Expedia Cruise Ship Centers – Local Living Sorrento

Call an Italian agriturismo outside of Sorrento home for the week, hike the famous “Walk of the Gods”, learn about the fate of Pompeii from an expert local guide, explore chic resort towns and historic villages, savour delicious home-cooked Italian food made from local ingredients, stroll the streets of picturesque Capri.

Get a taste for Italian life on this one-week Local Living trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast. Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on a lemon farm where a local family will be your hosts, giving you an in-depth look at what life at an Italian agriturismo is like. And of course, there will be food demonstrations including limoncello- and pizza-making as well as a walk along the stunning coastline, a visit to the elite island of Capri and a stop at Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy—live the dream.

September 21, 2014 – Day 1 Naples

Welcome to Naples, home to the best pizza of the world. As your fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until your Group Meeting at 6pm this evening, so check-in to the hotel (check-in time is approx 3pm) and enjoy the city.

Please make every effort to arrive in time for this important meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform the hotel or us directly- contact numbers are provided in these notes. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up.

Why not join your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) after the welcome meeting at an optional group dinner to eat the dish Naples is famous for—pizza!

Overnight at Hotel Correra.

September 22, 2014 – Day 2 Pompeii/Sorrento (1B,1D)

Today we head off by private transport to our accommodation, an agriturismo just outside of Furore. Enroute we will visit the famed site of Pompeii, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, near Naples. One of Italy’s best-known sites, this unique visit is truly an amazing experience. After our guided tour with an expert local guide, there will be some free time to explore on your own before heading to our accommodation.

For the duration of our trip we stay at the same agriturismo. Located about a 15-minute walk uphill from Sorrento, our accommodation is at a working lemon farm that has opened its doors to tourism. The ‘agriturismo’ is surrounded by open terraces and groves of lemon trees protected by wooden pergolas made with chestnut. Enjoy your meals in an open-air dining area that overlooks the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Estimated Travel Time: 1hr to Pompei and 1hr Pompei to Sorrento

September 23, 2014 – Day 3 Sorrento (1B,1L,1D)

Today’s focus is on food. Start off with a tour of the agriturismo to learn the history of the property and to learn more about lemon cultivation. At lunchtime, learn to make one of the area specialties – pizza! You will eat the fruits of your labour for lunch.

Afterwards, learn all about limoncello production (and tasting!). Southern Italy is known specifically for the giant lemons they use to make limoncello. The lemons can easily grow to be larger than one’s head.

Enjoy some free time to relax and get to know your home for the week. Before dinner, our local hosts will show us how to make a delicious specialty to traditional regional recipes, using local produce. This will last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on what is for dinner.

September 24, 2014 – Day 4 Positano/Sorrento (1B, 1D)

Probably the most famous walk of the Amalfi region, the ancient ‘Walk of the Gods’ trail climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano, once the only road connecting these two villages. The path can be rough underfoot and a little exposed but well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and “the Gods”. The outstanding beauty of the Amalfi Coast can only be fully appreciated on foot.

Transfer to the starting point in the small town of Bomerano, perched in the hills high above the sparkling sea. From there, we walk approximately 8km to the village of Montepertuso and eventually to Positano along sometimes narrow path with sensational views down to the sea far below. Follow ancient paths and trails linking isolated farms, villages, churches and monasteries. Most of the walking offers amazing views to the rugged coastline below with wonderful vistas from village to village. Walk past abandoned farmhouses and lemon groves, across high mountain pastures and through woodland, and finally down to hilltop villages and steeply down to the coast again. The last part of the path is on the main road and then down approximately 1300 stairs. This last part can also be done by public bus to save knees and ankles.

The walk finishes in Positano where you will have time if you wish to explore the bustling resort. We’ll then take a scenic public boat ride back to Sorrento and transfer back to the agriturismo.

Estimated Walking Time: 5-6 hours

September 25, 2014 – Day 5 Sorrento (1B, 1D)

Today is a free day to do as you please. Opt to visit local villages, explore Sorrento, sign up for a full-day cooking class or to spend some time on the beach.

In the evening, enjoy another cooking demonstration at your agriturismo with the group before a delicious home-cooked meal.

September 26, 2014 – Day 6 Capri/Sorrento (1B, 1D)

Board a ferry to Capri. Hop on board the ‘funicolare’ to explore Capri Town’s piazza. The Caprese salad is named after this town, and or course there is also locally produced limoncello made with the island’s lemons. Walk the along trails on the island, go swimming or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops.

September 27, 2014 – Day 7 Naples (1B)

Morning transfer to the train station where the tour ends upon arrival at 11am.

Making your stay seamless
One of our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will be on hand to make your trip the best it can be, occasionally tagging along to show you the best spots and keep you company on optional daytime pursuits. Well-versed in the inner workings of the region and on-hand to help you with any questions you might encounter, your CEO wears many hats, covering everything from getting something translated to organizing day trips to finding a good spot to grab a meal or go out at night.
Optional Activities
While most days are full with inclusions, any day trips can be skipped in favour of relaxation and independent exploration. In your free time, visit local villages, spend time at the beach or explore Sorrento.

• Guided tour of Pompeii. “Walk of the Gods” hike. Island of Capri visit. Five home-cooked dinners using local organic produce. Scenic boat ride from Positano to Sorrento. Limoncello- and pizza-making demonstrations. One evening cooking demonstration. Orientation walks in Naples and Sorrento. Transport between destinations and included activities.
• 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. (Allow EUR100-150 for meals not included.)
• Hotel (1 nt), small locally-owned guesthouse/agriturismo (5 nts).
• Minibus, boat, walking.
• Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide.
• Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 8.
• Entrance fees not listed
• International air (also applies to trans-border flights)
• Applicable tourist visas
• Incidentals
• Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Tips or gratuities
• Beverages
• Meals not mentioned above
• Optional tours or optional admissions

Contact Details
Pamela MacDonald
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

Bali travelling tips for Travelers


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Browse through any of the well-known Online Reservation and you are sure to find Bali, Indonesia, listed among the top 10 travel destinations in the world.

With its exotics blend of antediluvian patriarch, prodigious scenery, and the warmth of the tropical oceans surrounding of our Flores Promised Land, it is hardly surprising.Bali is located in the Indonesian archipelagic only eight degrees south of the Equator. The island measures 90 kilometers from north to south and 140 kilometers from east to west, making it easy to go out for a pleasure trip anywhere in Bali and return to your hotel by nightfall.

Towering volcanic peaks that rise mystery story through the clouds, terraced rice paddies carved into the mountainous landscape painting, iridescent crater lakes, lush tropical rain forests and sandy white beaches lapped by warm ocean currents are only a few of the curiosity that draw millions of visitors to this tiny island each year.

Bali travelling tips for First Time Travelers

Let us look at some unworthy travel tips to help you be intimate the best of Promised Land has to offer:

1. Bali’s tropical weather means that travel at any time of the year is suitable, however its best to check when the major Indonesian holiday periods and religious ceremonies occur to avoid the influx of domestic tourists.

2. Bali accommodation offers superb value, particularly if you are travelling on a budget. To ensure you get the best value for money, book ahead.

3. Getting around in Bali can be quite an get word, to say the least! Road rules are nonexistent and traffic can be downright dangerous. Do not assume that traffic will stop for you at a pedestrian crossing if you are on foot. If you are driving, the best piece of advice is to paraphrase a famous saying, “When in Bali, drive like the Balinese.”

4. Many of the luxuriousness Bali hotels and villas will organize a driver for you, or you may choose to hire a bicycle if you do not have far to travel.

5. As a tourist, you are bound to be hassled by local drivers shouting “Transport?” wherever you go. If you wish to hire a local driver, make sure he is clear about where you want to go and arrange a fixed price before you get in the car. Drivers are keen to barter with you, so it is customary to bargain until you get a price you are painful with.

6. And while we are on the subject of bartering, it is perfectly acceptable to barter in the local markets and stalls, but do not try it in the larger department stores – the sales assistant may be quite offended.

7. Hawkers will descend on you from the moment you step outside your hotel, particularly if you are located in one of the major tourist areas. Although it may seem rude to you, the best advice is to ignore them altogether. Don’t make eye contact or slow down to look at the merchandise they are selling unless you are interested in purchasing something, or being distracted for what may seem an eternity trying to get rid of them.

8. Bear in mind counterfeit goods unless that is what you are looking for. Bali is well known for its knock-offs and you can buy anything from memento at the local markets.

9. It is likely you may be offered illicit drugs in the highly populated tourist spots. Ecstasy, pot, Yabba, and shabu- shabu are the most popular drugs on offer in nightclubs and on the beaches, particularly in the Kura area.If you do not want to become another high-profile drug case, simply ignore the offers.

10. Bali locals are among the friendliest and relaxed people you will find anywhere in the world, but that does not mean you can drop your guard when it comes to scams and rip-offs.

Be wary of moneychangers who offer you amazingly good rates for exchanging foreign currency, touts who offer you the cheapest ride to your destination without confirming a fixed price and anyone who wants the money before handing over the goods.

11. And perhaps the best tip for new travelers to Bali is the one that is bound to be least successful — doesn’t look like a tourist!This sage piece of advice is written almost tongue-in-cheek because the diminutive, friendly Balinese bear no resemblance whatsoever to their much larger framed Western neighbors. Not only that, our cultures are vastly different and so is our language. The most you could possibly hope for is to look like an ex-pat from your native country that has chosen to live an idyllic lifestyle on the island.However, a couple of words of Bahasa will help with that “Oh, I’ve lived here for years” attitude. Selamat Pagi (good morning), Tolong (please) and Terima Kasih (thank you) will take you a long way in East-West relations.

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Best Travelling Tips for Kids

Article by Nidhish Alex

Traveling is fun and is such a great experience when we travel with our kids. Here is the list of things that you may check before taking off for your favorite location.

Things you must take

You have to carry certain things if you have kids. The first thing that you cannot forget is the medicines. Take small bottles of cough syrup and other drugs that your doctor has prescribed. These come handy when you cannot locate any drug store in the middle of the night.

Ensure that you are carrying a lot of clothes for your kids. Kids tend to get dirty and need frequent changes. You may also carry a container of travel detergent in case you have to remove stains.

A nightlight which can be easily put in a bag can prove useful to make your baby go to sleep peacefully in strange hotel rooms.

Baby wipes are a must if you have kids. May be your kids have outgrown diapers but that does not mean that you will not require wipes while on a family tour.

A good idea is to keep the kids busy on a long journey. You can get innovative and carry a set of crayons, papers and pencils so that the kids can keep themselves occupied. Carrying their favorite toys or books is also a good idea.

For your toddler you may think of carrying a portable high chair. You will find that a compact high chair will prove useful while you have your meals in restaurants.

Things to do in a flight

There are lot of things you can do in a flight to make your kid feel comfortable. If your child is fussy, make her comfortable rather than worrying about what your co-passengers are thinking. It is important that you kid settles well in a long international flight.

Do not let your kid sit near the aisle. Children have a habit of grabbing things and can hurt themselves by the passing cart or moving passengers.

You can carry your kids favorite stuffed toy or blanket in a flight so that he finds it easy to fall asleep.You may buy a backpack and put her things in it. This way she will feel like a grown up and can entertain herself by taking out things from her own bag.

If your child is under potty training do not take any risk. Carry diapers and a complete change of clothes because you never know when accidents can happen.

Always ask for help from the flight attendants if your child is too fussy. They can get the bottle heated to feed the child.

Some domestic flights also offer special meals for children which come with stickers and small toys. These really amuse the children and keep them busy in a flight.

If treated well children can be fun to travel with. You only have to ensure that they are comfortable and feeling nice then you will also have a wonderful time.

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