Sorrento Holidays

Sorrento is best known for its remarkable views. From its perch on the Sorrentine Peninsula, it peers straight over the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius.

Looking inwards, you’ll find a town with a historic centre of cobbled streets and craft shops. Wander the shady lemon groves of the Museum Correale, catch a concert in the Franciscan Cloisters, or hunt out a bottle of freshly made limoncello liqueur.

Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the islands of Capri and Ischia are all within easy reach.

  • from£893pp
  • 80 rooms
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This hotel is just ten minutes' walk from central Sorrento and has a peaceful clifftop position surrounded by a beautiful park. With fantastic service and facilities including a swimming pool, spa, bathing platform with access to the sea and some great restaurants, you'll have all you need for a five-star holiday in Sorrento. 

  • from£558pp
  • 184 rooms
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Grand Hotel Capodimonte is in a fantastic position on the hill-side above Sorrento and just ten minutes from the centre of town. It's interconnecting pools are surrounded by sun terraces, plants and flowers, with panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples.

  • from£551pp
  • 120 rooms
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This elegant property is close to the centre of Sorrento, making it easy to reach the sights. It has a fantastic roof garden where you’ll find one of the two pools and a cocktail bar with fantastic views over the Bay of Naples.

  • from£678pp
  • 85 rooms
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This popular five-star hotel is right in the centre of Sorrento, just a five-minutes from Piazzo Tasso. It has a modern, yet classically Italian style with a sophisticated bar and restaurant, plus a rooftop pool with views of the bay.

  • from£729pp
  • 101 rooms
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This is a superb five star hotel right in the centre of Sorrento. It's less than a five-minute walk from Piazza Tasso and has amazing sea view terraces where you absolutely have to have a cocktail during sunset. There's a lovely, traditional decor throughout, great attentive service and excellent food in the restaurant too.

  • from£525pp
  • 54 rooms
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This is an historic hotel with a stunning clifftop position in the sleepy village of Sant'Angello. Sorrento is just a short ride away on the free shuttle bus that runs back and forth all day. We love this hotel for the panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples - they're best enjoyed from the heated infinity pool, rooftop solarium or the restaurant terrace.

  • from£437pp
  • 55 rooms
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This hotel is all about the location. Right in the centre of Sorrento, just three minutes walk from Piazza Tasso. Although its central you'll still find some lovely quiet spots to relax in around its palm lined gardens and swimming pool.

  • 69 rooms
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This hotel has an amazing location, right on the edge of the cliff just outside Sorrento. It has some of the best panoramic views of the Bay of Naples that we've seen. It's got some great facilities too like an outdoor pool, spa, private beach area and fantastic restaurants.

  • from£445pp
  • 92 rooms
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The Hotel Caravel is in the quiet village of Sant’Angello, which is more peaceful than central Sorrento but close enough that you can be there within five minutes with the hotel's free shuttle. We love the pool here but our favourite place is the roof terrace where you can grab a lounger and enjoy the sea views all day.

  • 86 rooms
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This hotel is located in the village of Sant’Agata, just six kilometres from Sorrento. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus to Sorrento for its guests, or you can spend your days relaxing by the pool and enjoying the panoramic views over the Bay of Naples.

  • from£463pp
  • 120 rooms
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Cesare Augusto is in the centre of Sorrento just a few steps from Piazza Tasso. It's got comfy rooms, a bright and elegant restaurant, a swimming pool overlooking the bay of Naples and a garden terrace which is perfect for enjoying an aperitivo from the bar.

  • from£439pp
  • 67 rooms
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This hotel is in the mountains above Sorrento in the village of Sant'Agata. It has the most fantastic views of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula. With easy access to the centre of Sorrento with the hotel's free shuttle, this is the perfect base for exploring the region. 

  • from£397pp
  • 53 rooms
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Just a short walk from the centre of Sorrento with views across the Bay of Naples, the Hotel Rivage is a great base for exploring the area. It's got a rooftop swimming pool, poolside bar and a restaurant serving Neapolitan cuisine. 

  • from£587pp
  • 52 rooms
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In a peaceful yet central location in Sorrento, with spacious rooms and a lovely garden providing a relaxing space. This hotel remains a favourite of visitors to the seaside town.

Excursions

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Capri & Anacapri from £91 per person (full day)

Head over to the glamorous Island of Capri on a fast jetfoil boat. You’ll be met by a local guide who will take you up to Villa San Michele in Anacapri, the highest point on the island. You get the best views from the villa’s terraced gardens, so don’t forget your camera! Check out the designer boutiques, chic cafés and local craft shops as you stroll along Via Camerelle to the Gardens of Augustus and the Piazetta on a walking tour of Capri town. Enjoy some free time here or make an additional stop off at the Blue Grotto (payable locally).

Departs: Daily - entrance fees (approx. €9), lunch and optional Blue Grotto boat trip (approx. €30) are payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Amalfi Drive from £43 per person (full day)

The Amalfi Drive is one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, winding along the cliffs from Sorrento with panoramic views at every bend. You’ll stop off at Amalfi – it’s famous for its handmade paper crafts. Here you'll have time to explore the Cathedral and town. You’ll have the chance to hop on a boat trip to admire the dramatic Almalfi coastline from the water (payable locally).  Next stop, Ravello, where you’ll visit the Villa Rufolo that gave Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - entrance fees (approx. €7), lunch & optional boat trip are payable locally.

Pompeii & Vesuvius from £50 per person (full day)

Tour one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome, Pompeii. The town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. On a guided visit you’ll be given a rare insight into ancient Roman life, as you explore the excavations of the town preserved in time. In the afternoon you’ll be taken within 1,000 metres of the top of the Mount Vesuvius. From here you can walk up to the volcanic crater. You’ll have panoramic views across the Bay of Naples from the top.

Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – entrance fees (approx. €26.50) and lunch are payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Wear suitable clothing for the altitude and comfortable walking shoes.

Pompeii from £41 per person (half day)

Take a guided visit of Pompeii and explore one of the world’s most famous Roman sites. Our guide will lead you through some of the ancient streets where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans. The city was engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD preserving the city in time. From the 18th century onwards excavations have gradually revealed fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas can still be admired.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays - entrance fees (approx. €16.50) payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Pompeii & Wine Tasting from £106 per person (half day)

Led by an expert local guide you’ll explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, before making your way to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting experience. The art of wine making has been passed from generation to generation in this region. Stroll through the vineyards, before sampling three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines accompanied by a tasty lunch of local produce, salami, cheeses and seasonal vegetables.

Departs: Wednesdays – entrance fees (approx. €16.50) payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Almalfi Coast Experience from £80 per person (full day)

The UNESCO protected Amalfi Coast is made up of thirteen towns perched on the dramatic coastline. We’ve selected three of our favourites for you to explore today. First Positano, the colourful clifftop village, filled with art galleries, craft shops, cute café’s and cobbled streets. The drive will continue through the picturesque villages until you reach Almalfi, the historic maritime town, known for its hand-made paper production. The final stop will be in the hilltop town of Ravello with its breath-taking Terrazzo dell’Infinito.

Departs: Daily – optional entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

Paestum & Buffalo Farm from £63 per person (full day)

Visit the ancient archaeological site of Paestum, the Doric temples are some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. A visit to the museum will give you an insight into the fascinating history of the archaeological site. Here you’ll see ancient artefacts, sculptures and tomb paintings discovered during excavations. Continue to a local buffalo farm where they produce the famous buffalo mozzarella, for a guided tour. You’ll learn about the cheese making process and get to try the creamy mozzarella yourself.  

Departs: Tuesday - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €8) and lunch are payable locally

Herculaneum from £41 per person (half day)

Herculaneum is located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Take a guided visit of the UNESCO world heritage site to learn about its tumultuous and fascinating history. Herculaneum was hit by pyroclastic flows during the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. This pyroclastic surge, however, preserved many artefacts including wooden objects, mosaics and paintings giving an insight into the ancient city’s past.

Departs: Wednesday - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €13) is payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Pompeii & Herculaneum from £60 per person (full day)

Spend the day discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum, two of the largest ancient cities that were struck by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Both were extensively excavated in the mid-18th century revealing the incredible archaeological sites that you can see today. You’ll have the opportunity to compare these ancient cities and notice the different building styles during guided tours of the sites.

Departs: Sunday - entrance fees to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €29.50) and lunch are payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Select Tour from £118 per person (full day)

Join a small group tour of the incredible archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. First you’ll head to Pompeii to see the site that was preserved by the lava flows that swept through the city when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. After the tour you’ll head to a traditional local restaurant to for a delicious Neapolitan lunch. Later visit Herculaneum, the smaller fishing town that was also hit by the eruption of Vesuvius. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Departs: Sunday - entrance fee to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €29.50) are payable locally. 

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

There are endless combinations when it comes to multi-centre holidays in Italy. Here's a few suggestions to pair with your trip to Sorrento. 

Rome

Combine Italy's beautiful coast with a trip to the country's capital, Rome. The city is easily reached by high speed rail from Naples. From the Vatican City, to the ancient Roman Amphitheater this historic center has much to offer. This Rome & Sorrento multi-centre offers the art, history and culture, topped off with stunning scenery and time spent relaxing in the sunshine.

Amalfi Coast 

Head further down the dramatic cliff edged coastline and combine a few days in Sorrento with a stay on the Amalfi Coast. Perched on the sheer cliffs are the towns of Amalfi, Possitano, Ravello and Minori. If you're up for an adventure, walk the scenic trails that link the coastal towns or hire a car and do the Amalfi Drive. The famed route hugs the cliff-edge from Sorrento to Salerno, offering spectacular views. 

Capri & Ischia

Spend a couple of nights on the luxurious Capri or truly relax with a few nights on the island of Ischia, with its beautiful natural surroundings and volcanic thermal spas. They're both just a short ferry ride from Sorrento. 

For more ideas and help creating or booking your perfect multi-centre holiday please call us on 01483 79 11 11. 

 

Things To Do

Amalfi Drive

The Amalfi Drive is one of the most famous roads in the world. Join an excursion or hop on a local bus to enjoy panoramic views along the hairpin roads that hug the cliffs from Sorrento down to Salerno. 

Pompeii & Herculaneum

These fascinating historical sites are an easy day trip from Sorrento. Famous Pompeii draws hundreds of visitors each day while Herculaneum is lesser known but its location closer to Mount Vesuvius means its better preserved and well worth a visit. We recommend taking a guided tour to learn all about these once-thriving towns.

Visit Naples

Naples is normally skipped by most visitors to the Neapolitan Riviera but this coastal city offers an authentic charm and plenty to see and do. It rivals Rome with its wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites and has lively piazzas filled with restaurants serving some of the region’s best food.

Explore the Coast

The towns along the Amalfi Coast are best explored by boat. Take a sunset tour from Sorrento, hop off at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri.

Festivals

Easter Processions (Holy Thursday and Good Friday)

The Easter processions through the streets of Sorrento honour a tradition that goes back a long way. This fantastic spectacle sees hooded figures walking through the streets in white or black robes in one of the oldest processions in Italy.

Festival of Saint Anne (26 July)

Every year, Marina Grande celebrates Saint Anne who was the patron saint of this village. The streets are lines with decorations and boats fill the bay to watch the colourful fireworks.

Ferragosto (15 August)

Ferragosoto is a fun affair in Sorrento, with plenty of festivals and activities taking place around this day. On the 15th itself, there’s a traditional procession followed by fireworks.

Good to know

  • Regular fast ferry connections make it easy to visit places like Naples, Capri & Ischia
  • Sorrento was a popular stop for travllers on the 'Grand Tour' in the 19th Century, including the likes of Dickens and Tolstoy
  • Grab a seat in Fauno bar in Piazza Tasso, a great spot for people watching
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