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Historic Rome, pretty Sorrento, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast

10 days From £1,699 £1,599 per person
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About the tour

Wander into the past through the ancient streets of Rome before heading south through the stunning Italian countryside for five nights on the sunny Sorrento peninsula, the gateway to ancient Pompeii and the sparkling Amalfi Coast.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Chambéry

You meet at London St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Paris. Here, you change trains and continue to the city of Chambéry, where you stay overnight at a local hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Rome

Continue your journey today, travelling to Milan and then continuing to the beautiful city of Rome where you spend the next two nights. This classic Italian city barely needs an introduction - Rome resonates with history, art, architecture and vibrant modern culture.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Discover Rome

Enjoy a day's sightseeing in the 'Eternal City' of Rome. Start with an insightful guided tour that takes you to some of the capital's fantastic sights and monuments. See the iconic Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Pantheon, then pause to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring, and there's plenty to see here. You could walk up the Spanish Steps and visit the John Keats Museum, marvel at the classical artwork of Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Michelangelo, or visit Vatican City - home to St Peter's Basilica and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Sorrento

Take the train to Naples and continue to Sant'Agata, a beautiful village located 4 kilometres from Sorrento, renowned for its superb restaurants and lemon groves. From this hilltop perch you can see the sweeping Amalfi coast with stunning views along this stretch of coastline. Your hotel for the next 5 nights is Hotel O Sole Mio, nestled in the green hills of Sant'Agata, a perfect relaxing base for your Amalfi adventure.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - The Amalfi Coast

Today's excursion takes you by boat along the stunning Amalfi Coast - one of the world's most picturesque coastlines, dotted with hillside villages, twisting umbrella pines and scented lemon trees. Your first stop is the small town of Amalfi, one of many desirable destinations along this stretch of rugged shoreline, where you are free to look around. Visit the Sant'Andrea Cathedral, with its Byzantine façade, or make your way to the medieval shipyard. Positano is your next stop. One of the most photographed spots on the Amalfi Coast, the town retains a delightfully old-fashioned appeal, with pastel-hued houses overlooking a turquoise sea, and you have free time to soak up the atmosphere.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Discover Sorrento

Your day is free to explore the region, either stay in beautiful Sant'Agata or discover the joys of Sorrento, where cobbled streets are framed by historic buildings, and - in the surrounding hillsides - lemon orchards produce the fruit for one of the region's famous tipples, Limoncello. You could 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 attractive streets and a tempting choice of gelato and traditional Limoncello shops. A great 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 wonderful sea views.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Pompeii

Take the local Circumvesuviana train to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Regarded as the best-preserved Roman city in the world, Pompeii was a once a prosperous city in the shadow of looming Mount Vesuvius. In AD 79, an enormous eruption buried the entire city in volcanic ash. This ash preserved the site, immobilising it in time. Visiting the site today is fascinating, and as you walk through the preserved ruins, you see restaurants, shops, homes, and public spaces as they were, nearly 2000 years ago.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Sorrento

You're free to explore at your own pace today. You could spend a relaxed day in Sant'Agata, or revisit Sorrento, enjoying some delicious local cuisine at a pavement café. Or, you may prefer to explore a little further afield. One option is to catch a ferry or hydrofoil from the marina in Sorrento to the glamourous island of Capri, a place famed for its stunning views, rocky seashores, and scenic charm.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 - Turin

Bidding farewell to Sorrento today, you take the train to the city of Turin. You check into your hotel here where you spend tonight.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - London

Continue your journey, travelling by rail to Paris. Here, change trains and join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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.

Hotels

The Cross Hotel, Rome

The Cross Hotel, Rome

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Hotel O Sole Mio, SantʼAgata

Hotel O Sole Mio, SantʼAgata

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Trains

Circumvesuviana train
Eurostar
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Reviews

3.8 stars3.8 / 5 · 26 reviews

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S Butler

3 stars

Submitted 30/Oct

Not as interesting as I thought it would be. Evening meal passable.

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Mrs Brown

4 stars

Submitted 29/Oct

I would have liked another day in Rome. The hotels were excellent as were the tours but the food just ok.

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Mr Jeffs

4 stars

Submitted 28/Oct

A lot of traveling but French and Italian trains are very efficient and reserved seating is what it says. Can be a little tricky with luggage when thirty plus people are getting aboard.

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Mr Reynolds

3 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

Whilst some of the trips were good, some of them were not. Our Rome tour guide was not as expected but the Pompeii was excellent.

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Harry

4 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

A very busy tour. Too many transfers involving dragging luggage over distances. Not suitable for someone not fully mobile.

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Jim Patterson

3 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

Enjoyed the tours although I think you need to stress more how much walking there is as it could be a problem for some people. Hotels in France, Rome and Turin were wonderful but the Grand Majestic in Sorrento left a lot to be desired. Very tired rooms and although breakfast was very good, dinner was very disappointing

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