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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, 1 Night in Cosenza, 2 Nights in Alberobello, 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.
  • PALERMO - FLAVORS & COLORS OF MONDELLO - EUR 35.00 Enjoy a visit of the chic seaside resort town of Mondello, with it’s beautiful beach, popular to the elite Palermitans. Immerse yourself and taste some of the traditional local flavors.
  • SYRACUSE - THE WONDER OF ANCIENT SICILY - EUR 50.00 Visit the most fascinating town in Sicily, once the capital of Magna Graecia, including the beautiful island of Ortigia. Entrance & guided visit of the archaeological site of Syracuse is included.
  • SORRENTO - 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!
  • PUGLIA - APULIAN HIDDEN GEM - EUR 28.00 With its stark, white-washed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and arched stairways, Ostuni is reminiscent of a North African Arab Medina. Set against three hills, 'The White Town' is a photographer's delight!

Available Tour Dates

Scheduled Departure from USA Tour Start Date Tour End Date
April 15, 2019 April 16, 2019 April 27, 2019
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 27, 2019
June 17, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 29, 2019
September 16, 2019 September 17, 2019 September 28, 2019
October 14, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 26, 2019

Tour Itinerary

  1. PALERMO, GRAND HOTEL ET DES PALMES

    Includes: Breakfast

    • Arrive to the airport “Falcone e Borsellino” in Palermo and transfer to your hotel.
    • Time to relax before an orientation walking tour of downtown and a warm, welcoming Sicilian dinner. Get ready to enjoy Sicily region.

  2. PALERMO, GRAND HOTEL ET DES PALMES

    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.
    • This afternoon, visit the seaside resort town of Cefalu, followed by a special dinner with Sicilian food and wine.

  3. TAORMINA, SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today drive towards Taormina. Along the way we stop in the ancient city of Akragas (Agrigento).
    • A local expert will take you on a guided tour of the Valley of Temples, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire one of the most well preserved temples, Concordia.
    • Afterwards, we continue our drive to visit the famous resort town of Taormina.
    • Free time to relax before a delicious Sicilian dinner in the hotel.

  4. TAORMINA, SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • After a hearty breakfast, we experience Mt. Etna and walk on one of the oldest lava craters in the world at about 6000 feet high. We stop in the village of Zafferana to enjoy local products and taste fresh cannoli filled with ricotta or chocolate.
    • After your cannoli indulgence, we experience a true cultural immersion at the house of a Sicilian local. Here, we will learn about Sicilian life and taste more Sicilian specialities for lunch.
    • Tonight, enjoy a relaxing dinner in the hotel.

  5. TAORMINA, SANT ALPHIO GARDEN HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Start the morning at leisure or perhaps choose to join a visit to the ancient city of Siracusa.
    • In the afternoon, we will travel to Catania, destroyed by volcanic lava seven times, the last being in 1666.
    • Visit the fascinating fish market, the house of music composer Vincenzo Bellini, and a chance to taste an authentic Sicilian rice ball.
    • On the way back to the hotel, a hidden treasure awaits before another delicious dinner.

  6. COSENZA, HOTEL SAN FRANCESCO

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today we 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 your hotel for some free time to relax.
    • Our special dinner tonight will take place in the heart of Cosenza and will feature Calabrese specialities, wine, and local entertainment.

  7. ALBEROBELLO, HOTEL SIERRA SILVANA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Our drive after breakfast will take us across the Apennine mountains to the Puglia region.
    • A local guide will show us 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, we will reach our hotel in Alberobello.
    • Tonight, feast on a local Apulian dinner with seafood, pasta, cheese, and eggplant.

  8. ALBEROBELLO, HOTEL SIERRA SILVANA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, set out with a local guide to discover the fairy tale town of Alberobello.
    • Prepare to see the Trulli, some of the most unique houses in the world. The conical, tapered roofs decorated with mysterious symbols will take your breath away.
    • This afternoon, leisure time to spend visiting another beautiful Apulian village nearby.
    • Tonight, a typical Apulian dinner will be served in the hotel.

  9. 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 and pizza are made.
    • Afterwards, you have free time to relax, then end your day with another beautiful dinner in the hotel.

  10. SORRENTO, VILLA GIOVANNA

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today you have the choice between 2 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 on a lovely walking tour.
      • 2 nd Option – Visit the gorgeous island of Capri, ride the famous funicular to the Piazzetta.
    • Upon returning to Sorrento, enjoy a fabulous dinner and wine at Riccardo’s.

  11. ROME, SHERATON ROMA HOTEL

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today, we 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, we say goodbye with a Roman style Farewell dinner.

  12. DEPART ROME

    Includes: Breakfast

    • After breakfast, transfer to Rome Airport for departure.

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.