The Best of Amalfi Tour

Apr 12 to Apr 20, 2018
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Oct 12 to Oct 20, 2018

The Amalfi Coast has been a prime destination for artists and writers, celebrities and even royalty for more than a century. Its breathtaking landscapes and unique small towns and villages have made it one of the most desirable regions in the world to visit. If touring the Amalfi Coast has been on your bucket list, our 9-day Best of Amalfi Tour will be everything you've dreamed about—and more!

Amalfi Capri Harbor

Upon your arrival at the Naples airport, you will be picked up by a private chauffeur and whisked off to our Naples hotel on the water front. We'll have a first chance to get acquainted over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Then, it's off to dinner at our favorite Naples restaurant! The next day, we'll tour the archeological museum in Naples where many of Pompeii's fragile treasures have been preserved, eat a real Neapolitan pizza, and tour Naples underground where you can see the levels of history from the ancient world to modern times.

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Pompeii Painted Wall Drinks in Sorento Italy

Then we'll head south to the sunny city of Sorrento. After checking in to our lovely boutique hotel in historic Sorrento, you will have time to wander the cobblestone streets before meeting up for an introduction to Amalfi Coast wines and local food tastings.

While we're based in Sorrento, you'll experience a privately guided tour of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii . Then, our adventures will take us over the mountain to the hilltown of Ravello where Richard Wagner was inspired to write his most famous opera. Even if you've traveled far and wide: there is nothing that compares with the views from Ravello!

Amalfi Coast Dining at the Winery

We'll visit the amazing gardens of Villa Cimbrone with their meandering paths and their fabulous statuary offset against the sparkling blue of the ocean below. You'll have a chance to explore Ravello's lovely side streets and shop for pottery, or relax by the hotel pool and enjoy the scenery. We'll have a private hands-on cooking class, and then sit down to eat the fruits of our labors. And we'll visit an award-winning organic winery in the nearby hills of the Monti Lattari nature reserve. Before our paired-tasting lunch, we'll walk through their vineyards where the 100-year-old autochthonous vines grow along the arbors and the grapes hang down from overhead!

Scala Village Italy Positano - Amalfi Coast - Italy

For the final portion of our trip we'll be based in Positano, also known as "the vertical city." You'll see why when you look as the colorful houses perched one on top of another, cascading down the impossibly steep cliffs all the way to the sea. Our top-rated hotel is located right on the beach: grab an oversized towel at the front desk and you can be splashing in the surf in less than a minute. Your room will look out onto the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Positano

Positano will be also be our base for exploring the delights of the nearby Isle of Capri. We'll hop the ferry to spend a full day on the fabulous island where the goddess Venus first stepped out of the sea. Our day in Capri will include an unforgettable trip on a private boat around the entire island.

As on all our tours, our Best of Amalfi Tour balances structured activities with ample free time for you to explore local shopping venues, wander about, or just relax and read.

The hotels we've chosen for this tour are all first-rate, four star properties with ambiance and style, along with cordial, helpful staffs. Transportation will be on comfortable, air-conditioned buses.

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See you on the fabulous Amalfi Coast!

Capri Marina Grande Cooking School Positano

Tour Specifics:

Cost: The land cost of the tour is $4,563, per person, based on double occupancy. Cash discount cost is $4,435 per person for payment by check or wire transfer.

You may make your registration deposit using PayPal and/or your credit card and still be eligible for the cash discount cost if your final balance is paid by check or wire transfer. Single rooms are available for a supplementary charge of $850. Airfare is not included.

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Accommodations: 8 nights lodging in carefully restored, historic properties; (1 night Naples, 2 nights in Sorrento, 2 nights in Ravello, and 3 nights Positano) All rooms have private baths and air conditioning.

Please note: Many cities in Italy and France have recently implemented tourism taxes on hotel stays in order to "to ensure the quality of tourist, cultural and environmental services in addition to the efficiency of public transports." We are unable to include these taxes in the tour price as the majority of hotels require the tax to be paid in cash upon check- out. The tax is usually 1 euro per hotel star per person per night. (A four star hotel will usually be four euro per person per night).

Meals: breakfasts, plus one full-course meal daily. All meals-after breakfast!-include regional wines. We carefully choose the restaurants based on ambiance and quality of cuisine.

Transfers: All ground transportation during the tour including transfer from Naples airport or train station to the tour hotel on tour start date and a scheduled group shuttle from Positano to the Naples Airport or train station on tour end date (about 90 minutes).

Wine tastings of various Amalfi Coast area varieties (including small local producers and famous well known producers).

Guided Tours with local authorized expert guides: Naples, Pompeii, Ravello, Amalfi and Capri

Admissions: Entrance fees for all planned visits to monuments, galleries and museums are included.

We will be limiting the number of participants to a maximum of 16.

Arrival & Departure: On the tour start date, a transfer is included from the Naples airport or train station to our hotel in Sorrento. We will group all guests together within 90 minutes of arrival time as much as possible. On the final morning of the tour, there will be a group shuttle departing at 9:00 am going to the Naples airport or train station. If you require other transfer services upon arrival or to other destinations after the tour ends, transfers can be arranged through our travel partners for an additional fee.

Early Arrival/ Late Stay Options: Depending on hotel availability you may be able to arrive early or stay after the end of the tour. We'll be happy to help you make these arrangements. For trip extensions of 2 nights or less, we provide planning assistance on a complimentary basis. For extensions of 3 nights or more, there is a nominal fee of $100 to assist with trip planning including booking hotels, guides, drivers, etc.

Tour Exclusions: Airfare, hotel city tax (usually €2-5 per person, per night; payable onsite).

Experienced Tour Leaders: Your Tour Leaders will be Pam Mercer and Toni Mazzaglia. Pam has been leading small group tours in Italy since 1997. Raised in North Carolina, Toni came to Italy in 1997 to discover her Italian roots, and immediately knew she'd be back to live and eat her way through the country. For the past 9 years, Toni has been hosting food and wine tours in Florence and all over Italy.

Registration:

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*Note: This itinerary is subject to change without notice based on availability of tour leaders and guides, opening hours of restaurants, hotels and venues.

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