DISCOVERY AMALFI COAST TOUR

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Small groups of up to 8 or 16 people


                 

“Incomparable rising above the roses and the oleanders on a plateau whence the gaze sweeps to the sea.”
– Ferdinand Gregorovius

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 has to offer: food, wine, history, and stunning landscapes.

Highlights:

  • Guided tours by local experts to Pompeii, Paestum, and Caserta.
  • Wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Visit Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano.
  • Cooking class and lunch with a local mamma.
  • Free day of leisure with optional day excursions to Capri, Salerno, or enjoy the views on the Path of the Gods trek.
  • Walking tour of Naples with pizza lunch.  
  • 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 tour or any of our other tours. We can also assist with hotel bookings and transfers for longer stays.

DAY 1

Morning pickup at hotel to start tour. First we visit the archaeological site of Pompei where a local expert will share with you everything about this Roman town, perfectly preserved during 2.000 years, that was destroyed by the Vesuvio volcano, which lies nearby.

Short drive to a local vineyard to sample Lacryma Christi (Jesus’ Tears) wines paired with local products grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Then we drive up to the Latter mountains and stop in Agerola, overlooking the Amalfi Coast, where we will have our accommodation for two nights.

Lunch and Dinner included.

DAY 2

After breakfast we’ll reach the village of Ravello with a visit to the stunning Villa Cimbrone, where you can admire the Amalfi coast from the terraced gardens and have a stroll in the square.

Lunch on a local restaurant.

We then move to Positano, with alleys full of local daily life and shops and you’ll have free time to explore the town and relax in one of the many cafes to enjoy a pastry and espresso.

Transfer back to Agerola and free night at leisure.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY 3

After breakfast we leave Agerola and stop in Amalfi for a walking tour of the town. We visit the Museum of Paper where you’ll discover the medieval tradition of making paper. And you will have the chance to make your own paper. More than just a beautiful souvenir, when you feel the weight and texture of a piece of handmade paper, you’re holding in your hands an important piece of Amalfi’s history.

Lunch in a local restaurant before leaving and start driving towards our accommodation in Paestum; on the way out from the Amalfi coast will stop for a short visit to a local family-run ceramics studio and shop, to view a demonstration of how people model with their hands the argilla to create amazing potteries

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 4

After breakfast we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Paestum with a local expert to explore well-preserved Greek temples and visit the Archaeological Museum adjacent to the site.

Our lunch will be at a local farm and mozzarella di bufalo factory, where you will enjoy a tasting of mozzarella, ricotta and other fresh cheese from the Campania region.

Transfer to Cava de’ Tirreni for the next three nights.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

DAY 5

FREE DAY with choice of optional tours (at an additional cost):

Day trip with a local guide to the island of Capri where we will visit: Tiberius’ Roman villa, the Natural Arch, take a chair-lift up Monte Solaro to enjoy the views and discover the cafes, restaurants, and shops in the Piazzetta.

Half-Day trip to Capua to visit Italy’s second largest Roman amphitheater after Rome’s Coliseum. This is where Spartacus trained in the School for Gladiators. Accompanied by a local guide you will learn about the lives and training of Gladiators. After the amphitheater you will visit a local archaeology museum and finish with a fascinating visit to the Mithraeum of Capua.

Enjoy a half or full day hike with a local hiking guide.

Visit the local Benedictine Abbey, built in 1011 and have a stroll downtown for shopping time, a nice coffee.

Visit Salerno: the Duomo, the Garden of Minerva, the shopping pedestrian street, the promenade next to the sea.

Breakfast included.

DAY 6

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

After lunch we tour the stunning Royal Palace of Caserta with a local guide. We will also visit the surrounding park with fountains and an English botanical garden.

Return to hotel after tour and free night.

Breakfast, and Lunch included.

DAY 7

Today we will enjoy a cooking class with local “mamma”. We will prepare a full lunch with regional dishes using locally sourced ingredients and products.

Lunch will be followed by a visit to a local Limoncello factory where we can sample limoncello made from the world famous Amalfi Coast lemons.

Late afternoon drive to our accommodation in Naples and dinner all together in a local restaurant/pizzeria.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included.

DAY 8

After breakfast we will start our walking day tour of Naples, visiting key sites in the city. Included is lunch in a local pizzeria, in the historical center of Naples.

Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 9

End of Tour

Breakfast Included.

Tour Price

From 2,500

Per person

300

Supplement for single room

Dates 2018

October

Available

Dates 2019

February

11

Available

March

11

Available

April

8

Available

May

13

On Request

June

18

Available

July

8

Available

September

9

Available

October

7 , 28

Available

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Eight Nights Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels

  • 8 Breakfasts / 7 Lunches / 5 Dinners

  • LUXURY MINI-COACH TRANSPORTATION

  • EXPERIENCED GOINITALY TOUR LEADER

  • LOCAL GUIDES IN POMPEII, PAESTUM, AND CASERTA

  • Cooking Class

  • Wine, Cheese, AND Limoncello Tastings

  • Entrance Fees

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