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Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri

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sorrento coast
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Duration 8 Days
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Join us on this Italy trip to experience the breathtaking landscape of hills and valleys, scented lemon orchards, silvery olive groves, and dramatic cliff tops giving way to picturesque fishing villages of the Sorrento Peninsula.

Overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples and with easy access to some of southern Italy’s most famous sites, Sorrento is the perfect location for a touring holiday.

On this guided trip, we’ll make use of this fantastic location with excursions to explore the dazzling Amalfi Drive, the charming town of Sorrento, the romantic island of Capri and the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

You’ll also enjoy plenty of leisure time to relax by the sea, sample local delicacies like limoncello or explore coastal towns with personalised recommendations from your expert guide.

What You’ll Love

  • Experience the perfect combination of spectacular coastline & Italian culture on this guided Italy tour
  • Spend 7 nights in 3 & 4* accommodation on the Sorrento Peninsula overlooking dramatic sea cliffs & deep turquoise waters (Half Board)
  • Visit the enchanting Island of Capri on a guided day trip with free time to swim, shop or just soak up the sun
  • Uncover the history of Sorrento as an ancient Roman resort on a half day walking tour of the city centre
  • Learn about the volcanic eruption that forever changed Southern Italy on a visit to the ruins of Pompeii
  • Enjoy a scenic drive on the legendary Amalfi Coast with stops in Amalfi & Ravello and views over Positano
  • Return flights & transfers

Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. To check latest availability, call 0131 608 1238 quoting “DC Thomson Travel”

Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel to Italy

Upon arrival in Naples, we will be met at the airport by our local representative and transferred to our hotel.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival at our hotel. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of our group and to pick up plenty of tips and information from our local guide.

Day 2 – Capri

After breakfast, depart our hotel for Sorrento’s port. We will travel by hydrofoil to the enchanted island of Capri, renowned for its beauty and the clear blue sea that surrounds it. Stroll through Capri town, visit the famous Augustus Gardens and admire the incredible views. There is plenty of free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch, a swim in the sea or a visit to the famous Blue Grotto, before returning to our hotel.

Day 3 – Sorrento & Pompeii

This morning, we will enjoy a guided tour of Sorrento Town, followed by free time to explore at our own pace.

In the afternoon, we will visit the excavations of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. There will be a guided tour of the excavations, explaining how time was frozen in the year 79AD for the 25,000 residents of Pompeii, when the great Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Day 4 – At Leisure

Today is free to spend at your leisure in Sorrento. (For those staying in hotels not based in Sorrento town a transfer to and from the centre will be provided). Piazza Tasso is the hub of the town, where you can view the lovely Baroque Church del Carmine Maggiore, and the 18th century mansion, Palazzo Correale. From here you can visit the Basilica of St. Antonino, the town’s patron saint; and the pretty historic quarter is close by, with plenty of cafés, shops and interesting small streets to discover.

Sorrento’s fishing village, Marina Grande, is the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch and maybe a refreshing dip in the sea! A day quickly flies in the town while chit-chatting with the locals and shopping for souvenirs and local specialities.

Day 5 – Amalfi Coast

On this magical guided excursion, we will travel along the Amalfi Coast, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and pastel coloured villages, perched over the turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

After a stop at picture-perfect Positano to drink in the view, we will continue to the lovely maritime town of Amalfi, and on to the hilltop village of Ravello.Visits to the Cloister of Paradise in Amalfi and Villa Rufolo in Ravello are included.

Day 6 – At Leisure

Today is a free day, for relaxing or independent sightseeing on the Sorrento Peninsula. Our guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests.

Day 7 – At Leisure

Today is another full day at leisure, to take in those amazing views, go shopping, enjoy a delicious gelato or two and practice your Italian!

There are many charming towns and villages around the Sorrento peninsula that can be reached by public transport. Your guide will be happy to advise you.

Day 8 – Return Home

Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to the unforgettable Sorrento Coast. After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance for our return flight home.


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