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Charming Costiera Semi Escorted Tour By Rail 2024

Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi - Naples - Rome

Semi escorted itinerary to discover the Amalfi Coast, and optimize the visit of this iconic Italian UNESCO World Heritage destination, in an ideal combination of guided tours and free time.

Code: G2

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Rome - Naples

Meet a local assistant at Rome Termini Train Station at approx 0800HRS (optional private transfer can be organised from hotels in Rome from 0700-0745HRS on request with supplement) and take the high speed train to Naples. Upon arrival in Naples, direct transfer to the hotel. Day at disposal to explore the city on your own or book an optional tour. Overnight stay in Naples.

Optional Experiences
▪ Naples walking tour with aperitif

Day 2
Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel, check out and pick up at approx 1000HRS. Proceed to Pompeii for the private guided tour of the archaeological excavations. This ancient Roman city was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD and buried it, preserving it under a sea of volcanic ash for nearly 1,700 years. At the end of the visit transfer to Sorrento, famous for its picturesque old town centre and characteristic fishing village of Marina Grande, one of the most authentic treasures of the city. A local assistant welcomes you at the hotel during check-in and gives you all the information for Capri excursion and the following transfer and activities. Overnight stay in Sorrento. (B)

Day 3
Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the port, according to the details provided by the local assistant. Sail to Capri by traditional Gozzo Sorrentino. Enjoy a boat trip around the island and the possibility to swim into its crystal-clear waters or visit the Blue Grotto (optional entrance paid on the spot, weather permitting). Once landed on the island, you will continue by minibus to discover it and reach the legendary Piazzetta, heart of the island. Enjoy some free time to explore Capri at your own pace. Return to the port to head back to Sorrento with overnight stay. (B)

Day 4
Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi

Breakfast at the hotel. At 1030HRS transfer from Sorrento to Amalfi with 2 hours stop in Positano to discover the “Pearl of the Amalfi Coast”. Proceed to Amalfi, a town rich in history that gives its name to the entire coastline. Check-in at the hotel, evening at leisure and overnight stay. (B)

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure for exploring the beauty of the area. Possibility to add optional tours to visit the Amalfi Coast such as a walking tour of Ravello, or you can feel and taste the true essence of the Amalfi Coast discovering all Limoncello production phases in a real panoramic Limonaia, a gorgeous lemon garden. Evening at leisure and overnight stay. (B)

Optional Experiences
▪ Classic Lemon Tour
▪ Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Positano and Ravello)

Day 6
Amalfi - Naples - Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Amalfi. Direct transfer from Amalfi to Naples at approx 1500HRS where local assistant at Naples Train Station will help you to board the high speed train going to Rome. Arrival at Rome Termini Train Station scheduled for approx 1900HRS. (B)


  • 5 Nights in 4* hotels
  • 5 American buffet breakfasts (B)
  • 2nd class high speed train Rome Termini - Naples Centrale
  • 2nd class high speed train Naples Centrale - Rome Termini
  • A/C minibus transfers as per itinerary
  • Local assistant at Rome Termini Station, Naples Centrale Station, Sorrento hotel
  • Private guided tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii (entrance ticket included)
  • Tour of Capri Island*

*Tour of Capri Island
Minibus tour to visit the island, round trip transportation Sorrento Hotel - Sorrento Pier, daily trip with Gozzo Sorrentino around Capri with welcome drink onboard. Optional (paid direct): Blue Grotto entrance sea conditions permitting, lunch. In case of bad weather, the excursion could be replaced with a guided regular group tour of Capri by ferry. In this case, the visit of the island is guaranteed but the itinerary and the inclusions may undergo small variations.


  • City taxes paid directly to each hotel
  • Drinks during meals & any meal not specified in Inclusions
  • Blue Grotto Entrance Fee (paid on the spot)
  • Arrival or departure transfers (available on request with surcharge)
  • Gratuities or any extras
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Departures between
01 Jul 24 - 31 Aug 24
01 Sep 24 - 30 Sep 24
01 Oct 24 - 19 Oct 24
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Naples - Palazzo Salgar

Sorrento - Grand Hotel Vesuvio

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Naples - Palazzo Salgar

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Amalfi - Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Important Notes


All rates are quoted in New Zealand Dollars per person. Tourist tax is never included and must be paid locally.

Local Operator reserves the right to substitute hotels in case of Force Majeure, always before the client's arrival. A replacement hotel of the same or higher category will be provided at no extra charge. The name of the hotels will be available 5 days before the start of the tour.

The services provided by the Local Operator are land services, beginning when the customer receives the first scheduled service operated by the Local Operator (always after border and customs procedures) and ending when the customer receives the last scheduled service. Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator cannot take any responsibility for circumstances arising from services not provided by Local Operator (problems that may arise in customs / border, overbooking in air spaces, loss / deterioration of luggage on flights etc).

All SEMI ESCORTED packages are FREE SALE with the exception of SORRENTO DREAM, NAPLES EXPRESS & SORRENTO, NAPLES ESCAPE & SORRENTO. Local Operators will try to confirm tours within a maximum of 72h or offer valid alternative.

Train tickets included in SEMI ESCORTED packages will be booked according to the daily schedule indicated. Therefore, it is not possible to choose the train times included in the programme at the time of booking. Any request for changes in train ticket schedules will be the responsibility of the customer and will relieve Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator of any liability related to changes in travel times.

In the case of a passenger with special needs, Croatia Times Travel must be informed at the time of booking. Local Operator may establish special booking conditions for those passengers whose physical or health conditions require dedicated assistance and may not allow the normal course of the tour. If this information is not provided at the time of booking, Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator will not be responsible for any disruptions.

Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator are not responsible in the event that the traveller fails to appear at the designated meeting point without prior notice to the Local Operator’s tour manager / assistant / emergency line and misses a scheduled transfer / excursion / tour etc.

In many hotels in Italy, triple rooms do not exist; they are in fact a double room with an extra bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are below the international standards of triple rooms. Booking a triple room implies acceptance of this fact. Triple rooms are always on request: the actual room layout will be specified at the time of booking.

You are allowed to have 1 suitcase and 1 bag (for a maximum of 30kg in total) per person during the tour. Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator assume no responsibility for the loss or theft of unlabelled luggage, and no responsibility for damage to luggage caused by normal transportation such as scratches, cuts and similar damage.

Train travel, as well as other forms of transportation, are subject to delays and interruptions in service. Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator are not responsible, in whole or in part, for any delay, delayed departure or arrival or missed connection by the carrier or for the loss of any purchased services that cannot be used due to delays or service interruptions. Any inefficiencies related to rail transportation are not the responsibility of Croatia Times Travel and Local Operator, which will not handle any type of claim or request for reimbursement but will simply provide the carrier's contact information to file any claims.

Train Departure: The customer must purchase a new train ticket through Local Operator or independently. In the event that the new train ticket does not allow arrival in time for the scheduled visits or activities in the city of arrival, the customer will not be entitled to any reimbursement for missed activities. Departure of SEMI ESCORTED package: 100% penalty for all unused services. Customers participating in a SEMI ESCORTED package may communicate with Local Operator's emergency line for further details.

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