Italian Holidays

The Beautiful Amalfi Coast

8-day Air Holidays
Departing April - October 2013
From £639.00*

* Price shown: 18 Oct 2014 from London Gatwick - LGW

THE BEAUTIFUL AMALFI COAST

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.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from your local airport to Italy
  • A full-day tour to Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast
  • A visit to Paestum and Salerno
  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star San Pietro hotel, Maiori
  • Tea or coffee and biscuits served each afternoon
  • Local wine and soft drinks included with dinner
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Naples, meet your tour manager and make the scenic journey to Maiori and your holiday base. Rest and relax at the hotel where dinner, accompanied by wine or soft drinks, will be served this evening.

Day Two

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 Rosellini's quintessentially Italian films.

Day Three

Head south on today's included excursion around the Bay of Salerno to fascinating Paestum, one of the finest ancient Greek remains in Italy. Explore the preserved Doric columns and 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.

Day Four

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.

Day Five

Visit the magical Isle of Capri on today's optional excursion as you travel by steamer 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.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

Today's included excursion takes in the world-famous Amalfi Drive, the scenic road that winds its way above the towering cliffs and the resorts 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.

Day Eight

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples or four hours from Rome.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Meals in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant.

Entrance fees

Since certain attractions visited offer free admission to visitors aged under 18 and over 65, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between 5 and 10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

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