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    Captivating Calabria

    Discover Calabria the region at the toe of Italy's boot, the extreme south of Italy. Calabria is surrounded by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts with sandy beaches including authentic food make Calabria a unique place!

    DEPARTURES

    2019 Departures | April 17, 24, May 8, 22, June, 5, 26, July 17, September 4, 11, 25, October 9 16, 23

    INCLUDED:
    • Accommodation in 4-star hotels, in a double room with private bath or shower
    • City tax
    • Group Transfers in and out (valid only on Wednesdays in connection with the tour)
    • Half board (dinner without drinks) with buffet breakfast from dinner on the first day till breakfast on the last day
    • Transportation by car, minibus or luxury coach, depending on the number of participants
    • Assistance in English/Spanish from 7 participants throughout the tour (multilingual), With less than 7 participants, the tour takes place without an escort.
    • Entrance to the Castle Ruffo Scilla
    • Entrance fees at the following monuments and sites: Pizzo: Piedigrotta Church, Pizzo: Castle, Reggio Calabria: Archaeological Museum, Gerace: Cathedral, Gerace: Train to Cathedral, Stilo: Cattolica, Isola Capo Rizzuto: Castle le Castella
    • Panoramic visits (without local guides)
    • VAT
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    NOT INCLUDED:
    • Airfare
    • Private Transfers
    • Drinks during meals
    • Entrance fees except the indicated as per included
    • Tips, extras and anything not specifically mentioned in the program
    • Porterage
    • Any other concept which is not indicated under included

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online above for 2019 pricing!
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    • Pre and post overnight in Calabria available on request with at an additional cost
    • Private transfers available at an additional cost and on request
    • All prices are per person
    • Under 7 participates, the tour could be done with an English speaking driver-guide
    • Children allowed from 13-year-old (adult rate)
    • Children under 13 years of age rates on request
    • Drinks are not included with meals unless specified
    • Dinner during the tour could be either at the hotel or at a local restaurant accordingly to the guides decision
    • Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued

    Calabria
    Discover Calabria the region at the toe of Italy's boot, the extreme south of Italy!

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: LAMEZIA TERME > TROPEA

    Arrival at the airport in Lamezia Terme. Transfer to hotel in Tropea or Vibo Valentia. Dinner and overnight. Meals: D

    DAY 2: TROPEA > PIZZO > TROPEA

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Pizzo. Visit (without local guide) to the castle where Murat was killed. Also, visit the Church of Piedigrotta located on the sea and built in the tufa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to Tropea, the former "Tropis" Roman city. Visit the Romanesque Cathedral (XII century), which preserves the sacred image of Our Lady of Rumania, XII century Byzantine icon. Tour to the historical center with its panoramic balconies and typical boulevards. Visit the Church of Santa Maria dell'Isola and the sea area of the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D

    DAY 3: TROPEA > CAPO VATICANO > SCILLA > REGGIO CALABRIA

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Scilla through the fascinating landscape of the "Costa Viola" and in particular Capo Vaticano with beautiful landscapes on the sea. Arrive in Scilla and visit Chianalea, the ancient fishing village. Visit the Castle Ruffo and the Church of St. Rocco. Free time for lunch in a restaurant in Mount St. Elias (590 meters above sea level). In the afternoon departure to Reggio Calabria. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

    DAY 4: REGGIO CALABRIA

    Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast. Visit of the city, the former capital of the region, and the National Museum of Magna Grecia, where we can admire the famous "Bronzi di Riace". After enjoying the breathtaking views defined by Gabriele D'Annunzio as "the most beautiful kilometre in Italy", we will visit the Roman Baths, the Greek fortifications and the Cathedral. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

    DAY 5: REGGIO CALABRIA > GERACE > STILO > CATANZARO LIDO

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Gerace: city tour of the medieval village which will allow us to admire some of the older churches and the famous Romanesque cathedral, the largest in Southern Italy. Free time for lunch. Crossing the "Costa del Jazmin" we will reach Stilo, the home of the famous philosopher Tommaso Campanella. Visit the famous "Cattolica" late Byzantine art monument, unique in Western Europe. Continue to Catanzaro Area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D

    DAY 6: CATANZARO LIDO > LE CASTELLE (ISOLA DI CAPO RIZZUTO) > CROTONE > COSENZA

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the town of "Le Castella" where can visit the famous castle Aragones, which has been the scene of many movies thanks to its position on the sea and its charm. Continue to Croton, one of the most important cities of the ancient Magna Grecia, which was founded by the Achaeans led by Miscelos, the citizen of Ripas, following the instructions of the oracle of Delphi. Free time for lunch. Exit through the Sila Mountains towards Cosenza. We can admire the unspoilt natural landscapes. Dinner and overnight in Cosenza. Meals: B, D

    DAY 7: COSENZA > PAOLA > COSENZA

    Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of the city of Cosenza. In the Fountain of the thirteen channels, you can drink water from the aqueduct of Zumpo in the Sila Mountains. Throughout the course Telesio there is the House of Culture and the Duomo of 1100 a.C., while in one of the seven hills you can admire the figure of the Castello Svevo, the imposing fortress which was the ancient blazon of the king of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor Germanic Frederick II, called " Stupor Mundi ". Departure to Paola. Free time for lunch en route. Afternoon visit to the town of Paola, known for her strategic position on the Tyrrhenian Sea and for being the city of San Francisco de Paula. The main attraction is the Shrine of St. Francis of Paula, located in the upper part of the city, in a valley bordered by a river and its lush vegetation. It is a pilgrimage destination for all of southern Italy, especially in the region in which San Francesco is the patron. Return to Cosenza. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D

    DAY 8: COSENZA > LAMEZIA TERME

    Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your return home. Meals B