Walking the Amalfi Coast
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Hiking to the top of Mt Vesuvius was definitely the highlight of the trip. To be able to walk all the way around the volcano as well as go inside the crater was such a special moment that won't be forgotten
What did you think of your group leader?
Christine was the best tour leader I have ever had on a trip. Never have I met someone who was so informative and passionate about Italy, she knew so much and was so interesting! She made the time to make everyone feel included and welcome. It happened to be my birthday on this trip and she got everyone to sign a birthday card and organised a delicious birthday cake for me which was so kind and thoughtful. Thank you Christine for making this such an enjoyable and memorable trip!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Good sneakers or hiking boots are a must. Hiking poles make the trails more comfortable, but are not imperative. The national park hiking trail had a lot of bugs, so bug spray is needed as well as a fan or something to swat the bugs away while you are walking. The hike to Mt Vesuvius meant at the end of the walk our shoes were very dusty, I suggest bringing a small towel that day just to clean your feet when you have the chance. A small towel was great on the hot summery days just to wipe off when you finished the walk and were heading into the towns like Amalfi and Positano.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
On the free day, a group of us went to Hercalaneum in the morning and Ravello in the afternoon. Hercalaneum was an amazing place and I am so glad that I went. If you enjoy Pompei or archaeological sites, I would definitely recommend going here as we all thought it was even better than Pompei! Ravello is a beautiful little Italian town that was worth a visit. If you want a relaxing free day, travel to Ravello and spend the day in the beautiful villas and gardens, they are amazing!