airport.

Duration2 Hours

Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento

The Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento is located on a cliffside, overlooking the sea and the most spectacular islands of the Sant'Agnello coast. Only a 20-minute walk to the center of Sorrento, this hotel offers an ideal base to explore the Sorrento Coast. Take a stroll into town or enjoy the hotel's facilities including the Vista Sky Bar or the Aqua Pool Lounge serving local food. Or, relax at the hotel's own reserved area on the beach with sunbeds and umbrellas.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento

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    Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento



    The Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento is located on a cliffside, overlooking the sea and the most spectacular islands of the Sant'Agnello coast. Only a 20-minute walk to the center of Sorrento, this hotel offers an ideal base to explore the Sorrento Coast. Take a stroll into …

    The Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento is located on a cliffside, overlooking the sea and the most spectacular islands of the Sant'Agnello coast. Only a 20-minute walk to the center of Sorrento, this hotel offers an ideal base to explore the Sorrento Coast. Take a stroll into town or enjoy the hotel's facilities including the Vista Sky Bar or the Aqua Pool Lounge serving local food. Or, relax at the hotel's own reserved area on the beach with sunbeds and umbrellas.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Beach
    • Beach Access
    • Garden
    • Jacuzzi
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Shuttle Service
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Weddings
    • WiFi

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Day 6

Small Group Capri Tour by Boat

Enjoy a small-group experience and discover one of the most beautiful and celebrated coastlines in the world and visit the Island of Love, Capri. Depart your hotel in the morning and drive towards the port where you will board a boat (max 12 guests) and set sail to admire the beautiful coastline surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains that dramatically fall into the Mediterranean blue water, forming its famous caves and beaches. Dock at the Marina Grande where you will visit Capri and enjoy some free time to explore the town at your own pace. Stroll around the famous Piazzetta, browse through the local shops or perhaps sip some Limoncello. By boat, you will sail by the famous Green, Coral land White grottos and see the iconic symbol of Capri, the Faraglioni rocks and the Capri lighthouse. There is time for a swim in the fresh blue water surrounding the island. Spending a day sailing around is the best way to appreciate this incredible place. A light lunch is prepared and included.

Duration7 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Drive to Paradise from Sorrento

On this small group tour, you will travel in a deluxe minivan as you explore three of the most amazing spots: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. You will drive along this scenic coastline as far as Positano where you have some free time to explore this beautiful and unique town. Then, continue along the breathtaking and winding road to the town of Amalfi, where you have two hours on your own to stroll around this historical and characteristic location with its marvellous Cathedral. After the visit to Amalfi, you will enjoy an light lunch at a carefully selected restaurant located just outside Ravello, away from the usual crowded locations. After lunch, you will have some leisure time in the lovely atmosphere of Ravello, another must see of the so called "divine coast". Lunch includes a choice of main course served with local wine and water.

Duration9 Hours
Day 9

Sorrento to Naples

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Departs Daily (subject to availability)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 8 nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half day small group Fountains, Squares, Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica tour
  • Half day Rome Walking Tour and Cooking Lesson
  • Two day Rome Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass
  • Full day Capri Island tour
  • Half day Pompeii tour
  • Full day Amalfi Coast tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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