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What to expect on our Sorrento Holidays

Our extremely popular Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri escorted tour lasts 7 nights and brings you to the best sights in the region.

This holiday includes return flights, the expertise of a local tour guide, half-board accommodation, all transfers and our specially selected excursions and tours - making our Sorrento trip one of our most sought after holidays!

The Sorrento region offers a wealth of spectacular attractions, including the Amalfi coastline, Mount Vesuvius and the isle of Capri. See more about Holidays in Sorrento

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Sorrento - Location Information

Our Sorrento coast holidays are based in the town of Sorrento itself, neatly nestled on a peninsula jutting into the Tyrhennian Sea. The well-known Italian digestif Limoncello is produced in the area, and along with olive, almond, wine and fruit harvests, this gives a clear indication of the local Mediterranean lifestyle.

The nearby Amalfi coast is home to stunning villages of pastel coloured houses perched on the cliff-faces. Your trip here will include a visit to the beautiful Positano, where you can immerse yourself in the southern Italian lifestyle - also evident in your day trip to the charming island of Capri.

The trip is completed by a tour of the site of the ancient town of Pompeii - simultaneously destroyed and preserved by the Mount Vesuvius volcano eruption 2,000 years ago. Select a date for your holiday to Sorrento.

Highlights of Sorrento

Sorrento Town

Set on a spectacular headland, Sorrento boasts wonderful views across the Bay of Naples to Capri and Ischia. The town’s historic quarter radiates from Via San Cesareo, where there’s excellent shopping and a host of restaurants and pavement cafés. Further highlights include the peaceful cloisters of San Francesco, the Duomo (cathedral), the Correale Museum and atmospheric Marina Grande, the original fishing village at sea level.

Capri

This idyllic island is home to rare birds, historic churches, magnificent villas and fashionable hotels and has been a playground for film stars and holiday makers for centuries. Chic Capri town is located on a plateau, high over the sea. You will have free time to explore the pedestrianized maze of small lanes, lined with designer shops and stylish hotels. During the day, the light dips the island into different colours and enchants the viewer.

Amalfi Coast

The winding road from the Sorrento Peninsula to Amalfi is one of Europe’s most scenic routes, with views over the pretty village of Positano, Capri and the Galli Islands. The former maritime superpower of Amalfi is today a welcoming resort town, with a beautiful cathedral dedicated to Sant’Andrea.

Mount Vesuvius

One of the few active volcanoes left in Europe, Mount Vesuvius offers great hiking trails and spectacular views. Infamous for destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, it is now a national park and a walker’s paradise. Day trips can be arranged from Sorrento and are dependent on weather.

Inlaid Woodwork

Sorrento has a proud tradition of handcrafted 'Intarsio', or marquetry. You can see fine examples of it, including heirloom furniture, at the Bottega della Tarsia Lignea Museum. There are several showrooms and shops in Sorrento where you can buy smaller inlaid woodwork items such as pretty music boxes.

General Information about Sorrento

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Sorrento.

Food & Drink

Pizza was invented in Naples, and for 300 years its people have cherished their Margherita (tomato, buffalo mozzarella, olive oil & basil) and Marinara (tomato, olive oil, garlic & oregano). Pasta or risotto with fresh seafood are also popular and delicious. The Campania region produces excellent wines, including include the fruity white Greco di Tufo and the lighter Fiano di Avellino, while red wine lovers will enjoy a glass of Taurasi. A chilled glass of Limoncello, made from juicy local lemons, is a great way to end a meal!

Average Prices

  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50

Reccommended Reading

  • Positano by John Steinbeck
  • The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler
  • The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe
  • Love is all you need (film, 2013) starring Pierce Brosnan

 

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Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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