- Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel in standard class
- 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
- 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Sorrento
- Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip
- Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Sorrento
- Flight from Naples to the UK (return rail via Turin option available)
Day 1: London – Geneva
Your adventure begins in London’s St Pancras station, where you’ll board the Eurostar to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. Overnight in Geneva (Meals: No Meals)
Day 2: Geneva – Florence
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel this morning and then make your way to the train station for your train to Florence. This journey takes you along the spectacular route of the Simplon Pass, following the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy with a change in Milan, before arriving in Florence. On arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Italian language as it is spoken today, Florence is not only a beautiful city, but also one of the most important in the cultural history of Europe. Get a bird’s eye view from the top of Giotto’s bell tower, spend an afternoon exploring the amazing art collections at the Uffizi or Pitti Palace galleries, or take some time out in the stunning Boboli Gardens Overnight in Florence (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 3: Florence – Sorrento
Travel through the Italian countryside from Florence to Naples weaving through the Tuscan countryside, through the Eternal City of Rome and onwards to the capital of Campania, Naples. From Napoli Centrale train station take the Circumvesuviana train (payable locally) from Naples to Sorrento taking in the great views as you travel around the Vesuvio volcano. Make your way to your hotel for a four-night stay.Overnight in Sorrento (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Sorrento
Enjoy your adventures around the Amalfi Coast! Using Sorrento as your gateway to the region, why not take the bus or a boat to the town of Amalfi itself, a confection of peach, lemon and butterscotch houses jostling for position on a steep hillside leading down to picturesque shingle beach dotted with fishing boats. The attractions here are all accessible on foot via winding narrow roads and stairs. Visit the 10th century cathedral and admire the mosaics in the Cloister of Paradise next door. Enjoy a refreshing drink on the beachfront and watch the world go by. Or stroll along the marina where the mega-yachts dock Overnight in Venice (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Sorrento
After breakfast, Departure for Pompeii. With a guide, visit the ruins of Pompeii, the city buried from the eruption of Mt.Vesuvius in 79AD. It remains practically intact, as a witness to the life of a city of ancient Rome. After lunch, leave your tour for the archaeological ruins of Herculaneum, the splendid example of a city founded by the Greeks, and was also covered by the lava of Vesuvius, and for this reason, is preserved in time. Remember your camera & comfortable shoes. Overnight in Sorrento (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Sorrento
After a leisurely breakfast, set sail for the idyllic Italian island of Capri on this full-day tour, including round-trip jetfoil transfers from Sorrento. Travel around the island by minibus, taking in the views along the famous Mamma Mia Road. Stop to browse the handicraft stores of Anacapri, stroll the Augustus Gardens and soak up the atmosphere in buzzing La Piazzetta. Top it off with a visit to the Blue Grotto and a funicular ride to Marina Grande. Overnight in Sorrento (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Sorrento
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport in Naples for your flight back to the UK. Prefer to travel home by train, perhaps stopping off in Turin for a night en route? We are happy to make all the arrangements for you. (Meals: Breakfast)
Geveva, Hotel Cornavin • 4 Star – The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.
Geneva, Hotel Cristal • 3 Star – Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes’ walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.
Geneva, Hotel Les Nations • 3 Star – Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.
Florence, Hotel Athenaeum • 4 Star –The Hotel Athenaeum is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It’s just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and within walking distance of the train station.
Florence, Hotel Boticelli • 3 Star – The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.
Florence, Grand Hotel Adriatico •4 Star – The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.
Florence, Starhotels Michelangelo •4 Star -As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.
Sorrento, Hilton Sorrento Palace •4 Star – The Hilton Sorrento is a stunning hotel located overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Rooms are spacious, modern and benefit from plenty of natural light. Take a dip in the Roman themed indoor pool or relax on the sun loungers by the beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by lemon groves. During the evening, dine in one of the three restaurants or simply enjoy the fantastic view of Mount Vesuvius from the lounge. The Hilton Sorrento Palace is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.
At a Glance
Amalfi Coast Via The Alps
7 Days from £1629 pp
- Starts: London Ends: Sorrento
- Departs: Any day
- Tour Type: Independent
- Hotel Rating: 3/4 star hotels
- Meals: Breakfast: 6
- Visiting: Geneva, Florence & Sorrento
- Countries: Switzerland & Italy
Spend a night in Geneva on the way to Italy, travel through the breath-taking scenery of the Simplon Pass, speed through the Tuscan countryside to Naples and Explore the beautiful Amalfi coastline and stunning beaches.