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The Amalfi Coast

  1. Positano
    Positano
  2. The Isle of Capri
    The Isle of Capri

Private Drivers
No Buses
No Motorcoaches

Cost
$5,500
per person
double occupancy

7 Days
Private Villa


50% Deposit Holds Your Place

14 to 22
Guests


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​​Trip Details and Highlights

Towns Visited:
Amalfi, Atrani, Sorrento, Positano, Ravello, Minori, Maiori, Capri, Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

DepartureDates:
​September 22 - 29, 2018
​Dates are flexible for custom trips
Note: You will need to leave the United States at least one day prior to the arrival day due to the time change

Accommodations:
7 Nights in a private villa on the Amalfi Coast with stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea above the towns of Amalfi and Atrani. Note: From the coastal road to the villa there are 82 steps to the property and an addtional 70 steps to reach the villa. 

Overview:
This is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill tour to visit The Amalfi Coast. Picture a private villa perched high above the sparkling blue Mediterranean with spectacular panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast. Heaven on earth, that's what it will be for seven fabulous days.

No worries about getting around, we'll have three drivers available to us with luxury Mercedes vans to chauffeur us up and down the highway for the days we aren't on the water. Until you have experienced for yourself, you may not realize just how bad getting around is on the Amalfi Coast. If you are used to driving in large towns, you can drive here except that when you get where you are going there is no where to park. Taking the buses wastes 2 to 3 hours a day waiting only to discover they are late or just drive on by without stopping.

Prior to the trip rely on us to handle reservations for museums, restaurants, or a personal tour guide. 

The Amalfi Coast Trip Highlights and Experiences:
  • Swim in the coastal blue waters of the Mediterranean as we have a full day on a private boat to discover hidden inlets, grottoes, beautiful beaches and amazing views! 
  • Wander through the ancient grounds of preserved Pompeii known as the "Las Vegas" of the Roman Empire with a private guide
  • Enjoy lunch and a little vino on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius before going to the top of the crater 
  • Visit the picturesque gardens of Cimbrone and the view from high above in Ravello
  • Taste limoncello made from the lemons grown in the villages along the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit a town that is famous for making real buffalo mozzarella cheese and authentic pizza just as they have for over a thousand years
  • Enjoy evening sunsets from the terrace of your villa with a cocktail 

Have a question? Feel free to give us a call at 214-558-7748 or email us.  

Your Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday - September 22, 2018
Arrival Day
Inclusions: Your hosts will personally meet you at the Naples airport, Private transfer to the Amalfi Coast, Welcome Reception and Dinner
Note: For those who were in Rome as a pre-trip; we will fly non-stop from Rome to Naples and meet up with the rest of the group. Pre-trip Inclusions: Private Transfer from Rome Hotel to Rome Airport, Flight from Rome to Naples, Private Transfer to the Amalfi Coast, Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Villa

Plan to arrive at the Naples Airport before noon so we can personally meet you at the airport. We will have private transportation from the airport to take you and the others with our group to the villa on The Amalfi Coast. Luggage will be stored if we arrive prior to check-in. We have seven days on The Amalfi Coast, there is no need to feel rushed. Everyone is free to participate in the planned excursions as much or as little as they prefer.


Our villa, with one of the finest locations is perched on a hill with stunning panoramic views of the town of Amalfi and the charming fishing village of Atrani. Enjoy the day at your leisure and consider your good fortune. The town of Amalfi and Atrani are within a 5 minute walk.  The walking path down from the villa leads to Amalfi with its tightly packed Moorish style villas and palaces tidily lined up on the terraces sloping down to the sea. It has several small hamlets located up in the mountains that are connected with a walkway called the Via Maestra dei Villagi.  Life is centered around the open-air salon of Piazza del Duomo, dominated by the striped facade of the Norman-Arab-style cathedral. Notice the magnificent bronze doors, dating back to 1066. Atrani is a postcard perfect fishing village and sits at the base of the mountain.

Day 2 - Sunday - September 23, 2018
Amalfi and Atrani
​Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast

Another beautiful day in paradise and the perfect day to relax and enjoy the villa. As with most Italian villages, several shops and museums will be closed. Today is the day to take in all of the beauty surrounding you from the land to the sea at the villa. The swimming pool, cupped within gorgeous stone masonry, gives you the feeling of stepping into an elegant, ancient bath, while loungers on the deck invite you to bath under the Mediterranean sun. A few steps down, the villa's main terrace is perfect for sipping morning espresso or evening limoncello, whether on comfortable lounge furniture or on classic stone benches decorated with local Vietra tile. For those feeling adventurous, you can walk about 400 steps up the hill to the town of Ravello.  Rather than going out for dinner, gather around the long outdoor dining tables and savor delicious pizza from the wood-fired pizza oven.

Day 3 - Monday - September 24, 2018
A Day on the Mediterranean
Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast, Chartered Boat with Lunch

There is nothing better than viewing the beautiful coastline from a chartered boat tour as we discover hidden inlets, grottoes and beautiful beaches! From Amalfi to Praiano, the fiord of Furore, Sofia Loren's villa at Conca dei Marini, and Atrani, this is truly a day to remember for years to come! While our skipper prepares lunch for us, feel free to enjoy a nice swim in one of the picturesque coves.

Day 4 - Tuesday - September 25, 2018
The Isle of Capri
Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast, Hydrofoil Ferry to Capri

Known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" and today, the scene in Capri is thriving with its trafficless streets lined with designer shops against a backdrop of staggering natural beauty. It was Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the late 60's who put Capri on the map with the famous Capri pants. Capri is equally famous for their distinctive Caprese style: crisp linen fabrics, bright colors, flowing cuts and jeweled details. Visit the 18th century church in Anacapri of San Michele with its majolica tiles on the floor depicting the story of Adam and Even from Eden in great detail. The Gardens of Augustus are comprised of a series of panoramic flower-decked terraces overlooking the Faraglioni Rocks 

Day 5 - Wednesday - September 26, 2018
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast, Private Driver in Luxury Mercedes Van, Private Tour Guide in Pompeii, Lunch and Wine at Mt. Vesuvius 

  
Today we visit Pompeii and learn the history from a knowledgeable tour guide and see the full impact of the volcanic eruption.  In 79 AD this was a resort town inhabited by wealthy Romans known for lavish spending and as the "Las Vegas" of the Roman Empire.  In front of the entrance to the House of Fauna is one of the largest and most luxurious examples of a 1st century residence. It encompasses a city block and features two atria and covered six acres. A trip to Pompeii wouldn't be complete without a visit to Mt. Vesuvius. Before going up to the crater we will enjoy a nice lunch with wine on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. 

Day 6 - Thursday - September 27, 2018
Sorrento and Positano
Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast, Private Driver in Luxurious Mercedes Van

  
After breakfast on the terrace of your villa, we will visit the lovely town of Sorrento known for its narrow cobblestone streets, old churches and tree lined piazzas. All over town are tons of shops devoted to their love of lemons. Limoncello, lemon pasta, lemon soaps, and lots of lemon themed ceramics and kitchen gagdets made in the region. Visit the harbor with its colorful fishing boats resting on the shore after bringing in the fresh catch of the morning. 

Steps from the sea and clinging to the towering cliffs, Positano is the best-known resort of the Costiera Amalfitana. So picturesque, with its tumble of pastel colored houses stacked up one above the other on the steep slopes. Since the 60's Positano has become a holiday resort favored by the elite and specializes in promenaders' activites such as shopping, eating, sipping, boat-hopping, and people watching. The Church of Santa Maria dell'Assunta is from the 13th century. The colorful dome is made from majolica tiles and is as much a part of the landscape as the sea. Flowers are everywhere and add to the beauty of Positano. The contrast in colors is spectacular against the pale pastel buildings. 
 
The smaller and lesser known villages of Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini and Agerola towards Amalfi are also quaint and villages and often overlooked by the hurried tourists who make a beeline to the more famous destinations. 
  

Day 7 - Friday - September 28, 2018
Ravello, Minori and Maiori
​Inclusions: Accommodations with Breakfast, Driver with Luxurious Mercedes Van, Farewell Dinner

High up in the hills over Minori and Atrani is Ravello overlooking the Mediterranean. The location is distant from Positano which results in fewer tourists from the cruise ships.   The lesser known villages of Minori and Maiori are a joy to visit. Maiori and Minori are sister towns with an easy to walk pedestrian footpath called Sentiero dei Limoni (The Path of Lemons) that traverses the one kilometer distance between the towns.  Casale dei Cicerali is  one of the oldest and most picturesque streets of Maiori and Corso Reginna is the main shopping street in Maiori. 

Day 8 - Saturday - September 29, 2018
Depart from the Amalfi Coast 
OR Transfer to Capri for Add-on Trip
Inclusions: Breakfast, Transfer to Naples Airport
For the add-on trip to Capri, guests will be transferred by high-speed private boat to Capri

Our journey comes to an end as we depart this morning. Our drivers will pick us up and transfer us to the Naples airport where we will board flights home. For those that are continuing on to Capri,  you will transfer from the harbor in  Amalfi  direct to the Isle of Capri. From there you will be met at the harbor to be taken to the hotel in Capri.  please click here for your trip details.  
What's Included in the Trip Price 
  
  • Assistance with travel planning such as airline tickets, museum tickets, private tour guides and concierge services
  • Private transfer from Naples Airport to the Amalfi Coast, gratuities included
  • 7 Nights private villa accommodations with private bath on the Amalfi Coast with breakfast each morning
  • Welcome gift
  • Villa dinner including wine and limoncello tasting on our first night
  • Chauffered drivers for excursions, gratuities included
  • Private guided tour of Pompeii, gratuities included
  • Lunch including wine on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, gratuities included
  • Hydrofoil ferry ride to Capri
  • Full day private boat tour of the Amalfi Coast including lunch, gratuities included
  • ​Farewell dinner at the villa on our last night
  • Gratuities for villa staff
  • ​VAT and tourism tax
  • Private transfer to the Naples airport for those returning home ​​
What's Not Included in the Trip Price
  
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended but not included in the trip price
  • All transportation not expressed as included is not included
  • Cab fare(s)
  • Excess baggage, baggage loss and/or forwarding of baggage
  • Travel insurance  
  • Gratuities other than what is specifically mentioned as being included
  • Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
  • Beverages and meals other than what is not specifically mentioned as included in the price
  • Medical expenses
  • All personal expenditures
  • Extra charges at the villa such as  wine that is not included, bottled water, laundry, or other incidental charges
  • Additional linen or towel changes other than what is provided in the weekly rental fee
  • Additional beverages or groceries not provided by Villas-and-Vines
  • Expenses related to unforeseen travel conditions, weather conditions, flight delays, train delays, airport blockages, terrorism and strikes.
  • Any travel expense not specified to be included is not included

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