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Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

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Activity provider: TUI Italia

Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

Activity provider: TUI Italia

From US$ 106.78 per person

Explore the beautiful and rare La Mortella Gardens on the volcanic island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Admire the landscaped Mediterranean gardens and pools after seeing much of Ischia's incredible views and unique scenery on this tour from Sorrento.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Spend a day on the beautiful volcanic island of Ischia, enjoying beautiful views and Mediterranean scenery
  • Explore the exquisite foliage and fountains of Mortella Gardens, and admire its collection of rare fauna from around the world
  • Tour much of magical Ischia Island, seeing charming villages with your guide
Full description
After a free pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento, you'll be transferred to the port, where you'll meet your guide and start your day tour to Ischia. Enjoy the ferry ride out to Ischia Island across the placid Tyrrhenian Sea, followed by a guided tour of the island. Make your way through beautiful Mediterranean scenery and take in amazing views, as you see some of the oldest villages on the island. Upon reaching the town of Forio, you'll have 3 hours to explore the enchanting Mortella Gardens. Built into volcanic rock in 1949 by famous English composer Sir William Walton, La Mortella was the perfect private getaway where Walton could begin work on his opera "Troilus and Cressida." The lovely Mortella Gardens were created in 1956 by English landscape designer Russell Page. Extending over an area of 16,000 square meters (4 acres), this beautifully landscaped garden with pools and fountains contains thousands of specimens of rare Mediterranean plants from around the world. Sir William Walton died in 1983; Lady Susana still lives at La Mortella. While enjoying the unique beauty of La Mortella, you'll be able to buy limited snacks and drinks. When your free time is finished, meet your guide and embark on a coach tour of another part of Ischia, before arriving at Ischia Port in time for the 17:30 boat back to Sorrento.
  • Hydrofoil journey
  • Local guide service
  • Entrance fee to the Mortella Gardens
  • Lunch

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Meet at La Scogliera bar.

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4.4 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Hugo the guide was excellent, he knew all the facts, was pleasant and knew how to allocate the time. I did not give 5 stars only because the program was not ideal, we travelled a lot but saw very little (only the gardens), and it should be written that this journey requires some walking, which may be difficult for senior citizens like us.

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June 17, 2022

Gardens are beautiful but organization could be better

There was a quite stressful confusion regarding meeting point. When we arrived at the designated spot we found it very busy with many people, many groups and many guides and it wasn't clear from the start where exactly our group should meet or how we would be able to recognize each other. After an hour (!) of going from person to person asking "are you our guide by any chance" we finally by accident found our group, our guide didn't have anything on her which would suggest that she's a tour guide (no sign, no badge or anything similar), basically she looked like any other tourist. The group was just about to board the ship and we realized that they were ready to leave us behind hadn't we found them in the last moment. We were then told off about being late (we arrived 1 hour before) and then it turned out there were no ferry ticket left for us. We boarded the ship as "recommended passengers". Once on bus, the guide tried to charge us again for the entry tickets to the gardens.

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July 4, 2019

The tour guide Roberta was very nice and knowledgeable. The lunch spot was in a fantastic location. The only criticism is that the meeting point at the port was imprecise. Not at the bar as advertised. I first had to ask my way through all the groups in the wider area. Shortly before the start not so exciting

May 23, 2019

Product ID: 8665