Itinerary Highlights
  • Our selection of enchanting hotels allow you to experience the best of the Amalfi Coast
  • Take in incredible panoramas along the coastal route from Naples to Amalfi
  • A stay in an exclusive cliff-side hotel is a must
  • Our bonuses include a day on a private yacht along the coast, hire car & GPS, top tips and must-sees, and access to our local Concierge service

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The Italian dream - From Naples to Amalfi

First stop, the bustling city of Naples and its wonderfully roguish atmosphere, followed by the elegant Amalfi River. A classic, essential itinerary of sights that truly testify to the greatness of the Roman Empire, including the most famous, Pompeii, as well as the iconic resorts of the Amalfi coast: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, all the way up to Ravello all coming together to make this UNESCO World Heritage-worthy coastline.
Discover the beautifully-lit and sweet-scented Mediterranean landscape with its beaches, dizzying, scenic roads, old churches, palaces, and terraces that have inspired poets and musicians, not to mention a cuisine of subtle aromas and generous textures.
In the classic early 20th century style, the vast private residences with perched gardens drop down towards the sea. Here, refinement and the art of living are of particular importance, which is why we have selected our choice of accommodation to inspire a journey of hedonistic and romantic discovery.

Among the top highlights of your trip

A yacht cruise along the Amalfi coast. A coastline of wild coves, terraced villas with towering pine trees and fishing villages nestled at the bottom of small bays offers an incomparably beautiful view along the Mediterranean.
Included in the itinerary for this day: a boat trip along the nature reserve of Ieranto Bay, the '3 Pizzi Bay' of Nerano, then around the Galli Islands, before reaching Positano, where a stop is scheduled to visit the famous village. On the cruise, you'll be able to go swimming and snorkelling, and indulge in picnics on board.

Your hot spots along the Amalfi coast



Accommodation in Sorrento

This guesthouse offers thirteen rooms offering an intimate and casual welcome near Sorrento, somewhat of a rare find on the Amalfi coast. One thing guests are sure to remember is the incredible view from each room, where the summit of Vesuvius merges with the azure horizon of the Mediterranean sea.
Depending on the season, leave the car and instead reach Sorrento via the cliff-side walking trail which will take you to the waterfront taverns of Marina Grande in less than 15 minutes. At breakfast time (served in the kitchen), your hosts will recommend their favourite terraces, while serving you homemade lemon marmalade, an assortment of prosciutto and local cheeses or American pancakes if that's more to your fancy. Hidden away from the summer crowds of Sorrento, this is an exclusive hotel where you can take time to just enjoy life. The lovely pool is a bonus.

A bright & contemporary stay in Praiano

During the high season, it is wise to stay outside of Positano, a very popular tourist destination. Our choice of accommodation in Praiano is the ideal refuge from which to explore the region or to lounge around its beautiful panoramic teak swimming pool. This contemporary hotel has adapted to modern trends, with Pilates, a techno-gym space, high-tech room design, and minimalist decor.
Throughout the hotel, large bay windows open onto blue sea as far as the eye can see. The spa is home to a lovely heated indoor pool.

Route

Everything is 100% tailored to you
DAY 1

Flight to Naples

Transfer and two night's accommodation in the centre of Naples, just a stone's throw from the San Carlo Theatre and Castel Nuovo. Located on the top floor of a historic building, this modern hotel combines elegance, tasteful decor and a warm and discreet welcome. On the roof there is a large terrace equipped with sun loungers to relax and enjoy the views of Naples. On sunny days, breakfast and drinks are served on the terrace.

DAYS 2 & 3

Naples

Things we love in Naples - A dinner in the fishing village of Marechiaro (a Neapolitan district at the foot of the Pausilippe) - a lively evening in the Riviera di Chiaia or in the Piazza Bellini - joining the locals on their their 'passeggiata' or evening stroll by the water - a wander down Spaccanapoli - an evening of 'canzonette' (love songs) or 'bel canto'...

DAY 4

Explore Sorrento and its peninsula

on free day that's yours to spend as you wish, ideal for taking the time to explore the secluded and wild region.
Top sights and experiences - The panoramic view of Capri from Massa Lubrense - a hike along the Siren trail - the fishing villages of Nerano Cantone and Marina del Cantone - a day in Procida.
Included in the itinerary - A gozzo cruise along the Amalfi coast.

DAY 6

Sorrento - Positano - Praiano

A must-see - Positano with its white houses plunging into the sea and its steep alleyways scented with lemon and olive trees - nearby, the Li Galli archipelago, famous for its mermaids as described by Homer in the Odyssey.
Enjoy a two-night stay in Praiano.

DAY 7

Ravello and Amalfi

A must-see - Ravello, a concentration of churches and ancient palaces, founded by a group of Romans fleeing barbaric looting after the fall of the Empire; don't miss the Belvedere of Villa Cimbrona, an astonishing panoramic balcony opening onto the coast - Amalfi is the most important artistic centre of the Amalfi coast. Its spectacular steps lead up to the 10th century cathedral; and the old armoury, the 14th century tower, and the civic museum are reflected in the blue sea.

DAY 8

Praiano - Naples - return flight

Return to Naples airport, return your hire car and catch your flight home.

A la carte

Off the coast of Naples - Procida Island

Were you charmed by the scenes from Il Postino or from The Talented Mr. Ripley? Have you dreamt of an Italy of salty air, fresh sea urchins and long, passionate conversations while the trawlers roll in? Procida is a magical island that will capture you from the moment you arrive, giving you that authentic Mediterranean, Italian feel, with its preserved architecture, medieval alleyways and colourful fishing houses.
Riding through the island on a Vespa, it's easy to feel like you're in a film, exploring the beaches and getting a feel for the island's energy. There's no shortage of festivities on this island: the sea festival, the lemon festival, 'Open doors day' (private historic houses then open to the public to host artistic events), and more.
As far as food is concerned, the recipes are most often decided according to the catch of the day: perfect for tasting in one of the family-owned taverns or on a terrace with your feet in the water.
Optional - Day trip to Naples or Sorrento

A stroll around the historic centre of Naples

with a private guide. UNESCO has declared this labyrinth of intertwining streets, churches, convents, palaces and little squares a World Heritage Site. As you take your first steps, you'll see the wonderful contrasts of this place. Take in the cityscape of grand pediments alongside washing drying out the windows and locals busying themselves with daily chores. This is a place where nobility and the every day families have always lived side by side. Follow paths dating back to the Greco-Roman era, enter large churches decorated with angels, you can marvel at the constant calling and chattering which is so typical of Neapolitan daily life. In the narrow street of Spaccanapoli (which divides Naples) lies the great Gothic Basilica of Santa Chiara (14th century), built on ancient Roman baths and which houses the tombs of the kings of the Two Sicilies. In Via San Gregorio Armeno, visit the workshops where the famous Neapolitan nativity scenes are made.
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A boat tour around Capri

Marvel at this island in the bay of Naples, off the coast of Sorrento, on a private boat tour. Over the years, celebrities of all kinds have escaped to this island. On an enchanting tour of Capri, see the spectacular Via Krupp (1900-1902); the work of German steelmaker Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854-1902); admire the Casa Malaparte; the real vedette of Jean-Luc Godard's Le Mépris (1963); and discover the Villa Jovis where the Roman emperor Tiberius once lived.
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A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £2,900 to £3,700 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary depending on several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average cost for this trip is £3100 per person.
  • Return flight to Naples
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Five-seater car hire for five days, insurance included
  • Two-night stay in Naples in a Deluxe double room and breakfast
  • Three-night stay in Sorrento in a Junior Studio with breakfast
  • Two-night stay in Praiano in a double room with breakfast
  • Private boat trip along the Amalfi coast
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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