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 Procida, the smallest Island off the mainland and the Bay of Naples' best kept secret. Dine in one of the seaside restaurants whilst enjoying the wonderful fragrance of nearby lemon groves and admiring the picturesque pastel coloured houses. Ideal for exploring by foot, wander through the sun drenched streets befire enjoying a sunset aperitif by the Marina Grande.
Enjoy a leisurely morning and then after a breakfast, continue onto the volcanic island of Ischia. 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. Head over to Ischia Porto, which is lined with bars and restaurants where you can also find clubs if you fancy having a dance with some locally produced wine in hand!
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! Be sure to sample Capri's most famous dishes, such as an insalata caprese filled with juicy tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and drizzled with local olive oil! For something sweet, try the flourless, almond and chocolate torta caprese - sure to go down a treat.
Today proceed to Nerano, a beautiful fishing village situated between Sorrento and Amalfi, and enjoy some time on the Marina del Cantone. Here there is a large beach with beautifully clean and refreshing waters, protected by the mountains and ideal for swimming. All the beachfront restuarants serve the speciality of Nerano, 'spaghetti alla Nerano', so make sure you sample this while you're here!
On your fifth day, venture along to Positano, a chic town with peach and terracota piled on top of each other; explore steep streets flanked with smart restaurants and fashionable retailers, or simply relax in the harbour aboard your luxury yacht! Dine at the easy going and unassuming Da Bruno, a restaurant overlooking the town serving simple dishes southern-Italian style. If you fancy something a bit more glamourous, head to Next2, an alfresco restaurant facing the sea that servces delectable dishes of grilled octopus and fresh pasta! Head onto Fiordo di Furore, a little town with a natural port that appears as a crack in the hillside. This peaceful town is perfect to relax as you sit back on your luxury yacht with a sundowner in hand.
Day 6: Fiordo di Furore to Amalfi
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.
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 cobbled back streets and taste the Gelato at Raki; they have a myriad of flavours, including walnut and honey or vanilla and ginger! Stroll back to your yacht for your final night aboard.
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.