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The Sorrento Peninsula - Embracing La Dolce Vita

Embrace the 'sweet life' for a walker on the blissful Sorrento Peninsula. Sun kissed walks with carefree indulgent local culture awaits.

  • Italy

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board with dinners at the hotel and in local restaurants
  • Culture


  • Oct

  • Average group size: 12-14


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Walking grade

Grade 4

This Grade 4 moderate holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain, however there are some days that are very heavy on sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m over the course of a day.

The terrain all along the Sorrento Peninsula is steep and, whilst many of our path's contour around the hills, inevitably some walking will involve steepish ascents and descents.

Paths are generally good underfoot and the pace of our walks will be gentle. The highest point we might reach on a walk is 1226m. We use local transport to gain most of this height.


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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.


Holiday Highlights

  • With a local guide immerse yourself in history at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Walk the ‘Path of the Gods’.
  • Enjoy sun kissed coastal walks with visits to popular Sorrento and Ravello.
  • Enjoy two dinners in local restaurants.
  • Soak up the sunsets over the Bay of Naples.
  • Relax at our cliff top hotel in Vico Equense.

Experience the enchanting allure of Sorrento, Italy, and its mesmerizing surroundings on a captivating week-long holiday. Prepare to be transported through time as you embark on a historical immersion, exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum with the guidance of a knowledgeable local expert. Wander through the cobbled streets, marvel at remarkably preserved buildings, and gain insight into the daily lives of ancient Romans, all amidst the dramatic backdrop of Mount Vesuvius, which once cataclysmically shaped the region.

Indulge your adventurous spirit with a captivating hike along the world-renowned 'Path of the Gods' trail. You'll meander through breath-taking landscapes that offer awe-inspiring vistas of the Amalfi Coast. Gaze out over the glistening Mediterranean Sea as it stretches to meet the picturesque villages dotting the coastline, a panoramic masterpiece that is sure to leave you in awe.

As the sun warms the coastal regions, venture into Sorrento to embrace its sun-kissed charm. Discover the vibrancy of Sorrento's streets, adorned with artisanal shops, quaint cafes, and the lively chatter of locals. Immerse yourself in the town's historic centre and let the refreshing sea breeze invigorate your spirit. We shall visit the captivating town of Ravello, where labyrinthine alleys and the tiny Ravello Cathedral await your exploration.

As the day comes to a close, prepare to be captivated by the magical sunsets over the Bay of Naples. Find a vantage point to witness the sun's slow descent, illuminating the sky in a mesmerizing palette of colours. The tranquil moment will resonate deeply, etching a lasting memory of the beauty that surrounds you.

Throughout your unforgettable journey, find solace and relaxation at our comfortable cliff-top hotel in Vico Equense. Awaken each morning to the sound of waves caressing the rocks below, a soothing symphony of nature that complements the Mediterranean charm of the hotel. It is the perfect haven to unwind after each day's exploration and indulge in the dolce vita that embodies this captivating region.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Sorrento and its surrounding treasures. With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and sunsets, this week-long holiday promises an experience that will linger in your heart for years to come. Embrace the Dolce Vita, and create cherished memories on this captivating journey, through the most enchanting destinations in southern Italy.

  • Return flights London to Naples
  • Airport transfers.
  • Half board en suite accommodation.
  • Dinners taken in a local restaurant on two evenings.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary including Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Services of a local guide in Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • All local tips
  • Services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Sorrento Peninsula!




After we transfer from Naples airport to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to join a brief orientation walk around Vico Equense, our charming holiday base. This walk will help you get acquainted with the town and where all its amenities are situated.

Transfer Time = 1h

Day 2

Getting to know Sorrento


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


On our first day, we'll introduce you to the splendid town of Sorrento with a delightful walk from nearby Sant' Agata. Legend has it that Sorrento derived its name from the mythical 'Siren' islands in the Bay of Salerno, where sirens or mermaids were said to have lured sailors to their perilous fate.

From Sant' Agata, we'll follow scenic and fulfilling paths that lead to Sant' Agnello. During your free time in Sorrento, there won't be extensive walking, allowing you to explore and enjoy the town at your leisure. This well-balanced itinerary ensures you get the best of both worlds - captivating walks and time to immerse yourself in the charm of Sorrento.

Day 3



Breakfast & Dinner



Herculaneum, a captivating archaeological site near Naples, Italy, offers a fascinating glimpse into Roman life frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Buried under layers of volcanic mud, this well-preserved ancient town reveals remarkably intact buildings, frescoes, and artifacts. Smaller than its famous counterpart Pompeii, Herculaneum provides an immersive experience as visitors wander its cobbled streets and explore the ancient thermal baths, elegant villas, and communal spaces. Its remarkable state of preservation and rich historical significance make Herculaneum a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike. r size of the Volcano into context.

Today, we have an exciting itinerary planned. Our first stop is ancient Herculaneum, a Roman town buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. A local archaeological guide will lead us on a comprehensive 2-hour tour of the site, delving into its rich history.

Day 4

The Path of the Gods to Positano


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today marks one of the highlights of our visit, promising a demanding yet incredibly rewarding experience. We'll start on our walking adventure along the renowned Path of the Gods, starting from Bomerano and concluding in the picturesque town of Positano. Private hired transport will take us to Bomerano, the starting point of this captivating 5 mile journey, showcasing the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. This trail will lead us through lush landscapes, offering undulating ascents and descents, making it a GRADE 5 WALK. Despite its challenging nature, the extraordinary vistas and the unforgettable experience of walking this legendary trail make every step worthwhile. It's no surprise that this trail was voted one of Italy's best walks in 2019. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure along this iconic path.

After completing our walk at Nocelle, we'll reward ourselves with a visit to the enchanting town of Positano. Explore the historical charm of this coastal gem, marvel at its stunning architecture, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere that defines this captivating destination.

The walk down from Nocelle to Positano requires an extra descent of 450m on largely steps. However, for those wishing to avoid this there is a convenient bus service between the two.

On our way back to the hotel, we'll take a scenic drive offering even more stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. This picturesque route will provide the perfect conclusion to a truly unforgettable day of exploration and immersion in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Day 5

To Pompeii


Breakfast & Dinner



Pompeii, near Naples, Italy, frozen by Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, offers a mesmerizing archaeological site. Explore its remarkably preserved streets, villas, and intricate frescoes, immersing yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans. A haunting and immersive experience awaits, making Pompeii a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travellers seeking to connect with the captivating wonders of the past.

For many today’s visit is a highlight of the holiday. We offer a guided visit to the ancient city of Pompeii – buried under ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. A short visit to the Roman villa at Oplontis, which offers some of the best-preserved frescoed walls from the Roman era might also be possible. We use public transport on this day to allow you the flexibility of extending your visit to Pompeii.

Day 6

Termini and Monte San Costanzo


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


During this walk, you'll journey from the mountain village of Termini, where you'll be treated to vistas of the Sorrento Peninsula's tip, Punta della Campanella, and the enchanting Isle of Capri.

You'll traverse an ancient mountain trail, adorned with sprawling arrays of wildflowers in the springtime, leading you to the quaint chapel of Monte San Costanzo atop a hill. From its summit, you'll be greeted with panoramic vistas spanning the entire peninsula, stretching towards Monte Faito, and offering glimpses down to the Bay of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.

Day 7



Breakfast & Dinner


Spend a full-day exploring the charming town of Ravello, perched high above the Amalfi coast. Begin your day at the historic Villa Cimbrone, where entry is included. As you stroll through its exquisite gardens, steeped in history and favoured by poets and writers, you'll be captivated by its allure. Post-visit, choose between a delightful picnic amidst scenic surroundings or a lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your adventure at Villa Rufolo, a 13th century masterpiece that once inspired Wagner. The day concludes with a scenic coach journey back to your hotel, marking the end of a day filled with discovery and wonder.

Day 8

Goodbye Sorrento!



As our journey comes to a close, we say goodbye to Sorrento and embark on our transfer back to Naples Airport, where we'll catch our onward flight back to the UK. Though we bid farewell to this enchanting destination, we carry with us cherished memories of the sun-kissed coastal walks, the historical wonders, and the dolce vita that made this holiday truly unforgettable. Until we meet again, Sorrento!

Departure dates for your selected tour

11th Oct 2024 - 18th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

26th Oct 2024 - 2nd Nov 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return fights from London to Naples
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport.  Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Sporting

Nestled along the stunning cliffs of Vico Equense, the Hotel Sporting is a true gem offering an enchanting escape on the Sorrento Peninsula. This luxurious cliff-top hotel invites guests to indulge in the dolce vita lifestyle with breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Awaken each morning to the soothing sound of waves below and bask in the golden rays of the sun that illuminate the horizon.

The Hotel Sporting boasts elegant and comfortable accommodation, ensuring a restful stay for all guests. Each well-appointed room is equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and French balconies that offer panoramic sea views. The French balconies provide guests with the ability to soak in the coastal beauty from the privacy of their rooms.

Its warm hospitality, combined with ample amenities, creates an oasis of relaxation and tranquility. Whether lounging on the private beach or savouring delightful dishes at its restaurant, the hotel offers a seamless blend of modern comforts and Mediterranean charm.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Vico Equense and its surroundings, as the Hotel Sporting serves as a perfect base to explore the wonders of the Amalfi Coast and beyond. Vico Equense benefits from excellent local train connections, making it a convenient and accessible destination for travellers. The Circumvesuviana railway line connects the town to popular nearby attractions, including Sorrento, Pompeii, and Naples. Visitors can easily hop on a local train to explore the region's wonders, immersing themselves in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Southern Italy. 

Please note: The private beach is open from 1 May - 30 September, 9am -7pm and is free to guests. There is a charge locally for lounger and umbrella hire of €31 per person.

Trip Information

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Holiday Grade

This Grade 4 moderate holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain, however there are some days that are very heavy on sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m over the course of a day.

The terrain all along the Sorrento Peninsula is steep and, whilst many of our path's contour around the hills, inevitably some walking will involve steepish ascents and descents.

Paths are generally good underfoot and the pace of our walks will be gentle. The highest point we might reach on a walk is 1226m. We use local transport to gain most of this height.

Walks & Excursions

Culture Holidays

Why simply visit a country as a tourist when you can truly experience it? In addition to great walking, on all these holidays, we'll visit the local sites of interest, absorb the natural beauty of our surroundings, and enjoy local customs and history.

These experience-rich itineraries are designed to suit those whose interests have a focus on sightseeing and history on their holiday. You'll see spectacular landscapes, while visiting the classic sites as well as discovering the quirky and lesser known along the trail.

On this holiday, we visit Herculaneum and Pompeii, Vesuvius, the towns of Sorrento and Amalfi. Whilst at Pompeii or Herculaneum we will be joined by a local guide to bring these wonderful sites to life.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate.

During your stay we will use a delightful mix of public and hired transportation. The Italian rail system is busy and an experience but what is truly great about it is from Vico Equense Station we can easily get to Naples and all the way down to Sorrento, bypassing its busy roads. Whether it is a local bus or train we take on some days it is delightful to see and sometimes chat to the locals.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Off Program Ideas

Vico Equense offers great transport links from Naples all the way down to Sorrento at the end of the peninsula for very little cost.

While in the area you may wish to go off program and visit other sites or return for more time in ones you have visited, that is fine, it is your holiday after all:

Vesuvius - Great when paired with Herculaneum but is a full day. Take the ‘Circumvesuviana’ train to Ercolano (€2.80 p/p €2.60 p/p one way).  Take a ‘Vesuvio Express’ shuttle bus from outside Ercolano station (€25 p/p return) to the coach park on Vesuvius.  The fare includes the entrance ticket.  

Herculaneum - Use the same train network to get to Herculaneum (€14 p/p).

Pompeii - Take the train from Vico Equense in the direction of Naples leaving from platform 1. Buy two tickets one for the outward journey and one for the return. The journey to ‘Pompeii Scavi’ ‘Circumvesuviana’ station takes 20 mins.  Exit the train station and turn right to reach the ‘Porta Marina’ entrance to the site.

Isle of Capri - This is very popular on a free day as the island is famous the world over for its natural beauty allowing for lots of free exploration. During the summer there is a ferry service from Seiano ( the marina below the Hotel Mary). The hotel staff will assist with the booking of tickets and they have a shuttle service down to the local harbour. In 2019 the cost of the return ferry from to Capri €50.00 p/p. When you come back the ferry is around 17.10 and the loudspeaker may announce SEIANO rather than Vico Equense!  

Entrance fees are correct at time of writing.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Entrance Fees

There are lots of other sites that maybe visited during your stay should you decide to take sometime to yourself and the following prices (subject to change) will give you an idea of the entrance fees you might incur:

Villa Oplontis - €7.00**
Naples Archaeological Museum - €8.00**
Paestum (museum & site) - €15.00**
Vesuvius Crater Walk - €25.00**
**No age related discounts are available.

Members of the National Trust in the UK may also be interested to know that the Italian sister organisation FAI offers free or reduced entry to its Italian sites on production of a valid national trust membership. Please consult eng.fondoambiente.it/ for further information.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro.

Money along the Sorrento Peninsula

Should you need more cash whilst on the Sorrento Peninsula, there are ATMs and banks in Vico Equense, just a short 10-minute stroll from the hotel. On most days you will find yourself in a big enough town to take more cash out should you need to.  Many vendors now take card payments.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London to Naples by British Airways. 

Transfers between Naples Airport and the hotel are by road and take approximately 50 minutes.

During your stay we will use a delightful mix of public and hired transportation. The Italian rail system is busy and an experience but what is truly great about it is from Vico Equense Station we can easily get to Naples and all the way down to Sorrento, bypassing its busy roads. Whether it is a local bus or train we take on some days it is delightful to see and sometimes chat to the locals.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


Enjoy a delightful continental and hot selection breakfast. The hotel terrace offers sublime sunrise views of Vico Equense's beauty, setting the tone each morning for a memorable day on the Amalfi Coast.

Dinners are a delightful experience featuring a selection of traditional Italian and regional dishes. The restaurant offers freshly prepared seafood, meats, and homemade pasta. The inviting atmosphere and attentive service create an enjoyable dining experience for guests to savour the local flavours and ambiance of the Amalfi Coast. . A welcome glass of wine goes down well while soaking up your first sunset on night one.

On two nights, we take the opportunity to experience local dishes in an authentic atmosphere as we dine out at local restaurants in Vico Equense, just a short walk from the hotel.  

Please note that in Italy it is customary to pay for water consumed at the dinner table estimating around €2-3 per 0.75cl bottle.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Rucksacks in Major Sites

When you visit attractions such as Pompeii, Herculaneum or Paestum for example you must have a small bag or entry maybe refused. In the past some officials have deemed that 25ltr bags are too large. Some attractions do have lockers free of charge you can use. It is best to check with your leader before setting off for the day.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Maps of the area are available locally, as are English guidebooks. Many local libraries stock a good selection of travel guides/books which may offer you more information on the Sorrento region. You may find the following websites useful:

Italian State Tourism: www.enit.it 
Sorrento Tourist Office: www.sorrentotourism.com
Vico Equense Tourist Office www.vicoturism.it

The 'Path of the Gods' was recently a focus for Lonely Planet in their 7 Best Italian Hikes. Here is is referenced under its local name of 'Sentiero degli Dei'.
Click Here - Italy's 7 Best Hikes

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Italian Laws & Customs

In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.

In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.

Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.

It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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