14 Day Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy

Globus Tour starting in Rome and finishing in Palermo

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 14 Day Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy. Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history - all of this awaits you on this fabulous 'off the beaten path' vacation through Southern...read more
Overview
Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 14 Days
From: Rome to Palermo
Tour Code: LM
Visits: Italy, Sicily
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Arrive In Rome, Italy
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)
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Rome - Castel Gandolfo - Sorrento Coast
Look forward to a unique experience: enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, continue south on the Highway of the Sun to the Sorrento Coast. (B)
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Sorrento Coast. Excursion To Capri
A wonderful day! Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri and ride the FUNICULAR to Capri village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to your hotel. (B)
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Sorrento Coast. Excursion To Pompeii
Explore fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your Local Guide for a walk past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts strikingly recalling day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. With the afternoon at leisure, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. (B)
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Sorrento Coast - Naples - Bari
Naples is a city steeped in volcanic history, rich archaeological treasures, and castles and churches to rival Rome! A Local Guide acquaints you with the many sights during your city tour. Stop in the famous Piazza Plebiscito and, savour a slice of Neapolitan pizza. Drive to Bari, capital of Apulia, the heel of Italy's "boot," for your overnight stay. (B)
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Bari - Lecce - Alberobello
Discover BARI VECCHIA, the city's oldest district, on foot during a pleasant stroll with a Local Guide. In Lecce, your guided walking tour reveals why Lecce is called the "Florence of the South." Admire its baroque buildings and squares, and taste pasticciotto with almond-flavoured iced coffee. Continue to Alberobello. (B/D)
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Alberobello
In the morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, and visit one of its unique TRULLI-whitewashed, stone, circular houses with pinnacled, conical roofs. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to join an optional dinner at a traditional Apulian masseria. (B)
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Alberobello - Matera - Scilla - Reggio Calabria
In Matera, enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque sassi houses, followed by a spectacular drive south along the Gulf of Taranto to Scilla, called the "Venice of Calabria." Arrive in Reggio Calabria for a guided visit of the MUSEUM that houses the world-famous bronze warrior sculptures, Bronzi di Riace. (B/D)
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Reggio Calabria - Taormina Riviera
Cross the Strait of Messina by FERRY and start your discovery of the beautiful island of Sicily, the great melting pot of the Mediterranean world. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Normans, French, and Spanish have left their marks and contributed to its rich heritage. Arrive in Taormina, a charming hilltop town overlooking the Ionian Sea, and visit the ancient GREEK THEATRE dating back to the 3rd century BC. Time to stroll and shop along Corso Umberto I at your own pace. Don't miss the opportunity to taste local specialties, like the Sicilian granita (a treat similar to sorbet). (B)
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At Leisure In Taormina Riviera
Two days to just relax in this beautiful resort or choose from our exciting optional excursions to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe; or to the fascinating archaeological site of Syracuse, birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes and once a powerful Greek port whose fleet was feared throughout the Mediterranean. On Tuesday evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. On Wednesday evening, an included dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views. (B/D)
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At Leisure In Taormina Riviera
Enjoy day at leisure. (B/D)
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Taormina Riviera - Agrigento - Palermo
Head south to Agrigento and enjoy a walk with your Local Guide through the breathtaking VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travellers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. Arrive at your hotel in Palermo. (B)
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Palermo
Guided sightseeing features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d'Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL/ famous for its 50,000 square (15240 metres) feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Later, dinner at a local restaurant is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian journey. (B/D)
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Palermo
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Globus Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • ROME: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
  • CASTEL GANDOLFO: Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens.
  • SORRENTO-CAPRI: By jetfoil.
  • CAPRI: Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride.
  • POMPEII: Guided walking tour of the excavations.
  • NAPLES: Guided visit; pizza tasting.
  • BARI: Guided walking tour.
  • LECCE: Guided walking tour; taste pasticciotto with almond-flavoured iced coffee.
  • ALBEROBELLO: Guided walking tour; visit a trullo.
  • MATERA: Panoramic view of the Sassi houses.
  • SCILLA: Picture stop.
  • REGGIO CALABRIA: Guided visit of the Bronzi di Riace museum.
  • STRAIT OF MESSINA: Ferry crossing.
  • TAORMINA: Visit the ancient Greek Theatre; dinner at a local restaurant.
  • AGRIGENTO: Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples.
  • PALERMO: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale; farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 6 three-course dinners (D), including dinners at a local restaurant in Rome, Taormina and Palermo.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri; ferry crossing.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Rome Ludovisi Palace (F), Sorrento Coast Towers Hotel Stabiae (F) at Castellammare di Stabia, Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni (SF), Alberobello Victor Country (F), Reggio Calabria Grand Hotel Excelsior (SF), Taormina Riviera Hilton Giardini Naxos (SF) at Giardini Naxos, Palermo Plaza Opera (SF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Globus
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Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Reviews (4)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy with Globus.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2018
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Great tour busy though every day!”
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This tour is on the go every day with a lot of walking with stairs and steep inclines. We enjoyed all the sights especially Pompeii and Mount Etna and everything in between. It is a tour that educates you each day!
NSW, Australia
Sep 2018
1 Helpful Vote
“Interesting tour through southern Italy and Sicily”
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Thorough tour with a competent tour director. Enjoyed the visit to southern towns which are quite different and quaint compared to northern towns. Enjoyed a relaxing few days on the coast, enjoyed the food and wine. Sicily was very laid back and enjoyed the historical visits to churches and monuments.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2016
4 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“Great trip to Southern Italy and Sicily with Globus”
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This was my second tour with Globus and was expecting a high standard which I had enjoyed on my first tour. Although this was not to the same standard it was very good. I think that what makes a tour are the people who are touring with you and to be honest this was what let this tour down so go into a tour with the notion that you are there to enjoy yourself and to see beautiful Italy - anything else is a bonus. In saying that Globus again were excellent in ensuring that the tour provided all the highlights and more. The tour director, coach driver and local tour guides were very friendly, experienced and had local knowledge of the areas so this made for excellent commentaries and fun times.

The accommodation on the tour was of varying standards and one issue which Globus do need to address is the room bookings for solo travellers who pay a singles supplement ( bringing them in line with couples ) but often get put in single rooms which are small and hidden in the back of the hotel. All breakfasts are provided and again are of varying quality but no traveler will go hungry. Some lunches and dinners are also provided and were very good and on this tour there was only the one occasion (in Sorrento) where the dinner provided was of poor quality. Globus provide certain day tours in their itinerary but also provide what is called 'optional extras"( they highlight what the optional extra's are in the tour over-view). i have always chosen to do them all so that i get to experience and see as much as I can in the time I have. The coach is comfortable and has free WiFi so you can keep in contact with loved ones and or post all your tour pictures as soon as they have been taken. The scenery and the small Italian villages and Italian country side are the real winners on this tour - it is breathtaking and certainly not to be missed.

I booked this tour and my flights to Rome and back with Global Journeys. This is the second time I have booked through Global Journeys and have been extremely happy with the service and attention to detail that they provide. Hannah answered all my questions expediently and was always attentive and professional. I had no issues with any travel arrangements and knew that if an issue did arise Hannah would be available to assist. I can honestly say that I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking at booking through Global Journeys to do so-they will not be disappointed.
TAS, Australia
Apr 2015
4 Helpful Votes
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“Some wonderful memories”
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Really was an archaeological tour - many great sights and a view of Southern Italy and Sicily that we didn't expect. Pace was good and optional offers filled out the tour. Meals, included and optionals were great. Some wonderful memories.
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