A dream trip to the Amalfi Coast of beautiful southern Italy doesn’t have to break the bank. These incredible vacation packages will let you experience the beauty and history of Italy’s coastal cities while keeping it under budget.
This eight-day cultural dive hosted by Topdeck takes you from Rome to Florence with stops at six other cities along the way and expert guides to help you make the most of each experience. This trip clocks in a little under $1500 and includes around half of your meals as well as hotel stays and local Italian guides in Assisi, Siena and Florence.
Get acquainted with Italy by spending the first two days in Rome, including an optional guided tour of Vatican City. The city is essentially one giant open-air museum, meaning you’ll have no shortage of ways to fill your time. After Rome the trip heads south to the Amalfi Coast and the buried city of Pompeii before moving on to Assisi on day five. Local guides in Assisi and Siena will show you the side of the city usually hidden to tourists. If you’ve ever dreamed of sipping a crisp white wine while looking out of the Tuscan countryside, your wish will be granted on day seven as the trip reaches its final destination of Florence.
Let’s Go South
This aptly named tour hosted by the equally appropriate Italy On A Budget Tours costs only around $600 and is perfect for those flexible travelers who don’t need luxury accommodations to treat themselves to the trip of their dreams. This seven-day small group tour starts and ends in Rome, looping around the Amalfi coast with stays in hostels and at campgrounds along the way. Expert guides will take you on orientation tours of each new city before giving you time to explore on your own.
Day one starts in the evening with a welcome dinner and a walk in Rome, and another walking tour starts the next morning through Rome’s back streets to Vatican City. Be sure to take notes on your favorite spots to return to on day three, which is the last full day in Rome and left completely open. The tour stays true to name on day four, heading south to Pompeii before ending in a campground overlooking Sorrento. The next two days will take you around the Amalfi coast, teaching you how limoncello is made and letting you gaze at the architecture of the islands.
Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure
This seven-day boat tour by Intrepid Travel starts at only $1400 (though comparison sites like TourRadar might have even better deals) and shows visitors the side of Italy that you just can’t see from the mainland. Starting and ending in Procida, in the Gulf of Naples, this journey by boat will take you to a total of seven cities along the Italian coast and give you a taste of sailing life. The itinerary is flexible and can change based on the weather, just one charming perk of life at sea.
From your port you’ll head west to Ischia before setting sail toward the infamous Mount Vesuvius on day three. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, and then sail off toward the Amalfi Coast. Shake off your sea legs by hiking around to see the sites before rewarding yourself with gelato and fresh seafood. The famous Blue Grotto is up next. Bring comfortable shoes to wear while climbing the stairway between Capri and Anacapri. Return to Procida for some final exploration of the island and time with your group before parting ways.
Amalfi Coast Walking
Burn enough calories to eat all of the pasta and gelato you can get your hands on while on this walking tour from Explore! travel. The eight-day trip starts around $1400 and includes daily breakfast plus a majority of lunches and dinners. The relaxed style means that while it is an active way to see Italy, the trails are easy to moderate and transportation is occasionally provided.
Once you meet up with your tour group in Naples, you’ll head to the guesthouse that will be your home for the next week. Your host family will cook many of the meals during your stay and even provide some of their homemade wine as well as giving you a glimpse into the life of a working Italian farm. A walking tour on day two provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside as well as Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, while on day three you have the option of making your own pizza with your host family. A boat will take you to Capri on day four to hike the island, and day five features the Ferriere Natural Park outside of San Lazzaro. The “Walk of the Gods” on day seven is a breathtaking mountain path that offers some of the most spectacular views of Amalfi and is considered a trip highlight for many.