8 Days - Tour Dates: October 24 - 31, 2023
Day 1 - Tuesday, 10/24/2023 - Fly to Italy
Home Pick-up and overnight flight to to Italy.
Day 2 - Wednesday, 10/25/2023 - Arrive Rome
After clearing customs, meet your Tour Manager who will assist with your transfer to the Amalfi Coast. A Welcome Dinner is included this evening. - Dinner
Day 3 - Thursday, 10/26/2023 - Sorrento / Ravello
Start with a Sorrento walking tour. Sorrento is known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square filled with artisan shops. The historic center houses Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-c. church and birthplace of Limoncello liqueur. See a Limoncello demonstration followed by a tasting; it goes down easily, Salute! Later, visit Ravello, a hillside town offering spectacular coastal views and grand villas with perfectly laid out flower beds, palm trees, sculptures, and fountains. Ravello is famous for Villa Rufolo built in 1200 AD. Free time to explore, shop and enjoy lunch on your own. Return to the hotel with the evening at leisure. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday, 10/27/2023 - Amalfi / Positano
After breakfast embark for a full day excursion to the Amalfi Coast. See breathtaking scenery, glamorous resorts, citrus trees, vineyards, and tiny villages clinging to jagged cliffs that plunge straight into the sea. Continue to Amalfi, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amalfi is unforgettable, with its tightly packed villas and palaces seeming to tumble down the cliff side into the fishing port and beach below. We’ll also visit picturesque Positano, a town full of fashionistas, celebrities, jet setters, and upscale shops. Next visit a Cheese Factory for an opportunity to taste freshly made mozzarella cheese. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday, 10/28/2023 - Free Day or Optional Capri
Enjoy a day at leisure or join the full day optional excursion to the Isle of Capri. If you choose the optional, board a jetfoil boat for your journey across the bay to the Isle of Capri. Upon arrival transfer to Ana Capri with free time to explore on your own or visit Villa San Michele, the home of Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe. Lunch is on your own. Later, return to Capri with free time to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to the hotel later today.
Day 6 - Sunday, 10/29/2023 - Free Day or Optional Naples
Enjoy a full day on your own today or join the optional guided tour to Naples. In Naples, enjoy a city tour seeing the Cathedral with its treasure chapel and basilica, dating back to the 4th c. Also, drive to Plebiscite Square to see the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paula, Town Hall Square, and the New Castle built by the French Family of Anjou. Enjoy an included lunch at a Naples pizzeria. The afternoon is free to shop and explore Naples on your own before returning back to the hotel. - Breakfast
Day 7 - Monday, 10/30/2023 - Pompeii / To Rome
After breakfast, depart for Pompeii. Enjoy a fascinating guided visit to this city, perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when Mt. Vesuvius erupted covering the city in deadly volcanic ash and lava, literally stopping time it in its tracks. Continue onto the “Eternal City” of Rome, the capital and largest city in Italy. Check in to your hotel. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with new found friends including wine. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Tuesday, 10/31/2023 - Fly Home or Optional 2 night extension in Rome
Transfer to the airport for your journey home with wonderful memories of your tour. Those adding the optional two-night Rome extension will continue sightseeing in Rome today.
On the extension, enjoy a Rome City Tour. See the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, and more. Then visit Vatican City and tour the Vatican Museums, ending with the Sistine Chapel. Also visit St. Peter’s Basilica. This evening is at leisure for you to explore. - Breakfast
Day 9 - Wednesday, 11/1/2023 - Optional Extension in Rome
Today is at leisure to explore Rome on your own. - Breakfast
Day 10 - Thursday, 11/2/2023 - Optional Extension in Rome
Today, transfer to the airport and fly home. - Breakfast
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