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Trafalgar Southern Italy and Sicily Summer 2018 (ITSC)

10 Days from Rome to Palermo Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Europe & Britain First Class 2018
Visits: Rome, Monte Cassino, Sorrento, Capri, Salerno, Taormina, Mount Etna, Temple of Juno, Palermo, Monreale, Italy

Slow down to the languid pace of the south - hot winds, and even hotter locals both signs that you've arrived in a part of Italy that marches to its own tune. See the fiery splendours of Sicily revealed beneath the shadow of Italy's largest volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy local wine tasting under the warm Sicilian sun.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • View St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral
  • Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, the medieval town of Erice, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale and the fishing village of Mondello

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Rome
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city - a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)
From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here during WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century, making it one of Europe's oldest monasteries and a recognised centre of arts and culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See such sites as the Ampitheatre, dating back to 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a pool in the middle. You'll also see the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 3 Sorrento – Isle Of Capri Excursion
Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people-watching at one of the local cafés.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 4 Sorrento – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights)
Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Travel across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day: 5 Taormina Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Taormina
Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice or consider an Optional Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight savour a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 7 Taormina – Agrigento
Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist takes you to visit the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo (2 Nights)
Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of the famed Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale
Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 10 Depart Palermo
Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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