TourCrafters, the Italy specialists, are offering an 8-day/7-night, escorted luxury tour to sophisticated Rome and the sun-splashed, picturesque town of Sorrento. If booked by May 1, the Early Bird price can be as low as US$1,259 for October and November departures. (The normal price is US$1,439. For May through September departures, the Early Bird price is US$1,669, the normal price US$1,909.)
The land-only, small-group tour includes 3 nights in Rome, 4 nights in Sorrento, 7 buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners and 1 lunch with wine, van transportation, a visit to the Vatican, a walking tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum, a walking tour of Sorrento, a visit to the ruins of Pompeii, a visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, a trip along the breathtaking Amalfi Drive, most taxes, a free aperitivo at Terrazza Caffarelli in Rome, and the services of a pampering tour escort/host.
The hotels are all 4-star deluxe: in Rome, it’s either the stylish Hotel Ponte Sisto with its courtyard garden or the elegant Empire Palace Hotel and its classic décor. In Sorrento, it’s the Hotel Tramontano or Hotel Favorita, both of which have splendid views of the Gulf of Naples, as well as swimming pools.
Though quality small-group excursions to Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Drive are included in the tour, TourCrafters also offers several optional English-speaking excursions. Among them are a cooking class, a cruise along the coast to Capri, Herculaneum and the Archaeological Museum of Naples, a walking tour of Naples with pizza lunch, discovering Caravaggio, the royal palace of Caserta, the temples at Paestum, and the red wines of Campania.
All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include transatlantic air fare, arrival and departure transfers, porterage, city tax (to be paid in euros directly to the hotel), or tips.
For additional information, visit www.tourcrafters.it and click “Deal of the Week.” For reservations, call 800-482-5995. Small-group escorted tours are also available to Rome and Positano, Ireland, Spain, and Turkey.