Combine cultural visits to major historic and archaeological sites with the natural beauty of the Italian coastline on this 8-day tour to Rome and the Amalfi coast. Guided tours coupled with a day at leisure in each location provide you with the maximum opportunity to sightsee as a group with like-minded solo travellers, explore at your own pace or simply relax.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Rome with British Airways. Transfer to the Hotel Monti Palace for 3 nights. Welcome dinner. (D)
Morning city tour of Rome including visits to the Quirinale palace, Trevi fountain and Piazza del Popolo. Continue to two of Rome’s most beautiful squares – Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona – and visit the Pantheon, a former Roman temple that is now an impressive church. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Full day to explore the city at your leisure. We suggest a visit to one of the city’s many fi ne museums and galleries. (B)
Morning drive south from Rome to the Amalfi coast. Stay at the Hotel Astoria for 4 nights in the picturesque coastal town of Vico Equense on the Bay of Naples. Afternoon visit to the town of Sorrento with its picturesque historic centre and sweeping cliff top views. (B)
Today, travel along the scenic coastal road to Positano. Once a small fi shing village, this town is now an exclusive resort. Your visit will include a tasting of the southern Italian lemon liqueur, limoncello. Continue to the town of Amalfi, one of the most powerful maritime republics during the Renaissance. Visit the Arabic-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral. (B)
Drive from Vico Equense to Ravello via the Monti Lattari mountain range, with a stop en route at a wine estate for a tasting. The hilltop village of Ravello is known for its stunning villas and terraced gardens. The 13th-century Villa Rufolo and the Villa Cimbrone with its spectacular belvedere, known as La Terrazza dell'Infinito, are particularly beautiful. Return to your hotel via the scenic coastal road. (B)
Full day at leisure. Farewell dinner in the evening. (B, D)
Morning drive to Pompeii, the Roman city buried under ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Considered the most important archaeological site in Europe, Pompeii offers a rich insight into daily Roman life. Visits include the basilica and the amphitheatre, built to seat up to 20,000 spectators. At the end of your tour, continue to Naples airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
These small group tours have been specially created for single
travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/Solo-Travellers
Originally built in 1957 and fully refurbished in 2016, the Hotel Astoria is located close to the Vico Equense Circumvesuviana Station and is ideally placed to visit the attractions of the Sorrentine peninsula. The guestrooms of this family-run property are designed in a simple and modern style with the emphasis on white furnishings and decor. The hotel restaurant serves a wide selection of European, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The views from the hotel's terrace are excellent, offering a panorama of the Bay of Naples.
Features: 23 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, terrace, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, television,...
Located only a few minutes walk from the Roman Forum, the residential neighbourhood of Monti has gained a reputation for alternative fashion, cafes and artisan food shops. Enjoy panoramic views across the district from the rooftop terrace of the Monti Palace hotel. Set in an historic building, the hotel is designed in a contemporary style with polished stone floors and an American bar. Rooms are decorated in muted colours with modern fittings and sleek bathrooms.
Features: 53 rooms, bar, rooftop terrace, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Wi-Fi, television, safe, room service (limited...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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RJM2018: 7 Nights
The legacies of Rome's 3000-year history are visible almost everywhere, from its Roman ruins to early Christian churches...