As a result of requests by our Members in our Annual Questionnaire and following a successful visit l made to the region, we are making a welcome return to Italy for a TOTALLY UNIQUE and VERY DIFFERENT 15 day 14 night holiday to Sorrento. We will be crossing the English Channel by EuroTunnel shuttle train both ways, plus our three nights overnight Hotel accommodation both ways will be near Metz, Northern France, Lugano, Switzerland and Chianciano Terme, Central Italy. We will be staying for 9 days 8 nights at the fabulous 4 star Grand Hotel Due Golfi, situated on a hillside, overlooking Sorrento, with fantastic views of the whole of the Italy's Bay of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and Mount Vesuvius stretching out before you. Included in our holiday are four days of excursions plus three days to relax and enjoy our Hotel, or free time enabling you to explore the local area at your own pace by visiting the local village of Sant'Agata, alternatively travelling into Sorrento on the Hotels complimentary shuttle service. This holiday will be TOTALLY UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE to Teston Tours. The Grand Hotel Due Golfi with its views and location certainly has the 4 STAR WOW FACTOR. Would you like to join us on this unique adventure holiday, as there is NO OVERNIGHT COACH TRAVEL. If you would like to join us l would recommend you book your place(s) as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed. This holiday has been arranged in conjunction with our travel partners, Success Tours, www.successtours.com
Departing on Wednesday 26th September
Wednesday 10th October 2018.
Our coach will depart from
Teston Village Hall, Church Street, Teston, at 8.15am.
Please note!! There will be NO COACH BOARDING at WATERINGBURY, due to early morning rush hour traffic delays.
PACKED FULL OF INCLUSIONS IN THE PRICE:-
All travel in our SCOTLAND & BATES COACH with on board drinks and washroom facilities.
Channel crossing both ways by EuroTunnel shuttle trains.
Comfort stop(s) during our journey to and from Teston and Metz, (approximately 365 miles).
1 night’s outward and 1 night’s homeward accommodation at the 4 star Novotel Metz Hauconcourt Hotel, Maizieres Les Metz, Northern France, to include a set dinner menu with wine and water, along with tea / coffee and buffet breakfast.
Comfort stop(s) during our journey to and from Metz and Lugano, (approximately 350 miles).
1 night’s outward and 1 night’s homeward accommodation at the 4 star Hotel De La Paix, Lugano, Switzerland, to include a set dinner menu with wine and water, along with tea / coffee and buffet breakfast.
Comfort stop(s) during our journey to and from Lugano and Chianciano Terme, Central Italy, (approximately 315 miles).
1 night’s outward and 1 night’s homeward accommodation at the 4 star Grand Hotel Excelsior, Chianciano Terme, Central Italy, to include a set dinner menu with wine and water, along with tea / coffee and buffet breakfast.
Comfort stop(s) during our journey to and from Chianciano Terme and the Grand Hotel Due Golfi, Sant'Agata, Sorrento, (approximately 255 miles)
8 night’s accommodation at the 4 star Grand Hotel Due Golfi, Sant'Agata, Sorrento.
Porterage on arrival and departure at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi.
ALL BEDROOMS HAVE BALCONIES, either overlooking the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula or the Hotel’s grounds and or the Hotel’s entrance.
Accommodation will be on a half board basis with hot and cold buffet style breakfast each morning plus 3 course dinner, with wine and water, each evening of our stay at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi.
For our 3 non-excursion days, of our stay at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi, you will be able to relax, enjoy the Hotels amenities or explore the local area at your own pace.
Complimentary use of the Grand Hotel Due Golf’s, shuttle bus service enabling you to explore Sorrento at your leisure.
Full day Guided excursion to Sorrento, our Guide will provide a walking tour.
Full day Guided excursion of the Amalfi Coast, including a visit to Villa Rufolo, at Ravello.
Full day Guided excursion including entrance to Pompeii and Vesuvius.
Full day Guided excursion to the Isle of Capri, including return hydrofoil crossing to the Island.
European Overnight Accommodation Tax.
Teston Tours unique “All-inclusive hospitality experience”
This holiday is exclusive to Teston Tours.
Escorted throughout by a Teston Tours Organiser
En-route outward & homebound overnight accommodation: 4 star Novotel Metz Hauconcourt Hotel, France.
The 4-star Novotel Metz Hauconcourt hotel is at the highway intersection of the (A4 and A31). The hotel is surrounded by a large park and boasts an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. The bedrooms combine modern decor and high-tech facilities, including air conditioning, television, safe, free WIFI and minibar.
Please note:- there are NO TEA MAKING facilities in your room.
En-route outward & homebound overnight accommodation: 4 star he Hotel de la Paix, Lugano, Switzerland.
The Hotel de la Paix is housed in a stylish 18th-century building near Lake Lugano, about 0.6 miles from the city centre. It offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. There are 2 restaurants at the Hotel de la Paix. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, and a bathroom with a hairdryer. Please note:- there are NO TEA MAKING facilities in your room.
En-route outward & homebound overnight accommodation: 4 star Grand Hotel Excelsior, Chianciano Terme, Italy.
The Hotel is located in Piazza Italia, the main square of Chianciano Terme, in the green heart of Tuscany, enjoying a spectacular panorama which extends to the valleys of the neighbouring region of Umbria. The Hotels strategic position offers its guests, privacy and discretion in the tranquillity of its private park. The ideal location to stay in, the Grand Hotel Excelsior, with its elegance, large spaces and impeccable service, lends itself to focusing on luxury and charm, having been during the past years, completely refurbished, to comply with new standards of quality. The new restoration highlights a perfect combination between the artistic traditions of the most antique structure with the more modern architectural and stylistic revisions. The Hotel offers the best comforts amongst the spacious and elegantly finished rooms. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a bathroom with a hairdryer. Please note:- there are NO TEA MAKING facilities in your room.
Main holiday Hotel information: 4 star Grand Hotel Due Golfi, Sorrento, Italy.
On arrival at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi walk through the doors and past the reception desk to the soaring windows of the guest lounge and you'll see that we have chosen the perfect spot for our holiday in Sorrento, at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi. The whole of the Italy's Bay of Naples, Sorrento Peninsula, and Mount Vesuvius stretches out before you. Beneath, the hotel's lovely infinity pool, there is a lush garden. The Grand Hotel Due Golfi is located in the charming coastal village of Sant'Agata, (the centre of the village is about a 15 minute walk all on the level from our Hotel). All of our bedrooms have private balconies: sea view rooms face the breath-taking Bay of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula, with garden view rooms overlooking the Hotel’s grounds and or the Hotel’s entrance. All of our bedrooms have air conditioning, television, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi and TEA / COFFEE MAKING facilities in your room. Bathrooms are all decorated with handmade Vietri tiles and the vast majority have walk-in showers.
Today we travel to Sorrento, where we will have the full day to experience why this is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. Our guide will provide us with our tour before we are left at leisure to wander the winding alleys that boast a great variety of trattorias, cafes, bars and shops and feel the vibrant yet romantic atmosphere this beautiful town has to offer. We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner at our hotel followed by free time.
Amalfi Coast & Drive.
Today we will experience a fully guided tour and drive along the fabulous Amalfi Coast, which is regarded as one of the most spectacular drives in Europe. Surrounded by steep rugged mountain cliffs that drop dramatically into the deep blue Mediterranean, Sorrento and the Amalfi coastline form an area of outstanding natural beauty, breath-taking views and unique character. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most enchanting coastlines in Europe, thanks to its spectacular landscape and heritage. The coastal road is famous for its hairpin bends and fantastic views. The winding cliff top road offers breath-taking panoramic views at every turn. We make a stop just above Positano, yet another splendid jewel of this coastline, which boasts picturesque pink and white villas perched dramatically on the steep hillside. Then we travel onto Amalfi, which gives its name to the whole coast on which it lies with its cluster of white house’s rising up the hillside. From Amalfi we visit Ravello which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea in the mountainside. We also visit Villa Rufolo, which gave Richard Wagner the inspiration to create the Parsifal Opera. The gardens of the Villa are the setting for the Wagner Festival which takes place each summer. We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner at our hotel followed by free time.
Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius.
Today we will enjoy a fully guided day excursion to Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years The town is high on the list of Wonders of the World with excavations beginning in the 18th Century that are still being carried out today. Experience the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans and the fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. We then visit Mount Vesuvius, which dominates the Bay of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. Our coach will take us close to the summit of Vesuvius and from here we can walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic view across the Bay. We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner at our hotel followed by free time.
Isle of Capri.
Today we have a full day guided excursion to the island of Capri. After breakfast our coach and guide will collect us for the transfer to Sorrento port, where we catch the hydrofoil service to Capri. Otherwise known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens and a favoured resort of the Roman emperors, Capri is a perfect mix of charming piazza’s, chic boutiques, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes. Our visit also includes the funicular service from the port to Capri Town. We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner at our hotel followed by free time.
Cost:- £1789.00p per person, (Sharing a twin / double bedroom).
Single supplement £450.00p per person (based on a double room for single occupancy at all the Hotels).
Supplement for a sea view room, at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi, is £160.00p per room.
Travel Insurance £55.00p per person, upper age limit of 85 years on return.
For people over 85 years who would like travel insurance cover, it is available, on request.
PASSPORT and TRAVEL INSURANCE are MANDATORY.
lf you are interested in this coaching holiday to Sorrento, Italy, can you book your place as soon as
possible to avoid disappointment and pay a non returnable deposit,(unless the coach is full
and a replacement person is found), of £250.00p per person, directly to me at
3 Fairlawn Close, Teston, at the time of booking,
to confirm your reservation.
Full payment is due by Friday 8th June 2018.
Cheques made payable to Alan Hayes.
Teston Tours reserves the right to refuse patronage on any of its outings.
For further information please contact,
our web-site www.testontours.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone (01622) 812132 or mobile 07977 417902.
Alan Hayes, Teston Tours, Group Travel Organiser,
3 Fairlawn Close, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AX.