In Greek mythology, the Scylla and Charybdis were two sea monsters located in the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland, endangering ancient mariners and inspiring the expression 'being caught between a rock and a hard place.' Will you find yourself in such a predicament on this Undiscovered Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily? On the contrary, you'll delightfully find yourself caught between Byzantine and Roman culture, flanked by Norman and Italian influences, and in the midst of a cross-cultural wonderland. Your comparison of cobblestones, customs, and cuisine gets underway in Rome, heads down to the dramatic Sorrento Coast, and then kicks the fun from Italy's heel to its toe and all the way into the great melting pot of Sicily. From Italy's lower half to its largest island, ruins, resorts-a rich history awaits.
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2022
- 14 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Rome||Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.(D)|
|Day 2||Sorrento Coast||CASTEL GANDOLFO [LF] Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens followed by lunch at Villa Barberini en route to the Sorrento Coast. (B,L) 193 mi / 310 km|
|Day 3||Sorrento||Return jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens. Free time for lunch.SORRENTO Free time. (B)|
|Day 4||Sorrento||POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive on the panoramic road to Posillipo, a stop in Piazza Plebiscito, and [LF] a slice of Neapolitan pizza. (B,D)68 mi / 110 km|
|Day 5||Bari||Free morning before departing for Bari. (B) 186 mi / 300 km|
|Day 6||ALBEROBELLO AREA||BARI Guided sightseeing includes a walking tour of Bari Vecchia, the city's oldest district, and San Nicola's Church.LECCE Walking tour with a local guide includes the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica.[LF] Taste traditional pasticciotto (filled Italian pastry) with almond-flavored iced coffee. (B,D)186 mi / 300 km|
|Day 7||ALBEROBELLO AREA||ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional conical-roof house). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)|
|Day 8||ALBEROBELLO AREA-MATERA-PIZZO CALABRO-REGGIO CALABRIA||MATERA Orientation walk with panoramic view of the picturesque sassi (cave houses).Scenic drive along the Gulf of Taranto to Pizzo Calabro.PIZZO CALABRO [LF] Traditional tartufo (Italian ice cream dessert) tasting.REGGIO CALABRIA Guided visit of the museum that houses the Bronzi di Riace (famous bronze warrior sculptures). (B,D) 280 mi / 450 km|
|Day 9||Taormina Riviera||STRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossing to Sicily.TAORMINA RIVIERA Visit the ancient Greek Theater. Free time to explore. (B) 81 mi / 130 km|
|Day 10||Taormina Riviera||TAORMINA RIVIERA Free days. On day 10, included dinner at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Taormina Riviera with an excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 11||Taormina Riviera||TAORMINA RIVIERA Free days. On day 10, included dinner at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Taormina Riviera with an excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 12||Palermo||AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples en route to Palermo. (B) 280 mi / 450 km|
|Day 13||Palermo||PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. [LF] Aperitif (pre-dinner cocktail) at Princess Alliata's palace followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Palermo||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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