Treat your family to a well-deserved slice of Italy, from Rome to the Amalfi Coast.

The whole family is sure to fall in love with Italy on this 8-day adventure from the ruins of Rome to the stunning Amalfi Coast. Imagine what life was like for ancient Romans in Pompeii, wander cobblestone streets in Minori and enjoy true southern Italian hospitality during a cooking demonstration and dinner at a family-run farm in Sorrento. As the saying goes: 'un bimbo che non gioca, felicita ne ha poca' (a child that doesn’t play will not be happy). We created this trip because we think the same thing applies to adults!


Start
Rome, Italy
Finish
Sorrento, Italy
Destination
Italy
Style
Comfort
Theme
Family
Code
ZMFI
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2, Max 16

Why you'll love this trip

  • History class has never been this immersive. Explore the town frozen in time with a day and night in Pompeii, including a short hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius

  • Italy is the perfect place for a family holiday. The famously laid-back atmosphere of sun-drenched southern Italian is the perfect place to relax and spend some quality time together

  • Learn the art of southern Italian pizza at a family-run agriturismo, then enjoy a glass of wine while the kids explore the farm

  • Relax on the lovely Amalfi Coast, a holiday destination favoured by Roman emperors. When you see the craggy cliffs and glittering water you’ll understand why

Is this trip right for you?

  • As there are potholes and cobblestones in many European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead. As this is an eight-day trip, a large backpack should be enough to carry all of your belongings.

  • Summer temperatures can be very high in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. Use sun protection, wear layers, and carry plenty of water because hydration is key, especially when you’re walking a lot. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

  • Make sure you pack some sturdy and comfortable shoes as there can be a lot of walking around the towns, ruins, and walking trails of this area.

Itinerary

Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy. Crowded with ancient ruins and religious monuments, Rome still pulses to the beat of modern life and is packed with designer shops, restaurants and cafes. There are no activities planned before tonight's group meeting at 5 pm. Your leader will be collecting insurance and next of kin details for your family during this meeting, so make sure you book a flight that will get you to Rome in time to attend. Beyond the formalities, it’s a great opportunity to introduce yourselves to your leader and the other families joining your tour. Why not head out for a group meal and toast with a slice of pizza (or a forkful of pasta) to the Italian adventure to come. Your leader is full of recommendations on local restaurants, so pick their brain.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Prince Galles or Similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
One of the world's most famous ancient cities awaits today after a three-hour train journey. Pompeii was immortalised on 26 August AD79 when nearby volcano Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing molten rock, pumice and ash over the city. This thriving Roman trading centre was thus frozen in time, an ancient tragedy that allows modern visitors to take a unique look at the lives of ancient Romans. Spend a few hours on a guided walk around Pompeii and discover how people lived, worked and interacted 2000 years ago. The similarities are often more surprising than the differences. The finely preserved ruins include villas, temples, theatres and once-bustling marketplace, all waiting to be discovered by your family. Your hotel this evening is located very close to the archaeological site, so you won’t have far to go once you decide to call it a day.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Del Sole or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Pompeii - Guided Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Wander streets lined with chariots, visit the magnificent amphitheatre and drop by the incredibly well-preserved Villa of Mysteries, where you and the family can wander between rooms and imagine what life would have been like as a wealthy Pompeii suburbanite. Take a short ride up mighty Mt Vesuvius and spend 45 minutes trekking to the summit for staggering views over the Bay of Naples. Soak up the view and snap plenty of photos before taking a 30-minute walk across the cinders to the lip of the central crater. Don’t worry, although Mt Vesuvius is still considered to an active volcano, the last eruption was in 1944 and there's no sign of recent volcanic activity. See first-hand the awesome power of the volcano that engulfed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, then make the 30-minute descent. Continue to the Amalfi Coast town of Minori, a beloved holiday spot for thousands of years. With its fine piazzas, maze of old streets, sidewalk cafes and sparkling ocean, there is truly something for everyone here. Why not try some limoncello, a local tipple, while you watch the sun set over the ocean.
Accommodation
  • Minori Hotel Caporal or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mt Vesuvius - Entrance and Summit Climb
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
The road to Mt Vesuvius is very windy, please take this into consideration if you or your child suffers from motion or car sickness.
Take a free day to explore Minori at your own (or your kids) pace. There are many beaches to choose from, though be aware the nicer they are the more crowded they will be (particularly during Summer from June to August). Hire a few deck chairs if you want to relax, or alternatively you can rent a paddle boat or sea kayak and explore the sea. The walk from Minori to Ravello is also beautiful and a great way to see the region. While it’s only about an hour each way, it is steep in parts and step-heavy, so it’s moderately difficult. The views along the way more than make up for any huffing and puffing, but remember to pack plenty of water and sunscreen before leaving.
Accommodation
  • Minori Hotel Caporal or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Minori Paddle Boat Rental or Kayak Hire - EUR10
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Leave Minori in the rear-view mirror on a stunning drive past mountains to an agriturismo, a working farm that also provides meals and accommodation. While you won’t be staying here tonight, spend 1.5 hours in gorgeous surrounds, sampling produce grown on site and learning about the business. Continue to Sorrento, another famous (and historic) resort town, and enjoy a special surprise!
Accommodation
  • Hotel Carlton or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sorrento - Gelato Making Demonstration
  • Minori - Tasting Agriturismo le Grottelle
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Head to the port and board a lifted hydrofoil boat to Capri, cruising across the glorious Bay of Naples. Arrive 30 minutes later in the holiday destination favoured by the Roman emperors. Capri’s dramatic rocky coastline is pierced by natural grottoes, while narrow roads wind inland through fragrant citrus groves, past villages of little white houses with flower-filled gardens. Though its unmatched setting and natural beauty means it’s popular with visitors, there are still many hidden corners and treasures to explore. After the exploration of the Marina Grande and the little town of Capri, take a bus up to Anacapri and enjoy the best views of the island and bay from the top of Monte Solaro, reachable by cable car. Around mid-afternoon, take the one-hour ferry back to Sorrento, where you’ll have a free evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Carlton or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sorrento - Capri Day Trip by Hydrofoil
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
There are many options for your free morning in this seaside town. Make sure to grab a gelato (or three) while you’re here, Sorrento has some of the finest scoops in Italy. This evening you’ll get a hands-on lesson in crafting everyone’s favourite Italian dish – pizza! Enjoy a cooking demonstration and delectable dinner in an amazing location, an agriturismo with incredible views of Mt Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Eat, laugh and enjoy a glass of wine while the kids explore the farm alongside adorable wild rabbits. Enjoy southern Italian hospitality at its finest on your final night on this family adventure.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Carlton or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sorrento - Pizza making demonstration and Dinner at Agriturismo
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Wave arrivederci to Italy and your new friends. Those who have booked transfers will be taken to the airport to board their onward plane, while those who have not are free to leave at any time after check out.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transport

Bus, Train

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Pompeii - Guided Walk
  • Mt Vesuvius - Entrance and Summit Climb
  • Sorrento - Gelato Making Demonstration
  • Minori - Tasting Agriturismo le Grottelle
  • Sorrento - Capri Day Trip by Hydrofoil
  • Sorrento - Pizza making demonstration and Dinner at Agriturismo

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Important notes

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.

A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

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