amalfi coast & capri

Pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles St. Andrew and St. Matthew along the Amalfi Coast among high cliffs dropping into the sea and beautiful coastal towns.  We will also journey to the island of Capri for an ancient pilgrimage hike and kayak to the chapel built where St. Peter landed on his way to Rome.  Good food, wonderful company, historic sights, and incredible experiences will be with us all along the way!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kayaking to St. Andrew’s tomb in Amalfi
  • Hiking the Path of the Gods with its unbeatable views 
  • The chapel of Santa Maria di Cetrella on the Island of Capri

ITINERARY

Rome & Naples

Day 1: Arrive at the Rome airport and transfer into the city I You will have a couple of hours free time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica or another site I The group will head down to Naples via highspeed train in the afternoon I Visit the Cathedral of Naples and the relics of St. Januarius before heading to our lodging on the Amalfi Coast

    The Island of Capri 

    Day 2: Ferry to the Island of Capri I Hike the pilgrimage route to the hermitage of Santa Maria di Cetrella which was walked by sailors to implore the help of the Madonna on their often perilous sea voyages in search of coral I Enjoy some free time to pray and relax on the beach I Ferry back to the Amalfi Coast

    The Path of the Gods & Positano

    Days 3-4: Kayak to the church built on the spot where tradition has it that St. Peter landed on his way to Rome I Enjoy some swimming in the crystal-clear waters of fjords and grottos I Hike the Path of the Gods which boasts stunning views of the Amalfi coast the entire time I Wander through the ritzy town of Positano  

    Amalfi & Salerno

    Day 5-7: Kayak to Amalfi to pray at the tomb of St. Andrew in the beautiful cathedral I Explore the small streets of the town I Visit Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) with its underground nativity scene where divers place a statue of the baby Jesus at Christmas time I Visit Salerno and the tomb of St. Matthew the Apostle I Transport back to Rome and depart the morning of day 7

    *Itinerary is subject to change

    LODGING

     We stay mainly in the guest accommodations of religious houses (monasteries, convents, sanctuaries, etc.).  The culture and history of these places really adds to the character of our pilgrimage.  The rooms are clean, comfortable, and nice, but not “luxurious'”.  There may be several bunk beds in one room.  If you are interested in a single-room supplement, please contact us- we cannot guarantee its availability.  Air conditioner is generally not available.

    EATING

     We will be eating mainly at restaurants. Menus may be limited to fixed options or set menus. Some lunches may be picnics.  Breakfasts provided are in the local style (typically not as hearty as American style). We can accommodate most food allergies.

    BACKPACKS

    All of your belongings must fit in a backpack worn on your back.  We will not be hiking with our backpacks, but there will be walking in towns with stairs.  We will provide a detailed packing list.

    PRAYING

    Prayer is at the heart of our pilgrimage.  Daily mass, the liturgy of the hours, the rosary, and other prayer opportunities are available throughout the pilgrimage for you to join as you like.  We hope to have a chaplain on every trip, but we cannot guarantee this.

    AMALFI COAST & CAPRI

    $1,800

    INCLUDES

    • 6 nights lodging
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners (including a drink)
    • Ground & water transportation
    • Airport shuttle at the beginning or end of the pilgrimage
    • Grotta dello Smeraldo entrance fee
    • Outdoor activities (guides, rental equipment, tips)
    • Pilgrimage materials (reading packet, prayer booklet, maps, group gear)
    • Masses and other spiritual activities
    • All tips and service charges to drivers, restaurants, etc.

    DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Flights
    • Lunches
    • Single room supplement if available ($550)
    • Fee if paying by credit card
    • Anything else not listed

    DATES 

     

    May 17-23, 2024

    Sign-up Deadline: February 25, 2024 (Late sign-ups welcome) I Max Capacity: 20

    OPTIONAL ADD-ON

    CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
    France & Spain

    To the tombs of St. James in Santiago de Compostela

    ACTIVITY LEVELS

    Day 2: Hiking

    Level 2: 3 miles, 1,020ft elevation gain. Daypack, Optional

    Day 3: Kayaking

    Level 3: 8.5 miles, 4-5 hours. Sea. Optional

    Day 4: Hiking

    Level 3: 5 miles, 1,550ft. elevation gain, 1,850ft elevation loss. Daypack, Optional

    Day 5: Kayaking

    Level 3: 8.5 miles, 4-5 hours. Sea. Optional

     

    Click here to learn more about how we determine our activity levels. “Optional” means it is easy for you to skip the activity.  Skipping or modifying other routes may be possible but not in an easy manner. Distances may vary from the information given above. Activities are weather-dependent.

    Details

    Arrival

    Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) The official pilgrimage start time is noon, but please arrive as early in the morning as you can.  Please wait for a confirmation to buy a plane ticket.

    Departure

    Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) The official pilgrimage end time is 7am, but ALP will arrange transport for you to the airport all morning until noon. 

    Transportation

    We will be using a variety of transportation on this pilgrimage, both public and private.  We will be using some ferries, private taxis and shuttles, trains, and may occasionally hop on a bus.   

    Eligibility

    Must be comfortable with the activities and activity levels listed and have a sense of adventure. Must know how to swim in order to kayak.

     

    Leaders

    CHRISTOHER BAKERFounder and Director of ALP

     

     

    SIGNING UP

    Step 1: Sign up

     Fill out our short online form

    Step 2: Registration

    We will send you the registration packet to complete and send back to us

    Step 3: Payment & Confirmation

    Please wait to buy your plane ticket until you recieve a confirmation

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