20 to 28 November, 2024Location: Italy

A voyage of discovery of the artistic beauty of the city at the foot of Vesuvius through the history of the railway and its
more modern versions: subways and funiculars that characterise the city centre. An unusual but still enjoyable season in southern Italy with a taste of Christmas.

A voyage of discovery of the artistic beauty of the city at the foot of Vesuvius through the history of the railway and its more modern versions: subways and funiculars that characterise the city centre. An unusual but still enjoyable season in southern Italy with a taste of Christmas.

The second part of the trip will be dedicated to the Sorrento Peninsula and its undisputed pearls: Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi, which will reveal enchanting corners dotted with history and archaeological discoveries.

Perhaps not everyone knows that the first railway line in the Italian peninsula was born in Naples and that the largest railway museum in Italy is located there.

For those who wish to undertake the whole trip by train, we will depart a day earlier from London with an overnight stay in Milan.

Tour manager: Andrea. Email him at andrea@ptg.co.uk

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Tour Highlights


  • Two centres
  • Charterhouse of San Martino
  • Historical train ride
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi
  • Island of Capri
  • Herculaneum
  • No fly option
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Prices & Options
  • Booking
  • Gallery
  • Transport & Accommodation
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Day 1 Wednesday 20 November 2023

Various flight options from the UK; Heathrow (14:35), Gatwick (14:30), Manchester (10:55 via Munich), Edinburgh (10:10 via Gatwick). Arrival in Naples and transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

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View of Gulf of Naples

Day 2 Thursday 21 November

Together with the guide and moving by public transport we will explore the historic centre and its treasures: the Cathedral, the Via dei Presepi, the Monastery of Santa Chiara, the Archaeological Museum, among others. We will not miss the famous Neapolitan pizza.

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Day 3 Friday 22 November

Again, accompanied by our guide, we will have the opportunity to use some of the numerous funicular railways that connect the city centre to the upper districts, and visit the Charterhouse of San Martino, which offers a splendid panorama of the Gulf of Naples. We will not miss the Piazza del Plebiscito with the opera theatre and the Galleria Umberto.  For rail enthusiasts there are a lot of interest rail journeys you can do instead.

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One of the many interesting funiculars in Naples

Day 4 Saturday 23 November

With an historical train (if available), we depart by rail for the city of Caserta today to visit the fantastic Reggia, the former royal residence constructed by the House of Bourbon as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century and was designated in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return by rail to Naples.

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Royal Palace, Caserta
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Kilometers long promenade with cascades

Day 5 Sunday 24 November

A day dedicated to railways and a visit to the Pietrarsa railway museum, a jewel for railway history enthusiasts set by the sea.

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One of the many varied steam locos at Pietrarsa railway museum

At the end of the visit we continue on to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

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Sorrento coast

Day 6 Monday 25 November

On board a bus we will travel along the Sorrento Peninsula today to reach the world-famous resort of Amalfi and appreciate the wild coastline with its historic villages clinging to the rock face. 4 hours to explore Amalfi.

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Amalfi

Day 7 Tuesday, 26 November

Changing means of transport, a short sea crossing will take us to the island of Capri, famous for its glamour, splendid views and the Faraglioni rocks guarding a wild coastline beloved since antiquity.

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Beautiful Capri
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Marina Grande Funicular on Capri

Day 8 Wednesday 27 November

Free day dedicated to discovering Sorrento, its little shops, and views of the gulf. Alternatively, for those who wish, we will travel by train to the excavations of Herculaneum, a jewel of the Roman era, less famous than the Pompeii excavations but just as interesting. Farewell dinner in a restaurant.

Day 9 Thursday, 28 November

Transfer to the airport and flight to UK

For those wishing to travel by train arrival in Milan and overnight. Continuation to London the following day.

Holiday Prices (per person)

  • Full 11 day from London St Pancras: £2,125
  • Full 9 day from Heathrow: £1,850
  • Full 9 day from Gatwick: £1,790
  • Full 9 day from Manchester: £1,850
  • Full 9 day from Edinburgh: £1,850
  • Joining in Naples: £1,550

Options

  • Single Use Room Supplement: £470

Deposit

  • With flights: £600
  • By rail from St Pancras: £800
  • Own travel to Naples: £300

 

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Overland Travel

Eurostar 09:31 St Pancras to Paris Nord (arr 12:48)
TGV 14:18 Paris Lyon to Lausanne (arr 18:14)
Break for refreshments in Lausanne
EC41 19:18 Lausanne to Milan (arr 22:40)
Overnight in Hotel in Milan

Train 9527 at 10:10 from Milan to Naples (arr 15:12)

You may, if you wish, leave London a day or two earlier and spend time in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Flight Options

BA534 14:35 Heathrow to Naples (arr 18:20)
EZ6509 14:30 Gatwick to Naples (arr 18:10)
LH2501/1878 10:55 Manchester-Munich-Naples (arr 17:25)
EZ808/6509 10:10 Edinburgh-Gatwick-Naples (arr 18:10)