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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): £1,199 per adult, £1,059 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,569 per adult, £1,489 per child

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.

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

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    Hotel x 7 nights
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Cookery class

    • Pottery

Tailored for You

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2019 26 May 2 Jun £1,369 £1,299 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 4 Aug 11 Aug £1,369 £1,299 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 27 Oct 3 Nov £1,199 £1,059 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire