5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
VISITING: ROME / NAPLES / POMPEII / SORRENTO / CAPRI
Day 1 – ROME – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO (277 kms)
Leaving Rome and heading south, we take the so-called Highway of the Sun, crossing the Roman countryside and passing through the area known as Castelli Romani. Halfway we will sight the Abbey of Montecassino, also known for its famous battle and total destruction during World War II.
Once we arrive in Naples, we descend towards the port of Mergellina and following the coast road we reach the old fishermen’s neighborhood of Santa Lucia. We will view the impressive Castel dell’Ovo (photo stop). Then we will leave the city and drive through the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius and the cities of Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before we finally reach Pompeii.
We stop for lunch. Thereafter, we will visit the excavations on a walking tour with a local guide leading us in an archaeological journey through this ancient city. In approximately 2 hours you will see part of the discoveries that have taken place in more than 1,700 years, basically since Pompeii was covered in ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city we can imagine the daily life in the Imperial Era and above all the panic that people felt in those last minutes, before the city was so disastrously buried. We will then visit a coral and cameos factory where we have the opportunity to admire and buy items of this ancient craft dating from the Greek times. Continue by bus along one of the scenic and most beautiful roads in Italy known as the “Sorrento’s Coast“. We arrive our hotel in the afternoon, dinner and accommodation.
Day 2 – SORRENTO – CAPRI – SORRENTO
After breakfast we reach the port of Sorrento to take the hydrofoil to Island of Capri. After approximately 20 minutes of navigation we arrive at the port of Marina Grande. We then take local motor boats and then rowboats to visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), followed by a walking tour of Capri and a scenic drive to Anacapri by minibus. Lunch is included. We then have some free time before we take our hydrofoil back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – SORRENTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Sorrento to explore the city or take an excursion on the Amalfi Coast. Overnight.
Day 4 – SORRENTO – ROME (265 kms)
After breakfast, another day at our leisure to enjoy the climate and the beauty of this seaside town.
In the afternoon board our bus and transfer back to Rome. The approximate time of arrival will be at 8: 00/8: 30 pm. Overnight.
Day 5 – ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport on time for our departure flight.
we recommend wearing comfortable dress and shoes, and during summertime, to wear sunglasses and a hat or cap to avoid the risk of sunstroke, as well as giving full attention to your guide’s advice and recommendations.
From April 1 to October 31 your guide will provide earphones to visit the excavations of Pompeii.
NOTE: the porterage service is not included in the package price. The approximate cost of this service is € 20.00, to be paid directly on site.
For logistical reasons, the name of the hotel in Sorrento will be informed the same day of arrival.