Date
Oct 1, 2025 - Oct 15, 2025
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: 12-22 travelers
Price: Starting from $6,895 per person double occupancy, $8,290 single occupancy
Harvard Exclusive

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Explore Italy’s southern climes from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 1: Depart U.S. for Europe with a connecting flight to Catania, Sicily
  • Oct 2: Arrive Taormina (Catania)
  • Oct 3: Taormina
  • Oct 4: Taormina / Agrigento
  • Oct 5: Taormina / Mount Etna
  • Oct 6: Taormina / Matera
  • Oct 7: Matera
  • Oct 8: Matera / Alberobello / Lecce
  • Oct 9: Lecce
  • Oct 10: Lecce / Otranto
  • Oct 11: Lecce / Polignano a Mare / Sorrennto
  • Oct 12: Sorrento / Pompeii
  • Oct 13: Sorrento / Capri
  • Oct 14: Sorrento / Amalfi Coast
  • Oct 15: Depart for Naples airport, where we connect with our return flight to the U.S.

Pricing

Air inclusive from Boston or New York City (including airline taxes and fees):

  • $7,774 per person double occupancy ($7,095 air & land inclusive plus $679 airline taxes and fees)
  • Single supplement: $1,395

Land Only:

  • $6,895 per person double occupancy
  • Single supplement: $1,395

Accommodations

  • 4 nights at the Eurostars Monte Tauro
  • 2 nights at the Locanda di San Martino
  • 3 nights at the Chiostro dei Domenicani
  • 4 nights at the Hotel Antiche Mura

Optional Extensions

Rome: On Your Own

October 15 - 18, 2025

  • Double occupancy per person: $695, Single Supplement: $245
  • 3 nights' accommodations at Monti Palace Hotel

What to Expect

Activity Level 3
  • 3-5 miles of walking per day, sometimes during the heat of the day, and at the sites of ancient ruins
  • Considerable walking up hills and on uneven cobblestone streets, and at the site of ancient ruins that have rocky, uneven terrain; some steep stairs without handrails, usually climbing 3-6 fights at a time
  • Long days of motorcoach travel and sightseeing. Motorcoach cannot park in city centers or at sites. Motorcoach will park and guests will need to walk about 4-6 blocks to get to the hotels or sites, on a daily basis. Ability to get on/off the motorcoach several times a day without assistance
  • Due to the historic nature of the hotel in Matera guests should mind the stairs around the building as well as in their room
  • This program would not be suitable for guests with mobility issues or guests who use walkers, scooters or rollators.

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.