Ulysses

Ulysses


Discover the Southern part of Italy with its authenticity and colourful villages. A tour designed for those who want to soak up local vibes and traditions, enjoy crystal clear water and taste the best Italian culinary delights.


- Rome 3 nights
- Sorrento 3 nights
- Taormina 3 nights
- Palermo 2 nights

Tour Overview

  • Day 1

    Transfer Rome airport - hotel · Orientation walking tour · Dinner

    At the Rome airport, meet our driver and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an orientation walking tour with one of our local specialists and get familiar with the eternal city.


    Overnight: Rome

  • Day 2

    Guided tour of the Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica · Cooking class in private apartment

    At the Vatican Museums our local guide will be waiting for you for a skip the line tour. Paintings, statues, tapestries and, last not least, the Sistine Chapel. End the visit in St. Peter’s Basilica. Transfer back to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. For tonight’s dinner you will be the guest of a local who will teach you how to cook the perfect Italian meal. And to make this experience even greater, this will happen in a private exclusive apartment downtown Rome.


    Overnight: Rome

  • Day 3

    Guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    Today we will take you to the Colosseum, where our guide will show you the most iconic monument of ancient and modern Rome. End the visit in the downtown area of ancient times, the Imperial Forum. Enjoy the rest of your day exploring on your own the most fascinating parts of the Italian capital..in Rome every corner is a great photo opportunity!


    Overnight: Rome

  • Day 4

    High speed train Rome - Naples · Lunch · Mozzarella making workshop · Transfer to Sorrento

    From the central station of Rome, board the high speed train to Naples. Upon arrival, you will meet with our driver and depart for Sorrento. On the way enjoy a special lunch and a fun local experience making pizza or mozzarella as Italians do. Once in Sorrento, discover on your own the birthplace of the Limoncello liqueur with its lively atmosphere. Don’t miss the amazing view over the bay of Naples and the Vesuvius volcano. For tonight we have included dinner in one of our selected restaurants.


    Overnight: Sorrento

  • Day 5

    Full day excursion by minivan to Amalfi, Positano and Ravello

    You will be picked up by our minivan for the most spectacular drive you can imagine, the Amalfi coast. Be ready with your camera to take the best postcard pictures of Positano and its romantic colours, Ravello and its marvellous gardens, Almalfi and its lively promenade.


    Overnight: Sorrento

  • Day 6

    Optional Capri

    Optional Capri: if you are not going to take this day off then you should visit Capri, “THE island”. Think of something beautiful and you will find it here: blue water, colorful gardens and hills, amazing food. And these are only examples. Enjoy the most popular island of the bay of Naples with our local guide and make everyone jealous with your pictures!


    Overnight: Sorrento

  • Day 7

    Guided tour of Pompeii · Flight Naples - Catania · Transfer Catania airport - Taormina hotel

    Check out and meet our driver who will take you to the airport of Naples. On the way, have a stop at the famous archeological site of Pompeii. A 2 hour guided tour and a throwback to 79 AD when the city was completely devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius’ and preserved by its ash. You will be astonished seeing ordinary life stuck in time for almost 2000 years. Proceed to the airport and board your flight to Catania in Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Arrive to the hotel in Taormina with a private transfer and explore the area at your leisure.


    Overnight: Taormina

  • Day 8

    Guided tour of Taormina · Guided tour of mount Etna · Wine tasting

    Explore the picturesque town of Taormina with our local guide. Today enjoy this classy and charming Italian destination, famous for the touch of ancient Greece that you can still admire in the breathtaking theater overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, take a private excursion to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe and get thrilled to discover the volcano's craters and landscapes. On the way back, relax in a beautiful winery for an amazing experience along the Etna’s slopes. You will taste the peculiarity that a volcanic soil with an intense minerality has on the local wine.


    Overnight: Taormina

  • Day 9

    Guided tour of Siracusa and Ortygia

    Today visit the seaside town of Syracuse, a jewel on the South-Eastern coast of Sicily. The beauty and the importance of the artistic and archeological heritage of the area are the evidence of its glorious days in ancient times. The first Greek settlement occupied the island of Ortygia, the old town centre of Syracuse. You can still feel the scent and the authenticity of a Mediterranean port as you walk through the narrow alleys and elegant buildings.


    Overnight: Taormina

  • Day 10

    Guided tour of Agrigento (Valley of Temples) · Transfer Agrigento - Palermo

    Get ready to discover the West side of Sicily. Meet our driver and head to Agrigento, famous for one of the most spectacular Unesco World Heritage Sites, the Valley of the Temples. An expert guide will make you step back in time through the magnificent complex of these ancient Greek ruins. Continue on to Palermo, the capital of Sicily and upon arrival, enjoy a traditional Sicilian dinner and have a pleasant stroll in the area.


    Overnight: Palermo

  • Day 11

    Guided tour of Palermo and Monreale · Farewell dinner

    Discover the city of Palermo with a private guided tour and be impressed by the mixture of different architectures and cultural styles: Baroque, Moorish and Spanish, combined to create stunning cathedrals, squares and buildings. Feel the welcoming vibe of the locals, taste the best cannoli and be delighted by the colours of the street markets surrounded by lemon and orange trees. Proceed to Monreale and visit its Cathedral with our guide: you will admire the largest mosaic in Italy, and probably the most impressive one. Upon return, have a break before enjoying a farewell dinner in one of our selected restaurants.


    Overnight: Palermo

  • Day 12

    Transfer hotel - Palermo airport

    Arrivederci Italia! Reach the airport with our transfer and take back home a luggage full of wonderful memories and unforgettable moments thanks to Be in Italy.