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Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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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, wear 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 a pizza lunch at 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 or 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 favorite 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 specialities.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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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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