Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays

“Small group holiday covering Amalfi coast highlights such as Naples, Capri and Vesuvius, travelling by bus and boats, staying in family run and fabulously foodie hotel.”

Highlights

Naples | Herculaneum | Vesuvius | Walk of the Gods | Positano | Ravello | Capri | One free day with option to visit Pompeii.

Description of Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays

There is a lot to pack into an Amalfi coast holiday, Naples, Herculaneum, the island of Capri and incredible walking routes that line the coast, dipping in and out both the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Both of these Gulfs compete for gorgeousness, but this eight day trip manages to capture many of their highlights, based in one charming family owned hotel for the entire stay, and taking private transport out to the various daily sites every day. The hotel, in the village of Bomerano has an outdoor pool and is in a lovely elevated position with a refreshing breeze when you most need it.

Travelling in a small group, with a local expert guide accompanying you, tours include the dramatic and omnipresent Vesuvius, as well as the ancient Roman town it ruined, Herculaneum. There is a separate option to visit Pompeii on your free day as well. To take in the present day beauty of this extraordinary coastline, however, we have included a day of walking on a trail that merits its name, Walk of the Gods. From here you will have some of the most breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast, the jewel in its crown being the town of Positano, which should compete for prettiest town in the world title, set into the cliffs with ancient stairways leading to piazzas, caves or beaches.

You can’t go to the Amalfi Coast, however, without a boat trip to the Island of Capri. An idyll on many levels whether you are an historian, natural heritage fan or just a people watcher. It is glam, gorgeous and full of green walking trails, and makes for a fitting finale to this great week.

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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Pac a macs and practical shoes aren't glam, but are a must. It's steep and rain clouds do happen.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 16 people, min. age 16.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
3* family run hotel with pool.
Included:
Flights from London, accommodation, all breakfasts, 6 dinners, transport, tour leader.
Meals:
Packed lunches by local bakery.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Train Travel:
If you prefer to travel by train we can book a this for you from and to London and the nearest train station to the start point of the holiday. Contact us for full details and prices.
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It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Local Craft and Culture:
We visit many places of interest including the city of Herculaneum, the Piazza Plebiscito and National Museum in Naples and Pompeii. All money spent here goes directly to maintaining these iconic historical sites and paying the wages of those who work there. Of course, a huge part of Italian culture is cuisine and this is reflected in locally crafted produce, some of which is unique to this region. Locally smoked mozzarella is a highlight and you will often find it with salads or on pizzas. If there is time, clients can visit a small mozzarella factory and learn about this traditional industry.

Accommodation and Meals:
We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Le Due Torri in Agerola, a relatively unknown area of Amalfi, so our guests are providing income to an area that does not usually benefit from tourism. The hotel recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible, and guests often have the opportunity to learn from their hosts how to prepare a traditional Neapolitan pizza one evening. Where meals are not provided, there is the chance to support local businesses and to try some authentic, regional specialties. These include: antipasti, homemade pasta, delicious Neapolitan pizza and fresh seafood.

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Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the hike up and around the crater of Vesuvius Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2019 by

The most memorable of the holiday was Ravello and Positano were beautiful, my top areas we visited. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2019 by

I loved it! Good tour guide, accommodations and ease of travel. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Apr 2019 by

The most exciting part was that I joined some tour mates to walk the rest of the Path of Gods till Positano... Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2018 by

I would give it four stars out of five because when it was good it was outstandingly good - if Path of the Gods had been an option for a free day and something else was on offer I would have given it five stars. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 May 2018 by

The most memorable was scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Very good. Thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent service from the tour guides. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by

Pompei was amazing ... Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2014 by

Excellent, can't think why it didn't occur to me to visit this area before. Read full review

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