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Breathtaking Amalfi Coast - October 5-13, 2019

Breathtaking Amalfi Coast - October 5-13, 2019

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 4

Day 1 - Rome

Saturday, October 5

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 6

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 7

Morning: Departing south of Sorrento, through the famous Amalfi Coast drive, we will reach Ravello, a beautiful little village perched 1,200 feet high above the hills of Amalfi with unforgettable views of the coastline 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 8

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 9

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 and 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 10

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. Here 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 11

Morning: With fair weather, we will take a boat excursion to the Blue Grotto, one of nature's finest sea cave museums and world-renown for its brilliant blue light. We will then reach Anacapri.

Afternoon: After free time for lunch, we will visit the magical Villa San Michele to take in beautiful views of the Bay of Naples. The villa was built around the turn of the 20th century by the Swedish physician and author, Axel Munthe. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Evening: Group dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8 - Naples

Saturday, October 12

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 13

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

Breathtaking 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: 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)

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Tour Cost based on double occupancy

9 days/8 nights Breathtaking Amalfi Coast Tour ............................. $5,595

Single Supplement ..........................................................................+ $1,795

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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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