Where to Stay When Touring the Amalfi Coast

Two Solid Choices in Sorrento

Best Hotels in SorrentoThe Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular places to visit.  The food is out of this world, the natural beauty is dramatic, and the people watching is great. We have been to the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on many Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy on multiple occasions and enjoy it each and every time.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor will tell you about two very special hotels you want to consider on your next tour to the Amalfi Coast.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (243)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Italy

5 Tips for Planning an Amalfi Coast Trip

Hotels, Activities, Excursion on the Amalfi Coast

small group tours to Amalfi CoastThe Amalfi Coast is a wonderful destination and The Traveling Professor has run several small group tours to Amalfi.  When planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast including Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, and Ravello, there are a few considerations to consider.  Probably lodging is the #1 concern along with how to get from place to place, what to see and do, and of course where to eat.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor gives some of his best tips in planning an Amalfi Coast tour.

Sunday, September 2, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (542)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

Luxury Italy Itinerary

La Dolce Vita

luxury tour to italy for womenOn Saturday, we leave for a luxury small group tour of Italy with 10 travelers.   We have 3 couples and 4 women travelers with us going to Venice, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.  We were able to put together a luxury Italy tour at a bargain price for our clients.  Check out the blog post to find out more about the itinerary for our luxury small group tour to Italy.

Friday, October 7, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (902)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

How to Enjoy Italy

Careful Planning Can Save Time, Money and Frustration

how to avoid crowds in italyThe Traveling Professor runs several small group tours to Italy every year.   We go to Rome, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, and Venice.  We even do tours to The Veneto region which encompasses Padua, Verona, Vicenza, and Lake Garda.   Travelers complain that Italy has become too touristy, too crowded, and too expensive.   Listen to what I say about making your trip to Italy more pleasant.

Thursday, July 23, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2062)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

What to See and Do on the Amalfi Coast

Ideas for a Short Stay Itinerary

best sorrento travel tipsThe Traveling Professor just got back from a 2-week tour with 9 travelers.   After a short stint in Rome, we spent 5 days and 4 nights on the wonderful Amalfi Coast.  There is plenty to see and do on the Amalfi Coast and there is also time to relax and enjoy the sun.  In this blog post I will give you some ideas to make the most of a tour to the Amalfi Coast.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2121)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Italy Trip Report

Rome, Amalfi, Florence, and Venice

best venice tourWe just returned yesterday morning from a 2-week tour with nine travelers.  We did our "Grand Tour" of Italy to include Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.  We saw the great sites of Italy, ate some delicious meals, but the best thing about our tour were the friendships we made.  Check out the blog post for a quick overview to see what our ambitious small group did in Italy, where we stayed, and what we ate.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2214)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

We're Going to Italy

We Leave Today for Rome, Amalfi, Florence and Venice

italy itineraryThe Traveling Professor is off on a "Grand Italy Tour" with 9 travelers.  We will tour Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice.  The weather should be terrific this time of year and we are looking forward to another great small group tour of Italy.  In the blog post, I have published our ambitious and exciting Italy itinerary.

Saturday, May 16, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2000)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

An Amalfi Coast Itinerary

4 Nights 5 Days in the Italian Sunshine

amalfi coast small group tourThe Traveling Professor will be leading a small group tour to the Amalfi Coast and Italy next week.   As part of that tour to Italy we spend 4 nights in Sorrento as a base to visiting the Amalfi Coast.   We have a definite itinerary of what to see and do while in Southern Italy that The Professor is happy to share with you on this Italy blog post.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1967)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Italy

Luxury Italy is Back!

Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Ravello and Tuscany is Here at Great Prices

Because of the strong dollar and The Professor's business relationships with some of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast and Florence, luxury Italy is back at bargain prices.   Here's the opportunity to stay at the super-luxury Grand Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento while we visit Capri, Positano, Ravello and the Amalfi Coast.   Then we go up to Florence for a few days at the spacious and centrally located Guelfo Bianco, just steps away from Michelangelo's David.    And if that's not enough, we have a TOP hotel for you in Venice on an optional 4-day extension.   Read more to get the details on The Traveling Professor's luxury tour to Italy. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2403)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

Luxury Italy: Amalfi Coast and Tuscany

The Traveling Professor's Newest Tour

amalfi luxury tourWith the strong dollar, the days of luxury hotels at bargain prices are back.   The Traveling Professor introduces travelers to one of the most spectacular hotels in all of Europe, perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.  We'll see Ravello, Positano, Sorrento and of course, Capri.   From there we head up to our top-rated hotel in Florence where we will base ourselves for our tour of Tuscany - at the perfect time of year.   Luxury is back at affordable prices.   See the details on The Professor's newest tour in this blog post.

Friday, March 6, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3068)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy
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2 Hotels in the Marais in Paris

hotels in MaraisThe Marais area of Paris is one of the most delightful and desirous places to stay.  It is a charming area that retains much of the traditional Paris architecture, culture, and best of all, cooking.  It is full of markets, relaxing squares, wonderful bakeries and restaurants. It is an excellent place to base a stay in Paris for the good travel connections too.  See The Traveling Professor's picks for hotels in the Marais section of Paris.

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Where to Eat in Edinburgh Scotland

small group tours to ScotlandThe Traveling Professor small group tours to Scotland are consistently sold out, sometimes 18 months in advance. Scotland has plenty to offer.  There are great cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The Scottish Highlands have some of the most spectacular scenery one could ask for and when there is train travel involved like on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Scotland, it is even more spectacular. Almost anyone who travels to Scotland spends time in Edinburgh.  In this edition of The Traveling Professor's blog post, we give you our Edinburgh restaurant list. 

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The Absolute Best Places to Eat in Rome, Venice and Paris

Andy Herbach Eating and DrinkingWhenever we go on a small group tour to Italy or Paris (or anywhere else, for that matter), I strongly suggest travelers take a copy of Andy Herbach's books.  Andy Herbach is the author of the Eating & Drinking series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, Eating & Drinking in Spain and Portugal and Eating & Drinking in Latin America.  The Professor can tell you, without equivocation, these are the best guides for not only selecting the best places to eat, but in helping diners read and translate what's on the menu.  No more "point and pray" when selecting from a menu.  Andy's guides help you order confidently and correctly from the menu.
Andy is also the author of several books published by Europe Made Easy Travel Guides, including Paris Walks, Europe Made Easy, Italy Made Easy, Paris Made Easy, Berlin Made Easy, Amsterdam Made Easy, French Riviera Made Easy, Provence Made Easy, Oslo Made Easy, and Barcelona Made Easy

Read today's blog post to find Andy Herbach's best restaurants in Paris, Venice, and Rome.

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Shockingly Low Air Fares to Europe

cheap airfares to europeEveryone is always looking for inexpensive flights to Europe. I can remember flying R/T between New York and Paris in 2000 for $351 and I thought that was a bargain.  Can you get to Europe even cheaper now?  You sure can.  By using some easy strategy, it is easy to get to Europe on legacy airlines like American, Delta, and British airlines. Check out today's blog post and see The Traveling Professor's tips on bargain airfares to Europe both in economy and luxury class. 

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Perfect One Week Itinerary in Paris

best week long Paris itineraryThe Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris have taken hundreds of travelers to the City of Light.  Over the years we have developed a wonderful week-long itinerary. For each day, The Professor has put together a logical and easy to do Paris plan. It's a perfect week long itinerary for Paris, especially for those who have never been there before. Of course there is much more to see and do than what The Professor has listed, but that gives an excuse to come back for another visit. As you browse through the Paris itinerary, it is planned for an efficient tour that makes the most of a week in Paris.

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Perfect 3 Day Itinerary in Rome

small group tours to ItalyRome is one of our favorite stops on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy.  Italy can be hot, overcrowded, and gritty, but it is a place every traveler should see at once in their lives. The entire city is an open air museum, full of history, culture and great food. The Traveling Professor has taken hundreds of people to Rome.  Three days is a perfect number of days to visit.  In today's travel blog, The Professor offers up his suggestions for the perfect 3 day itinerary in Rome.

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