Sorrento Holidays

Enjoy the vibrant culture and beauty of Sorrento

The Spirit of Sorrento is always welcoming. Find lemon-lined streets and old-world traditions. As artisans sell their handcrafted wares and ceramic goods. Take a trip to the ancient ruins of Pompeii or experience one of the most famous coastlines in the world on an Amalfi coast drive.

Sorrento holidays bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of Naples. Breathing in the lemon-scented air in the cliff-top surroundings of the town, you can gaze across the Bay of Naples to the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Couples can enjoy the small-town feel of Sorrento while getting lost in the backstreets, and trying out local specialities including pizza and limoncello in street side restaurants and cafés. Family holidays to Sorrento are filled with beaches, ferry rides to Naples and exploring the nearby Amalfi Coast. The more adventurous can hike up to the summit of Vesuvius or spend time in vibrant Naples.

Sorrento holidays offer a heady mix of tourist-friendly resorts and a still traditional Italian coastal town. It has all the amenities you could wish for, as well as catering for families, couples and the more adventurous. It retains its artisanal crafts, and is filled with small shops specialising in ceramics, limoncello and leather goods. The aromas of fresh pasta, pizza, lemons and tomatoes permeate the air as you stroll around the quaint streets filled with restaurants and cafés.
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Start planning your Citalia holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

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Discover the best of Sorrento

Travelling with Citalia, you know you're in expert hands. Our years of experience as a leading Italian travel specialist will help you enjoy your Sorrento holiday to the full.

With Citalia, you will discover the best that Sorrento holidays and its surroundings have to offer.  Visit romantic spots such as the Regina Giovanna, a lagoon nestling between the cliffs where you can go for a late afternoon swim and dive into the turquoise waters. Visit the Marina Grande, where you'll find a beach perfect for relaxation, or pay a visit to Nonna Emilia's café perched on the seafront and grab a limoncello or glass of local wine and relax as you take in the views. After a day of exploration, visit the clifftop park known as Villa Comunale di Sorrento, where you can find a bench and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as the sun sets over the tranquil Bay of Naples.

Sorrento is still a lively fishing port and no visit here would be complete without eating at least one seafood meal. The best place to do this is one of the restaurants owned by the fishermen's cooperative which can be found dotted around the harbour. Here, you can be assured of the freshest seafood while also benefiting the local community as you dine in beautiful surroundings along the harbour.

Things to do in Sorrento

Sorrento is, in many ways, a typical Italian coastal town and has the charm you would expect from such an idyllic location. It’s the perfect place to use as a base for exploration on your Italian holiday, with so much to see and do around Sorrento.

Ferries depart from Sorrento to the famous island of Capri daily. The journey takes around 25 minutes and will take you to an island made famous by the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. The equally famous Amalfi Coast, with its thirteen picturesque towns, is only a short journey away. For a lively city full of culture, take a trip into the heart of the city of Naples. Trains leave Sorrento every twenty minutes or so, and the journey takes around 45 minutes.

The more adventurous can take a hike up Mount Vesuvius, the volcano which famously destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two cities are located less than an hour from Sorrento by train. Let the Italy adventure holiday begin! Alternatively, hire a car and explore the beautiful Campanian countryside with its mountains, cliffs and citrus orchards.

Excursions and experiences in and around Sorrento

Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday in Sorrento. Below is a selection of our most popular group excursions in this area.

In addition we can also arrange private tours and experiences tailored to your individual requirements.

To pre-book please call our Personal Travel Planners on 01293 765055*.

Tour Inspiration

Sorrento & the Bay of Naples Small Group Escorted Tour

At a glance
  • Enjoy a walking tour of charming Sorrento and its Italian delicacies
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore the picturesque Amalfi Coast and its famous towns
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Stay in a grand hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples
  • Visit the ancient city of Pompeii and see the magnificent peak of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit the island of Capri
8 days from £1799 per person
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Sorrento Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Personal Travel Planners on 01293 765055* for a bespoke multi-centre.

11 day suggested trip

Rome and Sorrento

From £1449 per person
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  • Immerse yourself in the history of Pompeii
  • Island hop or explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the top sights of Rome, the Eternal City

8 day suggested trip

Sorrento and Capri

From £1479 per person
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  • Drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Explore Sorrento’s lively main square
  • See the stylish streets of Capri
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Flight Information

The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Sorrento. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

When to go

Most people head to Sorrento in summer, when July and August offer very warm temperatures. Hotel room and flight availability can be limited, so we recommend booking early if you can. You’ll also get pleasant Sorrento weather with plenty of sunshine in spring and autumn – plus you’ll find fewer crowds. Some hotels in Sorrento stay open in the winter too, as the weather is relatively mild.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

Our recommendations

Insider tips from our well travelled team
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Erin Bridewell

O Parrucchiano restaurant in Sorrento is a beautiful place to dine, either indoors or al fresco among the lemon trees and fairy lights. I would highly recommend the cannelloni, which was actually invented there – the owners will be more than happy to tell you the story. 

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