5-star Traveler Reviews from our Amalfi Coast & Capri Walking Vacation

Amalfi Coast - Path of the Gods

The Amalfi Coast & Capri is our most popular walking vacation and with good reason. You’ll get to experience the iconic “path of the gods”—one of the most well-known walking paths in the world—and walk along scenic trails through the PompeiiLattari Mountains and the island of Capri. Travelers also get to experience authentic Italian culture through a visit to a pasta-making factory in Gragnano, a mozzarella braiding demonstration in Sorrento and during a walk through Amalfi’s Valley of the Mills where travelers learn the ancient art of paper-making. With the addition of amazing local cuisine and historical excursions—like visiting the site of Pompeii—this vacation is an absolute must for any active traveler. But of course we don’t want you to take our word for it; we want you to hear it from our previous travelers. We received three 5-star traveler reviews last week from a recent Amalfi departure that we just had to share with you….

Excellent leaders, diverse itinerary, amazing experience!
Nicole from Pennsylvania
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We picked the Amalfi Coast based on the variety offered in the daily itineraries. We were pleased with every aspect of Amalfi Italythis trip, from the organization of the VBT representatives, to the knowledgeable and personable tour leaders, right through to the unsurpassed hiking and scenery.

VBT offers personalized service unlike any other. They are dependable and treat you like family! The relationship between our guides was better than family and it truly made you feel safe, secure and well cared for! As for the Amalfi coast…bring your camera & appetite for amazing food & for adventure! Spectacular!”

Amazing Amalfi AdventureTrip Leader with Guests on Amalfi Coast
Nan from Vermont
# of Trips: 1
My husband and I recently returned from the VBT walking tour of the Amalfi Coast. This tour surpassed all our expectations! We were treated like royalty with fine food, excellent accommodations and beautiful scenery. The trip was care free and well organized, all details were handled with ease. Our guides were the best! They were always prepared, caring and knowledgeable of the area’s history, geography and literature. The daily walks were well planned and paced appropriately for our group. The complete tour was handled professionally. We are currently planning our next VBT adventure.”

A trip to be RememberedMozzarella braiding demonstration in Sorrento
Reviewer: Lisa from Vermont
# of trips: 1
“I cannot say enough about this trip. The guides were fun, attentive and informative. The accommodations, hikes, food and wine were all exceptional. My significant other is in the food and beverage industry and always rates service and product on a scale of one to ten and didn’t rate anything less than a ten! The views were breathtaking. It was our first trip with VBT and we have booked another for 2014!”

To read more reviews of our Amalfi Coast & Capri vacation please click here. To request a walking catalog or learn more about this vacation or any of our other exciting walking destinations from New Zealand to Yellowstone National Park to Provence and beyond  please visit http://bit.ly/VBTWalking2014. If you would like to reserve a vacation or speak with one of our Tour Consultants, please call 800-245-3868, available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST.

Traveling with a Group of Like-minded Travelers Forms Bonds that Last a Lifetime

Cape Cod Biking Beach 3

Whenever you’re traveling in the world with a group of folks that you haven’t met before, there may be some anxiousness associated with your anticipation—especially if you are a solo traveler. A few weeks ago we received a Ride to Ostuni, Puglia with VBTwonderful email from Mike and Ann V. with their story about the group of travelers they met while on our Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast ​ biking vacation back in May of 2012. Since then, their group has become great friends and they have even visited each other and planned a new adventure on our Heart of France Bike & Barge vacation almost 2 years to the day of their first meeting. The following is an abbreviated version of the email they sent our President, Gregg Marston:

Dear Gregg,

Several of us were part of the VBT Puglia bike tour, pre-trip Matera, and post-trip Rome in May of 2012.  Recently, we gathered at the Old Manse Inn in Brewster, MA to renew our friendships, bike and explore Cape Cod.  When we were visiting one evening at our Bed and Breakfast, we thought it would be fun to contact you to share how our VBT Puglia trip created active and enduring friendships.

Group dinner is OstuniThe initial friendships created in Italy have led to several other subsequent trips.  First, those of us living in Colorado invited some of the group out to visit since they had never been to our state.  So in October of 2012, four of our fellow travelers joined us for several days to explore Colorado and to spend time learning more about each other and remembering our time together in Italy.  That special time together launched plans for our reunion on Cape Cod this past October.

Furthermore, we are all going on VBT’s Heart of France Bike & Barge vacation this May and all of us are excited about our time together in France and planning our next reunion! Who would have guessed that our 2012 Puglia trip would have been the start of meaningful, rewarding, and lasting friendships among eleven people?

Group Biking in Puglia