Southern Tour – October 1, 2017 – October 12, 2017

12-Day Trip to Italy featuring

Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, & More – hosted by Vince Mottola

Sunday, October 1, 2017 – Thursday, October 12, 2017

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ITINERARY – subject to change to maximize tour experience

Day 1 (Sunday, October 1) Depart U.S.A.

Day 2 Arrival in Rome, Italy (Monday, October 2) Lodging: Rome Hotel in the historic center of Rome.  In the evening Vince will lead an informal walking tour of the area near our hotel. Enjoy dinner with Vince and experience a typical Roman meal.

Day 3 Rome (Tuesday, October 3) Lodging: Rome Hotel. After breakfast, the group will enjoy a remarkable 4 hour guided tour of Vatican City (Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica). The guide is a certified historian of Rome. The remainder of the day is yours to explore.

Day 4 Rome (Wednesday, October 4) Lodging: Rome Hotel. Free Day. Go shopping, get another great photo, explore the museums and monuments or find your own romantic piazza and daydream, the Roman day is yours to explore. An optional tour of Ancient Rome (Pantheon, Forum, Coliseum and more) will be organized for those interested.

Day 5 Rome – Sorrento (Thursday, October 5) Lodging: Sorrento Hotel.  Depart Rome by luxury private coach for Sorrento. On the way, the group will stop for a winery tour in the town of Frascati. After settling in Sorrento, there will be an informal walk exploring this charming city.

Day 6 Sorrento (Friday, October 6) Lodging: Sorrento Hotel. Free Day. Explore the city at a relaxed pace. Shop, have a leisurely meal and taste the famous Limoncello (a liqueur made from fresh lemons, sugar and alcohol) that was first created in Sorrento. The day is yours to do as you wish… take a boat to explore the coast, or just hang out in the cafes – the choices are endless. In the evening, join Vince for another remarkable Italian feast.

Day 7 Sorrento (Saturday, October 7) Lodging: Sorrento Hotel. After enjoying a breakfast overlooking the Bay of Naples, the group will meet for a Full Day Tour exploring the island of Capri. The group will travel on a modern hydrofoil for the excursion to Capri. The group will then explore this romantic island in luxury with a private guide that will inform and entertain you during the journey. An afternoon meal (pranzo) is planned for the group in Anacapri.

Day 8 Sorrento (Sunday, October 8) Lodging: Sorrento Hotel.  Free Day. Consider visiting the charming towns of Amalfi and romantic Positano, stay in town and explore Sorrento or take the hydrofoil to the island of Ischia.  

Day 9 Sorrento (Monday, October 9) Lodging: Sorrento Hotel. Free Day. Consider an optional tour of the ancient city of Pompeii, just a 30 minute train ride from Sorrento.

Day 10 Sorrento – Naples (Tuesday, October 10) Lodging: Naples Hotel. After breakfast we check out and make our way to Naples. After check in, join Vince for an informal orientation of the neighborhood around our hotel.

Day 11 Naples (Wednesday, October 11) Lodging: Naples Hotel. – Guided of tour some of the most beautiful and important landmarks in all of Italy that few American tourists visit. Enjoy an afternoon meal at Vince’s favorite Neapolitan restaurant.  

Day 12 Naples (Thursday, October 12) After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your trip back to the U.S.A.

*PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WALKING DURING GROUP SIGHTSEEING EVENTS*

As an Italian-American with immigrant parents from Naples, restaurateur Vince Mottola has been designing tours since 2003 that give you an insider’s experience of Italy. He has arranged luxury hotels in the best locations and organized travel between cities and guided tours to be at a leisurely pace. Group events are planned in a way so there is a generous amount of free time where Vince encourages you to explore and connect with the local people. Group meals are designed to feature the best of local cuisine and chef specialties.

Join Vince and experience “la dolce vita”.

Tour Includes:

  • 10 nights luxury accommodations with breakfast
  • Guided tour and entrance fees of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Private coach from Rome to Sorrento and Sorrento to Naples
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Full day tour of Capri with roundtrip hydrofoil, private bus and guide
  • Guided tour of historic Naples
  • 5 group dinners or lunches

Tour price:  * $3299.00* per person double occupancy

          *$3799.00* if traveling alone and not sharing a room

                      *$2999.00* per person triple occupancy

* Fee may be added if the exchange rate is more than $1.10 = 1 Euro prior to tour departure*

  • Rome view room (Pantheon) may be available at an additional charge
  • Sorrento sea view room may be available at an additional charge
  • Naples sea view room may be available at an additional charge

Tour does not include: Airfare, Travel Insurance, and Hotel Tax

Optional guided tours with additional cost to be determined by number of participants:

  • Ancient Rome including Pantheon, Forum & Colosseum
  • Pompeii Tour
  • Amalfi Coast Tour

$500 reservation deposit is required by April 1, 2017 with balance owed for the tour by

July 1, 2017. If reservation is cancelled $100 is not refundable. If Mottola Italian Tours cancels the tour, all money paid to Vince’s Enterprises, Inc. will be refunded.

Make checks payable and mail to:        Vince’s Enterprises, Inc.

                                                                    116 Clay St NW, Suite A3

                                                                    Auburn, WA 98001

For more information, e-mail questions to v.mottola@comcast.net or call 253.887.9700

And please visit www.mottolaitaliantours.com

Hotels used on previous tours:

Albergo del Senato (Rome) www.albergodelsenato.it

Imperial Hotel Tramontano (Sorrento) www.tramontano.com

Hotel Royal Continental (Naples) www.royalcontinentalnaples.com

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