Sorrento—Amalfi Coast

Survey the ancient ruins of Pompeii on a daylong excursion

Treat yourself to the scenic splendors of the Italian coastline with an IU expert.

Cliffside Sorrento, which faces the Bay of Naples, will be your “home base” for this seven-night adventure. Don’t miss the Chiostro di San Francesco—a 14th-century monastery—and the Baths of the Queen Giovanna.

Stroll the vibrant, flower-filled alleyways of the village of Positano. Before setting sail for the town of Amalfi, lounge on Fornillo Beach or shop Positano’s smattering of eclectic boutiques. Once in Amalfi, explore the Piazza del Duomo and its intricately frescoed cathedral.

Next, step back in time at Paestum’s fascinating Greek ruins. You’ll find the Temple of Athena and the two Temples of Hera (the second mistakenly thought to be dedicated to Poseidon)—the very places that ancient Greeks worshipped their revered gods and goddesses. 

In the city of Naples, meander through the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which houses artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Admire the breathtaking sights of Castel Nuovo, San Francesco di Paola, Teatro di San Carlo, and Piazza del Plebiscito from atop Posillipo Hill.

After spending a day back in Sorrento, you have the option to travel by hydrofoil to the Isle of Capri. Visit the enchanting Augustus Gardens—a terraced, seaside utopia with an unparalleled view of the Faraglioni rock formation.

Before concluding your trip in Sorrento, experience life as it was in A.D. 79 on a daylong tour of the legendary Herculaneum and Pompeii, frozen in time by the ash and lava of Mount Vesuvius. Lastly, sample authentic, local olive oil and Fior di Latte, a semi-soft cheese much like mozzarella, at a rural farm.

Take the next step with us—check out this trip’s official brochure. It includes the complete itinerary and booking information.

Trip Name: Sorrento—Amalfi Coast
Date: May 6–14, 2020
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $3,645 per person, based on double occupancy.


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