DAY 1: ROME > NAPLES > POMPEII > SORRENTO
See southern Italy highlights on your first day minitour from Rome. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. The first stop in Naples, one of the most enchanting cities in the Mediterranean famous worldwide for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy, where you will take a short panoramic tour to discover its beauty from the comfort of your coach climbing up the Vomero hill. The town overlooks the bay of Naples which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to volcanic area of Phlegrean fields, and the skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius, offering an impressive sight perfect to take stunning pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, to reach the town of Ercolano where we will stop for lunch. The restaurant is in a first-class hotel in Herculaneum, situated in a marvellous environment and surrounded by wonderful gardens dating back to 1700.
Then head to Pompeii and Skip the Line to one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city, you will learn how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery and the objects beneath the city have been well preserved for centuries. So you can walk along the ancient streets for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans, discovering ancient houses, bakeries and shops and imagine everyday life in Roman times. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: no shorts for men) and an overnight in your new hotel. Meals: L, D
DAY 2: SORRENTO
Spend a leisurely day exploring Sorrento, the jewel of the Sorrentine peninsula, famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemon, and olive trees. You could also opt for a day excursion to the nearby island of Capri (not included). Return to your hotel in Sorrento for dinner and an overnight stay. Meals: B, D
DAY 3: SORRENTO > AMALFI
After breakfast in your hotel, a bus will depart in the morning for the beautiful coastal town of Amalfi. Check-in to your new hotel. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D
DAY 4: AMALFI
Enjoy a leisurely day exploring the wonderful ancient Capital of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, taking in the city’s main sites, plunging into the waters of the Gulf of Salerno, or sipping on some of the locally-produced limoncellos. Return to your hotel for some well-deserved rest. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D
DAY 5: AMALFI > ROME
After breakfast at your hotel, do some last-minute sightseeing or shopping in Amalfi. In the afternoon, depart for Pompeii and continue on to Rome (late evening arrival), where the tour will come to an end. Meals: B