Southern Italy Escape
from $1799
Duration: 9 Days
Imagine spending time in Italy’s most beloved locations without the higher costs and bigger crowds associated with busy travel season. Join us on a cultural and culinary adventure of Southern Italy’s wonderful gems. Start with a stroll in Sorrento, one of the most beautiful settings facing the Bay of Naples; travel to the Adriatic coastal resort of Trani; and overnight in the Apulian capital of Bari on the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Be sure to sample the local focaccia after your tour of St. Nicolas’ Church! In Alberobello, take a tour of the traditional Trullo houses—whitewashed, circular homes, with classic conical roofs. Admire the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares of Lecce, and visit the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica to understand why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.” A scenic drive brings you to the rocky outcrop of Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Casa Grotto to learn all about the Sassi houses, thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy.

Continue your Italian holiday to the charismatic Naples, birthplace of Neapolitan pizza. Enjoy guided sightseeing, which includes a visit to the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Join us in the off season and escape to Southern Italy’s off-the-beaten-path locales.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SORRENTO, ITALY.
Welcome to Sorrento! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 SORRENTO.
SORRENTO Orientation walk of the old town. Free time (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sorrento with an excursion to charming Positano. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount.
Day 3 SORRENTO-TRANI-BARI.
TRANI Stop in the seaside resort en route to Bari. (B) 193 mi / 310 km
Day 4 BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO.
BARI Guided walking tour includes the Old Town, San Nicola's Church, and (local Favourite) local focaccia tasting. ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes visit to a Trullo, one of the conical houses famous for their unique cone design. (B,D) 81 mi / 130 km
Day 5 BARI-LECCE.
LECCE Guided walking tour includes Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. Free time. (B) 93 mi / 150 km
Day 6 LECCE-MATERA.
MATERA Guided walking tour includes visit to Casa Grotta. (B,D) 112 mi / 180 km
Day 7 MATERA-NAPLES.
Scenic drive en route to Naples. (B) 162 mi / 260 km
Day 8 NAPLES.
NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes the Galleria Umberto, Piazza Plebiscito and the Archaeological Museum. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 9 NAPLES.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departure Date:
2023-03-18
Return Date:
2023-03-26
Twin : 2149NZD
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Departure Date:
2023-03-11
Return Date:
2023-03-19
Twin : 2149NZD
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Departure Date:
2023-03-04
Return Date:
2023-03-12
Twin : 1979NZD
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Departure Date:
2023-02-25
Return Date:
2023-03-05
Twin : 1799NZD
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Departure Date:
2023-02-18
Return Date:
2023-02-26
Twin : 1799NZD
Open
Departure Date:
2023-02-11
Return Date:
2023-02-19
Twin : 1799NZD
Open
Departure Date:
2023-02-04
Return Date:
2023-02-12
Twin : 1799NZD
Open

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