Sightseeing holiday in Italy: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Vesuvius & the Bay of Naples. This holiday offers you the possibility to visit at leisure, all the main places of interest in what is perhaps Italy's most famous, yet unspoilt coastal areas. Light and leisurely daily itineraries. Visit and explore Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and Capri - still as beautiful and as enchanting as ever. In 7 nights and 6 days, have a taste and a wonderful insight into this truly spectacular part of Italy. Each day's itinerary will start and finish at your hotel and include a combination of leisurely strolls and short boat & bus trips between places visited, along the coast next to the azure seas of the mediterranean. No car-hire, no traffic and no parking hassles - go at your own pace and do as little or as much as you wish.
What's included | 7 nights B&B in a good family run 3-Star hotel in the centre of Sorrento |> Trip Guide |> travel instructions |> detailed, self-guided daily itineraries |> return 'jet' ferry tickets to the island of Capri.
What's not: Flights.
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Amalfi coast, Italy
Sorrento peninsular # the Amalfi Coast # the Island of Capri Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples # Stay in the centre of Sorrento for easy access to sightseeing itineraries
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Day 1: Transfer Day.
Flying to Naples airport, try to arrive before 5pm for a comfortable transfer by coach (1h15) or by train (1h45) to Sorrento. Coach departs just outside arrivals hall and can take up to 2.5hrs in busy times. Train however, including bus from airport to railway station virtually always takes around 1h45, and service starts at around 0530 in the morning. Airport transfers by private taxi can be arranged at extra cost. Hotels: Charming 3 star hotel in the centre of Sorrento just 5 minutes from the railway/bus station, port for boats, and 2 minutes from the historic old town. View photos of where you'll be staying.
Day 2: Ravello, Atrani and Amalfi.
Self-guided itinerary to discover the beautiful Amalfi Coast. A short walk to the port of Marina Piccola where you take the boat to Amalfi. Time to wander around Amalfi before a 10 mimute bus ride up to Ravello, a splendid place overlooking the Amalfi coast towards Salerno. Bus or walk back down to Atrani and then to perhaps back to Amalfi before taking a bus ride back to Sorrento. View photos of Amalfi.
Day 3: Capo di Sorrento and Marina di Puolo.
Self-guided itinerary to discover the picturesque fishing village of Marina di Puolo and the unspoilt headland of Capo di Sorrento. A short bus ride followed by a 15 minute walk down to Marina di Puolo where you can swim, take lunch and have a wonderfully relaxed day on the beach, away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento. View photos of Marina di Puolo.
Day 4: Day of Leisure.
Have a leisurely day around Sorrento with perhaps a swim and lunch in Marina Grande. Optional day trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius. Optional day trip to Naples and Herculanean. Optional scooter trip following our self-guided itinerary to explore the western coastal extremities of the Sorrento Peninsular.
View photos of Sorrento.
Day 5: Positano.
Self-guided itinerary to visit Positano and the Amalfi coast. Short bus ride from Sorrento to Positano where you can spend a leisurely day in the town and on the beach. Optional trip by boat along the coast to Furido and Marina di Priano. Optional walk up along ancient muletracks to the most amazing viewpoints overlooking Positano and the Amalfi coast. Boat or bus to Sorrento. View photos of Positano.
Day 6: Coast & Mountains on the Island of Capri.
Self-guided itinerary to discover the famous and uniquely charming island of Capri. Short boat trip from Marina Piccola in Sorento to Marina Grande on the Island of Capri. Spend a leisurely day strolling around the port and main town of Capri overlooking the azure Mediterranean sea.
- Optional walk along the circular coastal path from Capri town passing Arco Naturale, Villa Malaparte and the Faglione islands.
- Optional trip by bus to Anacapri, situated on the mountain plateau above Capri town and port. Take a chairlift from Anacapri to Monte Solaro, the island's highest point with the most amazing panoramas of the island and Amalfi coast. View photos of Capri.
Day 7: Day of Leisure.
Have a leisurely day around Sorrento with perhaps a swim and lunch in Marina Grande. Optional day trip to the Island of Ischia. Optional scooter trip to explore the inland mountains of the Sorrento Peninsular, following our self-guided itinerary. View photos of the Sorrento Peninsular mountains.
Day 8: Transfer day.
Flying out of Naples airport, Take the coach or train from Sorrento back to Naples airport. For those with early morning flights, the train is recommended.
| We understand that people like to keep their independence so we offer the benefits of local knowlegde so that you get the most out of your stay here in the time available. How better to explore more intimately the charms of the Sorrento Peninsular, than with our independent, self-guided Trip Guides supplied. Ideal for those who like to travel and explore independently, within the reassuring structure of a self-guided itinerary. Holiday starts in the Sorrento Peninsular. Fly to Naples. Convenient bus or train connections to and from airport.
Extend your stay Extend your stay: Additional nights in Sorrento cost from 50 euros pppn, for those perhaps wishing to make addional day trips to; - Pompeii, Herculaneam. - Naples and Vesuvius. - The Island of Ischia.
2-centre holiday option: (enquire for prices)
For those wishing to fully experience the contrasting characters of the Sorrento Peninsular;
- spend the first 3 nights in the historical village of Ravello. Take breakfast and dinner from your hotel overlooking the Amalfi coastline.
- spend the final 4 nights in the lively, yet charming resort town of Sorrento.
- the holiday schedule for the 2-centre option remains pretty much the same as that described above.
 Prices based on 2 people sharing a double room, otherwise a single supplement applies.
 Flights not included.
 Your accommodation will be in Sorrento for the 1-centre holiday and in Ravello and Sorrento for the 2-centre option.
 The Sorrento Peninsular during July and August, is very hot and busy. Best months to visit are May, June, September, October and April - book at least 3 or more months in advance to secure the best accommodation. The winter months of November to March are generally mild and ideal for those who want to simply get away without the crowds.
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1. Prices in 'euros' and based on 2 people sharing a double room,
otherwise a single supplement applies. Prices for bookings during
the winter months can be up to 20% less. Flights and transfers
not included unless specified.
2. The hotels, guest houses and B&Bs presented represent
some of the more charming places to stay and are very well situated
for exploring the surrounding towns, cities and countryside -
always within easy reach of a regional airport. Having visited
virtually all hotels in each of the places presented, we believe
these hotels offer the best combination of price and quality
available.5. FLY-TRAIN holidays: fly to the recommended airport
and take a train to the place you will be staying for your Short
Break. Airport transfer times are generally less than 1 hour
3. If you have particularly beautiful photographs of
this area showing it's true character and atmosphere, please forward them to us
for inclusion on our site - firstname.lastname@example.org
4. If you are the owner of charming
holiday accommodation in a special location, whether it be a
hotel, B&B, 'albergo', 'agriturismo' or self-catered apartments
- send us an email with details and we'll consider adding it
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6. FLY-MEETU holidays: fly to the recommended airport
where we will meet you on your arrival at the nearest airport
or mainline railway station, and take you to your hotel either
by car or mini-bus.
7. FLY-DRIVE holidays: these short-breaks are typically
in places that are not served by regular public transport or
areas deserving further independent exploration under your own
steam. Therefore, we thoroughly recommend that you arrange car-hire
at your point of arrival in Italy, or use your own car if driving
8. All our Short Breaks can be extended by as many days as you
wish - please ask for a quotation.
itieraries have been chosen for their special interest and locations
which endear many of us to return.
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