Book early and SAVE 10% on select Globus early booking vacations*
SAVE 10% on the Hidden Treasures
on Southern Italy
ALL IN PRICE: FROM $2,493* CAD PER PERSON
Based on the Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy tour April 6 & November 2, 2020 departure dates
Many other itineraries and departure dates available.
Featured price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated and includes all taxes and fees and the Globus 5% discount.
- NAPLES - Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale
- CASTEL DEL MONTE - Guided visit
- BARI - Guided sightseeing and walk through the Old Town; taste local focaccia
- OSTUNI - Visit the “White Town”
- LECCE - Guided walking tour; taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee
- OTRANTO - Orientation
- ALBEROBELLO - Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
- CASTELLANA GROTTE - Visit the caves
- PAESTUM - Visit the archaeological site
- SORRENTO - Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant (Headsets throughout the tour)
(Map Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy)
HURRY! OFFER ENDS ON SEP 10TH 2019
*Book and deposit a 2020 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba, 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 5 and November 26, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time.
Day 1: ARRIVES IN NAPLES, ITALY
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner included.
Day 2: NAPLES
Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. The highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. Breakfast included.
Day 3: NAPLES - CASTEL DEL MONTE-BABI
Enter the region of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Enjoy a guided visit of the 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered by some as the most fascinating castle built by Emperor Frederick II. Arrive in the capital of Apulia, Bari, a port on the Adriatic Sea. Breakfast included.
Day 4: BARI - OSTUNI - CELLINO SAN MARCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a walk through the OLD TOWN, and a taste of the local focaccia. Next is attractive Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savor local produce and wine from the estate’s vineyards, as well as olive oil and homemade pasta. Soak up the local atmosphere as you relax around the pool area. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 5: CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE & OTRANTO
Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour. Taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Enjoy time to explore the streets of the lovely center, before continuing to picturesque Otranto, an historic seaside town and port, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its romanesque cathedral. Return to Cellino San Marco. Breakfast and dinner included.
(Photo: Truli in Alberobello)
Day 6: CELLINO SAN MARCO - ALBEROBELLO - CASTELLANA GROTTE
In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte, where a visit to the underground CAVES, one of the most important attractions of the region, is included before heading to your hotel. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 7: CASTELLANA GROTTE PAESTUM SORRENTO
Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Arrive in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento. Breakfast included.
(Photo: Paestum Ruins)
Day 8: SORRENTO
On an orientation walk with your Tour Director, see the old town's characteristic lava-stone streets, the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and St. Antonio Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron Saint. There is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your vacation. Breakfast and dinner included.
(Photo: Amalfi Coast)
Day 9: SORRENTO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples). Breakfast included.