Cruising the Amalfi Coast - Italian Culture & Archaeology Sailing Adventure: Aug 27 - Sept 3, 2016

   
 

Cruising the Amalfi Coast - Italian Culture & Archaeology Sailing Adventure: Aug 27 - Sept 3, 2016

BY PETER SOMMER TRAVELS

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1 month ago

DURATION

8 Days

SEASON

Sat Aug 27 - Sat Sept 3 2016

RATES

GBP 3,595.00 per person

EXPIRES

Aug 27, 2016
Cruising the Amalfi Coast - Italian Culture & Archaeology Sailing Adventure: Aug 27 - Sept 3, 2016
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“With room for just 10 guests aboard its 6 cabin gulet, this bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast cruise offers topnotch history tourism in super-luxe comfort.” National Geographic Traveller Magazine, 2013

Selected as one of the 100 best holidays of 2011 by The Sunday Times.

Celebrated travel writer, Jeremy Seal, joined our very first Cruising the Amalfi Coast trip in Sept 2011. You can read his feature, Italy’s Bay of Beauty, published in the UK’s Sunday Telegraph on June 3 2012. He described the trip as “top-drawer history tourism...true travelling pedigree.”

This unique gulet cruise visits some of the greatest archaeological and cultural jewels of the Amalfi coast. Holidays around the Bay of Naples are almost always by land. We’ve created a trip which allows you to see this beautiful stretch of coast and more while travelling aboard a beautiful and traditional wooden boat. Restricted to just 10 guests, we sail aboard a gorgeous six cabin gulet, handcrafted in Turkey and refitted in Italy.

On our Amalfi Coast tour we will of course visit some of the best known places in the area, such as Capri, Pompeii and Amalfi, famed for their beauty or history. We’ll also explore lesser known sites such as Baia and have the chance to see the outstanding Roman frescoes of the Villa Oplontis. These more ‘minor’ places easily match the celebrated highlights in terms of the splendour of their architecture and location, and walking around these un-crowded antiquities creates an unforgettable and atmospheric experience.

The mountains and villages of the Amalfi Coast and nearby islands are justly renowned for their picturesque charm, and there is no better vantage point than the deck of our gulet as we cruise along the coast, or ride at anchor as delicious meals are served. There will be ample opportunity to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, or sit back and relax, read a book, enjoy a glass of wine, or discuss the sights and sounds of the day with new friends.

This Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast tour, led by an expert historian and archaeologist, is a perfect combination of magnificent sites, breathtaking vistas, glorious swims and mouth-watering local food.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Single supplement: £985

Maximum: 10 guests

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival
Naples, Campania, Italy

Our gulet is about 30 minutes south of Naples airport at the Marina di Stabia. Welcome dinner on board.

Day 2: Visit Pozzuoli
Pozzuoli, Campania, Italy

We cruise to the Baia/Pozzuoli region, where we will explore the beautifully located Imperial villa at Baia and enjoy a sumptuous meal in a seaside trattoria.

Day 3: Visit Naples
Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy

To Naples, where we will spend the first half of the day exploring the historic centre of this city and visiting the world-famous archaeological museum (which displays many of the most evocative finds from the site of Pompeii) before lunching in a traditional Napolitan pizzeria. In the afternoon we return to our boat and cruise to the island of Ischia to swim and relax.

Day 4: Visit Pithecusae
Pithecusae, Campania, Italy

We explore Pithecusae, one of the most successful Greek Colonies in the west, before sailing south to the island of Capri where we can swim in the azure waters of its stunning rocky coastline.

Day 5: Visit Capri
Capri, Campania, Italy

A leisurely walk from Capri Town to the Villa Jovis, set right at the very tip of the island with breathtaking views all round. The Emperor Tiberius spent many years in much-rumored seclusion in this Roman Imperial Palace. In the afternoon we sail for Amalfi and an evening stroll to admire its cathedral, the Duomo.

Day 6: Visit Pompeii
Pompeii, Campania, Italy

Inland across the mountains to Pompeii, the most spectacular and complete archaeological site in Italy. We will explore it in detail and picnic among the ruins, then sail west to anchor off Positano.

Day 7: Visit The Villa Oplontis
Marina di Stabia, Campania, Italy

A last chance to swim as we head past rocky Sorrento to our gulet’s home port, the Marina di Stabia. We will discover the beautiful Roman Frescoes of the Villa Oplontis, some of the finest in the world, before ending the tour with a sumptuous farewell meal.

Day 8: Departure
Naples, Campania, Italy

Transfer from our gulet to Naples Airport, approximately 30 minutes away.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Full board accommodation.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour.
  • Entrance fees & tips on land.
  • Archaeological excursions.
  • WiFi on our scheduled gulet cruises (when coverage permits).

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