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Book our eight day Sorrento and the Bay of Naples Escorted Tour for an insight into one of Italy’s most stunning regions. Relax and enjoy the tour as knowledgeable guides show you around the area and take you to see charming coastal towns, world famous historical sites and iconic mountains.

Get to know the stunning city of Sorrento which is nestled in the Bay of Naples. Marvel at its elegant Baroque architecture and cobbled alleys full of shops and restaurants. Enjoy a tour of Sorrento and sample some of the city’s delicacies while you explore, then visit some of the most charming towns along the Amalfi Coast, as well as day trips to Capri and Pompeii. This is the ideal trip for couples who want to get to know this beautiful and iconic region of Italy.

What's included:

  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • English speaking guide
  • Excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Walking tour of Sorrento with ice cream, limoncello, pizza and olive oil tastings
  • Welcome drink on day of arrival
  • Excursion to Capri

What's not included: 

  • Tourist tax
  • Optional boat tour to the Blue Grotto
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to Amalfi Cloister (approx. €3 per person), Villa Rufolo in Ravello (approx. €7 per person), Pompeii (approx. €16 per person) and Vesuvius (approx. €10 per person)

Please be advised that our escorted tours are dependent on minimum numbers. The minimum numbers on all tours is 6. Please speak to our Italy experts for more information.

Due to the amount of walking and steps involved with this tour, it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Tour departures

2020 Departure dates.

  • 15 May 2020
  • 11 June 2020
  • 03 September 2020
  • 01 October 2020

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

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Sorrento

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Map of Day 1: Sorrento

Arrive in the picturesque city of Sorrento and check into your hotel – the Imperial Hotel Tramontano. The grand Imperial Hotel Tramontano is a four-star property, perched on the clifftops overlooking the Bay of Naples. Throughout its history, the hotel has hosted an array of celebrity authors including Shelley, Byron and Keats. Settle into this historic property and take in the gorgeous views across the bay from the terrace, with a glass of local wine in hand. You may want to take this time to explore your local surroundings too, as the hotel sits just minutes away from the town’s main piazza.

Day 2: Sorrento

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Map of Day 2: Sorrento

Spend the day exploring Sorrento, marvelling at its elegant architecture in the shade of tropical citrus trees, and discovering its fascinating history. Founded by the Greeks in the 6th Century BC, it has been ruled by several empires, including the Samnites, the Romans and Byzantines, and includes a fascinating mix of cultural heritage.

Explore the town’s winding streets and meander through its atmospheric piazzas. Along the way, enjoy the chance to sample some of the city’s most delicious produce, including pizza, gelato and Sorrento’s famous limoncello, a liquor made from its zesty lemons.

Day 3: Sorrento - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento

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Map of Day 3: Sorrento - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento

After a traditional Italian breakfast at your hotel, not forgetting a delicious cup of caffè, you’ll head out towards the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Amalfi Coast. Travel along what is often touted as one of the world’s most beautiful drives, where the road hugs the rugged coastline and quaint villages tumble down the mountainside towards the azure blue of the sea.

First, you’ll pass Positano, one of the more famous towns on the Amalfi Coast with its collage of ice cream coloured houses. Next, make a stop in Amalfi and be greeted by the sight of its grand Arab and medieval Roman cathedral. The last stop on the tour is the attractive town of Ravello, well known for its lush gardens, which cascade down the cliffside like green waterfalls.

Day 4: Sorrento, Free day

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Map of Day 4: Sorrento

Today you’ll have a free day to really get to know Sorrento and explore further or simply relax. Head out to visit one of the city’s top sights, such as the beautiful Villa Comunale, one of the most historic parks in southern Italy.

Art lovers may want to visit the Museum Correale, filled with artwork and historic artefacts from past centuries. Don’t miss a visit to the Piazza Tasso, where you’ll find a magnificent 15th Century cathedral and the rabbit warren of charming streets which branch off it.

Day 5: Sorrento - Pompeii & Vesuvius - Sorrento

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Map of Day 5: Sorrento - Pompeii & Vesuvius - Sorrento

Spend the day travelling back in time in the city of Pompeii on an expert led tour. One of Europe’s most celebrated archaeological sites, Pompeii was buried under a layer of magma from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. In its heyday, Pompeii was one of the most important settlements in the Roman civilization, giving you a fascinating sense of times long gone by. Next you will visit the magnificent peak of Mount Vesuvius, standing at 1,281m high. Make sure you take comfortable shoes and a lightweight jacket (it's quite cold at the top!)

Day 6: Capri and Anacapri

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Map of Day 6: Capri and Anacapri

Today you will take the ferry over to visit the nearby picturesque island of Capri. Take the funicular into Capri town centre and begin your walking tour, which will take you through the main sights. Visit colourful Augustus Gardens and take in the spectacular views of the bay, as well as Piazza Umberto, or The Little Square. This is the ideal place to relax with a coffee as you watch the world go by.

Take an optional boat ride into the magical Blue Grotto, see the ruins of the Roman palace at Villa Jovis, there is also take a chairlift up to the island’s highest peak.

Day 7: Free day

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The last day of the trip is free for you to spend exactly as you please. This is your chance to relax or explore further with one of our day trips.

Day 8: Sorrento - UK

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Map of Day 8: Sorrento - UK

Leave the charming city of Sorrento and get ready to say goodbye to Italy as you prepare for your flight home.

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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.