MENU

Story Land & Sea®

2019: Wonders of the Amalfi Coast Tour

Featuring the Isle of Capri, Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula in our Perfectly Paced, Small Group, Slow Travel on the Amalfi Coast


Discover the Real Wonders of the Amalfi Coast
Your Journey will visit: the Isle of Capri, Naples, Nerano, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi and Sorrento.

THIS IS THE TOUR: PARADISE FOUND ON THE AMALFI COAST


Find out why Arthur Frommer says Story's small group tours are "the perfect way to see Italy!"

Hello Travelers,

There's few places on earth that call forth passion from within the traveler's heart and soul like the "Costiera Amalfitana" does –  that's why we think you will find this Story Land & Sea® True Small Group Tour irresistible.

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 and let your Story of travel continue.

—  Mark Story



Costiera Amalfitana, the Amalfi Coast is stunning.
The Story of the Amalfi Coast from Capri to Positano.

Leave the Herd Behind and let Story Land & Sea®'s Wonders of the Amalfi Coast Tour whisk you away to a true land of enchantment. The Amalfi Coast beckons your arrival. Heed the call today!

  • Enchanted Amalfi Coast
  • Amalfi Coast Snack Bar

TRUE SMALL-GROUP ITINERARY

Day 1 | Transatlantic Flight to Rome FCO Airport.

Inquire with our Air Service Department for a quotation for your international airfare.


Day 2 | Welcome to Beautiful Italy!

ROME: WHERE ALL ROADS LEAD
Upon arrival, you may make your own way to the hotel in Rome or you may opt for our Meet & Greet with our chauffeur and transfer to our beautiful aristocratic palazzo turned deluxe hotel in the very heart of Old Rome. Your preferred position allows for easy of exploration to all of the major sites.

Meet the Tour Captain for your included orientation and welcome to Rome dinner.

INCLUDED ORIENTATION WALKABOUT
This afternoon you will join your Tour Captain for an Orientation Walk on your arrival day in Rome.

Your Orientation Walk will point out some of the major landmarks of Rome including:

  • Visit the Piazza Navona
  • Enjoy a view of the magnificent Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as the "Wedding Cake."
  • See the Spanish Steps, the monumental stairway of 135 steps.
  • Enjoy a visit inside the Pantheon.
  • See the Trevi Fountain with time to throw a coin!

Do you want more of Rome? Consider flying in a day early: Inquire with reservations at 1 (877) 865-6711

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Light

Your Story Begins!

Story Way® Dining: Enjoy a unique start to your tour with our special chef-hosted dinner to get things started properly. A Wow experience awaits you tonight in a very exclusive position in Rome.

Accommodation: Properties include Boscolo Exedra Roma, Autograph Collection, Grand Hotel de la Minerve, 1 Night

 

Day 3 | To the Enchanted Amalfi Coast

AMALFI COAST

This morning after breakfast, we make our way to Naples and board a high-speed ferry to the Isle of Capri. Upon arrival private convertible cars wait to take you to our hotel in the heart of Capri.

Welcome to the Isle of Capri!

CAPRI: Of Wild Boar & Goats

Just off the coast of Sorrento, a great rock soars like a dream lost in the cobalt blue sea that surrounds it. This Mediterranean jewel, yearned for and exalted in some of the world's most famous lyric poetry, is the island of Capri. The vivid fragrance of flowers and splashes of color represent a huge portion of the magic of the entire Amalfi Coast. According to some scholars, the etymology of the name Capri may be traced back to the Greek word Kapros(wild boar). 

Others believe instead that Capri is derived from the Latin word Capreae (goats).

Caesar Augustus was the first to discover the charm of Capri when he visited the island in 29 BC. So taken was he with the island's beauty that he traded the nearby fertile Ischia for it with the city of Naples. This marked the beginning of Augustan rule. He was subsequently followed by his successor Tiberius who embarked on an intense building program between 27 and 37 A.D, resulting in the construction of 12 villas.

AMALFI COAST: BEAUTY. ENCHANTMENT.

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, Atrani, and Amalfi. The island of Capri, located nearby in the Bay of Naples, is also considered part of the Amalfi Coast.

The rugged coastline, sunny brilliance, and high mountain towns of the Amalfi Coast--as well as its proximity to Naples and the major archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum--have made the area a favorite with tourists, artists, and writers. Sorrento, Capri, 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.

Story Way® Dining: A beautiful island welcome dinner awaits you tonight with your Tour Captain. Stunning.

Accommodation: Properties include Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri Tiberio Palace, 2 Nights


Day 4 | Isle of Capri

ISLE OF CAPRI

Story Exclusive® — Capri Sightseeing Immersion
This morning you are whisked along by our private convertible cars as you learn of the treasured famous (and infamous) history of the Isle of Capri from our Local Expert Story Guide.

We will take in the village of Anacapri (meaning 'other Capri') and then on to the beautiful Villa San Michele. This villa was constructed atop the ruins of a Roman palace with stunning views of the sea.

The balance of your day is at leisure to soak in all that is Capri!

Tonight, join the Tour Captain for an optional dinner or explore at your leisure.

Day 5 | Amalfi Coast

POSITANO

This morning we board our private boat for onward journey along the Amalfi Coast. This is a leisurely morning as we view coastal villages, the Punta Campanella and the Fjord of Furore. We take in an incredible lunch in Nerano at a Two Michelin-Starred Restaurant (and a secret that most travelers have not discovered).

During the day we'll enjoy stops to swim and with towels and refreshments provided (weather and time permitting). We arrive the charming, vertical village of Positano boat dock and walk to our deluxe hotel, our home for the next two evenings.

IN POSITANO
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."

Story Way® Dining: Dinner in Positano tonight with the Tour Captain.

Accommodation: Deluxe properties include Covo Dei Saraceni, Le Agavi Hotel, Il San Pietro di Positano, 2 Nights

Story's Recommendation on What to Wear from Capri to Positano Today

  • We have planned an enjoyable day as we motor on our private boat along the Amalfi Coast to our exclusive 2 Michelin Star Restaurant experience. The Dress Code is Mediterranean Beach Chic - which can be interpreted as keeping your swimwear concealed (women: blouses, T-shirts, shorts are okay, capris or skirts – men: T-shirts, Polo shirts, shorts are definitely okay). Remember, you may even take a dip in the sea after lunch so comfort is the name of the game. We recommend no flip-flop type shoes (both for the restaurant but also for accessing and debarking from our private boat), but sandals, boat shoes and sneakers are fine. The restaurant is the perfect balance of fine dining and amazing food without being pretentious so you may relax and enjoy.

Day 6 | Taking in the Coast, Ravello

We journey today on the spectacular Amalfi Coast drive, one of the world's most dramatic shorelines. Imagine a cliff-side road thousands of feet up in the air, with blue and emerald waters off the edge, blue skies and brightly colored houses set on towering cliffs above the sea — this is the enchantment of the Amalfi Coast.

RAVELLO - VILLA RUFOLO
We arrive the village of Ravello to visit the lovely gardens of Villa Rufolo. The former residence of several popes, the villa is perfectely perched for stunning views. You may want to take in the 1th-century Villa Rufolo: Originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy Rufolo family who excelled in commerce (a Landolfo Rufolo has been immortalized by Boccaccio in the Decameron), it then passed by inheritance to other owners such as the Confalone, Muscettola and d'Afflitto.

Around the middle of the nineteenth century it was sold to the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid who took care of a general restoration, resulting in today's layout.

Then if you wish, you can also visit the gardens of Villa Cimbrone.

The balance of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, explore Positano for the perfect dining experience or join your Tour Captain for an optional dinner.

Day 7 | Sorrento Peninsula

Sorrento

TO SORRENTO

This morning after breakfast we make our way to Sorrento. On the way we enjoy a stop off for our Story Exclusive:

MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a specially prepared tasting experience before continuing with our journey to Sorrento.

We arrive Sorrento mid-afternoon to our hotel, check-in and have leisure time until a reception this evening. Your Tour Captain will take you on an orientation walk to familiarize you with Sorrento after the "toast from the terrace."

Welcome to Sorrento

Dining Tonight: After our orientation walkabout, consider joining the Tour Captain for an optional dinner in Sorrento tonight or explore on your own.

Accommodation: Properties include Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Bellevue Syrene, La Favorita, Hilton Sorrento Palace or Similar, 2 Nights

Day 8 | Day at Leisure

Sorrento

This morning enjoy a day at leisure.

Options to Consider:

Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour - Inquire with Reservations: 1 (877) 865-6711

Paestum Greek Temples Tour - Inquire with Reservations: 1 (877) 865-6711

Tonight, meet the Tour Captain for a special reception before our included farewell dinner.

Story Way® Dining: Celebrate tour time on the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula as we enjoy our included farewell dinner.

DAY 9 | Arrivederci Day!

Arrivederci! Departure Day: Opt for our departure transfer to the Naples Airport (or inquire if you would like to return from Rome). Tour ends after breakfast. Arrividerci!

###

Call today to place your reservation at 1 (877) 865-6711!


Boutique hotels on the Amalfi Coast

Our Selected Amalfi Coast Hotels

Story Land & Sea®'s true Heart-of-City hotels commitment means your hotel will be positioned perfectly where you want to be!

Choose from our Delxue Hotels or opt for our Classic Hotels. Inquire.

PRE-TOUR EXTENSION: FLY IN EARLY TO ROME
Deluxe Hotels, 1 Night
Our properties in Rome include the Grand Hotel de la Minerve and other discerning properties.

Classic Budget Hotels, 1 Night
Include Albergo Abruzzi or Similar.

TOUR COMMENCES IN BEAUTIFUL CAPRI
Deluxe Hotels, 2 Nights

Enjoying the perspectives afforded on the Isle of Capri requires the right hotel. Our properties include the Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri Tiberio Palace and others.

Classic Budget Hotels, 2 Nights
Include Hotel La Residenza or Similar

POSITANO
Deluxe Hotels
, 2 Nights
Discover romantic Positano at one of our superb hotels including Il San Pietro di Positano, Covo Dei Saraceni, Le Agavi Hotel and others.

Classic Budget Hotels, 2 Nights
Include Hotel Royal Prisco or Similar

Deluxe Hotels, 2 Nights
Enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Naples from Sorrento from our hotels including Hotel Minerva Sorrento, te Bellevue Syrene, Hilton Sorrento Palace, Hotel La Favorita or Similar.

Classic Budget Hotels, 2 Nights
Include Classic Rooms at Hotel Minerva Sorrento or Similar


AMALFI COAST, CAPRI & SORRENTO TOUR INCLUDES:

What's included on the Wonders of the Amalfi Coast Tour?

CONSIDER OUR DELUXE PACKAGE
  • Features our Deluxe 4-Star and 5-Star Hotels in Rome 1 Night, Capri 2 Nights, Positano 2 Nights, Sorrento 2 Nights
  • True Small Group Tour of no more than 16 guests
  • 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
  • Authentic Italian architecture, culture and style. Private baths, all non-smoking with air conditioning.
  • UNIQUELY STORY
    • Story Cares: Emergency line support during your tour. In addition to your Tour Captain, we have our in-Italy staff ready to support.
    • No Hidden Fees: Tourist fees & taxes, tourist city taxes all included.
    • PROFESSIONAL STORY TOUR CAPTAIN®. With you from the time the tour begins and until it ends.
  • Privately escorted touring with our Expert Local Italian Guides.
  • Excursions include: Rome (with local expert guide), Capri expert guide, Private Boat Capri to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello with included admission ticket to Villa Rufolo.
  • Unique Perspective Experiences with Tour Captain
  • Included dinners feature Story Way® Dining: Unlimited premium beverages and order from the menu
  • Private luxury transportation for day trips throughout the stay in comfortable air-conditioned mini motorcoach with professional driver
  • Luggage Tags for Magic Portage
  • Tourist Taxes and VAT included.
  • No Hidden Fees.

CONSIDER OUR CLASSIC HOTELS PACKAGE

    Features our 3-Star and 4-Star Superior Tourist Hotels in Rome 1 Night, Capri 2 Nights, Positano 2 Nights, Sorrento 2 Nights

    True Small Group Tour of no more than 16 guests

    Continetal 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 per itinerary

    Private bathrooms with showers, all non-smoking with air conditioning.

    Privately escorted touring with our Expert Local Italian Guides.

    Excursions include: Rome (with local expert guide), Capri expert guide, Private Boat Capri to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello with included admission ticket to Villa Rufolo.

    Unique Perspective Experiences with Tour Captain

    Included Welcome Dinner in Rome. Consider upgrading to our 5 Total Dinners Included for Story Way® Dining for $390 per person: Unlimited premium beverages and order from the menu.

    Private luxury transportation for day trips throughout the stay in comfortable air-conditioned mini motorcoach with professional driver

    Luggage Tags for Magic Portage

    Tourist Taxes and VAT included.

    No Hidden Fees.


 

Speak to a Live Specialist: Here
Complete Contact Form: Here
Or Email a Specialist: Here
Mark Story, Executive Director of Italy Story

Tip from Mark: This is another of our "Primo Tours" of Italy! If it's not the right package or price, try our Savvy Brand Italy Tour Here OR let us Hand-Craft Your Journey. Good Travels!
—  Mark Story



2019 Scheduled Departures

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date Deluxe 4-5 Star
Boutique Hotels
Classic 3-4 Star
Moderate Hotels
Departures in May 2019
May 7
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in July 2019
July 3
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in September 2019
Sep 17
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in October 2019
Oct 7
$6,879 $5,879
Trip prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy. Reduction for triple occupancy, double occupancy room for solo use supplement will apply. Airfare is not included. $390 per person upgrade for Classic or Budget total 5 dinners included.
2020 Scheduled Departures

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

Published Date Deluxe 4-5 Star
Boutique Hotels
Classic 3-4 Star
Moderate Hotel9
Departures in May 2020
May 7
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in July 2020
July 3
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in September 2020
Sep 17
$6,879 $5,879
Departures in October 2020
Oct 7
$6,879 $5,879
Trip prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy. Reduction for triple occupancy, double occupancy room for solo use supplement will apply. Airfare is not included. $390 per person upgrade for Classic or Budget total 5 dinners included.

 

 

 

 





Get to the Amalfi Coast! How can we help?

YOUR FIRST NAME:

LAST NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

What questions do you have?:

 


 




 

 



BACK TO TOP