SWIRCA & More presents…
Rome & the Amalfi Coast
September 20 – 29, 2018
For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
Book by 3/21/2018 & Save $100 Per Person:
For bookings made after Mar 21, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $290 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request
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Highlights: Rome, Colosseum, Montecassino, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Buffalo Milk Mozzarella Factory, Paestum, Capri, Pompeii, Winery Visit, Naples, National Archaeological Museum
Day 1: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Overnight Flight Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine.
Day 2: Friday, September 21, 2018 Rome, Italy - Tour Begins Your tour opens in Rome, the “Eternal City.” This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local delicacies and wines. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Rome This morning you may join an optional tour* to the magnificent treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Later we set out on a panoramic tour of Classical Rome featuring the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine, followed by an in-depth guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum. Then, contemporary Rome is highlighted through the legendary Piazza Navona. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, September 23, 2018 Rome - Montecassino - Amalfi Coast Journey to the Amalfi Coast.** En route, make a stop at the
Benedictine monastery of Montecassino which is perched on a mountaintop south of Rome. Discover its rich history while exploring the monastery’s ornate chapel, peaceful courtyards and fascinating museum. (B, D)
Day 5: Monday, September 24, 2018 Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Amalfi - Minori - Amalfi Coast Begin your day exploring the popular and charming seaside resort town of Sorrento. This afternoon, travel to the delightful town of Amalfi where you have time to explore. Next, continue to Minori where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Savor a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Your evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 6: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Amalfi Coast - Paestum - Amalfi Coast After breakfast, discover one of Italy’s most surprising products during a tour of a local buffalo milk mozzarella factory. Your day continues with a visit to Paestum where a local guide will escort you through some of the best-preserved Greek temples outside of Greece. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a popular local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 7: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Amalfi Coast - Capri - Amalfi Coast Explore a Mediterranean paradise on the sparkling Bay of Naples when you embark from the port of Salerno and cruise to the wonderful Isle of Capri. Sail past hill towns along the Amalfi Coast, passing colorful homes, lush gardens and architectural marvels. On Capri, enjoy a locally guided tour via minibus and spend time admiring the town of Anacapri where you witness grand views of the island and the Bay of Naples. After free time to experience the charming island independently, ride the funicular back toward the Marina Grande to board your boat for the return trip. (B)
Day 8: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Winery - Amalfi Coast Today, experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Soak in the history of the preserved original buildings of a typical Roman town 2,000 years ago. A local guide will provide an in-depth
tour of this remarkable archaeological site. Stop at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius to savor the famous Lacryma Christo wines and enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch. (B, L)
Day 9: Friday, September 28, 2018 Amalfi Coast - Naples - Rome Bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast and proceed to colorful and vibrant Naples. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating National Archaeological Museum, one of the finest in the world. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the completion of a marvelous visit to Italy. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Rome - Tour Ends Your trip comes to a close, leaving you with a lifetime of memories. (B)
|Itinerary at a glance|
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Hotel Imperiale, Rome
Days 4 – 8 Hotel Raito, Amalfi
Day 9 A.Roma Lifestyle hotel, RomeOn some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Myths & Legends
Approximately 55 miles south of Naples, Italy lies the ancient city of Paestum. Legends tell of the city's founding by Jason and the Argonauts, but archaeologists, uncomfortable with the stuff of legends, attribute Paestum's birth to 7th-century Greek colonists. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Paestum fell into decline and was deserted for many centuries. Rediscovered only in 1752 by an Italian road-building crew working in the area, Paestum is the finest preserved Greek temple complex in the Mediterranean world. The two primary temples, the 550 B.C. Basilica and the 450 B.C. Temple of Neptune, are archaeological wonders that will leave an impression on you long after your return home. The Temple of Neptune — in all its classic Doric beauty — has thick marble columns that are still strong and upright. It is the oldest and best preserved of the Greek temples in Italy, and it still inspires hope in those who visit its open-air shrine. A third temple on the site was dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, spiritual consciousness and the arts.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.