Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine! A guided tour of Classical Rome reveals historic treasures. Witness the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, discover the ruins of Pompeii, explore the most well-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece while in Paestum, and visit the stunning hilltop village of Ravello. Cruise along the Amalfi Coast with a special stop in Positano, one of the coast’s precious gems. Additional experiences include a visit to an inlaid wood factory, a taste of the local lemon liquor, and tour of a local mozzarella cheese facility.
Day 1 – 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! Witness the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, discover the ruins of Pompeii, and explore the most well-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece while in Paestum.
Day 2 – Rome, Italy – Tour Begins
Your tour starts in Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local delicacies and wines. (D)
Day 3 – Rome
This morning you may wish to participate in an optional tour to the magnificent treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Later, we set out on a panoramic tour of Classical Rome featuring the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine, followed by an in-depth guided visit to the spectacular Colosseum. Contemporary Rome is highlighted through the legendary Piazza Navona. (B)
Day 4 – Rome – Montecassino – Amalfi Coast
Depart Rome and journey to the Amalfi Coast. En route, ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop south of Rome. You’ll discover its rich history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, peaceful courtyards, and fascinating museum. (B/D)
Day 5 – Amalfi Coast – Sorrento – Amalfi – Minori – Amalfi Coast
Begin your day exploring the popular and charming seaside resort town of Sorrento. This afternoon, travel to the delightful town of Amalfi where you have time to explore. Next, continue to Minori where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. You’ll also enjoy a typical Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Your evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 6 – Amalfi Coast – Paestum – Amalfi Coast
After breakfast, discover one of Italy’s most surprising products during a tour of a local buffalo milk mozzarella factory. Your day continues with a visit to Paestum where a local guide will escort you through some of the best-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece. End your day with dinner at a popular local restaurant. (B/D)
Day 7 – Amalfi Coast
Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast. You may wish to sign up for an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to the wonderful Mediterranean island of Capri, where a local guide will provide an interesting tour of this paradise island. (B)
Day 8 – Amalfi Coast – Pompeii – Winery – Amalfi Coast
Today, experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Soak in the history of the preserved original buildings of a typical Roman town 2,000 years ago. A local guide will provide an in-depth view of this remarkable archaeological site. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to savor the famous Lacryma Christo wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. (B/L)
Day 9 – Amalfi Coast – Naples – Rome
Bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast this morning and proceed to colorful and vibrant Naples. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, one of the finest in the world. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the completion of a marvelous trip to Italy.
Day 10 -Rome – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with a lifetime of memories of this joyous part of Italy. (B)
Monthly Tour Dates 2016: March – November
From $2,349/per person double /single supplement available
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Tour Code: VC
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