The Beautiful Amalfi Coast
April - October 2015
The perfect southern Italian holiday haven
The elegant resort of Maiori and a fine hotel provide the ingredients for this memorable break in southern Italy. Enjoy a relaxing stay on one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines, close to the famous Amalfi Drive, and discover Italy's stunning landscape and fascinating history on our wonderful range of optional excursions.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Enjoy a full-day visit to exquisite Sorrento and a drive along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast
- Discover ancient Paestum and colourful coastal Salerno on a full-day visit
- Seven nights' accommodation at your chosen four-star hotel
- Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
- Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Italy, meet your Tour Manager and make the scenic journey to Maiori and your holiday base. Rest and relax at your hotel, where dinner, accompanied by wine or soft drinks, will be served this evening.
Get to know your surroundings and enjoy the hotel's facilities today, or perhaps take the shuttle bus to the beach. Stroll down the main Corso Reghinna with its many shops, and soak up the atmosphere of a town famous as the setting of some of legendary film director Roberto Rossellini's quintessentially Italian films.
Today's optional excursion will take you to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Climb the road to a height of 1000 metres, from where the views are stunning, and perhaps take a guide (payable locally) and climb the 500 metres or so further to the volcano's rim.
Afterwards, take in the haunting ruins of Roman Pompeii, miraculously 'preserved' by the eruption of the volcano in AD79. Excavations have continued to reveal the city, which had been buried and forgotten until its rediscovery in the 18th Century.
Today's included excursion takes in the world-famous Amalfi Drive, the scenic coastal road that winds its way above the towering cliffs and resorts like Positano that cling to the hillside. You'll also be able to spend time in exquisite Sorrento, taking in the town's colourful port and bustling Piazza Tasso.
Visit the magical Isle of Capri on today's optional excursion as you travel by boat from Amalfi, past tiny Positano. Discover picturesque Anacapri on the slopes of Mount Solare, famous Villa San Michele, and Capri Town. Spend time shopping in the designer stores, and perhaps take an optional boat trip to the famous 'Blue Grotto' or enjoy lunch, before the return sailing.
Spend today at leisure, or perhaps make the short trip into nearby Amalfi, a wonderful port-town where the houses rise up the hillsides and the main square is dominated by the beautiful, lovingly restored facade of the cathedral.
Head south on today's included excursion around the Bay of Salerno to fascinating Paestum, site of some of the finest ancient Greek remains in Italy. Examine the preserved Doric columns and the tomb paintings before continuing to Salerno - a perfect Southern Italian city complete with bustling streets, an imposing cathedral, dozens of trattorie and stunning views over the Amalfi coastline.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
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