Volcanoes, Gelato and Pizza - Family holiday Italy
Italy, Family, 8 days - from £945 (land only) - from €1,325 (land only) - from $1,540 (land only)
Day 1: The group will rendezvous at Naples airport. A KE representative will organize the group transfer by minibus from Naples airport to the hotel in Agerola (approximately 1 hour drive). During dinner at the hotel we have a briefing from our guide on the week's activities
Day 2: After breakfast, we go by public bus to Amalfi harbour where we board our private boat for a mini cruise to the Isle of Capri. We have a 2 hour walk through Capri's picturesque lanes (passeggiata) and along the tree-lined Via Tragara with spectacular views over the Faraglioni rocks. After lunch we have some free time for swimming. In the afternoon we return to Amalfi and transfer to our hotel.
Day 3: Today we have a walk from our hotel following an ancient path along a limestone ridge with magnificent views over the Amalfi Coast. This area is characterized by towering karst formations that have given rise to numerous caves. Before coming back to our hotel we visit a mozzarella cheese factory. The total time spent walking today is around 2 hours.
Day 4: This morning we visit Pompei, the town that lay buried under volcanic ash for 1700 years. In the afternoon we will climb sleeping Vesuvius and look down into its steaming crater and picture the great eruption of 79 AD when huge flaming boulders were hurled all the way to the Bay of Naples!
Day 5: We take a public bus to Ravello, a picturesque and peaceful village located high on a cliff overlooking the sea. We have some free-time to explore the village and for a gelato tasting before taking a walk of approximately 2.5 hours through the delightful Valle Mulini (the 'valley of the mills'), once the centre of an important paper industry. After a picnic lunch, we continue our walk to Amalfi.
Day 6: We have a free day to relax on the beach or for optional activities such as a boat ride along the coast. You can visit the lovely village of Amalfi or take a walk around Agerola. Lunch and dinner is not included on this day.
Day 7: Today we take the 'Walk of the Gods' (2.5 hours) following an ancient terrace linking Agerola to the tiny village of Nocelle. After lunch we have a short bus ride to the charming fishing village of Positano, where will have time to explore the village and enjoy the beach. Depending on conditions we will return to Amalfi by boat. Back in our hotel we have an evening of pizza making!
Day 8: After breakfast we have a single group transfer back to Naples airport where KE Land Only package services end.