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Rome, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast at Christmas

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Experience the resplendent charm of an Italian Christmas

Experience the resplendent charm of an Italian Christmas on a tour that brings together the festive lights of the Eternal City, the delightful Presepio nativity scenes of Naples, and the unparalleled beauty of the Amalfi Coast in winter.

  • Sightseeing tour of Rome
  • The Christmas lights of the Vatican City
  • Naples at Christmas
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • Certosa di San Martino Monastery
  • Luci d’Artista light show in Salerno
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    2 Lunches
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Rome, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast at Christmas 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Trevi Fountain, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome

London to Rome

Today we board a flight from London to Rome where, upon arrival, we check in to the 4-Star Grand Hotel Palatino.

  • Dinner
Day 2 St Peters Square
St Peters Square

Vatican City at Christmas

Today, we are treated to a guided tour, taking in the magnificent Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Trevi Fountain and in the afternoon, we visit the Vatican. The buildings here are lit up in a dazzling light show to celebrate Christmas and the impressive centrepiece is a life-sized nativity scene and an enormous Christmas tree, gifted by a different European country each year. We enjoy a tour here which takes in St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine chapel, after which you have free time to explore Rome. Our hotel is in an excellent location, close to the Colosseum and the Imperial Forum.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Naples

To Sorrento and Naples

Today is Christmas Eve, and we travel by rail to Naples for a festively themed tour of the city. A prominent feature of Christmas here are the distinctive nativity scenes. Known as Neapolitan Cribs or 'Presepios' in Italian, these models of the virgin birth are lovingly created by master craftsmen. We will also see Christ Church as well as Santa Chiara and Santa Marta Churches, and the San Domenico Maggiore Square. Following our time here, we transfer to Sorrento where we check into the 4-Star Hotel Michelangelo. After settling in, we enjoy a special Christmas dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast

Christmas Day on the Amalfi Coast

To celebrate Christmas Day today, our excursion takes us along the Amalfi Coast road where we see some incredible views across the Italian coast. We also enjoy a special Christmas lunch at one of the finest local restaurants. On our return, we snake down to the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5-6 Ruins of Pompeii
Ruins of Pompeii

Certosa di San Martino, Salerno and Pompeii

We visit Certosa di San Martino, a former Carthusian monastery and now a museum. Then, we continue to the vibrant city of Salerno, illuminated by a spectacular light display known as the Luci d'Artista. This electric wonderland takes a different theme each year. On Day 6, we visit Pompeii, the infamous Roman town, buried by volcanic ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Here, we enjoy a guided tour.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Flights

Return Home

Today we transfer to Naples airport for our flight back to London.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Rome and from Naples to London
  • First Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation including 2 nights at the 4-Star Grand Hotel Palatino in Rome and 4 nights at the 4-Star Hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento

Delicious meals included

  • 14 meals including 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Sightseeing tour of Rome at Christmas
  • The Christmas lights of the Vatican City
  • Naples at Christmas city tour
  • Visits to Certosa di San Martino Monastery and the famous Cuciniello nativity scene.
  • Excursion to the Luci d'Artista light show in Salerno
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
Not Included
  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Phil Conde
Lori Mcclaren
Rome, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast at Christmas

Experience the resplendent charm of an Italian Christmas


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