Jewels of the South
Discover the Jewels within Italy’s South. Visit the ancient archaeological city of Pompeii; check out the Amalfi Coast, with Sorrento, Capri and Positano.
Itinerary: Rome • Naples • Pompeii • Sorrento • Capri • Sorrento • Positano • Naples
- Full day regular excursion to Pompeii with real Neapolitan Pizza and a drink included for lunch
- 2 nights in Sorrento HB
- Transfer Sorrento Hotel/Harbour
- Full day regular excursion to Capri
- Lunch in Capri
- 2 nights in Capri* BB
- Visit of Blue Grotto (weather permitting)
- Transfer Capri Hotel/Positano Hotel
- 2 nights in Positano BB
- Transfer Positano Hotel/Naples
- 1/4/2019 – 31/10/2019
*City Tax not included and must be paid directly at the hotel on check out
*Price for 1st Category 4 Star Hotels from $2667 pp.
*If staying in Capri over a Saturday night, a $99.00 surcharge is added.
Day 1 ROME • NAPLES • POMPEII • SORRENTO
See Southern Italy highlights on your first day minitour from Rome. You will depart by coach, heading South, crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. The first stop is Naples, one of the most enchanting cities in the Mediterranean.
Naples is famous worldwide for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy. Here you will take a short scenic tour, from the comfort of your coach up the Vomero hill, to discover the city’s beauty. The city itself, overlooks the Bay of Naples, which extends from the Sorrento Peninsula to the vulcanic area of Phlegrean fields. The skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano, Vesuvius. From Vomero, you are offered an impressive sight, perfect to take stunning pictures.
Descending towards the Port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel South towards Mount Vesuvius. When you reach Pompeii, you will enjoy traditional Neapolitan pizza for lunch. Afterwards, you will enter one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: the ruins of Pompeii – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city you will learn how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery, unearthing the objects beneath the city that have been well-preserved for centuries. So you can walk along the ancient streets for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans, discovering ancient houses, bakeries and shops and imagine the everyday life in Roman times.
Leaving Pompeii, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner and overnight in your new hotel.
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DAY 2 SORRENTO
Spend a leisurely day exploring Sorrento, the jewel of the Sorrentine Peninsula that is famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemon and olive trees. Return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 3 SORRENTO • CAPRI*
After breakfast you’ll embarked on a tour of Capri island. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an under-water cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection.
After returning to the port you’ll board a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above sea-level. You’ll see wonderful views of the bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch you can take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or to go shopping and, in the afternoon, you will check in at your new hotel for a well-deserved rest.
*If staying in Capri over a Saturday night a $99.00 surcharge is added.
DAY 5 CAPRI • SORRENTO • POSITANO
After breakfast, depart to Sorrento by ferry, once on the mainland, you will board on a coach for Positano, driving along the Amalfi Coast on the most famous road in the Campania region. In Positano, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
DAY 6 POSITANO
See all that Positano has to offer as you set off to explore the ancient fishermen’s village after breakfast. Known for its cubic Empire houses perched upon cliffs looking over turquoise water, Positano is the most well-known summer resort area on the whole peninsula. Walk to the heart of town on Via Pasitea and weave your way through the city’s narrow streets, terraces, and gardens overlooking the bay. Be sure to buy one of the straw handbags or handmade sandals for which Positano is famous. Return to your hotel for one last overnight.
DAY 7 POSITANO • NAPLES
Enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel before setting off to Naples, where your tour will conclude.
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