Globus Escorted Tours & Guided Vacations

Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy (LN)

9 Day Tour from Naples to Sorrento

2019 Tour Details

This 9-day Italy tour “off the beaten path” takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer.

Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco.

You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with a two-night stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on your discoveries in Lecce and Otranto.

This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures awaiting you in the caves of Castellana Grotte, and the archaeological site of Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline, to Sorrento. Also enjoy visits to the 13th-century octagonal citadel Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the magnificent Palazzo Reale, royal residence of the Bourbons in Naples.

Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NAPLES
Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale
CASTEL DEL MONTE
Guided visit
BARI
Guided sightseeing and walk through the Old Town; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local focaccia
OSTUNI
Visit the “White Town”
LECCE
Guided walking tour; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local pasticciotto and almond coffee
OTRANTO
Orientation
ALBEROBELLO
Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
CASTELLANA GROTTE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the caves
PAESTUM
Visit the archaeological site
SORRENTO
Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Archeological Sites of Paestum
  • Castel del Monte
  • Historic Centre of Naples
  • The Trulli of Alberobello

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY

Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 NAPLES

Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. The highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI

Enter the region of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Enjoy a guided visit of the 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered by some as the most fascinating castle built by Emperor Frederick II. Arrive in the capital of Apulia, Bari, a port on the Adriatic Sea.

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Day 4 BARI–OSTUNI–CELLINO SAN MARCO

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a walk through the OLD TOWN, and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste of the local focaccia. Next is attractive Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savor local produce and wine from the estate’s vineyards, as well as olive oil and homemade pasta. Soak up the local atmosphere as you relax around the pool area.

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Day 5 CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE & OTRANTO

Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Enjoy time to explore the streets of the lovely center, before continuing to picturesque Otranto, an historic seaside town and port, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its romanesque cathedral. Return to Cellino San Marco.

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Day 6 CELLINO SAN MARCO–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE

In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte, where a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit to the underground CAVES, one of the most important attractions of the region, is included before heading to your hotel.

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Day 7 CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO

Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Arrive in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 SORRENTO

On an orientation walk with your Tour Director, see the old town's characteristic lava-stone streets, the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and St. Antonio Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron Saint. There is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your vacation.

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Day 9 SORRENTO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Naples
Bari
Cellino San Marco
Castellana Grotte
Sorrento

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Naples
Bari
Sorrento

Naples

Ercolano Archaeological site and dinner on the Volcano

Ercolano Archaeological site and dinner on the Volcano

Walk through the impressive archaeological site buried in the same volcanic eruption as Pompeii and then visit a typical farm and wine producer

Price Range: $$

Bari

Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

Polignano A Mare: Picturesque Fishing Village On The Sea

The village is the birthplace of great singer Domenico Modugno....Volare oh oh cantare oooooh ooh

Price Range: $$

Sorrento

Neapolitan Experience

Neapolitan Experience

Enjoy a delicious dinner on the picturesque bay of Naples.

Price Range: $$

Unforgettable Amalfi

Unforgettable Amalfi

The Amalfi Drive is known to be the most spectacular road in Europe and the winding cliff- top road from Sorrento offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend.

Price Range: $$

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6 guest in a party: $2,220*
18 guest in a party: $437*

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* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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