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Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri - 7 Nights
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Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri - 7 Nights

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The Sorrento Peninsula is a popular holiday destination, positioned close to Naples in Campania, offering some of southern Italy’s most famous sights. The unique landscape of hills and valleys is adorned with scented lemon orchards and silvery olive groves, with dramatic cliff tops giving way to picturesque fishing villages.

Overlooking the scenic Bay of Naples, it is the perfect location for a touring holiday, with easy access to the spectacular Amalfi Drive, the charming town of Sorrento, the romantic island of Capri and the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

The old town of Sorrento is a labyrinth of atmospheric cobbled streets, filled with interesting shops, characterful bars, historic churches, pavement cafés and tiny alleyways. 

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates.

 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro
Local Time
Ireland/UK time +1
Passport

A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.

Airport

The transfer from Naples airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour depending on traffic.

Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

Pizza was invented in Naples, and for 300 years its people have cherished their Margherita (tomato, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil & basil) and Marinara (tomato, olive oil, garlic & oregano). Pasta or risotto with fresh seafood are also popular and delicious. The Campania region produces excellent wines, including include the fruity white Greco di Tufo and the lighter Fiano di Avellino, while red wine lovers will enjoy a glass of Taurasi. A chilled glass of Limoncello, made from juicy local lemons, is a great way to end a meal!

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing
  • Positano by John Steinbeck
  • The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler
  • The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe
  • Love is all you need (film, 2013) starring Pierce Brosnan

Holiday highlights

Sorrento Town
Set on a spectacular headland, Sorrento boasts wonderful views across the Bay of Naples to Capri and Ischia. The town’s historic quarter radiates from Via San Cesareo, where there’s excellent shopping and a host of restaurants and pavement cafés. Further highlights include the peaceful cloisters of San Francesco, the Duomo (cathedral), the Correale Museum and atmospheric Marina Grande, the original fishing village at sea level.
Capri
This idyllic island is home to rare birds, historic churches, magnificent villas and fashionable hotels and has been a playground for film stars and holiday makers for centuries. Chic Capri town is located on a plateau, high over the sea. You will have free time to explore the pedestrianized maze of small lanes, lined with designer shops and stylish hotels. During the day, the light dips the island into different colours and enchants the viewer.
Amalfi Coast
The winding road from the Sorrento Peninsula to Amalfi is one of Europe’s most scenic routes, with views over the pretty village of Positano, Capri and the Galli Islands. The former maritime superpower of Amalfi is today a welcoming resort town, with a beautiful cathedral dedicated to Sant’Andrea.
Mount Vesuvius
One of the few active volcanoes left in Europe, Mount Vesuvius offers great hiking trails and spectacular views. Infamous for destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, it is now a national park and a walker’s paradise. Day trips can be arranged from Sorrento and are dependent on weather.
Inlaid Woodwork
Sorrento has a proud tradition of handcrafted 'Intarsio', or marquetry. You can see fine examples of it, including heirloom furniture, at the Bottega della Tarsia Lignea Museum. There are several showrooms and shops in Sorrento where you can buy smaller inlaid woodwork items such as pretty music boxes.

Practical Information for this holiday

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Italy

Morning

Travel to Italy

Upon arrival in Naples, you will be met at the airport by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. 

Afternoon

Welcome Drink & Leisure Time

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival at your hotel. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of your group and to pick up plenty of tips and information from your local guide. 

Day 2 - Capri

Full Day

Capri

After breakfast, depart your hotel for Sorrento’s port. Travel by hydrofoil to the enchanted island of Capri, renowned for its beauty and the clear blue sea that surrounds it. Stroll through Capri town, visit the famous Augustus Gardens and admire the incredible views. There is plenty of free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch, a swim in the sea or a visit to the famous Blue Grotto, before returning to your hotel for dinner.  

Day 3 - Sorrento & Pompeii

Morning

Guided Tour of Sorrento Town

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Sorrento Town, followed by free time to explore at your own pace. 

Afternoon

Guided Tour of the Pompeii Excavations

In the afternoon, you will visit the excavations of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. There will be a guided tour of the excavations, explaining how time was frozen in the year 79AD for the 25,000 residents of Pompeii, when the great Mount Vesuvius erupted.  

Day 4 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today is free to spend at your leisure in Sorrento. (For those staying in hotels not based in Sorrento town a transfer to and from the centre will be provided).    Piazza Tasso is the hub of the town, where you can view the lovely Baroque Church del Carmine Maggiore, and the 18th century mansion, Palazzo Correale. From here you can visit the Basilica of St. Antonino, the town’s patron saint; and the pretty historic quarter is close by, with plenty of cafés, shops and interesting small streets to discover.   Sorrento’s fishing village, Marina Grande, is the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch and maybe a refreshing dip in the sea!  A day quickly flies in the town while chit-chatting with the locals and shopping for souvenirs and local specialities.  

Day 5 - Amalfi Coast

Full Day

Amalfi Coast

On this magical guided excursion, you will travel along the Amalfi Coast, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and pastel coloured villages, perched over the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. After a stop at picture-perfect Positano to drink in the view, you’ll continue to the lovely maritime town of Amalfi, and on to the hilltop village of Ravello. Visits to the Cloister of Paradise in Amalfi and Villa Rufolo in Ravello are included. 

Day 6 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today is a free day, for relaxing or independent sightseeing on the Sorrento Peninsula. Your guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests. 

Day 7 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today is another full day at leisure, to take in those amazing views, go shopping, enjoy a delicious ‘gelato’ or two and practice your Italian! There are many charming towns and villages around the Sorrento peninsula that can be reached by public transport. Your guide will be happy to advise you. 

Day 8 - Return Home

Morning

Return Home

Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to the unforgettable Sorrento Coast. After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

"We had an amazing time."

Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we had an amazing time. Our guide "Josie" was brilliant, she was always available to help in whatever way she could... In total, to say that we were well looked after is an understatement!.. Finally I would like to say a huge thank you to all concerned in the arranging of our holiday and look forward to travelling with you again soon!

William O'Reilly, Kildare. June 2014
"Marvellous job organising these trips."

Dear Travel Department My mother and I have recently returned from the Sorrento/Capri/Amalfi Coast holiday… It was our second time to travel with you and we just have to tell you that you really do a marvellous job organising these trips. We loved every minute of it… We look forward to travelling with you again and thank you for making our summer holiday so lovely.

Rhona & Patricia Greene, Dublin. August 2013
"Fantastic holiday from start to finish."

Myself and my wife visited Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri … We stayed at the moon valley hotel...we had a fantastic holiday from start to finish...the trips and the guides where fantastic/ hotel was wonderful with great food and extremely pleasant staff....I would strongly recommend this holiday to anyone thinking about doing it.

Derek Fitzgerald, Dublin. April 2014
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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Grand Hotel Moon Valley 4

Situated on the winding coast road overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, Grand Hotel Moon Valley is an ideal base for a holiday on the Sorrento Peninsula and visits to historic Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri. On free days, avail of the complimentary s... read more read more read more

Situated on the winding coast road overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, Grand Hotel Moon Valley is an ideal base for a holiday on the Sorrento Peninsula and visits to historic Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri. On free days, avail of the complimentary shuttle and local train service to discover the charms of nearby Vico Equense and Sorrento’s town centre. With so many options to enjoy, be sure to take some time to relax and admire the awe-inspiring views from the hotel’s impressive pool terrace and shaded gardens. The hotel is not suitable for those with restricted mobility or walking difficulties.

*Standard rooms are included in the holiday price. A supplement applies for rooms with sea view. A discount applies for Economy Annexe rooms, in a two storey building in the hotel grounds. (please see ‘More details and book’).

Hotel address
Grand Hotel Moon Valley
Via Caulino 5,
Seiano di Vico Equense 1,
Penisola Sorrentina
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Ascot Hotel 3 Superior

The family-run Hotel Ascot is ideally situated within a few minutes’ walk of Sorrento’s main square, with its famous bars and restaurants, and on the main street which features a host of shops and boutiques. Hotel Ascot offers friendly service, comfortable accommodation and an id... read more read more read more

The family-run Hotel Ascot is ideally situated within a few minutes’ walk of Sorrento’s main square, with its famous bars and restaurants, and on the main street which features a host of shops and boutiques. Hotel Ascot offers friendly service, comfortable accommodation and an ideal base from which to explore all of the attractions Sorrento has to offer.

Hotel address
Ascot Hotel
Via Caulino 5
80067 Sorrento
Napoli
Sorrento
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Hotel Metropole Sorrento 3

Hotel Metropole is located in scenic Capo di Sorrento, just 1km from Sorrento’s main street which can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, or by means of a regular local bus service. The hotel’s spacious terraces, surrounded by greenery, offer enchanting views of the Bay of Na... read more read more read more

Hotel Metropole is located in scenic Capo di Sorrento, just 1km from Sorrento’s main street which can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, or by means of a regular local bus service. The hotel’s spacious terraces, surrounded by greenery, offer enchanting views of the Bay of Naples. Decorated in traditional style, Hotel Metropole has a relaxing ambience and is an ideal base from which to explore all of the attractions the Sorrento Peninsula has to offer.

Please note that this hotel is on an elevated site and has steps within the property, therefore it is not recommended for those with reduced mobility.

Hotel address
Hotel Metropole Sorrento
Via Nastro Verde 2
80067 Sorrento
Italy
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Hotel Villa Igea 3

The scenic hilltop village of Capo di Sorrento is where you’ll find the family-run Hotel Villa Igea. Guests can enjoy stunning views over the bay of Naples from the attractive garden and pool area, while Sorrento’s historic centre (3km) can be reached by means of the hotel shuttl... read more read more read more

The scenic hilltop village of Capo di Sorrento is where you’ll find the family-run Hotel Villa Igea. Guests can enjoy stunning views over the bay of Naples from the attractive garden and pool area, while Sorrento’s historic centre (3km) can be reached by means of the hotel shuttle or a frequent public bus service. Close by at sea level lies Queen Giovanna’s Baths, a beautiful rocky cove that is also home to the ruins of a Roman Villa. Due to the elevated location and steps within and around the property, Villa Igea is not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

Hotel address
Hotel Villa Igea
Via Capo 96
80067 Sorrento
Naples Italy
Sorrento Coast
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Hotel Majestic Palace 4

Perched over the magnificent Bay of Naples, in a leafy street in Sant Agnello di Sorrento, lies the traditional-style Hotel Majestic Palace. Just a few minutes away on foot there’s a tiny bathing cove, with lift access from the clifftop.  Also in the vicinity you’ll find caf... read more read more read more

Perched over the magnificent Bay of Naples, in a leafy street in Sant Agnello di Sorrento, lies the traditional-style Hotel Majestic Palace. Just a few minutes away on foot there’s a tiny bathing cove, with lift access from the clifftop.  Also in the vicinity you’ll find cafes, shops and restaurants as well as easy rail and bus connections to Sorrento’s historic centre, just 2km away. Within the hotel, guests can enjoy well-appointed accommodation and comfortable spaces in which to relax and chat with fellow holidaymakers after a day of sightseeing.  

Please note that single occupancy rooms are located on the lower ground floor with an outdoor patio area. 

Hotel address
Hotel Majestic Palace
Via Crawford, 40


Sant'Agnello di Sorrento (NA)
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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