The Amalfi Coast is a series of small bays, beaches, villages and towns, all with a backdrop of rugged cliffs.
The road that hugs the cliffs affords one of the most spectacular drives in Europe. Everywhere are orange, lemon and olive groves, vineyards, lush greenery and flowering shrubs - all near to the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. On this tour we will take in all the wonderful sights in the region and tantalize our taste buds by sampling the local specialties; extra-virgin olive oil, mozzarella cheese, Limoncello (the local liqueur). We will even have the opportunity to make our own "Neapolitan" pizza!
Our tour begins with 5-nights in the resort town of Maiori, which has its own beach and tree-lined promenade. The hills and cliffs form a wonderful backdrop, but the town itself is not hilly and it's easy to stroll through the narrow streets and lanes with their interesting shops, cafes and churches. For the more energetic there are superb walking trails to explore.
We then transfer to Sorrento for an 7-night stay. This is the most picturesque town on the Amalfi coast, perched high on the cliffs with stunning views over the Bay of Naples to the distant Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento offers many restaurants, cafes, shops and a local market. Other small towns and villages along the coast are also accessible by local transport.
All hotels on this tour have a restaurant, bar and lounge. Guestrooms at all hotels are simply furnished, equipped with twin beds, telephone, TV and private bathroom.
Our Maiori hotel is the Reginna Palace (or similar), located in the town centre across from the beach and promenade. The local bus stops nearby and there are many restaurants and cafes all around.
Our hotel in Sorrento will be one of the popular Acampora properties, all of which are located seaside on the cliff, with impressive views of the Bay of Naples and within walking distance of the town centre.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.