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Calabria Spicy Half-Day Tour: Tropea/Capo Vaticano

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Calabria Spicy Half-Day Tour: Tropea/Capo Vaticano

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Enjoy a half-day tour of one of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Discover Calabria with its beautiful lookout points on the Tyrrhenian Coast, try typical Calabrian specialties, and visit the pearls of Calabria.

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  • Visit the Capo Vaticano, the most beautiful lookout point on the Tyrrhenian Coast
  • Experience a city tour with a guide through the little coast town of Tropea, known as the pearl of Calabria
  • Enjoy a walk down the panoramic pathway with a view of volcanic islands and enjoy Calabrian specialties
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This entertaining half-day tour is an absolute must for every visitor to Calabria. In the early afternoon, head to the legendary Capo Vaticano. This is the most beautiful lookout point on the Tyrrhenian Coast with its small white lighthouse, which is still in use and guides the ships on their ways to the Aeolian Islands. A small panoramic trail leads you past giant prickly pear trees. An incredible view awaits you at the end, a picture-perfect postcard image: the view over the seven Aeolian Islands, which lie like pearls on a string. Look out at the strait that divides Calabria and Sicily. This place gives you the chance to take unforgettable vacation photos, while becoming completely enchanted. The Calabrians tell tales of why this is such a special place. The legend talks about enfolding beautiful Canfora in a Turkish blue robe, to quell the Saracens and lengthen their freedom. Because of this, the water is a unique Turkish blue and as clear as the Caribbean, even in sandy coves. And now comes the spicy part of the tour. Traditional Calabrian specialties await you. Experience Calabria with all your senses and try the "'Nduja" of Calabria, a sausage made with pepperoncino, as well as fine pasta with fresh olives and herbs with fresh bread, and the gold of Calabria, the lovely olive oil, and of course a glass of wine. End the tour on a high note as your tour guide leads you from the pearl of Calabria to the little coastal town of Tropea, which sits high on the cliffs. Experience the Dolce Vita between the old Italian alleyways and the Palazzos full of pomp and gorgeous entryways. Inhale the aroma of fresh espresso in cafes and diverse herbs that can be found in the little corner shops.
  • Transport in air-conditioned travel bus or minibus
  • Multi-lingual expert tour guide (German language guaranteed. Tours in French or English require a minimum of 6 participants)
  • Tour through the panorama trail to the lookout point "Il Faro" at Capo Vaticano
  • Free time for unforgettable vacation photos
  • Calabrian specialty tasting
  • Tour of Tropea
  • Free time for shopping or coffee and ice cream in Tropea
  • Entry fees
  • Food and drink (outside of the Calabrian tasting)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Entrance to the Zambrone Station (Stazione di Zambrone); Esso parking lot in front of the Hotel Aquis Rocca Nettuno Tropea; Street in front of the Europcar rental stand in Santa Domenica; Bus stop Stella Marina at Capo Vaticano; Bus stop Santa Maria (Capo Vaticano).

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3.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

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was really okay

safe transfer friendly and competent tour guide good mix of information and entertainment The culinary part took place in a specialty shop in Tropea, spreads were tasted, etc. that could then be bought - we might have liked something more original, more typical or we would like to have it typical red onion or other fruit / vegetables.

June 8, 2014

No spice

There was nothing relating to spicey. The guide was kind enough to describe in English the tour most if the time. We were not picked up from our hotel as was said when the booking was done.

April 30, 2019

Tourr was great

I asked for a English speaking tour guide, A shame that it was only in German we could not understand a thing,

September 5, 2018

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