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Story Land & Sea®

Enchanted Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula (3 Days)

This wonderful extension includes our world-class Pompeii Experience – Your Story continues on the coast!

  • Amalfi Coast Highway
  • Amalfi Coast Beach
  • Isle of Capri
  • Amalfi Coast Dinner with Guests

Amalfi Coast Tour

The Adventure Begins.

"Spending these 3 days on the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula was the perfect finale to our Italy vacation. I will return one day! Thank you!"

Discover the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula with our special Pompeii Experience. From our boutique hotel in Sorrento to the unique welcome dining experience, this one is the perfect culmination of your travels through Italy. Enjoy optional excursions to the Isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast.

 

DAY 1: WELCOME TO THE AMALFI COAST

The Amalfi Coast beckons your arrival. Simply. Eloquently. Enchantingly.

You may be extending from one of our other tours or you may be arriving solely for the Amalfi Coast —  whichever works beautifully —  just let us know what you prefer.

We depart Rome at 8:00am bound for the coast. Our first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii where on select itineraries commencing in 2016 we provide admission and our privately guided tour of this magnificent archaeological treasure.

Story Land & Sea® Included Experience: POMPEII: A Step Back in Time

Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. 

After our time in Pompeii, we will enjoy an optional lunch at an authentic Neapolitan Pizzaria. Then we're bound for Sorrento.

We base in 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.

Our hotel on the coast is very important! It must boast gorgeous views We prefer these properties: the Hotel BelAir, the Hotel Minerva, the Grand Hotel Capodimonte in Sorrento for 3 nights. 

• DAILY BREAKFAST INCLUDED 
• INCLUDED DINING TONIGHT 
Note: Welcome dinner is included with Group Tour departures only - independent vacations do not include dinner.

Enjoy an included dinner tonight at a local restaurant Donna Sofia Sorrento. The perfect beginning to a delightfully perfect stay on the Amalfi Coast. 



DAY 2: OPTION TO THE ISLE OF CAPRI & AMALFI COAST
Your first morning on the Amalfi Coast

For your first day on the Amalfi Coast, consider our optional excursion to the Isle of Capri and Amalfi Coast.

OPTION: ISLE OF CAPRI & AMALFI COAST DRIVE
Departing at 9:00am, you will enjoy a boat trip to the Isle of Capri via Story's private boat experience. Enjoy round-trip transportation onboard 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 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 "stop" at the Blue Grotto, we do not go inside the Blue Grotto as this usually takes the majority of the day. This is possible independently on Day 3 of the extension at your own expense). Then at 2:30pm continue to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. We will spend about 2 hours in Positano at leisure and then continue along the Amalfi Coast drive back to Sorrento. This package includes excursion as described as well as fees for reservations made in advance by Story Land & Sea® to ensure availability. In case of rough seas and cancellation, there are no refunds. You will need to submit this as a claim to your travel insurance.

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.

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."

Isle of Capri, Italy CoastOPTIONAL EXCURSION
Isle of Capri Excursion & Amalfi Coast Drive
$158 pp

Departing at 9:00am, you will enjoy a boat trip to the Isle of Capri via Story's private boat experience. Enjoy round-trip transportation onboard 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 the island.

Our private boat experience 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 "stop" at the Blue Grotto, we do not go inside the Blue Grotto as this usually takes the majority of the day. This is possible independently on Day 3 of the extension at your own expense).

We normally depart Capri around 2:30pm to continue to Positano and the Amalfi Coast.

We will spend about 1 to 2 hours in Positano at leisure and then continue along the Amalfi Coast drive back to Sorrento, returning around 7:00pm to the hotel.

In case of rough seas and cancellation, there are no refunds on any missed parts of the day such as if the boat cannot be used. You will need to submit this as a claim to your travel insurance.

Italian Cuisine, Pasta Carbonara

OPTIONAL EXCURSION
Amalfi Coast Culinary
$198 pp

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. 10:30am or 5:30pm. 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: PERHAPS ADD A DAY ON THE COAST!
ADD A DAY AT LEISURE –  INQUIRE FOR PRICING.

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps opt for our culinary class or other world-class excursions.

Fall under the spell of the enchanting Amalfi coast where the most beautiful coastline in world offers incredible views throughout its course.

Italian Food, Spaghetti,  Tomatoes, Basil

OPTIONAL EXCURSION
Amalfi Coast Culinary
$198 pp

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. 10:30am or 5:30pm. 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 4: MAKE TODAY YOUR "ARRIVEDERCI DAY!" BY ADDING AN EXTRA DAY AND NIGHT ABOVE!
Flights Departing Italy or extend your travels!
Catch flights for the USA – transfer to Naples is not included in your package - inquire for rate. Or inquire with reservations about your transfer to Rome. Until we meet again, may your days be full of discovery and your nights full of good friends.

• Breakfast included this morning, time permitting.

Naples Airport, NAP

OPTIONAL TRANSFER
Sorrento > Naples Train Sta./Airpt.
$129 pp

Enjoy our Worry-Free Departure Transfer from our hotel properties in Sorrento and arrive at the Naples Train Station or Naples NAP Airport to continue with your onward journey.

Private to Story Land & Sea® guests, chauffeur driven transfer. Includes gratuities.

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

EXPERIENCING THE ENCHANTED AMALFI COAST INDEPENDENTLY? 

OUR INDEPENDENT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

• All Breakfasts
• Baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges (items of a personal nature not included)
• All Sightseeing described in itinerary
• Deluxe, air-conditioned mini-coach/private car with panoramic windows & comfortable seats
•  Private Boat transfers from Pompeii to Sorrento  
• Quality, centrally located hotel properties, authentic Italian culture and style! Private baths, all non-smoking.


Heart of City Hotels mean your experience is like none other in the travel industry.

Our Selected Sorrento Hotels

Our hotel on the coast is very important! It must boast gorgeous views and be away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento! We prefer these properties: the Hotel Minerva Sorrento (Deluxe), the Hotel Belair (Deluxe), or the Grand Hotel Capodimonte (Deluxe), and on select departures enjoy Bellevue Syrene (Deluxe) or Grand Hotel Continental (Classic Budget).


THE ENCHANTED AMALFI COAST & SORRENTO PENINSULA EXTENSION INCLUDES:


  • 3 Nights Accommodation in botique hotel in Sorrento
  • World-Class Pompeii Experience with admission and our privately guided tour.
  • Enjoy daily breakfast at our hotel properties.
  • A special Welcome to the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in all of Italy on the first evening.
  • Baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges (items of a personal nature not included).
  • Deluxe, air-conditioned mini-coach/private car with panoramic windows & comfortable seats.
  • Services of our Tour Captain and Private Guide.
  • Quality, centrally located hotel properties, authentic Italian culture and style with private baths, all non-smoking.
  • About our Hotels in Sorrento

    About our Deluxe Hotel: Bellevue Syrene 1820

    There is an eternal, timeless beauty to the Gulf of Naples, with its jagged coast and deep-blue sea, and Mount Vesuvius rising on the horizon. In the most picturesque corner of Sorrento, the Bellevue Syrene was opened in 1820, having been originally designed in 1750 as a private residence built on the foundations of a Roman villa. The location, decor, comfort and sense of history at this hotel make it an extraordinary place. The fishponds full of water lilies evoke the Roman times, while frescos painted as a tribute to famous guests adorn the walls. The recent refurbishment of the hotel has balanced respect for the glorious past with contemporary comfort.
    Read TripAdvisor® reviews on this hotel here.


    About our Classic Budget Hotel: Grand Hotel Continental
    In one of the city's most evocative historical corners, and just a few steps from the romantic Cloister of San Francesco, stands the Hotel Continental in Sorrento.
    Read TripAdvisor® reviews on this hotel here.

 
Enchanted Sorrento Peninsula & Amalfi Coast Extension

Prices in US Dollars

3 Days, 2 Nights
(Get a 3rd night greatly reduced -inquire with reservations)

UP TO 16 STORY ADVENTURERS

2019
Published Dates
DELUXE HOTELS

CLASSIC BUDGET HOTELS

Extensions in March/April 2019
March 21 — Works perfectly as an extension to our March 11, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
March 28 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our March 18, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour $1,888 $1,378
April 4 — Works perfectly as an extension to our March 25, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte. $1188* Not Available
Extensions in April 2019
April 11 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our April 1, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
April 18 — Works perfectly as an extension to our April 8, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
April 25 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our April 15, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
May 2 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our April 22, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour.*This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
May 9 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our April 29, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Extensions in May 2019: Book early, May sells out very quickly.
May 16 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our May 6, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
May 23 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our May 13, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
May 30 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our May 20, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departures features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
June 7 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our May 28, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Extensions in June 2019: Book early, June sells out very quickly.
June 13 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our June 3, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
June 20 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our June 10, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
June 27 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our June 17, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
July 3 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our June 24, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Extensions in July 2019
July 11 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our July 1, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
July 18 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our July 8, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
July 25 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our July 15, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
August 8 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our July 29, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Extensions in August 2019
August 15 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our August 5, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
August 22 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Augustu 22, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
September 6 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our August 26, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Departures in September/October 2019: Book early, sells out very quickly.
Sep 12 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Sep 2, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Sep 19 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Sep 9, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Sep 26 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Sep 16, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Oct 3 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Sep 23, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Oct 10 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Sep 30, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Departures in October 2019: Still great weather, less crowds!
Oct 17 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Oct 7, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Oct 24 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Oct 14, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour. *This departure features our hotels including: Hotel Minerva Sorrento, Hotel Belair or Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
$1188* Not Available
Oct 31 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Oct 21, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Departures in November 2019: Still great weather, less crowds!
Nov 14 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Nov 4, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Nov 21 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Nov 21, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378
Nov 28 —  Works perfectly as an extension to our Nov 18, 2019 Italy's Great Cities Tour
$1,888 $1,378

Deluxe Solo Supplement : $879
Classic Solo Supplement: $279

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.

Or do these dates not work for your schedule?

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Guest Reviews

"...making our "trip of a lifetime" come true!! "
Italy's Great Cities Tour - September 2014

Hi Elaine,

I am assuming you are enjoying Spain and Portugal. Wish I was there with you. Hopefully some day.

I just wanted to take the time to let you know what a fabulous job you did. I was so impressed with your knowledge and your leadership on the tour. I certainly got lucky when I found Story. Your local guides were outstanding too. I can't say enough about the tour - the history, the food, the wine, the hotels. Everything was outstanding. I don't think I will find any better wine................ And tuscany - that just blew me away. I can't pick a favorite spot - they were all fantastic.

Also, on a personal note thank you so much for the lovely shawl and the "Italia" shirt for Tony. He has done nothing but rave about this trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's because of you!! (and Story)

Again, thank you for everything and making our "trip of a lifetime" come true!! You are the best Elaine!!! tata !!

~ Tish & Tony Fiamingo


"It was amazing - we can't stop talking about our experience!"
Italy's Great Cities Tour

A week ago Dana and I got back from our Italy's Great Cities small group tour. It was amazing - we can't stop talking about our experience! There were only six travelers in our group plus Patrick Nixon our tour captain. Our group quickly gelled and the friendships that developed made the trip even more enjoyable.

Every time we walked past the other large tour groups it reminded me of a cattle drive. People being herded from one site to the next. Some groups were "branded", wearing stickers, scarves or whatever else to identify who they belonged to. I knew right then we made the right decision to go with the small group tour. I felt like we received personal attention from everyone we came in contact with, not only from the tour captain, but the hotel staff, specialized tour guides, chefs and restaurant staff. It was obvious to me that Story has a very good reputation with the people we came in contact with.

Our tour captain, Patrick, was wonderful. From his first communication with us to when we finally met him, he was very approachable and easy-going. He put us at ease right off the bat, and was more than helpful throughout the trip taking care of our questions and any special needs. It is a testament to his abilities and personality that our whole group chose to dine with him on our "off nights". He would always have a new experience, new food, or new wine for us to try. We couldn't wait to see what was next.

Our group ended in Rome, but we kept on going taking the three day extension tour of the Amalfi Coast. What a terrific way to end the Great Cities Tour! We saw the beautiful coast, the Isle of Capri, and Pompeii - but, we also had plenty of time to relax and enjoy ourselves. One thing I really like about your schedule is most of the touring is in the morning when the sites are less crowded. Most afternoons were reserved for exploring on your own. I took full advantage of that and felt we got to discover some real gems on the trip ourselves.

I don't know when we will be able to plan our next trip, but rest assured - we will certainly keep Queenslander at the top of our travel list. Thanks again for helping make our trip special, and memories that we will always cherish.

Sincerely,

~ Mark Mishoe


"Enjoyed My Recent Tour With Your Company"
Italy's Great Cities Tour

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my recent tour with your company. I traveled with my son and 3 friends on the Great Cities of Italy tour. Never having even been aware of your company we all were a bit skeptical of what to except. Please know it met all of our expectations in food, accommodations, excursions, free time and more. What most impressed me was the location of every hotel. All were within easy walking distance of both sights and good restaurants. The wine tasting lunch and rooftop farewell dinner were both exceptional.

Our tour captain, Elaine Rodriquez, was outstanding. Her communication skills are exceptional, as well as her listening skills. Her warmth, enthusiasm and sense of humor were a hit with everyone. We felt pampered, were surprised. learned a lot and felt like we had truly made a friend. Leading a group of strangers is an art, one that she has mastered.

I will recommend your company and hope to be a repeat customer. Thanks for providing such wonderful memories!

~ Ann Nimmo


"Highly recommended!!!"
Great Cities Tour

We just returned from a 10 day trip to Italy and used Story Tours as our guide. We had a safe...comfortable and wonderful time seeing Venice, Florence, Tuscany and Rome. We stayed in hotels that were just a block to to three blocks from the historical centers of each city. In the Tuscan countryside we stayed in Cortona at...One of the most picturesque hotels I have ever seen.

The tour included 8 nights in 4-5 star properties and 5 deluxe dinners with wine. All hotels had deluxe breakfast buffets.

We had terrific tour guides in each city and a tour captain that stayed with us all the time. That's what I meant about safe!! Our captain could handle anything and had many friends in each city to call on if necessary. Highly recommended!!!

~ Sylvia


"It takes a professional..."
Great Cities Tour - April 2013

I recently returned from your Italy's Great Cities Tour...The trip exceeded my expectations...I didn't realize until I got home just how much planning and work (was) put into this trip...in order to make the entire trip exceptional, carefree and memorable...The hotels, local tour guides and restaurants could not have been better. We had the right balance between guided activity and personal time. It takes a professional to provide a city's highlights paired with activities that are less strenuous...It is difficult to pick a favorite Italian city and memory. The wine tasting and lunch in the Tuscan countryside was wonderful. The vintage sports car race through the streets of Cortona was special...our tour guide in Florence was exceptional, as was our guide in Rome. I have recommended Story to my friends and family.

~ Irene


"...truly was the trip of a lifetime..."
Great Cities Tour

Shirley and I want to thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks in Italy. You did a wonderful job arranging our personalized tour. We will highly recommend Story Tours to anybody we know...Thank you, Story Tours!

~ Sandra


"...you have done an amazing job..."
Northern Italy

...You and your team did a fabulous job of providing us with wonderful accommodations and a great schedule of tours and events to taste that part of the world...
If we book any more trips, it will be with you. Really you have done an amazing job of finding some wonderful hotels with marvelous views and the villa was such a beautiful place of rest for me and probably the very best staff possible anywhere. The tours were wonderful-just a great job of planning our days and so nice to have that free time...
La Poesia was a real blessing. It is quaint- the room we were in was beautiful with a very spacious bath. And weather permitting the terrace for breakfast and just sitting is gorgeous. The owner is a very warm and lovely...We would definitely want to stay there again. Just all in all Steve and I were so pleased at what a great experience this was-you have been first rate from the very first e-mail.Your small group concept makes all the difference and then it is obvious you have a staff that has made these trips...
Our guide in Siena did a great job-felt more like a friend showing us around. And the basically private tour at Monte Chiaro with Alessandro...
was amazing-to sit with him to talk about the vineyards and olive trees and to have a meal there with him was just so warm and lovely. He as so many others was so very approachable and warm-so often on this tour I felt like these were all friends-very relaxed,intimate settings...
...you provided the avenue for Steve and I to have a trip of a life time!

~ Cathy


..."had a most wonderful time..."
Great Cities Tour

Robert and I had a most wonderful time on our recent tour. We are pleased with the way our trip was planned, the information given to us before the start of our trip, and our Tour Leader. The local guides were wonderful, and the hotels were lovely.

...much thanks to all of you at Story.

~ Shirley


"We would definitely travel with Story again..."
Great Cities Tour -

...Our trip was very well organized. We were impressed by the hotel locations which allowed us to walk to nearby attractions such as Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain in Rome as well as the Duomo and several Piazzas in Florence. We were also pleased that we had taken the five meal option. Those meals were very enjoyable and some offered us the chance to get to know the other eight people in our group...

All of our transportation was timely and the drivers, especially on the Amalfi Coast route, were cordial and clearly experts in the areas.

Our tour captain was upbeat, positive and took everything in stride. She was knowledgeable, kept us organized and on time, attentive to our needs, and got us everywhere we were supposed to be. She always had a smile, shared her insights on the city or region we were in, and went out of her way to be helpful...

We would definitely travel with Story again (and) would recommend the company to our friends...

~ Winnifred & Jacqueline


"a superb experience"
Great Cities Tour -

Our tour was a superb experience for Karen and I and ALL aspects of the trip exceeded our expectations. The itinerary, accommodations, venues, tour and city guides, transportation, meals and beverages were just outstanding. We LOVED Italy-its beautiful countryside, magnificent cities, terrific hill top villages, the history and the treasures, and the wonderful people themselves. A huge contributor to our most memorable holiday was our fabulous tour guide...

What an asset to our group and obviously to Story-tireless, organized beyond belief, knowledgeable, professional, and so much fun to be with-we all just loved her. We were also so fortunate to be accompanied by 7 other awesome couples who quickly became friends, and we were sad to say goodbye to everyone. Thanks so much for all your efforts in building such a high quality tour company-there was not one hitch, just perfect execution in all areas.

Best Regards,

~ Karen and Doug


"I couldn't have imagined a more incredible trip!"
Great Cities Tour -

Hi Mark! I need to send you a HUGE heartfelt "THANK YOU!" for a "DREAM" trip to Italy!...There was nothing easy or lazy about what you organized for us...I couldn't have imagined a more incredible trip! Both Dave and I will live this trip, over and over in our memories! We will definitely plan another vacation with you in the future! I have many friends who are enjoying our photos and stories of Italy, that will probably plan something with you as well...I just pray you don't get too busy, that you get booked up!???

I must say, we loved our fellow travelers! I know that is the unpredictable element of group vacations...this group of people were so much FUN!

Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!

~ Catherine and Dave


"Had the most amazing time..."
Great Cities Tour -

Had the most amazing time on this tour. Elaine was the perfect guide...her Italian flair just added so much to the experience.

I will recommend this tour company to anyone I know that would be choosing to go on a trip. Once again, thank you.

~ Pamela


"the most satisfying experience!"
Great Cities Tour -

Thank you very much for providing one of the most satisfying travel experiences of our lives. Check that, it was the most satisfying experience! While all the sights we saw were terrific, I think it was the personal relationships that made our group what it was. We had so, so much fun.

Hoping to travel with you again sometime in the future,

~ Charlie and Mary Lou




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