Amalfi Coast in First Class
- 8 Days
- From £1,299
- Travel out to Italy via the beautiful Simplon Pass route
- Overnight stays in glamorous Cannes and Sestri Levante on the Ligurian Coast
- Time to explore the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Ischia and Capri
- Return flight from Naples
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade your hotels
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- First Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Meet-and-greet car transfers from Salerno station to your Amalfi hotel and Amalfi to Naples Airport
- Economy flight from Naples back to the UK
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and delivery of your travel documents
Leave London St Pancras this morning and catch a Eurostar to Paris in Standard Premier class. It’s an easy connection to the Gare de Lyon and you’ll have time to pick up some lunch before you board the TGV service which will speed south through France to the Côte d’Azur.
On arrival in Cannes, check in at the conveniently located OKKO Cannes Central Hotel (or similar), for an overnight stay.
You have a free morning in Cannes, so why not have a wander along the famous sea-front promenade of La Croisette? You could also browse the tempting little shops and cafés of Le Suquet, the old town area of Cannes.
At lunchtime, make your way back to the station and catch a train across the Italian border to Ventimiglia. Your onward journey takes you along the Ligurian Coast via the maritime city of Genoa to Sestri Levante. Disembark here and check in for 1 night at the Miramare Hotel (or similar).
Once a quiet fishing village, Sestri Levante is now becoming a popular destination for visitors to nearby Portofino and the Cinque Terre. Spend a free morning here before returning to the station and catching a direct train to Rome. From Rome, it’s a couple of hours to Salerno, where your transfer will be waiting to take you to Amalfi and the Miramalfi Hotel (or similar), where you have 5 nights.
TMR RECOMMENDS: If you have the time, it’s worth spending an extra night or two in Sestri Levante so that you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed villages of the Cinque Terre.
You have four full days to explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed region of the Amalfi Coast from your base in the popular town of Amalfi. There is only one road along this craggy stretch of coastline, running from Vietri sul Mare to Positano, so the best way to get out and about is by boat. There are also several hiking trails along the coast, boasting spectacular views.
In Amalfi itself, allow time to wander around the historic centre of the town and visit the 10th century cathedral and adjacent Cloister of Paradise with its stunning mosaics and paintings.
Enjoy some more time at leisure in Amalfi today before meeting your transfer driver back at your hotel and heading to Naples Airport. From here, fly back to London.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Rather not fly? We can take you by rail back through the Alps to London. Please call for details and prices.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The OKKO Cannes Central is a new hotel, situated adjacent to the main station. It’s also just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. The air-conditioned rooms are decorated in a classic, modern style with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar.
Located directly on the Baia del Silenzio, the Miramare Hotel boasts its own private beach, as well as a Ligurian restaurant and bar with sea views. The air-conditioned bedrooms are elegantly furnished, and include free Wi-Fi access and a satellite TV.
Nestled into a cliff side in the village of Amalfi, the Hotel Miramalfi offers a fantastic setting for your Amalfi Coast holiday. The rooms boast views over the town or sea and there are also panoramic views to be had from the restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Guests can access the sun terraces and private beach using the hotel’s own lift, carved into the cliff.
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Built in 1911, the Intercontinental Carlton is a long-standing landmark of Cannes’ famous Boulevard de la Croisette. Along with 343 elegantly furnished bedrooms, the hotel also boasts a private beach, two restaurants and two bars. A classic choice on the Cote d’Azur.
The guest rooms surround the ancient courtyard dating back to the 13th century when the hotel was once a convent. Founded in 1222 by St Francis of Assisi, Hotel Luna Convento features a large outdoor pool and a reef, complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. From here you can access the beautiful Mediteranean Sea.