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Sorrento is a coastal town in southeastern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that includes the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church. The Grand Flora Hotel is located in the center of Sorrento. Within a 5 minute walk you arrive at the Piazza Tasso. From the hotel terrace you can enjoy the splendid and unforgettable views of Vesuvius and the entire Gulf of Naples. Sorrento is also a gateway for excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Pompeii.

Inclusions
  • 5 night Rome at 3-star Bled Roma or similar (3 nights on arrival, 2 nights on departure)
  • Motorcoach transfer between cities
  • 14 nights in Sorrento at a 4-star Hotel Grand Flora
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transfers
  • 2 optional Rome tours available (add $180)
    -Classic Rome City Tour
    -Vatican Museums & Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Only $130 deposit per person. Cancel up to 60 days prior

Roundtrip airfare to Rome not included, but can be added

March 5, 2021 from $1880
2 optional Rome excursions Add $180
Single Supplement (standard room) Add $1000
Upgrade to Superior room at Hotel Grand Flora Add $500
Not included:
Airfare additional but can be added, gratuities to drivers, guides, tour leaders, local representatives, optional excursions, travel insurances, seat selection. The Italian touristic tax (approx. 25€ payable at destination)

March 4: Depart Canada

March 5: Rome
Arrival in Rome and transfer to your centrally located hotel.
Hotel: Bled Roma or similar (3 nts)

March 6-7: Rome (B)
Day at leisure in Rome or optional to add 2 excursions Classic Rome Tour and a half day Vatican tour ($180 pp additional)

March 8-21: Rome – Sorrento (B)
Group transfer to Sorrento, meeting with the local representative in Sorrento. Possibility to purchase optional excursions, such as: Pompeï, Capri, Amalfi, Food Tour and many more.
Hotel: Grand Flora Hotel Sorrento (14 nights)

March 22: Sorrento to Rome (B)
Transfer back to Rome
Hotel: Bled Roma or similar (2 nts)

March 23: Rome (B)
Day at leisure in Rome or optional Vatican Museums & Saint Peter’s Basilica excursion ($)

March 24: Rome – Canada (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight home

Bled Roma 3-star

Located in a quiet area, this 3 star hotel is not far from San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica and the Coliseum. The historical and archaeological centre of the city is easily reachable thanks to the underground station and the many line buses close to the Hotel.  Hotel Bled offers its guests a pleasant stay in its comfortable rooms and the possibility to take a rest after a full day in the city in its nice garden.

Grand Flora Hotel Sorrento 4-star

On arrival in the dramatic lavish entrance hall of the Grand Hotel Flora Sorrento you will notice the fine, 19th century style furnishings, the fresh pastel colours of the walls and the aattention to every detail which continues throughout the whole property. Which was renovated in 2003. This same luxury, high quality and refinement is reflected in the service given to the guests of the Grand Hotel Flora Sorrento. You will leave our 4 star Sorrento hotel feeling relaxed, pampered and with the desire to return to both the hotel and the surrounding areas, which have all played part in an unforgettable holiday.

Facilities

This 4 star hotel, in the charming historical centre of Sorrento, is elegant, refined and offers top class service and facilities guaranteed to make your stay at the Grand Hotel Flora Sorrento great. Our luxury 4 star hotel, not far from the Amalfi Coast, has 131 rooms in a beautiful building surrounded by enchanting gardens and commanding breathtaking panoramic views of mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples.

Rooms & Restaurant

From the classically furnished elegant,clean and comfortable rooms, to the refined panoramic restaurant with exquisite ancient traditional food and local cuisine, the inviting blue waters of the large swimming pool and sun loungers by its side and the solarium with snack bar, your stay at the Grand Hotel Flora Sorrento will be out of this world from start to finish.

Standard Room: Room with balcony over looking the street max occupation 3/4 people. All rooms are furnished in classic style and are all equipped with: Private bathroom, Air conditioning, Flat screen TV, Satellite TV, Wifi ($), Telephone, Radio, Minibar, Safe, Hairdryer

Breakfast: Daily Italian buffet breakfast consists of Cereal, yogurt, fruits in sirop, pies, cakes, croissants, buns, fruit juice, fruit jams, butter, coffee, tea, cheese, hard egg and other delicatessen ( cold meat sliced )


Visit the Amalfi Coast by bus with the locals Sorrento – Amalfi

The bus service is carried out by the company Sita Sud, the departure is from Piazza Giovanni Battista DeCurtis in Sorrento, near the station of Circumvesuviana of Sorrento. The ride lasts about an hour and a half and the cost of the ticket is of €6.80.

Sorrento is not known for its beaches. It sits on a clifftop, above the shore. The nearest sandy beach to the harbour is the small Marina Piccola, which is reached by steps or a lift. The other sandy beach is Marina Grande, around 15 minutes walk from the town centre. The most attractive beach is Punto del Capo, further south. It is reached from the centre of town by following Via del Capo, though it is best to take a bus.

Trains
Naples to Sorrento is very easy to find as it is Capolinea, means the train ends and starts in Sorrento (from/to Naples). The trip takes approximately 1h15min. The trains from Sorrento to Naples run more or less, every 30 minutes and it’s pretty cheap. There are 2 types of trains: Diretto and Diretissimo. Please note the train stations and the city of Naples are known for pick pockets. In order to travel safely, please do not bring jewels and large amount of money.

Car rentals
Car rentals are available and can be arranged for a day, a few or as long as you like to explore the area.

Rome Tours additional $175 per person

Tour 1 – Classical Rome – March 6 or 7
An itinerary by coach and on foot to visit the classic monuments of Rome. Crossing Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads, our local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio, designed by Bernini, the Pantheon (visit inside), Palazzo Madama ‐ seat of the senate and Piazza Navona. Passing alongside Castel Sant’Angelo, we get St. Peter’s Square where there will be an explanation of the Basilica from outside. End of the tour. No drop‐off at the hotels but in the city centre. Duration: 3 hours approx.

Tour 2 ‐ Vatican Museums & Saint Peter’s Basilica – March 23rd
The tour begins by coach passing through Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and following the ancient Aurelian walls which once surrounded the ancient city. From Piazza del Popolo where you will see an Egyptian obelisk dating back to the time of Ramses II. Finally, on arrival at the Vatican Walls, your guide will then lead you into the Vatican Museums* taking the beautiful Spiral staircase and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical. Maps before arriving in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. at the end of the tour time free to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica. No drop‐off at the hotels but in the city centre. Including: Transportation, guide, entrance fees. Seasons: Duration: 4 hours approx.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287