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8 Days Rome Pompeii Capri Positano Mt Vesuvius

8 Days Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento – Capri – Anacapri – Positano – Amalfi – Ravello – Mt. Vesuvius – Montecassino – Rome

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome
Transfer from the Airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner in hotel.

Overnight: Rome

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Welcome to the Eternal City! This morning your English-speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel to start your full day tour of Rome. Your tour will start with an inside visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. After lunch (on your own) you will continue to the Vatican City where your guide will lead you into the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful spiral staircase and continue through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will end with the visit to the world renowned St. Peter’s Basilica where a stop at the famous sculpture “La Pieta” is not to be missed. At the end of the tour you will return to the hotel. Dinner in hotel.

Overnight: Rome

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at your hotel for your departure to Naples by motorcoach. Naples is the capital city of the Campania region, and is located at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. It is a vibrant city that combines a cultural and historical past with pure passion for modern life and breathless views of the Gulf of Naples and its islands.
Upon arrival in Naples your English-speaking guide will take you for a panoramic walking-tour of the old-town which will include the major sights, such as Piazza del Plebiscito, Gallery Umberto I and the Royal Palace, to name just a few.
Lunch (included) will be at traditional pizzeria where you will have the chance to sample an authentic Neapolitan pizza! After lunch your tour will continue to Pompeii, the city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 B.C. Your guide will walk you through the ruins of the city, and the sheer size of the and good conservation of the site will give you an idea of how it must have looked like during the Roman Empire (entrance fee included). At the end of the tour, proceed to Sorrento. Dinner in hotel.

Overnight: Sorrento

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Sorrento – Capri – Anacapri – Sorrento
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today’s highlight is a visit to the Island of Capri. You will departure from the hotel and board the ferry to Marina Grande. Once on the island you will reach the famous Piazzetta in the center of Capri, and walk with the guide through the Augustus Gardens, from where you will have a fantastic view of the Faraglioni Cliffs. After lunch (included) you will reach Anacapri by minibus. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the house of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe (entrance fee not included) and the Church of San Michele (entrance extra). In the afternoon visit to the Blue Grotto – weather permitting (entrance fee included). Return to Sorrento by ferry.

Overnight: Sorrento

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today we will ride along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, which winds along the steep rock faces above Positano to Amalfi and offers wonderful views of the deep blue sea. Positano is characterized by narrow alleys and steep staircases. The author John Steinbeck rightly described Positano as “the only vertical place in the world”. In Amalfi we will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the village. Amalfi is so narrow and steep that the small alleyways of the town consist of stairways. Among the main attractions are the Cathedral, the Bell Tower and the “Paradise Cloister”. Return to hotel and dinner.

Overnight: Amalfi Coast

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6: Amalfi – Ravello – Amalfi
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon we will reach the village of Ravello. The little village is located higher up on the coast and is a popular destination for wealthy guests and home to the yearly Ravello Festival (named after Richard Wagner). The US author Gore Vidal lived in Ravello from 1970 until 2004. Visit to the magnificent Villa Rufolo (entrance fee included) with its garden, bell tower and courtyard.

Overnight: Amalfi Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Amalfi – Mt. Vesuvius – Montecassino – Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will get a closer look at one of the few vulcanos that are still active, Mount Vesuvius. By bus we will reach Mt. Vesuvius and we will stop at the base of the crater. Visit to the crater (30-minutes’ walk each way to the crater, entrance fee included). Along the path you will get a unique view of the giant crater and the surrounding landscape.
Stop for a light lunch (included) in a restaurant at the foot of the volcano. We will then continue to Montecassino. The Abbey was founded in 529 by Saint Benedict, and was his first monastery. However Montecassino became famous during WWII. The Abbey made up one section of the 161-kilometre (100-mile) Gustav Line, a German defensive line designed to hold the Allied troops from advancing any further into Italy. In 1944 it was heavily bombed by the Allies and almost completely destroyed. After the war the Abbey was rebuilt over 10 years. In the evening arrival in Rome. Dinner and overnight at a hotel near Rome Airport.

Overnight: Rome

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Rome – End of the vacation package
Buffet breakfast. Departure transfer from the hotel to Rome Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

The tour includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Rome FCO/CIA Airport to the hotel in Rome
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Rome FCO/CIA Airport
  • Accommodation in 4* centrally located hotels
    – 3 nights in Rome
    – 2 nights in Sorrento
    – 2 nights in the Amalfi area
  • Welcome drink at the hotel in Rome
  • 7 daily buffet breakfasts
  • 3 4-course dinners at the hotel in Rome (drinks not included)
  • 1 4-course dinners at the hotel in Sorrento (drinks not included)
  • 1 4-course dinners at the hotel in Amalfi (drinks not included)
  • Full-day tour of Rome with entrance fees and skip-the-line tickets at the Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Lunch in Naples in a traditional pizzeria with beverages included (1/4 wine and ½ water per person)
  • Full-day excursion to Naples and Pompeii with local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the excavations in Pompeii
  • Full-day excursion to Capri/Anacapri with local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Blue Grotto
  • Round-trip ferry ticket Sorrento-Capri-Sorrento
  • Minibus tour of Anacapri
  • Lunch in Capri with drinks included (1/4 wine and ½ water per person)
  • Mini-bus in Positano (from the parking area to the center and back)
  • Lunch in Amalfi with drinks included (1/4 wine and ½ water per person)
  • Entrance fee to “Villa Rufolo” in Ravello
  • 2 hour tour of Mt. Vesuvius with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee for a visit to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius
  • 1-hour guided tour of the Monastery in Montecassino with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Monastery in Montecassino
  • Headsets during the sightseeing tours
  • English-speaking Tour Escort throughout the itinerary
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motor coach as per the itinerary
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at each hotel

The tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Everything not listed under “the tour includes”
  • City taxes

Hotels:
4*hotel in Rome: Hotel dei Borgia or similar
4*hotel in Sorrento: Hotel Michelangelo or similar
4* hotel on the Amalfi Coast: Hotel Reginna Palace or similar

Note:

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay.

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8 Days Rome Pompeii Capri Positano Mt Vesuvius