Tauck Southern Italy Tour
A Week in the Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome!
We love this inclusive 8-day tour from Tauck which allows you to explore the ruins of Herculaneum, seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast, the alluring isle of Capri, and the treasures of ancient and Renaissance Rome…highlighted by a locally guided visit through the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – after hours – on Tauck’s southern Italy tours. See below all of what is included in this journey such as your Tauck guide, hotel accommodations, transportation, many meals, entertainment and more!
Traveling Well Includes:
- TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS! An unforgettable drive along the Amalfi Coast explores a colorful world of turquoise sea, purple bougainvillea, vine-covered hills, lemon and olive trees
- TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! An after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
- TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! On Capri, a private lecture on contemporary Italian society
- VIP sightseeing by convertible cars in Capri and Anacapri
- Exploration of the archaeological site of Herculaneum, buried beneath the ash of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD
- Lunch at a family-run restaurant in Ravello for an authentic taste of regional specialties
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
- 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, drivers, admission fees, taxes and porterage
Buon Giorno Italia – Naples to Positano
The Amalfi Coast & a taste of Italy in Ravello
Drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most dramatic shorelines. See the brightly colored houses set on towering cliffs above the sea, and the houses in the town of Amalfi built between the 10th and 13th centuries.
Herculaneum & a ferry ride to the Isle of Capri
Begin the day with a guided tour of the archaeological site of Herculaneum, an affluent Roman resort town that was buried in volcanic ash by the same eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the nearby city of Pompeii in 79 AD.
Capri by private convertible car
You’ll really feel like a jet setter today when you explore the history and natural attractions of the Isle of Capri in a convertible car. Visit the town of Anacapri, then beautiful Villa San Michele, built in the late 19th century atop Roman palace.
Via Naples to Rome & the Vatican Museums
Depart Capri by high-speed ferryboat this morning to Naples – capital of the Campania region and one of Italy’s most important cities. Then first-class accommodations aboard a high-speed train whisk you from Naples to Rome.
Rome’s piazzas & the city as you please
Today’s city sightseeing begins with a guided walking tour of Rome’s magnificent piazzas – including the Piazza di Spagna, the Piazza del Pantheon and the Piazza Navona, featuring the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), and more.
St. Peter’s & more of Rome on your own
Start the day in Rome’s magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed in the seventeenth century by Bernini in a perfectly symmetrical, elliptical design. Then see more of this gifted sculptor and architect’s extraordinary work when you go inside.
Tauck’s southern Italy tours end in Rome. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Hotel Majestic Roma to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport in Rome. Please allow 3 hours for flight check-in.
All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, First Class accommodations on a high-speed train from Naples to Rome, entertainment, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, porterage and the services of the Tauck Director, local guides and drivers are included. 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, drivers, admission fees, taxes and porterage.
Nights 1-2, Le Agavi Hotel a Positano, Positano, Italy
Perched on a cliff overlooking the blue Mediterranean, the terraced Le Agavi Hotel a Positano offers astounding views of the Amalfi Coast. Pleasant guest rooms have balconies overlooking the sea. The swimming pool is another fine place from which to admire the striking Amalfi Coast, as is the Bar Hall Terrace with its sweeping vistas.
Nights 3-4, Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri, Italy
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Grand Hotel Quisisana is set amidst lovely formal gardens near the Piazza Umberto. Guests are invited to take advantage of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as well as the gym and tennis courts. The “QuisiBeauty,” offers a range of body treatments. The Quisi Bar and Terrazza is a popular place for an aperitif or after-dinner drink enhanced by world-class people-watching opportunities, as it is a favorite of many of the celebrities who return to the Grand Hotel Quisisana year after year. The sophisticated readers of both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler consider this to be one of the best hotels in world.
Nights 5-7, Hotel Majestic Roma, Rome, Italy
A jewel of neoclassic elegance built in 1889, Hotel Majestic Roma is set on the renowned Via Veneto within walking distance of the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese Gardens. This intriguing hotel was constructed in the shape of a piano to accommodate a bend in the Via Veneto; its distinctive antiques and fresco-adorned ceilings make it a special place to stay. Welcoming guest rooms, with their unique combinations of fabrics used for drapes and bedspreads, feature air conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite and cable TV channels, hair dryer, safe, mini-bar and Carrara marble bathroom. The Fitness Center, available to guests 24-hours a day, is equipped with the latest in exercise equipment. An on-site restaurant offering local Roman and Italian dishes and cocktails on the terrace in a cozy, informal atmosphere, is one of Rome’s best-kept secrets. A part of the scenery in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, it has long been a favorite choice of royalty and celebrities.