THE AMALFI COAST AND POMPEII
Full Day Shore Excursion of The Amalfi Coast and Pompeii
For a full day's tour of the Amalfi Coast, we will pick you up at your ship at 8am and have you back by 5pm, a 9 hour day. Our most popular tour option will have us leaving Naples and heading for Sorrento, skirting the Bay of Naples with its views of Vesuvius, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. From Sorrento we then drop onto the spectacular Amalfi drive, the famous windy road with its breathtaking views that takes us first to the town of positano with its characteristic shops, cafes and boutique hotels that make this village so coveted by the jet set.
From there we continue to drive south, stopping here and there for the amazing views and photos to be had, passing through the town of Praiano, and onto amalfi, where you can have a chance to walk around in Amalfi's quaint city center and out on the waterfront to take in both Amalfi's famous rocky beaches and its port. Depending on your groups' wishes, you can have lunch on your own while in Amalfi, or we can arrange for you to have lunch at a local trattoria in a locale high above town where only the locals go. Here you'd have the chance to try such Italian delicacies as homemade pasta with local seafood, pizza from a wood burning oven, local wine and the sought-after taste of limoncello at very reasonable prices.
After lunch we would drive up the legendary Valley of the Dragon for a look at ravello, famous for its magical setting, views and splendid villa gardens.
AMALFI and POMPEII
We then leave the Amalfi coast, crossing the Lattari Mountains through the chestnut forest and head for pompeii, stopping on the way for a taste of the most delicious Granita di Limone (Lemon Ice) made from the famous lemons of the region.
At Pompeii, you will have 2 hours to visit this famous archeological site, a 2,000 year old Roman port town frozen in time when Vesuvius unexpectedly erupted in 79 AD, burying the city and most of its inhabitants under 8 meters of ash and rubble. You can visit Pompeii on your own with a guide book, an audio guide, or you can hire a private guide who will make sure you see and gain a deeper understanding of the most important aspects of this vast site.
After Pompeii, it is a quick 20 to 30 minute jaunt back to your ship where we finish up our day together.
Prices for our full day 9 hour tour include the costs of your private car, minivan or minibus and driver, all fuel, highway tolls and taxes. The tour cost does not include lunch costs or entrance fees and private guide hire to sights such as Pompeii.
We note that is a good choice to book a private guide for the visit of Pompeii because you get so much more out of the experience seeing the site with someone who can explain why it's so important.
Full Day and Half Day Tours starting at € 250.00. Contact us at email@example.com for a quote.