A festive escape to Southern Italy
Enjoy a Christmas to remember on the blue Bay of Naples, in the glorious resort of Sorrento, and join in the colourful celebrations in this warm and welcoming stretch of the Mediterranean. A visit to Naples and a drive along the famous Amalfi coastal road complete this very special festive break.
Fly to Naples, meet your Tour Manager and transfer, around the Bay, to your hotel. The Hotel Ascot is set in the heart of this famously colourful resort town.
Join your Tour Manager for a guided walking tour of Sorrento, today. At this time of year the town is decked out in festive finery. The shops and stores of the cobbled Corso Italia bustle with life, each vying to display the most extravagant seasonal decorations, and a giant Christmas tree rises in the centre of the central square, the Piazza Tasso.
Customers travelling on 23rd December will join today's walking tour after arriving at the hotel.
After a relaxed breakfast, take a scenic Christmas Eve excursion along the world-famous Amalfi Drive. Imbibe jaw-dropping views from colourful Positano, and wander the pretty streets of cliff-side towns Amalfi and Ravello.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Spend an unforgettable Christmas Day on an included trip around the Bay to Naples, past the towering cone of Mount Vesuvius. Don't miss this chance to wander down Via San Gregorio Armeno, where the Neapolitan tradition of crib-making (presepe) is carried out in numerous shops and stalls, and displayed to amazed visitors each year.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
This evening, enjoy a special Christmas Night of dinner and dancing in the hotel.
Make the most of your last full day on the Neapolitan Riviera by joining our optional half-day excursion to Pompeii. Discover the tales and treasures of these awe-inspiring Roman ruins, which lay preserved and forgotten beneath the ash for centuries following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79.
Day Five (Boxing Day)
Return to the airport, today, and board your flight home at the end of a wonderful festive stay.
Please note that the itinerary given is for arrivals on 22nd December. Arrivals on 23rd December will join the itinerary on Day Two, which will include the walking tour, and will have final day in the resort at the end of their holiday.
23rd December arrivals
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.
Meals in Italy
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.
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.
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.
Combining hotel transfers
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Hotel transfer times
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.
Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € 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.
Italian hotel room tax
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.