The Sorrento peninsula and the Bay of Naples is simply one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, attracting visitors for centuries in search of its outstanding scenery, tranquillity and some of the most wondrous ‘sights’ from throughout history. Indeed in the immediate area we have a selection of places to see and visit which stand comparison with almost anywhere in the world.
It has a long and violent history, and invasions by the Greeks, Phoenicians and Saracens have all left their mark – but none more so than the Romans. Even 2000 years ago the attributes of the region were well known with the Emperors Tiberius and Augustus, together with countless members of the ruling elite, having villas here.
Explore the legendary Amalfi coast, with every guidebook proclaiming Europe’s most beautiful, and when you see it, you cannot disagree! Limestone mountains covered with pine forests plunge dramatically into the calm blue Mediterranean. Next it’s Capri, which possesses a deserved reputation as a veritable Garden of Eden – it is no surprise why so many celebrities live here.
The Bay of Naples’ skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius, rising loftily to over 4000 feet and it has erupted in spectacular fashion several times in its history. The most famous of course, was in 79AD when Roman Pompeii, together with many of its inhabitants, were entombed and whose state of preservation today is little short of remarkable.
All in all there can be few places you will find which combine together so much of interest in an area of such outstanding natural beauty as the Bay of Naples. Code: A1.
- Tour of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum brought to life by a local guide, with entrance fees included
- Full day guided tour of Pompeii and Naples Archaeological Museum – including entrance fees
- Full day tour of the astonishing Amalfi coast incorporating visits to Positano and Ravello, plus a full day visit to the stunning island of Capri
- Short orientation walking tour of Sorrento
- Escorted by our experienced tour manager
- Seven nights in a choice of conveniently located accommodation rated three to four-star superior, including all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner
- Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel
Dates of Departure 2020: 8 May, 5 June & 18 September.
Arrive in Sorrento
Walking Tour of Sorrento
Naples & Pompeii
The Amalfi Coast
The price of this holiday is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin room. Single and sea facing rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return flights as indicated, seven nights with breakfast and dinner, airport departure taxes and transfers, all local accommodation taxes and all tours as mentioned and the services of a Riviera tour manager. Please note that the Mediterraneo Hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis.
Included excursions are: guided tours of Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum and Sorrento, guided tour of and entrance to Herculaneum, and a cruise to Capri. Please note that occasionally the opening times of the places of interest vary, and if this happens we may change the order of visits, however, the overall content will not be reduced.
Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months – weather permitting. There will be a charge for swimming pool towels of €2 per towel per day at the Vue D’Or, Villa Maria, and the La Badia Hotels.
From price based on departure in May & may be subject to change.