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Christmas in Sorrento



A festive escape to 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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Festive celebrations on the glorious Neapolitan Riviera
  • Discovering Sorrento on our included walking tour
  • Seeing the amazing crib decorations produced every year on the Via San Gregorio Armeno, Naples
  • Journeying along the scenic route of the Amalfi Drive
  • A Christmas Day dinner and evening entertainment
  • Five nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star Hotel Ascot, Sorrento
  • Return flights to Naples
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • One piece of hold luggage per person
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

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.

Day Two

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.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

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 Four (Christmas Day)

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.

This evening, enjoy a special Christmas Night of dinner and dancing in the hotel.

Day Five (Boxing Day)

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 Six

Return to the airport, today, and board your flight home at the end of a wonderful festive stay.

Hotel Ascot ★★★★

Newly refurbished to four-star standards, this welcoming, traditional hotel, in the heart of the resort and a short walk from Piazza Tasso, is the perfect choice for a relaxing break.

Further Information

23rd December arrivals

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.

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 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.

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.

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, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

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.

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.

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*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas in Sorrento reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas in SorrentoScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Plymouth Couple
Hotel food was lacking in choice for the evening, the visit to Naples was very dissapointing the City was very dirty, not a good choice for Christmas day. Our tour manager was excellent in every respect.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 21 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Liverpool Couple
Overall excellent.
Evening meals in the hotel basic, but adequate.
Naples was very disappointing for us, had a very different mental picture of this city, but unfortunately found it to be dirty, scruffy, graffiti everywhere, would not recommend Naples to anyone.
All other trips wonderful. Would recommend Sorrento, Capri and Pompei all worth a visit. Tour guides Julianna and Mariana excellent, coach drivers brilliant.
Hotel staff very good, always helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 16 January 2017
(10 out of 10)


Chelmsford Single traveller
Thoroughly enjoyed it all. A bit concerned as a single traveller but there was no need as everyone was friendly. Our courier was excellent, well informed and good that she was with us more or less throughout. Pompeii/Naples courier excellent too. Hotel just right. Not really into Christmas but the boys that played and sang for us at the hotel on Christmas Day were just right and most enjoyable.
The holiday went without a hitch which was lovely and all trips were very interesting. Good balance between trips and free time.
Perfect. Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
(7 out of 10)


Leicester Couple
The holiday was very enjoyable if hectic. This was because there was a lot to pull in a very short time. The weather helped , but it was a shook to land back in rainy Luton.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 06 January 2016
(6 out of 10)


Swaffham Family
Good location, amazing views topped with good weather. The hotel was in a great position in Sorrento, however the hotel wasn't very good, it was very basic, with small bedrooms, and while it was clean and the staff were friendly, I wouldn't say it was a 4 star hotel. The food was very poor quality and apart from the first night and Christmas night, we ate out at our own additional expense - the advantage to this was that we enjoyed some very good Italian food. There weren't enough waiting or bar staff for the amount of guests in the hotel. There wasn't a table for us in the dining room on our first evening, so we had to wait while one was laid for us - so not a great start to our holiday. Our tour manager, Guilana, was very informative at all the right times, a good assert to Newmarket Holidays.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 06 January 2016

We are very sorry to learn that you were not fully satisfied with your holiday. If you would like to contact our Customer Relations Department with any specific issues of complaint, they will be happy to investigate them on your behalf.

(8 out of 10)


st. neots Couple
Tour manager (Juiliana) was excellent.
Hotel was adequate but had no provisons for persons in a wheelchair ie. no walk in shower and no handrails in bedroom/bathroom.
Hotel food was poor, below what should reasonably be expected. Service was very slow.
The walking tour of Naples was poor. We did a lot of walking but were shown very little.
Tour along Amalfi Coast on Christmas Day was very good.
Coach drivers all very helpful in loading/unloading my wife's wheelchair.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2015
Published on: 13 January 2016
(6 out of 10)


Kingston-upon-Thames Couple
Nice location - shame about the hotel, especially its rather poor food, and in particular the very disappointing Christmas dinner.

One piece of advice for both future travellers, and for Newmarket's planning, would be to exclude the trip to Naples (especially on Christmas Eve) - it is an unmitigated dump. Instead include a trip to Herculaneum.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2015
Published on: 13 January 2016

Hi Anthony, we are sorry to learn that you were disappointed with aspects of your stay at the Hotel Ascot. As we are sure you can appreciate, food is a very subjective issue but your feedback has been passed to the relevant team so that they can look at any other comments received. Your thoughts about the itinerary are appreciate, we are always looking at how to improve our tours whenever possible.