ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM AND TRANSFER
The organizers have prepared a rich and versatile accompanying program for IMTC/2006 participants and accompanying persons. The program includes among others:
Pompei half day
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archaeological site that cannot fail to impress you.
Tour price per person € 31,00
Entrance fees Pompeii ruins € 10,00
We suggest: comfortable shoes and camera
CAPRI/ANACAPRI FULL DAY
No holiday here in Sorrento would be complete without a trip to the evocative Island of Capri. Sail across the bay of Naples for the start of an unforgettable day. For so small an island, about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide. Capri has had much said, sung and written about it. First you will visit the fabulous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe, a Swedish doctor whose best selling book “ Story of San Michele” tells of his time on Capri. His villa was built with the remains of Roman ruins; there is a beautiful shady garden with terrace offering splendid views of the island. This is optional and the entrance fee should be paid direct to the guide. You then go down to Capri town which is very chic with shops, hotels and restaurants along winding streets. The main square Piazza Umberto I has a pretty white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. Leading off the square are medieval looking alleyways and arcades full of shops selling the handicrafts of island, clothing; jewellery made from coral and gold, shoes and ceramics. Admire the colourful gardens of Augustus overlooking the famed Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola where Gracie Fields once lived. There is free time for you to go off and admire the elegant boutiques, stroll along the cobbled streets or simply relax on the beach. There is so much to see and do on this tiny island paradise you will be sorry to leave.
It lasts about 8 hours ( including transfer )
OPERATED: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Tour price per person €63,00
Entrance fee Villa San Michele € 5,00
Amalfi drive full drive
The “Amalfi Drive” is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world of its own, a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions. First stop at Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies. Once a thriving Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous and now a thriving holiday resort. The unmistakeable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square. Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi and also Scotland – Saint Andrew. From Amalfi we visit Ravello, which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea in the hillside. We visit the Villa Rufolo which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.
OPERATED: Monday and Wednesday
Tour price per person: € 29,50
Entrance fee Villa Rufolo € 4,00
We inform: no shorts and covered shoulders for Cathedral in Amalfi
Pompei - Vesuvius full day
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archaeological site that cannot fail to impress you. Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. The slopes were once covered with vineyards and woods and provided an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling town below. The coach will take you to within 1.000 metres of the top of Vesuvius and from here you can walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic views across the bay. (From the blackened crater rises a single plume of smoke, a reminder that the volcano is only sleeping for now…)
OPERATED: Tuesday and Sunday
Tour price per person € 41,00
Entrance fee Pompeii Ruins € 10,00
Vesuvius € 6,50
Rome One day
This is a unique opportunity to visit the “Eternal City” one of the greatest capitals in the world and the centre of world Catholicism. Rome is a bustling city with fabulous shops and boutiques, but amidst the hurry of everyday modern life, beautifully reserved buildings and monuments stand out on unexpected corners, a constant reminder of her glorious and sometimes turbulent past. The day has been carefully planned to include all the most important and best known places and monuments; Villa Borghese, the River Tiber, the Palace of Justice, St. Angel Castle, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum – due to traffic restrictions these sights will be seen from the air conditioned coach. The guide will also leave you at St. Peter’s Basilica where you will then have some free time. Reminder: no shorts, and arms must be covered when visiting churches.
Tour price per person € 73,00
Caserta & Mount Cassino FULL DAY
Caserta is known as the “Versailles of Naples” because of the Royal Palace built here by the Bourbon King, (Charles III ) in the 18th Century. The enchanting palace overlooking the huge square is one of the most sumptuous buildings of its kind in Italy. It has over 1.200 rooms and is full of chandeliers, richly gilded frescoes, tapestries and history. In 1945 it was the headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Allied Forces in the Mediterranean. The extraordinary gardens are 3 km long and their crowning glory is the great cascade, a 75 metres high waterfall which can be clearly seen from the palace. After the splendour of the Royal Palace, we make our way to Monte Cassino to the famous Abbey, which was founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Norcia. During the Second world war the Abbey was completely destroyed and has since been faithfully restored to it’s former glory, with even the original frescoes and mosaics pieced together again. A truly memorable day out.
Tour price per person € 39,00
Entrance fee Royal Park € 2,00 p.p.
Entrance fee Royal Palace € 4,20 p.p.
TEMPLES & CAVES FULL DAY
To the east of Salerno, after the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia and Eboli, is Paestum, which is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. Here you will see some of the best preserved Greek ruins, architecture and monuments, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) the Basilica dating from the 6th Century. In the museum you can admire the Tomb of the Dive a magnificent example of Greek painting, representing a funeral banquet. The did of the tomb depicts a young man diving into the water. Look out for the buffalo that you will see grazing on the roadside during the drive.
The Pertosa´s Caves are ones of marvels most famous to the Cilento National Park, they are sited in the range of Alburni and their birth date derives from about 35 million years ago.
Tour price per person € 39,00
Entrance fee Temples € 4,00
Entrance fee Pertosa € 6,50
HERCULANUM HALF DAY
Our journey takes us along the coast road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the motorway to Herculaneum. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 A.D., and was rediscovered in 1709. It was a residential town without Pompeii’s commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 A.D. occurred, Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock.
Tour price per person € 31,00
Entrance fee ruins € 10,00
We suggest comfortable shoes and camera.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES OF FULL DAY ESCURSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE LUNCH.
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