8 NIGHT SOUTHERN ITALY COACH TOUR – SORRENTO to NAPLES
Set departure: 07 December 2019
Alternative dates available
From only R 26 350 pps
Return flights from Johannesburg
8 Night escorted COSMOS COACH TOUR including 4* superior accommodation
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Safety Net Protection Plan
Meals and beverages not specified
Items of a personal nature
Travel and medical insurance
Visa services – Visa required for South African passport holders
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SORRENTO, ITALY.
Welcome to Sorrento! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Sorrento’s excellent restaurants. (D)
DAY 2: SORRENTO.
On an orientation walk with your Tour Director see the Old Town’s characteristic lava-stone streets and the Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and Sant’Antonino Church dedicated to Sorrento’s patron saint. (B)
DAY 3: SORRENTO-TRANI-BARI.
Travel from the Tyrrhenian coast to the Adriatic coast and stop in the seaside resort of Trani before arriving in Bari, capital of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot” for your overnight stay. (B)
DAY 4: BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO.
Discover BARI VECCHIA, the city’s oldest district, with a pleasant walk with a Local Guide. Visit stunning ST. NICOLA’S CHURCH and taste delicious focaccia. Next is Alberobello, where a Local Guide will take you for a walking tour and a visit to a traditional TRULLO-a whitewashed, stone, circular house with a pinnacled, conical roof. Return to Bari. (B,D)
DAY 5: BARI-LECCE.
Drive further south past Brindisi, which was the end of the Appian Way from where the Romans went to Greece. Arrive in Lecce and meet your Local Guide to admire the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your walking tour. Visit the DUOMO, a masterpiece of Baroque art, and SANTA CROCE BASILICA. Discover why this city is called the “Florence of the South.” (B)
DAY 6: LECCE-MATERA.
A scenic morning drive along the coastline of the Gulf of Taranto brings you to Matera, a city on a rocky outcrop, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this pretty town, and visit CASA GROTTA to learn all about the sassi houses, which are thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy. (B,D)
DAY 7: MATERA-NAPLES.
Enjoy the scenery as you drive towards Naples. This bustling city is full of atmosphere and history. It is also famous for its gastronomic specialties including pizza which was invented here. (B)
DAY 8: NAPLES.
Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. Highlight is a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM with a collection of treasures from Herculaneum and Pompeii. This evening, a farewell dinner is prepared for you to celebrate your Southern Italy Escape. (B,D)
DAY 9: NAPLES.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Other departure dates are available, please enquire for more details
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