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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 fellow travelers. On the quest for the most authentic pizza and legendary espresso coffee, visit Naples and enjoy a pizza lunch. Spend two nights on the legendary island of Capri. You may bump into some celebrities in the famous piazzetta! Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water and enjoying the marvelous Mediterranean climate. You may be able to steal the hotel chef’s secret “torta caprese” recipe to impress your friends back home. 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 local pastry and coffee along with spectacular views of the gulf. Following the natural course of the 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 as the background. This affordable Cosmos Gourmet Italy tour offers value-minded travelers 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; 2 lunches; 3 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
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 fellow travelers 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 “masterchefs.” The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to discover the fascinating city of Rome.
ROME–NAPLES–CAPRI 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, including a stop to visit the St. Clair Monastery Cloister, with a Local Guide. After the sightseeing tour, enjoy a pizza lunch at a restaurant. Later, take a short ferry ride to Capri, the legendary island of glitz and glamor. Today’s Distance: 140 mi/ 225 km
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
CAPRI Enjoy free time to relax or discover this spectacular island on your own. On the optional island tour, focus on all the main sights and enjoy a light street food lunch of local specialties, as well as a limoncello tasting session. 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.
CAPRI–SORRENTO AREA 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, especially during the summertime. This morning, spend some time learning about 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 flavors available in the shop. This evening, we suggest an optional dinner at a local farm, featuring dishes prepared with traditional ingredients.
SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO POSITANO Today, set off to discover the spectacular Amalfi coast, a winding coast with many clifftop villages and unbeatable views. Stop in jet-set favorite Positano, a pastel-colored cascade of chic boutiques and sun-kissed sunbathers. Savor a typical pastry with coffee as you admire the breathtaking shimmering bays. Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km
SORRENTO AREA–ROME Say goodbye to the Sorrentine peninsula 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: 168 mi/ 270 km
ROME Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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