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From Salerno: Day Trip to Amalfi Coast by Boat with Drinks

1. From Salerno: Day Trip to Amalfi Coast by Boat with Drinks

Admire the beautiful beaches, coves, and local villages set against a stunning natural backdrop on a day trip from Salerno along Italy's Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional "gozzo" boat. Enjoy a glass of prosecco, caprese sandwich, fruits, and drinks onboard. Relax and enjoy your welcome Prosecco drink as you take in the panoramic views of picturesque villages dotted along the coastline, and secret beach caves from Salerno. Swim and snorkel in the blue waters to cool down, and enjoy the sandwich, fruit, and drinks offered on board as the cool sea breeze blows in your hair. Stop in the renowned towns of Amalfi and Positano for one hour each, and explore their historic streets. Enjoy a final surprise from the crew before heading back to the port of Salerno, in time for your evening apéritif and dinner.

From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

2. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri, the choice is yours. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

3. From Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

Embark on a full-day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast from Positano, Nerano, or Praiano. Visit picturesque coastal towns, such as Maiori, swim in the turquoise lagoons, and admire hidden grottoes. Discover the seaside villages with time to stop and swim off of the boat in various coves and bays. Meet your captain at Positano Pier and set sail for Li Galli private islands, where celebrities enjoy private hideaway vacations. Swim in the sea by the islands and bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. See crumbling Norman towers dating back from the 13th century mixed with modern-day luxury hotels and villas.  The captain is a local of the area which means that he will show you the true beauty of the Amalfi Coast without the long lines, traffic and noise. Be sure to save room for lunch as there are many seaside restaurants easily accessible by boat. Your captain can suggest some great spots if you're not sure where to go.  Pass Atrani, the smallest village in Italy, and head to Marmorata, where a waterfall flows into the sea. The quaint seaside village of Minori will come next, full of colorful beach umbrellas and Italian men fishing off of the pier.  Finally, reach Maiori, a busy tourist town. Your captain will take you to Pandora's grotto, a cave accessible only by boat. Here, see sea fossils and ancient stalactites. 

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

4. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Enjoy a hotel pick-up from your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast and go off to explore the famous ruins of Pompeii. Let your guide bring this ancient Roman city back to life. See the major highlights of the excavated city, including the ancient streets, temples, shops, and houses. Visit the impressive thermal baths and get a glimpse of ancient Roman social life. Explore the ruins at your own pace after the tour.

From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

5. From Amalfi: Amalfi Coast 6-Hour Private Grottoes Boat Trip

Set off on a private boat excursion along southern Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This tour will offer a unique experience of this world-famous coastline as it will highlight the gorgeous grottoes along the Amalfi Coast that aren't as well publicized as the grottoes in Capri.  Marvel as your local captain shows you the hidden caves and grottoes only locals know about, and you can stop to swim inside and explore more (sea conditions permitting). While cruising along the coastline, admire natural arches, rock formations and discover tiny coves perfect for a swim that are only reachable by boat. Spend the day cruising along the coastline past private villages and historic watchtowers.  See the charming villages of the Amalfi Coast from the sea and enjoy a relaxed and authentic experience that you can only enjoy on a private boat excursion. Embark from any of the following villages: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Minori or Maiori. (Other options are available. If your village is not listed here, please send a message.)  Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim, explore caves and grottoes and experience the beauty of this unique coastline. See the incredible natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast up close on this fun boat excursion. Highlights of this tour:  -Visit Pandora's Grotto, an impressive cave near the town of Maiori, which is large enough for small boats to enter-See Grotta della Cascata: Swim into this tiny cave with incredible turquoise colored water and inside you’ll find a waterfall-Enjoy Marmorata: A lovely spot on the coast with a tropical feel. You can swim below a little waterfall cascading into the sea -See Sant’ Andrea Grotto: This cave near Amalfi is named after Amalfi’s patron St. Andrew, and is big enough to swim into and walk around-Experience Lover’s Arch: A natural arch that is fun to swim under as it’s such a romantic setting-Discover Grotta dello Smeraldo: The Emerald Grotto is a large grotto you can pay to enter. It’s named after the way the light shimmers on the green water. Inside, boatmen row around visitors for a short tour. (Note: There is a € 5 entrance fee)-Marvel at Grotta Africana: Located near the famous Africana nightclub, swim into this cave to see the light reflected in shades of blue and green-Visit Natural Tunnel: A natural tunnel between Praiano and Positano that you can swim through-Admire Laurito Grotto: A little grotto near Positano with ice cold water coming from a natural source-See Fornillo Grotto: Set beneath an ancient watchtower at Positano's Fornillo Beach, this is a popular local cave to explore-Enjoy Punta Germano: This rock formation near Positano is said to look like a face in profile-Discover Nerano Grottoes: The Baia di Ieranto and Nerano area at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula have many incredible caves and grottoes and swimming spots

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch

6. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch

Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the famous Mount Vesuvius on this trip from the Amalfi Coast. Take advantage of an all-inclusive trip including round-trip transportation, skip-the-line entry tickets, a guided tour, and lunch with a wine tasting. Head to Pompeii first and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Observe important buildings and structures such as the basilica, the forum, the thermal baths, the bakery, residential houses, and more. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius to explore one of the most famous volcanoes in the world while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. Start from 1000 m above sea level, then continue walking along the Gran Cono path leading to the crater. Afterward, visit an authentic winery and vineyard for lunch and a wine tasting before getting driven back to your accommodation.

From Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

7. From Maiori: Amalfi Coast Half-Day Cruise

Embark on a half-day yacht trip along the Amalfi Coast from Maiori. Soak up the views and enjoy plenty of stops for swimming and sightseeing, including the Emerald Grotto and free time in Positano. Board a Gozzo Sorrentino yacht and sail to the Emerald Grotto. Step inside the cave and witness the mesmerizing blend of blue and green water, complete with thin stalactites and stalagmites that stretch from the sea. Continue to the Bay of Conca for a refreshing swim in the glittering Mediterranean. Next, make your way to Positano, famous for its whitewashed houses and unique fashion found in delightful little boutiques. Benefit from roughly 1 hour of free time to explore the narrow alleys and colorful squares.

From Amalfi: Private Sunset Cruise along the Amalfi Coast

8. From Amalfi: Private Sunset Cruise along the Amalfi Coast

Floating in the Mediterranean Sea, away from the posh hotels, crowded restaurants and buzzing boutiques, is where you can embark on a 2-hour excursion to take in the amazing Amalfi Coast sunset, while you lounge on the deck, munch on snacks and sip a cool beverage. This excursion cruises you into the sunset scene of the coastline - a quiet and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the sights, salty sea air and bright colors. The captain will pick you up from the village of your choice on the coastline (Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Praiano, Positano or any village in between) and take you along the coast, stopping to swim if you would like to along the way. You will cruise in the direction of the Isle of Capri, stopping at Li Galli private islands and underwater nature reserve. This is one of the best places for a first-class view of both Positano and the sun setting behind Capri.  Floating on a boat in total comfort, it's hard not to be inspired. Where the villages climb up the mountainside, the colors of the sunset reflect off of the Mediterranean Sea, music plays on the stereo and fish (and dolphins if you're lucky) jump every so often around the boat.  It's an evening not to be missed.     

From Maiori: Private Full-Day Capri Tour

9. From Maiori: Private Full-Day Capri Tour

Leave to explore the most romantic island on the world, famous for its incredible beauty of its coastline, pierced by caves and surrounded by dramatic rock cliffs. While browsing the island, take in views of the Amalfi Coast, the Island of Li Galli, consecrated by the sirens of Greek mythology, and the nature reserve of Punta Campanella.  Once in Capri, our sailors will take you to the most beautiful caves of the island, an exciting natural show of light and color. You can visit the Blue Grotto, famous throughout the world for its incredible cobalt blue water. Visit Wonderful Grotto, White Grotto, and Green Grotto until you reach the port of Marina Piccola to admire the Faraglioni rocks of Capri. Take a swim, then spend free time to explore the port of Marina Piccola.  Stop for a last swim at one of the bays of the Amalfi Coast, then travel back and dry off before enjoying on-board drinks.

Tramonti: Path of the Lemons - Formichelle Trail Trip

10. Tramonti: Path of the Lemons - Formichelle Trail Trip

The Path of the Formichelle winds along 8km between Tramonti and Minori. You pass through villages, vines, terraces and ancient mule tracks that in the 19th century were traveled by tireless women who transported local products and especially lemons, like industrious ants. During the route, which is quite easy, the guide will show hikers the history of one of the products at the base of the gastronomic tradition of the Amalfi Coast, namely the PGI "Sfusato Amalfitano" lemon. This citrus fruit, also the protagonist of the Path of Lemons which instead connects Minori and Maiori, was known since the times of the Republic of Amalfi and, thanks to commercial exchanges, reached all the countries of the Mediterranean and also Arabia. It was the Arabs who renamed what was known only as citro in "Limunzello" and highlighted its uses, even in the medical field. The Path of the Formichelle is a tribute to women who over the centuries have distinguished themselves for the self-denial with which they have allowed the transport of local products, particularly lemons, through the roughness of the territory. We are talking about a story that has lasted since the dawn of time, which is still present in the historical memory of the inhabitants of this magnificent part of Italy today. The cultivation of Sfusato Amalfitano PGI takes place on terraces called macerine, with the saplings placed under the scaffolding made using chestnut wood. It is a large lemon, with an elliptical shape, without seeds and a smooth, very fragrant peel that represents the richest part of oil glands, essential oil and ascorbic acid. It can be consumed to flavor other dishes but it is also excellent tasted natural, perhaps by pouring a pinch of sugar or salt over it. It starts at 15:00 from the hamlet of Paterno Sant'Elia, meeting point in front of the Church with arrival in Minori at the Sal de Riso pastry shop, where you can taste the traditional Delizia a Limone. Return to Tramonti by private bus. The length is 7 km with a travel time of about 4 hours.

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4.7 / 5

based on 275 reviews

Wonderful tour!! Great guide and information, small group, and great stops in amalfi, positano, and other spots to swim (though beware of jellyfish!). Would highly recommend!!

Everything was as described, on time pick up, the best driver on the coast and guide Alessandra was awesome. Super knowledgeable and fun! Go for the extra it’s well worth it!

We had an amazing trip to pompeii, Sasa was our tour guide and I could not fault him at all he was brilliant we really love it

The guide was very informative. The overall trip was very good. Boat was as good as new.

Sasa was extremely well informed and brought Pompeii to life for us.