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From Sorrento to Apulia

Sip an espresso by the sea on a marvellous guided rail tour of Italy. Delve into history in Rome, explore Pompeii, wander the charming island of Capri, sample limoncello in Sorrento and discover the beauty of the Apulian Countryside.

With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. 

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.  
 

Location

Rome, Frascati, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Apulian Countryside (Caserta, Matera, Alberobello and Bari)

 

Location:

Rome, Italy (FCO), Frascati, Rome, Italy (FCO), Naples, Italy, Pompei, Italy, Sorrento, Italy, Capri, Italy, Bari, Puglia, Italy, Italy

10  Days | 8  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Rome (If flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Rome
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • Round-trip local train between Frascati and Rome
  • High-speed train tickets from Rome to Naples; Naples to Bari; Bari to Rome
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 lunch and 1 limoncello tasting
  • Local guides in Rome and Pompeii
  • Guided walking tour of Rome, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided visit of Pompeii
  • Excursion to Capri
  • Visit to the Caserta Royal Palace
  • Full-day excursion to Alberobello and Matera
  • Hotel-to-hotel luggage service (1 suitcase per person)
  • Bilingual guide (English and French)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Rome.

 

From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 2

Welcome to Rome: Guided Sightseeing

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. After settling in, set out on a panoramic tour and see the exterior of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Baroque Rome, then skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums to see its wide variety of galleries, St. Peter’s Basilica and the magnificent Sistine Chapel.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 3

Rome: Frascati & Dinner Experience (approx. 40 km)

Spend the day discovering the Eternal City at your own pace. In the late afternoon, board a local train to Frascati. Explore this charming hillside town then enjoy dinner in a typical fraschetta, where you'll drink wine, eat delicious food and take in the informal, friendly atmosphere.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 4

Rome – Naples: Pompeii Guided Excursion – Sorrento Coast (approx. 277 km)

This morning, take your high-speed train to Naples in first class. From here, you’ll be transferred to Pompeii and take a guided excursion of this ancient Roman city, destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Continue on to beautiful Sorrento, where your luggage will be waiting for you at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 5

Sorrento Coast: Capri Guided Excursion & Tasting (approx. 50 km)

After breakfast, transfer with your guide to the harbour and board a ferry to the stunning isle of Capri. Arrive at the port of Marina Grande and explore the main sights. Later, take a minibus up to La Piazzetta. Return to Sorrento and taste limoncello, the liqueur made from fragrant lemons of the Sorrentine region.
 

Meal(s): Breakfast, limoncello tasting, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 6

Sorrento Coast: At Leisure

Enjoy the day discovering Sorrento as you like. Start in Piazza Tasso and branch off from there to explore the maze of narrow streets, all while enjoying the distinctive scent of lemons from the trees scattered throughout the city.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 7

Sorrento Coast – Caserta – Apulian Countryside (Bari) (approx. 313 km)

After breakfast, take a private transfer (via Naples) to Caserta where a guided visit of the Royal Palace testifies to the unrestrained luxury in which the Bourbons lived, the last reigning royal family of the kingdom of Naples. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings built in Europe during the 18th century. Considered to be the Versailles of Italy, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The palace was used by different movie productions like Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Angels & Demons and Casino Royale. In the afternoon, board your high-speed train to Bari. Begin exploring this sparkling resort town and its lovely historic centre. Stroll the Bari Vecchia, the medieval heart of the city.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 8

Apulian Countryside(Bari): Matera & Alberobello (approx. 187 km)

After breakfast, you’ll head west to the incredible town of Matera in Basilicata. Journey back in time as you visit the famous "Sassi" (cave dwellings), which are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is said to be one of the world's oldest towns, but your first glimpse of the Sassi will leave a lasting impact. Haunting and beautiful, the Sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. Although many buildings are crumbling, others have been restored and transformed into cosy abodes, restaurants and cave hotels. After wandering the streets of the Sassi, enjoy a light lunch in Matera. Next stop will be in Alberobello, the only town in Puglia entirely built from the famous trulli, which are cone shaped stone houses. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an incredible place to explore on foot. Stroll through the small streets filled with dwellings and shops and visit the Trulli Church, a truly beautiful and unique building. After a memorable day, return to your hotel and overnight.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 9

Apulian Countryside (Bari) – Rome (approx. 423 km)

This morning, take a private transfer to the railway station and board your high-speed train to Rome in first class. Spend the rest of the day exploring the ancient Rome at your own pace.
 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
From Sorrento to Apulia

Day 10

Rome – Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
From Sorrento to Apulia

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Rome, Italy (FCO)
Bettoja Hotels Collection(or similar)
Sorrento, Italy
Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast (or similar)
Bari, Puglia, Italy
Hotel delle Nazioni(or similar)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020
October 1, 8, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

 

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 6 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.
 

TRANSPORTATION

High-speed train tickets from Rome to Naples; Naples to Bari; Bari to Rome

 

Free cancellation is available for the hotel portion of this booking! Read full details and terms & conditions on the checkout page.

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.