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Southern Italian Delight Tour (16 Day Tour)


Escorted Package Includes:
• 16 days / 14 nights accommodations (double rooms)
• 5 days / 4 nights, Sorrento
• 3 days / 3 nights, Matera
• 3 days / 3 nights, Catania
• 5 days / 4 nights, Palermo
• All transfers (including to/from Italian airports)
• 18 meals: 14 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners, and 2 lunches
• Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned automobile, buses, and trains
• Services of English/Italian speaking tour escort throughout entire vacation
• Services of local guides
• Tickets and entrance fees as per itinerary

Special Features:
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Full-Day excursion to the Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Positano, Ravello)
• Entrance and personal guided tour of excavations at Pompei
• Full-Day excursion to Alberbello
• Personal guided tour of Bari & Matera
• Full-Day excursion to Syracuse & Taormina
• Entrance and personal guided tour of Mt. Etna
• Full-Day excursion to Monreale & Cefalu’
• Full-Day excursion to Agrigento & Temple Valley
• Visit the wonderful cities of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompei, Matera, Alberobello, Bari, Catania, Syracuse, Taormina, Mt. Etna, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu’, & Agrigento
• Wine & mineral water with all dinners and lunches
• Face-to-face, pre-travel, consultation with English/Italian speaking tour escort (upon request)

Escorted Package Excludes:
• Airfare
• Electives offered
• Phone calls, tips, laundry, hotel bar
• Lunches and dinners not specified in the proposed itinerary
• Services not specified in the proposed itinerary


tuscany tour day 1

siena italy, tuscany tourDepart from the U.S.

Today, you begin your much anticipated journey from the U.S. to enchanting Italy – the land of the sun. As you depart, sit-back, relax, and enjoy your in-flight meal, entertainment, and rest for your much deserved and earned vacation.


tuscany tour day 2

florence italy, tuscany tourArrival at Naples’ Airport and transfer to hotel in SORRENTO
Check-in, rest & relaxation, sight-seeing, free time
Dinner in SORRENTO & tour briefing (6:00 PM)
Lodging

You arrive in fabulous Italy after a long and arduous trip across the Atlantic. We’d prefer that you rest and charge your battery for the vacation that lies ahead; and have; therefore, dedicated the rest of the day to relaxing and getting acquainted with your host city – SORRENTO.

tuscany tour day 3

chianti italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (8:30 AM)
Transfer to POSITANO (9:00 – 9:30 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting POSITANO (9:45 – 11:30 AM)
Transfer to AMALFI (11:45 AM – 12:15 PM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting AMALFI (12:30 – 3:30 PM)
Transfer to RAVELLO (3:45 – 4:15 PM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting RAVELLO (4:30 – 6:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel (6:15 – 7:15 PM)
Free evening
Lodging

Your adventure gets under way!! And, can you think of a better place to begin your vacation than in POSITANO—one of the worlds most vertically scenic resorts. You will be awestruck by the marvelous panorama; but make sure you collect yourself and leave time for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting this beautiful tourist attraction. After a quick transfer, you’ll be free to enjoy the afternoon in POSITANO’s sister cities—world famous AMALFI and RAVELLO. With the magnificent scenery, and the wonderful hospitality, this will be a day that you will not soon forget!!

tuscany tour day 4

san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to POMPEI (9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, and guided tour of POMPEI (10:30 AM – 1:30 PM)
Lunch (1:45 PM – 3:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel in SORRENTO and rest of day free
Lodging


Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet in the Italian Mediterranean, you’re ready to discover the hidden secrets of POMPEI. The morning and early afternoon are dedicated to becoming more acquainted with this historical city. In the afternoon, you will be given several optional electives to choose from: including a guided, climbing tour of Mt. Vesuvius.




san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast
Free day to live “La Dolce Vita”
Lodging


We’ve given you the option to enjoy this day in SORRENTO as you deem fit. Many supplemental tours, excursions, and other alternatives, including a possible boat excursion to the island of CAPRI, are offered throughout the day and are destined to generate memories of your stay that will certainly last a lifetime.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (8:00 AM)
Transfer to MATERA (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Check-in, rest & relaxation, sight-seeing, and free time (12:00 PM – 2:45 PM)
Rest of the day free
Lodging


You transfer to MATERA - city of stone-and-cave homes that’s been used to recreate ancient locations in Biblical films. This city is suggestive in all the meanings of the word and is sure to leave a lasting impression. After your hotel check-in, you’ll be free to visit the city at your leisure and become more acquainted with its’ beauty and splendor.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to ALBEROBELLO (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
Full-day excursion of ALBEROBELLO (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel in MATERA (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM)
Rest of the evening free
Lodging


This day is dedicated to a full-day excursion of nearby ALBEROBELLO – home of the famous trulli homes. After a morning transfer, you’ll be free to enjoy visiting the unique cone-shaped homes, and enter the limestone caves of Grotte di Castellana. Once you’ve finished with your excursion, you will be transferred back to Matera.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (8:30 AM)
Transfer to BARI (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)
Half-day, personal guided tour of BARI (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting of BARI (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM)
Transfer back to MATERA (2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Half-day, personal guided tour of MATERA (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


Your adventure continues in Southern Italy! This time, you are introduced to a lesser known side of Italy as you visit BARI - one of Italy’s most important port cities. After a quick transfer, you’ll be treated to a personal, guided tour. You will be awestruck by the marvelous panorama; but make sure you collect yourself and leave time for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting this beautiful tourist attraction. From there, you will return to MATERA and enjoy another personal, half-day guided tour of the Sassi district. With the magnificent scenery, and the wonderful hospitality, this will be a day that you will not soon forget!!


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to CATANIA (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Check-in, rest & relaxation, sight-seeing, and rest of day free
Lodging


You transfer to CATANIA – and in doing so, cross all of Italy’s boot region and land in beautiful Sicily. As if you needed any more reason to get excited, this is the part of Italy that few people know; but that many people come back home raving about. This city is suggestive in all the meanings of the word and is sure to leave a lasting impression. After your hotel check-in, you’ll be free to visit the city at your leisure and become more acquainted with its’ beauty and splendor.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (8:00 AM)
Transfer to SYRACUSE (8:30 – 9:30 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting SYRACUSE (9:45 – 12:30 PM)
Transfer to TAORMINA (12:45 PM – 1:15 PM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting TAORMINA (1:30 – 6:00 PM)
Transfer back to CATANIA (6:15 – 7:15 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


Today, calls for a Full-Day excursion to the fabulous cities of SYRACUSE & TAORMINA. In the morning, you are transferred to SYRACUSE – founded by the Greeks in 734 B.C. You will be awestruck by the marvelous panorama; but make sure you collect yourself and leave time for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting this beautiful tourist attraction. After a quick transfer, you’ll be free to enjoy the afternoon in TAORMINA —world famous for being the “melting pot” of many ancient civilizations. You are free to luxuriate in the cliff-hanging, old-world resort town, and wander through its elegant gardens or ride a cable car down to the beach. Savor the flavor before transferring back to Catania.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to MT. ETNA NATIONAL PARK (9:30 AM – 10:30 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, and guided tour of MT. ETNA (10:30 AM – 1:30 PM)
Lunch (1:45 PM – 3:00 PM)
Transfer back to hotel in CATANIA and rest of day free
Lodging


Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet in the Sicily, you’re ready to discover the hidden secrets of MT. ETNA. This volcano is the tallest active volcano in Europe (standing tall at approx. 11,000 feet). The morning and early afternoon are dedicated to becoming more acquainted with this historical volcano and enjoy its’ national park. After a unique lunch, you will be transferred back to Catania, where you are free to enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (9:00 AM)
Transfer to PALERMO (9:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Check-in, rest & relaxation, sight-seeing, and rest of day free
Lodging


You transfer to PALERMO – Sicily’s capital, main shipping port, and largest city. You will have the rest of the day to dive into Palermo’s colorful markets and street life — all spiced with an evocative whiff of Africa. Prepare to be caught off-guard by its surprises — including tasty ones, as Palermo’s restaurants seem to have deliciously rewritten the Italian cookbook. This city is suggestive in all the meanings of the word and is sure to leave a lasting impression.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast (8:30 AM)
Transfer to MONREALE (9:00 – 9:45 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting MONREALE (10:00 – 2:00 PM)
Transfer to CEFALU’ (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting CEFALU’ (3:30 – 6:00 PM)
Transfer back to PALERMO (6:15 – 7:30 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


Today, calls for a Full-Day excursion to the fabulous cities of MONREALE & CEFALU’. In the morning, you are transferred to MONREALE – renowned for its’ Arab Cathedral. You will be awestruck by the marvelous panorama; but make sure you collect yourself and leave time for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting this beautiful tourist attraction. After a quick transfer, you’ll be free to enjoy the afternoon in CEFALU’ — blessed with beautiful beaches, and an array of historical importance. You are free to luxuriate in this hill-topped, old-world beach town, and wander through its elegant streets or walk on the beach. Savor the flavor before transferring back to Palermo.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tour Breakfast (8:30 AM)
Transfer to ARGRIGENTO & TEMPLE VALLEY (9:00 – 11:00 AM)
Sight-seeing, shopping, free time, and visiting AGRIGENTO & TEMPLE VALLEY (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Transfer back to PALERMO (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
Free evening
Lodging


Your trip to Italy (and Sicily) wouldn’t be complete with a visit to beautiful AGRIGENTO – where some of the world’s most well preserved Greek temples, theaters, and ruins are located. After a morning transfer, you are free to enjoy AGRIGENTO in any way you deem fit. You will be awestruck by the marvelous panorama; but make sure you collect yourself and leave time for sight-seeing, shopping, and visiting this beautiful tourist attraction. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you enjoy the famous Italian gelato. Live la dolce vita before transferring back to Palermo.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast
Free day to live “La Dolce Vita”
Farewell Dinner (7:00 PM)
Lodging


We’ve given you the option to enjoy the last full day in PALERMO as you deem fit. Many supplemental tours, excursions, and other alternatives are offered throughout the day and are destined to generate memories of your stay that will certainly last a lifetime.


san gimignano italy, tuscany tourBreakfast
Transfer to Palermo’s Airport


“All good things come to an end!” Today is no different as you are transported to the airport and say a sad “Arrivederci” to Italy. You will reflect upon your trip and remember every moment for the rest of your life. And, as you enjoy a warm reentry into the US, please consider taking a future vacation with us and recommending Etaly Vacations to all your friends.


 

 

B & B

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $3,190 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $3,390 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $3,490 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $3,590 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $3,490 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $3,390 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

3 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $3,490 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $3,690 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $3,790 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $3,890 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $3,790 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $3,690 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

4 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $4,390 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $4,590 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $4,690 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $4,790 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $4,690 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $4,590 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

5 Stars

 
Tuscany Tour Pricing:  
Jan. 7th – Mar. 13th $5,190 USD
Mar. 14th – Apr. 16th $5,390 USD
Apr. 17th – Jun. 14th $5,490 USD
Jun. 15th – Sep. 5th $5,590 USD
Sep. 6th – Oct. 17th $5,490 USD
Oct. 18th – Dec. 17th $5,390 USD
NO TOURS – Dec. 18th – Jan. 6th

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