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Rome, Sorrento & Capri (6310) - 2014 / 2015

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome


Rome, Sorrento & Capri
Capri is an island off the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Gulf of Naples
Capri is an island off the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Gulf of Naples
Enjoy the beautiful architecture in Rome
Visit the Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Saint Peters Square in Rome
Enjoy the gorgeous views of Rome
The Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Visit the world famous Roman Forum
Visit the ancient Roman Forum
Visit the great Colosseum in Rome
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

The Catacombs With a local guide discover the imperial and early Christian Rome by exploring the Eternal city's underground burial chambers with its long winding catacombs and crypts. Two examples of these Catacombs are the "Catacombe of San Callisto" which is one of the biggest with a network of galleries about 17 kms long and 20 meters deep. It contains the crypt of nine popes, early Christian frescoes and paintings. The other Catacomb is "Catacombe of San Domitilla" which has the oldest catacomb and is visited by passing through a 4th century church. One of the highlights of this catacomb is a second century fresco of the Last Supper. Note that the various catacombs have different closing periods so it is not possible to guarantee which will be visited during the excursion. Also included on this excursion is a visit to The Papal Basilica "St. Paul Outside the Walls" . At the beginning of the 4th century the Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the place where Christians venerated the memory of Saint Paul the Apostle and above his grave, located ouside the Aurelian Walls surrounding Rome, Constantine built a Basilica which was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. Every year in the Basilica on the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul i.e. on 25th January, the week of prayer for Christian Unity opens.

Approximate value: €40 EUR per person


Tivoli with Dinner Departure for this excursion is around 15.30 hrs from the overnight hotel in Rome and it should be noted that local guide and entrance fees to Villa d'Este are not included. The enchanting Villa d'Este in the area of Tivoli is a masterpiece of an Italian garden and is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The garden includes important ruins of ancient villas as well as zones rich in caves and waterfalls. The imposing construction of the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon and the addition of water evokes the engineering skills of the Romans. After the visit of Villa d'Este proceed to the venue for dinner - a restaurant located on the mountain that dominates the city of Tivoli and Adriana Villa, where from its superior rooms it is possible to admire the dome of S. Pietro in Rome and the sea on a clear evening. The dinner gives you the chance to sample a variety of local dishes with unlimited wine and mineral water plus coffee. During the evening there will be music to add to the atmosphere.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person


Treasures of Rome by Night & Dinner An early evening tour will show you other aspects of Rome, perhaps not seen on the included sightseeing tour. Either before or after dinner you will have an orientation drive to probably include Castel Sant' Angelo, Palace of Justice, Mausoleum of Augustus, Aurelian walls, Villa Borghese, Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini and Via Nazionale. Dinner will be taken at one of the local restaurants and you can sample a delicious 3 course menu with dessert including local wine and mineral water plus coffee or tea. During the evening there will be music to add to the romantic Roman atmosphere.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel On this fascinating excursion with a local guide you can stroll through the Vatican Museum and marvel at Michaelangelo's famous creation in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museum houses over 2000 rooms and 9 miles of the most extensive collections of art in the world. The Museums are brilliantly decorated and brim over with treasures and history and the local guide will share with you the stories and secrets contained within the Museum's walls. In the Sistine Chapel you can marvel at Michaelangelo's masterpiece, which is perhaps the greatest example of art anywhere and certainly the largest contiguous body by one painter. There are also some lesser masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel which are also worth seeing.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person


Tour Of The Island Whilst staying on this romantic island of Capri, take advantage of a tour of the island with a local guide. Transportation will be carried out with minibuses to Anacapri and Capri or vice versa and will include a chair lift to Monte Solaro for a breathtaking view and a visit to the fabulous Villa S. Michele - home of Dr Axel Munthe a Swedish doctor whose best selling book tells of his time on Capri. The villa has a beautiful shady garden with a terrace offering splendid views of the island. The sightseeing tour also includes a visit of the Gardens of Augustus situated towards the top of the island which offer tranquillity and natural beauty. From vantage points of the Gardens one can see the roofs and bell tower of the St. James' Charterhouse, the Faraglioni rocks rising from the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea and far below the harbour of Marina Piccola.

Approximate value: €40 EUR per person


Naples City Sightseeing Overlooked by the volcano Vesuvius, Naples is southern Italy's most beloved city and on this sightseeing tour with local guide you can discover the most beautiful and picturesque places of this magical city that is rich in history, traditions, art and breathtaking views. The first part of the tour is on foot to visit the Duomo of San Gennaro, Via San Biagio dei Librai, Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Piazza del Gesu and ending in Via Diaz. Then board the coach and drive along Via Caracciolo to Posillipo "cartolina" viewpoint, then on Via Mergellina for a photo stop at Castel dell'Ovo. Disembark from the coach near Piazza Plebiscito and continue with a short walking tour including the Piazza Plebiscito, Galleria Umberto 1 and Teatro San Carlo. You will then have some free time to wander round on your own - perhaps even visit the Royal Palace - before returning back to Sorrento.

Approximate value: €30 EUR per person


Sorrento Flavours Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere in one of the typical local restaurants and sit back and enjoy a traditional Italian menu with a mixed starter, pizza and pasta followed by dessert. The meal includes 1/2 litre of wine and 1/2 litre of mineral water per person, plus tea or coffee or instead a delicious "cappuccino" or even better a lemon liqueur for which Sorrento is famous - "Limoncello".

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person


Sorrento Musical For a really enjoyable evening out in Sorrento, join this excursion which will take you to a local theatre where the traditions of songs and dances are magically changed into a musical. The show tells the daily life of people from the south in different scenes - the market place (where people bargain whilst chatting and exchanging gossip), the sea (where the fishermen make their tasks more pleasant by singing), love (as here in Sorrento is where the most beautiful Neapolitan love songs were created) and finally the feast (where everybody dances and sings to communicate their job of life). At the beginning and end of the evening you will be offered free flowing wine or soft drinks. Return back to the hotel no doubt with your favourite song still playing in your head.

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person


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