Encounter stunning scenery and vivid history from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, discovering legendary sites like Pompeii and the Roman villas of Capri and staying in the seaside gems of Sorrento and Positano.

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 Positano, along the Amalfi Coast  City of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius on the horizon Credit:  Francesco Baerhard  The delightful town of Sorrento  Mural in Pompeii  Room in Herculaneum with fresco decoration  Yachts in a harbor on Capri  Port on the island of Capri  The Amalfi Coast, Positano  Cliffside village of Positano  The town of Amalfi

Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast: A Tailor-Made Journey to Southern Italy

8 days from $7,555

Encounter stunning scenery and vivid history from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, discovering legendary sites like Pompeii and the Roman villas of Capri and staying in the seaside gems of Sorrento and Positano.

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Overview

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Naples, Italy

On arrival at Naples airport, meet your private driver for the transfer to your hotel. After time to relax, join your private guide this evening for a walking tour of Naples lit up at night. Along the way, sample some of the best street food the city has to offer.

Day 2 - Sorrento

Depart Naples this morning by private car and drive to Mount Vesuvius, where you'll have the opportunity to take a short hike to the volcano’s crater. Then follow the coast to the town of Sorrento, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. Catch the sunset over the Gulf of Naples and enjoy a stroll through Sorrento’s center if you wish this evening. (B)

Day 3 - Sorrento

Just north of the Sorrento Peninsula lie the archaeological wonders of Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities famously buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. Spend the day discovering these once-prosperous cities with your private guide. Visit elegant villas adorned in frescoes, explore ampitheathers and grand Roman boulevards, and encounter haunting scenes of everyday life frozen in time. Stop between visits to enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a nearby winery. Return to Sorrento for the evening. (B, L)

Day 4 - Capri

Sail to the beautiful island of Capri on a private boat this morning, taking in views of the dramatic Sorrentine coast on the way. On arrival, transfer to your hotel by taxi and enjoy the afternoon to discover this fabled island. You might consider walking just outside town to the lovely Gardens of Augustus, which overlook the island’s steep, rocky shores. (B)

Day 5 - Capri

Join a private guide today for a hike along the Path of the Forts, a spectacular trail that traces Capri’s coast, linking the famous Blue Grotto to the island’s historic forts. Take time to relax in the afternoon, and then head to a local family home for a cooking class. Learn the secrets of typical southern Italian cuisine, and enjoy the meal you’ve created for dinner. (B, D)

Day 6 - Positano

Spend a leisurely morning on Capri before cruising by private boat back to the mainland. Your driver will escort you to your hotel in Positano on the Amalfi Coast. You'll have the remainder of the day free to explore this picturesque town. (B)

Day 7 - Positano

Set out with your private car and guide on a full day discovery of the towns and vistas along the Amalfi Coast. Steep slopes drop straight to the sea here, with picturesque villages and towns tucked in along the seaside. In the town of Amalfi, see the beautiful cathedral, which dates back to the 9th century, and take time to explore the town center. Then head to Ravello, set high above the sea, and stroll the stunning gardens of historic Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, which offers exceptional views of the coast. Return to Positano late in the afternoon and enjoy your final evening on the Amalfi Coast. (B)

Day 8 - Depart for home

This morning, your driver will pick you up for your transfer to Naples airport. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)