Journey Overview & Highights
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The Amalfi Coast is known for its rugged cliff sides, lemon groves and olive trees, and spectacular culture all against the beautiful blue sea. During your journey here, you will experience the best of the Amalfi coast; Sorrento, Naples, Amalfi, Pompeii and Capri. Each town in the region has its own history and picturesque sights. Architecture, food, and a mixture of manmade and natural landscapes will take your breath away each day. Accommodation: Hotel Bougainvillea Relais or similar
Day 1: Arrive in Sorrento
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Arrival Airport: Naples Airport or Sorrento Train Station
As you travel to the quiet, coastal towns along the Amalfi Coast, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking views in Italy. After arriving at your hotel, unwind in you room, or head down to the nearby beach. To end your first relaxing day of Italian bliss, you’ll enjoy a traditional welcome dinner at the hotel.
Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Italian welcome dinner at your Boutique Hotel
Day 2: Full Day Along Amalfi Coast
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In the morning, enjoy a buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Fuel up on fresh fruit, fluffy croissants, and flavorful jams. Meet your driver at the hotel and head out for a day touring the Amalfi coast. Shop, visit cathedrals and taste your way through Positano and Amalfi.
Day 3: Capri & Anacapri, Sightseeing and Mountain View
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Your day will begin in the morning visiting hisotric chapels and churches in Anacapri. After lunch, you'll have time for shopping or sight seeing to your heart’s content amongst the huge variety of local products, clothes etc. Leaving Anacapri, we'll head to Monte Solaro, the highest point on Capri. For nature lovers and fabulous views, you can take the chairlift up to the 600m summit of Monte Solaro. Carry on to Capri’s legendary main square with popular and breathtaking views.
Day 4: Pompeii and Leisure Time
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This morning you’ll travel to the ancient city of Pompeii. The Pompeii excavations site, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. The guide will take you on a wonderful two hour tour and will bring Pompeii back to life walking along the Roman streets. Visiting the theatre and the Roman temples, and pretend to buy things in the old shops. In the early afternoon, you will return to Sorrento where you will be catered to with a traditional lunch at your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Sorrento offeres a variety of activites such as hiking, shopping and horse back riding and boat cruises.
Day 5: Sorrento Cooking School
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After another hearty breakfast, you will get the opportunity to learn how to cook Italian food at your hotel. Before your cooking lesson starts, you will receive a talk about Italian Cooking and ingredients, where you will learn the philosophy behind traditional Italian cuisine. You will learn about the fresh produce, meats and learn how to identify the perfect ingredients for you dish. After this talk, your cooking lesson will begin. Your professional chef will teach you how to prepare typical and traditional Italian recipes using fresh local produce. Follow the chef’s instructions as you create a 3-course meal and then enjoying your own creations for lunch. You'll be able to emjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 6: Half Day Naples
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Today you’ll complete your Amalfi Coast journey by experiencing Naples. After a delicious buffet breakfast, make your own way to beautiful Naples with a private driver. Your day will start in the historical center of Naples, Via Duomo and then San Lorenzo. You will also spend some time in famous Christmas Alley of San Gregorio of Armeno. You'll also experience a panoramic tour of Naples by bus to next destination and then a walking tour of the monumental tour of Piazza del Plebiscito. Enjoy some free time to yourself before returning to hotel.
Day 7: Depart Sorrento
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After spending an unforgettable week in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, we’ll pack our bags and head to the airport for our connecting flights home or your next destination. If you are not quite ready to go home, continue your adventure with an extension to Milan or Rome! Departure Airport: Naples Airport or Sorrento Train Station
Optional 3-Day Extension to Rome, Italy
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For those who wish to extend your time in Italy, transfer to Rome and check-in to your beautiful hotel in the city center. Spend the next 3 days exploring the ancient city, starting at Capitoline Hill before continuing on to the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Nuovo, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, ending at the famous Colosseum. Wake up to a traditional Italian breakfast each day before setting out to explore the world-famous Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. With your private guide, you’ll experience the unforgettable highlights of the Vatican, such as Michelangelo’s masterpiece—the frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, stop by St. Peter Basilica, the world's largest church, and gaze upon some of the world’s most beautiful Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Accommodation: The Empire Hotel
Dinner. Accommodation: Kilma Hotel Milan Fiere
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.
Dates & Prices
From $3600 per person | All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and 2 meals per day. *International Airfare and Visa Fees not included
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Where is the Amalfi Coast in Italy?
The Amalfi coast consists of a few towns along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. This is along the east coast of Italy meeting the Tyrrhenian Sea.
+ What is the Amalfi Coast known for?
The Amalfi Coast has been a popular destination for centuries. The region consists of gorgeous coastal villages. Every village part of the Amalfi coast is renowned for its restaurants and hotels. The region thrives upon the produce grown nearby such as lemon and olives. Visiting the Amalfi Coast you will taste honest and delivious Italian and seafood.
+ What is the distance from Rome to Amalfi Coast?
From Rome to Sorrento is approximately 3 1/2 hours by car.
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