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From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Day Cruise with Aperitif & Swim

1. From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Day Cruise with Aperitif & Swim

On this guided day tour, discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast as you cruise along the crystal-clear waves and admire classic Mediterranean views. Pass by well-known cities and hidden gems with stunning scenery. Along the way, nibble on local delicacies and take a refreshing dip in coastal inlets. Begin your tour in the morning as you meet the captain and crew in Salerno's Porto Manfredi. Start off your cruise with a welcome drink in hand. While you sip your aperitif, watch as the boat pulls away from shore and the cerulean waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea stretch out before you. The first town you'll greet, Vietri sul Mare, is known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Cruise onwards past the quaint town of Cetara on towards Erchie, another small hamlet with secluded, charming coves – perfect for a refreshing swim. Next, gaze up at the Capo D'Orso lighthouse, nestled in the steep, white cliffs, and the Spiaggia Cavallo Morto, or Beach of the Dead Horse, accessible only by boat. Continue to the ancient city of Maiori, thought to be founded by the Etruscans. Admire the sandy beach and scenic cityscape. As you cruise further, pass by Minori, the oldest inhabited site along the Amalfi Coast. A treasure trove of ancient sites, artifacts, and traditions, gaze at the city as it stretches from the lush green hills to the clear, blue-green waters. Up next, feast your eyes on the metropolis of Amalfi. Learn about this important medieval city from your captain while you snap photos. Along the way, whet your appetite with some light bites in the sun. Choose between local surf or turf specialties and wash it down with a beverage from the bar. As you make your way further along the Amalfi Coast, pass by the scenic towns of Conca dei Marini and Furore. Learn about the cities of Praiano and Positano and their ancient roots. Before returning to Salerno, pause by the lush Isola del Giglio with its stunning beaches and clear waters. Once you've discovered the string of pearls that is the Amalfi Coast, chart a course back to Porto Manfredi in Salerno and conclude your tour in the late afternoon.

From Salerno: Sightseeing Day Cruise to Amalfi Coast

2. From Salerno: Sightseeing Day Cruise to Amalfi Coast

Spend the day out navigating the crystal blue waters of the Amalfi Coast. Depart from Molo Manfredi - Port of Salerno in the morning and sail slowly, admiring all the natural beauties and the small seaside villages of Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Fiordo di Furore, Praiano and Positano. There will be two stops of an hour each, with a descent to Amalfi and Positano to visit the typical beauties of the place. The tour includes several stops in the sea for unforgettable baths in crystal clear waters and in bays accessible only by boat. After a day of exploring the Amalfi Coast and taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world, sail back to the Port of Salerno arriving around 5:00 PM.

From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

3. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover the most spectacular destinations in the Amalfi Coast region of Amalfi and Positano on a high-speed train tour. Admire the elegance and natural beauty of these two gems of the coastline. Meet with your tour leader at the Roma Termini railway station. Depart for Salerno by high-speed train to reach the Amalfi Coast in the most time-efficient way possible. Once you reach Salerno, board the ferry to Amalfi and enjoy the fantastic views from the boat. Explore the town of Amalfi nestled in a ravine surrounded by stunning cliffs, the medieval public also knew it as the Duchy of Amalfi. Here you will have free time to explore the town, its public squares, shops and the Cathedral on your own. After visiting Amalfi, take the ferry back to Positano to discover all its charm and elegance: its coloured buildings, shops, and sandy beaches. Visit Marina Grande beach, or stroll around Fornillo or Arienzo beaches. Spend about two and a half hours in Positano before taking your ferry back to Salerno and heading for the railway station to take your high-speed train back to Rome, which will take you back to the Eternal City in the evening.

From Salerno: Small-Group Boat Tour of Capri

4. From Salerno: Small-Group Boat Tour of Capri

Travel from Salerno to Capri on this guided tour aboard a comfortable boating vessel for 7 to 8-hours. Eat delicious food, drink beverages, and make plenty of stops for swimming and sunbathing along your journey to the famous island of Capri. Depart from Molo Manfredi - Port of Salerno, at 9:30 AM. Kick-start the festivities with a glass of Prosecco to welcome you onto the vessel. Make your first stop at the island of Li Galli, a private island and natural marine park. Enjoy an unforgettable swim in the turquoise waters of the island. Continue sailing to Capri before stopping for a swim in the waters in front of the famous "Faraglioni". Reach the island of Capri and enjoy 3 hours of free time to enjoy yourself. Jump back aboard and travel to Salerno Return back to the port of Salerno at roughly 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, & Sorrento Day Tour

5. Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, & Sorrento Day Tour

Go on an excursion down the fabulous Amalfi Coast, from the clifftops of Ravello to the seaside charm of Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento. Take a scenic drive through the Chiunzi Pass and stop for scenic photos. Stroll through the quaint Medieval streets of Ravello. See amazing panoramic views from this clifftop wonder. Have an hour of free time to explore the ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi. Visit the 11th century Cathedral of Sant'Andrea (patron saint of Amalfi) with its bright golden ornamentation. Enjoy the splendid atmosphere of Positano; an ancient colorful village made famous by VIPs from the 60s to today. Appreciate the exquisite artistry of the local artisans and their ceramics. Have a glass of wine on the beach. Head to Sorrento for and have some free time to explore the Amalfi Coast's largest town. See the historic center, check out the craft shops, or sample some of the local limoncello.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

6. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Prepare to be taken aback at the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast on this 6-hour tour. After a late morning pickup in Naples, discover 30 miles of scenic road and small villages nestled in the rocks overlooking the shining blue waters of the bay of Salerno. During the road trip, the driver will stop 1 or 2 times at the nicest spots to let you enjoy the view and take pictures. Then, continue along the Amalfi coast as your driver tells you about the rich history of the region. In Amalfi, have some time on your own to stroll around or doing other available activities of your interest, starting from the outstanding Duomo. Enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant (drinks not included).

From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Sailboat Trip with Lunch

7. From Salerno: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Sailboat Trip with Lunch

Sail from Salerno along the Amalfi Coast on a full-day sailboat trip. Admire the beauty of the coastal scenery, and enjoy free time to explore Amalfi village. Swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and savor a light lunch and welcome drink on board. After pickup at your hotel in Salerno, head to the dock to board your sailboat for the day. Then, let the wind carry you along the Amalfi Coast as your hostess tells you about local customs, stories, and curiosities. During the trip, marvel at views of Vietri, Cetara, Erchie, Maiori, and Minori from the water. Try your hand at sailing, if you like, and stop in the most suggestive coves and stretches of water to swim and snorkel in pristine places only reachable by sea. Enjoy an aperitif based on fresh fruit and prosecco as you make your way to the village of Amalfi. Upon arrival, disembark the sailboat to visit the charming seaside village. After you've explored Amalfi, a lunch based on Gragnano pasta will be served on board the sailboat. Taste local products like fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, olives, rocket, and evo oil. On the way back to Salerno, enjoy a refreshing limoncello and a dessert too.

From Pompeii/Vico Equense: Amalfi, Positano, & Ravello Tour

8. From Pompeii/Vico Equense: Amalfi, Positano, & Ravello Tour

Discover the beautiful Amalfi Coast on this day tour and cruise. Depart from Vico Equense or Pompeii and cruise past Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Jeranto, land in Amalfi to visit at your own pace, and choose to upgrade your tour with a minibus tour to Ravello. Board your cruise and head out into the water. See the iconic Mount Vesuvius as you cruise down the Sorrentine Peninsula, admiring its panoramic terraces overhanging the sea. Marvel at the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella. Enter the Gulf of Salerno and get views of Li Galli Island, Nerano, Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before landing in Amalfi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, take in the famous picturesque views, and see the magnificent Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Choose the Ravello option to hop on a minibus and travel to Ravello. Discover this quaint village's splendid Villa Rufolo and its gardens overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Return to Amalfi to board the boat and sail to Positano. Lose yourself in the colors of Positano's characteristic streets, with the splendid white of the houses and the blue of the sea. Window shop in the famous Moda Positano clothing stores or enjoy a coffee in a quaint cafe. After enjoying free time in Positano, board your boat to cruise back to your starting point.

From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

9. From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and journey to Pompeii in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Once you arrive in Pompeii, enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line entry ticket and begin your tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city frozen in time when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted. Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and more, and learn about each of these locations from your expert guide.

Rome: Amalfi Coast Semi-Private Day Trip by High-Speed Train

10. Rome: Amalfi Coast Semi-Private Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Once a collection of fishing villages, Italy’s magnificent Amalfi Coast is now a world-class tourist destination. But as is often the case, with great beauty come great problems. Too many vehicles, crippling traffic, too few parking areas, and hairpin curves that make two-way traffic unbearable, are just a few of the challenges faced by Italy’s Amalfi Coast in recent years. This day trip from Rome allows you to travel smarter, without sacrificing on comfort or style. Visiting the Amalfi Coast by high-speed train means you’ll not only enjoy extra legroom and complimentary beverages and snacks, but you’ll also cut travel time to the coast in HALF. You’ll step off the train and onto the pier where your Amalfi Coast adventure begins. In an intimate group of 12 or fewer, your guide will lead the way from the train to the ferryboat. Once seated, enjoy a one-hour cruise from Salerno to Positano while taking in the coastline of characteristic cliffs that create the backdrop for this UNESCO World Heritage site of once-fishing villages-turned stomping ground for the world’s elite. You’ll step back onto terra ferma to explore Positano, the jewel of the Amalfi Coast. Choose whether to have a morning swim or explore the dozens of chic boutiques and artisan shops, then enjoy a leisurely lunch before returning to the pier for a short ride to our next destination, the town of Amalfi. It’s no wonder why this stunning coastline takes its name from Amalfi. This bustling town is where the action is, packed with shops, beaches, restaurants, and picture-perfect photo ops. Your guide will provide you with a short orientation stroll including an overview of the 11th-century cathedral and a limoncello tasting at one of the local shops, after which you can enjoy some free time shopping and exploring or hit the beach. From Amalfi, enjoy a short cruise back to Salerno while taking in unique views of the towns of Minori, Maiori, Cetara, and Ravello from the water. Your guide will accompany you from the pier to the station (just a few steps away) in time for your return journey to Rome.

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This was a great tour! Our guide Chris and driver Camilla were just amazing! They kept us entertained and shared knowledge about Amalfi and other cities such as Naples. We booked very last min (12 hours prior) and I emailed the company, and Anna was so kind and responsive, we were picked up at the train station and the driver even had a sign for my name! They’re just so thoughtful. We had lunch (was is included) and got to meet other people on the tour. This is a very relaxed tour, no one is rushing you. We got to see beautiful views of the Amalfi coast and spent an hour in Amalfi, which was enough for us to get a swim in. Highly recommend this tour! Especially if you want a relaxing, chill day

well worth the trip-wish we had more time to explore and enjoy the beautiful coast. Our driver was very helpful, eager to explain all the important landmarks-we even stopped at a ceramics factory at my request- comfortable ride-ac car

We had a great time! The views were absolutely stunning, our guides Serena and Pasquale were fun and polite, and the limoncello factory tour was a great touch! We highly recommend.

verry nice alls, verry kindly guide Chris, good driver-the best of the world, Domenico

Great day we loved the guide and we enjoyed Sorrento a lot must visit with positano