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Sorrento: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Skip-the-Line

1. Sorrento: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Skip-the-Line

This full-day tour from Sorrento visits the 2 towns destroyed by the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Departing from Sorrento at 09:00, you will head up the motorway to Naples, from where it is a short drive to Herculaneum. A residential coastal town during Roman times, Herculaneum was completely buried by a devastating eruption of the volcanic Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was superbly preserved by the volcanic mud throughout the centuries. Its discovery by archaeologists in the 1700s stunned the world. Today, the ruins are among the most important sites in Italy, if not the world. The buildings have been so well preserved, you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2,000 years ago. Upon arrival, you will get a 1-hour guided tour of the amazing remains and see original timbers in the buildings, as well as clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption. The tour takes in the courtyard of the grand House of the Argus, dwarfed by the hotel across the street. You will also see the public baths, with well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, and the house of carbonized furniture, where a marital bed still remains intact! Following the guided tour, enjoy some free time to take a coffee, before departing to nearby Pompeii. The former Roman city remains one the most stunning archaeological sites on the Italian peninsula, and one of the most visited ruins in the world. Experience it much as it existed more than 2,000 years ago, as you wander with your guide through perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, the Forum, and theaters. At the end of this full-day of ancient history, walking in the footsteps of Roman citizens, relax as you are whisked back to Sorrento.

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

2. 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 1 hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get an 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, get 1.5 hours 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

3. 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. 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 enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town. Choose the lunch option for a two-course meal consisting of a main course, a dessert, and one drink followed by a round of Limoncello tasting Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano.  From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take the opportunity to savor and photograph unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples from here. Look out for the official alpine guides at the summit who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you.  The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

4. Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

Travel back in time to the devastating day in 79 AD the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash.  On arrival, your expert guide will take you on a 2-hour tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. One of the most popular destinations in the world, you will hear stories about The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, Greek Theater and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people. Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater. The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it most famous. Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. You will return to Sorrento at approximately 5:15 PM, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

5. 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 pastel-colored Positano, one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Head out on a tour by bus, van, or car depending on 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 to Amalfi and Ravello, and enjoy photo stops 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: Path of the Gods Hike

6. From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike

Benefit from pick-up at a pre-assigned meeting point, and then journey to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to hike the Path of the Gods (Il Sentiero degli Dei). Make your way through paradise on the ancient path that used to connect the sleepy hamlet of Nocelle near Positano to Bomerano in Agerola just outside Naples. Named after the natural beauties of its views, the trail is considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. Discover the remains of ancient farmhouses and meet local shepherds carrying wood with their mules, or milk to remote towns dotted around the hills and along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

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

Visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast and all its must-see sights on a day trip from either Naples or Sorrento. See the coast’s colorful cliff towns, including visits to Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi itself. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before your scenic drive to your first stop. Venture into the cliffside village of Positano with your guide, who will drop you in the center and give you a quick introduction. Enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and perhaps even go for a swim. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores. 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: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

8. From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

Discover Vesuvius with fast-track tickets to the Pompeii archaeological site and take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide. Head to a vineyard to taste regional wines and enjoy a light lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and make your way to the ruins of Pompeii. Explore the city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and learn the history behind each turn. Continue to a local vineyard and savor the flavors of regional wine. Regain your strength with a light lunch before boarding a bus to Mt. Vesuvius in the early afternoon. Ascend to 1,000 meters on Mt. Vesuvius. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide and learn about the history and geology of the crater. Take in the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples before being returned to your accommodation.

Pizza Making Course

9. Pizza Making Course

Enjoy a fun pizza making session in one of the best locations on Sorrento hills. You will be picked up from your hotel or pre-arranged meeting place to be transferred to the restaurant. There you will experience a truly friendly welcome by the 'Pizzaiolo' and staff then settle into the pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant. Dress in an apron and chef’s hat to begin your lesson of how to craft an Italian style pizza under the supervision of a professional 'Pizzaiolo'. You will enjoy the experience of making your own pizza and be involved in the acrobatics of the chef as they demonstrate the process and introduce the ingredients. You will have the opportunity to try a few varieties of authentic Italian pizza throughout your lesson. Finish the lesson by tasting your handmade pizza in the restaurant with a drink or take away to enjoy later. 

Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

10. Capri Island & Blue Cave Private Boat Tour from Sorrento

After being picked up by a staff member from your hotel in Sorrento or somewhere in the Sorrento peninsula, head to the port of Sorrento where your private skipper will be waiting for you. After a few minutes of sailing, arrive at the ruins of an ancient Roman villa and then continue along the coast to Punta Campanella. When you reach Capri, the captain will make a tour of the Island and give you some information on the region. See the cliffs, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the beautiful Blue Grotto. If you wish, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a swim.  Land at the port of Capri, and enjoy 4 hours of free time to explore the island and to go shopping. Return to the boat and snorkel in the marine park of Punta Campanella, where with a little luck you might see some dolphins. The tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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The whole day was well organised and our Tour Guide, Maria, was exceptionally good. If you do your homework on visiting Capri, you will know that thousands visit every day. We were driven to Nerano and taken on a beautiful boat to Capri. We took the tour advice and decided to use their exclusive Minibus tour. This meant we got to spend about 90 minutes in Capri and 3 hours in AnaCapri without having to worry about missing ferries etc. The additional €22 pp cost was well worth it when you consider that going up and down on the public buses (if you can get on them) would set you back €15. We also spent another €12pp on the chairlift which was amazing (this from someone who hates heights). The boat tour round the island at the end of the day was the perfect end. I cannot fault this experience and would highly recommend it to anyone. Remember also the Blue Grotto experience only usually runs about 150-160 days a year so there are no guarantees. Glad we didn’t bother

The Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful sceneries and must be in our top 10 from around the world. The trip had 3 visits to the towns and a lunch. The stops are a little limited by time but as there are 3 and a lunch stop it would be too long a day if they were any longer. You can see the highlights of the towns in the time but don’t dawdle. We did an extra boat trip along Amalfi which was excellent and so pleased we added this. Again our guide was informative but not as essential on this type of trip but always very handy to ask key questions. The drive along the roads can be a little startling for the more nervous of passengers.

Beautiful sceneries. The best is the boat ride (which is extra) to see the coastline from another perspective! The couple of stops are at shopping areas. kudos to the driver barreling down the winding narrow roads! Hope you don’t get carsick.

Absolutely wonderful. Anna was amazing and a great commentator throughout the trip. Everything was organized and planned in a way that didn’t seem too overwhelming.

Excellent itinerary, very knowledgeable guide fluent in English and Italian. Overall a great day out!