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This adventure holiday to Vesuvius and Pompeii is a tour full of discovery and activity for the whole family. Based in Sorrento, you'll be perfectly positioned to visit Italy's finest ancient sites, spectacular coastline and tiny islands.

  • 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 & eat your own pasta

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. You’ll also have time to take to the kitchen, and have fun learning how to make authentic Italian pasta and tiramisu.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Naples & transfer to Sorrento

    Fly to Naples and meet at the group hotel in Sorrento. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax or explore the local area.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 - or travel by train or boat to Naples and explore this vibrant city. Perhaps the family may wish to spend time at a local pottery workshop or visit the lemon-scented gardens at Cataldo, Sorrento.

  4. Day 4: Explore Pompeii & 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 your hotel by bus.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Day 8: Transfer to Naples Airport & fly back to the UK

    Depart your hotel in Sorrento for Naples Airport and fly back to the UK.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,269 per adult, £1,199 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,569 per adult, £1,489 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We use a choice of two hotels on this tour, depending on availability. Rooms are fully equipped with satellite TV, WiFi and air conditioning There is a large swimming pool (closed during the winter months) and sun deck area. There are a few interconnecting and family rooms at the hotel (subject to availability); please enquire at the time of booking.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Cookery class


You can typically expect to pay from £300 for an adult, and from £285 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
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2018 27 May 3 Jun £1,269 £1,199 Book or Enquire
2018 29 Jul 5 Aug £1,269 £1,199 Book or Enquire
2018 21 Oct 28 Oct £1,199 £1,059 Book or Enquire
2019 26 May 2 Jun £1,369 £1,299 Book or Enquire
2019 4 Aug 11 Aug £1,269 £1,199 Book or Enquire
2019 27 Oct 3 Nov £1,199 £1,059 Book or Enquire