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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.

Inghams operate an in resort Rep service in Sorrento.

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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITSO

Languages spoken: Italian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

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Relax and enjoy the splendour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast on this small group escorted tour that showcases one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.

  • from£701pp
  • 52 rooms
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This elegant, centrally located hotel offers a peaceful stay in the heart of Sorrento. With spacious guest rooms and a lovely garden providing a relaxing space, this hotel remains a favourite of visitors to the seaside town.

  • from£926pp
  • 110 rooms
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An elegant property just a ten-minute walk from Sorrento’s centre in a peaceful clifftop position surrounded by a beautiful park.

  • from£621pp
  • 189 rooms
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A prestigious hotel nestled into the cliffs above Sorrento with a stunning series of interconnecting pools and panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples.

  • from£636pp
  • 120 rooms
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An elegant property close to the centre of Sorrento with a fantastic roof garden where you’ll find a pool and cocktail bar with fantastic views over the Bay of Naples.

  • from£702pp
  • 85 rooms
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This popular five-star hotel sits on a quiet corner in central Sorrento, just a five-minute walk from Piazzo Tasso. It offers contemporary guest rooms, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, plus a rooftop pool with views of the bay.

  • from£768pp
  • 101 rooms
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A superb five star hotel located in central Sorrento with lovely sea view terraces, attentive service and excellent cuisine.

  • 391 rooms
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This family friendly hotel offers plenty of facilities and is just a ten-minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.

  • from£656pp
  • 54 rooms
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This historic hotel enjoys a stunning clifftop position in Sant'Angello. Enjoy panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples from the heated infinity pool, rooftop solarium or the restaurant terrace.

  • from£539pp
  • 56 rooms
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A comfortable hotel in the centre of Sorrento just a short walk from Piazza Tasso and around 15 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.

  • from£659pp
  • 69 rooms
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A contemporary hotel perched on the cliff with panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

  • from£681pp
  • 109 rooms
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The Imperial Hotel Tramontano can be found only a short walk away from the main square in Sorrento and on the edge of the cliff with uninterrupted sea views, making it one of the best located hotels in the town. 

  • from£823pp
  • 22 rooms
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A welcoming, boutique hotel in the centre of Sorrento with a fantastic terrace offering views over the Bay of Naples.

  • from£554pp
  • 92 rooms
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The Hotel Caravel is located close to the coast and is surrounded by gardens and palms. Situated in the quiet village of Sant’Angello you'll find yourself in a tranquil retreat, just a five minute drive from the historical centre of Sorrento.

  • from£548pp
  • 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£577pp
  • 120 rooms
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Located in the heart of Sorrento, just a few steps from Piazza Tasso, the Hotel Cesare Augusto offers comfortable rooms, a bright and elegant restaurant, a swimming pool overlooking the bay of Naples and a garden terrace which is perfect for enjoying an aparitivo from the bar.

  • from£551pp
  • 67 rooms
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The Grand Hotel Due Golfi offers beautiful panoramas of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninula. With bright guest rooms and a sparkleing infinity pool, the hotel provides a tranquil retreat in in the charming village of Sant’Agata. 

  • from£681pp
  • 53 rooms
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Just a short walk from the heart of Sorrento, with views across the Bay of Naples, the Hotel Rivage is a great base for exploring the area. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, poolside bar and a Restaurant serving Neapolitan cuisine. 

Excursions

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

This popular excursion showcases some of the best sights on the glamorous island of Capri. Your day will start with a visit to Villa San Michele - Built by Dr. Axel Munth in the beginning of the 19th Century, this beautiful villa boasts some of the best views on the island from its terraces and manicured gardens. The next stop will be bustling Capri Town to explore streets that are filled with designer boutiques, local craftsmen and chic cafés, before heading to the Gardens of Augustus in Anacapri that overlook the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You’ll then enjoy some free time on the island or make an additional stop at the incredible Blue Grotto (additional fee) before heading back to Sorrento in the early evening.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £75pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally. Additional stop at the Blue Grotto (approx. €30pp)

Amalfi Drive (full day)

The Amalfi Drive is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, winding along the cliffside from Sorrento with panoramic views at every bend. You’ll stop off at Amalfi, which is dominated by a stunning cathedral and famed for its hand made paper crafts. Here you'll have time to explore the town or there is the option to take a boat trip to admire the dramatic Almalfi coastline.  Next, you'll head to Ravello where you’ll visit Villa Rufolo that gave Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £35pp – boat trip in Almalfi, entrance fees (approx. €7pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

This full day excursion takes you on a guided tour of one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome. This unsuspecting town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. before being carefully excavated to allow visitors are rare insight into ancient Roman life. An expert guide will lead the group around the most interesting buildings and bring history to life. A coach will then take you to within 1,000 metres of the top of Mount Vesuvius where you will walk the rest of the wat to the crater (wear comfortable shoes) and enjoy panoramic views across the Bay of Naples.

Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £42pp – entrance fees (approx. €25pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii (half day)

Enjoy a half day tour of Pompeii on this fascinating excursion of one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. and marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £32pp – entrance fees (approx. €15pp) payable locally

Pompeii & Wine Tasting (half day)

After a walking tour of Pompeii with an expert guide you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting experience. After a short walk through the vineyards, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of salami, cheeses and seasonal vegetables, and a tasting of three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £88pp – entrance fees (approx. €15pp) payable locally

Sorrento Musical

Enjoy a fun evening of musical theatre at the Tasso Theatre. The show lasts 75 minutes and reconstructs Sorrento’s cultural roots through song and dance in a light-hearted and energetic performance. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink at 8.30pm and orchestra music before the show begins and 9.30pm. The evening continues after the performance with the opportunity to stay and enjoy the music.

Shows: Daily except Friday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £22pp

Almalfi Coast Experience (Full Day)

Take in the dramatic panoramic views as you drive along the Almalfi Coast. First you'll stop at Positano, the colourful clifftop village, where you'll have fee time to wander the cobbled streets and explore the small independent boutiques and cafes. The drive will continue through the picturesque villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca di Marini until you reach Almalfi. Set on the waterfront below the coastal cliffs, you’ll have the chance to explore this historic maritime town, known for its hand-made paper production. This whitewashed gem was once an important trading point between the Byzantine and western worlds. After, you’ll head to the hilltop town of Ravello with its breath-taking Terrazzo dell’Infinito. From here you can admire the turquoise and blue tones of the water, the dramatic coast line and the elegant villas and lush gardens, before heading back to Sorrento.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £67pp - entrance fee for the optional visit and lunch are payable locally

Ischia Island (Full Day)

The volcanic island of Ischia is the largest island in the bay of Naples. Take a jetfoil crossing from the port of Sorrento to Ischia where you’ll be guided around the island with its sprawling spa towns, luscious gardens and spectacular scenery. Visit La Mortella Gardens, created by the English composer Sir William Walton and his wife Lady Susanna Walton. Admire the rare and exotic plant life, the vibrant flowers and the colourful birds of this lush oasis on the volcanic island.

Departs: Thursday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £75pp - entrance fee to La Mortella Garden (approx. €12pp) and lunch are payable locally

Paestum & Buffalo Farm (Full Day)

Enjoy a day spent exploring the magnificent Greek Temples of Paestum and sampling the regions delicacy, Mozzarella. First, you’ll 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. After visiting the temples you’ll head over to a local farm where the famous buffalo mozzarella cheese is produced. Discover the process of mozzarella cheese making as you are taken on a guided tour of the farm. You’ll have the chance to taste the delicious produce.

Departs: Tuesday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £52pp - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €8pp) and lunch are payable locally

Herculaneum (Half Day)

Explore the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. This guided tour will take you on a journey to explore the stunning UNESCO world heritage site and 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 from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £32pp - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €13pp) payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (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. Begin in Pompeii, a town that was once a centre of commerce, explore the monuments and homes of the people that once lived there. After there will be free time for lunch. Next you’ll head to Herculaneum, a city that was once home to a maritime community. You’ll have the opportunity to compare these ancient cities and notice the different building styles during a guided tour of the site.

Departs: Sunday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £50pp - entrance fee to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €28pp) and lunch payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum Select Tour (Full Day)

Join a small group tour of the incredible archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. First you’ll head to Pompeii, set on a plateau of Vesuvian lava, overlooking the Sarno river valley. Here you’ll see the site that was petrified and preserved by the lava flows that swept through the city when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Today, it is possible to see the buildings that formed the ancient city. After the tour you’ll head to a traditional local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Neapolitan Meal for lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Herculaneum, the fishing town that was also hit by the eruption of Vesuvius. The lava flow that engulfed the town preserved many of the wooden houses and household objects. A tour of this incredible archaeological site will give you an unparalleled insight into a past civilisation.

Departs: Sunday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £98pp - entrance fee to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €28pp) payable locally

Naples Experience (Full Day)

Naples, a city bursting with art, music and culture. Explore the historical centre of Naples on a guided tour visiting Naples Cathedral to admire the beautiful 4th century mosaics in the baptistery, exploring San Lorenzo at the centre of the ancient Greco-Roman city and the famous ‘christmas alley’ of San Gregorio Armenio. Continue with a walk along Spaccanapoli with its picturesque narrow streets and monuments, passing San Severo Chapel home to the incredible sculpture of the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino, until you’ll reach Piazza del Gesu. Here you’ll stop for lunch to enjoy a delicious local Neapolitan pizza. The tour continues by bus up to Posillipo Hill to see the breath taking view across the bay of Naples. In the afternoon, continue to explore the city as you head towards Piazza del Pleibiscito. You’ll have free time to continue exploring and admire the incredible buildings including the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera, the Galleriea Umberto I, Via Toledo, Piazza Trento e Triste. Take a well-earned break from the sightseeing to sample traditional Neapolitan coffee and cake in the famous Bar Gambrinus before heading back to Sorrento.

Departs: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £70pp - entrance fee to attractions along the way and lunch payable locally

Due Golfi Train Tour

Explore the mythical land of Ulisses on an unforgettable train journey through the hills of St Agata to the Hostoric Hamlets of Massa Lubernse. Take in stunning views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. As you journey through the beautiful changing landscapes you’ll have the chance to sample the regions delicacies such as mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and delicious limoncello.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £18pp

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.

Sorrento is an ideal resort to pair with another of Italy's famous destinations. Rome is easily reached by high-speed rail from Naples, or you could head down the coast and combine a few days in Sorrento with a stay on the Amalfi Coast. Capri and Ischia also make good options, and are just a short ferry ride away.

Call us for more ideas or to book your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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