Rome & Sorrento Escape 2019
8 days from Rome to Rome
Starting at $1,099
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Experience the sights and bites of delicious Rome, Sorrento, and more with an off-season escape to Italy—without the higher prices and crowds of the busy season. Begin in the eternal city of Rome. Visit the Colosseum to imagine the spectacle of gladiator games, and see the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. Join an exclusive visit to the centuries-old Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens at Castel Gandolfo. Visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment. Also visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to see the artist’s magnificent La Pietà. Sculpted in Carrara marble, this Renaissance masterpiece depicting Christ in his Mother’s lap is the only piece Michelangelo signed. Visit Capua’s Amphitheater and hear of Spartacus’ gladiator training here. In lovely Sorrento, see St. Antonino’s church, named for the city’s patron saint, and enjoy a free day to relax in this beautiful setting. En route back to Rome, explore legendary Pompeii—the excavated Roman city that was destroyed in 79 AD by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption, and preserved by ash. Conclude your Italian escape in Rome with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Destination & Sightseeing
|ROME||Welcome and farewell dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel|
|CASTEL GANDOLFO||[LF] Visit the Papal palace and Barberini Gardens|
|CAPUA||Visit the Amphitheater and the Gladiator Museum|
|POMPEII||Guided walking tour of the excavations|
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
Motorcoach; free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
MEALSFull buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners: welcome and farewell dinner in Rome at local restaurants
Hotel as shown or similar
Via Ludovisi 43 Roma Italy
Located in the heart of Rome in the fashionable Via Veneto district, this elegant 57-room hotel is set in an historical building dating back to the early 1900's offering a slice of Old World Italian glamour in a warm atmosphere. Drinks & delicious appetizers are served in the lounge bar and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
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Via Degli Aranci, 108 Sorrento Italy
Set in its own lush garden, the hotel features 120 air-conditioned guestrooms complete with safe, satellite TV, and mini-bar. Amenities include a contemporary restaurant with international and regional menus and panoramic roof-top terrace with swimming pool and snack bar.