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NAPLES,CAPRI & AMALFI COAST SMALL GROUP TOUR

The Amalfi Coast is Italy’s most beautiful stretch of coastline, a mild, weathered enclave of towering cliffs and idyllic villages that tumble colourfully to the sea. These famous towns draw people from all over Italy and the world to visit each year. Due to its location, getting to the Amalfi Coast with a rental car or bus can be quite a challenge, which makes this small group tour perfect for all visitors, whether it’s your first time or fifth! On this tour, we’ll dive deep into the  Baroque architecture of old Naples and the treasures in its museums. We’ll visit the poignant ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and see all the gorgeous little resorts sprinkled along the Amalfi coast. Get lost in the city’s labyrinthine streets and the dream-like atmosphere of the islands, visit terraced lemon groves that tumble down into sparkling seas, and join in on a hands-on cooking class for an unforgettable Italian experience! 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. This region of Italy is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

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HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Highlights

  • More than ten sightseeing tours & cultural experiences
  • Tour of Sorrento with its historical treasures and local experiences.
  • Discover the historic beauty of Naples.
  • Visit the unique towns of Amalfi and Ravello
  • Relax on a private boat tour to Positano
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking Pizza class in Naples
  • Stroll the Via San Gregorio Armeno with its handmade Christmas decorations and nativity scenes
  • Boat trip to idyllic islands retreats from the Capri & Anacapri chairlift to a beautiful view of Monte Solaro
  • Discover the ruins of Pompeii
  • Visit the maritime republic Amalfi and its treasures
  • Visit popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Local guides are included in Naples, Pompeii, and Paestum

Included

  • Small group tour of 12-14 participants
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour director
  • Entrance fees for all sites
  • Tour transportation in a private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Local guides in the outlined cities and towns
  • Hotel city and service taxes at all accommodations and restaurants are included
  • Transfers to Naples Airport at scheduled times
  • Baggage transfers and porters are included
  • All breakfasts, five lunches, and three dinners are covered. Main meals include wine,mineral water, espresso, or tea
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Terms & Conditions/single supplement and FAQ

Not Included

  • Travel insurance and visa fees/Trip Interruption & Cancellation Insurance
  • Any charges for extras not listed in the itinerary
  • Room services, telephone charges, laundry fees
  • Gratuities for the tour director and local driver
  • Single room supplement
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Naples

Welcome to magnificent Naples, a universe of its own, saturated with fantasy and fatalism, superstition and splendour. Today, you’ll arrive at the Naples airport or train station and travel to the city centre for an overnight stay at the central “Decumani Hotel De Charme” (or similar). This afternoon, our expert guide will walk us through the picturesque streets of Naples, with its historic sites, such as Maschio Angioino Castle, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Royal Palace. In the evening, enjoy an included feast of Neapolitan flavours with dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch on your own, dinner included

Accommodation: Overnight in Naples

Day 2: The Ruins of Pompeii and Neapolitan Pizza

Take a step back in time when you visit Pompeii today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological destinations in Italy. The most intimate details of Roman life 2,000 years ago can be pieced together as you explore a town that has stood still in time since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow the coastline where stunning Dolomitic cliffs jut perpendicularly out of the sea. In the distance, you’ll see the towering volcano that erupted spectacularly and caused the ‘death of Pompeii. During your tour, you’ll witness well-preserved ruins that provide great insight into the daily lives of those who lived here before the catastrophe. Mosaic floors and brilliant frescoes shine forth in all their undiminished glory. Under the looming shadow of Mount Vesuvius, you’ll also see the public baths, amphitheatre, Roman temples, and much more of the ancient city.Afterward, we’ll head to the foothills of Mount Vesuvius to tour a famous vineyard, sip the wines, and sample some appetisers. In the evening, walk to Piazza Dante and San Gregorio Armeno to discover the artisans still present in Naples and their handmade statuettes. This evening, you’ll learn how to make the famous hand-made Neapolitan pizza in a pizza-making class. You’ll have the rest of the evening to explore on your own.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner included, lunch on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Naples

Day 3: Charming Capri and The Alluring Amalfi Coast

In the morning, we’ll travel by ferry to the uniquely beautiful Mediterranean island of Capri, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine peninsula. A stark mass of limestone rock rising sheerly through impossibly blue water, Capri is the perfect blend of Mediterranean appeal- a smooth cocktail of vogueish piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins, rugged seascapes, and holidaying VIPs, whitewashed buildings and breathtaking views. Today, you’ll be shown an oasis for artists, writers, and celebrities. We’ll also explore beyond the town of Capri and its uphill rival, Anacapri. Those who wish may take a chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island, which affords spectacular views of the sea and the Amalfi Coast ( included ticket). We then take a ferry ride back to the mainland to bring us to the Amalfi Coast. Drive to the fishing town of Minori, where we spend the next three nights at the charming “Villa Romana Hotel & Spa” (or similar), a short walk from the main town piazza.

Meals: Breakfast included, lunch and dinner on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Minori

Day 4: Walk Through the Town of Amalfi & Sip Limoncello

With its charming fishing villages and luxuriant vegetation, a mixture of orange, lemon, olive, and almond trees, as well as vines and bougainvillaea, the Amalfi Coast has long been famous with travellers and artists. The wild and rugged landscape contrasts with its glamorous reputation to create a wonderfully unique atmosphere. In the morning, drive to the Spanish-looking little town of Amalfi, with its tall white houses built on slopes facing the sea in a beautiful setting. The Islamic-looking layout of the town is characterised by winding alleyways, staircases, and vaulted passages that open out onto little squares. Our local guide takes us through the narrow alleyways behind the tourist streets to see how the locals live. We’ll visit the Duomo of St. Andrew, a gorgeous example of 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture, and the Museum of the Paper. After lunch on your own, we’ll visit a Lemon Farm for a learning experience and a tasting of the famous limoncello liqueur. Afterwards, we’ll return to Minori for the evening at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner included, lunch on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Minori

Day 5: Romantic Ravello & Picturesque Positano

This morning trip takes you to unfold the beauty of Ravello, a town that boasts elegant villas clinging to the mountainside. It is surrounded by beautiful lemon orchards, and it’s full of shops that display the unique, bright, hand-painted pottery items this area is known for. You might consider visiting the ruins of the 11th-century Moorish Villa Rufolo or walking up to the stunning gardens of Villa Cimbrone, which offer a spectacular view. We then drive down to the coastline to board a private boat to admire the stunning coastline from the sea, featuring a visit to the famous romantic town of Positano, the most photogenic village on the entire coast. Its steeply stacked houses are a medley of peach, pink, and terracotta colours. Its near-vertical streets are lined with voguish shops displaying jewellery, clothes, and other wares. After time on your own for lunch, we’ll return to Minori for more exploration or to take a swim in the sea.

Meals: Breakfast included, lunch and dinner on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Minori

Day 6: Local Organic Farm Visit & Magnificent Greek Temples 

After breakfast, we’ll travel south of the Amalfi Coast to a region that is known for the production of the world’s best gourmet Mozzarella di Bufala (made from water buffalo milk). We’ll visit a local organic farm where you can see how this tasty cheese is made and enjoy a delicious lunch with the farm’s specialties. After lunch, we’ll head to the UNESCO-listed Paestum temples, which are among the best-preserved monuments of Magna Grecia, the Greek colony that once covered much of southern Italy. Our knowledgeable local guide will also introduce the stunning Museum, which houses a collection of fascinating “metopes” (bas-relief friezes) from the Temple of Argiva Reva. Do not miss the 5th-century BC fresco of the Tomba del Tuffatore (Tomb of the Diver), thought to represent the passage from life to death. This evening we’ll leave for the stunning town of Sorrento where you will spend the last two nights at the central “Hotel Plaza” (or similar). 

Meals: Breakfast and light lunch included, dinner on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Sorrento

Day 7: Highlights of Stunning Sorrento 

Overlooking the bay of Naples, Sorrento entices you with its dramatic white cliffs, charming fishing harbour, and world-famous lemon groves. This city captivates the visitor with stunning views; Sorrento is infused with the perfume of its citrus trees, a constant reminder to sample the local liqueur Limoncello. After breakfast, meet your tour director for a 3-hour walking tour visiting the attractive historical centre, bustling San Cesareo district, the Sedile Dominova, 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. Tonight, we will gather for a celebratory dinner at a regional restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner included, lunch on your own

Accommodation: Overnight in Sorrento

Day 8: Arrivederci Amalfi Coast

This morning, we will part ways and say arrivederci to this magical region of Italy. You can continue your exploration of Italy with a tour of Sicily or Sardinia. Transfers are provided to Naples airport and train station. 

Meals: Breakfast included, lunch and dinner on your own

TOUR DATES & PRICING

2024 Tour Price: € 3,800      Single Supplement: € 700  currency converter

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy

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