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Sail Amalfi Coast Adventure

This fabulous voyage along the spectacular Amalfi coast gives you everything you want in a relaxing and unwinding adventure getaway. 

Just imagine the carefree days spent sailing between stunning island after stunning island.  The glistening Mediterranean on all sides, gorgeous beaches, beautiful landscapes, ancient ruins, charming villages, chilled out waterfronts, and all the fresh sumptuous seafood you could want.

Trip highlights:

  • Nosh on the worlds best pizza in Naples
  • Be rocked to sleep by the gentle waves of a shimmering sea
  • Visit the rustic and charming villages that populate the Amalfi coast
  • Become a true sun worshiper on the many sublime beaches
  • Roam the ruins at Castello Aragonese
  • Discover the time capsule of Pompeii and see why it is unlike any other
  • Take in the ethereal silver and blue light of the Blue Grotton
  • Get truly lost in gazing out on the dramatic cliffs that define the coastline
  • See Mt. Vesuvius in all its mysterious glory
  • Hike along the trails of Amalfi to get the view from the other side – stunning seascape and the bluest skies
  • Take a train ride to Naples and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Centre
  • Take in the Archaeological Museum to see original artifacts collected from Pompeii
  • Dine on authentic Italian cuisine
  • Unwind utterly and completely from day one

This seven day Italian sailing adventure begins on the island of Procida – close to Naples.  Set sail for the neighbouring island of Ischia to visit the 600 year old fortress known as Castello Aragonese.  Suspended above the sea on an outcropping of volcanic rock, it’s the perfect introduction  to the region. Over the next week you’ll spend time on the Isle of Capri swimming and relaxing on one of the most divine places on earth as well as spend time in and around Naples and Pompeii. The turquoise waters and azure blue skies of Amalfi are awe-inspiring and just the right prescription for all those looking for laid back adventure and the chance to unwind.

Enquire today for the perfect taste of the good life that sailing along the Amalfi coast has to offer.

Itinerary

Day 1 Procida/Ischia

Begin this Italian sailing adventure in Procida, a tiny island off the coast of Naples. Set sail for neighbouring Ischia and glide across the deep blue abyss. Disembark and perhaps shake off the sea legs by exploring the famous Castello Aragonese – built in the 1400s, this impressive fortress sits suspended above the sea on a volcanic rock connected to Ischia.

Day 2 Ischia – Sorrento

Spend the morning and early afternoon in Ischia. Perhaps visit Spiaggia dei Pescatori, which is an idyllic beach nestled between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte. The beach offers a great view of Castello Aragonese, a 15th-century medieval castle. In the afternoon set sail for Sorrento, which offers panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Tonight you’ll have the opportunity to try one of Sorrento’s well-known exports – Limoncello – a liqueur produced from locally-grown Femminello Santa Teresa lemons.

Day 3 Sorrento – Pompeii

Today you have the option to visit the abandoned city of Pompeii, a Roman settlement that was frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Well-preserved buildings, artwork and pottery offer a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans. There’s also an option to hire a private guide for the ruins, as the site could easily be explored over an entire day due to sheer size and content (the additional cost of a private guide will be split between the group). Another possible activity is a visit to the Mount Vesuvius National Park.

Day 4 Sorrento – Amalfi

This morning set sail for the Amalfi Coast, passing the Sirenusas (Gallos) archipelago to the east of the Sorrentine Peninsula. On arrival into Amalfi, some travellers will disembark while others may join the group. Today is free to discover the town and its surrounds. You may like to take a half-day trail walk through olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages. If you’re after a more relaxing walk with a few cultural highlights, stroll from one side of town to the other within the hour and pay a visit to the Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea and the Chiostro del Paradiso. The day’s activities culminate in an optional group meal of local seafood and maybe some gelato in the evening.

Day 5 Amalfi – Capri

Today set sail to the Isle of Capri, once home to the magnificent holiday palaces of the Roman emperors. This afternoon, perhaps explore the Grotta Azzura (Blue Grotto). Although swimming in the grotto isn’t permitted, there’s a small platform close by where you can take a dip. If you choose to return from the Blue Grotto by car, you can stop off at the quiet hillside town of Anacapri. In the evening, take some time to wander through the traffic-free streets of Capri Town.

Day 6 Procida

This morning relax in the sun or perhaps catch a funicular railway to Capri Town, Anacapri or Marina Grande. If you head to Anacapri, it’s worth visiting the Villa San Michele – the former home to a Swedish doctor that’s built on the ruins of a Roman villa. Make your way to Capri Town by the Phoenician Steps (Scala Fenicia), which is a long, steep stairway that links the towns of Capri and Anacapri. In the afternoon say goodbye to the Isle of Capri and set sail back to Procida, which is the final stop. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner of rabbit stew or seafood, local wine and Limoncello.

Day 7 Procida

This short and sweet sailing adventure comes to an end this morning in Procida, a town brimming with colourful buildings, idyllic coves and seafood fresh off the boat.

More Details

START TIME:
The trip starts on Day 1 in Procida at 3pm.
HOT WEATHER:
Summer temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, which can be uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
MINIMUM AGE:
The minimum age on this trip is 15. Please note that triple cabins are not available. If travelling with a child, the child will need to share with one of the adults, and the other adult will share with another adult passenger, or pay a single supplement.
PASSPORT DETAILS:
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
Dietary requirements are required at the time of booking so that any included meals can be properly catered for.
ACCOMMODATION:
Overnight boat (6nt)
This trip is accommodated entirely on board a yacht of between 48ft to 52ft. A typical yacht for 8 travellers is equipped with 4 twin/double share cabins, 2/3 shared bathrooms and 2 showers. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip.
Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible. Smaller yachts will be used for smaller groups sizes. Rooms are allocated on arrival by our skipper according to group composition, which means it is not possible to reserve or guarantee any specific berth or cabin. Single passengers will be paired up with another passenger of the same gender, this may mean sharing a double cabin with a double mattress.
Everyone including the skipper shares the bathrooms on board.While not everyone may feel entirely comfortable living in such close quarters, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort from cramped living conditions is more than made up for by the whole experience.
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION:
Please note that the majority of our sailing trips start and/or finish at a marina or port. If you have pre-booked any additional accommodation through us, you will need to make your own way to the joining point on day 1 and from the finish point on the final day. We do not provide transfers between hotels and the port/marina. Please check the joining and finish point information in the trip notes for details.

 

Dates & Rates

  • 18 Jun 2016
  • 25 Jun 2016
  • 2 Jul 2016
  • 9 Jul 2016
  • 16 Jul 2016
  • 23 Jul 2016
  • 30 Jul 2016
  • 6 Aug 2016
  • 13 Aug 2016
  • 20 Aug 2016
  • 27 Aug 2016
  • 3 Sep 2016
  • 10 Sep 2016
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 29 Apr 2017
  • 6 May 2017
  • 13 May 2017
  • 20 May 2017
  • 27 May 2017
  • 3 Jun 2017
  • 10 Jun 2017
  • 17 Jun 2017

Prices: Starting from 1,025 GBP

Please enquire for live availability and prices.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Meals:
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Accommodation:
Overnight boat (6 nts)

Transport:
Boat

Operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their grassroots style of travel ensures the impact on the communities they visit is minimised.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

This operator is committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way they provide travellers with real life experiences. However, these values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every office and tour.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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