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  • Amalfi Coast Tours

DISCOVERY AMALFI COAST TOUR

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Small Group of up to 15 travelers


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 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: POMPEII - WINE TASTING - AGEROLA

Benvenuto! Welcome!

We 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: POSITANO - AMALFI - AGEROLA

After breakfast, we have a scenic drive on the Amalfi Coast to reach the breathtaking “vertical town” of Positano. Free time to explore Positano’s narrow streets, take in the views, or shop for local souvenirs.

We then drive to a hilltop village for an included lunch at a trattoria.

After lunch, we take a local bus to Amalfi and enjoy a short 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! There will be free time to visit the Duomo, sample a local pastry, or enjoy an aperitivo by the sea.

Transfer back to Agerola and a free night at leisure.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY 3: RAVELLO - PAESTUM

After breakfast, we leave Agerola and drive to 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 a light lunch at a cafe.

We then drive along the Amalfi Coast 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 an included gourmet dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 4: PAESTUM - CAVA DE’ TIRRENI

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.

Dinner at a rustic restaurant in the historical center.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

DAY 5: FREE DAY - CAVA DE’ TIRRENI

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 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, 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.

Visit an 11th-century Benedictine Abbey and discover the historical center of Cava de’ Tirreni for shopping or pastries.

Breakfast included.

DAY 6: ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA - CAVA DE’ TIRRENI

In the morning, we have a one-hour drive to the stunning Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and formerly one of the world’s largest royal residences. We will have a guided tour of the palace and also visit the surrounding park with fountains.

After our tour, we walk to a local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch, we return to the hotel and free night to relax or explore Cava de’ Tirreni at night.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY 7: COOKING CLASS - NAPLES

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: NAPLES

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: NAPLES - END OF TOUR

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.

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 and Cheese Tastings

  • Entrance Fees

Tour Price

From € 2,900

Per person (minimum 4 people)

500

Single Supplement

Dates 2020

February

 18

€2,900

March

 2

€2,900

April

 16

€3,200

May

€ 3,400

June

 22

€ 3,400

July

 20

€ 3,400

September

 21

€ 3,400

October

 12

€3,200

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