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3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri
Explore Italy’s scandalously beautiful Campania region on a 3-day southern Italy tour from Rome, with 4-star hotel accommodation in Sorrento included. After seeing the big, bold and brash city of Naples by coach, explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii and then hit the Amalfi Coast. Cruise to Capri to see its fabled Blue Grotto (summer only), and then spend your final morning at leisure, soaking up the sun in Sorrento.
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Highlight of our trip! Amazing tour with very professional guides and so well organized. Hotel was beautiful and food was top notch. We fell in love with Sorrento and looking forward to returning one day.
Review by: Katherine W, September 2016
Overall my husband and I were very impressed with this tour! We had a wonderful time, however there were a few things that we would have changed. On the first day, we didn't think it was worth the time invested to drive through Naples. We ran into a lot of traffic on the way in, and leaving Naples we had to drive through some rather dumpy areas. The only good part of Naples was the 5 minute photo stop we had, which wasn't as good of a view as we had in Sorrento anyway. Definitely not worth the time. Lunch was great, and our visit to Pompeii was very fun as well._br/_ The second day of the tour was unfortunately pretty rainy, so we weren't able to see the Blue Grotto or do the chairlift. The biggest disappointment of the day however was actually the lunch. Very average food maybe even below average, and not a nice restaurant/view/setting. Limited options for people with food allergies as well.
Review by: Brad N, September 2016
Overall, I felt like I got my moneys worth by booking this tour. Especially as a solo traveler with limited time.
Review by: hudson7s, September 2016
this was perfect for us, really limited the fuss of travel to Sorrento. Pompeii tour was very good our guide was very good. sorrento and our superior hotel was very very nice location was great. I didnt like getting a food choice off of menu but the food happened to be excellent. the capri tour was very nice too,but we were loaded on boat to the grotto and then went out a short way and the driver turned around said the waters were not good to go. we were all dissapointed. especially that we didn't see that the waters looked bad, but then we aren't the coast guard! the other ride out was beautiful. I'm sure most tour groups don't go to grotto even if you weren't set up with this tour.
Review by: anne.millard, September 2016
Wonderful 3 days the tour guides were all great. Having to change buses at Pompeii each way wasn't very good especially as we were tired and hot and had to stand around waiting for ages. The 4 star hotel we stayed in was not really 4 star standard as it was old and badly needed updating but that didn't take away from what was otherwise a beautiful trip. The food at the hotel was also really poor.
Review by: JULIE, September 2016
This tour had the potential to be great! Sadly, this is NOT worth the money! Book this on your own!
Review by: salu1203, August 2016
Everything was great. On schedule.. Maurizio and I believe his name was Jose not sure but he was our guide at Pompeii it was great, very informative. Loved the trip from beginning to end.
Review by: varun55, August 2016
very disappointed overall._br/_ naples - not enough time spent in napels. lunch outside of naples was disgusting - need to look at options for lunch in napels_br/_ Pompeii - visit was good overall. bust transfer was fine but the tour guide on the bus to sorrento was very arrogant and abrupt!_br/_ Capri - best part of the trip, guide was great and food excellent_br/_ sorrento - the hotel was not a 4 star hotel, I travel extensively and I know what 4 star hotels are. AC did not work in room so had to change rooms every night to sleep in a room with AC. On the 3rd day - we arranged our own private tour down to amalfi and positano and had a great day - would have been good if our tour guide had offered options and been more proactive vs giving reasons why we could not go to amalfi!
Review by: tygardner, August 2016
This tour was great! Loved just showing up, hoping on to the buses and just enjoying everything southern Italy has to offer! All of the guides were extremely nice and knowledgeable! Hotel was good, clean and a nice view! _br/_ I would highly recommend using the free time on the third day to see more of the Amalfi Coast. We took the local bus very easy to Positano and loved it!
Review by: Mark S, August 2016
Guides spoke excellent English giving interesting and informative tour. Naples only from tour bus. Pompeii fascinating - site of ruins though, plaster casts of citizens are few, with bulk in museums. Pompeii guide, Wilma, engaging but microphone poorly-placed or receivers not always working, as we experienced difficulties hearing her. Bring sunscreen and water!
Review by: Joe F, August 2016
too much time switching betw buses. I already wrote comments on this tour and the poor Viator service why am I asked again? no time for a rewrite.... bottom line, look to see who Viator books with in the foreign country and go direct. Viator was over priced and helpless for Ireland and not Rome. I'm done with them.
Review by: Judth R, August 2016
This short tour was everything I expected, most enjoyable and to be recommended, especially if you have just a few days to see Italy south of Rome. We enjoyed a wide range of awesome sights, from the ruins of Pompeii to the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline from Sorrento to Amalfi and a day trip to Capri. The tour guides were fabulous, knew their history, were ideal personalities to inform and entertain us and the accommodation excellent.
Review by: thepisanos, July 2016
This trip was the highlight of our vacation! The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is incomparable and Capri is charming. If you have time, take the Chair Lift at AnaCapri for the best view of your life. Wouldn't say you actually spend any time in Naples as it is a quick stop to see the pier. Pompeii is amazing but take VERY comfortable shoes, a hat and bottles of water as there is virtually no shade nor places to purchase water once you are in the ruins. WELL worth every penny! Also, we upgraded to stay at Imperial Tramantano and the staff, hotel, food and overall experience were beyond expectations. We loved it there and dream of returning!
Review by: WINNIE Y, July 2016
This tour was amazing!
Review by: Roger V, July 2016
Hotel and meals were great. I was disappointed that visit did not include the Amalfi coast which could have been included on the last day. Overall everything was well organised.
Review by: Katie D, July 2016
Nice tour, with a few problems. We were transferred between 5 buses to get to Sorrento. It was a little confusing, but overall they did a good job. It would have been much more comfortable/less confusing if we were on the same bus the entire day. Our bus broke down leaving Naples-heading to Pompeii, but they did an excellent job of getting a new bus to us to bring us to the next part of the trip. They had a bus to us within 1 hour. I do wish there was more time in Naples, its essentially a drive-by/stop for just a few pictures then back on the bus. I don't know if it's fair to say we spent time in Naples, as we originally were only going to be there for about 20 minutes. Our guide for Pompeii was fantastic! He was interested in the material and it showed in his presentation/tour. We saw some really interesting things there and I appreciated his insight and knowledge while walking around this ancient city. The hotel in Sorrento was gorgeous-they put us up at Hotel Vesuvio and it was great, fantastic view. The only bad thing is it is out of the way of downtown Sorrento. They have a shuttle to get you there and back, but it stops for a few hours in the middle of the day, so we had to walk up the hilly, windy roads that did not feel very safe considering how narrow they are. Capri was great, our tour guide was great. He was personable and funny and got us where we needed to be. I was not a fan of the transportation once we got to Capri, though. It seems we just used the public transportation, but since they are just small buses, you sometimes have to wait a while and jockey for a spot with the other tours in order to get where you want to be. It would have been easier/less time consuming to have private transportation. The food was good at the hotel, but the food on the drive in was awful. There were only 2 option meat/fish and both were bad. I'd rather a voucher and choose my meal/pay the difference. I would highly suggest they not use that restaurant any longer.
Review by: Tara M, July 2016
On paper this trip is perfect bcz it hits all the places you want to see. In reality there is a lot of transferring and so much depends on the guide. Our 1st guide Sylvie was nice. It's a 2-3 hr ride to Naples. Make a bathroom stop but 6 busses arrive at same time making the line crazy. The trip to Naples shld b elimiated. A long drive for a stop to view bay that you see on way to Sorrento. Next taken for lunch which was absolutely gross! I mean disgusting!! Our Pompeii guide was good -we were then taken to parking lot, given our luggage and sent to new bus/ guide. This guide Ornella? Was nasty! A passenger advised we were having trouble understanding Her bcz she was speaking unclearly and too fast over the bus sound system and guide snapped at the passenger a Brit that it was her own fault if she didn't understand English. When I asked a question she told me I need to read the info paper she gave us. When I told her she never gave me an info paper she told me to trust her that she gave it to me she didn't after a highly unprofessional 5 minutes of no you didn't yes I did she looked down on the paper she was holding and noticed it had our name on it BECAUSE SHE NEVER GAVE IT TO US! She mumbled apology and continued to be nasty to every passenger she was also unnecessarily boastful about hersel! Yuck! anyway hotel in Sorrento was lovely but I was disgusted to learn some ppl were given seaview rooms and others were not even tho we all paid for upgrade. My room faced parking lot. I will b complaining to viator about that! Anyway Sorrento guide Sasha was great and rest of tour was good. We avoided the 4 hour bus/ guide swap trip back to Pompeii and Rome and flew home from Naples airport which I recommend if this is the end of your trip.
Review by: Carl J, July 2016
Excellent... Great guides. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
Review by: alepeco, July 2016
Very good. Only some delay in the first day due to some late guests . Everything else was perfect. The optional tour to Positano and Amalfi could already be included in the package.
Review by: Brady K, July 2016
Opt for the 4 star hotel option in Sorrento, well worth the extra expenditure, it was an incredible property. Don't get frustrated with the buss changes and transfers, they have several groups w/ different itineraries on the same buss. That being said it could run a little more smoothly, i think some of the employees were a little overwhelmed. Capri is incredible and far and away the highlight of the trip. The lunch on the way to Pompeii after the drive through Naples was awful. Far and away the worst mean on our entire two week tour of Italy so grab a snack where you can.
Review by: Stephen L, July 2016
Do not take the superior accommodation. Operator takes the margin and the hotel allocates its worst rooms_br/_ Lesson learnt
Review by: Amanda E, July 2016
Incredible! 100 recommend this tour - every part of it was organised and structured. Swapping the bus after Pompeii was the only downside, but that took 10 mins and they organised it well. We loved Sorrento and Capri and would visit again if we could! Loved this.
Review by: Jacqueline I, July 2016
Was an amazing tour for my family of 5. Well run, great tour guides and EXCEPTIONAL hotel, which was the Tramontano in Sorrento. The restaurant was world class and the restaurant staff were absolutely the best there is. Capri was absolutely breathtaking and Sorrento was simply the quaintest town we've visited with lots of nice shopping. Naples was a rather quick stop. Pompeii was amazing to see and hear about on our two hour walking tour. A lot of history there. It's been very hot while we've been here, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Review by: Tammy W, July 2016
The cities were beautiful!! I loved Sorrento and wish I picked a tour that stayed more nights there. So much fun and beautiful coastline. Capri and the blue grotto were amazing too! The busses were cramped and old though. Lots of riding/driving.
Review by: John L, July 2016
Well informed guide access to areas away from crowds no lining up to get in
Review by: jscafidi, October 2015
We did a 3-Day Italy Trip: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri. We got picked up at our hotel which was great, but when brought to the office to meet our coach bus there was no one telling us which bus to get on there were a ton. Once we found our bus, we met our tour guide, Claudia. She was a sweetheart and my husband and I enjoyed her. We spent about 20 minutes in Naples outside since its a dangerous area, and then headed to Pompeii. Our tour guide there was Wilma. She was knowledgeable, but spoke for 2 hours straight, which after a while caused us to stop listening. Pompeii was great to see though! Hotel accommodations were fine. Day 2 we went into Capri for the day which was amazing. However our guide for the day there seemed to be a glorified babysitter...didn't really teach us anything except for the 10 minutes boat road to the blue grotto, and gave us a lot of leisure time no option to head back to our hotel if we didn't want to shop. Day 3 was a free day in Sorrento and was by far our favorite day. Capri and Sorrento were great. Even though there was a lot of free time, it was cheaper to do this than book everything on our own. The location/view were amazing! I might look to use a different company next time though.
Review by: Natalie A, October 2015
It was good - I really enjoyed Sorrento and Capri, and the bus guides were quite knowledgeable. I felt like there were a lot of stops that were intended to get us to buy goods at tourist locations. _br/_ Pompeii was very interesting although our guide there was mediocre. I enjoyed it because of the history but not because of the guide or the tour itself.
Review by: onel0wcubn, October 2015
This was probably the best thing we did on our trip to Italy. The stop in Naples was REALLY quick, like 10 minutes so they shouldn't even highlight it in the package. The hotel in Sorrento was beautiful. The trip to Capri was awesome and we got to go into the Blue Grotto which is rare I hear since it's always closed. We rented a scooter and rode to Amalfi. A must do if your'e up for it.
Review by: Marvin R, October 2015
Trip was great. The time on Capri and the boat ride with the tour guide was great. Very enjoyable and well coordinated. Earlier I wrote that we had a problem with coordination of the tours from Rome to Pompeii and Pompeii to Sorrento. Grave doubts about both tour guides working together. Both tour guides were somewhat incompetent. Sorry for the negative writeup but that is reality.
Review by: Travel dreamer, October 2015
Excellent tour, highly recommend. Organisation was outstanding, guides knowledgable, accommodation lovely and included food nice.
Review by: Peggy, October 2015
Wonderful trip, had to get used to the crowds. Transportation and accommodations were outstanding. Our guide in Pompeii was not engaging and lost us on the way. Our guide in Capri was wonderful. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip and would highly recommend it.
Review by: Marilyn M, October 2015
The transportation was great and the overall trip was very enjoyable. The first provided lunch in Pompeii was not good. The tour guides were very good and knowledgable with the exception of the Pompeii tour. The guide had English speaking and German speaking people in the group. Everything had to be said twice and sometimes it was difficult to determine what language was being spoken as the guides voice was muffled. Pompeii was amazing but we felt we only got half of a tour. The Capri and Sorrento tours were excellent.
Review by: bolgerp, October 2015
Lots of delays and wasted time! Picked up at 6:45am from Rome downtown hotel and didn't make it to Naples until 11:30am, typically about a two-hour ride. Only stopped once in Naples for about 10 minutes at the harbor, then onto the restaurant for lunch in Pompeii. While meal adequate, it took too long only leading to a brief 2-hour tour of Pompeii ruins which allowed us to see about half of the area, and the singer at the restaurant went table to table basically demanding tips. After viewing Pompeii, we then waited about an hour outside in a bus parking lot, for our smaller bus to Sorrento while other people loaded the bus we had taken down from Rome even though we were told that all our valuables could be left on that bus. Did not reach our lovely hotel in Sorrento Capodimonte until almost 8pm. Thus in over 12 hours, there was only 2 hours of valuable touring. Capri was a disappointment. Entertaining tour guide, but the focus was clearly on souvenier shopping. Spent last day taking public bus to Positano on our own which was the best part of the trip. Found this Carani tour unsatisfactory.
Review by: jason h, October 2015
I would like to give a review , but Viator has yet to get back to me about the fact we were put up in a 3 star hotel , not even in Sorrento as promised the only ones in our group on our honeymoon....I actually have some good things to say about the other part of the tour , but will wait until the get back to me its been 3 weeks about the fact that this was not what was promised
Review by: Lorna K, October 2015
The trip to Capri was kind of awful actually. The local guide collected tourists from several tours and we had 80 people 4 bus loads in a group with one guide. All we did was wait for people, wait for busses, wait for boats. Not enjoyable at all.
Review by: Craig D, September 2015
This was truly a highlight of our trip to Italy. The hotel in Sorrento was outstanding with wonderful food. The tour guides were great. We loved the Blue Grotto in Capri. Pompeii was very interesting. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. It was worth every penny we paid for it.
Review by: jamarwood, September 2015
My daughter and I took this tour together. Most of the tour was great - some not so good. The trip to Naples and Pompeii was separate to the trip to Sorrento and Capri as after visiting Pompeii, those staying over in Sorrento were placed on another bus. Our tour guide to Naples / Pompeii lacked enthusiasm and she spent a great deal of the bus trip talking in Italian to the bus driver very annoying. In Naples, we collected our tour guide for Pompeii - an older woman by the name of Wilma. After lunch in a restaurant at the Pompeii site this was quite good - we were left with Wilma to show us through Pompeii. We had been looking forward to visiting Pompeii and Wilma thoroughly ruined this experience for us. She shuffled along slowly, mumbling away - it is was impossible to hear or understand her. She spoke a lot about the weather I think and quite a few of us became so fed up, we took our head set earpieces out so we didn't have to listen to her. This is the worst tour we have ever been on! Also on this whole tour both guides spoke in a second language, along with English. So distracting and time consuming. Tours should be in one language only! The trip turned for the better when we left these guides behind and went on the second bus to Sorrento. If you take this trip, my recommendation is take the 4 star hotel - it was magnificent and dinner and breakfast was superb. Our trip to Capri was very nice and our guide was very good. When in Capri, I recommend you take the chair lift up to the top - the views are glorious and you can look down over the local houses, yards and gardens on the way up. The trip to the blue grotto is ok - you are only in there for a short while, but it's another experience. All in all I can highly recommend this tour - except for the Pompeii experience unfortunately!
Review by: Cynthera P, September 2015
Great tour, Sorrento and Capri you need more time both were awesome. The tour guides were super, good food, hotels were ok.
Review by: Carol, September 2015
Great tour. Couldn't see the blue grotto as the sea was too high - apparently this is very common so it would have been good fo know beforehand. Accommodation was fantastic!
Review by: Colbie B, September 2015
Loved this tour. Definitely worth the money!
Review by: Grant C, September 2015
The hotel was great enjoyed the whole trip
Review by: Zulkifli Z, September 2015
This was an excellent and well organized tour. The hotel in Sorrento was well located, and had a direct view to the sea, with friendly staff. The dinner in Sorrento was great. The trip to Capri and Anacapri was excellent. If you to Capri dont miss the Chair cliff, the view was very amazing.
Review by: Christina D, August 2015
The placed visited were amazing! The hotel we had in Sorrento and the food was above our expectations and Capri and the Blue Grotto were great. I gave it 4 because the guide in Pompeii wasn't great very monotone and told a guy to pay attention because she doesn't want to repeat herself when he asked a question. The first day was disorganized buses being transferred etc and the lunch on the first day was awful. Otherwise, beautiful and very nice if you have limited time but want to see as much as possible. We booked an Amalfi/Positano excursion through the company for the last day. Next time, though, I would go on my own and do the entire coast spending a couple of days in each place.
Review by: cantillanotravel, August 2015
Just absolutely fantastic trip. Amazing 4 star hotel. We didn't have to worry about anything and we had an exceptional time in the south of Italy.
Review by: Barry C, August 2015
Late buses,poor guides,no commentary, no walking tour of Naples,slow progress at Pompeii, no blue grotto visit due ti dissuasion by guide, all in all a terrible tour.....only good part was hotel Michelangelo in Sorrento. _br/_ I wouldn't suggest your company to my worst enemy.
Review by: Lisa P, August 2015
This trip was amazing. We had various guides for different parts of the trip and they were all very organised and informative. We had a brief stop in Naples, more to take photos. The time at Pompeii was very interesting and long enough. It was very hot so suggest hat, sunscreen and lots of water. Our hotel in Sorrento was on the water with a private beach and was a great way to spend our free day in Sorrento. The trip to Capri was beautiful and was just like we had seen in photos. All the included meals were of a high quality and standard. A family of four, with two teenagers, we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it has been one of the highlights of our holiday.
Review by: Lorraine N, August 2015
Excellent trip that I will always remember. Each individual tour guide was experienced, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. My hotel in Sorrento was fabulous with what I considered a 5-star rating. The food that was included was beyond my expectations. The tour was well organized and exceeded all my expectations.
Review by: Maryann K, August 2015
Viator were excellent
Review by: Nicholas P, August 2015
Great Tour. Excellent hotelGrand Royal Sorrentowell organised. Great meals and facilities
Review by: Roy M, July 2015
Very organized. Best hotel in Sorrento is the Hotel Tramontano! It is literally in the middle of town and an easy walk to great shops and restaurants. The hotel restaurant had great food and amazing views! The the staff were always very accomodating.