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Rome & Sorrento

Glorious sights of Rome’s epic lost empire. Breathtaking bends along Amalfi’s stunning coast. Sophisticated cliff-hugging towns like Sorrento. The petrified remains of frozen-in-time Pompeii. It’s all on this grand Italian outing.

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Gatwick with British Airways or similar scheduled airline
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, plus 5 dinners
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guides
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee.

Included holiday highlights

  • Historic Rome including an exclusive tour of the most iconic landmark, the Colosseum (full day)
  • Enjoy the amazing scenery of the vine-clad Sorrento Hills (half day)
  • Beautiful Montecassino Abbey, a working monastery and pilgrimage site perched on a mountain top

Optional excursions

  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican (half day)
  • The ruins of Pompeii, buried beneath a layer of ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD (half day)
  • A scenic tour of the stunning Amalfi Coast (full day)
  • St Peter’s and the Vatican, Pompeii and Amalfi Coast can be pre-booked as a package from just £145 per person (subject to change for 2016). Beautiful Montecassino Abbey, a working monastery and pilgrimage site perched on a mountain top
Depart on your scheduled flight to Rome today, where you will stay for the next three nights. Enjoy an included dinner this evening.
During your two-day stay in Rome we have organised an included and an optional excursion for you to enjoy. Today’s included full-day tour of Rome is hosted by a Local Guide who will introduce you to many of the major sights of this historic city including an exclusive guided tour of the Colosseum. You’ll also have the opportunity to linger on the Spanish Steps, which join the Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinita dei Monti, and be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure you return to the city one day. This monumental sculpture depicting the Greek god Triton in a seahorse-drawn chariot is arguably Rome’s finest fountain.
You can spend the rest of your time in Rome making your own discoveries or you may choose to join our optional half-day excursion to St Peter’s and the Vatican. Once again a Local Guide will share their knowledge with you as you visit the Vatican City and the Basilica of St Peter’s, whose magnificent dome dominates Rome’s skyline. Today’s tour includes admission to the Vatican museums, one of the most impressive collections of art and antiquities anywhere in the world, as well as a visit to the Sistine Chapel, whose famous ceiling was painted by Michelangelo.
After breakfast this morning you will leave Rome and head south to Sorrento, where you will stay for four nights. En route a visit to Montecassino Abbey and the British Commonwealth World War II Cemetery has been arranged. After checking into your hotel, why not explore your new surroundings if there’s time before dinner this evening.
After breakfast join our included half-day scenic drive exploring the vine-clad Sorrento Peninsula, which separates Amalfi and Sorrento. We’ll head into the Sorrento hills where you’ll discover the charming villages of Massalubrense, Marciano and Sant’Agata and, on a clear day, enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Before heading back to your hotel we’ll make a stop at a traditional farmhouse and vineyard where you will get to sample local produce such as salami, cheeses, fresh bread and olive oil.
Today’s half-day optional excursion gives you the opportunity to walk through the ruins of Pompeii in the company of a Local Guide. This ancient city of the Roman Empire was frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD and buried the entire area under a layer of hot ash. Excavations have revealed fascinating remains and give an intriguing glimpse into the inhabitants’ way of life 2,000 years ago. There will be time to enjoy the facilities at your hotel or explore Sorrento further this afternoon.
Spend the day at leisure enjoying your hotel’s facilities or join your Tour Manager on today’s optional excursion, an exhilarating journey along the stunning coastline to the picturesque town of Amalfi. Poised between the mountain and the sea, the town is dominated by its highly decorative Renaissance Cathedral, which was built in the 9th century and is well worth a visit. Alternatively, why not explore the narrow streets, where you will find plenty of cafés, shops and restaurants.
You will transfer to the airport in Naples today for your return flight to the UK.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas with rough ground, gradients and steps.

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

from £46

This journey by road takes you on one of the most iconic drives in the world along the stunning Amalfi Coast. Widely considered to be Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline make sure you keep watch out of the window to see pastel-shaded villages cut into hillsides and panoramic views over turquoise waters and verdant mountains. Upon reaching your destination, the pretty town of Amalfi, there’s plenty of time to explore. Head to the Piazza del Duomo to see its impressive 9th century cathedral then maybe relax in a café or enjoy a spot of shopping.

Full day – Beautiful scenery - Minimal walking!

St Peter's and the Vatican

St Peter's and the Vatican

from £69

St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City is one of the largest churches ever built and stands on the site where the apostle Peter was crucified and buried. Its head-turning interior, which covers an area of 5.7 acres, will leave a huge impression as you find yourself surrounded by Renaissance monuments and decoration by such great artists as Michelangelo and Bernini. You’ll then join your guide for a tour of the Vatican Museums, home to an immense collection of art masterpieces collected by the Roman Catholic Church over centuries.

Please note: the dress code of no shorts, short skirts or bare shoulders is strictly enforced at St Peter’s Basilica

Half day - Strenuous walking - Must See!

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from £152

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this pre bookable excursion package...

Amalfi Coast / Pompeii / St Peters and the Vatican

Pompeii

Pompeii

from £46

In the company of a knowledgeable Local Guide you’ll tour the famous Roman town that was frozen in time when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD buried the entire area in a thick layer of hot ash. You’ll be amazed by the sheer size of the ruins as you walk down the ancient streets and peer into villas still decorated with frescoes and mosaics. You’ll see bakeries with bread ovens and flour grinders still intact and an impressive amphitheatre where you’ll almost feel you can hear the roar of the cheering crowds as your guide brings this doomed town back to life.

Half-day - Moderate walking – Historical Interest/Must See!
The 4-star Pinewood Hotel overlooks the Saccheti Pinewood and is located to the west of Rome's city centre.

Hotel facilities include a bar and lounge. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, air-conditioning, safe and a TV.
The 3-star Hotel Tirrenia is ideally located in the centre of Sorrento.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar and a rooftop terrace. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, a balcony, safe and a TV.

Pinewood Hotel - Rome

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour.  Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Rome & Sorrento with Capri Add-on

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