3-Day Southern Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento And Capri - Rome

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Explore Italy’s scandalously beautiful Campania region on a 3-day southern Italy tour from Rome, with 4-star hotel accommodation in Sorrento included. After seeing the big, bold and brash city of Naples by coach, explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii and then hit the Amalfi Coast. Cruise to Capri to see its fabled Blue Grotto (summer only), and then spend your final morning at leisure, soaking up the sun in Sorrento.

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  • 3 day Southern Italy tour to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri from Rome
  • Explore Bay of Naples, Mt Vesuvius
  • See the magical Blue Grott
  • Explore Sorrento at your leisure
  • Visit UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • 2 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Excellent value for money
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
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Inclusions for 3-Day Southern Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento And Capri

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels only)

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

  • Professional guide

  • 2 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Entrance fees

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Exclusions for 3-Day Southern Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento And Capri

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • City tax

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Day 1: Rome – Sorrento
Leave central Rome in the morning, and journey south to sunny Naples. Travel through the city in the comfort of your coach to enjoy a panoramic overview of the downtown area. Gaze out over the Bay of Naples, and have your camera ready for two brief stops at Mergellina and Molo Beverllo to admire sights of the gulf and Mt Vesuvius.

Travel inland to Pompeii, and after lunch, visit the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with your guide. Hear how Pompeii lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mt Vesuvius’ 79 BC eruption, and explore the impressive Roman ruins.
Return to your coach and travel to the Amalfi Coast, where you'll check in to your Sorrento hotel in time for dinner.
(Lunch and Dinner included)

Overnight: 4-star or superior 4-star hotel in Sorrento
Please note: In peak season Hotel could be in the surroundings of Sorrento

Day 2: Capri 
From November to March this tour does not visit Capri on Day 2.
The excursion is replaced with a day of free time in Sorrento.
Enjoy breakfast, and then travel from Sorrento port to the island of Capri by hydrofoil boat. Hop aboard a rowing boat at Capri’s Marina Grande harbor, and relax as your guide rows you around the island to see the magical Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra). This intriguing cave is said to have sunk dramatically since prehistoric times, blocking out most of its entrances.

Return to Marina Grande and travel by minibus to the village of Anacapri, perched high above the glamorous Capri Town. Explore at leisure, admiring its romantic wisteria-draped villas with sun-bleached stucco, and gaze down over the Bay of Naples.

Head back down the hill and visit one of Capri Town’s traditional trattorias for lunch. Walk it off on a stroll, passing through Capri’s swanky Piazetta (Piazza Umberto) — Capri’s place to see and be seen. Board another hydrofoil boat in the late afternoon and return to Sorrento in time for dinner.
(Lunch and Dinner included)

Overnight: 4-star or superior 4-star hotel in Sorrento
Please note: In peak season Hotel could be in the surroundings of Sorrento

Day 3: Sorrento – Rome 
After breakfast, spend the morning in Sorrento at your leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along Corso Italia and climb the steps to see atmospheric Piazza Tasso, tucked away in the heart of Sorrento Old Town. Soak up views of the cliffs, where Sorrento’s houses almost seem to be stacked on top of each other, and then shop for any last-minute souvenirs.

Meet your guide at the prearranged time, and then return to Rome by coach. Your tour finishes at your central Rome hotel in the evening.
(Breakfast included)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

From Nov 1st to Mar 31 this tour does not visit Capri Island on Day 2. The excursion is replaced with a day of free time in Sorrento.

Please note: If the Blue Grotto is not accessible due to tidal conditions, you will be taken by boat to the Faraglioni Rocks. If weather conditions do not allow the excursion by boat, you will take a land excursion of the island.

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

From November 2017: Audio guide to Pompeii will be available and included for the following languages: Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian 

Please note: for peak season - August and September - Day 1 and 2 - Hotel will be in the surroundings of Sorrento

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Capri, Sorento and Pompii were wonderful. Great experience with fabulous hotel accommodations and food. I would highly recommend this trip.

  • The coast is AMAZING! Transportation is safe and comfortable....it's a few hours so just relax and ride. Pompeii is INCREDIBLE - we had no idea the city was so big. The guide was excellent and her English was terrific. The small coastal towns are cute but look mostly the same - when you've see one.... Capri is a must - weather permitting you'll enter the Blue Grotto if waves are too high you won't, if you do, you'll be treated to a blue you'll not see anywhere else. The hotel Grand Hotel Vesuvio was BIG and inclusive. The accommodations are first class, the grounds are perfect and the views are mind-blowing, the food however is average. We chose to eat dinner in Sorrento instead of the hotel even though the cost was ours to bear but a MUCH better choice.

  • Unorganized, chaotic, and poorly planned. The hotel pickup on day 1 was 35 minutes late, and no one answered the phone in the office. We had to switch buses multiple times that day. The lunch stop restaurant on day 1 was not air conditioned, leaving 50 guests fanning themselves and sweating into their food. The Pompeii tour guide on day 1 walked too fast and the headset range was not very wide, making it impossible to hear half of the tour. She also failed to make sure the group was together when she moved from each location, which was confusing given there were many tour groups there. One elderly woman lost her husband because he was at the end of the group and didn't know where we had turned, and when the woman asked for help, the tour guide blamed her and said it was her own fault and refused to help find him. Also the first 20 minutes of the Pompeii tour are spent in a weird jewelry shop where they clearly are trying to get you to buy something. At least the hotel was nice, but we got there too late to actually go in the pool.

    Day 2 was just as chaotic and unorganized. We spent a lot of time waiting around for ferries and buses, time that could have been spent actually exploring Capri. Also the ferry over to Capri was too crowded so we had to stand. The Blue Grotto was closed obviously no one's fault and we only spent 40 minutes on a boat exploring the island. Because of the constant waiting around for buses and sitting around at the restaurant after lunch for no reason, by the end of the day, we only had 30 minutes of free time to explore and go swimming before we had to get on the ferry to go back to Sorrento. Honestly it would have been more enjoyable to book our own ferry to Capri and take a taxi around.

    In terms of meals, the food at all locations was decent. However you have to pay for your own drinks--and I'm not just talking about alcohol--even a Coke or bottle of water. Why not just tack on an extra 15 Euros to the price of the whole trip to include one drink per meal?

    I have booked multi-day tours on Viator before, and they have been wonderful. After the first few hiccups on this tour I thought maybe it was just a little thing to overlook, but it kept going downhill. I am not sure why so many people thought it was perfect maybe it was just an off day for our group.

  • Tour of Pompei was very good and guide was very knowledgeable, and trip to Capri/ Blue Grotto was fun, but rest of trip was not as good as expected. Tour of Naples was from bus only, and lunch at Herculaneum at Maglia d'Oro restaurant was inedible. Had to change buses several times as people joined from other tours and/or left for other destinations. Lots of standing and waiting for transportation to arrive. First day was Naples and Pompei, and second day was at Capri. Third day was on our own in Sorrento, with no planned tour, so we had to pay for a private driver to show us around. Hotel in Sorrento was below par. Even though it was four-star rated, it was poorly furnished and poorly stocked with necessary supplies, such as tissues and toilet paper. Shower was unsafe, with no mat or handlebars to enter/exit slippery surface. Food at hotel was heavy and it was hard selecting a healthy diet. Going home from Sorrento was time consuming and tiring. Instead of a direct bus trip back to Rome, we had to be shuttled back to Pompei an hour away and then routed to a different bus, which took us to a meeting area in Rome where a shuttle brought us to our hotel. Five hours for what should have been a 3-hour trip. Staff were very unconcerned and unhelpful. Didn't respond to complaints and didn't provide advance instructions as to our agenda. Audio system in first bus was defective and it was virtually impossible to understand what the tour guide was saying on his microphone. He did not repeat the instructions to the group even after several of us complained about the inability to understand what he had said. Tour guides had very heavy accents and spoke too quickly, so even with a good audio system, it would have been difficult to understand them. When we arranged a private tour for the third day, from Sorrento to Amalfi ad Ravello, we were told by the tour director that we could pay by credit card. It turned out that the driver had no ability to process credit cards, and we had to use our remaining cash in euros, necessitating and extra visit to the bank to draw funds for subsequent use. Overall, a disappointment, although we did get to see some nice sights. Not worth the money we paid, though, and very tiring due to all the transportation changes and extra waiting time we experienced.

  • the tour company Carana tours, not Viator really only provide transport from Rome to the locations pompeii, sorrento and then hand you over to the local guides. So what you get for your money is someone else arranging your coach to/from Rome, accommodation and local tours. They say the trip includes transfers, but in our case it didn't. We tried unsuccessfully to contact them the day prior to the departure, to amend our pickup location main hotel in city we ended up having to make our own way to the Coach departure point. Then, on returning to Rome, they would not drop us back at our hotel, because 'they had not picked us up there'. and so we had to make our own way back to our hotel. Viator were great, they refunded our cab fares when we explained what had happened.

    Once on the trip, if you have any issues, the tour company will not assist., All they do is tell you to talk to the local guide.
    The local guides themselves were great, very helpful and informative - we really enjoyed their commentary.

    So we had a great trip - despite Carana Tours.

  • Organisation was great. Food was good. Only negative was that there was no coffee/tea making facilities in room, so had to get up and go without coffee. All the guides and sites where fantastic. Also remember this time of year is really hot so ensure you dress correctly. Bring umbrella to Pompeii there are no shade.

  • My wife and I booked the 3 day tour with superior hotel option for the first week in July. Day 1 went very well. The tour operator Carrani picked us up from the hotel and took us to a central meeting point where they separated everyone based on the tours they were going on. It was a little hectic but timely. Our bus guide Maurizio was fantastic! Extremely informative and friendly. We took a nice bus tour of Naples which ended with lunch at a restaurant that was pretty awful. I'd recommend that Carrani change the lunch spot. We're in Naples let's just get a pizza! The local guide Wilma was also fantastic as seemed to be the trend with all of Carrani's guides. From there we headed to Pompeii and had an excellent tour of the ancient town. The long day culminated with a smooth transition to a new bus heading towards Sorrento. We checked into our 4 star plus hotel and it was AWFUL. The staff at the Grand vesuvio were the least helpful and most unprofessional of the six hotels we stayed at during our vacation. Our room was full of ants which prompted us to immediately change to a new room. Our new room was missing towels which the front desk failed to provide until the next day. The hotel is very worn down, far from town and the shuttle only runs limited hours. This was a disappointing end to a great first day and a continuous disappointment throughout the three days. Day 2 was a trip to Capri with Simona who like our other guides was also fantastic and knowledgeable. Extremely excited that we were able to get into the Blue grotta and wished there were more hours in the day so we could spend more time on Capri. I highly recommend taking the chair lift to the top of the island! Day 3 we were left to explore Sorrento. I would have preferred a trip to Positano or Amalfi but the transportation add on our guide recommended was insanely expensive. Not sure if it was through Carrani or Viator but 100 euro per person to spend a few hours in Amalfi seemed extremely unreasonable and my wife and I would have been willing to go for a more reasonable rate. By early afternoon we began our return journey to Rome which was uneventful. Overall I'd say Carrani's guides were the best part of the trip. Each one was better than the last. Also the logistics of shuffling everyone around was seamless which is the result of a lot of hard work on the operator's part. BUT the hotel was unacceptable and the included meals were not very good. The hotel alone almost prompted me to bring this review down to 3 stars. I recommend booking your own hotel in Sorrento and then separately booking day trips to Pompeii and Capri. That's what I'll be doing in the future.

  • Amazing tour...we had Claudia on our way to Pompeii. Our guide in Pompeii was great and informative. The ride to Sorrento was rough, lots of traffic...the hotel was Michelangelo, it was fine, food was good. It was a couple of blocks from the Piazza. Our tour guide for Capri was Sachs and he was fabulous..got us into the blue grotto, no problem. Great way to see Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento.

  • Excellent tour . 2nd time we have done this Viator tour. 4 star hotel in Sorrento Tramontano is amazing and well worth the upgrade for the hotel room, location , and meal upgrades. The tour does a great job of getting you back and forth to Capri on the tour's full day in Sorrento. This trip we were unable to get into Blue grotto we did last time. We jumped the tour to extend our stay in Sorrento I would recommend this as well if you have time . An extra 2 days is ideal. Get the olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Corner Shop! Only disappointment was that we had requested to return to Rome with a future tour. This should not be a problem since the tour runs daily . This request was denied. We took trains from Sorrent to Naples, then Rome to complete our Southern Italy visit .

  • Good tour overall. Pompeii was fascinating. Sorrento and Capri beautiful and picturesque. The third day in Sorrento is a free day....so unless you like shopping, there is not much else to do.

    Note: Viator does not provide a lot of guidance around which hotels qualify for pick-up. We researched a number of hotels on our own and ended up choosing a hotel quite far from the city centre in Rome. It was a bit far to walk to city attractions. Choose your hotel carefully.

    Also, Viator through Carrani tours assigns hotels according to availability in Sorrento. Our whole tour group was split up across several different hotels in Sorrento. Our hotel Hotel Central was quite far from the main shopping area 20 minute walk. While the hotel was lovely, rooms great, and hotel staff absolutely wonderful, the hotel itself was too far from the shopping area.

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