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12 Day Package For Italy Visiting Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Trapani, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Catania, Etna, Taormina, Syracuse, Noto

12 Day Package For Italy Visiting Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Trapani, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Catania, Etna, Taormina, Syracuse, Noto


Arrival From Rome: Departures For 2017:
December: 26 (New Year’s Eve Dinner included)


Comfortable, Escorted, Great, Italian Experience including:

  • GUIDED Tour of Pompeii with the Skip the Line
  • Discover the Jewels of Southern Italy

The Package Includes

  • 2 nights at Bettoja 4* hotel (or similar) in Rome
  • 2 nights at Michelangelo 4* hotel (or similar) in Sorrento
  • 1 night accommodation in private cabin Sorrento – Palermo Ferry
  • 3 night at Palazzo Sitano 4* hotel (or similar) in Palermo
  • 1 night at Della Valle 4* hotel (or similar) in Agrigento
  • 3 nights at Excelsior 4* hotel (or similar) in Catania
  • Transportation by Modern A/C Coach with Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Experienced Monolingual Tour Escort
  • Headsets are provided during guided tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: 10 Breakfast B, 7 lunch L, 10 Dinners

Day 1: ROME

Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel and then enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure. Overnight stay.


Day 2: ROME / NAPLES / POMPEII / SORRENTO (Β/L/D)

After breakfast , pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures and then return to Mergellina where you will have time for a short walk on the marina, before being boarded to the bus heading to the restaurant for lunch. The lunch break will be served in a first class hotel in Ercolano, set in monumental grounds with one of the best examples of what ecletic gardens were during the 1700s. After lunch you will reach Pompeii to enter into the world-famous site with skip the line tickets for your GUIDED tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day.After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.


Day 3: SORRENTO (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel and free time to discover Sorrento or, if you want, you may opt for a visit to the island of Capri (not icluded). Dinner at the hotel (dress code: jacket for men) and overnight stay.


Day 4: SORRENTO / PALERMO (OVERNIGHT ON FERRY BOAT) (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Time at your leisure going for shopping or tasting some nice Limoncello. In the afternoon, departure heading to the Port of Naples, where you will board on the Tirrenia/Snav regular ferry to Palermo. Overnight in cabin. Dinner and Breakfast available on board (not included).


Day 5: PALERMO (D)

Arrival early in the morning in port of Palermo and transfer to your hotel. Meet your group at ther hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.


Day 6: PALERMO / MONREALE / PALERMO (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, departure to Monreale: enjoy the visit of the Cathedral famous for its mosaics as well as the Benedictine cloister and the Palatine Chapel. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon at leisure: you may opt for an excursion to Erice, small medieval village in the province of Trapani (to be paid locally. Minimum Pax applies). Dinner. Overnight at your hotel.


Day 7: PALERMO / SEGESTA / TRAPANI / AGRIGENTO (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Segesta to visit the Doric Temple surrounded by a splendid landscape. Then the trip continues with a panoramic view of Trapani Saltworks on the way to Selinunte where you will enjoy a special lunch at a local farmhouse including an olive oil tasting. After lunch, departure to Agrigento. Visit of the Valley of the Temples to admire the best preserved temples in the whole Magna Grecia. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.


Day 8: AGRIGENTO / PIAZZA ARMERINA / CATANIA (B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and departure to Piazza Armerina, visit the “Villa Romana del Casale” with its splendid Roman mosaics. Lunch in a traditional restaurant. Afternoon departure to Catania. We will then head to Catania were we will stop in a bar in the city center to taste typical pastries of the region and, then, to do a panoramic walking tour of the city. This city - the most important of the eastern coast - is particularly interesting for its buildings made of volcanic stone from the Etna. Dinner. Overnight stay at the Hotel.


Day 9: CATANIA / ETNA (WITH LUNCH AT A LOCAL FARMHOUSE) / TAORMINA / CATANIA (B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel and, weather permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3345 mt). The bus will bring you up to the “Rifugio Sapienza” at 1800 m. Visit of the extinguished Craters of Mounts Silvestri. Wonderful variety of fauna and flora and moony landscapes can be seen on the way. The special ambient created during the centuries under nature, culture and history is inimitable all over the world. Then, proceed to a farmhouse where you will taste the most special Sicilian dishes. Then the tour continues to Taormina: the elegant and romantic town overlooking the Mediterranean. Free time at your own pace, to visit the famous Greek Theatre with a splendid view of the Mount Etna and the Ionian sea or to do shopping and stroll through the picturesque lanes of the city centre. Back to Catania. Dinner. Overnight at hotel


Day 10: CATANIA / SIRACUSA (WITH LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT) / NOTO / CATANIA (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Syracuse and then enjoy a guided tour of this venerable city highlights of the Archaeological Area, the Greek Theater, Latomia del Paradiso and the Cave of Dyonisius’ Ear. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon the tour heads to Noto to admire the Cathedral. Return to Catania. Dinner. Overnight at hotel .


Day 11: CATANIA / MESSINA / CEFALÙ (WITH LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT) / PALERMO (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Messina for a panoramic visit of the city including some beautiful views on the Strait that separates Sicily from the mainland. The journey continue to Cefalù. Lunch at a local restaurant. Cefalù is a splendid fishermen’s village and seaside resort. Visit the huge Norman Cathedral, founded in 1131 by Roger II and the Medieval Lavatory. Time at leisure to stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic centre full of shops and restaurants. Continue to Palermo. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.


Day 12: PALERMO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. End of our services.


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The rates do not include: Porterage Service, Entrance Fees to monuments or museum not mentioned, City Tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules) paid directly at the Hotel, Drinks in meals, Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Package Includes”, Headsets supplement €12 per pax, Entrance Fees €69,00 include: Palermo: Palatine Chapel, Monreale: Cloister , Segesta: Temple, Agrigento: Valley of the Temples, Piazza Armerina: Roman Villa del Casale, Siracusa: Archaeological area

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