Sorrento & The Bay Of Naples
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW11276
- Travel Type: Air
7 nights. April 2019 - October 2019. From £639.00.
Spectacular scenery, haunting ruins and delightful resorts
Join us for a wonderful holiday in one of Europe's most picturesque corners: a stunning coastline of colourful towns, historic sites and glorious views set against the warm Mediterranean.
This holiday is based beside the beautiful Bay of Naples, where exquisite towns and villages cling to the hillsides, and overlook the water in picture-postcard perfection.
Perched upon its cliff-top, Sorrento seems built between the sky and the sea. Its beating heart is the Piazza Tasso. In the evenings its bars and cafes become the perfect base from which to watch the locals enjoying the passeggiata down the stylish Corso Italia and through the maze of alleyways.
Just six miles from Sorrento, Sant Agata del Due Golfi enjoys stunning views of both the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno. The village, with its small selection of shops, bars and restaurants, is especially popular with those who prefer the cooler, quieter evenings to the bustle of the main resort.
What the price includesSeven nights' bed and continental breakfast or half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a Newmarket resort-based manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneOutward travel from your selected airport to Italy, and onward transfer to your hotel.
Day TwoSpend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surrounding area. Our Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.
Day ThreeToday's highlight is an optional visit to the haunting ruins of Roman Pompeii, miraculously 'preserved' by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. Having been forgotten for hundreds of years, the city was rediscovered in the 18th Century. Since then, excavations have gradually revealed its magnificent villas, temples and frescoed houses.
Afterwards you'll journey around the bay, past the brooding hulk of Vesuvius to one of Italy's most colourful cities, the great southern Italian capital Naples. Highlights of a guided tour will include Garibaldi and Plebiscito squares, the lively 'Spaccanapoli' quarter, San Carlo Opera House and the Royal Palace. You'll also take in the medieval, turreted Castel Nuovo and the spectacular view from Posillipo Hill, which rises up above the city.
Day FourRest and relax in Sorrento, or join today's optional excursion into the countryside of Campania. Beginning with a walking tour of Sorrento's oldest quarters, the tour will also include visits to a local wine cellar, an ancient olive press and a working mozzarella farm, where the cheese is still hand -made. There will be opportunities to taste and purchase regional produce, and the day will also include a scenic drive through some of the Sorrentine peninsula's smaller towns, where spectacular views of the due golfi - Naples and Salerno - add to the enjoyment of the day.
Day FiveWith its immense cliffs and dizzy bridges spanning deep gorges, the Amalfi Drive is among Europe's most scenic coast roads. Experience the unforgettable view above Positano's colourful Moorish-style houses, and visit beautiful Amalfi and Ravello, with its alleys, stairways and roofed passages clinging to the mountainside, on this optional excursion.
Day SixOn today's optional excursion we cross to Capri, the magical 'Isle of Dreams'. Enjoy the spectacular views from Villa San Michele in Anacapri, take a chair-lift to the summit of Solare (payable locally) and visit the island's main town to shop - or more likely window-shop - at the host of exclusive designer stores.
Day SevenAnother day at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Day EightTransfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home. Back to top
''Well-managed, good service and a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.''
Located in a very quiet part of Sant Agnello, this welcoming and comfortable hotel enjoys close proximity to the enchanting beach. Boasting an excellent range of facilities, the Caravel prides itself on the good service it offers its guests.
Guests can relax and soak up the holiday atmosphere in the hotel's charming outdoor area, or in the numerous entertainment rooms inside. Waiter-served evening meals and buffet breakfasts are taken in the hotel's tastefully decorated dining room, which prides itself on its diverse and seasonal menus.
Private facilities Satellite TV Telephone Hairdryer Safe Mini-bar Air conditioningHotel Girasole
This delightful hotel is located along the Corso Italia, approximately 300 metres from the centre of Sant Agnello. It is approximately one mile from the centre of Sorrento.
This hotel has a bar, a lounge and a restaurant. It boasts a stunning garden brimming with citrus trees and scented flowers, and surrounding the outdoor swimming pool and terrace.
Rooms are traditionally furnished and have air conditioning, hairdryers, TV, telephones and balconies. Rooms with garden views are available for a supplement.Rivage Hotel
The three-star Hotel Rivage, which offers a very warm welcome to all its guests, is set in a panoramic position in the centre of Sorrento, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The resort's shops, bars and restaurants are all a short walk away.
The hotel's four floors are capped by a roof-top swimming pool and terrace that boast some wonderful views. The hotel has a bar, a lounge area, a breakfast room, a snack bar, a lift and a reception. Free Wi-Fi is available throught the hotel.
The hotel's guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has a telephone, a safe, a mini-bar and satellite TV. Rooms with balconies are available for a supplement.Hotel Carlton
This excellently appointed hotel is in the heart of the resort, a mere 125 metres from Piazza Tasso. Shops, bars and cafes, indeed all of Sorrento's attractions, are close at hand.
These include a large, outdoor swimming pool, sunbeds (payable locally) and sun terrace set in beautiful gardens, a bar and lounge area, a reception, a lift and a breakfast room. The hotel is air-conditioned throughout. The hotel does not serve evening meals.
All of the well-appointed rooms offer private facilities, telephones, radios, satellite TV and safes. Twin rooms with balconies, and twin rooms with balconies and sea views, are available for a supplement.Hotel Villa Igea
Situated along the Gulf of Naples, this family-run, three-star hotel is located in a quiet area approximately three miles from the heart of Sorrento. A regular bus service into town stops beside the hotel.
The hotel has a bar, lounge area, 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. The hotel's large outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing area are located in the hotel's gardens.
Each of the 65 rooms has private facilities, air conditioning, a balcony, a telephone, a hairdryer and satellite TV.Villa di Sorrento
''A small, friendly hotel offering a very warm welcome and ideally situated for guests to enjoy the many facilities Sorrento has to offer.''
Ideally situated at the heart of the action, this small and traditional hotel is near to all the amenities you may need. The owner-manager is the welcoming Nino, whose family have lovingly run the hotel for many years, and who will ensure you have an enjoyable stay.
The elegantly furnished public areas include a a cosy lounge area for guests to relax in.Back to top
Meals in ItalyGuests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.
Entrance feesSince some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Italian hotel room taxSome regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.
Airport development feesAn Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between GBP5 and GBP10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top