10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
HIGHLIGHTS… Rome, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Montecassino, Amalfi Coast, Minori, Sorrento, Farmhouse lunch and Mozzarella making demonstration, Pompeii, Winery Visit
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 4 Hotel Imperiale, Rome
Days 5 – 9 Punta Campanellla Resort & Spa , Sorrento
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Friday, April 22, 2022 Overnight Flight
Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine.
Day 2: Saturday, April 23, 2022 Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the “Eternal City” of Rome! Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner featuring wines and local delicacies. (D)
Day 3: Sunday, April 24, 2022 Rome – Optional Excursion
On a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum on an in-depth visit with a guide, walking in the footsteps of former gladiators and attendees. The evening is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, where you’ll indulge in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment. (B)
Day 4: Monday, April 25, 2022 Rome - Optional Excursion
Make the most of a free day in Italy’s capital city. Perhaps you will join an optional tour* in the morning to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s mural of the Last Judgment. In the afternoon, consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city’s skyline or meander through Rome’s bohemian Trastevere district. (B)
Day 5: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Rome - Montecassino - Amalfi Coast
Journey to the Amalfi Coast, an iconic coastline of rocky beaches and towering cliffs. En route, make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop that played a pivotal role in World War II. Discover its history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, courtyards, and museum. In the afternoon, settle into the Amalfi Coast**, your new home for the next 5 nights. (B, D)
Day 6: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Amalfi Coast - Amalfi - Minori - Amalfi Coast
Drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, pausing for a peek of Positano with its pastel-coloured houses and pebbly beaches. Spend time in the town of Amalfi. A former trading hub, Amalfi is now a quiet coastal town of historic landmarks and a black-and-white marble cathedral. Explore on your own before continuing to Minori, where you’ll get to sample local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Savour a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop before an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 7: Thursday, April 28, 2022 Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Farmhouse lunch - Amalfi Coast
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through the narrow streets of the city centre, perhaps exploring the peaceful courtyard of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. Visit a local farm and see how traditional mozzarella cheese is made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table lunch before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon. (B, L)
Day 8: Friday, April 29, 2022 Amalfi Coast - Optional Excursion
Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Perhaps you will embark on an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to the Mediterranean isle of Capri, where you’ll enjoy a locally guided tour with lunch before setting out on your own adventure. (B)
Day 9: Saturday, April 30, 2022 Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Winery - Amalfi Coast
Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. On an in-depth historical tour with a local guide, see the eerily preserved buildings of this 2,000-year-old Roman town. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, stop at a local winery to savour the famous Lacryma Christi wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. After some free time, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner and bid salute to the end of your Italian getaway. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Sunday, May 1, 2022 Amalfi Coast - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
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