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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.

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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITAM

Languages spoken: Italian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • 53 rooms
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This luxury hotel dates back to the 13th century and boasts contemporary accommodation and one of the best locations on the Amalfi Coast. Panoramic sea views can be enjoyed from its cliff side location 80 metres above Amalfi’s harbour.

  • from£495pp
  • 29 rooms
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This charming property is located next to Amalfi's harbour and has a lovely terrace, traditional rooms decorated with vietri floor tiles, and welcoming staff.

  • from£684pp
  • 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£519pp
  • 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.

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

  • from£573pp
  • 25 rooms
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This family-run property in central Minori offers guests an excellent service.

  • from£478pp
  • 15 rooms
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This little family-run hotel sits on the edge of Positano and enjoys lovely views over the town and the sea.

  • from£536pp
  • 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. 

  • from£1638pp
  • 50 rooms
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This luxurious retreat is perched 1,000 above sea level and boasts some of the best views on the Amalfi Coast. Palatial interiors and attentive service ensure guests a truly relaxing and romantic escape.

  • from£509pp
  • 42 rooms
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The Hotel Graal enjoys a superb location near the main square of Ravello, making it easy to tour the surrounding areas.

  • 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)

This full day excursion will allow you to explore two of the most fascinating sites on the Neapolitan Riviera. Your tour starts in Pompeii where you’ll be taken by a professional and knowledgeable guide through the ancient streets of the Roman town. Once a thriving resort, the town was buried following the mighty eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It’s well-enough preserved for you to gain a real insight into what life was like in Ancient Rome. After the tour of Pompeii, you’ll be able to explore the volcano up close. You’ll ascend to 1,000 metres by coast before walking to the summit where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £44pp - entrance fees (approx. €25pp) and lunch are payable locally

Herculaneum & Sorrento (full day)

Herculaneum lies at the foot of Mount Vesuvius and was the first town to be covered in lava and ash following the devastating eruption in 79AD. It’s smaller than neighbouring Pompeii and not as well known, but the buildings and streets are extremely well-preserved. As one of the wealthier towns on the coast, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful ancient mosaics and grand villas as you go on a guided walk through the cobbled streets. After the tour, you’ll visit the summit of Mount Vesuvius by coach and foot.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £42pp - entrance fees (approx. €11pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Combine a visit to two of Ancient Rome’s most well-known towns on this full day excursion. You’ll enjoy tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert guide who will bring history to life. The streets of Pompeii are home to ancient baths, villas and bars – all buried under a layer of ash when the might Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Herculaneum was the wealthier city of the two and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea – including Villa dei Papiri, which belonged to Julius Caesar’s father-in-law.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £51pp - entrance fees (approx. €26pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii (half day)

Enjoy a half day tour of Pompeii where your guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town. Stop to admire the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. and marvel at the fabulously-preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £37pp - entrance fees (approx. €15pp) are payable locally

Paestum & Mozzarella Farm (full day)

Paestum sits just south of the Amalfi Coast and is home to some of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. The city was founded by the Greeks in the 6th Century BD and is now famous for the three ancient temples that remain. You’ll get to admire the temples from up close and enjoy a visit to the museum that houses artefacts that were excavated from the site. After the temples, you’ll visit a local mozzarella farm, where the region’s famous buffalo mozzarella is made. You’ll see how this soft, creamy cheese is produced from start to finish and get to try some at the end.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £49pp - entrance fees (approx. €10pp) and lunch 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. You’ll also enjoy a visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £81pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

This relaxing half-day cruise embarks in the afternoon for a leisurely tour of the stunning towns along the Amalfi Coast. Setting off from Maiori, you’ll head towards Positano, passing the charming village of Atrani and the town of Amalfi on the way. You’ll have some free time in Positano to browse the boutiques, stop for a drink in a café or simply relax on the sandy beach. The boat will return to Mairoi after a couple of hours.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £37pp - 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.

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.

The towns along the Amalfi Coast can be combined with a stay in Naples, which is a fascinating city that most tourists overlook. Stop for a couple of days after your flight before making your way south. 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.

Call us to help create your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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