A Holiday Journey Through Napoli
6 Night, 7 Day Small Group Tour - Naples Italy
December 9 - 15, 2018
Only 4 spots remain for this one time exclusive tour!
Naples + Campania
"The most alive, creative, and beautiful city in Italy."
A place that literally embraces visitors with its fresh local cuisine, the animated and theatrical characteristics of its inhabitants, and its lust for life. Discover a city that lives with energy and is animated by contradiction. Naples is regarded by many as the most alive, creative, and beautiful city in Italy.
From the traditional southern cuisine, to the historic palaces and views over Mt. Vesuvius, you will soon understand for yourself why Gustave Flaubert once said, “A Mediterranean Paris. Such is Naples."
Your expert tour leader Cassandra lived, worked, and has been traveling Italy for 11 years. She is excited to introduce you the place she called home for many months this past summer and explored for the first time over 8 years ago! Together you will learn about the holiday traditions with her local friends, tour guides, and the wonderful family running the Travel Italian Style partner office in the city center.
Delight in the Passion and History of Napoli
1. Did you know that both the Historic Center of Naples and the it’s traditional pizza making technique are both honored with UNESCO status?
2. In ancient times, Naples was known as the “city of seven castles.” You can still step foot in the oldest and most historic castle dating back to the 12th century.
3. Palazzo Reale, the former residence of Charles III, is also the home of the Biblioteca Nazionale,which holds discoveries from Herculaneum and the Bible!
Experience a guided tour through the characteristic city center streets passing through Via San Gregorio Armeno to see the famous prespe. Along the way, taste and learn about the traditional street food such as crocchè, handmade Neapolitan tarallo, babà, and of course the sfogliatella, "the Gold of Naples."
Discover the diverse and untouched Napoli. From the lively Spanish Quarter to the affluent residential areas of Posillipo and Vomero, our local guide will share stories of life, history, and Christmas traditions during this insider back door experience.
Indulge in a variety of Naples cuisine. Throughout the week you will enjoy a mix of authentic, fine dining, and holiday inspired meals. This includes a home-dining experience, a hands on pizza making class, a Michelin star restaurant, a trendy aperitivo bar, and some of the most wonderful handcrafted traditional dishes in the South of Italy.
Enjoy a stunning and unique winter drive through the Amalfi Coast. Our private driver and guide will first stop to introduce you to the world-famous ceramics of Vietri Sul Mare before we walk through the glowing cliffside village of Atrani and Luci d’Artista the famous holiday light show in Salerno.
Walk the sites of the open air museum of Herculaneum with an archeologist. Discover the stunning mosaics and structures still intact after the 79AD Mt. Vesuvius destruction. Having wandered through the culturally rich ruins, visit a family run vineyard producing the local wine Lacryma Christi. Together we will enjoy a relaxing and traditional wine-tasting lunch.
Learn about the Neapolitan life with the author Katherine Wilson of "Only in Naples!"
Neapolitan legend says, “See Naples and die.” But Katherine Wilson saw Naples and started to live. Hear Katherine’s story for yourself during our family style group dinner and private book signing. Prior to arriving in Italy you will receive your very own copy of her book, so you too can immerse yourself in the culture of Napoli!
Meet your host:
Cassandra Lena Santoro, CEO + Founder
Cassandra Santoro is the CEO and Founder of Travel Italian Style. As a personal trip planner, Cassandra is an expert in Italian travel with a focus on authentic and inspiring experiences. She also leads motivational talks on travel and entrepreneurship. Some highlights have been with TEDxDHBWMannheim, National Italian American Foundation, National Organization of Italian American Women, and on IHeart Radio.
Travel Italian Style and Cassandra's story has been covered by national and international press such as Los Angeles Times, L'Italo Americano, and Oggi Today.
We are honored to partner with our dear friends from the Campania region on this exciting journey. Our team of guides, archeologists, food + wine experts, and even drivers are all locals of the region. Together we can't wait to introduce you to Bella Napoli!
Your home for the week:
At the end of each day retreat and relax with views of Mt. Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. Directly on the sea front, our boutique accommodation is located in the Santa Lucia & Chiaia area of the city or known to locals as the Lungomare. This pedestrian only promenade is the perfect place to take an evening walk, sip on a glass of wine at a local bar, or even enjoy a late night gelato!
Each room is spacious and bright and includes your own personal view of the sea. Our group will enjoy traditional breakfast in a designated private area, a welcome aperitivo, and have access to all amenities such as the WiFi (in each room), gym on site, and the cosmopolitan cocktail bar.
Your tour includes:
- Airport group pick up at Naples International Airport
- Airport group drop off at Naples International Airport
- 6 nights at a 4 Star hotel with Sea View Rooms in Naples
- All ground transportation in a Mercedes Mini Van
- Bilingual tour assistant for the week
- Daily breakfast
- Welcome aperitivo
- Holiday inspired dinner in a local Neapolitan home
- Variety of light lunches
- One Michelin Star dinner
- Variety of traditional group dinner experiences
- Walking food tour through Naples city center
- Hands on pizza making class
- Private tour through undiscovered Naples
- Private tour discovering the Amalfi Coast holiday lights
- Private tour of Herculaneum with an archeologist
- Wine Tasting lunch near Mt. Vesuvius
- Airline concierge to assist with booking flights
3,899.00 EURO / pp based on double occupancy
Singe Travelers Special - Sign up by May 2018 + we will waive your single room fee!
Flights and Travel Insurance not included | Questions? Please contact us.
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Only 4 spots remain for this one time exclusive tour!
want to read more about life in Naples?
Our CEO, Cassandra shares a personal and touching true story about her past summer experience on our blog .
Is there a lot of walking on this trip?
We always say "bring your walking shoes to Italy!" but overall this will be a comfortable and fun filled trip. The toughest of the walks will be during our city center walking tour and through Herculaneum. If you are looking to keep active during the trip don't forget you have access to the accommodation's gym and to take a walk along the seaside in the early morning.
What is the average temperature?
Average temperature ranges from 60F in the day with lows down to about 50F in the evening.
I have diet restrictions, is this ok?
We understand the pressure of traveling with these requests and we always accommodate in the best possible way. However, if you have specific requests or a set diet it's best to discuss with us prior. But not to worry, there will be no shortage of food, just in case you were wondering!!
Do I have to attend every day trip?
Of course not! We hope you do but you are always welcome to stay back and enjoy 'you' time or coordinate another trip on your own. However, please note this does not change the price of the trip.
Can I come as a single?
Yes, and we would love to have you! We do not match up roommates so you are welcome to purchase the room at the single rate, which is a slight additional fee (so you can have the room all to yourself).
What do you mean by "flight/airline concierge"?
Each tour guest receives a personal assistant (flight concierge) who will research and select flights based on your preferences and budget. They will assist with the booking process, always finding the best deals on the best airlines. Following the booking, the team will monitor your flight to and from Italy; if there are any changes or updates they will know first, via email or text, and pass you all the information! It's like having a personal assistant, just for your flights. They can even assist with using your miles or points for an extra fee.
I would like to extend my time in Italy, can you help me plan?
Yes! I would be happy to arrange a plan for you to visit Rome, Florence, Milan or anywhere you choose! Let’s chat and I can propose the best package for you!