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Duration: 8 Days - |from Apr. 12, 2017|
Location: ITALY: Calabria Region
Price: $1979 CAD
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LAMEZIA (S. EUFEMIA AIRPORT) • TROPEA • PIZZO • PALMI• SCILLA • REGGIO CALABRIA • GERACE • STILO • CATANZARO LIDO • LE CASTELLE (ISOLA DI CAPO RIZZUTO) • CROTONE • COSENZA • PAOLA • COSENZA

When you think of southern Italy, what do you imagine? Perhaps a dry, sun-kissed land, rocky and desolate with very little growing, however, Calabria is this and much more. With over 800 km of stunning, mostly undeveloped coastline surrounding a green and mountainous interior, it is full of citrus and olive plantations, vast chestnut and pine forests, and a patchwork of lush green national parks plays no contest to its beachside which attracts most of Calabria’s summer visitors offering two sides of the Mediterranean sea- the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian. Through sights, sounds, and tastes your journey will be a beautiful and an enjoyable experience of this wonderful unspoilt region.

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Set departures from April 12,  2017 – October  25, 2017

Price Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Airport
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels (Classic/standard rooms)
  • Buffet Breakfast (7) & (7) Dinners
  • Transportation on deluxe motor coach (sizes accordingly to the number of passengers for that date)
  • Onboard concierge service in English & Spanish (With less than 7 participants, the tour takes place without a host)
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Entrance to the Castle Ruffo Scilla

  • Price does NOT include:

  • Departure transfer from Cosenza to Lamezia Airport
  • Beverages during meals
  • City/Tourist TAX to be paid directly to the hotel
  • Tips and personal extras
  • Porterage
  • Anything not specified under PRICE INCLUDES

COST: $1,979 CAD per person Based on DBL or TWIN

                                                        NOTE: Other room type accommodations may be available see below:

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 itineraryITINERARY:

DAY 1 – LAMEZIA (S. EUFEMIA AIRPORT), TROPEA

Welcome to Calabria!
Arrival at the airport of Lamezia Terme. Transfer to hotel in Tropea area, check-in Dinner, and overnight. [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.[B,D]

DAY 3 – TROPEA, PALMI & SCILLA, REGGIO CALABRIA

Breakfast. Departure to Palmi; visit of the city. Then we move to Scilla through the fascinating landscape of the “Costa Viola” and visit to 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. [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 kilometer in Italy”, we will visit the Roman Baths, the Greek fortifications and the Cathedral. Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight. [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. [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, 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 nature landscapes. Dinner and overnight in Cosenza. [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 , imposing fortress which was the ancient blazon of king of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor Germanic Frederick II, called ” Stupor Mundi “. Departure to Paola . Free time for lunch en route . Afternoon visit of 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 patron. Return to Cosenza. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [B]

DAY 8 – COSENZA 

After breakfast,end of services. Grazie & arrivederci.

Should you require transfer from Cosenza to Lamezia town or airport, please ask us to add an additional discounted post-tour transfer.

 

ticket2017 DEPARTURES:
    4 STAR  |  DOUBLE   $1,979  
 TRIPLE  $1,965  |  SINGLE $2,319  |
  *Easter Departure additional add-on fare: $105 
    Prices are in CAD Dollars, per person for specified package, in specified room type.

DOUBLE: Based on 2 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King -OR- 2 Individual Single/Twin Beds as per clients request)

TRIPLE: Based on 3 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King + 1 Individual Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds as per clients request)

SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)

 

MONTH (2017)       
APRIL12* Easter Departure26
MAY1024
JUNE0721
JULY05
AUGUST0230
SEPTEMBER1327
OCTOBER1125
 

 4 STAR HOTELS (OR SIMILAR)
TROPEA AREA: Hotel Tropis**
REGGIO CALABRIA: Hotel Excelsior or Hotel Altafiumara
CATANZARO: Hotel Palace
COSENZA: Hotel Italiana

**In some departures, accommodation may be provided in Vibo Valentia, at the Hotel 501 and/or Hotel Masoanri’s in Reggio Calabria. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Guaranteed Departure with minimum two passengers traveling. Rates include all local taxes and are based upon the prices of suppliers, the exchange rates, taxes and other fees in force at the time of publication of this package. Subject to availability. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply as published catalog tour. Click here for full booking details, policies and terms and conditions.

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