Idyllic charm and dramatic natural beauty

Like a masterpiece painting, the idyllic Amalfi Coast evokes a sense of wonder. This 30-mile stretch of charming coastal towns is an adventure through nature’s genius — with colorful lemon groves sweeping across its hills, rocky coastlines and glistening Mediterranean waters. Combining planned activities with plenty of unscripted moments allows for you to paint the picture of your Amalfi adventure — in your own personal way.

Highlights

  • Embark on a foodie tour of Naples

  • Tour Mount Vesuvius with a local volcanologist

  • Hike the trail of Sentiero degli Dei, (the Path of the Gods)

  • Sail on a hydrofoil to the island of Capri

  • Relax for three nights on the Amalfi Coast

Itinerary for Italy

Day 1: Naples

Our journey begins in Naples where you can arrive anytime today. After making your way to your hotel, join your fellow travelers this evening for a discussion on the days ahead.

  • Transfers are not included in this product
  • Our hotel in Naples: Chiaja Hotel de Charme

Day 2: Naples

Naples is an evocative city that overflows with tradition and gastronomy. Carved out by many empires, the city shows the historic influence of Romans, Phoenicians, Venetians, Spaniards, Normans and Africans. We’ll head beneath the streets to see the captivating ancient underground city of Napoli Sotterranea. While Naples is the birthplace of pizza, we’ll discover during our foodie tour this evening that there are many other signature dishes. (b, d)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Dinner tonight will be in a variety of local restaurants trying different regional specialties
  • Our hotel in Naples: Chiaja Hotel de Charme

Day 3: Naples > Pompeii > Sorrento

Tour Mount Vesuvius this morning with the help of a local volcanologist. We’ll journey up the mountain by bus, and then ascend to the summit for stunning 360-degree views over the bay and into the crater. Spend some time in Pompeii this afternoon, perhaps by enjoying an Italian coffee in a local café. Pompeii was a thriving Roman trading center before it was frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The city was left untouched, covered in ash until its rediscovery in the 18th century. We arrive this evening in the seaside town of Sorrento. (b)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Sorrento: Carlton International Hotel

Day 4: Sorrento

Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a resort town made of plunging cliffs and tapered streets. An orientation stroll introduces us to this beautiful place known for frescoes, monasteries and traditional inlaid woodwork. A refreshing limoncello tasting is our reward after walking the narrow cobblestone alleys. The rest of the day is ours to craft — so why not soak up the beauty of this location and perhaps finish the day with dinner by the water? (b)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Sorrento: Carlton International Hotel

Day 5: Sorrento > Capri > Sorrento

A short boat ride brings us to the island of Capri. With its dramatic rocky coastline, natural grottoes, and fragrant citrus groves, Capri is home to holiday palaces and chic cafés. It’s your choice how you spend your day! Journey by boat to the fairy-tale waters of the Blue Grotto, or venture to the top of Monte Solaro by cable car. Enjoy a tasting of locally sourced limoncello before returning to the mainland. (b)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Sorrento: Carlton International Hotel

Day 6: Sorrento > Amalfi

Visit a local agritourism to taste their products and learn about the business of food in the region. Arriving in Amalfi, the rest of the day is yours to personalize your adventure. (b)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Amalfi: Hotel Amalfi

Day 7: Amalfi > Positano > Amalfi

Explore the dramatic landscape as we hike the trail of the famous Sentiero degli Dei (the Path of the Gods). Wander through fields of wildflowers, olive groves and vineyards — past stone huts and alongside sheer walls of granite. The trail ends in Positano, where you may wish to take a dip in the sea! (b)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Amalfi: Hotel Amalfi

Day 8: Amalfi

Today is yours to let your adventure unfold. Gather together with the group this evening for a tasting of local wines, followed by a final dinner together. (b, d)

  • Breakfast today is full buffet
  • Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant
  • Our hotel in Amalfi: Hotel Amalfi

Day 9: Amalfi

Our journey through picturesque Amalfi ends today. (b)

  • Transfers to the airport are not included in this product

Things to know before traveling to Italy

Summer temperatures can be extreme in many regions of Italy (over 100°F), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

This tour includes 10 meals. We’ve allotted time for you to experience the local cuisine on your own accord. When eating on your own, please note that lunches typically cost $25USD and dinners range from $30USD per person. All breakfasts are included in this tour.

The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR).

While travelling with us you’ll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your Local Leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There’s no obligation to do this though.

Vegetarians might find the menu selection less varied than they would see at home. Vegetarianism is not as common in this region and generally the choices are basic, involving vegetables, soups, salads, bread, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, eggs etc. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets. Wherever possible we will cater for dietary needs for any included meals, but there may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own.

CASH
The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money in Europe is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied. You can withdraw local currencies easily at airports, major train stations and most city centres, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning. When leaving home don’t forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it is stolen. Keep this in a safe place. Credit cards are not always accepted in stores and restaurants. We recommend you carry some cash to pay for restaurant bills and other services.

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Italy

Pre-Night Add-ons

Pre-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Post-Night Add-ons

Post-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

9 days, from $2,599 USD