New for 2019! It’s hard to think of a more delightful, more life-affirming vacation than a week wandering the paths of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s a magic spell conjured with Gods’-eye views of the Monti Lattari plunging headlong into the inky blue Tyrrhennian Sea, mesmerizing carpets of wildflowers and the bewitching fragrance of lemons and wild herbs. Mix those with the comfort of staying in some delightful hand-picked 4-star hotels and the exquisite thrill of walking into glamorous hill-towns at the exact hour of the aperitivo; add in the ruins of Pompeii, a look into the crater of Vesuvius and a private boat trip to the fabled island of Capri, and you’ll be spellbound!
Stunning views of the Bay of Naples
Join us on our new PREMIUM inn to inn group, guided walking tour.
What makes it PREMIUM?
Our 4 star hotels have been chosen for their prime central location or breaktaking views and include a wonderful boutique hotel and restored 16th-century monastery offering panoramic views across the Gulf of Naples. In Ravello, our 4**** hotel is in a quiet location just steps from the historic town center with spectacular views of the Salerno Gulf. And no visit to the Amalfi Coast is complete without a stay in the famous resort town of Sorrento, where our hotel is set in its own park with amazing gardens and grounds, with panoramic views from the swimming pool over Capri and Vesuvius.
WALKS are rated MODERATE
The Amalfi Coast is home to some of the best-loved walks in Europe; the varied scenery and temperate climate make this a heaven for hikers and ramblers. The distance walked each day is relatively short (average 5mi/8km) and the pace is leisurely allowing time to rest and enjoy the views; however, the terrain encountered on some of the paths is more akin to a moderate walking tour requiring a good level of fitness.
FOOD is a HIGHLIGHT!
The abundance of fresh local produce as well as highly skilled local chefs make the Campania region one of the most envied culinary landscapes in the world. Most regional meals are prepared using of seasonal fresh ingredients such as olives, oranges, lemons, eggplants, tomatoes, almonds, grapes, and more; not to mention all of the seafood fresh right off the coast. One of the included lunches will be taken at a famous winery on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, with a tour of the winery and explanation of the celebrated Lacryma Christi (Neapolitan type of wine) production, followed by a wine tasting paired with local local specialties including antipasti, spaghetti and pastiera napoletana!
• From $3,405 pp
• 7 nights accommodations in three different 4-star hotels in prime locations
• Continental breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 evening meals (included meals are in excellent local restaurants, a winery or hotel rooftop terraces)
• Groups of 4 to 16 people, plus experienced walking guide
• Entrance ticket to Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
• Guided tours in Vesuvius and Pompeii
• Private charted boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri
After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling…
Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine.
Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring volcanic cliffs, snow-capped Mount Teide and stunning ocean views.
Our AUTUMN ADVENTURES
Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese islands in the Med, yet at only 9mi by 4.5mi at its widest point, nowhere in Gozo is too far away, making it the ideal choice for a self-guided walking tour.
Cycling ‘The Real Algarve’ of Portugal
• From $1,445 pp
Less than 100 miles off the north-west coast of Africa, in the center of the Canary Islands archipelago, sits the volcanic island of Gran Canaria – often referred to as ‘a miniature continent’ with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from the north’s lush green forests, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores..
• From $1,365 pp
Just south of Valencia’s architectural splendor, the spectacular mountains of the high Marina Alta guard citrus valleys, vineyards and steep almond terraces blossoming with pink in early spring. It’s a contrasting and dramatic region where traditional villages, perched on sharp ridges and valley sides, seem a world away from the popular Mediterranean coastal resorts nearby.
• From $1,535 pp
This guided walking tour is based in the delightful island of Evia; a real hidden treasure, with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked away in the mountains. It’s a walker’s paradise offering a unique history and charming atmosphere in the local towns and villages.• From $1,365 pp
• All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals
• 7 nights accommodations in a welcoming family run hotel; all rooms with seaviews
Walk the spectacular ‘Pathway of the God’s’ on this popular guided trip to one of Italy’s most dramatic coastlines. Spectacular mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestle in the coves below.
• From $1,485 pp
On this 14-night guided nature tour of Costa Rica we’ll experience the rain forest, mountains and coast of this tropical paradise. The focus of this wildlife tour is on traveling at a very leisurely pace in order to spot as much wildlife as possible..
• From $3,2555 pp