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Southern Italy and Sicily

10 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Experience the captivating culture and history of Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento on this Country Explorer trip.

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10 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Southern Italy and Sicily

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Slow down to the languid pace of the south - hot winds, and even hotter locals both signs that you've arrived in a part of Italy that marches to its own tune. See the fiery splendours of Sicily revealed beneath the shadow of Italy's largest volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy local wine tasting under the warm Sicilian sun.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ITSC

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • View St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral

        • Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, the medieval town of Erice, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale and the fishing village of Mondello


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Southern Italy and Sicily

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome

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      Day 2

      Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      Capri, Campania, Italy

      Day 3

      Sorrento – Isle Of Capri Excursion

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      Day 4

      Sorrento – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights)

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      Taormina Sightseeing

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      Taormina

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      Taormina – Agrigento

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      Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo (2 Nights)

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      Day 9

      Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale

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      Depart Palermo

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome Day 1 - Arrive Rome

      Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city - a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains.

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Villafranca

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights) Day 2 - Rome – Cassino – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights)

      From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here during WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century, making it one of Europe's oldest monasteries and a recognised centre of arts and culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See such sites as the Ampthitheatre, dating back to 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a pool in the middle. You'll also see the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento.

      Hotel

      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Johanna Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Sorrento – Isle Of Capri Excursion Day 3 - Sorrento – Isle Of Capri Excursion

      Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people-watching at one of the local cafés.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Sorrento – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights) Day 4 - Sorrento – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights)

      Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Travel across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Sant Alphio Garden

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Sant Alphio Garden

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Taormina Sightseeing Day 5 - Taormina Sightseeing

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Taormina Day 6 - Taormina

      Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax or see the sights of your choice. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight savour a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 7

      Taormina – Agrigento Day 7 - Taormina – Agrigento

      Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist takes you to visit the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.

      Hotel

      Dioscuri Bay Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Dioscuri Bay Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo (2 Nights) Day 8 - Agrigento – Erice – Mondello – Palermo (2 Nights)

      Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of the famed Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans.

      Hotel

      Garibaldi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Garibaldi

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale Day 9 - Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale

      Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Palermo Day 10 - Depart Palermo

      Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/uk/tours/southern-italy-and-sicily for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Visit Maria Marano's wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate, and enjoy home-made appetisers accompanied by local wine

      • Cultural Insight
        Witness the exquisite craft of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • View St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral

        • Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, the medieval town of Erice, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale and the fishing village of Mondello


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cruise to the Isle of Capri

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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        Service rating : The tour directors and drivers we have had on our tours are generally exceptional and well versed in supporting clients.Product : They pace their tours well and include unique amazing experiences along the way. They take care to try and avoid the crazy busy times to see sites.

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        too fast ,,tour director seems to be tired and not enough explanation driver is not courteous and not friendly

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        Service:

        Antonella, the tour guide, and the driver Roberto were very personable, courteous and efficient. The tour provided what was offered: good to excellent hotels, good and varied tours, and satisfactory local guides. I was not satisfied with the menu of the 4 meals included, except for the Dine

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        Service rating : The staff are lovely and friendly, always ready to help and look after you. In my experience on this tour and the previous Trafalgar tours I’ve done I love the way Trafalgar does EVERYTHING for you. Just what I want on a holiday,Product : I did this tour last year and I loved the

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        Service rating : We had an amazing experience with Trafalgar touring southern Italy and Sicily. Our tour director Antonella and driver Roberto were top notch. Every aspect of our trip was taken care of, instructions were clear and information on the sites we visited was fantastic. I loved all of

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