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From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

1. From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

Join a guided day trip from Sorrento and see iconic places like Mount Vesuvius, the Roman city of Pompeii, and more. Travel back in time and know about the history of this Unesco World Heritage Site from your knowledgeable guide.  Upon arrival at Pompeii, your expert guide will take you on a tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Hear stories about The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, Greek Theater, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people. Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater. The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it the most famous. Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Sorrento, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Naples: Sorrento & Pompeii Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. Naples: Sorrento & Pompeii Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Meet your tour leader at Naples port and get ready for an unforgettable journey to Sorrento. Admire breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast as you head towards your destination.  Explore the beautiful alleys of the city, breathe in the authenticity of southern Italy and make a stop-off at a quaint local business. Taste some delicious local cuisine and sip on a Limoncello, a famous regional alcoholic beverage. After touring Sorrento, visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, the Ruins of Pompeii, and discover the history of this ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. Stroll through the cobbled alleys of Pompeii at your own pace and step back in time. Examine the ruins of what was once a dynamic and prosperous city, immortalized by the fire of the Vesuvius volcano.  Immerse yourself in the sensation of mystery and nostalgia as you enjoy a fascinating day brimming with history, culture, and stunning landscapes.

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.

Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

4. Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Cruise with Drinks

Sail to the island of Capri and admire coastal highlights, including the Faraglioni rocks, sea caves, and the Natural Arch. Swim and snorkel in the crystal water before enjoying a limoncello tasting. After being picked up from a central meeting point, transfer to the port and meet your skipper. Climb onto the boat and set sail for Capri along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way, 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 in Mitigliano bay, and other interesting attractions along the coast. Arrive at Capri and enjoy a boat tour of the island with stops at the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Take in the spectacular views of the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. During the tour, make 2 stops for swimming and snorkeling. Take a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board including a limoncello tasting. At the end of the tour, return back to the port in Sorrento where you will be transferred back to the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

5. From Sorrento: Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour

Set sail along the Sorrento Coast on a boat to Capri. Admire the coastal features on the way, including the Natural Arch and the Faraglioni Rocks. Stop for a swim and explore the island of Capri. Benefit from pickup from your hotel to get to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart to Capri, sailing along the Sorrento Coast. Along the way admire the ancient fishermen's village of Marina Grande. Pass by the ruins of a Roman villa and a natural waterfall that flows over the rocks. Arrive in Capri and tour the island by boat. Make stops to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, and the Blue Grotto. Also admire the Natural Arch, the Villa Curzio Malaparte, the Faraglioni Rocks, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Enjoy some stops for swimming and snorkeling, and a relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered onboard. Take from 3 to 5 hours to visit the island by land. Then depart from Capri to Sorrento accompanied by a Limoncello tasting.

Naples: Mount Vesuvius Vineyard Tour w/ Lunch & Wine Tasting

6. Naples: Mount Vesuvius Vineyard Tour w/ Lunch & Wine Tasting

Explore a scenic vineyard tucked into the slopes of the imposing Mount Vesuvius. Travel away from the hustle and bustle of Naples for an insightful wine-tasting tour in the quiet countryside. Discover the history, techniques, and secrets of local wine production and enjoy a delicious lunch. Meet your guide inside the vineyard for a short tour of the estate. Learn about ancient production techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation, allowing for the current production of high-quality wines. Afterward, taste some wines during a home-cooked group lunch. Experience a unique sensory journey as you enjoy local wines paired with traditional flavors. Take some time to admire your stunning surroundings. Right at the midpoint between Naples and Sorrento, the amazing views of the imposing Mount Vesuvius will keep you company. The wine tasting menu includes a selection of the following wines: Lacryma Christi Rosato PDO, Lacryma Christi Rosso PDO, Frupa - IGT Piedirosso, Don Paolo Aglianico IGT, and Passito IGT Pompeiano Fior di Ginestre. Meanwhile, the food pairing consists of bruschettas with extra virgin olive oil, Neapolitan salami, casatiello bread, grilled organic vegetables, pasta allo scarpariello, and a selection of cheeses and organic jams. A kids' menu of bruschettas and tomato and cheese pasta is also available.

From Sorrento: Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

7. From Sorrento: Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

Depart Sorrento and journey by air-conditioned bus to the legendary archaeological site of Pompeii. Follow your guide along paths once walked by everyday citizens of the Roman Empire and encounter the remains of villas, temples, the amphitheater and more. Learn about the former flourishing commercial town of the Roman Republic, and how it was reduced to rubble by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Get a unique look at life in the town over 2,000 years ago. Then, go by bus to Mount Vesuvius to explore the volcano where it all started. Hike up the mountain from an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level to the edge of the crater high above the Bay of Naples.  

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

8. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Take a full-day trip by boat to the "Green Island" of Ischia, and Procida, the 2022 Italian Capital of Culture. Relax under the sun, dive from the boat and snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time on both islands. Get picked up from a central meeting point in Sorrento and transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento, and the journey to Ischia. Once there, take a tour including swimming and snorkeling at the Green Cave, and seeing Aragonese Castle. Enjoy 3 to 4 hours of free time to explore the island on your own, before continuing towards Procida. See sights like Vivara; Terra Murata, and Marina di Corricella, and make a swimming stop at one of the many bays along the coast. After 1 to 2 hours of free time, leave Procida and return to Sorrento while enjoying some limoncello tasting. Upon return to the port of Piano di Sorrento, the driver will take you back to the meeting point.

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

9. From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Experience what life was like for the Ancient Romans as you embark on a captivating exploration of the ruins of Pompeii, on a day trip from Sorrento. Admire the remarkably well-kept remains of Roman temples, baths, shops, theaters, and villas, destroyed during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Take your trip to new heights as you trek to the peak of Mount Vesuvius, and absorb incredible views across the national park and the Gulf of Naples from over 1000 meter altitude. Return comfortably to your destination in Sorrento.

Sorrento: The Path of the Gods Hike

10. 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.

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The whole day was organised brilliantly. Picked up on time at the agreed place by the friendliest driver and driven to Pompeii. The guide at Pompeii was incredible. She really bought the tour to life for my 9 year old son. Lunch was lovely. An all round great day

Such an amazing experience, quite a challenge to get to on foot but once you do, it’s so worth it! 5 glasses of wine and a glass or liqueur at the end, accompanied with three course meal. Great value! Thou roughly recommend

Great day out. Well organised and the pizza lunch was fantastic. Perhaps a little longer in Pompeii and Vesuvius would have been good but overall was excellent and world recommend this trip.

Although our pick up was late, Antonio our travel guide had everyone all organized and is knowledgeable. The bus ride was comfortable.

Great tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. There was a bit of a mix up of pick up area but it all worked out.