Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy

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.


Price Includes

• 8 night tour exploring Southern Italy from Naples to Sorrento
• Superior Hotels in the heart of the action
• Breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners with wine
• First-class motorcoach with FREE Wi-Fi 
• Professional Tour Director & Local Guides
• VIP sightseeing and local favourite experiences
• Highlights include Naples, Castel Del Monte, Bari, Ostuni, Cellino San Marco, Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello, Paestum and Sorrento


Bonus

Early booking discount: Save up to 10%*

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 Save $100* per person

Room/Cabin information
Twin share
Travel Dates

09 Apr 2018 and 29 Oct 2018

Other departures available between April – October 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

30 Sep 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
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Product itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY. (Mon.)
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling
companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 NAPLES. (Tue.)
Guided sightseeing this morning features the remarkable Triumphal
Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theatre, 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. (B)

DAY 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI. (Wed.)
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. (B)
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DAY 4 BARI–OSTUNI–CELLINO SAN MARCO. (Thu.)
During your guided sightseeing, enjoy a walk through the OLD
TOWN, and 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. Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute
Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savour
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. (B,D)

DAY 5 CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE &
OTRANTO. (Fri.)
Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” where you discover the
lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking
tour. 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. (B,D)

DAY 6 CELLINO SAN MARCO–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA
GROTTE. (Sat.)
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. (B,D)

DAY 7 CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO. (Sun.)
Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honour 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. (B)

DAY 8 SORRENTO. (Mon.)
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 holiday. (B,D)

DAY 9 SORRENTO. (Tue.)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is
Naples). (B)


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 05 Sep 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Discounts apply to land-only portion of core tour twin share price, not including extra night accommodation, upgrades, extensions, taxes/fees, tips and supplements/reductions. Deposit of $250 per person, per tour is required within 7 days of booking or by 30 Sep 2017, whichever comes first. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers except Second Tour Discount and/or Journeys Club repeat traveller benefit. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Globus and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.