Booking for : Elite Sicily & Southern Italy

Elite Sicily & Southern Italy

Tour Details

13 Days

Experience the landmarks of Rome, the history of Pompeii, and the blue waters of Capri and Sicily

See the highlights of Southern Italy and Sicily on this once-in-a-lifetime 13-night journey. Begin in the bustling city of Rome, then make your way south – through Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Reggio Calabria, Taormina, Palermo, and more! Enjoy tons of stops, tours, and tastings as you experience Italy’s true beauty.

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Day 1,Welcome to Rome!

Arrive in the historic city of Rome. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your first hotel. After checking into your hotel, enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own. At 5:00 pm, meet your tour director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner. Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine and clink glasses of wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (Dinner)
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Day 2,Rome

After breakfast, grab your camera and get ready to embark on a unique guided sightseeing tour. Come face-to-face with the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and more. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the Eternal City on your own. (Breakfast)
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Day 4,Sorrento. Excursion to Capri

Feel your hair blow in the wind as you speed across the bright blue bay by Jetjoil to the stunning Isle of Capri. Take a ride on the Funicular to Capri village and enjoy a guided visit of this picturesque town. Enjoy free time to stroll through the quaint shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (Breakfast)
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Day 5,Sorrento. Excursion to Naples

Spend today in vibrant Naples. First, join your local guide on a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, which holds some of the worl'd greatest Greco-Roman treasures. From there, move on to the city center and admire the magnificent Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto, and the famous semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. Next, visit the historic Reggia Di Capodimonte. Head back to Sorrento and enjoy a fun gelato demonstration and tasting. (Breakfast)
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Day 6,Sorrento – Trani – Alberobello

On your way to Alderobello, stop for a special lunch in Trani. Indulge in delicious local dishes at a beautiful seaside restaurant. After lunch, arrive in the unique, picturesque town of Alberobello, where you will stay for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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Day 7, At Leisure in Alberobello

In the morning, enjoy an orientation of the town, famous for its unique trulli—whitewashed, stone, circular houses with pinnacled, conical roofs. Balance of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight in Alberobello (Breakfast)
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Day 8,Alberobello – Matera – Reggio Calabria

Stop in Matera for a guided walking tour through one of the picturesque Sassi Houses. Afterwards, take in the views on a spectacular drive along the Gulf of Taranto before heading inland to Reggio Calabria. Enjoy a visit to the museum that houses the world-famous bronze warrior sculptures, Bronzi di Riac. (Breakfast, Dinner)
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Day 9. ,Reggio Calabria – Taormina Riviera

Enjoy stunning views on your ferry ride across the Strait of Messina, then begin your discovery of Sicily. The island of Sicily is known for being the melting pot of the Mediterranean world. Phoenicians, Greeks Romans, Normans, French, Spanish, and Saracens, have all left their marks and contributed to Sicily's rich heritage. Arrive in Taormina, a charming hilltop town overlooking the Ionian Sea. Visit its famous ancient Greek Theater that dates back to the 3rd century BC. Stroll along the shop-lined Corso Umberto, and be sure to treat yourself to some Sicilian Granita (a treat similar to sorbet).
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Day 10,At Leisure in Taormina Riviera

Spend the next two days relaxing at a beautiful resort in one of Sicily's most popular destinations. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11. At Leisure in Taormina Riviera Continue taking in the beauty of Taormina Riviera today. After a relaxing day, enjoy an included dinner with wine at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. (Breakfast, Dinner)
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Day 12.,Taormina Riviera – Agrigento – Palermo

Travel south to Agrigento and join your local guide on a walk through the stunning Valley of Temples. The gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history consistently "wow" even the most experienced travelers. After an exciting day, arrive at your comfortable hotel in Palermo. (Breakfast)
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Day 13,Palermo

Spend your last day seeing all of Palermo's "must see" sights. Visit the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, Church of Immacolata, and the Cathedral. Take a scenic drive up to Monreale and enjoy a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the 12th-century Normal Cathedral, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. In the afternoon, visit an original Sicilian Farm, Antica Masseria Barone di Salvo in Tumminia. Spend time with the casaro (cheese-maker) and see how he prepares fresh ricotta. Enjoy a memorable farewell dinner with local specialties and wine. Reflect on your journey and celebrate the success of your amazing Italian vacation.
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Grand Hotel Excelsior – 5 Star

As the premier destination among 5-star Valletta hotels, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is ideally located on the doorstep of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Capital City of Valletta, with all its major attractions, culture, art treasures, and historical architectural gems.
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Victor Country Hotel – 4 Star

Head outside to the large, sparkling swimming pool. Take a dip, enjoy the view, then lounge in the warm sun with a cold drink in-hand. Pamper yourself with a massage, or find your inner peace in a yoga class. When it's time to eat, dine in the charming on-site restaurant, serving authentic Italian dishes made from the hotel's very own fresh garden ingredients.
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Hilton Sorrento Palace – 4 Star

Unpack your swimsuit and head out to the massive, sparkling outdoor pool. Take a refreshing swim, or lounge in the warm sun with a cold drink in-hand. Take a whack at a match of tennis, or practice with some table tennis. Work all your stresses away in the fitness room, then freshen up for a delicious dinner at the on-site restaurant. Indulge in authentic mouthwatering cuisine while you feast your eyes on breathtaking views.
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Hotel Della Conciliazione – 4 Star

In just steps, find yourself in awe at the Basilica di San Pietro. From there, hop on one of the many nearby bus or train lines and continue your day of sightseeing. Feel like you need some help with directions, tours, or recommendations? This hotel's friendly multi-lingual staff will be happy to help you. At the end of your exciting day, grab a drink and indulge in a truly Italian meal at the hotel's on-site bar and restaurant. When it's time to rest, kick back and relax in your comfortable spacious room, equipped with everything you'll need to make you feel at home.

Price shown are estimated prices from JFK, prices will vary depending on season and & departure city. Prices are per person. If traveler is under 13 please call in reservation. Subject to availability

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