Classical Italy & the Amalfi Coast

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Sorrento

Scheduled flight to Italy from your preferred airport – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Grand Hotel Hermitage, a short drive from Sorrento and looking out to the Gulf of Naples.

Day 2 – Amalfi Coast

A dramatic drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast with stops at Belvedere Positano for a stunning panoramic view, Amalfi and Ravello with time for lunch.

Day 3 – Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii

Stop to see Mount Vesuvius – guided tour and then the rest of the day at Pompeii, the town destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD and then preserved by the deluge of ash and lava giving us an amazing insight into ancient Roman life.

Day 4 – Naples & Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Guided tour of Naples taking in sights such as the Palazzo Reale and Piazza del Plebiscito – guided tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale with its magnificent collections of artefacts, mosaics and painted plaster from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Day 5 – Sorrento or Island of Capri

Free day to enjoy Sorrento or join the optional excursion to the island of Capri – after a boat transfer to the island, a guided tour of this beautiful island is followed by time to wander through the maze of delightful streets and squares or simply to dine in one of the many trattorias.

Day 6 – Paestum

Guided tour of Paestum explores the site of the temples of Hera, Neptune and Ceres at what was the ancient Greek city of Poseidon (named Poseidonia by the Romans) and are considered to be amongst the best preserved examples of Doric temples anywhere in the world.

Day 7 – Herculaneum & Oplontis

The ancient town of Herculaneum that was destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius was home to an array of sprawling villas owned by wealthy patricians that were built for the enjoyment of sea breezes and views across the Bay of Naples – in Oplontis we explore the excellently preserved architecture and decorations at Villa Poppaea, the home of Nero’s wife and his family.

Day 8 – Sorrento

Morning free to relax in Sorrento – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

Full programme of included excursions & guided tours

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to Italy

Executive coach in Italy

One free place per 10 paying passengers

The beautiful Amalfi Coast

Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii - guided tour

Naples - Palazzo Reale & Piazza del Plebiscito

Museo Archeologico Nazionale - guided tour

Paestum - guided tour


Villa Poppaea at Oplontis




Seven nights on half board basis at the 4* Hotel Due Golfi, located a five minute walk from the centre of the village of Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi and a fifteen minute drive from Sorrento. The hotel has a restaurant,  bar and an outdoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite.

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Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Cumae & the Cave of the Sybil - the archaeological park is the site of the Cave of the Sibyl, one of the major oracles of the ancient world dedicated to the famous prophetess

  • Baia - deriving its name from Baios, Odysseus’s navigator, and the place where Roman society came to swim, its Parco Archeologico features extensive ruins of Roman palaces

  • Stabian Villas - excavations at this site have so far revealed the remains of two large villas, Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco destroyed by Vesuvius in 79AD

  • Island of Ischia - the largest island in the Bay of Naples, a guided tour takes in the old town and Giardini la Mortella, the spectacular subtropical and Mediterranean garden developed by the late Susana Walton, Argentinian wife of the British composer Sir William Walton

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Classical Italy & the Amalfi Coast

Date of tour: October 2014

The Amalfi trip was a great success and we had wonderful weather. Thank you so much for your organisation - as usual it was perfect. Everything went to plan except that we missed the Vesuvius visit as Veronica our guide felt that it would be too much for some of us... so I managed to get a ‘majority decision’ to miss that in exchange for a walking tour of Sorrento! At the hotel, there was an absolutely lovely garden with a swimming pool, with towels available and shower and toilets near the pool. The hotel was run by two sisters and a brother - it was opened in 1956 by their mother hence some rather old furniture and an ‘old fashioned’ feel - a complete contrast to last year’s hotel which was ultra-modern. The family and staff were extremely helpful and they could not do enough for us. The food was good but did not compare with last year’s which I think was exceptional. Once again Sandy thank you so much for your organisation, help and guidance - I hope we can work together again next year.

JW, Meopham

Date of tour: October 2013

We had a great time in Sorrento, no glitches or problems, and the weather was fabulous all week. Ludo, the tour manager, was excellent, charmed the ladies, and kept us all on the straight and narrow, and was very responsive to individual needs. The guides you had arranged for us were also good, especially young Michael, who was with us for the last two days. The Hotel Central in Sorrento worked out very well for us - close to the centre of town, on the main route out to Naples so saving daily travelling time, nice staff, and excellent food. The inexpensive but good lunches arranged at local restaurants close to wherever we happened to be, were particularly appreciated and kept people going for what turned out to be quite long days out sight-seeing. The itinerary and programme of tours etc turned out to be just right, and we managed to fit in a few extra things, such as a swim in the sea near Paestum on Day 2. Having a 'free' day was good also, allowing people to do their own thing, though most opted to come to the mini conference we'd set up with the staff at the Aquarium in Naples. This was highly successful, partly as it involved a very enjoyable boat trip to get us there, set up by the tour manager, and a welcome change from the coach. So, basically, everyone was very happy with what you all at TT had arranged for us, and I'd like to thank you and the rest of the 'team' for being so good to work with and providing us with such a lovely and productive week away from home.

JS, York

Date of tour: April 2013

We have all returned safe and well after a very successful trip to Amalfi. There was an accident outside Sorrento resulting in a mega traffic jam. We finally arrived at the hotel at midnight to find that the dining room had stayed open for us and gave us a proper 3 course meal. The staff at the Delfino were outstanding and everyone loved the Hotel. The trip was a resounding success and both the programme and the guides were excellent. Your choice of restaurants met our expectations and so thank you very much indeed for putting together such an excellent package.

KP, West Sussex

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
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  • bring a specialist lecturer
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