Overlooking the Bay of Naples, the beauty of Sorrento, the ‘land of lemon groves’, once inspired literary masters such as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, as well as the famous German composer Richard Wagner, and enchants travellers to this day. This wonderful holiday also reveals the delights of Italy’s most celebrated shoreline, the Amalfi Coast, the stunning town of Amalfi itself and Pompeii, Europe’s most compelling and insightful archaeological site.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Naples. On arrival, transfer to our base just outside Sorrento for the next seven nights - Grand Hotel Hermitage (4T) or Grand Hotel Vesuvio (4T).
Day 2 Sorrento
Today is free to acquaint yourself with your surroundings in this beautiful part of the world.
Day 3 Pompeii
We visit Pompeii, the wealthy Roman town that was buried in AD 79 by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We have arranged a guide who will bring to life the day-to-day affairs of the once thriving town. Many household items were preserved within the walls that were buried in the thick layers of ash and lava, providing significant proof of Roman customs, trades and art. Even the walls themselves offer much information, with shop signs and graffiti with messages of electoral propaganda. To enhance your visit, you will be provided with your own audio headset.
Day 4 Amalfi Coast
Today we journey along one of the world’s most spectacular routes, the Amalfi Coast. The 50km stretch of stunning coastline winds its way along the Sorrentine Peninsula from Sorrento to Salerno with breathtaking vistas of land and seascapes. We include entrance to the Villa Rufolo, the historical and cultural centre of Ravello, where you can admire the attractive cascading gardens. Originally a watch tower, there are glorious views from its terrace over the Amalfi Coast.
Days 5-7 Sorrento
The days are yours for your own explorations of the labyrinth of cobbled streets in civilised Sorrento. Find tasteful souvenirs in the fine old shops offering ceramics and lacework, and watch the world go by from the pavement table of a relaxed café. If you fancy a break from town life, why not relax on a sandy shore or trek some of the 150 miles of trails that cross the entire Sorrento coast to discover enchanting places rich in history and spectacular view points over the Bay of Naples, plus lemon groves, olive groves and landscapes populated by Mediterranean scrub and birds of prey. You may also choose to fill your days with an optional excursion or two. Maybe take a boat to Capri; the idyllic island has enchanted Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and illustrious celebrities, or venture to Mount Vesuvius, the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted in the last 100 years.
On day 6, the evening will be spent on our final excursion to a local musical show - you will be singing Funicili Funicula all the way home.
Day 8 Sorrento - Naples - London
Today we board our coach for the journey to Naples Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
• This tour visits places with cobbled streets and uneven terrain and may therefore not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
• The order of excursions may be subject to change.
• In many cities in Italy, a room tax of between €1-5 is applicable, per person per night. From 2018 this is not included in your holiday cost and is payable directly to the hotel on check-out.
Pre book your day trip to the small island of Capri, set in the idyllic turquoise sea just off of the Neapolitan coast. After the catamaran or hydrofoil crossing from Sorrento, you will arrive in the enchanting town of Capri where you will be accompanied by a local guide. Soak up the atmosphere in the famous piazzetta, Capri’s main square, and take a relaxing walk through the gardens of Emperor Augustus. Please note day of operation may change due to weather conditions.