Here, chic Positano and elegant Ravello sit perched on limestone cliffs, a panorama of pastel houses, alfresco eateries, and baroque cathedrals fronting harbors of wooden boats. Time-worn trails wend through terraced vineyards and stands of olive trees, their names as iconic as their 100-mile views: the Path of the Gods, the Valley of the Mills, the Phoenician Steps of Anacapri. In the footsteps of past “Grand Tour” travelers, you explore 2,000-year-old Roman ruins and dine in family-owned restaurants beloved by the locals. Savor the region’s refined cuisine: fresh seafood, pillowy mozzarella di bufala, elegant pastries, and the sweet taste of limoncello. Round out your experience with an exclusive stay on Capri, an island of fine shops, hidden gardens, and dramatic mountain views.
Art Hotel Villa Fiorella
Perched above the sea and set in an olive grove, Art Hotel Villa Fiorella is a tranquil boutique hotel just outside the town of Massa Lubrense, the legendary “Land of the Sirens.” Each room is a modern, relaxing escape from the adventures of the day. Featuring a panoramic, heated pool, this hotel is the perfect place to watch the sunset while sipping on drinks from the pool bar. The top floor also boasts a sky lounge area, while the main floor serves classic Sorrento dishes in its restaurant.
Accessed through a charming wisteria-covered pathway, this lovely four-star hotel enjoys a stunning, secluded location facing the sea and Faraglioni cliffs. Additional features include panoramic terraces, an outdoor lounge bar, and large swimming pool (seasonal). Comfortable rooms are furnished with antiques and face the quiet courtyard.
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Built in 1900 in the Art-Nouveau style, the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia combines traditional Italian elegance with countless modern amenities. With an ideal location at the waters edge in the middle of the Centro Storico, the hotel positions you perfectly to explore the surrounding city. Enjoy views of the entire Bay of Naples, the majestic Castel dellOvo, Mount Vesuvius, and distant Capri.
In Ravello’s privileged location overlooking the winding Amalfi coastline and Mediterranean, this Old-World style, family-run hotel is located in the historical center of Ravello with a swimming pool (seasonal), new spa, and sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast from lovely public terraces. Well-appointed rooms include WiFi and air conditioning. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
2019 Pre-Tour Extension - Naples
2 Nights From $348
per person, double occupancy
Please refer to your flight itinerary for details.
Upon your arrival at Capodichino International Airport in Naples, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group shuttle is provided to your Naples hotel, approximately 45 minutes away.
From your centrally located hotel, you are perfectly poised to explore the Castel dell’Ovo, take in a performance at Teatro San Carlo (Italy’s oldest and largest opera house), marvel at the sculptures in the famed Cappella Sansevero, or simply people watch in a street-side café. This evening, don’t forget to order a pizza for dinner on your own—this is the city where the dish was invented!
After breakfast, another day of exploration awaits you in Italy’s vibrant hub of excellent cuisine, priceless art, and charming cafés. Today, you have the freedom to experience it all, from the San Carlo Opera House to the enormous glass-roofed Galleria Umberto I. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)
Flight + Tour Combo
|Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)|
|Small-group airport and hotel transfers|
|Two nights at the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia, Naples|
|7-day/6-night Italy: The Amalfi Coast & Capri guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions|
|Two expert, local guides (for groups of 8 or more), with you 24/7|
|All meals included except one lunch and two dinners. Local wine and/or beer included with dinner|
|All accommodations while on tour|
|Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Destination information (weather, visa requirements, etc.) and other travel assistance available 24/7 provided by One Call International|
|The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
A graduate of the Naples School of Fine Arts, Alessandra di Castri is a performer and visual artist who lived in Canada for three years, returning to Italy fluent in English and French. Once settled again, she began researching the traditions and costumes of the Naples region where she has found great inspiration for her characters, paintings, and stories. Alessandra infuses her tours with a passion for the oral tradition, replete with the colorful expressions unique to the Campania region of Southern Italy.
Costantino Di Losa
A native of the Island of Capri, Costantino Di Losa deftly combines his formal studies of history, art, and classics with his intimate knowledge of Italy. Costantino has traveled around the world and is a multilingual certified tour guide for the Campania Region, including the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
A native of the Island of Capri and member of the Italian Environmental and Hiking Guide Association, Luigi Esposito has been guiding on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Capri since 1996 and loves showing off Capri’s hidden corners and spectacular flora. Passionate about protecting and sharing the island’s natural assets, he founded “Capri Outdoors,” a volunteer organization promoting both preservation and active enjoyment of the island, and, in cooperation with the University of Naples, he monitors the Blue Lizard of the Faraglioni, one of Italy’s 10 most endangered species. Equally dedicated to safety, Luigi is a helicopter rescue technician for the Italian Mountain Search & Rescue Corps. When not busy guiding, Luigi promotes organic farming and farm-to-table cuisine through the management of his family’s land.
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