Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy (LM) - 2016

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14 Day Tour from Rome to Palermo

Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy
View of St Peters Basilica from the square
View of St Peters Basilica from the square
The Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Enjoy the gorgeous views of Rome
Visit the ancient Roman Forum
Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Rome
Vatican City in Italy
Saint Peters Square in Rome
The Vatican City in Italy
The Sistine Chapel is world famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Roman Highlights To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Amalfi Drive & Positano Enjoy a scenic drive up to the Madonnina, a breathtaking viewpoint over the Amalfi Coast. Free time to visit and shop in the quaint terraced village of Positano, a prosperous port of the former Amalfi Republic. See the Byzantine church of Santa Maria Assunta and its famous majolica tile dome.

Approximate value: €36 EUR per person

Neapolitan Experience This is the land of the oldest and best pasta factories in the world, surrounded by golden lemons, tasty tomatoes and soft mozzarella cheese...The fertile volcanic lands around mount Vesuvius and the quality of their products were already treasured by the earliest travelers. A scenic dinner with view, an inside quaint fruit garden restaurant or a local old style authentic farm your Tour Director will choose for you according to the season how to enjoy the picturesque atmosphere of the bay of Naples, sanctuary of the Italian recipes known around the world.

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Sorrento Flavors Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant, renowned for its cuisine and excellent service. Wine, soft drinks, and mineral water are included.

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Excursion to Ostuni Visit the striking hilltop village of Ostuni, situated within touching distance of the seashore and known as "La Città Bianca" (The White City) due to its fortress of white washed buildings clustered together on the hillside and which give it a very exotic feel, more Greek or Middle Eastern than Italian. The brightness of its whitewashed houses, set against the pink-tinged brown of its principal monument, makes the town stand out in the green of the surrounding area. Your local expert will guide you through a series of small roads, alleys and arches where hints of the Middle Ages are at hand everywhere from the portal of a palace, to the walls of a convent or the front of a church.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person

Excursion to Etna Volcano Enjoy a scenic drive with a Local Guide through orchards, vineyards, and forests up to the Europe's highest active volcano. From your vantage point at 6,500 feet, observe the unusual landscape of extinct craters and rivers of solidified lava.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia Travel to Syracuse, once a powerful Greek port and the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes, which has attracted visitors such as philosopher Plato and, later, Apostle Paul, who converted its citizens to Christianity. Enter the archaeological site with a Local Guide to see the 5th-century BC Greek Theater, Garden of Paradise, Ear of Dionysus, Altar of Hieron II, Roman Amphitheater, and the Cordmakers' Cave.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Sicilian Dinner Sicily  has more than 3 millenniums of history. An ancient philosopher once said "Sicilians eat as if they were to die and build as if they were to live forever". Local produce, smell and flavors interact together creating genuine cuisine and great wines. Tonight why not enjoy a typical Sicilian gastronomic dinner including drinks in beautiful surroundings with spectacular views?

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Dinner By The Sea in Sferracavallo Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including choice of wine or soft drinks, at a typical Sicilian restaurant in Sferracavallo, a fishing village just a few miles from Palermo. Fine seafood and fish dining, Sicilian style!

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person