Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida

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Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida
Amalfi to Procida
Duration: 4 days
Tour code: ZSRE

Highlights

  • Step back in time among the olive groves, ancient villages and medieval architecture of Amalfi. This town retains a rustic charm that makes it a unique location to explore
  • Explore the caves of Capri’s Grotta Azzura and swim in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean
  • If it was good enough to be the holiday destination of Roman emperors, the idyllic city of Capri is good enough for anyone. With its boutique shops and Limoncello culture, Capri oozes exclusivity
  • Let the soothing sounds of the waves nurse you to sleep at night aboard the comfort of a yacht
  • With its pastel buildings and tranquil marina, the town of Procida is a great place to relax by the sea or explore on foot. It provides you with the best of both worlds
  • Taste some of the freshest seafood in the world, which is fished from the coast every single morning

Cast adrift along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and travel to the glittering jewels of the region - Amalfi, Capri, and Procida. Visit the home of mythical sirens, the ancient holiday homes of great Roman emperors and the spectacular Blue Grotto. Hike along historic trails past olive groves, vineyards, lemon orchards and charming villages; dive into the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean; and sample mouthwatering Italian regional cuisine on this remarkable Amalfi sailing adventure.

What's included?

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (3 nights)

Itinerary

Day 1
Amalfi
Welcome to Amalfi, Italy. Your adventure begins with a group meeting at 1pm today. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. The first port of call is then the local supermarket to buy supplies for your trip as a group. If you have any special dietary requirements, please make sure you notify us at the time of booking so we can accommodate your requests. The rest of the day is free to discover the town of Amalfi and its surrounds. Perhaps check out the medieval architecture of the cathedral of Sant'Andrea and convent of the Cappuccini. You may like to take a walk along narrow trails through olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages. The trails are steep and have many stairs, but offer spectacular views over the ocean. In the evening, partake in an optional group meal of local seafood and gelato. You'll spend tonight aboard the boat. Notes: The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day's itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times.

Optional activities:

  • Catterdrale di Sant'Andrea & Chiostro del Paradiso ($3)
  • Museo dell Carta entrance ($4)
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo entrance ($6)
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo - by boat ($5)
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo by Bus ($2)

Stay: Overnight boat (1 night)

Day 2
Capri
Today set sail to the Isle of Capri, once home to the magnificent holiday palaces of the Roman emperors. After we arrive in Capri, there is an opportunity to take an optional excursion in a small motorboat and circumnavigate the Isle of Capri. View the island and its impressive cliffs and many grottos; visit the green, white and of course the famous Blue Grotto. To enter the Blue Grotto you will need to switch to a smaller row boat and although swimming in the grotto isn’t permitted, there’s a small platform close by where you can take a dip. After this there will time to catch the bus to the Town of Capri or visit the Hillside town of Annacapri. If you head to Anacapri, it's worth visiting the Villa San Michele - the former home to a Swedish doctor that's built on the ruins of a Roman villa. Make your way to Capri Town by the Phoenician Steps (Scala Fenicia), which is a long, steep stairway that links the towns of Capri and Anacapri. A moderate level of fitness and comfortable shoes are required if you decide to climb the steps. Note: Please note that access to the grotto will be closed if sea conditions are considered too rough.

Optional activities:

  • Capri - Blue Grotto Boat Tour - Per Group ($160)
  • Capri - Blue Grotto Entrance ($14)
  • Anacapri - Villa San Michele entrance ($5)

Stay: Overnight boat (1 night)

Day 3
Procida
This morning we will travel to Procida. If the conditions are right we can visit one of the quieter beaches of Pozzo Vecchio. Located in a horseshoe shaped bay, the beach is sheltered from the wind and waves and is famous locally for being the scene of the film the “The Postman”. If the conditions are right we can swim off the back of the boat. On the way back to the Main Marina, we sail past Marina Della Corricella and see one of the most photographed parts of this island. Tonight, enjoy a final group dinner, in town, of rabbit stew or seafood, local wine and Limoncello.

Optional activities:

  • Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo entrance ($2)
  • Capri Cable Car return ticket ($4)

Stay: Overnight boat (1 night)

Day 4
Procida
Your Amalfi Coast sailing adventure comes to an end at 11am today. Your skipper can assist you with directions to the ferry terminal for your return to the mainland or, if you've decided to stay on an extra couple of nights, your hotel. **Got extra time? For a more encompassing sailing experience why not consider our 7 day Amalfi Sailing Adventure? For more information enter trip code ZSRAC**

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