9 Day Rome & Amalfi Coast (May thru Oct 2013)
Rome (3 nights) Amalfi (4)
Sorrento, Pompeii , Capri, Positano, Paestum, Cilento
From $3390 per person
We’ll also spend a few days at Steve Perillo’s own Rose Garden Palace hotel in Rome. This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.
- Great Hotels. Centrally-located, Deluxe hotels, exclusively.
- Smaller Groups. 20-to-40 guests per tour.
- More Legroom. Deluxe, state-of-the-art motorcoaches with EXTRA legroom.
- Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers in Italy.
- Buffet Breakfast Daily. A very hearty start to each day!
- 3 Dinners & 3 Lunches. Including pasta or soup, choice of entrees, vegetable, salad, dessert, coffee, wine, mineral water, beer or soft drink.
- Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
- 1 Tote Bag Per Person, baggage tags and travel documents included.
- Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports).
- Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
- Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
At a Glance:
- Day 1 (Friday) - Depart USA
- Day 2 (Saturday) - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 3 (Sunday) - Rome Sightseeing, Afternoon & Evening at Leisure
- Day 4 (Monday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
- Day 5 (Tuesday) - Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi, Dinner in Hotel
- Day 6 (Wednesday) - Amalfi, Sail to Positano, Lunch in Sorrento, Amalfi
- Day 7 (Thursday) - Amalfi, Cilento, Paestum, Mozzarella Factory Tour, Lunch, Amalfi
- Day 8 (Friday) - Amalfi, Isle of Capri, Blue Grotto, Lunch, Amalfi
- Day 9 (Saturday) - Amalfi, Flight home from Naples
Day 1 (Friday) - Depart USA
Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!
Day 2 (Saturday) - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
There will be time to relax this afternoon before dinner with fine local wines at our hotel. D
Day 3 (Sunday) - Rome Sightseeing, Afternoon & Evening at Leisure
Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus.
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. BB
Day 4 (Monday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
This morning, it’s a 5-minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.
Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
Tonight, please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends! BB, D
Day 5 (Tuesday) - Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi, Dinner in Hotel
This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth.
Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Next we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento. She’s a 12th century convent converted into a charming deluxe hotel overlooking the sea.
Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines. BB, D
Day 6 (Wednesday) - Amalfi, Sail to Positano, Lunch in Sorrento, Amalfi
What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi Coast than by sea!
Today we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano. (In case of bad weather, we’ll use our bus.) There will be time to explore this “picture postcard” village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean.
From Positano we sail to Sorrento, another gem in the Gulf of Naples with great views of the mighty volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In Sorrento we’ll enjoy lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region. We’ll drive back to Amalfi for your free night in this Mediterranean paradise. BB, L
Day 7 (Thursday) - Amalfi, Cilento, Paestum, Mozzarella Factory Tour, Lunch, Amalfi
With its gleaming white marble temples, set against the silver mountains and deep blue sea, Paestum (pronounced pay’-stum) provides a uniquely Greek experience in Italy. Our expert local guide will relive the amazing history of this seaside village.
Everyone loves Mozzarella! We’ll learn that the “real thing” comes from the Water Buffalo and freshness is measured in minutes and hours, rather than days. You’ll be an expert after your tour of a real Mozzarella factory.
We’ll enjoy a typical Neapolitan style lunch with fine local wines.
This afternoon and evening are free to relax, explore Amalfi or take a dip in the water. BB, L
Day 8 (Friday) - Amalfi, Isle of Capri, Blue Grotto, Lunch, Amalfi
Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of the world’s most enchanting islands. If weather permits, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for it’s translucent aqua-blue light. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well-deserved lunch with wine.
Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back for your final night in Amalfi. Why not gather a few of your friends and go out for a pizza? After all – it was invented here! BB, L
Day 9 (Saturday) - Amalfi, Flight home from Naples
This morning our trip home starts at Naples Airport. We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join Perillo Tours again in the very near future. BB
Note: Please be advised that circumstances may change the day and/or sequence of scheduled activities, as well as the substitution of hotels, events, shows, sightseeing, itinerary, restaurants, hosts, etc.
Prices below are land-only and do not include airfare.
For more information on airfares check out the "Air Information" section of this page.
|DEPARTURE DATES & LAND RATES
May - October 2013
|Per Person Double Room||Triple Room||Single Room||Kids (Under 12yr w/ 2 Adults|
TO ROME, RETURN FROM NAPLES
Depart USA Friday - Return Saturday
NOTE: Rates are per person and include roundtrip airport transfers in Italy at scheduled times. Airfare available from your hometown. The days of dining out and city tours may change for operational reasons.
- For a seamless travel experience from start to finish.
- Big savings in both Coach and Business Class.
- Reserve your flights now but pay later with your final payment.
- No fees for air ticket change or cancellation until final payment.
- Earn Frequent Flyer mileage.
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Airfares are unpredictable and impossible to estimate at time of brochure printing. Your airfare can range anywhere from approximately $450 to $1400 depending on your departure city. Additionally, current departure tax and fuel surcharges are running approximately $650 per person and are subject to change.
Your exact airfare will be advised within 2 business days of booking your tour. You are under no obligation to accept Perillo’s air schedule and quote. However, payment for tickets issued by Perillo Tours is due with "final payment."
Airfares DO include your roundtrip airport transfer in Italy at scheduled times, provided you arrive and depart on scheduled tour dates. If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay, airport transfers are not included.
We strongly recommend you BOOK EARLY as lowest airfares are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, more availability on the most convenient flights and best seats.
Air upgrade at affordable prices
When you purchase your coach ticket through Perillo Tours, you can upgrade to Business/First Class for a surcharge of as little as $2699 per person. Live it up a little!
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The transportation Security Administration requires all passengers to provide the exact name as it appears on the government-issued passport, passport number, expiration date, date of birth and gender when making airline reservations. This information will be requested at time of booking for all flight arrangements made through Perillo Tours
CRITICALLY IMPORTANT: Name corrections are subject to change fees, so please have your passport in-hand when calling us for flight reservations.
Want to start your vacation early or extend your stay in Italy? A Perillo Tour’s representative will be happy to help with the arrangements. Along with extra night hotel accommodations, your air tickets may be booked to arrive before your tour begins or remain after your tour ends.
Many customers prefer to arrive early to unwind and relax prior to the tour’s start date. Others like to extend their stay to visit with friends or relatives or explore on their own.
Whatever you desire Perillo’s team will help you plan and coordinate your entire journey.
Below are the hotels you will experience on this Perillo Tour. If unexpected change of hotels occur, the hotel substituted will be of a similar category.
Superior First Class traditional six-story hotel, built in 1903 with a columned, curved facade. Located on the fashionable Via Veneto, opposite the US Embassy and near Villa Borghese park and museum, the Ambasciatori has a Hard Rock Cafe downstairs!
The Hotel Luna Convento was transformed into a hotel in 1822. This beautiful hotel occupies Amalfi's watchtower which dates back to 1564, a part of the ancient Franciscan monastery founded by Saint Francis in 1222. The hotel is complete with its original cloister and church. Just minutes within walking distance from the town's center.
Make the most of your time in Italy with these great optional tours:
|Tour||Price in EUR||Price in USD*|
|Moses & the Trevi Fountain||€ 45||$60|
|Catacombs Visit||€ 53||$71|
*USD prices are based on currency exchange rate of 1.33 and are subject to change. The final price will be confirmed upon booking based on the exchange rate at that time.
Moses & the Trevi Fountain
Duration: 2-3 hrs
Our first stop is the Church of St Peter in Chains to see the preserved chains and Michaelangelo’s statue of Moses. Then we continue to the Trevi Fountain (throw a coin in and make a wish!), the impressive Pantheon and the famous Piazza Navona. Before we head back, there’s a chance for you to enjoy our two favorite indulgences - pizza and gelato!
Duration: 2 hrs
The Catacombs are the underground cemeteries of the early Christians. We visit this ancient burial tomb of St. John in Lateran Basilica and also see the Holy Stairs.