Contrasts of Ischia and Sorrento
and the beautiful Amalfi coast
Indulge in two distinctive tastes of Italy on this 8-day tour of Ischia and Sorrento. In laid-back Ischia, slow down to the local Italian way of living. Explore historic sites and peaceful beaches, sip aperitivos at sunset and dine in family-run trattorias. On the other side of the coin, explore all the hustle and bustle of Sorrento. You’ll be whisked away to visit the iconic towns of the Amalfi Coast and sip local limoncello with views of mighty Mount Vesuvius across the bay.
Your holiday includes:
5 excursions and visits
- Guided tours of Ischia and Sorrento
- Boat tour around Ischia and Procida
- Lemon grove visit and tasting
- Visit Positano and Amalfi by private boat with cake tasting
- 7 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 14 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 2 lunches (days 2-3) 5 dinners (days 1-4 and 7)
- Portable audio headset system on guided tours
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- All ferry transfers
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Naples - Ischia
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Naples. On arrival, we’ll board our ferry for the crossing to Ischia and transfer to our hotel.
Hotel Solemar (4-star) or Hotel Aragona Palace (4-star), Ischia
Discover a slice of local Italy in Ischia. Just a stone’s throw from the mainland in the sparkling Bay of Naples, the island is regarded as Capri’s lesser-known sister. Quieter, yes. More relaxed, yes. But this volcanic island is just as seductive. It’s host to some dramatic historic sites and a string of soft, sandy beaches - plus there’s over 100 thermal springs which make it a popular wellness destination for locals and visitors alike. We waste no time in getting to know the island on a coastline tour with a local guide today. We’ll stop in Forio; drive via Panza to Serrara Fontana; visit Ischia Ponte, the site of the island’s magnificent medieval Castello Aragonese; and pretty little Lacco Ameno.
Ischia - Procida
If you’ve felt the urge to dip your toes into sparkling blue waters, today might be the day. After a nice, leisurely morning, we take to the water for an island tour by boat around Ischia and Procida. The tiny little island of Procida in the Bay of Naples is a favourite among Italian holidaymakers and there’s a real local feel here. We’ll cruise around the island taking in the pretty sights from afar. We’ll pass Castello Aragonese and sail towards San Angelo to enjoy the views from the harbour. We’ll watch the sunset in the bay of Citara, with Prosecco and canapés. The perfect end to a memorable day.
Ischia - Sorrento
You’ll have the whole morning to yourself today. Perhaps opt for a spot of shopping in the boutique shops lining Via Roma, or spend the morning at the nearby beach. This afternoon we’ll take the ferry back to the mainland and transfer to our hotel in Sorrento; a former converted religious convent in a beautiful setting on a cliff edge. The views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from the restaurant and terrace are breathtaking.
Villa Crawford, Sorrento (3.5-star) (Titan rating)
Cascading down a steep hillside overlooking the Bay of Naples and mighty Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is a web of twisting narrow streets filled with family-run trattorias and gelato parlours. We head into Sorrento today to explore its cobbled streets together. Soak up the beautiful sea views - the view of Mount Vesuvius in the distance - and browse the lively street vendors selling famed Amalfi lemons. After the guided tour, we’ll stop by a local lemon grove to learn about the production of limoncello and local jam tasting.
Feast your eyes on some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic towns as we cruise past the glamorous Amalfi Coast by private boat. On our guided tour, we’ll first visit Positano; a cascade of pretty pastel-coloured houses and steep, winding streets. We’ll then continue to Amalfi, where sun-filled piazzas sit by historic buildings. It’s the perfect place to just sit and look. We’ll stop by a local patisserie for a tasting of the local sweet, ‘delize al limone’ (lemon delight) which is a sponge drizzled in a limoncello-based syrup.
Today is at leisure for you to spend as you please. Perhaps relax around the pool at our hotel and soak up those last views of the Bay of Naples, or maybe potter around the streets of Sorrento. Alternatively, you could join our optional tour to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. With a local expert, we’ll explore the one-time wealthy Roman town of Pompeii, which was buried in AD 79 by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We’ll also make the incredible journey up to the crater at the peak of the volcano. This evening we’ll enjoy a local farewell dinner together.
Day 8 Sorrento - Naples - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.