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2023 Tour Details
Enjoy a small group-culinary journey to Rome, Sorrento, and Capri on this grand Southern Italy vacation. Spend three nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and in the Sorrento area. Explore Italy’s southern charms at a leisurely pace to discover ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Start your foodie adventure in Rome with an included cooking masterclass, where you’ll learn how to prepare an authentic sumptuous Italian meal—and get to enjoy it with your travel companions. On your way from Rome to Sorrento, visit a family-run wine cellar and indulge in an included lunch with wine tasting. In the laid-back town of Sorrento, take part in a gelato making experience and tasting in a local gelateria and see how real Italian ice cream is made. Enjoy an excursion to scenic Positano, on the Amalfi coast, and feast on the spectacular views of the gulf. Following the natural course of the coastline, the winding road to Positano features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water as the background. A short ferry ride separates Sorrento from the legendary island of Capri, where you will spend two nights. In the famous piazzetta (little square) of Capri, you may bump into some celebrities! Spend time discovering the island or gazing at the mesmerizing water and enjoying the Mediterranean climate. You may be able to steal the hotel chef’s secret “torta caprese” recipe to impress your friends back home. Leaving Capri by ferry, on the quest for the most authentic pizza and legendary espresso coffee, visit Naples and enjoy a pizza lunch before returning to Rome. This affordable Cosmos Gourmet Italy tour offers value-minded travel lovers a unique and unforgettable vacation along with the opportunity to learn about Mediterranean cuisine.
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ROME Guided sightseeing, see St. Peter’s SquareMONTECASSINO Visit the Abbey and WWII MemorialsPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavationsCAPRITwo overnightsAMALFITAN COAST Scenic driveSORRENTO VisitNotes:
Some tours may operate with overnights in Sorrento on Days 3 and 4, followed by two nights in Capri on Days 5 & 6.
Touring by private, first-class; air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry to/from Capri. Occasionally minibuses will be used.
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 lunches; 3 dinners
ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city. Take advantage of your CosmosGO app to explore on your own before you meet your Tour Director and travel companions in the evening.
ROME This morning, wear an apron and become chef for a day. Attend a cooking class and learn how to prepare a sumptuous Italian lunch. Judge the results of your fruitful morning by sitting around a table enjoying this meal with your fellow “master chefs.” The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to discover the fascinating city of Rome.
ROME–SORRENTO COAST Leave Rome this morning to reach the lively Sorrento coast. On the way, visit a family-run vineyard, set on the foot of Mount Vesuvius, and indulge in an included local lunch, complete with wine pairing.Today’s distance: 174 mi/280 km
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
SORRENTO Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a lovely climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife, especially during the summertime. This morning, join the walking orientation of the town center, and learn about authentic gelato. There will be a demonstration on how ice cream and sorbet are prepared, and some hints on how to make it at home. You will, of course, have the opportunity to taste some of the many varieties available in the shop. This evening, we suggest an optional dinner at a local farm, featuring dishes prepared with traditional ingredients.
SORRENTO COAST-POSITANO-CAPRI This morning, set off to discover the spectacular Amalfi coast, a winding coast with many clifftop villages and unbeatable views. Stop in the popular jet-set destination of Positano, a pastel-hued cascade of chic boutiques and sun-kissed sunbathers. Later, take a short ferry ride to legendary Capri. Enjoy free time to relax and enjoy this spectacular island on your own. Tonight, after the included dinner, you will be served Torta Caprese for dessert. The hotel chef will explain how this special cake is made, and you will be able to “steal” his personal recipe. Today’s Distance by coach: 19 mi/ 30 km
CAPRI This is another day for you to take advantage of the unique beauty of Capri at leisure or to discover its treasures and traditions on the optional island tour, focusing on all the main sights and on the light lunch based on local street food specialties, crowned with a limoncello tasting session.
CAPRI-NAPLES–ROME Say goodbye to Capri and board a ferry to Naples. Naples is the capital of espresso coffee and pizza, among many other delicacies. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to see the main highlights of this lively city in the company of a Local Guide. After the sightseeing tour, indulge in an included authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch at a local restaurant. Say arrivederci to bustling Naples and drive back to Rome. Enjoy some time sightseeing on your own or join the optional food tour to discover some hidden treasures of the capital city of Italy, as well as some of its signature gourmet specialities. Today’s Distance: 140 mi/ 227 km
ROME Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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