Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida

Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida

From $ 1,248 AUD

Description

Rugged coastal mountains dotted with pastel cliffside villages, deep blue oceans lapping the shores of pebbled beaches – the Amalfi Coast is as relaxing as it is remarkable. Drift along Italy’s coastlines for four days and set sail to Amalfi, Capri and Procida. Visit the home of mythical sirens, explore the ancient holiday homes of great Roman emperors and discover the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Blue Grotto. Hike along historic trails past olive groves, vineyards, lemon orchards and charming villages, stop for a swim in the deep blue waters, and sample mouth-watering Italian cuisine alongside regional wines. With a local leader to show you the way and plenty of time moored at port stops for your own exploration, the Amalfi coast has never been so cruisy.

Trip Name
Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida
Last Updated
2019-12-14
Days
4
Capacity
8
Highlights
  • Step back in time among the olive groves, ancient villages and medieval architecture of Amalfi. This town retains a rustic charm, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore before you set sail.
  • Explore the caves of Capri’s Grotta Azzura (Blue Grotto) and swim in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean as you while away the day on board your small yacht.
  • If it was good enough to be the holiday destination of Roman emperors, the idyllic city of Capri is good enough for anyone. Let the isle’s history captivate you as you spend the day exploring with your small group.
  • With its pastel buildings and tranquil marina, mooring in the town of Procida is an ideal place to relax by the sea with an apertif or explore on foot.
  • What to do when you’re not sailing or exploring, you ask? Eating, of course. With delicious regional cuisine and some freshly caught seafood hauled in locally each day, you definitely won’t go hungry.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. For sailing trips the itinerary will be subject to change depending on weather conditions. Your skipper will make the final decision to ensure safety at all times. Generally daily sailing time would not exceed 6 hours. Please note that we will endeavour to sail at all times but there may be times during the trip that we will use the sails and motor or just the motor. During the summer months in Europe, we are unable to pre-book a mooring berth at the marinas. Therefore, depending on availability, the place we stay the night may not be as per the advertised itinerary. FISHING ON SAILING TRIPS: You will have the option to fish on most of our sailing trips. The boats in Europe do not have fishing rods, so you will need to bring your own if this is an activity you would like to take part in. Fishing will always be at the discretion of the skipper and dependent on the marine regulations of the area you are sailing in.

Day 1 - Amalfi
Welcome to Italy! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 1 pm today. After stopping by the local supermarket with your group leader to pick up supplies for your sail, the rest of the day is yours to discover Amalfi. With your free time, you could check out the medieval architecture of Sant'Andrea Cathedral and Cappuccini Convent. You may like to take a walk along narrow trails through olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages. While the trails are steep and full of stairs, there are spectacular views over the ocean at regular intervals. In the evening, why not join an optional dinner with your group full of local seafood and gelato. Tonight will be spent on board the boat.
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'll 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.
Day 3 - Procida
This morning, sail 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'. Weather depending, you may be able to swim straight 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 group dinner, in town, of rabbit stew or seafood, local wine and some Limoncello.
Day 4 - Procida
With no activities planned for today, your Amalfi Coast sailing adventure comes to an end at around 11 am this morning. Your skipper can assist you with directions to the ferry terminal for your return to the mainland. Otherwise, if you’d like to spend more time in Prodica, we’ll be happy to organise additional land-based accommodation (subject to availability). Your leader will be able to direct you to your hotel on arrival.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
12-05-202015-05-2020AUD $ 1,248-
19-05-202022-05-2020AUD $ 1,248-
19-05-202022-05-2020AUD $ 1,248-
26-05-202029-05-2020AUD $ 1,248-
02-06-202005-06-2020AUD $ 1,248-
09-06-202012-06-2020AUD $ 1,293-
16-06-202019-06-2020AUD $ 1,293-
23-06-202026-06-2020AUD $ 1,293-
30-06-202003-07-2020AUD $ 1,343-
07-07-202010-07-2020AUD $ 1,343-
14-07-202017-07-2020AUD $ 1,343-
21-07-202024-07-2020AUD $ 1,343-
28-07-202031-07-2020AUD $ 1,343-
04-08-202007-08-2020AUD $ 1,343-
11-08-202014-08-2020AUD $ 1,293-
18-08-202021-08-2020AUD $ 1,293-
25-08-202028-08-2020AUD $ 1,293-
01-09-202004-09-2020AUD $ 1,248-
08-09-202011-09-2020AUD $ 1,248-
15-09-202018-09-2020AUD $ 1,248-
22-09-202025-09-2020AUD $ 1,248-
29-09-202002-10-2020AUD $ 1,248-

Accommodation

Overnight boat (3 nts)

Transport

Boat

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