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Capri, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

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£1,224*per person

Overview

Explore the beautiful Bay of Naples

Discover the charm and warm hospitality of the Neapolitan Riviera, one of the Mediterranean’s most highly favoured corners. Stay in an excellent hotel in or close to the famous resort of Sorrento, above the blue bay of Naples. Enjoy four wonderful guided excursions, visit historic Naples and discover the ruins of Roman Pompeii, where the final moments of the city remain set in stone by the eruption of Vesuvius. Spend a day on the enchanting Isle of Capri, beloved haunt of artists and writers, and sit back in wonder as you take a breath-taking drive along the famous Amalfi Coast, overlooking glorious scenes of picture-postcard perfection.

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Italy, meet your tour manager and board our coach for the scenic journey to the Bay of Naples, and on to your chosen hotel, in or close to Sorrento.
  • Today you're free to rest and relax, either enjoying the facilities of the hotel, or perhaps venturing into the centre of delightful Sorrento. The town, perched upon its cliff-top, seems built between the sky and the sea, and offers everything you might need for an enjoyable stay. Its colourful heart is the Piazza Tasso, pedestrianised in the evenings, when the bars and cafés that surround it become a perfect place to watch the locals meeting friends and strolling through the city on their nightly passeggiata. On the shore, Sorrento's two tiny ports are backed by even tinier beaches and several boardwalks dotted with beach huts and sunloungers. Out on the water, pleasure-craft of all shapes and sizes (and the occasional cruise ship) add to the colourful scene.
  • Today’s included excursion begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring ruins of Roman Pompeii. Destroyed, and yet miraculously preserved, by the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. it was rediscovered in the 18th Century, and since then excavations have continued to reveal more and more of this ancient, once magnificent city where the villas, temples and frescoed houses give a very vivid insight into Roman life. From Pompeii you'll journey around the bay, passing the brooding hulk of the famous volcano to one of Italy’s most colourful cities, the great southern Italian capital, Naples. Highlights of a guided tour here will include Garibaldi and Plebiscito squares in the UNESCO-listed heart of the city, with their fine statues; the San Carlo Opera House, second only in importance to Milan’s famed La Scala; and the Royal Palace. You’ll also take in medieval, turreted Castel Nuovo, and the spectacular view from Posillipo Hill, which rises up above the city, before you return to Sorrento at the end of a wonderful day.
  • One of the most scenic coastal roads in Europe forms the backdrop for today's included excursion. Here, fantastical rock faces plunge vertically into the sea and dizzy bridges span deep gorges while, in contrast, gently-contoured hillsides covered in vines, fruit and olive trees roll away inland. Take in the view above the town of Positano, with its Moorish-style pink and white houses, and enjoy a visit to beautiful Amalfi, a thriving holiday resort with houses rising up the hillsides and a main square dominated by the beautiful cathedral. Whilst in Amalfi, you'll be taken by boat to Maiori, a colourful lively town, which boasts the largest beach on the 50 km Amalfi coastline where you'll find a lovely waterfront promenade with restaurants, cafés, and shops.
  • Rest and relax in Sorrento, or join today’s optional excursion for a fascinating insight into some of the traditions and cuisine of the region. Begin with a walking tour of Sorrento’s oldest quarters, then journey into the countryside of Campania. Your day will include visits to a local wine cellar, an ancient olive press and a working farm, where the region's famous cow's milk mozzarella is still hand-made. There will be opportunities to taste and purchase regional produce, and your 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.
  • Today will prove one of the highlights of your holiday, as you board the jet-foil for the 20-minute crossing from Sorrento to the wonderful Isle of Capri. When you arrive in this famous hideaway of poets and artists, a minibus will take you to the picturesque village of Anacapri on the slopes of Monte Solaro. You will have time to take a chair-lift ride to the summit of Solaro (payable locally) before you continue to the island’s main town to visit the Augustus Gardens, overlooking the Canzone del Mare, former home to the legendary Gracie Fields. 
  • Spend your last day enjoying the surroundings of the hotel, Sorrento and all of its charms.
  • It's "Arrivederci, Italia", today, as you transfer to the airport to check in for your flight home at the end of a marvellous holiday to the Bay of Naples.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • Spend a week in the blissful surroundings of the Neapolitan Riviera
  • Embrace time to meander around delightful Sorrento
  • Visit the extraordinary ruins of Roman Pompeii
  • Discover and explore colourful, historic Naples, one of Italy’s most iconic cities
  • Journey along the famous Amalfi Drive, one of Europe’s most scenic coastal roads
  • Enjoy a full day on the enchanting Isle of Capri
  • Choose to sample regional delights on an optional Campania countryside tour
  • Make the most of your hotel's stunning location, overlooking the Bay of Naples

Our Price Includes

  • Seven nights' accommodation at your Hotel Girasole, Sant Agnello (upgrade hotels are available for a supplement)
  • Guided excursions to Pompeii, Naples and Capri
  • A coach trip along the Amalfi Drive
  • Return flights to Italy
  • Comfortable, coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager, with specialist local guides where applicable
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Accommodation

Hotel Girasole, Sant Agnello -

★★★

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.

Facilities & Amenities
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.

Hotel Eliseo Park, Sant’ Agnello -

★★★★

This hotel stands close to the centre of Sant' Agnello and only five minutes from the sea. Sorrento is a 10-minute walk away.

Facilities & Amenities
The vivid, Mediterranean colours of the hotel's public areas make them a vibrant, welcoming place. The hotel has a lift, a lounge, a bar and a restaurant serving both local and international cuisine. Outside, the hotel's swimming pool is surrounded by impressive gardens.

Hotel Caravel, Sant Agnello -

★★★★

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.

Facilities & Amenities
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.

Hotel Michelangelo, Sorrento -

★★★★

Rooms have been recently renovated, and are tastefully furnished, featuring tiled floors, air conditioning, hair dryer, TV, safe and mini-bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout. Amenities at the hotel include a lovely outdoor swimming pool and two traditional Neapolitan restaurants, which serve different menus every day.

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Other Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.

Combining hotel transfers

We 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.

Special requirements

If 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.

Meals and dining in Italy

Guests 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. An authentic dining experience in Italy can often be a bit different to the Italian food that international tourists might be used to, but it’s one of the best ways to truly appreciate the finer cultural differences of this tourist hotspot. From simpler, but more frequent, courses to regional dishes, here are some points to note when dining in Italy.   The first major difference you’re likely to notice is that the dining experience as a whole is much longer; you’ll enjoy a much more social experience than the average dinner back home with multiple smaller courses spread across a longer period of time. While each meal will be prepared to order, you may notice that dishes are served cooler than you might be used to – Italian dishes are rarely served piping hot to preserve the more delicate flavours of each ingredient and to provide a more enjoyable dining experience. The final thing to bear in mind is that it may be tricky to find Italian classics in the same form as they are at home. For instance, while Spaghetti Carbonara is a staple in historic Rome – and made traditionally using egg yolks rather than cream – you’ll often find it replaced with a wild boar ragù in Tuscany.

Disabled access

The 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 tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € 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.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, 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 Advice

Visit 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.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Holiday code

N355

Holiday provided by Newmarket Holidays

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