Italian Holidays

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples

8-day Holiday
Departing July 2014 - October 2015
From £619.00*

* Price shown: 08 Sep 2015 from Exeter - EXT

Spectacular scenery, haunting ruins and delightful resorts

Join us for a wonderful holiday in one of Europe's most picturesque corners: a stunning coastline of colourful towns, historic sites and glorious views set against the warm Mediterranean.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Seven nights' bed and continental breakfast or half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Book this holiday and you'll also receive a special Sorrento Discount Card, which entitles you to 10-20% off in several shops, bars and restaurants in our two featured resorts.

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

This holiday is based beside the beautiful Bay of Naples, where exquisite towns and villages cling to the hillsides, and overlook the water in picture-postcard perfection.

Sorrento

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.

Sant'Agata

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, quieter evenings to the bustle of the main resort.

Itinerary

Day One

Outward travel from your selected airport to Italy, and onward transfer to your hotel.

Day Two

Spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surrounding area. Our Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.

Day Three

Today's optional excursion takes in two of Italy's most important historical locations. Monte Cassino has been the site of one of Christendom's most important monasteries for nearly 1500 years. Almost destroyed during one of the last great battles of the Second World War, it was faithfully rebuilt and stands, today, as a working monastery and monument to the 4000-plus soldiers who lost their lives there.

By contrast, the 18th-century Royal Palace at Caserta is a vast building, built in the sumptuous style of Versailles, overlooking a great square and some of Europe's most splendid gardens.

Day Four

With its immense cliffs and dizzy bridges spanning deep gorges, the Amalfi Drive is among Europe's most scenic coast roads. Experience the unforgettable view above Positano's colourful Moorish-style houses, and visit beautiful Amalfi and Ravello, with its alleys, stairways and roofed passages clinging to the mountainside, on this optional excursion.

Day Five

On today's optional excursion we cross to Capri, the magical 'Isle of Dreams'. Enjoy the spectacular views from Villa San Michele in Anacapri, take a chair-lift to the summit of Solare (payable locally) and visit the island's main town to shop - or more likely window-shop - at the host of exclusive designer stores.

Day Six

Another day at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore the surrounding area.

Day Seven

Today's highlight is an optional visit to Mount Vesuvius, climbing the road to a height of 1000 metres. Perhaps take a guide (payable locally) and climb a further 500 metres or so to the volcano's rim.

Afterwards, take in the haunting ruins of Roman Pompeii, miraculously 'preserved' by the volcano's eruption in AD79. Having been forgotten for hundreds of years, the city was rediscovered in the 18th Century. Since then, excavations have gradually revealed its magnificent villas, temples and frescoed houses.

Day Eight

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Further Information

Excursions to Pompeii

2014 departures offer the option to visit Pompeii. For 2015 departures, an optional excursion will visit both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

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.

Entrance fees

Since certain attractions visited offer free admission to visitors aged under 18 and over 65, 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.

Special requirements

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.

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.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.

Disabled access

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 or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible 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.

Itinerary changes

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.

Hotel Information

 
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Hotel Delle Palme
 
Sant’Agata 

Idyllically set amid olive and orange groves, the Hotel Delle Palme has been a favourite of our customers for years. Located in the heart of the delightful village of Sant’Agata, it offers a good range of facilities to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Hotel Metropole
 
Sorrento 

This family-run hotel is a popular choice with our customers, and has been receiving British guests for many years. Offering a good range of facilities, the Hotel Metropole enjoys a good location close to the heart of Sorrento.
Hotel Villa Fernanda
 
Sant’Agata 

This small hotel offers a good standard of accommodation, and is ideally situated near to the heart of town. Surrounded by lush greenery, the outdoor sunbathing area provides the perfect setting for holiday relaxation.
Hotel La Pace
 
Sant’Agnello 

Situated approximately 500 metres from the centre of Sant’Agnello, this excellent hotel is ideally situated to take advantage of everything this fine resort has to offer. The centre of Sorrento can be reached by the hotel’s courtesy shuttle-bus service or a gentle stroll will take approximately 20 minutes.
Hotel Girasole
 
Sant’Agnello 

This delightful hotel is located along the Corso Italia, approximately 300 metres from the centre of Sant’Agnello. It is approximately one mile from the centre of Sorrento.
Villa Angelina
 
Sant’Agata 

The friendly, family-run Villa Angelina is a small but comfortable hotel, and boasts a fantastic location just five minutes on foot from the little village of Sant’Agata.
Hotel Londra
 
Sant’ Agnello 

This welcoming, family-run hotel offers guests a good range of facilities and boasts an excellent location, near to Sorrento’s many amenities.
Hotel Caravel
 
Sant’Agnello 

Located in a very quiet part of Sant’Agnello, this welcoming and comfortable hotel enjoys close proximity to the enchanting beach. Boasting an excellent range of facilities, the Caravel prides itself on the good service it offers its guests.
Hotel Vesuvio
 
 

This excellent hotel is located in an elevated position in the hills over Sorrento, boasting stunning panoramic views over the enchanting Bay of Naples. The centre of Sorrento is approximately one mile away.
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