Greek Temples, Paestum
The Amalfi Coast
Our tour is based in the small and delightful village of Minori, set in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, three kilometres away from Amalfi. The coastline is renowned for its towering cliffs, tortuous hairpin bends and villages that defy gravity as they appear glued to the hillside. In this region of Campania, the choice of touring is endless. We include a full day to the holiday island of Capri, a full day visiting the ghost town of historic Pompeii and its nemesis, Mount Vesuvius. A trip to the fabulous Doric temples of Paestum is also included. A regular programme of cultural activities after dinner each evening includes local history, cooking and music.
The Amalfi Coast • Boat trip to Island of Capri • Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Day 1 Fly to Naples and transfer by coach to Minori on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 2 Day at leisure to relax. Enjoy the views and the atmosphere.
Day 3 Full day excursion to the island of Capri. Cruise along this spectacular coastline of towering cliffs, precipitous roads and picture postcard villages, until you reach the island of Capri. Explore with your guide before returning in the late afternoon.
Day 4 Full day excursion to the remains of Pompeii, frozen in time by the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius, witnessed by the great Roman historian, Pliny. Street after immaculately preserved street make this a unique and captivating experience. Continue in the afternoon to Mount Vesuvius where you drive to within several hundred metres of the summit. Hardy travellers can continue up by foot.
Day 5 Day at leisure.
Day 6 Full day excursion to Paestum for a guided tour of the city complex with walls that are remarkably complete and include three Doric temples that are reputed to be the best preserved Greek temples in the world. These make a striking and fascinating contrast to the archaeological experience of Pompeii.
Day 7 Transfer to Naples airport for your flight home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Hotel Villa Romana, Minori
This charming, family run, boutique hotel of just 55 rooms is located 100 metres from the waterfront with its cafes and promenade. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, with a pool bar, surrounded by lemon trees. The lounge area has relaxed, comfortable sofas, while the dining room has a fresh and contemporary feel. Over the course of a week, there is usually some sort of local cultural experience after dinner, for guests. These are as varied as historical talks, live local music, folklore and cooking lessons.
• 4 star • 55 bedrooms
• Air-conditioning • Pool
• Buffet breakfast and 3 course dinner
Your tour includes:
• Scheduled flights between the UK and Naples
• 6 nights half board in Minori
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
• Evening cultural programme at the hotel
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