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Explore the ancient city of Rome before heading south for five nights to the breathtaking Bay of Naples, located in one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe.
- Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
- Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
- All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
- 10 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 8 dinners
- Guided tour of Rome with a local guide
- Boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast
- Visit to Pompeii with a guided tour
- Free time to explore Sorrento and the surrounding area
Day 1: London to Chambery
Meet your group and Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras before boarding the Eurostar for the journey to Paris. On arrival, change trains and travel to Chambery where you will spend tonight.
Day 2: To Rome via Milan
Continue your journey by train into Italy today, travelling to Milan, then continuing on to Rome for three nights at the 4* Hotel President.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Rome
Enjoy a half-day's sightseeing in the Eternal City today, starting with a guided tour which takes you to some of the many fantastic sights and monuments of this remarkable capital. See the iconic Roman Forum and the remarkable Pantheon and make a wish by throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring.
Day 4: At leisure in Rome
With all of today at leisure for you to absorb the history and culture of this vibrant city, there are a number of attractions you won't want to miss. Take a walk up the Spanish Steps, see the sight of many infamous gladiatorial battles at the mighty Colosseum, take in some of the most revered artworks in the world by the likes of Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Michelangelo as you tour world famous galleries and museums, or explore the country within a country with a visit to Vatican City - home to St Peter's Basilica.
Day 5: To Sorrento
Say goodbye to Rome today as you transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed service to Naples. Here a private coach will connect you to the seaside town of Sorrento which sits within its own 'mini bay' in the vast Bay of Naples. Check into your hotel for the next five nights, the 4* Hotel Michelangelo.
Day 6: The Amalfi Coast
Today's excursion takes you by boat along the stunning Amalfi Coast - famous as one of the world's most picturesque coastlines. Our port of call is the small, but perfectly formed, town of Amalfi - one of the many desirable destinations along this stretch of rugged shoreline. Italy's Amalfi Coast and its islands make up one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe, where roads twist and turn along the cliff tops and through exquisite villages on the hillsides.
Day 7: Exploring Sorrento
Today you are free to discover the joys of Sorrento. You may want to head down the beach and relax as you listen to the waves break against the rocks, or explore the historic centre, with its narrow streets lined with interesting shops selling the local products such as Limoncello, the famous drink made from lemons. One good way to see the highlights of this relaxed, Italian town is to take a ride on the City Train, a little train that travels from Piazza Tasso to various attractions throughout the city.
Days 8-9: Pompeii and at Leisure
This morning take the local Circumvesuviana train service to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Regarded as the best-preserved Roman city in the world having spent the best part of two millennia buried by volcanic ash. This ash however did preserve the site, freezing it in time so that visitors can experience what life was like for the people of Pompeii before one of the most catastrophic and infamous eruptions in European history.
Day 10: Turin
Say a fond farewell to Sorrento as you transfer to Naples for the journey by high-speed rail to Turin. Spend the final night of your holiday here.
Day 11: Turin to London
Return to the station for the final leg of your journey home today. Travelling on the TGV, disembark in Paris. Here there will be a coach to transport you across the French capital, to the Gare du Nord, where you board the Eurostar service for London St Pancras International. On arrival in the UK, your tour comes to an end.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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