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Romantic Amalfi Coast - October 14-22, 2017

Romantic Amalfi Coast - October 14-22, 2017

Positano, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii & Naples

Highlights The world’s most breathtaking coastal scenery Tour of Pompeii, Italy's legenday archaeological site Boat trip to the Blue Grotto off the island of Capri Private Event: wine tasting and lunch at a family-run winery Pizza making class and limoncello tasting at a Sorrento family-run farm Tour of the Naples National Archeological Museum Overview It's a dream come true! A leisurely week on the Amalfi coast - known for its breathtaking scenery, beauty, charm, history, culture, and cuisine. Marvel at the beauty of southern Italy's most famous coastline as you tour through charming Sorrento, Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. You will explore the extraordinary archeological site of Pompeii, the sun-drenched and seductive island of Capri and the fascinating and bustling city of Naples. A Mediterranean paradise awaits you… Amalfi Coast - Day by Day Itinerary Departure from the United States Friday, October 13 Day 1 - Rome Saturday, October 14 Morning: Arrive in Rome and check in for one night at your four star hotel in the heart of the city. Afternoon: Free time to explore Italy’s capital on your own. Private guided tours are available upon request. Options include Ancient Rome, the Vatican or Borghese Galleria. Evening: Enjoy a welcome reception filled with Italian flavors and style at the private residence of Giovanna's friend, Margherita. Day 2 - Sorrento Sunday, October 15 Morning: Transfer to Sorrento and check-in for four nights at our five-star hotel. A welcome lunch will be served at the hotel upon our arrival. Afternoon: Orientation walk of Sorrento with a local guide. Evening: Welcome aperitivo. Dinner on your own. Day 3 - Ravello, Amalfi & Positano Monday, October 16 Morning: Departing south of Sorrento, through the famous Amalfi Coast drive we will reach Ravello, a beautiful little village perched high above the hills of Amalfi (1,198 feet) with unforgettable views of the coastline below and the Mediterranean Sea. Here we will visit the renowned gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Afternoon: Dropping back to the coast from Ravello, the winding road brings us to Amalfi, one of Italy's most powerful, historical maritime republics. The highlight of the afternoon will be the visit to the stunning Cathedral of Saint Andrea (known as the Duomo) which sits atop a grand staircase in the center of town. We will continue to Positano, a chic and popular destination, famous for its narrow alleyways and steep staircases. Free time for shopping and return to Sorrento. Evening: Enjoy a leisurely night with dinner on your own. Day 4 - Pompeii Tuesday, October 17 Morning: Free time to shop, relax or explore the beauty of Sorrento on your own. Or take advantage of a relaxing treatment at the spa at our hotel. Afternoon: Walking tour of the most famous and fascinating archeological site in the world, Pompeii, the city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 B.C. Evening: We will have a private pizza making lesson, a mozzarella making demonstration, and enjoy a limoncello tasting at a small family-run farm. Pizza dinner will be served at the farm. Return to Sorrento. Day 5 - Vietri Wednesday, October 18 Morning: Departure from Sorrento to the Bay of Salerno to visit Giovanna’s friend, Patrizia and her stunning winery. We will start our morning with a walking tour of the charming town of Vietri known for its colorful pottery followed by free time for shopping. Afternoon: Visit to the winery in Raito. The beauty of the place and Patrizia's hospitality are unforgettable. With wide views of the sea, delightful lemon orchards and fruit trees this is a day filled with fun, informative tips on wine, wine tasting, and abundant home cooked Italian food. Lunch will be served on the property’s private panoramic terrace. Return to Sorrento. Evening: Enjoy a leisurely night with dinner on your own. Day 6 - Capri Thursday, October 19 Morning: We will board the ferry to Capri. Once on the island we will reach the famous Piazzetta in the center of Capri and walk with our guide through the Augustus Gardens overlooking the sea with spectacular views. Afternoon: Check-in for two nights at our five star hotel. Enjoy a welcome lunch at our hotel followed by an optional walk to Punta Tragara from where you will have a fantastic view of the famous Faraglioni ocean rock formations. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Free time for shopping and explore Capri on your own. Evening: Enjoy a leisurely night with dinner on your own. Day 7 - Capri Friday, October 20 Morning: With fair weather, we will take a boat excursion to the Blue Grotto, one of natures finest sea cave museums and world renown for its brilliant blue light. We will then reach Anacapri. Afternoon: Free time for lunch followed by a guided visit to the magical Villa San Michele built around the turn of the 20th century by the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe with beautiful views of the Bay of Naples. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Evening: Group dinner at a local restaurant. Day 8 - Naples Saturday, October 21 Morning: Ferry to the bustling city of Naples and check-in for one night at our four-star hotel. Afternoon: Tour of the Naples National Archeological Museum, one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including mosaics, sculptures, gems, glass and silver, and a collection of Roman erotica from Pompeii. Evening: Our farewell dinner at a local trattoria. Day 9 - Early morning transfer to the Naples or Rome airport. End of Tour. Sunday, October 22 Itinerary specifics subject to change. Romantic Amalfi Coast Tour - Pricing Your tour price includes: Beautiful, elegant accommodations at centrally located four/five-star hotels: one night Rome, four nights Sorrento, two nights Capri, one night Naples (room upgrades available upon request) Breakfast daily Welcome dinner reception in a private residence in Rome Lunch in Sorrento at hotel Dinner in Sorrento at local farm Private lunch at winery Lunch in Capri at hotel Dinner in Capri at local restaurant Farewell dinner in Naples Evening aperitivo in Sorrento Wine tasting Pizza making lesson and limoncello tasting Expert Tour Guide/Director for entire trip Guided walking tours of: Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi, Pompeii, Positano, Capri, Naples & Naples Archeological Museum Private transportation throughout the itinerary - Not including airport transfers Ferry tickets to Capri Capri port/hotel baggage handling All museum entry fees Gratuities for drivers and restaurants Not Included: Flights Meals and drinks not specified Gratuities for your Tour Guide/Director Airport transfers – If interested, we will coordinate transfers so you can share with other travelers Travel Insurance (strongly recommended) _________________________________________________________________________________ Tour Cost based on double occupancy 9 days/8 nights Romantic Amalfi Coast Tour .................................. $4,595 Single Supplement ..........................................................................+ $1,500 _________________________________________________________________________________ All aspects of the tour will be coordinated by Giovanna Chiti of Discover my Italy. NOTES: Arrival Airport: Rome International Airport Departure Airport: Naples International Airport or Rome International Airport

View from our Sorrento hotel

Ravello

Cathedal of Saint Andrea

Pompeii, the Basilica

Raito winery

Our Capri hotel

View from Hotel

Naples

Rome, Saint Peter's Balica

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