2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Nov 2017

14 Day Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy

Globus Guided Tour starting in Rome and finishing in Palermo

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Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 14 Day Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy. This is the perfect guided tour for those who wish to concentrate on Southern Italy. Start in Rome, where a welcome dinner at a local restaurant is included as well as guided...read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 14 Days
From: Rome to Palermo
Tour Code: LM
Visits: Italy, Sicily
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Rome, Italy

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and enjoy a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)
2

Rome

Globus' unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum, and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all. (B)
3

Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

Arrive in fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Local Guide will walk you past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts strikingly recalling day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue to the charming resort of Sorrento. (B)
4

Sorrento Excursion To Capri

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (B)
5

Sorrento Excursion To Naples

Arrive in colourful Naples. A Local Guide takes you first to the NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, housing some of the world's greatest Greco-Roman treasures; focus on the well-preserved objects found in Pompeii. Then, on to the city centre to admire the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theatre, the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. Then, visit splendid REGGIA DI CAPODIMONTE, a grand Bourbon palace, formerly the summer residence and hunting lodge of the Kings of the Two Sicilies, that now houses the National Museum of Capodimonte. The original Capodimonte Porcelain Factory was founded in the mid-18th century. Back in Sorrento, look forward to a GELATO DEMONSTRATION & TASTING. (B)
6

Sorrento - Trani - Alberobello

Stop in Trani, where a special lunch with local specialties awaits you at a seaside restaurant. Continue to the picturesque town of Alberobello, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B/L/D)
7

Alberobello

In the morning, enjoy an orientation of the town, famous for its unique 'trulli' - whitewashed, stone, circular houses with pinnacled, conical roofs. Balance of the day at leisure. You may wish to join an optional dinner at a traditional Apulian agriturismo. (B)
8

Alberobello - Matera - Reggio Calabria

In Matera, a guided walking tour features a visit to one of the picturesque SASSI HOUSES. Afterwards, enjoy a spectacular drive south along the Gulf of Taranto before heading inland to Reggio Calabria with a Local Guide. Visit the MUSEUM that houses the world-famous bronze warrior sculptures, Bronzi di Riace. (B/D)
9

Reggio Calabria - Taormina Riviera

Cross the Strait of Messina by FERRY and start your discovery of the beautiful island of Sicily, the great melting pot of the Mediterranean world. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Normans, French, and Spanish have left their marks and contributed to its rich heritage. Arrive in Taormina, a charming hilltop town overlooking the Ionian Sea, and visit the ancient GREEK Theatre dating back to the 3rd century BC. Time to stroll and shop along Corso Umberto I. Don't miss the opportunity to taste local specialties, like the Sicilian Granita (a treat similar to sorbet). (B)
10

At Leisure In Taormina Riviera

Two days to just relax in this beautiful resort or choose from our exciting optional excursions: to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, and to the fascinating archaeological site of Syracuse, birthplace of mathematician Archimedes and once a powerful Greek port whose fleet was feared throughout the Mediterranean. On Tuesday evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. On Wednesday evening, an included dinner with wine has been organized at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. (B/D)
11

At Leisure In Taormina Riviera

Continue on from Day 10. (B/D)
12

Taormina Riviera - Agrigento - Palermo

Head south to Agrigento and enjoy a walk with your Local Guide through the breathtaking VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travellers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. Arrive at your hotel in Palermo. (B)
13

Palermo

Guided sightseeing features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and the CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL/ famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Later, visit an original SICILIAN FARM, Antica Masseria Barone di Salvo in Tumminia. Meet the casaro (cheese-maker), see how he prepares a fresh ricotta and enjoy your exclusive farewell dinner with local specialties and wine, the perfect way to celebrate the success of your Italian holiday. (B/D)
14

Palermo

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • ROME: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum.
  • POMPEII: Guided walking tour of the excavations.
  • SORRENTO-CAPRI: By jetfoil.
  • CAPRI: Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride.
  • NAPLES: Guided sightseeing, visit the National Archaeological Museum; visit the Reggia di Capodimonte.
  • SORRENTO: Gelato demonstration and tasting.
  • TRANI: Enjoy a special lunch at a seaside restaurant.
  • ALBEROBELLO: Orientation.
  • MATERA: Guided walking tour, visit one of the Sassi houses.
  • REGGIO CALABRIA: Guided visit of the Bronzi di Riace museum.
  • STRAIT OF MESSINA: Ferry crossing.
  • TAORMINA: Visit the ancient Greek Theatre; a special dinner at a local restaurant.
  • AGRIGENTO: Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples.
  • PALERMO: Guided sightseeing, visit the Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale; enjoy a special farewell dinner at a Sicilian farmhouse, the Antica Masseria Barone di Salvo, and learn how ricotta is made.
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) with wine in Trani; 6 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Rome, a special dinner in Taormina, and a special farewell dinner at a Sicilian farmhouse.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri; ferry crossing.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Visit splendid Reggia di Capodimonte in Naples
  • Gelato demonstration and tasting in Sorrento
  • Enjoy a special lunch at a seaside restaurant in Trani
  • Farewell dinner with wine at a Sicilian farmhouse and learn how ricotta is made

Included Meals

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Rome Della Conciliazione (F), Sorrento Hilton Sorrento Palace (SF), Alberobello Victor Country (F), Reggio Calabria Grand Hotel Excelsior (SF), Taormina Riviera Hilton Giardini Naxos (SF) at Giardini Naxos, Palermo Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 36)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Globus for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (2)

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Australia
Trip Date: 16/10/2016

“Great trip to Southern Italy and Sicily with Globus”

This was my second tour with Globus and was expecting a high standard which I had enjoyed on my first tour. Although this was not to the same standard it was very good. I think that what makes a tour are the people who are touring with you and to be honest this was what let this tour down so go into a tour with the notion that you are there to enjoy yourself and to see beautiful Italy - anything else is a bonus. In saying that Globus again were excellent in ensuring that the tour provided all the highlights and more. The tour director, coach driver and local tour guides were very friendly, experienced and had local knowledge of the areas so this made for excellent commentaries and fun times.

The accommodation on the tour was of varying standards and one issue which Globus do need to address is the room bookings for solo travellers who pay a singles supplement ( bringing them in line with couples ) but often get put in single rooms which are small and hidden in the back of the hotel. All breakfasts are provided and again are of varying quality but no traveler will go hungry. Some lunches and dinners are also provided and were very good and on this tour there was only the one occasion (in Sorrento) where the dinner provided was of poor quality. Globus provide certain day tours in their itinerary but also provide what is called 'optional extras"( they highlight what the optional extra's are in the tour over-view). i have always chosen to do them all so that i get to experience and see as much as I can in the time I have. The coach is comfortable and has free WiFi so you can keep in contact with loved ones and or post all your tour pictures as soon as they have been taken. The scenery and the small Italian villages and Italian country side are the real winners on this tour - it is breathtaking and certainly not to be missed.

I booked this tour and my flights to Rome and back with Global Journeys. This is the second time I have booked through Global Journeys and have been extremely happy with the service and attention to detail that they provide. Hannah answered all my questions expediently and was always attentive and professional. I had no issues with any travel arrangements and knew that if an issue did arise Hannah would be available to assist. I can honestly say that I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking at booking through Global Journeys to do so-they will not be disappointed.


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Australia
Trip Date: 26/04/2015

“Some wonderful memories”

Really was an archaeological tour - many great sights and a view of Southern Italy and Sicily that we didn't expect. Pace was good and optional offers filled out the tour. Meals, included and optionals were great. Some wonderful memories.

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2017 SEASON
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