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Rome, Sorrento & Capri with Sicily (6315)

16 days from Rome to Rome

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Rome, Sorrento, and Capri—three of Italy’s most popular cities are waiting for you on this grand Italy vacation. Spend four nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and on the Neapolitan Riviera on this affordable Italy tour at a leisurely pace, featuring ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean charm. Discover Sicily, a legendary island of breathtaking beauty, rich in history and culture.

History buffs will love the views of Rome’s Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death during the Roman Empire. Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into ordinary life 2,000 years ago at the peak of the Roman Empire. In Sicily, visit the Valley of the Temples to see remains from ancient Greek civilization, as well as the famous mosaic depicting the “bikini girls” in the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina.

There is no shortage of spectacular scenery throughout your affordable tour of Italy. Discover the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s most active live volcano. You’ll witness breathtakingly beautiful views on your excursion to the Amalfitan Coast.

Following the natural course of the Amalfi coastline, the winding road features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water for scenery that is nothing short of spectacular! In Sicily, you will take a scenic cable car to charming Erice, a fortified town overlooking Trapani and the Egadi archipelago.

Enjoy visits of the laid-back town of Sorrento and the charming island of Capri. Both offer breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, enjoy the marvelous Mediterranean climate, wander the maze of streets, shop at the boutiques, and sip a drink in the famous “piazzetta.”The majestic St. Peter’s square in Rome, the sapphire-blue waters of the strait of Messina, the lush orange groves on the flanks of Mount Etna, and the friendly smiles of the local people will create lasting, fond memories. You’ll cherish this unique Italy vacation designed for the value-minded traveler.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

ROME
Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s Square

MONTECASSINO
Visit the Abbey and WWII Memorials

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

TWO OVERNIGHTS IN CAPRI

AMALFITAN COAST
Scenic drive

SORRENTO
Visit

Notes:

April 19 Departure – Easter
Some tours may operate with overnights in Sorrento on Days 4 and 5, followed by two nights in Capri on Days 6 & 7.
Capri boat transfer possible luggage restrictions

Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat transfer to Capri

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2

ROME. Two days to get well acquainted with Rome. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B daily)

Day 3

ROME. Two days to get well acquainted with Rome. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B daily)

Day 4

ROME–MONTECASSINO–POMPEII–NAPLES–CAPRI. Today visit the ABBEY OF MONTECASSINO and the WWII MEMORIALS. Then, to POMPEII, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption totally buried the city. On the included guided visit, see the remains of the luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Embark on the FERRY to Capri to spend two nights on this charming island.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 5

CAPRI. This legendary island is surrounded by a rocky coastline—and the crashing sea has formed remarkable caves. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional island tour is available.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 6

CAPRI–SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO AMALFITAN COAST. Take the FERRY to Sorrento. Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a marvelous climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss out on the included excursion along the breathtakingly beautiful AMALFITAN COAST.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 7

SORRENTO AREA. Two full days to enjoy the waters of the Bay of Naples and with truly spectacular views as far as towering Vesuvius. Sorrento’s terraces, adorned with flowers, jut from winding streets and alleys above a small harbor. Streets are filled with shops, cheerful bars, and cafés. Day 7 (B), Day 8
Breakfast Dinner

Day 8

SORRENTO AREA. Two full days to enjoy the waters of the Bay of Naples and with truly spectacular views as far as towering Vesuvius. Sorrento’s terraces, adorned with flowers, jut from winding streets and alleys above a small harbor. Streets are filled with shops, cheerful bars, and cafés. Day 7 (B), Day 8
Breakfast Dinner

Day 9

SORRENTO AREA–VILLA SAN GIOVANNI–FERRY CROSSING–TAORMINA AREA. Today, travel through the wild and mountainous scenery of Italy’s most southern regions before boarding the FERRY for the 45-minute crossing to Sicily. Only a few more miles to the Taormina area for a 2-night stay.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 10

TAORMINA AREA. EXCURSION TO MOUNT ETNA. Enjoy a visit to the heights of MOUNT ETNA and the option of a jeep or cable-car ride for a better view of Europe’s largest active volcano. Later, visit the charming town of Taormina. Magnificently situated on a 700-foot plateau overlooking the Ionian Sea, the heart of Taormina is Piazza Nove Aprile, a paved square with unrivaled views of the sea and Mount Etna.
Breakfast

Day 11

TAORMINA AREA–PIAZZA ARMERINA–AGRIGENTO. Today, drive westward to Piazza Armerina, a maze of steep streets positively overflowing with the colorful atmosphere of Sicilian life. At nearby Casale, visit the ROMAN VILLA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its mosaics, including the whimsical “Bikini Girls.” Next on the agenda is Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, one of Italy’s archaeological jewels. Visit the DORIC TEMPLE OF CONCORD, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization existing today, and the hilltop TEMPLE OF JUNO LACINIA. Spend the night in Agrigento.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 12

AGRIGENTO–SELINUNTE– MARSALA. Leave for Selinunte, one of the most striking and interesting sites in Sicily. At the apex of its power before 409 BC, the city exceeded 30,000 people, excluding slaves. Here, you will see the remains of the ACROPOLIS with its temples and fortifications. On the western coast of Sicily, stop in Marsala, known for its celebrated Marsala wine. Here, you will visit a local SALT MILL and learn how this local product is extracted and refined.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 13

MARSALA–TRAPANI–ERICE–PALERMO. Two Sicilian treats are on the agenda today. First, join your Local Guide to visit enchanting Trapani, set on a harbor that was once at the heart of a powerful trading network stretching from Carthage to Venice. The city center stretches along the port and was built in primarily baroque style. Next is the medieval hilltop town of Erice, reached by CABLE CAR. Situated about 2,500 feet above sea level, it immediately impresses with its defensive walls and castle affording breathtaking views over the Trapani Gulf and Egadi Islands. On clear days, views reach all the way to the African coast. Continue to Palermo.
Breakfast

Day 14

PALERMO (EMBARKATION)–OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO NAPLES. A full day to enjoy this busy and colorful city full of interesting squares and marketplaces, churches, and palazzos in every style—from Moorish to baroque. On the included guided tour, learn more about this city and visit the magnificent CAPPELLA PALATINA. Evening embarkation for the overnight ferry from Palermo to Naples.
Breakfast

Day 15

NAPLES (DISEMBARKATION)–ROME. Get to know Naples with a Local Guide. You'll discover a multifaced city, which is elegant and decadent; and lively, fascinating, and colorful at the same time. Later, return to Rome, the “Eternal City.”

Day 16

ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

GIUSEPPE DONATO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Even though I was born and raised in southern Italy, I'm still awed by its beauty. It's not all about mandolini, pizza, and cannoli...come visit and take a look! The history, flavors, myths, and traditions made my country famous worldwide - and make me proud today to share it with you."

Tour Director -  GIUSEPPE DONATO

 Accommodations

AGRIGENTO Kore (ST) or Della Valle (F)
CAPRI San Michele (ST) or La Residenza (F)
NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA Central Park (TC)
PALERMO Politeama (ST) or Ibis Styles (F)
ROME NH Villa Carpegna (F) or Holiday Inn Eur Parco Dei Medici (F)
TAORMINA RIVIERA Albatros (TC) or Hotel Kennedy (ST)



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