Tour Description

On this 9 Nights/10 Days Private Tour, as soon as you land in Naples, you will be introduced to the spirit of South Italy and escorted to your hotel. This tour begins on day 2 where you get to see the volcanic town and archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius from up close.

Seeing the first century AD cities where the Roman Empire reigned is the most delicate part of this tour. Just like Herculaneum known for the legendary Hercules and Pompeii for the amazing battles with gladiators, you will be able to walk the same ground on which Roman kings used to walk and see the elite Roman resorts like the Suburban Baths, the House of the Deers, many temples, houses and churches. You will even see the skeletons of many fugitives and people who used to live in that time.

From the medieval towns near Naples, the tour continues in the luxurious and chic Amalfi Coast which is a mix of culture and modern tourism. Here you could enjoy a Private boat tour: We will help you to discover beauties such as; Cala Puolo, a small fishing village with traditional restaurants along the beach, Massa Lubrense a picturesque fishing village, Mitigliano Bay accessible only by sea, the Marine Park with views of Capri. Disembark in one of many little villages and enjoy a lunch in a characteristic local restaurant. You will have the opportunity to visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello as well Capri Island, a summer playground for The Romans Emperors.

It is possible to travel along the Gulf of Salerno to reach Paestum Archeological Park. The Greek temples of Paestum are some of the most stunning ancient monuments in Italy. Still standing after 2500 years, they embody the Greek ideals of beauty, rationality, and the sacred. This day trip takes you along the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Salerno to the low, often flower-filled plain looking out to the sea where the three temples stand. You will have time to explore the vast site consisting also of a Roman town with forum constructed on top of the original Greek settlement.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Gulf of Naples and The Amalfi Coast Tour | 9 Nights/10 Days

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 Naples. The balance of this first day is at leisure. For International arrivals, we suggest an early dinner and a good night sleep.  Overnight in Naples.

Day 02: Naples Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the hotel lobby. Today enjoy a full day Private Guided Tour of Naples. Your city tour begins with Castel Nuovo, the political center of the city during the Antiquity period, through to the high medieval period (when Petrarch and Boccaccio were guests). You will then continue to the Castle dell’Ovo (The Egg Castle), which has a history dating back to the Roman times and was even a prison under the Normans. With a view of the bay of Naples as a backdrop, your tour continues to Piazza Plebiscito; the most monumental and harmonious square in the city, to view the vast 17th-century Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House and the Church of St. Francis. You will then continue through Piazza della Borsa to Corso Umberto and the Galleria Umberto I, lined with beautiful lamps and 19th-century buildings containing some of the most elegant shops and cafes in Naples. After lunch in an authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria together with your Private Guide you will visit the Naples National Archaeological Museum, one of Naples' treasure troves. The museum contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. The collection includes works of the highest quality produced in Greek, Roman and Renaissance times. It is considered one of the most important Archaeological Museum in the world. After your Museum tour you will ride up to Posillipo Hill where you'll have time for photographs and an excellent panoramic view of the city. Coming down from Posillipo, with the beautiful Bay of Naples on to your right side, you will pass first by Mergellina and then by the famous Santa Lucia district. Willing, you will have time to stop for an authentic Espresso and Sfogliatella Pastry before returning to your Hotel. Overnight in Naples.

Day 03: Naples → Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Private Guided Tour → Sorrento | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your Driver at the Hotel lobby. This morning you will be privately transferred to your Hotel in Sorrento. On Route stop in Pompeii where you will meet your Private Guide. Pompeii, buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Enjoy a walking tour of Pompeii that will include: visits to the interiors of the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens, Ancient streets where locals dined and where you'll learn about traditional Roman cuisine, the amphitheatre where we'll talk of the Gladiators and the events staged in the arena. As well as enjoying numerous anecdotes about life in Pompeii that will include some of the Graffiti dating back to Roman times that are still visible throughout the ruins. Continue with a visit to the Ancient Forum, Pompeii's centre for religious, civil and economic life where we'll walk through the ancient Macellum which was a covered food market that occupied a corner of the forum. Of the three different areas, the central section was intended for use by the imperial house, those to the sides for the sale of meat, whilst an area in the middle was for the cleaning and sale of fish. Lunch at the most important winemaker of Lachrima Christi, located just few hundred meters below the peak of the Volcano Vesuvius. Here you will have a classical Italian lunch that includes bruschette with fresh tomatoes and olive oil served with salami and cheeses. Then, spaghetti will be served with little hill cherry tomatoes, accompanied by two different red wines. After lunch, the tour continues to Mount Vesuvio for a visit of the site. The view from the top is breathtaking, in fact the mount dominates the Bay of Naples with its characteristic cone. From the top you can observe the whole extent of the southern part of the volcano and, during days with good visibility, it is possible to see the entire gulf of Naples. The guide will lead you through the "Fumarole" zone, the old Funicolare which inspired the famous song "Funiculì, Funiculà" and the place where is located "La Capannina". In the late afternoon, continue to your Hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 04: 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 cheese makers, 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 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 05: Capri Private Guided Tour with Limoncello & Blue Grotto Tour | This morning you will be private transferred to Sorrento Marina Piccola to meet your guide and to board a fast ferry to Capri. First visit Marina Grande with his classy restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Then to Anacapri, 1,800 feet above sea level, where you will visit Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Gardens. Continue to the main town of Capri, where you can visit La Piazzetta, the Gardens of Augustus, Faraglioni, and the distinctive rocks. After lunch in a characteristic Caprese restaurant, you will visit, weather permitting, the incredible Blue Grotto. Capri is a very exclusive travel destination, it is here to spot the occasional unassuming celebrity (Paparazzi as well unfortunately). Late afternoon you will re-board the fast ferry to Sorrento. Have a lovely evening and night in Sorrento.

Day 06: Sorrento at Leisure. Overnight in Sorrento.

Day 07: Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Private Transfer | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet you driver at the hotel lobby. Private Transfer to your Hotel in Amalfi. On route enjoy one of the most intriguing coastlines in the world. On route enjoy one of the most intriguing coastline in the world. The Amalfi coast is for sure one of the most striking sceneries existing in southern Italy, and apart from the stunning views one can enjoy all along the drive, it is the road itself to be a real challenge to the steep rocky cliffs overlooking the magnificent emerald colours of the Tyrrhenian sea. For centuries, the little villages have stayed quiet and almost immersed in a dreamlike atmosphere. It was only in the early 50’s that more and more families discovered the hospitality of those genuine local people that for generations had just dedicated their time to fishing and to the cultivation of a very wild landscape, creating the most impressive scenery of artificial terraces. You will first visit Positano. When you walk through the historical centre you are overwhelmed by the amount of shops selling any sort of stuff, the lemon liqueurs, the candles, the pictures and everywhere, even hanging over balconies the most incredible colours of linen clothes locally called “Moda Positano”. As you walk to the bottom of the village, free of traffic, you get to the local church still further down to the local beach. After Positano dreamful experience continue your journey along the Coast, you will stop for lunch in a Characteristic Local Restaurant. In the afternoon continue to your Hotel in Amalfi. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 08: Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi and Ravello Private Guided Tour | Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide at the Hotel lobby. This morning you will visit Vietri sul Mare, a fascinating town, gate door of the Amalfi Coast. With a wonderful panorama on the Salerno Bay and the Amalfi Coast. Stroll along the colorful houses and narrow streets. The history, traditions, art and traditional crafts will impress you with its charm and curiosity! Renown all over the World, the colorful Ceramica of Vietri is a tradition dating back to the 15th century. The town feels like an open-air showroom, with walls along the main streets lined with beautiful tableware, ceramics of all kinds, and shelves burgeoning with variously shaped bowls and vases. After an initial pass-through, you'll begin to see stylistic differences and be able to spot individual artists, each characterized by a proprietary pattern and color palette. After lunch in a characteristic local Restaurant continue your journey by visiting the beautiful town of Amalfi. Historically the most important town of the area, Amalfi was one of the 4 Maritime Republic, and it has some of the oldest paper factories Italy; motherland of the inventor of the sea compass, etc. What is left of that glorious past is the Duomo, with and impressive facade decorated with gorgeous mosaics. 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. The town of Ravello is the best place where to leave the crowds and 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 09: Amalfi at Leisure. Overnight in Amalfi.

Day 10: Naples Departure | Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning at the appropriate time enjoy a Private Transfer to Naples Airport. Arrivederci! Ciao! Buon Viaggio!

Tour Inclusions
  • 2 Nights in Naples: Palazzo Caracciolo 4* or Similar
  • 4 Nights Sorrento: Hotel Minerva 4* or Similar
  • 3 Nights Amalfi Coast: Hotel Hotel Miramalfi 4* or Similar
  • Assistance and Porterage at Airports, Train Stations and Hotels
  • Private Transportation by Mercedes E or V Class with English Speaking Driver
  • Private Guided Tours with Professional Local Guides | Door to Door Service
  • Entrances to Museums, Galleries, Archeological Parks and other Venues
  • Breakfast at Hotels, All Food & Wine Tours/Enogastronomic and Most Lunches.
  • 24/7 Assistance and Support from our Ground Operational Office in Italy
  • Details up on request
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€ 6,485 per person

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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.
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  • 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