Tour Description

They say that Capri and Amalfi Coast are the eyes to the soul of Italy as it truly is: charming, beautiful and 100% natural. This 9 Nights/10 Days Private Luxury Tour starts with your Naples arrival and a trip to the magical Sorrento with a view over the Bay of Naples, a 2000-year-old touristic destination because of the sunset and amazing fragrances of the surrounding gardens. After you are magically lost in paradise because of the orange and lemon scents, we will take you to the volcanic Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii for an exclusive wine tasting session.

During the rest of the days, you will be treated to a private yacht and will visit dozens of small bays and colorful towns in the coast, but also take a stroll in some of the most photogenic and atmospheric squares in Italy and see how the sun rises and sets in Capri, Sorrento Ischia.

From paved squares to chic cafes and trendy restaurants, the Amalfi Coast cruise will show you what luxury tastes like when you are in Italy.

Detailed Itinerary

Cruise Beyond The Amalfi Coast | 9 Nights/10 Days

Tour Package Price starting at EURO 8,485 per person

Day 01: Arrive in Naples | Welcome to Italy! On your arrival at Naples Airport, after you clear Immigration, you will pick up your luggage from the appropriate carousel and then proceed to Customs. Just outside the Exit of the protected area meet your English-Speaking Assistant. Porterage arrangements have been made for 2 pieces of luggage per passenger. You will be transferred to your hotel in Sorrento. The balance of this first day is at leisure. For international arrivals, we suggest an early dinner and a good night sleep.  Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 02: Pompei Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will be privately transferred to Pompeii to meet your guide: enjoy a Private Guided Tour of Pompeii Archeological Ruins. Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. After the Tour, continue to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 03: Sorrento Villages Tour and Terranova Farm Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver and Guide at the Hotel Lobby. Your private tour today will start with a visit to an extra virgin olive oil farm. Enjoy a demonstration on the production of Olive Oil from the olive on the tree to the bottle. Followed by a delicious tasting of this fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil on freshly baked bread. On your way to the next stop, the mozzarella and cheesemakers, we stop for a fantastic photo opportunity over the two bays’, the bay of Salerno and the Bay of Naples, for a bird's eye view of the famous Amalfi Drive. You will be welcomed with open arms by the family at the cheese farm, who have over 50 years of experience. After touring the farm, watch the making of mozzarella (a cheese that originated from the Naples area), participate in a wonderful explanation of the entire process up to the final product, which you will taste with lunch. Sit back and relax with an antipasto of local 'in season' vegetables, salami then followed by freshly made pasta. Tasting the fresh mozzarella you have just witnessed being made. Lunch is served with local wine and soft drinks, followed by Limoncello. Then continue to Sorrento to meet your Private Guide. Visit Sorrento Historic Centre where you will have a Wine tasting at a local Enoteca, with full demonstration, visit to the cellar and wine tasting. The tour ends in the heart of Sorrento for Italy's famous GELATO. Return to the Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 04: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Private Boat Guided Tour: Dropoff Amalfi Hotel | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby and transfer to Sorrento pier where you will meet your English-Speaking Captain. Embark on a Private Boat Tour. On route to your Hotel in Amalfi cruise the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. This morning you will appreciate the pleasure of cruising along the Sorrento Coast. If the town by the land is amazing, if you see the coastline by the sea is by far more than incredible: great walls of Tufa Rock with huge creeks will leave you simply speechless. As you depart from Sorrento Pier and pass through Marina Grande fishing village, you will discover the hidden treasure of Regina Giovanna Bath, once a Roman Villa; a cleft in the rocks allows the sea to channel through an archway into a clear, natural pool, with the water turning iridescent blue, green, and violet as the sunlight changes angles. Continue to the beach of Cala di Puolo, a small fishing village; Massa Lubrense and Marina dell LobraMarciano; Mitigliano Bay, accessible only by sea​; the Bay of Ieranto with the protected Marine Park. You will pass by the legendary Li Galli Islands, a small island archipelago is also known as the Sirenusas, the Gallos or “the Cocks”. The name Sirenusas is because in Greek mythology the Sirens symbolized the dangers that awaited the seafarers. Stop for lunch in Positano in a characteristic local restaurant and then enjoy some time at leisure walking to the lower part of the town. A pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a maze of alleys and steps with small shops displaying the typical products of local crafts, which, together with the undisputed beauty of the landscape, have contributed to making Positano famous world-wide. We refer to the fresh linen dresses in style "Positano fashion", the leather sandals and, the colorful ceramics. Reembark your Private Boat and continue your Cruise by passing through Praiano and Conca dei Marini, a village that has impeccably preserved the old charm of a fishing village, with white houses tucked into the rock, like precious stones in a sculpted setting. Late afternoon, reach Amalfi Pier where you will meet your driver. Private Transfer to your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 05: Amalfi Coast Private Guided Tour |Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. This morning you will first visit the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant'Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era. The Museo Arsenale Amalfi is a medieval shipyard-turned-exhibition space. The town gives its name to the whole coast as well as one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world for its history, monuments and natural setting that allowed to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After some time at leisure, continue to the top of the mountains to Ravello, situated at 1100 feet above the sea level, the views of the coast below are for sure the most breath-taking scenery. Lunch in a Characteristic Local Restaurant, The town of Ravello is for sure the best place where to leave the crowds and where to enjoy the quiet of a village, where most of the historical centre is still untamed, and still recalling the magnificence of the grand private residences. Here you will visit Villa Rufolo. The villa was built in the 13th century for the wealthy Rufolo dynasty and was home to several Popes as well as King Robert of Anjou. Late afternoon return to your Hotel. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 06: Amalfi → Capri Private Boat Tour → Capri Hotel | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Amalfi pier where you will embark on a Private Boat Tour. Leave the Amalfi Coast for Capri Island… the chic shopping, the jet-set lifestyle and all the glamour; this Italian Island is famous for. But Capri’s incredible natural topography and stunning Capri harbors are best viewed via a private boat cruise, and today your morning will begin with a circumnavigation of Capri viewing all the Island’s breath-taking majesty with your captain at the helm of your Private Boat. You will experience Capri’s mega-yacht enclave of Marina Piccola, spear through Capri’s iconic Faraglioni Rocks, and visit all Capri’s grottoes. The Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra: Inside, pass from complete darkness into a sparkling cavern, lit by azure blue light, while the sounds of the ancient Neapolitan song echo along the stone walls. Lunch in a characteristic local restaurant. With Capri’s Monte Solaro soaring above, the captain can drop anchor at many of these crystal-clear enclaves for swimming or relaxing onboard. The White Grotto: It gets its name from the white stalactites that hang from the roof of the cave and the white layers of calcareous material that coats its sides. One of the stalactites is said to resemble the Virgin Mary in prayer. The grotto consists of an upper and lower cave, although the upper is not easily accessible. The lower cave is about 24 feet at its tallest and is wider above the water (about six feet) than it is at the surface. The Green Grotto: The green light that reflects on the rocks inside of the cave, creating a beautiful visual effect for visitors to the cave. The cave has two openings, the smallest of which lets in the sunlight. It is also possible to swim through the grotto from one side to the other. L’arco Naturale and the Grotta Meravigliosa: The Natural Arch is a rock formation of Paleolithic age 12 meters wide and almost 20 meters high, which, due to the atmospheric agents and geological processes that have affected the island in the past, has acquired a curious arched shape. The view enjoyed from the sea is just stunning. Your Capri Private Boat Tour ends at Capri’s Marina Grande. Capri’s main port is filled with mega-yachts from all over the globe juxtaposed with typical Capri wooden fishing boats for a gorgeous Italian maritime scene. In the late afternoon disembark and enjoy a Private Transfer to your Hotel. Capri by night… there is really nothing more exclusive. Overnight in Capri.

Day 07: Capri Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your guide at the lobby. This morning you will visit Anacapri, a concentration of Mediterranean colors, scents, and sounds. Town life here has remained authentic despite the island's tourism: tucked between the houses there are tiny, humble vegetable gardens surrounded by lush tropical plants. A walk around the center of Anacapri will take you past tiny Neapolitan tailor shops, artisan shoemakers, ladies sitting in the shade outside working on their knitting while exchanging gossip and news...all with the scent of the town's lemon groves that permeates the air. Here you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Visit Mount Solaro, the ride to the summit takes only 13 minutes and each chair holds just a single rider. The journey to the top of Mount Solaro, while it may look intimidating is a very serene ride and you are never more than ten meters or so above the ground. The chair lift takes you over gardens, private homes, and eventually over the rugged terrain near the top of the peak. The views as you climb higher get more and more impressive until you find yourself at the top with a 360-degree view of the island and the Bay of Naples. If you happen to get a very clear day you will be able to see Mount Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast and even the mountains in Calabria. After returning to the town of Capri for lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting part of the island. The best way to discover the island is by walking and breathing the special atmosphere along the tiny pedestrian alleys. The famous Piazzetta, with its prestigious cafes' and surrounded by whitewashed buildings, the beautiful Augustus Gardens with its enchanting views, the narrow winding streets with delightful small shops. The Augustus Gardens are next. In the 1900s this botanical estate was the vacation home of steel magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp. Explore the unique flora of Capri in this island garden. It is from here that we will look down upon the renowned Faraglioni limestone sea stacks. These imposing rock formations are one of Capri’s best-known landmarks. If you would like to enjoy some more walking, our guide will take you on a hike along the secluded paths lined with stone walls and citrus groves. Included is a visit to a Limoncello shop, Capri's favorite lemon 'digestivo'. Late afternoon, return to your Hotel. Overnight in Capri.

Day 08: Capri → Ischia & Procida Private Boat Tour → Ischia | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to Capri pier where you will embark on a Private Boat Tour of Ischia and Procida. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to your Hotel in Ischia. Along the way to Procida, you will admire Nisida, the Campi Flegrei up to Capo Miseno. You will tour the Island by boat. This tiny island is not on the tourist map, so you can rest assured of authentic Italian island experience and rub shoulders with the locals. There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Disembark in Procida to visit the island by land. Take a small walk through myriad streets fanning out from the main port and soak up the island’s colorful heritage. After Procida, continue to Ischia and tour of the island by boat. Lunch in a local characteristic restaurant. Ischia, an island of volcanic origin, well-known, above all, for its thermal waters and amazing beaches. Regarding the volcanic activity, on the island of Ischia, there are indeed numerous hot springs with various healing properties. In the XVI century, they were examined and studied with the scientific method by the doctor Giulio Iasolino who discovered that on the island were some 56 different mineral water springs, in addition to the many sources of steam. Along the way, you will admire the Aragonese Castle, Maronti beach, the spa Cavascura, the oldest of the island, or alternatively the Bay of Sorgeto with its warm waters and mud bath. You may visit Sant’Angelo’s Aphrodite Apollon Thermal Spa Park to indulge the senses with 12 therapeutic sea-water thermal hydro-pools, beauty salon, sauna, and restaurants spilling across various levels to the Ischia sea. A volcanic hot-rock Ischia massage is also recommended. Or alternatively, from the thermal spa’s private jetty, you can re-board as you wish and cruise to another Ischia marina to explore: Forio, Casamicciola or Lacco Ameno. In the late afternoon, you will disembark at Ischia Pier to meet your driver: Private transfer to your Hotel in Ischia. Overnight in Ischia.

Day 09: Ischia Island Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby for a Private Guided Tour of Ischia Island. The most impressive historical monument in Ischia is the famous Castello Aragonese, which stands on a volcanic rock, like a small island. This rock reaches the height of 113 meters above the sea level and it has an area of approximately 56.000 square meters. The Aragonese castle was built by Geron of Syracuse and was transformed into a fortress during the Angevin domination when it was closed by massive walls. Later, Alfonso of Aragon built the bridge that still connects the small island to the main island. Inside the walls of the castle, you can admire the ruins of the cathedral, inside whose crypt there are frescoes of Giotto school and the Church of the Immaculate with the adjoining convent of the Poor Clares (XVIII century) in whose basement is the macabre cemetery of the nuns. Continue your tour, passing through each of the main Island towns with stops for photographs at Maronti Beach, Serrara Fontana, Forio, and Lacco Ameno as well as a longer stop in Sant'Angelo. After lunch in a characteristic local restaurant, you will explore the exquisite Mortella Botanical Gardens. Created in 1958 by Lady Susan Walton, La Mortella Botanic Gardens were developed over the course of 50 years. Considered one of the most beautiful private gardens in Europe, it was built on land that was once covered in volcanic rocks. Today, the botanic gardens are divided into a valley garden and a hill garden, each with a distinct character. The hill garden features Mediterranean vegetation and architectural elements that reflect the history and archaeology of Ischia. It is dominated by the Greek Theater, an auditorium that was carved out of the slope of the mountain with a stage overlooking the Bay of Forio. The valley garden is home to a wide variety of trees and flowers, including ginkgo biloba trees, magnolias, hydrangeas, tree ferns, geraniums, Brahea palms, yucca, aloe and water lilies. It also features 65-foot tall trees that produce yellow flowers like tulips. Also, on the grounds is a house that includes a concert hall and museum where concerts are held on the weekends each fall and spring. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Hotel. Overnight in Ischia.

Day 10: Naples Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. At a convenient time met your driver at the hotel lobby. Private Transfer to Ischia Pier to meet your Assistant. You will Fast-Ferry across the Bay to reach Naples Port. Once in Naples meet your Driver to be privately transferred to Naples Airport.  Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio!

Tour Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Sorrento: Hotel Continental 4* or Similar
  • 2 Nights Amalfi Coast: Hotel Miramalfi 4* or Similar
  • 2 Nights in Capri: Grand Hotel La Palma 4* or Similar
  • 2 Nights in Ischia: Grand Hotel Moresco 5* in Junior Suite Sea View with Balcony in B/B
  • Assistance and Porterage (2 Piece of Luggage per person) at Airports and Train Stations
  • Day Tours and Transfers by Mercedes E Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Boat Tours with Tornado 38 or similar with English Speaking Captain
  • Private Guided Tours by Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, Lunches & Food & Wine Tours as per Itinerary
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Sorrento.
Price
Private Package Tours Rates: The Price for an Italy Private Luxury Tour will vary according to the type of Package sought, the number of travelers in your party, Travel Season, Hotels and Rooms preference, number of days at leisure and length of Tour.
The following starting Prices are based on 2 people traveling in Low Season in Double Occupancy. May 1 through October 17, Hotels Supplements Rates apply.
Complete Packages:
Silver: in 4* Standard Hotels: Starting at 450 Euro per person/per day.
Gold: in 4* Boutique Hotels: Starting at 600 Euro per person/per day.
Platinum: in 5* Standard Hotels: Starting at 800 Euro per person/per day.
Diamond: in 5* Luxury Hotels: Starting at 1,000 + Euro per person/per day.

For Private Small Groups of 4, 6 and 8 + price per person will be lower.

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania