Just Italy: Florence, Sorrento and Capri
- 8 Days
- From £899
- Fly into Pisa with an easy rail connection to Florence
- Renaissance Florence, home to the Uffizi Gallery and relaxing Boboli Gardens
- Sun-drenched Sorrento, gateway to the Amalfi Coast
- Day trip to Capri by high-speed ferry and overnight stop in Naples before your flight home
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Flight from London to Pisa
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Return ferry day trip from Sorrento to Capri
- Flight from Naples to London
- Comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Catch a flight from London to Pisa and then take a train (from within the airport) to Florence, via central Pisa. We can also look at regional airports in the UK and flights direct into Florence, though supplements may apply for this.
Across the Italian border, change at Milan and continue to Florence. Disembark at Santa Maria Novella station and head for the Hotel Kraft (or similar) where you will be spending 2 nights.
Enjoy a full day exploring the beautiful Tuscan capital Florence, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Don’t miss a visit to one of the city’s famous art galleries, including the magnificent Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. Behind the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens offer stunning panoramic views over the city centre, dominated by Brunelleschi’s iconic dome atop the Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore.
In the evening, there are hundreds of options for dining out, ranging from delicious street food to Michelin starred restaurants.
Catch a morning train south to Naples today, changing in Naples onto the Circumvesuviana line (payable locally) which takes you around Mount Vesuvius to Sorrento. On arrival, check in at the Parco dei Principe (or similar) for a 4-night stay.
Spend your first afternoon in Sorrento relaxing with a coffee or chilled glass of limoncello on the Piazza Tasso or a passaggiata (stroll) along the coast.
Boasting a picture-perfect location on a cliff top above the sea, overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento was an essential stop on the Grand Tour in the 17th & 18th centuries and has been popular with tourists since Roman times.
Along with the charm of the town centre and the accessible walks along the coast, this resort town also offers easy access to the popular towns of the Amalfi Coast and nearby Pompeii. If you would like us to include a trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum with your holiday, please let us know.
During your stay in Sorrento, you have return ferry tickets on one of your free days to go across to the stunning island of Capri. The boat ride takes 20 minutes and has several departures throughout the day so you can have plenty of time to look around.
Why not take a chair lift up Monte Solaro for panoramic views or get lost in the pretty lanes of Anacapri? You can also hop on another boat to the famous Blue Grotto, a sea cave along the coast with a beautiful blue light, produced by sunlight shining through an underwater cavity.
Leave Sorrento today at your own leisure and retrace your steps, catching the privately-run regional train up the coast back to Naples. When you arrive in Naples, check in at the San Pietro Hotel (or similar) where you have an overnight stay.
Dating back to the 2nd millennium BC, Naples offers a wealth of historic art and architecture. It’s also said to be the birthplace of pizza, so it would be remiss not to try some before you leave!
After a leisurely morning in Naples, it’s time to make your way to the airport for a return flight to London. If you would like to travel in and out of Italy by train, we can certainly look at this for you. Just give us a call and we can help tailor make your holiday.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
With views of the cathedral’s famous terracotta dome available from the summer terrace, Hotel Kraft is ideally situated to help guests get the most out of a visit to Florence. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and complete with modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi, a minibar and air-conditioning. In addition to the on-site restaurant, there is a beautiful rooftop pool to enjoy.
Overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, the Gran Hotel Art is a beautifully located hotel for exploring Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. You can take in the views from the outdoor swimming pool or from the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant. All bedrooms have their own balcony and some of these also command sea views.
The San Pietro Hotel offers a welcoming base in the heart of Naples, close to the main train station. Along with well-appointed non-smoking bedrooms, the hotel also boasts a bar and outdoor terrace, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi internet access throughout.