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Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

1. Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful beaches, coves, and local villages set against a stunning natural backdrop on a 7-hour journey along Italy's Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional "gozzo" boat. 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.

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Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

2. Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high speed train to Naples with an intimate group of no more than 14 fellow travelers and an expert tour leader. From there, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned bus that will wind its way up into the narrow roads of the Amalfi Coast. Your first stop is Positano, a small fishing town that has long been the holiday destination of choice for VIPs, from the Romantic poets of the 19th century to today’s Hollywood stars. After an orientation walk with your guide you’ll have two hours of free time in which you can browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet and enjoy a relaxing lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit too, there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. Next, you’ll board a boat for a 30 minute ride down the coast to Amalfi town. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline as it rises out of the sea in soaring cliffs. At Amalfi, you’ll head up one of those cliffs to a lovely lemon orchard where you’ll enjoy a tasting of one of the region’s most beloved products, the sweet, tangy liqueur called limoncello. The farm is perched above the town and offers stunning views out to sea. After the tasting, you’ll have an hour to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello. To end the day, you’ll hop back on the boat for a 40 minute cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

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From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

3. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover one of Italy’s finest coastlines on a full-day tour to the Amalfi Coast from Rome. A high speed train will whisk you from the Italian capital to Naples in no time, where your driver and minivan will be waiting to drive you along the coast roads. Head to the enchanting town of Positano, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy. Wander the narrow streets as they spill down the hill to the colorful harbor, and find some of the unique products to purchase in the many souvenir stores. Get a taste of southern Italy at Amalfi, where the typical Mediterranean architecture will enchant with its characteristic white houses, one piled upon another.

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From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

4. 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 with a 3-course menu, (drinks not included).

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From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

5. From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

On this tour, you will explore the coast by car with an expert driver. Over the course of 8 hours, you can visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Where to stop for lunch and how you spend your time is up to you to decide! Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times. Enjoy Sorrento's picturesque bays, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, as well as panoramic views of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive groves and the crystal-clear sea. Positano stands on two mountain slopes in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the province of Salerno. Enjoy the views of the gulf formed by Germano tip to the west and Cape Sottile to the east. The center of enchanting Positano features delightful white or pastel-colored houses and the parish church of Saint Maria Assunta, with its splendid majolica dome. Amalfi also offers splendid views and evidence of its prestigious past. The Cathedral, dedicated to St.Andrew, dominates the square. Discover the Paradise Cloister, a construction in Arabian-style dating to the thirteenth-century and ruins of the Arsenal of the Republic. Ravello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it can boast exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone’s terrace the name of ”Terrace of infinity.” The beautiful Villa Rufolo stands to the right of the dome. In Spring and Autumn, Ravello is a favorite destination for those who love the silence of its buildings and its medieval churches. Every year audiences gather to listen to the concerts held in the gardens or in the halls of Villa Rufolo, famous for having inspired the scenery of Wagner's Parsifal.

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From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

6. 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.

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Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

7. Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

Your tour is by private car, with pick-up from the ports of Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento, or at your hotel/accommodation within the province of Naples, the city of Salerno and the Amalfi coast. From the pick-up, you will be driven to Pompeii for a 2.5-hour guided tour including all of the highlights of the famous site. After Pompeii, head to a celebrated vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a wine tasting session. This is the best way to see the highlights of the region in one day, and to enjoy some of the area's amazing food and wine in the process.

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Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

8. Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

On this private boat excursion you will get to see the most important highlights of Capri (and more) in one day without feeling rushed. Begin from the port in Salerno called Piazza Della Concordia (a short walk or taxi from where the cruise ships dock if you are on a cruise) and sail past the immense mountains of the Amalfi Coast. These are some of the most sought-after views in the world and you will sail through the heart of them, so don't forget your camera!  On the way you will stop for a swim in the private archipilago of Li Galli Islands. These are the islands that Ulysses sailed through when he heard the song of the sirens in Homer's The Odyssey. This is now an underwater nature preserve and one of the most mysterious and beautiful places to stop for a swim refreshing swim off the boat if desired.  Continue on to Capri, where you will leave the Gulf of Salerno and enter the Bay of Naples. The 360 degree views are breathtaking, with the isle of Capri directly ahead, the vast Amalfi Coastline sprawled out behind you and active volcano Mt. Vesuvius to your right. Once you arrive on the island, see the most important sites such as Marina Piccola, the famous Faraglioni rock formations, the historic lighthouse dating back to 1867, the Green, White and Blue Grottos and much more.  Enjoy some time on land at your leisure to explore the shops, gardens and cobblestone alleyways that make this island so special. The captain will wait for you at the port. Hungry? You can either opt to have lunch on the island or the captain can suggest some authentic restaurants where the boat can pull up directly.  At the end of this 6 hour excursion, head back to Salerno. This tour is so great because it is tailored to you and based on what you would like to do. Just let the tour operator know what is important for you to see or do and they will make it happen. 

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Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

9. Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a private 6-hour boat tour with a local captain. Stop to swim, dock at a village of your choice for some free time to explore and enjoy the spectacular views that make this destination so unique. The tour is customized based on what you are most interested in doing. Alternatively, the local captain can offer suggestions about what to do and see in order to maximize your tour time. Enjoy an inside look into the beauty and lifestyle of the Amalfi Coast and the culture of southern Italy. Stop along the way for lunch at a seaside restaurant and to browse some of the high-end boutiques of this popular area.

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Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

10. Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Salerno. With its privileged geographical position, as a junction between the Amalfi and Cilento Coast, Salerno represents the chief town of one of the largest provinces of Italy, boasting 60% of its territory protected by UNESCO and about 200 miles of coasts. The historical center still hosts many vestiges of the medieval period, during which the town enjoyed full splendor. The ancient structure is still intact because modern Salerno has mainly developed into a "flat" area, leaving the Piedmont region of the "Colle Bonadies," where the ancient town is located, almost untouched. During this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will have the chance to see the most important and beautiful spots in the city, such as the cathedral built by the Norman Prince Robert Guiscard and dedicated to the patron saint, St. Matthew. Admire the beautiful 16th-century Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, with its beautiful Baroque bell tower and Piazza Flavio Gioia, the square which is also called 'la rotonda' (the rotunda) because of its characteristic shape. From there, you will Cross Porta Nuova and enter the real heart of the ancient city. Enjoy a panoramic walk along lungomare Trieste, with its many typical restaurants and little shops. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera along.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Beautiful excursion! Curious and with the right times for bathing and stops in Positano and Amalfi! Prosecco with taralli, sandwich with caprese and the final vice with Limoncello and very popular biscuits! I emphasize the kindness and efficiency of Angela and Giovanni ... good good guys! The foreigner who approaches you can only have a wonderful impression of the Italian guys !!!! Thanks Cristina and Maurizio Excursion of 24/08

An excellent day, as described. Our driver, Rosario, was very professional and attentive. He was early for the morning pick-up. The car was perfectly clean and fresh every time we returned from our free time. The four cities are very interesting. It was a very beautiful day. I recommend this excursion.

Excellent experience, comfortable "gozzo", friendly and helpful staff. Special thanks to Maria and Nello. Beautiful Amalfi coast, beautiful sea and satisfying explanations. Highly recommended !!

Tour was all that was advertised. Staff were friendly and accommodating and made for a good experience.

It’s the perfect way to discover the AMALFI coast, every stop is magical