Small group, fully escorted tour departing from Rome visiting Puglia and Amalfi Coast. Puglia is a unique corner of Italy with white-washed hill towns, a vibrant port, centuries old farmland and the UNESCO listed 18th century “trulli” conical stone huts. We will also explore the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano and make a visit to the Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri. A visit to fascinating UNESCO listed Pompeii via Naples is also included in this tour.

Additional nights in Rome can be added along with airport transfers.

6 Days / 5 Nights – Fully escorted small group tour in English

Sunday Departures: April 19, May 03, 17, 31, June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 09, 23, September 06, 20, October 04, 18. 2020. Space permitting. 

 

Features:

Puglia and Amalfi Coast

This is a trullo, a UNESCO listed, traditional Apulian dry stone house in Alberobello.

  • Fully guided tour of Puglia and Amalfi Coast
  • Small group tour – maximum 18
  • 4 – Star hotels
  • Pompeii with entrance
  • Capri Island, with lunch and Blue Grotto included
  • Towns of Amalfi and Positano, two of the most iconic places in Italy
  • Matera and the most famous towns of Apulia (Alberobello, Bari, Lecce, Ostuni)
  • See the beauty of Benevento, one of the most fascinating towns of the Campania Region
  • 2 nights stays in Sorrento & Alberobello
  • Extra nights in Rome at the end of this tour can be added

 

Itinerary:  Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 nights) – Capri – Positano – Amalfi – Salerno area (1 night) – Matera – Alberobello (2 nights) – Lecce – Ostuni – Bari – Benevento – Rome  

DAY 1 – SUNDAY ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO

Departure from Rome at 7:30am (possibility of pick up from central Rome hotels). Upon arrival in Naples, the group will enjoy an informative walking tour of the city center. We will then have lunch in a local restaurant where we will get a chance to try some typical Neapolitan pizza. After lunch we will depart for Pompeii to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient Roman city was destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvio vulcano in 79 AD. The eruption buried the city and preserved it under a sea of volcanic ash for almost 1700 years. The stop in Pompeii will also include a visit to a coral and cameo shop where you will see this ancient artform on display. We then continue onto Sorrento which is the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. The picturesque old town, and the charming fishing village of Marina Grande, are the most authentic corners of this famous coastline. A welcome dinner will be held tonight at the hotel. Overnight stay. Meals: L, D

DAY 2 – MONDAY – SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO

Breakfast at the hotel, then we depart for the Isle of Capri. We will board at the port of Sorrento and travel by hydrofoil. Once on the island we will visit the beautiful Blue Grotto (conditions permitting) and then visit the famous Piazzetta, the heart of the island. We will then continue by minibus to Anacapri where we will have lunch at a local restaurant (drinks not included). After lunch we will return to the port and back to our Sorrento hotel. Dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 3 – TUESDAY – SORRENTO – POSITANO – AMALFI – AREA OF SALERNO

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will visit Positano and Amalfi with our guide. Positano is a cliff-side village with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with cafes. Amalfi is a small town below steep cliffs overlooking a dramatic UNESCO world heritage listed coastline. During the 9th and 11th century’s Amalfi was a powerful player in maritime trade with the East. You will have free time to explore the area on your own. Evening free for you to enjoy on your own. Overnight stay. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – SALERNO AREA – MATERA – ALBEROBELLO

Breakfast at the hotel and then we depart South East to Matera. Here you will have a guided tour of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage listed town. Early in the afternoon we will continue onto Alberobello. Here we will stop for a tasting of Puglia olive oil. This splendid village is renowned all over the world for its famous Trulli dry stone houses. Your guide will explain the origins of these unique structures, the oldest trulli date back to the 14th century. Overnight in Alberobello. Evening free for you to explore on your own. Overnight stay. Meals: B

DAY 5 – THURSDAY – ALBEROBELLO – LECCE – OSTUNI – ALBEROBELLO

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will have an excursion to Lecce and Ostuni. First stop will be in Lecce considered by many to be the Florence of the South. Here we will have a guided tour to discover this stunning Apulian baroque town. We then continue onto Ostuni which is also known as the White City for its historic town center entirely painted in white limewash. After arriving, we will tour the town in the traditional Ape Calessino a fun 3 wheeled open motorcar with a canopy. Return to the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy. Overnight stay. Meals: B

DAY 6 – FRIDAY – ALBEROBELLO – BARI – BENEVENTO – ROME

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we depart for Bari. Here you will have free time to explore the old city, set within the ancient city walls. Continuing we will reach Benevento where we will stop at the factory where “Strega” is produced. This is one of Italy’s most famous liqueurs. Afterwards we depart for Rome with an expected late evening arrival. Guaranteed drop-offs in Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi / Termini Station area, Via Ludovisi. Transfer services and extra nights in Rome available upon request. End of Puglia & Amalfi Coast tour. Meals: B

Includes:

  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Sorrento
  • 1 night in 4* hotel in Salerno area
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Alberobello
  • 5 Buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch at a local restaurant in Naples (beverage not included)
  • 1 lunch at a local restaurant in Capri (beverage not included)
  • 2 dinners in Sorrento (beverage not included)
  • 1 dinner at the hotel in Salerno area (beverage not included)
  • 1 olive oil tasting in Alberobello
  • Guided tour to Pompeii, Matera, Lecce
  • Boat trip to Capri Island, Grotta Azzura included (weather conditions permitting)
  • Visit with Tour Leader to Naples, Positano, Amalfi, Alberobello, Ostuni, Bari
  • Tour of Ostuni on an ape calessino (small 3 wheeled Italian vehicle with canopy)
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Tour leader for the entire itinerary
  • One suitcase any size + one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Children are accepted from 12 years (adult rate)

Excludes:

  • Flights to Italy
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks with meals
  • Children under 12 years
  • City tax is not included and will be payable directly to the hotel

Puglia and Amalfi Coast Hotels:

Sorrento: Hotel Vesuvio / Hotel Michelangelo / Hotel La Residenza / Hotel Crawford or similar

Salerno area: San Severino Park Hotel & Spa or similar

Alberobello: Hotel Ramapendula or similar

 

Price per person in Euro:

All dates

  • Double: 1459.00
  • Single:  1679.00
  • Triple: 1409.00

Optional:

Rome additional night’s accommodation with airport transfer 

Rome Optional Sightseeing – please contact us

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