Discover & Explore: Pompeii & Amalfi

At-a-Glance


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Highlights:

  • Round trip scheduled airfare
  • Round trip scheduled airfare into Italy
  • 6 Nights accommodation at first class hotel on the Amalfi Coast
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, with assistance, by deluxe motorcoach
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Full day guided excursion to Positano and Ravello/Sorrento & Amalfi/Pompeii
  • 24 Hour Hospitality desk daily at the hotel
  • Enjoy a "Limoncello" with sampling of the products
  • Visit to a ceramics factory and participation in a demonstration
  • Pizza demonstration and tasting
  • Pasta demonstration and tasting

2017 Departure Dates:

  • March 23
  • March 30
  • October 26
  • November 2

Does not include:

  • Meal package: 4 Dinners with drinks $100

Optional Rome Extension

2 Nights - $699 per person
Extend your stay with 2 extra nights in Rome, Italy's majestic capital! Includes transportation, hotel, breakfast, and city tour.

Preferred Hotels

  • Hotel Villa Romana

Day-By-Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transatlantic flight
  • Day 2: Arrive in Italy and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 3:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Walking tour of Sorrento
    • Limoncello Session
  • Day 4:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Day at leisure
    • Capri Optional Tour
  • Day 5:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Tour of Pompeii
  • Day 6:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Naples optional tour
  • Day 7:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Full-day excursion exploring Amalfi Coast
    • Positano Excursion
  • Day 8:
    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Transfer to the airport fly home

Detail Itenerary

Day 1

Today depart the U.S. on an international flight to Italy. (In-Flight Meals)

Day 2

Arrive in Italy where you will be met by your Program Manager who will assist with your transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy your time today either with a quick rest or begin your exploration of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Later this afternoon, meet your Program Manager for a welcome cocktail and orientation.

Day 3

After breakfast, meet your Program Manager for your full day excursion of the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast or Costiera Amalfitana is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. You will visit Ravello - the dramatic hillside town, famous for its Villa Rufolo, which was originally used as a watchtower when it was built in 1200AD. Due to its high altitude, Villa Rufolo a great tourist destination offering breathtaking views and beautiful gardens. Continue to Amalfi and its historical center. You may want to enjoy Saint Andrea Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise, shopping, and spectacular views.

Day 4

After breakfast, we will travel to Pompeii, Italy's most famous and unique archeological site. This city was frozen in time when it was covered by volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Pompeii is now a World Heritage site. Its excavation has provided many treasures and a glimpse back in time of life during the height of the Roman Empire.

Day 5

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure or take part in an optional guided excursion to Capri. Arrival at the pier, board your hydrofoil for your trip to the island of Capri, an enchanted island on the south side of the Gulf of Naples - celebrated for its natural beauty - since the time of the Roman Republic. Upon arrival, experience the "funicolare" and a walking tour of the historical city center. You will have an opportunity to visit the Gardens of Augustus, a retreat into a natural paradise, with a splendid view of the "Faraglioni" - nature's rock guardians of Capri. You will have free time to explore this scenic wonderland, walk through the characteristic streets, shop in the fine boutiques, or just enjoy an espresso and pastry.

Day 6

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your Program Manager for full day excursion to Sorrento and Positano. You will proceed to Sorrento, full of fashionable shops and characteristic artisan shops selling local products and wares. The wonderful climate attracted Roman noblemen in ancient times. They came to Sorrento and built magnificent villas. Today Sorrento is a rich and elegant city, full of world class hotels and restaurants. Stroll through the streets and "piazzetta" of Sorrento, lined with orange and lime trees. Try the local pastries and "espresso Napoletano", or perhaps sample one of the many flavors of gelato. According to the local legend, Positano was founded by a group from Paestum who fled there to avoid the attacks of the Saracens. Positano is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Amalfi peninsula. At the center of town you can see the brightly colored "maiolica" dome of Santa Maria Assunta, the main church of Positano.

Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, enjoy a local "limoncello" session to learn about the tradition and secrets behind the limoncello production. Sample this delicious liquor, which has become a popular after dinner drink - both in Italy and around the world. You may like to walk through the picturesque town of Minori, perhaps meet some of the locals and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the local restaurants. Later learn the art of Italian Pasta making by a "Master Pastaio" - go home a gourmet cook!

Day 8

After breakfast and check-out, board your private motor coach, one last time, for your transfer to the Airport and your return flight home.