Amalfi Coast Italy Vacation –
May 3rd to 14th, 2017
Sorrento, Capri, and Rome
10-Nights With Air (including departure tax!) - Just $3,750
I am very pleased to bring you the ultimate Southern Italy / Amalfi coast trip that will take you to some of the most romantic and enchanting spots. This will certainly be a trip that you will never forget.We did this trip back in 2012 so it will have been 5 years ago. The trip was perfect so we are making very few changes other than an even higher class of hotels.
We will depart the US on May 3rd and arrive in Naples the next day. We start this tour off with 5 relaxing nights in Sorrento. I say relaxing because some of our Europe trips have been somewhat busy and rushed. This trip will offer plenty of time to explore in smaller groups and at your own pace.
Our first stop is Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento has no major tourist attractions per se, only the town itself with its enchanting palazzi and charming historic quarter. With convenient access to trains, buses and ferries Sorrento is also a perfect base for visiting this region. Set high atop a bluff on the peninsula it has a stunning view of the Bay of Naples. There are fabulous restaurants and nightlife as well as charming streets where you can shop and browse. Itsstreets seem like 19th-century sepia photographs with ruins of the Roman Empire strewn about and Vesuvius looming in the distance. As a hub for a banquet of must-see sites - Pompeii and Naples to the north and Amalfi Coast to the south - Sorrento is unequaled. The Sorrento peninsula also offers the best beaches and restaurants.
We'll have 5 full days to enjoy optional tours to many of the beautiful and historic places such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, the most completely preserved cities of classical antiquity. The public bus, which runs every hour, will make it easy for us to visit some of the other quaint villages nestled in the hillsides along the Amalfi coast at our own pace. It's a spectacular ride that takes you along the sea as the road wiggles in and out hundreds of feet above the water. This road was completed in 1852 and is a seemingly improbably engineering feat. Gorgeous vistas appear along these almost 25 miles stretching from Sorrento to Vietri. Some of the notable towns on the drive include the nearby Positano, that's built like a steep amphitheatre this town's only job is to look enchanting. Offering a dazzling layer cake of civilizations this medieval city is so picturesque it will practically click your camera for you. I almost booked our group to stay here rather than Sorrento but there isn't enough to do and Sorrento was much more convenient. Vettica Maggiore with it's priceless panorama from the seaside piazza and church; Conca Dei Marini, retreat of the rich and famous with it's villas and churches; Atrani,lined with piggy-backed houses and corkscrew staircases this medieval town revolves around a picture-perfect piazza;Amalfi, the largest town and must-do because of its spectacular cathedral and impossibly romantic souk-like streets; and Cetara with it's waterfront cafes. Is your mouth watering? Mine was when I looked at those images. Unbelievably scenic.
Some of our other optional tours will include wonderful day sail in Naples Bay out to the islands of Procida and Ischia on a beauiful yacht. This was an outstanding tour on our last trip. There will be another optional tour of Pompei which is very worthwhile and we can visit the Amalfi coast by either public bus or private vans. We will also have an option to cruise Amalfi on 3 private wooden boats. Very classy.
After our 5-nights in this fascinating city we will hop aboard a ferry that will whisk us off to the enchanting island of Capri where we will spend the next 3-nights. Capri is a balmy and palmy never-never land that has been the darling of tourism for 2,500 years. It's incomparable views and natural wonders - I Faraglioni and the Blue Grotto are just two of the not-to-be-missed sites on this fabled isle. With 2 full days here we'll have ample time to enjoy everything that this charming island has to offer. Pleasure dome to Roman emperors, and still Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway, this craggy, whale-shaped island has an epic beauty - cliffs that are the very embodiment of time, bougainvillea-shaded pathways overlooking the sea, trees seemingly hewn out of rock by the Greeks. Capri has always been a stage that lesser mortals could share with the Beautiful People. Visiting in the spring will be the ultimate time as the summer time brings huge crowds. The town itself is a Moorish stage set of sparkling white houses, tiny squares, and narrow medieval alleyways hung with flowers, while it's hillsides are spectacular settings for luxurious seaside villas.
Capri became the centre of power in the Roman Empire when Tiberius scattered 12 villas around the island and decided to spend the rest of his life here. This misunderstood gentleman used Capri as a base to run the ancient Roman Empire.
Our hotel is right in the center of Capri Town giving us full access to the shopping and amazing restaurants on the hill. We will set up optional tours to see the famous Blue Groto, Arco Naturale, I Faraglioni, three pale-ocher limestone colossi that loom out of the sea soaring 350 feet above the water, and Certosa di San Giacomo, a grand, palatial complex that was for centuries a Carthusian monastery just recently re-opened after a major renovation. You will also enjoy some great down time here where you might enjoy strolling the town.
Finally, we're capping off our trip with 2 nights in Rome. Now, many of you might have already been to Rome but if you're like me, you will agree that you probably didn't see or experience it all and it's always worth another visit. For those who have never been, you are in for a treat. We will be sure to see the Coliseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel as well as the amazing Trevi Fountain, Spanish Stairs and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't believe your eyes, and of course you'll wish you had more time here to take it all in. But there's always next time.
It’s another incredible singles travel adventure.
Deposit - $200.
Single Supplement: (your own room) - $1,175
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM OUR 2012 TRIP
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR OPTIONAL TOURS FROM OUR 2012 TRIP (prices my change slightly)
Round trip air from LAX Ten nights hotel accommodations (double occp.) Round trip boat to Capri Daily breakfast Chartered bus ground transportation 2 guided tours
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OUR AIR: Deduct $1,350 with your own air
We are taking Lufthansa Airways from LAX
Flight:Lufthansa 453 Departure: Los Angeles 03MAY/505P Arrival:Munich 04MAY/130P
Flight: Lufthansa 1928 Departure:Munich 04MAY/315P Arrival:Naples Capodichino 04MAY/450P
Flight: Lufthansa 1841 Departure:Rome Fiumicino 14MAY/855A Arrival:Munich 14MAY/1030A
Flight: Lufthansa 452 Departure:Munich 14MAY/1200N Arrival:Los Angeles 14MAY/315P
If you are making your own air arrangements see if you can meet us in Munich for our 3:15 pm flight to Naple