Vesuvius and Pompeii

Vesuvius & Pompeii

8 Days

This family adventure holiday to Vesuvius and Pompeii is a tour full of discovery & activity. Featuring a quiz in Pompeii, trips to Vesuvius and Capri and the opportunity to learn to cook authentic Italian pasta and tiramisu, this has something to suit everyone.

8 Days

Vesuvius and Pompeii

"The overall trip was amazing but perhaps the best thing was the connection made between our tour guide (Anna-Sophia) and our children. She really did feel like a welcome part of the family."
The Jordan family
, March 2016

Based in Sorrento, on this family activity holiday, you'll be perfectly positioned to visit Italy's finest ancient sites, spectacular coastline and tiny islands. Uncover the secrets of Pompeii, climb the dizzy heights of Mount Vesuvius and explore the ruins of Herculaneum. Speed across to chic Capri and discover the dramatic scenery as you cruise around the island. Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast and take the road up into the hills, stopping for lunch and admiring the views. Have fun learning how to make authentic Italian pasta and tiramisu.

  • See the forgotten city of Pompeii
  • Take a boat trip to the fairytale Blue Grotto
  • Walk up Mount Vesuvius
  • Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast
  • Explore the island of Capri
  • Make and eat your own pasta

Here's a taste of your itinerary. For more details please see the itinerary tab and trip notes.

Day 1 - Fly to Naples and travel to your hotel in Sorrento.

Day 2 - Cookery class in the morning and then free afternoon to spend with your family.

Day 3 - Free day to explore local area.

Day 4 - Visit Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius.

Day 5 - Full day visit to Capri Island.

Day 6 - Scenic drive along Amalfi Coast.

Day 7 - Visit to Herculaneum ruins.

Day 8 - Return flight home.

Day 1. Fly to Naples, hotel in Sorrento.
Fly to Naples Airport and meet at the group hotel in Sorrento. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax or explore the local area.
Day 2. Morning cookery class; free afternoon
A special cookery lesson has been organised at the hotel and you'll learn to make authentic homemade pasta and a typical Italian dessert such as tiramisu. After enjoying the lunch you've just made, enjoy an afternoon exploring Sorrento or relaxing by the pool.
Day 3. Free day, explore Sorrento or Naples
Today is at your leisure to explore the beautiful Bay of Naples - take a boat trip from Sorrento along the Italian Riviera - the Amalfi Coast, travel by train or boat to Naples and explore this vibrant city, spend time at a local pottery workshop or visit the lemon-scented gardens at Cataldo, Sorrento.
Day 4. Explore Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Travel along the coastal road by bus to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Explore the ruins and then take a guided walk up to the Mount Vesuvius crater, where you can peer down into its centre of jagged red rock. Visit the volcanic museum and learn what happened before returning to the hotel by bus.
Day 5. Full day visit to Capri Island
Take the hydrofoil boat across to Capri, a stunning island with its cliffs plunging into the sea and lush subtropical gardens. Enjoy a boat trip around the island with an option to visit the Blue Grotto, and wander around the many alleyways and squares. You could also take the chairlift up to the summit of Monte Solaro or visit Axel Munthe's Villa San Michele.
Day 6. Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast
Explore the scenic town of Amalfi and go up further into the hinterland, walking along country paths towards the village of Ravello. Enjoy superb panoramic views across the countryside and coastline, visit Rufalo's Villa and gardens and travel back to Scala for lunch before returning to Sorrento.
Day 7. Visit to Herculaneum ruins.
This morning you will take an excursion to visit Herculaneum for another look at Roman life as it was before Vesuvius erupted. Herculaneum was much smaller than Pompeii, which means it is easier to absorb on a single visit.
Day 8. Fly to UK
Depart your hotel in Sorrento for Naples Airport and fly back to the UK.
  • Where will we stay?: 7 nights in hotels
  • What meals are included?: 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • How do we travel?: Minibus, on foot and boat
  • Flights: With British Airways or Easyjet
  • Trip code: FIBN
  • Age guide: 5 -18

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