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Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days

13 days/ 12 nights

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Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days

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Embark on a 13-day private tour through Southern Italy, starting in vibrant Naples. Uncover ancient treasures in Herculaneum and Pompeii, soak in coastal charm in Trani, and explore the gems of the Gargano peninsula.

Discover the mysteries of Castel del Monte, savor local delights in Bari, and unwind in charming Locorotondo. Immerse yourself in the Baroque beauty of Lecce, explore Matera’s unique Sassi, and relish the coastal allure of Ravello. Enjoy leisurely days on the Amalfi Coast, from Amalfi to Positano, and unwind in Sorrento. Take a boat to enchanting Capri for a day of coastal wonders. Conclude your journey with a farewell dinner, leaving you with indelible memories of Southern Italy’s cultural richness and scenic splendor on this exclusive private tour.

Day 1
AIRPORT - NAPLES
Upon arrival at Naples airport, hop on a comfortable van to reach your hotel GH Oriente 4* or a similar option for a delightful two-night stay in Naples, the vibrant capital of Southern Italy. Check in at your hotel and savor a fantastic welcome dinner to kick off your exploration. (D)
Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 2 - AIRPORT - NAPLES
Day 2
NAPLES

Embark on a captivating day with a guided walking tour of this remarkable city, complemented by an exploration of its extraordinary Archaeological Museum. The remainder of the day is yours to wander and discover the city at your own pace. (B)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 3 - NAPLES
Day 3
NAPLES - HERCULANEUM - POMPEI - TRANI

Embark on your morning departure from Naples. Explore the extraordinary archaeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii, bringing to life the places you've discovered in museums the previous day with the guidance of a knowledgeable local expert. Continue your journey to the charming coastal town of Trani, where you'll stay overnight at the waterfront Palazzo Filisio 4* or a similar accommodation for two nights. (B)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 4 - NAPLES - HERCULANEUM - POMPEI - TRANI
Day 4
TRANI - MONTE SAN ANGELO - GARGANO - VIESTE - TRANI
Embark on your day with a visit to the picturesque village of Monte Sant'Angelo on the Gargano peninsula, renowned for St. Michael's legendary appearances. From there, journey to the captivating Vieste, the pearl of the Gargano peninsula, boasting a well-preserved historical center. In the afternoon, indulge in a private boat ride to explore the famous sea caves of Vieste. Return to Trani and enjoy a free evening. (B)
Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 5 - TRANI - MONTE SAN ANGELO - GARGANO - VIESTE - TRANI
Day 5
TRANI – CASTEL DEL MONTE – BARI – LOCOROTONDO

Bid farewell to Trani after breakfast. Begin your day by exploring the distinctive Castel del Monte, the mysterious octagonal castle built by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century. Later, head to Bari and witness the craft of making local pasta orechiette while strolling through the charming neighborhood of Bari Vecchia. Your accommodation for the next two nights is the authentic Masseria Aprile or a similar establishment near charming Locorotondo. Relish a delightful dinner featuring local southern farm cuisine at the Masseria tonight. (B, D)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 6 - TRANI – CASTEL DEL MONTE – BARI – LOCOROTONDO
Day 6
LOCOROTONDO – ALBEROBELLO – POLIGNIANO AL MARE - LOCOROTONDO

Begin your day by visiting another distinctive town in the South, Alberobello, recognized by UNESCO for its trulli houses. Later, proceed to the coastal town of Polignano al Mare, known for its medieval charm, and savor an exquisite seafood lunch. Conclude your day with a return to Locorotondo. (B, L)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 7 - LOCOROTONDO – ALBEROBELLO – POLIGNIANO AL MARE - LOCOROTONDO
Day 7
LOCOROTONDO – OSTUNI – LECCE
Embark on a journey to the picturesque town of Ostuni today and explore an olive oil farm. Gain insights into the olive oil-making process and taste various local products. After a leisurely stroll in Ostuni, head to Lecce, a charming Baroque town in the south. Explore its magnificent churches and a castle with a local guide. Check in at your central Hotel Palazzo Policastro 4* or similar for two nights. Conclude your day with dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 8 - LOCOROTONDO – OSTUNI – LECCE
Day 8
LECCE - OTRANTO - S. M. LEUCA - LECCE
Embark on a journey to Otranto, the last Byzantine stronghold on Italian soil. Explore its majestic fort and port, then continue south to reach the southern tip of the Italian peninsula, Santa Maria di Leuca. Witness the beauty of the place known as the Italian Maldives, recognized as one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy. Return to Lecce and enjoy a free evening. (B)
Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 9 - LECCE - OTRANTO - S. M. LEUCA - LECCE
Day 9
LECCE – MATERA – RAVELLO

Head northwest today to visit the unique town of Matera, the location chosen by Mel Gibson for his famous movie, The Passion of the Christ. Explore the Sassi and learn about how people lived in the caves until the 1960s. After the walking tour, you'll be transferred to Ravello on the Amalfi coast. Check into Hotel Villa Piedimonte 4* or a similar option for two nights. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight. (B, D)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 10 - LECCE – MATERA – RAVELLO
Day 10
RAVELLO – AMALFI – RAVELLO

Today, take it easy and enjoy a leisurely day on the Amalfi Coast. In the morning, head to Amalfi for a half-day, explore the town, and savor a wonderful lunch with a view of the bay. Return to Ravello for a free afternoon and evening. (B)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 11 - RAVELLO – AMALFI – RAVELLO
Day 11
RAVELLO – POSITANO – SORRENTO

Pack your things this morning and embark on the scenic Amalfi Drive. Covering 20 miles in half a day, you'll make stops in Positano for a lunch break and several photo opportunities along the way. Continue to Sorrento, the area's resort hub, and check in for 2 nights at Hotel Plaza 4* or a similar option. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Neapolitan Riviera with a free evening. (B, D)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 12 - RAVELLO – POSITANO – SORRENTO
Day 12
SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

Take a boat to Capri, often called the most beautiful island in the world. Savor the breathtaking views of Capri's coastline, explore enchanting grottos, and marvel at the majestic Faraglioni rocks. Indulge in a delightful experience with wine and savor a Caprese salad featuring fresh homemade mozzarella and tomatoes. If you fancy, take a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll through the narrow streets of the town of Capri before heading to Anacapri for a chairlift to Monte Solaro, the island's highest point. Return to Sorrento for a farewell dinner tonight. (B)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 13 - SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO
Day 13
SORRENTO - NAPLES AIRPORT

After breakfast, we transfer you to Naples airport for a return flight home. (B)

Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days - day 14 - SORRENTO - NAPLES AIRPORT
  • Transportation in modern luxury passenger mini-van with extra leg room
  • Transfer to Naples hotel from Naples on Day 1 (Rome airport available for extra cost)
  • Transfer  from Sorrento hotel to Naples airport on Day 13 (Rome airport available for extra cost)
  • 12 nights accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in a 4 star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
  • Entrance fees Naples museum, Hercolaneum and Pompei excavation site, Mt. Solaro chair lift, Castel del Monte and Otranto Cathedral.
  • Capri and Gargano boat ride.
  • Local guides for Naples, Hercolaneum, Pompei, Lecce, Castel Del Monte and Matera. Guiding in Leuca, Ostuni, Otranto, Alberobello, Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri
  • All breakfasts, five dinners with drinks, one lunch with drinks,....
  • Parking fees, permits and motorway tolls.
  • Basic insurance and organization.
  • Overnight city tax
  • Naples Archeological Museum guided tour
  • Pompei&Hercolaneum excavation with local guide
  • Sorrento Bay of Napels view
  • Capri boat ride
  • Positano Cliff Hanging town
  • Amalfi scenic drive
  • Sassi di Matera UNESCO site tour
  • Alberobello UNESCO site
  • Ostuni the white city visit
  • Octogonal Castel del Monte castle visit
  • Trani coastal town
  • Gargano peninsula boat ride
  • Bari Old town pasta making demonstration
  • Lecce Baroque town walking tour
  • Otranto Cathedral visit
  • S.M. Leucca scenic drive and photo stop

South Italy tour begins: Naples, Italy
Transfers from Napels airport on Day 1
(Rome airport transfer available at an additional cost)

South Italy tour ends: Lecce, Italy
Transfers to Brindisi airport on Day 13

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    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Southern Italy grand tour – 13 days

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