Day 1: Arrive in Naples and transfer to Sorrento
Welcome to Naples, the largest city in southern Italy and the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. You will be greeted by a representative at the airport and transferred to your luxury hotel in Sorrento, a charming town perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples. Some of the luxury hotels you can choose from are Grand Hotel La Favorita1, Grand Hotel Royal, or Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. Depending on your arrival time, you can relax at the hotel or explore nearby attractions, such as the Piazza Tasso, the Marina Grande, or the Corso Italia. You can also enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the many restaurants in the town, where you can taste the local specialities, such as pizza, limoncello, and mozzarella.
Day 2: Sorrento Sightseeing and Pompeii Day Trip
Today, you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Sorrento and its surroundings. You will start with a visit to the Villa Comunale Park, a lofty park that offers stunning views of the bay and Mount Vesuvius. You will also visit the Museo Correale di Terranova, a wide-ranging museum that showcases art, history, and culture from various periods and regions. After lunch, you will take a short drive to Pompeii, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that was buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE, preserving its buildings, frescoes, and artefacts. You will join a guided tour that will take you through the highlights of the site, such as the Forum, the Amphitheatre, the House of the Faun, and the Villa of the Mysteries. You will return to Sorrento in the evening.
Day 3: Sorrento to Positano
Today, you will leave Sorrento and drive along the scenic Amalfi Coast road to Positano, one of the most picturesque and glamorous towns on the coast. You will check in to your luxury hotel and have some free time to enjoy Positano at your own pace. Some of the luxury hotels you can choose from are Le Sirenuse, Villa Tre Ville, or Hotel Eden Roc. You can stroll along the narrow streets and steps that lead to the beach, where you can relax on the sand or swim in the clear water. You can also visit some of the attractions in the town, such as the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which features a majolica-tiled dome and a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary; or the Franco Senesi Art Gallery, which displays contemporary art by local and international artists.
Day 4: Positano Sightseeing and Boat Tour
Today, you will explore more of Positano and its surroundings by boat. You will join a small-group boat tour that will take you to some of the most beautiful spots on the coast, such as Li Galli Islands, a group of three islets that are said to be inhabited by sirens; Furore Fjord, a narrow inlet that is surrounded by steep cliffs; and Amalfi Town11, where you can visit its famous cathedral and paper museum. You will also have a chance to snorkel in some of the best spots on the coast, where you can see colourful fish and coral. You will enjoy a light lunch on board and return to Positano in the afternoon.
Day 5: Positano to Ravello
Today, you will leave Positano and drive to Ravello, another enchanting town on the coast that is known for its gardens and music festival. You will check in to your luxury hotel and have some free time to enjoy Ravello at your own pace. Some of the luxury hotels you can choose from are Palazzo Avino, Belmond Hotel Caruso, or Villa Cimbrone. You can visit some of the attractions in the town, such as Villa Rufolo, a 13th-century villa that features beautiful cascading gardens and hosts classical concerts; or Villa Cimbrone Gardens, where you can admire stunning views of the coast from its Belvedere of Infinity terrace.
Day 6: Ravello Sightseeing and Hiking
Today, you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Ravello and its surroundings. You will start with a visit to Duomo di Ravello, an 11th-century cathedral that boasts a marble pulpit, bronze doors, and a museum. You will also visit Museo del Corallo, a museum that displays a collection of coral jewellery and sculptures. After lunch, you will join a guided hiking tour that will take you to the Path of the Gods, one of the best hikes on the coast that offers breathtaking views of the coastline and the sea. You will walk along a trail that passes through terraced fields, forests, and villages, and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. You will return to Ravello in the evening.
Day 7: Ravello to Naples and Departure
Today, you will leave Ravello and drive back to Naples, where you will catch your flight back home. You will have some free time to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Naples, such as visiting the Castel dell’Ovo, a medieval castle that stands on a small island; or tasting some of the famous Neapolitan dishes, such as sfogliatella, a pastry filled with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. You will then be transferred to the airport and bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast.