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Sorrento & Sicily, Gems of the Italian South

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7 days From £995 per person
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2024 Tour code: SSI24

About the tour

Away from the big cities of Northern Italy, this intimate tour takes you to the quieter towns of Sorrento and Taormina, both situated by the coast and both with fascinating histories. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a romantic town with a traditional heart and boasts many culinary delights. The train journey from Sorrento to Taormina is as intriguing as each destination, as it includes one of the few train ferries in the world. Relax in Taormina to end your journey, and explore this Sicilian jewel.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Bay of Naples
Bay of Naples
Experience breathtaking views of Vesuvius from your base on the Bay of Naples
Straits of Messina
Straits of Messina
Travel through the picturesque landscapes of Southern Italy, where your train uniquely boards a ferry to cross the Straits of Messina.
Taormina, Sicily
Taormina, Sicily
Immerse yourself in the enchanting history of lovely Sicily

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Naples

Flight from London to Naples

Your stunning journey begins today when you fly from London to Naples.

Regional flights available

Rail from London to Naples (2 Days)

Or, choose slow travel on a two day rail journey. Beginning at London St Pancras, you'll take the Eurostar to Paris Nord. From Paris Gare du Lyon you'll take the train to Turin where you'll spend the night. The next morning you'll take the train from Turin to Naples where you'll take your private taxi transfer to Sorrento or Sant'Agnello.

Upgrades to first class available

Arrival in Naples

Day 1 – UK to Naples

Arrival in Naples

 On arrival in Naples, you'll take a private taxi transfer to your chosen hotel in Sorrento or Sant'Agnello.

Choose one of our 4* or 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Discovering the Bay of Naples

Day 2 – Discovering the Bay of Naples

Discovering the Bay of Naples

Enjoy a free day on the Bay of Naples today and get to know this beautiful area a little better. Wander the little streets for souvenirs in some of the town's boutique shops and wine merchants. Take in the incredible views over the Bay and sit with an Italian coffee in one of the squares and watch the locals go by. Or, choose one of our optional excursions, available at a supplement.

Exploring the Bay of Naples

Day 3 – Exploring the Bay of Naples

Exploring the Bay of Naples

For your second free day, head to the peaceful marina and enjoy a local lunch beside the water. Take a stroll by the yachts with a gelato, sip a Limoncello in a nearby bar, or relax with an Italian coffee as local life goes by. Alternatively, choose one of our optional supplementary excursions and get to know the area a little better through its food and drink.

Rail from Naples to Taormina

Day 4 – Rail from Naples to Taormina

Rail from Naples to Taormina

Following breakfast at your hotel this morning, you'll be transferred back to Naples station where you'll take the train south to Taormina. The next part of your journey is unique, as the train meets the train-ferry and drives directly onto the ferry to cross the Straits of Messina. This is one of the few places in the world where a train goes onto a ship for a crossing, and it's a fascinating experience. On arrival in Taormina you can make your own way to your hotel or choose an optional transfer. You'll stay in the Villa Diodoro on a B&B basis.

Discovering Sicily

Day 5 – Discovering Sicily

Discovering Sicily

On your free day in Taormina today, get to know this stunning medieval city by wandering through the streets and taking some time in the authentic cafes and bars to linger over a drink or two. Relax at the beach for a while, or visit the impressive cathedral. Or choose one of our supplementary optional excursions.

Exploring Sicily

Day 6 – Exploring Sicily

Exploring Sicily

Enjoy a second free day in Taormina today. Stroll around the old streets, do some shopping in the boutiques and try out some local dishes in one of the many quality restaurants. You can take the cable car along the coast to visit some of the small bays and little islands that are not otherwise accessible. Or sit and watch local life go by the town square. Alternatively, choose one of our optional excursions.

Inbound Travel

Day 7 – Sicily to the UK

Your Italian adventure comes to its end today when you're transferred from your hotel to Catania airport for your flight back to the UK, via Naples.

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