The Ancient Ruins of Pompeii
Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Amalfi
Perched on the cliffs, overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento provides an ideal base from which to explore this wonderfully scenic area of southern Italy. Our tour includes excursions to nearby Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, the Greek temples of Paestum, a spectacular drive along the dramatically rugged Amalfi coast and a full day excursion to the island of Capri.
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius • Naples • The Amalfi Coast • Sorrento • Capri
Day 1 Fly to Naples where you are met by your guide and transferred to the hotel in Sorrento.
Day 2 Full day guided excursion to the ancient city of Pompeii, buried in AD79 by a volcanic eruption, and to nearby Mount Vesuvius, the cause of Pompeii's downfall.
Day 3 Full day guided excursion to the cultural melting pot of Naples where ancient and modern co-exist in one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. The tour includes admission to the Archaeological Museum.
Day 4 Full day guided excursion, by coach, driving along the famous Amalfi coastal route with its spectacular series of hairpin bends, pretty fishing villages and breathtaking views across the Bay of Naples. Then visit the magnificent Greek temples of Paestum, some of the best preserved architecture from antiquity.
Day 5 A day at leisure to appreciate Sorrento, with its narrow streets and old fishing harbour nestling under steep cliffs.
Day 6 Full day guided excursion to the island of Capri including transfers from the hotel to the port, return hydrofoil and island transport.
Day 7 A morning at leisure before returning to Naples airport for the return afternoon flight to the UK.
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Hotel Gardenia, Sorrento
This hotel is situated in Corso Italia, Sorrento's main street, only 500 metres from the old town. It was completely renovated in 2007 with a new functional layout, elegant interior and exterior finishes in typical modern Mediterranean style. The hotel has a swimming pool, fitness centre, garden with piano bar during the summer season, indoor bar, and TV lounge.
• 3 star • 27 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Naples
• 6 nights half board in Sorrento with:
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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