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20 Day Wonders of South Italy

  • Discover Rome, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast
  • Cruise the West Med to Italy, France & Spain
Includes Return International Flights

Choose your own adventure on this amazing 20 day fly, tour and cruise package to the highlights of South Italy. No matter the package chosen you’ll see the best of Pompeii, Sorrento, Ravello and the Amalfi Coast. Discover the Island of Capri and historic sites of Rome; and see the picturesque cliffside village of Positano and the ancient city of Naples. Then, the choice is yours, see the best of the stunning heel of Italy, Puglia, or the diverse landscapes and cultural treasures of Sicily.

Just when you think your trip couldn’t get any better, board the MSC Divina for a seven night Mediterranean cruise taking in Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseille, and more. This amazing package includes return international flights, seven night cruise, 10 nights hotel accommodation, 30 meals and so much more.

There’s no wrong decisions on this one - either way you’ll be seeing the best southern Italy has to offer and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Rome, Italy! Fly with Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Rome, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the Italian capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Beverly Hills or similar, Rome

Meals included: None

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, join a half day guided tour to experience some of the richest history in the world. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain before enjoying a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square and Piazza Venezia - the central hub of Rome.
Afterwards you will continue on to the Vatican City. Explore St Peter’s Basilica on an optional tour (not included) or the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling (not included). See the incredible ruins of the Colosseum (not included) and The Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Beverly Hills or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before continuing the journey to the stunning Sorrento Coast, arriving in Pompeii. Explore this magnificent archeological site, built in the ancient Roman era. See the city buried from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It remains practically intact, as a testimony to the life of a commercial city of ancient Rome. Afterwards continue to the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.

Overnight: Hotel Club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a full day excursion on the elegant Capri Island. Transfer to the pier and depart by hydrofoil to Capri, the dream island in Italy’s Bay of Naples - famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. Explore the narrow alleyways, browse in the exclusive boutiques and enjoy the wonderful sea views. In the late afternoon, after a day of island life, you will be transferred back to Sorrento. Here you will enjoy time at leisure in the picturesque cliff-top resort town, wedged on a ledge between the mountains and the Mediterranean. It’s as well-located for regional sightseeing as it is a pleasant place to stay and stroll beautiful landscapes.

Overnight: Hotel Club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the the UNESCO heritage site of Amalfi Coast, the 50km stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel coloured fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves. You will have time today to stop and explore some of these beautiful villages.

Positano: a cliffside village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town, with vertiginous houses dotting the cliffside down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colours, no less colourful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques. You will have a quick stop for a photo here.

Praiano: Drive to the middle of the Amalfi Coast, Praiano is the lesser-known, but a beautiful village and seaside resort that has retained its atmosphere as a quiet fishing town throughout the centuries.

Furore Fjord: The Fjord of Furore is a pearl of the coastal landscape. A rich and varied vegetation of a "ria", an inlet due to the lowering of the coast that allows the sea to creep up to flood the valley in which the stream flows "Schianto".

Amalfi: an outstanding example of the Mediterranean landscape, is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era.

Ravello: a resort town set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is home to iconic cliffside gardens. The town sits high in the hills above Amalfi, boasting impeccable bohemian credentials – Wagner, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf all spent time here. Today, it’s known for its ravishing gardens and stupendous views, the best in the world!

Overnight: Hotel Club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

Today head southeast, through the sun-baked landscapes to the region of Puglia. Stop at the medieval castle "Castel del Monte". A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is built in an octagonal shape, with each of the eight corners sporting an octagonal tower. This makes the geometric design of this fortress unique, certainly at that time. Continue your journey to the most spectacular town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the small, white-washed stone houses here - known as Trulli - which are clustered together throughout the city and built entirely without mortar.

Overnight: Hotel Semiramide Hotel, Castellana

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart to Lecce, the baroque masterpiece city of southern Italy for a half day guided tour. The architecture here has acquired its own moniker, barocco leccese, an expressive and hugely decorative incarnation of the genre replete with gargoyles, columns and cavorting gremlins. See the Basilica of Santa Croce features sculptures and a rose window. Continue in the afternoon to Ostuni, the white city. Ostun is a unique town with whitewashed walls and houses, winding streets, steps and beautifully decorated, colourful window frames that can make you think you're somewhere in Greece. Stroll around the old town and see the amazing monuments and medieval buildings.

The cultivation of olives is one of Puglia's greatest resources and economic certainties - you can taste some authentic local Italian olive oil while you’re here.

Overnight: Semiramide hotel or similar, Castellana

Meals included: Breakfast

The day is free for you to enjoy this extraordinary area as you wish.

Overnight: Semiramide hotel, Castellana

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast depart to Matera, on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, for an exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi (Italian for the “stones”) - a labyrinth of cave dwellings, churches, staircases and arches, hewn out of the solid rock. First occupied in the Paleolithic Age, the myriad of natural caves were gradually burrowed deeper and expanded into living spaces by peasants and artisans throughout the classical and medieval eras. Today, these underground residences are being re-inhabited by Italians, and staying in one of the Sassi’s cave hotels has become one of Europe’s most exotic new experiences. Enjoy a visit to a traditional house/cave carved out of limestone.

Your journey continues with rolling green hills and wide mountain views, as you head towards the Tyrrhenian Sea to your hotel in Amalfi coast.

Overnight: Overnight: Hotel club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will make your way to Naples, enjoy this beautiful city on a guided 2 hour tour.
Explore this vibrant city near Mount Vesuvius; the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. See the city’s cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro (entrance not included). Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle (entrance not included). Take a chance to taste the original pizza and the delicious traditional ‘sfogliatelle” a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Italy’s southwest region of Campania (not included). In the afternoon arrive into Rome and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Beverly Hills or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy some free time exploring this incredible city. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on the wondrous 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Divina’. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This is the perfect chance to visit the regional capital of Sicily. A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

From a MSC ship on the Mediterranean Sea, the view of Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and main port, is striking. Crowned by its historic nucleus squeezed within a protective ring of Pisan fortifications, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city, a habitat for cranes, cormorants and flamingos.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Witness the stunning beaches of Palma de Mallorca while docked here for afternoon. Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea would be enough of a draw in itself. Spain’s third-largest city and one of the main ports of call on a MSC Mediterranean cruise, Valencia has finally shaken off its former slightly provincial reputation and has recently redeveloped its beach and port area.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your MSC cruise ship, the cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city’s street life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style. Indeed ‘La Superba’ (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive back into the port of Civitavecchia, Rome. After breakfast you will disembark and be met by a representative and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast

*Please note some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Meals included: In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Rome, Italy! Fly with Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Rome, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the Italian capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Beverly Hills or similar, Rome

Meals included: None

Afterward breakfast at the hotel this morning, join a half day guided tour to experience some of the richest history in the world. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain before enjoying a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square and Piazza Venezia - the central hub of Rome.
Afterwards you will continue on to the Vatican City. Explore St Peter’s Basilica on an optional tour (not included) or the optional Sistine Chapel tour to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling (not included). See the incredible ruins of the Colosseum (not included) and The Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Beverly Hills or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before continuing the journey to the stunning Sorrento Coast, arriving in Pompeii. Explore this magnificent archeological site, built in the ancient Roman era. See the city buried from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It remains practically intact, as a testimony to the life of a commercial city of ancient Rome. Afterwards continue to the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.

Overnight: Hotel Club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a full day excursion on the elegant Capri Island. Transfer to the pier and depart by hydrofoil to Capri, the dream island in Italy’s Bay of Naples - famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. Explore the narrow alleyways, browse in the exclusive boutiques and enjoy the wonderful sea views. In the late afternoon, after a day of island life, you will be transferred back to Sorrento. Here you will enjoy time at leisure in the picturesque cliff-top resort town, wedged on a ledge between the mountains and the Mediterranean. It’s as well-located for regional sightseeing as it is a pleasant place to stay and stroll beautiful landscapes.

Overnight: Hotel Club or similar, Sorrento

Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the the UNESCO heritage site of Amalfi Coast, the 50km stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel coloured fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves. You will have time today to stop and explore some of these beautiful villages.

Positano: a cliffside village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town, with vertiginous houses dotting the cliffside down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colours, no less colourful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques. You will have a quick stop for a photo here.

Praiano: Drive to the middle of the Amalfi Coast, Praiano is the lesser-known, but a beautiful village and seaside resort that has retained its atmosphere as a quiet fishing town throughout the centuries.

Furore Fjord: The Fjord of Furore is a pearl of the coastal landscape. A rich and varied vegetation of a "ria", an inlet due to the lowering of the coast that allows the sea to creep up to flood the valley in which the stream flows "Schianto".

Amalfi: an outstanding example of the Mediterranean landscape, is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era.

Ravello: a resort town set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is home to iconic cliffside gardens. The town sits high in the hills above Amalfi, boasting impeccable bohemian credentials – Wagner, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf all spent time here. Today, it’s known for its ravishing gardens and stupendous views, the best in the world!

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Naples port where you will board the overnight ferry to Palermo (approx. 9 hours). The ferry will depart at 8pm this evening.

Overnight: Grandi Navi Veloci OR Tirrenia Ferry - twin cabin with private facilities

Meals included: Breakfast

Upon arrival into Palermo, you will enjoy a traditional authentic Italian breakfast consisting of an espresso coffee/capuccino and a pastry. Afterwards you will take part in a full day guided tour of Palermo and Monreale. Palermo is at the edge of Europe but at the centre of the ancient world, a place where souk-like markets sit alongside baroque churches, and where date palms frame Gothic palaces. See the English Garden, the neoclassical Politeama Theatre and the Massimo Theatre, dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. Visit the Norman Palace inside is the Cathedral and the Palatine Chapel, the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of Sicily. These are just some of the sites you will see today.

In the afternoon, continue to Monreale, a town within Palermo’s shire. The town is set on the slope of Monte Caputo which overlooks a fertile valley called “La Conca D’oro”, famed for its orange, olive and almond trees. Admire the famous Duomo with its precious golden mosaics.

Overnight: Hotel San Paolo Palace or similar, Palermo

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue your journey today to Agrigento where you’ll visit the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological UNESCO listed heritage site with well-preserved Greek temples and the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. Enjoy guided visits to the famed temples of Concordia, Hercules, Hera, as well as Castor and Pollux. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure to explore Agrigento.

Overnight: Hotel Mose’ or similar, Agrigento

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you’ll marvel at Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, which last erupted in March this year. On the way, admire the olive groves and citrus trees for which the region is renowned. Soak up the views of Sicily once you arrive, and take a walk on the spectacular Silvestri Craters. This afternoon, you will depart for Taormina - the pearl of the Mediterranean where you will walk through the narrow streets of this picturesque town. Admire Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theatre which is still used today. Near the theatre, the cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches.

Overnight: Hotel Sporting Baia or similar, Giardini Naxos

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a locally guided tour of Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards, cafe tables spill onto dazzling Baroque piazzas (squares), and honey-hued medieval lanes lead down to the sparkling blue sea. This was once the largest city in the ancient world, bigger even than Athens and Corinth. Visit archaeological sites of Neapolis, the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. The tour will continue to Ortygia, with its famous Fountain of Arethusa, a beautiful Cathedral and the Temple of Apollo (entrances not included).

Overnight: Hotel Sporting Baia or similar, Giardini Naxos

Meals included: Breakfast

Your journey continues to Cefalu, a picturesque coastal city located on the foot of an imposing cliff. Walk through narrow streets with your tour leader and arrive at the Cathedral (entrance not included), one of the most beautiful churches from the Norman period in Sicily. In the late afternoon you will be transferred to Palermo port for boarding your overnight ferry to Naples.

Overnight: Grandi Navi Veloci OR Tirrenia Ferry - twin cabin with private facilities

Meals included: Breakfast

After disembarking enjoy traditional Italian breakfast in a traditional coffee shop, and taste an authentic Italian espresso coffee/capuccino and a pastry. Afterwards, explore this vibrant city on a guided tour near Mount Vesuvius; the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. See the city’s cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro (not included). Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle (not included).

In the afternoon you will be transferred from Naples to Rome/Civitavecchia cruise terminal to embark on the wondrous 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Divina’. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This is the perfect chance to visit the regional capital of Sicily. A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

From an MSC ship on the Mediterranean Sea, the view of Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and main port, is striking. Crowned by its historic nucleus squeezed within a protective ring of Pisan fortifications, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city, a habitat for cranes, cormorants and flamingos.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Witness the stunning beaches of Palma de Mallorca while docked here for afternoon. Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea would be enough of a draw in itself. Spain’s third-largest city and one of the main ports of call on an MSC Mediterranean cruise, Valencia has finally shaken off its former slightly provincial reputation and has recently redeveloped its beach and port area.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your MSC cruise ship, the cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city’s street life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style. Indeed ‘La Superba’ (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive back into the port of Civitavecchia, Rome. After breakfast you will disembark and be met by a representative and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast

*Please note some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the best of South Italy
  • Tour Pompei, Sorrento, Capri and The Amalfi Coast
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore historic Rome on a half day guided tour
  • Marvel at the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • See the Vatican City; the world’s smallest country
  • Tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii; destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD
  • Enjoy a walking tour of stunning Sorrento
  • Spend the day on the picturesque Island of Capri
  • Travel along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast from Sorrento to Ravello
  • Discover the cliffside village of Positano
  • See the Furore's fjord a natural port
  • Visit the ancient maritime republic of Amalfi
  • Explore the ancient city of Naples
  • Discover the best of Italy, Spain and France while cruising the Mediterranean
  • Dock in Palermo, Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights
  • Relax in Cagliari, on the Island of Sardinia
  • See the vibrant Palma de Mallorca
  • Explore Valencia, one of the main Mediterranean ports
  • Wander the Vieux-Port area of Marseille, France
  • Stop in the port town of Genoa; birthplace of Christopher Columbus
  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • CRUISE
  • 7 nights Mediterranean MSC Cruise
  • Sail aboard the ‘MSC Divina’ ship
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • DINING
  • Enjoy 30 meals including daily breakfast
  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Parking, check point fees
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport and port transfers
Includes all of the Standard Inclusions, plus the following:
  • Discover the best of Puglia, the hill of Italy
  • Explore the highlights of Southern Italy
  • Visit the UNESCO site Castel del Monte, a unique piece of medieval military architecture
  • Discover Alberobello an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the white-washed stone houses - known as Trulli
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque masterpiece city of Lecce
  • Enjoy an authentic olive oil tasting
  • Visit Ostuni's white, flat-topped houses in the countryside
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the incredible region of Puglia
  • Explore the UNESCO city of Matera and the extraordinary “Sassi”
Includes all of the standard inclusions, plus the following:
  • See the best of Sicily including Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse, Mount Etna and Taormina
  • Enjoy a full day guided tour of Palermo and Monreale
  • Visit the Cathedral and the Palatine Chapel, inside the Norman Palace
  • Admire the famous Duomo and its precious golden mosaics of Monreale
  • Visit Agrigento the renowned UNESCO archaeological site of Valle dei Templi
  • See the picturesque town of Taormina ‘the Pearl of the Mediterranean’
  • Visit Mount Etna; Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Tour beautiful Syracuse; the largest Greek colony in Sicily
  • Visit the Greek Theatre and the Neapolis, archeological site of Syracuse
  • Discover Cefalu the picturesque town located at the foot of an imposing cliff
  • Return ferry Naples /Palermo for the Sicily itinerary option

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed  within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
Inside Bella: $1890
Ocean View Fantastica: $2160
Balcony Fantastica: $2360
 
Departure Dates (2019)
April: 24*
May: 15
September: 18, 25*
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide Or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air and codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Arrive early in Rome
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Rome
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Singapore
* Dubai
* Abu Dhabi
* Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available. 
- Business Class: Buy now for $6499 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

*Cabin Experiences:
Bella:
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
Fantastica:
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

 

Itinerary 1 Puglia:

Rome: Hotel Beverly Hills

Sorrento: Hotel Club

Alberobello: Semiramide Hotel, Castellana Grotte

Cruise:  MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

 

Itinerary 2 Sicily:

Rome: Hotel Beverly Hills

Sorrento: Hotel Club

Ferry: Grandi Navi Veloci OR Tirrenia Ferry (Return Naples/Palermo)

Palermo:: Hotel San Paolo Palace

Agrigento: Hotel Mose’

Taormina: Hotel Sporting Baia, Giardini Naxos

Cruise:  MSC Cruises - ‘Divina’ ship

 

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Rome Pre/Post Tour): $280 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double Bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available. 
 

Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Gratuities/Tipping
*Land tour: recommended at €5 (approx. $7.50 AUD) per person/day payable on tour.
*Cruise: mandatory at €8.50 (approx. $13.50 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- City taxes payable direct to the hotel:
*Rome €6 per person per night.
*Amalfi Cost/Sorrento/Naples €3 per person per night.
*Castellana Grotte €2 per person per night.
*Palermo €4 per person per night.
*Giardini Naxos/Taormina €2 per person per night.
*Agrigento €3 per person per night.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
South Italy and West Mediterranean
Southern Italy is largely characterised by a typical Mediterranean climate made up by warm springs and hot and dry summers, the climate here is very pleasant. Along the coast of Southern Italy in July and August the average temperature is above 25 C. April to June and September to October are the best months to travel through South Italy. You can expect temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. The cruise is a mandatory €8.50 (approx. $13.50 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.


A Tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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