Ask us about our Spring Break, Custom or Girls' Getaway tours!

 

Spring and Fall Tours Itinerary

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Our enchanting small group tours of Italy are offered in both the spring and fall. When we take our tour groups to Italy in the spring, the wisteria arches and fragrant wildflowers are in bloom. Our group tours in the fall typically enjoy slightly warmer temperatures, usually pleasant enough for an afternoon dip in the sea. 

 

We also offer tours for teachers!!

If you can't take time off during the spring and fall tours, we offer holiday season, high season (summer) or spring break tours as well. Some itinerary items may be changed to accommodate the season chosen. Click the link for Spring Break tours, contact us for Holiday or Summer tours.

 

We also have private custom tours available.

If you have at least 4 people, we can plan a special tour just for you! Travel when it's convenient for you and see the sights you are most interested in! Painting, photography, wedding, gastronomical, diving, antiquities, we can give you a tour that meets your needs!

Contact us for more details on special tours and options at vicki@insplendidcompany.com 

       We'd love to hear from you!

 

Want a custom tour for your private group?

If you have 4 or more in your group we can do a tour just for you! Weeklong tours at your pace, when you want to travel and including what sights and destinations you'd like to visit! 

Some times of the year may be more expensive than others and some attractions might not be available at other times but we'll get you the best experience possible. Contact us for more info!

Dates and Rates

Tours run Sunday through Saturday in spring and autumn. Small groups can be from 6 to 12 people. Mixed groups, LGBT and women only tours are offered. We also offer corporate travel. If you would prefer another time of year, please contact us at vicki@insplendidcompany.com or use the form below.

 2017 dates

September & October 2017 

  • September 23-30 (Bookings closed)
  • October 14-21 (Bookings closed)

 

2018 dates

April dates

April 14-21  Mixed Group

April 21-28  Girls Getaway!

October dates

October 13-20 Mixed Group

October 20-27 Girls Getaway!

If you have a group of 4-12 people and want to create a custom tour at a different time, please contact us at vicki@insplendidcompany.com

Rates

2017 Rates start at US $2999.00 per person, per tour. Single supplement please add $750.00. Customized tour rates vary, depending upon the level of customization.

 

Day One:

Welcome to Italy!

A private transfer for our group members leaves from both the Napoli airport and train station. Sit back and soak in the scenery as  the Amalfi Coast winds thru the mountains and high above the sea.  Once you have had time to settle in to your room at the villa we will  get to know each other over a sparkling glass of prosecco and a  welcome dinner at one of Positano’s most popular restaurants.

Meals Provided: Dinner

Day Two:

Explore the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Positano!

After a light breakfast it’s off to get acquainted with this enchanting city. Known for its rich history, stunning views and friendly people, we will stroll through the winding streets and alleyways. Our guide will be Zia Lucy, born and raised in Positano, who will take us through the discovery of nature and tradition, telling stories and anecdotes handed down from her grandparents. We will also include a special stop at the innovative and stylish ceramic shop “SoSo”, where we will be treated to a tour of the Giardino Dell’ Arte and private studio for an inside look at how his ceramics are created. Afterwards it’s off to a delightful lunch in the center of town. You will  have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own or stick with me for more shopping, sunning or relaxing.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three:

Shopping in Sorrento!

It’s off to the cliff top town of Sorrento. This romantic city with its breathtaking views of Vesuvius and the Bay of Napoli is also a shopper’s paradise. We will head straight to the old part of the city and lose ourselves in the tightly packed alleys teaming with shops of all kinds. We’ll look at purses, shoes, ceramics, gourmet foods and all manner of goodies, stopping only for lunch and the occasional gelato. We will wind the afternoon up with more shopping, perhaps a stroll down through the main piazza or a stop at an inlaid wood museum. As evening approaches we will return to Positano by private coach to relax and admire our hauls!

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Four:

Cooking a Casa!

Today you will have the morning free to sleep in, go to the beach, or just follow your bliss. In the afternoon we will have a special guest, Positano born artist and talented chef Marina Pane. Together we will prepare several regional specialties in our own kitchen using the local fish and produce of the area. While we cook, she will fill us in on local history and lore, and answer your questions about what makes the cuisine of southern Italy so special while being so simple! Dinner will be a casa, eating the delicacies we just made! You also have the option of spending the morning shopping with Marina, seeing the fish markets and fresh produce stands she frequents.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Five:

Amalfi and Ravello!

Today we'll visit the seaside town of Amalfi and the mountain idyll of Ravello. Weather permitting we will boat to Amalfi and take in the magnificent Duomo with its amazing facade of striped columns. Then it’s straight up the mountain road to breathtaking Ravello. We will lunch in a restaurant with one of the most stunning views of the coast imaginable and once fortified with food and wine, we will make the hike up to Villa Cimbrone. Its lush gardens and statuary lead you to the Terrazza dell’Infinito. Probably one of the most breathtaking views in the world, it will truly transport you into a dream of blue!

We will return by private coach early in the evening, you can go out to one of the local restaurants or relax a casa.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Seven:

Volare!

Today is the day to travel where your heart takes you! One thing I have learned in all these years on the Amalfi coast is that sometimes it’s best to improvise! Let yourself fly and take a trek up to the Pathway of the Gods with Zia Lucy! Maybe take a sail around the islands of the Sirens or down the Amalfi coast in the boat of a local fisherman famous for his tales and songs of the sea. Stop into a church or museum or watch the world go by at a cafe. See history unfold at Pompeii or Herculaneum. Or just catch some rays at a private beach, go do some shopping around town or just find a quiet spot to read in the garden. We can arrange these or many other excursions for you, some at extra cost.  

Just be back in time for dinner at one of the liveliest restaurants in town!

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Six:

Glamorous Capri!! 

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Weather permitting, we will take a private boat tour around the glamorous Isle of Capri with a few hours on the island to shop, sightsee and have a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous! The trip will give us opportunities to swim in coves along the way so pack your swimsuits, sunscreen and Jackie O sunglasses! You can visit the town of Capri, strolling its exclusive shops and restaurants or visit lovely Anacapri, a quieter town that boasts the stunning Villa San Michele, a must see for those who love antique villas, amazing gardens and serene blue vistas. For the adventurous souls, there is a chairlift up to the top of Mount Solare! The views are truly stunning!

We will return in early evening.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch


Day Eight:

Arrivederci!

Sadly we must say goodbye, but we will make sure you get back to Napoli in style and comfort. Whether you continue your travels or return home, you will never forget your enchanted stay with us in Positano!

Meals Provided: Breakfast 

 

If you would prefer to arrive in Napoli or Rome before or after the tour we can help you find a great hotel and suggest places to dine. We'll even plan some adventures for you there as well! 

 
 

We sometimes change the activities dependent upon the weather. All activities will be included but days of the week may change.