Discover Pompeii, Sorrento, Naples and Capri.
Holidays to Italy offer so many things to see, do and experience. And on this tour of the Neapolitan Riviera you'll be particularly spoilt for choice.
Just the names Sorrento, Pompeii, Naples and Capri are enough to conjure up visions of sunshine, glamour and romance, history, culture and distinctive cuisine. And perhaps the evocative sound of an Italian mandolin.
Relaxing or sightseeing, taking fascinating, revealing optional excursions or exploring at your own pace: this is a holiday designed to ensure you enjoy every moment you spend in this unique part of the world. Bellissimo!
Take a look at what else awaits you, then book your trip to the Neapolitan Riviera today.
Capri, Pompeii And The Amalfi Coast Tour Highlights
What you can look forward to
- Spending an entire week in the Neapolitan Riviera
- Visiting the beautifully preserved ruins of Roman Pompeii
- Travelling past Mount Vesuvius, infamous for its eruption in AD 79
- A full day on the Isle of Capri, on the southern side of the Gulf of Naples and a resort since the time of the Roman Empire
- Visiting Anacapri on the slopes of Monte Solaro, and take in the view from the island's highest point
- The twists and turns of the Amalfi Drive, one of the world's most scenic coastal roads
- Joining the traditional evening passeggiata (stroll) through the streets
- Watching the world go by from a seat in a pavement cafe
It's all included in the price
- Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Delle Palme in Sant Agata (upgrade hotels available)
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
- Comfortable coach travel and transfers
- The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Must try: Limoncello, an after-dinner liqueur traditionally made from the zest of Femminello St Teresa (also known as Sorrento or Sfusato) lemons.
Must taste: Fresh fish from the seafood restaurants along Sorrento's Marina Grande.
Fascinating fact: Capri has long been a favourite film location. The 1960 romantic comedy 'It Started in Naples' brought the international stars Clark Gable and Sophia Loren to the shores of the island for what would be Gable's penultimate film.
You say:"I was taken aback. It's lovely: very beautiful."
Your Tour Base: Sorrento And Sant Agata
This eight-day holiday is based on the Bay of Naples, where small hillside towns and villages offer spectacular sea views.
Overlooking the sea from its clifftop vantage point, Sorrento has exceptional views of the Bay of Naples. The town's focal point is the Piazza Tasso, where the seats outside its bars and cafes make for perfect people-watching. Your hotel in Sorrento is also within a short walking distance of a small beach.
Six miles inland of Sorrento, Sant Agata sui Due Golfi is ideal for those that enjoy a more relaxed pace. Here, you can take advantage of a small selection of shops, bars and cafes, as well as the wonderful views of both the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno.
Capri, Pompeii And The Amalfi Coast Tour Itinerary
Every day a new experience
Day One: Arrive in Italy and your hotel
Fly to Italy and transfer to your hotel. Check-in, unpack and unwind before enjoying dinner in your hotel and taking the evening to familiarise yourself with your surroundings: your holiday home-from-home.
Day Two: Explore Sorrento at your leisure
What you do today is entirely up to you. Feel free to relax in your hotel, or get out and about and explore the shop-filled alleyways of Sorrento, watch the colourful sailboats go by from the town's little beach, or visit one of its two small ports.
Day Three: Visit Pompeii and see the sights of Naples
Today you'll have the chance to wander the eerie ruins of Pompeii, the 'preserved' Roman town famously lost for centuries when it was engulfed by a volcanic eruption in AD79.
Across the bay, our second stop is Naples. Here you can join our guide to see Piazza Plebiscito, San Carlo Opera House and Castel Nuovo, take in the astonishing views across the city from Posillipo, and follow Spaccanapoli as it 'splits' the city's old quarter in two.
Day Four: The chance to explore the Campania countryside and buy local delicacies
After a gentle walking tour through Sorrento's oldest quarter, today's optional excursion will take us into the Campania countryside for an insight into the region's traditional farming and food. You'll have the chance to taste and buy regional delicacies from a local wine cellar, an ancient olive press and a farm where the region's famous buffalo mozzarella is still hand-made. It's a trip no foodie will want to miss!
The day will also include a drive through some of the region's smaller towns, which boast some spectacular views of the 'due golfi' of Naples and Salerno.
Day Five: Take in the views from the Amalfi Drive
No trip to this part of the world is complete without a trip along the Amalfi Drive. Linking Sorrento and Amalfi, the road (originally built by the Romans) is carved out of the coastal cliffs. It provides spectacular views down to the Tyrrhenian Sea on one side and along towering cliffs on the other. You'll also see Positano's colourful Moorish-style houses, and be able to stroll through the streets of beautiful Amalfi. An experience-filled day ends with a journey to hill-top Ravello to explore its winding alleys and roofed passages.
Day Six: Visit Capri and Anacapri, including Mount Solaro
Today we cross from Sorrento to the idyllic isle of Capri. Here, Anacapri's Villa San Michele charms visitors with beautiful architecture and spectacular views across the island. You'll also have the opportunity to climb to Mount Solaro's summit on a chair lift (payable locally), stroll through the Augustus Gardens, or visit Capri Town's stylish boutiques.
For the perfect end to your day why not join our optional boat trip to the Blue Grotto sea caves (booked locally)? If you've watched our video, you'll already know why so many people think it's an unmissable trip.
Day Seven: Spend your last day in Italy doing as you please
Unwind at your hotel or relax in one of Sorrento's delightful cafes on your final full day in Italy.
Day Eight: Heading home to the UK
It's time to say "arrivederci" to Italy as you return to the airport and check in for your flight home.
| Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Aberdeen||07 Oct 2017|| £965.00|
|Birmingham||13 May 2017|| £895.00|
|Birmingham||20 May 2017|| £895.00|
|Birmingham||03 Jun 2017|| £872.00|
|Birmingham||17 Jun 2017|| £925.00|
|Birmingham||08 Jul 2017|| £925.00|
|Birmingham||02 Sep 2017|| £935.00|
|Birmingham||16 Sep 2017|| £935.00|
|Birmingham||23 Sep 2017|| £935.00|
|Birmingham||30 Sep 2017|| £895.00|
|Birmingham||14 Oct 2017|| £875.00|
|Bristol||13 May 2017|| £865.00|
|Bristol||20 May 2017|| £915.00|
|Bristol||03 Jun 2017|| £915.00|
|Bristol||17 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|Bristol||01 Jul 2017|| £875.00|
|Bristol||02 Sep 2017|| £905.00|
|Bristol||16 Sep 2017|| £905.00|
|Bristol||30 Sep 2017|| £895.00|
|Bristol||07 Oct 2017|| £865.00|
|Bristol||14 Oct 2017|| £855.00|
|Durham Tees Valley||17 Jun 2017|| £975.00|
|Exeter||24 Jun 2017|| £975.00|
|Exeter||23 Sep 2017|| £1015.00|
|Humberside||03 Jun 2017|| £975.00|
|Humberside||09 Sep 2017|| £1015.00|
|Inverness||30 Sep 2017|| £965.00|
|Liverpool||29 Apr 2017|| £855.00|
|Liverpool||06 May 2017|| £845.00|
|Liverpool||13 May 2017|| £865.00|
|Liverpool||20 May 2017|| £865.00|
|Liverpool||10 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|Liverpool||17 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|Liverpool||24 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|Liverpool||09 Sep 2017|| £875.00|
|Liverpool||16 Sep 2017|| £905.00|
|Liverpool||30 Sep 2017|| £865.00|
|Liverpool||07 Oct 2017|| £865.00|
|Liverpool||14 Oct 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||29 Apr 2017|| £835.00|
|London Gatwick||06 May 2017|| £825.00|
|London Gatwick||13 May 2017|| £825.00|
|London Gatwick||20 May 2017|| £825.00|
|London Gatwick||03 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||10 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||17 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||24 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||01 Jul 2017|| £835.00|
|London Gatwick||08 Jul 2017|| £875.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Sep 2017|| £855.00|
|London Gatwick||09 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Gatwick||16 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Gatwick||23 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Gatwick||30 Sep 2017|| £845.00|
|London Gatwick||07 Oct 2017|| £845.00|
|London Gatwick||14 Oct 2017|| £795.00|
|London Luton||29 Apr 2017|| £836.00|
|London Luton||06 May 2017|| £845.00|
|London Luton||13 May 2017|| £865.00|
|London Luton||03 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|London Luton||10 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|London Luton||24 Jun 2017|| £875.00|
|London Luton||01 Jul 2017|| £875.00|
|London Luton||02 Sep 2017|| £896.00|
|London Luton||09 Sep 2017|| £896.00|
|London Luton||16 Sep 2017|| £866.00|
|London Luton||30 Sep 2017|| £865.00|
|London Luton||14 Oct 2017|| £855.00|
|London Stansted||29 Apr 2017|| £835.00|
|London Stansted||06 May 2017|| £825.00|
|London Stansted||13 May 2017|| £845.00|
|London Stansted||20 May 2017|| £845.00|
|London Stansted||03 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Stansted||10 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Stansted||17 Jun 2017|| £885.00|
|London Stansted||24 Jun 2017|| £855.00|
|London Stansted||01 Jul 2017|| £855.00|
|London Stansted||08 Jul 2017|| £875.00|
|London Stansted||02 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Stansted||09 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Stansted||16 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Stansted||23 Sep 2017|| £885.00|
|London Stansted||30 Sep 2017|| £845.00|
|London Stansted||07 Oct 2017|| £845.00|
|London Stansted||14 Oct 2017|| £835.00|
|Manchester||29 Apr 2017|| £885.00|
|Manchester||13 May 2017|| £895.00|
|Manchester||10 Jun 2017|| £905.00|
|Manchester||24 Jun 2017|| £905.00|
|Manchester||08 Jul 2017|| £905.00|
|Manchester||09 Sep 2017|| £935.00|
|Manchester||23 Sep 2017|| £935.00|
|Manchester||07 Oct 2017|| £895.00|
|Manchester||14 Oct 2017|| £885.00|
|Newquay Cornwall||27 May 2017|| £975.00|
|Norwich||10 Jun 2017|| £975.00|
|Norwich||16 Sep 2017|| £1015.00|
The remaining departures in 2016 will follow a different itinerary from the one above, with excursions to Monte Cassino on Day Three, along the Amalfi Drive on Day Four, across to Capri on Day Five and to Vesuvius and Pompeii on Day Seven. The optional Campanian countryside tour is only available on 2017 departures.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Meals in Italy
Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.
Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Italian hotel room tax
Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
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