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Amalfi Coast Immersion - Walking Holiday

Region: Europe // Dates: 26 April - 08 May 2020 (12 nights)
Amalfi Coast Immersion Walking Holiday

Experience the people, pathways, culture and cuisine of the Amalfi Coast on this 12 day immersion. Your tour leader, born and bred in the area, introduces you to this World Heritage listed region through half day walks along with visits to historical villas and palazzos. Meeting family and friends, we enjoy visits to local farms and sample homemade delights. We are invited into family homes, restaurants and cafes to share ancestral cooking secrets and you can learn how they have produced olives, liqueurs, wines, cheese and pasta over centuries. The mountain village of Agerola, our base to explore the Amalfi coast, is known as 'the small Switzerland' thanks to the mountain landscape, the bracing air and refined buildings. Ten nights at a family run hotel means we can truly unpack and experience a true slice of Italian life. From this scenic position, we follow local trails and stairways to the seaside villages of Positano, Sorrento, Praiano and Amalfi. There is also the option to climb Tre Calli Mountain and hike the Path of the Gods, a cliff-top trail above the Amalfi Coast. Besides pristine views of the coast, these trails also give us a peek back into the ancient ways of travelling along mule routes from town to town. We see how the local people have worked the land over centuries to produce the simple and abundant food that inspires gourmet delights. Moving to Naples for two nights, local guides help us to discover hidden secrets in the ruins of Pompeii and we enjoy a hillside walk that follows medieval steps back to the historical centre of Naples.

Overview

Experience the people, pathways, culture and cuisine of the Amalfi Coast on this 12 day immersion. Your tour leader, born and bred in the area, introduces you to this World Heritage listed region through half day walks along with visits to historical villas and palazzos. Meeting family and friends, we enjoy visits to local farms and sample homemade delights. We are invited into family homes, restaurants and cafes to share ancestral cooking secrets and you can learn how they have produced olives, liqueurs, wines, cheese and pasta over centuries. The mountain village of Agerola, our base to explore the Amalfi coast, is known as 'the small Switzerland' thanks to the mountain landscape, the bracing air and refined buildings. Ten nights at a family run hotel means we can truly unpack and experience a true slice of Italian life. From this scenic position, we follow local trails and stairways to the seaside villages of Positano, Sorrento, Praiano and Amalfi. There is also the option to climb Tre Calli Mountain and hike the Path of the Gods, a cliff-top trail above the Amalfi Coast. Besides pristine views of the coast, these trails also give us a peek back into the ancient ways of travelling along mule routes from town to town. We see how the local people have worked the land over centuries to produce the simple and abundant food that inspires gourmet delights. Moving to Naples for two nights, local guides help us to discover hidden secrets in the ruins of Pompeii and we enjoy a hillside walk that follows medieval steps back to the historical centre of Naples.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Take time to live like a local on the Amalfi Coast
  • Enjoy half day walks on historical trails to seaside villages
  • Sit at family tables & share 100 year old recipes
  • Taste locally made olive oil & limoncello liqueur on a Sorrento Peninsula farm
  • Enjoy private cooking classes at our hotel, agriturismo & local palazzo
  • Soak in magnificent views from Monte Tre Calli
  • Visit exceptional villas & gardens at Ravello
  • Take a scenic walk on the 'Path of the Gods'
  • Learn from local guides on private tours to Pompeii & Naples

Details

Details:

26 April - 08 May 2020 (12 nights)

Twin share/person (starts/ends Naples)

Advanced Early Bird: A$6,490 until 11/11/2019
Regular: A$6,990
Single Supplement: A$795
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

Accommodation:
3 star hotels throughout with private facilities

Special Interest:
Gourmet, Culture, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
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.

Tour Itinerary

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Leader

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  • Enzo Amodio

    Enzo is from Agerola on Italy's Amalfi coast and lives in Melbourne with his wife Cathy and two children. Enzo's 'Southern Italian Sojourn' tour to the Amalfi Coast & Sicily is one of interNATIONAL PARKtours signature tours, with guests loving his friendly manner and ability to enliven the Italian experience with his singing and local contacts.

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