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From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

1. From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

Take advantage of an excursion combining the archaeological site of Pompeii and the celebrated Sorrento and Positano coast. Ride a modern minivan from Naples and be assisted by a professional driver during the day. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Pompeii and explore at your own pace. Be picked up from the port in Naples and drive to Sorrento, where you can stroll around the downtown area. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, and the alleys of the old town. Afterward, be transferred to the Amalfi Coast to take photos from the terraces of Positano. Begin your visit to Pompeii ruins with skip-the-line admission to avoid any waiting times. Wander around the majestic complex and see the forum, the brothel, and some of the main houses of the site.

Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

2. Sorrento: Capri and Anacapri Tour w/ Via Camerelle & Gardens

The guided tour on the most picturesque island in the world. Let Authorized guides tell you of the mythical charm and its natural treasures through the writings and legends of Ancient Greece. Meet your guide at the Sorrento Port and boarding on fast jetfoil to Capri. Once on the island you will catch a minibus with your guide to reach Anacapri which is located on the top. After a guided tour of Villa San Michele that hosted the famous Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, you will have free time at leisure. The second stop of the tour will be Capri. A walking tour along the famous Via Camerelle, arriving until Augustus’s Garden. Stopping in the famous “Piazzetta” having free time, making shopping or visiting the blue grotto if you wish with the tour guide. Return to Sorrento by Jetfoil at about 4.30 pm.

From Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Tour

3. From Sorrento: Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Tour

This is for sure one of our most popular requests; Positano and Amalfi are simply spectacular at sunset and nighttime due to the magical colors and breathtaking views you will encounter on the way. An "Aperitivo" or a candlelight dinner to conclude the tour can make it a truly unforgettable experience. During this tour you can really relax and enjoy the views, do some really cool shopping and take in the real essence of “la dolce vita.”

Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

4. Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

Get picked up from your accommodation, cruise terminal, or Naples Central Station in the morning and begin your tour. Start with 2 hours of sightseeing in a minibus with a small-group tour led by a professional guide. Make your first stop at the cathedral to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and Santa Restituta.  Drive to the Town Hall square and see the New Castle, built by the French family of Anjou. Continue on to the Posillipo area and stop at Saint Antonio's Church, where you can see the best view of the city and the bay. Return into the city center and Piazza del Plebiscito. See the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, the Umberto I Gallery, and the San Carlo Theater. Next, drive to Pompeii where your tour guide will show the most fascinating places like The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house, and “Lupanare”, burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D. After the visit, make a brief stop for lunch and depart toward Sorrento's coast. Along the way, admire the medieval castle from which the name of the famous town Castellammare di Stabia comes, the small and enchanting beaches of Vico Equense and Seiano, and typical Mediterranean greenery such as lemon and orange trees. Stop at the panoramic viewpoint in Meta di Sorrento to look up to the wonderful sight of the bay overlooking the sea. Stop in Sorrento for a brief visit to the town for about 1 hour. Your guide will show you the most renowned places walking through the enchanting narrow streets full of stores and little workshops. Continue to one of the most scenic places in Sorrento: the Villa Comunale, where you can admire the gulf views and see as far as Punta Campanella and Capri Island. Return to Naples at around 5:15 PM.

Sorrento: 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Sorrento: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Sorrento is a relaxing and quiet town on the Bay of Naples. Set on a large tufa terrace overlooking the sea, Sorrento is an ancient place of residence of international fame that extends from Castellammare to Punta Campanella, as a watershed between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. Walk through the town with a locally certified tour guide. Walk along the main street of the city named Corso Italia and through the typical alleys with shops selling souvenirs, liquors (limoncello) and fashion. Visit the Tasso Square with the statue of Torquato Tasso, the famous Italian writer born here. Then head to the Church of Sant'Antonino, patron saint of the city and the diocese of Sorrento. View the Deep Valley of the Mills and the belvedere with its breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples. Walk through the downtown lane and admire the Nobles Council known as Sedile Dominova. Visit the Gothic cathedral with masterworks form the Renaissance and Baroque.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Full-Day Trip

6. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Full-Day Trip

Your driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, your cruise port or your train station to begin your private tour along the Amalfi coast. Your first stop will be in the town of Sorrento, approximately a 1-hour car journey. In Sorrento, your driver will drop you off in Piazza Tasso - the main square - from here you will have 1-hour of free time to stroll around the town, taking in the picturesque sights before heading back to your private car which will then depart for Positano.  On your way to Positano, you will cross the Sorrentina Peninsula and be given the opportunity to stop in this stunning landscape to take beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime. When you reach Positano, you will be greeted by characteristically quaint narrow streets, which you will be invited to wander during your 1-hour of free time. It is advised that you stop for lunch in Positano, your driver will suggest some local favorites.  After lunch, you will proceed to Amalfi where you will be dropped off in the Flavio Gioia square, close to the famous Cathedral of Saint Andrew (Duomo di Sant'Andrea). Your driver will wait while you explore the local surroundings before heading on to your final stop in the town of Ravello, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast where you will be given an hour to stroll around the gorgeous old streets before returning to Naples.

From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

7. From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy a private Amalfi coastal tour for a day and see the sights. Receive hotel pickup and travel to seven different locations from Positano, the diamond of the coast, to the spiritual mecca of Ravello. Customize your tour and experience a truly unique and exclusive ride. Head out from Sorrento along the Amalfi drive, famous for its twists, turns and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Arrive in the heart of Positano and stroll the narrow streets. Visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta and see the black Madonna. Continue to the town of Amalfi and pass through fishing villages such as Conca Dei Marini where The Emerald Grotto is found. Take an optional boat ride to the dazzling emerald cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, and a submersed nativity scene. Arrive in Amalfi and read the famous plaque by Renato Fucini. Take in the dramatic sights of the town, surrounded by steep cliffs and coastal scenery. Walk the Square Pizza Duomo and find the cathedral of St. Andrew or sit and enjoy some gelato. Find yourself in the magical and ancient medieval town of Ravello. Discover the magical landscapes, learn the unique town's history, view astonishing monuments, and get to know the real reason it has been called the Country of Spirit.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

8. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

Enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel with your guide to one of the ancient cities buried from a volcanic disaster and preserved in time. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum, where the preserved ancient city holds some of the original organic objects of its era from before AD 79. Learn about the history of the city from your specialized guide. See the food, wooden beds, doors and houses, and other almost completely preserved objects during your guided tour. Learn about how the city was uncovered in the 18th century, and how it was a precursor to the discovery of Pompeii by decades. Stop and enjoy the views of a typical vineyard in Italy, along with lunch overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Once the tour and dining are over, relax on your complementary drive back to your accommodation in Sorrento. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

Discover in one day the amazing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 AD. Two sites, two stories, two experiences! So similar yet so very different. An easy lunch on the slopes of the magnificent Vesuvius will give you time to marvel at the first site before becoming enchanted by the second! Pick up from your accommodation or at the set meeting point and transfer by private bus to Herculaneum. With a guide you will visit the archaeological park. Nowdays it's considered one of the main sites of the Campania Region. Transfer to a typical Vineyard for an easy lunch. In the early afternoon the visit will continue to Pompeii, with its Forum, Amphitheatre and various temples, alongside villas and commercial buildings. Return to your accommodation. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello Guided Trip

10. From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello Guided Trip

Find out for yourself why the rich and famous flock to the Amalfi coast each year with this private trip from Naples. See Sorrento, Amalfi, and the hills of Ravello at your own pace. Be picked up from your driver at your accommodation and sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside and coast on your way to Sorrento. Have some free time to walk the streets, stop at a café, or have some limoncello. Visit the town that gave the coast its name, Amalfi. Stroll through the historic center of the crowning jewel of the coast. Stop at St' Andrea's cathedral. Admire the view of the town against the blue of the sea. Drive up far above the sea to Ravello. Take in panoramic views of the coast. Wander through the romantic streets and do some shopping, or visit Rufolo or Cimbrone villa.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Thanks you for making our trip so memorable From the moment Francesco picked us up from the cruise ship he was so welcoming and knowledgeable of the area. His humour and choice of music really made us enjoy every minute of the day. He had everything so well planned out and we had just enough time at each location and even fitted in and recommended a beautiful restaurant for lunch. We enjoyed your company and your professionalism. Would highly recommend this trip.

Roberto was very engaging. Gave us lots of info and perspective during our tour. Went out of his way to make our excursion perfect. The vehicle was very clean and Roberto was well dressed and professional. Couldn’t ask for any more. If we come back to Naples we will ask for Roberto. Finn & Rachel Poulstrup

Paula was a real professional, delightful & especially knowledgeable about the ins & outs of sorrento beings she grew up there. Her English was very good. We enjoyed it very much.

Antonio was great! Knowledgeable and timely! And he chose a great spot for us to have lunch! Excellent driver!!

Very good trip , the visit in Pompeii was excellent .