highlights of italy’s amalfi coast

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DAYS

 

FROM $1549* pp dbl

NEW FOR 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

5 Nights at One Hotel • 1 Night Rome • The Amalfi Coast • Pompeii • Sorrento • Ravello • Amalfi • Positano • Limoncello Demonstration • Cheese Factory Visit

Two Optional Excursions:  Isle of Capri & Naples

 

INCLUDES

6 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 10 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Flight to Europe

Board your overnight flight to Italy.

 

Day 2 - Arrival in Rome Italy – Sorrento COAST

Welcome to Italy! After clearing customs, meet your Tour Director who will assist with your transfer to the Amalfi Coast.  A Welcome Dinner is included this evening. (D) Overnight: Sorrento Coast

 

Day 3 - Sorrento COAST – Ravello

Start the day with a Sorrento Walking Tour, a coastal town facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its marinas. Sorrento is known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square filled with artisan shops selling local wares. The historic center is home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church and is the birthplace of the Limoncello liqueur. Next enjoy a Limoncello Demonstration on how it’s made followed by a tasting, it goes down easily, Salute! Later, visit Ravello, a hillside town offering spectacular coastal views and grand villas with perfectly laid out flower beds, palm trees, sculptures and fountains. Ravello is famous for its Villa Rufolo built in 1200 AD. Free time to explore, shop and enjoy lunch on your own. Return to the hotel with the evening at leisure. (B,D) Overnight: Sorrento Coast

 

Day 4 - Sorrento COAST - Positano - Amalfi (UNESCO)

After breakfast meet your Tour Director for a full day excursion of the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast claims to be Europe’s most magnificent stretch of coastline and extends from Positano in the West to Vietre sul Mare in the East. Today we see why with its breathtaking scenery, glamorous resorts hidden away on the spectacular corniche that winds its way past citrus plantations, vineyards and tiny villages clinging on to jagged cliffs that plunge straight into the sea. Continue to Amalfi, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first view of Amalfi is unforgettable, with its tightly packed villas and palaces seeming to tumble down the cliff side into the fishing port and beach below. Amalfi was once a maritime power to rival Venice, and its golden age is symbolized by its stunning cathedral and the Piazza Duomo.  We’ll also visit picturesque Positano, a town full of fashionistas, celebrities, wealthy jet setters and upscale shops. Next visit a Cheese Factory for an opportunity to taste the freshly made mozzarella cheese. (B,D) Overnight: Nice

 

Day 5 - sorrento coast

Enjoy a day at leisure or join the full day optional excursion to the Isle of Capri. Capri is an enchanting and picturesque island, a favorite with

Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers; it’s still one of the Mediterranean’s must-see places. Transfer to the harbor to board a jetfoil boat for your journey across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri. Upon arrival to the port of Capri you’ll transfer to Ana Capri with free time to explore on your own or visit Villa San Michele, the home of Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe. Later we return to Capri with free time to explore and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, see the famous Blue Grotto and head to the top of Monte Solare by chairlift offering breathtaking views of the island. Return to the hotel later today. (B) Overnight: Sorrento Coast

 

Day 6 - Sorrento COAST

Enjoy a full day to explore on your own today or join the optional guided tour to Naples. Here we will enjoy a panoramic Naples City Tour seeing the Cathedral with its treasure chapel and basilica, dating back to the 4th century. You’ll also drive to Plebiscite Square to see the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paula, the Town Hall Square and the New Castle built by the French Family of Anjou. Enjoy an included lunch at a local Naples pizzeria. The afternoon is free to shop and explore Naples on your own before returning back to the hotel. (B) Overnight: Sorrento Coast

 

Day 7 - Sorrento COAST - Pompeii - Rome

This morning after breakfast depart the Sorrento area for Pompeii, one of Italy’s most unique and famous archaeological sights.  Enjoy a fascinating guided visit to this site. Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when Mt. Vesuvius erupted covering the city in deadly volcanic ash and lava, literally stopping time it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape and the haunting ruins. Continue onto the “Eternal City” of Rome, the capital and largest city in Italy. The center of power, culture and religion, Rome has exerted influence over the world in its 2800 years of existence. Check into your hotel. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with new found friends including wine. (B,D) Overnight: Rome

 

Day 8 - Rome - Buon viaggio – Flight Home – USA

Transfer to the airport for your journey home with wonderful memories of your Highlights of the Amalfi Coast tour. Those adding the optional two-night Rome extension will continue sightseeing in Rome today. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

highlights of italy’s amalfi coast

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$100 per person

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November 3

$1549

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pp double**

March 24

$1549

April 21

$1749

May 12

$1749

October 20

$1549

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$100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

Accommodations

5 Nights  - Hotel Mary, Vico Equense  - Sorrento area

1 Night  - Smooth Hotel Rome West, Rome

 

OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT ROME Tour Extension - $569 pp dbl / +$200 Single supplement

 

Day 8:  ROME - VATICAN MUSEUM - SISTINE CHAPEL - ST. PETER’S

Enjoy a Rome City Tour to see some of the highlights of the city such as, the Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon and more. Next it’s off to visit another country – Vatican City. With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums - a massive collection of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit ends in the Sistine Chapel, it’s ceiling painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. This room, receives more than five million visitors each year and is also where the Pope is elected. Next visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far one of the worlds largest churches. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24 years old, as well as Bernini’s seven story bronze canopy located above the main altar and more. Enjoy the evening at leisure in Rome. (B,D) Overnight: Rome

 

Day 9:  ROME AT LEISURE

The entire day is free to explore the ‘Eternal City’ on your own. Perhaps a tour inside the Colosseum, a walk on Via Veneto, indulge in an espresso or cappuccino in the Piazza Navona, climb up the Spanish Steps, sample some gelato at a local café or shop for souvenirs to bring home. (B)  Overnight: Rome

 

Day 10:  ROME - FLIGHT HOME

Transfer to the airport for your journey home with wonderful memories of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. (B)  Overnight: Paris

 

Inclusions: Two nights Smooth Hotel Rome West or similar, 2 Breakfasts, Professional Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Rome City Tour, Entrance into Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica, Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary, Baggage Handling & Airport Transfers.

**Extension must be booked with your initial $500 pp tour deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air could be a different schedule than the rest of your group for Rome extension passengers. • 20 passenger minimum

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