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Tour Itinerary

Enjoy a culinary journey to Rome, Sorrento, and Capri on this grand Southern Italy vacation. Spend three nights in Rome and two nights each in Capri and in the Sorrento area. Explore Italy’s southern charms at a leisurely pace to discover ancient historic sites, spectacular scenery, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Start your foodie adventure in Rome with an included cooking masterclass, where you’ll learn how to prepare an authentic sumptuous Italian meal—and get to enjoy it with your fellow travelers. On the quest for the most authentic pizza and legendary espresso coffee, visit Naples and enjoy a pizza lunch. Spend two nights on the legendary island of Capri. You may bump into some celebrities in the famous piazzetta! Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water and enjoying the marvelous Mediterranean climate. You may be able to steal the hotel chef’s secret “torta caprese” recipe to impress your friends back home. In the laid-back town of Sorrento, take part in a gelato making experience and tasting in a local gelateria and see how real Italian ice cream is made. Enjoy an excursion to scenic Positano, on the Amalfi coast, and feast on local pastry and coffee along with spectacular views of the gulf. Following the natural course of the coastline, the winding road features coastal mountains plunging into the sea, dramatic cliffs, inlets, and bays interspersed with picturesque towns—all with the deep-blue water as the background. This affordable Cosmos Gourmet Italy tour offers value-minded travelers a unique and unforgettable vacation along with the opportunity to learn about Mediterranean cuisine.

Countries Visited

Italy

Cities Visited

Amalfi Coast , Capri , Naples , Positano , Rome , Sorrento

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this great city. Take advantage of your CosmosGO app to explore on your own before you meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers in the evening.
  2. Day 2
    ROME
    This morning, wear an apron and become chef for a day. Attend a cooking class and learn how to prepare a sumptuous Italian lunch. Judge the results of your fruitful morning by sitting around a table enjoying this meal with your fellow “masterchefs.” The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to discover the fascinating city of Rome. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    ROME–NAPLES–CAPRI
    Naples is the capital of espresso coffee and pizza, among many other delicacies. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to see the main highlights, including a stop to visit the St. Clair Monastery Cloister, with a Local Guide. After the sightseeing tour, enjoy a pizza lunch at a restaurant. Later, take a short ferry ride to Capri, the legendary island of glitz and glamor.
    Today’s Distance: 140 mi/ 225 km (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    CAPRI
    Enjoy free time to relax or discover this spectacular island on your own. On the optional island tour, focus on all the main sights and enjoy a light street food lunch of local specialties, as well as a limoncello tasting session. Tonight, after the included dinner, you will be served Torta Caprese for dessert. The hotel chef will explain how this special cake is made, and you will be able to “steal” his personal recipe. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    CAPRI–SORRENTO AREA
    Take the ferry to Sorrento. Few places in the world match the very special charm of Sorrento. This picturesque resort overlooking the Bay of Naples boasts a marvelous climate, beautiful views, trendy shops and boutiques, interesting museums, and a vibrant nightlife, especially during the summertime. This morning, spend some time learning about gelato. There will be a demonstration on how ice cream and sorbet are prepared, and some hints on how to make it at home. You will, of course, have the opportunity to taste some of the many flavors available in the shop. This evening, we suggest an optional dinner at a local farm, featuring dishes prepared with traditional ingredients. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    SORRENTO AREA. EXCURSION TO POSITANO
    Today, set off to discover the spectacular Amalfi coast, a winding coast with many clifftop villages and unbeatable views. Stop in jet-set favorite Positano, a pastel-colored cascade of chic boutiques and sun-kissed sunbathers. Savor a typical pastry with coffee as you admire the breathtaking shimmering bays.
    Today’s Distance: 19 mi/ 30 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    SORRENTO AREA–ROME
    Say goodbye to the Sorrentine peninsula and drive back to Rome. Enjoy some time sightseeing on your own, or join the optional food tour to discover some hidden treasures of the capital city of Italy, as well as some of its signature gourmet specialities.
    Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    ROME
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Some tours may operate with overnights in Sorrento on Days 3 and 4, followed by two nights in Capri on Days 5 & 6.
Sightseeing & Activities:
Touring by private, first-class; air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry to/from Capri. Occasionally minibuses will be used.

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 3 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Cosmos has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Cosmos' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Cosmos' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Cosmos will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Cosmos will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Cosmos' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Cosmos will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Cosmos' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Rome: Ele Green Park Pamphili
Capri: San Michele
Sorrento Area: Central Park
Rome: Grand Fleming Hotel

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 4053 reviews about Cosmos Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Our accommodations were above our expectations... the tour director was outstanding... very enjoyable vacation

It was an amazing trip the pick up and return to airport was taken care of the cosmos was really good. The tour director so kind, lots of knowledge and take a good care with the group. Overall tour was amazing and excellent.

The services we experience thru Cosmos were so wonderful, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, he did extra miles in effort to make our trip convenient and unforgettable. I would love to book with them in the next trip i'm going to have in the furure. Thank you AFFORDABLE TOUR and COSMOS. I definitely will book again with your company. Have a wonderful day and GOD BLESS US ALL Herminia

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

Trip was Terrific!! Our Tour Guide, Julie was the best we have encountered in 40 years of travel.

Our tour director Deborah is exceptional. She knows the culture and history of places visited inside and out. She made sure that the group is comfortable and well-informed of schedules. Our driver Lee is excellent. He is professional and very skillful in his job. Thumbs up to both of them.

My husband and I appreciate the hard work of the people from Cosmos. Everything was well planned. Our tour director, Debra stayed with us up to the last hour of the tour. We enjoyed this tour so much. We are looking forward to another tour with Affordable Tours.

The tour was very complete. It included all the places I wanted to visit. It was extremely well organized. The Tour Director was very professional and didn't miss one detail. The guides were knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to book my next tour with Cosmos.

Our guide was very professional and our bus driver outstanding. Our driver was courteous, always polite and very helpful getting on and off the bus.

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Clyde, our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept things running smoothly. David, our driver was excellent also. I very much enjoyed the whole trip.

Everything was up to expectations our tour director was outstanding.

I thought the tour guides you had on staff were amazing. It really made the tour great. Everything was very clear and made me comfortable. I plan on using your services again soon.

Everything was to my expectations and more. Especially the tour guide: knowledgeable, precise (time wise) and considerate.

tour guide, Keenan and driver Gerry made the trip very enjoyable. 

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