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Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy - Globus
Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy - Globus
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Starts
Rome
+9 Destinations
South Italy
Ends
Palermo
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Highlights

Start in Rome and end in Palermo! With the discovery tour Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Rome to Palermo and through Rome, Italy and 9 other destinations in Italy. Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
8 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry

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  • CB
    Written on December 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour of Southern Italy & Sicily was my first with Globus with my contact in Hamilton, Ontario. Initially there was a problem with a cancelled outgoing flight that I was never notified of and was never corrected until two weeks later. Globus International solved the problem and put me on the direct flight I had been expecting from Toronto to Rome and they paid the difference, but by this time the Air Canada flight was overbooked. I was on a list at the gate. Luckily a young won took AC's offer of a later flight, otherwise I would have missed the scheduled one and started the tour later. This should never happen, and so I'm a bit unhappy at the Globus mix up. The tour from Rome to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Puglia, Taormina and Palermo, to name the main stops, was exceptional as was our tour director, Silvio. I took all the extra excursions, which added to the price of the overall trip. And here's where I rant about things that happen with any tour company, hotel, and tipping: Firstly, I travel alone and pay the extra supplement which should provide you with equal treatment, but it doesn't generally turn out that way. You are relegated to lesser quality rooms or ones with twin beds and have to fight for equal access. Secondly, hotels do not particularly like tour groups, although they are often their 'bread and butter'; relegating them to not 'best of class' accommodations and herding us into corners of dining rooms. One hotel was closing down for Dec-Jan after we left and it showed in the less than stellar service. Some European hoteliers are just rude and unhelpful. One other hotel we stayed in had a spa, but we couldn't access it due to our schedule and they made no attempt to accommodate us or apologize for it. All of our hotels however were of very good quality and the breakfast buffet always wide-ranging and fullsome. Thirdly, tipping of tour support staff has become an issue, as it used to be on cruise ships. I don't tip the pilot to fly the plane safely and I shouldn't be made to feel I need to generously tip the bus driver either. Couples are expected to pay x 2, which again adds to the total tour package. Our guide was excellent and deserved tipping, but travellers don't need to be told what is considered an appropriate bonus. Local guides were also excellent, but vacationers should not feel pressured into tipping them as well. The tour is either an all-inclusive or it becomes an open wallet. Our Tour Director, Silvio Cacace was outstanding in caring for our group and dealing with issues professionally. His knowledge of the country was impressive; he had a great sense of humour; could sing, and made us generally very comfortable.
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
  2. Day 2: ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–SORRENTO COAST
  3. Day 3: SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO CAPRI
  4. Day 4: SORRENTO COAST. EXCURSION TO POMPEII
  5. Day 5: SORRENTO COAST–NAPLES–BARI
  6. Day 6: BARI–LECCE–ALBEROBELLO
  7. Day 7: ALBEROBELLO
  8. Day 8: ALBEROBELLO–MATERA–SCILLA–REGGIO CALABRIA
  9. Day 9: REGGIO CALABRIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA
  10. Day 10: AT LEISURE IN TAORMINA RIVIERA
  11. Day 11: AT LEISURE IN TAORMINA RIVIERA
  12. Day 12: TAORMINA RIVIERA–AGRIGENTO–PALERMO
  13. Day 13: PALERMO
  14. Day 14: PALERMO

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 24, 2018

      Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the tour, however, they can be arranged at an additional cost.

    • April 16, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends in Palermo! Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning of the last day of the tour. The final hotel will most likely be Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, however, all accommodations are subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • April 16, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      This tour starts in Rome! Day 1 is an arrivals day, meaning that you can arrive at any time. The joining hotel will most likely be Della Conciliazione, however, all accommodation is subject to change until your final documents are released. At 5 pm there is a meeting and a special welcome dinner you can participate in, have you already arrived at the destination.

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    • Pamela1st February 2018
      The entire process was quick, easy, professional and first class.

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    Rome is the starting point and Palermo is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Globus booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 June 2018 the full payment of $2,706 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2706 for Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,033 km.
    • Rome (Italy)
    • 189 km
    • Naples (Italy)
    • 26 km
    • Sorrento (Italy)
    • 15 km
    • Capri (Italy)
    • 15 km
    • Sorrento (Italy)
    • 17 km
    • Pompei (Italy)
    • 178 km
    • Matera (Italy)
    • 170 km
    • Calabria (Italy)
    • 165 km
    • Taormina (Italy)
    • 162 km
    • Agrigento (Italy)
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