Amalfi Coast Holidays

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable images of Italy – a 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs topped with sky-scraping viewpoints. The towns step down the cliffs in a jumble of pastel houses and church domes, before fetching up at tiny harbours.

Although alike in looks, each place has its own forte. Ravello is known for its terraced gardens and clifftop summer music festival. Amalfi has a grand eighth-century cathedral, while Positano offers the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Amalfi Coast holidays also leave you perfectly poised for exploring the rest of the region – from Sorrento, Ischia and Capri to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service on the Amalfi Coast. 

  • from£449pp
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The Grand Hotel Excelsior is set atop the cliffs above the town of Amalfi offering spectacular views of the coastline. The views can be enjoyed from almost everywhere on the property, from your room, beside the pool and whilst enjoying breakfast on the terrace.

  • from£449pp
  • 29 rooms
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Hotel Aurora is a charming hotel with a great location next to Amalfi's harbour. It has incredible sea views from the furnished terrace, traditional rooms decorated with vietri floor tiles, and welcoming staff. All within walking distance of the centre of the town.

  • from£706pp
  • 43 rooms
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This former monastery has been lovingly converted into a charming hotel with a superb location, sea views and an attentive service.

  • from£504pp
  • 67 rooms
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This beachfront hotel sits in the centre of Maiori and is a great base for exploring the towns along the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a warm and friendly service at this family-run property. There's a reserved section for guests on Maiori's beach and a lovely pool in the gardens.

  • 44 rooms
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A lovely hotel in the centre of Minori, surrounded by authentic restaurants and close to the beach.

  • from£449pp
  • 15 rooms
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This little family-run hotel sits on the edge of Positano and has fantastic views over the town and the sea. There's only 15 rooms so you'll feel at home as soon as you step in. Get a real sense of la dolce vita here, from relaxing each night in your traditional Neapolitan room to having breakfast on the sea view terrace. You may never want to leave.

  • 20 rooms
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The Hotel Casa Albertina is a traditional family run hotel, set into the cliffs of Positano with spectacular sea views.

  • 31 rooms
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The Hotel Palazzo Murat is located in the  traffic-free part of the Positano and is surrounded by lush green gardens, making it the perfect place for those wanting a relaxing break. A fantastic restaurant serves up fresh Neapolitan cuisine and you can spend your days chilling by the pool and enjoy the sea views.

  • from£1092pp
  • 42 rooms
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The Hotel Graal has a great spot in the centre of Ravello, next to the town's main square. It's easy to get out and explore with this place as your base. At the hotel there's a nice pool in the gardens, a restaurant the serves up local specialties and comfy rooms with private balconies.

  • from£666pp
  • 26 rooms
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This historic property is in the heart of Ravello, just steps from the main piazza and enjoys wonderful sea views from it's classically-styled guest rooms.

Excursions

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. The thriving city was buried following the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which ultimately preserved the buildings, mosaics and frescoes that you'll see as you wander through. The sheer scale of the place is impressive, standing in the streets there you can only imagine what life was like here at that time. But, you'll be accompanied by a guide who will help give you a better insight into its history. After you'll make your way up the flanks of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland Europe. You'll be dropped off to make the final accent to the summit on foot. Its worth the climb up the volcanic rock path to the crater, you'll smell the sulphur before you see it! You'll also have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below. On the journey back, you'll drop in at a cameo and coral factory where they make beautiful traditional jewelry carved out of shells. The perfect spot to pick up a holiday souvenir! 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Thu from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £45pp, Positano from £63pp or Ravello from £56pp - entrance fees (approx. €26.50pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide who will bring history of these places to life. The towns were buried under a layer of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. In Pompeii you'll be led through the amazingly well preserved remains of the ancient baths, villas and bars. Later in the coastal town of Herculaneum, you'll see its contrast to Pompeii. It was a wealthy residential town and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea. Please note that this tour involves a long day of walking so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £57pp, Positano from £74pp or Ravello from £67pp - entrance fees (approx. €29.50pp) and lunch are payable locally. 

Pompeii (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. The city was preserved beneath layers of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Here you'll see the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the fabulously-preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Departs: Tue & Sat from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp, Positano from £57pp or Ravello from £50pp - entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) are payable locally

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

You’ll get to enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri on this excursion – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. Your day will begin on the gentle ferry crossing before a minibus will drive you to the island’s top sights. You’ll enjoy time in Capri Town where you can relax with a coffee in the piazza, watch the handy work of the sandal makers and shop in the designer boutiques. The next stop is Anacapri where you can admire some of the best views on the island. There's also an optional visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi or Positano from £74pp, Ravello from £84pp or Maiori or Minori from £83pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

On this relaxing cruise you'll take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast, making your way to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a unique and striking green blue colour. Inside the cavern you'll see the impressive stalactites and stalagmites that emerge from the sea like huge columns. Once you reach Positano, with its pretty white washed buildings, you’ll have some free time here to explore the lanes, browse the boutiques, enjoy a drink from one of the little cafés or simply relax on the sandy beach.

Departs: Thursdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp - entrance fees (approx. €5pp) are payable locally

Private Excursions

The above excursions are all available on a private basis, meaning you can enjoy visiting the attractions with just your friends or family. Please call our reservations team for more information including prices, and to book.

Resort Combination

There are endless combinations when it comes to multi-centre holidays in Italy. Here's a few suggestions to pair with your trip to the Amalfi Coast. 

Naples

The towns along the Amalfi Coast can be combined with a stay in Naples, a fascinating city that tourists often overlook. Fly into Naples airport and before heading south to explore the stunning Amalfi coast, stop for a couple of days to see what the capital of Campania has to offer. With a wealth of cultural, historical and gastronomic delights including artistic masterpices by the likes of Carravaggio in the Pio Monte della Misericordia, beautiful Pomeiian Mosaics in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, topped off with authentic Neapolitan pizza. You'll have plenty to keep you entertained before heading to relax in the Italian sunshine!

Capri & Ischia

The islands of Capri and Ischia are also popular choices for a multi-centre holiday with Amalfi Coast. They're easy to get to by hydrofoil and peaceful Ischia makes a nice contrast to the bustling towns of Positano or Ravello. Spend your days exploring the natural volcanic landscape, basking in natural thermal baths, taking scenic walks and enjoying spectacular views. If you'd like to continue enjoying the glitz and glamour of the Amalfi Coast opt for Capri. Think sipping prosseco at classy beach clubs, spotting super yachts in marina grande, browsing designer shops, combined with some of the most stunning scenery Italy has to offer. Be sure to head up to Ancapri to escape the hustle and bustle of Capri and experience the authentic side to the Island. 

For more suggested itinerary's and help creating or booking your perfect multi-centre holiday please call us on 01483 79 11 11. 

Things To Do

Pompeii & Herculaneum

These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome.

Footpath of the Gods

This three-hour scenic hike starts or ends in Nocelle (a short bus ride from Amalfi) and boasts spectacular scenery and magnificent coastal views with Capri in the distance.

Paestum

Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and is a couple of hours drive from the Amalfi Coast. Make sure to stop at an authentic mozarella farm along the way, too.

Explore the Coast

The towns along the Amalfi Coast are easily explored by regular local buses or boats that meander along the coastline during the summer. Hop on a boat at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri. Buses skillfully drive round the coast's hairpin bends to towns like Ravello, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the panoramic views.

Festivals

Ravello Music Festival (July & August)

This popular annual summer festival takes place in the stunning setting of Villa Rufolo. A series of operas, jazz, art shows and dances take place over two months.

Feast of Sant’Andrea (27 June)

Amalfi celebrates its patron saint every year with a solemn procession followed by lively games in the evening and a beautiful fireworks display.

Feast of the Fish (last Saturday of September)

Head to Priano on the last weekend of September and you’ll find the beach lined with offerings of local fish dishes, plenty of sangria and live music.

Chestnut Festival (October)

Chestnuts grow in the hills near Scala, a small village behind Ravello. Each October during harvest, locals celebrate with regional specialities using chestnuts and even have their own version of the Palio - a donkey race through the towns central piazza.

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Relax and enjoy the splendour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast on this small group escorted tour that showcases one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.

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Visit some of the most beautiful walking trails in the world stopping at picturesque towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast as you go. 

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Taste local culinary delights as you explore the Amalfi Coast and learn about the region’s rich gastronomic history.

  • from£1059pp
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Explore southern Italy’s historic villages, dramatic coastlines on this road trip through Puglia and along the Amalfi Coast.

Good to know

  • One of the best ways to move around the Amalfi Coast is by boat. The Travelmar Ferry will connect you with the ports in Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori and Salerno
  • Walk ‘The Path of the Gods’ an ancient mule trail that passes through the towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast
  • Ravello festival takes place form April to October each year, when the ancient town lives up to it’s name as 'the city of music’ with a series of concerts and events
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