From the enchanting caves to the elegant gardens, the seaside panoramas to the dramatic castles, you will be fascinated by the momentous beauty and rich history found along the Amalfi and Cilento coasts. The scent of zesty lemon emanates from the thriving groves that grow across the mountainous landscape as locals cook fresh seafood over open grills within view of the glowing Mediterranean Sea. Narrow cobblestone lanes lead to dramatic castle ramparts and secluded sea caves, and the water shimmers...
Naples – Arrive in the Bustling and Historical Capital of Campania
The city of Naples bustles with activity throughout the day, where the image of opulence from the former kingdom stands in the city center. The wealth of the harbor continues to touch the city as the premium shipping port of Italy. Yachts, sailboats, and fishing boats moor in the marina as the water laps at the hulls and wooden posts that support the walkways. Cafes set out tables and chairs along the promenade for patrons to enjoy the sea breeze and the view of the boats as they return to port. The history of Naples’s connection to the Mediterranean is as long and lustrous as the history of the city itself, with the first settlers coming from Greece in the 8th century BC. Each subsequent generation has left its mark on the people, art, and architecture.
The royal palace crowns the plateau of the Capodimonte that overlooks the historical center. The palace was erected under the patronage of King Charles III, becoming the residence of the royal family before transitioning into a museum that now exhibits the Farnese collection. The lavish interior offers insight into the life of the former ruling class of Naples along with one of Italy’s finest art collections, with more than 500 paintings including works by Caravaggio, Botticelli, and Bellini. Your private transfer will meet you at Naples International Airport and lead you to the comforts of your accommodation in the beating heart of this Baroque city before you set out to explore it.
Ravello – Traverse the Amalfi Coast and Enjoy the Grandeur of Ravello
Ravello – Indulge in the Splendor of the Villages along the Amalfi Coast
Ravello – Explore the Seaside Cliffs and Lavish Ancient Villas of Capri
Palinuro – Visit the Ruins of Paestum en route to the Seaside Palinuro
Palinuro – Discover Enchanting Villages and Landscape on the Cilento Coast
Palinuro – Relax with a Day at Leisure along the Cilento Coast
Naples – Witness Charm and Opulence in Ancient Herculaneum and Naples
Naples – Depart for Home
- Wander through the gardens of a historic villa that offers a serene view of the Mediterranean Sea
- Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean during a private cooking class in a fishing village famed for its tuna
- Discover medieval and ancient castles across the Mediterranean coastline, from the island of Capri to the village of Agropoli, Pisciotta
- Dig your hands into pizza dough of your creation during a private pizza making class in Naples
- Explore the wealth and power of the former Kingdom of Naples with a tour of the National Gallery in the Palace of Capodimonte
- Sample an array of olive oils in the seaside village of Pisciotta, famous for its olive trees and pure extracts
- Witness the remarkable colors of the Blue Grotto on the Cilento Coast for a tranquil and breathtaking experience
- Relish the historical streets and frescoes of Herculaneum, an ancient city preserved beneath ash, pumice, and magma
- Learn the process of making delectable buffalo mozzarella in the region best known for producing the world-famous cheese
- Traverse the walkways and porticos of the oldest and best-preserved Greek temples on mainland Italy
Uncover the secluded beauty of the charismatic coastline of Southern Italy as your 9-day tour will take you from Naples, along the Amalfi Coast down to the Cilento Coast, immersing you in the culture and beautiful villages along the way. The journey begins with your arrival at Naples International Airport. Your private transfer greets you at baggage claim and escorts into the historic center of the former capital of the eponymous kingdom. Enjoy a private introductory tour of the city’s history, taking in the bustling streets, seaside promenade and lavish collections in the Palace of Capodimonte.
You will then make your way around the Bay of Naples to the Amalfi Coast, with a stop in the town of Sorrento for an exploration of the history and majesty found along the cobblestone streets. Once in Ravello, you can relax as you take in the remarkable views from the hilltop. Spend time the following day to explore the cobblestone streets and opulent villas of Ravello before setting out for the villages of the Amalfi Coast. Visit the famous towns of Positano and Amalfi before you enjoy the quieter beaches and streets of Vietri and Cetara. In the latter town, you will meet a private chef and embark on a cooking excursion to learn about the culture, history, and flavors of the local cuisine.
Next, you will take the ferry to Capri for a day spent in the historical landscape that inspired Roman emperors and artists alike. Visit ancient villas and see medieval castle ruins around the trails that crisscross with the interior mountains. Travel next to the ancient city of Paestum, whose ruins rise above the plains of Campania. A tour and cheese-making demonstration will be a highlight of your exploration of the Greek town, and then you will continue to the shores of the Cilento Coast at the town of Palinuro. Take to the sea the next day to discover the marvelous beaches and stunning caves of the coastline with a visit to the Blue Grotto for a chance to view the incredible glow of the sea and cavern.
You will continue along the hillside towns to visit historical castles, medieval streets, and the quiet culture of a unique lifestyle. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in the town of Palinuro, and then the following day your private transfer will escort you north to Naples with a stop en route at the ancient city of Herculaneum. Relish a private tour of the preserved homes, villas, and artwork before engaging in a pizza making class. Conclude as your private transfer will take you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$3,217 per person (excluding international flights)
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