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History, Food and Life of Southern Italy and Sicily 2019

Starting At: $2,999.00 USD

Per Person, Double Occupancy

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Tour Destinations

Agrigento, Alberobello, Amalfi Drive, Capri Island, Cosenza, Matera, Palermo, Pompeii, Reggio Calabria, Sorrento, and Taormina

Tour Details

2 Nights in Palermo, 3 Nights in Taormina area, 1 Night in Cosenza, 2 Nights in Puglia Region, 2 Nights in Sorrento, 1 Night in Rome

  • All our included dinners will offer local specialties with premium local wines
  • Enjoy daily local surprises from your Tour director to enhance your experience

Optional Tour Add-Ons

Trip add-ons are purchased directly through your tour director while you're on your tour.
  • Savoca (Day 5) – Godfather Experience and Hidden Treasure - EUR 40.00 Go on a tour seeing locations where the Godfather was filmed in small villages in the area.
  • PUGLIA (Day 8) - APULIAN HIDDEN GEM - EUR 28.00 With its stark, white-washed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and arched stairways, a photographer's delight!
  • SORRENTO (Day 9) - FARMHOUSE LUNCH or DINNER - EUR 45.00 In the Sorrento hills we visit a local farmhouse and enjoy a meal of all their organic production & wine, surrounded by lemon gardens with beautiful views of the bay. There’ll also be the chance to see how mozzarella is made and maybe time for a surprise!

Available Tour Dates

Scheduled Departure from USA Tour Start Date Tour End Date
October 14, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 26, 2019

Tour Itinerary

  1. Palermo | GRAND HOTEL VILLA IGIEA

    Includes: Dinner

    • Arrive to the airport “Falcone e Borsellino” in Palermo. A tour guide will greet arriving travelers shortly before the group transfer to the hotel which will be provided at approximately 12 noon.
    • Settle in and have time to relax before a welcoming Sicilian dinner. Get ready to enjoy Sicily region.
    Evening view of Palermo skyline

  2. Palermo | GRAND HOTEL VILLA IGIEA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Enjoy an orientation drive to the Arab/Norman Cathedral, the Teatro Massimo and some local piazzas.
    • Stop in the charming village of Monreale, home to an impressive Cathedral decorated with over 1.5 tons of gold mosaic.
    • Have a special lunch with Sicilian food and wine this afternoon in the seaside resort town of Cefalu and enjoy some free time before heading back to Palermo.
    Cefalu, Sicily

  3. Agrigento, Catania, Giardini Naxos | SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today travel by coach to the Taormina area making adventurous stops along the way.
    • First, visit the ancient city of Akragas (Agrigento) a significant site of the Punic Wars. Nearby, a local expert will provide a guided tour of the Valley of Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire one of the most well-preserved temples, Concordia.
    • One more stop in Catania, destroyed by volcanic lava seven times, the last being in 1666. Visit the birthplace of music composer Vincenzo Bellini and the Elephant Fountain.
    • Continuing, arrive in Giardini Naxos, just south of the famous resort town of Taormina.
    • Enjoy delicious Sicilian dinner this evening in the hotel.
    Temple of Concordia in the Valley of the Temples on Sicily, Italy

  4. Mt. Etna, Zafferana, Taormina, Giardini Naxos | SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • After breakfast, experience Mt. Etna and walk on one of the oldest lava craters in the world at about 6000 feet high.
    • Stop in the village of Zafferana to enjoy a true cultural immersion with a local and taste Sicilian specialties including arancini and fresh cannoli filled with ricotta or chocolate.
    • This afternoon visit the famous resort town of Taormina with free time to visit shops.
    • Tonight, enjoy a relaxing dinner in the hotel.
    Mount Etna on Sicily Island

  5. Giardini Naxos | SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Have a day at leisure or choose to join an optional Godfather movie experience and on the way back to the hotel a hidden treasure awaits before another delicious dinner.
    The Etna volcano viewed from Ognina.

  6. Reggio Calabria, Cosenza | HOTEL SAN FRANCESCO

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, leave Sicily and enjoy a day in Calabria region.
    • The first stop is to Reggio Calabria for a visit to the museum of ancient history. This museum boasts displays of the two most important sculptures in the world.
    • Arrive at the hotel for some free time to relax.
    • A special dinner tonight will take place in the heart of Cosenza and will feature Calabrese specialties and wine.
    Calabria

  7. Cosenza, Matera, Puglia Region | HOTEL SIERRA SILVANA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast a drive by coach to the Puglia region.
    • A local guide will show the amazing old city of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights of this tour include visits to the places where The Passion of Christ and Ben Hur were both filmed.
    • Following this amazing excursion, arrive at the hotel in the Puglia region.
    • Tonight, feast on a tasty local dinner.
    Matera

  8. Alberobello | HOTEL SIERRA SILVANA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, set out to discover the fairy tale town of Alberobello.
    • Prepare to see the Trulli, some of the most unique houses in the world.
    • This afternoon, leisure time or an optional trip visiting another beautiful hidden Apulian gem village.
    • Tonight, a typical Apulian dinner will be served in the hotel.
    Alberobello

  9. Puglia Region, Sorrento | VILLA GIOVANNA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After a nice breakfast, drive westbound to the Campania region.
    • Enjoy some free time in Sorrento and perhaps enjoy a local experience visiting a local farm for lunch and to see how mozzarella is made.
    • Afterwards, have free time to relax, then end your day with another beautiful dinner in the hotel.
    Amolphi, Italy

  10. Sorrento | VILLA GIOVANNA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today choose one of the two following experiences:
      • 1 st Option – Drive along the beautiful and romantic Amalfi Coast. Stop in Amalfi and Ravello to discover the history of this gorgeous region.
      • 2 nd Option – Visit the gorgeous island of Capri by ferry.
    • Upon returning to Sorrento, enjoy a fabulous dinner and wine at Riccardo’s.
    Amalfi and Harbor in Italy

  11. Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome | SHERATON ROMA HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today, head north to the Eternal City of Rome.
    • Stop in Pompeii for an in-depth visit of the open museums and excavations located on this incredible site.
    • Tonight, say goodbye with a Roman style Farewell dinner.
    Pompeii Ruins

  12. DEPART ROME

    Includes: Breakfast

    • After breakfast, one group transfer will arrive by 9:30am to Rome Airport for departure will be provided. Private transfers available for an additional fee.

Disclaimer

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE, OPTIONAL TRIP INSURANCE OR GRATUITIES FOR DRIVER AND TOUR DIRECTOR. CANCELLATION POLICIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPOSIT. ANY ITINERARIES, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. ANY SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE. WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.