Experience the people, pathways, culture and cuisine of Southern Italy on this 19 day journey. The Amalfi coast, Aeolian Islands and Sicily provide a true taste of Italian life and you can experience it through local eyes. Your tour leader was born and bred in the Amalfi region and introduces you to local people, events and experiences that will leave a lasting impression. The mountain village of Agerola is our base to explore the Amalfi coast. Ten nights at a family run hotel means we can truly unpack our bags and become a part of Italian village life. From this scenic position, follow local trails and stairways to the seaside villages of Positano, Praiano and Amalfi. On non-hiking days discover the ruins of Pompeii, visit the Isle of Capri, explore Naples and peer into the crater of Mt Vesuvius. There’s time to taste Agerola’s hand-made cheeses and lemon liqueur or explore the extravagant rooms of Caserta Palace. An overnight boat journey brings us to the Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Vulcano. Climb to viewpoints, hike to crater rims or combine sulphur and mud baths with ocean swims. Our final destination is Taormina on Sicily’s east coast where we spend five nights. There is time to walk to medieval villages and walk on the flanks of Mt Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano.
- Experience Southern Italy’s people, pathways, culture & cuisine travelling from Naples to Sicily
- See the Amalfi coast, Aeolian Islands & Sicily through local eyes & relax with extended stays in comfortable hotels
- Follow local trails to the seaside villages of Positano, Praiano & Amalfi
- Learn from local guides on day excursions to Naples, Capri, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaneum & Vesuvio
- Take a mud-bath on the island of Vulcano & hike on the flanks of Sicily’s Mt Etna
- Taste seasonal cuisine, mozzarella cheese & limoncello liqueur
27 April - 15 May 2019 (18 nights)
Twin share/person (starts Naples / ends Catania)
Advanced Early Bird: A$7,150 extended until 07/09/2018
Early Bird: A$7,350 until 28/12/2018
Single Supplement: A$990
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.
Minimum Group Size: 10 guests
3 star hotels throughout with private facilities and 1 night on the Ferry
Food, Culture, History
Easy to Moderate: 3-15km per walking day with some shorter or longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.
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This tour is closed for online bookings.
Please contact us if you are interested in this tour.