Rome & The Amalfi Coast
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Perillo Tours has been America’s leader in travel to Italy since 1945. The following escorted tours have been in continuous operation for 40 years and enjoyed by 750,000 guests. Each itinerary . . . activity . . . hotel . . . and meal . . . has been personally selected and perfected by Steve Perillo, according to the highest standards of founder Joseph Perillo and Mr. Italy himself – Mario Perillo. Chances are, YOU know someone who’s enjoyed one of our famous Italy tours!
2017 DATES & LAND - ONLY RATES
Depart - Return
Friday - Saturday
Mar 17 - Mar 25
Apr 28 - May 6
Sept 15 - Sept 23
Oct 27 - Nov 4
In a Double
Rome & the Amalfi Coast 2017
9 Days / 7 Nights Starting at $ 2795.00 PP (Land Rate)
Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Capri sparkles in the distance. Welcome to Amalfi! This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.
9 DAYS FROM $2795.00
Rome (3 nights) Amalfi (4)
Also Visiting:Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri,Positano.
Your FIRST-CLASS & Deluxe, centrally-located hotels
Rome– Rose Garden Palace (Superior First-Class)
Amalfi– Luna Convento (Superior First-Class)
NOTE: If a change in hotels becomes necessary for any reason,the hotel substituted will be equivalent of those shown.
You Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Friday Depart USA.
Boarding your overnight flight, you’re off on your 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 airportto your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
DAY 3 - Sunday Rome Sightseeing - Afternoon & Evening at Leisure.
Hail Ceaser! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of imperial Rome including The Roman forum, Largo Argentina ( where Ceasar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus. Then we will enter the Colosseum reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, referred by the Emperor himself.
Tonight you have a chance to explore the wonderful restaurants in Rome on your own. Be sure to to try some Fiori di zucca, a speciality in Rome: Zucchini flowers, deep fried and fillet with mozzarella and sometimes, anchovies. BB
Day 4 – Monday Rome - Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter’sBasilica - Dinner Out Tonight.
This morning, it’s a five-minute drive 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 will see Micheangelo's Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini's seven story bronze canopy located above the main altar. ( Please note that the visit of St'Peter's Basilica is subject to availability based on the events planned by the Pope.)
Tonight please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends.
Day 5 - Tuesday Rome - Pompeii - Amalfi - Dinner at the Hotel.
This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastline on earth. Along the way, we will 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 will see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Next, we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi atthe historic Hotel Luna Convento. She’s a 12thcentury convent converted into a charmingfirst-class hotel overlooking the sea.Tonight, dinner at our hotel with greatlocal wines. BB, D
Day 6 – Wednesday Isle of Capri - 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 its 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 to Amalfi. Enjoy the night on your own - there are somany wonderful restaurants to choose from! BB, L
Day 7 – Thursday 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 caseof bad weather, we’ll use our bus.) There will betime to explore this picture-postcard village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean. From Positano, we sail to Sorrento, an other gem in the Gulf of Naples with great views ofthe 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 8 – Friday Ravello Wine Tasting - Amalfi.
After a relaxing morning we’ll take the short, twisty ride up the mountain to charming Ravello. The town’s beauty is so inspiring that it’s attracted world-famous composers, writers and artists for centuries. We’ll visit the beautiful Villa Rufolo. The composer, Richard Wagner, fell in love with this place and annual concerts of his music take place here. Next, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the famous LIMONCELLO liqueur. It goes down easily…but it is also quite strong! Salute.
Enjoy the final night of your tour new frieds and maybe go out for a pizza? After all it was invented in this area. BB
Day 9 - Saturday Amalfi - Flight home from Naples.
This morning your trip home strarts at the Naples Airport. Unless of course we have chosen to extend our stay and let this unforgettable journey continue a little longer. We hope you have enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join us again in a very near future.
Meet Our Tour Guides to Italy.
In a country that boasts Rome, historically a center of the world, as well as Venice, Florence and Milan, one can easily lose sight of the rest of Italy. Just as a European who visits only New York will see but one view of America, an American who explores no further than the big cities of Italy will only experience a part of Italy. When it comes to Italy tour guides, Perillo Tours works with only the best of the best.