Southern Italy's most celebrated resorts
Join us for a wonderful week on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Stay in the pretty beach-side resort of Maiori, wander the cobbled lanes of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, and follow the coast around the Bay of Naples to Sorrento and the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
Fly to Italy, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to your chosen hotel.
Spend your first full day in Italy enjoying the facilities at your hotel, on the beach or exploring the shops and cafes along Maiori's Corso Reginna and tree-lined promenade.
The pretty port of Amalfi, its narrow streets lined with colourful houses and its small, hillside Piazza del Duomo dominated by the monumental staircase and intricate stonework of cathedral, is the first stop on today's included excursion. We'll also visit Ravello, high above the Bay of Salerno, where flower-decked alleys, stairways and roofed passages open out onto magnificent views - most famously from the terraced gardens of the Villa Rufolo.
This morning we'll follow the cliffside ribbon of the Amalfi Drive to Sorrento. Hugging the slopes above the blue waters of the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the distance, Sorrento is a charming town where daily life revolves around the Piazza Tasso.
After the chance to explore, and perhaps enjoy lunch, we'll head further around the bay to Pompeii. See the ruined remnants of the magnificent Roman villas, temples and frescoed houses buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D.79 and forgotten for hundreds of years.
The idyllic island of Capri is the destination on today's optional excursion. Cross the waters where the Tyrrhenian Sea meets the Gulf of Naples to enjoy the views from Villa San Michele in Anacapri, perhaps ride the chair-lift to the summit of Solare, or head to Capri town to wander the Augustus Gardens and browse the many exclusive designer stores.
Today has been left free for you to spend as you wish. Relax in the hotel, explore Maiori or head to the beach. The choice is yours.
On our final included excursion, we'll sail along the coast from Maiori to Positano - a colourful maze of stairways, tiny squares and Moorish-style houses that climbs the cliff above its gently curved beach.
Say goodbye to your hotel and the lovely Amalfi coast, as our coach arrives to carry you back to the airport to catch your flight home.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour from Naples and four hours from Rome.
Hotel transfer times
Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, 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.
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.
Combining hotel transfers
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.
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, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
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.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Changes to your hotels
Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € 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.
Italian hotel room tax
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.
Airport development fees