Wonders of Rome & Pompeii

7 days from £419pp.


Colosseum

Visit: Colosseum, Italy

Pompeii

Visit: Pompeii, Italy

Monte Cassino

Visit: Monte Cassino, Italy

Rome

Visit: Rome, Italy

Sorrento

Visit: Sorrento, Italy

About the Tour

If you’re looking for a tour with spectacular sightseeing opportunities, then we have the perfect holiday for you. From the splendours of Rome to the fascinating history of Pompeii, and the stunning scenery of Sorrento, there’s something for everyone on this fully escorted coach tour to Italy. See the spectacular monastery of Montecassino, and the historic city Pompeii, where you can join a guided tour and delve into the history of the site. Engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii has laid frozen in time since 79AD. In Rome, see the many churches, basilicas and Roman ruins, including the celebrated Colosseum. On this holiday, we also offer three amazing optional excursions, where you can spend time in beautiful Sorrento, visit a Limoncello factory or join a guided visit to the picturesque Isle of Capri.

Tour Includes


  • 4 or 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel overnight to Italy.

Afternoon arrival in Fiuggi, near Rome, for a four-night stay.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Today you can join our fantastic included excursion, first to the monastery of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict around 529. It was destroyed during World War 2, but today has been re-constructed as a replica of its seventeenth century predecessor.

We continue to Pompeii, engulfed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, where the inhabitants of this small town were literally frozen in time. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour?

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. With a little imagination and the explanations of your guide, it is not hard to get a picture of life in the town all those years ago. An experience not to be missed! (Entrance into the ruins is included in the price of the walking tour).

Alternatively you can explore the excavations at your own pace (entrance at additional cost).

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Rome

Rome

Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion.

The Historic Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful palaces, churches, basilicas, Roman ruins, monuments and fountains. It has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There will be ample free time for you to explore this wonderful city at your leisure.

To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights, including Piazza Venezia, the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy and the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included).

Note: 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
Sorrento

Sorrento

A day of choices today with three different optional excursions available.

You may wish to join our optional visit to the popular Neapolitan resort town of Sorrento where you can spend the full day exploring at your leisure. The town and area have been a popular holiday resort for over 2000 years with all nationalities and is the perfect place to watch the world go by.

If you wish to be introduced to all Sorrento has to offer then join our optional Taste of Sorrento excursion, where you can combine your visit to Sorrento with a guided walking tour of the town and a visit to a Limoncello factory. Limoncello is the signature lemon liqueur of the area, and our visit will include a short tour of the factory and orchard along with a sampling of this famous drink.

Alternatively, instead of spending the day in Sorrento, you can join our optional guided visit to the picturesque Isle of Capri. Our visit takes us to Capri town, famous for its main square Piazza Umberto, which has a pretty white church and several open-air cafés 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, jewellery made from coral and gold, shoes and ceramics.

The excursion to Capri is highly recommended and your place can be reserved at the time of booking at a cost of £95pp.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Free time before leaving for the overnight journey north.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Montecassino & Pompeii - Volcano-hit historical site and famous monastery
  • Rome - The 'eternal city' (two visits included on our 9-day tour)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Sorrento or Capri - Charming resorts
  • Pompeii Sightseeing Tour - See the ruins
  • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the famous ancient sights
  • Castel Gandolfo & Frascati - The Pope's summer residence and historic hill town (9-day tour only)

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (7 days), £79.00 (9 days).

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel overnight to Italy.

Afternoon arrival in Fiuggi near Rome for a six-night stay.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Today you can join our fantastic included excursion, first to the monastery of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict around 529. It was destroyed during World War 2, but today has been re-constructed as a replica of its seventeenth century predecessor.

We continue to Pompeii, engulfed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, where the inhabitants of this small town were literally frozen in time. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour?

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. With a little imagination and the explanations of your guide, it is not hard to get a picture of life in the town all those years ago. An experience not to be missed! (Entrance into the ruins is included in the price of the walking tour).

Alternatively you can explore the excavations at your own pace (entrance at additional cost).

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Rome

Rome

Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. The Historic Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderful palaces, churches, basilicas, Roman ruins, monuments and fountains. It has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There will be ample free time for you to explore this wonderful city at your leisure.

To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights, including Piazza Venezia, the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy and the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included).

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Sorrento

Sorrento

A day of choices today with three different optional excursions available.

You may wish to join our optional visit to the popular Neapolitan resort town of Sorrento where you can spend the full day exploring at your leisure. The town and area have been a popular holiday resort for over 2000 years with all nationalities and is the perfect place to watch the world go by.

If you wish to be introduced to all Sorrento has to offer then join our optional Taste of Sorrento excursion, where you can combine your visit to Sorrento with a guided walking tour of the town and a visit to a Limoncello factory. Limoncello is the signature lemon liqueur of the area, and our visit will include a short tour of the factory and orchard along with a sampling of this famous drink.

Alternatively, instead of spending the day in Sorrento, you can join our optional guided visit to the picturesque Isle of Capri. Our visit takes us to Capri town, famous for its main square Piazza Umberto, which has a pretty white church and several open-air cafés 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, jewellery made from coral and gold, shoes and ceramics. The choice is yours!

The excursion to Capri is highly recommended and can be reserved at the time of booking at a cost of £95pp.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Rome

Rome

Another chance to visit Rome today on our included excursion. Perhaps spend the time discovering the smallest independent state in existence, the Vatican City. The Vatican sits atop the low-lying Vatican hill just a few hundred metres west of the River Tiber. As an independent state, it has its own postal service, newspaper, radio station and army.

See St. Peter’s Square, considered by many to be a masterpiece. The immense square was commissioned as a place for all the Christians of the world to gather, and is the site where some of the most important papal ceremonies take place.

We will endeavour to secure an optional guided tour of the Vatican with included entrance into the Sistine Chapel to see the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Group entrance into the Sistine Chapel is strictly subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo

We journey through the scenic countryside on our optional excursion, to the town of Frascati, located to the south east of Rome. 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. Whilst here, we include a short visit to a pergolato, where you can sample some of the local produce including snacks of porchetta, cheese, olives and wine.

There will be free time to explore the town at your leisure before we continue towards Castel Gandolfo, on the shores of Lake Albano and home to the Pope’s summer residence. Most of the town is part of the independent papal state of the Vatican City, and when in residence the Pope addresses the crowd from the balcony of the palace. (Please note: entrance into the Pope’s summer residence is prohibited).

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Free time before leaving for the overnight journey north.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Montecassino & Pompeii - Volcano-hit historical site and famous monastery
  • Rome - The 'eternal city' (two visits included on our 9-day tour)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Sorrento or Capri - Charming resorts
  • Pompeii Sightseeing Tour - See the ruins
  • Rome Guided Sightseeing - See the famous ancient sights
  • Castel Gandolfo & Frascati - The Pope's summer residence and historic hill town (9-day tour only)

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (7 days), £79.00 (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

2017 Departures

You will stay for four or six nights in Fiuggi, a delightful spa-town south of Rome, at a 3-star hotel such as the Hotel Holiday or Hotel Iris. The hotel will have a bar and restaurant.

2018 Departures

You will stay for four or six nights in Fiuggi, a delightful spa-town south of Rome, at a 3 or 4-star hotel such as the Atlantic Park Hotel or Silva Hotel Splendid Congress. The hotel will have a bar and restaurant.

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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Travel Information

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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