Tour 105

Southern Italy Pilgrimage

12 days

Tour 105

Southern Italy Pilgrimage

12 days

Taormina · Siracusa · Agrigento · Menfi · Palermo · Erice · Monreale · Naples · Sorrento · Pompeii · Amalfi Coast · Capri

Taormina · Siracusa · Agrigento · Menfi · Palermo · Erice · Monreale · Naples · Sorrento · Pompeii · Amalfi Coast · Capri

Apart from the endless beauty, the Amalfi Coast is world-famous for its culture, food, wine, Churches, and views from the rolling hills along the coastline. Be introduced to the life of St. Philomena, the Wonder Worker, who proclaimed “Stand firm under the protection of Mary!” While being a famous spot visited by thousands every year, it maintains a quaint, and cozy feeling that will immerse you in the “Vita Bella.”

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport and                                            One-way flight from
     
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations: (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 2 nights: Delta Hotels by Marriott Giardini Naxos, Giardini Naxos, Italy
      ~ 1 night: Hotel Della Valle, Agrigento, Italy
      ~ 3 nights: Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal, Palermo, Italy
      ~ 4 nights: Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento, Italy
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free WiFi & Water on bus
  • Assistance of local guide throughout
  • Whisper headsets
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest, Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Centrally located hotels or similar
Delta Hotels by Marriott Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos, Italy
Hotel Della Valle
Agrigento, Italy
Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal
Palermo, Italy
Art Hotel Gran Paradiso
Sorrento, Italy
Group Size

Group Size may vary between 18 to maximum 33, always
accompanied by a Catholic Priest and Tour Guide throughout.

Not Included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver – allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime – up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Sicily

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Meals will be served on board.

Day 2: Arrival in Catania and transfer to Taormina

Upon arrival at Catania airport, you will meet your tour escort who will accompany you throughout your tour. We’ll transfer to our hotel in Taormina for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Taormina

This morning we’ll tour Taormina’s remarkably situated ancient Greek theater, which is still used today for open-air performances. Later you’ll be free to enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of this beautiful cliffside old-world town. Later, we’ll enjoy dinner together. Overnight Taormina.

Day 4: Taormina - Siracusa - Agrigento

We’ll depart Taormina and travel to Siracusa. We’ll visit this place which illustrates the ancient history of the Mediterranean and Europe. Its vast archeological site, on the edge of the modern city, is a rare treasure of temples, amphitheaters, and an ancient castle. Located near the southeastern corner of Sicily on the Ionian coast, Siracusa is built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734. We’ll continue to Agrigento for dinner and overnight. (Our tour of Agrigento may occur this afternoon or tomorrow morning.)

Day 5: Agrigento-Menfi - Palermo

This morning we’ll enjoy the ruins of Agrigento, one of the richest of the Greek colonies and a thriving democracy 2,500 years ago. We’ll focus on Agrigento’s “Valley of the Temples” – the largest, best-preserved collection of ancient Greek buildings outside of Greece itself. We’ll depart Agrigento and travel to Palermo. On the way, we’ll make a stop in Menfi, located slightly back from the Sicilian coast. The landscape in this area is particularly breathtaking: large areas of grass and corn fields but also vineyards. Visit the ancient town and continue to Palermo for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Palermo - Erice- Monreale - Palermo

Then we’ll greet our driver and hop aboard our coach bound for the hill-topping town of Monreale, renowned for its Arab-flavored cathedral, blending Byzantine, Arab, Jewish, Gothic, and Norman traditions, heritage, and art. We’ll tour the cathedral’s interior of glittering, golden mosaics as well as the story-telling columns of the cloister. Return to Palermo for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Palermo

After breakfast, spend a day exploring the best of Palermo. We’ll tour through Palermo’s colorful and bustling Ballaro street market – all spiced with an evocative whiff of Africa. See the top attractions in the old town of the Sicilian capital of Palermo, including the Teatro Massimo, Cathedral, and Politeama Theater. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Palermo - Naples - Sorrento

After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Naples. Upon arrival at Naples airport, you will meet your tour escort who will accompany you throughout your tour. You’ll enjoy a short panoramic tour of Naples on the way to Sorrento (time permitting and based on time of arrival). Dinner and overnight in Sorrento.

Day 9: Excursion Pompeii

After breakfast, board your motor coach to Pompeii, the famous ancient city buried by the ashes of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will walk through one of the most important and interesting archeological museums in the world. This is a preserved site full of the excavated ruins of streets and homes that pilgrims can freely explore. Visit the Shrine of the Rosary of Pompei “La Madonna Del Rosario”, one of the most visited Catholic Shrines. The painting of “Our Lady of the Rosary” with its bronze gilt frame is presented to the pilgrims on the high altar. The venerated painting depicts the Virgin Mary and Child Jesus presenting the Rosary to Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena. Inside the shrine there are also two very important relics belonging to the Passion of Christ; a thorn from the Crown of Thorns and a small piece of the Holy Cross. Enjoy some time to relax before dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Amalfi Coast

Today you will tour the Amalfi Coast, widely considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world; deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape. You’ll follow the 34 miles of winding roads, making a quick stop to view the breathtaking panoramic view of Positano. Continue through Praiano where you will drive by St. Gennaro Church, to Amalfi, one of the four maritime Republics of Italy, and view the beautiful Amalfi Cathedral consecrated to its patron, Saint Andrew. Some free time for lunch before your last stop on the Amalfi coast, Ravello. View its interesting Cathedral devoted to Saint Pantaleone, and the Villa Rufolo, a venue for many festivals throughout the year and magnificent gardens. View the Gulf of Salerno and its beautiful coastline. Enjoy the landscape on your return to Sorrento, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight.

Day 11: Capri

Transfer to the pier in Sorrento and travel to Capri by hydrofoil. The Isle of Capri is described in many ways: “The Blue Island,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” or better, “The Island of Love.” Due to its beauty, Emperor Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire from this island for 10 years. Take a panoramic tour of the island by small minibuses and the Blue Grotto (weather permitting) by row boats with a local guide, including a visit to the wonderful Marina Piccola; the Salto di Tiberio, the “heart” of Capri; Piazza Umberto I, a small, closed off square resembling a courtyard; the gardens of Augusto, built on the ruins of ancient Roman structures. Return to Sorrento this evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Return Home

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime!

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

 

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