Sorrento Coast, Pompeii, Capri Opera Holiday - with RTÉ Lyric fm's Marty In The Morning
- Discover the spectacular Sorrento Coast on this 7 night Italy holiday.
- Enjoy a special performance of Puccini's Madame Butterfly at the Teatro di San Carlo with Marty Whelan.
- Visit the magnificent Island of Capri on a full day.
- Take a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast with a stop in Positano and Amalfi.
- Step back in time and explore the ancient city of Pompeii on a guided tour.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Sorrento
Join RTÉ lyric fm’s Marty Whelan for a night at the opera and uncover the top highlights of the Sorrento region; a unique landscape of hills and valleys adorned with scented lemon orchards and silvery olive groves, with dramatic cliff tops giving way to picturesque fishing villages. On this 7-night holiday we will visit the beautiful island of Capri, which has been a playground for film stars and holiday makers for centuries. On a guided tour of Pompeii, we’ll learn more about this ancient Roman city, which was buried and largely preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. A highlight for many is a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most scenic routes and we’ll stop by the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi. We’ll also explore Sorrento town, where there’s excellent shopping and a host of restaurants and cafés. Together with Marty, we will enjoy a special performance of Puccini's most famous masterpiece Madame Butterfly at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples as part of this special Sorrento holiday.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Sorrento
Upon arrival in Naples, we will be met at the airport by our local representative and transferred to our hotel.
Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival at our hotel. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of our group and to pick up plenty of tips and information from our local guide.
Full Day Excursion to Capri
After breakfast, depart our hotel for Sorrento's port. We will travel by hydrofoil to the enchanted island of Capri, renowned for its beauty and the clear blue sea that surrounds it. Stroll through Capri town, visit the famous Augustus Gardens and admire the incredible views. There is plenty of free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch, a swim in the sea or a visit to the famous Blue Grotto, before returning to our hotel.
Sorrento & Pompeii
Guided Tour of Sorrento Town
This morning, we will enjoy a guided tour of Sorrento Town followed by free time to explore at our own pace.
Guided Tour of Pompeii
In the afternoon, we will visit the excavations of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. There will be a guided tour of the excavations, explaining how time was frozen in the year 79AD for the 25,000 residents of Pompeii, when the great Mount Vesuvius erupted.
Naples Opera Performance
We will have this morning free to relax before we will be joined by Marty Whelan for an introduction to tonight’s opera followed by lunch.
Later this afternoon we will join our guide for our transfer to the San Carlo Theatre in Naples for a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.
Madame Butterfly, first performed in its original form in 1904, is a tragedy in three acts. The masterpiece, set in Nagasaki, tells the story of an American sailor, who marries and abandons a young Japanese geisha, Madame Butterfly
Following the performance we will return to our hotel.
Free Time in Sorrento
Today is free to spend at your leisure in Sorrento. (For those staying in hotels not based in Sorrento town a transfer to and from the centre will be provided). Piazza Tasso is the hub of the town, where you can view the lovely Baroque Church del Carmine Maggiore, and the 18th century mansion, Palazzo Correale. From here you can visit the Basilica of St. Antonino, the town's patron saint; and the pretty historic quarter is close by, with plenty of cafés, shops and interesting small streets to discover. Sorrento's fishing village, Marina Grande, is the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch and maybe a refreshing dip in the sea! A day quickly flies in the town while chit-chatting with the locals and shopping for souvenirs and local specialities.
Guided Excursion of the Amalfi Coast
On this magical guided excursion, we will start our tour by driving eastwards towards Salerno before travelling by boat along the Amalfi Coast, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and pastel coloured villages, perched over the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. After a stop in the picturesque town of Positano, we will continue to the lovely maritime town of Amalfi, where a visit to the Cloister of Paradise is included.
Explore Sorrento at Your Own Pace
Today is another full day at leisure, to take in those amazing views, go shopping, enjoy a delicious gelato or two and practice your Italian! There are many charming towns and villages around the Sorrento peninsula that can be reached by public transport. Your guide will be happy to advise you.
Time to say 'arrivederci' to the unforgettable Sorrento Coast. After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance for our return flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.