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Southern Italy and Sicily

10 Day Italy Tour of Rome, Sorrento, Capri

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10 Days
1 Country

Italy

9 Cities

Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento, Erice, Palermo, Monreale

14 Meals

5 Dinners, 9 Breakfasts

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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The sun-kissed south and Sicily are the star attractions on this mesmerizing southern Italy trip from Rome to Palermo. Taste local Sicilian wine on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Etna, learn about the ancient Greek heritage of Agrigento and get lost in the medieval cobbled streets of Erice.

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Day 1

Welcome to Rome

Ciao Roma, the 'Eternal City', is yours to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening. Enjoy an orientation drive – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the center of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Accommodation iH Hotels Roma Cicerone Rome
Included Meals Dinner
Iconic Experience Castel Sant Angelo in Rome, Italy
Rome Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.

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Iconic Experience

Day 2

Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and Sorrento

From Rome, journey south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted. See such sites as the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica before continuing to your hotel in Sorrento.

Vineyard in Pompeii, Italy
Accommodation Johanna Park Hotel Sorrento
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Ruins in Pompeii, Italy
Visit Pompeii

Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit a mozarella farm and enjoy a meal in Sorrento, ItalySorrento
Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal

Join us at a traditional farm in the Sorrento countryside, where you'll visit the lemon groves, olive oil mill and see first-hand how mozzarella is...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Neapolitan dinner and dance in Florence, Italy
Dinner Neapolitan Style

Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialties at one of our favorite family-run restaurants. Savor local dishes all served up with the famous Ne...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 3

A Day on the Isle of Capri

Take a ferry to Capri, the isle of sirens according to Greek mythology. You’ll ascend to Capri town by funicular railway and see the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend some free time people-watching at one of the local cafés before returning to the mainland where you can enjoy free time in Sorrento or perhaps choose to visit the famed town of Positano. Let the day's delightful discoveries sink in as you relax at dinner this evening.

Marina Grande in Capri Island, Italy
Accommodation Johanna Park Hotel Sorrento
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience View of boats in the Isle of Capri, Italy
Tour Capri

Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Capri cruise and tour from Sorrento, Italy
Discover The Isle Of Capri

Experience the spectacular cliffs and famous turquoise waters of Capri during a relaxing cruise to the most beautiful part of the island, the south...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast and Positano

Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnifi...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Cross the Strait to Taormina

Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria, crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily and the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Greek Theatre and Mount Etna in Taormina, Italy
Accommodation Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa Giardini Naxos
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Ruins in Taormina, Italy
Taormina Greek Ampitheatre Visit

Visit the ancient Greek Ampitheatre with your Local Specialist. Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats and enjoy the view through the cru...

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Iconic Experience

Day 5

Gardens and More in Taormina

Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro, overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theater and see the terraced botanical gardens. Then, stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later, there's free time for shopping for souvenirs and handmade ceramics on the Corso.

Ceramic Art in Taormina, Italy
Accommodation Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa Giardini Naxos
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Enjoy a drive & tour of Mt Etna in Italy
Mt Etna, Savoca and The Godfather

Discover rustic village life with your Local Specialist as we visit Savoca, the Sicilian setting for 'The Godfather'. Enjoy the stunning views befo...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner with music in Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Dinner in Castelmola

Climb by minibus to the heights of Castelmola, above Taormina, to enjoy a tasty Sicilian Dinner with local wine in a characteristic restaurant with...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Wine tasting and dinner in Catania, Sicily
Sicilian Dinner and Entertainment

Join us for a fantastic Sicilian evening where we’ll enjoy a dinner of Southern Italian specialties with musical entertainment.

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Optional Experiences

Day 6

Taormina Your Way

Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice, or consider an Optional Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight, Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest experience hosted at a beautiful family owned Sicilian lemon farm overlooking Mount Etna.

Church of San Giuseppe in Taormina, Italy
Accommodation Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa Giardini Naxos
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Visit a lemon farm and enjoy a guest dinner in Acireale, Italy
Dine on a Family Owned Lemon Farm Overlooking Mount Etna

Join a family-owned lemon farm and enjoy a Be My Guest dinner overlooking Mount Etna.

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Be My Guest

Optional Experiences Visit Syracuse in Sicily, Italy
Syracuse - The Wonder of Ancient Sicily

With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the most fascinating town in Sicily, once the capital of Magna Graecia, including the beautiful island of ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Journey to Ancient Agrigento

Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist will take you to the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.

Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Agrigento
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Ruins in Agrigento, Italy
Agrigento City Tour

A Local Specialist will lead you through the magnificent remains of the Greek colony in the Valley in the Temples. See the massive Temple of Concor...

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Iconic Experience

Day 8

Explore Sicilian Towns and on to Palermo

Discover hidden Palermo as you join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, and learn about the civil anti-mafia movement. Travel to Erice and discover this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens.

City Street Erice Sicily, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Garibaldi Palermo
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience See the medieval archictecture and sea views in Erice, Italy
Explore the Ancient Town of Erice

Led by your Travel Director, explore the quiet alleys of this ancient walled town, as if you've stepped into the Middle Ages. See the medieval chur...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Uncover Palermo's Rich History

On a one-of-a-kind experience, team up with a local to learn about the civil anti-mafia movement as you discover the lesser-known history of the ancient city of Palermo. 

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Optional Experiences Dinner in Sferracavello, Italy
Sferracavallo with Dinner

Join us for a drive to the coast of Sicily, where we’ll arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. You’ll have the chance to sample a d...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Enjoy the Views in Monreale

Travel to Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later, join your companions and celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Cathedral in Monreale, Italy
Accommodation Hotel Garibaldi Palermo
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Detailed Exterior of Monreale Cathedral in Monreale, Italy
Visit Monreale Cathedral

The sombre exterior of the cathedral at Monreale gives away few clues to the riches inside. Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th-cen...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit to Cefalu in Italy
A Visit to Cefalù

Take a drive along the blue coastal highway to the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. You'll have the chance to stroll from the long golden beaches...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Drive to the summit of Mount Pellegrino, explore and sample street food at one of the most famous markets in Palermo, Italy
Colors and Traditions of Palermo

A panoramic drive through verdant forest with spectacular views over the city of Palermo brings us to the summit of Mt. Pellegrino. Here we visit t...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 10

Journey Home

Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday.

Fountain of Shame in Palermo, Italy
Included Meals Breakfast

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Rome Orientation

During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Pompeii

Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Tour Capri

Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Taormina Greek Ampitheatre Visit

Visit the ancient Greek Ampitheatre with your Local Specialist. Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats and enjoy the view through the cru...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Dine on a Family Owned Lemon Farm Overlooking Mount Etna

Join a family-owned lemon farm and enjoy a Be My Guest dinner overlooking Mount Etna.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Agrigento City Tour

A Local Specialist will lead you through the magnificent remains of the Greek colony in the Valley in the Temples. See the massive Temple of Concor...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore the Ancient Town of Erice

Led by your Travel Director, explore the quiet alleys of this ancient walled town, as if you've stepped into the Middle Ages. See the medieval chur...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Uncover Palermo's Rich History

On a one-of-a-kind experience, team up with a local to learn about the civil anti-mafia movement as you discover the lesser-known history of the ancient city of Palermo. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Monreale Cathedral

The sombre exterior of the cathedral at Monreale gives away few clues to the riches inside. Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th-cen...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo with a Local Specialist
Visit the excavations at Pompeii, the ruins of the ancient Greek theater at Taormina, the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, Erice, Monreale Cathedral
View the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral
Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Sorrento Countryside and Farmhouse Meal

Join us at a traditional farm in the Sorrento countryside, where you'll visit the lemon groves, olive oil mill and see first-hand how mozzarella is...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner Neapolitan Style

Join us for an evening of Neapolitan specialties at one of our favorite family-run restaurants. Savor local dishes all served up with the famous Ne...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Discover The Isle Of Capri

Experience the spectacular cliffs and famous turquoise waters of Capri during a relaxing cruise to the most beautiful part of the island, the south...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Amalfi Coast and Positano

Come with us for a drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You’ll have a chance to visit the exclusive artists’ paradise of Positano, which is magnifi...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Mt Etna, Savoca and The Godfather

Discover rustic village life with your Local Specialist as we visit Savoca, the Sicilian setting for 'The Godfather'. Enjoy the stunning views befo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner in Castelmola

Climb by minibus to the heights of Castelmola, above Taormina, to enjoy a tasty Sicilian Dinner with local wine in a characteristic restaurant with...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sicilian Dinner and Entertainment

Join us for a fantastic Sicilian evening where we’ll enjoy a dinner of Southern Italian specialties with musical entertainment.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Syracuse - The Wonder of Ancient Sicily

With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the most fascinating town in Sicily, once the capital of Magna Graecia, including the beautiful island of ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sferracavallo with Dinner

Join us for a drive to the coast of Sicily, where we’ll arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. You’ll have the chance to sample a d...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
A Visit to Cefalù

Take a drive along the blue coastal highway to the quaint medieval village of Cefalù. You'll have the chance to stroll from the long golden beaches...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Colors and Traditions of Palermo

A panoramic drive through verdant forest with spectacular views over the city of Palermo brings us to the summit of Mt. Pellegrino. Here we visit t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across Italy & Sicily Italian is the official language of Italy and Sicily.
  • Currency used in Italy and Sicily: The Euro (€) is used in Italy and Sicily.
  • Capital Cities: Rome (Italy) and Palermo (Sicily)
  • Time Zone(s) in Italy and Sicily Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Italy and Sicily passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Italy or Sicily.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Italy experiences a diverse range of climates due to its geographical location. Generally, the country has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Coastal regions enjoy mild temperatures throughout the year, while inland areas can experience more significant temperature variations. Northern Italy tends to be cooler than the south, and the mountainous regions, such as the Alps and the Dolomites, have colder winters and offer opportunities for winter sports. It's always a good idea to check the weather conditions for the region you plan to visit, as they can vary.

Sicily has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers in Sicily are typically very warm, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F) and sometimes reaching into the 40s (over 100°F). Winters are mild and relatively wet, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10 °C (50°F). Spring and autumn are pleasant seasons with comfortable temperatures and less rainfall.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, October 9, 2023
Service
Always available for phone calls. Easy to deal with.
Vacation
Not as good as past Trafalgar trips. Itinerary was changed when we arrived. Another Trafalgar tour was doing the same tour as ours at the same time. Have to go with it and enjoy Italy/Sicily.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Service
A friend did all the booking for us. The little interaction I had with GET was great.
Vacation
Saw some very beautiful area of Italy.
Sharon Bosiack
Review date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Service
Very helpful once your call went through
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize that you had to wait on hold longer than expected during this busy time of year, but we are so happy to see that we were able to take good care of you and that your trip well. thank you so much for your business!
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Vacation
Everything was great - food, destinations, sights, fellow travelers.
Michael Dziekan
Review date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Service
My wife booked through you and was extremely pleased with the servic.
Vacation
Wonderful tour. Italy needs to get more railings on stairs.
Nicholas Dalba
Review date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Service
They were always available to answer questions and provide necessary information. They sent documents in a timely manner.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your complements on our service. We have a great team who goes the extra step to make sure all your questions are addressed. We appreciate your suggestion about the Optional Experiences and will share that with our trip operator.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Vacation
The tour and air travel were reasonably priced but we thought the optional experiences were somewhat overpriced and as we reflected on the trip, several should have been included in the basic trip itinerary.
Nancy Martucci
Review date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service
It was a very well run program, and the guide was excellent. The hotels were great, as was the services, and the food. I am planning a trip to England, and will use GET again. Keep up the good work!
Vacation
The tour program was well though out, and ran very smoothly. The guide and driver made all the difference. Hotels, food and service, excellent. Will use GET again next year for England and Ireland tour.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Service
Our tour guide was the best. Yes I would recommend this vacation to others
Vacation
It was great lots to see.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Service
very organized and well planed
Vacation
Best Vac ever Loved it
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Service
The young man that booked my trip was very kind and explained everything. I told him up front that this was my first trip ever and he explained everything in detail for me. It would have been nice to have completed the travel with a taxi to the Palermo airport, but we did not have that. We were able to connect with other travelers and we booked our own taxi and shared in the cost. Other travel members had their transportation already taken care of.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Welcome home! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry that the flight you chose out of Palermo left too early for the included airport transfer and that you had some trouble with the amount of walking involved in this trip. We do try to make sure that our guests are aware of the amount of walking required. Our brochure and booking information does state that guests need to be in good physical condition and able to walk 1-3 miles a day unassisted. We apologize if this was not made clear when you booked with us, but it sounds like you did enjoy the trip overall. Grand European Travel
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Vacation
The tour was just GREAT! The director was so informative and could answer all our questions. I personally didn't realize that this tour was 38 miles of walking and my knees and legs took a hit for that. I wish we could have had more time to just sit beside the pool and relax - that never happened.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Service
Booked the tour through European Travel, but the tour was actually done by Trafalgar
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're very sorry to hear about the last minute hotel change. It is rare when that happens but on occasion we will have to make a change on short notice based on the hotel occupancy or commitments we were not advised of. We're glad to see that you enjoyed the trip despite this small glitch at the end. Thank you for taking the time to write. Grand European Travel
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Vacation
I saw so many things that I had not seen before and they were wonderful. Chris Daley, the tour director was so-o-o knowledgeable and a truly good guide. Only comment that was not good was that our last hotel was changed at the last minute for one that was old, uncomfortable and extremely noisy.
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