Enchanting Southern Italy 2021/2022

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8 Days /7 Nights
Availability : April - October
Start: Naples, Itlay
End: Naples, Italy

Enchanting Southern Italy: 1 nt Naples, 1 nt Paestum, 5 nts Minori

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Southern Italy beguiles every sense. On this enchanting journey we’ll step back in time to the days of the Roman Empire in the historic Bay of Naples, explore the pastel-hued cliffside villages of the Amalfi Coast, tour cascading Victorian-inspired gardens and revel in the opulence of the Italian Baroque period. All the while savouring exquisite regional delicacies and gaining a unique insight into local cultures and centuries-old traditions of the Mezzogiorno.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Visit the exquisite 18th-century Royal Palace of Caserta
– Visit a lemon grove near sleepy Minori and indulge in a zesty tasting spread
– Spend a day exploring the breath-taking and idyllic island of Capri

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Art Resort Galleria Umberto (Naples)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Art Resort Galleria Umberto ( Naples)
The tour finishes late/afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Locally guided walking tour of Naples. Visit Pompeii - Cooking lesson at a farm - Afternoon at local lemon grove
  • Free time in Positano - Learn ceramic decorating from a local artisan. Ferry to Capri. Visit the Royal Palace of Caserta
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Naples

A hub of intoxicating culture and historic masterpieces – we’ll meet the group in the electric city of Naples. Our included dinner tonight is a chance to get to know each other better – and sample some sumptuous Italian cuisine. Here’s to an incredible journey ahead! (D)

Accommodation: Art Resort Galleria Umberto (or similar)

Day 2Naples – Pompeii – Paestum

This morning will begin with a walking tour of Naples’ historic centre. A local guide will lead us into the labyrinthine of streets in search of the Cappella Sansevero – the home of the Veiled Christ, one of the finest sculptures in the world. Then, we’ll be transported back in time with a visit to one of the world’s most famous archaeological wonders: Pompeii. After spending some time exploring this fascinating site with a local guide, we’ll continue to the World Heritage-listed city of Paestum – where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Il Granaio dei Casabella (or similar)

Day 3Paestum – Minori

This morning, we’ll be welcomed at a local farm – where we’ll view the resident buffaloes and be lucky enough to observe the preparation of light, fresh mozzarella. We’ll then take a guided tour of Paestum – home to three of the world’s best-preserved Greek temples. Visiting the magnificent temples, Roman Forum and the Ampitheatre, we’ll uncover the enthralling history of this glorious archaeological site with a local guide. Then? A kitchen piled high with fresh local produce awaits us back at the farm. Time for a cooking lesson! Our hard work will be rewarded as we savour our own creations at lunch with the host family. Today’s ventures will end in quaint Minori, our base for the next five days. (B,L)

Accommodation: The Minori Palace Hotel (or similar)

Day 4Minori – Ravello – Tramonti – Minori

Today’s first stop is the hilltop town of Ravello – where we’ll visit the grand Villa Rufolo and the splendid Villa Cimbrone. Then: we’ll move on to a local lemon grove for an afternoon with a zesty twist. Amalfi is famous for its succulent and fragrant lemons, so there is no better place to dive into a tasting of limoncello and lemon-infused local specialties. Back in Minori, the evening is yours to spend at your leisure. More relaxed than its glitzy cousins, Amalfi and Positano, Minori’s small-town grace and atmospheric seafront will undoubtedly capture your heart. (B)

Accommodation: The Minori Palace Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Minori – Amalfi – Positano – Minori

The dramatically set cliffside town of Amalfi is nothing short of magnificent. After wandering the sun-filled piazzas and pretty beachside on an orientation tour, we’ll venture onwards to the blissful town of Positano. Enjoy some free time here to explore the picture-perfect cascade of terracotta houses, lively restaurants and alluring boutique storefronts, before returning to Minori. We’ll spend the afternoon learning the intricacies of ceramic decorating from a local artisan. Then, will have plenty of time to enjoy Minori’s coastal charms at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: The Minori Palace Hotel (or similar)

Day 6Minori – Capri – Minori

A tour highlight beckons today! After breakfast, we’ll take a short ferry across to the picturesque island of Capri and enjoy a ride on the charming funicular railway – which will whisk us away from the port and into Capri town’s elegant piazza. We’ll orientate ourselves around the village – strolling through the lanes of chic cafes and exclusive boutiques, before relishing in some free time to explore at our own pace. Upon returning to Minori later this afternoon – we’ll have a free evening to indulge in a little dolce vita. We recommend finding a restaurant in town and sampling the local specialty of scialatielli – a thick pasta with a heritage dating back to medieval times. (B)

Accommodation: The Minori Palace Hotel (or similar)

Day 7Minori – Maiori – Cetara – Vietri sul Mare – Minori

Today’s agenda will see us explore some hidden gems of the Amalfi Coast. First: Maiori – a beautiful village that is home to the largest beach in the area and an array of grand historical buildings, including the church of Santa Maria a Mare. We’ll continue the adventure with a stop at the fishing village of Cetara before landing in Vietri sul Mare – a town famous for its hand-painted, vividly coloured ceramics. After a full day of exploring, we’ll enjoy some free time back in Minori. And tonight? We’ll come together and clink glasses over a delicious farewell dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Minori Palace Hotel (or similar)

Day 8Minori – Palace of Caserta – Sant’Agata de’ Goti – Naples

For the final day of our tour, we’ll say goodbye to the Amalfi Coast and move on to the 18th-century Royal Palace of Caserta – an exquisite example of the Italian Baroque period. Then: from the royal to the rustic. Our next stop will be a farmhouse in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, where we’ll taste fabulous Falanghina wines produced from black grapes grown in the Campania region. For one last Italian indulgence, we’ll sit down to a pairing with local produce for lunch – before concluding our journey back in Naples. (B,L)

Dates and Prices: 2021 and 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: August 21 $4,139 $5,049
2021:  September 11, 25 $4,229 $5,159
2021:  October 9 $4,139 $5,049
2022: March 26 $4,139 $5,049
2022:  April 9, 30 $4,139 $5,049
2022:  May 14 $4,229 $5,159
2022: June 4, 18 $4,229 $5,159
2022:  July 9 $4,139 $5,049
2022:  August 6, 20 $4,139 $5,049
2022: September 3, 10, 17, 24 $4,229 $5,159
2022:  October 1, 8 $4,139 $5,049

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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