Amalfi Coast Italy Vacation - May 3rd to 14th, 2017

 

Sorrento, Capri, and Rome Singles Vacation

10-Nights With Air (including departure tax!) - Just $3,750

I am very pleased to bring you the ultimate Southern Italy / Amalfi coast trip that will take you to some of the most romantic and enchanting spots.  This will certainly be a trip that you will never forget.We did this trip back in 2012 so it will have been 5 years ago. The trip was perfect so we are making very few changes other than an even higher class of hotels.

We will depart the US on May 3rd and arrive in Naples the next day. We start this tour off with 5 relaxing nights in Sorrento.  I say relaxing because some of our Europe trips have been somewhat busy and rushed. This trip will offer plenty of time to explore in smaller groups and at your own pace.

Our first stop is Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento has no major tourist attractions per se, only the town itself with its enchanting palazzi and charming historic quarter. With convenient access to trains, buses and ferries Sorrento is also a perfect base for visiting this region. Set high atop a bluff on the peninsula it has a stunning view of the Bay of Naples. There are fabulous restaurants and nightlife as well as charming streets where you can shop and browse. Its streets seem like 19th-century sepia photographs with ruins of the Roman Empire strewn about and Vesuvius looming in the distance. As a hub for a banquet of must-see sites - Pompeii and Naples to the north and Amalfi Coast to the south - Sorrento is unequaled. The Sorrento peninsula also offers the best beaches and restaurants.

We'll have 5 full days to enjoy optional tours to many of the beautiful and historic places such as  Pompeii and Herculaneum, the most completely preserved cities of classical antiquity. The public bus, which runs every hour, will make it easy for us to visit some of the other quaint villages nestled in the hillsides along the Amalfi coast at our own pace. It's a spectacular ride that takes you along the sea as the road wiggles in and out hundreds of feet above the water. This road was completed in 1852 and is a seemingly improbably engineering feat. Gorgeous vistas appear along these almost 25 miles stretching from Sorrento to Vietri. Some of the notable towns on the drive include the nearby Positano, that's built like a steep amphitheatre this town's only job is to look enchanting. Offering a dazzling layer cake of civilizations this medieval city is so picturesque it will practically click your camera for you. I almost booked our group to stay here rather than Sorrento but there isn't enough to do and Sorrento was much more convenient. Vettica Maggiore with it's priceless panorama from the seaside piazza and church; Conca Dei Marini, retreat of the rich and famous with it's villas and churches; Atrani, lined with piggy-backed houses and corkscrew staircases this medieval town revolves around a picture-perfect piazza; Amalfi, the largest town and must-do because of its spectacular cathedral and impossibly romantic souk-like streets; and Cetara with it's waterfront cafes. Is your mouth watering? Mine was when I looked at those images. Unbelievably scenic.

Some of our other optional tours will include wonderful day sail in Naples Bay out to the islands of Procida and Ischia on a beauiful yacht. This was an outstanding tour on our last trip. There will be another optional tour of Pompei which is very worthwhile and we can visit the Amalfi coast by either public bus or private vans. We will also have an option to cruise Amalfi on 3 private wooden boats. Very classy.

After our 5-nights in this fascinating city we will hop aboard a ferry that will whisk us off to the enchanting island of Capri where we will spend the next 3-nights. Capri is a balmy and palmy never-never land that has been the darling of tourism for 2,500 years. It's incomparable views and natural wonders - I Faraglioni and the Blue Grotto are just two of the not-to-be-missed sites on this fabled isle. With 2 full days here we'll have ample time to enjoy everything that this charming island has to offer. Pleasure dome to Roman emperors, and still Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway, this craggy, whale-shaped island has an epic beauty - cliffs that are the very embodiment of time, bougainvillea-shaded pathways overlooking the sea, trees seemingly hewn out of rock by the Greeks. Capri has always been a stage that lesser mortals could share with the Beautiful People. Visiting in the spring will be the ultimate time as the summer time brings huge crowds. The town itself is a Moorish stage set of sparkling white houses, tiny squares, and narrow medieval alleyways hung with flowers, while it's hillsides are spectacular settings for luxurious seaside villas.

Capri became the centre of power in the Roman Empire when Tiberius scattered 12 villas around the island and decided to spend the rest of his life here. This misunderstood gentleman used Capri as a base to run the ancient Roman Empire.

Our hotel is right in the center of Capri Town giving us full access to the shopping and amazing restaurants on the hill. We will set up optional tours to see the famous Blue Groto, Arco Naturale, I Faraglioni, three pale-ocher limestone colossi that loom out of the sea soaring 350 feet above the water,  and Certosa di San Giacomo, a grand, palatial complex that was for centuries a Carthusian monastery just recently re-opened after a major renovation. You will also enjoy some great down time here where you might enjoy strolling the town.

Finally, we're capping off our trip with 2 nights in Rome. Now, many of you might have already been to Rome but if you're like me, you will agree that you probably didn't see or experience it all and it's always worth another visit. For those who have never been, you are in for a treat. We will be sure to see the Coliseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel as well as the amazing Trevi Fountain, Spanish Stairs and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't believe your eyes, and of course you'll wish you had more time here to take it all in. But there's always next time.

Itís another incredible singles travel adventure. 

Deposit - $200.

Single Supplement: (your own room) - $1,175

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM OUR 2012 TRIP

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR OPTIONAL TOURS FROM OUR 2012 TRIP (prices my change slightly)

     Includes:

  • Round trip air from LAX

  • Ten nights hotel accommodations (double occp.)

  • Round trip boat to Capri
  • Daily breakfast

  • Chartered bus ground transportation

  • 2 guided tours

     Not Included: 

  • Optional Tours

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OUR AIR: Deduct $1,350 with your own air
We are taking Lufthansa Airways from LAX

Flight:Lufthansa 453 Departure: Los Angeles 03MAY/505P Arrival:Munich 04MAY/130P
Flight: Lufthansa 1928 Departure:Munich 04MAY/315P Arrival:Naples Capodichino 04MAY/450P
Flight: Lufthansa 1841 Departure:Rome Fiumicino 14MAY/855A Arrival:Munich 14MAY/1030A
Flight: Lufthansa 452 Departure:Munich 14MAY/1200N Arrival:Los Angeles 14MAY/315P


 If you are making your own air arrangements see if you can meet us in Munich for our 3:15 pm flight to Naples

OUR HOTELS:

SORRENTO

Grand Hotel Royal of the Manniello Hotels Group - 4*

Hotel Website    Reviews #23 of 98 hotels in Sorrento

Grand Hotel Royal, member of Alberghi Storici d’Italia (Historic Hotels of Italy), is a classy and stylish Luxury four-star estate in the heart of Sorrento, perched over the sea in a privileged location overlooking the Gulf of Naples and the Mount Vesuvius, surrounded by a large park boasting exotic plants, amazing camellias, orange and lemon trees.

THIS FOUR-STAR HOTEL WILL GIVE ITS GUESTS THE CHANCE TO ENJOY:

  • A peaceful and quiet location right in the centre of Sorrento;
  • A breathtaking view over the Gulf of Naples and the Mount Vesuvius
  • A varied breakfast with hot, cold, sweet and salty specialties, served on the veranda overlooking the hotel’s panoramic park
  • A private beach with a typical Sorrentine platform, accessible by lift from the park
  • A landscaped swimming pool on the edge of the tuff cliff, with a Jacuzzi and a large, fully equipped sundeck
  • A free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the entire estate – Internet point
  • Three bars
  • Three restaurants, including an à la carte one

    A limited number of sea view rooms are available for a supplement of $600 per room for our 5 nights

    CAPRI

    Gatto Bianco Hotel - 4*

    Hotel Website    Reviews #8 of 42 hotels in Capri

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Like the idea of staying in a hotel right in the center of Capri? You're going to love Gatto Bianco! Just 150 meters from the Piazzetta, the heart of the island's glamorous social whirl, and 100 meters from Via Camerelle, Capri's designer shopping street, if it's a centrally-located 4 star you're after, Gatto Bianco is the hotel for you. Totò, Sofia Loren, Brigitte Bardot... just some of the stars who have shone in Gatto Bianco's rooms since the hotel opened 65 years ago.

For three generations, our family has been greeting guests from all over the world, with a smile. There's nothing which makes us happier than being able to share our love of Capri with others!
Costantino and Renato Esposito


ROME

Giulio Cesare Hotel - 4-star

Hotel Website    Reviews #206 of 1,287 hotels in Capri

Your stay in Rome deserves a welcoming and elegant lodging solution, capable of conveying the feel of home while providing the most modern comfort and top-class service of an authentic 4-star hotel equipped with latest-generation systems to guarantee total safety.

Set in an ancient 19th-century patrician villa, this hotel has been managed for over 45 years by the Pandolfi family that personally tends to its guests by offering the best services. Our staff will be at your service to reserve guided visits, excursions, and tickets for sports events and shows.

Enjoy moments of true relaxation, sipping a cocktail in our inviting indoor garden, the perfect place to lay back after a day of business or sightseeing, listening to the fountain’s soft gurgling and served by our barman, always at the ready to professionally fulfill your every request.

The lounge bar provides the ideal ambiance to spend your free time, meeting friends, reading a magazine or organizing your day in front of an 18th century fireplace.

Located at a stone’s throw from the Vatican and its splendid museums, Hotel Giulio Cesare is one of Rome’s 4-star hotels preferred by international companies and top executives, who have access to a functional, fully equipped meeting hall.

The breakfast buffet – which has been our trademark for years – is always meticulously garnished and filled with top-quality fresh produce, personally selected by the owners. This is the best way to start out the day as you enjoy a newly remodeled room, where flavor successfully meets harmony.


 

 

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