Jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean, legendary colorful villages, savory red wine, delicious handmade pasta, and exquisite shopping define Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Travelers can explore the beautiful coastal villages, one more beautiful than the next, with Friendly Planet Travel’s eight-day Discover Amalfi tour from $1,999.
Friendly Planet Travel’s eight-day Discover Amalfi package includes round-trip airfare from New York (JFK); fuel surcharges, airline taxes, and fees; all ground transportation and transfers; accommodations in first-class hotels; 13 meals (including six buffet breakfasts, one lunch, and six dinners); comprehensive touring programs including entrance fees; HEAR CLEAR headphones for enhanced sightseeing; an Italian cooking class; and a professional English-speaking tour manager and local guides.
Discover Amalfi takes travelers through Amalfi’s coastal towns, starting in charming Minori, founded in the 7th Century B.C., where travelers enjoy a walking tour, a visit to a Limoncello factory for a tasting of Italy’s famous lemon-flavored liqueur, and take part in an afternoon cooking class at their hotel, Villa Romana. The tour then departs for a full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello, where travelers explore Amalfi’s medieval architecture, as well as the famous gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo in Ravello.
The tour then continues with a day trip to Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento. Discover Pompeii’s ancient history and remarkably preserved ruins of the city’s temples, homes, and gardens, buried in volcanic lava and ash 2000 years ago. From there, travelers visit the town of Positano to explore the elegant boutiques, craft stores, and famous pastel-colored houses. In Sorrento, travelers have lunch, and are then free to explore the town on their own with a leisurely stroll, gelato, or shopping. On the way back to Minori, visit the Emerald Grotto, named for the colors that fill the cave.
Travelers then head to the fabled Isle of Capri via jetfoil boat for a day of exploration. Lastly, visit the lively port town of Salerno, the site of the Allied landing in 1942, for a full-day excursion. Here, travelers visit Paestum, one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe, and a buffalo mozzarella factory to learn about the cheese making process and sample some of the cheese.
Friendly Planet’s eight-day Discover Amalfi tour is available on the departure dates of January 13, February 3 and March 2 if booked by October 9.
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