Treasures of the South, Puglia & Amalfi Coast

Treasures of the South, Puglia & Amalfi Coast

  • 6 Days
  • From : Rome
  • To : Rome
  • Tour or Small Group
  • Tour : English, Spanish
  • Small Group : English
  • Minimum age : 12 Years Old

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Join this six-day tour in a small group and discover the treasures of Puglia, Campania and Basilicata regions. Wander around Naples, admire the city centre and enjoy local food. Immerse yourself into an archaeological journey through the ancient city of Pompeii. Sail to Capri Island, and admire the vertical landscapes of Positano and Amalfi. Discover the one of a kind ancient town of Matera and taste the famous olive oil of Alberobello. Visit Lecce, the pearl of the Apulian baroque; and Ostuni, also known as ‘the white city’. Explore the old city of Bari, and taste the famous liqueur ‘Strega’ in Benevento. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Naples: a vibrant and chaotic city, full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops.

Pompeii: known as ‘the buried city,’ one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. 

Matera: one of the most interesting, unusual and memorable tourist destinations in Italy, it is a town famous for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the ‘Sassi’. 

Lecce: the most beautiful city in Puglia, the Baroque masterpiece of southern Italy. Sometimes described as the ‘Rome of the South’, with a long history of rich architecture and art. 

Bari: combines seaside charm and historical appeal. A major cruise port, the University City is also known for its old town, which boasts churches, picturesque courtyards, and other tucked-away gems.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English-, Spanish-speaking tour leader (This tour is a combination of regular tours and shared arrangements)
  • Operated with English-, Spanish-speaking local guide during the activities in Pompeii (Day 1), Capri (Day 2), Matera (Day 4), and Lecce (Day 5) 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 5 night’s accommodation 

MEALS:

  • 5 Buffet breakfasts 
  • 2 lunches (Day 1, 2)
  • 3 dinners (Day 1, 2, 3)

TRANSPORT:

  • Air-conditioned shared transportation as stated in the program  

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary: Visit Naples with tour leader, Guided visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii and Visit to cameo and coral factory (Day 1); Full-day excursion in Capri, including the Blue Grotto (sea conditions permitting) (Day 2); Visit Positano and Amalfi with tour leader (Day 3); Guided Visit Matera, Visit Alberobello with tour leader and 1 olive oil tasting in Alberobello (Day 4); Guided Visit Lecce, Visit Ostuni with tour leader and Ride in an Ape Calessino in Ostuni (Day 5); Visit Bari with tour leader and 1 tasting of typical products in Bari (Day 6)

Exclusions

  • Drinks during meals  
  • Domestic nor international flights
  • Transfers before/after the tour 
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • On day 1, the pick-up point will be at Destination Italia Sightseeing office in Viale Dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Rome at 07:30 am. Please arrive at the mentioned meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier
  • On day 6, the drop-off in Rome in the late evening at Viale Washington, or Viale Luigi Einaudi, or Termini Station Area, or Via Ludovisi
  • The maximum group size for this tour is 18 people
  • The local guide will only accompany during the activity and not during transport. This tour is a combination of regular tours and shared arrangements
  • Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage (30kg in total). In case of any extra suitcases, these will have to be communicated in advance before the start of the tour. An additional supplement will be applied for each additional suitcase on the spot
  • In many hotels in Italy, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room. 
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including a possible change of hotels and/or itinerary
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed 

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Sorrento:

  • Superior Hotel Category = H. Vesuvio/ Michelangelo/ La Residenza/ Crawford or similar 4*

Day 3 Salerno Area:

  • Superior Hotel Category = San Severino Park Hotel & Spa or similar 4*

Day 4, 5 Alberobello:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Ramapendula or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Pre-night Rome:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Gambrinus or similar 4* bed and breakfast basis 

Post-night Rome:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Gambrinus or similar 4* bed and breakfast basis  

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Destination Italia Sightseeing office

Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Roma 00192, Lazio, IT

Day 1 :  ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO

Meet your tour leader at the Destination Italia Sightseeing office on Viale Dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Rome at 07:30 am, centrally located a few steps from the Vatican City (we kindly ask you to arrive at the mentioned meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier). The tour will departure to Naples. Upon arrival, walk around the city centre, discovering Piazza del Plebisicito, Palazzo Reale, Galleria Umberto I and Teatro San Carlo. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant to taste authentic Neapolitan pizza (included). The tour will continue to Pompeii for the guided tour of the archaeological excavations. This ancient Roman city was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried it, preserving it under a sea of volcanic ash for nearly 1700 years. Enjoy a stop in a cameos and coral shop. In the afternoon, heading to Sorrento, famous for its picturesque old town centre and characteristic fisherman’s village of Marina Grande, one of the most authentic treasures of the city. Upon arrival, you will proceed with the check-in. In the evening, wrap the day up with dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 2 :  SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO

Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel, before departure at 7:30 am to the port of Sorrento on the bus tour. Meet the guide and sail to Capri by hydrofoil. After arriving at the island, enjoy a boat trip to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Continue by minibus to Anacapri and have lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then reach the legendary Piazzetta, the heart of the island. In the afternoon, the tour will return to the port to head back to Sorrento. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 3 :  SORRENTO – POSITANO – AMALFI – SALERNO AREA

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before checking out. Shortly after, the tour will departure to the Salerno area by bus. En route stop in Positano and Amalfi and spend time at leisure to discover these two pearls of the Amalfi Coast. In the afternoon, you will proceed with check-in at the reception. In the evening, finish this wonderful day with dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Salerno Area.

Day 4 :  SALERNO AREA – MATERA – ALBEROBELLO

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, and hop on the bus to Matera. Upon arrival, join the guided tour of the City of Stones, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early afternoon, the tour will continue to Alberobello to taste the local olive oil from Puglia in the stunning village, known throughout the world for its famous ‘trulli’ (dry stone huts). In the late afternoon, proceed to check-in at the hotel. In the evening, you can ask your hotel reception for restaurant recommendations to discover Italy’s highly-renowned gastronomy.

Overnight in Alberobello.

Day 5 :  ALBEROBELLO – LECCE – OSTUNI – ALBEROBELLO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and morning departure for a trip to Lecce and Ostuni. First stop in beautiful Lecce, with a guided tour to discover the pearl of Puglia’s baroque architecture. The tour will proceed to Ostuni, also known as the White City because of its characteristic old town centre, once completely whitewashed. Upon arrival, a enjoy an unforgettable ride in an Ape Calessino, a typical three-wheel vehicle. In the afternoon, the tour will return to the hotel for a well-deserved rest. 

Overnight in Alberobello.

Day 6 :  ALBEROBELLO – BARI – BENEVENTO – ROME

Wake up to one last breakfast, and join the bus to Bari. Upon arrival, spend time at leisure to explore the old city, hidden within ancient walls and tasting of typical products. Then the tour will continue to Benevento, with a stop at the factory where the famous Strega liqueur is produced. In the early afternoon, the tour will finally depart to Rome, scheduled to arrive in the evening with drop-off at Viale Washington, or Viale Luigi Einaudi, or Termini Area, or Via Ludovisi. From here you may continue with your travel arrangements.  

 

Join this six-day tour in a small group, from 4 and up to 7 passengers, to discover the treasures of Puglia, Campania and Basilicata regions. Wander around Naples, admire the city centre and enjoy local food. Immerse yourself into an archaeological journey through the ancient city of Pompeii. Sail to Capri Island, and admire the vertical landscapes of Positano and Amalfi. Discover the one of a kind ancient town of Matera and taste the famous olive oil of Alberobello. Visit Lecce, the pearl of the Apulian baroque; and Ostuni, also known as ‘the white city’. Explore the old city of Bari, and taste the famous liqueur ‘Strega’ in Benevento. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Minivan tour: a comfortable option with an English-speaking driver and a minivan at your disposal, for an exclusive holiday to discover the Puglia, Campania and Basilicata regions.

Naples: a vibrant and chaotic city, full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops.

Pompeii: known as ‘the buried city,’ one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. 

Matera: one of the most interesting, unusual and memorable tourist destinations in Italy, it is a town famous for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the ‘Sassi’. 

Lecce: the most beautiful city in Puglia, the Baroque masterpiece of southern Italy. Sometimes described as the ‘Rome of the South’, with a long history of rich architecture and art. 

Bari: combines seaside charm and historical appeal. A major cruise port, the University City is also known for its old town, which boasts churches, picturesque courtyards, and other tucked-away gems.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English-speaking local guide during the activities in Pompeii (Day 1), Capri (Day 2), Matera (Day 4), and Lecce (Day 5) 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 5 night’s accommodation 

MEALS:

  • 5 Buffet breakfasts 
  • 2 lunches (Day 1, 2)
  • 3 dinners (Day 1, 2, 3)

TRANSPORT:

  • Air-conditioned shared minivan with English-speaking driver as stated in the program  

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary: Guided visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii (Day 1); Full-day excursion in Capri, including the Blue Grotto (sea conditions permitting) (Day 2); Guided Visit Matera, 1 olive oil tasting in Alberobello (Day 4); Guided Visit Lecce, Ride in an Ape Calessino in Ostuni (Day 5)

Exclusions

  • Drinks during meals  
  • Domestic nor international flights
  • Transfers before/after the tour 
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • On day 1, the pick-up point will be at Destination Italia Sightseeing office in Viale Dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Rome at 07:30 am. Please arrive at the mentioned meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier
  • On day 6, the drop-off in Rome in the late evening at Viale Washington, or Viale Luigi Einaudi, or Termini Station Area, or Via Ludovisi
  • The departure of the tour will be guaranteed with a minimum of 4 passengers 
  • The maximum group size for this tour is 7 people
  • The local guide will only accompany during the activity and not during transport
  • Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage (30kg in total). In case of any extra suitcases, these will have to be communicated in advance before the start of the tour. An additional supplement will be applied for each additional suitcase on the spot
  • In many hotels in Italy, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including a possible change of hotels and/or itinerary
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed 

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1, 2 Sorrento:

  • Superior Hotel Category = H. Vesuvio or similar 4*

Day 3 Salerno Area:

  • Superior Hotel Category = San Severino Park Hotel & Spa or similar 4*

Day 4, 5 Alberobello:

  • Superior Hotel Category = H. Ramapendula or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Pre-night Rome:

  • Superior Hotel Category = H. Gambrinus or similar 4* bed and breakfast basis 

Post-night Rome:

  • Superior Hotel Category = H. Gambrinus or similar 4* bed and breakfast basis  

Cancellation policy

  • Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Destination Italia Sightseeing office

Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Roma 00192, Lazio, IT

Day 1 :  ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO

Meet your driver who will accompany you on this exclusive journey at the Destination Italia Sightseeing office on Viale Dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21, Rome at 07:30 am, centrally located a few steps from the Vatican City (we kindly ask you to arrive at the mentioned meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier). The minivan will departure to Naples. Upon arrival, walk around the city centre, discovering Piazza del Plebisicito, Palazzo Reale, Galleria Umberto I and Teatro San Carlo. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant to taste authentic Neapolitan pizza (included). The tour will continue to Pompeii for the guided tour of the archaeological excavations. This ancient Roman city was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried it, preserving it under a sea of volcanic ash for nearly 1700 years. In the afternoon, heading to Sorrento, famous for its picturesque old town centre and characteristic fisherman’s village of Marina Grande, one of the most authentic treasures of the city. Upon arrival, you will proceed with the check-in. In the evening, wrap the day up with dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 2 :  SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO

Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel, before departure at 7:30 am to the port of Sorrento. Meet the guide and sail to Capri by hydrofoil. After arriving at the island, enjoy a boat trip to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Continue by minibus to Anacapri and have lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then reach the legendary Piazzetta, the heart of the island. In the afternoon, the tour will return to the port to head back to Sorrento. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 3 :  SORRENTO – POSITANO – AMALFI – SALERNO AREA

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before checking out. Shortly after, the minivan will departure to the Salerno area by bus. En route stop in Positano and Amalfi and spend time at leisure to discover these two pearls of the Amalfi Coast. In the afternoon, you will proceed with check-in at the reception. In the evening, finish this wonderful day with dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Salerno Area.

Day 4 :  SALERNO AREA – MATERA – ALBEROBELLO

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, and hop on the minivan to Matera. Upon arrival, join the guided tour of the City of Stones, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early afternoon, the tour will continue to Alberobello to taste the local olive oil from Puglia in the stunning village, known throughout the world for its famous ‘trulli’ (dry stone huts). In the late afternoon, proceed to check-in at the hotel. In the evening, you can ask your hotel reception for restaurant recommendations to discover Italy’s highly-renowned gastronomy.

Overnight in Alberobello.

Day 5 :  ALBEROBELLO – LECCE – OSTUNI – ALBEROBELLO

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and morning departure for a trip to Lecce and Ostuni. First stop in beautiful Lecce, with a guided tour to discover the pearl of Puglia’s baroque architecture. The tour will proceed to Ostuni, also known as the White City because of its characteristic old town centre, once completely whitewashed. Upon arrival, enjoy an unforgettable ride in an Ape Calessino, a typical three-wheel vehicle. In the afternoon, the minivan will return to the hotel for a well-deserved rest. 

Overnight in Alberobello.

Day 6 :  ALBEROBELLO – BARI – BENEVENTO – ROME

Wake up to one last breakfast, and join the minivan to Bari. Upon arrival, spend time at leisure to explore the old city, hidden within ancient walls. Then the tour will continue to Benevento, with a stop at the factory where the famous Strega liqueur is produced. In the early afternoon, the minivan will finally depart to Rome, scheduled to arrive in the late evening with drop-off at Viale Washington, or Viale Luigi Einaudi, or Termini Area, or Via Ludovisi. From here you may continue with your travel arrangements.