• Amalfi

DISCOVERY AMALFI COAST TOUR

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Small Group of up to 16 travelers


                 

“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 and the Campania region 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 nonna.
  • Free day of leisure with optional day excursions to Capri, Capua, or a 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 tour or any of our other tours. We can also assist with hotel bookings and transfers for longer stays.

DAY 1

Benvenuto! Welcome!

We meet at 9:00 am in your hotel lobby to begin our full-day journey with a morning drive to the world-renowned archaeological site of Pompeii. We meet our local expert guide for a guided tour of this well-preserved Roman town destroyed by nearby Mount Vesuvius.

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

We then drive to Agerola where we will spend the next two nights.

We meet for a group dinner and get acquainted with our fellow travelers.

Lunch and Dinner included.

DAY 2

After breakfast, we reach the village of Ravello with a visit to the stunning Villa Cimbrone: a perfect spot to admire the Amalfi Coast from the terraced gardens. Following our visit, we will have a stroll in the square and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

We then head to breathtaking Positano where we have free time to explore or 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 to discover the medieval tradition of making paper and we will have an opportunity to make our own paper!

Lunch at a local restaurant before driving to our accommodation in Paestum. On the way out from the Amalfi Coast we stop for a short visit to a family run ceramics studio and shop to view a demonstration.

We enjoy a group dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 4

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

Lunch will be at a “caseificio”, a mozzarella di bufala farm, where you will enjoy a tasting of mozzarella, ricotta and other fresh cheese from the Campania region.

Transfer to our accommodation in Cava de’ Tirreni where we will stay for the next three nights.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 5

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

Day trip to the island of Capri where you can visit: Tiberius’ Roman villa, the Natural Arch, take a chairlift up Monte Solaro to enjoy the views or discover the cafes, restaurants, and shops in the Piazzetta.

Half-day guided tour to Capua to visit Italy’s second largest Roman amphitheater. You will learn about the lives and training of Gladiators, including Spartacus. After the amphitheater, visit the Gladiator museum and complete your tour with a fascinating visit to the Mithraeum of Capua.

Enjoy a hike with a local trekking guide on the Path of the Gods.

Visit an 11th-century Benedictine Abbey and take a leisurely walk in the historical center of Cava de’ Tirreni for shopping or pastries.

Breakfast included.

DAY 6

In the morning we drive for an hour to reach the stunning Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and formerly one of the world’s largest royal residences. With a local guide we’ll discover this amazing place. We will also visit the surrounding park with fountains and an English botanical garden.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Return to the hotel and free night to relax or explore Cava de’ Tirreni at night.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY 7

Today we check out of our hotel before heading to a cooking class at the home of a local grandmother, or “nonna” as we say in Italy.

We 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.

Late afternoon drive to our accommodation in Naples and a group dinner at a pizzeria.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 8

After breakfast, we begin our full-day walking tour of Naples and 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.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 9

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

Breakfast Included.

Tour Price

From € 2,900

Per person (minimum 4 people)

0

No Single Supplement
Offer Valid when Booking Directly on GoinItaly

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

Dates 2019

September

1

Sketching Tour – Available

October

7 , 28

Available

Dates 2020

February

17

Available

March

4

Available

April

2

Available

May

6

Available

June

4

Available

September

2

Available

October

6

Available

©COPYRIGHT - GO IN ITALY LTD