The Beautiful Islands of Ischia & Capri plus Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast by Air


Ischia

Visit: Ischia, Italy

About the Tour

Explore the Neapolitan Riviera and the idyllic isle of Ischia on this fully escorted holiday. Before we sail across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Ischia, we spend a day in the capital city of Rome, where you can join us for a tour of the city’s most famous sights. We also make a brief stop in the historic town of Montecassino before we sail to the Isle of Ischia. Explore the island's many beautiful sights, from its volcanic landscapes to its golden beaches and pretty towns and villages. Returning to Naples, we spend three nights on the Sorrento Peninsula. Why not spend some free time in Sorrento, or join our optional excursions to the Isle of Capri, or for a breath-taking journey along the Amalfi drive. Finally, before we head back to Rome for our flight home, we also pay a visit to Pompeii and the small historic hill town of Frascati. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Return flights to Rome
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • Escorted in Italy by a Tour Manager
Dates & Prices

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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Rome and transfer to the Rome area for two nights.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Classical Rome

    Classical Rome

    Enjoy an included full day in Rome. See pretty Piazza Navona, with its three fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno, and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed by famous Italian Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and built in 1651 for Pope Innocent X. Our optional walking tour is a fantastic way to introduce you to the city’s array of spectacular sights. We see the beautiful Piazza Venezia, the central hub of Rome in which many thoroughfares intersect. The imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy, dominates the piazza. The Viale di Fori Imperiali starts here, a main thoroughfare, which leads past the Roman Forum and Trajan’s Forum. Although Rome is a relatively compact city, we would remind you that this is a walking tour, not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties and we would recommend you wear suitable shoes for the day.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montecassino

    Montecassino

    We leave Rome and head south to Naples. En route we pause in Montecassino famous for its hilltop sanctuary and the Battle of Montecassino in 1944. We continue to Naples then take the ferry across the Bay of Naples to the island of Ischia, our base for the next two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ischia

    Ischia

    Enjoy a full-day, included tour exploring this beautiful volcanic island, famed for its thermal springs, golden sandy beaches, forested mountains and excellent food and wines. We visit some of the pretty towns and villages that dot the island, and particularly, the beautiful coastline. Spend time in the old town of Ischia and see the extinct volcano of Monte Epomeo.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Ischia and return by ferry to Naples and then continue to the Sorrento Peninsula for a three night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Sorrento

    Sorrento

    A free day in Sorrento today, or you can join our superb optional excursion as we sail across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri. Capri town is famous for its main square Piazza Umberto, which has a pretty white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. Leading off the square are medieval looking alleyways and arcades full of shops selling handicrafts of the island, clothing, shoes, ceramics and jewellery made from coral and gold. Admire the colourful gardens of Augustus (entrance extra), which overlook the famed Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola where Gracie Fields once lived. There is so much to see and do on this tiny island paradise you will be sorry to leave.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Amalfi Drive

    Amalfi Drive

    Enjoy a free day in resort, or join our optional excursion on the breathtaking Amalfi Drive, possibly the most spectacular road in Europe. The winding cliff top road offers breath-taking panoramic views at every bend. We pause above the beautiful town of Positano, before continuing on to Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies. Amalfi was once a prosperous Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous and is now a thriving holiday resort. The unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square. Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi and also Scotland – Saint Andrew. Here you will have time at leisure to explore the largest and most popular town of this coast; boasting medieval architecture and colourful façades. Take the opportunity to enjoy this splendid jewel on the peninsula. From Amalfi we travel to Ravello, which nestles in the hillside and is considered by many to give the best views of the area. Here you can visit villa Rufolo (at extra cost – approximately € 7 per person), which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal. Situated on a ledge over Amalfi, Ravello has been the inspiration for artists and gardeners for many years.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    We leave Sorrento and head to Pompeii. Accompanied by a guide, discover the history and life of the great Roman city of Pompeii, buried in the eruption of 79AD. In 79AD the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the town of Pompeii in about 6/7 metres of stones and ash. Painstaking excavations, which are still ongoing, began in the 18th century and have uncovered a remarkable hidden city. Accompany your expert guide around the town, walking along roads with indents from the passing of chariot wheels and discovering the remains of homes, shops and public baths (entrance to the ruins is included). We continue to the attractive, historic hill-town of Frascati. It is a small, relaxed town with a slower pace of life, cleaner air and a far more casual feel than the nearby capital. Frascati is famous for its villas, in particular Villa Aldobrandini, which dominates the town. Frascati is also famous for its production of white wine. After free time we continue to our overnight hotel in the Rome area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Rome airport for your return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Rome - Capital city with an array of spectacular sights
    • Ischia - Beautiful volcanic island
    • Sorrento - Seaside town on the Bay of Naples
    • Pompeii & Frascati - Historic ruin and hill-town famous for wine-making

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the city's main sights in the company of a local guide
    • Amalfi Drive - Possibly the most spectacular road in Europe

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £249.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for two nights at a 3-star hotel in the Rome area, then two nights on the island of Ischia in a 3-star hotel such as the Hotel Zi Carmela, or similar.

    You will then stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Londra, or similar, in Sant’Agnello di Sorrento.

    Your final stay will be in the Rome area. All hotels have a bar.

    Please note: At each hotel, there maybe a supplement for air-conditioning which needs to be paid locally.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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