Cruise along the incredible Amalfi Coast, visiting Capri, Pozzuoli and Procida

Cast adrift along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and travel to the glittering jewels of the region - Amalfi, Capri, and Procida. Visit the home of mythical sirens, the ancient holiday homes of great Roman emperors and the spectacular Blue Grotto. Hike along historic trails past olive groves, vineyards, lemon orchards and charming villages; dive into the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean; and sample mouthwatering Italian regional cuisine on this remarkable Amalfi sailing adventure.


Start
Amalfi, Italy
Finish
Procida, Italy
Country
Italy
Style
Original
Theme
Sailing
Code
ZSRE
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 8

Why we love this trip

  • Step back in time among the olive groves, ancient villages and medieval architecture of Amalfi. This town retains a rustic charm that makes it a unique location to explore

  • Explore the caves of Capri’s Grotta Azzura and swim in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean

  • If it was good enough to be the holiday destination of Roman emperors, the idyllic city of Capri is good enough for anyone. With its boutique shops and Limoncello culture, Capri oozes exclusivity

  • Let the soothing sounds of the waves nurse you to sleep at night aboard the comfort of a yacht

  • With its pastel buildings and tranquil marina, the town of Procida is a great place to relax by the sea or explore on foot. It provides you with the best of both worlds

  • Taste some of the freshest seafood in the world, which is fished from the coast every single morning

Is this trip right for you?

  • As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.

  • A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.

  • This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.

  • Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.

  • Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.

  • Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. If you’re planning to have a late night, it’s a good idea to head into town and experience the local night life.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 30 September 2017

Welcome to Amalfi, Italy. Your adventure begins with a group meeting at 1pm today. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. The first port of call is then the local supermarket to buy supplies for your trip as a group. If you have any special dietary requirements, please make sure you notify us at the time of booking so we can accommodate your requests.

The rest of the day is free to discover the town of Amalfi and its surrounds. Perhaps check out the medieval architecture of the cathedral of Sant'Andrea and convent of the Cappuccini. You may like to take a walk along narrow trails through olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages. The trails are steep and have many stairs, but offer spectacular views over the ocean. In the evening, partake in an optional group meal of local seafood and gelato. You'll spend tonight aboard the boat.

Notes: The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day's itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Catterdrale di Sant'Andrea & Chiostro del Paradiso - EUR3
  • Museo dell Carta entrance - EUR4
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo entrance - EUR6
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo - by boat - EUR5
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo by Bus - EUR2
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Your skipper will collect the trip kitty of EUR40 at the pre-departure meeting today.
Today set sail to the Isle of Capri, once home to the magnificent holiday palaces of the Roman emperors. After we arrive in Capri, there is an opportunity to take an optional excursion in a small motorboat and circumnavigate the Isle of Capri. View the island and its impressive cliffs and many grottos; visit the green, white and of course the famous Blue Grotto. To enter the Blue Grotto you will need to switch to a smaller row boat and although swimming in the grotto isn’t permitted, there’s a small platform close by where you can take a dip. After this there will time to catch the bus to the Town of Capri or visit the Hillside town of Annacapri. 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. A moderate level of fitness and comfortable shoes are required if you decide to climb the steps.

Note: Please note that access to the grotto will be closed if sea conditions are considered too rough.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Capri - Blue Grotto Boat Tour - Per Group - EUR160
  • Capri - Blue Grotto Entrance - EUR14
  • Anacapri - Villa San Michele entrance - EUR5
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning we will travel to Procida. If the conditions are right we can visit one of the quieter beaches of Pozzo Vecchio. Located in a horseshoe shaped bay, the beach is sheltered from the wind and waves and is famous locally for being the scene of the film the “The Postman”. If the conditions are right we can swim off the back of the boat. On the way back to the Main Marina, we sail past Marina Della Corricella and see one of the most photographed parts of this island. Tonight, enjoy a final group dinner, in town, of rabbit stew or seafood, local wine and Limoncello.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo entrance - EUR2
  • Capri Cable Car return ticket - EUR4
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Your Amalfi Coast Sailing adventure comes to an end at 11am today. Your skipper can assist you with directions to the ferry terminal for your return to the mainland or, if you've decided to stay on an extra couple of nights, your hotel.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (3 nights)

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Important notes

START TIME:
This trip starts on Day 1 in Amalfi at 1pm and finishes in Procida on the morning of day 4 depending on weather conditions.
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.
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.

Essential trip information

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