Small Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast Back

Departs from : Sorrento

Duration : 9.0 Hours

Type : Small Group

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Price Per Person : EUR 130.00

Meals Included

Lunches : 1

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Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast on board a comfortable minibus. Each spot is as fantastic as the last and will inspire your imagination and create unforgettable memories. A more intimate excursion than the standard Amalfi drive, this tour is operated with minibuses and a maximum number of 16 guests.

The Amalfi drive is said to be the most spectacular drive in Europe. The winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every town. Each spot is as fantastic as the last and will inspire the imagination and create unforgettable memories. Amalfi, which was once a thriving Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous is now an amazing holiday resort. Enjoy free time in the village of Positano and then visit the unmistakable cluster of white, tightly packed houses rising up the hillside, dominated by the beautiful cathedral which stands majestically on top of a great flight of stairs leading up from the main square. Housed in the Cathedral are the remains of the patron saint of Amalfi and also of Scotland, St.Andrew. Lunch is included in a small town above the city of Amalfi before we travel to the picturesque town of Ravello 1,100 feet above the sea level. There we visit the exclusive Villa Rufolo which inspired Richard Wagner to create some of his most famous works.

 

Includes
English speaking guide, transportation by minibus, lunch.
 
Please note:
Please call supplier at least 24 hours in advance on 081-5329734 or 081-8784812 (available from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.) to reconfirm the operation of the tour. Entrance fee to Villa Rufolo is not included and should be paid for on the spot.

 

 


Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. English speaking guide and driver
  2. Fuel
  3. Gelato stop
  4. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  5. Road Tolls

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Insurance
  3. Optional excursions during your tour

Amalfi Coast


 

The region of coastline stretching from Sorrento, South of Naples, to Amalfi, so called Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO world heritage site that is renowned for its natural beauty as well as its characteristic towns. You’ll find houses and buildings painted in fresh pastels, stuck into cliffs and canyons … the flowery spectacle set in the cliffs framed by the endless blue sky and sparkling water.

The crystal clear ocean waters and breathtaking landscapes are offset by the famous towns of Sorrento, Praiano, Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi, whose charming architecture elegantly blends into the mountainous landscape. The Island of Capri is a favorite destination for celebrities and is known for its sheer cliffs, amazing grottos and crystal blue water.

The Island if Ischia is located above an ancient submerged volcanic crater and is rich in thermal water, making it a great source for natural spas and thermal baths. Of historical and archaeological interest are the ancient towns of Pompeii and Ercolano, preserved for all time by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Major attractions: Pompeii and Ercolano archeological sites, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Ischia and smaller towns along the Amalfi Coast, the archeological site of Paestum by buffalo mozzarella farms, and the town of Castellabbate along the Cilento Coast south of Salerno. Major theaters and music events: Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Ravello Festival in Ravello.

Positano


 

Positano's position is unique: stacked vertically on the slopes of the Lattari mountains. Sheltered by mounts Comune, Santa Maria a Castello, Sant'Angelo dei Pizzi, Paipo, Canocchia and Campo dei Galli, Positano has an enviably mild climate which makes it a perfect seaside resort.

 
There are panoramic views across the water towards the islets of Li Galli, known also as the "Sirenuse". It was on these three islets, the Gallo Lungo, Castellucco and the Rotonda, that, according to legend, the Sirens lived. Immersed in a spectacular landscape; Positano is not only an International tourist destination but also an important center for fashion design.
 
Indeed, one of the town's major attractions is its vast array of boutiques, lining the narrow lanes and alleyways with their displays of colourful garments, typical of the town. To visit: the prehistoric caves, the Li Galli islands, the Roman Villas and underwater archaeological remains. During the summer season visitors can attend events such as the Festivals held at Montepertuso and Positano, and the International Art of Dance Awards.

Ravello


 

Between the Valley del Dragone and the Valley della Regina, up a supremely panoramic narrow road, which twists up from the coast towards the mountains, one finds Ravello . Its dominating position on the hill top offers spectacular views over the Amalfi Coast.
 
 
The tranquility of the town greatly appealed to poets and writers and international jet set. The wealth of art works in Ravello is preserved in numerous ecclesiastical buildings such as the Cathedral of St Pantaleone, Patron saint of the town, a building which is striking because of its marble work; the adjacent bell tower, the Church of St Martino, the Church of St Angelo and the Church of St Giovanni del Toro.
 
The heart of Ravello is the Piazza Vescovado, with the Castle ruins, the Cathedral and Palazzo Rufolo. Villa Rufolo should not be missed, a building which is home to much of the art of Ravello and surrounded by splendid gardens, where numerous musical and cultural events are held. Villa Cimbrone is also well worth a visit.

Amalfi


 

Atrani


 

Conca Dei Marini


 

 

Conca dei Marini lies between Capo di Conca and Grotta dello Smeraldo. The houses, in typical Mediterranean style, with domes and walls made from thick white limestone are immersed in the lemon gardens and olive groves which are characteristic of the hills of St Pancrazio and St Antonio. Its beauty has enchanted many an illustrious visitor including Princess Margaret of Great Britain who visited frequently.
 

Conca dei Marini is linked to an age old maritime tradition, a fishing village where the tales and legends of the past are still passed down through the generations. Famous for its Tonnara, a system used to catch the migrating tuna, the economy of Conca dei Marini relies almost exclusively on the sea.
 

To visit: Grotta dello Smeraldo, a fabulous cave full of stalactites and wonderful green light, the Church of St Pancrazio, the Convent of St Rosa and the Conca Tower. TheFesta di St Rosa is an ancient tradition in which the nuns of the Convent distribute to the inhabitants of the town the famous Sfogliatella Santa Rosa cake, first made in the 1700s.

 
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