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Dreaming of the 

Amalfi Coast? 

Let us make that dream a reality

 September 1-8

2018

We had so much fun on our Wine Tour of Tuscany we decided to do it again!

Join Ann Marie Packard and Robin Salls, 

as we set sail for magical places

dreams are made of...

Amalfi, Capri, Positano, and Ravello

Imagine waking up to the exquisite beauty of the Amalfi coast, breathing in the breathtaking views as you nourish your soul living a long awaited dream...

For one glorious week you'll feel like a local, living in a private villa situated between Positano and Amalfi, just 20 minutes walk from the center of Amalfi. The local bus stops near the steps leading up to our villa if you want to explore on your own or prefer not to walk into Amalfi. 

What to Expect

This beautiful villa sits fortress-like on the side of a hill overlooking a beautiful stretch of coastline and picturesque angle of Amalfi photographed and printed on postcards!

Built on several levels, with views from three panoramic terraces, this villa offers plenty of privacy for everyone in our group.

Upon arrival enjoy a welcome dinner overlooking the stunning views of Amalfi at sunset. 

Our table...

with a view on the main terrace, where we'll enjoy our daily breakfasts and dinners served outdoors at the villa 

Our villa 

The Amalfi coast and our villa by night set against one of the most picturesque backdrops, and it's all ours for the week!

Your morning

Start your day with breakfast on the terrace before we head out to enjoy a special excursion with our own private guide whisking us safely through the narrow  winding coastal roads

Your room

Stunning views from most rooms, with plenty of space. Some with small sitting areas and private terraces. Couples will have private double rooms, singles will be sharing twin bedrooms.

Is this trip for you? 

If you dream of experiencing the Amalfi coast, without having to drive the crazy winding roads squeezing past buses and maniacal scooter drivers on streets wide enough for 1 car... And enjoy the idea of simply showing up and having a fabulous time with a small group of like minded people, this vacation is for you! 

A magical dream come true in the one of the most beautiful places in the world

Local cuisine in Italy is based on the freshness of the local produce, using organically grown vegetables and free range meat locally sourced from the surrounding area. Here on the coast  fresh seafood is abundant. 

Your senses will be seduced by the mouthwatering aromas and array of simple culinary delights throughout our journey.  

Bring your appetite!

Ahhhh... I can hear the food, wine, limoncello, desserts and cappuccino  calling me... can't wait!!

A little taste of what you'll experience...

Tastings

We will enjoy a very special tasting of home made limoncello, walk through lemon gardens and taste delicious lemon specialties. 

 ...And of course no trip to Italy  (especially with Girls Gone Grape) would be complete without tasting locally-produced Amalfi wines in one the beautiful vineyards along the Coast!

Excursions... 

We'll explore the hilltop towns etched into craggily cliffs, experience local customs and once-in-a-lifetime moments.

In Ravello we'll visit Villa Cimbrone with its "terrace of infinity" also a favored escape of Virginia Woolf and  Greta Garbo. Lots of free time for lunch and shopping. 

We'll spend a gorgeous day on a private boat exploring the island of Capri and it's grottoes stopping wherever you like for snorkeling or swimming.  Prosecco, soft drinks and snacks will be served on board. Towels provided. 

You'll also have 3 hours to explore this beautiful island on your own before we head back to Amalfi. 

A truly magical experience, sure to be a highlight of your trip.

Full day Private boat tour to Capri

What's Included: 

  • Welcome aperitivo with dinner to follow, wine included

  • 7 nights accommodations in shared private villa 

  • Total of 7 delicious breakfasts,  1 lunch,  4 dinners 

  • snacks always available at the villa

  • Farewell Pizza Party 

  • Private full day boat tour to the island of Capri

  • Snorkeling equipment, beer, prosecco, snacks and towels on boat

  • Transportation during our excursions  

  •  Wine tasting excursion 

  • Limoncello  tasting and experience 

  • Excursion to Ravello with tour of Villa Cimbrone. Free time for lunch and shopping on your own  

  • Free day in Positano with dinner to follow at 7pm. Spend day shopping, hiking or lounging on the beach

  • Transportation from Naples train station to villa *at designated time only. Please plan to arrive in Naples by 2pm September 1st to meet your transfer for the 3pm pick up. 

  • Fun surprises 

 

**Want an extra night or two in Rome or Naples? Great idea to avoid flight delays or missing the transfer pickup! Just ask & I'll be happy to help you book flights and hotels. Reminder: USA flights arrive in Italy 1 day later than your departure date!

  • Your round-trip airfare from home

  • Transportation to train station (meeting point) in Naples  

  • All dinners and lunches not mentioned in the itinerary 

  • Personal Alcoholic beverages, other than whats provided in itinerary or at the villa 

  • Entrance tickets to the Blue Grotto (€14) other grottoes may have a nominal fee. 

  • Other non-included items: souvenir shopping, spa services, personal taxis or bus fare when venturing out on your own, etc.

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

  • Optional excursions.  Please inquire if there is a place you'd like to go during a free day, or before/after our week together and I'll help you arrange it!

Whats  not Included: 

Please Note: 

While the Amalfi Coast is beautiful and charming, it is also steep, with many uphill and downhill stairs and walkways. In general, it is an area that is not kind to those with mobility issues. I will mention all reviews said the steps are well worth it because of the views!

The good news is you can eat all you want and return home in better shape than when you left!

This villa is located about three flights up, just off the main Amalfi Coast road (approximately 110 steps).  You will have an opportunity to explore some beautiful walking trails offering stunning views in Capri and Positano, so don't forget your camera!

This trip is for you if you love Italy, amazing food, stunning views and and want a taste of la dolce vita... the sweet life.

It is Not for you if you have mobility issues and can't manage a lot of stairs and walking.

Solo travelers and couples welcome

Meet your hosts

Ann Marie Packard

Your Host, and event planner

I'm so excited to share this magical week with you on the stunning coast of Amalfi! I fell in love with Italy when I was 18 and each year I return and discover something new. I love sharing my passion for Italy and creating amazing trips so you don't have to stress about details. Come awaken your wanderlust spirit in one of my favorite places.

I started this journey after my father passed away in 2007 without ever having realized his dream of traveling. It was then that I realized life is for living and experiencing now and it has become my mission to share the gift of travel and help people to live their dreams. 

Robin Salls

Founder of Girls Gone Grape Inc and co-host

Robin founded Girls Gone Grape Inc to combine her passions of bringing women, wine and adventure together to inspire connection, support, well-being and friendships! She's also the author of "Celebrating the Girlfriends in Your Wine Pack" a fun read with helpful tips on wine and appreciating your variety of girlfriends. She always shares a fun "Sip on Life"  which is the name of her online magazine. She adores everything Italian, and admits she's a bit bias due to her Italian Heritage. She's no stranger to living La Dolce Vita (the sweet life) and can't wait to share some fun sips on life with you this September

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Sneak peek at our villa and the places you'll visit

Amalfi Coast Trip

September 1-8, 2018

 

$3995 

per person dbl occupancy

(airfare not included)

Space is limited to 10 participants 

A non-refundable deposit of $995 is due at the time of registration to secure your space

Deposits can be made through PayPal, Visa, Check or Cash

 

 

 

 

 

Second payment of $1500 due by March 1st 2018, final balance of $1500 due by June 1st 2018

There is a 3% fee for credit card and PayPal payments

For general questions about this trip please email

info@dolcevitaretreats.com

Ann Marie

1-877-626-1706

 

Reservation/Refund and Cancellation Policy:

A $995 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Your spot is not reserved until we receive your deposit. Second payment of $1500 due by March 1, 2018. Remaining balances due in full by June 1, 2018. If you need to cancel anytime between 30 days to 60 days prior to the trip 50% of the payment, less the deposit, will be refunded. We are not able to provide refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the trip. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans.

You can use our suggested insure my trip  online insurance and choose from several policy options, be sure to get the

"cancel for any reason" insurance if you want to insure yourself for a refund in the event you need to cancel your trip.