A perfect week

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Reaching the top of Monte Tre Calli on day 1 in torrential rain and realising that it didn't matter what the weather did, it couldn't spoil the elation I felt on top of a mountain and couldn't take anything away from the wonderful views. It really helped me to feel like I could do anything.

What did you think of your group leader?

The group leader was so thoughtful and sensitive to people's personalities and preferences - she seemed to know exactly what to recommend and exactly what to say. She obviously knew a great deal about the area and her passion for the Amalfi coast really shone through. She also knew the best guides to help us with specialist areas like Pompeii and Vesuvius and could answer any of our questions with a smile so that we never felt that our questions were daft even if they were!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Don't worry if you don't know anyone - just go with an open mind and the different people you will meet and make friends with will really open your eyes and help you to enjoy the experience. And don't forget to take a waterproof as, even in August, we had a couple of days with short sharp thunderstorms and I did regret not having something more watertight!