When it comes to coast with the most competitions, Italy has a pretty good hand to play. On this trip you’ll get to slink along Amalfi’s stunning cliff tops, strut your way through la-di-da Capri, gorge yourself silly on gelato and luxuriate on a yacht – all amongst decidedly non-snobbish company.
Amalfi is named after the bloke who founded the town. Some guys came up to him afterwards and said, 'Who are you?' (in Italian, of course). And he said 'I’m Alfie'. So it was all a big mistake, really. How awkward.*
*None of this is true.
It's all about glitz, glamour and gorgeousness here... until you spill pizza sauce on your white capris and ruin the illusion. Don't worry, we won't judge you (but the locals might).
The adventure begins on with a group meeting at 1pm on Day 1
Why not take a half-day walk along the narrow trails to gain stunning views
Stroll by ancient buildings, olive groves, vineyards and villages
Alternatively, enjoy the medieval architecture of the cathedral of Sant'Andrea and convent of the Cappuccini amongst many other notable sites
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Capri is famous for its setting and beauty. It's also famous for its dramatic and rocky coastline, natural grottoes and citrus groves. Capri's got a lot going for it, basically. See for yourself.
Sail to the Isle of Capri, home to the mythical Sirens and holiday palaces of the ancient Roman Emperors
Explore the island including the Blue Grotto
Take a dip water for a bit of swimming and snorkelling
Dock in the marina tonight, with time to explore the old town
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Procida is a good place to finish up a sailing trip for the following reasons: the seafood is delicious, it's got heaps of archaeological sites and it's still situated on the coast. Trust us, we know what we're talking about.
Look forward to a morning of relaxing in the sun and swimming from the yacht as you make the journey to the island of Procida
Take a walk and look down upon the Marina Corricella from the 16th century Castello d'Avalos
Perhaps visit the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, a Benedictine Abbey and museum featuring a maze of catacombs
Maybe head directly to the unpretentious Marina Corricella itself, and enjoy the wealth of local seafood from one of the many restaurants of this classic seaside town.
The trip ends around 10am on day 4
Trip kitty of EUR25 will be collected by the skipper on day 1.
Local skipper, transport and sightseeing.
International flights, airport transfers, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips, trip kitty and items of a personal nature.
Joining/Finishing Information: You will depart from Amalfi immediately after a short group meeting, if you are late or delayed you will need to catch up with the group at your own expense. Starting in Amalfi: From Naples Capodichino airport, there is a bus connection with Naples Central station. From Naples train station, catch a train to the town of Salerno (40mins). Regular buses run from Salerno to Amalfi (1hr). If you are planning to depart on the final day of the trip from Naples, please do not book a flight earlier than 8pm in case our arrival is delayed due to weather conditions. Ferries/hydrofoils between Procida and Naples run a number of times a day, the journey taking approx 1 hour. Tickets start at EUR16 one way. Booking in advance is recommended if travelling during July & August, as well as public holidays. http://www.snav.it/en/destinations/procida.html Taxis will cost around EUR15 to transfer to from Naples ferry terminal to Naples Capodichino airport, which is 7km from Naples city centre. Another option is to travel by train from Naples to Rome Termini station (journey time approx 1-2 hours and fares between EUR20-50) It is worth booking an extra nights' accommodation before/after this trip if you wish to experience more of Amalfi or Procida.
This trip is accommodated on board a catamaran boat. Our boats are equipped with twin-share cabins, and shared bathrooms (1-4) The average size of the boat is 53 feet. Fresh water is available for showers, and toilets are either electronic or the hand pump variety. The boat is equipped with a motor for times when the wind is not sufficient for sailing. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible. The skipper will allocate the rooms on arrival to the boat and single travellers will be paired up with another passenger of the same sex, this may mean sharing a double mattress. The skipper will also be sharing the yacht's facilities and sleeping quarters. While some may find the living quarters quite close, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort is more than made up for by the spirit of this sailing experience.
Any dietary requirements need to be provided at the time of booking so that included meals can be properly catered for. Your crew will endeavour to cater for most dietary requirements.
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
If you find that you are unable to make the scheduled meeting time please contact the Skipper on +39 34 0644 8693. If you are unable to contact the Skipper please contact our Sailing Operations Manager on +66 811 424 210.
This trip is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
7 July 2014