Sorrento Holidays

Explore the best of the Neapolitan Riviera on a holiday to Sorrento

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.

What to see on a Sorrento holiday

Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Jump on a train to nearby Naples or stop off in Pompeii before hiking to the top of Mount Vesuvius. The Amalfi Coast is a bus ride away (with incredible views along the route!) so spend some time in Positano and Amalfi.

The islands of Capri and Ischia are both within easy reach too with regular ferries throughout the summer.

Discover more things to see and do in the Neapolitan Riviera.

Why book a holiday in Sorrento with Inghams?

We've got some of Sorrento's best hotels - enjoy a central location and fab sea views from most of them. Whether you're after five-star luxury or a good value, family-run hotel, we can help. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

  • from£1293pp
  • 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£897pp
  • 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£865pp
  • 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£989pp
  • 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£1182pp
  • 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£586pp
  • 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.

  • from£722pp
  • 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.

  • from£659pp
  • 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£657pp
  • 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. 

  • 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£848pp
  • 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.

  • from£907pp
  • 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£861pp
  • 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.

Excursions

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Capri & Anacapri from £81 per person (full day)

Head over to glamorous Capri where 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 with the best views. 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: Tuesday & Friday. 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 £58 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 where you'll have time to explore. You’ll also have the chance to hop on a boat trip to admire the dramatic Amalfi coastline from the water (payable locally). The next stop is Ravello, where you’ll visit the Villa Rufolo that inspired Wagner to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Daily. Entrance fees (approx. €7), lunch & optional boat trip are payable locally. Groups of up to eight people. Transport is a Mercedes van.

Pompeii & Vesuvius- Skip the Line from £88 per person (full day)

Tour one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome. The town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. 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 Mount Vesuvius. From here you can walk up to the volcanic crater, for panoramic views across the Bay of Naples

Departs: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Includes skip the line entrance fee. Lunch is payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Wear suitable clothing for the altitude and comfortable walking shoes.

Pompeii from £61 per person (half day)

Take a guided tour 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. 

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays. Includes entrance fee. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Pompeii & Wine Tasting from £102 per person (full 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. Stroll through the vineyards, before sampling three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines accompanied by a tasty lunch.

Departs: Tuesdays. Entrance fees included. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Amalfi Coast Experience from £104 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. First up is Positano, the colourful clifftop village, filled with art galleries and craft shops. Continue on to Amalfi, known for its hand-made paper production before moving on to the final stop, Ravello.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Lunch is included. Optional entrance fees 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. Continue to a local buffalo farm where they produce the famous buffalo mozzarella. You’ll learn about the cheese making process and get to try the creamy mozzarella yourself.  

Departs: Tuesdays. Entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €8) and lunch are payable locally.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Select Tour from £124 per person (full day)

Join a small group tour of the incredible archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. First you’ll head to Pompeii then to a traditional local restaurant for lunch. Later visit Herculaneum, the small fishing town that was also destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius. 

Departs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Entrance fees to Pompeii & Herculaneum and lunch are all included. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

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.

Things To Do

Things to see and do

You can easily fill up a whole week or more with things to see and do in Sorrento. There's plenty to explore in the town itself including having lunch at the busy Piazza Tasso, browsing the boutique shops in the little streets and heading to the marina for a seafood dinner. Make sure you head out of town too - some of the Neapolitan Riviera's best sights are an easy day trip away.

  • 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: 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.

Food & drink

There are plenty of restaurants to cater for every palate from traditional trattoria to fine-dining. Sorrento is famous for its fresh seafood, pastas and fresh vegetables. Make sure you try Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Sorrento's famous pasta dish. Wash it down with a limoncello afterwards.

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Explore two of Italy's most popular destinations on this multi-centre holiday - it's perfect for first time visitors to Italy! Start in Rome where you can see the ancient sites and the Vatican before heading to Sorrento where you can visit the Amalfi Coast, Ischia, Capri and Pompeii.

Good to know

  • Regular ferry connections make it easy to visit places like Naples, Capri & Ischia
  • Sorrento was a popular stop for travellers 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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