Sorrento and Pompeii
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Day 1 – Welcome to Naples + Transfer to Sorrento, Italy
You’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival at the airport or rail station in Naples. Then setting out in your own chauffeured car, you’ll skirt the Bay of Naples traveling southeast to Pompeii. Two thousand years ago, Pompeii was a thriving port and sophisticated Roman city with an estimated population of more than 10,000 residents. But in the year 79 AD, a cataclysmic eruption buried the city and thousands of its inhabitants under 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash. These ruins were first discovered in the late 1500’s, but systematic excavation did not begin until 1738. Today, the vast archaeological site at Pompeii is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site; indeed, it’s remarkably preserved villas, frescoes, baths and other public buildings offer an almost you-are-there look into the life and culture of ancient Rome! With your own private guide, your tour of Pompeii will be enhanced by historical narratives and gripping stories that bring the ancient city and its long-ago inhabitants to life.
After sightseeing, continue your journey around the Bay of Naples to Sorrento, a picturesque coastal resort set on the southern shores with spectacular views of Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay. Check in to your choice of hotel in the heart of town and enjoy the rest of this day to relax or explore the town at your own pace.
Note: If you have a late arrival into Naples, we can take you directly to your hotel in Sorrento today. Then you can choose to enjoy your tour of Pompeii on Day 3 - or on Day 4 en route back to Naples.
Day 2 – Sorrento Walking Tour + Free Time
Sorrento has long been popular with travelers on holiday! But despite its continued appeal over the centuries, it retains all the charms of a classic Mediterranean town. Setting out this morning with your in-the-know personal guide, you’ll enjoy a walking tour along its cobblestone streets, passing through its graceful plazas to admire the town’s handsome villas and enchanting gardens. After sightseeing, the rest of this day is yours to enjoy as you wish.
Day 3 – Sorrento at your Leisure
This entire day is yours to relax and do as you please. There are wonderful cafes and restaurants to try and many shops, galleries and boutiques to explore at your own pace. If you prefer additional guided sightseeing, we offer a variety of optional excursions including the Isle of Capri and a tour to the enchanting coastal resorts of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. (B)
Day 4 – Back to Naples
After breakfast, your car and driver will take you to rail station or airport in Naples. (B)
All This Included
Enhance your Italy tour with a 3-night stay in Sorrento. We include your choice of hotel, roundtrip transfers between Naples and Sorrento, and privately guided sightseeing in Pompeii and Sorrento.
Sorrento: Grand Hotel La Favorita
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