For glamour and sophistication it’s hard to beat Italy, and this eight-day tour is packed with both – plus the Amalfi coast, arguably the most splendorous coastline in Europe, and a glimpse into Roman history!  You will be enchanted by the city of Sorrento, a superb setting, with a million atmospheric houses and grandiose hotels, cobbled streets and quaint squares.

A boat journey takes you to the captivating island of Capri, where it will soon become clear why it came to be known as a Garden of Eden. And anyone with an interest in history will love Pompeii, famously entombed by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. The streets and buildings are remarkably well preserved and you can’t fail to be impressed by this insight into ancient history, and moving human touches at every turn.

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room with single and sea view rooms subject to available, at the relevant supplement; please see the accommodation section for further information. The price includes return flights, seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast, all coach tours as mentioned, executive coach travel in Italy, guided tours of Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum and Sorrento, cruise to Capri and services of a Riviera tour manager. Not included: Where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting. There will be a charge for swimming pool towels of €2 per towel per day at the Vue D'Or and Villa Maria, €1.50 per towel per day at the Metropole and €1 per towel per day at the La Badia Occasionally the opening times of the places of interest varies, and if this happens we may change the order of visits, however the overall content will not be reduced.

Day 1

Fly to Naples.

Day 2

A guided walking tour of Sorrento and the afternoon free to explore as you wish.

Day 3

We drive to Naples where we have a guided tour of the Archaeological Museum (2014 only visits) housing some of the greatest discoveries from Pompeii and Herculaneum followed by a visit to Pompeii to see the site itself

Day 4

A relaxing day in Sorrento to take in the wonderful atmosphere.

Day 5

Today, you visit the fascinating city of Pompeii followed by a tour up to Vesuvius.

Day 6

We drive to Naples and visit the Archaeological Museum housing some of the greatest discoveries from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Day 7

We drive down the Amalfi coastline, one of Europe's most beautiful, visiting Positano, Amalfi and beautiful Ravello.

Day 8

Return home.