Rome And The Amalfi Drive
7 nights. April 2022 - November 2022. From £959.00.
CULTURE & COASTLINE
Spend a blissful week in Italy, starting with three nights in the Eternal City, Rome, where two optional excursions lift the lid on one of Europe’s most fascinating and historic cities. From here, you’ll journey to the delightful Gulf of Naples for four nights, where an included drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most scenic coastal stretches, the opportunity to visit glitzy Capri and a blissful day at leisure await. This week-long Italian holiday combines the country’s fabled history and natural beauty, beginning with a three-night stay in Rome. Join two fascinating optional excursions that will lift the lid on Rome’s fascinating past, taking in must-see attractions including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and St Peter’s Basilica, or explore this beguiling city under your own steam. From Rome, you’ll head to your comfortable hotel overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, which offers absolutely everything you need for a wonderful stay.
What's IncludedSeven nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation
Return flights (outbound to Rome and returning from Naples)
Comfortable coach transfers throughout
Fully escorted by friendly, experienced manager
Dinner each night while in Castellammare di Stabia
Holiday HighlightsSpend a week in delightful Italy, including three nights in Rome and four nights on the Bay of Naples
The chance to explore Rome, the Eternal City, on two optional tours
Enjoy a wonderful drive on the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most scenic coastal roads
Free time to enjoy your hotel on the Bay of Naples and its wonderful location
Visit the extraordinary ruins of Roman Pompeii
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly from the UK to Rome and transfer to your hotel. Upon arrival rest, relax and unwind, perhaps venturing out to eat at one of the city’s many eateries.
Day 2After breakfast, why not join your tour manager for an optional tour of Imperial Rome’s most famous sites? An intoxicating blend of history, art and culture, charismatic Rome is one of the world’s must-see cities. On the tour, you’ll view the vast Colosseum, visit the Roman Forum, once the centre of Ancient Rome, and the fabled Pantheon. Rome has a plethora of historic and cultural sites to discover, as well as some of the world’s finest cafés and restaurants that you may choose to visit this afternoon under your own steam.
Day 3Today’s optional tour will introduce some of the Eternal City’s more ‘modern’ sights, by Rome’s standards anyway. By foot, you’ll start at the Piazza di Spagna, one of Rome’s most famous squares, located at the foot of the Spanish Steps, and the 18th-century Baroque Trevi Fountain, into which many a coin has been thrown for good luck. Wander through elegant piazzas, delightful gardens and sophisticated shopping streets like the Via Condotti before heading to the awe-inspiring St Peter’s Basilica, which overlooks over the vast Square, while the nearby Sistine Chapel houses Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. Here you may choose to visit the fascinating Vatican Museums, which house some of the Catholic Church’s most treasured artefacts.
Day 4Check out this morning and transfer south to Castellammare di Stabia on the Bay of Naples for a four-night stay. En route, visit Pompeii where a local guide will reveal the city's treasures which lay buried by Mount Vesuvius' ash for centuries after the messive eruption in 79AD. Relax and unwind at your new hotel, as you enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5One of the most scenic coastal roads in Europe forms the backdrop for today's included excursion. Here, fantastical rock faces plunge vertically into the sea and dizzy bridges span deep gorges while, in contrast, gently-contoured hillsides covered in vines, fruit and olive trees roll away inland. Take in the view above the town of Positano, with its Moorish-style pink and white houses, and enjoy a visit to beautiful Amalfi, a thriving holiday town with houses rising up the hillsides and a main square dominated by the beautiful cathedral. Your final visit will be to Ravello, where the alleys, stairways and roofed passages cling to the mountainside and offer up some spectacular views.
Day 6Today you might choose to join the optional tour and board the jet-foil for the 20-minute crossing to the wonderful isle of Capri. When you arrive in this famous hideaway of poets and artists, a minibus will take you to the picturesque village of Anacapri on the slopes of Monte Solaro. You will have time to take a chair-lift ride to the summit of Solaro (payable locally) before you continue to the island’s main town to visit the Augustus Gardens, overlooking the Canzone del Mare, former home to the legendary Gracie Fields.
Day 7Spend your last day at leisure, perhaps enjoying the surroundings of the hotel, or by catching the local train to nearby Herculaneum or Pompeii, the latter of which was destroyed, and yet miraculously preserved, by the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
Day 8After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Naples for your return flight. Back to top