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Beyond the View: The Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

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Program #18213RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The cliff-top road along the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches in the world, but this sun-kissed region has so much more to offer than just a scenic drive. Experience life in the artisan’s paradise of Sorrento and the tiny town of Minori, see the pride and skill that goes into intarsia woodworking and the making of the infused liqueur known as limoncello, and, yes, have your breath taken away as you drive and boat along the rugged coastline.


Highlights

• On a boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast, appreciate the picture-postcard view of the houses and gardens clinging perilously to the cliffs.
• Investigate the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, searching the sites for frozen-in-time structures and valued artifacts.
• Step inside the famous Villa Rufolo with its imposing Arab architecture and lovely gardens that inspired Wagner as he penned Parsifal.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day; some uneven terrain, especially at archaeological sites. Boarding small boats and ferries.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Naples; coach to Sorrento, 8 nights; coach to Positano; boat to Amalfi; coach to Minori, 3 nights; coach to Naples for departure


Date Notes
3/31/2015
Easter week in Sorrento is characterized by a number of cultural activities, including concerts, processions, festivities, celebrations and confections. Experience this unique time on the southern tip of the bay of Naples.11/10/2015
Inclement weather may prevent the announced boat ride from Positano to Amalfi. Expect fewer crowds in tourist areas.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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