The Great Italian Coastline Escape: Cinque Terre, Ischia, and Amalfi Coast
Escape to Italy's coastal paradise on 'The Great Italian Coastline Escape' - 10 days of breathtaking beauty, private tours, luxury accommodation, and unforgettable experiences await along the enchanting Cinque Terre, the idyllic island of Ischia, and the stunning Amalfi Coast.
How much can you see and do in 10 days? With us, 10 days will give you ample time to explore Italy’s finest coastal destinations! From the magnificent coves and quaint villages of Cinque Terre to the enchanting island of Ischia and the marvelous scenery of the Amalfi Coast, this trip will truly give you the five-star Italian coastal escape of your wildest dreams!
Upon your arrival at the airport, we will provide an easy and comfortable private car transfer to Italy’s incredible Cinque Terre.
Located on Italy’s ruggedly scenic northwestern coast between Genoa and Florence, the Cinque Terre consists of five historic towns and a national park that’s also an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will transport you to your hotel, and you can decide how you want to spend your first night in Italy.
The next day is all yours to do as you like. You can take this as an opportunity to explore the Cinque Terre’s magnificent beaches, hike along the national park’s stunning cliffside trails, or take your time wandering through the lovely villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
However you decide to spend your free day, you may want to get some rest later that night because you have plenty more to see and do in Italy!
On day 3, it will be time to bid arrivederci (or goodbye) to the Cinque Terre. We will pick you up at your hotel, then transport you to Florence, where you will take the train to Naples.
We will then provide a transfer from the train station to the Port of Naples, where you will ride a ferry boat to the island of Ischia. You will then check into your hotel on the island.
The following day, it will (hopefully!) all be smooth sailing. Take a short stroll from your hotel to the dock, then hop on board the boat because you will be doing a special day cruise around the island.
Enjoy marvelous views of Ischia and the Bay of Naples, take your pick of various activities to do on and off the boat (including snorkeling and swimming in the sea), and partake in complimentary snacks and beverages while on board.
For your fifth day in Italy, you will have a free day to explore Ischia however you want!
Feel free to hit the local beaches, tour some local wineries, dig into the island’s rich history at the Aragonese Castle and the Archaeological Museum of Villa Arbusto, or perhaps seek out some additional hidden treasures strewn across the island.
On day 6, you will be leaving Ischia because it will be time for you to begin exploring the Amalfi Coast.
You will take the ferry back to Naples; then we will provide a private car transfer to your hotel in Amalfi. Along the way, you can stop at the ancient wonders of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.
The following day, you will see how Amalfi locals actually make lemons into lemonade! This tour will begin in the charming village of Ravello, a longtime artists’ colony where greats like Wagner, Mirò, and Escher called home.
Next, you will walk down sets of ancient stairs and take the Path of the Lemons through terraced fields full of lemon groves of spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast.
Here, you can try the local lemonade, homemade lemon jam, and additional delicacies made with Sfusato Amalfitano lemons.
Day 8 will be one more free day for you to do what you want. There is so much more for you to see and do throughout the Amalfi Coast, so we’ll leave it up to you to choose what else you want to cross off your to-do list.
You will embark on an epic day cruise around Amalfi for your final full day in Italy. You will be part of a small group on this day cruise, so you will never be at risk of becoming lost in a big crowd.
Instead, you can relax and enjoy the journey to gorgeous beaches and pristine open waters, many of which are only accessible by boat.
From Positano, you will sail to the ancient maritime republic of Amalfi, Italy’s only natural fjord (Furore Fjord), and multiple secluded beaches where you can swim and/or snorkel if you so choose.
This boat tour will include English-speaking local captains, free time in the old town of Amalfi, complimentary snacks and select beverages, and towels and shower facilities on board. After your day cruise, we will transport you back to your hotel.
For your departure day, we will provide one more private car transfer from your hotel to Naples Airport, and you will have ample time to check in with your airline and catch your flight(s) home.
Hopefully, you will have made plenty of lasting memories with us in Italy. We love to plan and provide the best trips for you to experience and enjoy, and we hope you will travel with us again soon!
- Admiring the breathtaking beauty of Cinque Terre
- Discovering the many wonders and delights of the island of Ischia
- Walking among lemon groves perched above the stunning shores of the Amalfi Coast
- Sailing your way by some of Europe’s most gorgeous beaches in the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea
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- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours, as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees at all sites
- Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal travel insurance
We believe in a certain way of traveling. And this does not include big bus tour groups, nor large chain hotels or just crossing destinations off your list.
- immerse yourself in the culture and the landscape of your destination
- take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and not hop from one destination to another
- exploit your limited time with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will open your eyes about what you see and give you a real perspective of living in this country
- trust an experienced, local travel specialist with whom you will design a trip tailored to your needs, avoiding endless research and first-timer mistakes