8 Day: Naples and Amalfi Coast
- San Carlo Theatre and Royal Palace
- Archeological Museums
- Amalfi Coast
- Cheese making Experience
- Limoncello tasting
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 4 nights at the hotel Renaissance Mediterraneo 4****L in Naples (classic room) or similar
- 3 nights at the B&B Old Taverna Sorrentina in Sorrento (deluxe room) or similar
- Breakfast everyday at the hotels
- Transfers with private luxury car equipped with A/C, where mentioned.
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for Naples
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for tour in Pompeii
- Dinner (pizza) with beverages included in Naples
- All entrance tickets at museums in Naples and Pompeii
- Full day private tour in the Amalfi Coast
- Guided tour at Cheese factory +tasting and limoncello tasting in Sorrento
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- Municipality tax to be paid at each hotel upon arrival
- All that is not expressly stated in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
Day 1 – Naples / Arrival
Arrival at Capodichino Naples airport from where your personal English speaking driver will escort you directly to the Hotel Renaissance Mediterraneo 4****. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Naples , San Carlo Theatre, Royal Palace
Meet with your private English speaking guide at the hotel for a full day tour of Naples. In the morning , after a deep approach of the historical part of the city, including Galleria Caracciolo, the famous Plebiscito square, you will continue to the San Carlo Theatre, (for approx an hour guided tour) considered the oldest theatre in Europe, built in 1737 representing the royal power of Carlo di Borbone . The most famous artists from allover the world played in this theatre. Free time for lunch and then you will be accompanied to the Royal Palace. This splendid building was built during the XVII century for one of the biggest and most populated capital of the Spanish Empire : Naples. The Palace represented the centre of the power for all southern Italy during 4 centuries. The visit of the Royal apartments, with the original furniture, will cheer up your sight by admiring the splendid “fresco” and decorated ceilings. Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner at a famous Pizzeria located nearby, a very old traditional restaurant where you will enjoy genuine pizza known throughout the world. Overnight in Naples.
Day 3 - Naples , Capodimonte and Archeological Museums
Today you will have the chance to discover Naples with another full guided day city tour which will start with the visit of the Museum of Capodimonte. The historical museum of Naples, located at the internal wood of the same name. Historically this is the Palace where Giuseppe Bonaparte and Gioacchino Murat lived. Currently the museum hosts several art collections from Middle Age and modern paintings. A real jewel !!! Free time for lunch before continuing to the next visit: the Archelogical Museum, one of the most important in the world, if not the first, concerning the roman/ greek history. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 – Naples, San Severo Chapel / Castel dell’Ovo / Santa Chiara / Hidden Naples
A new fascinating day!!! The guided tour will take you to an historical journey in the old part of the town to visit : Santa Chiara , a museum compound dated back to 1300, including the church and the monastery all very interesting; the Maschio Angioino; Castel dell’Ovo; enter the San Severo Chapel with its “Veiled Jesus Christ” one of the most famous and suggestive marble masterpiece in the world, representing Jesus wrapped in a very thin layer showing, through the transparencies, his naked and suffering body. Free lunch and in the afternoon departure for a very unusual guided tour called “ Hidden Naples” an unexplored world for many, since the whole visit takes place at 40 meters below the pavement level. Visiting this part of the city means completing a journey lasting more than two thousand years and you will be very surprised and happy about the visit. For your information this tour cannot be handled privately (only locally) and you will be part of another group but our driver will accompany you till the entrance and bring you back as soon as finished. Transfer back to your hotel and free time at your leisure . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 – Pompeii / Sorrento
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer by private car and driver to Sorrento with stop in the historical ancient city of Pompeii, a roman port buried beneath the ashes of one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of all time in AD 79. Meet with your private guide at the entrance to the preserved city and you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient Roman Empire before breaking for lunch at a restaurant specially selected in a location rich in history. Here you will enjoy dishes lovingly prepared . The journey will continue towards Sorrento and your lovely B&B : the Old Taverna Sorrentina, situated in and old 18th century palace, now completely restored, offering visitors all kinds of gastronomical specialties. If not too tired you can end your day with a nice walk through the city of Sorrento being the hotel centrally located. Dinner at your leisure .Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Amalfi Coast
After breakfast departure for the Amalfi Coast with private car and English speaking driver. This tour incorporates part of Italy’s most well known stretch of coastline visiting destinations lasting lifetime in your memory such as Amalfi, Ravello, Positano. Free time for lunch at your care. Later in the afternoon the driver will take you back to your picturesque B&Bl in Sorrento where you may dine and taste the home specialties, particularly fish, highly recommended. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 7 - Sorrento - Cheese Making experience and Limoncello tasting
Meet the owner of the cheese factory at your B&B who will escort you to one of the oldest Cheese factory of the Peninsula Sorrentina. It is a family run cheese factory: here, during the day you will discover all the secret how they make the Fresh Mozzarella every day since 1940. You will enjoy: - how they produce the best cheeses Sorrento has to offer. - practical demonstration of how they create mozzarella from the simple cow’s milk - final tasting of all own specialties in their welcoming tasting room : mozzarella, caciocavallo, provolone del monaco and caciotta. Following, transfer to a lemon grove, with elucidations about the typical “Sfusato Amalfitano” lemon. Here you will discover the production steps of Limoncello with tasting. End of tour and transfer back to your B&B. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 8 – Sorrento / Naples airport
After breakfast and check out from your hotel in Sorrento meet your personal English speaking driver with private car for transfer to Naples Capodichino airport for your flight back home.