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AMALFI COAST SMALL GROUP TOUR

From the Baroque architecture of old Naples to the treasures in its museums, from the poignant ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to the gorgeous little resorts sprinkled along the Amalfi coast, from the labyrinthine streets of the city to the dream-like atmosphere of the islands: this region has more than enough to keep visitors enthralled. The Amalfi Coast is Italy’s most beautiful stretch of coastline, a mild weathered enclave of towering cliffs,idyllic villages tumbling colorfully to the sea, precipitous corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and magnificent vistas over turquoise waters and green swathed mountains. It lies along the flanks of the Sorrento Peninsula, a cliff-edged promontory that juts from the mainland close to the southern reaches of the Bay of Naples.

Cliffs terraced with scented lemon groves sheer down into sparkling seas; sherbet-hued villas cling precariously to unforgiving slopes while sea and sky merge in one vast blue horizon. The Amalfi Coast is about drama, and this trip takes you where the mountains plunge seaward in a stunning vertical landscape of precipitous crags, forests and resort towns. Positano & Amalfi are fabulously picturesque and colorful, while mountain-top Ravello is a serenely tranquil place with a tangible sense of history.

We have a real passion for the Amalfi coast and look forward to sharing it with you all!!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departure small group travel: small, intimate group limited to 12/14 participants only!
  • More than 10 included sightseeing tours & cultural experiences
  • Tour of SORRENTO with its historical treasures and local experiences
  • Take a lesson in time travel to discover the beauty of NAPLES
  • Visit the amazing ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM in NAPLES
  • Visit the unique MUSEUM CORREALE in SORRENTO
  • Fall in love with romantic POSITANO
  • Enjoy LIMONCELLO tastings and demonstration in MASSA LUBRENSE
  • Boat trip to idyllic islands retreats of CAPRI & ANACAPRI with included chairlift to Monte Solaro
  • Discover the ruins of POMPEII with our knowledgeable tour guide
  • Visit maritime republic AMALFI and its treasures
  • Boat trip to the stunning EMERALD CAVE
  • Entertaining FOOD TOUR in NAPLES
  • Our accommodations: 7 nights in charming, central hotels with a total of 1 night in NAPLES, 3 nights in SORRENTO, 3 nights in RAVELLO
  • Visit popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Local guides included in Naples, Pompeii, Paestum
  • Included gratuity for city guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges at all properties and restaurants
  • No hidden extras
  • A knowledgeable tour director to accompany you throughout the journey
  • Entrances to sites are included
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned 21 seater mini bus or luxury Mercedes car for private tours
  • Transfers while overseas; baggage transfers & porterage
  • Included meals: All breakfasts,2 street food experiences, 3 lunches, 4 dinners (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, espresso coffee or tea only)
  • Our accommodations : NAPLES,” Grand Hotel Santa Lucia” or similar, SORRENTO “Imperial Hotel Tramontano” or similar, RAVELLO “Hotel Villa Fraulo” or similar
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health Insurance is strongly recommended. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

ROMANCE OF THE AMALFI COAST TRAVEL ITINERARY

SMALL GROUP TOUR FROM NAPLES TO NAPLES

Day 1 : WELCOME TO NAPLES

Arrive at Naples airport or train station and travel to the city center for an overnight stay at the central “GRAND HOTEL SANTA LUCIA” or similar, close to the city’s architecturally treasures.At 2.30 pm meet your local guide for exploring the city, stopping at the main squares and basilicas, as well as at hidden eateries to sample traditional dishes. It is not only focused on food but also discovering interesting sites that you cannot miss and learning about the Neapolitan  lifestyle, local tradition and culture, that in Napoli is so much  connected with the food and also with the Neapolitan songs.Dinner is included this evening in a local tavern where you will feel like one of the family.Eat like a local! Overnight in NAPLES

Day 2 : ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, MOUNT VESUVIUS & POMPEII RUINS

UNESCO NAPLES is a universe of its own, imbued with fantasy and fatalism, superstition and splendor.The day starts early with an included visit to the stunning ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.Afterwards,you’ll head to famous POMPEII, an ancient roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD for a guided tour of this magnificent archaeological area.Continue to the stunning town of SORRENTO where you will spend the next three nights of your Neapolitan adventure staying at the charming historical “IMPERIAL HOTEL TRAMONTANO” or similar,with dinner included this evening in a local tavern.Overnight stay in SORRENTO

Day 3 : SORRENTO DELIGHTS & HANDS-ON-COOKING

Overlooking the bay of Naples, SORRENTO entices you with its dramatic white cliffs, charming fishing harbor, and world-famous lemon groves from Limoncello and other lemon infused products are made. After breakfast you’ll set off on a morning walking tour of the town, visiting the attractive historical center, bustling Via San Cesareo, the Sedile Dominova, seat of the administration in the Angevin period, the Baroque church of St Francis, boasting a bulbous campanile and flanked by delightful 13C cloisters whose vegetable motifs capitals sustain interlaced arcades in Sicilian-Arab style. From the nearby public gardens, you’ll enjoy splendid views of the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius. During the tour you’ll also visit an inlaid wood work experience for which Sorrento is popular for and the Museum Correale. In addition to a rich assortment of 17th-to 19th century Neapolitan art and crafts, you’ll find Japanese, Chinese and European ceramics, clocks and furniture, as well as Greek and Roman artifacts.Following this, you will be invited in the house of a Neapolitan family for HANDS-ON COOKING experience and a light lunch.Enjoy the rest of the day on your own to soak up the beauty of this fascinating town.Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight stay in SORRENTO

Day 4 : DIVINE ISLAND OF CAPRI

In the morning, we’ll travel to the most uniquely beautiful Mediterranean island of CAPRI, located in the Tyrrhenian sea off the Sorrentine peninsula, on the south side of the gulf of Naples. A stark mass of limestone rock rising sheerly through impossibly blue water, Capri is the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal- a smooth cocktail of vogueish piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins, rugged seascapes and holidaying VIPs, whitewashed buildings, labyrinthine lane-ways. Blue skies,breathtaking views,turquoise waters, today you’ll be shown an oasis for artists, writers and celebrities.We’ll also explore beyond Capri town and its uphill rival ANACAPRI. After time on your own for shopping and lunch, we’ll hop onto a chairlift to the summit of MONTE SOLARO (weather permitting), Capri’s highest point.The views from the top are utterly unforgettable.Tonight, you’ll eat like a local with a PIZZA BY METER dinner in a local restaurant.Overnight stay in SORRENTO

Day 5 : ENCHANTING LEMON FARM, ROMANTIC POSITANO & BACKROAD RAVELLO 

With its charming fishing villages and luxuriant vegetation, a mixture of orange, lemon, olive and almond trees, as well as vines and bougainvillea, the AMALFI COAST has long been popular with travelers and artists.The wild and rugged landscape contrasts with its glamorous reputation.Today our first stop is the delightful village of MASSA LUBRENSE where we will visit a lemon farm for a learning experience and a tasting of the famous limoncello liqueur.We then continue to POSITANO, the most photogenic in the entire coast. Its steeply stacked houses are a medley of peaches, pinks and terracotta, and its near-vertical streets are lined with voguish shop displays, jewelry stalls, elegant hotels and smart restaurants.After free time, drive to refined hill town of RAVELLO where you’ll spend the last four nights of your Amalfi coast experience in a well-known central “HOTEL FRAULO“or similar, located a short walk from the main town piazza.Dinner is on your own this evening.Overnight in RAVELLO

Day 6 : CHARMING AMALFI, BOAT TRIP TO EMERALD CAVE & WINERY EXPERIENCE

Descend to the enchanting Spanish-looking little town of AMALFI , with its tall white houses built on slopes facing the sea in a wonderful setting.The Islamic-looking layout of the town is characterized by winding alleyways, staircases and vaulted passages which open out onto little squares.After a walking tour of the little town and a boat trip to the local EMERALD CAVE with its stalactites hanging down from the 24-m-high ceiling, we will drive to TRAMONTI for visiting a well known WINERY for a wine tasting accompanied by a light lunch.Rest of the day is at leisure.Overnight in RAVELLO

Day 7 : DOLCE FAR NIENTE IN RAVELLO & VILLA RUFOLO GARDENS

Sitting high in the hills above Amalfi, refined Ravello is a polished town almost entirely dedicated to tourism.Boasting impeccable bohemian credentials- Richard Wagner, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf all lounged here- it’s known today for its ravishing gardens and stupendous views, the best in the world according to former resident Gore Vidal. You will enjoy these celestial panorama views from Ravello’s cathedral and from the 14th century tower that marks the entrance to VILLA RUFOLO GARDENS (included entrance ticket) with its exotic colors, artistically crumbling towers and luxurious blooms.The day is at leisure to make your own explorations of this charming area of Campania region.In the evening we’ll celebrate you in a local restaurant for a “FAREWELL DINNER”. Overnight stay in RAVELLO

Day 8 : ARRIVEDERCI AMALFI COAST!!

Private transfer to Naples airport for your flight home.You might also like our 10 Days Small Group Tour to PUGLIA, or the 12 Days Small Group Tour To SARDINIA ISLAND or the 7 Days Small Group Tour to MALTA ISLAND

TOUR DATES & PRICING

2022 Tour Price: € 3,500      Single Supplement: € 450  currency converter

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy

AMALFI COAST

AMALFI COASTThe Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past Read more