The Awe-Inspiring Amalfi Coast

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  • Amalfi, Italy
  • May 14-21, 2022
  • 8 Days/7 Nights
  • 6 – 8 Guests

Overview

The legendary Amalfi Coast – playground of the ancient Greeks and Romans – is a glorious landscape of fragrant lemon groves, breath-taking cliffs, an azure sea, and colorful coastal villages.

Journey to Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Capri, and the lush Phlegraean Island of Ischia to understand why travelers have been flocking to this part of the globe for centuries. This adventure is about all the good things in life: friendship, connecting with nature, R&R, and spectacular Italian food.

Highlights:

  • Explore Pompeii, an affluent city frozen in time (79 AD)
  • Swim in the warm sea along the Amalfi Coast
  • Sip limoncello in the very place where it’s made
  • Wander the winding cobblestones of Amalfi and Positano
  • Devour a meal after a pizza-making class
  • Indulge in self-care at a thermal spa on Ischia Island
  • Feel the wind in your hair on a boat ride to Capri
  • Discover Naples’ best museum
  • Learn about Ischia’s royal past at the Aragonese Castle
  • Shop the boutiques and sip wine in central Sorrento
  • Indulge yourself with superb Italian meals

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – May 14, Saturday

Arrive at the Naples International Airport (NAP) by midday. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your 4-star hotel for the first of a two night stay. Take some time to settle in and freshen up before meeting the rest of the GG2P group in the lobby for a drink around 6:30pm. Bring your swimsuit as our hotel has a pool. 

We’ll then head out for an enjoyable welcome dinner. Get to know the other women on this trip and learn about what’s scheduled for our week together.

Meals: Welcome dinner

Hotel: Costantinopoli 104 

Day 2  – May 15, Sunday

After breakfast at the hotel, we’re paying a visit to Vulcan—or Hephaestus if you prefer his Greek incarnation. Today we’ll discover Vesuvius, the volcano that stopped time in 79AD, as we make our way to one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Italy.

You’ll witness the damage Vesuvius inflicted as an expert local guide leads you through Pompeii. This ancient city was buried in 20 feet of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted. This natural disaster allows us to now look upon life as it was almost 2000 years ago.

From Pompeii, we’ll hop in our private van and zip off to lunch and a wine tasting. Sample wines from this volcanic area before heading back to Naples for some downtime and shopping.

In the evening, gather with your GG2P crew for dinner together in one of Naples’ many wonderful restaurants, pasta anyone?

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Costantinopoli 104

Day 3 – May 16 – Monday

After breakfast at our hotel in Naples, our driver will pick us up for a quick transfer to Sorrento. This will be your base to explore the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Capri and Ischia.

En route from Naples to Sorrento, we’ll stop for a foodie tour of the region. We’ll explore an olive oil mill and taste local oil varieties. Then we’ll tour a limoncello factory and learn how this golden sunshine digestive is made and why the regional lemons are so important to its production. 

Once in Sorrento, settle into your lovely hotel. Relax with a drink on the terrace. Go shopping and explore this charming seaside town. Read with an Aperol spritz in hand as your gaze at the jaw-dropping view of the Mediterranean. 

We conclude our day together with a pizza-making class. Learn to bake a traditional pizza pie and then enjoy it with wine as we swap stories together.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Hotel: Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Day 4 – May 17 – Tuesday

Today, we’ll sail over to the Island of Ischia. The ferry ride is absolutely part of the adventure. Ride on the top deck for the best photo ops. Located next to Capri, Ischia is lesser known and further off the well-worn tourist route, adding to its appeal. You’ll discover an island laden with beaches, thermal spas, and lush forest trails.

Our local guide will whisk us off to the medieval lanes of the Aragonese Castle and show us some of the most impressive spots on the island during our guided tour.

In the afternoon, it’s time to get serious about self-care. Relaxation is part of the Ischia experience. In fact, the island’s healing thermal waters are a huge draw for visitors from all over the world. Your adventure includes entrance into one of the island’s best thermal water parks, offering numerous pools and an idyllic beachfront with sun loungers and umbrellas. Pop on those sunnies and get ready to unwind.

In the evening, we catch the ferry back to Sorrento. It’s been a long, enriching and beautiful day. Rest a bit at the hotel, and we’ll enjoy a lovely dinner together.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Hotel: Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Day 5 – May 18 – Wednesday

After breakfast at the hotel, our private driver will pick us up to explore the highlights of the Amalfi Coast. This is the Amalfi you’ve seen on postcards and travel shows, the curling coastline featuring dramatic cliffs and colorful villas juxtaposed against the azure sea.

We’ll visit Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano, three villages guaranteed to fill your camera with snapshots of La Dolce Vita! Fragrant lemon groves line the hillsides and darling shops and cafes hide along cobblestone alleyways.

Getting from Positano to Amalfi is part of the fun because we’ll take a mini-cruise in a boat from one beach-side town to the next. The rest of the tour will be by mini-bus.

Enjoy a traditional lunch with our GG2P crew during this all-day trip.

In the evening, put your feet up at the hotel or head out for dinner in Sorrento on your own.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Hotel: Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Day 6 – May 19 – Thursday

Sip your cappuccino at the hotel and then grab your sunglasses – we’re off to Capri! We’re on a private boat to Capri from Sorrento, a thrilling way to see the Amalfi Coastline.

We’ll dock for lunch on the island and then discover the famous Blue Grotto in the afternoon. At the end of our day, our captain will take us back to our hotel in Sorrento.

This is our last night in Sorrento. Enjoy this beautiful place for one more spring night before we leave for Naples tomorrow. Dinner together in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel: Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Day 7 – May 20, Friday

We say arrivederci to Sorrento today. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and another long look at the seaside. You have time free time this morning to relax or explore. Have lunch in Sorrento on your own and then it’s time to head back to big city Naples. We will check into our hotel and have some downtime. In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of one of the best museums in Italy, the National Archaeological Museum.

After our tour of the museum, we will head out for our last dinner together and toast to a great trip shared.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Hotel: Grand Hotel Oriente

Day 8 – May 21, Saturday

To quote one famous fictional Italian, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” Alas, our adventure has come to an end.

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to say farewell to all your GG2P pals before a private transfer to the Naples airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes:

GG2P reserves the right to alter the itinerary based on weather or availability as well as exciting opportunities that might crop up!

Vegetarians & Vegans – Not to worry – will be well fed in all restaurants as well as those allergic to seafood or gluten. Options are plentiful.

Trip Cost

Trip Cost: 6,595 Euros*

 

  • * All our trips are organized and priced based on single occupancy at all the places we stay. Everyone gets their own fabulous room! If you’re traveling with a friend/relative, or would prefer to save some money by sharing a room, we can usually organize double occupancy at a reduction in cost. Please inquire.
  • * All our trips are priced in the home currency of the trip’s location; however, we will invoice you in the equivalent USD calculated at the exchange rate at the time of invoice.
  • Interest-free payment plans are available. Please inquire.

What’s included?

  • 7 nights at beautiful hotels
  • An English-speaking facilitator accompanying you every step of the way
  • All meals as indicated in the detailed itinerary
  • Welcome cocktail toast
  • Group airport transfer from Naples airport on arrival and departure
  • Private land transfers for the group throughout the entire adventure
  • A small group experience
  • Expert Italian guides to show you the best of the area
  • A planning and packing guide to get you ready for this adventure
  • A pre-tour planning meeting on Zoom
  • A GG2P gift

What’s not Included?

  • Roundtrip airfare to Naples, Italy
  • Additional wine, beer, or spirits beyond what is offered at meals.
  • All personal souvenir purchases or wines you want to take or ship home
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

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If it’s a Go! after your call, we’ll bill you for a non-refundable deposit, usually 35% of the trip’s cost (less the $250 place-holder deposit, if you already paid it) and your place is reserved. At this point, you’re committed to the trip, so we recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case your plans change unexpectedly. The balance will be due approximately 2 months before the trip.

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