Naples - 5 nights
Ravello - 2 nights

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The palaces, castles, churches, gardens and magnificent scenery of 'the Kingdom of Naples' and exclusive Ravello on the Amalfi coast

Naples or Neapolis (new city), built by the Greeks has been important ever since, ruled in turn by the Romans, Normans, French, Spanish and (of course!) Italians. Indeed, the goal of the ‘Grand Tour’ was Naples and no gentleman’s (or gentlelady’s) education was complete without a visit – in the 18th-century Goethe coined the phrase ‘see Naples and Die’?!. Explore the alleyways and piazzas of Naples as seen in the new drama ‘My Brilliant Friend’ based on the novel by Elena Ferrante.

Neapolitan guides reveal the great heritage of the Kingdom of Naples whose historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site but still a living city and capital of ‘Campania Felix’. The Bourbons’ palace and park of Capodimonte houses an excellent collection of Neapolitan art whilst Caserta is even grander, modelled on Versailles with a park designed by Vanvitelli and an ‘English garden’ as suggested by the British envoy, Lord Hamilton, who also hosted Admiral Nelson in Naples. The volcanic island of Ischia reveals ‘La Mortella’, the enchanting garden of Lady Walton, widow of the composer Sir William Walton and a living memorial to his life and work.

Perched 1,000 feet above Italy’s most beautiful coastline and originally built during the Duchy of Amalfi, a wealthy maritime republic during the Byzantine and Norman era, Ravello’s inaccessibility and beauty has attracted a variety of musicians, artists, writers and travellers – most notably Wagner was drawn to Ravello as ‘the magic garden of Klingsor’, setting for Parsifal.

Key Features

Cultural Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guide 
Central Hotels
Small Group Size: 8  18

Special Event

Music & Opera

At Ravello, enjoy a chamber music concert and in Naples, dinner with Neapolitan music and entertainment. In Naples, enjoy an optional opera performance at Teatro San Carlo (includes booking fee and coffee at Caffè Gambrinus – pre-bookable only).

Day 1 Fly to Naples and stay for five nights at the 4-star Hotel Royal Continental.

Day 2 Full-day excursion to Ischia, a ‘royal’ retreat and visit the private gardens of La Mortella. (B)

Day 3 Walking tour of the historical centre of Naples to visit the Angevin complex of St. Chiara, Basilica di Gesu Nuova, Via San Gregorio Armeno, renowned for its nativity sets and St. Severo Chapel. Afternoon tour by bus to Castel dell’Ovo, Maschio Angioino, Piazza Dante, Vomero and Posillipo. *Optional opera, concert or ballet performance at Teatro San Carlo with coffee at Caffè Gambrinus (£130, pre-bookable). (B)

Day 4 Visit Capodimonte Museum with treasures of the Farnese and Bourbon Kings. Walking tour of Piazza del Plebiscito, the Bourbon Royal Palace and shrine of St. Francis from Paola. Neapolitan dinner, music and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 5 Full-day tour to medieval Caserta and its grand, elegant Royal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B)

Day 6 Visit the catacombs of San Gennaro, then travel along the Amalfi coast to Conca dei Marini with a wine tasting and light lunch. Continue to Ravello for two nights at the 4-star Hotel Graal. Evening chamber music concert. (B)

Day 7 Free time to relax or explore Ravello. (B)

Day 8 Depart for Naples to visit the National Museum of Naples. Return flight to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Some visits are on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2022 Opera Program
6 April departure: Saturday 9 April – JURAJ VALČUHA Concert 
11 May departure: Friday 13 May or Saturday 14 May  Opera 7 DEATHS OF MARIA CALLAS 
14 September departure: Saturday 16 September Opera I PURITANI – Vincenzo Bellini
5 October departure: Saturday 8 October – INGO METZMACHER Concert
(When the Opera is on Day 4, the Dinner with Neapolitan music and entertainment will move to Day 3)


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 6 £1745
May 11 £1895
September 14 £1895
October 5 £1695


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 19 £1795
May 17 £1895
September 13 £1895
October 4 £1745

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £695
(Apr/Oct £595)

Accommodation Upgrades

Sea view £245 (Apr/Oct £195)
Sea view single supplement £485
(Apr/Oct £385)

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe
from £195

Optional Excursions 

Naples Performance* £130

Opera programme for 2023 is not yet published and will be available later in the year.

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £50
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, entrance fees, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of a local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government or local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

An accommodation tax is payable locally by all guests currently per person per night €3.50.
*The Neapolitan dinner will be moved to an alternative evening if coinciding with the opera/ballet.

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