Pompeii, Sorrento & the Bay of Naples

From $1,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jan 2022 - Oct 2022
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From $1,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jan 2022 - Oct 2022
Tour Overview

Discover the ruins of Pompeii and marvel at Mount Vesuvius from the comfort of your 4-star hotel in the beautiful Bay of Naples.

  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Max Group Size 25

Your Holiday Includes

  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 12 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage 
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Pompeii tour 
  • Sorrento 
  • Lemon grove & limoncello experience

Itinerary

Day 1 Pompeii

Make your own way to the hotel where your Tour Manager will meet you for your welcome meeting that 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

​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 5 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 6 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 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 Tour Manager, 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 travellers as your holiday comes to an end. Meals included: B

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Romana

Hotel Villa Romana is a 4- star family run hotel situated on the stunning Amalfi Coast. Located in the small town of Minori which is home to narrow streets, townhouses, bars, cafes and a sea front promenade. Just 200m from the beach and in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, it is great for relaxing and exploring.

As is in the name, it was formerly an ancient Roman Villa, and this is evident through the classic style and comfort of the hotel. They serve delicious Mediterranean cuisine with seasonal and local produce.

Hotel facilities include; swimming pool, American bar, restaurant amd free Wifi throughout the hotel. Bedrooms are classically furnished and equipped with; direct dial telephone, TV mini-bar, air conditioning, hairdryer and safe.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool (usually open May to October)
  • Sunbathing terrace
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • American pool bar
  • Free wi-fi

Room Amenities

  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite colour TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe

Nearby Attractions

Naples- 56.5 km – 1 hour 30 minute drive approx.

Sorrento – 35.7 km- 1 hour 28 minute drive approx.

Amalfi- 3.9 km- 12 minute drive approx.