The Amalfi Coast is a wonderful destination for anyone looking to experience the Mediterranean joie de vivre. The beaches, the food, the people—everything is picture-perfect. The best way to see the region is to sign up for private tours of the Amalfi coast. Of course, not all tours are the same. Here are 5 insider tips to help ensure that you’re getting the most of your holiday.

1. Be clear on what’s included.

The best private tours of Amalfi coast include all hotels (with breakfast), private transportation in a luxury sedan with an English-speaking chauffer, assistance and porterage at train stations and airports, all entrance tickets, and many more. Everything has been arranged; all you have to do is show up. This is the kind of tour you want to choose if you’re looking to completely relax and not have to think about anything.

2. Ask about possible day trips.

You can add on a day trip (or two) to your private Amalfi holiday. Day tours to destinations such as Capri Island, Pompeii, Paestum, Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius, and many other places can be arranged by a good tour operator.

3. Be sure to see Positano.

This picturesque town—known for its lovely and colorful villas and houses—is a wonderful place to visit if you’re interested in a private gastronomy tour. Enjoy a pizza in a local restaurant and treat yourself to an authentic gelato while relaxing on the beach.

4. Try a private swimming tour of the Fiordo of Furore.

Away from the tourist crowds, Furore is known for its turquoise waters. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling time in the morning and then go on a walking tour of the town in the afternoon to see its stunning murals.

5. Go for custom.

Do you need something very specific? Expert travel planners can put together a tailored private Amalfi holiday just for you. Simply inform them of your schedule and the places you absolutely must cover or the experiences you really want to enjoy, and they’ll take care of the rest.