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Italy's Cilento CoastEscorted Tour, Italy

One of Campania's most remote corners, the Cilento Coast is all yours to explore from your base, which is close to the archaeological site of Paestum.

Hotel Details

  • Italy's Cilento Coast
    Escorted Tour, Italy

Solo traveller escorted tour

Departs From Edinburgh. Depart between 16th May 2021 and 4th July 2021 for 8 Days . Prices From £1,638 per person

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One of Campania's most remote corners, the Cilento Coast is all yours to explore from your base, which is close to the archaeological site of Paestum. During your stay you'll discover these famous ruins, said to be the best-preserved Greek temples in the world, and explore the medieval town of Castellabate and lively Salerno. There's plenty of free time woven into your tour, so you can relax and soak up the Italian sunshine. If you want to discover more, you've plenty of opportunities with optional tours to the beautiful Amalfi Coast and Cilento National Park. Enjoy a lunch of local dishes and even opt to learn how to make traditional specialities during a cookery lesson.

INCLUDES

Return flights

Use of an airport lounge in the UK

Dedicated representative to greet you at all UK airports

Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide

7 nights in a 4-star hotel

16 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners including welcome drink & farewell get-together

Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Audio Guide

4 included excursions and visits

Castellabate & lunch at a winery

Paestum visit

Taste local specialities at a farm in Paestum

Salerno tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 UK - NAPLES

Today you’ll fly to Naples and you'll transfer to your hotel in Capaccio, which is in a lovely setting. After time to settle in, get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink.

DAY 2 CASTELLABATE

The Cilento Coast is one of Campania's most remote corners. With shimmering waters, secluded coves and inviting towns, it has all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday, where you can mix lazy days in the sun with the chance to experience the Italian culture. Less well-known than its neighbour, the Amalfi Coast, the whole Cilento area is swamped in history and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, you'll start your explorations as you head off on an included excursion to the medieval town of Castellabate. Located high on a hill, from here you'll admire fantastic views across the countryside and out to sea and enjoy a walk through the arches and passageways of the town centre. Later, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a vineyard. The rest of the day has been left free for you to spend at your leisure. Perhaps enjoy a stroll with your travelling companions or relax at your hotel, which boasts a swimming pool and private beach.

DAY 3 PAESTUM

We include a tour of Paestum, the Cilento Coast's most famous historic site, today. Founded in the 7th century BC by the Greeks, it is home to three massive Doric temples - said to be the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. You will learn more about their fascinating history in the company of a Local Guide and visit Paestum's museum. Later, you'll call at a nearby farm for lunch. You'll sample an array of mouth watering local specialities, including buffalo mozzarella, ricotta cheese and cured hams. To finish, you'll tuck into a home-made dessert and everything will be accompanied by delicious local wine.

DAY 4 CAPACCIO - AT LEISURE

On today's optional full-day excursion, you'll enjoy a drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast to the towns of Amalfi and Ravello. If you prefer, you could enjoy time at leisure to relax and soak up the sun. Maybe head to the hotel's private beach, which is accessible via a walkway through the surrounding pinewood forest.

DAY 5 CAPACCIO - AT LEISURE

Today has been left free for you to spend as you wish. You might head off to explore or maybe you'll enjoy the facilities at your hotel. Alternatively, you could choose to join an optional excursion to Agropoli. Its historic city centre is a fascinating tangle of narrow cobbled streets with ancient churches and a castle with superb views

DAY 6 CAPACCIO - AT LEISURE

You can spend today at leisure if you wish. However, if you'd like to get out in the great outdoors, we offer an optional excursion which takes you on a scenic drive through Cilento National Park. Along the way you'll see some of the delightful villages that nestle amid the beautiful landscape. You'll also visit Roccadaspide, a charming hill town dominated by a huge stone castle. You'll meet the castle owner, a marquis, who will give you a tour of his home and share its history with us. You may even venture into the dungeon!

DAY 7 SALERNO

You'll visit Salerno, a lively town with an array of historic attractions, today. Here, you can take a stroll along the charming tree-lined promenade or maybe shop for souvenirs to take home. You'll return to the hotel for some free time this afternoon and enjoy a farewell get-together this evening.

DAY 8 NAPLES - UK

Your holiday comes to an end today as we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Italy's Cilento Coast is located in Escorted Tour, Italy. Accommodation rating is the operators own rating and may not be the official rating. Hotel details correct at 31/10/2019

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