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Family In The Shadow Of Vesuvius (Lite Version) FNA

Visiting: Italy
Trip Duration 8 Days

Italy Family Adventure Tour

This charming corner of Italy is renowned for its superb scenery, mouth-watering cuisine and fine weather. Based in Sorrento, travel along the spectacular coastline of chic villages overlooking the Mediterranean. Visit the Roman city of Herculaneum and climb to the summit of Mt Vesuvius famed for its violent eruption in the first century. Join us on a child friendly discovery tour of Naples, feast on classic Italian pizza (which we get to make ourselves) and choose from a range of optional additional activities including kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and fishing.

This Explore Family holiday 'lite' option has been designed to offer you maximum flexibility; a great value price with many activities included but also the option to pick and choose additional activities you want to try. If half the family want to head out to the island of Capri whilst the other half want to take it easy, relaxing overlooking the Med - no problem, everyone can be accommodated! A full breakdown of the costs of each of the activities suggested on this trip are detailed in the downloadable trip notes - optional excursions section. Please note all activities are paid locally and are in addition to the basic holiday price on this Explore 'lite' family holiday.

This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking on a selected number of night stops within the holiday. If you would like this option, a discount may be applicable on the cost of the trip - please ask our Sales team for further information.

Tour Highlights

  • Sorrento Peninsula - Make pizza for the whole group
  • Vesuvius - Drive and walk to the summit
  • Pompeii - An intact city that has taught us about the Roman way of life
  • Capri - The most beautiful island in the Mediterranean
  • Amalfi Coast - Coastal villages and the picturesque gem of Amalfi town
  • Italian Food - Sample delicious pizza, ice-cream and local produce


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  • 1
    Join trip Naples Airport, drive to our hotel just outside Sorrento

  • 2
    Train to Vesuvius, guided tour of Herculaneum

  • 3
    Explore the clifftop towns of Positano and Amalfi

  • 4
    Free day, optional day trip in Capri and visit the Blue Grotto

  • 5
    Guided trip of Naples focusing on ghosts and legends. Evening pizza making

  • 6
    Try Gelato Italiano ice cream in Sorrento. Free afternoon for optional kayaking or snorkelling along the Sorrento coast

  • 7
    Free day

  • 8
    Trip ends Naples Airport

Trip notes

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Family In The Shadow Of Vesuvius (Lite Version)
Why Book this trip
This adventure is great for families with a range of ages of children (minimum of 5 years) with included visits to highlights such as Vesuvius, Pompeii and the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Amalfi. We have a range of transport including trains, boats, ferry and bus which all give a flavour of the area and there are plenty of opportunities for family fun including making pizzas, discovering the Blue Grotto, visiting a buffalo farm and of course eating lots of Italian ice-cream. A great holiday to discover the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula area and meet other like-minded families.
Included meals 7 0 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 7 years
Bus, Train, Boat, Ferry
7 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 14 - 20