Our members have access to customised tours with itineraries designed to maximise the time available as well as comfort and convenience. These are ideal for families and friends and limited to a maximum of 8 individuals and include an authorised guide when necessary. Availability is on request.
Caserta Palace and Parks
A full day to explore the magnificent 18th century Royal Palace (Reggia) which is a listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often referred to as the Versailles of Naples. Spend the morning exploring the grand rooms, some of which have been used for several famous movies such as Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Angels and Demons and Mission Impossible III.
In the afternoon you can enjoy the park with its waterfalls, lakes and the very famous English garden. Perfect settings for an Italian style picnic which you could prepare the night before from the Patisserie ‘Bar Rita’ which is just two minutes from Sorrento’s main square.
Photograph: Palace of Caserta & gardens. Creative commons photo by Marco Segato via Flickr.
The Heart of Naples
A wonderful introduction to the fabric and daily life of this exciting and vibrant city. Start with a visit to the Archaeological Museum before meeting your guide for a walk through the streets of Napoli to experience ‘daily life’ and a chance to see the incredible architecture and sculptures. For example, the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino in Sansevero Chapel which is one of the most famous and impressive works of art in the world.
After an authentic Neapolitan pizza you have free time to shop or visit other landmarks such as the San Carlo Opera House which offers tours. Before meeting you driver finish the day with a coffee at the famous Gran Caffè Gambrinus.
The photographs show the Spaccanapoli (Literal meaning: Naples splitter) which is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city.
Spaccanapoli street scene (on right). Creative commons photo by Velvet.
Avellino and the surrounding area has a long tradition of wine-making and is sometimes called the land of ‘noble wines’. The regions’s indigenous varieties: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco di Tufo and Coda di Volpe are used in the production of quality white and red D.O.C. wines. Lacryma Christi (Tears of Christ) is a famous wine produced from the grapes grown on the fertile, volcanic soil on the slopes of Vesuvius and comes in red, white and rosé versions.
This tour of a vineyard will provide an introduction to the wines of the region together with tastings accompanied by locally produced food.
Between Sky and Sea
A drive along the infamous Amalfi coast road takes you through breathtaking scenery. Take the steps down through the narrow lanes of dreamy Positano, enjoy ice cream in a beach cafe in Amalfi before driving up to Ravello. Take lunch in a traditional restaurant with incredible views of the surrounding hills and coastline before exploring Villa Rufolo or Cimbrone.
Variations on this tour include an afternoon start with a visit to Amalfi before continuing to Ravello for dinner, or cocktails, and an evening classical concert.
In addition to exclusive tours, members are eligible to discounts on a comprehensive list of large and small group excursions to popular destinations. These include Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Paestum, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Cassino, Rome and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Mini cruises along the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri with the opportunity for swimming, snorkelling and going ashore are also available.
Full details are available here.