Amalfi Coast Explorer
Independent Italian Vacation
Amalfi Coast Independent Vacation
Discover the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula from our Boutique hotels in beautiful Sorrento. Looking for our hosted True Small Group Tour? Click Here
Italy’s Enchanted Amalfi Coast 8 Days, 7 Nights Leisure Vacation
Find out why Arthur Frommer says our small group tours are "the perfect way to see Italy!" No more than 16 travelers on a true small group itinerary, with regional-inspired dining, included premium beverages, and heart of city hotel properties.
Leave the Herd Behind.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most splendidly beautiful and historically significant areas in Italy. The area is comprised of the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula, south of Naples and part of the province of Salerno. In the northern coast we find the town of Sorrento, from which the Peninsula derives its name, and along the southern coast one will find the region's main towns of Positano, Ravello, Atrani, and Amalfi. The island of Capri, located nearby in the Bay of Naples, is also considered part of the Amalfi Coast.
AMALFI COAST INDEPENDENT VACATION ITINERARY
Day 1 | Onward to the Amalfi Coast
This tour begins with an included pick up and meet-and-greet at the Naples Train Station. (Private transfer from Rome to Naples is available: inquire for pricing).
We arrive Sorrento and check in to the hotel. Freshen up and then enjoy an included welcome dinner tonight at one of our favorite restaurants in all of Italy. It shall remain nameless until you get there!
• NAPLES TRAIN STATION ARRIVAL MEET-AND-GREET ~ Our driver will meet you and transfer you to Sorrento.
• RECOMMENDED DINING TONIGHT ~ Tonight we've made reservations for you to enjoy a unique restaurant in Sorrento with free roundtrip transfers. You're not obligated to go but we highly recommend the adventure in dining we have arranged. Reservation included, but dining is at guest expense.
Day 2 | Touring Sorrento, Positano & Amalfi
Today start the morning enjoying a walking tour to the heart of Sorrento. Explore the town of Sorrento which has been a popular resort since Roman Times, perched above the sea with its picturesque bays enjoy distant views of the Isle of Capri, while admiring the surrounding hills covered in vines. Stroll around the narrow alleys of Positano which enjoys an unsurpassed position along the Amalfi coast where delightful white and pastel-colored houses litter the hillside. Along with the beautiful beaches, its ancient fishing port, the splendid majolica dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta and artisan shops you'll enjoy a taste of the “Dolce Vita”. In the town of Amalfi, enjoyed a prestigious past when it once a major naval power. Made of a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleyways that climbs the surrounding hills, the town features typical Mediterranean style architecture with houses piled one on top of the other. Here you can sample the local Limoncella drink or perhaps visit the celebrated “Paradise Cloister” built in Arabian style that dates back to the thirteenth century.
After boarding the vehicle for a drive to Positano and Amalfi. The rugged coastline, sunny brilliance, and high mountain towns of the Amalfi Coast, as well as its proximity to Naples, have made the area a favorite with tourists, artists, and writers. Sorrento, and Positano have flourished as a home base for wealthy expatriates, particularly since the end of World War II. The town of Amalfi itself was at one time an important port in the region during the Middle Ages, and much more populated than it is today. Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the three principal destinations of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. Fall under the spell of the enchanting Amalfi coast where the most beautiful coastline in world offers incredible views throughout its course.
• SIGHTSEEING WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE INCLUDED
• VISITS TO SORRENTO, POSITANO, & AMALFI
For your first day on the Amalfi Coast, consider our optional excursion to the Isle of Capri. Or you may simply enjoy a free day to explore on your own: consider strolling the Amalfi Coast and sipping the Limoncello! Return to the mainland on your own tonight.
Enjoy a boat trip to the Isle of Capri via fast-jet hydrofoil. Enjoy round-trip transportation on-board to Capri and enjoy free time on the Island. Your Tour Captain will give you great ideas on what to do while you're on island. Occasionally, we are able to provide a private boat experience, at no additional cost, that includes (in addition to round-trip service to and from Capri) time on the boat around the island with stops at various Grottos (we only go by Blue Grotto, but do stop there - guests can independently make their own arrangements to visit while on Capri). This package includes excursion as described, as well as fees for reservations made in advance by QueensLander® Tours to ensure availability.In case of unexpected rough seas, no refunds can be provided.
Pazza for Pasta (Crazy for Pasta) Hands On, Multi-Course Neapolitan Cooking Class. Each class begins with a welcome beverage and discussion of the menu of the day. Enjoy learning and preparing a Neapolitan meal from beginning to end. 9:30am or 4:30pm. Wine and Limoncello in the outdoor garden kitchen of warm, friendly locals who are passionate about sharing their family traditions and local flavors with you! The class concludes with a delicious Neapolitan-style meal based on the 'fruit of your labor' all paired with wine.
Day 3 | A Free Day in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast | Maybe a visit to Capri?
Enjoy a free day to explore on your own! Perhaps a Fast Jet to Capri? Or just strolling the Amalfi Coast and sipping the Limoncello!
Easily arranged through the hotel concierge.
Day 4 | Ravello and Peninsula Tour
Enjoy sightseeing to the town of Ravello with our driver. Ravello is situated high above the other jewels of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a sightseeing drive and visit to the town with our guide.
Tonight explore Sorrento on your own for dinner or ask the concierge for a great option.
• SIGHTSEEING WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE INCLUDED
Day 5 | Free Day on the Amalfi Coast | Enjoy a day at leisure or opt for special experiences.
OPTIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCE $279 per person.
Optional Cheese Farm Experience $179 per person.
The Caseificio is located on a mountain overlooking the two bays, Salerno and Naples. The cheese maker will show you how the treccia Sorrentina and the Caciovallo are prepared.
Day 6 | The Lost Cities of Pompeii & Herculaneum
Today you will venture to Pompeii and Herculaneum for a morning excursion with our private guide. Enjoy round-trip transportation from Sorrento to Pompeii, admission tickets and a privately guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum (about 3 1/2 hours). Gratuities are included in this package.
Return to Sorrento for balance of day free.
• INCLUDED LOST CITIES OF POMPEII & HERCULANEUM TOUR
Day 7 | Free Day at Leisure – Enjoy the Amalfi Coast
Enjoy your last day on the Amalfi Coast completely at your leisure.
Your time on the Enchanted Amalfi Coast is drawing to an end but we have made many memories - and great photos - let's plan to share them upon our return home! Ciao!
Day 8 | Flights Departing Italy or Extend Your Stay
Catch flights for the USA – transfer to Naples $129 per person (minimum 2 guests). Or inquire with reservations about a transfer to Rome ($299 per person minimum 2 guests). Until we meet again, may your days be full of discovery and your nights full of good friends.
Call today to place your reservation at 1 (877) 865-6711!
EXPERIENCING THE ENCHANTED AMALFI COAST INDEPENDENTLY?
Boutique hotels in beautiful Sorrento.
Our Selected Sorrento Hotels
Both our 4-Star deluxe hotels in Sorrento and our 5-Star boast exceptional quality and views.
Select Hotels Featured
Okay, so you won't want to leave our hotel. It's perched perfectly on the cliffs at Sorrento overlooking the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvio on the horizon.
4 Star Deluxe: Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar
5 Star Deluxe: Bellevue Syrene or Similar
THE AMALFI COAST EXPLORER INCLUDES:
- All Hot Buffet Breakfasts
- Hotel baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges (items of a personal nature not included)
- All Sightseeing and Admissions described in itinerary – we never up-sell while on tour – with our professional guides.
- Deluxe, air-conditioned mini-coaches or private cars with panoramic windows and comfortable bucket seats
- Certain departures include Eurostar 1st Class Rail Travel with Reserved Seats
- Both our 4-Star deluxe hotels in Sorrento and our 5-Star boast exceptional quality and views.
- Authentic Italian architecture, culture and style. Private baths, all non-smoking, all with balconies or 'glass walls' for incredible views of the sea.
8 Days 4-Star
8 Days 5-Star
Based on double occupancy
May through Early October Departures
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