Your Tour Manager was approachable, helpful, informative and quite excellent with his historical accounts and information on the tours.
Mr & Mrs O, Llanymddyfri
|Departing||July 2012 - October 2013|
* Price shown: 07 Sep 2013 from Exeter - EXT
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The beautiful Bay of Naples
Join us in the celebrated Neapolitan Riviera. Beneath its blue skies you'll find some of the Mediterranean's most enticing holiday havens, and enjoy a week of fascinating sights, stunning scenery and Italian hospitality.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
This holiday is based beside the beautiful Bay of Naples, where exquisite towns and villages cling to the hillsides, overlooking the water in picture-postcard perfection.
Perched upon its cliff-top, Sorrento seems built between the sky and the sea. Its beating heart is the Piazza Tasso. In the evenings its bars and cafes become the perfect base from which to watch the locals enjoying the passeggiata down the stylish Corso Italia and through the maze of alleyways.
Just six miles from Sorrento, Sant' Agata del Due Golfi enjoys stunning views of both the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno. The village, with its small selection of shops, bars and restaurants, is especially popular with those who prefer the cooler evenings to the the bustle of the main resort.
Fly to Italy and transfer to your hotel (approximately two hours). The rest of the day is free for you to check-in, unpack, relax and familiarise yourself with your surroundings, before enjoying dinner in the hotel.
Today is free for you to enjoy at leisure, either at the hotel, or perhaps in Sorrento itself, with its maze of shop-filled alleyways, its two tiny ports, even tinier beach and its blue waters dotted with colourful pedalos and sailboats.
Today's highlight is our tour of Roman Pompeii. Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D.79 and forgotten for hundreds of years, Pompeii was rediscovered in the 18th Century. Since then, excavations have gradually revealed the city's magnificent villas, temples and frescoed houses.
From Sorrento we cross today to Capri, the magical 'Isle of Dreams'. Enjoy the spectacular views from Villa San Michele in Anacapri; take a chair-lift ride to the summit of Solare (payable locally); and visit the island's main town to wander the Augustus Gardens or shop - or more likely window-shop - at the host of exclusive designer stores.
You'll have another chance to rest and relax in the resort today, enjoying the exquisite surrounds of one of Europe's most idyllic locations.
With its immense cliffs and dizzy bridges spanning deep gorges, the Amalfi Drive is among the most scenic coastal roads in Europe. Enjoy the unforgettable view above Positano, with its colourful Moorish-style houses, and visit beautiful Amalfi, before moving on to Ravello with its alleys, stairways and roofed passages clinging to the mountainside.
A final day to enjoy the hotel, explore Sorrento and reflect on the wonderful memories of the past week.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Fresh fish, fruit and vegetables are plentiful, as well as typical Italian cuisine such as pasta, soups and meat-based dishes. Should you choose half-board accommodation, dinner will generally offer a choice of starter and main course, with fruit or dessert to follow. There are many excellent, well-priced wines to enjoy during your stay.
Some of the attractions visited on our excursions offer free admission to visitors aged under 18 or over 65, therefore we do not include entrance fees within the excursion's price. If appropriate, these will be payable locally.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.