Classical Rome and Sorrento
This ever popular two-centre tour takes you on a journey of discovery of the history and legend of the enchanting, cosmopolitan capital Rome, with it’s rich heritage of art treasures and inspiring architecture and the beautiful southern city of Sorrento, set on the headland above the picturesque Bay of Naples.
You will visit a fantastic range of stunning sights and cultural treasures in and around each city, including the historic sites of the Catacombs and Pompeii with a full day enjoying the splendid scenery of the Amalfi Coast.
Day 1 - Depart on a morning flight to Rome. On arrival you will be met by our local representative for the transfer by private coach to your hotel, with free time prior to dinner.
Day 2 - Full day guided tour of Rome, including the Piazza del Popolo, with views of the full length of the Via del Corso, undoubtedly Rome’s most famous street, the Piazza di Spangna with the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, the famous Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Afternoon visit to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Return to the hotel in time for dinner, which will be taken in a local restaurant.
Day 3 - Half day visit to the Vatican City including the Vatican Museum, which incorporates the Sistine Chapel and continuing to St Peter’s Basilica, with an opportunity to ascend the famous dome. Afternoon free for individual sightseeing and shopping. Dinner is taken in a local restaurant.
Day 4 - Depart for Sorrento with an en-route visit to the Catacombs. Afternoon free for individual sightseeing and shopping. Return to the hotel for dinner, which will be in a local restaurant.
Day 5 - Half day guided tour of Pompeii, perhaps the most famous ruins in the world. Return to Sorrento with a free afternoon for individual sightseeing. Dinner will be taken in a local restaurant.
Day 6 - Full day excursion starting at Herculaneum, and continuing on to Vesuvuis, where a 30 minute walk along a steep path leads to the rim of this great mountain. You will return to Sorrento in time for dinner.
Day 7 - Full day excursion to Paestum via Amalfi and Ravello along the Via Amalfitana, one of the finest coastal drives in Italy, affording constantly changing views of the landscape. You will return to Sorrento in time for dinner.
Day 8 - Free time for last minute shopping and sightseeing before your return afternoon flight to the UK.
The order of the itinerary may be changed to account for local conditions. The above itinerary is flexible, and can be changed to include any visits of particular interest to your group. Additional days can be added at your request.
This tour is based on 4 star hotels in a central location.
If you wish to include either a higher or lower standard of accommodation within your itinerary, we will be happy to provide you with a tailor-made tour quotation based on your request.
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Flights are available daily from London Heathrow returning from Naples to London Gatwick with British Airways. The flight to Rome takes 2hrs 20mins and the return journey from Naples takes 2hrs 55mins. Some indirect regional departures are also available. All flights and accommodation are subject to availability. For peak season dates we strongly recommend that you book early.