Discover the breathtaking towns, stunning landscapes, and the delicious cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily during this amazing week-long vacation crafted especially for seniors. Exclusive experiences and private tours await at every destination as you uncover the history, culture, and ideal lifestyle of the area. Wander through the historic streets of Palermo, venture to the majestic island of Capri, and experience the fascinating city of Pompeii.
Palermo – The Historic Highlights
Your 7-day journey will lead you to the best locations across Sicily and Southern Italy. Upon your arrival in Palermo, a driver will greet and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation. After having some time to get acquainted with your new surroundings, your guide will lead you on a private tour of the city. Palermo is a historical city and has been influenced by the many nations and empires that ruled Sicily over the years. Your tour will include stops at the Palermo Cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Taormina – Private Tour of Agrigento
After breakfast this morning, you will continue your journey through Sicily to Taormina. Along the way, you will stop in Agrigento and explore the rich history of the city. When you arrive in the ancient town, your guide will lead you on a tour of the Valley of the Temples. The Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will visit a handful of other temples during your tour. After your tour, you will continue the scenic ride to Taormina and waterfront accommodation.
Taormina – The Beauty of Giardini Naxos
After breakfast, you will head out for an excursion to the nearby town of Giardini Naxos. You will have several hours to explore Giardini Naxos at your own pace. Perhaps, you will unwind at one of the town’s stunning beaches of golden sands. You may also choose to stroll through the many shops and boutiques that have handmade goods for sale or admire the charming buildings that line the streets. Once your relaxing afternoon winds down, you will return to Taormina.
Matera – Wine Tasting on the Mainland
This morning, you will transfer to Messina. Here, you will board a ferry and embark on a trip to mainland Italy. Upon your arrival in Reggio Calabria, you will transfer to Matera. After settling in to your accommodation, your guide will lead you to a wine tasting experience in the afternoon. An authentic wine bar in the center of the city will provide the perfect setting for your immersive wine experience. As you learn about the specialty wines of the Basilicata Region from a professional sommelier, you will smell and sip your way through the delicious varieties.
Sorrento – The Stunning Island of Capri
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to your next destination of Sorrento. Upon your arrival in Sorrento, a driver will transfer you to your waterfront hotel, where you can relax. Soon after, your guide will lead you to a private boat, which will take you to the remarkable island of Capri for a fantastic afternoon. It will be your choice to travel around Capri by foot or private vehicle. During your tour of the island, you will visit the unrivaled Gardens of Augustus, the nearby town of Anacapri, and the Villa San Michele. Once your tour concludes, you will return to Sorrento.
Naples – Explore Pompeii and Naples
This morning, you will transfer to your final destination of Naples. During the ride, you will stop in ancient Pompeii for a tour. Pompeii is considered an archeological gold mine and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was famously buried under volcanic ash after an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the subsequent excavations have unearthed a city that has been frozen in time. After your tour of the city, you will continue your journey to Naples. When you arrive, you will check in to your accommodation and have the rest of the evening to spend at your leisure.
Naples – Departure
You will have time for one last stroll around the roads of Naples this morning. With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, you can wander into a few of the local boutiques with handmade goods for sale. Soon, you will return to your hotel to gather your belongings. When you are ready, you will transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- Wander through the historic streets of Palermo and admire the Palermo Cathedral and Palace of the Normans
- Explore the Valley of the Temples, which is Agrigento’s famous landmark that is full of fascinating ruins
- Uncover the beauty of Giardini Naxos as you explore its charming roads and stunning landscapes
- Venture to an authentic wine bar in Matera and savor the delicious wine varieties of Southern Italy
- Journey to the unrivaled island of Capri and visit gorgeous gardens and villas
- Experience the intriguing city of Pompeii, walk across the ancient grounds, and witness pieces of history frozen in time
- Feel the vibrant culture and lifestyle come to life through the friendly locals and sumptuous cuisine in Naples
Southern Italy and Sicily are filled with beautiful towns and villages, and each one provides a unique discovery of the distinct culture and rich lifestyle of the area. Designed with seniors in mind, this 7-day trip will begin when you land at Palermo International Airport. To begin your explorations of Italy, you will set out with a guide for a private tour of some of Palermo’s iconic attractions. The following day, you will travel to the idyllic town of Taormina. Along the way, you will stop in the ancient city of Agrigento for a tour of the Valley of the Temples.
After a leisurely morning in Taormina, you will be led to the nearby town of Giardini Naxos, where you will enjoy several hours to relax and explore this charming area at your leisure. After one more night in Taormina, your driver will transfer you to Messina, where you will board the ferry for a scenic ride to the mainland of Italy. You will arrive in Reggio Calabria, and after one more transfer, you will arrive in the lovely city of Matera. Here, you will head to a local wine bar for an exclusive tasting experience.
After a morning coffee in Matera, you will transfer to Sorrento. The afternoon will feature a wonderful excursion to the island of Capri, which is imbued with amazing views and unparalleled landscapes. Once back in Sorrento, you can continue to explore all the town has to offer. The next day, your journey will bring you to ancient Pompeii for a private tour before transferring you to your final destination of Naples. Once in Naples, you will be free to discover the city at your own pace. The next morning, you will transfer Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$1,920 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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