11 days – 10 nights + flights and possible extensions to Capri and Ischia Islands.
Group and individual tour.
Recommended from March to November.
We suggest a visit to the City that in the ancientness was considered the capital of the world. This tour combines the visit with trip to the most amazing charming coast of southern Italy: the Amalfi Coast.
After the touch with the splendor of the architecture of Roman and Renaissance artists, that is known as the really unique in the world, you will move to the Southern Italy to visit famous places such as Positano andRavello and of course Amalfi.
You cannot miss Sorrento, whose center extends on a high tufa terrace overlooking the sea from a height of 50 meters. From the city you will have a first impression of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius, one of the three active Italian volcanoes.
On the road to Amalfi you will see a unique view of valleys and promontories between coves, beaches and terraces planted with citrus, grapes and olives. A unique setting, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
It is provided the deviation to Ravello. This is the center that lies 350 meters above sea level and is considered one of the charms of the coast for the elegance of its villas. Then you have a look of Positano, that is a holiday resort since the Roman Empire, with its white houses sloping to the sea, gathered around the church of Santa Maria Assunta, also from the tiled dome. Its typical small and rich shops streams where you can buy local handicrafts and the many “steps” that come from the country down to the beach. Among the main beaches we remember the beach and the Great Fornillo, both within walking distance; La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laureano, all accessible mainly by boat.
Before leaving we get you to Capri for a brief trip (you can extended the duration). Capri is one of the most chic island of European tourism. Then we suggest to spend a lot of your time in Maiori, fishing village known for its fine sandy beach, and also in Minori: someone gave to this little town the name of “Eden on the Amalfi Coast” for climate windy and cool.
Finally the town Amalfi, ancient Maritime Republic, which gives its name to the whole coast: don’t miss the cathedral of St. Andrew the Apostle, in Arab-Sicilian style, rebuilt in Baroque style in the ‘700, with the wonderful staircase and its beautiful cloister.
Arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport and transfer to hotel
Free time for a first contact with the city
Free time for shopping
2nd / 5th day
Visit to the city of Rome with a guide as scheduled “Classical Rome”four days (click here)
Transfer from the hotel to the train station of Rome and transfer by high speed train to Naples (1h).
Walking in Naples, under the Vesuvium
Boarding the ferry to Sorrento (1h 15 ‘) or alternatively transfer to Sorrento with the Circumvesuviana local train line (40’)
Overnight in Sorrento.
Rental a car (we recommend small size)in Sorrento and departure toPositano (45 ‘ – possibility to rent a car with a driver). Walking along the characteristic streets of Positano, one of the most beautiful places of the Amalfi Coast
Departure to Amalfi (40 ‘)
Accommodation in selected hotel
Dinner at one of several local restaurants.
Overnight in Amalfi
Relax on the beach (depending on the season)
Visit to Maiori, Minori and Ravello, other beautiful towns in the “Coast”.
Dinner recommended in Ravello
Return to hotel and overnight.
Departure from the port of Amalfi and visit to Capri by boat
Lunch on Capri
Visit the Island (possibility of extension of stay)
Return in the late afternoon in Amalfi
Dinner in a typical restaurant
Departure to Sorrento where will be returned the rented car (not so if rented with a driver)
Ferry boat or Circumvesuviana train line for transfer to Naples
Starting with high-speed train to Rome
Transfer to the airport or hotel depending on the time of flight for the return home.
NB: This tour can be combined to be an extension of stay in Capri and / or the addition of a holiday in the island of Ischia (recommended especially in the period from May to October)
|Night||Destinations||Accommodations||B Breakfast; L Lunch; D Dinner|
|1||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|2||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|3||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|4||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|5||Rome||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|6||Sorrento||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|7||Amalfi||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|8||Amalfi||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|9||Amalfi||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
|10||Rome (*)||Hotel, Guest House B&B||B|
(*) more nights possible if required
We recommend to choose the type of accommodation in advance. There is a bed limitation in the high season and all over the year in Rome. 2016 is the Holy Year for Christian Church.
One night in Capri to visit the coast of the island by boat.
Two – three nights in Ischia: you can combine the swim in the beautiful sea of the island (if suitable time) with a SPA holiday. The SPA are famous from earlier Roman times.
What’s included: accommodation and meals as in the table, car (and any driver if required), tour guide in Rome if required, train tickets, ferries tickets
What’s not included: meals not specified, entrance fees to museums if not booked and anything not specified