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

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

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

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

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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