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Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

10 days Walking Tours
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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Maximum tour group size: 28 travelers

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 $69*pp 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 $109*pp 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.

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 $119*pp 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 $59*pp 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 $69*pp 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 1 night 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.

Day 13: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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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.

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/7/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: IL

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

The Breathtaking Amalfi Coast

Once we left Naples, this was a dream trip. The Amalfi coast is breathtakingly beautiful. So happy we were able to call Sorrento our home for 6 nights. There were 27 people in our group and each and everyone of them were wonderful. Our driver, Georgio, won all of our respect with how calm he stayed and how he managed driving those narrow roads. Marianna, our tour director, kept us moving so we didn't miss a thing. The Farm Dinner was magical and delicious! The Mozzarella Farm with lunch ... another don't miss part of the trip. The village walk was one of my favorite excursions ... beautiful scenery with a wonderful local tour guide. Amalfi and Ravello ,,, quaint, yet beautiful. Sorrento, well I could see myself living here one day. I would have given this tour a 5 star rating, but Naples disappointed me, although the Archeological museum was fascinating. Mt. Vesuvius was very crowded with many bus loads of kids. Pompeii was fascinating, but again we had to fight crowds and I didn't feel I really got the full exposure I longed for. The welcome dinner was just okay. And the farewell dinner was just okay. It seemed rushed and the food was nothing spectacular - okay, but was longing for the real essence of Sorrento food. But a strong 4 stars because of the beauty, history, people in Sorrento and the remainder of the Amalfi coast.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 4/23/2015

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Mostly fantastic

Naples was a disappointment The city is falling apart, literally. Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast were just plain amazing. The hotel in Sorrento was beautiful and the staff there were all very friendly and accommodating. I'd definitely go back to that hotel if I could. One major flaw: after walking the Path of the Gods we had to wait TWO HOURS for a public bus to take us down to Positano. Because of that we had very little time there. GA needs to hire private transportation for this and not have us rely on unreliable public transportation. Final comment: the tour director was really, really good (gee, no surprise there). Great personality and was always looking out for us. He arranged a private boat to take a group to Capri on our free day and they took us for a tour we wouldn't have had if we took the ferry. The extra cost was well worth it.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best tour director&guides

Most lovely scenery! Our tour director, Marta was so sweet,patient & accommodated ,all special needs. Our guides were fun& knowledgeable. The Agrofarm dinners& extra tours were not to be missed As usual a splendid tour in an interesting& beautiful location!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: SC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director!

Gabriella was amazing!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Excellent Hiking Tour / Tour Director

We had an excellent tour director. Marta was professional all the way. I was pleasantly surprised to find this tour a challenge physically. It might be better to call this a hiking tour. After all of the eating we did, it looks like I only gained 2 pounds, I must have worked it off. We saw a lot of great sites during our trekking. The itinerary was varied and never boring. We were taken to small venues and out of the way places. Clients that were challenged outside of their comfort zone were accommodated with other activities and transportation, no one felt left out. We had a great time! P.S - the only negative.. the 2 automated coffee makers at the hotel in Sorrento were on the fritz.... I'm sure this is a crime in Italy.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/4/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NE

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director/Wonderful Tour

This trip was a pleasure in every way. Our tour director, Paola, was very organized, very knowledgeable and very fun. She did an excellent job of getting us where we needed to be and contributed to my positive experience very much. Group activities were well planned and executed. Paola seemed to have an unlimited font of knowledge and was able to answer our questions easily. Extra excursions offered were also well planned and carried out. There were specialized tour guides for many areas we visited, Vesuvius, Pompeii, Paestum ruins, City of Rome, the Colliseum, Capri, Path of the Gods, City of Naples, Naples Sotterranea, to name several. Included meals showcased specialties of the areas we visited and were wonderful. Paola was always able to give great suggestions and directions for free time destinations. This tour was my first with Go Ahead, but definitely won't be my last!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/4/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NM

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Gorgeous Area, Steep Walks

I really enjoyed this trip, thanks to the beautiful scenery from start to finish, great itinerary, and our wonderful tour director Paola. I enjoyed Naples more than I expected, and every town along the coast was as beautiful as I'd hoped, with old buildings stepping down the hills, lush vegetation, and super blue water. I signed up for almost every optional excursion and was glad I did - the Farmhouse Dinner and Wine Tasting was a highlight, it is a beautiful setting, the food and wine were amazing, and our whole group had a great time. The visit to the Mozzarella Farm and Paestum Ruins was also great, and the Capri excursion, including a boat tour, was the perfect ending to the trip. I know some folks declined the optional excursions due to price, but I thought they provided good value and really added something special to the trip. There were a few less positive elements to the trip - the Sorrento hotel was a bit dated and basic compared to the nice Naples hotel, which was disappointing. The walks were more strenuous than I expected, since the entire area is hilly so there were lots of steep streets and many, many steps - apparently this tour is rated a 4 (the highest GA activity level) but I did not realize this and still cannot find that shown anywhere on the website. After walking around Naples for hours, doing the steep uphill walk at Vesuvius, and doing a steep 3 hour village walk, I had very sore calves and a couple of blisters and needed a little downtime. Due to the terrain, even just getting from the marina to the hotel in Sorrento requires going up 2 steep streets and several flights of stairs. The rest of the trip was a bit easier, so it would have been nice if the itinerary was paced differently. I also wished that I had packed more shorts than pants - temperatures in the 70s sounded perfect, but I hadn't factored in the high (about 98%) humidity and exertion, which made it seem hotter. Overall the trip was a wonderful experience. I am so glad I got to see Pompeii and Vesuvius, and I thought Positano, Ravello, and Capri were unbelievably beautiful. Our group was full of nice, friendly people including a few other solo travelers so I always felt included, and was able to have some alone time when needed. Paola was wonderful - positive, patient, energetic, and fun - and I appreciated the inclusion of other specialty guides for things like Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Capri. Chiro and Nadia were excellent, and Fulvio was a huge help when a member of our group became ill during a remote walk. I would recommend the Amalfi trip to anyone who can handle the amount of walking and stairs, and would definitely travel again with Go Ahead based on this experience.

 

Hi Julie, I’m so happy to hear you had such a great time on the Amalfi Coast Walking Tour. We are currently in the process of revamping our pacing system to make our tour descriptions more accurate and clearer for our customers. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to work on this project.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 29, 2014

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 6/26/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Great Trip

This was a fantastic trip. Weather could not have been better and scenery was spectacular. Accommodations in Naples was good and hotel staff was great. In Sorrento however, while hotel accommodations were very good, hotel staff was (in my opinion) less than cordial. This was more apparent in the dining room at breakfast. I felt that since we were a tour group, we did not receive the same service as did other guests. Our tour director was exceptional, a real gem!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 3/13/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Almalfi in Spring

Great time of year for touring Almalfi coast before the tourists descend! Country side was in early spring bloom. Weather was mostly sunny and cool. The small group size was a wonderful bonus for hiking the wonderful country side and touring picturesque coastal towns. Having Sorrento as our home base for 5 days was great... no packing and repacking! The optional hike "Path of Gods" was a personal challenge in some sections with my rusty knees...but I did it !!! Only wish the day had not been so overcast because the landscape was beautiful. Our tour director Arianna P. was delightful! She exuded positive energy, had a great sense of humor and kept us on target.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WA

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Amalfi The Best of Italy

The weather is outstanding. The food is excellent ! Shopping is diverse and great. The people are friendly and. The Mediterranean is the most beautiful ocean and the cruises are the best. Capri and Ana Capri were my dream come true. The tour director Raf was very knowledgeable and fun to be with, he made it all the more interesting. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Italy is my favorite place in the world. This was my third trip there, different areas each time, next will be Sicily for me. If I were any younger or had a life partner, I would move to Sorrento tomorrow.

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