Duration: 14 Days
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.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens followed by lunch at Villa Barberini en route to the Sorrento Coast. (B,L) 193 mi / 310 km
Return jetfoil ride to Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbour to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time. (B)
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 a slice of Neapolitan pizza. (B,D) 68 mi / 110 km
Free morning before departing for Bari. (B) 186 mi / 300 km
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. Taste traditional pasticciotto (filled pastry) with almond-flavoured iced coffee. (B,D) 186 mi / 300 km
ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional conical-roof house). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
MATERA Orientation walk with panoramic view of the picturesque sassi (cave houses). Scenic drive along the Gulf of Taranto.
PIZZO CALABRO Traditional tartufo (ice cream dessert) tasting.
REGGIO CALABRIA Guided visit of the museum that houses the Bronzi di Riace (famous bronze warrior sculptures). (B,D) 280 mi / 450 km
STRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossing to Sicily.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Visit the ancient Greek Theatre. Free time to explore. (B) 81 mi / 130 km
TAORMINA RIVIERA Enjoy day at leisure. Included dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
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 MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Enjoy day at leisure. (B)
AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples en route to Palermo. (B) 211 mi / 340 km
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. Aperitif (pre-dinner cocktail) at Princess Alliata's palace followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)