Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Capri
On this fabulous holiday you’ll stay in the village of Minori and spend a week exploring the delights of the Amalfi Coast. First, you’ll discover the picturesque towns of Amalfi and Ravello, which overlook the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. In Sorrento, there’s an opportunity to learn how the area’s famous liqueur limoncello is made, followed of course by a tasting. Next, you’ll admire picture-postcard scenery as you drive to a winery in the Amalfi Hills and try some locally produced wines alongside a lunch of cheese and salami. You’ll discover the exceptional archaeological site of Pompeii, the Roman town frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and of course; a trip to the Amalfi wouldn’t be complete without setting sail for the enchantingCapri, a favoured spot of the international jet set from the 1950s to today.
Your Holiday Includes
Included Holiday Highlights
Day 1 UK – Naples
Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you’ve pre-booked) for your flight to Naples today. On arrival, well transfer you to the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Your 4-star hotel in the village of Minori is surrounded by pretty beaches and lush green hills dotted with lemon and orange groves. Settle in before you head to the restaurant for dinner this evening.
Day 2 Amalfi
Your sightseeing of this beautiful region of Italy begins today, as you uncover the charms of one ofits most picturesque towns, Amalfi. We will spend the day in this beautiful town whichis set between the mountains and the sea and dominated by an impressive Romanesque cathedral said to hold the remains of St Andrew.
Day 3 Pompeii
Today discover the exceptional archaeological site of Pompeii, the Roman town frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You’re going to explore in fantastic company, as a Local Guide leads you through its maze of streets. As you stroll you’ll get a fascinating insight into the last days of the people who lived here. You’ll see villas still decorated with brightly painted mosaics, Roman baths and an impressive amphitheatre. There are even bakeries here that still have their bread ovens and flour grinders intact.
Day 5 Capri
Get ready to set sail for enchanting Capri, a favoured spot of the international jet set from the 1950s to today. Highlights of your guided tour include the hillside village of Anacapri, the wonderful Gardens of Caesar Augustus and the Faraglioni rocks. During some free time you might choose to take the chair lift to the highest point of the island for spectacular sweeping views. Or you might find yourself lured into the exclusive boutiques of Capri Village.
Day 6 Minori – at Leisure
How you spend your day is completely up to you. You can stay close to your hotel if you wish, or why not come with us on an optional trip to Positano.
This will take you on another scenic journey along the Amalfi coastline, so sit back and enjoy the views. Once in Positano, soak up the exclusive feel of this lovely resort as you browse chic designer boutiques, or maybe while away the time on the beach.
Instead of Positano, on our winter departures your option today is a visit to Salerno, to see the magical festive lights display.
Day 7 Ravello & the Amalfi Hills
Your included excursion begins with drive high up the cliffs to Ravello, which is perched above Amalfi overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The wonderful gardens of Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are memorable highlights here, and there’s also an impressive cathedral to admire. Then there is another chance to take in the Amalfi Coast’s sublime scenery as we drive way up into the hills to a winery. As we ascend, enjoy views of steep slopes, where the native grapes are cultivated on terraces. On arrival we’ll taste some wine, before moving on to lunch at il Rifugio Tramonti. You’ll be able to take in the stunning views from the terrace while you eat. Lunch will typically consist of sausages cooked on the open grill, homemade cakes and of course the local herbal liqueurs.Meals included:B,L,D
Day 8 Naples – UK
Transfer to the airport for our flight to the UK today. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you’ve pre-booked).