Cascading down a steep hillside overlooking the Bay of Naples and mighty Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is the gateway to the delights of the Amalfi Coast. Away from the bustling warren of twisting narrow streets that make up Sorrento’s picturesque old town, we’ll wind along the 50km of stunning coastal road that covers the fabled Amalfi Coast. You’ll also have the chance to roam the lemon-tree clad hills and visit the limestone island of Capri.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your 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).
Today is free to acquaint yourself with your surroundings in this beautiful part of the world.
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.
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.
On day 5 we’ll journey to what is regarded as the jewel of the Bay of Naples - the small island of Capri, set in the idyllic turquoise sea just off of the Neapolitan coast. We enjoy a guided tour and time to soak up the atmosphere in the famous piazzetta, Capri’s main square, or take a relaxing walk through the gardens of Emperor Augustus. This visit to Capri would not be complete without seeing the Villa of San Michele in Anacapri and the spectacular Faraglioni rocks. Days 6 and 7 are free for your own explorations of the labyrinth of cobbled streets in Sorrento. 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. Please note, the excursion to Capri is not included for 2018 departures and will included a local musical show on the evening of day 6 instead.
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.
• 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 per person per night (subject to change), 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.