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Marvel at the beautiful Italian coast on this 3-day tour from Rome to Sorrento and other highlights of the Campania region. You’ll visit the historical city of Naples, take in the volcanic ruins of World Heritage–listed Pompeii, enjoy the seaside delights of the Amalfi Coast and travel by boat to the island of Capri. A mix of guided portions and free time provides a great introduction to this must-see part of Southern Italy. Two nights of accommodation are included.

Please note: The excursion to Capri does not take place during the winter (November to March); instead, you will have free time in Sorrento.

Highlights

  • 3-day southern Italy tour from Rome to Sorrento and back again!
  • Discover enchanting sites in Italy’s Campania region: Naples, Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento
  • Admire the Bay of Naples from your coach, and visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii
  • Cruise through the Bay of Naples from Sorrento to Capri, and visit the island's magical Blue Grotto
  • Spend time at leisure in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast before returning to Rome
  • Two nights of 4-star accommodation in Sorrento included

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii

Your 3-day tour from Rome to the Campania region of Southern Italy starts with the drive to Naples, followed by a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved archaeological ruins from the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. You’ll end the day on the spectacular Amalfi Coast in the town of Sorrento, where two nights of accommodation are included at a 4-star or 4-star superior hotel (select your level of hotel when booking).

The next morning, head out on a day trip to the island of Capri, home of the Blue Grotto, unless your tour takes place during the winter, when the tour to Capri does not operate; instead, you’ll spend the day at your leisure in Sorrento. See the Itinerary for details about each day of the tour.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rome – Sorrento (L, D)Leave central Rome in the morning, and journey south to sunny Naples. Travel through the city in the comfort of your coach to enjoy a panoramic overview of the downtown area. Gaze out over the Bay of Naples, and have your camera ready for two brief stops at Mergellina and Molo Beverllo to admire sights of the gulf and Mt Vesuvius.
Travel inland to Pompeii, and after lunch in town, visit its UNESCO-listed archaeological site with your guide. Hear how Pompeii lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mt 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: 4-star or superior 4-star hotel in Sorrento
Day 2: Capri (B, L, D)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 intriguing cave is said to have sunk dramatically since prehistoric times, blocking out most of its entrances.
Return to Marina Grande and travel by minibus to the village of Anacapri, perched high above the glamorous Capri Town. Explore at leisure, admiring its romantic wisteria-draped villas with sun-bleached stucco, and gaze down over the Bay of Naples.
Head back down the hill and visit one of Capri Town’s traditional trattorias for lunch. Walk it off on a stroll, passing through Capri’s swanky Piazetta (Piazza Umberto) — Capri’s place to see and be seen. Board another hydrofoil boat in the late afternoon and return to Sorrento in time for dinner.

Please note: From Nov 23, 2015, to Mar 31, 2016, this tour does not visit Capri on Day 2. The excursion is replaced with a day of free time in Sorrento.

Overnight: 4-star or superior 4-star hotel in Sorrento
Day 3: Sorrento – Rome (B)After breakfast, spend the morning in Sorrento at your leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along Corso Italia and climb the steps to see atmospheric Piazza Tasso, tucked away in the heart of Sorrento Old Town. Soak up views of the sun-soaked cliffs, where Sorrento’s houses almost seem to be stacked on top of each other, and then shop for any last-minute souvenirs of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast.
Meet your guide at the prearranged time, and then return to Rome by coach. Your tour finishes at your central Rome hotel.

Customer Reviews

Amanda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Incredible! 100 recommend this tour - every part of it was organised and structured. Swapping the bus after Pompeii was the only downside, but that took 10 mins and they organised it well. We loved Sorrento and Capri and would visit again if we could! Loved this.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Well informed guide access to areas away from crowds no lining up to get in

Jacqueline I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Was an amazing tour for my family of 5. Well run, great tour guides and EXCEPTIONAL hotel, which was the Tramontano in Sorrento. The restaurant was world class and the restaurant staff were absolutely the best there is. Capri was absolutely breathtaking and Sorrento was simply the quaintest town we've visited with lots of nice shopping. Naples was a rather quick stop. Pompeii was amazing to see and hear about on our two hour walking tour. A lot of history there. It's been very hot while we've been here, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Eileen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I was very glad I took this side tour from Rome. Considering all that was included, the price was very reasonable. The bus drive down was not especially scenically spectacular other than the view of the Monastery at Monte Cassino. A superhighway in Italy isn't that different from one in the US. The spot selected for lunch was quite nice, the food was good and there were good clean facilities. The tour of Naples showed how beautiful the area by the sea is here. I found out later that the museum in Naples has a lot of Pompeii and Herculaneum artifacts. It would have been nice if that could have been included. Our Pompeii tour guide was very good and went at a reasonable pace for me at least. I hadn't realized how much of the site is still an active dig so a lot is not available to view. We saw examples of the businesses, houses and baths that the residents would have used which were very interesting. There is so much more of the town layout to see that you really need to visit here to get a concept of what Rome would have been like. I stayed in a hotel in Sorrento that had a breathtaking view and excellent meals. I enjoyed the trip to Capri and the Blue Grotto, but it was a bit too much of an expensive shopping opportunity. I took in the views instead. The only thing that disappointed me was that I thought a tour along the Amalfi coast was included rather than an extra. I spent the third day sitting on my hotel terrace catching up on my diary and having lunch by the pool. That was fine, too. Overall, this was an excellent experience.

Stanley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

People were very good and they really take care of you

Betty-Ann I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I wanted a quick getaway from Rome and this tour fit the bill. It was very well organized, and the hotel in Sorrento was lovely, no need to upgrade. The scenery was gorgeous of course, and all the guides but one which I'll discuss in a moment were helpful and cheerful.
I was disappointed in the guide to Pompeii. She was hard to hear and understand and didn't seem to care at all. I asked her several questions and the answers were brusque at best. It was a shame, I wanted to learn about Pompeii and she was ..... A hindrance to put it politely. Still, the whole tour itself carrani was a good value and well done. I'd book something like this again.

asheeshlal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour. Hotel and room were great. Staff at Grand Hotel Vesuvio was very helpful. Food at the hotel was excellent. View from hotel balcony of the blue water and Mt. Vesuvio was the best. The hotel certainly was better than expected. Only down side was it was a little further away from city center, but we did not mind. Naples part of the tour is a waste of time.

Loring P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Already did but left off the ratting

Andrea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Hotel Great, Food Great, Capri was good Sorrento great

Jean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fantastic trip. Simone, the guide of Capri, took good care of us and we even got into the Blue Grotto. We had to arrange our own private van tour of the Amalfi Coast which we loved. This was reasonable when arranged by the Sorrento guide.

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