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Best of Sicily and Sorrento: Beaches and Culture

- Relaxed, Culture, Beaches-

9 Nights

Sorrento, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu

Sorrento is one of the most picturesque cities in southern Italy, and there certainly is much to discover in this pretty region - including the aromatic lemon groves that produce the famous limoncello liqueur. This adventure allows you to discover the best of Italy's glorious coastal regions with a visit to the Amalfi Coast. If you're looking for summer sunshine, you can't beat the Mediterranean and Sicily is ideally positioned right in the centre. It is a small Italian island, separated from the main "boot" of Italy by the Strait of Messina and is famed for its pretty beaches framed by the volcanic landscape and the quaint charm of the laid-back Sicilian lifestyle.

This unique and handcrafted Italian adventure gives you the opportunity to not only take in the iconic views of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast but also of the towns of Palermo, Cefalu, Agrigento and Taormina, with ample time to lounge on the Sicilian beaches.

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Sorrento: 4 Nights

Arrival in Italy!

Sorrento

Your private driver will pick you up from Rome Fiumicino Airport for the transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. After the 3-hour journey, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

Discover the Lost City of Pompeii and one of the most famous volcanoes in Europe, Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii is a city which dates back over 2,000 years, the earliest available traces recorded being 7th-6th century BC. During the 1st century, Mount Vesuvius erupted ending the inhabitation of Pompeii and burying it under 30 feet of ash, only to be discovered in the 18th century.

Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi

Discover the Amalfi Coast today and its stunning Mediterranean villages and towns scattered along it in this full day tour. You will explore the unparalleled beauty of the Amalfi Coast visiting the villages of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. In Amalfi, you can enjoy its privileged coastal position affording stunning sea views. Moving onto Positano, you’ll enjoy its steep alleys and charming pastel-coloured houses before finishing in Ravello, known for its historic and artistic charm.

Explore Capri & Anacapri

Capri

Today, you have the choice to enjoy a day of leisure in Sorrento or embark on an unforgettable tour of the Capri and Anacapri islands. In the beautiful village of Anacapri, you can visit Villa San Michele, built on the ruins of a home belonging to Emperor Tiberius and filled with antiquities from Egypt and Rome. Moving onto Capri, you will go on a walking sightseeing tour of the town’s narrow streets and hidden gems.

Palermo: 1 Night

Onwards to Sicily

Palermo

Your private driver will take your from your hotel in Sorrento to Naples Airport for your flight to Palermo. In the afternoon, you’ll venture out on a tour of Palermo which covers all main landmarks of the city including the Palermo Cathedral, a beautiful example of Norman architecture with stunning mosaics. You’ll also visit Italy’s largest theatre, Massimo Theatre, as well as the oldest royal residence in Europe, the Norman Palace, and finish the tour at the famous Ballero Market.

Tour of Monreale

Siena, San Giminiano, Monteriggioni

All in one day you will visit Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, as well as enjoying the local ‘vino’ and lunchtime delicacies in the glorious Chianti hills. You’ll begin the day in the medieval hilltop village of Monteriggioni before moving onto Siena where you’ll explore the Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. After visiting San Gimignano, you’ll head to the famous Chianti region in the Tuscan countryside to enjoy a wine tasting in a vineyard.

Monreale: 1 Night

Tour of Monreale

Monreale

Today you’ll discover the uniqueness of Monreale Cathedral, one of the most important national monuments in Italy and one of the most sought after attractions on the island of Sicily. Built in the 12th century, Monreale Cathedral is one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture. As well as the stunning mosaics of the cathedral and the 200-columned abbey cloister, you can explore the medieval village of Monreale before returning to Palermo.

Cefalu: 3 Nights

Explore Cefalu

Cefalu

This morning, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive from your hotel in Palermo to your hotel in Cefalu. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town or relax on the beach as you wish. In Cefalu, you’ll find boutique stores and impressive Norman architecture in the historic centre, beautiful beaches and calm seas to swim in and seafood that is fresh and full of flavour.

Discover Cefalu

Cefalu

Today, you’ll explore one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy on a guided tour. Cefalu ticks all of the boxes when it comes the perfect Italian holiday, here you’ll find streets lined with boutique shops, historic architecture, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine. You’ll get to know Cefalu on foot to discover another side of Sicily to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating confluence of architectural styles that have made Cefalu famous.

Leisure Day in Cefalu

Cefalù

Today, you can enjoy a day at your leisure on the beach or shopping in the many boutiques throughout Cefalu. Cefalu Beach is without a doubt, one of the best in Italy. A stretch of 1.5-kilometres of soft, golden sand fringed by incredibly clear waters lies on the edge of Cefalu town. In the evening, you can have dinner at a typical local restaurant.

Ciao Italy!

Goodbye Italy

Private transfer and return flights

Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.

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