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Lead Price
From £2145pp
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Matera to Amalfi

Cross the boot of southern Italy on a self-drive tour visiting the oft-overlooked regions of Puglia and Basilicata, finishing on the seductive Amalfi Coast. You will have the chance to admire authentic trullo roundhouses, explore Matera’s striking cave dwellings – even staying overnight in one, and revelling in the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum.


DAY 1: Fly to Bari • Monopoli
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Fly to Bari • Monopoli

After arriving in Bari, capital of Italy’s Puglia region, collect your hire car and drive to the port town of Monopoli on the Adriatic coast. Stay two nights at Il Melograno, a country estate set amid olive and citrus groves. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Il Melograno
DAY 2: Alberobello
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You have a full day at leisure to explore the cobbled lanes of nearby Alberobello, entirely comprising white trullo roundhouses. (B)

Accommodation: Il Melograno
DAY 3: Matera
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Spend the morning at leisure. This afternoon, drive to Matera and stay for two nights at the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, a spectacular rock-hewn hotel in the oldest part of the town. (B)

Accommodation: Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
DAY 4: Matera
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You have a full day at leisure to explore the ancient city of Matera. With a host of natural caves that have been transformed into houses and churches, this town is one of the main highlights of the Basilicata region. (B)

Accommodation: Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
DAY 5: Cava de’ Tirreni
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Cava de’ Tirreni

This morning, drive to the city of Cava de’ Tirreni, whose 18th-century centre lies just 10 kilometres from the coast, and stay for three nights at the Hotel Victoria Maiorino. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Victoria Maiorino
DAY 6: Cava de’ Tirreni • Amalfi
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Cava de’ Tirreni • Amalfi

Enjoy two days at leisure to explore the shops, restaurants and sights of the Amalfi Coast. Nearby highlights include the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the picturesque town of Ravello with its stunning view of the surrounding coastline (B).

Accommodation: Hotel Victoria Maiorino
DAY 7: Cava de’ Tirreni • Amalfi
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Cava de’ Tirreni • Amalfi

Day at leisure. (B).

Accommodation: Hotel Victoria Maiorino
DAY 8: Naples • Fly home
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Naples • Fly home

Drive to Naples airport, drop off your hire car, then catch your flight home. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in one of Matera’s renowned cave hotels 
  • Visit Pompeii and the lesser-visited ruins of Herculaneum 
  • Explore the stunning vistas and picturesque towns of the Amalfi coast 
Low Season
From £2145 per person
High Season
From £2745 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car hire for the duration of the tour
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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