Pompeii & Amalfi

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  • Overview

    Visit irresistible Southern Italy & Amalfi Coast on this once in a lifetime experience. Rich in culture and stunning scenery, irresistible Southern Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy an eight day journey back to the old country where you will explore not one, but many Italy’s. As one of the most popular destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento as your base for sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast. You will experience gorgeous places such as Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii and an opportunity to visit Capri. The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience.


    • Round trip scheduled airfare into Italy
    • 6 Nights accommodation at first class hotel in Sorrento
    • 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/Amalfi/Pompeii
    • 24 Hour Hospitality desk daily at the hotel
    • Enjoy a “Limoncello” with sampling of the products
    • Pizza demonstration and tasting
    • Pasta demonstration and tasting


    Day 1

    Depart USA

    Depart the U.S. on an international flight to Italy In-flight meals
    Day 2

    Arrival in Sorrento

    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 aft ernoon, meet again with your program manager for a welcome cocktail and orientation.
    Day 3


    After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour through the city of Sorrento, full of fashionable shops and characteristic artisan shops selling local products and wares. The wonderful climate attracted Roman noblemen in ancient times, who came to Sorrento and built magnificent villas. Today Sorrento is a rich and elegant city, full of world class hotels and restaurants. Later, enjoy a local “Limoncello” session to learn about the tradition and secrets behind limoncello production. To end the day, a master “pastaio”or pasta maker, will teach you the art of Italian pasta making so you can go home and let your friends taste your new skill. Bellissimo! (B)
    Day 4


    After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure or take part in an optional guided excursion to Capri. Arrive at the pier and 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 historic 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. (B)
    Day 5


    After breakfast, meet your program manager for your full day excursion of the Amalfi Coast. Also known as the ‘CostieraAlmafitana’, the Almafi Coast 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 1200 AD. Due to its high altitude, Villa Rufolo is a great tourist destination off ering breathtaking views and beautiful gardens. Continue to Amalfi and its historic center. You may want to enjoy Saint Andrea Cathedral, the Cloister of Paradise and even some shopping. Stroll through the streets and “piazzetta”, 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 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. (B)
    Day 6


    After breakfast we will travel to Pompeii, one of Italy’s most famous and unique archeological sites. 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 which offers a glimpse back in time to life during the height of the Roman Empire. (B)
    Day 7

    Amalfi Coast

    After breakfast at your hotel, you have the day at leisure for shopping, strolling or perhaps enjoy an optional tour to Naples. As the capital of the Campania region, Naples is known for its rich history and art. Since the city and pizza are synonymous be sure to sample pizza from a local Neapolitan pizzeria. (B)
    Day 8

    Amalfi Coast/USA

    Breakfast at your hotel Transfer to the airport for flight home


    Days 9-11


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