Overview

Sorrento - 7 nights

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AMALFI, POMPEII & SORRENTO

A week in Sorrento on the beautiful Neapolitan coastline with included excursions by train, mini-bus and on foot
with a choice of hotels

The Romans were great travellers but their favourite places lay naturally close to home. They chose Sorrento as a bathing resort, influenced by its idyllic location on the Bay of Naples, overlooking the island of Capri, itself the main residence of Emperor Tiberius. Vesuvio’s eruption in 79AD preserved both Pompeii and Herculaneum in contrasting ways, offering a unique insight into the Roman way of life. The Amalfi Drive along the ‘Divine Coast’, one of the most spectacular drives in the world is by special mini-buses which access the centres of elegant Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and do not have to return ‘the long way round’ for larger buses.

Stay in bustling Sorrento with its elegant shops, characterful bars and excellent restaurants. Alternatively choose a historic villa at a quiet location in the Sant’Agnello district of Sorrento, not a conventional hotel but a well-priced ‘guest house’, formerly owned by the author, Francis Marion Crawford and changed by his grandson to a religious guest house of charm with fine views.

Key Features

Classic Resort
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Tour Manager
Central / Historic Hotel

Group Size: 2 - 25
Guaranteed Departure

Special Events

Discover Sorrento

Enjoy a short walking tour of Sorrento, accompanied by a local resident and a wine and cheese tasting; taste an authentic Italian speciality dinner; enjoy an early evening aperitivo overlooking the bay at the historic ‘Foreigners Club’, founded by the first mayor of Sorrento.

 

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Naples and transfer to Sorrento for seven nights at your chosen hotel.

Day 2 A short morning walking tour of Sorrento by a local resident followed by wine and cheese tasting. Time to explore Sorrento independently returning in your own time. (B)

Day 3 Full-day tour along the 'Divine Coast' to Amalfi, one of the most spectacular routes in the world. Travel by special minibus which access the centres of elegant Positano and Ravello. Time to explore Positano, Ravello and Amalfi, then return via the same scenic route rather than 'the long way round' for larger buses. (B)

Day 4 By train to Pompeii for a morning guided visit of this city frozen in time by the eruption of Vesuvius: view the Roman Forum, wall decorations, baths, bakery, theatre and Roman villas. Choice of return train. An aperitvo at the historic 'Foreigners Club' overlooking the bay (Piazzo Tasso Nov). (B)

Day 5 Explore independently or join special optional excursions by minibus (bookable locally): Herculaneum & the Roman Villas. (B)

Day 6 Explore independently or join special optional excursions by minibus (bookable locally): Naples & the Archaeological Museum. (B)

Day 7 Explore independently or join special optional excursions by minibus (bookable locally): the Greek temples of Paestum, Allied landing beaches and war cemetery. An Italian speciality dinner is included. (B, D)

Day 8 Transfer to Naples for the return flight or add a visit to Rome. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Pompeii visit involves three hours walking on uneven surfaces. 

Outdoor pools are normally open from May to September. 

Air-conditioning in bedrooms may not operate from April to mid-June and mid-September to October depending on local conditions.

2020

Wednesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Villa Crawford 
British Airways from Gatwick/easyJet from Stansted/Jet2 from Manchester

Date Price
July 1 £1045
August 26 £1095
September 9 £1095
September 16 £1095
October 7 £895
October 21 £945

2021

Wednesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Villa Crawford 
British Airways from Gatwick/easyJet from Stansted/Jet2 from Manchester

Date Price
April 14 £945
May 5 £1045
May 12 £1045
May 19 £1145
June 9 £1045
June 30 £1045
August 25 £1095
September 8 £1095
September 15 £1095
October 6 £895
October 20 £895

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Double room for sole use 
(Garden View) £345 
(Oct 2020 & Apr/Oct 2021 £245)

Accommodation Upgrades

Villa Crawford
Sea View £65
Single Sea View £345 
(Oct 2020 & Apr/Oct 2021) £245)

Hotel La Pergola
Double room for sole use (Apr/May/Oct) £345
(Jun/Jul £395; Aug/Sep £445)

Eliseo Park (on half board) £145
Double for sole use £495 
(May/Aug/Sep £545)

Hotel Isabella £175
Double room for sole use £595

Hotel Antiche Mura £695
Double for sole use £995
(Apr 2021 £545)
(21 Oct 2020 & Oct 2021 £695)
Balcony £195 (Jun - Oct 7 2020 & 2021 £225)
(Apr - Oct 2021 £195)

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £195
Jet2 from Manchester - nil (£100 in Sept)

Extension Options

Rome Extension - 4 nights
Casa per Ferie - £695
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (limited availability)

Starhotels Michelangelo £995
Single supplement £445

Available on these departure dates:
Aug 26, Sep 16, Oct 21

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £39 
Departure transfer add £39

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, entrance fees, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
An accommodation tax is payable locally by all guests for a maximum of 7 nights. Currently per person per night: Villa Crawford & Eliseo Park €2.00/ La Favorita €4.00/ Antiche Mura €3.00 / Casa per Ferie €3.50 and Starhotels Michelangelo €6 in Rome).

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