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9 DAYS •  TRUE SMALL GROUP TOUR OF ITALY'S AMALFI COAST •  UP TO 16 GUESTS

Nerano, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento & Isle of Capri

Discover the Amalfi Coast villages of Nerano, Positano and Ravello, the incredible Isle of Capri, and the Sorrento Peninsula.
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9 Day Wonders of the Amalfi Coast

9 Day Wonders of the Amalfi Coast Tour

Featuring the charming Amalfi Coast villages of Nerano, Positano and Ravello, the incredible Isle of Capri, 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. It all begins on arrival in Naples, Italy, and then we're bound for the authentic Costa Amalfitana and the charming village of Nerano.

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 THROUGH THE AMALFI COAST

Day 1 | Transatlantic Flight

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


Day 2 | Welcome to Italy's Amalfi Coast!

NAPLES: GATEWAY TO THE AMALFI COAST & SORRENTO PENINSULA
You will make your arrival to Naples (you can also transfer from Rome via train or private car optionally as well - inquire for costs). Elect our optional arrival transfer from Naples Airport or Train Station to the charming village of Nerano, our home for the first 3 days and nights.

One of Story Land & Sea®'s most popular True Small-Group Italy tour vacations commences at 3:00PM at our hotel in Nerano. Located just a minute or so from the quaint beach is our hotel where your Tour Captain meets you for the Orientation Walkabout. 
Great Idea: 
Fight jet lag and fly in a full day early. 

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT
Late this afternoon, you will meet your Tour Captain for the Orientation Walkabout through Nerano down to the beach.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Light

star icon   Story Exclusive®: You will experience a Story Land & Sea® original with our reception & welcome from the Tour Captain from one of our classic perspectives in the company of your fellow travelers.

It Was a Day Like No Other.
Your Small Group Tour Vacation to Italy is underway! 
After our reception, we'll walk to our Welcome Dinner in at a 2 Michelin Starred restaurant operated by Chef Luigi and his beautiful wife, Rita.

food icon   Story Way Dining: Tonight is simply Amazing. Join your Tour Captain for a welcome dinner Michelin style. Your palate enjoys a different taste as we discover the cuisine of the Campagna region influenced by a long history of the Roman Empire (Nerano is named after its founder Emperor Tiberio Nerone). So enraptured with the beauty of this piece of the coast, Nerone built a villa and named the village “Neronianum,” now known as Nerano.

About the Story Way®: Slow Food: Locally grown, farm to table.
Our approach to dining is truly unique, just like each of the regions of Italy. The Italian chefs and families are proud of their delicious dishes which hail from each of the regions in which Story travels.

Story of Food in Italy: In the region of Campagna we eat from the land with locally grown produce where the concept of nostrale, or home-grown, is so evident. Story Land & Sea®'s unique, off-the-beaten-path venues provide an immersion into authentic regional Italian food and wine. Your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers, featuring regional cuisine, and will select your vino for the evening: a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling, and yes, "the wine flows." Then you will be presented with a menu with Story's top recommendations (where available) in tandem with the restaurant's primary menu. It's an intentionally slow evening of delight so you can savor the experience.

Story of the Slow Food Movement: Story Land & Sea® is committed to the Slow Food Movement which was founded by Carlo Petrini in Piedmont, Italy in 1986. This "movement" strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages the farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic to the local ecosystems found throughout Italy.

LODGING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story Land & Sea®'s Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

Accommodation
Deluxe:
Properties include Relais Quattro Passi, Punta Campanella Resort & Spa or similar, 3 Nights
Classic Budget: Classic guests are upgraded to Relais Quattro Passi in Nerano.


Day 3 | Exploring the Amalfi Coast: Ravello - Positano

SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION
Story's experience on the Amalfi Coast is underway with a visit to Ravello.

After the morning in Ravello we transfer to one of our favorite wineries in all of Italy boasting amazing cuisine paired with equally stunning wine varieties –  Buon appetito!

We return to Positano for the afternoon with an orientation walkabout with your Tour Captain. Enjoy time in Positano or catch one of our boat departures back to Nerano (only about a 10 minute boat ride).

For dinner, why not stay with the Tour Captain optionally in Positano before returning to Nerano?

Later return via our boat for a free evening in Nerano.


Day 4 | Amalfi Coast

DAY AT LEISURE
Enjoy today at leisure to explore the Amalfi Coast. Here are some options we recommend:

Consider enjoying leisure time in beautiful Nerano and its beach or...

  • Perhaps a culinary class on the coast - inquire with reservations for pricing.
  • Bufala Mozzarella Experience - inquire with reservations for pricing.
  • Naples Underground Tour - inquire with reservations for pricing.
  • Naples Tour - inquire with reservations for pricing.


Amalfi Coast Cooking Class in PositanoAmalfi Coast Cooking Class in Positano$299 pp

Learn to cook Italian food on the Amalfi Coast during a cooking class in the hills above Positano. Taking place at a Montepertuso restaurant, the experience includes tuition from an Italian chef and a traditional 3-course lunch -- cooked by yourself, of course. Learn about regional ingredients and specialities. Prepare a range of antipasti, primi, and secondi dishes. After the class, you'll step out onto the restaurant terrace to eat, drink Campania region wine, and soak up the Amalfi Coast views. Taxi on your own from Nerano to Positano. Price is per person. Minimum 2 people.

Paestum Templeg

Skip-the-Line Paestum Temples & Buffalo Mozzarella Farm Tour with Driver Pickup$499 pp

Meet the English speaking driver at your hotel lobby and start your day in comfortable first class private minivan or car. Listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Paestum archaeological site is a must-see for all the archaeology and history lovers! The private guide will lead you through the rural landscape of the ancient town of Paestum. Do not miss the chance to follow the pavement paths and see the famous three Doric order temples, enter the amphitheatre, the domus, the shops and the Forum of the ancient city. This tour last about 2.5 hours and you will skip the line at the ticket office. Your professional guide will lead you into this amazing bucolic journey through the Greek-Roman ages. Then you will visit a buffalo farm where you can learn about mozzarella and have a typical Italian lunch! Price is per person. Minimum 2 people.

Naples, Italy

Naples Underground Tour with Transfer and Pizza $129 pp

Head to a world 40 meters below the busy streets of Naples' historic center. Isolated in time and unexplored until recently, this underground space is deeply connected with the world above. See a Greek Roman aqueduct, WWII air raid shelters and more. Visit the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis and see where Emperor Nero kept a private dressing room for his performances. After the tour enjoy an authentic Neapolitan Pizza lunch.

Price is per person. 2 person minimum.

Pizza

Naples Pizza Making Class $99 pp

Learn how to make a real Neapolitan pizza. Get hands-on help and expert tips from a master pizza chef. Savor the results of your labor at a sit-down meal with starter, dessert and drinks.

Inclusions:

  • Hands on pizza cooking class with the chef
  • One Pizza Margherita made by each participant
  • Fried Pizza Tasting
  • One non-alcoholic drink/soda
  • One alcoholic drink ( a beer or a glass of local wine )
  • A dessert (Gelato) or a Limoncello liquor
  • Transfer to and from the hotel in Nerano is not included.

Pasta Cooking ClassTraditional Homemade Pasta Cooking Class $149 pp

In a typical Neapolitan house, taste the local cuisine in a warm, cozy and homely environment cooked and prepared by hosts who are passionate about local culinary traditions. Sitting around a large table, you can spend a pleasant evening with friends learning some of the secrets of the local cuisine. While the menu may change, you will still enjoy traditional recipes handed down through the generations. Enjoy a full dinner or lunch in an authentic home in Naples. Learn some curiosities about the local culinary traditions. Taste some great local wine. Learn to prepare homemade pasta from scratch. Transfer to and from Nerano is not included.

Mount VesuviusFull-Day Mount Vesuvius Hiking Tour $199 pp

From the busy streets of Naples to the top of Italy's most famous volcano, this full-day Vesuvius tour is an absolute must-see when visiting the region. Mount Vesuvius is known worldwide for its devastating eruption of 79 AD, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and still dominates the skyline to this day. Enjoy a relaxing group lunch in Pompeii before setting off on the uphill hike to Vesuvius. Join a host of fellow travelers on your journey to the top. Take a steady walk around the crater but watch out for the smoke rising from the centre. Cast your eyes over the far away shores of the Bay of Naples. Transfer to and from Nerano is not included.



Day 5 | To Magnificent Capri

This morning we board our boat for our venture to the Isle of Capri —  Welcome to one of the most stunning destinations in the world.

ABOUT CAPRI: Of Wild Boar & Goats

Just off the coast, 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.

This morning your upon arrival we will check-in, freshen up and enjoy a tour of Capri complete with our open-air taxi driving experience and walking tour. Then tonight enjoy a special welcome dinner on the island.

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

Accommodation
Deluxe:
Properties include Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri Tiberio Palace or similar, 2 Nights
Classic Budget: 3+ to 4 Star hotels in Capri, 2 Nights


Day 6 | Isle of Capri

A day at leisure on Capri.

Many optional activities are available for your enjoyment including the chair-lift to capture the view of Emperors from the 'cap.' Explore the Roman ruins and/or take in a spa treatment. The options are endless!

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

Italian Cooking Classes

Cooking Class with Chef in Capri $269 pp

Pick up the techniques behind traditional Caprese home cooking on a 4-hour culinary class in Capri. With a local chef to guide you, conjure up three of the island's signature dishes, such as cheese-filled 'Ravioli Caprese,' and 'Torta Caprese,' Capri's beloved chocolate and almond cake. Then, sit down to enjoy your home cooking with wine and your fellow cooks. Choose from a morning or afternoon class, with ingredients and take-home recipes all included. Numbers are limited to just eight people, ensuring personalized attention from the chef.



Day 7 | To Herculaneum

HERCULANEUM

This morning we make our way back to the mainland.

Herculaneum Private Tour with Authentic Napoletana Pizzeria
Enjoy an amazing experience as we step back in time with our privately guided Herculaneum tour. Another city affected by Vesuvio's eruption, the stunning village of Herculaneum is located in the very shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the 'comune of Ercolano' in Campagna, and some are more stunning than even Pompeii.

AUTHENTIC NAPOLETANA PIZZA FOR LUNCH
Enjoy an included quick Pizza today! Neapolitans will attest there are pizzerias in every neighbourhood worthy of accolades for their craft. Did you know there are more than 800 pizzerias in the birthplace of pizza?

Welcome to Sorrento

Later we make our arrival to Sorrento to our hotel, check-in and have leisure time until our Orientation Walkabout with the Tour Captain. Enjoy this walk through Sorrento and learn and familiarize yourself with 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
Deluxe:
Properties include Chateau & Relais Bellevue Syrene, La Favorita, Hilton Sorrento Palace or Similar, 2 Nights
Classic Budget: Properties include Hotel Continental or similar, 2 Nights.


Day 8 | Sorrento

A day at leisure.

Consider exploring Sorrento or maybe one of our options —  inquire with reservations on these amazing options:


Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii from Sorrento $199 pp

Explore one of Italy's most evocative archaeological finds on a guided tour of Pompeii from Sorrento. Travel by bus to the UNESCO-listed site, where a licensed guide leads you around the ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Marvel at excavated houses, marketplaces, baths, and frescoes remarkably preserved by ash, and learn about the civilization that once thrived here before the disaster.

Half-day tour to Pompeii from Sorrento Visit the excavated ruins of an ancient city buried by volcanic ash. See the well-preserved remnants of homes, baths, bakeries, frescoes, and more. Hear about the fateful eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed the city. Includes round-trip transportation.

Price is per person. 2 person minimum.

Italian Food

Sorrento Farm and Food Tour$129 pp

Experience - and taste - the Italian farm to table process on a three-hour food tour. Convenient transportation takes you from your Sorrento hotel to a fourth-generation farm. Explore the olive and lemon groves, before observing about the wine, oil, and honey making processes. After a generous sampling of the farm's products (including its limoncello), your visit concludes with a filling lunch and dessert. Round trip transfer is included.

Price is per person. 2 person minimum.


  • Sorrentino Culinary Class
  • Bufala Mozzarella Experience
  • Pompeii - not experienced Pompeii yet?

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

Story Way Dining: Celebrate your time on the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula as we enjoy our included farewell dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in all of Italy.

Accommodation
Deluxe:
Properties include Chateau & Relais Bellevue Syrene or similar, 2 Nights
Classic Budget: Hotel Continental or similar, 2 Nights


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.

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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.

COME IN A DAY EARLY?

NERANO

Deluxe Hotels, 1 Night
Our properties in Nerano include the Quattro Passi Relais and other discerning properties including Punta Campanella Resort & Spa.

Classic Budget Hotels, 1 Night
Classic Guests stay at Quattro Passi or similar.

TOUR COMMENCES IN CHARMING NERANO

Deluxe Hotels, 3 Nights
Our properties in Nerano include the Quattro Passi Relais and other discerning properties including Punta Campanella Resort & Spa.

Classic Budget Hotels, 3 Nights
Classic Guests stay at Quattro Passi or similar.

AMAZING 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

SORRENTO

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

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


WONDERS OF THE AMALFI COAST 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 Nerano 3 Nights, Capri 2 Nights, Sorrento 2 Nights.
  • True Small Group Tour of no more than 16 guests
  • All Hot Buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 Michelin Star Welcome Dinner in Nerano: This is one of three (3) included dinners: Unlimited premium beverages and order from the menu
  • 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: Capri expert guide, Private Boat Netano to Positano, Nerano to Capri, Capri to Mainland, Ravello with included admission ticket to Villa Rufolo.
  • Story Exclusive Winery Tour, Tasting and Paired with Lunch
  • Unique Perspective Experiences with Tour Captain
  • 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.

Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group Italy tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if Story Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your Italian land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

We recommend some form of travel protection to help provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and emergency evacuation, lost or delayed baggage and more. You may purchase this coverage from the provider of your choice. For your convenience, we offer plans through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, go to TRAVELEX (click here) 

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company NAIC # 22276. 11.17 83IT

 

 

CONSIDER OUR CLASSIC HOTELS PACKAGE

    Features our 3-Star and 4-Star Superior Tourist Hotels in Nerano 3 Nights, Capri 2 Nights, Sorrento 2 Nights.

    True Small Group Tour of no more than 16 guests

    Continental Breakfasts

    2 Michelin Star Welcome Dinner in Nerano —  Consider upgrading to our 3 Total Dinners Included (Welcome dinner + two more) for Story Way® Dining for $189 per person: Unlimited premium beverages and order from the menu.

    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: Capri expert guide, Private Boat Capri to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello with included admission ticket to Villa Rufolo.

    Unique Perspective Experiences with Tour Captain

    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.


 

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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



2020 Scheduled Departures
Published Date Deluxe 4-5 Star
Boutique Hotels
Classic 3-4 Star
Moderate Hotels
Departures in May 2020
May 6
$8,579 $7,579 $6,979 $5,979
Departures in June 2020
June 6
$8,579 $7,579 $6,979 $5,979
Departures in July 2020
July 1
$8,579 $7,579 $6,979 $5,979
Departures in September 2020
Sep 15
$8,579 $7,579 $6,979 $5,979
Departures in October 2020
Oct 5
$8,579 $7,579 $6,979 $5,979

Trip prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy. Reduction for triple occupancy. Airfare is not included.

Double occupancy room for solo use.

Deluxe Solo Supplement: $2200
Classic Solo Supplement: $1200

Classic Guests: Consider upgrading to 3 Total Dinners for $189 per person.

Published prices are based on double occupancy and are a guaranteed departure with at least two (2) 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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