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Tour style – Chill out & Beach, Culture & History

3 days

Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento & Amalfi Italy is in a league of its own. It’s got style, it’s got passion, stunning history and a culture few fail to fall in love with. It was where the ancient Roman Empire originated and the birthplace of the Renaissance which has influenced the Western world more than is possible to know. Great beaches, breathtaking scenery, fabulous architecture and of course the Italian food and wine! With two nights spent in Sorrento, there’s plenty of time to explore the Amalfi Coast and the glamour of Capri, as well as the eerie ruins of Pompeii.
  • Itinerary

  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Rome to Sorrento We make our way to the fascinating city of Pompeii. We approach the awe inspiring sight that is Vesuvius, the volcano that buried the ancient city of Pompeii, killing at least 2,000 people and entombing them under molten lava and ash which rained down from a column more than 32km high! You will be taken on a two hour tour by an expert local guide who will show you the secrets of this buried city and the lives of those who perished there (entry into Pompeii and guided tour is included in the price of the tour). Grab a delicious pizza or pasta at the local restaurant or spend the remaining time checking out the souvenirs, postcards and jewellery on offer in the market before we get back on the road that will lead us past Naples and through the stunning coastal scenery to Sorrento and to Camping Santa Fortunata; our home for the next two nights.
    Once checked in you will have the chance to explore the cliff top campsite, the pool and the private beach (just a short walk at the foot of the campsite itself) before we meet back at reception ready to head out into the balmy Sorrento night for an evening full of local delicacies and a cocktail or two! (Bus tickets to town are included in the cost of the adventure) An orientation walk of the beautiful main square, stunning coastline and main shopping streets will lead us to our first stop of the night, a free Limoncello and chocolate tasting, the perfect kick-start to our evening. Afterwards your Guide will have arranged an optional meal at a local restaurant where you can try delicious pasta, fresh fish, tiramisu, local Solaro wine and, what the hell, another shot of ice cold Limoncello, just for good measure! With full tummies and a bit of a lemony buzz you can hit the town. Tonight you can let the breeze in the trees and the sound of the cicadas lull you to sleep, ready for a bright and early start the next day…
    Day 2: Isle of Capri We meet at reception and walk down to the marina to catch our local boat for the beautiful cruise to the Isle of Capri. The boat also takes us on a tour along the coast line and around the island showing us the various geological wonders such as the Blue Grotto (entrance fee not included) Highlights also include the towns of Capri, Anacapri, some envy-inspiring homes of celebrities and who could forget the beach?On arrival to Capri, you can take the local bus or the funicular up to Capri town where you can make like a star and browse the designer shops, enjoy a truly delicious ice-cream, have a meal in one of the many restaurants or simply satisfy your celeb addiction and watch the rich and famous in action. Alternatively head on up to the Giardini di Augusto, some of the prettiest flower-filled gardens in Europe and admire the views of the crystal clear water below and the striking Faraglioni rocks – limestone stacks and natural arches for which Capri is famous. Alternatively visit Carthusia, the perfumers and sample the scents they create on sight using lemons, oranges and all things Caprese. You can then take your sweet smelling self on up to Anacapri, the quieter, less touristy town where you can find gorgeous lace dresses, the beautiful Villa San Michele and some lovely restaurants nestled in the winding side streets off the main square.
    Take a chair lift around Mount Solaro, the highest point on the island and get some fantastic holiday snaps in the process. Public bus is fun and cheap, but nothing beats catching one of the open top taxis back down to meet the boat on return to Sorrento. Grab a group of mates (they seat 6!) your best sunnies and feel like a movie star with the wind in your hair as you zoom down the sheer coastal roads back to the port, a truly unforgettable experience.
    Once back in Sorrento you will have time to explore the shops and soak up the southern Italian evening atmosphere before heading back to the campsite for an optional meal at the campsite restaurant. Great value food, awesome wine and fab people – the perfect ending to our second night.
    Day 3: Amalfi Coast to Rome We drive the spectacular Amalfi coastline, past the town of Positano and with relaxed stops in Amalfi and Ravello to admire the homes of the rich and famous. Chill out in a cafe, check out the age old papermaking shop, hit the beach or wander the beautiful Villa Rufolo gardens. Quaint shops and restaurants abound. In the afternoon we will make our way back to Rome. (Please note, we do not recommend you make any arrangements for leaving Rome on the last night as sometimes the traffic on the Amalfi Coast is very heavy and we cannot guarantee our return time.)

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