Trails & Treasures of the Amalfi Coast – Premium Adventure

Trails & Treasures of the Amalfi Coast – Premium Adventure

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Trails & Treasures of the Amalfi Coast – Premium Adventure

7 Days Starting in Naples and ending in Amalfi

Visiting: Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Pompei, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Capri, Bomerano, Positano, Europe

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

TTQ

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

The Amalfi Coast combines natural beauty and the patient labour of humankind, who transformed the steep mountain slopes into a cascade of terraced lemon groves, with traditional villages and chapels scattered all around. A dramatic coastline offers wonderful views, different with every step you take, and the smell of rosemary and citrus trees fills the air. Fields of multicoloured roses overwhelm the eyes and sandy beaches invite you to the shore. It offers an extraordinary palette of colours, with azure skies, white limestone cliffs, deep blue seas, and bright citrus orchards lit by the dazzling Mediterranean sun. This intoxicating sensual feast inspires a celebration of the goodness of life itself. We begin this Premium Adventure in charismatic Naples before travelling south to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. Upon reaching the Amalfi Coast, we stay at beautiful properties in picturesque Cetara and iconic Amalfi, enjoying scenic walks and a full-day trip to a jewel of southern Italy, the island of Capri. Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here

Highlights

  • Explore the charismatic city of Naples on foot

  • Discover the riveting history of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

  • Stay in Cetara, the Amalfi Coast's last authentic fishing village

  • Take a day trip to the chic island of Capri

  • Walk the renowned Path of the Gods to Positano

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start At Our Accommodation In Naples
Location: Naples
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: dinner

We recommend you arrive by approximately 3pm to meet the rest of the group and take part in a rewarding guided walking tour through the heart of Naples. Covering highlights such as the Lungomare (the seaside boulevard with views of the whole bay), the Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theatre, we also pass through some of the quieter neighbourhoods, home to ancient Greek, Roman and medieval buildings crammed together on the same streets.

This evening, there is a welcome dinner so the group can get acquainted ahead of this exciting adventure.

Day 2 : Around Mount Vesuvius And Pompeii To The Amalfi Coast
Location: Mount Vesuvius, Pompei
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfastdinner

This morning, we travel south to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that completely destroyed the bustling city of Pompeii with a fatal eruption in 79CE. We embark on a memorable circular walk of Vesuvius on a route usually closed to the public, taking in otherworldly scenery. The trail takes us past the impressive volcanic phenomena around the crater: lava flows, pumice fields and grottos, and the amazing Valley of the Giant, before culminating in a walk to the top. The pièce de resistance is a spectacular detour, led by a specialist volcano guide, that takes us right around the crater rim and up to the highest point at 1,281m (4,000ft), where we have outstanding views of the Bay of Naples, one of the panoramic wonders of the world.

After our descent and a relaxed lunch on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, we continue our journey to the Unesco-listed archaeological site of Pompeii. A visit here gives us a unique insight into the daily life of a Roman city, especially when walking along the chariot-marked backstreets. We see the exceptional frescoes throughout the city and by the opulence of the villas, with their atriums and charming peristyles, owned by the rich and famous of the day. We visit the amphitheatre, as well as the Villa of Mysteries with masterpiece frescoes depicting the secret rites of Dionysus, the Roman Forum and basilica. We also take a stroll in the modern-day town of Pompeii and enjoy an aperitivo there, before driving on by private coach to the Amalfi Coast.

Tonight, we stay in a stunningly located hotel on the cliffs in the beautiful village of Cetara, the lesser-known and authentic part of the Amalfi Coast. We have a well-earned dinner at our hotel, with the Bay of Naples as a magnificent backdrop.

Ascent: 650ft (200m); descent: 650ft (200m)

Day 3 : Cetara, Vietri Sul Mare And The Hamlets Of The Eastern Amalfi Coast
Location: Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, Cetara
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

Today’s walk allows us to discover the virtually unknown eastern part of the Amalfi Coast, from the charming town of Vietri sul Mare (the gateway to the Amalfi Coast) back to the scenic fishing town of Cetara. We walk along quiet paths, away from the crowds that congregate on the better-known trails.

After strolling through the old town centre of Vietri sul Mare and browsing the many ceramics shops, we walk down narrow alleys to the marina before heading up towards the splendid hamlet of Raito, which has wonderful views of the coast. After a coffee break, we continue uphill to another charming village – Albori. From here, the path leads through forests and lemon groves all the way to Cetara, one of the most picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast. We pass through grass- and shrub-land dotted with numerous wildflowers and we see examples of local rural architecture along the winding footpath. Our walk concludes in the heart of Cetara village, where we have the choice to settle in at the hotel right away or go for a swim. In the evening, there are plenty of choices for a great meal in the village centre.

Ascent: 1,970ft (600m); descent: 2,950ft (900m)

Day 4 : The Authentic Amalfi Coast – From Cetara To Maiori And Minori
Location: Maiori, Minori, Amalfi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning, we start by walking through the centre of Cetara, one of the most authentic villages of the Amalfi Coast, before continuing to the little hamlet of Erchie (optional bus), from where the Sentiero dei Monaci (Path of the Monks) starts. This beautiful panoramic track is a real highlight – a second Path of the Gods but without the crowds. We enjoy beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast and have many surprising views of the valleys and bizarre rock formations, including the so-called Capo d’Orso (Bear Cape) and the Uomo a Cavallo (Man on a Horse).

We arrive in the hamlet of Badia, with its beautiful church of Santa Maria dell’Olearia, then continue to the hamlet of Salicerchie before climbing towards the castle of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano. Our path follows one of the ancient pilgrim routes leading up from Maiori to the Avvocata Sanctuary. From here, we can see into the valley of the Reginna Maior leading up to Tramonti, and understand why this castle was so important for the defence of the coastal area.

After heading down to the town centre, there’s time to relax on the broad sandy beach in Maiori, one of the finest in the area, or opt for the final walk to Minori along the lovely Sentiero dei Limoni (Lemon Path). The trail brings us through a wonderful, terraced landscape underneath pergolas of lemons. After a short stop at one of the famous pastry shops (or a visit to the quaint town centre and the biggest Roman villa of the Amalfi Coast) we then take the boat to Amalfi. In the evening, we can enjoy dinner together in a local restaurant.

Ascent: 655ft (200m); descent: 655ft (200m)

Day 5 : By Boat To Capri – Discovery Walk Of The Island's Highlights And Hidden Treasures
Location: Capri, Amalfi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfast

Today, we travel by boat to the chic island of Capri, a favoured holiday spot of Roman emperors that has never lost its allure. Once on the island, we take a circular walk starting from the main harbour, and then passing through lemon groves and gardens to the central square of Capri town, the famous Piazzetta. We also enjoy a circular walk in the eastern part of the island, where some of the cultural and natural highlights of Capri are revealed, always accompanied by beautiful views in an unrivalled Mediterranean landscape. The walk takes us past the amazing Villa Lysis and the ruins of Villa Jovis, which belonged to the Roman emperor Tiberius, and through stunning, little-visited areas.

We have the option either to savour a great picnic in a picturesque spot or visit a local restaurant for lunch, after which you may choose to relax or take another walk. This walk goes past the Arco Naturale and the Faraglioni, three iconic sea stacks off the south coast. Alternatively, walking back to the centre, we can visit the Certosa di San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus, while a further option is to walk down to the resort town and beach of Marina Piccola along the spectacular Via Krupp. This walk can be extended or shortened in many ways and our tour leader can advise on the most suitable walk. We then travel by boat back to Amalfi late in the afternoon. In the evening, we are free to choose from a range of dining options, from simple pizzerias to exclusive restaurants.

Ascent: 1,475ft (450m); descent: 1,475ft (450m)

Day 6 : Along The Path Of The Gods To Positano
Location: Bomerano, Positano
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breakfastlunchdinner

On our final full day on the Amalfi Coast, we experience one of the world’s greatest hikes. Our private bus takes us along a panoramic road, high above the coast, to the village of Bomerano, where we can have a coffee before we start walking one of the most renowned footpaths in the world, the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods). This trail really lives up to the name – suspended between the sky and Mediterranean, it winds through unique scenery with unrivalled views over the coast and sea. For a few hours, we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery on the Amalfi Coast, passing by the charming hamlet of Nocelle. Via another spectacular valley, we arrive at the village of Montepertuso. Here we can have a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants with amazing views over the Amalfi Coast, or there is the option to share a ‘picnic with a view’ along the route.

Then it’s just a short walk down to Positano, one of the most delightful locations on the Amalfi Coast - an almost vertical town of colourful buildings reached by a network of ancient paths and tracks. We stroll through small alleys, perhaps have a swim, or enjoy a drink on one of the many pleasant terraces. There’s time for private exploration before we return to Amalfi by boat, which enables us to admire the impressive cliffs we were walking over this morning. Back in Amalfi, there may be time for another swim or an aperitivo, then in the evening we come together for a last evening meal. We are transported by private boat to a fabulous restaurant in a beautiful bay nearby, then after dinner, we return to the hotel, gliding by boat over the glorious Mediterranean.

Ascent: 500ft (150m); descent 2,100ft (650m)

Day 7 : End In Amalfi
Location: Amalfi
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning marks our last breakfast at the hotel. If you would like to extend your stay on the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, please speak to your sales representative.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, one lunch and three dinners

  • All accommodation

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Entrance fees to Vesuvius, Pompeii and Villa Jovis

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • Local city tax

  • Tips

Food

All breakfasts, one lunch and three dinners are included.

Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereals, bread, eggs, ham, cheese, fruits, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk, plus teas/coffee.

The one included lunch is taken in an excellent local restaurant. For lunches that are not included, there will be time to purchase picnic supplies or if the walk allows it, our tour leader can make a reservation at a local restaurant (subject to availability).

The included dinners are at carefully selected restaurants. In some cases, this is on the hotel premises; in others, in a special location that will be sure to provide a memorable meal in beautiful surroundings.

Several dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free, are also well catered for if the hotels/restaurants are aware in advance. Please advise us of any dietary requirement upon booking.

Accommodation

The hotels we have selected for your Premium Adventure offer top-class service and a memorable stay. Listed below are the properties that we usually use on this trip.

Naples: San Francesco al Monte (one night)

A converted 16th-century monastery overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples, this four-star property offers a sophisticated stay in the city. The rooftop restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a classic Italian aperitivo with wonderful views, and history lovers will appreciate the original frescoes and medieval décor throughout.

Cetara: Hotel Cetus (two nights)

A tranquil haven on a promontory overlooking the turquoise sea of the Amalfi Coast. Cetara is truly a hidden gem of this popular region, and Hotel Cetus welcomes visitors with a focus on pampering and relaxation. The property’s private beach and elegant restaurant are just a couple of the star attractions, as are the Turkish bath and spa.

Amalfi: Marina Riviera (three nights)

This family-run whitewashed hotel is situated on the seaside promenade, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the village cathedral and central square. The Terrazza 17 rooftop terrace offers superb views and delicious local cuisine, while the extensive wine cellars are a sight to behold.

Upgrade your stay!

For an extra-special stay in Amalfi, we have a limited number of Deluxe rooms at Marina Riviera available for a supplement. These rooms are larger than the Standard rooms, are decorated with hand-painted Vietri floor tiles and each has a balcony that promises incomparable views over the Amalfi Coast. Please speak to your sales representative for more information and to reserve your Deluxe room.

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews of this Operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service

06-Jan-2023

Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

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Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast

04-Nov-2021

This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.

08-Oct-2021

This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip

06-Jan-2023

We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

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John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  

I went cycling in Albania...

19-Aug-2023

I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  

I'v just come back from...

17-Jul-2022

I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  

After 14 roup adventure holidays...

26-Nov-2023

After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Katrina Handford  

A wonderful trip! Sierra de Aitana Trek

01-Nov-2021

I couldn't speak more highly of this trip. The scenery was absolutely stunning; the areas provided a great variety of walks with spectacular views. The accommodation was perfectly situated to start most of the walks directly from the hotel. It was also within walking distance of the bars and restaurants in Benimantell and Guadalest. Having said that, the food at the hotel was wonderful and so there was little need to venture further afield. Homecooked, nourishing and delicious food from the hotel was perfect fuel for the trekking.

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  

I've done 8 trips in...

17-May-2023

I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

johanna leonor (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

07-Sep-2023

If you like to be mistreated Exodus is perfect for you. If you enjoy terrible choices for hotels and pseudo restaurants Exodus is perfect for you. Careless about their clients and loveless about their propositions. Exodus has been a dissatisfaction and disappointment about every dealing i and my group have had with him. Especially a man called Simone who just cares about the money he can get from you couldn’t care less about service.

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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