• Amalfi Coast tour

DISCOVERY AMALFI COAST TOUR

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Small group of up to 15 travelers

No single supplement. Book now!


Our signature nine-day small group tour will take you on a journey deep into the culture of Southern Italy while enjoying everything the Amalfi Coast and the Campania region has to offer: food, wine, history, and stunning landscapes.

Highlights:

  • Guided tours by local experts to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Caserta.
  • Wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Visit Amalfi and Ravello.
  • Cooking class and lunch with a local nonna.
  • Free day of leisure with optional day excursions to Capri, Capua, or hike on the Path of the Gods.
  • Walking tour of Naples and sample street food along the way.  
  • Explore the second largest amphitheater in Italy with a visit to the Gladiator Museum in Capua (optional).

Combine this tour with our Discovery of Puglia and/or Discovery of Calabria tour or any of our other tours. We can also assist with hotel bookings and transfers for longer stays.

Benvenuto! Welcome!

We meet at your hotel for a morning departure to Pompeii. The remarkably intact ruins of Pompeii make it one of the world’s most compelling archaeological sites. With an expert guide, you will gain an incredible insight into life at the height of the Roman Empire.

After the guided tour, a short drive to a nearby vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Here the ancient Romans grew the grapes for the Lacryma Christi (Tears of Christ) which are still being produced today. We will have a short vineyard tour and then enjoy a wine tasting with lunch.

After our vineyard lunch we drive to Paestum and arrive at our boutique hotel where we will stay for the night.

We enjoy an included gourmet dinner at the hotel.

Included Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

After breakfast we have a guided tour of the archaeological site of Paestum. Here you will visit remarkably well-preserved temples with the Temple of Neptune considered one of the three most complete Greek temples in the world.

After our tour, we have a short drive to a farm (caseificio) where Mozzarella di Bufala is produced. We enjoy a leisurely lunch at the farm’s restaurant where you will enjoy a tasting of mozzarella, ricotta and other fresh cheese from the Campania region.

Transfer to Cava de’ Tirreni which will be our base for the remainder of the tour.

Your accommodation will be at a centrally-located B&B or 4-star hotel.

Dinner at a rustic restaurant in the historical center.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We start our morning with a drive along the Amalfi Coast to breathtaking Ravello. We visit Villa Cimbrone where we enjoy some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and walk through its beautiful gardens. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore the Cathedral and Villa Rufolo on your own.

After our morning in Ravello, we have a short drive to a local trattoria for lunch. We then drive to Amalfi to visit the Cathedral and the Museum of Paper with free time to further explore Amalfi. Return to Cava de’ Tirreni and enjoy a free night at leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch.

A morning guided tour of the stunning Royal Palace of Caserta. The Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest royal residence in the world, with gardens and fountains to rival those of Versailles. The Royal Palace is a masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture and decorated with many works of art. Another stunning feature on the palace grounds is the waterway with water cascading through large sculptures.

We will also visit the surrounding park with fountains and an English botanical garden.

Included Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch.

Free day to relax or choose one of our optional tours (at an additional cost). We can discuss your options at the beginning of the tour which may include:

Day trip by local ferry to the island of Capri where you can take a chairlift up Monte Solaro to enjoy the views, visit Villa San Michele, the Certosa di San Giacomo, or the Gardens of Augustus. Discover the cafes, restaurants, and shops of Piazza Umberto I.

Explore the second largest Roman amphitheater in Italy with a visit to the Gladiator Museum. Learn about the lives and training of gladiators, including Spartacus. Complete your tour with a fascinating visit to the Mithraeum of Capua.

Enjoy a guided hike on the Path of the Gods to admire one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world and sample the produce of a local shepherd.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

In the morning we visit the Benedictine Abbey of Cava De’Tirreni. Founded in 1011, the Abbey, also known as the Badia di Cava, is the only monastery in the world that has been continuously inhabited by Benedictine monks for over 1,000 years! We will visit its Cathedral, Roman Cloister, Catacombs, and small museum.

Afterwards we have a cooking class at the home of a local grandmother, or “nonna” as we say in Italy. We will prepare lunch with fresh ingredients sourced locally and learn how to create a selection of traditional regional dishes. We then feast on the fruits of our labor in an included lunch. And, of course, no Italian meal is complete without a couple of good bottles of vino. Recipes are provided afterward, ensuring you can recreate the same dishes back at home, too.

Free afternoon and night.

Included Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch.

After breakfast we visit the archaeological site of Herculaneum (Ercolano) with a local guide.

Wealthy Romans used to spend their holidays here with their villas looking out over the sea. When Herculaneum was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, the very high temperatures and depth of the volcanic matter resulted in the preservation of organic matter such as food, fabrics, furnishings, and wooden parts of buildings. The upper stories of the buildings were also preserved.

After lunch we then reach the nearby excavated ruins of Oplontis and visit the Villa Poppea, which may have belonged to the second wife of Nero.

Included Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch.

We have a morning drive to Naples for a full-day walking tour of Naples. We visit key sites in the city: Duomo, Cappella Sansevero, Santa Chiara Cloister, Chiesa San Lorenzo (and its underground Roman market), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Spaccanapoli.

Naples is a veritable feast for the senses and we will take full advantage of the tantalizing array of Neapolitan street food and pastries for lunch. Or you may opt to have a pizza lunch.

Return to Cava de’ Tirreni.

Farewell dinner at a restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious final meal and raise one last toast to our Amalfi Coast adventure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.

Tour ends after breakfast. Your tour leader can assist you with additional tours, post-tour accommodation, or transfers.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • One night accommodation in a Boutique Hotel

  • Seven Nights Accommodation in 4 Star Hotel / B&B

  • 8 Breakfasts / 7 Lunches / 3 Dinners

  • Mini-Coach Transportation

  • Entrance Fees

  • EXPERIENCED GOINITALY DRIVER / TOUR LEADER

  • LOCAL GUIDES IN POMPEII, PAESTUM, HERCULANEUM, AND CASERTA

  • Cooking Class

  • Wine and Cheese Tastings

Tour Price

From € 3,600

Per person (minimum 4 people)

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No Single Supplement on Direct Bookings

Dates 2021

May

15

€ 3,800

June

1

€ 3,800

July

15

€ 3,800

September

1, 15

€ 3,800

October

1

€ 3,600

Dates 2022

March

1

€ 3,600

April

15

€ 3,600

May

15

€ 3,800

June

1

€ 3,800

July

15

€ 3,800

September

1, 15

€ 3,800

October

1, 15

€ 3,600

Dates 2023

March

2

€ 3,600

April

16

€ 3,600

May

16

€ 3,900

June

2

€ 3,900

July

14

€ 3,900

September

2, 16

€ 3,900

October

2, 16

€ 3,800