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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

Best 2-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

Enjoy an overnight trip from Rome to the south of Italy, and visit the vibrant city of Naples – capital of Campania – as well as Pompeii, Sorrento and the island of Capri! With excursions and ample free time factored in, this Italy 2-day tour offers the perfect introduction to the area. Enjoy overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Sorrento on the stunning Amalfi Coast as well as tours of Naples, Capri and the UNESCO-listed Pompeii archeological site.


  • Spend time in Campania on an overnight trip from Rome
  • Visit Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri on this Italy 2-day tour
  • See the sights of Naples including Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace of Naples
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed excavations at Pompeii with an expert guide
  • Take a tour of the island of Capri and see the Blue Grotto on a boat ride
  • Enjoy overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Sorrento

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What You Can Expect

Best 2-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

See incedible ruins at Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1: Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento (L, D)
Leave your central Rome hotel in the morning, and travel by coach toward sunny Naples – your first destination! Arrive in Naples by late morning, and set off to explore on a leisurely paced walking tour. Centered around its historical center, your tour takes in top Naples attractions like Piazza del Plebiscito – home to the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale) –and Galleria Umbero I, with its glass-roofed arcade.

Travel inland to Pompeii, and after lunch in town, visit its UNESCO-listed archeological site with your guide. Hear how Pompeii lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mount Vesuvius’ 79 BC eruption, and marvel at the incredible Roman ruins that abound.

Return to your coach and travel to the Amalfi Coast, where you'll check in to your Sorrento hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Standard accomodation at Hotel Michelangelo 4-star or Capodimonte 4-star or Deluxe accomodation at Hotel Ambasciatori or one Hotel of the Manniello Chain 4-star L or Hotel Tramontano 4-star L in Sorrento

Day 2: Sorrento – Capri – Rome (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast, and then travel from Sorrento port to the island of Capri by hydrofoil boat. Hop aboard a rowing boat at Capri’s Marina Grande harbor, and relax as your guide rows you around the island to see the magical Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra). This cave is said to have sunk since prehistoric days, blocking out most of its entrances. Light entering from an underwater cavity combines with the trickle of light from its only entranceway, giving the water its vivid blue effect; prepare to be dazzled!

Return to Marina Grande and travel by minibus to the shabby chic village of Anacapri, perched high above its glamorous Capri town neighbor. Explore at leisure, admiring its romantic wisteria-draped villas with sun-bleached stucco, and gaze down over the beautiful Bay of Naples.

Head back down the hill and visit one of Capri town’s traditional restaurants, enjoying a lunch as delicious as the Mediterranean views. Walk it off on a stroll, passing through Capri’s Piazetta (Piazza Umberto) – Capri’s place to see and be seen! Board another hydrofoil boat in the late afternoon to travel back to mainland Italy, and then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to Rome. Finish your 2-day tour with a central Rome drop-off.

Please note: your Blue Grotto trip is subject to good weather conditions. In the event of storms or heavy rain, your tour visits Faraglioni (a rocky inlet) instead. From 1/11/2015 - 31/03/2016 this tour do not go to Capri island (will go during high season)

Hotel pick-up is available; Click on the 'View Additional Info' button below to see the Rome hotels that are included in this service.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience! Sasha was a fantastic guide in Capri and we were so glad we took his advice and took the chairlift to the top! Awesome! Only downside was the crazy bus switching in Pompeii and Ornella the tourguide there who was so eager to be on vacation that we felt like we had to figure out that part by ourselves because she didn't explain anything and just left us at the hotel and it really took away some of the fun. We loved Hotel Vesuvio but found it very frustrating that the pool was closed right after we got there. the Blue Grotto was great but the boats that took us into the grotto demanded excessive tips and this was very uncomfortable.We have recommended this tour often and wish we could go again! Plan on staying 2 nights in Sorrento and Capri!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great hotel, guides, experiences, food. The only glitch was the dropoff in Rome, which tookover one hour. Better planning would help.We would rate it 4 1/2.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I didn't want to leave and wish I'd done a longer tour! The beauty of this region cannot be captured with words. Tour was well organised and conducted in a timely manner, allowing a perfect combo of relaxation/exploration/sightseeing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

it was an amazing tour. The hotel we stayed in Sorrento was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

These tours are d best . Very organized tour and hotel are excellent . Highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We left Rome and went to Napoli, stopping along the way for a coffee break (if you've never been to a coffee shop in European rush hour, you are in for a surprise!) Once in Napoli, you take a short tour of the historic sites near the port. It only lasts about 30 minutes. If you are looking for more time specifically in Napoli, this is NOT the tour for you - that is the only time you will spend there, and you really do not go very far since you are basically just around the port area. After this brief stop in Naples, you board the buses to Pompeii. Pompeii is incredible, and the tour guide that we had in Pompeii was so knowledgeable and witty - learned an incredible amount of history from him. You will like Pompeii! You will have lunch there, and the meal is good. From Pompeii, you leave to go to Sorrento. Sorrento was in fact my favorite of all of the stops that we had - it is absolutely breathtaking and not completely covered up in tourists. The hotel we had in Sorrento was beautiful with incredible views of the sea. We went out into the little town to do some shopping (lots of shopping, and not all tourist shops, either) and we were having such a good time that we didn't in fact even go back to the hotel for our dinner. We chose instead to eat at a restaurant recommended to us by a local, Antica Trattoria. it was a foodie paradise! I highly recommend it if you decide to eat in the town. It is a little pricey, but it is delicious and artistic food in a great atmosphere. In the morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel (great views of the sea from the terrace, too) and boarded to go to the water taxi to Capri. Capri has beautiful views, but it is also VERY touristy. Lunch was good. Blue grotto - we saw it, but if you do not get to see it, do not lament this - buy some pictures (it's beautiful, but the effort to see it is overrated). Great trip to see much in 2 days

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved our tour! The pick up/drop off were wonderfully convenient. Our tour guide on the bus to Naples/Pompeii was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our tour in Pompeii was very informative although the lunch was nothing special. The hotel where we stayed in Sorrento was beautiful spectacular view and the dinner and lunch there were delicious. The highlight was Capri. Our tour guide, Sacha, was truly excellent. We had lots of questions for him and he answered them all with knowledge, humor and stories. Of course the island was beautiful and we would have loved to have more time there. We hope to return and stay at least one night. This tour was definitely worth the time and money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was fantastic ,we enjoyed everything about it.
We did the hotel upgrade and were so glad we did ,it was amazing.
I would definitely recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

organisation was excellent and the hotel in Sorrento was amazing with a great view of the sea! All meals were fantastic and typical of the region and the guides were very friendly and informative. I would definitely say a great value for money tour with everything included.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We, my wife and I, started this trip with a little trepidation. Had just come to Rome the day before. But the fear was totally unfounded. Our guides took very good care of us. Pompeii is amazing, so is Capri and the Blue Grotto. The hotel in Sorrento was good too. Though in the morning it looked like the Blue Grotto might not materialize we got to see it in the afternoon. Our holiday in Italy started with a bang!

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