Dynamic Trips for dynamic women
SOUTHERN ITALY BY LAND AND SEA!
September 1 - 6, 2019
Pompeii, Amalfi, Naples, Capri
Amalfi is a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, it was the seat of a powerful maritime republic. The Arab-Norman Sant'Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade, survives from this era. The Museo Arsenale Amalfi is a medieval shipyard-turned-exhibition space.
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.
Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In summer, Capri's dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts.
Combine history and glamour as you head south, visiting Pompeii, Amalfi, and the famous island of Capri.
2-night hotel accommodation in Amalfi
2-night hotel accommodation in Capri
Panoramic tour of Naples
Full-day excursion to Pompeii, including “Skip the Line” entrance tickets and headsets
Private transfer between Pompeii and Amalfi via car
Transfer to and from Rome
4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Please note that flights to/from ROME are not included.
DAY 1: History in Pompeii
In the morning, we will pick you up from Rome and head south for a panoramic tour of Naples before setting off to Pompeii. Grab some lunch and then enter the archaeological ruins of the famous Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Depart for a ride along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Amalfi in time for dinner.
DAY 2: Leisure Time in Amalfi
Enjoy a day at your own pace in the wonderful ancient Capital of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, taking in the city’s main sites, plunging into the waters of the gulf of Salerno, or sipping on some of the locally-produced limoncello. Return to your hotel for some well-deserved rest and dinner.
DAY 3: On the Water to Capri
In the morning, board a bus to Sorrento, where you will catch a ferry to the glamorous island of Capri. Check-in at your new hotel and enjoy a night of good sleep.
DAY 4: Fun and Sun
Discover the beauty of Capri at your own pace. Depending on weather and sea conditions, you could choose an optional visit on a small rowboat to the famous and mysterious Blue Grotto. Return to your hotel for your last evening in Capri.
DAY 5: Return to Rome
Spend a leisurely morning doing some last-minute sightseeing or shopping in Capri. In the afternoon, board on the ferry to Naples and then head to Rome, where the tour will come to an end.
Amalfi - La Bussola 4*
Capri - Capri 4*