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From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

From Rome: Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Full-Day Small Group Tour

2. From Rome: Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Full-Day Small Group Tour

Embark on an excursion of the ancient city of Pompeii and the beautiful Amalfi Coast, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel in a small group of 6 passengers in an air-conditioned minivan with your own English-speaking tour guide. Start your tour at Pompeii's archeological site and tour the highlights of this ancient Roman city, including the Macellum (food market), the Thermal Baths, the areas where the Romans would gather to have dinner and wine, and the homes of wealthy citizens. Next, head towards the Amalfi Coast, stopping for lunch in Positano. In winter, most of the businesses in Positano town are closed in which case you will visit Amalfi town instead. Enjoy time in these towns to try local cuisine and browse the shops.

From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

3. From Amalfi: Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri Island

Take a full-day cruise from Amalfi to Capri Island to explore its beaches, bays, and grottos. Take in the views from the water, visit a small waterfall, and stop on the island for plenty of free time to explore. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Following pickup in Amalfi, take a transfer to the port in the Sorrento area (about 1 hour and 45 minutes one way). Once there, leave for Capri as you sail along the Sorrento coast. The first stop will be by the small waterfall in Marciano Bay where you can take pictures and a refreshing shower. Continuing the tour, admire Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella, part of the Sorrentine Peninsula featuring an ancient watchtower. Arrive in Capri, and see the leap of Tiberius, Villa Jovis, Coral Grotto, and White Grotto. Then, navigate to the Faraglioni Rocks, a symbol of the island with its cave of love. See the Villa Malaparte, the set of famous films and commercials. Next, head near Marina Piccola Bay, a summer destination of yachts from all over the world. Later on, Disembark on the island, with about 4 hours of free time to explore on your own. After free time, head back to the departure port, where a shuttle will be waiting for you to drop you off at the meeting point in Amalfi.

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

4. Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

Board an Amalfitan Gozzo boat for a scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Admire natural wonders, including the Natural Arch and Faraglioni Rocks. Swim and snorkel or relax on the shores of secluded beaches. Once everybody has jumped on board and had a little briefing about how you're going to spend the day, you will be ready to set off to the west towards Positano. The route will take you along Amalfi Coast’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into sea caves, giving you the opportunity to admire the old watchtowers that dot the entire length of this coast. You will pause at beaches reachable only by sea and have time to go snorkeling or swimming in crystal-clear waters and into grottoes. Not too far from the starting point, right after leaving the center of Amalfi, you will get close to Saint Andrew's Grotto, a huge natural sea cave full of stalactites named after the patron saint of Amalfi (Andrea). Then, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, you will stop by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it. A little later you will cruise in front of the ancient fishing village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach. From here you will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns. It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!). Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini you will enter its western basin, where you will have a beautiful view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the well-known Faraglioni Rocks. Further inside this basin we will find the little Runghetiello Grotto and its tiny beach, where you will anchor for a break to go swimming or snorkeling. You will reach then the famous Furore Fjord, the only natural fjord in Italy and location of the international diving competition "MarMeeting": every year in July, professional divers from around the world compete by jumping from the top of the bridge which is 28 meters high. Navigating a little farther onward to the village of Praiano you will be able to have a close look at a bigger sea cave, the Africana Grotto, where the water has a distinctive blue color thanks to the unique refraction of light. Finally you will go round Capo Sottile and continue cruising to Positano, where you will have another break for snorkeling at a beach reachable only by the sea and so not crowded at all: La Porta. The return trip to Amalfi will give you a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

5. Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour

Set sail to Amalfi and Positano on a boat tour from Naples. Take in the views along the Sorrento coast, swim and snorkel in the crystal water, taste some limoncello, and enjoy free time to explore Amalfi and Positano. Depart from Naples to Amalfi, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Admire the ancient fishing village of “Marina Grande”, the ruins of a Roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna”, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. There will be a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks will be offered on board. You will then stop for 1 to 2 hours in Amalfi to visit the ancient Maritime Republic, before stopping for 1 to 2 hours in Positano to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Depart for Sorrento after a local limoncello tasting, and once back in Naples you will be returned to the Star Hotel Terminus.

Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

6. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii, explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch, depart for Mount Vesuvius. Take the minibus up the volcano, and be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here, enjoy views over the southern part of the volcano, and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

Sorrento: The Path of the Gods Hike

7. Sorrento: The Path of the Gods Hike

The Path of the Gods, set in a stunning natural beauty, this hike allows you to marvel at the wonders of the Amalfi Coast from a new perspective. Path of the Gods presents one of the most striking panoramas on Earth: when you reach halfway, the path crosses from Bomerano to Nocelle to reveal the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. Beside the path you will admire caves and terraces dropping from the cliffs to the sea creating deep picturesque valleys. Among the Amalfi Coast high routes, this hike is the most famed traverse, taking you on a return journey from Nocelle to Colle Serra. You will have a multitude of opportunities to capture the serene beauty on camera throughout your adventure.  You will arrive at the final destination and highlight, Punta Campanella, which is joined under the sea to the stunning island of Capri. Join your guide in central Sorrento to reach Nocelle and immerse yourself in this amazing Italian experience.

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

8. 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.

Amalfi: Furore Walking, Vineyards, and Cellars Tour

9. Amalfi: Furore Walking, Vineyards, and Cellars Tour

After gathering at the meeting point of the Hotel Gentile, begin your authentic path that combines trekking, panoramas, and the authentic flavors of the Amalfi Coast. Walk through the small villages of Agerola and Furore, crossing the green Valle di Praia - which from above offers a unique panorama of Praiano and its financial terraces. Travel along an ancient staircase and admire the vertical cliffs that host the suggestive Caves of Santa Barbara. From there, be catapulted into the rurality of the Furore Vineyards. Much of the route takes you through the vertical vineyards which gave life to one of the best whites in Italy: Fior d'Uva. Visit the area where the grapes are turned into wine, encountering the farmers and winemakers responsible for this process. You also visit the Marisa Cuomo Winery, the show room, and its underground caves - which are home to ancient barrels. Your journey then continues through the upper area of Fiordo di Furore, crossing the river right there where the fjord itself originates. Your day finally ends with nice journey to a small farmhouse, overlooking the fjord and surrounded by nature. It is there that you can cap off your experience with a full lunch, based on typical products and partnered with authentic Furore wine.

Naples: Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour Shore Excursion

10. Naples: Amalfi Coast Small Group Tour Shore Excursion

Disembark your cruise ship at the Naples port at 9:00 AM and meet your guide for an incredible day's journey down the Amalfi Coast and back. To make things easy, your guide will be holding a sign with your party's name on it right outside of the cruise terminal where all taxis, drivers, and guides are allowed to wait. Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and set off for the Amalfi Coast, approximately a one-hour drive from Naples. On the way, discuss the interests and preferences of your group and let your guide know if there are any destinations you are particularly interested in. Or follow your guide's suggested itinerary to see all the most popular and scenic spots. The first suggested stop is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Positano. A colorful village set into the steep Amalfi cliffside, Positano features beautiful pebbled beaches, picturesque churches, and charming boutiques. Be dropped off and explore on your own for around an hour. Amble down winding streets and duck into the many shops and cafés. Next, head for Sorrento, or continue down south to Amalfi or Ravello. Your flexible and informative guide can help you decide your itinerary. Get back to Naples safely and on time for your cruise ship's departure.

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My teenage daughter and I had a great day! Our guide Peter, organised this trip very well. All stops were well timed so that we got the most out of this exciting day. We had sufficient time to wander around Positano and its beach, and enjoy amazing colours and views there. We were lucky with weather and traffic. In Pompeii we had an excellent local guide. She used our precious time very efficiently to show us around and tell many facts. Time on the bus passed quickly too. Thanks to our kind and professional coach driver, we had a very comfortable travel. I would highly recommend this trip.

Our tour guide Peter was great, really, he was very knowledgeable about the areas we were going through and seeing, he was very informative about subjects pertaining to the tour, he knows his history. Peter was good about prepping us to know when we would break for food, restrooms etc.. The drive was cumfy in a clean bus and didn’t seem as lengthy as it would seem on paper at all, so don’t shy away from the hours this tour runs, it was fun, didn’t seem heavy at all and there was a really good restaurant at the end of the day drop off point at 2 min walking distance.

JB and Luigi were excellent at getting us to all the places we needed to be at and for being really friendly and helpful. Hector was a very informative guide for Pompeii ruins. Overall would recommend!

The tour guide was excellent and very very nice! I still do not know how the bus drivers drive on those windy roads. But he did! The other people were also great!

The guide Robert was so good and made our tour very interesting and well worth it