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8 days Italy, Europe
Adventure level: 
1.Easy
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Family Holidays | Min age 5yrs
Trip code: 
ZMFI

3-for-2

Trip Highlights: 
Pompeii & Herculaneum
Climb Mt. Vesuvius
Capri Island & Blue Grotto
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £1,097 Adult £1,219
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
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Child £950 Adult £1,055
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(Departures in 2016)
  • Day 1 - Arrive Sorrento
  • Day 2 - Naples - Herculaneum
  • Day 3 - Sorrento
  • Day 4 - Day trip to Capri
  • Day 5 - Sorrento - free day
  • Day 6 - Pompeii and Vesuvius
  • Day 7 - Sorrento - free day
  • Day 8 - Fly home
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Day
1

Arrive Sorrento

Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy.You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until a group meeting this evening at 6pm.Home to artistic treasures, renowned sights, celebrated fashion and some of the tastiest food on the planet, Italy will surely impress. From Rome's ancient streets to the romantic canals of Venice, be seduced by a slice of La Dolce Vita.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included

Day
2
Naples - Herculaneum

Naples - Herculaneum

This morning you’ll take a short train ride to Ercolano and visit the ancient site of Herculaneum. Often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour Pompeii, it too was destroyed in a river of mud from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavations first started in the 18th century, and subsequently uncovered bronze and silver artefacts, marble statues and many mosaics as well as a superbly preserved network of streets and houses.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included

Day
3
Sorrento

Sorrento

People have been coming to the peninsula and islands of the Sorrento region for at least 2,000 years, and it's easy to see why. There are many options in this small seaside town with its fine piazzas, maze of old streets, sidewalk cafes and glamorous shops. The area is also famous for its lemon and orange groves - try some limoncello, a popular lemon liqueur, while watching the sun go down over the ocean.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included


Day
4

Day trip to Capri

Transfer to the port and catch a ferry to Capri Island. Capri’s allure is founded on its contrasts: from the bustling port of Marina Grande to the breezy summit of Monte Solaro. The dramatic rocky coastline is pierced by natural grottoes, while in the interior, narrow roads wind through fragrant citrus groves, past villages of flat-roofed white cubist-looking houses with flower-filled gardens, and manicured towns which offer swanky hotels and chic cafes. Famed for its unparalleled setting and natural beauty, the island is justifiably popular with visitors, but there are still many hidden corners and treasures to explore.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included

Day
5

Sorrento - free day

Today is free to enjoy Sorrento and there is plenty of time for the kids to enjoy the hotel swimming pool and sun deck or perhaps be a little more adventurous and join the locals for a swim.They’re not big on sandy beaches here, so swimming Sorrento-style is via wooden or stone bathing platforms beneath the cliffs. The shores might be rocky, but the platforms mean you can easily dip into the sea. Seafront hotels usually have their own, and there are public platforms too, where for an entrance fee you get changing areas, places to eat and showers.La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included

Day
6
Pompeii and Vesuvius

Pompeii and Vesuvius

Catch a local train round the bay to Pompeii. Until 26 August, 79 AD, Pompeii was a thriving Roman trading centre, where ordinary people went about their everyday business. Then, disaster struck: Vesuvius, that had for so long loomed peacefully over the city, erupted without warning, engulfing the citizens, their houses, temples and treasures in lava and ashes. Unbelievably, it seems that only around 2,000 out of the 20,000 inhabitants perished. Nevertheless, despite brief consideration by the city elders, Pompeii was never rebuilt with any real enthusiasm, and largely disappeared from people’s minds until the 16th century, when the ruins were re-discovered. Most of the major excavations were conducted from the late 18th century onwards and today’s tour of the site with a local guide will amaze kids and adults.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast and dinner included

Day
7

Sorrento - free day

Today has been deliberately left free so we can decide what to do - explore the area further or, if we don’t want to stray too far afield, soak up the atmosphere of our surroundings. We may wish to take an excursion along the scenic Amalfi coastline - famed for the villages that cling to the sheer limestone cliffs which fall precipitously into the crystalline blue waters of the Mediterranean far below.

La Pergola Hotel - swimming pool - breakfast included

Day
8

Fly home

Trip ends in Sorrento for land only clients. (B)