9 days

Splendours of Capri & Amalfi

Splendours of Capri & Amalfi

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  • Why we love it

    • Get a real insight into what Roman life used to be like when you explore Pompeii with a specialist guide
    • Walk around the crater rim of Mt Vesuvius with a local volcanologist
    • Private boat cruise to untouched stretches of Amalfi and Sirenuse Islands
    • Private limoncello tasting after an exquisite lunch in the gardens of an Orange Grove


    Day 1 - Naples

    On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Freshen up then meet your tour leader and travelling companions for an aperitivo in the hotel bar. When in Naples you must eat as the locals do, so tonight you’ll dine at the best pizzeria in town. 

    Hotel San Francesco al Monte

    Day 2 - Naples & Mt Vesuvius

    Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour of Naples. Visit the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre, the Galleria and the medieval castles then wander into lively neighbourhoods. Travel south in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed the bustling city of Pompeii in 79AD. Drive as far up the volcano as possible to start your round walk. A volcanologist takes you right around the crater rim and up to the highest point (1281 metres) for the best view of the Bay of Naples. This is a challenging walk and if you don't wish to participate an alternative activity can be arranged. 
    Hotel San Francesco al Monte
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Pompeii ~ Sorrento ~ Capri

    A specialist guide will not only show you the sights but gives you a real insight into what life used to be like in Pompeii. After lunch follow the winding coastal road to Sorrento and board the fast ferry across the Bay of Naples to the Isle of Capri, where the Roman emperors would come to holiday. 
    Hotel La Palma Capri
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Anacapri

    Discover the lesser know part of the island, Anacapri. Take the scenic chairlift to the top of the highest point of the island, Mount Solaro. Stop for a picnic lunch and board a private boat to the Grotta Azzurra. The evening is at leisure and your leader can offer suggestions for dinner or you can head out to make your own discoveries.
    Hotel La Palma Capri
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 5 - Amalfi Coast

    Walk around the eastern part of the island to the ruins of the Imperial Villa Iovis and the Faraglioni, possibly the most famous rocks in the world. Take a private boat to the Amalfi Coast and visit the Sirenuse Islands (owned by Russian ballet dancers Massine and Nureyev). The rest of the evening is at your leisure. 
    Hotel Onda Verde
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Ravello ~ Valle dei Mulini

    An open bus winds its way up to Ravello, set 350 metres above the sea. Take a shuttle down to the small village of Pontone for a rustic lunch before an afternoon wander through the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills). Wind down this afternoon with samples of limoncello at a local tasting. 
    Hotel Onda Verde
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 7 - Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) ~ Positano

    Today you will embark on one of the world’s greatest hikes ~ the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods). This challenging walk is nothing short of spectacular. Finish up in Positano, where there is time to explore before boarding a boat back to Amalfi (this is an optional walk, and those who choose not to take part will enjoy a free day). Share a final dinner together at Trattoria Da Maria.
    Hotel Onda Verde
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 8 - Amalfi Coast ~ Naples

    Your journey comes to an end this morning after breakfast in Amalfi. If departing from Naples today you will be transferred to the airport or train station for your onward journey.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 2 dinners.
    • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
    • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include a hydrofoil, an open top bus, a chair lift & a sail boat.
    • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
    • Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way.
    • Airport meet and greet service.
    • Departure transfer.

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Visas
    • Airport taxes
    • Laundry
    • Gratuities for the tour leader
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Trip Code RECA
Start City: Naples, Campania, Italy
End City: Naples, Campania, Italy
Style: Small Group

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