From Ancient Mountain to Ancient City - This is a great family adventure including a range of activities in the beautiful Abruzzo region of the Majella National Park. Explore alpine meadows, beech forests, mountain streams and deep limestone gorges. Discover the wonders of La Grotta Mirabile and the hidden sanctuary of an ancient rock hermit. There is an opportunity to explore the area on horseback or take a well-trodden trail through the woods, and paddle along the Tirino River in Canadian canoes. Then enjoy the vibrant city of Rome.
This holiday offers a combination of active and cultural interests whatever time of year you travel. Staying in comfortable hotels with many meals included in Abruzzo. In Rome the hotel is centrally located, close to famous highlights and only a short bus ride to the Vatican or Colosseum.
8 Days Abruzzo & Rome
• Enjoy the Abruzzo region and its abundant wildlife deer, wild boars, wolves and otters
• Explore deep limestone gorges and caves
• Be a gladiator for a day visit Rome's Colosseum.
Day 1. Abruzzo
Join trip Rome airport; transfer to Abruzzo.
Day 2. Tirino River
Canoe and walk along the Tirino River.
Day 3. Explore La Grotta Mirabile
Walk through Orfento Gorge and explore La Grotta Mirabile.
Day 4. Free day
Optional activities in Majella National Park:
- Horse Riding
- SeaSide Walk
-Night Orfento Gorge Walk
Day 5. Walk to San Bartolomeo
Walk to the hidden sanctuary of San Bartolomeo; afternoon Italian cookery lesson.
Day 6. Rome
Transfer to Rome; guided tour of sights.
Day 7. Visit the Colosseum, or choose another Rome Activity.
Day 8. Transfer to Rome airport
Is it right for your family?
This holiday offers a combination of active and cultural interests whatever time of year you travel, with accommodation in comfortable hotels and many meals included in Abruzzo. In Rome the hotel is centrally located, close to famous highlights and only a short bus ride to the Vatican and Colosseum..
* * * WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE as In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked. We will be delighted to help and advise on your travel arrangements.
A morning stroll through the mountains, can be followed by a swim in the sea during the afternoon, and the day can close with a starlit delicious dinner.
Price from: £ 625 p. p. (price depending on type of Accommodation, number of people in the party and type of Package - Organised or Independent).
Land only Price inclusive of:
- Comfortable Accommodation: Decontra or Caramanico Terme
- 24 h Local Manager Support
- Daily Briefing and Suggestions
- 3 ORGANISED Walks per week
- Picnic Lunch - on ORGANISED Walk days - Delicious Deli Style, prepared with fresh local products.
- Range of Self Guided Walks - Maps & Written Instructions for your 'Free' Days
- Canadian Canoe Trip on Tirino River
and More ... Click HERE for Detailed Itinerary on Organised Trips or enquire about our Independent Package.
WHEN TO VISIT
Best time MAY - OCTOBER
late in Spring flowers and trees blossom - this is the best time of the year, together with Autumn, to visit ancient villages and hermitages.
Summer is the best season to walk along the paths. October is enchanting with its multicolored beech woods and it preludes to winter and its suggestive snow-covered landscapes.
There are regular flights by Ryanair from Stansted * and worldwide to Pescara in Italy which brings you to within an hour’s drive of the magnificent Majella National Park.
Pescara Airport is now offering direct flights from London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Kiev, Moscow, New York and Toronto as low cost flights.
Rome Ciampino is only a 2.3 hours drive.
From / To Airport Transfers available on request. Additional charge may apply.