Bask in the splendor of Sicily during this luxurious 8-day getaway. A vacation to Southern Italy and Sicily is a discovery of the beauty, history, and culture of some of the premier regions of the country. Immerse yourself in la Dolce Vita, uncover the landscapes of Southern Italy, venture to the ancient city of Pompeii, venture to the island of Capri, and discover the splendor of the of the Amalfi Coast.
Rome – The Colosseum and Roman Forum
Your luxurious 8-day adventure will begin with one night in the capital city of Rome. Upon your arrival, you will be led to your opulent accommodation in the heart of the city. When you are ready, you will be greeted by an expert guide before being led on a private tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum. It will be easy to visualize the ancient gladiator battles as you tour the rows of seating and arena floor. Nearby, the Roman Forum will provide you with a glance back in time to ancient Roman life. Intriguing ruins and age-old structures can be found around every turn, and by the end of your tour, you will feel entirely immersed in the culture and history of Rome.
Sorrento – The Ancient City of Pompeii
After a fresh cup of coffee, you will board your private transfer and begin the scenic ride toward the Campania region of Italy and your next destination of Sorrento. Along the way to Sorrento, the ancient city of Pompeii will be an excellent place to stop and explore. Upon your arrival in Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an expert guide will greet you to begin your private tour. After your tour, you will continue your journey through Campania and arrive in Sorrento by evening.
Sorrento – Venture to Capri in Pure Luxury
In the morning, you will set out for the gorgeous island of Capri. A private guide will greet you upon your arrival to begin an engaging tour. Your guide will lead you to the Gardens of Augustus, which is a botanical garden with remarkable trees and flowers that is home to a spectacular view of the sea. Afterward, you will transfer to nearby Anacapri to witness the magnificent Villa San Michele. Your tour will end with an unforgettable visit to the Blue Grotto. Your small boat will enter the narrow opening, and once inside, you will be amazed by the beauty that surrounds you.
Salerno – Positano and the Amalfi Coast
After a leisurely morning, you will board your private transfer and begin the scenic ride to the coastal city of Salerno. Your route will lead you through the remarkable village of Positano and along the Amalfi Coast. A brief stop in Positano will allow you to explore this cliffside village at your own pace. Afterward, you will continue the picturesque journey to Salerno. As your driver masterfully navigates the curving streets, the view of the coast and sea will be absolutely stunning. With the gorgeous sunset on the horizon, you will arrive at your luxurious hotel in Salerno, where you can explore this charming city to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings.
Palermo – Relaxing Day in Palermo
There will be time to discover a few more charming roads and wonderful sights of the city in the morning before you board the ferry at the port and embark on the enjoyable journey to the island of Sicily. From delicious meals to onboard entertainment, your ferry trip will be like a mini cruise. You will also have your own private cabin onboard, where you can relax and unwind as you wish. By the end of the day, you will reach your destination and set foot on the idyllic island of Sicily. Once you arrive at your luxurious accommodation, you can then begin to settle down for the night as another amazing day comes to a close.
Palermo – Exclusive Tour of Palermo
After breakfast, you will be greeted by your expert guide, who will lead you on your private tour of the city’s highlights. As you begin to travel around the charming roads, you will first come to the breathtaking Palermo Cathedral. As you journey around the church, you will surely marvel intricate details of the basilica. Your guide will then lead you to the Palace of the Normans, which was the central location for Sicily’s kings for many years. As you tour the ancient palace, you will admire its courtyard and detailed stonework before being given the remainder of the evening to explore Positano at your leisure.
Agrigento – Explore the Valley of the Temples
When you are ready, you will meet your private driver for a transfer to the intriguing city of Agrigento. Upon your arrival and after settling in to your accommodation, you will head out for a visit to the ancient Valley of the Temples, where an expert guide will lead you on an engaging tour. The Valley of the Temples is considered to be the best archeological site in all of Sicily in addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Temple of Concordia is one of the best-preserved temples around the site, and after a visit to a few more memorable temples, you will return to your hotel, where you can continue to discover more of this captivating city at your leisure.
Agrigento – Depart for Home
The sunrise over Agrigento will be a beautiful sight on the final morning of your trip. There will be time for a relaxing stroll around the city to discover some of the artisan shops and to admire in the sights of Italy for one last time. After finding your last souvenir in a local boutique, you will return to your hotel, where a private transfer will lead you to Palermo Airport for your return flight.
- Explore the unrivaled Colosseum and Roman Forum during a private tour in Rome
- Marvel at the fascinating artifacts in Pompeii, which is a city that was once buried under the ash of Mt. Vesuvius
- Enjoy an excursion to the island of Capri, which is known for its beautiful landscape, during a two-night stay in Sorrento
- Discover the splendor of Positano and the Amalfi Coast with its winding roads and spectacular views of the sea
- Board an enjoyable ferry ride with meals and entertainment to the wonderful island of Sicily
- Visit the historical attractions in Palermo, including the age-old Palermo Cathedral, during a private tour of the city
- Venture around the Valley of the Temples, which a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to witness the fascinating ruins of an ancient city
Southern Italy and Sicily are home to some of the most beautiful cities in all of Italy. Your luxurious 8-day getaway to this wonderful area will begin when you land at Fiumicino Airport in Rome. When you arrive, a private transfer will be waiting to greet and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. After you are provided with time to settle in, you will be led on a tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum. This immersive tour will offer you an in-depth view of the history and lifestyle of ancient Rome. The following day, you will board your private transfer and begin the journey to the beautiful town of Sorrento. Along the way, you will pause in the intriguing city of Pompeii for a private tour. The views of the fascinating ruins will still be on your mind when you reach Sorrento by the evening.
On the third day of your trip, you will enjoy an excursion to the gorgeous island of Capri. A private boat will lead you to this amazing destination, where an expert guide will lead you on a wonderful tour. From the scenic Gardens of Augustus to the stunning Villa San Michele in Anacapri, you will explore all that Capri has to offer before returning to Sorrento. The following day, your journey will continue along the coast to your next destination of Salerno. During your travels, you will stop for a visit to the remarkable village of Positano, where you can discover its wonderful views and fantastic shops. Your drive will then continue along the Amalfi Coast, and you will be amazed by every stunning landscape that you see as you are led around the winding roads. As the sun begins to set, you will arrive in Salerno for one night in the city.
The next morning, you will board the ferry that will carry you to the picturesque island of Sicily. By the evening, you will arrive in Palermo, which is Sicily’s capital. The following day, you will explore this historic city with a private guide. As you travel throughout the city, you will visit the beautiful Palermo Cathedral and be fascinated by the history of the Palace of the Normans. The next day, you will transfer to your final destination of Agrigento. Agrigento is filled with interesting attractions, and you will enjoy a tour of the Valley of the Temples. Every ruin that you see will allow the history of Agrigento to come to life. The next morning, a private transfer will lead you back to Palermo Airport for your return flight, signifying the conclusion to your idyllic vacation.
$2,195 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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