Designed for guests who wish to enjoy an overview of the Amalfi Coast, visit the famous village of Positano, see Sorrento, world famous summer resort that attracts people from all over the world and, lastly, to explore Pompeii, which probably is the most important excavation of the world. This tour will be conducted by small minivans, giving you the opportunity to reach Positano, where large coaches are not permitted and the possibility to see on the same day the most important sights that characterize the Gulf of Naples. Known as one of the most spectacular sceneries anywhere, the Amalfi Drive is a favourite destination for countless visitors. Departing from the pier you will pass Mount Vesuvius as you begin your coastal drive south along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, where a picture postcard comes to life - a patchwork of flat and domed roofs and vine-covered stairways tumbling down to meet the gentle curve of beach, which is dotted with brightly colored fishing boats. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this elegant spot with its designer boutiques, shops, and seaside cafes.
The next stop is the fabled town of Sorrento. Legend tells us it was the "sirens" of Sorrento who attempted to lure Ulysses onto the rocks. This delightful town has a wonderful climate and marvellous views of Naples Bay. Take a stroll around the main square and explore the side streets. There are many souvenir shops and local specialties including articles of highly polished wood inlaid with beautiful marquetry. You'll see first-hand why its delightful climate make the village a favourite Mediterranean resort. Lunch, including wine, will be served in a quality hotel/restaurant.
You will proceed to the ancient City of Pompeii, which is one of the most famous excavations in the world. Ironically, one of the ancient world's worst disasters preserved time in Pompeii, where you will experience life as it was lived in 79 AD. Once a thriving empire 1,900 years ago, it was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD when 30 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city. As you enter Pompeii by one of its ancient Gates, a short walk takes you to the city's hub, the Forum. Surrounded by lavish temples and porticoes, you'll begin to grasp the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Admire the mansions and the art of wealthy patricians who moved to Pompeii to escape the turmoil of Rome; view countless paintings and inscriptions. See the streets with raised pavements on both sides and the stepping-stones that ensured pedestrians a safe crossing at intersections.
On the return to the ship, time permitting; you'll stop at a cameo factory, where you will have the opportunity to observe local artisans at work in their centuries-old tradition.
Note: This exclusive tour has limited participation and is operated by mini-bus. Although the mini-bus is allowed to enter areas restricted to larger transport, guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven ground in Pompeii and must be able to walk a uphill in Positano. The tour itinerary may be reversed but always covering the mentioned sights. Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible and cannot be viewed from the entrance. Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen are highly recommended. This tour cannot accommodate children under the age of 6 years. Tour order may be reversed. During low season, shops in Positano may be closed.
The Tour is inclusive of:
- Private Deluxe vehicle and driver at disposal
- English speaking Guide at disposal
- Entrance fees to Pompeii excavations
- Lunch at a superior hotel in Sorrento, inclusive of wine, mineral water and coffee
Duration: 9 ½ hrs
Pick up and return: Naples Pier
Suggested Departure: 7:45am
Availability: This tour is available every day with the exception of National Holidays such as April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd, August 15th, Nov. 1st & 2nd Dec. 8th, 24th and 25th.
Difficulties: Intense walking involved with approximately 40 steps and endure extended periods of standing. Cobblestones and uneven surface included inside Pompeii excavations.
Rate per person in USD$
Minimum 2 guests
Per person: $672 (Minimum 2 guests)
Per person: $481 (Minimum 3 guests)
Per person: $378 (5 to 6 guests)
Per person: $327 (7 to 15 guests)
Add an evening tour of Villa D'Este?
Please note that these rates are for the suggested itinerary, and will vary with additional services and tours. We'll be glad to custom tailor your tour.
- Personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically included
- Gratuities for local personnel
- Travel insurance