Fun, active and engaging. These are the essential elements of this carefully researched family trip exploring the diverse attractions and landscapes from Rome to the famed Amalfi Coast. Packed full of activities to enrapture the whole family you'll soon find that those electronic devices will become redundant as the kids swap them for even more interactive ideas like making the perfect Neapolitan pizza, tasting the best Gelato, cycling along the ancient Via Appia in Rome, hiking to the top of the Mount Vesuvius volcano, swimming at the beach in Positano and taking a boat to the beautiful island of Capri, to name just a few. In the company of an expert local guide, your family will explore the hidden treasures in Rome, visit a ceramics workshop, a paper museum and enjoy a typical southern Italian lunch at a family run vineyard. Tucked into a quiet hillside on the Amalfi and with sweeping views of the Mediterranean, your base at Minori is the ideal location to explore the many natural highlights of the Amalfi Coast. In between walks and the scheduled activities, take time out to relax and enjoy the fine hospitality, a dip in the sea and sample the delicious local cuisine.
DAY 1 Arrive Rome DAY 2 Morning walking tour to view main sights, afternoon cycle in the parklands of the Via Appia DAY 3 Transfer to Herculaneum for lunch in a vineyard followed by an ascent of Mt Vesuvius crater (2hrs), continue to Minori for authentic Neapolitan pizza making DAY 4 Transfer to Amalfi, visit paper museum and walk to Ravello then Minori (4hrs) DAY 5 Public bus to Amalfi and boat to Capri with free time to explore the island (3hrs) DAY 6 Transfer to Pompeii, afternoon to Agerola and visit a ceramic workshop DAY 7 Transfer to Agerola by public bus, hike the 'walk of the gods' to Positano with free time to explore, swim or relax at a cafe, before returning to Minori (4hrs) DAY 8 Transfer to Naples airport, trip concludes
High season is for departures in April and August - a supplement applies.
*7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 5 dinners *7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10-15) *all transfers as per the itinerary using a mix of private or public buses and train *Hydrofoil to Capri, boat from Positano to Minori *English speaking guide *ceramic workshop visit *pizza making *visit of paper museum in Amalfi *entrance ticket in Vesuvius (Pompeii extra for adults aged 19-64: allow EUR13) *bike rental in Rome