For you, waking in a cliffside hotel on Italy’s Amalfi Coast may be a dream come true. For the kids? It’s an eye-popping adventure. What a feast this gorgeous region is for the whole family. Together you’ll visit Pompeii…walk the rim of Mt. Vesuvius…hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples…and take dips at some of the most spectacular pools and beaches you will ever see. For the kids and teens, there’s a treasure hunt in manicured gardens and a cool boat ride into the Blue Grotto. We’ll see to it that you have time for shopping and candlelit dinners overlooking the sea. Yes, you’ll all learn something about history or culture or mythology. But most of all, you’ll share a rich and relaxing experience in truly memorable surroundings.
Amalfi Coast & Capri
Family Journey
7 Days / 6 Nights
On our Amalfi Coast family vacation the kids will love...
  • Looking into a volcano
  • Sea kayaking to a secluded beach
  • Exploring Pompeii with your own archeologist guide
  • Will the kids like la dolce vita?
    Our Tuscany and Amalfi Coast tours are unique family vacations with special guides and activities for kids. Gelato and mountain biking, anyone?
    You can start our Italy family vacation tours on any day of the year
    Let us arrange a private, custom tour of this itinerary, adapted to fit your crazy schedule and special interests.
    Itinerary at a glance
    We meet in Naples (1 night) and start our Amalfi Coast family vacation with a short journey to Mt. Vesuvius. An awesome walk on the crater’s rim offers spectacular views of the entire Amalfi Coast, and the opportunity to see the islands and coastline that we’ll explore together over the week.

    We reach the famed island of Capri by hydrofoil and settle into our spa-hotel (2 nights). There’s a very cool walk to the ruins of Roman Emperor Tiberius’ villa, perched on a scenic cliff. And because we are staying two nights, we can linger in the piazzetta, shop and explore like the locals after the day-trippers have returned home. Next morning, a fun ride on the chairlift takes us to Monte Solaro, followed by a glamorous beachside lunch and swimming in the sparkling blue waters at Marina Piccola. Later, a boat cruise into the caves of the Blue Grotto put an exclamation mark on the day.

    Back on the mainland, we check into our cliff-clinging hotel in Positano (3 nights). You'll find the shopping here is sensational. After a walk down a scenic valley with awesome waterfalls and the ruins of medieval mills, the kids try their hands at paper-making while you see how limoncello, the local lemon liqueur, is made. (The kids may be interested to know that the nearby village of Amalfi has a gelato shop on each corner of its square.) You’ll also get a sea-level view of the awesome coastline as we kayak to a secluded beach at the foot of a cliff.

    On our final day we tour the fabled excavations at Pompeii with an archeologist-friend who is great at capturing the imaginations of kids and adults before we part company in nearby Naples.
    Amalfi Coast & Capri
    Family Journey
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Starting Point: Naples – 1:30 pm – Hotel lobby
    Ending Point: Naples – 2:30 pm – Hotel, train station or airport
    Let us create a special departure or itinerary just for you.
    Go a little off the grid
    The ultimate luxury in an Italy family vacation is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
    Our small groups offer more options
    Fewer guests give us more flexibility on our Amalfi Coast family vacation and everywhere we vacation. We always offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
    Tour Dates & Prices
    Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
    Mar 27-Apr 2, 2016$4795.00$895.00
    June 19-25, 2016$4895.00$895.00
    July 17-23, 2016$4895.00$895.00
    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and 1 cooking instruction.
    Amalfi Coast & Capri
    Family Journey
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
    Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
    Royal Continental Hotel

    Set on the Bay of Naples just across from the historic castle, this beautiful 4-star hotel is rated one of the city's best. Recently restored, the rooms are lovely and the hotel has a rare rooftop pool with commanding views including Mt. Vesuvius.

    Hotel La Residenza

    This beautifully restored 4-star gem offers the most modern comforts in an historic setting. Just a 2-minute walk from Capri's piazzetta, its rooms and swimming pool offer spectacular sea views that stretch to the famous Faraglioni rocks.

    Hotel Poseidon

    This former Mediterranean villa has been a gracious family-owned boutique hotel since 1955. Its beautifully sited swimming pool is a rarity in Positano, and each of the lovely rooms has a private terrace or balcony overlooking the garden, village or sea.

    Pompeii, Lost & Found -
    Mary Pope Osborne
    This book for young readers offers an enticing account of this fascinating city, long ago buried in the ash of Vesuvius. The main focus is on life in Pompeii before the volcano erupted, including the art and markets.

    Italy, A Short History -
    Harry Hearder
    Elegantly written, generous and enormously informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II, and up to the present.

    Amalfi Coast & Capri
    Family Journey
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    The Amalfi Coast has a warm, balmy climate. Keep in mind, we will be spending our time along the coast where the warm sunshine moderates the winds that blow off the Tyrrhenian Sea.
    • This is a trip to remember! Our entire family had a good time. Our guide was fantastic! His knowledge of the Amalfi Coast was remarkable and he made us appreciate and be proud of our heritage. We will definitely schedule another vacation with you.
    • The food could not have been better.
    • Sergio was a very wise and savvy guide. He made it fun and informative. He adapted to our pace and was a great guide.
    • We loved the well-organized days, the wonderful hotels, and having a guide that cared about each one of us. On each Classic Journeys trip we have taken, we experienced what it is like to live in that country.
    • I have never been disappointed with the Classic Journeys guides. I continue to be impressed.

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