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Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

10 days (9 days in 2017) Walking
American author John Steinbeck once wrote that Italy’s Amalfi Coast “is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” This is one of those rare places where photographs simply don’t do its sights justice—you need to see them for yourself. On this walking tour through the seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast, you’ll do just that.

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Maximum tour group size: 28 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 2 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and unpaved trails, with some steep hills.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 8 nights in hand-picked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual tour director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • 4 escorted walks

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Naples today.

Naples 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Naples

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Naples

  Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, discover Naples on a guided tour through the historic city center.

• View extensive collections of Roman art and artifacts at the National Archaeological Museum

• Explore the city beneath the city in the sotterranea, an underground network of catacombs, aqueducts and passageways

• View the Castel dell’Ovo, a 14th-century Gothic cathedral

Sorrento 6 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Transfer to Sorrento

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Naples or add an excursion.

Later this afternoon, transfer to Sorrento where you’ll get to know the picturesque seaside city on a walking orientation of its historic center.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Italy: Phlegraean Fields and Ruins of Pozzuoli $69pp* Details

Travel outside Naples to the Bacoli region and see the Phlegraean Fields, a regional park that’s rich in archaeological sites. Drive through the park’s impressive coastal landscapes, passing craters, volcanic lakes and ancient ruins as you make your way to the archaeological site of Cuma. En route, make a stop in Pozzuoli to tour the Flavian Roman Amphitheater before taking time to explore Averno Lake and the town’s ancient market. Dating back to the eighth century B.C., the ancient city of Cuma was the first Greek colony on the mainland of Italy. While you pass by, learn about the history of this fascinating site as your local guide highlights what life was like here centuries ago.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Day 5: Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on today’s expedition to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii.

• Take a walking tour to the top of legendary Mount Vesuvius, where you can explore the volcanic crater

• Witness how wealthy Romans lived on a guided tour of Pompeii’s ruins

• View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples and baths

Day 6: Local villages

  Included meals: Breakfast

Follow your local guide on a morning walk through Sorrento’s surrounding villages, experiencing the more traditional and quaint side of the Amalfi Coast.

• Begin in Termini, then descend through villages to enjoy views of Capri

• Pass through charming residential areas, and beautiful lemon and olive groves

• End your trek in the seafaring village of Lobra

This evening, enjoy free time in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $109pp* Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs March through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $119)

Day 7: Free day in Sorrento

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Paestum Ruins & Mozzarella Farm Lunch $119pp* Details

There’s no better place to sample authentic Campania specialties than a local mozzarella farm. Savor homemade delicacies during a light lunch and tasting while relaxing in the countryside setting. Then, travel to the nearby Paestum Ruins for a guided sightseeing tour of the well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins, including a visit inside the Archaeological Museum of Paestum to see the famous frescos of the Tomb of the Diver.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $129)

Day 8: Amalfi Coast & Ravello

  Included meals: Breakfast

Journey on a full-day excursion along the picturesque Amalfi Coast.

• Take a scenic drive along the coast to Amalfi, stopping at the Positano viewpoint en route for photos

• Enjoy a guided walk through the town of Amalfi and pass through a tunnel as you make your way to Atrani

• Transfer to Ravello, where you’ll walk through the stunning Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, famous for their beautiful gardens

Day 9: Free day in Sorrento

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full free day in Sorrento or add an excursion. Later, gather with your group and toast your trip at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Path of the Gods: Scenic Cliffside Walk $59pp* Details

On this classic, three-hour walk along the Amalfi Coast, you'll follow the mountaintop Path of the Gods, a steep, winding route that once served as the only connection between the towns you'll visit. Set out from Agerola, follow your hiking guide through terraced vineyards and forests, and stop along limestone ridges for panoramic views of the sea. Your walk concludes in Nocelle, a “lost village” perched 1,400 feet above Positano and only accessible by foot via two stone pathways. After the walk, a bus takes you to the heart of Positano, where you'll have some free time to walk to the central square or stroll the picturesque shores of the beach. Please note: This excursion involves difficult walking on uneven terrain and is weather-dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $69)

Day 10: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore Capri.

Add Capri & Naples $729 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Once a favored resort of Roman emperors, Capri has been topping travel wish lists for centuries. Experience the epic natural beauty of its seaside cliffs and grottoes before returning to Naples.

Capri 2 nights Hotel info

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Capri

  Included meals: Breakfast

Take a ferry to Capri and get to know the picturesque island on today’s guided tour.

• Take a cruise around the island to the cliff of Salto di Tiberio, the majestic caves of Grotta Bianca and Grotta del Corallo and Marina Piccola, the charming “little harbor” on the south side of the island (in inclement weather, instead enjoy a visit to Anacapri)

• Take the funicular to the upper town, where a local guide leads a walking tour to Punta Cannone

Day 11: Pizzolungo

  Included meals: Breakfast

Take in gorgeous panoramic views during a coastal walk of Pizzolungo.

• Starting in the Piazzetta, walk by the Arco Naturale to the famous Villa of Curzio Malaparte, a stunning example of modern Italian architecture

• End at Punta Tragara for a show-stopping view of the harbor

Enjoy a free evening in Capri or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Hidden Capri: Villa Visit & Dinner $69pp* Details

Walk from the town of Capri up to the ruins of the Villa Jovis, a vast Roman palace built by the emperor Tiberius in 27 A.D. Explore the expansive villa, which sits atop the second-highest peak in Capri, before enjoying an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Naples for a day Hotel info

Day 12: Transfer to Naples

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free morning in Capri on your own before transferring to Naples by ferry.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 7 nights in hand-picked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual tour director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • 4 escorted walks

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Naples today.

Sorrento 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Naples

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel in Sorrento and get settled in, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Walking tour of local villages

  Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, travel to Termini to follow a local guide on a downhill walk through the charming villages of the Italian countryside. Traverse lemon groves and olive farms, glimpsing the island of Capri in the distance as you make your way to the village of Lobra, where you’ll stop for lunch.

Day 4: Free day in Sorrento

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Sorrento or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Path of the Gods: Scenic Cliffside Walk $59pp* Details

On this classic, three-hour walk along the Amalfi Coast, you'll follow the mountaintop Path of the Gods, a steep, winding route that once served as the only connection between the towns you'll visit. Set out from Agerola, follow your hiking guide through terraced vineyards and forests, and stop along limestone ridges for panoramic views of the sea. Your walk concludes in Nocelle, a “lost village” perched 1,400 feet above Positano and only accessible by foot via two stone pathways. After the walk, a bus takes you to the heart of Positano, where you'll have some free time to walk to the central square or stroll the picturesque shores of the beach. Please note: This excursion involves difficult walking on uneven terrain and is weather-dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $69)

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $109pp* Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs March through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $119)

Day 5: Free day in Sorrento

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another full free day in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Capri Cruise & Scenic Island Walk $99pp* Details

Hop aboard the ferry through the Gulf of Naples to the famed Island of Capri. Then, board a second boat for a mini-cruise around the island to view stunning natural formations including the sheer cliff known as Tiberiòs Leap, the white Grotta Bianca, the rainbow-colored Grotta del Corallo, the iconic Arco Naturale and the towering Faraglioni sea stacks in Marina Piccola. Then, join a local guide to take the funicular to the upper town to begin your walking tour from the historic center of Piazza Umberto I. You’ll walk back toward the Arco Naturale and get close to the famous Casa Malaparte, a jewel of modern Italian architecture, on the Pizzolungo trail that wraps around the coastline. Later, return to Piazza Umberto I for free time to explore or relax on your own.​ Please note: Cruise is weather dependent. In inclement weather, a visit to the town of Anacapri will replace the cruise.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $109)

Amalfi Coast 2 nights

Day 6: Amalfi, Atrani & Ravello

  Included meals: Breakfast

Journey on a full-day excursion along the picturesque Amalfi Coast.

• Take a scenic drive along the coast to Amalfi, stopping at the Positano viewpoint en route for photos

• Enjoy a guided walk through the town of Amalfi and pass through a tunnel as you make your way to Atrani

• Transfer to Ravello, where you’ll walk through the stunning Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, famous for their beautiful gardens

Day 7: Free day on the Amalfi Coast

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day on the Amalfi Coast or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Paestum Ruins & Mozzarella Farm Lunch $119pp* Details

There’s no better place to sample authentic Campania specialties than a local mozzarella farm. Savor homemade delicacies during a light lunch and tasting while relaxing in the countryside setting. Then, travel to the nearby Paestum Ruins for a guided sightseeing tour of the well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins, including a visit inside the Archaeological Museum of Paestum to see the famous frescos of the Tomb of the Diver.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $129)

Naples 1 night Hotel info

Day 8: Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on today’s expedition to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii.

• Take a walking tour to the top of legendary Mount Vesuvius, where you can explore the volcanic crater

• Witness how wealthy Romans lived on a guided tour of Pompeii’s ruins

• View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples and baths

Later, toast your trip at tonight’s farewell dinner in Naples.

Day 9: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore Ischia.

Add Ischia & Naples $649 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Discover the rich history and spectacular scenery of the often-overlooked island of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples. Then, head back to mainland Italy to explore the diversity of the ancient sights of Naples—from the castle to the catacombs.

Ischia 2 nights

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Ischia

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to the island of Ischia by ferry this morning. Then, drive through the island’s six villages, learning about their history and highlights from a local guide.

• Start in Barano, stopping at Belvedere di Serrara for amazing views of the south side of the island

• Explore the beautiful village of Sant’Angelo, home of winding alleys and charming cafes, and enjoy free time for lunch

• Take a guided walk through La Mortella to learn about the grounds’ historical, botanical and geological importance, surrounded by views of the city and harbor 

• Drive through the quaint villages of Lacco Ameno and Casamicciola Terme en route back to the hotel

Day 10: Free day in Ischia

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free evening in Ischia or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Ischia Walking Tour & Lunch $89pp* Details

Stroll through the scenic countryside of Ischia, the largest island in the Bay of Naples that’s known for its thermal spas, beautiful beaches and incredible cuisine. Take an hour-long guided walk along the slopes of a volcano to learn about the island’s diverse geology and vegetation. Then, stop at an agritourismo, ​a farm estate and wine cellar, to join a family for a lunch of local specialties.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $99)

Naples 1 night Hotel info

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Naples

  Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to Naples by ferry to discover the highlights of the beautiful bayside city on a guided tour.

• Enjoy a panoramic tour with a scenic drive along the Naples waterfront

• Pass Castel dell’Ovo, the seaside castle on a peninsula in the Bay of Naples

• Explore the city beneath the city in the sotterranea, an underground network of catacombs, aqueducts and passageways

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

How's the weather?

  • Naples, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
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Passport & Visa

In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact the Italian consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Italy. Travelers should take precautions for sun exposure during the summer months. Be sure to check with your doctor or health care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

This tour takes you through the Campania region, known for its fish and seafood dishes, such as spaghetti vongole (spaghetti with clam sauce), alici marinate (marinated anchovies) or insalata di mare (a seafood salad). Campania yields some of the best produce in Italy, including San Marzano tomatoes, used in slow-simmering ragú. Campania is also famous for its cheeses, such as mozzarella di bufala. However, Campania’s most famous dish comes from Naples—the city that invented the pizza. The standard tomato, basil and cheese variety is called a margherita. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its lemons (sfusati), used in everything from linguine with lemon to lemon soufflés. Desserts include pastiera napoletana, a cake filled with ricotta and candied peel, and ricotta-filled pastries known as sfogliatelle. The area also produces famous wines harking back to Roman times. Try the white Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, or the red Taurasi (excellent when aged) and Lacrima Cristi from Vesuvius. Stop by an enoteca (wine shop and bar) and you’ll find wine from all over Italy and knowledgeable clerks to help you.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in and depart from Naples. When you first arrive in Naples, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to use public transportation. In Naples, most local buses—called ANM— depart from Piazza Garibaldi. Bus maps are available from their offices at the western end of the piazza. Otherwise, walking is probably your best option, although there is also a subway system (actually more above ground) that works for most locations. Taxis can be expensive.

Airport and Departure Taxes

All airport and departure taxes for this tour are included in the total trip cost printed on your invoice.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Shorts are comfortable to walk in, but bear in mind that they might deny you access to churches. Hiking boots are recommended. We also suggest that you bring a collapsible walking stick for the more challenging walks. A change of footwear is also essential. A plastic water bottle is handy for staying hydrated on your walking tours, and a pair of binoculars enhances your enjoyment of the scenery. Insect repellent, a sun hat, sunscreen, bandages, lip balm and a flashlight are also a good idea. It’s always key to be prepared for any eventuality—so a lightweight sports jacket, rainwear and light, loose-fitting clothing that can be layered are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Also, remember that bare legs and shoulders are officially not allowed in churches or other religious sites. Entrance may be denied on this basis.

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Italy, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Naples, Italy
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa

In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact the Italian consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Italy. Travelers should take precautions for sun exposure during the summer months. Be sure to check with your doctor or health care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

This tour takes you through the Campania region, known for its fish and seafood dishes, such as spaghetti vongole (spaghetti with clam sauce), alici marinate (marinated anchovies) or insalata di mare (a seafood salad). Campania yields some of the best produce in Italy, including San Marzano tomatoes, used in slow-simmering ragú. Campania is also famous for its cheeses, such as mozzarella di bufala. However, Campania’s most famous dish comes from Naples—the city that invented the pizza. The standard tomato, basil and cheese variety is called a margherita. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its lemons (sfusati), used in everything from linguine with lemon to lemon soufflés. Desserts include pastiera napoletana, a cake filled with ricotta and candied peel, and ricotta-filled pastries known as sfogliatelle. The area also produces famous wines harking back to Roman times. Try the white Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, or the red Taurasi (excellent when aged) and Lacrima Cristi from Vesuvius. Stop by an enoteca (wine shop and bar) and you’ll find wine from all over Italy and knowledgeable clerks to help you.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in and depart from Naples. When you first arrive in Naples, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to use public transportation. In Naples, most local buses—called ANM— depart from Piazza Garibaldi. Bus maps are available from their offices at the western end of the piazza. Otherwise, walking is probably your best option, although there is also a subway system (actually more above ground) that works for most locations. Taxis can be expensive.

Airport and Departure Taxes

All airport and departure taxes for this tour are included in the total trip cost printed on your invoice.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Shorts are comfortable to walk in, but bear in mind that they might deny you access to churches. Hiking boots are recommended. We also suggest that you bring a collapsible walking stick for the more challenging walks. A change of footwear is also essential. A plastic water bottle is handy for staying hydrated on your walking tours, and a pair of binoculars enhances your enjoyment of the scenery. Insect repellent, a sun hat, sunscreen, bandages, lip balm and a flashlight are also a good idea. It’s always key to be prepared for any eventuality—so a lightweight sports jacket, rainwear and light, loose-fitting clothing that can be layered are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Also, remember that bare legs and shoulders are officially not allowed in churches or other religious sites. Entrance may be denied on this basis.

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Italy, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/6/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Experience of a Lifetime

Awesome job Go Ahead! What an amazing tour! As a solo traveler, it can be a bit daunting traveling alone, but you made it so easy! Our tour director, Paola was EXCELLENT! From the moment she greeted me at the airport, she made me feel at ease and super excited for the tour! She was enthusiastic, passionate, and patient...everything a great tour director should be! The hotels we stayed at were outstanding! 5 stars! The tour itinerary was pretty rigorous. This is definitely a hiking tour. We hiked every day for about 5 miles on average. The Path of Gods, one of the tour's optional excursions, is a "can't miss"! It was one of the most physically challenging things I have ever done, but also, the most astonishing. The views...I can't even describe with words...just breathtaking. Make sure you pick up some good hiking shoes for this tour! I am still in awe! What a beautiful tour of the Amalfi Coast! I will never forget this trip, truly an experience of a lifetime!

 

Hi Amy! We're so glad you an amazing time on tour. It's wonderful to know that your Tour Director made you feel welcome and at ease from the very beginning. You're right that this itinerary is very active and requires good shoes. We're thrilled that you got to do the Path of the Gods walk -- what a view! Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you on tour again.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 27, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ME

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Best Tour Guide and Itinerary

The tour of the Amalfi Coast exceeded my expectations! The accommodations were wonderful, especially the Hotel in Sorrento. All the tours that were planned and I attended turned out to be extraordinary events. I especially loved the "walk of the Gods," and walk in Capri that Paola conducted, showing us the wild side of the Island. The group was a nice size--not too many people, and we had a good sampling of Italian culture and food. I think the success of the tour was largely due to our Guide, Paola. She was witty, caring, knowledgeable, and strict when she needed to be. Her historical facts were so interesting, and she was always there as a resource when we were on our own. It makes a huge difference on a tour, having a Guide who goes above and beyond her job in making every day eventful, fun and coping with the inevitable trials and tribulations of adults away from home, in a positive manner. What an asset to your company. I would definitely tour with you again!

 

Hi Dee! Thank you for your review. We’re thrilled that your tour exceeded your expectations. It’s wonderful to know that your Tour Director contributed to the success of your tour through her passion, knowledge, and concern for the group. We will be sure to pass your great feedback along to her supervisor. Again, thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 25, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/6/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best tour ever!

My 3rd trip with Go Ahead and the best one yet! Our tour guide Paola was outstanding. Personable, knowledgeable, great sense of humor, and so accommodating to a few of our group members that had several special requests. Our hotels were first rate. I enjoyed the smaller group size (13 on this tour). This is a hiking tour. We hiked almost every day. If it rains even a little bit the limestone steps and trails can be slippery. Hiking boots or shoes are a must, especially for the Path of the Gods. Hiking poles not needed. For this May trip I was well-prepared with a lightweight waterproof jacket with a hood, a hat and lightweight hiking pants and shirts (with tank tops layered under them). The optional Farmhouse Dinner is a Must Do! I cannot wait until my next adventure with Go Ahead.

 

Hi Vivian! We’re so happy to hear this was your best Go Ahead tour yet! It’s great to know that your Tour Director brought fun, enthusiasm, and knowledge to your experience. We’re also pleased that you enjoyed the hotels and smaller group size. You’re right that good shoes are necessary for this walking tour, as well as our other walking tours. You give some great clothing tips! We also cannot wait until your next adventure with us. Let us know when you’re ready to go!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 23, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Meet Expectations

Our recent walking trip of Italy's Amalfi Coast was excellent. Go Ahead did an super job of scheduling our flights(Lufthansa), reserving good hotels, and providing a wonderful overall package. The tour guide was as good as any we had had on numerous trips with other companies. The hotel in Sorrento was especially nice. Our room was very spacious and the hotel enjoyed great views of the bay and Naples. The Naples hotel was a nice well located city hotel, but nothing special. The only downside was we usually book tours with companies offering smaller groups but decided that we'd try Go Ahead since it capped this tour at 28. There were actually 31 people in our group which was to many. Other than that I didn't have any issues whatsoever.

 

Hi Bill! We’re so glad you enjoyed your walking tour of the Amalfi Coast. It’s great to know that everything went smoothly and that you enjoyed the hotels and overall inclusions. Regarding group size, we do cap the sizes of our standard departures. However, your departure was considered a private group, which means the size can vary. We will definitely communicate your feedback regarding the group size to our team internally for future consideration. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 18, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Beautiful Walking

The beautiful Amalfi Coast Drive, the walks and the boat ride were my favorite parts. The hotels in Sorrento and Capri were beautiful with wonderful balconies facing the Sea. It was a great place to spend some "me" time or down time if you wanted to.

 

Hi Linda! We’re so glad you enjoyed this gorgeous part of Italy. The Amalfi is an incredible spot, and seeing it from the boat is one great way to enjoy it. We’re happy to hear you were impressed with your accommodations and will be sure to communicate this to our team internally. Thank you for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 04, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: ME

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Tour of Southern Italy

This was the second "walking" tour my wife and I booked with GoAhead. We had an excellent time last year on the Spain Coast & Islands walking tour, with Madrid extension, and we embarked on this tour with high expectations. GoAhead did not disappoint. The tour encompassed three distinct environments: big-city Naples, resort town Sorrento, and the small villages of Massa Lubrense, Marina di Lobra, Nocette, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. In between we climbed part of Mt. Vesuvius, toured Pompeii, hiked the breathtaking Walk of the Gods, saw dramatic Greek ruins at Paestum, and had a delicious lunch at a buffalo farm that featured the best ricotta I ever tasted (and the mozzarella wasn't far behind). We signed up for two of the four available extra-cost excursions. That kept us running, which was fine with us. Those who desire more free time or a slower pace may want to schedule fewer excursions, especially inasmuch as the bus rides to the daily destinations are rather long. Tour guide Paola was simply excellent in all respects and set a sunny, funny tone for the entire trip. She was also adept at rolling with the inevitable punches that come up on a long tour, such as re-arranging our schedule to deal with the weather. The many local guides GoAhead hired were also excellent. I was impressed with the various vehicles GoAhead hired to transport us, as large tour buses cannot go on some of the smallest roads. We stayed at the Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo (Naples) and the Grand Hotel Capodimonte (Sorrento). Both were first-class resort quality hotels. The three dinners included with the tour were for the most part excellent. The attractions and features of the itinerary were well-chosen, fresh and exciting. I came away with a real feel for the area we covered. Three of us decided to visit Rome at the end of the tour. (We did not opt for the Capri extension.) GoAhead was happy to accommodate us by scheduling our return flight home on a date of our choosing. So for a second time, I came away from a GoAhead tour enriched by foreign travel that was far more in-depth than anything I could have arranged on my own. We already have our eye on a GoAhead tour for 2017.

 

Hi Jeffrey! We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your second walking tour. It sounds like the itinerary was just right for you and your wife, offering unique and varied experiences in different environments. We’re glad your Tour Director was able to set a good tone for the trip and that you found her to be excellent in all respects. We’re also pleased to learn that you liked the accommodations for this tour. We’re happy you came away from your tour with a deeper understanding of your destination and that you felt enriched by the experiences you had. We look forward to welcoming you on tour in 2017!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 04, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/21/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Ciao!

This was a tour of a lifetime! I had an amazing time as our tour guide along with all our guides were all wonderful. As of today Italy is my most favourite country in the world. There is nothing lacking for a traveller to experience. Amazing nature, art, architecture, culture, the people, the food and the shopping! And my favourite thing in the world on this trip..... lots of walking! Up hills and down hills and through the city streets, along the seaside cliffs, up the mountains, this is the only way to really explore a foreign place is to walk and eat and walk and eat! Enjoy! Ciao! Ciao!

 

Ciao Anita! We're thrilled that you consider this a tour of a lifetime - we do too! We're so glad you enjoyed the walking aspect, which allows you to see and experience Italy in a very special way. Thank you for sharing your experience. and we hope to welcome you on tour again soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | March 24, 2016

1 / 5

1 / 5

Traveled On: 10/23/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 2 / 5

Disappointing Tour Company

I have no confidence in this company. They booked a tour to the Amalfi Coast for me and my wife for the first week of November. Little did we know that most everything is closed down by the end of October. Fortunately, we were told about 6-7 weeks before the November tour date that we were the only people booked -therefore the tour was cancelled. Considering that I booked this around April of 2015 I would have expected to get a warning well in advance if they were not getting sufficient people. We were able to change the date but we had to juggle our own schedules. If they saw that people were smart in not booking for November when everything is closed, it was their responsibility to give us adequate warning. Tour guide, Francesco was excellent!

 

Dear Arthur, Thank you for traveling with us to experience this unique walking tour of the Amalfi Coast. We sincerely regret that your experience working with us did not meet your expectations, and we thank you for the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your particular situation further. We are a company of people who love to travel, and as such, we always want our tour participants to leave their tours with the best possible impression of the regions visited. We understand that the seasonality of a particular region can affect our travelers’ ability to enjoy it. For that reason, we are no longer running this tour past October. Additionally, there are unfortunate cases in which a certain tour is unable to operate due to low enrollment. We do our best to inform our travelers of changes and cancellations as early as possible, and try to minimize any resulting inconvenience. Travelers are notified at least three months prior to departure of any cancellations, and are given many options for rebooking if this is the case. If you would like to discuss this policy further, please feel free to call us a 1(800) 597-0350. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your Tour Director. Our professional Directors can be the highlight of any tour, and we are glad that Francesco was able to provide you with an enjoyable experience while on-tour. Thank you for writing your review and sharing your experience with us. Traveler feedback is integral to our ability to improve as a company, and we very much appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. We wish you all the best, and sincerely hope that you continue to travel and experience the world.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | December 31, 2015

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/24/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Excellent Tour

Our walking tour of the Amalfi Coast with the Capri extension was extremely enjoyable. We were truly immersed in the locality, enjoying beautiful landscapes and many historical sites, some dating back 2,000 years and more. The hotels were good to excellent and were all in perfect locations. Our Tour Director, Francesco, added immeasurably to the trip: he ensured that all went smoothly and perfectly. The itinerary was well-planned and included all of the major sights and experiences. I would note that perhaps this should be called a "hiking" rather than a "walking" tour since several of the walks were on rough terrain or included walking up and down many stone steps: this is not noted as a negative since we greatly enjoyed the hikes, but is included solely as description.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/4/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

ARRIVEDERCiI (till we meet again)

Amazing tour, amazing tour guide(s), wonderful memories. This region should be called one of the seven wonders of the world. Absolutely stunning views. Our tour guide for the first part of the trip was Francesco. Our original guide could not make it. Francesco was called in the night before we were to arrive. He went above and beyond his duties. Excellent, would be putting it mildly. Thanks Francesco. For the extension, we were blessed with Dina. I have been on a past tour with Dina and once again it was a pleasure. Bella Dina. This tour was challenging. I thought I was in good shape but it tested me. Let's just say, I earned that second glass of red wine. But this is why I loved this tour. I did not expect anything else. The outdoors brings one closer to all the finer details. The sounds, the smells, and the sights are still with me. This is my 4th tour with Go Ahead and I can't imagine traveling with any other company. I am signed up to go on a new tour for 2016.

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