Cruising the Amalfi Coast
Gulet cruise combining some of the greatest archaeological and cultural jewels of the Amalfi coast and Bay of Naples
This gulet cruise combines some of the greatest archaeological and cultural jewels of the Amalfi coast and Bay of Naples with all the pleasures of travelling aboard a beautiful and traditional wooden boat. Restricted to just 10 guests, we’ll be sailing aboard a gorgeous six cabin gulet, handcrafted in Turkey and refitted in Italy.
We will of course visit some of the best known places in the area, such as Capri, Pompeii and Amalfi, famed for their beauty or history. We’ll also explore lesser known sites such as the underwater ancient city at Baia and have the chance to see the outstanding Roman frescoes of the Villa Oplontis. These more ‘minor’ places easily match the celebrated highlights in terms of the splendour of their architecture and location, and walking around these uncrowded antiquities creates an unforgettable and atmospheric experience.
The mountains and villages of this region are justly renowned for their picturesque charm, and there is no better vantage point than the deck of our gulet as we cruise along the coast, or ride at anchor as delicious meals are served. There will be ample opportunity to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, or sit back and relax, read a book, enjoy a glass of wine, or discuss the sights and sounds of the day with new friends.
This cultural tour in Italy, led by an expert historian and archaeologist, is a perfect combination of magnificent sites, breathtaking vistas, glorious swims and mouth-watering local food.
Arrival and Departure Information
Arrival Airport - Naples (Capodichino)
Departure Airport - Naples (Capodichino)
We recommend you arrive at Naples Airport mid afternoon on June 8th/Sept 7th/14th. We will meet you in the Arrivals area at 17:30 for a complimentary transfer from the airport to the gulet. Complimentary transfers from the boat to Naples Airport will leave Castellammare di Stabia first thing in the morning of June 15th/Sept 14th/Sept 21st.
The cheapest way to book flights is directly with the airline online.
If you prefer to book with a travel agent, we are happy to recommend specialists in a number of countries around the world, please contact our office for more details.
Day 1: Our gulet is about 50 minutes south of Naples airport at the Marina di Stabia. Welcome dinner on board.
Day 2: We sail to the thriving town of Pozzuoli, ancient Puteoli, where we will see the ancient city intermingled with the new and enjoy a sumptuous dinner of freshly caught seafood.
Day 3: To Baia, with its wonderful archaeological museum and sunken city, which we will drift over in a glass bottomed boat before sailing to the Island of Ischia.
Day 4: We explore Pithecusae, one of the most successful Greek colonies in the west, before sailing south to the island of Capri where we can swim in its azure waters and visit the famous Blue Grotto.
Day 5: A leisurely walk from Capri town to the Villa Jovis, set right at the very tip of the island with breathtaking views all round. The Emperor Tiberius spent many years in much-rumoured seclusion in this Roman imperial palace. In the afternoon we sail for Amalfi and an evening stroll to admire its cathedral, the Duomo.
Day 6: Inland across the mountains to Pompeii, the most spectacular and complete archaeological site in Italy. We will explore it in detail and picnic among the ruins, then sail west to anchor off Positano.
Day 7: A last chance to swim as we head past rocky Sorrento to our gulet’s home port, the Marina di Stabia. We will discover the beautiful Roman frescoes of the Villa Oplontis, some of the finest in the world, before ending the tour with a sumptuous farewell meal.
Day 8: Transfer from our gulet to Naples airport, approximately 50 minutes away.
IncludesThe tour cost includes:
Road transfers by minibus
Full board accommodation
Site entrance fees
Gratuities on land
Harbour fees and crew services
Daily excursions accompanied by an expert guide.
All mineral water, tea and coffee are included. Wine is included with dinner on our scheduled trips (not private charters), other drinks are extra. On board the boat there is a reasonably priced bar for guests’ use. Bar bills can be settled with the crew at the end of the trip.
Flights and airport taxes
Gratuities on the boat (it is customary to tip the crew at the end of the tour. We recommend a tip of about £6 - £8 per passenger per day).
Sing supp £985