This four-day tour gives you the opportunity to discover the historical density of Naples, the almost legendary Pompeii and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the natural and architectonic beauty of Amalfi, where manmade buildings seamlessly blend into the paradisiacal surroundings.
Amalfi: The Amalfi Coast is a mixture of history and nature that offers a lot to discover: the cathedral of Amalfi, the villas in Ravello… Also, the nature reserve of the Ferreira and the marine reserve of Punta Campanella both contribute to preserving the natural balance of the environment.
Pompeii: Known as ‘the buried city,’ it used to be the holiday destination of wealthy ancient Romans because of its healthy weather and impressive views. Its archaeological zones, Herculano and the Annunziata tower have all been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Rome International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Meet the group at Rome city centre at 7.30 in the morning and depart to Naples (pick-up can be arranged also from hotels in Rome centrally located). Upon arrival in Naples, your tour leader will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. After lunch in a typical restaurant with Neapolitan specialities (included), leave the city and continue to Pompeii for a guided tour. Visit the excavations of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This archaeological journey through the ancient city will allow you to better understand the way Romans used to live at that time. Then visit a coral and cameo factory where you have the opportunity to admire and purchase items made with a technique dating back to ancient Greek times. Afterwards, proceed to Amalfi and check in to your hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Amalfi on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Accommodation at the 4* G.H. Excelsior, or at similar 4* hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some time at leisure to get to know the fabulous city of Amalfi, perhaps by visiting the historical centre. Justly considered an outdoor museum, its old town preserves almost intact, architectural and urban digs of its bygone days as a prosperous maritime republic. You can also visit the picturesque town of Ravello, which contains the beautiful Villa Ruffolo and the magnificent gardens of Villa Cimbrone (own expense). Overnight in Amalfi on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Accommodation at the 4* G.H. Excelsior, or at similar 4* hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some time at leisure to get to know them to explore some of the most famous places in this area: Positano, Minori and Maiori, Sorrento, Salerno or even the island of Capri. Alternately, if you are feeling lazy, you can opt for spending the day on the beach and enjoying a dip in the crystal-clear waters. End the day with a romantic dinner in one of the pretty restaurants that line the harbour or explore the typical street food on offer everywhere in town (own expense). Overnight in Amalfi on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Accommodation at the 4* G.H. Excelsior, or at similar 4* hotel.
Wake up to one last breakfast at the hotel (included), before spending a delightful morning at leisure in Amalfi. Afterwards, hop onto the transfer to Pompeii at the hotel at 2.30 pm − 3.00 pm. Once in Pompeii, you will join the bus to come back to Rome, where you will be dropped off at 9.00 pm approx. at Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi, Termini Station Area, or Via Ludovisi. From here you may continue with your travel arrangements.