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Italian Jewels

Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Explore the Eternal City of Rome. Tour the Vatican, walk the Spanish steps, the Piazza Navona “home of the carbonara” and the Campi Dei Fiori. Visit a temple to the Gods at the Pantheon, a 2000-year old temple and the best-preserved antiquity of Rome’s great monuments. The journey continues south to Pompeii, the ruins destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius. On to Sorrento for the local fare at the Piazza Tasso and to discover the city’s historical center. Take a scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast to the picturesque towns of Poistano, Amalfi, Minori, Vietri and more, and marvel at the magnificence of the Amalfi Gulf.

Itinerary

ITALIAN JEWELS starts in Rome on Fridays.
  • DAY 1, FRI

    ROME

    Arrival in Rome. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight meet your Tour Director and your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
    Dinner included
  • DAY 2, SAT

    ROME

    This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the Vatican City for a guided tour of the Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Discover all masterpieces of Greek and Roman ancient art, works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Late afternoon, meet your escort for a walking tour of the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 3, SUN

    ROME

    Day at leisure to discover this Eternal City on your own.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 4, MON

    ROME / SORRENTO

    Today we depart Rome on a very short (1 hour) train ride to Naples. From there, we transfer to the magical Amalfi Coast and settle in Sorrento for the next four nights .
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 5, TUE

    SORRENTO / AMALFI DRIVE

    Today enjoy a scenic drive of the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to the picturesque towns of Amalfi, and Ravello. Marvel at the magnificent view of the Amalfi Gulf while enjoying a self prepared cold lemonade from lemons picked at a local grove. Return to Sorrento.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6, WED

    SORRENTO / POMPEII

    You will have a chance to visit one of the most interesting sites in the world – the ruins of Pompeii. The Roman settlement destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius. The afternoon is at leisure to possibly take a part in the cooking class or visit the Limencello factory. Tonight, you will enjoy the dinner at the local restaurant.
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • DAY 7, THU

    SORRENTO

    The day is at leisure to explore this picturesque town on your own or take an optional excursion to the island of Capri, a favorite to Roman Emperors, and rich and famous artists and writers.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 8, FRI

    SORRENTO / NAPLES

    After breakfast transfer to Naples railway station or airport.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Rome
  • 4-night hotel accommodations in Sorrento
  • Breakfast daily and 2 dinners
  • Visit of the Heart of Rome
  • Guided tour of Vatican
  • Waling tour of Pompeii. Entrance fees included
  • Scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast visiting the towns of Amalfi and Ravello
  • Sightseeing as per tour itinerary with English speaking guide
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person at the hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 24/7 support from a Homeric Representative
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Rome city tax is not included and must be paid locally to the hotel.

 

Dates & Prices

Italian Jewels - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

Rome:Dei Mellini
Sorrento:Astoria
APR 3, 17, 2020$1,795
MAY 1, 15, 29, 2020$1,995
JUN 12, 26, 2020$1,995
JUL 17, 31, 2020$2,075
AUG 28, 2020$2,075
SEP 11, 25, 2020$1,995
OCT 9, 2020$1,995
OCT 23, 2020SOLD OUT
NOV 6, 2020$1,745

Italian Jewels - SINGLE PRICES (Land Only)

Rome:Dei Mellini
Sorrento:Astoria
APR 3, 17, 2020$2,874
MAY 1, 15, 29, 2020$3,312
JUN 12, 26, 2020$3,312
JUL 17, 31, 2020$3,392
AUG 28, 2020$3,392
SEP 11, 25, 2020$3,312
OCT 9, 2020$3,312
OCT 23, 2020SOLD OUT
NOV 6, 2020$2,824

HOTELS

Rome

Hotel Dei Mellini★ ★ ★ ★
Ideally situated on a quiet street just two blocks from the Tiber River, the Hotel dei Mellini offers guests intimate service and distinctive accommodations. A cosmopolitan feel and a refined atmosphere provide a warm and welcoming home in the heart of Rome. Close to the Lepanto Metro station, the dei Mellini is a fifteen minute walk from both Vatican City and the Spanish Steps.

Sorrento

Hotel Astoria ★ ★ ★ ★
The Hotel Astoria is waiting for you in enchanting Sorrento, one of the most famous and appreciated tourist destination in the world. Recently renovated, the hotel is located in the very heart of Sorrento's historic center, just a few minutes walk from the harbor, the main square and some of the most important and ancient monuments of the town. The Hotel Astoria is modern and functional and offers its guests all the comforts to spend relaxing and exciting moments in the city where ""the sea shines and the wind strongly blows"". Due to its strategic position, the Hotel Astoria is the perfect starting point to visit Sorrento on foot, immersing yourself in that harmonious whirl of paved streets, overlooked by colorful craft shops, churches rich in artistic treasures of unexpected beauty, noble palaces with their monumental stone portals, courtyards of antique charm, haracteristic views and romantic landscapes.

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

ITALY 2020

Italian Jewels Tour Page:

15

Important Tour Info

TRAVEL TIPS – ITALY

ITALY

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Participants that hold a valid U.S. passport do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, contact the Italian Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. We suggest you exchange your money in a bank, as opposed to the hotel, in order to get the best exchange rate. Banks are open from 8am to 1:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm from Monday to Friday.) 
ELECTRICAL CURRENT: (The voltage may vary from 125 to 220 in the cities. It is best to travel with dual current appliances with plug adapters.) 
TIME: (Italy is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is in effect from the end of March to the end of September.) 
TELEPHONES: (Public telephones are plentiful and are considerably less costly than hotel telephones. They use coins or a phone card purchasable in values of 5,000 or 10,000 lire at the post office, bars, tobacco shops and some kiosks. Direct dialing is also possible for continental and intercontinental communications. You may also access AT&T by dialing 721011, MCI by dialing 1721022 or US Sprint by dialing 1721877.) 
MUSEUMS: (Museums are generally open 9am-1:00-2:00pm and closed on Mondays, although hours vary.) 
TIPPING: (A service charge of 15% is added to all restaurant bills. It is customary to leave a small tip for good service as follows: Waiters: 5-10% of check; Cafes/Bars: 15% at a table, if not included on bill; 200 Lire at a counter or espresso bar; 500 Lire at a counter or alcoholic bar; Taxis: 10%; Guides/Drivers: 15% of cost of tour.)

PACKAGE RULES – ITALIAN JEWELS

  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Additional nights in Rome & Sorrento are available upon request.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Package prices do not include international air travel.
  • Prices are per person based on double/triple occupancy.
  • Hotel city tax is not included and must be paid locally to the hotel.

 

 

ITINERARY INFO – ITALIAN JEWELS

ITALIAN JEWELS   starts in Rome on Fridays. 
All departures are operated within a maximum of 16 participants.

INCLUDED FEATURES INFO – ITALIAN JEWELS

Rome city tax is not included and must be paid locally to the hotel.

BOOKING INFO – ITALIAN JEWELS

Extensions to Milan, Palermo, Athens, Mykonos, Paris, Dubrovnik, Jerusalem, Cairo & Istanbul on pages 22 - 24.
Homeric Tours will provide affordable airfare from USA in conjuction with the tour upon request.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

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