Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy (LM)

14 days from Rome to Palermo

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In Greek mythology, the Scylla and Charybdis were two sea monsters located in the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland, endangering ancient mariners and inspiring the expression “being caught between a rock and a hard place.” Will you find yourself in such a predicament on this Undiscovered Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily? On the contrary, you’ll delightfully find yourself caught between Byzantine and Roman culture, flanked by Norman and Italian influences, and in the midst of a cross-cultural wonderland. Your comparison of cobblestones, customs, and cuisine gets underway in Rome, heads down to the dramatic Sorrento Coast, and then kicks the fun from Italy’s heel to its toe and all the way into the great melting pot of Sicily. From Italy’s lower half to its largest island, ruins, resorts—a rich history awaits.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $200 per couple on select 2021 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Arab-Norman cathedral of Monreale
  • Archeological area of Agrigento
  • Archeological Site of Pompeii
  • Historic Centre of Naples
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
  • The Sassi of Matera (See only)
  • The Trulli of Alberobello

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–SORRENTO COAST

CASTEL GANDOLFO Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens followed by lunch at Villa Barberini en route to the Sorrento Coast.
193 mi / 310 km

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Day 3 SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO CAPRI

Retrun jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri.
CAPRI Funicular ride from the harbor to the village for guided sightseeing that includes the Augustus Gardens. Free time for lunch.
SORRENTO Free time.

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Day 4 SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO POMPEII AND NAPLES

POMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavations. Free time for lunch.
NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes an orientation drive on the panoramic road to Posillipo, a stop in Piazza Plebiscito, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a slice of Neapolitan pizza.
68 mi / 110 km

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Day 5 SORRENTO COAST–BARI

Free morning before departing for Bari.
186 mi / 300 km

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Day 6 BARI–LECCE–ALBEROBELLO AREA

BARI Guided sightseeing includes a walking tour of Bari Vecchia, the city’s oldest district, and San Nicola’s Church.
LECCE Walking tour with a local guide includes the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica.
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste traditional pasticciotto (filled Italian pastry) with almond-flavored iced coffee.
186 mi / 300 km

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Day 7 ALBEROBELLO AREA

ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional conical-roof house). Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 8 ALBEROBELLO AREA–MATERA–PIZZO CALABRO–REGGIO CALABRIA

MATERA Orientation walk with panoramic view of the picturesque sassi (cave houses).
Scenic drive along the Gulf of Taranto to Pizzo Calabro.
PIZZO CALABRO Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Traditional tartufo (Italian ice cream dessert) tasting.
REGGIO CALABRIA Guided visit of the museum that houses the Bronzi di Riace (famous bronze warrior sculptures).
280 mi / 450 km

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Day 9 REGGIO CALABRIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

STRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossing to Sicily.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Visit the ancient Greek Theater. Free time to explore.
81 mi / 130 km

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Days 10 - 11 TAORMINA RIVIERA

TAORMINA RIVIERA Free days. On day 10, included dinner at a local restaurant with breathtaking sea views.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Taormina Riviera with an excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 12 TAORMINA RIVIERA–AGRIGENTO–PALERMO

AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples en route to Palermo.
280 mi / 450 km

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Day 13 PALERMO

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Aperitif (pre-dinner cocktail) at Princess Alliata’s palace followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 14 PALERMO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LINO NEFANDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show.

Tour Director - LINO NEFANDO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Sorrento
Bari
Alberobello Area
Taormina Riviera
Palermo

Sorrento

Neapolitan Experience

Neapolitan Experience

Enjoy a delicious meal on the picturesque area of Sorrento

Price Range: $$

Charming Positano

Charming Positano

The most thrilling drive in Europe awaits as you travel along the famed Amalfi Coast for breathtaking panoramas and a visit to charming Positano!

Price Range: $$

Bari

Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

The quaint old town with its medieval structures and the breath-taking sea views make this a location worthy of a visit if you are in Puglia.

Price Range: $

Alberobello Area

Italian Fairytale: Apulian Farm Dinner & Music

Italian Fairytale: Apulian Farm Dinner & Music

Travel into the fairytale landscapes of the Apulian countryside for free time in one of Italy's most beautiful villages, followed by dinner and traditional entertainment at a local masseria (farmhouse).

Price Range: $$

Taormina Riviera

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

Discover the tastes, aromas, and delectable nuances behind authentic Sicilian cuisine at a traditional dinner with drinks, beautiful surroundings, and spectacular views.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia

Excursion to Syracuse and Ortigia

Discover the ancient Greek and Roman heart of Sicily on this exciting half-day guided excursion to unforgettable Syracuse.

Price Range: $$

Journey to Mount Etna, Europe's Tallest Volcano

Journey to Mount Etna, Europe's Tallest Volcano

Come face to face with towering Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, on this mesmerizing half-day guided excursion along the eastern coast of Sicily.

Price Range: $

Palermo

Dinner by the Sea

Dinner by the Sea

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at a typical Sicilian restaurant.

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: $2,873*
18 guests in a party: $594*

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 2020 and 2021 travel years. 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.



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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