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

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Overview

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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Highlights

  • 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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Please see the Itinerary section for tour details.
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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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Itinerary:

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

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible 

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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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  • The Sorrento and Amalfi portions of this trip were awesome and I would highly recommend. We stayed in an amazing hotel Michelangelo which was VERY nice, in a perfect location downtown and had some of the best food we had in Italy especially awesome since we were vegetarians!. However, the Naples portion of this was VERY unimpressive and a waste of time. What I would recommend is to do Pompeii and Vesuvius this tour did NOT include Vesuvius which is unfortunate since the hike up was a lot of fun, skip Naples and then get to Sorrento. So maybe do some sort of mix and match if possible? But don't miss out on the Amalfi and Blue Grotto part--one of the highlights of our trip!!

  • Tour guide Fabriano was phenomenal in Pompeii. Everything about Pompeii was amazing! Capri guide Sasha was awesome, he had to handle both the English and Spanish group - not sure what happened there and why we were put together..maybe a guide called in sick? Capri was gorgeous. Our main tour guide from Naples I can't remember his name, bald headed guy was awesome as well. All our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Blue Grotto happened to be closed when we went which was a bummer.

  • The tour was amazing!!! We saw so much in so little time. It was so much fun and informarative.
    Great, amazing, funny, patient, and helpful - very helpful- staff. Saw things and places I would never see alone. Was worth every penny.

  • This was a very well organised tour, with enough time to see everything you needed to see. We began in Rome with an early start. First stop Naples pretty dirty and not very nice but a good view of Vesuvius from a distance. Pompei tour by our little local tour guide was fabulous. Loved Pompei. On to Sorrento down very windy little streets to our hotel - The Michelangelo. Great room and in perfect location and the food that was included was lovely. Next day to Capri and Anacapri - did not get to do the Blue Grotto as tide too high. The hole to get into grotto very small and so it is more often than not, unable to get through. Boat tour instead was just spectacular. The harbour area is very busy. Took some time for buses to be organised but Sascha was AMAZING. Up to Capri which is stunning for coffee and shopping and then more buses up to Anacapri for lunch included which was the best pizza we have EVER HAD. You must make sure you leave time to do the cable car to the top of Anacapri for the 360 degree view, it was the most spectacular I have ever seen. It takes 12 minutes up and 12 minutes back and only costs 11 E each. Worth every cent. Buses were a problem and the waiting for them was a bit annoying but they work on Capri time! Ferry back to Sorrento and dinner at hotel included and it was a fabulous day. Next morning was free time. Sorrento has so much to offer or you could also get to Positano just around the corner, then back on buses to Naples and change buses for more bus ride back to Rome. Got back to Rome quite late in the evening so a long afternoon/evening of travel. It is worth every cent for this tour though, as it would have been difficult to get around and into things without a tour guide to make things run smoothly. I would highly recommend this tour. Loved, loved, loved this area of Italy.

  • This trip was amazing! I took my mom to Europe and we booked this tour to make life easier and it was wonderful! Pompeii was very cool with interesting history. Sorrento and Capri were beautiful! The hotel in Sorrento was incredible. I think we got really lucky to get such a nice view of Mount. Vesuvius from our balcony! Don't go on this trip expecting to go to the Blue Grotto in Capri because it depends on the tides since the opening to the cave is so small, you have to get on a small row boat to enter the cave. My mom and I were lucky to get to see the Blue Grotto and it was beautiful! The Southern coastline of Italy is gorgeous! We definitely want to go again!

  • Location was fantastic, but the organization of the trip was a disaster. Multiple bus switches, multilingual interpretations were distracting and time consuming. The quick stop in Naples to take one picture is pointless, spent more time at the rest stop.... the stop in Pompeii in the pouring rain could have been handled better. The stay in Sorrento was okay, nice hotel, nice central location to go to downtown Sorrento which was very nice, but the day trip to Capri was too short and too rushed. Spent more time running to Ferries and waiting around for car/bus service then actually seeing anything. Had the time been explained better we would have skipped the group lunch, that wasn't very good, and enjoyed the island more. If your heart is set on seeing Capri- this is not the tour to take! This should be called the Sorrento tour...and I suggest exploring the downtown and the wonderful restaurants there versus the included low-quality hotel meals.

  • We signed up for the three day tour starting with the hotel pick up from Rome. Being that this is my first big bus tour (I'm generally a do-it-yourself traveler) I had very low expectations. 1. Expect long drive times and wait times
    2. Expect poor quality food
    3. Expect to see beautiful views of sorrento, capri and a nice tour of Pompeii

    Our day started with a 7 am pickup and including a bus change and a long wait, we were on the road until noon or so where we stopped for lunch and had food that was probably the worst I've had in italy. The Pompeii tour was nice and our guide was very knowledgeable. After a few hours we were back on the bus for another couple hours to get back to sorrento and multiple hotel drop-offs before we were taken to our hotel. We arrived around 7 pm.

    We paid for the upgrade and stayed at the Imperial tramontano. It is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location, the historic area. Sorrento was right at our doorstep. We were three adults placed in a very small room so space was a bit of an issue. Considering we all paid individual fares, carrani tours really should've given us a bigger room if possible. Or at least let us know they've tried. Throughout our two weeks of travel, I've made my best effort to book junior suites in the hotels I've stayed in my parents and I aren't squished in a small space.

    The hotel dinner that was provided was really not representative of Italian cuisine. They give you a set menu choice since the dinner is prepaid. Everything we've had was on the salty side. We really should've skipped the dinner at the hotel and eaten in the city.

    Day 2: Capri is absolutely beautiful. Our guide Sasha did an amazing job keeping all the English and Spanish speaking groups informed and organized. He told us ahead of time the blue grotto was closed but took us on a ferry to see the entrance. Not sure what the point of that was since we had just gotten off a 30 min ferry ride to get to Capri. We could've used that time to explore the city but it was a nice boat ride. Lunch on capri was really not that great. I wish Carrani would give us the option to upgrade the food or give us a food voucher as I would've paid more to have better food. But I suppose it would be too hard to keep the tours on schedule. Like I said, first time tour bus tourist here.

    Day 3: you're on your own. They suggested we hire a private car for a 5 hour tour of the Amalfi coast for 200 euros so we took that option. Our guide picked us up in a nice minivan and drive us around with a 30 min stop at Amalfi and a 30 min stop at Positano. He spoke English very well and we had a nice chat. By 3:15 we were picked up by car and taken to another hotel to wait for another bus. Then we were driven to pompeii and had to change buses again so waited an hour for that. Now we are on our journey back to Rome. Total 5 hours give or take bus time/waiting

    Those who know what these tours are like will enjoy the scenery and not mind the rushing around at the destination and long waits for buses/ bus transfers/poor food. It is convenient for sure than navigating it myself given the short amount of time.

  • Our trust in Viatour was well founded. They orchestrated many people to the right place at the right times for carefree outing. Listen to them well and go where they suggest. Except we wanted more time in Sorrento with the nice hotel there so we skipped Amalphi optional outing. Bring swimsuit.

  • For the most part, the tour was excellent and well organized. The tour guides were pleasant and knowledgeable. The scenery breathtaking. Two criticisms - the lunch the first day on the way to Pompeii was really horrible and we are not picky eaters. The 'roast beef' was a thin piece of mystery meat and the fish tasted like an overcooked piece of dry paper. The food issue was a concensus of our whole tour group - almost inedible. Second issue - the driver taking us from our main tour bus stop in Sorento to our hotel was in a huge hurry, almost threw our suitcases out on the street a block from our hotel which left us to haul our luggage over cobblestone streets to our hotel. The excuse was the streets were too narrow for the mini van to navigate - though a different mini van was able to pick us up at the hotel door on the day of departure. The hotel itself - Hotel Tramontano - was a fabulous hotel and the location was perfect.

  • My has been and I went on this tour in August the first day we drove to Naples for a quick stop just to take photos of the beaches and buildings around the area. Pompeii was very interesting and enjoyable our tour guide Vittorio was very informative passionate patient and
    friendly. In the evening we arrived in Sorrento. We booked the superior hotel we were taken to theTramontana hotel which was on a cliff overlooking gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius just breathtaking. The hotel was amazing and provided a great breakfast and dinner.
    The next day we went to Capri and up the top to anacapri with beautiful views of the island. Then went to the blue grotto
    which was a great experience on the beautiful blue waters of Capri. The next day we had free time in Sorrento for shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon we left to go back to Rome.
    Amazing and breathtaking!!!! This tour is highly recommended a great experience very enjoyable.

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