Naples & Mt. Vesuvius | Italy
FROM: £2,200

Travelling south from Rome, discover the archaeological treasures of Naples and Pompeii, roam around the beautiful and chic island of Capri and explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast, in five captivating days.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Small group tour, with maximum group size of 16, and boutique hotels
Capri - enjoy a day trip to the beautiful island of Capri, visit the Augustus Gardens and take in the spectacular views
Amalfi - visit the Valle dei Mulini distillery to taste and discover the secrets involved in making Limoncello
Rome - extend your stay to independently explore the capital
Naples - visit the Royal Palace with its rich and eclectic collection of artworks
The Amalfi Coast - explore the picturesque towns of Amalfi, Ravello, Scala and Vietri Sul Mare, which cling to the cliff face on this spectacular stretch of coast
Pompeii - discover the remarkable Roman city of Pompeii, one of Europe's most fascinating archaeological sites

Included

4 nights 4 star hotel
4 breakfast and 2 dinners
Sightseeing in Naples, Capri, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii
Limoncello tasting
Services of a local English speaking guide in Pompeii, Naples and Capri
Private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
Arrival airport transfer on day 1
Return Hydrofoil to Capri
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Entrance fees for Pompeii, Augustus Gardens and the Royal Palace

Not Included

International flights and visa
Departure transfer - can be booked upon request
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Rome

Tuesday. Welcome to Rome, Italy's historic capital. You will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to head out and independently explore this beautiful city, taking in highlights such as the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain. Tonight meet your tour guide for a welcome briefing and drink at the hotel.
Overnight: Rome

Day 2

Naples Sightseeing

Rome - Naples. After breakfast this morning we travel south to Naples where we spend the next two nights. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of Italy's third largest city, taking in highlights such as The Royal Palace, which has a rich and eclectic collection of Neapolitan artworks. We'll also see Naples' most prominent landmark, Maschio Angiono, which is a grand Medieval castle in the centre of the city, and visit the Gallery of Umberto, a beautiful 19th-century arcade with neo-Renaissance fronts and a 56m glass dome ceiling. After our tour there's time to stroll at your leisure along Spaccanpoli, the main street through the historic centre of the city. Naples serves up the best pizza, which you can sample this evening when we dine at a local Trattoria.
Overnight: Naples  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The island of Capri

Naples - Capri. Today is dedicated to exploring the beautiful island of Capri. We start at the port of Naples where we board the boat to the island. On arrival we travel by minibus to Anacapri where we can stroll around and enjoy some free time to explore the famous Villa San Michele. Then we head to Capri town, where we can independently explore and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Capri is a tiny island and it's possible to walk from one side of the island to the other, through its enchanting narrow streets.

This afternoon we visit the picturesque Augustus Gardens, where vibrant flower decked terraces overlook the sea and we can enjoy a spectacular view of Gracie Fields' former home. After the tour enjoy two hours at leisure on this idyllic island, before meeting at the port to return to Naples for the evening.
Overnight: Naples  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

The Amalfi Coast

Naples - Amalfi. After breakfast we depart for what will undoubtedly be a memorable day on the spectacular Amalfi Coast. First stop is Amalfi where we visit the famous Amalfi Cathedral and the Treadmills’ Valley, where paper was made in ancient times. Then we head to the Valle dei Mulini distillery to taste some Limoncello and discover the secrets involved in its preparation.

After a break for lunch we stop at the Andrea Pansa pastry shop, where you can purchase some of their tasty local specialities before we travel on to the magical town of Ravello, which sits high in the hills above Amalfi and is renowned for its wonderful gardens and incredible views. Next stop is Scala, one of the oldest towns along the Amalfi Coast, before arriving at Vietri sul Mare which is famous for its pottery and ceramics. We have time to stroll around before heading back to our hotel in Naples.
Overnight: Naples  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Pompeii & return to Rome

Saturday. Naples - Rome. Today we travel back to Rome, stopping en route to visit the ruins of Pompeii, an opulent Roman city which was buried beneath the rubble from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Sitting in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius, this is one of Europe's most compelling archaeological sites, and our guide will tell us all about the daily life and customs of the ancient Romans in this remarkably well-preserved city. There's time to walk down the Roman streets and take a peak into the ancient houses, amphitheatres and temples before we continue our journey back to Rome where our tour ends.

Alternatively, extend your stay to explore the capital. We can arrange post tour accommodation and departure transfers upon request.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Per Person' price.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Albani Roma, Rome

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

There is no hotel in Rome quite like the Albani Roma. Inspired by the stylish Seventies, rooms incorporate brightly-coloured furniture and sleek patterns, while retaining modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The restaurant and bar are equally bright and cheerful; a fitness room and business center are also available. Guests who admire the decor are in luck - the hotel is within walking distance of the Borghese Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hotel Palazzo Salgar, Naples

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Palazzo Salgar is ideally located, facing the bustling Port of Naples and just steps from the historical city centre. Situated in a restored 1930s building, every room offers a view of the city or the harbour - some with terraces - and includes features such as satellite TV. On the seventh floor you will find a fitness centre and sauna, as well as a solarium and restaurant serving indulgent breakfasts.

In Brief

Range
Starts
Rome
Ends
Rome
Departs
Tuesdays
Hotel Rating
4 Star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 3
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