- We had a very enjoyable holiday made all the easier by flying from Norwich. You happened to have the right holiday for us at the right time.
|Departing||July 2014 - October 2015|
* Price shown: 27 Sep 2014 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.
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
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.
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, quieter evenings to the bustle of the main resort.
Outward travel from your selected airport to Italy, and onward transfer to your hotel.
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.
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.
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 final optional excursion.
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.
Another day at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore the surrounding area.
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.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
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