Italy's Southern Splendors (Small Group Tours Available)

06/01/2020 through 10/31/2020
06/01/2020 through 11/20/2020
Central Holidays

Italy’s Southern Splendors (Small Group Tours Available)

Enjoy a 14-day Southern Italy tour package to Rome, Sorrento, and Sicily…a winning combination! During this unforgettable itinerary, travelers will explore the ancient streets, monuments, piazzas, and fountains of Rome; visit the vestiges of the city’s imperial past and Vatican City’s treasures housed in the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Relax by splendid views of the deep blue sea and the cliffside villages that dot the Amalfi Coast…Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and just off the southern coast, the Isle of Capri where you can indulge in classic Sicilian cuisine on the famed island. This Italy vacation tour package itinerary fulfills the senses with stays in the ancient cities of Taormina and Agrigento, where travelers explore the majestic ruins of the Valley of the Temples and view the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna. Signature features of Central Holidays Escorted tour vacations are the deluxe motorcoaches, the friendly professionalism of the tour directors, the selected centrally-located first class hotels and the lunches and dinners at local restaurants to enjoy savory regional cuisine. With lunches and dinners, enjoy included wines, mineral water, and coffee or cappuccino. In Sicily you enjoy tasting experiences of chocolate, olive oil, and sweet Marsala wine, and even explore the towns where “The Godfather” trilogy was filmed. You’ll enjoy a spectacular Italian experience on this Italy vacation tour brimming with one-of-a-kind moments and memories to cherish.

Highlights:

  • Live the old world meets modern pulse of Rome from its ancient ruins to its lively piazzas and tantalizing trattorias
  • Discover the near endless treasures of Vatican City from Michelangelo’s masterful paintings in the Sistine Chapel to gems in the Vatican Museums, and the grandiose St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago
  • Journey along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, stay in Sorrento, and cross the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri
  • Travel back in time as you delve into the Sicilian cities of Taormina and Agrigento
  • Take in the majestic views of the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna
  • Enjoy tasting experiences of chocolate, olive oil, and sweet Marsala wine in Sicily, and explore the towns where “The Godfather” trilogy was filmed

Includes:

  • First class hotel accommodation for 13 nights
  • 22 included meals consisting of:
    – 13 buffet breakfasts
    – 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurant
    – 1 lunch at a local farmhouse
    – 3 dinners at hotels
    – 4 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at local restaurants
  • Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees:
    – Tour of Rome, including a visit to the Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    – Guided tour of Pompeii
    – Amalfi Coast excursion, including cruise (weather permitting)
    – Excursion to Capri and visit of the Gardens of Caesar Augustus
    – Tour of Palermo featuring Quattro Canti, Cathedral and Monreale
    – Visit of Erice
    – Olive oil tasting in Marsala
    – Tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
    – Chocolate tasting in Modica
    – Visit of Syracuse
    – Tour of the D’Agro Valley and “Godfather” filming locations
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City tax

Itinerary

Day 1 Rome
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Day 2 Rome
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Day 3 Rome
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Day 4 Rome Naples PompeiSorrento
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Day 5 Sorrento Positano AmalfRavello Sorrento
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Day 6 Sorrento CaprSorrento
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Day 7 Sorrento Naples Palermo
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Day 8 Palermo
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Day 9 Palermo Erice Marsala Agrigento
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Day 10 Agrigento Ragusa
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Day 11 Ragusa Modica Noto Ortigia (Syracuse) Taormina
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Day 12 Taormina
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Day 13 Taormina Savoca D’agro Valley Taormina
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Day 14 Taormina Catania To Usa (Or Extend Your Stay)
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