Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Holidays

Holiday Highlights

The Sorrento Peninsula is set in an incredibly beautiful landscape overlooking the sparkling Bay of Naples, with a backdrop formed by dramatic hills, their slopes covered with orange and lemon trees, olive groves and vineyards. On our included excursions you’ll discover the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, the preserved Roman city of Pompeii, the bustling resort of Sorrento and the fabulous Isle of Capri.

Duration
8 days
Price
from £1299

Set around the Bay of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula occupies what is said to be one of the most picturesque corners of the Mediterranean. It offers visitors a treasure trove of delights and is an ideal base for sightseeing, with ancient Pompeii and the breath-taking Amalfi Drive within easy reach. And for an unforgettable day out, a visit to the magical Isle of Capri is not to be missed.

When you want to take things easy the Sorrento Peninsula is ideal for you too, with pavement cafes where you can relax over a refreshing cool drink and peaceful walks along pine covered headlands. Bargain hunters will find a wide variety of fascinating shops selling local handicrafts including inlaid woodwork, lace and hand carved cameos.

Dates and Prices
Included in price
  • 7 nights half board in the 4 star Hotel Delle Palme, Sant Agata
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Twin or Double bedroom with en-suite private bathroom
  • Excursion to Capri and island tour
  • Excursion to Pompeii and guided tour
  • Excursion on the Amalfi Drive and Ravello
  • Excursion to Sorrento with a walking tour and limoncello tasting
  • Return flights to Naples
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel
  • Air conditioned coach travel in Italy
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager and local guides
  • ATOL Protected
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Accommodation

4 star Hotel Delle Palme

On this superb holiday we stay in Sant Agata Sui Due Golfi, a delightful village which overlooks Sorrento from its setting in the Hills of St. Peter and has panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno. With pavement cafes, restaurants and shops, Sant Agata has long been a popular choice with visitors, away from Sorrento’s vibrant bustle. There is a regular bus service throughout the day and evening to Sorrento, which is just a short journey away.

The Hotel Delle Palme is a delightful family-owned hotel right in the centre of the village and stands in its own large gardens with orange and lemon trees, pines, firs, cedars and magnolias. A favourite with holidaymakers for many years, the 4 star Delle Palme is a traditional hotel and offers a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. A sun filled terrace and swimming pool are surrounded by the hotel’s spacious gardens, making it the ideal place to relax after a day’s sightseeing.

You’ll enjoy first-class service in the hotel’s restaurant. Every morning a continental breakfast buffet is served and in the evening the restaurant serves classic Sorrentine and Italian cuisine. A mid morning coffee or an evening aperitif can be enjoyed in the lounge bar, which is decorated with paintings by local artists. The classically styled bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathroom, TV, safe and air conditioning. Please note the use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September).

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Excursions & Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Naples

On arrival you’ll be met and transfer to our hotel for a 7 night stay.

Days 2 - 7

During our stay we have arranged a superb programme of four included excursions and sightseeing trips to enable you to discover this beautiful region of Italy. There are also two days at leisure to do your own thing, when you can relax in the comfortable surroundings of our hotel with a day by the swimming pool, or explore our resort and nearby attractions.

Sorrento

We visit Sorrento in the morning, beginning with a walking tour of Sorrento’s oldest quarters, accompanied by our Tour Manager. You'll also get the chance to learn how the area's famous liqueur, limoncello, is made - with a tasting included of course. During free time, why not shop for souvenirs – the resort is filled with small shops specialising in ceramics and hand-made leather sandals and after your tasting, a bottle of limoncello might also be top of your list.

Pompeii

Pompeii was frozen in time when it was buried by a layer of ash and lava during the eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius in 79AD. Today, most of the city has been excavated and is probably the largest archaeological site in the world and offers the most complete record of everyday life 2,000 years ago. During our tour with a local guide of the excavations this morning we will discover everything about Pompeii’s history, its people and their way of life. You will be amazed when you walk along streets worn away by the wheels of chariots and lined with villas, houses, wine shops and even bakeries with loaves of bread still in the ovens. We then visit the centre of the town with the forum, the public baths and the theatre, all of which are perfectly preserved.

Amalfi Coast and Ravello

When travelling along what is acclaimed to be one of the most breathtaking coastlines in Europe, words fail. Winding its way along the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, the scenery along the Amalfi Drive is absolutely breathtaking. There are different views around every corner as we make our way past beautiful Positano, which seemingly cascades down to the sea, and through picture perfect fishing villages and on to Amalfi itself. Amalfi, which used to be an important Maritime Republic, is characterised by small fishermen’s cottages and tightly packed whitewashed villas. Overlooking it all is the beautiful 13th century Cathedral, with its mosaic façade and reached by a magnificent flight of stairs. The resort has a splendid promenade and the maze of narrow streets leading through to the Cathedral offer a good selection of craft shops, boutiques and pavement cafes. We then drive into the hills to visit Ravello, a delightful village nestling some 350 metres above the sea on the hillside. From the terrace in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, which was the setting for Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’, there are some magnificent views over the Bay of Salerno.

Isle of Capri

Taking the fast ferry from Sorrento’s pretty little harbour, it takes just 20 minutes to sail over to one of the most beautiful islands in the world. This magical island has been home to Emperors, artists and poets over the centuries and is today, perhaps, Italy’s most exclusive holiday destination and needs little introduction. Capri’s harbour, the Marina Grande, is filled with the yachts of the rich and famous and the island’s pedestrian only streets are lined with stylish restaurants and chic designer boutiques. On arrival in Marina Grande a minibus will take us to the picturesque village of Anacapri on the slopes of Monte Solaro. You will have time to take a chair-lift ride to the summit of Solaro or visit the delightful Villa San Michele with its views back to the Sorrento peninsula (payable locally). Another highlight of our guided tour is Capri village itself. Here we will have a short walk through the meandering streets to the wonderful Augustus Gardens which overlook Gracie Fields villa ‘Song of the Sea’ and the Faraglioni rocks. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore at your own leisure - why not enjoy a cappuccino in one of the stylish pavement cafes in the ‘Piazza’, or there are some fabulous shops and boutiques to browse in?

Day 8

Today, at the appropriate time, we transfer to Naples airport to take the return flight to the UK.

The transfer time from Naples airport to your hotel is approximately one hour

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