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Best of Sicily and Sorrento: Beaches and Culture

- Relaxed, Culture, Beaches-

9 Nights

Sorrento, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu

Sorrento is one of the most picturesque cities in southern Italy, and there certainly is much to discover in this pretty region - including the aromatic local lemon groves that are used to produce the famous limoncello liqueur. This bespoke holiday allows you to discover the best of Italy's glorious coastal regions with visits to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, the iconic Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri.

Following relaxation on the Sorrentine coast, we'll whisk you to the island of Sicily. If you're looking for summer sunshine, you can't beat this small Italian island, which is separated from the main "boot" of Italy by the Strait of Messina. Sicily is famed for its pretty beaches, framed by the volcanic landscape and the quaint charm of the laid-back Sicilian lifestyle. On his unique and handcrafted Italian adventure, you'll visit the town of Palermo, tour the Monreale region and have time to recline on the luxury beaches of Cefalu.

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Sorrento: 4 Nights

Arrival in Italy!

Sorrento

Your private driver will pick you up from Naples Airport for the transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. After check-in at your hotel, you will have the afternoon to enjoy at your leisure. We recommend taking a stroll to the main square, where you can shop for gifts or enjoy an al-fresco slice of pizza!

Tour of Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii

Discover the lost city of Pompeii and one of the most famous volcanoes in Europe, Mount Vesuvius, on this full-day tour. First, visit Pompeii, which is an ancient city that was destroyed by an ancient volcanic eruption some 2000 years ago. The lava and ash from the eruption buried the city and its inhabitants, preserving them in intricate detail. Today, the city is a fascinating archaeological site, allowing you to take a step back in time. Next, you will visit Mount Vesuvius and have time to explore the rare natural wildlife, while taking in sublime sea views.

Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi

Discover the Amalfi Coast today and its stunning Mediterranean villages and towns on this full-day tour. You will explore the unparalleled beauty of the Amalfi Coast, visiting the villages of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. In Amalfi, you can enjoy its privileged coastal position, affording stunning sea views. Moving on to Positano, you’ll enjoy its steep alleys and charming pastel-coloured houses before finishing in Ravello, known for its historic and artistic charm.

Explore Capri & Anacapri

Capri

Today, you have the choice to enjoy a day of leisure in Sorrento or embark on an unforgettable tour of Capri island. The island is known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean and features a beautiful village called Anacapri. Here, you can visit Villa San Michele, built on the ruins of a home belonging to Emperor Tiberius and filled with antiquities from Egypt and Rome. There will also be time to enjoy the island’s narrow streets and hidden gems, or you may like to simply relax on the beach.

Palermo: 1 Night

Onwards to Sicily

Palermo

Your private driver will take you from your hotel in Sorrento to Naples Airport for your flight to Palermo. In the afternoon, you’ll venture out on a tour of Palermo, covering all the main landmarks of the city, including the Palermo Cathedral, a beautiful example of Norman architecture with stunning mosaics. You’ll also visit Italy’s largest theatre, Massimo Theatre, as well as the oldest royal residence in Europe, the Norman Palace. The tour finishes at the famous Ballero Market.

Leisure Day

Relax by the coast or go shopping

Today is all yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps you would like to explore Palermo’s city highlights at your leisure or visit the coast. There are also many charming shops where you can buy unique gifts, as well as cafes and bars where you can sample local delicacies.

Monreale: 1 Night

Tour of Monreale

Monreale

Today, you’ll discover the uniqueness of Monreale Cathedral, one of the most important national monuments in Italy and one of the most sought-after attractions on the island of Sicily. Built in the 12th century, Monreale Cathedral is one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture. As well as the stunning mosaics of the cathedral and the 200-columned abbey cloister, you can explore the medieval village of Monreale before returning to Palermo.

Cefalu: 3 Nights

Explore Cefalu

Cefalu

This morning, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive from your hotel in Palermo to your hotel in Cefalu. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town or relax on the beach as you wish. In Cefalu, you’ll find boutique stores and impressive Norman architecture in the historic centre, beautiful beaches and calm seas to swim in, and seafood that is fresh and full of flavour.

Discover Cefalu

Cefalu

Today, you’ll explore one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy on a guided tour. Cefalu ticks all of the boxes when it comes to the perfect Italian holiday! In this little-known town, you’ll find streets lined with boutique shops, historic architecture, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine. You’ll get to know Cefalu on foot to discover another side of Sicily, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating confluence of architectural styles of Cefalu.

Leisure Day in Cefalu

Cefalu

Today, you can enjoy a day at your leisure on the beach or shopping in the many boutiques throughout Cefalu. Cefalu Beach is without a doubt one of the best in Italy. It is a stretch of 1.5-kilometres of soft, golden sand fringed by incredibly clear waters and lies on the edge of Cefalu town. In the evening, you can have dinner at a typical local restaurant.

Ciao Italy!

Goodbye Italy

Private transfer and return flights

Arrivederci, Italia! Your private driver will take you to the airport for your return flight home.

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