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Naples, Sorrento & Rome

10 days
Uncover the incredible history of Pompeii, the legendary village frozen in time. Explore Italy’s breathtaking Amalfi Coast and the charming town of Positano. Then, board a ferry bound for Capri, the idyllic island in the Mediterranean, before ending your tour in legendary Rome. Whether it’s for Neapolitan pizza, stunning seascapes or ancient ruins, come hungry for all that this region has to offer.

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Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Tour Pace: You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and sandy paths, with some hills and stairs.

Let us handle the details

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Naples today.

Naples 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Italy

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Naples

  Included meals: Breakfast

This morning’s guided sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Naples, a beautiful bayside city.

• Enjoy a panoramic tour with a scenic drive along the Naples waterfront

• Pass Castel dell’Ovo, the seaside castle on a peninsula in the Bay of Naples

• Visit the National Archaeological Museum and see relics of Roman history

Enjoy a free afternoon and evening or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - The Lost City of Herculaneum $55pp* Details

Part of the family of Lost Cities, Herculaneum was also glazed over by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. On this excursion, a guide will take you through the small city and all of its well-preserved wonders. Unlike Pompeii, the conditions in Herculaneum allowed for many buildings and artwork to remain intact. Examine the frescos and mosaics that decorated the homes of the wealthy, and the narrow streets that characterized the area. Before you leave, take some free time to shop.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $65)

Sorrento 4 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Sorrento via Caserta

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Sorrento, stop in the provincial capital of Caserta for a guided tour. 

• Visit the 18th-century Caserta Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site 

• Explore the palace gardens, which were inspired by the grounds of Versailles

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Pompeii

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Pompeii, one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, for a guided tour of the ruins. You’ll discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.

Enjoy a free evening in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $119pp* Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs March through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $129)

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Capri

  Included meals: Breakfast

Explore the picturesque island of Capri on today’s guided tour.

• Board a mini-cruise around the island to the cliff of Salto di Tiberio, the majestic caves of Grotta Bianca and Grotta del Corallo and Marina Piccola, the charming “little harbor” on the south side of the island (weather permitting—in inclement weather, instead enjoy a visit to Anacapri)

• Take the funicular to the upper town, where a local guide leads a walking tour of the Gardens of Augustus

Day 7: The Amalfi Coast

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the scenic Amalfi Coast, which offers magnificent views of the sea. 

• Drive along the coast, stopping at Amalfi Cathedral and at the Madonina viewpoint in Positano for a stunning view of the sea

• Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Amalfi

• Continue along the coast to Vietri before returning to Sorrento

Enjoy a free evening in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Mozzarella Farm Tour $69pp* Details

Venture into the Italian countryside on today’s visit to a traditional southern Italian farm. Your host will teach you the secrets of making mozzarella, a staple of Italian cuisine. Then indulge in a homemade selection of specialties typical of the Campania region at an authentic farm dinner, capped off with a tasting of limoncello, a tart after-dinner liqueur made from the best lemons in southern Italy.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 8: Rome via Monte Cassino

  Included meals: Breakfast

On your way to the Italian capital, stop for a visit in Monte Cassino to explore the abbey on your own.

Enjoy a free evening in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $89pp* Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera’s best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun! Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from February through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $99)

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Follow in the footsteps of the ancients with a guided tour of the Eternal City. 

• Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub 

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire 

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Venus and Roma

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own

Share a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers this evening.

Day 10: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to further explore the city of Rome.

Add Rome $299 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and exuberant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 10: Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs $65pp* Details

Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $75)

Day 11: Free day in Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $109pp* Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced. Due to events surrounding the Holy Year Jubilee in Rome in 2016, we cannot guarantee entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Passport & Visa

In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact the Italian consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Italy. Travelers should take precautions for sun exposure during the summer months. Be sure to check with your doctor or health care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Naples and depart from Rome. When you first arrive in Naples, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative may be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. Included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the main cities by public transportation. In Naples, most local buses—called ANM— depart from Piazza Garibaldi. Bus maps are available from their offices at the western end of the piazza. Otherwise, walking is probably your best bet, although there’s also a subway system (actually more above ground) that works for most locations. Taxis can be expensive.

Clothing & Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight sports jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.  Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).  Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Cuisine

Most of the staples of the Italian diet have already become favorites in America, but on your tour, be sure to try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts. While in Naples, be sure to sample the pizza. This is the city where it was invented.

Currency

The euro is the currency you’ll be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Italy, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks, as needed. You can use most debit/ credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalency of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalency of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/19/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Young at heart

All hotels, staff and service were great. Tour guides in Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento were very helpful. Food was excellent. Great places to see and enjoy - never a dull moment. Great group! Some problems with another Go Ahead group's rooming in Sorrento hotel, but Tour Director Francesco worked to sort everything out. For the adventurous type, extend your stay and rent a car. - Sylvia and Maurizio from Toronto.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wonderful Tour

Great tour director and a wonderful tour. It far surpassed our expectations. Will use Go Ahead again!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director!!!

Maria went over and beyond her job description!! While my friend and I were on our way to the airport in the shuttle we realized we had left our carry on luggage back at the hotel! We were frantic, but Maria came to the rescue sending our luggage to the airport in a taxi. Whew!!! that was a close call!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing views, food, hotel and more!

I had an amazing time on this tour! The food was great, the hotels were really good and were in great locations, our fellow travels we so friendly and great company, and the views we saw while on tour took my breath away! Southern Italy is so wonderful, and the people are incredibly friendly. Also a special word must be said about our tour director Maria who was above and beyond great! Italy has always held a special place in my heart, but after touring parts of the south, I'm in love all over again. I would definitely recommend this tour and I am already looking into booking another tour with GoAhead!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great value

Fun time. Our tour director, Carmen, was great. She kept our diverse group prompt and positive. There were lots of choices to suit everyone.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MO

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Beautiful Coast of Italy

Naples, Sorrento, Rome, Capri, The Amalfi Coast, and our tour director, Carmen were ALL GREAT!!!!!!!!!! Herculaneum, Rustic Farm Tour, and Dinner with the Tenors were all GREAT optional trips. Carmen, our tour guide, made sure we got to go to the Dinner with the Tenors as two years ago that trip was canceled due to lack of participation. I would do it ALL over again. Our Hotel near Sorrento had a Beautiful view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius This was my 4th tour with Go Ahead and I have always been pleased with everything. The Tour Guides ALWAYS go above and beyond to make the trip memorable and good for us! Carolyn from Missouri

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Travel Abroad Made So Easy by GoAhead

My husband and I just returned from Italy where we spent 10 glorious days in Italy -- Naples, Sorrento and Rome. I can't say enough good things about the service and value provided by GoAhead Tours. From the ease of booking online to the expert advice and guidance provided by our Tour Director Carmen our first trip to Europe has left a lasting impression. The hotels chosen by GoAhead were intimate, boutique styled hotels with plenty of charm offering lots of warm hospitality. The excursions and local guides were nothing less than superb - extremely knowledgeable on their subject matter with unsurpassed passion for their fields of expertise. We can't thank Carmen enough for her 'above and beyond' service. She is extraordinary and we think ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to be under her care for 10 awe-inspiring, educational and amazing days. Thank you again for your amazing service, Carmen! Peter & Kimberly

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/13/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: OK

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Perfect!

It is hard to review our trip in a few words! Perfect would describe our experience. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. The balance between free time and structured time was perfect! Our tour guide Maria was perfect!! Can not wait to book another Go Ahead trip!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/2/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

A Trip of a Lifetime!

This was my first Go Ahead experience. My best friend and I were looking for a reasonable outlet to travel and with some of the planning done for us! Our tour group was small -- about 13 people which in my opinion, was perfect. From the first night to the last, we became a little family. Everyone was incredibly friendly. There were couples, friends and people traveling alone! So it was quite the mix. Our tour guide Mary was nothing short of amazing. She was knowledgeable, kind, helpful and had quite the sense of humor!!! She made the trip so special for all of us. I loved her restaurant recommendations. Never disappointed. As for the tour... it was everything I expected and more. We saw and covered so much. It was a nice balance of things planned out vs. down time. I always felt safe with my group too. Of course trips encounter bumps, but our group bounced back in no time. The places we stopped at/the hotels we stayed at were great! I loved the views, the history and the hilarious tour guides! Only place (like others have mentioned) that I wouldn't necessarily go back to/but wasn't all that bad... was Napoli. Other than that, it was just lovely. And one of the highlights of the tour... the Mozzarella Farm Tour excursion. It's a must!!! Italy was like a dream that I never wanted to wake up from. I would recommend this tour AND this company 100%. Can't wait to go on my next tour :)

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/16/2010

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: NY

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Trip!

My first visit to Italy and I definitely plan on returning. The visit to Naples was brief but that was fine because Sorrento and Rome are far better destinations. The Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri were beautiful (the local guide at Capri was informative & entertaining). In Sorrento a late afternoon cappuccino on the hotel roof followed by the most authentic Italian dinner at a local restaurant two days in a row are still clearly remembered years later. This was a great time.

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