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From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

1. From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in 3 stunning Italian towns on this day trip from Naples. Shop in boutiques, taste limoncello, and enjoy a light lunch on this relaxing day to remember. Depart Naples and journey to Sorrento and admire the beauty of the landscape along the way. Listen to informative commentary during the journey. Stop to taste some of the local limoncello liqueur made from lemons, and then wander the narrow streets for up to an hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get approximately one hour to go to the beach or admire the colorful flowers in the summer. Shop for the traditional Moda Positano clothes before going to a nice restaurant on the coast to enjoy lunch on a terrace with breathtaking sea views. Next, enjoy up to an hour and a half of free time in Amalfi and visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream.

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

2. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. By departing early in the morning, we will bypass the traffic and crowds, guaranteeing a priority arrival at our destination and ensuring a unique experience! Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

3. Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip from Naples. Take in Sorrento from the sea. Visit Amalfi and Positano, with the option of exploring Ravello too. Admire incredible scenery worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. From the convenient meeting point in Naples, you will transfer to the port of Torre del Greco. From there, set sail to Sorrento, enjoying the amazing Mount Vesuvius in the background and learning about its tragic history from your expert guide. Admire the beauty of the Sorrento coastline: the panoramic terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the Protected Sea Area of Punta Campanella. When you arrive at Amalfi, you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the cathedral of Saint Andrew. Depending on the option chosen, you can also visit Ravello, a resort town, where you will have free time to see the Villa Rufolo and its serene garden, which offers a breathtaking panorama over the entire Gulf of Salerno. Then you will depart for Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, famous for its narrow streets, small shops, and colorful pottery. You will have some free time here to explore before relaxing on board for the journey back to Naples.

Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

4. Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

In the morning you will either be picked up from your hotel in the Sorrento area, or will make your own way to the Marina Lobra port in Massa Lubrense. Board your comfortable boat that accommodates up to 12 people and start cruising along the Sorrento coastline. Admire views of the Marciano Waterfall, before heading out to sea and towards the Island of Capri. If you select the early morning option including the Blue Grotto, you will arrive there right as it opens, avoiding the long queues. Board a small rowboat to marvel at the intense blue color of this unique sea cave, formed over thousands of years by erosion. Next, circumnavigate Capri to admire the dramatic coastal scenery of the island. See the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, a natural arch, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Your guide will explain the wonders of Capri and its surroundings as you go. The boat will make stops to swim, snorkeling and admire the rich marine life of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy your choice of drinks on board. The boat will then drop you off on Capri, where you will have 4 hours to discover this beautiful island at your own pace. You could do some shopping and have a drink in the charming town, or take the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro and hike back down. Meet back at the boat and start the return journey back to the port. En route, enjoy a tasting of Limoncello, the traditional Neapolitan liqueur. Your trip will end either at the port in Massa Lubrense, or with a drop-off at your hotel, depending on the option selected.

From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

5. From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

Once on board, the boat tour will depart at 9:00am from Marina del Cantone. First, you'll sail around Li Galli island, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens is said to have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 3-3.5 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble beach, tanning and swimming in the azure waters. You may also want to shop for local products like the world-famous Amalfi Coast lemons and limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5-2 hours to yourself. Admire the picturesque Furore and the beautiful old town of Praiano. On the return trip, you'll find the Fjord of Crapolla and the enchanting Islet d'Isca that belongs to Eduardo de Filippo. Finally, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

6. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Join this tour to explore the famous and dramatic Amalfi Coast. See the coastline of indescribable beauty, visit Ravello with its elegant buildings, and see Amalfi with its dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs. Head out on a tour by bus, van, or car depending on the group size selected. Take the opportunity to explore the scenic coastline and its charming surroundings, accompanied by a multi-lingual assistant. Experience southern Italy - its romance, fashion, and laid-back lifestyle. A land of beauty, passion, and myths that inspires poets and artists from around the whole world, southern Italy awaits you. Visit Amalfi and Ravello, spending time in each location, and enjoy a short photo stop at Sorrento and Positano. Halfway through the tour, guests head to a restaurant with breathtaking views to enjoy a light lunch of mixed salad and a main course with spaghetti, aubergine, mozzarella, and tomato. After more exploration along the coast, return in the late afternoon.

From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

7. From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

Embark on a memorable and relaxing boat trip up the Sorrento Coast to the picturesque island of Capri. See the sights by boat, and then enjoy free time on Capri itself on this inclusive day excursion. Begin your day with pickup from an established meeting point. Sail along the Sorrento Coast, admiring the Gulf of Naples, and majestic Vesuvius. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you tour the island by boat. Enter the Marvellous, White, and Green Grottos, and admire sights like the Natural Arch and Curzio Malaparte Villa. See the Lighthouse, Faraglioni, and pass through the famous Arch of Love. If you have chosen the option with a swimming stop, the boat will drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a wonderful view of the Faraglioni Rocks. Then, settle in for some Limoncello tasting, an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrento. Have about 6 hours of free time to explore the island by yourself. The departure back to Piano di Sorrento is in the late afternoon. Once at the port of Piano di Sorrento, be transferred back to the starting point.

From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

8. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Discover the Amalfi Coast on a guided day trip from Naples or Sorrento and explore the secluded cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a boat to Amalfi from Positano (or a bus, during winter season) and enhance your day with optional light lunch and boat tour. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before boarding a small bus to your first stop, Positano. Venture into this secluded village with your guide, who will drop you in the centrally-located Amerigo Vespucci Square with views of the beach. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and colorful shops. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores before embarking on a panoramic boat ride to Amalfi. In winter season, due to sea conditions, instead of the boat transfer you will enjoy a comfortable ride to Amalfi by bus. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Visit

9. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Visit

Sail along the Sorrento coastline to see the quaint fishing village of Marina Grande and an ancient Roman villa dating back the first century BC. Discover the beauties of Capri like the legendary Faraglioni Rocks, the Green Grotto, the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. Swim in the famous crystal-clear blue waters. Explore the island at your own leisure and enjoy three hours of free time to visit the city center. Return to Sorrento at around 3:30 PM.

Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Sharing Tour from Sorrento

10. Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Sharing Tour from Sorrento

PROGRAM:Pickup from central meeting point in Sorrento by Mercedes van and enjoy the Amalfi Coast drive which is arguably the world's most beautiful and thrilling sightseeing road. Your English-speaking driver, along the journey, will give you general information including how to spend your free time for each of the 3 stops programmed: Positano is a true paradise, developed vertically within a tangled overlay of streets, alleys, and shops that expose the colorful Positano fashions well-known all around the world.  In the town center is the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta which shows up with its large dome, tiled in majolica, and sheltering some precious works like polychrome marble altars. It’s nice to get lost in Positano. To fully embrace the beauty of the town it is probably better to walk without a precise destination. You will be able to enjoy the streets, the little shops, the restaurants, the monuments, the churches, and the beaches. Amalfi, a picturesque interlacing of alleys and stairways overlooks the sea with all its extraordinary colors reflecting the enchanting landscape of Amalfi, the town whose name blesses the entire coast. Dominated by the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant'Andrea (St. Andrew), Amalfi proffers innumerable testimonies of its glorious past as the Maritime Republic. Ravello, another pearl of the coast, is an elegant and refined village, dipped in green and characterized by luxurious villas.  Ravello is famous all around the world for its festival, in the garden of Villa Rufolo, where an evocative setting and the emotion of listening to great music create an experience of extraordinary intensity.  The heart of Ravello is represented by Piazza Vescovado, framed by the architecture of Palazzo Rufolo and the Cathedral with its magnificent portal (the first ever made with this innovative mold technique) and 10-feet-high bell tower. Return to Sorrento.

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Everything went very well, the tour is totally recommended. Even if you spend 2 hours in Pompeii, you have time to see many things thanks to the great management and explanation of our guide

Magnificent discovery, extraordinary guide Stefano, we were delighted with this beautiful discovery. However, we would have appreciated having a little more time at the souvenir stalls!

Our tour guide Giuseppe and driver Frencheska were great. We had a full van and Giuseppe made sure everyone’s questions were answered.

Excellent and very knowledgeable guide but the trip could start 1 hour earlier and we could spend 1 hour more in Sorrento

Our tour guide was amazing. She was knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun and educational.