Venture to the Amalfi Coast to step beyond the obvious and follow the ancient footpaths that will guide you to hidden hamlets, secluded beaches, and continued traditions against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. Your custom tailored tour will combine luxury, activity, and discovery for an unforgettable vacation. Lemon groves punctuate the hills with bright fruits and refreshing fragrance as fishing boats wade in the small marinas connected to picturesque villages. From panoramic views that...
Naples – Arrive in Naples for a Historical and Luxurious Introductory Tour
Naples is a city of remarkable history and elegant nobility while filled with vibrant life as it edges the eponymous bay. You will arrive at Naples International Airport where your private transfer will greet you and bring you to your hotel that overlooks Via Nuova Marina and the cream colored ramparts of Castello dell’Ovo. The castle was erected over the remains of a Roman fortification in the 9th century to protect the harbor and the surrounding city from Saracens. The first formation of the current edifice was erected in the 12th century under the guidance of Norman rule. Cannons face the sea and peek their iron frame out of the portholes as elegant arcades surround the stone courtyard.
The Duomo in the heart of the city was erected in the 13th century with a Gothic style, yet Baroque frescoes decorate the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, known for housing the relics of two vials filled with the saint’s coagulated blood. The 4th-century Basilica Santa Restituta flanks the Cathedral to the right and remains the oldest church in the city and features a collection of frescoes that brighten the ceiling and columns that were taken from the original Temple of Apollo that once stood on the site. The aroma of fresh pizza and roasted coffee beans floats along the cobblestone streets of the historical center as yachts, fishing boats, and sailboats enter and exit the harbor at leisure. At dinner, you will settle into a seat at a restaurant that celebrates the traditions of Neapolitan cuisine while delighting diners in new and surprising ways.
Ravello – Transfer to the Amalfi Coast and Explore the Town of Ravello
Ravello – Explore the Trails around the Treasured Valle delle Ferriere
Ravello – Wander along the Ancient Path Linking the Villages of the Coast
Ravello – Discover the Tranquil Charms of the Hidden Villages of the Coast
Ravello – Enjoy a Hike along the Path of the Gods for a Taste of Ancient Life
Naples – Climb Mount Vesuvius and Visit the Historic Site of Herculaneum
Naples – Depart for Home
- Walk through history during a private tour of the preserved city of Herculaneum, protected from time by caked ash, pumice, and cooled magma
- Stroll along the ancient walkways that connect the villages of the Amalfi Coast to engage with the history and culture of the beautiful shoreline
- Bask in the beauty of the Emerald Grotto during a private boat tour off the shore of Conca dei Marini
- Delight in the lavish colors of the ceramic wares and majolica tiles that decorate the town of Vietri sul Mare
- Linger in the remarkable views across the town of Ravello, most notably in the gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone
- Enjoy the traditions of the Amalfi Coast beyond the breathtaking view as you seeing the splendid rock found at Montepertuso
- Explore the nature reserve of Valle delle Ferriere in search of blossoming flowers and hidden waterfalls
- Indulge in the golden sandy beach of La Cala Gavitella in Praiano
- Look into the fuming crater of Mount Vesuvius, remembered for encasing Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash
The charms of the Amalfi Coast have enchanted artists and adventurers, Hollywood stars and couples in search of a getaway. Your 8-day exploration will immerse you in the majesty of the culture and the beauty of the landscape and allow you to discover the trails, vineyards, and cuisine at your preferred pace. Whether wandering the cobblestone streets of a secluded village or indulging in the endless sunlight on a hidden beach, you will quickly see the pleasures of the region beyond and step beyond the façade of the natural beauty to reveal the true heart of Amalfi’s traditions. You will begin as you arrive at the international airport in Naples where you will meet your private transfer.
After you check in at your hotel, your guide will escort you on a tour of the historical city center and the harbor to offer a peek at the illustrious past of Italy’s third largest city. Wake the next day, and your private transfer will take you around the Bay of Naples for a scenic drive along the seaside, and the luxurious view will continue as you reach the Amalfi Coast, where you can see the charming villages and fabled landscape en route to Ravello. You will have the remainder of the day to enjoy the splendor of the hilltop town, and then step onto the winding path along the Valle delle Ferriere the following day to see the veritable Eden of Southern Italy.
Visit hamlets in the hills and wander along the nature reserve to find the waterfalls, rivers, and blossoming flowers. Next day, you will traverse the walkways that lead to nearby towns along the Amalfi Coast to enjoy the quiet streets of the usually overlooked hamlets and villages. At Conca dei Marini, you will witness the stunning colors of the Emerald Grotto, and you can also pay tribute to the birthplace of the Neapolitan dessert of sfogliatella. Continue your discovery of the villages of the Amalfi Coast as you linger in Praiano and Vietri sul Mare, the former known for a hidden beach, the latter celebrated for its ceramic art.
Next, you will explore the remarkable Path of the Gods, a highland trail that connects the secluded hamlets with views that open to the horizon. Follow the ancient lanes the following day at Herculaneum, and then your private transfer will escort you around the Bay of Naples, stopping along the way to see Mount Vesuvius en route to the ancient preserved city that will encompass the highlights of Herculaneum, from the frescoed walls to fully intact multi-story homes. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel when you are ready and escort you to the international airport in Naples for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
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