Featured holiday Cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families Italy

7 nights/8 days

This is a 7-night single-centre holiday based on the Amalfi Coast but allowing parents and children to experience the magnificent ancient Greek and Roman cultures with visits to Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Ideal for adults and children interested in Ancient History and Classics.

Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in one double and one twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
  • Transfers by car from Naples to your hotel and back
  • Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Pompeii and Herculaneum, with entrance fees included and a private guide for 2 hours in each place.
  • Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Amalfi and Paestum with entrance fees included
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families

This seven-night holiday staying on the Amalfi Coast is a cultural holiday for families allowing you to discover the Greek and Roman wonders of Campania as a family. The Campania region of Italy is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery with jagged cliffs that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in this climate: lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. The region is also rich in history and allows visitors to discover the legacy of the Greeks and the Romans. This family holiday allows parents and children to experience the magnificence of ancient Greek and Roman cultures with visits to Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Other optional visits include Villa Jovis on Capri, built by the Emperior Tiberius Giardini di Augustus, Villa Oplontis near Pompeii and the Archaeological museum in Naples. This holiday is ideal for families with children studying or interested in Ancient History and Classics and is suitable for children of all ages.

Highlights

Visit Pompeii • Visit Herculaneum • Visit Paestum • Optional visit to Capri


Holiday price guide Sample prices are for a family of two adults and two children under 12 years including one double and one twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£7,200

Holiday Code FHIT19

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families

There is an afternoon flight with British Airways from Gatwick to Naples (or a very early one about 6am) as well as flights with Easyjet or other airlines from regional airports on certain days of the week only. You have a private car transfer waiting to take you to the hotel. Check in to your chosen room type for 7 nights, with bed and breakfast included.

You have six full days to explore the Amalfi Coast and its history with two full day excursions included and time to take optional trips in the region. Take time to enjoy the charming seaside town of Positano with its beach, boutiques and restaurants and to admire the stunning scenery of the low-roofed bougainvillaea-clad houses hugging the cliff-sides. In Positano there is a tennis court. During your stay we will include a full day visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide for 2 hours in each place as well as a day trip to Amalfi and Paestum (originally the Greek city of Poseidonia) with its outstanding Doric temples (entrances are included but without a private guide, although one can be arranged at a supplement). Optional visits can be arranged by us to Naples where you can visit the Archaeological Museum, which has some of the best Greek and Roman artefacts in the world. We can also arrange a visit to Capri where you will need to be fit for the 2 km walk uphill to Villa Jovis, built by Tiberius as a summer residence. For the rest of the week, there is ample time to soak up the atmosphere of the Amalfi coast, enjoying local cuisine based around tomatoes, dried pasta, seafood, lemons, figs and other fruit. Lemons grow in abundance and the local ceramics are colourful and fascinating. Artists and photographers in the family will find a wealth of material, so make sure pencils, crayons, paints and cameras come with you. Walks can be taken in the hills of the Amalfi Coast and boats can be taken along the coast.

British Airways generally has two flights back from Naples: a morning one at about 11.00 and an evening one either about 19.30 or 21.00 hrs. We include a private car transfer to return you to the airport in good time for your flight back.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for a family of two adults and two children under 12 years including one double and one twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£7,200

Holiday Code FHIT19

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
● 7 nights’ bed, and breakfast at the Hotel Poseidon, Positano in two classic double or twin rooms with village or garden view
● Private car transfers from Naples to the hotel and back
● Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Pompeii and Herculaneum, with entrance fees included and a private guide for 2 hours in each place
● Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Amalfi and Paestum with entrance fees included (no guide included but can be provided at extra charge)
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for a family of two adults and two children under 12 years including one double and one twin room for 7 nights.

From about

£7,200

Holiday Code FHIT19

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
• 7 nights’ bed, and breakfast at the Hotel Poseidon, Positano in two classic double or twin rooms with village or garden view
• Private car transfers from Naples to the hotel and back
• Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Pompeii and Herculaneum, with entrance fees included and a private guide for 2 hours in each place
• Full day’s excursion by car with driver to Amalfi and Paestum with entrance fees included (no guide included but can be provided at extra charge)
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Naples three times a day. Positano is about 90 minutes by car from Naples.

Luxury cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Positano
Hotel Poseidon

Hotel Poseidon is a charming 4-star boutique hotel in an idyllic location overlooking the romantic town of Positano. Delicious cuisine, superb wellness facilities and spectacular coastal views offer guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Classic double or twin room with village or garden view

From about Sample prices are for a family of two adults and two children under 12 years including one double and one twin room for 7 nights.

Holiday Code FHIT19

Luxury cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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