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La Dolce Vita

Experience 8 days of La Dolce Vita with tours to Pompeii, the Amalfi coast, Capri and Naples together with time to relax and explore Sorrento itself and its many attractions. The private transfer to your hotel will provide a tantalising glimpse of places to be visited and views to be enjoyed with cocktails on the terraces. Friends of Sorrento will provide recommendations for restaurants, walks and events based on your personal preferences and will be available to offer advice and assistance throughout your stay.


What’s included

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • Room upgrades and half board options
  • Private transfers from Naples airport
  • Private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Guided tour of Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with wine tasting
  • Guided tour of Capri
  • Optional tours and activities, see list below
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
April to October 2021.
Price from £ 1650.00 pp based on two adults sharing a double room.


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time.


Day Two

pompeii-vesuvius

We start with a guided tour of the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii. It seems a contradiction that the destructive forces released by Vesuvius not only destroyed and preserved Pompeii but also created a very fertile soil which has helped produce beautiful fruit, vegetables and vines. After the walking tour, we will visit a vineyard for wine tasting and lunch.

Evening: Free time.


Day Three

Marina Grande Sorrento

Culture vultures may want an optional morning tour of Herculaneum or you could enjoy a relaxing day to explore the maze of narrow lanes in Sorrento with its myriad of shops and historic buildings. The fishing harbour in Marina Grande provides a perfect end to a pleasant stroll from the town centre and offers a wonderful choice of restaurants along the small beach and promenade. It’s a superb location for an alfresco lunch or dinner.

On the subject of food, why not book an optional Cooking Class in the morning or afternoon and learn some of the secrets for a perfect pasta dish. Play video.

Chef Carmen Cooking School.


Day Four

Amalfi Coast

It’s 9.00 am and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Try to resist the temptation to stay too long in Positano if you want to explore Amalfi and Ravello at a leisurely pace. Recommendations for restaurants will be available and booked if required.

Evening: Free time to continue your exploration of the many hidden gems in historic Sorrento including museums, restaurants, boutiques and tasting limoncello in its many forms, including gelato. Find a spot where you can witness the twinkling lights of Naples across the bay where you will visit tomorrow.


Day Five

Streets in Naples
A guided tour of Naples and an introduction to the fabric and daily life of this exciting and vibrant city with a chance to see its incredible architecture and sculptures. After an authentic Neapolitan pizza you will visit the Piazza del Plebiscito and take coffee at the famous Gran Caffè Gambrinus.

The photographs show the Spaccanapoli (Literal meaning: Naples splitter) which is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city.

Evening: Take a Passeggiata through Sorrento to absorb its vibrant and friendly atmosphere.


Day Six

View of the island of Capri

Another free day to explore beyond the centre of Sorrento and take a walk to Piano di Sorrento or a 10 minute bus ride to Vico Equense and Meta di Sorrento, each with their own attractions. Take a bus in the opposite direction to some of the villages on the Peninsular, including Sant’Agata and Masa Lubrense, and enjoy local cuisine in one of the many trattorias with views of the Neapolitan Riviera. Bus tickets and timetables? Not a problem, the Sorrento office will provide all the information needed and if required organise optional tours and activities, see below.


Day Seven

Island of Capri

Today we cross the Bay of Naples for a guided tour of Capri and Anacapri with opportunities to visit Villa San Michele, take the chair lift to the highest point of the island at 600 metres or enjoy breathtaking views from the Gardens of Augustus. In the famous “Piazzetta” of Capri be amazed by the exclusive boutiques and if time and weather permits, you can take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto.

Evening: Free time


Day Eight

In seven days you would have experienced Pompeii, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri and Naples and perhaps learned the secrets of perfect pasta making, tasted some of the best wines and cuisine in the region. It’s time to relax and just enjoy the moment before your private transfer to the airport.


Accommodation

Corallo Hotel Sorrento

The Hotel Corallo, located in the town of Sant’Agnello, is a 4 star hotel situated on a clifftop with panoramic terraces and views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius and the Sorrentine peninsula. The centre of Sorrento and Tasso Square with its characteristic alleys, is just 2 km away and can be reached on foot or by public transport.

In 1910 this elegant patrician house became “Hotel Cappuccini”, a meeting point for artists and intellectuals such as the great Luigi Pirandello, who stayed here in the 1930’s.

The recent renovations have enhanced an exclusive blend of past and present ensuring the hotel provides a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing holiday.

Other hotels available.


Optional tours and activities

Half day guided tour of Herculaneum
Paestum and the Greek temples
Guided tour of the island of Ischia and the magical Mortella Gardens
Cruise along the Amalfi coast or around Capri
Sunset cruise with cocktails
Cooking class


Further details

To express an interest in this holiday please use the form below or phone: +44 (0) 1446 771220.

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Friends of Sorrento in partnership with Sam Smith Travel

Sorrento + Gardens

La Mortella Gardens

Sorrento’s streets are full of trees dripping with oranges and lemons, tall palms rise above buildings and provide shade for the piazzas. Bougainvillea cascades everywhere and each piece of spare ground seems to support an olive or lemon grove. Flower pots are found at entrances, balconies, rooftops and courtyards and all these add colour to an already colourful town. Add to this parks and public gardens to be found on the Amalfi coast, Ischia, Capri and Caserta and you have the perfect destination for lovers of plants and gardens.


What’s included

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • 4* Hotel in Sorrento
  • Room upgrades
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • Private transfers from Naples airport
  • Amalfi coast with visits to Villa Cimbrone and Rufolo in Ravello
  • Ischia with visit to La Mortella gardens.
  • Caserta Palance and the English Gardens
  • Capri with visits to the Augustus Garden and Villa San Michele
  • Optional tours and activities, see list below
  • Breakfasts, 3 three course lunches, farewell ‘Torna Presto’ dinner
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
Eight days, May and September 2021
Price from £1695.00 pp based on two people sharing a double room.
Group size: Minimum 10 and maximum 18 adults


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time.


Day Two

Villa Rufolo Gardens

After a relaxing full breakfast the day begins with a drive along the Amalfi coast with time to visit ‘picture postcard’ Positano to explore its web of narrow streets with exclusive boutiques and galleries all leading down to the beach. From this level you will really appreciate the beauty of this unique location and enjoy a cappuccino before returning to the coach. Sit back and enjoy the views as you wind your way to Ravello where the garden paths at Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo waiting to be explored.

Evening: Free time.


Day Three

Mortella Gardens

A ferry takes you across the Bay of Naples for a tour around the ‘Green’ island of Ischia including the magnificent panorama of the “Bay of Citara” and a guided tour of the magical Mortella Gardens.

Evening: Free time.


Day Four

Marina Grande Sorrento

A free day to explore the maze of narrow lanes in Sorrento with its myriad of shops and historic buildings or take one of our optional tours and activities, see list below. The fishing harbour in Marina Grande provides a perfect end to a pleasant stroll from the town centre and offers a wonderful choice of restaurants along the small beach and promenade. It’s a superb location for an alfresco lunch or dinner.

On the subject of food, why not book an optional Cooking Class in the morning or afternoon and learn some of the secrets for a perfect pasta dish. Play video.

Chef Carmen Cooking School.

Evening: Free time.


Day Five

Caserta Palace and Parks

A full day to explore the magnificent 18th century Royal Palace (Reggia) which is a listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often referred to as the Versailles of Naples. Spend the morning exploring the grand rooms, some of which have been used for several famous movies such as Star Wars, Angels and Demons and Mission Impossible III.

In the afternoon you can enjoy the park with its waterfalls, lakes and the very famous English garden. Perfect settings for an Italian style picnic which you could prepare the night before from the Patisserie ‘Bar Rita’ which is just two minutes from Sorrento’s main square.

Evening: Free time to explore Sorrento.


Day Six

Island  of Capri

Today we cross the Bay of Naples for a guided tour of Capri and Anacapri with opportunities to visit Villa San Michele, take the chair lift to the highest point of the island at 600 metres or enjoy breathtaking views from the Gardens of Augustus. In the famous “Piazzetta” of Capri be amazed by the exclusive boutiques and if time and weather permits, you can take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto.

Evening: ‘Torna Presto/Come back soon’ dinner in one of our favourite restaurants.


Day Seven

Vesuvius and Bay of Naples

A day for doing your own thing and to take a walk to Piano di Sorrento or a 10 minute bus ride to Vico Equense and Meta di Sorrento, each with their own attractions. Take a bus in the opposite direction to some of the villages on the Peninsular, including Sant’Agata and Masa Lubrense, and enjoy local cuisine in one of the many trattorias with views of the Neapolitan Riviera. The Sorrento office will provide all the information needed.

You could also consider taking one of our optional tours and activities including a mini cruise along the Amalfi coast or guided tours to Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum or Vesuvius.

Evening: Free time.


Day Eight

In seven days you would have visited beautiful gardens and parks as well as opportunities to explore Pompeii, Positano and Naples. It’s time to relax and just enjoy the moment before your private transfer to the airport.


Accommodation

Four star central hotel to be advised shortly.


Optional tours and activities

Half day guided tour of Herculaneum
Half day guided tour of Vesuvius
Pompei and wine tasting
Cruise along the Amalfi coast
Sunset cruise with cocktails
Cooking class


Further details

To express an interest in this tour, please use the form below or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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Sorrento + Shopping

Shopping in Sorrento

A unique opportunity for a group of friends to visit the shops in the beautiful Neapolitan Riviera. Very smart accommodation located in the heart of Sorrento will provide the chance to explore Sorrento’s own range of shops and to visit the boutiques in Positano, the exclusive designer outlets on Capri and of course Naples itself. The air conditioned limousine and your own personal shopper will escort you to a selection of shops that suit your tastes.

Availability
April to October 2021.
Price on request based on a minimum 8 places.


Shopping List

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • Private airport transfers
  • 4 nights BB at a 4 star superior accommodation in central Sorrento
  • Shopping excursions in Sorrento and Capri with personal shopper
  • Shopping excursion to Naples with personal shopper
  • Private Amalfi coast tour with stops at Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit
  • Optional activities for ‘non-shopping’ partners such as golf, site-seeing

Day One

Arrive in Naples, where you will be met by your private limousine which will take you to your accommodation where you can enjoy a welcome drink before a period of relaxation. In the evening some free to start exploring Sorrento where the shops are open from 10 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 10 pm.


Day Two

At breakfast you will meet your personal shopper who will ask about your favourite fashion styles and any specific requirements. Then onto the ferry for a quick crossing to Capri where you will visit the exclusive designer shops for which Capri is world famous. After a break for lunch there will be time to explore some of Capri’s many other attractions before returning to Sorrento.


Day Three

Today gives you the opportunity to relax and discover the breathtaking views of the Amalfi coastline with its dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. First stop will be Positano where you will be able to wander through the narrow lanes which also has a reputation for its fashion boutiques. You continue to Amalfi with some free time for site seeing and then a beautiful drive up to the village of Scala to enjoy a lunch (included) in a traditional trattoria. Finally, you reach Ravello with is spectacular views and enough time to visit the ancient Villa Rufulo and its gardens. Return to the hotel late afternoon for relaxation and an evening of free time.


Day Four

Off to Naples with your personal shopper to visit the large stores, designer boutiques and the famous narrow streets full of shops of all descriptions. There will be time for lunch and a tour of the main attractions. Return to Sorrento for a period of relaxation before dinner.


Day Five

Depending on flight times there may be time to try on those shoes you saw in Sorrento before the limousine takes you to the airport.

Further details

To express an interest in this tour, please use the form below or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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Sorrento + Wine

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Wines of Campania

This tailor-made 8 day Wine themed holiday offers an exclusive opportunity to visit wineries in the Campania region to taste some of its most famous wines. From Sorrento you will experience vines on the slopes of Vesuvius, inland towards Avellino and the Apennine mountains and on terraces perched high above the Amalfi coast, each location as unique as the wines themselves.

You can read a brief introduction to the wine region of Campania by Master of Wine, Richard Ballantyne.


What’s included

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • 4* Hotel in the heart of Sorrento
  • Room upgrades and half board options
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • Private transfers from Naples airport
  • Wine tour and tastings at vineyard near Vesuvius
  • Wine tour and tastings with 3 course lunch at vineyard in Avellino
  • Wine tour and tastings with 3 course lunch at vineyard on Amalfi coast
  • Tour of Pompeii
  • Tour of Naples
  • Tour of Positano
  • Optional tours and activities, see list below
  • Breakfasts, 3 three course lunches, farewell ‘Torna Presto’ dinner
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
Eight days, April to June and Sept to October 2021
Price from £1795.00 pp based on two people sharing a double room
Group size: Minimum 10 and maximum 18 adults.


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time.


Day Two

pompeii-vesuvius

We start with a guided tour of the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii. It seems a contradiction that the destructive forces released by Vesuvius not only destroyed and preserved Pompeii but also created a very fertile soil which has helped produce beautiful fruit, vegetables and wine. After the walking tour, we will visit a vineyard for wine tasting and a light lunch with typical local produce.

Evening: Free time to explore Sorrento.


Day Three

Streets in Naples

A guided tour of Naples to experience the fabric and daily life of this exciting and vibrant city. Start with a visit to the Archaeological Museum before meeting your guide for a walk through the streets of Napoli to experience ‘daily life’ and a chance to see the incredible architecture and sculptures. There will be opportunities to taste authentic Neapolitan pizza, visit other landmarks and take coffee at the famous Gran Caffè Gambrinus.

The photographs show the Spaccanapoli (Literal meaning: Naples splitter) which is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city.

Evening: Free time.


Day Four

Amalfi Coast

After a relaxing full breakfast the day begins with a morning visit to ‘picture postcard’ Positano to explore its web of narrow streets with exclusive boutiques and galleries all leading down to the beach. From this level you will really appreciate the beauty of this unique location and enjoy a cappuccino before returning to the coach.

Sit back and enjoy the views as you wind your way up to Furore for a private tour of a unique winery with grapes taken from terraced vineyards along the Amalfi coast. The terraces are too steep to venture far but you will be intrigued by the story behind this winery with its romance, a constant struggle against the elements and the delicate balance between man and nature to produce wines so beautiful. Read our review of a recent visit.

After visiting the cellars you stroll across to the restaurant for a superb three course meal with wine pairings. The intricacies of each wine and how the surrounding landscape influences their taste will be explained in detail and questions willingly answered. All this taking place with the sky, sea and mountains of the Amalfi coast as a background.

Evening: Free time.


Day Five

Marina Grande Sorrento

A free day to explore the maze of narrow lanes in Sorrento with its myriad of shops and historic buildings. The fishing harbour in Marina Grande provides a perfect end to a pleasant stroll from the town centre and offers a wonderful choice of restaurants along the small beach and promenade. It’s a superb location for an alfresco lunch or dinner.

On the subject of food, why not book an optional Cooking Class in the morning or afternoon and learn some of the secrets for a perfect pasta dish. Play video.

Chef Carmen Cooking School.

Evening: Free time.


Day Six

grapes

A visit to a vineyard in the Avellino wine region that has helped Campania to be recognised the world over for its wine varieties and quality. A three course lunch with wine pairings will follow a private tour our of the vineyard and cellars.

Evening: Free time.


Day Seven

Island  of Capri

A day for doing your own thing and to take a walk to Piano di Sorrento or a 10 minute bus ride to Vico Equense and Meta di Sorrento, each with their own attractions. Take a bus in the opposite direction to some of the villages on the Peninsular, including Sant’Agata and Masa Lubrense, and enjoy local cuisine in one of the many trattorias with views of the Neapolitan Riviera. The Sorrento office will provide all the information needed.

We could organise one of our optional tours and activities including a mini cruise to Capri or along the Amalfi coast, take a half day visit to Herculaneum or learn the secrets of making the perfect pasta, see the list below.

Evening: ‘Torna Presto/Come back soon’ dinner in one of our favourite restaurants.


Day Eight

In seven days you would have tasted some of the best wines and cuisine in the region, visited Pompeii, Positano and Naples. It’s time to relax and just enjoy the moment before your private transfer to the airport.


Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Located only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Sorrento this four star superior hotel has superb views overlooking Sorrento and across the Bay of Naples. A very comfortable traditionally styled hotel with all the facilities a guest requires together with easy access to Sorrento itself. Situated close to the main road for the Sorrentine peninsula the hotel provides a good base from which to explore the villages, harbours and beaches in and around Massa Lubrense. The Capodimonte is part of the Manniello group of hotels which include the Ambasciatori, De La Ville and The Royal.


Optional tours and activities

Half day guided tour of Herculaneum
Paestum and the Greek temples
Guided tour of the island of Ischia and the magical Mortella Gardens
Guided tour of Capri
Cruise along the Amalfi coast or around Capri
Sunset cruise with cocktails
Cooking class


Further details

To express an interest in this tour, please use the form below or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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Friends of Sorrento in partnership with Sam Smith Travel

Sorrento + Christmas

Christmas in Sorrento

Christmas shopping in Sorrento

Friends of Sorrento offers a perfect opportunity for a group of friends to make Christmas shopping a present in itself. This is Friends of Sorrento’s Christmas Shopping Package at a 4 or 5 star hotel in the heart of Sorrento.

It offers immediate access to shops in the old quarter and Sorrento’s main street, Corso Italia, with shops offering designer label fashions, accessories, jewellery, perfume, arts, crafts and much more. The shops open until late so there’s plenty of time for window shopping in the evenings when the lights and decorations create that magical atmosphere of Christmas. We also take you to the fashionable shopping areas in the Bay of Naples including Positano and Naples itself.

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Christmas Shopping List

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • 3 nights in a choice of 4 & 5 star hotels in Sorrento
  • Room upgrades and half board options
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • Private transfers from Naples airport in executive style
  • Welcome drinks and Christmas present
  • Private tour of the Amalfi coast with shopping in Positano
  • Private tour of Pompeii and Naples
  • Restaurant recommendations with special discounts for members
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
29 November to 20 December 2020
Minimum group size 4 people
Price on request


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time to settle into the hotel before setting off to enjoy the magnificent Christmas Tree and Decorations in the main square and throughout the town. Time also for some window shopping.


Day Two

You can’t come all this way without taking in a little culture and the day starts with a guided tour of the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii. In the afternoon you continue to Naples to visit Via San Gregorio Armeno, a street dedicated to nativity crib scenes (Presepi), followed by the fashionable shopping areas.

Evening: Return to Sorrento to rest those tired legs before venturing out for dinner.


Day Three

It’s 10.00 am and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Ravello, Amalfi and finally Positano to explore its narrow lanes and chic boutiques.

Evening: Free time to return to the shops and make that final purchase decision! Enjoy a meal in our recommended restaurant and take a Passeggiata to absorb Sorrento’s family Christmas atmosphere.


Day Four

In four days you would have been surrounded by the Sorrento’s festive spirit, shopped Italian style, savoured local cuisine and taken in a little culture. Now its time to take those presents and memories back home ready for your own traditional Christmas.
Buon Natale!


Further details

To express an interest in this tour, please use the form below or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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Neapolitan Riviera

An exclusive tailor-made 8 day holiday including a balanced itinerary of tours, activities and relaxation. The itinerary will take you through the many different landscapes on the Neapolitan Riviera. Visit historical sites, dramatic and incredibly beautiful coastlines, villages surrounded by lemon and olive groves, vibrant towns and cities with traditional trattorias and Michelin restaurants, and of course meet the people and experience their lifestyle.


What’s included

  • Flights from UK airports to Naples
  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • 4 star hotel
  • Room upgrades and half board options
  • Private transfers from Naples airport
  • Private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Guided tour of Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with wine tasting
  • Guided tour of Capri
  • ‘Torna Presto’ dinner
  • Optional tours and activities, see list below
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
August to October 2020 subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
April to October 2021.
Price on request


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time.


Day Two

pompeii-vesuvius

We start with a guided tour of the remarkable archaeological site of Pompeii. It seems a contradiction that the destructive forces released by Vesuvius not only destroyed and preserved Pompeii but also created a very fertile soil which has helped produce beautiful fruit, vegetables and vines. After the walking tour, we will visit a vineyard for wine tasting and a three course lunch.

Evening: Free time.


Day Three

Marina Grande Sorrento

Culture vultures may want an optional morning tour of Herculaneum or you could enjoy a relaxing day to explore the maze of narrow lanes in Sorrento with its myriad of shops and historic buildings. The fishing harbour in Marina Grande provides a perfect end to a pleasant stroll from the town centre and offers a wonderful choice of restaurants along the small beach and promenade. It’s a superb location for an alfresco lunch or dinner.

On the subject of food, why not book an optional Cooking Class in the morning or afternoon and learn some of the secrets for a perfect pasta dish. Play video.

Chef Carmen Cooking School.


Day Four

Amalfi Coast

It’s 9.00 am and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Try to resist the temptation to stay too long in Positano if you want to explore Amalfi and Ravello at a leisurely pace. Recommendations for restaurants will be available and booked if required.

Evening: Free time to continue your exploration of the many hidden gems in historic Sorrento including museums, restaurants, boutiques and tasting limoncello in its many forms, including gelato. Find a spot where you can witness the twinkling lights of Naples across the bay where you will visit tomorrow.


Day Five

Streets in Naples
A guided tour of Naples and an introduction to the fabric and daily life of this exciting and vibrant city with a chance to see its incredible architecture and sculptures. After an authentic Neapolitan pizza you will visit the Piazza del Plebiscito and take coffee at the famous Gran Caffè Gambrinus.

The photographs show the Spaccanapoli (Literal meaning: Naples splitter) which is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city.

Evening: Take a Passeggiata through Sorrento to absorb its vibrant and friendly atmosphere.


Day Six

View of the island of Capri

Another free day to explore beyond the centre of Sorrento and take a walk to Piano di Sorrento or a 10 minute bus ride to Vico Equense and Meta di Sorrento, each with their own attractions. Take a bus in the opposite direction to some of the villages on the Peninsular, including Sant’Agata and Masa Lubrense, and enjoy local cuisine in one of the many trattorias with views of the Neapolitan Riviera. Bus tickets and timetables? Not a problem, the Sorrento office will provide all the information needed and if required organise optional tours and activities, see below.


Day Seven

Island of Capri

Today we cross the Bay of Naples for a guided tour of Capri and Anacapri with opportunities to visit Villa San Michele, take the chair lift to the highest point of the island at 600 metres or enjoy breathtaking views from the Gardens of Augustus. In the famous “Piazzetta” of Capri be amazed by the exclusive boutiques and if time and weather permits, you can take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto.

Evening: ‘Torna Presto/Come back soon’ dinner in one of our favourite restaurants.


Day Eight

In seven days you would have experienced Pompeii, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri and Naples and perhaps learned the secrets of perfect pasta making, tasted some of the best wines and cuisine in the region. It’s time to relax and just enjoy the moment before your private transfer to the airport.


Accommodation

Corallo Hotel Sorrento

The Hotel Corallo, located in the town of Sant’Agnello, is a 4 star hotel situated on a clifftop with panoramic terraces and views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius and the Sorrentine peninsula. The centre of Sorrento and Tasso Square with its characteristic alleys, is just 2 km away and can be reached on foot or by public transport.

In 1910 this elegant patrician house became “Hotel Cappuccini”, a meeting point for artists and intellectuals such as the great Luigi Pirandello, who stayed here in the 1930’s.

The recent renovations have enhanced an exclusive blend of past and present ensuring the hotel provides a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing holiday.

Other hotels available.


Optional tours and activities

Half day guided tour of Herculaneum
Paestum and the Greek temples
Guided tour of the island of Ischia and the magical Mortella Gardens
Cruise along the Amalfi coast or around Capri
Sunset cruise with cocktails
Cooking class


Further details

To express an interest in this holiday please use the form below or phone: +44 (0) 1446 771220.

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Sorrento + Opera

Opera at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, evening concerts in Ravello on the Amalfi coast, jazz on the terraces of Sorrento, classical and traditional music in venues throughout Sorrento. In between performances, enjoy a little bit of culture with visits to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum or take a cruise along the Amalfi coast. Fine cuisine and wine with glorious scenery completes the picture.

Please keep this to yourself but Madama Butterfly will be performed at San Carlo next May. We were fortunate to see Tosca in 2016, an experience never to be forgotten. In a meantime here are some videos as a taster of what you could experience with this holiday.
San Carlo Theatre and Ravello concerts.

If this sounds like your kind of holiday then complete the form below and we will send the itinerary as soon as finalised or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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Sorrento + Rome

Rome is just a one hour train journey to Naples or a three hour drive to Sorrento and with regular UK flights to Rome and Naples, a two city holiday is a very attractive option. With two days to explore the Eternal City and five based in Sorrento to discover the Neapolitan Riviera this holiday offers a perfect blend of culture and the Dolce Vita.

If this sounds like your kind of holiday then complete the form below and we will send the itinerary as soon as finalised or phone: +44 (0)1446 771220.

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