The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations.
Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.
A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your Family adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time on this Explore 'lite' family holiday to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities or take time to relax, the choice is yours. At certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in; your Explore Leader will be able to give advice on which are the most suitable for your family.
Day 3: Paper mill museum €3.50 per person
Day 3: Access to Villa Cimbrone, €7 adult €5 children under 10. Access to Villa Rufolo in Ravello €7 adult €5 children under 12
Day 4: Full day trip to Capri by hydrofoil including a boat trip around the island €52 per person.
Day 4: For panoramic views of Capri get the chairlift from Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri to Monte Solaro, 589 meters above sea level €11 per person.
Day 4: Entrance to Villa San Michele with spectacular sea views and fine gardens €8 per person.
Days 6 or 7: Mozzarella factory. €32 per person
A one hour introduction to the art of mozzarella making. The tour includes the opportunity to create your own mozzarella with the help of professional cheese makers and time in the tasting room to sample all kinds of cheese from fresh mozzarella to the smoked variety accompanied of course with a glass of local wine.
Days 6 or 7: Kayaking in Sorrento. 2 hours €35 per person, 3 hours €45 per person
Single or double kayaks available - full guided tour to explore many of the archaeological sites of the Sorrento peninsula including ancient Roman villas and secluded bays.
Days 6 or 7: Snorkelling in Sorrento. 3 hour boat excursion €35 per person, departs at 0930 and 1500
Days 4,6 or 7: Naples hop on hop off bus, €23 adult, €11.50 children under 15, €66 family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) It's possible to purchase a card that gives access to dozens of museums and cultural sites, the artecard Napoli costs €21 adults, €12 child and lasts for 3 days.
July and August are the hottest months, but early and late in the season go prepared with clothing to suit drops in temperature and the showers. You'll need your swimming gear and a beach towel. Light rainwear may be needed at any time of year, and a warm fleece/jacket is recommended for cooler evenings and nights.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece and a daysac.
A water bottle, sunhat and high factor sunscreen are all essential.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. Accordingly you should allow approx. £20 for gratuities.
In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip.