MEDITERRANEAN TOUR Departing From Rome-11D/10N

11 Days

Overview

MEDITERRANEAN TOUR Departing From Rome-11D/10N

Departure Dates:

2024 April: 07, 14
2024 May: 05, 12*, 19
2024 June: 02, 16, 30
2024 July: 14
2024 August: 18
2024 September: 01, 08, 22, 29*
2024 October: 06, 20
2024 November: 03
2025 March: 23
Multilingual
ENGLISH/SPANISH/PORTUGUESE. Dates marked with * are available in FRENCH as well (multilingual).
FromToDouble RoomTriple RoomSingle Room
7/4/202423/3/2025$4,059$3,954$5,217
7/4/202423/3/2025$3,891$3,792$4,003

Child policy: Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents

Itinerary

Day 01 :
Day 1: Rome

Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel and then enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure. At 07:45 pm p/up at the hotel and reach Via del Teatro Marcello. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day – absolutely romantic at sunset. You will cross the characteristic area of the Jewish Ghetto, one of Rome’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, full of history and with a real Roman atmosphere. As you know, one of Rome’s typical landmarks are its beautiful fountains, and one of the prettiest is the Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) in Piazza Mattei. The Jewish Ghetto of Rome is the second most ancient after the one in Venice and it can be considered the heart and soul of Roman cuisine! Then you will walk into Piazza Della Rotonda and enjoy the lit view of the Pantheon, the former temple of Marcus Agrippa later converted into a church: this is the only ancient Roman temple that remained untouched through the centuries and it’s stunning at night when the crowds are away. Next Stop…Close your eyes and throw a coin over your right shoulder straight into the Trevi Fountain: it’s said that those who do so, are granted to come back to Rome someday. Your walk continues towards Piazza di Spagna, one of the city’s most popular squares, known for its setting at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top! After this intense and gratifying walk, there is only one thing missing to end this experience: relax enjoying a creamy and tasty Gelato, it’s on us! The tour ends in Spanish Steps area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter into one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel.

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the most exclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at your own pace. Once back on the mainland, return to the hotel for dinner and your last overnight in Sorrento.

Breakfast at your hotel, then spend a leisurely morning exploring Sorrento. In the afternoon, you will reach the port of Naples, where you will board on the Tirrenia/Snav ferry to Palermo. Let the waves rock you to sleep. Dinner and breakfast are not included on the ferry.

Arrive in Palermo and transfer to your hotel. That night, have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping of local delicatessen and souvenirs. Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas and mosaics – with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes is perfect for a cool and pleasant morning amble. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences. Afterwards, we’ll set off to Marsala, whose lands are known for its Marsala wine. You’ll take part in a sensorial experience, for you will visit a traditional tavern and taste regional wine and products during a light but unforgettable lunch. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and learn about archaeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules; the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches; together with other seven cities in the Val di Noto, Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the old gate of San Giorgio, the Giardini Iblei and then walk to Piazza Pola where we will visit the church of San Giuseppe: a little gem. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral
of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Arrive in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, recently restored after an earthquake, and then have a nice walk in the town’s center. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit “Parco Archeologico della.

Neapolis”, Syracuse’s famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius – an artificial limestone cave. After the visit, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia – the most ancient part of Syracuse – home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner.

Breakfast at your hotel and then head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.

Includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Accommodation in 4 stars or 3 stars hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or
    alimentary restriction)
  • Entrance tickets to Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica with “Skip the Line” (when included in the itinerary)

Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “Rates include”

Rome: Hotel St. Martin 4*
Address: Via San Martino della Battaglia, 58
Ph.: +39 06 84010200
Web: https://www.stmartinroma.com/

Located in Rome, opposite Castro Pretorio Metro Station and 1,2 km from La Sapienza University of Rome, Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels offers a restaurant, bar and modern rooms. There is a tour desk and free WiFi in all areas. All rooms have air conditioning, a kettle and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom is private and includes a hair dryer. Some rates at the Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels include a continental buffet breakfast. The hotel is 1.4 km from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and a 10-minute walk from Rome-Termini Central Train Station. The nearest airport is Rome Ciampino Airport, 15 km from Hotel St Martin by OMNIA hotels.

Hotel Michelangelo 4*
Address: Corso Italia, 275
Ph.: +39 081 8784844
Web: https://www.michelangelosorrento.com/
The Hotel offers a special atmosphere and a perfect environment to spend a very relaxing and pleasant vacation. Although it is located in the center of the city, the Hotel is an oasis of peace. The structure has been developed around an ancient tower, dating from the 16th century.

 

Palermo: Hotel Mercure 4*
Address: Via Mariano Stabile, 112, 90139 Palermo PA
Ph.: +39 091 324911
Web:https://all.accor.com/hotel/5932/index.es.shtml

With a strategic location in the center of Palermo, just a few meters from the Teatro Politeama and the Teatro Massimo, the Mercure Palermo Centro constitutes the ideal base to explore this beautiful city of rich colour, its historical buildings and monuments, the liveliness of its markets and the intense flavours.

 

Agrigento: Hotel della valle 4* Address: Via Ugo la Malfa, 3, 92100 Agrigento AG

Ph.: +39 0922 26966
Web: https://www.hoteldellavalle.ag.it/index.php/it/

4-star hotel equipped with 112 comfortable rooms and suites, the Hotel della Valle is located a short distance from the Valley of the Temples, but also close to the historic center of the city, once called Akragas. The Valley of the Temples is the archaeological park characterized by the exceptional state of conservation of the Doric temples, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.

 

Taormina: Hotel Splendid 4* Address: Via Dietro Cappuccini 10 – 98039 Taormina (ME) Ph.: +39 0942 628010
Web: https://www.splendidhoteltaormina.com/
A modern and comfortable hotel. Set in the Rocca of Taormina, The Splendid Hotel in Taormina overlooks the Ionian Sea and is located a few steps from the picturesque historic center and the marvelous Greek Theatre.

 

Ragusa: Hotel Poggio del Sole 4*
Address: SP25, Km 5,7
Ph.: +39 0932 668521
Web: https://www.poggiodelsolehotel.it/
Located between central Ragusa and the Mediterranean Sea, Poggio del Sole is an impressive 19th-century country manor. It features an outdoor swimming pool, and a modern wellness centre. The Hotel has 68 rooms, all carefully furnished and provided with all comforts.

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MEDITERRANEAN TOUR Departing From Rome-11D/10N
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