Capri, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
July 2014 - October 2015
The beautiful Bay of Naples
Spend a week on the celebrated Neapolitan Riviera, one of the Mediterranean's most alluring holiday destinations, journeying to idyllic Capri, along the spectacular Amalfi Drive, and into the past at Pompeii's startling ruins.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Spend a week in the blissful surroundings of the Neapolitan Riviera
- Visit the extraordinary ruins of Roman Pompeii
- Travel to see Mount Vesuvius' brooding cone
- Enjoy a full day on the enchanting Isle of Capri
- Journey along the famous Amalfi Drive, one of Europe's most scenic coastal roads
- Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Delle Palme in Sant Agata (upgrades available)
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
- Comfortable coach travel and transfers
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
This eight-day holiday is based on the Bay of Naples, where small towns and villages climb the hillsides offering up ever-more-spectacular sea views.
Overlooking the sea from its clifftop vantage point, Sorrento enjoys near-perfect views of the Bay of Naples. The town's focal point is the Piazza Tasso, where the seats outside its bars and cafes make perfect base from which to watch the locals on their evening passeggiata along the Corso Italia.
Six miles inland of Sorrento, Sant Agata del Due Golfi is ideal for those that enjoy a more relaxed pace and cooler evening air. Visitors here can take advantage of a small selection of shops, bars and cafes, and are spoiled with views of both the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno.
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.
A day free for you to enjoy as you please. Relax in the hotel, walk the shop-filled alleyways of Sorrento, watch the colourful sailboats go by from the town's tiny beach, or visit one of its two small ports.
Spend today relaxing, or explore Sorrento a little more. History enthusiasts can join our optional excursion to the Benedictine Monastery and battlefield at Monte Cassino and to Caserta, a Baroque palace splendid enough to rival Versailles.
Join us for a trip along the scenic Amalfi Drive. Marvel at its sheer cliffs, seemingly bottomless gorges and network of bridges. Enjoy the breath-taking site of Positano's colourful Moorish-style houses, and stroll the streets of beautiful Amalfi. End the day with a journey to hill-top Ravello to explore its winding alleys and roofed passages.
Today we cross from Sorrento to the idyllic isle of Capri. Anacapri's Villa San Michele offers visitors beautiful architecture and spectacular views. Climb to Solare's summit on a chair lift (payable locally) and stroll through the Augustus Gardens, or visit Capri Town's stylish boutiques. End the day with an optional boat trip to the otherworldly Blue Grotto (booked locally).
Unwind at your hotel or relax in one of Sorrento's delightful cafes, today.
A literal high-point of your holiday, today you'll have the chance to climb 1000 metres up beautiful but rugged Vesuvius, and even to join a guide (payable locally) to walk the last 500 metres to the volcano's rim. Afterwards, wander the eerie ruins of Pompeii, the 'preserved' Roman town famously lost for centuries when it was engulfed by a furious eruption in AD79.
Return to the airport and check in for your flight home.
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