Rome, Amalfi Coast and Apulia

Customized Private Tour from Rome to Apulia, including Amalfi Coast, Matera and Alberobello. This itinerary is only an example.

Duration

10 Days

Tour Type

Private

Staff

Driver & Guides

Itinerary

Tailor made

Rome, Amalfi Coast and Apulia – Southern Italy Tour
10 days/9 nights
Private Tour

Land | Rome airport
Departure | Bari airport

Rome (3 nights) – Sorrento (3 nights) – Bari (3 nights)

Route:

Day 1: Rome airport > Rome
Day 2: Half day Rome Tour (Vatican Musueums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica OR Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill)
Day 3: Rome at leisure OR optional half day Rome tour
Day 4: Rome > Pompeii (excavations) > Sorrento
Day 5: Full day Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Positano and Ravello) from Sorrento
Day 6: Sorrento at leisure OR Optional full day Capri
Day 7: Sorrento > Matera > Bari
Day 8: Full day Castel del Monte and Winery
Day 9: Full day Alberobello and Polignano a Mare with lunch in a local Masseria
Day 10: Bari > Bari airport

 

This itinerary is only an example. Our Booking office will be glad to offer a solution based on your request
Hotel package on request.
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Day 1
Rome Airport > Rome
Private vehicle and Italian speaking driver disposal: transfer-in only

Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival at Fiumicino Airport (FCO | Your Arrival by TBA ) please proceed through Passport Control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Then meet your driver and transfer to Rome. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 2
Half Day Rome Tour
CHOICE BETWEEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOURS:

Half Day Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal for roundtrip transfers from your hotel
English speaking local guide included for max. 3 hours
Get ready to enter into the legend! Jump into Roman history and discover with an expert guide the “Anfiteatro Flavio”, the Colosseum: the largest amphitheater not only in the Eternal City, but in the world! get the most complete tour of the Colosseum , Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world.The Amphitheater created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire. Unforgettable!

OR

Half Day Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal for roundtrip transfers from your hotel
English speaking local guide included for max. 4 hours
Take a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, jumping the lines! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums, through our preferred entrance, hence you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel and the unforgettable Basilica! After the Sistine Chapel you will be taken, through an exclusive access to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping long lines.

The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 3
Rome at leisure
Private vehicle and Italian speaking driver disposal: no
English speaking local guide disposal: no

Today is at leisure to explore Rome on your own, realx or shopping!
Optional half day Rome tour available and subject to surcharge.
Day 4
Rome > Pompeii > Sorrento
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal for transfer Rome to Sorrento, with 2 hours stop in Pompeii
English speaking local guide included to visit Pompeii excavations (max. 2 hours)

Today leave Rome and while you are transfering to Sorrento do not miss the opportuinity on the way to visit one of the best places in the world... Pompeii excavations. Walking through the ancient streets you can visit the houses, with their wonderful frescoes, once residences of Roman patricians before the tremendous eruption of A.D 79. After 2 hours visit continue to your hotel in Sorrento. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 5
Full Day Amalfi Coast
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal for full day
English local guide included for full day

Our private tour of the Amalfi Coast is hands down one of the very best tours you can take during your trip to Italy. The route offers wonderful views of steep cliffs, natural bays and picturesque towns. The tour includes various locations along the coast and will give you the opportunity to visit the cosy centre of Positano, its typical alleys full of exclusive boutiques, walking around or soaking a coffee together with international jet set persons, the history of Amalfi, the ancient Maritime Republic, and Ravello, the city of Music where Wagner composed the last part of its "Parsifal" and here found in Villa Rufolo the "lost garden". Back to your hotel and evening at leisure.
Day 6
Sorrento at leisure
Private vehicle and English speaking driver disposal: no
English local guide disposal: no

Today is at leisure to explore Sorrento on your own, relax or shopping!
Optional Full Day Capri Tour available and subject to surcharge.
Day 7
Sorrento > Matera > Bari
Private vehicle and English speaking driver included for full day
English speaking local guide included for 2 hours Matera

Pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento and transfer to Matera, an astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Site and culture capital of Europe for 2019: this city has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera" (meaning "stones of Matera"). The Sassi originate from a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. Because of the ancient and primitive scenery in and around the Sassi, it has been used by filmmakers as the setting for ancient Jerusalem: a good number of famous biblical period motion pictures were filmed in Matera, amongst which Mel Gibson’s blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ”. Visit the city with a private local guide on a 2 hours tour, then transfer to your hotel in Bari.
Day 8
Full day Castel del Monte and Winery
Private vehicle and English speaking driver included for full day

Today we drive to visit Castel del Monte near Andria, where the so-called "Stone Crown of Apulia" can be found. It’s the most important testimony of Staufer architecture, where numerous myths still surround the legendary "octagon" of Frederick II. Following transfer to a magnificent wine estate owned by the Antinori’s family. Crossing the, approximately, 130 vine yarded hectares, we approach the farm that reminds us of the typical "masserie" of the Murgia with its structure and brilliant white tufaceous walls. Tasting of wines selection and a snack with local products will be served in the enchanting hall. Transfer to your hotel in Bari. (S)
Day 9
Full day Alberobello and Polignano a Mare with lunch in a local Masseria
Private vehicle and English speaking driver included for full day

Today we drive to visit Alberobello, the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale trulli, traditional dry stone huts with conical roof, constructions specific to this area of the region. Plenty of shopping opportunities to be chosen from olive tree cooking tools, local linen and good-luck terracotta whistles! Then, transfer to a stunning 1600’ farmhouse where you’ll enjoy a lunch with mostly organic food from their garden. In the afternoon we move to Polignano a Mare to admire the impressive panoramas from the seaside terraces overhanging the rock, and why not, indulging yourself with a tasty gelato or granita, pride of the locals. Admire the breath-taking marine caves carved out of magnificent limestone rocks, with an unparalleled view over the blue-green Adriatic Sea. Transfer to your hotel in Bari. (L)
Day 10
Bari > Bari airport
Private vehicle and Italian speaking driver disposal: transfer out only.

Transfer to Bari – Karol Wojtyla airport (BRI | Your departure by flight TBA).
Included
  • English speaking Driver
  • Licensed Local Guide as per program
  • Private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Visit as per itinerary
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Hotel accommodation
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