From the legendary Colosseum to the rocky cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, take in the best of southern Italy. Uncover Classic Rome's myriad treasures and embark on an in-depth guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum. Explore the breathtaking scenery of Italy's coastline, from the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast to the charms of seaside Sorrento. Visit the renowned monastery of Montecassino. Discover Pompeii's ruins. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, learn how mozzarella cheese is made, and sip on some real-deal limoncello. From 2 of Italy's most beloved locales, experience the country's renowned food, culture, history, and landscapes.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Rome||Overnight Flight: Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine.|
|Day 2||Rome||Rome, Italy - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in the 'Eternal City' of Rome! Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring wines and local delicacies.|
|Day 3||Rome||Rome - Optional Excursion: On a locally guided tour of Classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Recount the rich history of the Colosseum on an in-depth visit with a guide, walking in the footsteps of former gladiators and attendees. The evening is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional dinner in a popular restaurant, where you'll indulge in a hearty meal accompanied by wine and local entertainment.|
|Day 4||Rome||Rome - Optional Excursion: Make the most of a free day in Italy's capital city. Perhaps you will join an optional tour* in the morning to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's mural of the Last Judgment. In the afternoon, consider strolling through the Borghese Gardens for views of the city's skyline or meander through Rome's bohemian Trastevere district.|
|Day 5||Rome||Rome - Montecassino - Amalfi Coast: Journey to the Amalfi Coast, an iconic coastline of rocky beaches and towering cliffs. En route, make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop that played a pivotal role in World War II. Discover its history while exploring the monastery's ornate chapel, courtyards, and museum. In the afternoon, settle into the Amalfi Coast**, your new home for the next 5 nights.|
|Day 6||Amalfi Coast||Amalfi Coast - Amalfi - Minori - Amalfi Coast: Drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, pausing for a peek of Positano with its pastel-colored houses and pebbly beaches. Spend time in the town of Amalfi. A former trading hub, Amalfi is now a quiet coastal town of historic landmarks and a black-and-white marble cathedral. Explore on your own before continuing to Minori, where you'll get to sample local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Savor a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local cafe and pastry shop before an evening at leisure.|
|Day 7||Amalfi Coast||Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Farmhouse lunch - Amalfi Coast: Begin your day exploring the popular and charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through the narrow streets of the city center, perhaps exploring the peaceful courtyard of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. Visit a local farm and see how traditional mozzarella cheese is made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table lunch before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.|
|Day 8||Amalfi Coast||Amalfi Coast - Optional Excursion: Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Perhaps you will embark on an optional boat trip (weather permitting) to the Mediterranean isle of Capri, where you'll enjoy a locally guided tour with lunch before setting out on your own adventure.|
|Day 9||Amalfi Coast||Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Winery - Amalfi Coast: Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. On an in-depth historical tour with a local guide, see the eerily preserved buildings of this 2,000-year-old Roman town. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, stop at a local winery to savor the famous Lacryma Christi wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. After some free time, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and bid salute to the end of your Italian getaway.|
|Day 10||Amalfi Coast||Amalfi Coast - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.|
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- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.