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

  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 Nights in Rome
  • 2 Nights in Amalfi
  • 1 Night in Martina Franca
  • 2 Nights in Lecce
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Small Group tour : Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included. Transfers not included.
  • Transfer from Rome to Sorrento
  • Guided visit to Pompeii, entrance fee included
  • Driver-guided tour of Amalfi & Ravello, with lemon tour
  • Transfer by private car from Sorrento to Bari with en-route stop in Matera
  • En-route stop in Matera for 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 or similar
  • Amalfi Coast: llyod's Palazzo Ferraiolo or similar
  • Martina Franca: Villa San Martino or similar
  • Lecce: Risorgimento, Patria, or similar

Additional Notes

Arrival & departure transfers, along with city taxes at hotels are not included. Blackouts apply during special events, celebrations, Easter, Carnivals, and Fairs.

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


Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVAL

  Independent arrive in Rome.  Overnight in Rome 

DAY 2 VATICAN & 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. (B)

DAY 3 ROME, SORRENTO. POMPEIi & LUNCH, WINE TASTING ON VESUVIO

In the morning you’ll board a high-speed train from Rome to Naples. Your driver will meet you and continue  to Pompeii. Pompeii was a ?holiday resort? for wealthy Roman politicians and nobility . It is now famous for  its civic buildings lining the streets some still intact today, 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 depict political and sexual content. After the tour, motor to Amalfi Coast  You’ll arrive in Amalfi in the late afternoon, just in time for an aperitivo before you head out for a lovely  dinner. ?Overnight in Amalfi?. (B, L)

DAY 4 AMALFI & RAVELLO WITH LEMON TOUR

Signature “Amalfi Drive” private visit of the Amalfi Coast ?with an excellent and expert driver guide.  This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi along 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 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 some of his wonderful operas here. 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 5:  MATERA

After breakfast your driver guide will meet you and you’ll head to Bari, a port city on the Adriatic sea and the  capital of the region of Puglia. As you pass through the region of Basilicata we’ll take a stop in Matera for a  guided visit of the town. It’s said that the town may be the longest continuously inhabited human settlement  in the world.   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 Martina Franca (B)

DAY 6:  BARI & ALBEROBELLO

In the morning after breakfast, you’ll meet your driver and drive to Lecce with a stop in Alberobello a  UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lovely spread of pinnacles announces Alberobello's characteristic historic  centre,. The old town centre is entirely composed of ?trulli?. These are traditional homes 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. We’ll also stop 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

Today, you’ll enjoy a 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. Everywhere you turn, the city will dazzle your eyes with baroque exuberance.  Lecce is also thought of as the capital of southern Italian cooking and the town is filled with wonderful  restaurants to pick from.   Overnight in Lecce (B)

DAY 8:  DEPARTURE

Independent transfer to your airport or station

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Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

Centrally Located Rome Hotel

Rome -

Hotels used in conjunction with this tour are the Dei Mellini or similar. Please note that the hotel will be advised approx. 21 days prior to departure [more]

Amalfi Hotel

Sorrento -

Hotels used in conjunction with this tour are: Lloyds, Palazzo Ferraiolo, or similar. Please note that the hotel used will be advised approx 21 days prior to departure. [more]

Martina Franca Hotel

Martina Franca -

Hotels used in conjunction with this tour are: Villa San Martino or similar. Please note that the hotel will be advised approx 21 days prior to departure [more]

Lecce Hotel

Lecce -

Hotels used in conjunction with this tour are the Risogimento, Patria, or similar. Please note that the hotel will be advised approx. 21 days prior to departure. [more]

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)