Join us on this exciting tour that combines the best of the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Sicily. The Amalfi Coast is a dream destination with stunning seaside views and charming towns and villages. Explore the island of Capri along with Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii and the historic city of Naples. Travel overnight by ship to discover the beauty in Sicily. From the cultural city of Palermo, travel through the Sicilian mountains and countryside to the ancient Greek ruins in Agrigento. Get lost in the hospitality and history that makes Sicily like no place else you’ve seen!
Departure from the US for your overnight flight to begin your vacation to the Amalfi Coast, Naples & Sicily.
Upon arrival in Naples, you and your English speaking tour escort will join your private motorcoach and driver for a direct transfer to your 4 * hotel in Sorrento. Relax and make yourself comfortable for the remainder of the day. Enjoy your first Italian dinner as a group at your hotel.
Breakfast included at hotel. Depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver and your English speaking guide for a tour of the picturesque area known as the Amalfi Coast including the town of Ravello. Travel along the Amalfi coastline with unparalleled views of the Mediterranean Sea. Drive through numerous small towns with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Take the short twisty ride up the mountain to the charming town of Ravello, famously known as a magnet for artists, writers and actors. A visit to Villa Rufolo, a timeless architectural wonder, will inspire you as it once did composer Richard Wagner. Built in the 13th century and restored in the 19th century, its gardens and grandeur have enchanted millions. Another beautiful villa in Ravello is the Villa Cimbrone. The villa is currently a 5* hotel, but its gardens are open to the public. Referred to as the most beautifully designed English gardens in southern Europe, you’ll notice the numerous Classical statues and the famous Terrace of Infinity which will take your breath away. At the end of your Amalfi journey, return to your hotel for free time until dinner at your hotel. After dinner, transfer to a special musical performance that celebrates the life and history of the Sorrento peninsula. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and immerse yourself in the music, dance and costumes that explore two centuries of the region’s history.
Breakfast included at hotel. Depart from your hotel for a transfer to the Sorrento pier for an excursion to the island of Capri. “When the red sun sinks into the sea at Capri …” Artists and celebrities appreciated its beauty: Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Dickens, Greta Garbo, Kirk Douglas, Charlie Chaplin, Grace Kelly. You will visit Villa San Michele, the home and gardens of Swedish physician and author Dr. Axel Munthe: “My house should be open to the sun and the wind and the voices of the sea – like a Greek temple – light, light and light everywhere! “- his very own dream between high culture and kitsch. Stroll through the rooms and over the terraces and let the magic of this place envelop you. Bask in the island’s atmosphere as you travel to the island’s main town, also named Capri. Admire the colorful and terraced Gardens of Augustus, donated by the German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, that overlook the famous Faraglioni rocks and the Marina Piccola. Enjoy a local lunch in Capri before returning to Sorrento via hydrofoil. After being transferred back to your hotel, the remainder of the day and dinner tonight is at your leisure.
Breakfast included at hotel. Depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver and your English speaking guide for a tour of Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii.
Travel to the mighty Mt. Vesuvius where your motorcoach will bring you to the 1,000 meter elevation level. If you wish to continue the climb to the crater, your local guide will walk you around the deep crater with its numerous fumaroles where you can also view the panorama over the Gulf of Naples. Lunch is on your own before you explore the ancient city of Pompeii – destroyed and covered in volcanic ash in 79 A.D. by neighboring Mt. Vesuvius. A local guide will show how this ancient Roman city was unearthed after extensive excavation work. Take some time to walk the excavated streets and see the amphitheater, thermal baths, houses and temples. You’ll see first-hand how daily Pompeiian life has been frozen in time. Return to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day and dinner at your leisure.
Breakfast included at hotel. Pack your bags and depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver and your English speaking guide for a day in the magnificent city of Naples before departing tonight for Palermo. Discover the history of Naples and see historic palaces, impressive monuments and the great Cathedral of San Gennaro. A special visit to the National Archaeological Museum is next. Learn about Greek and Roman antiquities with an extensive collection of artefacts found from the lost city of Pompeii – along with Pompeii’s well preserved mosaics. Lunch is at your leisure. In the afternoon, visit the Castel Nuovo located next to the port. This medieval castle was built in the 13th century and has become a symbol representing the city of Naples. Next, stroll through the elegant Galleria Umberto I and see the magnificent opera house – the San Carlo Theatre located next to the Piazza del Plebiscito. After some free time, enjoy a dinner at a local Naples restaurant. Following dinner, you’ll be transferred to the port for your overnight ferry to Palermo, Sicily. You’ll be provided with private cabins with bathrooms (double or single available). PLEASE NOTE: There is no porterage available at the ports. The motorcoach will bring customers approximately 50-100 meters from the ship’s boarding line and passengers are expected to bring their own luggage from the motorcoach aboard the ship. This also applies to disembarkation at the port in Palermo in the morning.
Your day begins by arriving into the port of Palermo. Welcome to Sicily! Disembark the ferry with your luggage and walk to your motorcoach and driver. You’ll be driven to your hotel where you can leave your luggage for the day and have breakfast before checking into the hotel later that afternoon. After breakfast, depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver and English speaking local guide for a half day tour of Palermo. A cultural mix makes Palermo one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Take in the city’s picturesque piazzas – Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini and see the Quattro Canti – the most remarkable intersection in Palermo. The city’s architecture reflects the Sicilian cultural mosaic through its Moorish, Norman and Spanish Baroque styles. See such highlights as the Byzantine Martorana Church, the Palatine Chapel inside the Norman Palace, and the Palermo Cathedral which houses the royal tombs and the impressive Imperial Crown of Constance of Aragon. Enjoy lunch on your own and use the remainder of the day to explore the city at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner in a local Palermo restaurant.
Breakfast included at your hotel. Depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver for a tour of Cefalù and a transfer to your next hotel in Agrigento. Head east along the coast from Palermo to the seaside town of Cefalù where you’ll find one of the finest cathedrals in all of Sicily. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, the Cefalù Cathedral was constructed in 1131 and is the focal point of this charming town center. You’ll have free time to stroll the medieval streets and alleys and enjoy the picturesque harbor. Leaving Cefalù, you’ll travel toward the southern Sicilian coast to reach Agrigento. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.
Breakfast included at your hotel. Depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver for a tour through the beautiful Sicani Mountains in central Sicily. Your day begins with a drive to Palazzo Adriano, where the Oscar Award winning Italian film, Cinema Paradiso, was filmed. Here you can see the famous market square with its churches, including the famous Maria SS Assunta of the Greco-Byzantine rite (Greek Orthodox). (Suggested offering: €10). Continue through the mountains to the town of Santo Stefano di Quisquina. Here, you’ll visit the 17th century Hermitage of Saint Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. She spent years living in this hermitage as a refuge from her family and oppressors. Return to Agrigento and enjoy the remainder of the day and dinner at your leisure.
Breakfast included at your hotel. Depart from your hotel with your private motorcoach and driver and English speaking guide for a half day tour of Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, experience the mighty world of Ancient Greece in Sicily by visiting the Temple of Heracles, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Juno and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy your farewell group dinner tonight at your hotel.
Breakfast included at your hotel. Return transfer with assistance by your private motorcoach and driver from your hotel in Agrigento to Catania Airport. Say “Ciao Italia!” as you return home with wonderful memories of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Naples & Sicily.