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Pompeii, Sorrento & the Bay of Naples

From $3,099
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Aug 2024 - Oct 2025
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From $3,099
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Aug 2024 - Oct 2025

Tour Overview

Uncover Pompeii's ancient ruins and marvel at the awe-inspiring Mount Vesuvius from your four-star hotel in the stunning Bay of Naples. Few places have captured the imagination quite like Pompeii. As well as discovering this iconic architectural gem, you’ll have time to explore this beautiful area of Italy at your own pace too. From villas with brightly-decorated frescoes to the spectacular amphitheatre, there’s plenty to enjoy for that step-back-in-time encounter. You’ll also explore the lively seaside resort of Sorrento, which boasts stunning scenery as well as elegant shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • relaxing tour Relax & Discover
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts
  • max group size Max Group Size 25

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 12 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Walking tour of historic Pompeii, followed by a guided tour of the archaeological site
  • Explore Sorrento including the lovely main square
  • Lemon grove & limoncello experience

Itinerary

Day 1 Pompeii

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Pompeii

Few places have captured the imagination quite like Pompeii and today we will discover its sights. Our explorations begin with a walking tour of the modern city, visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, before attention turns to the remarkable archaeological site. Pompeii's sheer scale is immense and on our guided tour you will be able to imagine what life was like before Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, smothering the town and its inhabitants in hot ash. As we wander through the streets, we'll see villas decorated with frescos and brightly coloured mosaics, the remarkable Roman baths and spectacular amphitheatre. There are many pizzerias and restaurants located within walking distance of our hotel and this evening has been left free for you to dine out with your travelling companions, if you wish.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Pompeii - at Leisure

You are free to explore further at your own pace today. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful island of Capri. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Pompeii - at Leisure

A further day at leisure gives you more time to explore at your own pace. If you'd like to see and do more, you may choose to join our full-day optional excursion which takes you on a scenic coastal drive to the beautiful towns of Amalfi and Ravello.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Pompeii - at Leisure

Enjoy another day at leisure or join our optional excursion to Mount Vesuvius, which last erupted in 1944. Having admired Vesuvius from a distance so far, this is your opportunity to experience it close up. Dinner will be served at the hotel. This evening, you can choose to attend an optional opera performance of 'The Three Tenors - Opera Arias, Naples and Songs'. Inspired by a performance by Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras in 1994, this breathtaking experience features some of the Italy's finest music.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Pompeii - at Leisure

This morning we offer an optional excursion to the Roman town of Herculaneum which was buried by the same eruption that destroyed Pompeii. We'll enjoy a guided tour of the ruins here, which are actually better preserved than their more famous counterpart. Next we'll visit the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Or if you prefer, you can relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel, which include a roof-top terrace with panoramic views of Mount Vesuvius.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Sorrento

We'll spend the final day of our holiday in the lively seaside resort of Sorrento, which boasts stunning scenery as well as elegant restaurants, pavement cafés and a variety of shops. In the company of your Holiday Director, enjoy the bustle of the main square, stroll through narrow lanes, dip into traditional trattorias and step inside intriguing ateliers.

Limoncello is a popular drink in this part of Italy and we'll visit a family-owned farm where it is produced to find out more. We'll learn about the history of the farm and then take a walk in the garden. As you stand amongst the colourful lemon groves from which the main ingredient hails, you'll enjoy a tasting and learn about the processes used to create this traditional Italian liqueur. Lemon-flavoured ice cream and jam will also be available to sample. You could even join our optional 3 hour cookery class followed by lunch for a chance to learn to cook typical recipes handed down for many generations. This evening we'll enjoy a farewell get-together and dinner in the hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Hotel Palma

Built in the 19th century, this elegant Italian villa has been restored to its former glory and is now a family-run hotel, located in central Pompeii. Hotel Palma is close to the most visited archaeological site in the world. All rooms have a bath or shower, minibar, air-conditioning, TV, safe, and hairdryer. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant serving typical dishes of the region and a 24 hour bar. The hotel boasts a large terrace overlooking Vesuvius, a solarium and mini hot tub (typically open June to September). If you wish to upgrade to a room with a balcony for a supplement please call and our Holiday Advisors will be happy to assist. We also have a small selection of standard rooms with smaller, high windows which can be booked for a slight reduction in price due to restricted views, please call for details.

Built in the 19th century, this elegant Italian villa has been restored to its former glory and is now a family-run hotel, located in central Pompeii. Hotel Palma is close to the most visited archaeological site in the world. All rooms have a bath or shower, minibar, air-conditioning, TV, safe, and hairdryer. Other hotel facilities include a restaurant serving typical dishes of the region and a 24 hour bar. The hotel boasts a large terrace overlooking Vesuvius, a solarium and mini hot tub (typically open June to September). If you wish to upgrade to a room with a balcony for a supplement please call and our Holiday Advisors will be happy to assist. We also have a small selection of standard rooms with smaller, high windows which can be booked for a slight reduction in price due to restricted views, please call for details.

What our customers say

  1. Pompeii was on my bucket list

    "Would do it again. Pompeii was on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint. Felt welcome by all despite that I was the youngest but at least 20 years (I'm 26). Well organised and very informative" - Megan Cook

  2. Research and tested for you

    "Great holiday, always wanted to see Pompeii and Herculaneum and they didn't disappoint. The Amalfi coast was gorgeous. If I was to be asked if I would recommend this holiday I would say yes but to wait until the weather is a bit warmer. I went too early in the season. Just You holidays are expensive holidays but you get what you pay for. You get the rep. the coach and driver and local guides where required. All the top things to see have been researched and tested for you so you know you are going to see what are the main sites without having to do the research yourself" - Martin Dunne

  3. Why I keep booking more

    "Every one of the 21 holidays I have taken with Just You, all over the world, over the past fifteen years, has been excellent and that is why I keep booking more. I do not need to go with any other company, as long as there are countries I want to visit. It was so good to be travelling again after two years of going nowhere during the COVID 19 epidemic. This holiday lived up to expectations and I have now booked two more for later in the year. They enable me to visit many different countries and cultures as part of a group of people of all different ages. As every aspect is taken care of to a high standard, I can relax and feel confident that I will have an excellent holiday. This holiday was my 21st with Just You in the past 15 years" - Alan Jones

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Sorrento cooking class

Sorrento cooking class

Discover the treasures of the Italian land in a cooking class – an experience you shouldn’t miss!
Your lesson will be held in a large kitchen specially designed to make this a perfect culinary delight in the Sorrento Hills. All the dishes are made only with the freshest of ingredients and follow typical recipes that have been handed down for many generations.
Each class lasts approximately 3 hours with an included lunch which will be based on the lesson’s subject.
Generally, menus are composed of: antipasto, fresh pasta, eggplant parmigiana as second course and dessert. Your meal will be accompanied by wine, mineral water and a limoncello tasting.
Minimal walking – Unforgettable experience!
Discover the treasures of the Italian land in a cooking class – an experience you shouldn’t miss!
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Herculaneum and Naples Museum

Herculaneum and Naples Museum

Join us on a visit to Herculaneum, buried after Vesuvius' eruption and considered one of the most evocative archaeological sites. Herculaneum has been painstakingly excavated, revealing some luxurious buildings preserved by the ash, giving an insight into the lives of the wealthy former inhabitants. Its then on to Naples for a short, guided orientation tour and visit to the Naples National Archaeological Museum.
Join us on a visit to Herculaneum, buried after Vesuvius' eruption and considered one of the most evocative archaeological sites. Herculaneum has been painstakingly excavated, reve...

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The Three Tenors performance from Pompeii

The Three Tenors performance from Pompeii

Inspired by the popular Three Tenors in Concert performance of L. Pavarotti, P. Domingo and J. Carreras, which took place in L.A. in 1994, Opera & Lirica Music Academy reproduces this incredible and breathtaking musical experience with its renowned artists. The enticing voices of Stefano Sorrentino, Francesco Fortes e Alessandro Fortunato supported by strings and piano, offer the spectator a spectacular voyage inside the masterpieces of the Italian opera and the Neapolitan songs. An unmissable voyage in the Italian songs history with the powerful male voices of The Three Tenors. A concert full of emotions, romanticism and funny moments.
Inspired by the popular Three Tenors in Concert performance of L. Pavarotti, P. Domingo and J. Carreras, which took place in L.A. in 1994, Opera & Lirica Music Academy reproduc...

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Amalfi Coast and Ravello

Amalfi Coast and Ravello

Get your cameras at the ready for this full-day tour which begins with a drive along the stunning Amalfi coastline. First stop is Amalfi, a picturesque town of whitewashed houses carved into the surrounding mountains.

Due to its incredible popularity there are restrictions along the Amalfi roads depending on the size of the vehicle, day of the week and other variables, and can also be impacted by local weather conditions. To meet these requirements our itinerary will be adapted and confirmed on the day.

After Amalfi we may sail to the harbour of Maiori and continue along the hill to Ravello. Either way make sure to bring along your camera to capture the spectacular views along your journey.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Beautiful Scenery
Get your cameras at the ready for this full-day tour which begins with a drive along the stunning Amalfi coastline. First stop is Amalfi, a picturesque town of whitewashed houses c...

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Capri from Pompeii

Capri from Pompeii

You’ll sail to the enchanting island of Capri, which has been the haunt of the international jet set for many decades. It’s also charmed a Roman emperor or two in its time. On our guided tour you’ll get to see the Faraglioni Rocks and visit the wonderful Gardens of Augustus where you’ll find colourful terraces filled with flowers and the picturesque historic centre of Anacapri. You may also have time to take the chairlift (at extra cost) from Anacapri to the highest point of the island.

Full Day – Moderate Walking - Not to be missed
You’ll sail to the enchanting island of Capri, which has been the haunt of the international jet set for many decades. It’s also charmed a Roman emperor or two in its time. On our ...

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Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

Take an exciting drive up Mount Vesuvius – the volcano that destroyed the town of Pompeii in 79AD, and mainland Europe’s only active volcano. Leaving the vehicle behind you can walk right up to the crater to enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples to each side before peering down into the depths of the crater, where you’ll see a river of solidified lava and sometimes plumes of rising steam.

Please note we recommend to pre-book this excursion.
Take an exciting drive up Mount Vesuvius – the volcano that destroyed the town of Pompeii in 79AD, and mainland Europe’s only active volcano. Leaving the vehicle behind you can wal...

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