Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy (LN)

9 Day Tour from Naples to Sorrento

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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.

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale
Guided visit of the castle
Guided sightseeing, including a walk through the Old Town; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local focaccia
Visit the “White Town”
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight stay
Guided walking tour; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local pasticciotto and almond coffee
Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
Visit the archaeological site
Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Castel del Monte
  • Archeological Sites of Paestum
  • The Trulli of Alberobello
  • Historic Centre of Naples


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


 Meals & Itinerary

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


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


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



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


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


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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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


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.

Breakfast Breakfast


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

Breakfast Breakfast


Cellino San Marco
Castellana Grotte

 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)



Ercolano Archaeological site and dinner on the Volcano

Ercolano Archaeological site and dinner on the Volcano

Walk through the impressive archaeological site buried in the same volcanic eruption as Pompeii and than visit a typical farm and wine producer

Price Range: $$


Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

The village is the birthplace of great singer Domenico Modugno....Volare oh oh cantare oooooh ooh

Price Range: $


Neapolitan Experience

Neapolitan Experience

Enjoy a delicious dinner on the picturesque bay of Naples.

Price Range: $$

Unforgettable Amalfi

Unforgettable Amalfi

The Amalfi Drive is known to be the most spectacular road in Europe and the winding cliff- top road from Sorrento offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,853*
12 guests in a party: $807*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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