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Country Roads of Southern Italy and Sicily (Summer 2017)

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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Welcome To The Eternal City Of Rome     
3 Rome With The Locals     
4 Vip Vatican And Onto Sorrento     
5 Exploring Capri, The Isle Of Dreams     
6 Pompeii, Matera And Alberobello     
7 The Trulli Of Alberobello And Castellaneta     
8 Alberobello At Leisure     
9 Journey South To Maratea     
10 To Sicily And The Taormina Riviera     
11 Taormina And The Dawn Coast Of Europe     
12 Free Time On The Taormina Riviera     
13 Agrigento, The Valley Of The Temples And On To     
14 Palermo And The Golden Age Of The Normans     
15 Depart Palermo     
Number of Nights: 14
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Country Roads Of Southern Italy And Sicily (Summer 2017)
Experience the treasures of Rome, Pompeii and the Neapolitan Riviera, the unique ‘trulli' houses of Alberobello and the Sassi di Matera, and the rich heritage of Sicily.
  • Additional Included Highlights
    Rome: Enjoy a private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.Alberobello: Explore the unique Trulli buildings. Join in the social ritual of ‘La Passeggiata'.Taormina: Visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja, seat of the first Sicilian parliament, and stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.Palermo: See Quattro Canti Square. Visit Palermo Cathedral.Taormina: Visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja, seat of the first Sicilian parliament, and stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.Sorrento: Explore this delightful resort.Scenic Drives: Apennines, Calabria mountains, Sorrento cliff top road, Capri corniche.

  • Authentic Regional Flavours
    Castellaneta: In an underground cellar in medieval Castellaneta, enjoy a pasta making demonstration followed by a delicious lunch with wine and burrata cheese.Taormina: Choose from our handpicked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around evening, each with its own ambience and distinctive cuisine.Palermo: Enjoy fresh, rustic dishes served with local wine at your Celebration Dinner.13 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Highlight Lunches (HL), 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

  • Signature Experiences
    Rome: Gain VIP access to the Vatican Museums and be among the select few to admire the famous Bramante Staircase. Admire the Popes' treasure-trove and confront the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.Rome: Sightsee the local way with a leisurely passeggiata through the backstreets, where a friend in Rome will explain how modern life takes place around ancient treasures.Pompeii: Walk with a Local Expert through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town.Isle of Capri: Cruise to this famous isle and in the style of the jet-set, ride up to town by open-top taxi. Your Local Expert will show you around the narrow alleyways and exclusive boutiques.Matera: Visit the famous ‘Sassi' or cave dwellings, which were home to about 20,000 people until 1950.Taormina: Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats in the ancient Greek theatre and enjoy the view through the crumbling arches to snowy Mount Etna.Agrigento: A Local Expert will lead you through the magnificent remains of the Greek colony in the Valley in the Temples.Palermo: Walk through the Palace of the Normans to stand in the jewel-like Palatine chapel for a close-up look at some of the finest examples of Norman art.

  • Stay At The Best Addresses
    Alberobello: The signature La Chiusa di Chietri hotel is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings.Giardini Naxos: Overlooking the Ionian Sea, the Hilton Giardini Naxos boasts traditional Mediterranean hospitality and fabulous rooms and facilities.

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.

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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 $3,525.00   Airfare not included  
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.