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Enjoy a culinary journey to Rome, Sorrento, and Capri—on this grand Southern Italy vacation. Spend three nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and in the Sorrento area. Explore Italy’s southern charms at a leisurely pace to discover ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
Start your foodie adventure in Rome with an included cooking masterclass, where you’ll learn how to prepare an authentic sumptuous Italian meal – and get to enjoy it with your fellow travelers.
On the quest for the most authentic pizza and legendary espresso coffee, visit Naples and enjoy a pizza lunch.
Spend two nights on the legendary island of Capri. You may bump into some celebrities in the famous piazzetta! Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water and enjoy the marvelous Mediterranean climate. You will be able to steal the hotel chef’s secret “torta caprese” recipe, so you will be able to impress your friends at home.
In the laid-back town of Sorrento, take part in a gelato making experience and tasting in a local shop and see how real Italian ice cream is made.
Enjoy an excursion to scenic Positano, on the Amalfi coast, and enjoy a local pastry and coffee along with spectacular views of the gulf. . Following the natural course of the coastline, the winding road features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water as the background.
This affordable Cosmos Gourmet Italy tour offers value-minded travelers a unique and unforgettable vacation along with the opportunity to learn about Mediterranean cuisine.
Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city. Take advantage of your CosmosGO app to explore on your own before you meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers in the evening.
This morning, put on an apron and become chef for a day. Attend a COOKING CLASS and learn how to prepare a sumptuous Italian lunch. Judge the results of your fruitful morning by sitting around a table enjoying this meal with your fellow “masterchefs”. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to discover the fascinating city of Rome.
Naples is the capital of espresso coffee and pizza, among many other delicacies. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to see the main, highlights, including a stop to visit the ST. CLAIR MONASTERY CLOISTER with a Local Guide. After the sightseeing tour, enjoy PIZZA LUNCH in a restaurant. Later, take a short ferry ride to Capri, the legendary island of glitz and glamor.
Today’s Distance: 140 mi/ 225 km
Enjoy free time to relax, discover this spectacular island on your own. On the optional island tour, focus on all the main sights and enjoy a light street food lunch of local specialties, as well as a limoncello tasting session. Tonight, after the included dinner, you will be served TORTA CAPRESE for dessert. The hotel chef will explain how this special cake is made, and you will be able to “steal” his personal recipe.
Take the FERRY to Sorrento. Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a marvelous climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife. This morning, spend some time learning about GELATO. There will be a demonstration on how gelato and sorbet are prepared, and some hints on how to make it at home. You will, of course, have the opportunity to taste some of the many flavors available in the shop. This evening, we suggest an optional dinner at a local farm, featuring dishes prepared with traditional ingredients.
Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km
Today, set off to discover the spectacular Amalfi coast, a winding coast with many clifftop villages and unbeatable views. Stop in jet-set favourite Positano, a pastel-colored cascade of chic boutiques and sun-kissed sunbathers. Savor a typical PASTRY WITH COFFEE as you admire the breathtaking shimmering bays.
Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km
. Say goodbye to the Sorrentine peninsula and drive back to Rome. Enjoy some time sightseeing on your own, or join the optional food tour to discover some hidden treasures of the capital city of Italy, as well as some of its signature gourmet specialties.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Set in the buzzing neighborhood of San Lorenzo, this hotel is just 400 meters from La Sapienza University. The Umberto I Hospital is a 10-minute walk away. Featuring a relaxing garden and courtyard, the 4-star Ateneo Garden Palace offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour bar, and air-conditioned accommodation. The property is just a 5-minute walk from Rome's Termini Train Station. The elegantly furnished rooms include satellite TV, a minibar, and a safe. Each has a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a large buffet breakfast served daily in the Ateneo's bright breakfast hall.
The Holiday Inn® Rome Eur Parco dei Medici hotel offers 317 spacious rooms to suit both business and leisure visitors. Catch a taxi to the Colosseum and Vatican in 25 minutes, or catch a train from nearby Muratella station or a metro from EUR Magliana station
Hotel San Michele is a famous 4 star hotel in Anacapri with a special spirit for hospitality. It is a perfect peaceful hideaway with a marvelous view of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula. Very nice swimming pool.
The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful and enchanting corners of Massalubrense and the Sorrento Peninsula. It's surrounded by a green oasis of citrus and orange groves and overlooks the magnificent bay of Naples with a view of the islands of Capri and Ischia. All rooms, equipped with a TV and a desk, are air-conditioned and they have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Panorama Palace Hotel is situated on the cliffs above the sea, a few minutes from the beach of Meta di Sorrento, the first of the towns which form the Sorrentine Peninsula, and a few kilometres from the principal tourist centres Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Procida, the Amalfi Coast, Pompei Herculaneum, Naples, Cserta and Mt. Vesuvius. Given its position, the hotel boasts an incredible panoramic view of the winding Sorrentine coast. The hotel is managed by a local family who strive to provide an environment of informal elegance and assistance. The hotel offers all comforts and a restaurant facing the the blue Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Coast as well as a local restaurant and a swimming pool.
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