Apulia Trulli + Matera (small group 4-12 pax)

Alberobello, Capri, Castellana Caves, Gallipoli, Lecce, Matera, Naples, Ostuni, Pompeii, Rome, Sorrento
7 Days, 6 Nights

Day 1, Sunday – Rome (pre-tour package)
Private Transfer from the airport in Rome to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight. Dinner is not included. (B)

Day 2, Monday – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento
Departure at 7:30 a.m. from the sightseeing office or pick up at the hotel from 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. for your trip from Rome to Naples by coach Leaving Rome in a southerly direction, we take the “Highway of the Sun” crossing the fertile Roman countryside through the area known as the ‘Castelli Romani’. Approximately halfway along the highway, you will be able to see the Abbey of Montecassino, noted for its famous battle and complete destruction during the Second World War. Descending towards the port of Mergellina and following the coastal road, we arrive in the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia and see the impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Upon leaving the city, we cross the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, Torre Annunziata, and finally arriving at Pompeii, where we stop first for lunch. After that we will visit the excavations on foot with a local guide on an archaeological journey through the ancient city. In approx. At the end of the visit to Pompeii you’ll be transferred to Sorrento along the Sorrentine Coast to your Hotel. Dinner, overnight.(BLD)

Day 3, Tuesday – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento
After breakfast pick-up from the Hotel and transfer by mini-bus to the Harbor of Piano di Sorrento. Jump on board of a semi-private boat (12 pax max.) and sail towards Capri. During the boat ride you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful views of this amazing Coast while passing through the Natural Reserve of Punta Campanella. At the arrival, tour of the Island stopping also (for the ones interested) to swim and snorkel in the crystalline waters of the bay. Highlights of the boat ride will be the Faraglioni Rocks, the famous Grottoes (Blue, White and Green) and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. 4 hours of free time at your disposal to stroll along the little alleys of the town (audio guides with itineraries available on board). In the early afternoon, return to Sorrento with Happy hour & Limoncello tasting. Dinner, overnight. (BD)

Day 4, Wednesday – Sorrento – Castellana Caves – Alberobello (Trulli)
7:30 a.m., pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point in Sorrento and departure for Apulia. Along the way you will visit the Castellana Caves discovered in 1938. Time at leisure for lunch. After the visit to the Caves , will continue our journey to Alberobello the town of the “Trulli” which is part of the Unesco Heritage list. Here you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in the local wine cellar. Proceed to Castellana Caves. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (BD)

Day 5, Thursday – Castellana Caves – Lecce – Gallipoli – Ostuni – Castellana Caves
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Lecce famous for his baroque arts & architecture developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century. During the tour you will admire the rich and beautiful decoration of the St. Oronzo church, the basilica of Santa Croce and the Celestini palace and the roman amphitheatre. The tour will continue to Gallipoli, from the Greek Kallipolis meaning beautiful city, is a fishing village as well as a famous beach resort on the coast in southern Italy’s Puglia region. Gallipoli has a good old town built on a limestone island and linked to the mainland by a 16th century bridge. Its harbors are used by fishing boats and there’s plenty of fresh seafood. Free time for lunch and proceed to the village of Ostuni, also called “white town” because of its white walls and white painted houses. Return to the hotel in Castellana Caves. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (BD)

Day 6, Friday – Castellana Caves – Matera – Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Matera. This town is internationally known for the “Sassi” (stones), originated from a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be the first settlements in Italy. Time for a snack on the road between Matera and Pompeii where you will board a bus to Rome, Arrival in expected at about 9:00 pm. Overnight in Rome (B)

Day 7, Saturday – Rome
American buffet breakfast, and end of the tour (B)

Package Includes:
– Arrival transfer from the FCO/CIA airports to the hotel in Rome
– Accommodation in 4* hotels
– Daily buffet breakfast
– 4 dinners (drinks NOT included)
– 1 Lunch Pompeii (drinks NOT included)
– Excursion to Pompeii
– Transfer Pompeii- Sorrento Hotel
– Full day excursion to Capri by semi-private boat (max 12 pax) including snorkeling              equipment, Wi-Fi, English speaking Skipper
– Drinks & Appetizers (Audio guide with Itineraries available on board at € 10.00)
– 1 Wine Tasting at Alberobello
– Visit to the Castellana Caves (entrance fee included)
– Visit to the House Caves in Matera (entrance fee included)
– Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning
– Return to Rome by tour bus
– Services and taxes included
– Entrance fees
Multilingual tour English – Spanish – French

Package DOES NOT include:
– Airfare
– Transfer out
– Hotel city tax
– Tips
– Extras
– Anything else not mentioned in Price Includes