Sorrento & the Neapolitan Riviera

12 days from £999pp.


Sorrento

Visit: Sorrento, Italy

Pompeii

Visit: Pompeii, Italy

Isle of Capri

Visit: Isle of Capri, Italy

Amalfi Coast

Visit: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Rome

Visit: Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain

Visit: Trevi Fountain, Italy

Experience the beauty of the Neapolitan Riviera, and witness the treasures of Rome on this breath taking Grand Explorer holiday. Spend five days relaxing on resort or partake in one of our many excursions. Visit Sorrento, on our included excursion, where there’s so much to do. Enjoy great food, meet friendly locals and browse the many spectacular shops. Join us on an optional excursion as we sail across the Bay of Naples to the picturesque island of Capri. Or why not discover the history of the great Roman city of Pompeii and the mighty Mount Vesuvius. Guests can also join an included trip on Europe’s most spectacular road, The Amalfi Drive. Before our tour comes to an end, and we return home, we visit the ancient capital of Rome, and see its many famous sights. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onwards to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue south to the Parma area of northern Italy for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We continue through Italy to the Sorrento Peninsula area for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Sorrento

    Sorrento

    Enjoy a day at leisure in resort or alternatively join our included half-day visit to the beautiful resort of Sorrento. The town and area has been a popular holiday resort for over 2000 years with all nationalities and is the perfect place to watch the world go by. The town features beautiful architecture, many café’s, restaurants and lots of shops for you to explore. A popular souvenir from the area is Limoncello, the signature lemon liqueur. Spend time exploring the narrow streets and harbour area, browse the shops for souvenirs or sit back and relax with a traditional Italian pastry and a cappuccino – the choice is yours.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Today we visit the historic town of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius on our optional excursion. In 79AD the eruption of Mount Vesuvius engulfed the inhabitants of this small town in approximately 6 metres of stone and ash where they were literally frozen in time. 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 then continue to the awe-inspiring Mount Vesuvius. Discover the history of the volcano’s activity. Later, we travel up Vesuvius to 3,000 feet, where you can continue on foot to the crater (there is a local charge of approx. €10 to visit the crater).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Capri

    Capri

    A free day today, or you can join our superb optional excursion as we sail across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri. Visit the fabulous villa of Dr Axel Munthe (entrance extra), a Swedish doctor, whose bestselling book “Story of San Michele” tells of his time on Capri. Continue to Capri town, 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 Coast

    Amalfi Coast

    Today’s optional excursion takes us along one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, the ‘Amalfi Drive’. 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 (entrance extra), 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

    Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rome

    Rome

    We leave Sorrento this morning as we head north towards our overnight hotel in Chianciano Terme. En-route we visit the beautiful Italian capital city of Rome. 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 and the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy. We also see the exterior of the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to northern Italy for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To our hotel in northern France for an overnight stay

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 9 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Sorrento - Charming Neapolitan resort
    • Rome - The eternal city

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Pompeii & Vesuvius - Volcano-hit preserved Roman town and active volcano
    • Isle of Capri - Island of natural beauty
    • Amalfi Coast - Dramatic and spectacular coastal drive
    • Rome Sightseeing - Guided tour to see the highlights

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (12 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 six nights at the family-run 3-star Hotel Mary in Vico Equense, a short drive from Sorrento. A local train allows easy access to/from Sorrento. The hotel’s owner, Enzo, will be happy to show you around his small town. There is a lift, an outdoor swimming pool with sunbathing terrace, restaurant, bar, small lounge and fantastic views over the sea.

    En route stays in northern Italy and Chianciano Terme will be in 3-star-standard hotels.

    Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels.


    Italy

    Hotel Mary

    Mary

    Mary


    The Hotel Mary is a small and friendly family-run hotel that overlooks a little port and the Gulf of Naples, and is only a few minutes-walk away from the charming town of Vico Equense. The views across the bay are simply breathtaking. The hotel boasts 66 comfortable bedrooms. Sea view and balcony rooms are available. All bedrooms have ceiling fan (or air-conditioning), telephone and satellite TV. The restaurant at the Hotel Mary is spacious and bright with beautiful views across the gulf, and offers local specialties together with Italian and Mediterranean dishes served in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. The hotel has a lift, air-conditioning in the restaurant and public areas, a bar, sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool with solarium. The beach at the nearby lido is easily reached by shuttle bus (payable locally) and is only 5 minutes' away, or 20 minutes walking, via a long flight of steps.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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. 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 £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    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 U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers 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 coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV 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.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    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 can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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