Marion Area Chamber - POMPEII & AMALFI Italy Tour 2018

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Name: Marion Area Chamber - POMPEII & AMALFI Italy Tour 2018
Date: October 17, 2018 - October 24, 2018
Event Description:
POMPEII & AMALFI Italy Tour 2018

During this unforgettable 8-day trip, you'll experience
everything Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast has to offer.

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Pompeii & Amalfi
Rich in culture and stunning scenery, irresistible Southern Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy an eight-day journey back to the old country where you will explore not one, but many Italies. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii. The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience.
 
The tour is open to all Chamber members, their families and friends, as well as the general public.  It is an all-inclusive trip which includes:
 
  • Round trip scheduled airfare into Italy
  • 6 Nights accommodation at first class hotel in Sorrento
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, with assistance, by deluxe motorcoach
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Full day guided excursion to Positano and Ravello/Sorrento & Amalfi/Pompeii 
  • 24 Hour Hospitality desk daily at the hotel 
  • Enjoy a "Limoncello" with sampling of the products 
  • Pizza demonstration and tasting 
  • Pasta demonstration and tasting
 
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$2,849 Per Person for Chamber Members & Guests
  Make your $450 deposit by April 30th and the balance of
  payment by check, and you will receive a $200 per person
  discount.

$3,049 Per Person for Non-Members  
Each Chamber Member traveler receives a comprehensive Trip insurance including Medical, Baggage, and Missed Connection insurance, plus Emergency Assistance Services. The Chamber strongly encourages participants to purchase an additional trip cancellation plan.
 
Registration and full balance for this memorable trip is due no later than June 29, 2018.  To register, contact the Chamber at 740.382.2181 or email mcarbary@marionareachamber.org.
 

Trip Itinerary (Subject to Change);

Day 1: 10/17/2018 - Depart USA

Today depart the U.S. on an international flight to Italy. (in-flight Meals)
 

Day 2: 10/18/2018 - Arrival in Sorrento

Arrive in Italy where you will be met by your program manager who will assist with your transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy your time today either with a quick rest or begin your exploration of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Later this afternoon, meet your program manager for a welcome cocktail and orientation.


Day 3: 10/19/2018 - Sorrento

After breakfast, enjoya guided walking tour though the city of Sorrento, full of fashionable shops and characteristic artisan shops selling local products and wares. The wonderful climate attracted Roman nobleman in ancient times, who came to Sorrento and built magnificent villas. Today Sorrento is a rich and elegant city, full of world class hotels and restaurants. Later, enjoy a local "Limoncello" session to learn about the tradition and secrets behind limoncello production. To end the day, a master "pastaio" or pasta maker, will teach you the art of Italian pasta making so you can go home and let your friends taste your new skill. Bellissimo! (B)


Day 4: 10/20/2018 - Sorrento / Capri

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure or take part in an optional guided excursion to Capri. Arrive at the pier and board your hydrofoil for your trip to the island of Capri, an enchanted island on the south side of the Gulf of Naples celebrated for its natural beauty since the time of the Roman Republic. Upon arrival, experience the "funicolare" and a walking tour of the historic city center. You will have an opportunity to visit the Gardens of Augustus, a retreat into a natural paradise, with a splendid view of the "Faraglioni" - nature's rock guardians of Capri. You will have free time to explore this scenic wonderland, walk through the characteristic streets, shop in the fine boutiques, or just enjoy an espresso and pastry. (B)

Day 5: 10/21/2018 - Sorrento / Ravello / Amalfi / Positano
After breakfast, meet your program manager for your full day excursion of the Amalfi Coast. Also known as the 'CostieraAlmafitana', the Almafi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. You will visit Ravello - the dramatic hillside town, famous for its Villa Rufolo, which was originally used as a watchtower when it was built in 1200 AD.
     

Day 5: 10/21/2018 - Sorrento / Ravello / Amalfi / Positano (continued)

Due to its high altitude, Villa Rufolo is a great tourist destination offering breathtaking views and beautiful gardens. Continue to Amalfi and its historic center. You may want to enjoy Saint Andrea Cathedral, the Cloister of Paradise and even some shopping. Stroll through the streets and "piazzetta", lined with orange and lime trees. Try the local pastries and "espresso Napoletano", or perhaps sample one of the many flavors of gelato. According to local legend, Positano was founded by a group from Paestum who fled there to avoid the attacks of the Saracens. Positano is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Amalfi peninsula. At the center of town you can see the brightly colored "maiolica" dome of Santa Maria Assunta, the main church of Positano. (B)

Day 6: 10/22/2018 - Sorrento / Pompeii

After breakfast we will travel to Pompeii, one of Italy's most famous and unique archeological sites. Frozen in time when it was covered by volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79., Pompeii is now a World Heritage site which offers a glimpse back in time to life during the height of the Roman Empire. (B)


Day 7: 10/23/2018 - Amalfi Coast / Day at Leisure

After breakfast at your hotel, you have the day at leisure for shopping, strolling or perhaps enjoy an optional tour to Naples. As the capital of the Campania region, Naples is known for its rich history and art. Since the city and pizza are synonymous be sure to sample pizza from a local Neapolitan pizzeria. (B)


Day 8: 10/24/2018 - Rome post-tour departure day

After breakfast and check-out, board your private motor coach, one last time, for your transfer to the Airport and your return flight home. OR Depart the hotel in Minori for Rome (if applicable) where you will enjoy a tour of the city with your guide. Later, you may wish to explore the city on your own or take the "hop on hop off" bus around town to explore the city and key attractions a little more or simply wander the city streets while shopping and dining in one of the many pizzeria`s in town. (B)
 
 
 
 
LEGEND: ( ) = Included meal, B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, DB = Dinner Banquet, L = Lunch
 
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Book and Save
$2,849 Per Person for Chamber Members & Guests

  • Make your $450 deposit by April 30th and the balance of payment by check, and you will receive a $200 per person discount.

$3,049 Per Person for Non-Members  

Each traveler receives a comprehensive Trip insurance including Medical, Baggage, and Missed Connection insurance, plus Emergency Assistance Services. We strongly encourages participants to purchase an additional trip cancellation plan. 

Registration and full balance for this memorable trip is due no later than June 29, 2018.  To register, contact the Chamber at 740.382.2181 or email
mcarbary@marionareachamber.org.

Date/Time Information:

October 17, 2018 to October 24, 2018

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Fees/Admission:

Book and Save
$2,849 Per Person for Chamber Members & Guests

  • Make your $450 deposit by April 30th and the balance of payment by check, and you will receive a $200 per person discount.

$3,049 Per Person for Non-Members  

Each traveler receives a comprehensive Trip insurance including Medical, Baggage, and Missed Connection insurance, plus Emergency Assistance Services. We strongly encourages participants to purchase an additional trip cancellation plan. 

Registration and full balance for this memorable trip is due no later than June 29, 2018.  To register, contact the Chamber at 740.382.2181 or email mcarbary@marionareachamber.org.

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