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sell10 Day Vesuvius Tour 2024

10 Days / 8 Nights   Starting at $3295 PP (Land Rate)

If you're looking for a compact and affordable Italy Vacation - Our Vesuvius Tour is perfect! The itinerary is meticulously crafted by Steve Perillo and his team to run like a 'Swiss Watch' and be lots of fun too!

Due to popular demand this tour is also now available with similar options on additional dates not show here:


Depart USA - Rome

THURSDAY: Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on a journey that will remain etched in your memory forever!

Arrive in Rome - Afternoon at Leisure

FRIDAY: Benvenuti a Roma! Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you. We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times.

This afternoon you’ll have some time to relax or better yet, explore the Eternal City. There’s so much to see and do!

Tonight, we’ll meet our tour leader for a brief orientation and welcome drink. After orientation, you’ll be free for the remainder of the evening. Be sure to ask your tour leader for restaurant recommendations – so many wonderful places to eat in this amazing city!

Rome - Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's Basilica - Dinner Out

SATURDAY: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you certainly can’t see it in one—but we’ll try to show you as much as possible in the next few days!

This morning, we travel ten-minutes to another country—Vatican City. With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a massive collection 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 Pietà, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.

Tonight, we’ll recount our explorations with good food and wines fit for an Emperor at a local Roman restaurant!

(Please note that the visit of St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned by the Pope.)

Rome City Sightseeing - Afternoon of Leisure

SUNDAY: Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a relaxing, panoramic driving tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, downtown ancient Rome, the Circus Maximus, and the Great Synagogue, built in the heart of the Jewish quarter.

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 nearby recommendation or venture out and explore the local restaurants in Rome! Be sure to try a “Supplì,” a quintessential Roman specialty: Fried ball of rice filled with tomato sauce, meat and melted mozzarella.

*Colosseum entrance subject to ticket availability*

Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento - Dinner Out

MONDAY: After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, we’re off on the beautiful drive south to Pompeii! On the way, we approach the view of the Bay of Naples, birthplace of Caruso, Sophia Loren, Bel Canto and ‘O Sole Mio.

We travel back to the Pompeii of 79 AD. A city perfectly preserved by the ash that rained down from Mt. Vesuvius. You’ll see the tragic fossils of the people trying to escape with their children and dogs, and streets, homes and stores that are all amazingly intact.

This evening we enjoy a dinner out at a local restaurant.

Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento - Dinner Out

TUESDAY: This morning, we board our speedy jetfoil to the world’s most enchanting island—Capri. We’ll enjoy a private boat tour around the island (weather permitting). We’ll cruise by the magnificent Faraglioni, Capri’s iconic rock formations which tower above the Mediterranean Sea.

Next, we visit one of the lesser-known but equally beautiful sea caves, the Grotta Bianca. Then we’ll have free time to explore the island on our own, or take advantage of a special optional excursion with our tour leader.

Later this afternoon, we sail back and have some time to relax before heading out to a great Neapolitan restaurant for dinner.

Sorrento - Florence - Lunch & City Tour - Dinner in Hotel

WEDNESDAY: This morning, after a delicious breakfast, we board a train to Florence! We’ll arrive in time for a lunch, followed by a walking tour of the historical center of this most famous of all Renaissance cities!

We’ll visit the majestic Duomo Complex built in 1296, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its renowned Gates of Paradise doors.

We follow the medieval streets to the most striking square in Florence, Piazza della Signoria.

“Breathtaking” is the only word to describe one’s first view of Michelangelo’s David. Yes, it’s quite large and detailed. But the real magic is in how Michelangelo transformed a lifeless rock into a man—full of pride, wary of his adversary, yet quietly confident. All with just a hammer and a chisel!

Tonight, we enjoy a Florentine dinner in our hotel with fine wines

*In the event of a train strike or such problems, we will travel to Florence by bus.

Florence - Excursion to Venice - Special Venetian Lunch - Florence

THURSDAY: The Grand Canal is just a short train ride away from Florence. Should we go? … SI! ANDIAMO A VENEZIA!

There is no normal life in Venice. Here, everything and everyone floats luxuriously with a sense of freedom, never tormented by traffic or even the sound of a horn.

Your guide will show you all the sights—St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the Bridge of Sighs. Just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square, we’ll enjoy a special Venetian lunch in a town renowned for its seafood specialties.

This evening we return to Florence for dinner on your own. Make sure to try Pappa al Pomodoro, a rustic Tuscan soup made with tomatoes, garlic, onions and of course, Tuscan bread!

Florence - San Gimignano - Oil & Wine Tasting and Lunch - Florence

FRIDAY: Our last day together will be at our favorite winery! You’ll visit the Tenuta Torciano winery in Tuscany and meet our dear friend, Pierluigi Giachi, the world’s most enchanting sommelier. You’ll learn about the grape, the nose, food pairings and most importantly—which glass to use with each wine! You’ll also get to experience an olive oil and truffle oil tasting…and of course have some fresh bread with it!

This will all be followed by a fabulous lunch and wine tasting. Salute! Enjoy the remainder of the day and evening on your own, perhaps shopping for last minute souvenirs!

Flight Home - Florence - USA

SATURDAY: This morning board your flight home, arriving in the USA the same day. Unless, of course, you have chosen to extend your stay! A warm Grazie for traveling with the Perillo family and please return soon.


  • Centrally Located 4 & 5 star Hotels
  • More Motorcoach Legroom
  • Airport Transfers at Scheduled Times
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • 3 Lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting
  • Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting & Olive Oil Tasting
  • Full Day Venice Excursion Including Lunch
  • Wireless Headsets To Hear Your Tour Guide Clearly
  • Travel Wallet, Baggage Tags and Travel Documents Included
  • Baggage Handling Throughout (Except at Airports)
  • Hotel Taxes, City Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and all Tips For Hotel and Restaurant Personnel
  • Professional Tour Directors and Licensed Local Guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi On Our Buses

Dates & Rates

Depart - Return Per Person
in a Double
Jun 27 - Jul 6 $3,850 $4,650
Jul 4 - Jul 13 Sold Out!
Jul 25 - Aug 3 Sold Out!
Aug 8 - Aug 17 Sold Out!
Aug 22 - Aug 31 $3,650 $4,450
Aug 29 - Sep 7 Sold Out!
Sep 5 - Sep 14 Sold Out!
Sep 12 - Sep 21 Last Seat! $4,795
Sep 19 - Sep 28 Sold Out!
Sep 26 - Oct 5 Sold Out!
Oct 3 - Oct 12 Sold Out!
Oct 10 - Oct 19 Sold Out!
Oct 17 - Oct 26 Sold Out!
Oct 24 - Nov 2 Sold Out!
Oct 31 - Nov 9 Sold Out!
Nov 7 - Nov 16 Sold Out!
Nov 14 - Nov 23 Sold Out!

Triple room deduct $100 per person from the Double rate.
Kids under 12 sharing with 2 adults deduct $600 from the Double Rate.

Hotel Info

Overnight Stays: Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (2), Florence (3)
Also Visiting: Pompeii, Capri, Venice
Starhotels Michelangelo

Only a short walk from the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, the Starhotels Michelangelo embodies all the qualities that make Rome unique: cosmopolitan style, classical grandeur and timeless appeal. Located in the heart of Rome's Baroque splendor, it's hard to imagine a more central location.


Hotel Isabella Sorrento

Isabella Hotel is an elegant and modern 4-star hotel located in the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula, in a quiet area away from the chaos of the city, a short distance from the historic center of Sorrento. Recently renovated, the hotel offers a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, finely furnished rooms, a large solarium area with swimming pool, intimate and welcoming shared spaces and a service always available to satisfy every need of stay. 


Hotel Rivoli ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

If you are searching for luxury accommodation in Florence city center, then the exclusive Rivoli Boutique Hotel will most certainly fulfill all expectations. Situated in the heart of Florence, this 15th century former Franciscan convent has been tastefully refurbished to provide comfortable, elegant accommodation whilst retaining the hotel's delightful periodic character and charm - from the lobby, with its unique opulent archways and pillars, classic ceilings and cross vaults to our lavishly frescoed lounges. 


Air Info

Airfares are unpredictable and impossible to estimate at time of brochure printing. Your airfare can range anywhere from approximately $1,000 to $1,900 depending on your departure city. Additionally, current departure tax and fuel surcharges are approximately $650 per person and are subject to change.

Your exact airfare will be advised within 3 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.

Book Early

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.

Affordable Upgrades

When you purchase your Coach ticket through Perillo Tours, you can upgrade to "Premium Economy" on select flights starting at $550 each way. For ultimate comfort enjoy Business Class/First Class for a surcharge of as little as $4,000 per person.

Security Measures

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.

Arranging your own air?

Roundtrip airport transfers are provided at scheduled times if you arrive and depart the same day as the tour begins and ends. Click here for the schedule.

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Optional Tour Add-Ons

Price (in EUR)

Duration: 6 hrs
City: Capri

Experience the enchanting Isle of Capri in the company of a knowledgeable local guide on a full-day journey via open taxis. Delve into the island's authentic charm as your guide unveils its hidden gems, offering insights that only a resident could provide. Immerse yourself in the rich history and breathtaking natural wonders of Capri, from its storied past to its captivating landscapes. Indulge in a delightful lunch, included as part of your memorable excursion. Discover the essence of Capri through the eyes of a true insider, ensuring an unforgettable adventure filled with exploration and discovery. Lunch is included.

Duration: 35 min
City: Venice

Experience the quintessential essence of Venice with an unforgettable gondola ride accompanied by a mesmerizing serenade. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Venice, as you glide through its iconic waterways, serenaded by melodious tunes.

Duration: 1.5 hrs
City: Rome

Indulge in the ultimate panoramic experience of Rome from the open upper deck of a double-decker bus. Revel in unparalleled views of the city's iconic landmarks and majestic architecture as you soak in the beauty of Rome from a unique vantage point.

Duration: 1.5 hrs
City: Rome

Step into the captivating world of Renaissance Rome on our immersive walking tour, where we'll discover iconic landmarks like Bernini's Fountains, the majestic Spanish Steps, and the legendary Trevi Fountain—be sure to toss a coin and make a wish! (Note: On Monday mornings, the Trevi Fountain may be without water, as maintenance personnel collect coins.) Marvel at the grandeur of the Piazza of the Pantheon and immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the renowned Piazza Navona. Join us as we embark on this fascinating journey through history and art, uncovering the splendors of Rome's Renaissance treasures.

Duration: 4 hrs
City: Rome

Immerse yourself in history as you explore the charming town and behold the magnificent Villa d'Este, a masterpiece of the Italian Garden and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at its breathtaking array of fountains, grottoes, and captivating water displays accompanied by music. After this enchanting experience, return to Rome, enriched by the beauty and splendor of Italy's cultural heritage.

You can find out more about our Italy tours and talk with other passengers on our Perillo Tours Travelers Facebook page.

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We just went to thank you for all your assistance in helping us plan our trip to Italy. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip. This was our first European trip and we did not know what to expect. Thank you again for your great service.

Mr. E.M.

I could not have picked a better trip for my first international tour than the 14-day North Classic Italy tour with Perillo! I am a retired teacher, limited in funds, so it was important for me to get it right the first time. And with Perillo, I did! A trip of a lifetime! Despite the inherent crowds and time constraints, Perillo made sure we did not have long waits anywhere at all. Our time was optimized, and we were able to see so many amazing sights and places. My favorite? Pompeii! Experience the Roman life without “dressing it up”. Least favorite? Capri. It was too heavy in shopping and too light in history. The meals were amazing, and you’ll have to pace yourself as you will have 4-course meals every night. The hotels were excellent! I felt positively pampered. The bus was modern and very comfortable and clean. The local guides were some of the best- extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Our tour director, Nadia, worked constantly to smooth our way every day. As a retired teacher who had to plan field trips, I know how challenging all that coordination can be. She was a seasoned professional! And I cannot say enough about the entire group- friendly, cooperative, and kind. I returned feeling that I was able to get a full Italian historical immersion to relive in my memory every day. I highly recommend Perillo!

Ms. J.L.