Rome to Amalfi

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If you want a short trip packed with diversity, then this tour of southern Italy is the adventure for you. Acquaint yourself with Italy's 'Eternal City' of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in the coastal town of Sorrento and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This trip offers the chance to delve into history, culture and cuisine and to live a little of la dolce vita.

Trip overview

Map of Rome To Amalfi including Italy
Start
Rome, Italy
Finish
Minori, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSS
This trip generates 19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Wander around Rome's famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and much more. This is a city that bucket lists were made for.
  • Feel La Dolce Vita while sipping espresso alongside sharp-dressed locals on the glamorous Sorrentine Peninsula.
  • Indulge in authentic, traditional pizza in the place of its birth – Naples. Buon appetito!
  • Explore the vast, frozen in time ruins of ancient Pompeii, which emerged from the ashes after thousands of years, and take a peak inside the steaming crater of Mt Vesuvius.
  • Hike among the olive groves on the Path of the Gods along the spectacular Amalfi Coast.
  • Toast to this Italian adventure with a taste of sweet local limoncello.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however can often be quite busy.
  • Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the trains, and up and down stairs at train stations and at hotels, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information. You may want to consider taking a backpack rather than a wheelie bag, however this is up to your personal preference and what you feel more comfortable with.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Additionally, please be aware that July, August and the first half of September is high season along the Southern Italian coast, which means that the local infrastructure is under a lot of pressure with a lot of people in the towns we visit. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. Please also note that often hotels offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
  • If you have more time to explore the region you can extend your trip and see more of Italy by continuing your travels south into the heel of Italy or down to Sicily. Check out our trips 'Rome to Southern Italy' (trip code ZMSSC) or 'Rome to Sicily' (trip code ZMSFC). Most departure dates are designed to create these perfect combination trips.

Itinerary

Map of Rome To Amalfi including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transport

Train, Private vehicle, Public bus, Boat, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Naples - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Naples - Statue of the Veiled Christ
  • Pompeii - Archaeological Site
  • Pompeii - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Mt Vesuvius - Crater Rim Walk & Summit Climb
  • Sorrento - Limoncello Tasting
  • Sorrento - Gelato Making Demonstration
  • Amalfi - Walk of the Gods Hike (Sentiero degli Dei)
  • Amalfi - Coastal Ferry Cruise Positano to Amalfi
Add on activities
  • Rome - Castel Sant'Angelo - EUR14
  • Rome - Christian Catacombs - EUR10
  • Rome - Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - EUR19
  • Rome - Keats-Shelley Memorial House - EUR6
  • Rome - Galleria Borghese - EUR16
  • Rome - Pantheon - EUR5
  • Vatican City - St Peter's Dome Climb & Elevator - EUR10
  • Rome - Venezia Palace - EUR17
  • Naples - Archaeological Museum - EUR15
  • Naples - Duomo - Free
  • Naples - St Claire's Church and Cloister - EUR6
  • Pompeii - Herculaneum Ruins - EUR14
  • Pompeii - Sanctuary of St Mary of the Rosary - Free
  • Capri - Hydrofoil Sorrento to Capri - EUR44
  • Amalfi - Chiostro del Paradiso - EUR3
  • Amalfi - Valley of the Mills Hike - Free
  • Amalfi - Ravello & Valley of the Dragons - Free
  • Amalfi - Cattedrale S.Andrea - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please note that the physical rating for this trip is set at 2. While this is correct for the overall trip, there are some components that are of a higher physical rating. Both the climb to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and the hike on the Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) require a certain amount of fitness. Please read the day-to-day itinerary carefully or speak to your leader for more details. Activities can be opted out of if you don't want to participate.
3. You don't have a lot of time in Rome at the start of the trip, so if you're keen to explore this spectacular city in depth we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip, especially if you would like to see the Vatican Museum as it is closed most Sundays. Please check opening times here: https://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 138 reviews submitted.
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Alexander · Traveled June 2024
My family's trip with Intrepid was a great choice because it relived much of the burden of daily decision making and allowed us to more fully enjoy locales in Southern Italy. We also had a very helpful tour leader.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024

Claire · Traveled June 2024
Intrepid’s planning allowed us to relax and enjoy our trip without constantly worrying about logistics. Would book again!
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

James · Traveled June 2024
I loved this trip south of Rome exploring a range of places, from the chaotic but interesting Naples, to historic Pompeii (and optional Herculaneum) and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. The tour had a good range of activities including visiting local businesses, and lots of free time to explore. Our guide Irene was fantastic and knowledgeable and made the tour even better! Highly recommended.
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

David · Traveled May 2024
feel free to use my comments in survey as you see fit
Review submitted 07 Jun 2024

Pamela · Traveled May 2024
Chiara, our tour leader was amazing. we were very lucky to have a good group of seven. All in all a very good experience would definitely do an Intrepid tour again.
Review submitted 29 May 2024
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