Naples Sorrento Hotel Excursions
CAPRI/ANACAPRI Guided visit of Capri Island: Marina Grande, Anacapri, Capri centre, Augustus' gardens, Via Camerelle,Via Tragara. CAPRI TWO DAYS A fantastic excursion to enjoy and live Capri’s night life to 100%.This wonderful island by night,after the departure of the daily visitors can be enjoyed in all its beauty.Whit its many Restaurants,Cafè’s,Piano – bars,night club or a simple romantic walk to the Tragara point to admire the Faraglioni Rocks by night,leaving you with an unforgettable experience.The excursion includes:Pick up from the hotels by minibus,meeting with our guide at Sorrento port.Porterage to your hotel is at your expense.Catamarano/Hydrofoil to Capri.On the island hotel staff will eventually provide handling baggage from port to hotel while you continue with the excursion to discover Capri.Minibus to Anacapri,visit of Villa San Michele,free time for lunch(Guests with half board in the Sorrento hotels can have a packed lunch instead of the evening meal).After lunch minibus to Capri centre,visit for shopping.From here you can easly reach the hotel.Dinner and overnight at hotel.If you want to have an evening – dinner out in Capri’s Restaurants you can swich dinner at hotel with lunch on the following day.Day two:After breakfast you are free to continue the visit of Capri exploring the Monte Solaro,Villa Jovis,Blue Grotto an excursion with the yellow submarine or have a swim at one of Capri’s beach.Catamarano/Hydrofoil back to Sorrento and transfer by minibus to hotel. AMALFI DRIVE The”Amalfi Drive”is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe and from Sorrento,the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend.Each spot is a world of its own,a fantastic world which dazzles the immagination and inspires unforgettable impressions.Then on to Amalfi,which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies.Once a thriving Marine Republic,powerful and prosperous and now a thriving holiday resort.The unmistakeable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral which stands superbly on the top of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square.Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi and also Scotland – Saint Andrew.From Amalfi we visit Ravello which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea in the hillside.We visit the Villa Rufolo which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas,Parsifal. POMPEI/VESUVIO Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today.Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D.,Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreads of years.The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths,Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C.Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas.Even if your interests do not lie in history,this is an archeological site that cannot fail to impress you.Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples.It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe.The slopes were once covered with vineyards and woods and provided an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling town below.The coach will take you to within 1.000 metres of the top of Vesuvius and from here you can walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic views across the bay.(From the blackened crater rises a single plume of smoke,a reminder that the volcano is only sleeping for now…)Reminder:Comfortable,closed in shoes and your camera. POMPEI/ERCOLANO Full day guided excursion by coach,to the famous archeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum.Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today.Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD,Pompei lay buried and forgotten for undreds of years.The town is high on the list of Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.Our guide will take you slowly throught some of ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths,Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Roman in the year 80 BC.Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floos on the Villas.When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa(a kind of course rock)that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today.A large part of the town is still buried,and certainly many art treasures are still to be found.Return to Sorrento in the afternoon. CASERTA/CASSINO Caserta is known as the”Versailles of Naples”because of the Royal Palace built here by the Bourbon King,(Charles III)in the 18th Century.The enchanting palace overlooking the huge square is one of the most sumptuous buildings of its kind in Italy.It has over 1.200 rooms and is full of chandeliers,richlygilded frescoes,tapestries and history.In 1945 it was the headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Allied Forces in the Mediterranean.The extraordinary gardens are 3 km long and their crowning glory is the great cascade,a 75 metres high waterfall which can be clearly seen from the palace.After the splendour of the Royal Palace,we make our way to Monte Cassino to the famous Abbey,which was founded in 529 by St.Benedict of Norcia.During the Second world war the Abbey was completely destroyed and has since been faithfully restored to it’s former glory,with even the original frescoes and mosaics pieced together again.A truly memorable day out. SALERNO/PAESTUM About an hours drive south of Naples is another important Italian Provincial capital Salerno.In medieval times Salerno was the world capital of medicine,the Monastery of the Benedictine monks who probably founded its medical schools,offered the best education then available.One of the most famous medical texts of that time was the”Regimen Sanistas Salerni”written here in Latin and translated into almost every European language.In more modern times Salerno is best remembered for the Allied troops landing on its beaches,during the second world war.To the east of Salerno,after the headlands of Pontecagnano,Battipaglia and Eboli,is Paestum,which is one of the most important archeological sites in the country.Here you will see some of the best preserved Greek ruins,architecture and monuments,such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune)the Basilica dating from the 6th Century.In the museum you can admire the Tomb of the Dive a magnificent example of Greek painting,rapresenting a funeral banquet.The did of the tomb depicts a young man diving into the water.Look out for the buffalo that you will see grazing on the roadside during the drive! POMPEI half day Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today.Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD,Pompei lay buried and forgotton for hundreds of years.The Town is high on the list of Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.Our guide will take you slowly throught some of the ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths,Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC.Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas.Even if your interests do not lie in history,this an archeological site cannot fail to impress you. ERCOLANO half day Our journey takes us along the coast road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the motorway to Herculaneum.Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompei in 79 AD,and was rediscovered in 1709.It was a residential town without Pompei’s commercial importance,surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans.When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred,Herculaneum was buried by a torrent of mud that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock)that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today.A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock. VESUVIO half day Half day tour escorted by guide and by the luxe motorcoach.Pick up from the hotels.Excursion by bus to Mount Vesuvius up to 3.000 feet and then on foot to the crater.Visit of the Volcano.On return to Sorrento we will be stopping to visit the Mineralogical Museum of Vico Equense. NAPOLI/SOLFATARA Naples was founded in 600 BC by the Greeks and the Romans took over in 320 BC.Naples is rich in history with buildings,churches and monuments dating back centuries.Only just over an hour from Sorrento,it makes an interesting day out.On our tour,you will be able to visit the National Museum which is one of the best archeological museums in the world.Most of the treasures from Pompei and Herculaneum have been transferred to this museum for safe keeping.There is also a priceless collection of paintings and bronze works.After visiting the museum,you will also be guided around the city which as you will see is a hive of activity!You will see the Royal Palace,the Piazza Plebiscito,the Piazza Municipio with its huge medieval castle the”Maschio Angioino!and the San Carlo Opera house.In the afternoon,you will drive to the area near Pozzuoli to visit the Solfatara.This is a sort of flat volcano where you can see hot steam and walk on hot ground.Ancient people thought the volcano was the entrance to the underworld. ISCHIA Ischia is known as the Green Isle because of its lush green vegetation.It is also the only place in the area with real sandy beaches.It is a volcanic island dominated by Mount Epomeo.Our tour takes yoy over to Ischia by jet or hydrofoil – a journey of just 50 minutes across the Bay of Naples.You will be given free time in the morning for a walk around the main town of Ischia.Then you will be given a guided tour of the island.In the afternoon you will have some more free time where you can visit the Tropical Thermal Pak (entrance fee not included)which has more or less ten different thermal baths,natural sauna and hydromassage or you may visit the beach of Sant’Angelo.Reminder:Swimming costumes if you would like to use the thermal baths. BLUE MINI CRUISE This is a very lazy,relaxing day for those who just want to take it easy.It is a delightful day spent cruising in the Bay of Naples and Salerno on the comfortable yacht Marine Club.There is plenty of room for sunbathing with changing facilities and showers.As far as lunch is concerned there is a snack bar with a large selection of hot and cold snacks and salads or you can bring your own picnic lunch.Several stops will be made for swimming including the Galli Isles and the Faraglioni rocks at Capri.When the boat reaches Positano you will be offered the change to go ashore.This is an optional extra to the cruise and you will be asked to pay the boatman direct if you wish to go.The Marine Club,which steams on to Amalfi,will pick you up again from Positano on its way back to Sorrento.Those who do not wish to visit Positano town can stay on board and cruise down the rest of the coast to Amalfi,and go ashore there for sightseeing at no extra cost.On the return journey there will be more stops for swimming.Our cruise is the perfect way to top up your tan!!.Remember to take your swimming costumes and towels,and don’t forget your camera!If you wish to take advantage of the lunch on board the cost is payable direct to the crew. GREEN MINI CRUISE Come and discover the Islands of Ischia and Procida on your Green Isle Cruise.Enjoy swimming and sunbathingin a relaxed,peaceful atmosphere.Admire the breathtaking views that the Island of Ischia – renowed throughout Europe for its thermal baths and fertile sail – has to offer.While cruising round the Isle of Ischia you will most certainly be taken aback by the peculiarly shaped rock at the port of Lacco Ameno,known to the locals as the Fungo which means mushrooms.At St.Angelo in Ischia you will be offered the chance to take a small boat to the shore for a wander around the shops.The coast of the boat is an optional extra and should be paid on board.If you prefer not to go ashore,then just remain on board the Marine Club and soak up the sunshine.Then as a complete contrast is the lazy,relaxed Island of Procida primarily a fishing village but is more famous for it’s prison which used to house prisoners serving life sentences!Lunch can be bought on board payable direct to the crew or you can bring your own picnic lunch.A super relaxing day in which to top up your tan. COUNTRY SIDE Half day tour escorted by guide and de – luxe motorcoach.Pick – up from hotels.Tour of the”Hills of Sorrento”.Visit of a cheese factory to watch how they make mozzarells cheese with tasting afterwards.Stop for a coffee – break (optional).Return to the hotel for lunch. SORRENTO MUSICAL The Tasso Theatre will stage a Musical,lasting 75 minutes,which reconstructs our cultural roots through song and dance,with scenery which changes several times throughout the show and all in an atmosphere of colour and merriment.At 20.30 hrs the clients will be met in the foyer of the theatre and will be offered a welcome drink.Once inside there will be an orchestra playing dance music until 21.30 hrs when the show will start.At the end of the show,the audience will be invited to continue dancing,admist the scenery of the musical. POMPEI full day Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today.Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD,Pompei lay buried and forgotton for hundreds of years.The Town is high on the list of Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.Our guide will take you slowly throught some of the ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths,Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC.Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if yours interests do not lie in history,this an archeologicla site that cannot fail to impress you.