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Historic Rome, pretty Sorrento, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast

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11 days From £1,599 per person

2022 Tour code: 22RSS

About the tour

Walk the ancient streets of Rome before heading south through the Italian countryside for five nights in seaside Sorrento, the gateway to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London, Chambéry & Rome

Meet at our Departure Office at London St Pancras and travel by Eurostar to Paris. Here, change trains and continue by high-speed TGV to Chambéry for the night. Continue by rail on Day 2, catching the service firstly to Milan, then Rome. On arrival, check in to your hotel for three nights.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Rome
Days 3-4 - Discover Rome

Enjoy a day's sightseeing in the Eternal City, starting with a guided tour that takes you to some of the many fantastic sights and monuments of the Italian capital. See the iconic Roman Forum, take in the majesty of the Colosseum, visit the remarkable Pantheon, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Your afternoon and Day 4 are free to continue exploring.

Perhaps walk up the Spanish Steps and visit the John Keats Museum, marvel at art by the likes of Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Michelangelo, or visit Vatican City - home to St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Rome
Day 5 - Sorrento

Head to the station this morning and board the high-speed service to Naples. From here, a private coach drives you to the seaside town of Sorrento, which sits within its own 'mini bay' in the vast Bay of Naples. Check into your hotel for the next five nights, the 4* Majestic Palace Hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Sorrento
Days 6-7 - The Amalfi Coast

Today's excursion takes you by boat along the stunning Amalfi Coast - one of the world's most picturesque coastlines, lined with exquisite hillside villages, twisting umbrella pines and scented lemon trees. Your port of call is the small town of Amalfi, where you have free time to look around, one of the many desirable destinations along this stretch of rugged shoreline. Visit the Sant'Andrea Cathedral, with its Byzantine façade, or make your way to the medieval shipyard.

Day 7 is free for you to discover the joys of Sorrento. You may want to amble down to one of the rocky beaches, where sun loungers are available to hire for a small fee. Alternatively, explore the historic centre, with its appealing streets lined with gelato and traditional Limoncello shops. One good way to see the highlights of this relaxed, Italian town is to board the tourist train in Piazza Tasso for a short tour of the sights and some fantastic sea views.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Amalfi Coast
Days 8-9 - Pompeii and Sorrento

This morning, take the local Circumvesuviana train to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Regarded as the best-preserved Roman city in the world, Pompeii was one of many prosperous cities situated in the red zone surrounding Mount Vesuvius before being buried by volcanic ash. In AD 79, an enormous eruption took place, killing inhabitants in pyroclastic hot surges. This ash did, however, preserve the site, freezing it in time so that visitors can see what restaurants, shops, homes, and public spaces would have been like nearly 2000 years ago.

Explore at your own pace on Day 9. You could explore a little further afield. Perhaps catch a ferry or hydrofoil from the marina to the Island of Capri, famed for its stunning views, rocky seashores, and scenic charm.

Includes
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
Pompeii
Days 10-11 - Turin and London

Travel by train to Turin for an overnight stay. Go back to the station after breakfast on Day 11 and continue your journey to Paris, changing trains for the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast
Eurostar

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Hotel Majestic, Sorrento

Hotel Majestic, Sorrento

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4.1 stars4.1 / 5 · 9 reviews

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Mr A Grant

4 stars

Submitted 13 Jun 2018

Organisation was very good. Courier great. Food in Sorrento hotel very poor

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Mrs C Davidson

4 stars

Submitted 07 Jun 2018

Lovely holiday food in hotels very poor

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Mrs J Unsworth

5 stars

Submitted 06 Jun 2018

Excellent tour manager - enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable. Good hotels. Excellent itinerary.

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Mrs J Ellis

4 stars

Submitted 11 Oct 2017

Very well organised. Excellent tour manager. Nice hotels. Meals a bit disappointing.

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Mr A Barr

5 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2017

Wonderful place to visit and going by rail, takes the strain out of traveling- and you see so much more. Great Tour Manager - Rob. A superstar

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Mike

5 stars

Submitted 14 Jun 2017

Well organised. Excellent courier. Good choice of hotels and their location.

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