Sorrento Coast, Pompeii & Capri
Discover one of Italy’s most spectacular coasts with our Sorrento holidays. With its convenient location off the bay of Naples and within driving distance to Amalfi and Pompeii, Sorrento is the ideal destination for over 50s looking to experience a holiday in Italy.
On our Sorrento breaks, we'll explore the culture and landscapes of southern Italy. From towns to coastlines, ancient sites to cliffsides, there is plenty to see and experience across the Sorrento Peninsula. Extending into the Tyrrhenian Sea, there is easy access to stunning coastal towns, beautiful islands and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Our Amalfi Coast tours take you along the most picturesque route with views you will cherish forever and day trips amongst the renowned pastel-coloured houses, including the charming fishing village of Positano. If luxury is what you’re looking for, then our day trip to Capri is perfect for those seeking designer shops and classy restaurants. This beautiful island has been a serene haven for celebrities and tourists for many years.
Holidays in Sorrento are not complete without a visit to one of the most famous ancient ruins sites, Pompeii. On our guided tours, we’ll visit this archaeological site with a local expert so you can delve deep into the rich history and culture. We’ll also have the opportunity to try some of Sorrento’s spectacular food and produce, including locally made Limoncello, olive oil, buffalo mozzarella and wine.
All of our Sorrento holidays 2023 include return flights, half-board accommodation, transfers and our specially selected excursions with expert, local guides – so you can spend your time relaxing instead of planning. Browse our Sorrento holidays from Ireland today.
The winding road from the Sorrento Peninsula to Amalfi is one of Europe’s most scenic routes, with views over the pretty village of Positano, Capri and the Galli Islands. The former maritime superpower of Amalfi is today a welcoming resort town, with a beautiful cathedral dedicated to Sant’Andrea. On our trips to Sorrento, we’ll take this scenic drive to visit the picture-perfect towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. At each location, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the pastel coloured houses and history sites of this beautiful coastal region.
Not far from Sorrento is one of the most famous excavation sites in all of Italy, the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Simultaneously destroyed and preserved by Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago, Pompeii is an incredible window into ancient Roman life. On our trips to Sorrento, we’ll visit the archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert guide to give us the history of the city and its residents. We’ll see homes, fast food restaurants and even people and animals, frozen in time from the volcanic blast that occurred in 79AD.
This idyllic island is home to rare birds, historic churches, magnificent villas, fashionable hotels and breathtaking cliffside views of the sparkling Mediterranean. It’s no wonder Capri has been a playground for film stars and holiday makers for centuries. Capri town is located on a plateau, high over the sea and the town’s pedestrianized maze of small lanes is lined with designer shops and stylish restaurants. On our trips to Capri, we’ll have 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.
Set on a spectacular headland, Sorrento boasts wonderful views across the Bay of Naples to Capri and Ischia. The town’s historic quarter radiates from Via San Cesareo, where we’ll find excellent shopping and a host of restaurants and pavement cafés. One of the most iconic images of Sorrento is of its atmospheric Marina Grande, the original fishing village with bright coloured houses built directly into the side of a cliff. On our holidays to Sorrento, we’ll visit all of the town’s highlights including the peaceful cloisters of San Francesco, the town’s Duomo (cathedral), and the Correale Museum.