In 2008, we launched a fabulous tour of the romantic
Amalfi Coast, Italy
It was phenomenally successful. (Read the feedback from the lucky participants.) In 2009, there will be 5 tours – see dates below
Visit places whose mere names conjure up some of the most beautiful, romantic, artistic and musical images in the world.
Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Napoli, Pompeii, Ravello...
accommodation in the Grand Excelsior Hotel, Amalfi, 4*, with magnificent views from every room and the friendliest staff who could not do enough to please and satisfy our needs top local chefs, who are excited to meet the kosher challenge without compromising their gastronomic standards authentic local cuisine, where menus were built from recipes which needed no change to be kosher fine Italian wines – unlimited, not mevushal, poured by our specially imported shomer shabbat sommeliers expert qualified guides, who make every tour exciting and bring every minute of every tour alive breathtaking hilltop hikes, not for the feeble of body or fearful of spirit, but rewarding in the extreme for the hikers dreamy boat rides – the only sensible way to avoid the coastal "highway", which has over 1,000 sharp bends over its 30 miles, and the best way to appreciate the coast's beauty picnics from yesteryear – brought with us every day from the hotel; healthy and aesthetic, but not too heavy classical concert – in Ravello, in one of the stunning villas
Our aim, as always, is to enable you to enjoy fully your visit to this most spectacular corner of the world. Naomi's "comfort of Kashrut" makes that possible. You'll sight-see in luxury, breathe the bracing sea air, enjoy fine dining, sip aperitifs and you'll even have (a little) time to relax.
Our kitchen in the hotel is under full-time kashrut supervision. The Rav Machshir is Rav Bahbout of Rome, relied upon by leading kashrut authorities worldwide. All meat is glatt. Milk is regular but provision can be made for chalav yisrael, as we have no dairy cooking – it is just for coffee and breakfast cereals.
price: 6 nights from 2500 euros pp sharing 7 nights (July 1-8) from 2850 euros
(optional extras - DLX rooms, single occupancy)
"From the minute you land, until the minute you take off, you will not need to spend one cent". (You'll probably spend many cents, but that's because you want to, not because you have to!!) ################################################
subject to change - due to any one of a hundred Italian variables
Arrival Day - Touring Day 1
12 noon to 1pm – arrival We will meet you at Naples airport (NAP) or Naples train station. There are direct flights from JFK (Eurofly), flights via Rome, Milan and several European cities.
Tour of Naples, including the famous archeological museum. evening: reception and welcome dinner in our hotel.
Touring Day 2
morning: visit by boat from Amalfi to Positano, guided tour and free time to explore the shops on the village's narrow hilly pedestrianised streets lunch: picnic lunch on boat on way back from Positano to Amalfi afternoon: tour of Amalfi followed by ascent to Ravello to visit the famous Villas Rufolo and/or Cimbrone Dine al fresco in Ravello followed by concert at Villa Rufolo.
Touring Day 3
morning: Pompeii – guided tour of the world's best preserved Roman town destroyed (and then preserved) by the eruption of volcano Vesuvius nearly 2000 years ago. picnic lunch. afternoon: Vesuvius – we'll climb to the top of one of Europe's few active volcanoes and understand its power. dinner: in the hotel evening: live Neapolitan music during and after dinner (with spontaneous
dancing if you feel so inclined)
Touring Day 4
whole day trip to the magical isle of Capri, visiting the sites, enjoying a picnic lunch, snacks provided, free time for the gorgeous shops or a beautiful hike dinner: in hotel
Touring Day 5
morning: walking the "path of the gods" – a 3-hour hike along a path with some of the ultimate views of the coast: hence the name. picnic at the end of the hike, in village of Nocelle afternoon: ancient Paestum with its awe-inspiring Greek temples dinner: in hotel
arrive in hotel at least one hour before candle-lighting mincha – maariv dinner – hopefully, weather permitting, overlooking one of the finest views in the world morning: coffee and cake – shul – breakfast walk in area of hotel shabbat lunch – main meal of the day free time to relax by the pool or in your room mincha – light meal walk down to Amalfi town as evening falls after shabbat – well, as we say in israel, if we tell you, we'll have to kill you!!
we will bring you to the airport and station to meet your trains and planes
Amalfi Coast: tour dates 2009 May 7 -13
(can be combined with a Taste of Tuscany, May 1-7)
May 13 – 19
(can be combined with a Taste of Tuscany, May 19-25, or with Andalusia, May 19-26)
June 25 – July 1 July 1 – 8
(can be combined with a Taste of Tuscany, June 19-25) (sponsored by Emunah of America)
October 22 - 28
(can be combined with a Taste of Tuscany, Sept 29 – Oct 4) To register for a tour of Amalfi, click here For full schedule of tours 2009, click here
not included in the price of your trip
flights: You will be met at Naples airport or train station between 12 noon to 1pm; on departure day, we will return you to Naples airport or train station as you require. upgrades: deluxe rooms (DLX), and single occupancy (SGL) are available at an additional price. extensions: if you wish to arrive before the trip commences or (more commonly) stay for a few days after, on a kosher full board basis, this is usually possible.
Whether or not you intended to spend time in Rome before your tour, we strongly recommend you stay the night before the tour starts in Rome (near the airport or station, depending how you intend to travel to Naples) or in Naples, in case your incoming flight into Italy is delayed. In Rome, if you are flying on to Naples, we recommend you stay at the Hilton which is IN the airport (with excellent shuttles to the city). We cannot wait for late arrivals in Naples as it is unfair to other guests. The cost of "catching up" by taxi/plane is MUCH greater than the cost of a night at these hotels!! insurance: all clients should be aware that while all efforts are made to avoid any problems before, during and after your trip, Naomi carries no insurance for your health or luggage. While using the services only of registered suppliers, we recommend that you purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance as Naomi cannot be held liable for any mishaps during your stay. This must include cancellation cover to cover cancellation for any reason by either party.
tips: at your discretion
Many of these trips can be combined with a trip to Tuscany or Andalusia – for 2009 color-coded year planner click here
To register for an Amalfi tour, click here Private Group Tours
If you would like to book a private tour - for a family gathering or celebration (bar/bat mitzvah, wedding etc), for a club or synagogue, as a business promotion, a charity fundraiser, or any other group activity, please contact us.