Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri Tour
3 Days/2 Nights
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Rome
1ST DAY – ROME-NAPLES-POMPEII-SORRENTO
The first day will commence with a 7:30 a.m. meeting time at a designated central location. This meeting time is for those who do not have the need to be picked up from the hotel. All others must be ready between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m. for pick up. Upon arrival, a departure from artistic Rome to the old city of Naples is taken. This means of transportation is done by way of air conditioned coach, assisted by a knowledgeable multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples, an expert guide will take you on a fascinating walking tour of the magical and historical centre of the city. On this exciting tour you will visit the largest square in all of Naples, the Piazza del Plebiscito. View sites including the historical Royal Palace with beautiful frescoes and tapestries. The beautiful Gallery of Umberto I is also included on the tour, with its stunning wrought iron and glass dome. The stately San Carlo Opera House will also be seen. This opera house is still in working condition today. From Naples you will continue on to the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. Here you will visit a charming coral and cameo factory, which is a specialty of the local artisans. Next you will have lunch at one of the local restaurants to experience the cuisine of this area. Following lunch, you will tour the excavations of Pompeii viewing the devastation caused by Mount Vesuvius. This city was covered in ash and stone when the volcano erupted in 79 AD. After experiencing the ruins, you will head to the Sorrentine Peninsula and see the beautiful cliffs and majestic crags form Sorrento. A delightful dinner and cozy night’s stay will be provided at a local hotel.
2ND DAY – SORRENTO-CAPRI-SORRENTO
After a delicious breakfast buffet is served at the hotel, you will have a 9:15 a.m. departure for the enchanting island of Capri. A lovely ride on the ferry will take you to Marina Grande. This is the main port of the island of Capri. The first attraction will be the breathtaking Blue Grotto (weather permitting). This is a series of fabulous caves that are tinted a brilliant blue by the sun’s rays reflecting off the water. The next stop on today’s tour is at the exquisite Augustus Gardens. Along with the lush foliage and beautiful statues, you will be able to see splendid views of the island and the turquoise waters of the sea. The next stop will be at the famous Piazzetta. This is the heart of life on the island. Many famous people can be seen at the pavement cafes. Next, a minibus will transport you to the small town of Anacapri. This is a commune of Capri and is a higher elevation than the main island. Here, a quaint lunch will be enjoyed, followed by an escort back to Marina Grande for the trip back to Sorrento. A lovely dinner and comfortable night’s stay will be enjoyed at a centrally located hotel.
3RD DAY – SORRENTO-ROME
A delicious buffet style breakfast will be provided by the hotel to start of your last day in Sorrento. The remainder of the day is for your leisure to do with as you wish. Feel free to explore the lively and colorful town of Sorrento, or partake in a visit of the other popular and beautiful villages on the peninsula. These villages include the rocky area of Amalfi, and the charming villages of Ravello and Positano. Meet the tour leader at 3:30 p.m. and board the motor coach for the trip back to Rome, bringing you back to Rome at approximately 9:00 p.m.