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Southern Italy 2024

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Italy

Southern Italy and Sicily

10-Day Italy Tour of Rome, Sorrento, Capri and Sicily

July 11, 2024 through October 3, 2024

10 days, 9 nights, 1 country and 9 cities

Please Contact Us we are here to help you with available dates and answer your questions. Certain discounts may be available depending on current provider offers.

Wellness Tour, as more people see personal health and safety as a top priority. 

All other terms and conditions of the trip will apply to both Ball Travel Services and its clients.

Note: A Tour Service Agreement must be executed between BTS and the client before we can book the trip. Please use Contact Us to request the Agreement.

Travel Deposit
  • Low deposit from $200
  • Deposit protection
  • Free booking changes

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo 
  • Visit the excavations at Pompeii, the ruins of the ancient Greek theater at Taormina, the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, Erice, Monreale Cathedral
  • View the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri

Travel highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Trip Itinerary

Day 0 - Depart from USA for Rome

Air travel to Rome must be scheduled to arrive at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) airport, so you can connect with the three free airport transfers times of 09:30, 12:30, and 15:30   to your hotel listed below. If you cannot time your arrival, for the times listed below, you will have to travel to the hotel on your own.

Day 1 - Welcome to Rome

italyArrival Transfer
Depart Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) at 09:30, 12:30, 15:30

Welcome
Meet your Travel Director at 17:30

Ciao Roma, the 'Eternal City', is yours to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening. Enjoy an orientation drive – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the center of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains.

Meals: Dinner

Hotel:  iH Hotels Roma Cicerone Rome

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • italyRome Orientation
    During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city. Included With Trip 
     
Day 2 - Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and Sorrento

italyFrom Rome, journey south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted. See such sites as the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica before continuing to your hotel in Sorrento.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Johanna Park Hotel Sorrento 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italy Visit Pompeii
    Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century. Included With Trip
     
  • italy Join us at a traditional farm in the Sorrento countryside, where you'll visit the lemon groves, olive oil mill and see first-hand how mozzarella is made. Afterwards, enjoy the authentic flavors of home-produced cold cuts, marinated vegetables, fresh olives and more - all washed down with the local wine. The atmosphere is informal, as the family are welcoming you into their home. Pricing Info Adults €71.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
     
  • italy Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialties at one of our favorite family-run restaurants. Savor local dishes all served up with the famous Neapolitan hospitality and zest for life. Adults €77.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
     
Day 3 - A Day on the Isle of Capri

italyTake a ferry to Capri, the isle of sirens according to Greek mythology. You'll ascend to Capri town by funicular railway and see the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend some free time people-watching at one of the local cafés before returning to the mainland where you can enjoy free time in Sorrento or perhaps choose to visit the famed town of Positano. Let the day's delightful discoveries sink in as you relax at dinner this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Johanna Park

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italyDiscover The Isle Of Capri - Experience a private, guided cruise along the beautiful southern coast to see spectacular cliffs, the famous Faraglioni Rocks and White Grotto sea cave with its small red coral. View the turquoise waters and private villas and hear the stories of Roman Emperors and famous people through history who have called Capri home before ascending to Capri town. This optional experience is weather dependent and may be replaced by a minibus tour of the Island with a visit to Anacapri and either the Villa San Michele or the Anacapri chairlift. Adult: €55.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
  • italyAmalfi Coast and Positano - Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You'll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists' paradise of Positano, which is magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast. Adult: €68.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
Day 4 - Cross the Strait to Taormina

italyDrive south past Salerno and through Calabria, crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily and the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos

Day 5 | Gardens and More in Taormina

italyYour Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro, overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theater and see the terraced botanical gardens. Then, stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later, there's free time for shopping for souvenirs, a gelsi gelato and handmade ceramics on the Corso.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italyMt Etna, Savoca and The Godfather - Discover rustic village life with your Local Specialist as we visit Savoca, the Sicilian setting for 'The Godfather '. Enjoy the stunning views before a visit to Vitelli's bar, featured in the film and famous for 'granita di limone'. Later, you'll journey up Mt Etna, one of the most intriguing volcanoes in the world. (Footwear such as trainers or boots advised) Adult: €61.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
  • italy You will be offered one of the following two optional experiences depending on availability: Dinner in Castelmola - Climb by minibus to the heights of Castelmola, above Taormina, to enjoy a tasty Sicilian Dinner with local wine in a characteristic restaurant with some of the best views of this magical part of the island. Then enjoy a tasty Sicilian Dinner with wine. Adult: €90.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
  • italy Sicilian Dinner and Entertainment - Join us for a fantastic Sicilian evening where we'll enjoy a dinner of Southern Italian specialties with musical entertainment. Adult: €80.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
Day 6 | Taormina Your Way

italy Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice, or consider an Optional Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italySyracuse - The Wonder of Ancient Sicily - With your Local Specialist, you'll visit the most fascinating town in Sicily, once the capital of Magna Graecia, including the beautiful island of Ortygia. Entrance to the archaeological site of Syracuse is included. Adult: €64.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
Day 7 | Journey to Ancient Agrigento

italyEnjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist will take you to the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace

Day 8 | Explore Sicilian Towns and on to Palermo

italyJourney to Erice, a famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Continue your day with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience in Palermo. In your free time this evening, you could choose to join an optional experience to a coastal village where the colorful fishing boats line the harbor.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Garibaldi

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italy Sferracavallo with Dinner - Join us for a drive to the coast of Sicily, where we'll arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. You'll have the chance to sample a delicious feast of local Palermo specialties, accompanied by wine and soft drinks. Adult: €69.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
Day 9 | Enjoy the Views in Monreale

italyTravel to Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12 century Norman Cathedral. Later, join your companions and celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Garibaldi

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • italyA Visit to Cefalù - Take a drive along the blue coastal highway to the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. You'll have the chance to stroll from the long golden beaches into the winding Arab streets with your Local Specialist. Adult: €40.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
  • italy Hidden Palermo and Local Colorful Market - Your local specialist will take you for a stroll through the heart of Palermo with some hidden gems. This discovery will take you to the most exciting local market where you will taste some of the Palermitano street food. Adult: €33.00
    HOW TO BOOK? Optional Experiences are enhancements to your tour and can be booked through your Travel Director while on tour.
Day 10 | Journey Home

italySay arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Not Included

  • Meals and tips except the 12 Breakfasts, 6 dinners meals that are included.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips to hotel staff.
  • Tips to local guides
Tour Map

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Transfers

We want you to have as easy and convenient a journey as possible, which is why we offer airport transfers to and from your tour hotel, on the first and last days of your itinerary, for most destinations.

If you're arriving earlier or leaving later than your scheduled itinerary dates, you can purchase your transfer from us, provided you've also bought your extra hotel night(s) through us.

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