Discover Southern Italy and the Magical Island of Sicily
Ladies only Tour - Sept 10 to Sept 24, 2018
Tour Itinerary – 14 days from September 10 to September 24, 2018
Day 1 – Monday, September 10th Flight to Italy
Day 2 – Tuesday, September 11th
Meeting Antonio, your Tour Director, at the Fiumicino airport. Coach transfer to the Amalfi coast, in the town of Vietri sul Mare. Relaxing afternoon and group dinner at 7:30
Day 3 – Wednesday, September 12th
After a rich buffet breakfast we transfer to the town of Amalfi where we meet with our host for today: Il Signor Salvatore. He and his family own a lemon grove in this famous Amalfi Lemon land. We will learn about lemons and lemoncello and top the experience with a lunch in the lemon garden.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Evening and dinner at leisure at the hotel or in town (great pizza in town!)
Day 4 – Thursday, September 13th
After breakfast we meet our local guide for the day and embark on a fantastic mini cruise of the Tirreno Sea. Compass set to the island of Capri! Enjoy a wonderful view of the Amalfi coast from the sea. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 5 – Friday, September 14th
Today we explore art and history of Campania. In the morning we drive to Naples and, with a local guide, learn about this vibrant city dominated by Spain for centuries. In the afternoon we continue to Pompeii, the roman city destroyed by the Vesuvio volcano 2,000 years ago.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 6 – Saturday, September 15th
We check out from our hotel and drive south to reach the famous Bufalo Mozzarella farmlands, producing top quality cheese. After visiting a production farm and enjoying a Bufalo mozzarella based lunch, we continue south-east to the region of Puglia.
Day 7 – Sunday, September 16th
Great wine and culinary days ahead of us in this magnificent region of Puglia!
In the morning we visit Castel del Monte, full of histories and cultural ties with this lands. Then we move to experience something unique: a typical “orto pugliese”. Puglia families’ vegetable gardens have been the main focus and source of food for many local families for centuries. We explore one of them with the owner: Chef Pietro who uses all products grown in his garden for his restaurant.
Return to the hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 8 – Monday, September 17th Cooking class day!
Day 9 – Tuesday, September 18th
After breakfast we check out from our hotel in Puglia and head south.
The entire morning drive will bring us to the western coast of Calabria and the sea town of Amantea where we check in at our hotel on the beach!
(Enjoy a spectacular sunset)
Day 10 – Wednesday, September 19th
Check out and drive toward the Messina Strait where with our bus we will ride a ferry (30 minutes) and reach the magical island of Sicily.
We plan to arrive to our destination (city of Catania) in the early afternoon. Group dinner
Day 11 – Thursday, September 20th
Breakfast at the hotel and tour of Mount Etna and Taormina. Lunch included. Return to hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 12 – Friday, September 21st
Today we discover the Sicilian Baroque and explore the UNESCO towns of Ragusa and Modica. have a typical Sicilian cooking class and a tasting of chocolate and wine.
Evening at leisure
Day 13 – Saturday, September 22nd
After breakfast we check out and drive to the site of Agrigento, and immerse in the myth and legends of the Valley of the Temples with our local guide.
We reach our destination in the town of Marsala in the afternoon
Day 14 – Sunday, September 23rd
Time to explore this maritime village known for the unique Marsala wine and its fish cuisine.
Day 15 – Monday, September 24th
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Palermo airport.
· Accommodation in standard room with complementary Wi-Fi connection and buffet breakfast
· 14 nights, 14 Breakfast and lunch or dinner every day with two glasses of wine included
· All activities as stated in the itinerary with private transportation to and from the sites
· Transfers from and to the airport on the first and last day
· All government taxes, VAT, hotel city taxes and gratuities
· Your Italian native tour director always available at your side for questions about culture, language, wine and food
Package does not include:
· Travel insurance
· Any item of service or personal nature
FROM AMALFI TO POMPEI TO PUGLIA & SICILY – THIS JOURNEY WILL CONNECT YOU WITH THE WARM SOUL OF ITALY
Join your native Italian tour director Antonio in this amazing journey connecting the best of the southern warm soul of Italy. Travelling from Rome to Amalfi to Pompei and Capri Island, you will discover history and beauty of this part of Italy.
Learn about and taste culinary delicacies such as buffalo mozzarella, lemoncello, orecchiette pasta and take a day to fully immerse in a typical Pugliese “orto” with a Chef, experimenting fresh herbs from the garden to your table.
Travel through non touristic towns in the region of Calabria to reach the sea straits and connect via ferry to the island of Sicily, a mosaic of cultures. Browse narrow streets in Taormina, walk on the Etna volcano lava, admire the Baroque UNESCO jewels of this island, while tasting gelato, arancini and lots of fresh fish!
In the sunny heel and tip of the Italian boot, you will discover lesser known grape varieties, cooking methods, dialects and people, all seasoned by an incredible mix of sea, mountains and art.
PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Cost per person based on double occupancy:
Includes all taxes
Single occupancy add $750.00
Non Refundable deposit of $500.00 required on Booking
Cancellations made between 120 days and 60 days are liable to a further cancellation fee of $3,100.00 per person. Refunds cannot made to client who either cancels after 60 days or elects not to complete the tour for any reason. In the event the tour is cancelled, all deposits and other monies paid by the participant will be promptly refunded.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This tour is under the management of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL™, who has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in conjunction with this tour. SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations offered to the participants as set forth in the tour itinerary except such services and accommodations as cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents. The participant waives any claim against SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL, and its agents, for any damage to or loss of property or injury to or death of persons due to any act or omission of any persons rendering any of the services and accommodation on this tour, or due to any event, happening, misfortune, or occurrence whatsoever. The itinerary is as planned and detailed on our web site: www.savouritalytravel.com . However we reserve the right to make adjustments depending upon weather and other constraints, to substitute visits to alternative sites and to arrange accommodation at similar rated properties. The prices quoted are based on double occupancy, and if we have less registered participants than intended, we reserve the right to cancel the trip or provide clients with alternative travel dates. The right is reserved to decline or accept any person as a member of the tour and to require any individual to withdraw from the tour at any time, if the tour leader deems his/her act of conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony, comfort or well-being of any participant, or results in any penalty to the operators. According to the Travel Industry Regulations, SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time, based on fluctuations of the exchange rate and based on any increase received from hotels or other suppliers of services that are part of the tour package. If the deposit has been paid and the increase is in excess of 7%, the client is entitled to cancel the travel arrangements and receive full refund. No price increases will be applied to clients who have paid in full.
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