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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country Italy
Travel type Fly
Price range From £799
Travel partner Riviera Travel
Duration 7 nights
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Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples

Stay in Sorrento and see the Amalfi coast and historic Pompeii on our escorted tour to one of the best regions in Italy.

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The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room with single and sea view rooms subject to available, at the relevant supplement; please see the accommodation section for further information. The price includes return flights, seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast, all coach tours as mentioned, executive coach travel in Italy, guided tours of Pompeii and Sorrento, visit to Naples, cruise to Capri and services of a Riviera tour manager.

  • Return flights to Naples
  • Seven nights half-board in a choice of three star or four star hotel in Sorrento
  • Walking tour of Sorrento
  • Cruise to the island of Capri
  • Visit to the volcano of Vesuvius
  • Visit to Naples and its Archaeological museum
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • Tour of the Amalfi coast
  • Visit to Ravello
  • Service of an experienced tour manager
Not included
Entrance to Pompeii €11, Archaeological museum €10 and Vesuvius €6.50 (approximate costs, payable locally). Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting. There will be a charge for swimming pool towels at the Conca Park of €5 per towel per day.

If you are over 65, or under 18, under current Italian law entrance to any state owned museum is free for British and other European Union citizens on production of a photocopy of your passports.

Occasionally the opening times of the places of interest varies, and if this happens we may change the order of visits, however the overall content will not be reduced.
Day one

Fly to Naples. On arrival, a coach will take us to Sorrento. You have a choice of hotels where you will stay on a half-board basis.

Day two

A guided walk around Sorrento during the morning and the afternoon free to explore as you wish.

Day three

Capri has long been the most sought-after part of the Bay of Naples owing to its natural beauty. This morning you take the short boat trip to the island and see why it is so adored. You can see the Blue Grotto, explore the shops, take a stroll along the quayside or perhaps have a long lunch.

Day four

Today it’s Pompeii. Much of our knowledge of Roman life has come from here, and on your tour you will see the evident high standard of living. You also visit Vesuvius which affords panoramic views of the area.

Day five

A free day to explore Sorrento at your leisure.

Day six

This morning you drive to Naples and visit the Archaeological museum, housing some of the greatest discoveries from Pompeii and Herculaneum. There is a display of mosaics, giving insight into the way of life and the sense of humour of the ordinary Roman.

Day seven

After breakfast you visit the Amalfi coast. You see Positano, Amalfi and the medieval village of Ravello, full of tiny gardens, statues and narrow streets – the setting for Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ and now the haunt of countless celebrities.

Day eight

Return to the airport for your flight home.
Hotel Villa Maria - three star

Providing all the comforts of a modern, purpose built property. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have a private bathroom, TV and air conditioning. It is in a central location next to the maze-like old town and 500m from Piazza Tasso, the main square in the centre of Sorrento. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and lounge furnished with pastel coloured fabrics. The swimming pool and adjacent sun terrace is the ideal spot to soak up the sun.

Single supplement £199 per person; Sea facing room (with balcony) £89 per person; Side sea facing room (with balcony) £79 per person

Hotel La Badia - three star

Based on the sympathetic conversion of a 16th century abbey, retaining much of the original stonework of this small family-run hotel. Its location is just behind Sorrento, with views of the sea, Sorrento itself, Vesuvius and Naples on a clear day. It is set amongst four acres of its own gardens and lemon and orange groves. By road it is approximately two miles from Sorrento. There is also a more direct 400 metre pathway, which is steep and narrow but illuminated at night. Should you not wish to use this you can either use the free pre-bookable shuttle bus, or the local bus which stops just outside. The hotel has a swimming pool with views of the area. The hotel restaurant serves local cuisine and, weather permitting, you may dine on the terrace overlooking the bay. There is also a bar to relax in after sightseeing.

Single supplement £199 per person; Sea facing room (no balcony) £55 per person

Hotel Metropole - three star

Situated on the coastal road approximately one kilometre from the old town. The hotel, purpose built to a high standard in its own gardens, offers views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. It has already benefited from a complete renovation by its family owners. The public rooms feature typical traditional terracotta floors covered with rugs, Italian high-quality furniture, high arched ceilings and Venetian glassware and are decorated in classic Neapolitan style. The rooms themselves have bathrooms, air-conditioning and have a private balcony. The grounds are a series of terraced interlocking patios bedecked with colourful flowers and plants, where you can escape to a private, shady corner to catch up on some reading perhaps. There is an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, with views of the area. There is local and international cuisine in the hotel restaurant and a lounge and bar.

Single supplement £199 per person

Hotel Atlantic Palace - four star

Situated on the coastal road approximately one kilometre from the old town. Purpose-built to a high standard with all rooms air-conditioned, some offering views of Naples and Vesuvius, the hotel is tastefully furnished with wood and marble. To the rear is an oval swimming pool with whirlpool section, sun terrace and poolside restaurant facing onto a hillside orchard of olive and lemon trees. The restaurant has one of the best chefs in Sorrento.

Single supplement £169 per person

Grand Europa Palace - four star superior

Situated on one of Sorrento’s best vantage points, directly on the cliff-top with uninterrupted sea views across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. Once private villa’s, some of Sorrento’s oldest and most classic buildings were converted to a hotel during the 19th century, set in landscaped gardens. Venetian glass chandeliers grace the ‘coved’ ceilings, fine art adorns the walls, seating is on high backed chairs and sofas, high windows are dressed with flowing pastel-coloured curtains whilst wide corridors are lined with bronze & marble sculptures.

Bedrooms at the Europa Palace are spacious, finished in rich deep colours, appointed with the facilities you expect from a classic four star property with the overall design reflecting the hotels’ epic past. City view rooms (available at a supplement) offer a view across to Sorrento’s main square whilst the garden rooms offer views of the hotel grounds, with both categories only steps away from the hotel's terraces. All rooms are air conditioned with mini bar, safe and satellite tv. Take a lift down to the Hotel's private pool, surrounded by Roman columns and relax on the private lido just steps from the sea and the poolside bar is at hand to serve you a chilled cocktail after sightseeing. The hotel’s enthusiastic and intriguingly named owner, Professor Ercolano (Herculanium) is very proud of his restaurant serving classically executed, mainly Sorrentine cuisine with international dishes too. With views across the bay the setting that has inspired so many has also clearly worked on the Kitchen Director and his brigade of Chefs.

Hotel Vue D'Or - three star superior

Built in a style typical of the region, it has benefited from a renovation programme by the family owners. The lounge, bar and public rooms are very comfortable using traditional tiled floors, wrought iron staircases and chandeliers with original, exposed stonework adding to the relaxed charm which permeates the entire property. The Restaurant is very good quality with the emphasis both on local and international specialities and the rooms themselves are comfortable making use of cool pastel colours throughout with bathrooms, air-conditioning and balconies with views of either the Sorrentine peninsular or the Bay of Naples. Set in its own grounds, adorned by terracotta potted flowered shrubs, what really sets the hotel in a class of its own is its location, set behind the town of Sorrento, on a hillside surrounded by undulating countryside, with views of Naples, together with the Bay, Vesuvius and Sorrento itself. Set less than four miles from the town centre, should you wish to visit the town you can use the hotel's shuttle service or there is a local bus which stops just outside the hotel.

Single supplement £219 per person

Aminta - four star superior

Located on a hilltop, just above the town and three km from the centre, the Hotel Aminta has been built highlighting its position giving a panorama of the Sorrentine peninsula, Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. The pastel décor has been chosen to accompany the natural surroundings. The hotel has a pool, terrace and its adjacent lounge offers you a seat in the “living-room of the world”, whilst the talented chef prides himself on preparing and serving traditional cuisine. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and furnished with tasteful elegance reflecting its status. All rooms offer direct-dial telephone, fridge, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, wi-fi and air-conditioning. The hotel offers a courtesy shuttle bus service to Sorrento town throughout the day and evening.

Single supplement £199 per person. Sea view with balcony £159 per person

Michelangelo - four star

Family-owned and centrally located, just a few minutes walk from Piazza Tasso, the hub of local life, set back from the road and opposite some lemon gardens originally structured around the seventh century stone tower. The rooms themselves are light, spacious and airy with attention to detail. Their elegance makes extensive use of dark woods, local, terracotta tiles and fabrics with air-conditioning and bathroom cosmetics. The lounge has a range of seating, whilst in the restaurant, the talented chef specialises in the local Sorrentine cuisine. The swimming pool is surrounded by geraniums, jasmine and oleanders giving that Mediterranean aroma to the whole scene whilst on the roof there is a sun terrace with sun loungers and views to the sea.

Single supplement £199 per person

Please note: Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting.
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The hotel was excellent, made all the more special by our guide Ann who was quite delightful. Arrangements ran like clockwork, she really took good care of everyone.
Jul 2011
Ms S Conick
We felt we had to write to congratulate your company for the smooth running of this holiday. We had a wonderful time, made even better by your excellent tour managers, especially Matt, a very efficient, helpful and entertaining man.
May 2008
Shirley & John McNally
Our main accolade must be reserved for our guide Adrian, who did so much to make a washed out week enjoyable. I cannot speak highly enough of his friendliness, good humour, efficiency and. above all, deep knowledge of the area and Italian culture.
Mar 2008
Ms J. Dimmock
We've just got back from a very nice holiday in Pompeii, Capri, Bay of Naples. Everything was first class, the staff, the food and the hotel.

Pompeii, Capri and the bay of Naples
Mr & Mrs Horne
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