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Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

1. Sorrento: Exclusive Capri Boat Tour and Optional Blue Grotto

In the morning you will either be picked up from your hotel in the Sorrento area, or will make your own way to the Marina Lobra port in Massa Lubrense. Board your comfortable boat that accommodates up to 12 people and start cruising along the Sorrento coastline. Admire views of the Marciano Waterfall, before heading out to sea and towards the Island of Capri. If you select the early morning option including the Blue Grotto, you will arrive there right as it opens, avoiding the long queues. Board a small rowboat to marvel at the intense blue color of this unique sea cave, formed over thousands of years by erosion. Next, circumnavigate Capri to admire the dramatic coastal scenery of the island. See the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, a natural arch, and the lighthouse of Punta Carena. Your guide will explain the wonders of Capri and its surroundings as you go. The boat will make stops at 2 different coves to go snorkeling and admire the rich marine life of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy a light lunch consisting of a Caprese sandwich and your choice of drinks. The boat will then drop you off on Capri, where you will have 4 hours to discover this beautiful island at your own pace. You could do some shopping and have a drink in the charming town, or take the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro and hike back down. Meet back at the boat and start the return journey back to the port. En route, enjoy a tasting of Limoncello, the traditional Neapolitan liqueur. Your trip will end either at the port in Massa Lubrense, or with a drop-off at your hotel, depending on the option selected.

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

2. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

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

Discover the Amalfi Coast on a guided day trip from Naples or Sorrento and explore the secluded cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a speedboat to Amalfi from Positano and enhance your day with optional light lunch and boat tour. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before boarding a small bus to your first stop, Positano. Venture into this secluded village with your guide, who will drop you in the centrally-located Amerigo Vespucci Square with views of the beach. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and colorful shops. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores before embarking on a panoramic speedboat ride to Amalfi. 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.

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

4. From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in 3 stunning Italian towns on this day trip from Naples. Shop in boutiques, taste limoncello, and enjoy a light lunch on this relaxing day to remember. Depart Naples and journey to Sorrento and admire the beauty of the landscape along the way. Listen to informative commentary during the journey. Stop to taste some of the local limoncello liqueur made from lemons, and then wander the narrow streets for 1 hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get an hour to go to the beach or admire the colorful flowers in the summer. Shop for the traditional Moda Positano clothes before going to a nice restaurant on the coast to enjoy lunch on a terrace with breathtaking sea views. Next, get 1.5 hours of free time in Amalfi and visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream.

Capri: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

5. Capri: Island Boat Trip and Blue Grotto Visit

Set sail from the port at Marina Grande and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the rugged coast of Capri. See the highlights of the glamorous island as you pass the historic Punta Carena Lighthouse and the legendary Bagni di Tiberio (Baths of Tiberius) near a former villa of the Roman emperor. Pass the sea caves of the White Grotto and Green Grotto, named for the color of the water and the light effects of the sun. Admire the impressive sea stacks of the Faraglioni rocks and get lots of information about the island from your skipper along the way. Enter the famous Blue Grotto through a small entrance and continue to a large cave under the sea, where you will be amazed by the intense blue of the water caused by a natural phenomenon involving the sun.

Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

6. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

7. 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.

Capri: Island Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

8. Capri: Island Boat Tour with Blue Grotto Stop

Embark on a boat tour around the turquoise waters and scenic coastline of Capri. Listen as the captain gives background information on each point of interest. Enjoy free time at the Blue Grotto, where you can rent a rowboat and be carried through a stone portal into a sparkling cavern lit by blue light. Start the tour from Marina Grande and pass by highlights such as the Faraglioni Rocks. Visit the sea caves around the island. Then, make a stop at the Blue Grotto where an optional entry ticket can be purchased on the spot. Once the captain drops anchor at the Blue Grotto, you can disembark the boat and transfer to a wooden rowboat to visit the caves. After exploring the area, hop back on the boat to continue the tour, before returning to Marina Grande.

From Sorrento: Full-Day Trip to Capri and Blue Grotto

9. From Sorrento: Full-Day Trip to Capri and Blue Grotto

Meet your expert local guide in Sorrento and embark on a high-speed boat towards the Island of Capri. This 1-day excursion will allow you to enjoy a nice tour of amazing Capri, the island of celebrities. Sorrento is located by the sea, so it is very easy to reach the dock Nevertheless, get a complimentary pick-up service from a number of hotels in Sorrento which will comfortably transport you to the pier. Meet your friendly and professional guide and get ready to embark. When you arrive on the island, take a boat ride to the popular and dreamy Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. After returning to the port board on a minibus for a scenic drive to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above the sea level. See wonderful views of the Bay of Naples before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch.  Next, take advantage of some free time to explore Capri at your leisure or go shopping. Then you’ll return to Marina Grande and embark back to Sorrento.

From Naples: Group Day Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

10. From Naples: Group Day Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Experience the highlights of southern Italy on a group day tour that hits all the sweet spots. Go from Naples to Positano, and onto scenic Amalfi and Revello. Start from Napoli with an early hotel pickup. Savor views of the Sorrento Coast. Arrive in Positano for eye-popping cliffside vistas of candy-colored houses. Admire the craft shops offering clothing and sandals. Next, see the sunny seaside town of Amalfi. Immerse yourself in the crystal clear sea. Be awed by the imposing cathedral of Sant'Andrea, which dominates the historic center of the city. Finally, discover Ravello, with its panoramic vistas of the entire Amalfi Coast. Explore its gems, including Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Admire lush gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. Listen as your driver narrates your journey. Inhale the scents of fragrant lemon trees. Have a look at traditionally colorful majolica domes, all before being driven back to the starting point in Naples. The driver will be at your complete disposal during the tour, explaining to you onboard the vehicle, everything you need to know about the places you will visit, and once on site, he will give you free time to spend as you like.

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The care was very good. Our French-speaking guide was great. We learned a lot of serious things from his explanations. Even if the visit to the ruins of Pompeii lasted less than 2 hours, it was able to show us the essentials and even more. The Naples tour was really nice and with our commentary it was a plus. The visit to the camet factory is mainly to make people buy because it adds nothing to the visit. But that's the game. I recommend without hesitation.

Gabrielli is a great tour guide. Gave a lot of info during the drive. Went beyond on info- not just the places we will visit, but also stories about culture/ history and places we pass by. Francesco, the driver, is great, too. Would definitely do another trip with them.

Our day trip was excellent. Miguel was our guide and was very friendly and professional. Thank you for a great ride.

Pompeii is a profoundly moving experience, well worth going to.

The tour was very interesting and the food and wine were great.