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Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Small Group Tour

Explore the sun-drenched Italian coastline on this incredible 13 night escorted coach tour from Rome to Palermo, Sicily. From the dramatic Sorrento Coast to the charming stone houses in Alberobello, this tour has it all!

Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy Small Group Tour

DEPARTURE DATE: September 29, 2024
Countries Visited: Italy

OVERVIEW

In Greek mythology, the Scylla and Charybdis were two sea monsters located in the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland, endangering ancient mariners, and inspiring the expression “being caught between a rock and a hard place.” Will you find yourself in such a predicament on this Undiscovered Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily? On the contrary, you’ll delightfully find yourself caught between Byzantine and Roman culture, flanked by Norman and Italian influences, and in the midst of a cross-cultural wonderland. Your comparison of cobblestones, customs, and cuisine gets underway in Rome, heads down to the dramatic Sorrento Coast, and then kicks the fun from Italy’s heel to its toe and all the way into the great melting pot of Sicily. From Italy’s lower half to its largest island, ruins, resorts—a rich history awaits.

Local Favorites

Every Globus tour includes our exclusive Local Favorites, specially included to share the authentic experiences that make each destination unique. Get to know the locals and local flavors you might just miss on your own!

Tour Highlights

Discover something unexpected and unforgettable in the special way only Globus can share—with sightseeing highlights to off-the-beaten-path surprises to out-of-this world moments you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Enhanced Free Time

Explore or relax as you please, or choose exciting options available at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app. Your Tour Director can suggest the perfect way to design your day!

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 29, 2024from $6,829 CADPer Person
September 29, 2024from $7,699 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 13 night small group escorted coach tour from Rome to Palermo (limited to 24 guests )
  • 13 breakfast, 1 lunch, 6 dinner
  • Friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word)
  • Seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. (where available)
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Sep 29ROME, ITALY
2Mon Sep 30ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–SORRENTO COAST
3Tue Oct 1SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO CAPRI
4Wed Oct 2SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO POMPEII AND NAPLES
5Thu Oct 3SORRENTO COAST–BARI
6Fri Oct 4BARI–LECCE–ALBEROBELLO AREA
7Sat Oct 5ALBEROBELLO AREA
8Sun Oct 6ALBEROBELLO AREA–MATERA–PIZZO CALABRO–REGGIO CALABRIA
9Sat Sep 7REGGIO CALABRIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA
10Sun Sep 8TAORMINA RIVIERA
11Mon Sep 9TAORMINA RIVIERA
12Tue Sep 10TAORMINA RIVIERA–AGRIGENTO–PALERMO
13Wed Sep 11PALERMO
14Thu Sep 12PALERMO

Day 1 – ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Day 2 – ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–SORRENTO COAST
HOLY GROUNDS

CASTEL GANDOLFO Take a Local Favorite guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens followed by lunch at Villa Barberini en route to the Sorrento Coast.

Day 3 – SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO CAPRI
COVES, CLIFFS & THE CLEAR BLUE SEA

SORRENTO COAST Jetfoil ride to Capri.
CAPRI Take a funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing, including the Augustus Gardens. Free time for lunch.

Day 4 – SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO POMPEII AND NAPLES

A SLICE OF LIFE IN NAPLES
POMPEII Take a guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive on the panoramic road to Posillipo, a stop in Piazza Plebiscito, and Local Favorite a slice of Neapolitan pizza.

Day 5 – SORRENTO COAST–BARI

CHILLING ON THE COAST
SORRENTO COAST Free morning before departing for Bari.

Day 6 – BARI–LECCE–ALBEROBELLO AREA

SWEET STROLLS IN APULIA
BARI Guided sightseeing includes a walking tour of Bari Vecchia, the city’s oldest district, and San Nicola’s Church.

LECCE Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. Local Favorite Taste traditional pasticciotto (filled pastry) with almond-infused iced coffee.

Day 7 – ALBEROBELLO AREA

STONE HOUSES
ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional conical-roof house). Free time this afternoon and evening.

Day 8 – ALBEROBELLO AREA–MATERA–PIZZO CALABRO–REGGIO CALABRIA

CREAMY DESSERTS & CAVE DWELLINGS
MATERA Orientation walk with panoramic view of the picturesque sassi house (cave houses). Take a scenic drive along the Gulf of Taranto.
PIZZO CALABRO Enjoy a Local Favorite traditional tartufo (ice cream dessert) tasting.

REGGIO CALABRIA Join a guided visit of the museum that houses the Bronzi di Riace (famous bronze warrior sculptures).

Day 9 – REGGIO CALABRIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

GRAND GREEK DRAMA
STRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossing to Sicily.
TAORMINA Visit the ancient Greek theatre. Free time to explore.

Day 10 – TAORMINA RIVIERA

THE PEARL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
TAORMINA RIVIERA Enjoy a free day in Taormina, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 11 – TAORMINA RIVIERA

SICILIAN SUMMITS
TAORMINA RIVIERA Enjoy a free day.

Day 12 – TAORMINA RIVIERA–AGRIGENTO–PALERMO

TIMELESS TEMPLES
AGRIGENTO Take a guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples en route to Palermo.

Day 13 – PALERMO

CATHEDRALS & COCKTAILS
PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. Enjoy an Local Favorite Aperitivo (pre-dinner cocktail) at a noble palace followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 14 – PALERMO

SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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