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Tours of Exploration \| Italy: Amalfi Explorer

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Italy: Amalfi Explorer (7 days)

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Gentle trek through the spectacular scenery and quaint villages of Italy’s Amalfi coast.

Accommodation at beautiful Agriturismos (family farmhouses), rustic southern Italian style home grown food, and visits to Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Pompeii.


2017 Departure Dates & Costs

Self-Guide Option $ 1,140 USD per person/$ 1,390 CAD per person

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Share room available for single travellers. Single room supplement if requested $ 300

Departure every Saturday March 1 - December 2 (High season July - September departures sell out quickly!)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Naples, transfer to Sorrento
On arrival in Naples, you’ll be privately transferred to Sorrento. After checking in at your hotel, the rest of the day and evening are free to explore and enjoy the town. Stroll through the cafe lined Piazza Tasso and the historic centre, a warren of narrow alleys where you’ll find hand-crafted marquetry and wares and local gastronomic products, including limoncello, the local aperitivo. The 14th church of San Francesco and its tranquil cloister are worth visiting.

Day 2: By hydrofoil to Capri, explore by foot (3hrs), return to Sorrento   (B)
This morning you take the hydrofoil to the island of Capri (40 min). Here you can visit the Matromania caves and the Terrazza di Tragara along a colourful path with villas and gardens full of flowers. There are great views of the Faraglioni (spurs of rock rising from the sea) and Monte Solaro. There is time to enjoy swimming in the sea and to discover the romantic lanes of Capri village. Take an afternoon hydrofoil back to Sorrento. Ascent +300m, descent -300m

Day 3: Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum, return to Sorrento by train, transfer to Agerola (B, D)
Transfer by train to Pompeii (1hr) and visit the incredible sleeping Roman town at your own pace, enjoying this important and charming historical site. Herculaneum, which was a favourite summer destination for wealthy Romans because of its favourable position by the sea, is only 20 minutes by train from Pompeii, if you want to visit both sites. In the late afternoon, take the train back to Sorrento, collect your luggage then there’s a private transfer to Agerola, at the top of Monti Lattari, the natural border between the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi coast. Dinner and overnight in Agerola.

Day 4: Stunning walk to Positano (5hrs)    (B, D)
Today you take the trail known as the ‘Walk of the Gods’, the ancient terraced mule path linking Agerola to the charming fishing village of Positano. From Positano to Amalfi, take a boat to admire the Amalfi coast from the deck, then transfer by public bus to Agerola.

Day 5: Walk through the Ferriere Valley to Ravello (5hrs)   (B, D)
Take the public bus (1hr) to Amalfi village this morning, to commence your walk. Beginning in Amalfi, hike along the beautiful Ferriere Valley, the ancient ‘Amalfi industrial area’ where paper mills and iron-works were situated. Reach Ravello, a resort town set 365m above sea level. Here there is free time to linger, or visit ‘Villa Rufolo’, about which Boccaccio wrote The Decameron, and the beautiful gardens of ‘Villa Cimbrone’. Return to Amalfi via the village of Atrani, then by public bus to Agerola for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Mt Vesuvius and walk to the crater, continue to Naples (2hrs)   (B)
In the morning, a short transfer will take you to the summit of Mt Vesuvius. It’s an easy walk to ascend to the crater at 1280m, where you can enjoy a wonderful view across to the Bay of Naples. Afterwards, a private transfer will take you to your accommodation in Naples. Italy’s third largest city, Naples is one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious - it’s the home of pizza after all!

Day 7: Trip concludes (B)
The trip concludes after breakfast.