The Magnificent South 5 Days / 4 Nights

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view from the sea of Marina Grande
view from the sea of Marina Grande
Galleria Umberto I
Galleria Umberto I
Marina Grande
Marina Grande
street ruins of Ancient city Pompeii
street ruins of Ancient city Pompeii
pottery from excavations of Pompeii
pottery from excavations of Pompeii
Locorotondo
Locorotondo
Sorrento Italy
Sorrento Italy
lemon outside a restaurant in Sorrento
lemon outside a restaurant in Sorrento
Panoramic view of Ostuni
Panoramic view of Ostuni
Capri Island from Monte Solaro
Capri Island from Monte Solaro
town of Gallipoli
town of Gallipoli
sassi de matera
sassi de matera
Castellana Caves
Castellana Caves
Alberobello
Alberobello
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What To Expect

Explore the famous city of Pompeii and the island of Capri. Visit the towers at Castel del Monte and the typical houses at Alberobello. Admire the baroquie architecture at Lecce and explore the Castellana Caves. Visit the ancient city at Matera, where the Sassi settlements can be found.

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Southern Italy
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
 
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Availability:
Monday at 7:30 AM
Product Code:
6989
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Description

Day 1 - ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

We'll depart for Naples by coach at around 07:30. Upon arrival, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center to admire the Piazza Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I and the San Carlo Opera House. Continue to Pompeii where you'll enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory. Lunch in a typical Restaurant, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city. Proceed to the charming town of Sorrento, which is famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olive trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

We depart for the island of Capri at around 08:00 after having an American buffet breakfast at the hotel. You'll board a ferry bound for Marina Grande and visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting) and the Augustus Gardens. We'll also stop at the famous Piazzetta before heading to Anacapri in a minibus. After lunch in Anacapri, we return to Marina Grande where you'll board the ferry for your transfer back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 - SORRENTO - CASTELLANA CAVES - LOCOROTONDO - ALBEROBELLO - NOCI

You will be picked up at your hotel or at the meeting point in Sorrento at 07:30. We'll then depart for Apulia. Visit the Castellana Caves along the way which was discovered in 1938. The Grottos of Castellana are one of the most important attractions of Puglia and a natural heritage of inestimable value to Italy. Enjoy a unique guided tour of the caves to more than 60 meters deep. Free time for lunch and leisure will be provided. After the visit to the Caves, we continue out journey to Locorotondo where you'll enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine cellar. We will then head to the town of Alberobello, famous for its unique "Trulli" constructions. Proceed to Noci afterwards, followed by dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - NOCI - LECCE - GALLIPOLI - OSTUNI - NOCI

We depart for Lecce after breakfast, which is famous for its baroque art and architecture developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century. Admire the rich and beautiful decoration

of the St. Oronzo Church, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Celestini Palace and the Roman Amphitheater. The tour continues to Gallipoli, which was derived from the Greek word "Kallipolis," meaning beautiful city. The fishing village located on the coast of southern Italy's Puglia region, is built on a limestone island and is linked to the mainland by a 16th century bridge. After some free time for lunch, we proceed to the village of Ostuni, which is also called "white town" because of its white walls and white painted houses. Return to the hotel in Noci. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel follows.

Day 5 NOCI - MATERA - SORRENTO or ROME

After breakfast, we depart for the town of Matera, which is internationally known for its "Sassi" or stones originating from prehistoric settlements. One of the peculiarities of this ancient city is that there is a great similarity with its ancient sites in and around Jerusalem, catching the eye of directors and movie studios. The Sassi has been the set of various films including "The Gospel according to St. Matthew," "King David," "The Passion of the Christ," and the "Nativity Story." Free time will be provided for a snack in Matera before we return via Pompeii, where you'll board a bus to Sorrento or Rome.

Hotels

  • Sorrento: Hotel Vesuvio or similar

  • Castellana Grotte: Hotel Semiramide Palace or similar

Includes

  • Accommodation at 4 star hotels

  • Meals: 3 buffet breakfast, 4 dinners (no drinks), 1 lunch in Naples (soft drinks included), 1 lunch in Capri (no drinks)

  • Full day excursion to Pompeii

  • Full day excursion to Capri

  • Full day excursion to Lecce, Alberobello

  • Visit of the Blue Grotto (weather permitting)

  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach

  • Service charges and taxes included

  • An assistant during the tour

  • Sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary

  • English/French/Spanish speaking guides

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not included in the description

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • The tour operator reserves the right to provide hotels of similar category if the circumstances make it necessary, at no additional cost or refund.

  • Child rates apply for one child sharing the same room with 2 adults in double accommodations. Date of birth must be advised at the moment of booking.

  • Booked hotels are not available before 12 noon.

  • Tours are multilingual: English, French and Spanish.

  • Passengers are allowed to carry maximum one piece of luggage per person on the tours.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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