I tested this trip and from personal experience it is truly spectacular!
Join a small-group guided walking adventure offering an authentic travel experience, one that takes you away from the crowds and deep in to the fabric of local life. On it, you’ll enjoy 24/7 expert guides, premium accommodations, delicious meals, effortless transportation, and local wine or beer with dinner. Rest assured that every trip detail has been anticipated so you’re free to enjoy an adventure that exceeds your expectations.
The Amalfi Coast of Italy is a sparkling mixture of ancient trails, Mediterranean views, and jet-setting towns stacked high on the soaring bluffs of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Here, chic Positano and elegant Ravello sit perched on limestone cliffs, a panorama of pastel houses, alfresco eateries, and baroque cathedrals fronting harbors of wooden boats. Time-worn trails wend through terraced vineyards and stands of olive trees, their names as iconic as their 100-mile views: the Path of the Gods, the Valley of the Mills, the Phoenician Steps of Anacapri. You’ll explore 2,000-year-old Roman ruins and dine in family-owned restaurants beloved by the locals. Savor the region’s refined cuisine: fresh seafood, pillowy mozzarella di bufala, elegant pastries, and the sweet taste of limoncello. Round out your experience with a luxury stay on Capri, an island of fine shops, hidden gardens, and dramatic mountain views.
- Explore Pompeii; the ancient streets, stone archways, and remarkably preserved temples; a city frozen at the moment of its destruction 2,000 years ago.
- Along the celebrated Sentiero degli Dei (“Path of the Gods”), witness spectacular vistas: white cliffs, green grass, and the brilliant sapphire of the Mediterranean.
- Discover a hidden garden in the town of Ravello: the Villa Cimbrone’s wild roses and climbing vines hang on the cliff’s edge over the sea.
Dates for 2017: May 7, May 21, Sep.10, Oct.1
Price: US$4,798 per person based on two sharing
Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation, all meals with beer or wine except for one lunch and two dinners, private experienced guide, luggage handling, transfers