When we arrived at the hotel, we were met at a welcome table by our two ABD guides, Marcello and Marissa. Little did we know they would become true friends and an enormous help on our trip. They are basically personal assistants for your trip. They gave us a great welcome gift–maps of Sorrento–and told us a great place to eat lunch and where to find the best gelato in Sorrento. They were not wrong on either one! We wandered the streets and shops, and then went back to our rooftop pool that overlooked the Mediterranean. Just gorgeous! Our ABD welcome dinner was with all of the families in our group. They welcomed us with appetizers, Prosecco, red and white wine, and a neat drink for the kids. We went around the room we introduced our families and where we were from. The reception was also where we received our first ABD pin for our collection. We had a wonderful rooftop sunset dinner with the group and got to know everyone. The food was really great and the wine was unlimited! The guides explained what would be going on for the next eight days of our adventure.
Positano and Amalfi We met everyone in the lobby the next morning to board our private motor coach along the Amalfi Coast to a little town called Positano; this was my favorite town on the coast! The motor coach stopped along the way to take amazing pictures. The guides will take as many pictures as you want of your family. Throughout the whole trip, the ABD guides and extra guide hold up orange paddles and watch out for your safety. We never got lost or felt unsafe on our entire trip! When we arrived in Positano, we had free time to explore the town and eat lunch. The guides gave everyone great suggestions on where to eat and how to find the restaurants. We then met up with our group and boarded an Azimut boat which sailed out and gave us a view of the coast from the water. WOW! In each town, Disney hires a guide who knows the local area. We had Michael for Positano, and he was great. He gave us all the history and was full of knowledge of the area. We sailed over to Amalfi and had the afternoon to ourselves.
Isle of Capri The next morning we woke and had breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Always great! Then we boarded our motor coach with our tour guides and Michael to head over to the ferry. The ferry took over to the Isle of Capri. There are no words to even describe how beautiful it is. The ferry is huge and goes very fast, so it only took us 20 minutes to get from Sorrento to Isle of Capri.
After lunch, we boarded our own private boat to the Blue Grotto and the caves on the water. After exploring, we anchored and got to jump into the Mediterranean ocean. We swam for about an hour and headed back to the ferry. While swimming, we got our third pin in our collection from our guides. We had the night to ourselves, so we asked Marcello and Marissa where to eat and headed down to the fishing village in Sorrento. They set up our taxi (which we did not have to pay for) and our reservations at the restaurant. Amazing dinner and sunset!!! We decided to walk back after dinner through the fishing village, and it was like stepping back in time.
Come back next week to see Part 2 of the Italy and Amalfi Coast Adventures by Disney!
Courtney had an amazing experience on the Adventures by Disney vacation and is ready to help you plan an Adventures by Disney vacation or a magical trip to Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani Resort in Hawaii or on the Disney Cruise Line! You can contact Courtney at Courtney@wishdrawals.com.