Rome, Vesuvius, Capri & Sorrento

  • 9 Days

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

Explore the many faces of Italy on this diverse, Mediterranean adventure that combines the historic and cultural highlights of the ‘Eternal City’ with the scenic splendour of the Amalfi Coast.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 6th April 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Explore the many faces of Italy on this diverse, Mediterranean adventure that combines the historic and cultural highlights of the ‘Eternal City’ with the scenic splendour of the Amalfi Coast.

At a glance

  • Rome Explore some of the historical highlights of the ‘Eternal City’ on a guided tour
  • Mount Vesuvius Stand and admire the views from mainland Europe’s only live volcano
  • Pompeii Wander the ghostly ruins of ancient Pompeii
  • Amalfi Coast Admire the stunning mountain panoramas as you drive along the coast
  • Sorrento Browse the quirky boutiques in this charming clifftop town

Extensions

Sicily Extension for 7 nights 

Rome & Sorrento Extension for 7 nights

Day 1

UK - Rome

Fly to Rome where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 2 - 3

Rome

The Italian capital never fails to delight, offering up classical antiquities and amazing monuments wherever you turn. Your included tour with a local guide, today, showcases the very best the 'Eternal City' has to offer. Wonder at the fountains and colonnades of St Peter's Square and make the most of your time in this glorious city by choosing from our great-value optional excursions, including a dinner outing.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Rome - Vesuvius - Pompeii - Naples - Capri

This morning witness one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights with a short stop on mighty Mount Vesuvius, mainland Europe's only live volcano. After gazing at this natural wonder, continue on to the remarkable ruins at Pompeii. Buried under ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, your guided walk through the excavations lead you past villas, baths and shops. Next, ride a ferry across the Bay of Naples to Capri to stay for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Capri

Spend the day discovering the delights of this tiny island, whose rugged cliffs are peppered with sea caves, including the famous 'Blue Grotto'. Once here, most visitors head for the jetset haunt of Capri Town. You'll find cobbled streets crammed with designer boutiques, shops and restaurants wrapped round a charming main square, La Piazzetta. Join our optional tour of Capri's highlights or enjoy one of the island's lovely walks, discovering its beauty close-up.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Capri - Amalfi - Sorrento

Today begins with a ferry ride back to the mainland and a drive along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Soak up the thrilling views as you travel the hairpin roads of this fabled stretch of coast, passing terraced lemon groves, whitewashed cliffside towns and sparkling bays. Stop in picturesque Amalfi to admire the Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Sorrento

The day is yours to explore the charming resort of Sorrento as you wish. Take in the stunning views from its clifftops, browse its chic shops, relax in its alfresco restaurants or delve into its quaint medieval quarter.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Sorrento - Rome

Today we travel from Sorrento back to Rome for your final night on tour. Take in more of this historical city and visit all the sites you missed or re-visit your favourites.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Rome - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Sorrento.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Rome: NH Villa Carpegna
  • Capri: Villa San Michele at Anacapri
  • Sorrento: Ascot
  • Rome: Holiday Inn Parco Dei Medici

Notes

On certain departures the tour may operate with overnights in Sorrento on days 4 and 5, followed by two nights in Capri on days 6 and 7.

Day 3: Breakfast is included

Day 4: On occasions the crossing to Capri may be made by hydrofoil, which involves baggage restrictions - your Tour Director will explain these if necessary.

Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

Latest customer reviews

8th October 2016

Excellent

4th October 2016

Very enjoyable and stimulating holiday.Excellent Tour Guide and Driver. Also very good local guides on inclusive tours and a nice selection of optional tours and dinners.This made mixing socially with other nationalities a real pleasure.

19th September 2016

Not enough time to see everything needs to be a fourteen night holiday. Forty five minutes to climb mount Vesuvius wasn't long enough also one full day in Capri was too short it could be planned better.

16th September 2016

I also did the extension in Sicily. As above some good, some poor - there were issues as to the structure of outings around Palermo. It might be an idea to seek advice from the Tour Directors, they see at first hand the reaction of their party to events as they evolve. Okay as to ratings - I detest them as pretty meaningless but you ask me to tick something so have done so to satisfy some box-ticking team.

31st August 2016

Whenever I tell friends and family about my trip, they always assume it was a two week holiday! This trip manages to include so many different places and cultural experiences in just 8 days, without it feeling overwhelming or exhausting. A great way to see diverse parts of Italy - the first half of the trip allows you to soak up the history of Rome, Vesuvius and Pompeii while the second half gives you the opportunity to have a slightly more relaxed few days while enjoying some stunning scenery. My only warning would be that I went on this trip in August, and while the weather was beautiful while I was in Capri and Sorrento, meaning the scenery was enhanced, the days in Rome and Pompeii was extremely hot and I couldn't have managed much more than the three days this part took. Perhaps think about a different time of year if you struggle in the heat.

30th August 2016

All accommodation exceeded my expectations and the tour director Claudio was simply brilliant

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