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

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.


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


  • 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 or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.