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Accommodation twin-share basis with private bathroom
You can choose to start your tour on any date of the year. You will travel independently, making this option super budget friendly. You also have the option to add days or substitute towns for specific areas you want to explore. The choice is up to you!
You are free to choose your own activities and add-on tours. Please click on the following link to view all add on tours from base towns: Add-on tours
Economy class pre-booked train tickets
Rome to Naples
Naples to Bari
Within easy walking distance of train stations
Choose your own add-on activities and day tours from your base city according to your interests and budget.
Be your own tour leader. You will receive a comprehensive printable booklet of what to see and do in all the towns that you visit.
Afternoon check-in into your night’s accommodation – welcome to the Eternal City! Rome will be your base for the night. After your check in, why not walk to the Spanish steps and Trevi fountain? Most shops are also open until 19h00 so this is the perfect time to explore.
Should you wish to add additional days in Rome, this can be done at the end of your tour. Please speak your booking agent.
Colosseum | Arch of Constantine | Forum | Victor Emmanuel Monument | Pantheon | Spanish Steps | Via Dei Condotti | Piazza Venezia | Piazza Navona | Trevi Fountain | Vatican City | Sistine Chapel | Pantheon
Backpacks are banned at almost most museums/art galleries/historic sights with security check-ins. Rather invest in a cross-body bag that can fit your phone, water bottle, sunblock and glasses to avoid turning back once you’ve (finally!) reached the front of the queue.
Museums are open and free to all on the last Sunday of the month (very busy). Check opening times for the Vatican (vatican.va) before you visit. Note that the Vatican museum is closed on most Sundays
When visiting Rome it’s always best to start early in the morning to allow enough time to navigate the large crowds around the main sights.
Afternoon check-in into your night’s accommodation – Naples: The 3rd largest city in Itay, after Rome and Milan. The historic city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site and also the largest in Europe. Put on your walking shoes and explore!
The world’s first pizzeria was opened in Naples in 1830 and still remains open today – a must see on your list.
Recommended day trips:
Naples to Pompeii
Naples to Sorrento/Positano and Amalfi via ferry
Naples to the island of Ischia (less tourists)
Naples Harbor | National Archeological Museum | Capodimonte Royal Palace and Museum | Cathedral | San Martino Monastery and Museum | Catacombs of San Gennaro | Castel Nuovo | San Domenico Maggiore.
Naples have hills! Armed with your local map, be prepared to go either downhill or uphill to your desired landmark. That said, most tourist activities and sights are located within the old city center which is fairly flat. It’s up to you to either have a very active walking day or to rather kick-back with a coffee at a sidewalk cafe and take in the local day to day activities of this beautiful old city.
Afternoon check-in into your night’s accommodation – capital of the Puglia region, Bari: The port town of Bari will be your base for the next 3 nights. Explore the historic town center with promenade and pedestrian shopping area.
It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, and is well known as a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas.
Recommended day trip: Visit the town of Alberobello with the beautiful and unique white washed houses with cone shaped roofs.
Recommended day trip: Travel to the town of Polignano a Mare, known for breathtaking views of sea caves and cliffs.
On your departure: Ryanair and Alitalia have many daily flights of approx. 1 hours from Bari to Rome, should you want/need to return to Rome. The train takes approx. 5 to 7 hours.
The Basilica of San Nicola | The Church of San Sabino | Bari Castle | Lungomare Nazario Sauro | Bari old town | Piazza Mercantile | Via Sparano (shopping)
South Italy is not as clean as the more tourist friendly towns up north. Be prepared to see a lot of uncollected dustbins in the back streets and have more of a ‘normal’ view of people going about their daily activities. Southern Italy is however a paradise for foodies and you will find some of the friendliest people in the world here. As in any big town, hold on to your purse for any pickpockets and do not leave your luggage unattended!
You will depart Bari on the morning of day 8, heading back to Rome via train. If you would like to book extra days in the Puglia region to explore on your own, please advise your booking agent so that your return train ticket can be amended accordingly.