Gems of Southern Italy Tour
Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi
Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archeological sites. This tour will bring participants to the Island of Capri, the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania; Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where the pizza in its modern form and taste was conceived; to Pompeii, the ancient Roman town buried in 79 AD by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius; to Sorrento, the lively seaside resort home to the famous Limoncello, along the celebrated Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site where there are a series of mountainside towns that seem to tumble into the sea, and wonderful Positano. Campania is also a land with a rich gastronomy that has its roots in the fresh local produce; the Romans knew the region as Campania Felix, which translates into English as “fertile countryside”, and there is a real wealth of genuine, rich food to be discovered here.
Hotel may be substituted with similar category. Options to add pre & post-tour accommodation and/or private transfers to/from airports.
- 4 nights 4 Star charming hotels
- Breakfast Buffet Daily
- 4 dinners (drinks not included)
- 1 lunch in Naples (soft drinks included)
- Full day excursion to Pompeii
- Full day excursion to Capri
- Snorkeling Equipment
- English speaking Skipper
- Drinks & Appetizers
- Audio guides (on the Island)
- Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
Air flights, cities tax, travel insurance, tips, Blue Grotto entrance fee (€ 15 p.p.) and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.
Day 1 - rome - naples - pompeii - sorrento
Pick up at the hotel from 6.45am to 7.00am for your trip from ROME to NAPLES by coach. Once arrived in Naples our local guide will take you for a short panoramic visit of the historical centre, followed by a stop for lunch where you will enjoy Neapolitan specialties or a pizza. Afterwards will proceed to POMPEII, short visit to a coral and cameo factory, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 A.D. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones. Then after the visit you will drive to SORRENTO by minivan along the Sorrentine Coast to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - sorrento - capri
After breakfast pick-up from the Hotel and transfer by mini-bus to the Harbour of Piano di Sorrento. Jump on board of a semi-private boat (12 pax max.) and sail towards Capri. During the boat ride you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful views of this amazing Coast while passing through the Natural Reserve of Punta Campanella. At the arrival, tour of the Island stopping also (for the ones interested) to swim and snorkel in the crystalline waters of the bay. Highlights of the boat ride will be the Faraglioni Rocks, the famous Grottoes (Blue, White and Green) and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. 4 hours of free time at your disposal to stroll along the little alleys of the town (audio guides with itineraries available on board). In the early afternoon, return to Sorrento with a Happy hour & Limoncello tasting on board of the boat
Day 3 - sorrento - amalfi
Breakfast at the hotel and departure at about 9.30am to Amalfi via the breathtaking view of the most famous coastline in Italy. En-route you will enjoy the views of picturesque fishing villages. Arrival in Amalfi check in at your hotel , and time at leisure for the rest of the day, you can take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach its private beach and plunge into the water of the Mediterranean Sea, or just relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 -amalfi
Breakfast at the hotel, free time to discover the beauty of this wonderful coastal village, or to explore the area. Alternatively, you may visit the city center of Amalfi. It is also possible to arrange optional excursions in the area, to visit places like Ravello and Positano. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - amalfi - pompeii – rome
Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure. Meeting point at the hotel at 3.00pm, transfer by minivan to Pompeii where you will join another group for your trip back to Rome. Traffic permitting, the estimated time of arrival is 9.00 PM. End of tour.