Begin your vacation in Rome, then head south to the charming bayside resort of Sorrento. Skirting the coastline, push farther south and enjoy a 45-minute ferry ride from Calabria across to picturesque Sicily, Italy’s biggest island. Visit world-famous Taormina, admire the “bikini girls” Roman mosaics in Piazza Armerina, and marvel at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples with the well-preserved ancient Greek temples and Selinunte’s acropolis remains. Stay in colorful Palermo, a city bearing evidence of the many invasions during its 3,000-year history. Enjoy a day trip to Erice, an ancient village set on a hill with breathtaking views of the Egadi Islands, and get to know Trapani and Marsala, where you will visit a local salt mine. Hop aboard an overnight ferry to Naples, then motor back to Rome for the finale of your vacation.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Sorrento, Taormina, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Naples
ROME Parco Tirreno (ST) or Santa Costanza (F)SORRENTO Ascot (F) or Central Park (ST) at MassalubrenseTAORMINA Albatros (ST) at LetojanniAGRIGENTO Kore (F)PALERMO Politeama (F)ROME Parco Tirreno (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily except day 9; 4 dinners
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; ferry Villa San Giovanni-Messina; overnight ferry Palermo-Naples in 2-berth cabins