Sorrento and Rome by air and First Class Rail – Autumn 2020

Prices starting from £995 per person

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Sorrento on the beautiful Bay of Naples gives you the best of both worlds. Stunning scenery and coastlines along with world-class attractions like Pompeii, Vesuvius and the charming island of Capri.

The Eternal City of Rome is arguably the most compelling and fascinating of all Italy’s historical cities.

Discover the unforgettable majesty of this beautiful city, take the time to unwind and enjoy a beautiful blend of culture, gastronomy and shopping.7 night/ 8 day holiday by air and First Class rail, including 4 nights in a sea view room in Sorrento and 3 nights in Rome with economy class British Airways flights from London to Rome and Naples to London from £995 per person (based on 2 people travelling together).

Day 1 – By air to Italy

This morning your holiday begins as you fly with British Airways to the eternal city of Rome. On arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino airport make your own way (payable locally) to your stylish hotel for the next three nights, the highly-rated Boutique Hotel Liberty (4 star).

Days 2 and 3 – Rome

There is something to tantalise all tastes seemingly round every corner of this most magical of cities. Whilst in Rome choose among the stunning array of sights from the Vatican City to the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum to the Spanish Steps. Relax with a ‘gelato’ on Piazza Navona or while away the hours shopping on Via del Corso. Make sure you take the time to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistene Chapel. The view from the top of St.Peter’s Cathedral over the seven hills of Rome will provide abiding memories of this wonderful city.

Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome

Day 4 – Rome to Naples and onward to Sorrento on the Bay of Naples

This morning after breakfast make your own way back to Roma Termini station. Here you board the high-speed Eurostar Italia service for the journey south to Naples. Sit back and watch the world go by or simply revel in the romanticism of rail travel across Europe. On arrival at Naples station a private taxi will transfer you to Sorrento on the beautiful Bay of Naples to your hotel for the next 4 nights, the wonderful Hotel Bristol (4 star) located just up the hill from the centre of Sorrento and with fabulous views of the Bay of Naples.

Days 5, 6 and 7 – Sorrento, the Bay of Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast

From your base in Sorrento there are plenty of options available to you. You might like to take a boat to the legendary island of Capri, popular with many famous stars, with its incredible blue grotto or along the dazzling Amalfi Coast to the pretty village of Positano, perched above the sea, as if glued to the cliffside. Alternatively visit Pompeii or Herculaneum, poignant reminders of the brooding Vesuvius which still looms above them today.

Capri and harbour

Day 8 – Naples to London – Homeward bound

This morning after breakfast your private taxi transfers you to Naples airpiort. Here you board your international flight back to London with British Airways. As you head through the clouds, the landscape below is a blur at times, though memories abide as you return to London Heathrow and the final leg of your journey home.

Your Hotels

ROME
The Liberty Boutique Hotel (4 star) enjoys a convenient location just 500 metres from Roma Termini station. The stylish brand-new boutique hotel has just 25 tastefully appointed rooms, equipped with wi-fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, memory foam mattress, Espresso maker, minibar, electric kettle, complimentary bottled water and toiletries. Each sound-proofed room is decorated in classic liberty style to the finest detail with the highest quality materials and finished by the local artisans. Rooms include a private bathroom with a shower.

SORRENTO
Hotel Bristol (4 star) is set on the cliff-side with stunning panoramic views from the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande below to Punta Scutolo in the distance and directly across the Bay of Naples to the majestic Mount Vesuvius. This family-run hotel prides itself on its exceptional service and hospitality. Typically Italian in style, the hotel is furnished with local hand-painted ceramics and art. Light, airy lounges complement the fresh and bright guest rooms with picture postcard views. The hotel boasts an elegant restaurant on the 7th floor, where you can take breakfast with incomparable views over the bay, and in the evenings enjoy the excellent international cuisine. You can also dine at the al fresco roof-top Restaurant La Pergola. The Hotel Bristol also has two bars, including a lively roof-top pool bar (day time) and the elegant Bar Marina, decorated in a colonial style with a beautiful floor made up of herringbone parquet and local Vietri tiles. The swimming pool backs onto peaceful olive groves and guests can spend their days relaxing on the rooftop terrace in large wicker armchairs.

Holiday duration is 8 days

For information and booking

Tel: 01347 825292 or email info@planetrail.co.uk