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.
2020 Tour Departure dates
03 September 2020
01 October 2020
2021 Tour Departure dates
13 May 2021
10 June 2021
09 September 2021
07 October 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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
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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