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Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy (LN)

9 Day Tour from Naples to Sorrento

2018 Tour Details

This 9-day Italy tour takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer.

Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco.

You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with an overnight stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on discoveries in Lecce and Otranto.

This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures that await you in Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline to Sorrento. As the picture-perfect ending to your Southern Italy vacation, you may also choose to join an optional excursion to Positano on the spectacular Amalfi Coast.

Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NAPLES
Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale
CASTEL DEL MONTE
Guided visit of the castle
BARI
Guided sightseeing, including a walk through the Old Town; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local focaccia
OSTUNI
Visit the “White Town”
CELLINO SAN MARCO
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LECCE
Guided walking tour; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local pasticciotto and almond coffee
OTRANTO
Stop
ALBEROBELLO
Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
PAESTUM
Visit the archaeological site
SORRENTO
Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Naples and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY

Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 NAPLES

Guided sightseeing this morning features the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. Highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI

Enter the Apulia region and stop at the imposing 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Emperor Frederick II. Enjoy a guided visit to discover its uniqueness. Arrive in Bari, where you may wish to join an optional dinner outing.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BARI–OSTUNI–CELLINO SAN MARCO

During your guided sightseeing, enjoy a walk through the OLD TOWN, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local focaccia. Stop in attractive Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savor local produce and wine from the estate’s vineyards, as well as olive oil and homemade pasta. Soak up the local atmosphere as you relax around the pool area. You may even get to greet Al Bano himself—famous for his renowned songs Felicità and Ci Sarà.

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Day 5 CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE & OTRANTO

Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” where you discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Time to explore this pretty town before continuing to Otranto, at the heel of the Italian boot, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its cathedral. Return to Cellino San Marco.

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Day 6 CELLINO SAN MARCO–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE

In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their beauty and unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte for your overnight stay.

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Day 7 CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO

Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Afternoon arrival in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 SORRENTO

After your orientation walk with your Tour Director, there is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.

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Day 9 SORRENTO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Naples
Bari
Cellino San Marco
Castellana Grotte
Sorrento

Naples

Royal Continental

First-Class

Royal Continental Via Partenope 38, Napoli,  Italy

Via Partenope 38
Napoli, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Royal Continental Hotel is located across from the Napoli promenade, was rebuilt and inaugurated in 1955 where once stood the historical Grand Hotel Royal des Etrangers. The Hotel boast breathtaking views from the rooftop of the Mediterranean sea, Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio volcano and city skyline, on site Gulf-view restaurant, a fine bar, 24 hour fitness center, stylish salt-water rooftop swimming pool. Massage and beauty treatments are available against a fee, while Wi-Fi internet acces is available free of charge.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Phone

Bari

Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni

Superior First-Class

Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 7/9, Bari,  Italy

Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 7/9
Bari, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in one of the most elegant areas of Bari seafront, the Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni blends tradition and modernity. This stylish resort is an established luxury landmark in the Levantine city and combines history and spirituality building a bridge between East and West. It offers a spectacular rooftop swimming pool with hydro-massage tub and a panoramic view over the sea, and two restaurants which stand out for their refined cuisine that combines the traditional Mediterranean diet with the most innovative trends of contemporary international cuisine. . Overlooking the Adriatic sea, this property has its own access to a private beach and it is the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Bari.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Cellino San Marco

Tenute Al Bano Carrisi

First-Class

Tenute Al Bano Carrisi contrada Bosco, snc, Cellino San Marco,  Italy

contrada Bosco, snc
Cellino San Marco, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Tenute Al Bano Carrisi is the estete built by the famous Italian singer Al Bano, a small fortress in a green oasis. Hotel Felicità has 50 rooms built following the local architectual style and using local materials whihc offer a beautiful view over the mediterrenian garden. A beautiful swimming pool and a relaxing Spa are available. In the restaurant Don Carmelo guests can taste a cuisine based on quality local Apulian ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean tradition, local specialties produced in the estate can also be purchased in the shops & winery nearby. The Estate includes a private forest with an area of about 60 hectares. It hosts deer, horses, foxes and herons, creating a little corner of paradise. It is the ideal place for long walks in the serenity of ancient oak trees, eucalyptus trees and the Mediterranean air. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Castellana Grotte

Semiramide Palace

First-Class

Semiramide Palace Via Conversano 157, Castellana Grotte,  Italy

Via Conversano 157
Castellana Grotte, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Immersed in a a lushious green garden a few steps away from charming and out-of-the-beaten-tracks town of Castellana Grotte, hotel Semiramide Palace offers a unique rooftop terrace where you will enjoy scenic views of the Puglia countryside. Relax outdoors in the swimming pool or on the surrounding sun deck, fully equipped with sun loungers. Indoors you can take advantage of a modern spa with emotional showers, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a massage area. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access thoughout the hotel is available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Hot Tub
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access

Sorrento

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

First-Class

Grand Hotel Vesuvio Via Nastro Verde, 7, Sorrento,  Italy

Via Nastro Verde, 7
Sorrento, Italy

Hotel in garden setting with lemons & orange groves; set on a hillside overlooking Bay of Naples, with spectacular views of cliffs.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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