Amalfi & Islands 


$3389 + air 

BONUS: Breakfast and Dinner are included every day.

Ischia Island - 4 nights 

Sorrento – 3 nights

Rome - 1 night

        Single Room - $360

My Amalfi & Islands tour visits the three islands in the Bay of Naples, the excavations of ancient Pompeii, and several villages along the beautiful Amalfi coast. Slow down, relax, and unwind because we will stay in only two hotels, and both have pools, spas, grand vistas, and a seaside ambiance.  Visit the islands of Capri,   Ischia, and Procida during the first four days, then set up for three nights on the mainland, in the village of Sorrento. If you enjoy a slow pace, the seaside, and incredible scenery, this is the perfect way to experience Italy!

 

Ischia - 80077 Ischia, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

 Day 1: Rome to Ischia - Meet your Exploring Europe tour guide at the Rome Airport and travel to Naples. At the port of Naples, board your ferry and cruise to the beautiful island of Ischia.  Enjoy a free afternoon exploring the village. Later, we’ll meet for a welcome dinner at our hotel.  Sleep 4 nights on Ischia.  Dinner. Bus: 3 hours.  Ferry: 1 hour. 

Day 2: Ischia Island and La Mortella - Ischia is an island paradise of thermal baths, lush forests, quaint seaside villages, and gardens. Today, enjoy a guided tour around the island and a stop at the botanical gardens, La Mortella. In the evening, enjoy a group dinner. Dinner.

Day 3: Capri and Anacapri - Today, we will take the ferry to Capri island!  Enjoy a full-day guided tour with time to explore on your own as well.  If feeling adventurous, hire a tour boat to visit the famous Blue Grotto.  Back in Ischia, enjoy dinner with the group. Dinner. Ferry: 1 hour.

Day 4: Procida - The island of Procida is celebrating winning the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2022. The Bay of Naples’ smallest island is also its best-kept secret. After an orientation walk with your tour guide, you’ll have the entire day to explore this beautiful island on your own.  Back in Ischia, we’ll have dinner together at our hotel.  Dinner.  Ferry 30 minutes.

Day 5: Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento - Ferry back to the mainland, and enjoy some free time in Naples with lunch at a traditional pizzeria.  Then, visit Pompeii, where a local guide will show us around this ancient city covered for centuries, with volcanic ash. Following the tour, we’ll drive to Sorrento, a charming town overlooking the Bay of Naples, and have dinner together.  Sleep 3 nights in Sorrento.  Dinner. Boat: 1 hour.  Bus 1.5 hours.

Day 6: Amalfi Coast Driving Tour - Its cliffs plunge steeply into the deep blue sea, broken up only by bursts of verdant vegetation and little towns clinging to the narrow roads. Star-studded resort towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are some of the most sought-after destinations in all of Italy. Returning to Sorrento, enjoy dinner with sweeping views of the Bay of Sorrento. Dinner.  Bus: 5 hours with sightseeing stops.

Day 7: Sorrento and the Countryside - The historic seaside town of Sorrento hangs precariously over the Bay of Naples. Enjoy the morning and afternoon walking the tiny pedestrian streets filled with local shops, inviting restaurants, and a clifftop promenade.  Later, visit a farmhouse outside Sorrento, where the owner will explain the wine cellar, the mill,  and the production of Mozzarella di Bufala cheese.  Then, we will sit down to a grand farewell dinner at the farmhouse table. Dinner.

Day 8: BUON GIORNO A ROMA! – We will take the fast train back to Rome this morning.  After settling into our hotel, let’s get lunch at the local Mercato Centrale. You'll have a few hours to explore the city center on your own.  Then, we will set off to explore the sites of ancient Rome.  Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Colosseum and Forum, giving an insider’s perspective on daily life dating back over 2,000 years.  Later, we will enjoy dinner at a favorite restaurant.  Sleep 1 night in Rome.  Walking: moderate. Dinner.  

Day 9: Your tour is over after breakfast.  Your guide will be available to help you with travel connections and your flights back home.  Bon viaggio!

Itinerary specifics are subject to change.

8 nights hotel accommodation (en-suite), 3/4 star properties.

Breakfast daily at hotels.

Dinner each evening at hotels and a farmhouse. Eating well is a priority and you’ll enjoy fine regional fare featuring the best the locale has to offer.

Water is included with all meals. You are responsible for the cost of any additional drinks at all group dinners and while dining on your own.

All ground transportation round trip from the Rome Airport. 

Entrances and admissions a mentioned in the itinerary.

A full-time Exploring Europe guide and local experts dedicated to bringing to life the art, history, and culture of the tour destinations.

All tips and gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, and hotel staff.

A guaranteed Small Group consisting of no more than 18 participants.

David’s e-printed tour handouts detailing each day’s historical and cultural experiences.

Free Exploring Europe luggage tags.

David’s drawstring backpack is designed to enhance your Exploring Europe tour experience.

Our Unconditional Tour Price Guarantee that once locked in, will never change.

$50 Tour Alumni discount for each David McGuffin tour you’ve taken prior to this travel year.

Anything not listed above in the "inclusions" area is not included in the cost of your tour.