Day - UK/Naples
After your scheduled flight to Naples we'll transfer you to the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Your 4-star hotel in the village of Minori is surrounded by pretty beaches and lush green hills dotted with lemon and orange groves. There's plenty of time to settle in and take in your surroundings before you head to the restaurant for dinner this evening.
Day 2 - Amalfi and Ravello
Your sightseeing of this beautiful region of Italy begins today, as you uncover the charms of two of its most picturesque towns. First we'll visit Amalfi, set between the mountains and the sea and dominated by an impressive Romanesque cathedral said to hold the remains of St Andrew. We'll then drive high up the cliffs to Ravello, which is perched above Amalfi overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The wonderful gardens of Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are memorable highlights here, and there's also an impressive cathedral to admire.
Day 3 - Sorrento
During a free day you might choose to explore your lovely base, Minori, or simply soak up the sun by your hotel's swimming pool.
Alternatively, we offer an optional full-day excursion to the lively resort of Sorrento, which is set above the Bay of Naples. It has long been a haunt of the rich and famous, and on your visit you'll soon see why. There's stunning scenery, a fantastic variety of elegant restaurants and pavement cafés and many wonderful shopping opportunities. As you explore, you can pick up souvenirs ranging from handmade sandals to bottles of the locally produced lemon liqueur, limoncello, to take back home.
Day 4 - Positano
How you spend your day is completely up to you. You can stay close to your hotel if you wish, or why not come with us on an optional trip to Positano.
This will take you on another scenic journey along the Amalfi coastline, so sit back and enjoy the views. Once in Positano soak up the exclusive feel of this lovely resort as you browse chic designer boutiques, or maybe while away the time on the beach.
Instead of Positano, on our winter departures your option today is a visit to Salerno, to see the magical festive lights display.
Day 5 - Capri
An optional excursion today gives you the chance to set sail for enchanting Capri, a favoured spot of the international jet set from the 1950s to today. Highlights of your guided tour include the hillside village of Anacapri, the wonderful Gardens of Caesar Augustus and the Faraglioni rocks.
During some free time you might choose to take the chair lift to the highest point of the island for spectacular sweeping views. Or you might find yourself lured into the exclusive boutiques of Capri Village.
Day 6 - The Amalfi Hills
We're off on a wine-tasting trip today, which is a must on any holiday to Italy! Your included excursion begins with another chance to take in the Amalfi Coast's sublime scenery as we drive way up into the hills to a winery. We'll sample a handful of locally produced wines here, which will be accompanied by a light lunch of cheese and salami.
Back at the hotel, you might choose to spend a lazy afternoon by the swimming pool or on the beach with a good book.
Day 7 - Pompeii
Today is the day that you discover the exceptional archaeological site of Pompeii, the Roman town frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You're going to explore in fantastic company, as a Local Guide leads you through its maze of streets. As you stroll you'll get a fascinating insight into the last days of the people who lived here. You'll see villas still decorated with brightly painted mosaics, Roman baths and an impressive amphitheatre. There are even bakeries here that still have their bread ovens and flour grinders intact.
You'll return to the hotel this afternoon, where you can enjoy the rest of the day doing exactly as you please.
Day 8 - Naples/UK
We'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK today.
Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps