The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its stunning coastline of pastel-colored villages perched on steep cliffs above the Mediterranean, its spectacular World Heritage sites, and sophisticated resorts. Join us on on this one-week Cultural Stay in Vietri sul Mare and experience these treasures of southern Italy.

Starting at: $4,590 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Vietri sul Mare on the hillside, Salerno in foreground  Vietri sul Mare  The town of Amalfi  Main piazza, Amalfi  The Amalfi cathedral  The Amalfi Coast road  Positano, along the Amalfi Coast  The Archaeological Park of Paestum, a World Heritage site.  Credit: Illenia Franco  Remarkable Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background  Mural in Pompeii  "Beware of Dog" floor mosaic at a house in Pompeii  Wall painting found in Pompeii  Artifacts on display in Pompeii  Frescoes in a room in Herculaneum  City of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius on the horizon  Port on the island of Capri  The essence of Capri  Yachts in a harbor on Capri  Lemons and the traditional limoncello aperitif  The delightful town of Sorrento

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

A One-Week Stay in Vietri sul Mare

9 days from $4,590

The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its stunning coastline of pastel-colored villages perched on steep cliffs above the Mediterranean, its spectacular World Heritage sites, and sophisticated resorts. Join us on on this one-week Cultural Stay in Vietri sul Mare and experience these treasures of southern Italy.

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Hotel Raito

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Located above the peaceful village of Vietri sul Mare, the luxurious Hotel Raito overlooks the dazzling Amalfi Coast and is surrounded by verdant gardens. In addition to a private beach, the hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, and a spa with a full range of services. Its restaurant is one of the most famous along the coast and offers a selection of fine local specialties. Each guest room features a plasma TV, minibar, hair dryer and Internet access.

Number of nights: 7

Activity Level

Activity Level 2: Moderate

Expectations: Week-long Cultural Stay featuring one city and region—and one hotel. Full-day excursions outside the city with some longer, extensive walking tours of villages, museums, and outdoor historic sites such as gardens. Excursions can be over uneven terrain (e.g. gardens and outdoor sites, cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, absence of elevators); some longer walks to get to city centers where coaches are prohibited. Hotel centrally located for easy access to cafes, restaurants, and boutiques during time at leisure.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).

Reading List

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The Italians
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Pompeii: The Day a City Died
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Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay
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Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.