Wonders of Amalfi 2020
Join us for 7 memorable nights along Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast!
Wonders of Amalfi 2020 -A Custom Small-Group Active Adventure by Niche Travel Group
May 15-22, 2020 – $2395 per person, +$500 Single
Day 1 – MAY 15 – Naples-Pompeii -FuroreThe journey begins in Naples, we will be picked-up at the train station by our tour leader, Daniel. Our first stop is Pompeii. We will tour the town buried by the sudden eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 A.D and view the city ‘frozen in time’ which provides a glimpse of what life was like in the 1st Century. After the tour, we will continue to the coast and check-in to our home for the next 7 nights, the cozy Fico D’India, nestled high on the hills over the ocean. We will join a local cooking class and enjoy our first dinner together.
* For guests traveling from Rome on this day, your Niche host will meet you at Termini station in Rome to take the train together to Naples*
Meals Included: Dinner
Activity:Pompeii guided sight visit with archaeologist
Day 2 -MAY 16 – Walk of the Gods with BBQ on the trail
Begin a portion of the famous Walk of the Gods in the small town of Bomerano. We will follow the path along the coast with sensational views of lemon groves, gorges, deep valleys, woodlands, abandoned farmhouses and of course the ocean! Enjoy an amazing private lunch, along the hike, in a mountain-shelter with Salvatore and his family. They bring everything in with their horse and will have a spread of delicious, locally-grown food, wine, cheese and bread. We will return to Bomerano and visit a homemade gelato shop before a transfer back to the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch, and Dinner
Activity: Hike 5KM, private transfer to hotel after hike
Day 3- MAY 17- CAPRI VISIT
The island of Capri is one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania. Full of natural beauty and history and famous since ancient times; it is where Odysseus narrowly escaped the Sirens in The Odyssey. We will catch an early ferry to enjoy a full day of touring the island. We will visit Capri square, Tragara hotel with its stunning view of the Faraglioni rocks, and take the funicular to Anacapri. There will be free time to enjoy the island before we return to the mainland.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Lemon Pizza at Anacapri + Dinner
Activity: High-speed ferry, Walk around island, funicular
Day 4-MAY 18 -FREE DAY
The gorgeous Amalfi coast is your oyster today! What would you like to do? Visit the ancient Greek temples of Paestum? See the local beaches? Do some more hiking or shopping or winery visits? Many options are available from our base in Furore. Speak to Daniel and he can assist with arrangements. We can trade adventure stories at dinner!
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner
Day 5- MAY 19- Ravello -Valle delle Ferriere & Amalfi town visit
In the morning, we will be transferred to the medieval city of Ravello, located at the top of the hill over the gulf of Salerno. Free time to walk around the historic buildings, villas and visit the Duomo. This beautiful region is famous for many agricultural products, and we will visit a lemon farm today.
The bustle of the Amalfi coast is only a few miles away as the crow flies, but we have a chance to savor the more peaceful surroundings with a beautiful hike. **Please note, there are many steep steps on most of the trails in this region, including on many of the paths we take on this tour. You will be rewarded with stunning views throughout! ** We take “valley of the mills” along a path and some stairs towards the beautiful Valle delle Ferriere National Park finishing in the city of Amalfi. Free time to walk around the capital of the ancient Republic Marinara, discover the magnificent Duomo Sant’ Andrea, and try the famous delizia al limone cake.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Activity: Visit Ravello -hike to visit Amalfi
Day 6- MAY 20 – Positano & Sorrento visit
Today, we visit two iconic towns of the region! In the morning we will transfer to Positano with free time to look around this iconic city. Along the way to our next stop, we will enjoy lunch at a local farm. Then continue along to Sorrento, another of the Amalfi coast’s gem cities. Here you can see sweeping views of the Bay of Naples, Capri and Mt Vesuvius! Visit the famous Piazza Tasso, the small, unique shops, the cathedral and the marina. Return to the hotel to relax before dinner.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 7- MAY 21 – Pizza Lunch demonstration with a local family -Positano
Short but beautiful walk through the Fjord of Furore to the village of Agerola Bomerano, famous for their organic farms and products like wine or local liquors like limoncello, fennel or walnut). There will be time for shopping before visiting a local family’s pizza shop for an amazing pizza-cooking demonstration followed by a delicious lunch together! We will visit a local winery for a tasting of the local wine, before heading back to the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, pizza lunch, and dinner
Guide: Local Guide
DAY 8- MAY 22 – Departure Day
After breakfast say goodbye to your hosts and new friends. We will pack up and transfer to the train station in Naples for your next adventure or your journey home.
Meals included: Breakfast
**Please note, this is an active itinerary. The Amalfi coast has rugged terrain with high and low elevations. There are many steep steps on most of the trails in this region, including on many of the paths we take on this tour. You will be rewarded with stunning views throughout but a moderate fitness level is required. Hiking boots are recommended as well as collapsible trekking poles (poles can be rented locally). Speak to your Niche agent to see if this trip is right for you**.