Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy


  • 14 days

  • Capri

tour : LM

£50 per person Air Credit

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In Greek mythology, the Scylla and Charybdis were two sea monsters located in the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland, endangering ancient mariners and inspiring the expression “being caught between a rock and a hard place.” Will you find yourself in such a predicament on this Undiscovered Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily? On the contrary, you’ll delightfully find yourself caught between Byzantine and Roman culture, flanked by Norman and Italian influences, and in the midst of a cross-cultural wonderland. Your comparison of cobblestones, customs, and cuisine gets underway in Rome, heads down to the dramatic Sorrento Coast, and then kicks the fun from Italy’s heel to its toe and all the way into the great melting pot of Sicily. From Italy’s lower half to its largest island, ruins, resorts—a rich history awaits.

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 Globus European 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 Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Day
1

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–SORRENTO COAST

Day
2

CASTEL GANDOLFO LF Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens followed by lunch at Villa Barberini en route to the Sorrento Coast.
193 mi / 310 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Day
3

Retrun jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO POMPEII AND NAPLES

Day
4

POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive on the panoramic road to Posillipo, a stop in Piazza Plebiscito, and LF a slice of Neapolitan pizza.
68 mi / 110 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SORRENTO COAST–BARI

Day
5

Free morning before departing for Bari.
186 mi / 300 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARI–LECCE–ALBEROBELLO AREA

Day
6

BARI Guided sightseeing includes a walking tour of Bari Vecchia, the city’s oldest district, and San Nicola’s Church.
LECCE Walking tour with a local guide includes the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica.
LF Taste traditional pasticciotto (filled Italian pastry) with almond-flavored iced coffee.
186 mi / 300 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ALBEROBELLO AREA

Day
7

ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional conical-roof house). Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALBEROBELLO AREA–MATERA–PIZZO CALABRO–REGGIO CALABRIA

Day
8

MATERA Orientation walk with panoramic view of the picturesque sassi (cave houses).
Scenic drive along the Gulf of Taranto to Pizzo Calabro.
PIZZO CALABRO LF Traditional tartufo (Italian ice cream dessert) tasting.
REGGIO CALABRIA Guided visit of the museum that houses the Bronzi di Riace (famous bronze warrior sculptures).
280 mi / 450 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

REGGIO CALABRIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

Day
9

STRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossing to Sicily.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Visit the ancient Greek Theater. Free time to explore.
81 mi / 130 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

TAORMINA RIVIERA

Day
10

TAORMINA RIVIERA Free days. On day 10, included dinner at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Taormina Riviera with an excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day
11

TAORMINA RIVIERA–AGRIGENTO–PALERMO

Day
12

AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples en route to Palermo.
280 mi / 450 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PALERMO

Day
13

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. LF Aperitif (pre-dinner cocktail) at Princess Alliata’s palace followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PALERMO

Day
14

. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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