9 Day Italy Southern Coast to Rome with airfare from Boston

Date: Monday,, June 13. 2022 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Departs: 6pm from Boston
Returns: 8pm

Price: $4159

9 Day Italy Southern Coast to Rome with airfare from Boston

Double: $4159.00 per person
Single: $5044.00
Includes air from Boston

Travel insurance is offered at additional cost

Prices and itinerary may be subject to change.

Deposit: $500.00 per person. Deposit totally refundable up to the day of final payment
Final: due March 16, 2022

Call Valerie at 401-823-9620 for reservations or visit www.gourmettravelertours.com for itinerary details.

Day 1 Depart from Boston to Naples

DAY 2 ARRIVE IN Naples, Italy: Welcome to Italy! After clearing customs in Naples, proceed to the arrivals area where you will meet with your tour manager. Enjoy a city tour. We travel to visit one of the most important churches in southern Italy, the impressive Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro). The cathedral was commissioned in the 13th century by King Charles I of Anjou and completed in the 14th century under Robert of Anjou, and is dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Januarius. The duomo sits above fascinating catacombs containing archaeological remains of ancient Greek, Roman, and early Christian civilizations. Stop for lunch on your own and check into your hotel. The remainder of the evening is free to enjoy

DAY 3 NAPLES / POMPEII: After breakfast, depart and head to Pompeii where you enjoy a guided tour: we travel back to 79 AD to the city of Pompeii. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius, youíll see the tragic fossils of the people attempting to escape with their children and dogs. And the streets, homes and stores that are intact. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a local pizza restaurant. Later, travel to the ruins at Herculaneum. Like Pompeii, Herculaneum was destroyed by the great volcano that looms up behind the town. Later, travel to Sorrento where the remainder of your day and evening are free and enjoy a stroll to an evening welcome dinner at Ristorante Tasso(B/L/D)

DAY 4 AMALFI COAST BY BOAT: Enjoy breakfast before departing on an excursion by boat along the Amalfi Coast. This boat excursion is an exclusive and peaceful way to experience the Amalfi coast. Enjoy stops to visit Positano, Praiano and Conca dei Marini. Later, return to Sorrento by coach. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D)

DAY 5 EXCURSION TO AMALFI: After breakfast depart for Amalfi. Enjoy panoramic views of the enchanting towns along the scenic Amalfi Coast. Stop at Positano terrace for the stunning view of the town. After breakfast depart for Amalfi Coast. Enjoy panoramic views of the enchanting towns along the scenic Amalfi Coast. Stop at Positano terrace for the stunning view of the town. Then, follow the legendary road overlooking the Mediterranean, to reach the coastal town of Amalfi. Enjoy an orientation tour on foot, exploring the steep streets, narrow alleyways, sidewalk vendor stalls and boardwalk cafes. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to Sorento for overnight. (B)

DAY 6 SORRENTO / ROME: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing from Sorrento and making your way to Rome. On arrival in Rome, enjoy a brief panoramic city tour before checking in to your hotel. The remainder of your afternoon is free to explore. This evening enjoy dinner in a local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. (B/D)

DAY 7 VATICAN MUSEUMS & SISTINE CHAPEL: This morning, itís a 10-minute drive to another country, the Vatican City! Meet with your expert local guide and begin your tour of the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Your visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected. Next, visit St. Peterís Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. You will see Michelangeloís Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Berniniís seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and then visit the Coliseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore Rome at your own pace. (B)

DAY 8 ROME: After breakfast, transfer to Rome airport for your return flight to the U.S.

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