Experience the breathtaking beauty of the coastline where rocky cliffs plunge into the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean. The mild Mediterranean climate, the friendliness of the Italian people and the relaxed atmosphere make for an ideal Christmas location. Walk the streets of Old Pompeii, experience the stunning vistas of the Amalfi Coast, the delights of picturesque Sorrento and the bustle of Naples. A warm welcome awaits at your hotel, the excellently-located Hotel Bristol, that sits majestically overlooking the Bay of Naples.
5 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 Heathrow Airport and your scheduled Alitalia flight to Naples via Milan. On arrival we board our coach and travel south to Sorrento and the Hotel Bristol (4T), our base for the next five nights. A welcome drink awaits and dinner is included every evening.
Day 2 Casarlano
Today is mostly at leisure, during which we enjoy a visit to the village of Casarlano. Each year the villagers take part in tableaux of the nativity and visitors come from near and far to see it.
Day 3 Christmas Eve - Pompeii
Today we visit Pompeii, the wealthy town that was buried in AD 79 by the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. At the time the town had a population of 25,000 people, but it was completely engulfed in two days by this natural disaster. We have arranged for a guide who will bring to life the day-to-day affairs of the town as you walk the ancient streets. We return to Sorrento and our hotel for dinner, followed by musical entertainment.
Day 4 Christmas Day - Sorrento
You are free to relax this morning before having a traditional, festive lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon you may wish to enjoy a drink in the hotel bar or in one of the other grand public rooms, whilst admiring the stunning views. Alternatively, you could take a gentle stroll around this charming town before dinner.
Day 5 Boxing Day - Naples
Today we enjoy a walking tour of Old Naples - highlights include the Church of Santa Chiara, the magnificent Royal Palace and the world famous San Carlo Opera House. Later you can experience the Neapolitan Christmas tradition of a walk along the San Gregorio with its magnificent scenes. A further evening to enjoy the delights of Sorrento.
Day 6 Sorrento - Naples - London
We transfer to Naples Airport for your scheduled Alitalia flight to London Heathrow Airport via Milan. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.