Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Tour

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Availability : June 17-30, 2020
14 Days / 13 Nights
Chicago (ORD)
Rome to Palermo

History, amazing scenery, tasty cuisine, and so much more is waiting for you on this Italy tour. So pack your bag and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Includes

First Class Hotels

All Touring

7 Dinners & 1 Lunch

Breakfast Daily

Details

Join Travelex International Senior Travel Advisor Dee Dee Werner on a fully escorted Globus Tour to Southern Italy!

We begin our journey in Rome ( pre tour package available) and travel southward to Sorrento with excursions to Pompeii, Capri and Naples, on to Bari, Lecce and  Alberobello,  Reggio Calabria, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo.

For those desiring amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. Visit the Sorrento coast and Capri—both offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, shop at the boutiques, and dine at the fabulous restaurants visited by celebrities.

*Airfare, airport transfers, travel protection and miscellaneous excursions and items are additional.

Single Supplements may apply.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold space.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 (Rome)

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

– Dinner

Day 2: Thurs, Jun 18, 2020 (Rome & Castel)

Gandolfo-Sorrento Coast

Look forward to a unique experience: Globus Local Favorite enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, continue south on the Highway of the Sun to the Sorrento Coast.

– Breakfast

Day 3: Fri, Jun 19, 2020 (Sorrento Coast)

A wonderful day! Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to your hotel.

– Breakfast

Day 4: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 (Sorrento Coast)

Explore fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your Local Guide for a walk past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts strikingly recalling day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. With the afternoon at leisure, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast.

– Breakfast

Day 5: Sun, Jun 21, 2020 (Sorrento Coast)

Naples is a city steeped in volcanic history, rich archaeological treasures, and castles and churches to rival Rome! A Local Guide acquaints you with the many sights during your city tour. Stop in the famous Piazza Plebiscito and, Globus Local Favorite savor a slice of Neapolitan pizza. Drive to Bari, capital of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot,” for your overnight stay.

– Breakfast

Day 6: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 (Bari, Lecce & Alberobello)

Discover BARI VECCHIA, the city’s oldest district, on foot during a pleasant stroll with a Local Guide. In Lecce, your guided walking tour reveals why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.” Admire its baroque buildings and squares, and Globus Local Favorite taste pasticciotto with almond-flavored iced coffee. Continue to Alberobello.

– Breakfast
– Dinner

Day 7: Tues, Mon, Jun 23, 2020 (Alberobello)

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, and visit one of its unique TRULLI—whitewashed, stone, circular houses with pinnacled, conical roofs. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to join an optional dinner at a traditional Apulian masseria.

– Breakfast

Day 8: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 (Alberobello to Reggio Calabria)

In Matera, enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque sassi houses, followed by a spectacular drive south along the Gulf of Taranto to Scilla, called the “Venice of Calabria.” Arrive in Reggio Calabria for a guided visit of the MUSEUM that houses the world-famous bronze warrior sculptures, Bronzi di Riace.

– Breakfast
– Dinner

Day 9: Thurs, Jun 25, 2020 (Reggio Calabria & Taormina Riviera)

Cross the Strait of Messina by FERRY and start your discovery of the beautiful island of Sicily, the great melting pot of the Mediterranean world. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Normans, French, and Spanish have left their marks and contributed to its rich heritage. Arrive in Taormina, a charming hilltop town overlooking the Ionian Sea, and visit the ancient GREEK THEATER dating back to the 3rd century BC. Time to stroll and shop along Corso Umberto I at your own pace. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste local specialties, like the Sicilian granita (a treat similar to sorbet).

– Breakfast

Day 10: Fri, Jun 26, 2020 (Taormina Riviera)

Two days to just relax in this beautiful resort or choose from our exciting optional excursions to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe; or to the fascinating archaeological site of Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes and once a powerful Greek port whose fleet was feared throughout the Mediterranean. On Tuesday evening, an included dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. On Wednesday evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.

– Breakfast

Day 11: Sat, Jun 27, 2020 (Taormina Riviera)

Two days to just relax in this beautiful resort or choose from our exciting optional excursions to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe; or to the fascinating archaeological site of Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes and once a powerful Greek port whose fleet was feared throughout the Mediterranean. On Tuesday evening, an included dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. On Wednesday evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.

– Breakfast

Day 12: Sun , Jun 28, 2020 (Agrigento & Palermo)

Head south to Agrigento and enjoy a walk with your Local Guide through the breathtaking VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. Arrive at your hotel in Palermo.

– Breakfast

Day 13: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 (Palermo)

Guided sightseeing features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Later, Globus Local Favorite dinner at a local restaurant is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian journey.

– Breakfast
– Dinner

Day 14: Tues, Jun 30, 2020 (Palermo)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

– Breakfast