THE AMALFI COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Walking around the crater rim of Mount Versuvius was pretty special, as were the views from the Walk of the Gods. The optional trip to Herculaneum and Ravello was excellent with unparalled ruins at the first and the incredible gardens of Villa Cimbrone at the second.

What did you think of your group leader?

Albert was fantastic. He made sure that everyone in the group was happy and answered our many questions! He ensured that we all got seats on the public bus back from Amalfi (not an easy task!) and was always ready to advise on the best places for a meal or a drink.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

This is a lovely week - fairly relaxed, with some lovely walks. However a few of the walks are in the moderate category (not leisurely) so be prepared for some uphill as well as stiff ankles and calf muscles after all the downhill! Having said that, I did not feel that walking poles were necessary although with wet, slippery paths they would definitely be a help.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Make sure you sample the fabulous ice cream at every opportunity!