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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

1. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast and all its must-see sights on a day trip from either Naples or Sorrento. See the coast’s colorful cliff towns, including visits to Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi itself. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before your scenic drive to your first stop. Venture into the cliffside village of Positano with your guide, who will drop you in the center and give you a quick introduction. Enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and perhaps even go for a swim. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

2. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.  Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

3. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

Spend a full day exploring the UNESCO-protected Amalfi coast on this tour from Sorrento. Travel along the road known as the Amalfitana and admire the stretch of coastline famous for its natural beauty and charming towns. See the Li Galli islands and the isle of Capri in the distance. See the enchanting town of Positano before heading to Amalfi, passing through picturesque Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini. In Amalfi, visit of the Cathedral of St. Andrew and enjoy the beach or a boat trip at additional cost. In Ravello take in the amazing views from Villa Rufolo. Depart for Sorrento, driving back along the Amalfi Coast.

Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravello is one of the most enchanting places of the Amalfi Coast and the dream destination of intellectuals, artists and musicians of the 19th century. It is here that Wagner composed the second act of the Parsifal. The medieval town is set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll visit the beautiful villas located in the town such as Villa Rufolo, where every year the international Ravello Festival takes place and Villa Cimbrone, which is famous for its scenic belvedere named the Terrace of Infinity. it is here that in 1938 Greta Garbo and the composer Leopold Stokowski spent wonderful days of love. The Nobel prize winner for literature Andre Gide has said, "Ravello is closer to the sky than it is far from the shore." In Ravello, you can enjoy the most enchanting views of the Amalfi Coast, as you are on a suspended terrace between the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Pantaleone and, through the splendid access tower, you’ll enter into Villa Rufolo, a wonderful medieval site adorned with enchanting gardens.

From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

5. From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the picturesque villages of the Almalfi Coast. Admire domed churches, winding streets, and the layers of pastel-colored houses perched on hills over the sea on this full-day self-guided tour. Explore each stop at your own pace and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned van.  The adventure begins in Naples with pick up from your accommodation, the port, or the central train station. Drive along the coast and arrive in Sorrento at approximately 10:00 AM. Sorrento stands on a terrace that rises steeply above the sea and is one of the most spectacular points on the Campania coast. Due to its location and mild climate, Sorrento was a favorite of the ancient Romans and their ruins can still be seen scattered about the city. Enjoy 1 hour exploring Sorrento before continuing to the next stop. Arrive in Positano and marvel at the tightly packed houses, the parish of S.Assunta with its beautiful tiled dome, and the beach below. Take 1 hour to wander through the narrow streets and check out the many shops.   Continue to Amalfi, which still preserves evidence of its prestigious past. Visit the cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew and admire the intricate alleyways. Explore Almalfi for 1 hour before heading to the last stop, Ravello. Take 1 hour to discover why Ravello is considered to be one of the hidden treasures of the Almalfi coast before returning to Naples at approximately 5:15 PM.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

6. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

Discover rocky cliffs, superb landscapes, citrus fields, monuments, villages, hiking trails, luxury villas, beaches, local crafts, quality food and wine, and history on a day tour from Naples. Depart from Naples and head to Positano and explore the vertical village embedded in the rock, where stairs replace the streets between the wild scent of the Mediterranean scrub. From the beach, admire a pyramid of houses that climb to the sky. Get a view of the three islets that make up the famous Li Galli island. Continue the tour to Ravello, an ancient medieval city known throughout the world for its history, its precious monuments and the magic of its landscapes and patrician residences. Marvel at the wonderful Villa Rufolo, a building that rises on three floors and reaches its peak in the famous garden, and Villa Cimbrone, a large estate with an incredible mix of styles and eras, ethnic and cultural elements, antiques and exotic travel souvenirs. Make several photo stops to admire the beautiful landscape throughout your journey.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Shared Driving Tour

7. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Shared Driving Tour

Drive the Almafi Coast and be swept away by its picturesque towns, and pre-historic origins. Guided by your driver, learn about its history, culture, and significance and wander freely in each place for an hour or more. Witness the fervent paradise of Positano, developed vertically within a tangled overlay of streets, alleys, and shops, and admire the world-famous colorful fashions. Find yourself in a dome among the marble altars of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Go astray in Amalfi and twist and turn through the interlacing alleys and stairways that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. Marvel at the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant Andrea and learn the town's prehistoric origins. Feel the romance of Ravello, an elegant and refined village high above the coastal sea towns. Find Piazza Vescovado, the heart of the town, and learn the enriching culture of listening to great music.

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Tour from Naples

8. Sorrento and Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Tour from Naples

Start your trip from your accommodation, where your driver will pick you up. Then you will head out for a beautiful scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Stop at the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Positano, where your driver will guide you through the picturesque streets. Stroll around the cathedral square and taste the excellent local ice cream or, if you prefer, make a stop at the paper museum. If you wish, your driver can recommend great local restaurants for you to stop at for a typical Italian lunch. Before returning to Naples, stop in Ravello, the city of music. From here you have a wonderful panoramic view of the coast of Amalfi and you can wander through the beautiful garden of Villa Rufolo, originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy family of Rufolo merchants.

Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

9. Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

Begin your 8-hour tour by visiting Ravello, abundant with beautiful views and located at the top of the Dragone Valley. Visit Ravello's famous Villa Rufolo with its luxurious hotels, culture, cuisine and more.  Your second stop will be Amalfi where you will depart from the port and sail around the enchanted villa, old watch towers, natural arches and quaint, fisherman's villages. Sail through Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Santa Croce and the fjord of Furore. Experience a dreamlike trip along the most beautiful coast in the world. You'll then be treated to a spectacular lunch with delicious, traditional ingredients. Your third and final stop will be in Positano with a photo stop overlooking the picturesque village before driving into the action. Your time in Positano will be marked by sightseeing and shopping. Positano is famous for its handmade jewelry, sandals, fashionable clothing and materials.

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 Villa Rufolo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 587 reviews

Our guide Luigi was knowledgeable about this area, he gave us great little extra information about things that we could see from the bus. we were between going ourselves or on this trip this was a great choice as we saw more than we could with less effort on planning.

Luigi was an awesome guide. He was charming and very personable. The excursion was excellent. My family of four including a 6 year old enjoyed it immensely. His only disappointment was that he didn’t get to go into the grotto further with the boat we were on.

Our driver Pasquale was absolutely great, fun and informative. The trip allowed us to get through all locations and we as a group all chose the add on for the cruise. Highly reccomended

Very nice trip with the boat. Ravello, Amalfi and Positano were beautiful. Could have stayed longer than one hour in each town. Nice view from the boat.

We had SO much fun! Luigi was a great guide, funny, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We had a great time!