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Walk & Discover – Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast & Pompeii

So much included

  • NEW TOUR FOR 2020
  • Follow the Path of Gods with our expert guide
  • Take a guided walk through Sorrento’s renowned olive groves
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy a guided walk from Ravello along the Path of Lemons
  • Take a boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri
  • Discover the ancient Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • A local specialist walking guide on all walks

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7 nights in 3-star accommodation
Breakfast & dinner
Programme of daily tours & visits
Expert tour manager/walking guide
Return flights & transfers
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Overview

For centuries, the Sorrento peninsula and the Bay of Naples have attracted visitors eager to experience their dazzling scenery, tranquillity and abundance of world-class historical sights. Invasions by the Greeks, Phoenicians and Saracens have all left their marks, but it was the Romans whose legacy remains most obvious today.

Our base for this tour is the picturesque town of Sorrento. There’s colour everywhere you look: tubs of red geraniums, dark blue clematis climbing up pastel-hued walls, and bougainvillea and roses in shades of pink decorating open spaces. Lemon trees are common – you can’t help but notice their fragrance as you wander. Mouthwatering aromas drift from restaurants and trattorias, and pavement cafés serve cappuccinos on every street corner. 

We’ll also explore the striking Amalfi coast, famed for its limestone mountains, copses of pine and azure Mediterranean waters. Next it’s Capri, a picture-perfect island off the Sorrento peninsula that possesses a reputation as a veritable Garden of Eden. The skyline of the Bay of Naples is dominated by magnificent Mount Vesuvius, which has erupted spectacularly several times, most famously in 79AD when Pompeii and Herculaneum were entombed by a sea of molten rock and ash. Visits to these Roman towns highlight the scale of this catastrophic event and you’ll be amazed by their astonishing state of preservation. 

Ultimately, there are few places in Europe that combine so much of interest in an area of such extraordinary scenery, making this an especially stimulating destination.



Your itinerary


DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN SORRENTO

Sorrento

Arrive at the airport for your flight to Naples. We transfer by coach to Sorrento, where we stay seven nights with breakfast and dinner at the comfortable three-star Villa Maria. 

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3* Villa Maria - Sorrento

Chosen for its wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Central location
  • Rooftop pool & sun terrace
  • Comfortable and convenient

DAY 2 - WALK: SORRENTO

The Amalfi Coast

Since ancient Greek and Roman times, Sorrento has been known for its fabulous olive oil and our first walk takes us through the area’s legendary olive groves. Both easy and moderate routes begin in the hilltop village of Annunziata, with scenic views of the island of Capri, and end in Sorrento where the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Easy walk
Duration: 3 hours (3.7 miles)
Altitude gain: 324 feet
Terrain: stone paths, tarmac and gravel

We walk along tiny alleys and olive groves as we pass through the town of Massa Lubrense. As we follow the winding path, we see stone houses and ancient stone walls, and catch views of the beautiful Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Take in excellent views over Sorrento as our descent takes us back to the town centre.

Moderate walk
Duration: 4 hours (5.5 miles)
Altitude gain: 577 feet
Terrain: stone paths, tarmac and gravel

From Annunziata, we make our way down to the seafront and walk along the shore. The path gently climbs above the sea, giving us wonderful views of the bay and Mount Vesuvius. Our walk continues through olive groves and as we near Sorrento, we pass grand villas. Get ready for even more superb views of the town on our return to the centre.

DAY 3 - DISCOVER: CAPRI

DAY 4 - DISCOVER: SORRENTO

DAY 5 - WALK: THE PATH OF LEMONS

DAY 6 - DISCOVER: POMPEII & HERCULANEUM

DAY 7 - WALK: THE PATH OF GODS

DAY 8 - RETURN HOME

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

  Arrival airport    Hotel location    Transfer time 
Naples Airport Sorrento 1 hr 30 mins

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Why should I choose Riviera Travel?

We care deeply about our customers and the holiday experience they have. We’re passionate about travel and we want all aspects to be perfect, with personal service and attention at every step of the way. Our world-class holidays include everything you need, with no detail overlooked. We carefully curate every aspect of your trip based on our own first-hand experience and expertise built up over decades in the travel industry.

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The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room and includes: 

  • Return flights
  • Seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • All local taxes and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrance to Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

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