SMART TOUR 15 - ROME, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST, & APULIA

A perfect mix of private touring and city tours. Complete with 7 nights of accommodations

SMART TOUR 15 - ROME, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST, & APULIA

A perfect mix of private touring and city tours. Complete with 7 nights of accommodations

Tour Highlights

  • Daily departures designed for parties from 2-6 passengers - perfect for family and friends traveling! (Can be priced for larger groups as needed).
  • The perfect combination of private touring.
  • Visits to: Rome, Vatican, Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Ravello, Matera, Bari, Alberobello, and Lecce.
  • 24/7 Concierge, as well as 24/7 Celtic Help Line as needed.

Smart Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Small Group Tour of Vatican, entrance fee included. (Transfer too tour meeting point not included)
  • Transfer from Rome to Sorrento via Pompeii.
  • Guided visit to Pompeii, entrance fee included.
  • Driver guided tour of “Amalfi & Ravello” with the lemon tour.
  • Transfer by private car from Sorrento to Bari with en route stops in Matera by car.
  • En route stop in Matera for an independent visit.
  • Transfer from Bari to Lecce with en route stop in Alberobello & Ostuni.
  • En route stops in Alberobello & Locorotondo for an independent visit.
  • Walking guided tour in Lecce.

Hotel Options (or similar)

  • Rome Hotel: Dei Mellini
  • Sorrento: Helios, Regina, Angiotieri or Helios
  • Bari Area Hotel: Masseria Donnaloia or Palazzo Bregante
  • Lecce Hotel: Risorgimento or Patria

Additional Notes

City Taxes at hotels is not included and would be paid directly at hotels. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.

Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Rome.

Transfer included from Rome Airport to your pre-booked Rome hotel. Free to enjoy Rome independently on your own. Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: VATICAN and the HEART OF ROME

In the morning,meet your guide at the Vatican and join a small group to visit Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Our expert guide will be your docent as you pass through the vast Vatican collection. This Vatican tour will focus on the must-see and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, Michelangelo’s Dome, Pinecone Courtyard, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and more. Following the visit of the Sistine Chapel you’ll enter what many consider a wonder of the world and the most magnificent church on earth - St Peter's Basilica, and then ending outside in the superb square designed by Bernini.Overnight in Rome. (B)

Day 03: FROM ROME TO SORRENTO. VISIT POMPEII with LUNCH AND WINE TASTING ON VESUVIO

High-speed train from Rome to Naples. Upon arrival meet your driver and continue to Pompeii. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon's House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch's architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead - hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content. At the end, enjoy a light lunch and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Late afternoon arrival in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento. (B, L, W)

Day 04: AMALFI and RAVELLO WITH LEMON TOUR

Signature “Amalfi Drive” private visit of Amalfi Coast with Ravello with excellent and expert driver guide. Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi. This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible “limoneto”, a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade “Amalfi style”. Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento. (B)

Day 05: MATERA

Meet your driver guide and transfer to Bari. En route stop in Matera for a guided visit. Stand in the right spot at a viewpoint overlooking Matera's huddled sassi, and it's not difficult to imagine you've been teleported back to the Holy Land circa 100 BC. At once epic and cinematic, the ‘Città Sotterranea', as it's known, perches on the upper reaches of the steep-sided Gravina gorge and its timeless urban landscape has often been used to evoke biblical scenes in films and TV. ( Lonely Planet). Overnight in Bari area.(B)

Day 06: BARI and ALBEROBELLO

Meet your driver and transfer to Lecce. En route stop in Alberobello. A lovely spread of pinnacles announces Alberobello's characteristic historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old town center is entirely composed of trulli, traditional drystone huts whitened with quicklime and capped by conical bare-stone roofs. Crosses, pierced hearts, and zodiac signs decorate the roofs, maintaining the air of mystery that surrounds the trulli. Stop also in Ostuni, the “White City” par excellence, and the only one in Val d'Itria fronting the sea, with its characteristic historic center, once painted entirely white. Overnight in Lecce. (B)

Day 07: LECCE

Half day guided visit of Lecce. Called “the Florence of the South”, Lecce welcomes visitors with its magnificent baroque architecture, which blazes on the portals of its palaces and on the facades of the many churches that line the streets inside the city's three ancient gates: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. The common factor in the city's characteristic baroque exuberance is the local “Lecce stone”, so soft and malleable, that master stonecutters were able to create highly sophisticated stone embroidery. Overnight in Lecce. (B)

Day 08: DEPARTURE

Independent transfer to your airport or station. (B)

Rates & Hotels

To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 1-800-833-4373.

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Tour Details

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Pricing

This package is based on a minimum of two (2) persons traveling based on sharing one double room. This tour can be booked via our call center only at this time. Rates for based on 2 - 6 passengers are as follows:

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on the itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • City Tax to be paid locally

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. With overnight flights, please note, tour date is the date you start in Italy, with air date being one day prior.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Tour date is the date you start in Italy. This Smart Tour includes transfers on arrival (from Rome Apt to Rome Hotel) and departure (from Lecce to Bari)