7 Day Amalfi Coast Crewed Yacht Itinerary
7 Day Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter Itinerary - Discover Naples, Ischia, Amalfi, Capri & Sorrento
The Amalfi Coast is one of our favourite destinations; we know you will be stunned by the impressive rock structures, clifftop towns and authentic Italian restaurants. It is a popular honeymoon destination as the towns are oozing with romance and charm, it also makes a great family holiday due to the endless activities for children. Have a look below for an example of some places to visit and how your charter could pan out!
Before embarking on your luxury motor yacht, why not have a look around Italy's third largest city, Naples. This city is remarkable in its archaeological treasures; the centro storico (historic centre) that was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site is absolutely breathtaking, with archicteral beauty to be seen everywhere you look! Naples is also a food haven, where you can try some of Italy's best cooking - make sure you try Paccheri con pesce Spada, a wonderful pasta dish served with swordfish that is a local speciality.
After exploring, meet your fantastic crew and start the cruise over to Ischia, a unique volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Stop off in Procida, the Bay of Naples' best kept secret, and dine in one of the seaside restaurants whilst enjoying the wonderful fragrance of nearby lemon groves and admiring the picturesque pastel coloured houses. Then continue on to Ischia, which boast some of the most stunning beaches, which are often overlooked by Italian tourists who head straight to Capri - meaning plenty of space and tranquillity!
Enjoy a leisurly morning and then after abreakfast of your choice get ready to start exploring this astonishing island. Your crew can take you to Castello Aragonese, towering high up on the rocks for the history fanatics amongst you, or take a trip to the Gardens of la Mortella, originally the property of an English composer. Here you can absorb the stunning surroundings and the clear view over the city and harbour of Forio. In the quaint village of Forio, make sure not to miss the thermal baths which are Ischia’s pride and joy! The volcanic activity provides thermal springs and volcanic mud, to cleanse and relax.
Time to head to the infamous city of Pompeii, where you will be completely astonished by the spectacular ruins of the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Step back in time and discover the history and story of the events that occurred in 79 AD. Regardless if you are interested in archaeology this experience shouldn’t be missed, the quality of preservation here means you can explore the real shops and houses of people from that time. Then proceed to Nerano, a beautiful fishing village situated between Sorrento and Amalfi, and enjoy some time on the Marina del Cantone, before heading towards Amalfi for a relaxed al fresco dinner watching the fiery Italian sunset.
Today you can take your time to explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Start the day in town of Amalfi, having a typical italian breakfast (an espresso and small pastry) in the picturesque piazza and admire the magnificent cathedral there. Then cruise over to the charming coastal towns of Maiori and Minori, which are renowned for their historic architectural masterpieces, and their pasta making! Make sure you try the local speciality of scialatielli ai frutti di mare which are thick ribbons of fresh pasta, served with the freshest seafood.
There is no mad rush to leave this morning, so lounge on the sunpads, take a dip in the warm ocean, try out some of the fantastic on board water toys, or simply read your book on the couch before departing in the late afternoon. It is time to head to Capri! This should excite any shopaholics in the group, as well as foodies or photographers. The 'Blue Grotto' is a popular attraction where you can get extremely close to the boulders with your luxury yacht, then dive off the platform and be dazzled by the water shining a brilliant blue. This stylish Italian destination is increasingly popular due to the boutiques, designer shops, restaurants and lemon trees!
Enjoy the beautiful cruise over to Sorrento; head up to the flybridge and feel the breeze in your hair whilst sipping on a cool Gin & Tonic, and socialising with your friends and family. Lunch will be at anchor on the way, with the opportunity to have a swim before continuing the journey if you need a refreshing dip. If you want to hop on land, go for it! Explore the classic Italian streets and see which restaurant catches your eye, then sit down and soak up the atmosphere with delicious and traditional cuisine.
This clifftop town has fantastic views of Mount Vesuvius, as well as panoramic views of Naples, and the sister islands. The locals here are renowned to be extremely friendly, warm and hospitable, and won't hesitate to encourage the obligatory digestivo of Limoncello, a fiery Italian lemon liquer that will tantilize your taste buds! Sorrento is a truly romantic place due to the array of olourful flowers, cobbled streets and endless views to embrace with a glass of crisp Italian wine.
Day 8: Sorrento to Naples
On the last day, cruise over to Naples and disembark your luxury motor yacht - say goodbye to your fantastic crew and thank them for the great work they have done.
We hope you had a fantastic time and look forward to seeing you next summer! Fancy trying different destinations? Other popular places are the French Riviera and Corsica, or if you want something completely different look towards the Caribbean.