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Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula

from £865
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

Experience the calm waters of the bay of Naples reflect the cliff s like mirrored glass with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Fields of orange and vine flourish in the fertile land nourished by the ash of brooding Mt Vesuvius. The sea and the volcano define the cornucopia of history, nature, good food and wine. The outline of distant Ischia and the shimmering lights of nearby Naples illuminate the evenings in the calm bay. This provides a serene backdrop to dinner in the hotel restaurant and perhaps a Coffee and digestivo to end the day. Nights may be chilly back home but shirt sleeves are the order of the day on a warm May or October evening in Vico.

We combine rambles 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. There is normally time for a visit to the romantic island of Capri.

With so much to see, these holidays offer a busy fortnight or an even busier week. Alternate weeks follow a different itinerary, however to see everything you need at least two weeks. All transport costs for the programme are included in the holiday charge, entrance fees are not included.

Some departures in May and September 2018 and May and September 2019 will have two leaders and offer two grades of walking. Please see individual departure dates for details.

Holiday Highlights

  • Immersing in the classical world at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Relaxing with the cognoscenti in Amalfi or Positano.
  • Gazing into the crater of Vesuvius.
  • Enjoying the view from Monte Faito.
  • Exploring the beauty of Capri.
  • Watching the sunset over the bay of Naples.
  • Taking a drink at the cliff -top terrace of the Foreigner's Club.
  • The ever present Vesuvius.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats 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 Dates & Prices tab)

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

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

  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 the ruins of Pompeii and a quick visit to Villa Oplontis. Pompeii ruins are perhaps the best known archaeological site in the world, Villa Oplontis much less so but it is equally rewarding. It offers a very different insight into the Roman world.

  5. Day 5

    A free day when you might choose a visit to Capri or Naples City. Both are easy journeys. There are myriad other options available for anybody who prefers. Please discuss options with your tour leader.

  6. Day 6

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

  7. Day 7

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

  8. Day 8

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

Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr).
  • Flights: Gatwick-Naples, British Airways.
  • 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.

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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.