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Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula

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Combine leisurely walks on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains and enjoy visits to the myriad of local world class sites.
  • Product Code 17300,17305
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking
  • Grade Grade 4, Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 7, 14 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula

Since the beginning of history man has been beguiled by the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Bay of Naples. The fertile volcanic soil and abundant seas have provided sustenance of the highest quality.

Ramblers Walking Holidays have been offering a chance to enjoy all the bay has to offer in terms of history, culture, walking, food and drink for very many years. Now we are introducing more variety in our walking programme. By adding some departures offering walks at two grades on each day, keener walkers are able to stride further into the hills. We now offer a chance to take in greater sections of the famed ‘Walk of the Gods’ as well as many other stunning walks that climb through and along the mountain chain that surrounds the bay and divides it from the Amalfi coast to the south.

We combine walks on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains and enjoy visits to the myriad of local world class sites. Below Vesuvius are the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were engulfed by its eruption in AD79. Both sites vividly evoke the past. Sorrento, a famous holiday resort since Roman times, is easily accessible from Vico Equense. The Amalfi coast with the famous towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello await exploration. South of Salerno is Paestum where there are three magnificent Greek temples and a splendid museum. We can spend a day in the animated and colourful city of Naples which is richly endowed with beautiful churches and palaces. In addition, there is normally time for a visit to the romantic island of Capri.

Whether you choose a week or a fortnight you are guaranteed an amazing holiday. Please note that we operate different itineraries on alternate weeks. The two week duration holiday programme will include all shown below although the order of itinerary will depend on the travel date.

Itinerary One

2018 - Oct 13, 27, Dec 20 and 2019 - Apr 06, 20, May 04, 18, Sep 07, 21, Oct 05, 19, Dec 20

  • An introduction to Sorrento with a walk out to enjoy the views and a local beach.
  • Two days of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.
  • A visit to Herculaneum and the slopes of Vesuvius for a walk to the crater rim.
  • A trip to Salerno to visit the medieval quarter and the cathedral, then on to Paestum to see the outstanding Greek temple ruins.
  • A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys.

Itinerary Two

2018 - Oct 06, 20, Dec 27 and 2019 - Apr 13, 27, May 11, Sep 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Dec 27

  • Three days of walking in the Vico hills or on the Sorrento Peninsula. The views are always superb.
  • An excursion to Amalfi and Ravello. We have plenty of time to see both towns and have a swim on the beach.
  • A visit to the ruins of Pompeii and a quick visit to Villa Oplontis.
  • A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys.

For ‘2x leaders/2x grades’ itineraries, please see our Holiday Information sheets. All transport costs for the programme are included in the holiday charge, entrance fees are not included.


Holiday Highlights

  • Become immersed in the classical world at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Relax with the cognoscenti in Amalfi or Positano.
  • Gaze into the crater of Vesuvius.
  • Enjoy the view from Monte Faito.
  • Explore the beauty of Capri.
  • Watch the sunset over the bay of Naples.
  • Take a drink at the cliff -top terrace of the Foreigner's Club.
  • Admire the ever present Vesuvius.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Gatwick to Naples (British Airways or Easyjet)
      Airport transfers.
      Half board en suite accommodation.
      All local transport cost
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4/SS

  1. Day 1

    We arrive at Naples Airport and transfer to our hotel in Vico Equense. We will have a welcome drink on arrival followed by dinner in the hotel.

  2. Day 2

    An introduction to Sorrento with a walk out to enjoy the views and a local beach.

  3. Day 3

    A day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  4. Day 4

    A visit to Herculaneum and the slopes of Vesuvius for a walk to the crater rim.

  5. Day 5

    A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys

  6. Day 6

    Another day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  7. Day 7

    A trip to Salerno to visit the medieval quarter and the cathedral, then on to Paestum to see the outstanding Greek temple ruins.

  8. Day 8

    Today your group leader will have to return to the airport to meet and greet arriving passengers. Please discuss beforehand the many walking and sightseeing opportunities in the area to make sure you make the most of your day.

  9. Day 9

    A day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  10. Day 10

    Another day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  11. Day 11

    A visit to the ruins of Pompeii and a quick visit to Villa Oplontis.

  12. Day 12

    A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys

  13. Day 13

    Another day of walking taking in villages and spectacular views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.

  14. Day 14

    An excursion to Amalfi and Ravello. We have plenty of time to see both towns and have a swim on the beach.

  15. Day 15

    After breakfast we return to Naples Airport for our flight back to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Return fights from Gatwick to Naples (British Airways or Easyjet)
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

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The Hotel Mary

We stay in the Hotel Mary, a delightful family run three-star hotel which has a very warm welcome and is beautifully situated with views out over the Gulf of Naples. At the end of a hard day in the hills or amongst the historic sites you can now unwind by the hotel pool and enjoy the fantastic views out across the sea or relax on the sun terrace. It also caters very well for vegetarian and coeliac diets. The hotel has Wi-Fi at a small charge. All rooms have balconies. In common with many Italian hotels there are no tea and coffee making facilities in bedrooms. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to local transport links, making it an unbeatable base for our explorations in this beautiful region and its historic sights. A small sandy beach is located down from the hotel about 15 mins walk away. The electricity supply is 220V AC.


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